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Topics - Miestră Schivă, UrN


Miestrâ Schivâ (right), in her role as keyboardist, ukelele player and contralto vocalist of VOSTOK LAKE desperately needs your help.

Vostok Lake is running a kickstarter to finish their first album in 10 years.

Please contribute generously - although even $1 (a few lousy bence) will be appreciated.

Because I can't believe no-one has done it before, I have collected all the "new" words in the Talossan language which were endorsed by the CÚG between 2007 and 2014, and put them in an alphabetised spreadsheet. I have done my best to update them to our new "provisional rules" spelling, I'm sure the SIGN Overlord can let me know any necessary corrections.

There are two issues ahead of us now:
1) adding these words to l'Överstéir (as well as updating the latter to ProvRules speling);
2) figuring out a formal process for adding new words to the language (shall we go with the tradition on a yearly Pienamaintsch on Llimbaziua?)
The Webspace / [Wittenberg] Spam memberships
January 26, 2020, 09:08:40 PM
This one seems pretty egregious, but I am sure there are several others:

Wittenberg / Talossan judicial precedents
January 14, 2020, 10:08:51 PM
Ián P said something on OldWitt about memorable Talossan judicial precedent. My favourite one would have to be from the 1992 case recorded in Ár Päts, where KR1 was actually convicted of treason (for attempting to secede Vuode), but was given no punishment as a "first offence".
El Glheþ Talossan / Pienamaintschen
January 14, 2020, 07:25:13 PM
Pienamaintschen were the "updates" to our national vocabulary, El Tresiour, necessitated by the CÚG's various reforms issued as Arestadas.

I wonder whether @El Duceu dàl SIGN could possibly provide a Pienamaintsch to get us from either KR1-era Talossan, or from the Talossan last updated by the CÚG, to the spelling envisaged by the Provisional Rules? Or give others a hint so we could write it ourselves? To give an example, what would be the rules by which I could transform this (written in KR1-era Talossan) into Provisional Rules Talossan, or Talossan 4.0 as I call it?

QuoteEls Tütschen füvent casâ mhe
Me zirevent: resighnetz-te
Mas non tignhoveu pör
Reprendeveu va rifal

Teu cambiat cînt fäts va nômina
Teu pierdat fieux és femina
Mas teu cetantis d'amici
Teu la Francâ entieir

Dîn 'n ceatarasi, 'n senesch
Noi ascunçeva për el nich't
El Tütschen lo tent anflat;
Morteva sînc supriça

El vînt, el vînt eißala
Trans els graveux, el eißala
La livertà ischà;
És noi surxharhent dàls umbrâs.
Wittenberg / Brief holiday
January 06, 2020, 11:07:35 PM
I'm travelling with my family until Friday and my Witt browsing may be reduced. For urgent matters in that time, @the Distáin, Ián Plätschisch has full authority.
WHEREAS the Magistrate's Cort was abolished by 47RZ39;

and WHEREAS the main reference in El Lexhatx to the Magistrate's Cort was removed by 48RZ26;

and WHEREAS I can't believe no-one noticed until now that there are all manner of other references to this defunct Cort floating around in El Lexhatx

and WHEREAS this bill replaces all of them I can find, with the exception of provisions relating to the privileges of former Magistrates:

BE IT ENACTED by the King, Cosâ and Senäts of Talossa in Ziu assembled that El Lexhatx be amended as follows:

1. El Lexhatx A.9.5 shall be amended by the DELETION of the words indicated below:

QuoteAll members of the Ziu, the Cabinet, the Uppermost Court, the Magistrate's Courts, the Chancery, or the Royal Treasury must report the following information to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within 15 days of assuming the aforementioned office or of a change in micronational status, whichever is later:

2. El Lexhatx A.17 shall be REMOVED entirely.

3. El Lexhatx D. shall be amended by the DELETION of the words indicated below:

QuoteThe Ministry of Justice shall not engage in post-hoc review of prior convictions before a magistrate unless the interests of justice are represented in the form of an independent counsel, appointed by the Avocat-Xheneral, who shall be responsible for vigorously contesting this review.

4. El Lexhatx G.4 shall be amended by the DELETION of the words indicated:

QuoteAll appeals, as with other court actions, shall be filed with the Clerk of Courts. Upon official judicial assignment, the Justice(s) , Judge or Magistrate may either dismiss the case, by declining to hear it, or begin hearing opening arguments in the matter as presented by all relevant parties.

5. El Lexhatx G.5.2 shall be amended by the DELETION of the words indicated:

QuoteThe clerk shall then assign the case to a Judge, Magistrate or Justice in the lowest court holding jurisdiction over the matter.

6. El Lexhatx G.5.8 shall be amended by the DELETION of the words indicated:

QuoteThe individual holding the office of Clerk of Courts shall enjoy immunity from civil or criminal suit for any actions performed in the course of his or her official duties while holding this office. This immunity shall be lost upon leaving office. Due to the nature of the Clerk's responsibilities, an individual may not hold the office of Clerk of Courts, or any deputy thereunder, while simultaneously holding office as a Justice , Judge or Magistrate of the Uppermost Cort or any national inferior court.

Estimadâs és estimats membreux dàl Cosâ!

In accordance with El Lexhátx H.20, I am pleased to hereby recommend to His Majesty @King John that @Brenéir Itravilatx MC be nominated as Túischac'h for the 54th Cosâ.
Estimadâs és estimats citaxhiêns!

As of today 49 citizens of Talossa, one former citizen who struck out and one prospective are registered on New Wittenberg.

The government previously set a target of 50 citizens. We believe that this is close enough for Government work.

Therefore we officially decree that New Wittenberg at is now "Wittenberg" as referred to in El Lexhatx Title J, and all official business - Government, Ziu, Corts and the Royal Civil Service, will henceforth be carried out there.

We also humbly request:

- that the Secretary of State and the Chancery quickly move towards establishing standards of "Wittiquette" and methods of enforcing the same, as mandated in El Lexhatx Title J;
- that (if possible) henceforth posting new threads should be disabled on "Old Witt", although responding to existing threads should be left open for a while. If this is not technically possible, then @the King and the SoS should strongly encourage this behaviour.

We are aware that @Ián Tamorán is still having trouble accessing the domain, and until these issues are sorted out, he gets a special dispensation to continue to post on OldWitt.

Questions? Comments?

(Holy balls, I think I just realised that the SoS is not actually registered for New Witt yet!)  :o
Wittenberg / 40 ÅRS REGIPÄTS TALOSSAN - Celevraziuns
December 11, 2019, 02:52:54 PM
2 weeks from now is Independence Day #40, forty years since a teenage boy in Milwaukee declared his bedroom an independent state, and didn't get tired of the project.

The Cabinet have been tossing around various ideas for how to celebrate this, and here's what we've come up with for now:

  • Live broadcast (and recorded video) of this year's Speech from the Throne
  • Approaching Milwaukee-area news media for coverage
  • A Living Cosâ and/or Senäts via videoconferencing in May, to celebrate 35 years since the first democratic elections and Ziu

I now throw the question open to the nation. Let's at least try to make it more successful than East Germany's 40th anniversary year.
Wittenberg / BREAKING NEWS: Seneschál completely safe
December 08, 2019, 10:05:51 PM
El Glheþ Talossan / Plans from the Ladîntsch Naziunál
December 08, 2019, 05:27:08 PM
For those who came in late, the role of the Ladintsch Naziunál and his Büreu del Glheþ Talossán is to:

Quotespecifically promote the use of the Talossan language... work in concert with all extra-governmental societies and groups to do the same, and... advise the Department of the Census in the Chancery regarding the creation of Talossan names for citizens who request them. Within the Büreu there shall be a division known as the Talossan Translation Service whose task shall be to translate official or historical documents into el Glheþ Talossan. ..
(and also) advising and making proposals to the Government on how to promote the use of the Talossan language.

So I would like to invite @the Ladîntsch Naziunál to tell us what he intends to do to put the above into practice.
El Glheþ Talossan / SIGN rules
December 07, 2019, 04:40:00 PM
So how should a new language organisation operate? Open thread.


If you're interested in comparison, the old CÚG rules are attached.

El Glheþ Talossan / Marcel c'è nünc El Duceu
December 06, 2019, 03:04:33 PM

La Società per l'Ilesnaziun del Glheþ Naziunal

By the power inherent in my role as Minster of Culture of the Kingdom of Talossa, I decree:

- that as soon as the Still Into This Amendment takes effect SIGN is the only national body responsible for protecting, defending, developing and setting standards for ár glheþ naziunál, el glheþ Talossán.
- that (subject to confirmation by the poll attached to this message) @Marcel Eðo Pairescu Tafial will be Provisional Convenor of SIGN and will have unilateral authority to set up standards for el glheþ, and to create membership and decision-making rules for SIGN, subject only to counter-signature by the Minister of Culture.

Anyone got a problem with this?
December 06, 2019, 12:37:35 AM

Esteemed Fiováes and others present!
The role of Capitán (head of government, analogous to Governor) of this province has been vacant since June 1 of this year, when Audradâ Roibeardét declined to stand again and there were no candidates for the office.

Given that I have been informed that a Fiovan has decided to stand up and make themselves available for this role, I hereby announce that nominations are now open for the role of Capitán of Fiovâ for the term ending June 1 2020.

In accordance with The Fiovan Elections and Referendum Law Title III, all candidates must provide:

  • their name
  • their party affiliation (if any) and
  • a statement, no longer than 50 words, of their candidate's aims and objectives
See you again in a week!

miestrâ, provincial SoS since time immemorial

(this message is copied identically on the "other" Wittenberg)
El Viestül/The Lobby / 54th Cosâ Cabinet
December 05, 2019, 02:26:43 PM
Esteemed fellow citizens!

I am happy to announce that, following the recent Cosâ election, the Free Democrats of Talossa, the Awakening and Magnifying Passion party, and the Peculiar Nationalist Party, have agreed to form a government together. A draft Programme for Government has been agreed by the incoming coalition and will be published once it's put into more formal language.

Your incoming Cabinet lineup, as transmitted today to the King for his approval:

Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: Seneschál, Minister of Culture
Ián Plätschisch: Distáin, Minister of STUFF
Eðo Grischün: Interior Minister
Txoteu É. Davinescu: Foreign Minister, Defence Minister
Cresti Nouacastra-Läxhirescu: Attorney-General
Dame Litz Cjantscheir: Minister of Finance

Questions? Comments?
"Spencer" historically means "steward" or "administrator", so Açafat.

"The name K*****t is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in a valley or at the foot of a hill": so, I recommend Açafat del Val or Açafat Ped D'Oveir.

Noi sînt så gläts që voi povadretz attendar.

Vetz da dîn, vetz da dîn.