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by Keenir
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 11:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 820
Views: 81068

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

wait, ... Japan [doesn't] count as a colonial power? I guess this is a matter of definition Ask Korea if it's a matter of definition. Ask China. Ask Indonesia. Ask Vietnam. Ask Cambodia. Ask Thailand. Ask Myanmar. Ask Laos. Ask Malaysia. Ask Philippines. Ask Manchukuo...wait, don't ask them. ENGLIS...
by Keenir
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 23:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 820
Views: 81068

Re: English Orthography Reform

ENGLISH According to a study of the US Department of Education, 32 million americans cant read. Even if definitions of functional illiteracy are quite relative, i guess you cant call a functional illiterate, no matter how the definition is, a good speller. And between good and bad spellers there mu...
by Keenir
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 18:04
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 820
Views: 81068

Re: English Orthography Reform

Of course: if you create a system in which people can learn all a doctor knows in say one month, doctors wont like it at all, because the advantage they have comparing with the riff-raff would be gone, and they'd lose their jobs. Only very few who think the welfare of humanity is more important tha...
by Keenir
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 12:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 820
Views: 81068

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

wait, ... Japan [doesn't] count as a colonial power? I guess this is a matter of definition Ask Korea if it's a matter of definition. Ask China. Ask Indonesia. Ask Vietnam. Ask Cambodia. Ask Thailand. Ask Myanmar. Ask Laos. Ask Malaysia. Ask Philippines. Ask Manchukuo...wait, don't ask them. *nods*...
by Keenir
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 22:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 820
Views: 81068

Re: English Orthography Reform

Of course: if you create a system in which people can learn all a doctor knows in say one month, doctors wont like it at all, because the advantage they have comparing with the riff-raff would be gone, and they'd lose their jobs. Only very few who think the welfare of humanity is more important tha...
by Keenir
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 22:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 820
Views: 81068

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

I was trying to read over the past {recent} posts of this thread, and something glaring came to mine eyes: HS I'm brazili. Wen i say that the russki cappital should be calld Maskva in the whole world (braziliano portugaliano Moscou), as the russis call it, and that Norway should be calld Norge, as t...
by Keenir
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 04:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 42
Views: 1492

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

Anyway it takes maybe 1/10 of a second, or maybe 1/100 of a second for the brain to interprete the sentence "I'll get a pizza" correctly, after the person has heard it. After that very short time they know it cant be "I will become a pizza" or "I will go to a pizza". Maybe it takes double as long, ...
by Keenir
Mon 30 Jul 2018, 22:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 42
Views: 1492

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

Do you spell them when you Talk about them (in spoken language)? Yes! ...in the sense that I know which one I am talking about. Would you favor that we spell "lets get a pizza", but "he getts red in the face", "she ghets there everytime"? Would you favor that we spell "He left his house at 7 PM and...
by Keenir
Mon 30 Jul 2018, 17:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 42
Views: 1492

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

Well, a rite and a right are two different things, for a start. What do you want to say with 'refuse to communicate your point'? You asked me to tell more about the language, explain the grammar of europan, etc, and i started with the spelling, pronunciation (as language books for L2 learners usual...
by Keenir
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 08:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 106
Views: 2525

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

With the meta-stars etc., if you consider the hypothesis that the are there intentionally, the text starts seeming to support that hypothesis by making references, in that similar code, to the construction of an alphabet and language, in kind of a fun way. wait, there are references? well heck, why...
by Keenir
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 00:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 106
Views: 2525

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

a) religion. The idea that an entire religion would rename their deity just because a scribe wanted to engage in wordplay is ludicrous . Experiment: go to Israel, and persuade everyone there to start worshipping the god 'Barney', because his name alliterates better in a poem you've written. Coming ...
by Keenir
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 00:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 106
Views: 2525

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

Like, maybe "Bilbo Baggins" in the story has his name for some reason that is given within the story - belonging to the family of Baggins, etc. - but Tolkien also wanted a silly-kind-of-sounding name with assonance and repetition of a fun letter "B." Hope that makes sense ... "Bilbo", like pretty m...
by Keenir
Tue 24 Jul 2018, 21:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 106
Views: 2525

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

Well, the idea is that names that are in the verses with the nifty letter patterns are candidates for spelling by construction to help the pattern work - so like Elohim in Genesis 1:1 (meta-star), Kanah in Exodus 34:14 (meta-meta-star), in the link in OP. The other names you mentioned, I don't know...
by Keenir
Tue 24 Jul 2018, 21:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 106
Views: 2525

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

Thanks for pointing out the mis-numbering. The relation of the stars to the language is to show the attention of the writer to the letters. The "Israel" star, for example, is a single word, and the word has no particular antecedent, go back to the text, and it will tell you "Name him Israel, which ...
by Keenir
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 04:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 106
Views: 2525

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

Also has it ever occurred to you that gematria was probably created to generate these symbolisms from the language/writing-system that already existed, not the other way round? Definitely! That's very much what I thought. For every example of Gematria I would figure out how to replicate the symboli...
by Keenir
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 02:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 106
Views: 2525

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

I am not attached to the term "conlang," but to achieve just the smattering of gematria that seems to appear in these few places of the text - first and second verse, last word, and Shema - leads to a story that is at least 10% conwords. there are novels in which the author deliberately avoided any...
by Keenir
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 18:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 106
Views: 2525

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

Recapping: It can be detectable when a language is a conlang or not, and Torah is detectable as not, the reason being that too many of its features are shared with older languages for a human conlanger to have been capable of generating it. Puzzling odditities in the text even if they look like the...
by Keenir
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 23:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 106
Views: 2525

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

What it looks like is that the Torah verbs seem to have only 3-lettered roots and no bi-lettered roots and no quad-lettered roots. That is not really the same thing as having only tri-consonantal roots, because not all the letters are pronounced. However, the only consonants would be found in the l...
by Keenir
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 03:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 106
Views: 2525

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

Still wondering though if it's plausible that in an oral culture there could be so many spoken words with three consonants and so few with any other number I think I see the problem: you're conflating oral with written ...spoken, the word "school" only has two consonantal sounds - we just write it ...
by Keenir
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 21:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 106
Views: 2525

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

the Torah and Tanakh Sorry for being pedantic, but that phrase is redundant- the word "Tanakh" is an acronym, the Ta part standing for "Torah". Separating the Torah from the rest of the Tanakh, we are left with what is called "Nakh" but as most people here probably don't know the word, "Torah and t...