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by Thrice Xandvii
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 06:13
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 8
Views: 127

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: 770

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: 7
Views: 185

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: 564
Views: 51627

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: 564
Views: 51627

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: 15
Views: 451

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?
by Thrice Xandvii
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 08:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 42170

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

@ Lambu & Shimo : Wait... where are you two from? Also, after more than a week of Spring-like weather, the last few days or so have been frigid and today we got a bit of a blizzard going on. And, of course, my stupid car spun out a bit leaving my friends house and hit a curb. The good news is that t...
by Thrice Xandvii
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 08:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Welskian
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Welskian

...gonna go out on a limb and suggest it is merely an easier way to type /ɑ/, but I've been wrong before.
by Thrice Xandvii
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 08:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1123
Views: 86228

Re: Other Creativity

I started my (almost) first D&D campaign today with a friend from work, and some other folks who he's known for ages. 'Twas a lot of fun, and just as deliciously nerdy as I expected it to be. Aaaaaanyway, I used a super-hero creator to do a somewhat decent facsimile of what my character looked like ...
by Thrice Xandvii
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 07:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Need help identifying & translating this necklace
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Need help identifying & translating this necklace

Can you upload an actual photo of it?
by Thrice Xandvii
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 09:22
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 42170

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

See, and here I am, more confused why 'AMA' was used in this context...
by Thrice Xandvii
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 10:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: First Linguistics Courses
Replies: 12
Views: 424

Re: First Linguistics Courses

This is one of those cases where I am too lazy to Google... What's an AA in this context? An associate's degree?
by Thrice Xandvii
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 10:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 569782

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Do show us your results! Maybe over in the Script Design thread?

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by Thrice Xandvii
Wed 24 Jan 2018, 03:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My invented language
Replies: 64
Views: 3617

Re: My invented language

Thirded!
by Thrice Xandvii
Wed 24 Jan 2018, 02:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My invented language
Replies: 64
Views: 3617

Re: My invented language

Thrice filled in enough of the blanks for it to be recognizable - Whole Again, by Atomic Kitten? Looking back on when we first met I cannot escape and I cannot forget Baby, you're the one, you still turn me on You can make me whole again ...I'd love you know how you'd translate the phrase "atomic k...
by Thrice Xandvii
Tue 23 Jan 2018, 11:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My invented language
Replies: 64
Views: 3617

Re: My invented language

Luuking bäkk ån kun ferst miitwiid
Nåwai voi takas ja nåwai voi unohtaa
Beibii bjuu dhuh wuhn, silti terñuu mii ån
Voijuu aser mii håwl uhgeen
Looking back is when first ??
No one can back and no one can forget
Baby, you're the one, still turning my ??
Voyage acres moves to the hog
by Thrice Xandvii
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 22:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 42170

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Staving off threats? Huh? Also, in order to help you, I'd need to know more about what specifically you're studying. I can give you broad strokes, but it won't be tailored toward the method that is being taught or specific course objectives like your professor likely wants. At the end of the day, I ...
by Thrice Xandvii
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 07:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 42170

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I've never heard of that game, but I'm about to Google it.
by Thrice Xandvii
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 06:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 42170

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I have a bachelor in psych and a masters in social work.

Whatcha need?
by Thrice Xandvii
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 03:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Star Wars Universe Discussion [Split Topic]
Replies: 101
Views: 9614

Re: Star Wars Universe Discussion [Split Topic]

I'm gonna say it, the new Imperial Guardsmen outfits look freaking stupid.