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by loglorn
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 04:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 24208

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Well Harry Potter is such an integral part of my childhood i can't even really imagine what it is not to like it.

Somewhat late to the fray, but according to Pottermore i am of Slytherin, carry a 12" Hazel wand with Unicorn hair core and unyielding flexibility. And my patronus is a... Vole.
by loglorn
Mon 27 Nov 2017, 15:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6197
Views: 362681

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

I need some help with terminology as I can't find the proper names for those. 1) what are the linguistic terms for the two types of Slavic verbs of motion (e.g., Polish "iść" vs "chodzić")? 2) I am working on a protolang where retroflexes led to front vowels getting rhotacized, and back vowels gett...
by loglorn
Mon 27 Nov 2017, 14:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6197
Views: 362681

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

I need some help with terminology as I can't find the proper names for those. 1) what are the linguistic terms for the two types of Slavic verbs of motion (e.g., Polish "iść" vs "chodzić")? 2) I am working on a protolang where retroflexes led to front vowels getting rhotacized, and back vowels gett...
by loglorn
Mon 27 Nov 2017, 11:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6197
Views: 362681

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

And θ-f and ð-v are relatively common changes in some parts of England. While they do seem to come together you're not the first one i heard that fronts only θ and not ð, though you're probably the first one i heard that does has that change in the US.
by loglorn
Fri 24 Nov 2017, 00:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2657
Views: 140535

Re: Yay or Nay?

Evynova wrote:
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 20:21
[...], How would you suggest I merge the laryngealisation and nasalisation? [...]
I was suggesting you just straight up merge them actually. Yes that's possible, yes that's attested.
by loglorn
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 13:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2657
Views: 140535

Re: Yay or Nay?

Yay, yay! People doing diachronics always make me happy, and you seem to be off to a better start than many. I'd add a couple more changes to what you have, namely merging the laryngealization and the nasalization, and simplifying all those VV sequences with central vowels u ended up with. You don't...
by loglorn
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 03:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 24208

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

They're gonna turn the internet into what cable is like. It could mean that they'll make it so you can't visit websites that make ISPs look bad or prevent you from having access to work around like VPNs set in countries with net neutrality. Screw whoever advocates this with a rusty pole and give th...
by loglorn
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 02:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 24208

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

sangi39 wrote:One holiday shouldn't take up a literal third of my year [:P]
Boy you've seen nothing, in Brazil everything is Christmas-y by december the first, and after Christmas it's Carnaval until march.
by loglorn
Sun 19 Nov 2017, 03:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 24208

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I just think it's a cluster of very delicate matters we can't never be too sure about. For instance, how is an outsider supposed to tell where exactly does 'harassing' start? IMHO the average SJW just takes a very pessimistic approach at this sort of thing.
by loglorn
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 22:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 24208

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Chagen wrote:
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 02:43
Egerius wrote:
Thu 16 Nov 2017, 21:38
Yes. This forum regenerated a few days ago. Do you like it?
It definitely looks like a modern forum now :o
TBH i liked the legacy look.

On another matter i think my subscriptions imploded somehow, and it wasn't the regen's fault since I haven't gotten CBB emails in ages.
by loglorn
Thu 16 Nov 2017, 03:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 24208

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Boy, what happened, where's the CBB, who am i, who are you.

What i get for not being here in quite a while and suddenly new interface
by loglorn
Tue 19 Sep 2017, 01:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10768
Views: 518370

Re: What did you accomplish today?

For me, fiction is something that is not real. Fantasy is a subset of fiction that markedly could not be real, at least according to our current understanding of how the universe works. Alt-hists are definitely not fantasy in my opinion, unless their point of divergence is the existence or advent of...
by loglorn
Thu 14 Sep 2017, 11:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10768
Views: 518370

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Thrice Xandvii wrote:I did a thing!
(Which may be posted elsewhere... *tries to whistle innocently, but can't since he can't whistle at all*)

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Congratulations Thrice, you are now one of the select few to have come up with a non-Chinese-y logography. And its pretty at that!
by loglorn
Thu 14 Sep 2017, 04:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10768
Views: 518370

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Today for the first time I experienced what is commonly known as ANADEW. Tekian, the conlang I have been working on in the last few years, is a Sino-tibetan language with strong Chinese influence. I wanted a way to tell words apart, and my idea was to change the tone of the last syllable of each wo...
by loglorn
Wed 13 Sep 2017, 13:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2657
Views: 140535

Re: Yay or Nay?

I am thinking of adding a system of evidentiality to Yélian, which would fit neatly by means of verbal participles as prefixes (I've always considered Yélian classifiers as an open class, so structurally it will fit and even be plausible to raise naturally). What speaks against it is that this will...
by loglorn
Wed 13 Sep 2017, 12:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10768
Views: 518370

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I quite like that second option actually.
by loglorn
Tue 12 Sep 2017, 10:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2657
Views: 140535

Re: Yay or Nay?

There’s a description of European Portuguese phonetics here , but I‘m not sure how reliable the site is. Don't think I'd ever opened a site so old on mobile. Of the ancient layout and xsampa usage do not elude me, it mentions voiceless vowels, but argues they're never actually deleted, but very oft...
by loglorn
Tue 12 Sep 2017, 02:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2657
Views: 140535

Re: Yay or Nay?

Hmm, can we find any sources on this? I'm definitely interested. I think loglorn is a native speaker of (Brazilian) Portuguese. I don't know if that's enough of a source. I am indeed native Brazilian Portuguese but i do have contact with European Portuguese speakers. According to the wikipedia arti...
by loglorn
Fri 08 Sep 2017, 02:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2657
Views: 140535

Re: Yay or Nay?

Interesting idea, definitely a yay. Is there a certain preposition that you would use? Not entirely sure. Some interesting prepositions would be cantrar, from contrá entrar, from intrá (also its similar to entrar[e], "to get in") juftar, from juxtá etc. New yes/no question: Pannonian pretonic vowel...
by loglorn
Thu 07 Sep 2017, 05:42
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 355
Views: 39896

Re: Jokes

GrandPiano wrote:
Dormouse559 wrote:How did the scientist who invented the time machine say goodbye to someone before sending them more than 2,000 years into the past?

BC-ing you!
I don't think that joke is accurate anymore...
Emphasis mine.