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by gestaltist
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 20:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13078
Views: 572526

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

I always think of the name first, and rationalize it later (either by finding an etymology for it or simply saying its meaning has been lost to time). Me, too. Although "always" is a bit of hubris, coming from me ; I should say "so far", instead of "always". Or you could accept that this is one of ...
by gestaltist
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 09:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10676
Views: 487466

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Looks wonderful, kiwikami!
by gestaltist
Thu 16 Nov 2017, 15:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 18292

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 Ah, at long last, the return of loglorn the forlorn! How joyous it is to see your return, even if perhaps not in the best of circumstances. You should've written thi...
by gestaltist
Thu 16 Nov 2017, 14:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 1732

Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 21:46
(stuff)
Thanks Thrice!

I'll try one of these for size. They are a little pixelated but it's a forum limitation, right?
by gestaltist
Thu 16 Nov 2017, 11:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13078
Views: 572526

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

How does everyone come up with names for languages (and especially proto languages or language families)? Do you have detailed etymologies for the name, or is it just based on what sounds nice? I want to come up with a name for a small branch of languages, but as Qutrussan is the dominant language,...
by gestaltist
Thu 16 Nov 2017, 11:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 71
Views: 2895

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

Gigi, have you identified what it is you find so pleasing about it? That's a good (and hard) question. I wonder if you have? One thing that I have noticed is that Davush's word-coining is on point. With a lot of Qutrussan words, I think to myself, "yes, that's exactly what a word meaning X should s...
by gestaltist
Wed 15 Nov 2017, 21:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13078
Views: 572526

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

I am having difficulty coming up with sound changes that seem organic and make the language feel different from the original language. Lots of sound changes seem to be merely replace X with Y which doesn't seem to be how sound change actually operates. Do you usually just look at the phonology of y...
by gestaltist
Wed 15 Nov 2017, 20:58
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Imperative Mood - Lortho
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Imperative Mood - Lortho

You could use a periphrastic construction for those, like English (“let's”).
by gestaltist
Wed 15 Nov 2017, 17:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13078
Views: 572526

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

eldin raigmore wrote:
Wed 15 Nov 2017, 02:10
linguisticians
It makes me irrationally angry that this word exists. It's "linguists" dammit!
by gestaltist
Wed 15 Nov 2017, 17:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Wacky theory on Basque.
Replies: 23
Views: 1242

Re: Wacky theory on Basque.

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:
Wed 15 Nov 2017, 17:25
I must be weird then, because I tend to like anomalies; I find them fascinating.
But I realize I'm an anomaly [:P]
At least you like yourself, then!
by gestaltist
Wed 15 Nov 2017, 10:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: Enjoy Happyness in your conlang...
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: Enjoy Happyness in your conlang...

lsd wrote:
Wed 15 Nov 2017, 07:01
The moderation said : It is now forbidden to begin a thread by a pic...
So...
I am sure what they actually meant is "don't spam the forum with daily pic threads" and not "remove the pic from the only one thread where it actually mattered".
by gestaltist
Wed 15 Nov 2017, 10:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13078
Views: 572526

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

I want to ask for some inspiration. I have a three vowel system /a i u/, and these vowels may be stressed or unstressed (every word has at least one stressed syllable, and every third syllable is stressed), and the syllable structure is (C)V(C), though any sequence of two or even three vowels can o...
by gestaltist
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 21:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 632
Views: 18292

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ahzoh wrote:
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 17:05
It's been two months and still no job. It looks like I *have* made a job out of looking for a job...
The average time to find a job is between 3-6 months so brace yourself for some more searching.
by gestaltist
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 20:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 1732

Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

Thrice - if you find some inspiration from this idea, I would be over the moon (or over two suns ;) ). Hmmmm, I'm not that great at actual art... Could you maybe find a few images with sun(s) that you like and I can see what I can do. I particlularly like this one: http://strangesounds.org/wp-conte...
by gestaltist
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 16:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 538
Views: 41513

Re: False cognates

k1234567890y wrote:
Thu 02 Nov 2017, 23:39
English promise and promiscuous
Don't tell me there's no promise in promiscuous. [}:D]
by gestaltist
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 16:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 1732

Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

I would like to add an avatar but I have no idea what it might be... - an anthropomorphic lizard - a symbolic representation of two suns - a neon sign with “Gigi” written in a gaudy font ? Just some ideas I like the idea with the two suns. Although I don't really work on that conworld anymore, I gu...
by gestaltist
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 14:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

outwith - Scottish English for "outside, beyond"
by gestaltist
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 11:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 1732

Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

I would like to add an avatar but I have no idea what it might be...
by gestaltist
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 22:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 71
Views: 2895

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

I like it - especially the infix.

I gotta say, I hope I can one day create a conlang as aesthetically pleasing as Qutrussan.
by gestaltist
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 21:42
Forum: Translations
Topic: Enjoy Happyness in your conlang...
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: Enjoy Happyness in your conlang...

I wish the "A picture a day" thread was never closed. It was much less annoying than the current trend of "a picture thread a day"...