Etymology Excavation: “quixotic”

Etymology Excavation: “quixotic”

What is etymology, and why are you excavating it? Etymology is like the archeology of a language (definition: the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history). In this series of posts, we’re going to look at...
Weapons in the Cortii

Weapons in the Cortii

Weapons in the Cortii Personal loadout, for some reasons I hope will be obvious, isn’t usually made public. No one who survives Cortiian basic training underestimates the value of surprise in a fight. However, there are some standard items. Uniform regulations...
Cortiian word of the week: Derian

Cortiian word of the week: Derian

Derian, pl. deriani It’s a very old Cortiian word, and it literally means ‘rider’. It’s also, in wider use, a generic title for any Cortiian, rather like ‘citizen’ in the Federated Planets Alliance. The legend goes something like...
Etymology Excavation: “fascinating”

Etymology Excavation: “fascinating”

What is etymology, and why are you excavating it? Etymology is like the archeology of a language (definition: the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history). In this series of posts, we’re going to look at...
Spatial Politics and the Cortii

Spatial Politics and the Cortii

Spatial politics and the Cortii …because you really can’t call it geo-politics when it concerns a sizeable chunk of the galaxy. Setting borders Borders in space are tricky bastards, because you’re defining a volume rather than an area. Setting...