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by Thrice Xandvii
Tue 11 Sep 2018, 05:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The constants e and π in linguistics
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: The constants e and π in linguistics

People really seem to gravitate toward the number 3, both in the way in which we interloquate, as well as just in terms of structural organization, etc. As such, any significant constants that are in the range of 3 will seem more significant than they actually are, at least, IMO.
by Thrice Xandvii
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 04:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: Help with Chinese/Japanese character? Please translate
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Help with Chinese/Japanese character? Please translate

It is most definitely "貓" which Google Translate says is cat. (Not sure if you know this, but Google and other translators have a handwriting option so that you can literally write the character and pick from a list of approximations that best fit what you wrote. It is an awesome feature for determi...
by Thrice Xandvii
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 02:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1099
Views: 114496

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Ahzoh wrote:
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 04:15
Can't do dots or a single line, those are for diacritics.
Some thoughts I had:
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by Thrice Xandvii
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 01:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 131493

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Can't say that I have...

Especially since I didn't know that "dun" or "geon" were words.
by Thrice Xandvii
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 01:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1099
Views: 114496

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Do you have any more examples? I have had similar ideas in the past, and what I end up with is a system in which there are more than one way in which the same resultant character can be created which leads to way more ambiguity than I like. Have you run into a similar issue at all? If not, how have ...
by Thrice Xandvii
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 01:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 613
Views: 50264

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

does it share any ancestry with the Spanish word "coger"?
by Thrice Xandvii
Tue 27 Feb 2018, 08:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tloko / Omya redux
Replies: 38
Views: 6208

Re: Tloko / Omya redux

The section where you describe the example glyphs (lyao, ntlu...) might be slightly more easy to parse if the example glyph was directly before the text explaining it and not in a block above ALL of the descriptions. There are a few small things like that throughout that could use a bit of moving ar...
by Thrice Xandvii
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 00:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 30
Views: 5048

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

But isn't that precisely what the tiebar is for? To indicate that though they are a sequence, they are treated as a unit? Much like diphthongs are treated as a single vowel in most situations unless morae or length is sometimes adjusted for them...
by Thrice Xandvii
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 00:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5038
Views: 476108

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

No /m/ is an interesting and noticeable thing... also, why do you use ogonek-o for /o/ wouldn't it make more sense for it to have its natural meaning and give the ogonek to schwa (in this case)?

An interesting inventory, to be sure.
by Thrice Xandvii
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 00:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5038
Views: 476108

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

There doesn't seem to be much to go on in terms of the inflectional stuff, but I'll try my best to "Germanicize" the phonology and orthography somewhat. No promises that it'll be to your liking, though. For what it's worth, I think you'd be fine keeping it as it is, but if you really want to change...
by Thrice Xandvii
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 00:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11176
Views: 761373

Re: What did you accomplish today?

[...] I don't expect anyone else to care. [...] I just wanted to call this sentiment out a bit... I am fully sure that lots of people are pleased to see your posting and commenting, no matter the content, because you are a valued part of the forum. I know this could come off a bit sappy, or whateve...
by Thrice Xandvii
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 06:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5038
Views: 476108

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Sure! I absolutely am not looking for anything diachronically related or a posteriori . Just a language that gets at a somewhat Germanic aesthetic. I apologize if there was any confusion. Also, I realize that this will in no way be something anyone could confuse for German and don't really want it t...
by Thrice Xandvii
Tue 20 Feb 2018, 09:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 30
Views: 5048

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

It just always seemed weird to me that an arrow pointing down is rising: [ǎ] and an arrow pointing up is falling: [â]. Other than that, no good reason.
by Thrice Xandvii
Tue 20 Feb 2018, 09:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5038
Views: 476108

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I'm seeking a bit of aid, folks! I had the following inventory for a now defunct conlang that had some glorious clusters and made me kinda happy. However, I can tell that it's not one I will be going back to. (The relevant thread is here , if you want more info about where this project started.) / n...
by Thrice Xandvii
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 06:13
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 30
Views: 5048

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

I think I would change the way tones are notated. I'm not sure what the best system would be, but at the least I would make it so that a rising tone doesn't use a v-like shape, but rather a ^-like one, and vice-versa. Other than that, I don't really see much need to change anything. Also, I find the...
by Thrice Xandvii
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 06:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ghoster's Conlangerium
Replies: 14
Views: 2313

Re: Ghoster's Conlangerium

Beautiful stuff!

I'd like to see some samples in slightly larger size so that I can peep some of the details in the various scripts.
by Thrice Xandvii
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 05:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 8076

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

I'll answer the question in the subject as simply as I can: Because we are humans, that's why. We know about ourselves, and therefore it is easiest to understand a story about ourselves. Basically, as Sal said above, any story with a non-human race in it might as well be about humans anyway if the w...
by Thrice Xandvii
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 05:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 648
Views: 88619

Re: False cognates

... but you just did make it like English whether it was on purpose or not.
by Thrice Xandvii
Thu 08 Feb 2018, 10:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 648
Views: 88619

Re: False cognates

Parlox wrote:
Thu 04 Jan 2018, 20:31
I've found that my conlang, Lozkazmat, sort of has a false cognate with English.

:con: Lozkazmat, Jeur'[jəɹ] "You".
:eng: English, You, your.
Since it's a conlang, and you know English, how can you be sure the word wasn't coined as a direct borrowing or somesuch?
by Thrice Xandvii
Thu 08 Feb 2018, 09:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Interesting spectra and categories
Replies: 19
Views: 2669

Re: Interesting spectra and categories

I still haven't the foggiest idea what is going on in the OP, or what types of responses would be appropriate?