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by clawgrip
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 02:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13861
Views: 849723

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

Yes, exactly. The Japanese verb is also used for things being located somewhere. 私は、車があります。 Watashi wa, kuruma ga arimasu. 1-TOP car NOM exist However, as k1234567890y mentioned, this can also be said using the hold verb: 私は、車を持っています。 Watashi wa, kuruma o motte imasu. 1-TOP car ACC hold-ADV be.
by clawgrip
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 23:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13861
Views: 849723

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

In languages like Japanese and Manchu, you traditionally say something like "there is a car at Nachtuil" instead of "Nachtuil has a car" to indicate the meaning "Nachtuil has a car"...although Japanese seems to be developing a verb for "to have". You can look at this to draw inspirations: http://wa...
by clawgrip
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 23:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

Keenir2 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 23:14
a language without homophones? interesting. what are the minimum pairs like, to avoid such confusion?
That's not what was said. There are no homographs that aren't also homophones, not no homophones at all.
by clawgrip
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 12:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 818
Views: 77755

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

By the definition of dictionaries like Merriam-Webster, "control by one power over a dependent area or people", the japanese occupation of half Asia and Pacific was colonialism too. But usually when people talk about colonialism in the west, they mean occupying a country which doesnt have a common ...
by clawgrip
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 03:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Caber Logograms
Replies: 150
Views: 16015

Re: Caber Logograms

Yeah, the more characters you design, the easier it gets, because you have more components to work with.
by clawgrip
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 09:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 818
Views: 77755

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

Zé do Rock wrote:
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 06:37
Keenir wrote:
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 22:46
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.
by clawgrip
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 10:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Caber Logograms
Replies: 150
Views: 16015

Re: Caber Logograms

How's Caber doing, these days? Any updates? New glyphs?
by clawgrip
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 09:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1206

Re: Today I learned ...

They're nearly the same thing, i.e. a preexisting word that gets turned into an acronym later on. The difference between these two is that the Ford acronym describes Ford itself, while the AEGIS acronym does not actually describe Zeus's shield. Not sure which counts as an actual backronym. Then ther...
by clawgrip
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 07:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

Ah, if you already wrote it there I can just take a look. Seems like this would fit better in that thread anyway.
by clawgrip
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 05:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

I'm sure it's been discussed endlessly, but a major sticking point that I mentioned but you failed to reply to is that any move toward a phonetic spelling necessarily begins to remove English's relative region-neutrality. Should caught and cot be merged? Should sword and sawed be merged? How do you ...
by clawgrip
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 01:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

If someone suggested that we spell 'that' for the demonstrative, 'thatt' for the relative pronoun and 'dhat' for the conjunction, you'd probably say, "Are you crazy? Everybody understands those 'thats', this certainly doesnt need a change!" Right, we agree that increasing homonyms seems unnecessary...
by clawgrip
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 05:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13861
Views: 849723

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

Hello, I'm currently brainstorming on the grammar of a new conlang I'm working on. This conlang is Nom-Acc with a marker on the subject, but I was thinking the following: What if the subject marker would also tell you the tense? F.e. "He[1SG, +PAST] walk". My question is: would this make sense, wha...
by clawgrip
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 00:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 80
Views: 8302

Re: Surprising cognates

They are not false cognates; according to sangi39's post, they are indeed cognates, from Proto-Celtic *karros . They're surprising cognates in the sense that the direction of borrowing is the opposite of what would be expected, i.e. it was borrowed from Celtic to English rather than English to Welsh...
by clawgrip
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 01:25
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to design your own script
Replies: 77
Views: 26124

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: 26124

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: 467

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: 627
Views: 67193

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: 627
Views: 67193

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: 80
Views: 8302

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: 48296

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?