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by gestaltist
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 15:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 47
Views: 1714

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

The joke would go better with colloquial Polish where "no" means yes.
by gestaltist
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 15:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13427
Views: 671655

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

Great question about final consonant cluster limits. Whereas Kartvelian, Slavic and Armenian can have some initial octopedalian consonantal whoppers in initial position, I am not sure if they can allow as huge a consonant cluster in coda position. :wat: :?: :?: I can only speak to Slavic. Early Sla...
by gestaltist
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 21:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13427
Views: 671655

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

Parlox wrote:
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 20:44
What are some interesting ways to form Comparatives and Superlatives?
Reduplication is one. Semitic "X of X" for superlative is kinda cool, as well.
by gestaltist
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 15:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

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

For me, it boils down to one word: coherence. I'm a perfectionist, and if I include a creature that doesn't exist on Earth, I want it to make sense. While working on con-biology and con-evolution is fun, it's damn time-consuming. I started one such a project - Scosya. I worked for months on the plan...
by gestaltist
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 08:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2733
Views: 157657

Re: Yay or Nay?

I'm thinking of adding lexical tone to my conlang, Abʘa. It would likely be complicated and resemble Chinese's system. Some information, Abʘa uses a (C)(C)(V)(C) syllable structure, it has 78 consonants and 16 vowels(8 base, 8 long), and usually doesn't allow vowel clusters. So should i add tone? N...
by gestaltist
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 17:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 4923
Views: 175830

Re: Sound Changes Game

<ahnóej>

[ə̃ˈθwẽ] > [ˈnθune]

Sseparation of the nasal element, schwa deletion, and subsequent vocalization of the glide to break up CCC cluster.)
by gestaltist
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 20:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 4923
Views: 175830

Re: Sound Changes Game

<まぬ>
[eɾˈnihe] > [ɚˈniːhə]

(Reduction of unstressed vowels. Stress timing.)
by gestaltist
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 20:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Interesting spectra and categories
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Interesting spectra and categories

It feels like you perhaps want to talk about conceptual metaphors? Partly. If we are using metaphors they aren't to be contrasted with the things they are a metaphor of. You're supposed to find a new category that includes both the metaphor and the thing. Thanks for the answer. Not that I'm any les...
by gestaltist
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 09:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 108
Views: 4042

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Sent the torch to DesEsseintes.
by gestaltist
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 23:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Interesting spectra and categories
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Interesting spectra and categories

It feels like you perhaps want to talk about conceptual metaphors? Partly. If we are using metaphors they aren't to be contrasted with the things they are a metaphor of. You're supposed to find a new category that includes both the metaphor and the thing. Thanks for the answer. Not that I'm any les...
by gestaltist
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 10:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13427
Views: 671655

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

1. How could I create verb infinitives? I am thinking about having a particle for the infinitive (as in "to run"), but it follows the verb, and later becomes a suffix. Are there other ways? The locative case attached to the verb is a frequent source of infinitives cross-linguistically, if I am not ...
by gestaltist
Thu 08 Feb 2018, 11:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Interesting spectra and categories
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Interesting spectra and categories

I'm not on any mailing list and I also still don't understand what this thread is about.

It feels like you perhaps want to talk about conceptual metaphors?
by gestaltist
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 11:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 108
Views: 4042

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

A heads-up: I am pretty busy right now so it may take me until after the weekend to complete the translation and send it to DesEsseintes.
by gestaltist
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 09:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2599

Re: Grammuary 2018

Khemehekis wrote:
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 07:20
So no one else went all the way through Grammuary?
I did but I don't know the size of my grammar before it...
by gestaltist
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 10:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 108
Views: 4042

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Parlox wrote:
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 04:23
Torch sent to gestaltist.
Sent you a PM with some questions. I think you missed a few words from the vocab you provided.
by gestaltist
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 13:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lextreme2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1898

Re: Lextreme2018

I'm still participating but I forget to post here. Some words I coined recently: ney verbal to be true, good, beautiful, true to its nature, whole auxiliary used for deontic modalities such as “should”, “must”" sậ verbal to be wrong, false, bad, evil, ugly, deformed auxiliary used for deontic modali...
by gestaltist
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 20:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 108
Views: 4042

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

kiwikami wrote:
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 18:27
Frislander wrote:
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 13:20
Is it too late to ask that I can be added to the end of the relay?
I have no problem with it if others don't; would anyone mind?
Here's hoping things move a bit more quickly from here on out.
No we don't. We actually encouraged Fris to join.
by gestaltist
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 20:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 4923
Views: 175830

Re: Sound Changes Game

<nìbýg>

[ˈne˩bɯ] > [nɛbɨ]
by gestaltist
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 13:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game
Replies: 636
Views: 27083

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game

[jatˈkae̯stʰɾa] < [ʎatˈkæstʰɾa]
by gestaltist
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 13:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 4923
Views: 175830

Re: Sound Changes Game

<ñû̱>

[nʲʷɨ˧˥] > [ni˧wɨ˥]