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by Salmoneus
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 02:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13711
Views: 814477

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

The Southern vowel shift also has ai > a:, while in Pittsburgh one hears au > a: this is just a very common sound change in English. I am guessing something internal motivates it. I have hunch that it's because of the rareness of a-like sounds in English, with the old /a/ having fronted except in f...
by Salmoneus
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 19:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 749
Views: 72046

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

Intresting article. I just see one point ware i dont agree: you take a table from Oxford to show the (ir-)regularity of the various spelling sistems, and i ask myself how much wisky the oxford peeple drank to put portugase in the same group as italian and espanish. Portugase is far less reggular th...
by Salmoneus
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 23:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 91314

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Well "from" is a bit strong, it was basically just my dad was a vicar in Penrith for 7 years during the earlier part of my childhood, it's not like I have strong family roots their outside of one of my dad's aunts and their children That's "really strong family roots" in my book! [I think everyone ...
by Salmoneus
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 22:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 91314

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

And similarly in Cumbria where I lived in the earlier part of my childhood Wait, you're from cumbria!? [did I know that already? if so, sorry for forgetting]. Which part of Cumbria? [I'm not from Cumbria, but my father grew up there, and it's been a frequent holiday destination. I was up there a co...
by Salmoneus
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 13:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 91314

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm from roughly the same part of the country as Frislander (IIRC, we were about 20 miles from each other before he started his university course) Well considering I'm back home for the Long Vacation I probably still am at this point in time, and 20 miles sounds about right (though we've never had ...
by Salmoneus
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 00:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Esperantidos - pros and contras?
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Esperantidos - pros and contras?

The big problem with esperanto is that almost nobody speaks it, which severely limits its utility as a language of international communication. Esperantidos have so far not succesfully addressed this problem; quite the contrary. Esperanto has quite a few flaws, but i think thats a funny thing to sa...
by Salmoneus
Sun 08 Jul 2018, 23:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Music in my con world, how about yours?

Music is generally almost the same, even with the presence of magic in the conworld. Some of the more noticable slight differences are: * The standard orchestra does not exist. Indeed, any combination of instrument is acceptable, even those that don't exist irl. If true, this is a truly massive dif...
by Salmoneus
Sun 08 Jul 2018, 20:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 49
Views: 1127

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Is it true that in most RL natreligions, if they have a Creator Deity, that is significantly likelier to be masculine than feminine? Why would you even imagine that it would be!? To give a few data points: - in Catholicism, the deity has no sex, and is considered to have both male and female charac...
by Salmoneus
Fri 06 Jul 2018, 18:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic Stages
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: Linguistic Stages

This post might be very long (or could be, if I went full retard...er, I mean, hulk), but I am a proponent of certain linguistic theories that I have yet to see totally defined. [I'm being vague and cryptic, so as to not dredge up the ire of EVERYONE just yet.] Well, my two tips for not 'dredging u...
by Salmoneus
Thu 05 Jul 2018, 18:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Avarin (and other Tolkienian languages)
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Avarin (and other Tolkienian languages)

All six names are intended to be cognate, yes.
by Salmoneus
Wed 04 Jul 2018, 22:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Avarin (and other Tolkienian languages)
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Avarin (and other Tolkienian languages)

I think Kinn-lai must be branched with Kindi because they both share the same delabialisation, with Kinn-Lai additionally seeing lenition of the *d (like that seen in Penni ) and the accretion of the *-lai element. The -lai element is definitely a distinct word originally, meaning "people". Regardi...
by Salmoneus
Wed 04 Jul 2018, 22:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Avarin (and other Tolkienian languages)
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Avarin (and other Tolkienian languages)

Middle-Earth pretty explicitly is an alt-history, actually. Crey: yes. There are three ways this may have happened: (1) /kw/ > /w/ (plain loss of the initial segment); (2) /kw/ > /xw/ > /hw/ > /w/; or (3) /kw/ > /gw/ > /w/. The second option seems more plausible, and allows the Windan and Hwinti bra...
by Salmoneus
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 23:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 4146

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

Why turn ablaut into tonal ablaut? Why not? Well, it seems like taking a language and removing what makes it what it is. It also seems like randomly picking two things to swap, even though they've got nothing to do with one another other than the word 'ablaut'. And how? Wouldn't it be more interest...
by Salmoneus
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 19:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 4146

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

Why turn ablaut into tonal ablaut? And how? Wouldn't it be more interesting to keep ablaut, but add tone the normal way?
by Salmoneus
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 19:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 4146

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

Which of the Tolkien wikis is that? Ardalambion don't mention any of that. Although of course the ardalambion page probably hasn't been updated in decades, so... [anyway, Cuind is pretty clearly the goidelic version...] My language would probably be called Weondeglamme or the like. One elf, wend , t...
by Salmoneus
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 11:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 4146

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

I no longer see a romance language as viable Oh, that's a shame, given how much work you put into it. [Or do you mean specifically a different romance language in the caucasus?] My other long term goal, an a priori descendant of Tolkien's ill detailed Avarin Note that Avarin isn't a language, but j...
by Salmoneus
Sun 01 Jul 2018, 17:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Esperantidos - pros and contras?
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Esperantidos - pros and contras?

The big problem with esperanto is that almost nobody speaks it, which severely limits its utility as a language of international communication. Esperantidos have so far not succesfully addressed this problem; quite the contrary. As a conlang, everyone here would like his creation to be spoken as on...
by Salmoneus
Sat 30 Jun 2018, 23:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Esperantidos - pros and contras?
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Esperantidos - pros and contras?

The big problem with esperanto is that almost nobody speaks it, which severely limits its utility as a language of international communication.

Esperantidos have so far not succesfully addressed this problem; quite the contrary.
by Salmoneus
Sat 30 Jun 2018, 14:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 49
Views: 1127

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

In this thread, I'd like to discuss how a conworlder's religion influences her/his conworld. With respect, I'm not sure that's what you're doing. You seem to be mentioning that , rather than discussing how . The first question here must surely be: define 'influence'. The second question is then: in...
by Salmoneus
Fri 29 Jun 2018, 19:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13711
Views: 814477

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

S'òlpha grueda ai une najo bedize è une tso s'ètienar arda ts'Azubriòtar faredane biòt upa ienja . That's not a question, obviously, nor really anything I plan on working on in the near future - just a bit of whimsy that occured to me. [if it's not obvious, it says "The big wolf has eaten a wet nos...