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by Dezinaa
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 00:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Otvei (Scratchpad)
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: Otvei (Scratchpad)

Colors I'm back for more 'langing, and I brought some color terms with me! Otvei distinguishes 12 basic taagu (colors): red, orange, yellow, green, cyan/turquoise/azure, blue, purple, magenta/pink, brown, black, gray, and white. Basically, it's just English's basic color terms + cyan. Here's a colo...
by Dezinaa
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 00:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 119194

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

eldin raigmore wrote:
Wed 28 Mar 2018, 19:09
Which is the correct English noun : —— “Tremendosity” Or “tremendousness”?
And why?
New Oxford American Dictionary says "tremendousness."
by Dezinaa
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 06:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11176
Views: 759971

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I figured out how to do causatives in Otvei. They use the word un, meaning simply "cause, make," followed by the subordinating particle ek, followed by the action that was caused to happen. Ex: Ro unai ek sep amzeai. fire.NOM cause-3SG SUBORD ice.NOM melt-3SG The fire melts the ice. (Literally: The ...
by Dezinaa
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 06:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What language could this be?
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: What language could this be?

Maybe the "im"s are just pauses in speach, like "um." That would make the first two numbers "ta" and "tu."
by Dezinaa
Sat 24 Mar 2018, 01:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1096
Views: 114123

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

http://www.vgfun.net/lee/langpage/scripts/uyendur/fluency/25.png Unur mat pungkabu egu rĭnerdalu ḅim xudenang. Nothing is impossible if you try hard (enough). I never thought I would be able to make a font of this cursive script, and yet, here it is. I have to say, it has nice kerning. Is it an alp...
by Dezinaa
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 05:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1096
Views: 114123

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I actually think the original variable height one looks pretty good, but I think these could easily coexist as just different styles of the same script. What would make it impossible to make a font? Each glyph represents a syllable, including onset and coda consonants. They all have to fit together...
by Dezinaa
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 05:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 180
Views: 22337

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

kiwikami wrote:
Thu 22 Mar 2018, 07:26
Ronc Tyu "Vietnamese" becomes:
"[...] go to school, go to school, go to school, go to school, go to school, go to school, go to school, go to school, go to school."
Ok, Mom, I'm going!
by Dezinaa
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 03:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1096
Views: 114123

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I spent this afternoon trying to update my Otvei script. Here is what the old version looks like: https://i.imgur.com/bM18B77.png And here's the new version: https://i.imgur.com/HSdBFUg.png It now has glyphs of equal height. The dots are circular, and the spaces are narrower. The curved strokes rese...
by Dezinaa
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 04:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3777
Views: 252546

Re: Romanization game

/p b t d c ɟ k ɡ/ <p b t d c ȷ k g> /pˠ bˠ tˤ dˤ cˤ ɟˤ/ <p' b' t' d' c' ȷ'> /f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ x ɣ/ <f v ṭ ḍ s z ċ j ḳ ġ> /fˠ vˠ θˤ ðˤ sˤ zˤ ʃˤ ʒˤ/ <f' v' ṭ' ḍ' s' z' ċ' j'> /fx vɣ θx ðɣ fʃ vʒ/ <fk vg tk dg fc vj> /fʃˠ vʒˠ/ <fc' vj'> /s͎ z͎/ <ss zz> /s͎ˤ z͎ˤ/ <ss' zz'> /ts tʃ/ <ts tc> /tsˤ tʃˤ/ <ts' t...
by Dezinaa
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 20:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 130998

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Do you mean in terms of work or are you asking how to change subject? If you're asking about the kinds of subject you'll do, it really varies depending on the uni. For example Cambridge is quite strongly theory-heavy (and Generativist theory at that), while other universities are more concerned wit...
by Dezinaa
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 08:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5568
Views: 284132

Re: Sound Changes Game

<mbàap>

[mɔːwʔ˩] > [ˈma̰.ṵ]
by Dezinaa
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 08:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 130998

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm thinking about switching my major to Linguistics. I'm currently in my 2nd year of graphic design, and it's not what I hoped it would be. Changing my major to Linguistics would mean changing my school, too. Is anyone here a linguist? What do you do exactly?
by Dezinaa
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 06:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Euterpe: A world of sign language
Replies: 15
Views: 2923

Re: Euterpe: A world of sign language

not arbitrary? so, if I hold up two fingers, you can tell me what that means? :) Well, I guess cultural context plays a role in understanding a sign. Sign language is only very slightly less arbitrary than sound. Note that even when onomatopoeias are possible, they're still not very useful, because...
by Dezinaa
Tue 19 Dec 2017, 18:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Euterpe: A world of sign language
Replies: 15
Views: 2923

Re: Euterpe: A world of sign language

Just popping in to say that I’m enjoying this. [:)] Good to hear! Universe Sandbox 2 . I highly recommend it. Yeah, I already have it, and it's pretty cool, though I've found it difficult to use with my own values for things. Did you just painstakingly go edit all the things in the program? Yes, bu...
by Dezinaa
Tue 19 Dec 2017, 08:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 130998

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I've had a map of my conworld for a long time... However I don't have much interest in the whole conworlding aspect. Would anyone wanna help me out with some climate stuff and river placement and the like? Should I make a thread? I would be interested in seeing a thread. I would probably be more of...
by Dezinaa
Tue 19 Dec 2017, 06:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Euterpe: A world of sign language
Replies: 15
Views: 2923

Re: Euterpe: A world of sign language

I've been working on plate tectonics today. I'm pretty happy with how they look. The one big difference between Euterpe's and Earth's plate tectonics systems is that Euterpe has many more plates. Here is a map of the plate tectonics in equirectangular projection. The arrows represent movement. You m...
by Dezinaa
Mon 18 Dec 2017, 18:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: (Parody) Christmas Carols
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: (Parody) Christmas Carols

Dashing through the snow on a pair of broken skis. Over the fields we go, bashing into trees. The snow is turning red. I think I'll go home instead. Duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh I don't remember the rest! But no really, I don't remember the last two lines, a devastating loss for the Ameri...
by Dezinaa
Sun 17 Dec 2017, 05:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Euterpe: A world of sign language
Replies: 15
Views: 2923

Re: Euterpe: A world of sign language

Axiem wrote:
Sun 17 Dec 2017, 04:44
Obligatory bikeshedding: what did you use for rendering the solar system images? I like them!
Universe Sandbox 2. I highly recommend it.
by Dezinaa
Sun 17 Dec 2017, 00:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Euterpe: A world of sign language
Replies: 15
Views: 2923

Re: Euterpe: A world of sign language

I have a couple of thoughts as feedback. First, communication will always tend toward the comparatively easiest way. I speak with my mouth because it's much easier to do that than drop or put down whatever I am doing in order to sign. I see that your people can't easily vocalize, so that is a start...
by Dezinaa
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 09:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Euterpe: A world of sign language
Replies: 15
Views: 2923

Euterpe: A world of sign language

Euterpe https://i.imgur.com/ayQ2Pbr.png Planet Euterpe, with its moon Musike in the distance In a Nutshell: Euterpe /juˈtɝpi/ is a conworld idea I've been working on for a while. The main purpose is to create an intelligent species that communicates primarily through sign languages. Disclaimer: I'm...