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by Isfendil
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 00:17
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Alternatives to "Blood" relation?
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: Alternatives to "Blood" relation?

Sort of mammal-chauvinist (or mammary-chauvinist?) but 'sucklemates'? Thinking of both Romulus & Remus & whatever whelpkins they had, and also Mowgli & Grey Brother and all the others. Sucklage and foster-sucklage could be an alternative to "blood" relation. ----------------------------------------...
by Isfendil
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 00:15
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Alternatives to "Blood" relation?
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: Alternatives to "Blood" relation?

I meant inheritance and genetics, I know what basic kinship relations are. Well, if you're conworlding as well as conlanging, any of the examples I gave could form the foundation of an inheritance system. Even things like genetic algorithms (if your conworld consists of AI) where memory/processing ...
by Isfendil
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 17:07
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Alternatives to "Blood" relation?
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: Alternatives to "Blood" relation?

Scytheria wrote:
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 05:05
The clerical use of father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, wife, etc. where the ‘blood’ is shared faith.

Sometimes political too- comrade, brother, sister - when an affiliation is the shared ‘blood’
I meant inheritance and genetics, I know what basic kinship relations are.
by Isfendil
Sat 24 Mar 2018, 07:49
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Alternatives to "Blood" relation?
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Alternatives to "Blood" relation?

Basically the title, we know that associating blood with inheritance and genetics is arbitrary (though not necessarily wrong) and that you have stuff like Korean Sacred Bone as an alternative. What are some IRL equivalents to "sang réal", so to speak? And what are the nuances of that interpretation?
by Isfendil
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 23:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

I was thinking of an Indo-European altlang that developed into a triconsonantal root lang. Maybe if it moved into the right direction? It looks to likely to not make a conlang of it. So much ablaut. Ask Isfendil. That sounds like it could easily exist in North Africa. Did s/he already work on somet...
by Isfendil
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 02:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Will Indo-Aryan no longer be an accepted term in Linguistics?
Replies: 14
Views: 625

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

Surely, replacing 'Indo-Iranian' with 'Aryan' or replacing 'Indo-Aryan' with 'Indic' would make the nomenclature more consistent. What political situation? The issue is that Aryan is the indo-aryan reflex of that word, whereas iranian is more or less the iranian one, so calling indo-iranian "Aryan"...
by Isfendil
Thu 08 Mar 2018, 23:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8227
Views: 543205

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

伴䀡𣗓「渃𧶮形」喂? [:P] Bàn bũ dõc "yar mờ rủo" yớ? Have you seen Shape of Water yet? Ṣıḳṣukıṣuák atsùzakùh arí Taak·Dzuus. ṣu<ıḳ~ṣu>kıṣuák tsa<ù>zaka<ù>h ra<ı>ŕ taakdzuus <3.4PL~HAB>act.very.well fish.person<PAT> this<AGT> Doug Jones Doug Jones is good at acting as fish people. Dog Jonz teybute ghat Doug ...
by Isfendil
Thu 08 Mar 2018, 01:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8227
Views: 543205

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Dormouse559 wrote:
Thu 08 Mar 2018, 00:30
shimobaatar wrote:
Wed 07 Mar 2018, 23:25
¿Hua habeç uisane cuçane monstrunes? [O.o]
Who's been kissing monsters?
Ah, jou vee. Tan de çerdre Team Edward ou Team Jacob.
Ah, I see. Time to pick Team Edward or Team Jacob.
ZAIF!
WEAK!
by Isfendil
Wed 07 Mar 2018, 18:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8227
Views: 543205

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Icivan khus lonikam, ghat nampir doramge zono khter am ijurlon bauno akinan I dont like any particular one, they're just much less scary because people deal with them this way now. :con: Visigothic: ¿Yn hilcana hied? Yc fuercha çate yc ni uet af çate çu quiçes. :wat: In what way? I'm afraid I don't...
by Isfendil
Tue 06 Mar 2018, 00:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8227
Views: 543205

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Jenezjed hayullavin kheyham kirkarad firitorikam I'd just like to say that this new "monster-love" trend has completely cured my fear of the dark. Kheyzi lolokardam a shablon I sleep so easy at night now. Usùṣûakuah Iṣùḳlıṣtıul / Ahùḳkaxkıṣtuıl? su<ù>ṣ-úa-ka<ù>h ṣı<ùḳ>ḳ-ı-ṣ<tu>ıl / ha<ùḳ>-k-xk-ı-ṣ<...
by Isfendil
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 06:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8227
Views: 543205

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Jenezjed hayullavin kheyham kirkarad firitorikam
I'd just like to say that this new "monster-love" trend has completely cured my fear of the dark.
Kheyzi lolokardam a shablon

I sleep so easy at night now.
by Isfendil
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 03:16
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Riddle of the Burial Ground
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: The Riddle of the Burial Ground

Lambuzhao wrote:
Sun 04 Mar 2018, 12:13
W00T!

Gratias tibi ago!!
[:D]
Hey you never know! Maybe a commune will revive Latin and then give rise to some "archaic" romance languages!
by Isfendil
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 03:10
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Riddle of the Burial Ground
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: The Riddle of the Burial Ground

people living 10,000 years from now. Good Lord (!) [O.O] What an immense amount of time, in terms of human change and further change. That's like the whole of human history, plus a few thousands of years of pre-history, all over again. I would love to be able to see which lang(s) today, if any, exi...
by Isfendil
Sat 03 Mar 2018, 06:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Non-pulmonic consonants
Replies: 17
Views: 743

Re: Non-pulmonic consonants

The reason why few conlangs have them is because most of those conlangs are germanic languages and romance languages, and most native languages of conlangers lack ejectives, so all of these factors contribute to that typological rarity.
by Isfendil
Wed 28 Feb 2018, 05:41
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 301
Views: 53456

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

Imralu seems to be comfortable with Swahili to a good extent. Maybe you could nudge him to post a guide or perhaps a series of posts of interesting (glossed) bits about Swahili grammar. I apologize, but Swahili is a fusional Bantu language, it is not related to the language groups I mentioned in an...
by Isfendil
Tue 27 Feb 2018, 16:30
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 301
Views: 53456

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

Creyeditor wrote:
Tue 27 Feb 2018, 16:23
what about other Afro-Asiatic languages? Like Hausa?
I am personally interested in the highly synthetic members of the family such as the berber, ethiosemitic, or coptic languages. I do think the board would very much benefit from a Hausa guide though.
by Isfendil
Tue 27 Feb 2018, 16:07
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 301
Views: 53456

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

Creyeditor wrote:
Tue 27 Feb 2018, 12:08
You mean languages like Ge'ez?
Any ethiopic language yes, like Ge'ez. Not languages that appeared in Africa as a result of migrations or movements made in historical memory like Hasaniya or Punic or what have you.... Although that's not so bad either.
by Isfendil
Tue 27 Feb 2018, 04:33
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 301
Views: 53456

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

If anyone is familiar with any african semitic language I would very much like to gain a basic understanding of it. Grammars and wikipedia seem holistic at first but I know there is always some important key aspect that is not made obvious for negligent or political or other reasons.
by Isfendil
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 05:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 169
Views: 8127

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

1. b
2. a
3. c
4. d
by Isfendil
Sat 13 Jan 2018, 21:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Shanoxilt's Surreal, Syntax-Bending Poetry Translation Challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Shanoxilt's Surreal, Syntax-Bending Poetry Translation Challenge

Otoiro Aniero, Edi Basitti Maa, Neiγaσta basisιrlω vani midani, Aσappa deiqunu [otoˌiro A.nˈjer.o] World ABE-kind-ABE [edi bas.ˈitːi maː] 2.S.ABS 1.P.OBL-GEN mother [ne.iˈɣa.ʃta ˈbas.iˈ.sɨɾlɒ van.i miˈdan.i] place-DEM-LOC 1.P-REL-tongue high-REL bright-REL [ˈaʃ.apːa ˈdejk͡ŭ.nu] calm-INS reply-1.S th...