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by KaiTheHomoSapien
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 17:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 56205

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I have mixed feelings about the whole "autism cure" issue. To be perfectly honest, I don't think there will ever be a cure, so in some ways I think the discussion is moot. On the other hand, I understand wanting to know where autism comes from and why it has suddenly become more prevalent, but I als...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 17:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 56205

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Finally subscribed to them on Twitter earlier this year. Just listened to the new short. I thought they made a lot of good points. When I look up a language's phonology on Wikipedia, reading the notes and descriptions beneath is always more helpful than just looking at a chart of sounds, even if the...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 04:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 338
Views: 31717

Re: Linguistic pet peeves

A guy on another site I frequent said "Arabic is so hard that even people born to it don't speak it correctly all the time". Then he made a baffling statement suggesting that the Romans were not native to Latium and they "adopted" the Latin language for themselves. [:|] [>:|] [>:(] Someone's been ta...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 04 Apr 2018, 23:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1571
Views: 138877

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

Thank you all for the information [:)] I sort of see the Mantian religion as being a combination of both of those ideas you mention, Salmoneus. On one hand, it could be said that it's a variation on monotheism, considering that the 12 are inseparable, they only exist as long as they exist together, ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 04 Apr 2018, 06:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1571
Views: 138877

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

Are there examples of polytheistic religions where the number of deities is fixed? I know the Game of Thrones religion is like that, but any real-life examples? This is how I view the Mantian religion: it consists of a pantheon of 12 deities, six gods and six goddesses, but the number is very much f...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 30 Mar 2018, 16:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Cool and weird things in your conlang
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Cool and weird things in your conlang

The only thing that's really weird about Lihmelinyan is the voiceless bidental fricative: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiceless_bidental_fricative It's a sound so rare that it's only known to occur in one dialect of one language, Adyghe. In Lihmelinyan it's a dialectal variant of /f/ and it's tran...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 28 Mar 2018, 17:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 833
Views: 78877

Re: You

Yeah, my first kinda big project(s) was an English relex with English phonemes and Romance phonotactics. Grammar was all the same as English lol. How do non conlanger peers react to conlanging? I have one friend who constantly asks if I can speak whatever conlang I am on. I'll be honest that most o...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 21 Mar 2018, 21:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 833
Views: 78877

Re: You

I don't know anyone at school who's into it either, only online. I first got interested when I started studying Latin. I became fascinated with the language, all those declensions and conjugations made me want to create something of my own like that. My earliest conlang experiments were rudimentary ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 21 Mar 2018, 16:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 833
Views: 78877

Re: You

Nice to meet you Carson! (Your username is pretty cool [:D] ) We are of similar age, and I'm glad to see more high-schoolers into conlanging. It's a very underrated hobby, I think [;)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 21 Mar 2018, 04:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2244
Views: 169373

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Lih. táspā /'tas.paː/ - flour

Next:

Lih. nétēr /'nɛ.teːr/ - plant, vine
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 05:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10998
Views: 602346

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I feel as if I understand PIE morphology more every time I read about it. I understand the verbal system better now than I did last week, and I understood it better last week than I did when I last worked on my conlang. I'm having to amend my conlang the more I understand PIE's complexity.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 16:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 206
Views: 24145

Re: Weird Dream Thread

I've never had the famous "teeth falling out" dream that a lot of people experience, but last night I had a dream where sand and small pebbles kept appearing in my mouth [O.O] And I kept spitting them out, but they kept forming. That was weird...and gross. Not sure what corner of my subconscious tha...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Tue 13 Mar 2018, 21:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Will Indo-Aryan no longer be an accepted term in Linguistics?
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Re: Will Indo-Aryan no longer be an accepted term in Linguistics?

I'll admit that I find these terms confusing. I thought that Indo-Iranian and Indo-Aryan were interchangeable (the words "Iranian" and "Aryan" are cognates after all), but it seems that "Indo-Aryan" is actually a synonym for "Indic", which is a subbranch of Indo-Iranian, which is a branch of Indo-Eu...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 11 Mar 2018, 19:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2327
Views: 130700

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Do you ever listen to songs that perhaps contain nonsensical lyrics, yet it's not their meaning that matters, but the sound of the words? I'm thinking of this excellent song I can't stop listening to, "Toes" by Glass Animals . I'm fairly certain that much of the lyrics are just gibberish, especially...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sat 10 Mar 2018, 05:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 56205

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

^ http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html

4 people dead, including the gunman. The three hostages were apparently employees at the Veterans home. The gunman was a veteran with PTSD. Just a very tragic situation all around [:(]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 21:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 56205

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Active shooter/hostage situation a few miles from where I live:

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/03/09/ ... f-gunfire/

No reports of any casualties, but it's scary. I guess it was only a matter of time before something like this happened here. [:(]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 02 Mar 2018, 19:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Linguistic purism in conlangs
Replies: 22
Views: 2126

Re: Linguistic purism in conlangs

Oh, the Mantians are firecely nationalistic and ethnocentric. Mántes úreyes inàr (Mantians uber alles) and all that jazz. Lihmelinyan is both the conservative variety of Mantian spoken in the capital, used for religious ceremonies, and regarded by the elite as the purest highest form of the language...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 02 Mar 2018, 05:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.

I read about this in NatGeo. I think it's pretty interesting, even if it is only a small language closely related to other known ones. I find the Austroasiatic languages fascinating--their large distribution throughout Southeast Asia, the fact that they're spoken by the "Negrito" and other native pe...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 28 Feb 2018, 20:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 56205

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Thanks you guys! [:D] It's true, it's maybe a bit much; I did sort of feel like I had to cram it in this semester to take everything I wanted to take, but I think I can manage as long as I also take some time to relax. Looking forward to being done with high school, that's for sure :mrgreen:
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 25 Feb 2018, 23:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 56205

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So I feel like I'm going to burn out. [:|] Among the classes I'm taking this year, there's AP Literature, AP Calculus BC, AP Latin, AP Government & Politics, Philosophy, and then of course outside of school I'm studying Japanese. We also have an independent study project to present at the end of the...