Jan 17, 2018 6:50 PM
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Metamancer Kaede in Elcenia
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"You can read it when I'm done, I haven't decided if she's a crackpot yet."

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"Could I perhaps help figure it out? Are there any testable consequences?"

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"Ostensibly but I'm not good enough at breaks to try the things."

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"Yeah I'll definitely want to read that later, then.

"So I was thinking. What if I invented words for all the things I mean when I talk about magic? Would that help?"

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"No, we can't do recent conlangs or codes. It might work if you - lawfully came up with neologisms."

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"Lawfully?"

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"Compound words in a way the language allows compounds to be constructed, or affixes, or both. And then if you use them in a way that's closely enough related to the source words, they might snap into place right."

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"Hmm... supradimension for the thing I'm analogising to a dimension...?"

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"Yeah, exactly."

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"Did that one work then? If I turn your magic around the X supra-axis a little bit and move it along the y supradimension I can see your fire magic more clearly..."

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"...it doesn't help that much because they don't refer to concepts I already have but they're working, yes."

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"Is there anyone other than Keo I could bother about maybe bouncing a couple subjective experiences to you? Maybe a wizardry spell - although maybe your analysis will be sufficient and I should just let you work on it while I work on a vocabulary - and maybe then draconic would come up with the appropriate words I could borrow..."

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"Wizardry hasn't got anything like that."

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"Pfeh. I have a mana source now, I'll figure out how to translate the stuff to words and send them to you mentally," she shrugs, and resumes the oft-forgotten endeavour of eating.

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"Sounds good to me."

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