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by Alamantus
Thu 07 Jul 2016, 13:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 25
Views: 2483

Re: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon

What about your server or webhosting? Will it be there forever? I mean, I have no plans to ever take it offline, so it'll be there as "forever" as anyone can ever plan to have anything last forever. If you're really that worried about it and still really want to use Lexiconga, the whole project is ...
by Alamantus
Thu 07 Jul 2016, 00:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 25
Views: 2483

Re: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon

Imralu wrote:This looks cool!
I worry about things that I can't back up or rely on a website to be decoded.
Thanks! And yep! Now you don't have to worry about that—you can get your data whenever you want. :)
by Alamantus
Wed 29 Jun 2016, 18:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 25
Views: 2483

Re: New Tool for Dictionary/Lexicon-Building

Alright, it's been a while, but I didn't want to make a new post just for the same topic. Anyway, I've been working on Lexiconga Dictionary Builder for a long time now, and this is the biggest update I've released so far! On the front-end (what you see): The site got a facelift! Instead of the older...
by Alamantus
Thu 28 Jan 2016, 20:06
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vocabulary/Lexicon Size
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Vocabulary/Lexicon Size

masako wrote:Try not to think in stark terms like "each individual thing or action"...but more 'how' you want to say something. This will influence not only lexical depth, but grammar, syntax, prosody, etc.
That's a good way to think about it... Thanks!
by Alamantus
Wed 27 Jan 2016, 23:58
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vocabulary/Lexicon Size
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Vocabulary/Lexicon Size

In your case where the focus is very much making it functional, I think you will end up solving your own problem as you move along. Is there a time where people who can't move their arms to gesture would need to use this language? If there is, maybe some words should be split into multiple smaller ...
by Alamantus
Mon 25 Jan 2016, 23:51
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vocabulary/Lexicon Size
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Vocabulary/Lexicon Size

Obviously, you have a rather atypical goal for your language. Natural languages tend to have a lot of redundancy, and most of us here try to create naturalistic languages. I'd say: create a small vocabulary but make some rules of derivational morphology so speakers can create new words if needed. T...
by Alamantus
Mon 25 Jan 2016, 23:31
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vocabulary/Lexicon Size
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Vocabulary/Lexicon Size

How important do you think it is for a conlang to have words for each individual thing or action? Obviously the answer depends on what the language is intended to be used for and on the people who use it. A more analytical and exacting conlang will probably have a separate word for each and every in...
by Alamantus
Mon 25 Jan 2016, 22:50
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: A software question
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: A software question

Hi! I am new here but not new to the conlanging. Now I'm working on my conscript and I need some help with the software. My script is based on many unique characters just like Chinese hanzi. So there is a pinyin input method that allows the user to input the characters by displaying a window with p...
by Alamantus
Mon 11 Jan 2016, 17:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'Oayhàoù
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

Re: 'Oayhàoù

So I just had a thought about giving 'Oayhàoù alternating stress patterns like in English because it's such an intentionally vague language, but I'm not sure if I should because alternating stress patterns are one of the things that I hate about English! The benefit would be that it would cut down t...
by Alamantus
Sat 09 Jan 2016, 06:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Most Effective Strategy for Organizing Conworlds/cultures?
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: Most Effective Strategy for Organizing Conworlds/culture

I was looking around and realized that a personal wiki could be a really good tool for this kind of thing! (This was before I saw alynnidalar's post, which basically suggests the same kind of thing!) There are some that you can install on your computer, but a good one I'm trying out is called Tiddly...
by Alamantus
Fri 08 Jan 2016, 18:22
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Most Effective Strategy for Organizing Conworlds/cultures?
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Most Effective Strategy for Organizing Conworlds/cultures?

I've been kicking around some ideas for a conworld and some concultures for a while, but I've always been hesitant to actually start writing them down because I feel like everything would get muddled and unmanageable way too quickly and lead to me giving up. I want to get this stuff out of my head b...
by Alamantus
Thu 07 Jan 2016, 01:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'Oayhàoù
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

Re: 'Oayhàoù

Alright! I just reached 100 words, and I'm ready to share my progress!

Check out my Lexiconga dictionary to see the words and more up-to-date details about the conlang! :D
http://lexicon.ga/view/?dict=46

I'll make an update pretty soon, I think... I've added quite a bit.
by Alamantus
Fri 25 Dec 2015, 22:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 25
Views: 2483

Re: New Tool for Dictionary/Lexicon-Building

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Lexiconga Accounts are here! http://i.imgur.com/9s44UkU.png With an account, you can have as many dictionaries as you need and switch between them at will, access your dictionaries from any device, make public and share your dictionaries, and have the peace of mi...
by Alamantus
Wed 23 Dec 2015, 19:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'Oayhàoù
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

'Oayhàoù

Here's a language I've been working on as sort of an experiment. I noticed that my dog and I can make a lot of the same sounds, and I wondered how far I could stretch that idea. I tried to come up with a phonology that could theoretically be covered by as many mammals as I could think of, and the be...
by Alamantus
Wed 23 Dec 2015, 18:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 25
Views: 2483

Re: New Tool for Dictionary/Lexicon-Building

Nifty! How would storage for these accounts be handled? Do you use a server somewhere? If so, do you foresee the need for ads or other revenue generation in the future? The storage is handled by a database stored on my web host, yeah. I already have 1 ad panel on the site (just in case I can make a...
by Alamantus
Tue 22 Dec 2015, 21:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 25
Views: 2483

Re: New Tool for Dictionary/Lexicon-Building

http://i.imgur.com/1QWUH3w.png I've overhauled the search function, and now it's a lot more accurate. Plus you can be more specific with your searches! If you type with sPeCiFiC cAsE, you can search for that and only that! You can also choose to ignore diacritics when searching for words, so search...
by Alamantus
Tue 10 Nov 2015, 00:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 25
Views: 2483

Re: New Tool for Dictionary/Lexicon-Building

Lexiconga has been Updated: Added Pronunciation Field Moved Part of Speech field Added option to sort on Equivalent Word Added links to specific words The Pronunciation field accepts Markdown, specifically so you can include bold and italics if you need to include emphasis. There is also a link to ...
by Alamantus
Fri 06 Nov 2015, 16:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 25
Views: 2483

Re: New Tool for Dictionary/Lexicon-Building

I would suggest plain text between slashes so that IPA looks natural. [+1] although i think, though the distinctions seem very fuzzy, that brackets would be the thing to use when talking about pronouncing words. It would depend on how specifics folks wanted to be. For me, I'd prefer to use the phon...
by Alamantus
Thu 05 Nov 2015, 22:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 25
Views: 2483

Re: New Tool for Dictionary/Lexicon-Building

What would be useful in a dictionary entry would be a field for etymology (ideally, linked to entries in the dictionary of the proto-lang). And a field for miscellaneous notes. Although really, what would be useful would be user-defined fields. While user-defined fields would probably be cool, that...
by Alamantus
Thu 05 Nov 2015, 21:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 25
Views: 2483

Re: New Tool for Dictionary/Lexicon-Building

Before or after the Equivalent Word field? Definitely before the equivalent word, as real life dictionaries tend to go "word /pronunciation/ part of speech definition" [+1] This order would be nice. A quick rule of thumb: if in doubt, have the largest field go last, since users mightn't notice stuf...