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by Ketumak
Tue 25 Jul 2017, 18:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ular: Old brooms sweep clean (hopefully)
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: Ular: Old brooms sweep clean (hopefully)

Hi. The Ular phoneme inventory looks interesting. You've got a lot of unusual features into a small set of phonemes. Any more thoughts on when the front allophones of back vowels might occur? I'd suggest at least after alveolar consonants. You could get more complicated though and throw in a harmony...
by Ketumak
Tue 25 Jul 2017, 18:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My sister
Replies: 30
Views: 1452

Re: My sister

I'm good with landline phone numbers. Perhaps it comes with being a library cataloguer. I use ISBNs and class numbers at work a lot, so I get a lot of practice at remembering long numbers. I seem to have a mental block with mobile (cell) phone numbers though. They're a little bit longer here in the ...
by Ketumak
Tue 05 Jul 2016, 18:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I'm useless.
Replies: 60
Views: 3674

Re: I'm useless.

Eek! Most of the things I can suggest are probably things you've thought of already, Chagen, but here goes: If you're not seeing a counsellor already, I'd recommend doing that. If money's a problem, the Samaritans might be good people to talk to as they're free (contrary to popular belief, you don't...
by Ketumak
Tue 29 Mar 2016, 13:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you studying? / What is your job?
Replies: 37
Views: 1713

Re: What are you studying? / What is your job?

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:^I've considered maybe studying philosophy alongside linguistics.
There are philosophers with a strong interest in language, of course, and I've known a couple of people take degrees in philosophy and linguistics and enjoy them. So, on the face of it, it sounds like a good choice to me.
by Ketumak
Tue 29 Mar 2016, 13:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520074

Re: What did you accomplish today?

That sounds a good way of looking at these things.
by Ketumak
Tue 29 Mar 2016, 12:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520074

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I find the best method for me to kill a conlang is to declare it my Main Project where I'm going to get everything "right". [>_<] That's bad luck. I hope I'm not that far gone, myself, but yes, if you tell yourself something is just a side project then good enough is good enough, you write somethin...
by Ketumak
Sat 26 Mar 2016, 21:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you studying? / What is your job?
Replies: 37
Views: 1713

Re: What are you studying? / What is your job?

I studied Philosophy. Someone from my home village once drily observed, "There's not much call for philosophers round here". They were right of course, and I ended up studying some more to become a librarian. After a couple of long-distance moves though, I've wound up cataloguing books in the Romanc...
by Ketumak
Sat 26 Mar 2016, 21:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520074

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Making surprisingly good progress with the framework for Öklane. This is the language of invaders from another continent encountered by my main people during the early modern era as travel gets easier. Influences are Finnish and Japanese. (I don't know much about either of those, but I don't need to...
by Ketumak
Thu 17 Mar 2016, 20:15
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Esperanto-based conlangs
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Re: Esperanto-based conlangs

Jeffrey Henning, who used to run Langmaker, came up with one called Sen:esepera (meaning "without hope", if I recall correctly from Langmaker). This is inspired by Esperanto rather than diachronically related to it and it aims for maximal simplicity. See here: http://www.datapacrat.com/True/LANG/MOD...
by Ketumak
Sun 24 Jan 2016, 20:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520074

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Yup, that's how it was at our house back in the '60s. There were also more stay-at-home housewives in those days, so amongst many other jobs they would try drying clothes outdoors then whip them in quick at a sign of rain and hang them on a clothes horse in front of the fire. I remember my mother do...
by Ketumak
Sun 24 Jan 2016, 17:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520074

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Not just Wisconsin. There's a similar chance of success with outdoor drying here in the north of England. My own accomplishment today is that I've posted an overview of Old Lemohai-Letsuri on my blog. This was the immediate ancestor of the modern Lemohai and Letsuri languages. The real world model f...
by Ketumak
Thu 21 Jan 2016, 20:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Proto-Atlantic Society
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Proto-Atlantic Society

It's an interesting system. I particularly like how potters and smiths are regarded as "unnatural" and therefore lowly. I guess that's because their work is creating things that do not exist in nature and that nature is somehow highly valued in the Proto-Atlantic belief system? I'm less convinced th...
by Ketumak
Tue 07 Jul 2015, 18:44
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Português
Replies: 30
Views: 6160

Re: Português

… e sim, os outros erros eram os meus.

Obrigado Squall pelas correções e pelas informações sobre o dialeto Madeirense. Eram muito interessantes.
by Ketumak
Mon 06 Jul 2015, 20:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The CBB Conlang Census
Replies: 88
Views: 17705

Re: The CBB Conlang Census

Õtari : a priori artlang (2010 et seq); Tekuo conworld. Nom-Acc. Analytic. Features noun classifiers, and much valence adjustment. Transitive clause: SVO. Intransitive clause: SV/VS. (Proto-language for Lemohai). 850 words. (edit): The full grammar pdf is now embedded in this page , towards the bot...
by Ketumak
Mon 06 Jul 2015, 19:31
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Português
Replies: 30
Views: 6160

Re: Português

É bom que ha um outro aqui que fala português! Quanto à questião: continuo buscar - à biblioteca e ao JSTOR.
by Ketumak
Sat 04 Jul 2015, 20:06
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Português
Replies: 30
Views: 6160

Re: Português

Uma questião. Ha pessoas aqui que conheçam ao português de Madeira e dos Açores? Que so as maiores diferências entre issos e o português europeu?

Obrigado em avança.
by Ketumak
Mon 29 Jun 2015, 19:15
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: First conlang advice and tips
Replies: 12
Views: 1214

Re: First conlang advice and tips

Welcome! I see your first list, the one headed "Alphabet" includes some cyrillic letters mixed in to a largely Roman script. I don't think I've seen that done before - a neat idea! I wonder if it's what you intended though, as these aren't defined with IPA in any of the following lists. Perhaps I'm ...
by Ketumak
Sun 21 Jun 2015, 16:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520074

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've had a surprisingly productive afternoon, considering I'm tired after a late night. I've posted again on my conlang blog, the first post that isn't just site news, that actually contains conworld content. Behind the scenes, I've uploaded a widget that enables me to change the font on my chosen t...
by Ketumak
Mon 08 Jun 2015, 18:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What do you base your conlang romanizations off of?
Replies: 25
Views: 1903

Re: What do you base your conlang romanizations off of?

A variety of factors. Like several people above I look for easy typing, especially now as I do more work on a tablet with a restricted character set. I could add more of course, but it's a tablet and extra software reduces performance. I think about IPA but also about common European usages. For exa...
by Ketumak
Mon 20 Apr 2015, 19:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yabushio: timeline
Replies: 152
Views: 14260

Re: Yabushio: maps, flags

I am also liking these flags. They're simple, yet original.