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by clawgrip
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 01:25
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to design your own script
Replies: 77
Views: 25470

Re: How to design your own script

I noticed that the guide did not explain that writing materials determine the appearance of a script . Salmoneus already wrote a post about writing materials, so I just incorporated that as a part of the guide. Sorry if it was not clear. Maybe I should make a table of contents in the first post. On...
by clawgrip
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 04:11
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to design your own script
Replies: 77
Views: 25470

Re: How to design your own script

Every now and then I think about continuing it. I probably will, eventually, but I always end up working on some other project first. Thanks for showing interest! It's nice to know people would appreciate more of it.
by clawgrip
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 09:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 文澩鼎 - Toraya
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: 文澩鼎 - Toraya

It looks interesting. It's nice to see a large selection of discourse particles; it's a feature I rarely see in conlangs. Like sangi39, I have doubts about stroke order changing just because writing direction does. Stroke order is more than just direction, it's also generally the easiest way to bala...
by clawgrip
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 04:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 577
Views: 60104

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

I assume the same logic applies to the Nazi Planet and the Roman Planet, just Terrans didn't notice the disappearance. Guys, watch the episode! They definitely did notice. A Starfleet historian was on an official observation mission on the planet, but then he broke the prime directive and tried to ...
by clawgrip
Wed 04 Jul 2018, 00:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 577
Views: 60104

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Yiddish /vulkans/ "clouds" :eng: Vulcans This made me laugh, as I didn't know the Yiddish word, but the rest of the sentence it occurred in in my Yiddish learning book "The sky is full with" I could understand, and the new word /vulkans/ made me laugh, even though the word was in the vocab ("The sk...
by clawgrip
Wed 04 Jul 2018, 00:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 69
Views: 6576

Re: Surprising cognates

巫 and 母 in oracle bone script look nothing alike though. That doesn’t mean the words themselves aren’t related. They may have already been considered separate words in Old Chinese. Indeed, it's important not to confuse script etymology with spoken language etymology. Words of common origin are some...
by clawgrip
Wed 13 Jun 2018, 02:16
Forum: In other languages
Topic: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…
Replies: 175
Views: 45542

Re: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…

Ghoster wrote:
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 22:14
So, thank you everyone for your answers, it really shed some light on what kind of an approach I should begin it with.
話してから3ヶ月が経ちました。日本語の勉強はどうですか?進んでいますか?
by clawgrip
Fri 18 May 2018, 00:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 5088

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

I don't think buying a good book is a waste of money.
by clawgrip
Wed 02 May 2018, 07:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources
Replies: 9
Views: 1539

Re: asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources

https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%99%82%E4%BB%A3%E5%88%A5%E5%9B%BD%E8%AA%9E%E5%A4%A7%E8%BE%9E%E5%85%B8%E3%80%88%E4%B8%8A%E4%BB%A3%E7%B7%A8%E3%80%89-1967%E5%B9%B4/dp/B000JA6C7G If you have 30,500 yen to spare. Also it's 1967, so any reconstruction developments made since then won't be in it. Contents unk...
by clawgrip
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 11:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic
Replies: 27
Views: 2440

Re: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic

I have to say I like how the tenses are represented phonetically through sound changes, but graphically through the use of a separate character. I did pretty much the same thing in one of my own languages (but for pluralization), but I quite like the way yours works. Do you have a list of all the so...
by clawgrip
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 01:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 577
Views: 60104

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Japanese has stuff like this too since it took Chinese vocabulary but ignored the tones. So we have things like 校門 kōmon "school gate" and 肛門 kōmon "anus" (both gates, of different sorts). Also since you're talking about diarrhoea, the name Gary gets Japanesified as Geirii , even though e.g. Mary is...
by clawgrip
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 03:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Anyone got this?
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Anyone got this?

Ah, I didn't know there was a ᵻ. Thanks!
by clawgrip
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 01:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Anyone got this?
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Anyone got this?

It doesn't exist. You can build it, but it looks like garbage in this font: ı̵̣
by clawgrip
Thu 12 Apr 2018, 00:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ame language
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Ame language

I've wondered about Ame, because you have posted very little on the grammar of the language. I will have to read up on this thread.
by clawgrip
Thu 12 Apr 2018, 00:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1084
Views: 101128

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

So the glyphs have no specific meanings yet?
k1234567890y wrote:
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 13:25
also should I change the aesthetics?
It's your script, and you should do whatever you feel like doing.
by clawgrip
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 09:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1084
Views: 101128

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Very Chinese-looking, and quite different from the last sample of Ame I saw. Do you have an English word list?
by clawgrip
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 06:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1084
Views: 101128

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Yes, I would like to know more about this one as well, it looks very good, very syriac-inspired. I assume it's an alphabet, because you're marking vowels, but sometimes I lose track of them. Is it because of ligatures, or is there something else going on? Also can you share the process of making it...
by clawgrip
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 13:52
Forum: In other languages
Topic: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…
Replies: 175
Views: 45542

Re: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…

Of these I'm also aware, although I tried to find some answers about simplified Japanese and failed to. How common are they? Because if it comes to Chinese, for the most part I could just skip learning any traditional ones whatsoever, because it seems that most of the country standardized on simpli...
by clawgrip
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 07:49
Forum: In other languages
Topic: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…
Replies: 175
Views: 45542

Re: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…

I don't know any good websites or anything, sorry. Things that can be tricky for learners of Japanese include politeness distinctions and the extreme head-final directionality of the language, which for me was a major hurdle early on in my studies, because nearly everything is essentially backwards ...
by clawgrip
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 16:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic
Replies: 27
Views: 2440

Re: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic

pbastronaut wrote:
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 00:06
In case you're interested in the etymology here, I took "天", "ама̎ң" from the Kyrgyz "асман", "sky", and "語" "юу̎" from the Old Chinese /*ŋaʔ/.
I had just assumed Japanese, because 天 can be pronounced ama in Japanese.