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linguist-breakaribecca:

On Saturday nights, I come up with linguistics variants of the Elf on a Shelf meme.

Find me on Twitter @breakaribecca to see such glorious things as they happen!

I don’t get most of those :(  I got clicks on chicks and glottals in bottles, but what’s the other three?  

Is the bottom left Toni Nasals?? Basil Nasal? Something like that? And why has my brain stored Toni Basil’s face? This is so not important to my life.

No wait. Nasal on Basil.

official-data: linguist-breakaribecca: On Saturday nights, I...













official-data:

linguist-breakaribecca:

On Saturday nights, I come up with linguistics variants of the Elf on a Shelf meme.

Find me on Twitter @breakaribecca to see such glorious things as they happen!

I don’t get most of those :(  I got clicks on chicks and glottals in bottles, but what’s the other three?  

Is the bottom left Toni Nasals?? Basil Nasal? Something like that? And why has my brain stored Toni Basil’s face? This is so not important to my life.

wbqotd:Is there anything people in your setting are expected to carry on them when they leave the...

wbqotd:

Is there anything people in your setting are expected to carry on them when they leave the house?

While not required, an amulet hung from the belt was a traditional accoutrement. The amulet was a woven pouch with contents meant to ward off misfortune, usually relatively cheap symbolic items. But the wealthy and powerful might have valuable and even bespelled items in their amulet. Leaving the house without the amulet means the person isn’t being very careful. 

Again not absolutely 100% required but deeply expected, the correct type of feather woven into their hair to identify their family lineage. Leaving the house without your feather is like going out in your pj’s. Not illegal but improper. And doing it often would get a person shunned. 

If the individual is over ten, then their belt/sash is legally required by the sumptuary laws. Even if they are wearing other clothing, the lack of it would socially translate to them being naked in public and would carry legal penalties.

Anyone military is expected to leave the house armed. Even if not going to duty. People in hereditary officer families often leave the house armed even if they aren’t in service. There’s no legal penalty for ignoring this expectation, unless there is an attack and the officer is witnessed unprepared to act, but other officers will punish offenders extra-legally. 

Certain other trades have adopted the military ideal. An apothecary for instance is expected to carry a small jar of lethal painless poison in case they run into someone in pain that can’t be helped. But the only enforcement, and even expectation, comes from others in the same trades. 

Finally, only for the ruling elite, there is the expectation for them to carry with them their prime inheritance, their Mother’s Bone _____, when they go out in public as a way of displaying their full might and authority. There’s a lot of leniency on this one just because of who it applies to but the expectation is there.

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