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by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 21:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What kind of conlanger are you?
Replies: 148
Views: 15690

Re: What kind of conlanger are you?

Loyalist who thinks about other conlangs, but will probably never create them. Lihmelinyan über alles [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 03:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 104772

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Khemehekis wrote:
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:17
(The story of Hans putting his finger in a dike was also with an i.)
Well that's a relief. [O.O]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 18:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6618
Views: 514156

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

How would you pronounce /c/ /ɲ/ when they occur in the coda position, especially when they are not word final. I can pronounce them when they occur as onsets, but I noticed some languages have them occur word finally, and wanted to try that. Do you know of any natlangs where these occur as codas? H...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 02:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11128
Views: 706676

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Could you explain exactly what you meant by "functional" here? What's there to laugh at? I just meant that up until now, the ergative case only existed in declension tables and I had not actually used it in any sentences (i.e. hadn't come up with any neuter nouns being used as subjects of transitiv...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 18:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11128
Views: 706676

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Came up with a functional example of the ergative case. Here you have the neuter noun "fésnan" meaning "stone, rock" in the ergative in the first sentence, and in the instrumental in the second sentence: Fésnanza yégeman estaúnet . "The stone was blocking the road". Yégems fésnah estaúnetar . "The r...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 18:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 104772

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

This isn't a big accomplishment or something like that, since post count doesn't really mean anything. All I've done is post a lot, which I was able to do so much because I was out sick for two years of high school. It's not just that you post a lot; you enthusiastically engage with new conlangs an...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 17:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 104772

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

All the same I don't like the changes that are happening now. I want more rain, cooler temperatures, and fewer fires. We're getting the opposite. Hopefully the trend will shift soon. And thanks, I'm not in any immediate threat this time. Last October was much worse--the fires were only a mile from w...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11128
Views: 706676

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Is it weird that it took me this long to create a "to be" verb? The fact is, I had a preliminary one, simply because I would have almost no ability to write example sentences without one, but it's only now that I'm writing out the full conjugation of it.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 16:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 104772

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Woke up this morning to my bedroom bathed in orange light because of wildfire smoke. Every year the wildfires get larger and more destructive. Climate change is depressing [:(]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 18:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11128
Views: 706676

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Thanks guys [:D] I haven't thought much about reciprocity yet, but I do think the middle, especially the middle dual, can be used in a reciprocal sense. My intent is to eventually have a reciprocal pronoun (which would be used with the middle voice and would avoid ambiguity), though I haven't create...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 21:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11128
Views: 706676

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I codified the medio-passive endings in Lihmelinyan. I've been avoiding even getting near the medio-passive voice, but it's time to put on the gloves and work on it :) Singular: -her, -fer, -tar Dual: -waza, -htā, -htē Plural: -maza, -zwe, -rar sándaher "I wash (myself), I am washed" sándazwe "you a...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 05:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13848
Views: 846813

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

It has also been suggested that the aforementioned innovated PRS.PASS.2PL ending in :lat: could be simply the PRS.PASS.PTCP.PL form. Sihler says about "-mini": "One of the enigmas of the classical scholarship, ranking in mystery with what name Achilles took when he hid among the women, is the expla...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 29 Jul 2018, 17:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3656

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

For me, the 99% answer is that fossils are just a manifestation of the wonder of Creation, tiny jewels & treasures that mutely reveal the nature of God's work from before there ever was an Earth or a universe for it to be in. All of these unexplained things are but calling cards, saying "use the br...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 20:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13848
Views: 846813

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

I would be interested in a separate thread on that, since figuring all this stuff out has been a major part of my PIE-inspired conlang. [:)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 21:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13848
Views: 846813

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

"Principal parts" is mostly a Greco-Latin term; I'm not sure how much it's even used outside those two languages. It's really a teaching tool more than it's a concrete cross-linguistic concept. In the case of Latin and Greek, the parts derive from the PIE system which had different stems for the dif...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 18:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 850
Views: 95569

Re: You

I guess I'm fortunate that phonology is not what I'm most interested in, otherwise I might've gotten bogged down in it too. It's all about crazy morphology for me. Not that that's any less of a mire [:$]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 17:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13848
Views: 846813

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

Oh, okay, I thought he was saying "fero" had no suppletion at all. I agree it's not double suppletive, since "latus" is from *tlatus and ultimately a form of tollo, just like "tuli". I remember I didn't get that when introduced to that verb in Latin class; I thought it had three roots and I remember...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 17:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13848
Views: 846813

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

^But why is it not suppletion? The paradigm of "fero" has no perfect stem, so forms from "tollo" are used instead. Isn't that suppletion? In the English example, "am" is from "hesmi", "were" is from "hwes-" and "been" is from "bhuh-". So it's one verbal paradigm that makes use of three different roo...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 01:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 104772

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Will they all have to be re-labeled in order to be sold legally in the U.S.? Given the precedents for food names in the USA, I look forward to seeing "goat mylc " or "goat milk- product " on grocery store shelves soon! https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/simpsons/images/3/3c/Malk.jpg/revision/lates...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 00:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13848
Views: 846813

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

Thanks for your answers :) Sometimes it seems like there's a logic to the defectiveness; other times it's just bizarre, like how there's no genitive plural of the Russian word мечта, "dream". It has all the other noun forms, but apparently saying "of the dreams" is like dividing by zero. lol I haven...