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by Pabappa
Wed 11 Jul 2018, 19:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Esperantidos - pros and contras?
Replies: 21
Views: 643

Re: Esperantidos - pros and contras?

I've favored Ido since the first time I heard about it, but I wasnt aware until now that there were others. Esperanto II looks good but probably not that different from Ido. All others listed on that page are, in my opinion, independent creations inspired by Esperanto rather than derivatives or refo...
by Pabappa
Sat 07 Jul 2018, 22:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 62
Views: 1389

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

My planet has only one religion ... though the specific beliefs of Ridia vary from place to place, no culture views a neighboring culture as worshipping the wrong god. All three deities are female, but one of the three can take any form, including males. The other two ... the always-female ones ... ...
by Pabappa
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 20:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 62
Views: 1389

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I could write a lot here but I dont have time .... see http://www.frathwiki.com/Religions_of_Teppala which i slowly update from tiem to time. The religious beliefs are all based on beliefs Ive held at one point or nother, inlcuding today ... either beliefs that i have, or that i dont have. e.g. Yŭni...
by Pabappa
Tue 26 Jun 2018, 19:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 57
Views: 6286

Re: Surprising cognates

English head(native Germanic word), chief, chef(from French, ultimately from Latin), cape(from French, ultimately from Latin), cap(ultimately from Latin), capital(from Latin), jefe(from Spanish, ultimately from Latin), and kapala(from Tibet, ultimately from Sanskrit) from the last one you could the...
by Pabappa
Thu 21 Jun 2018, 23:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 619
Views: 94064

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

Why are there so many blonde Koreans in Korean manga? In real life I’ve never met a blonde Korean; not even one who had dyed their hair. There are also a few more blondes than I would have expected in Japanese and Taiwanese and HK manga; but significantly fewer, it seems to me (I could be wrong.) T...
by Pabappa
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 00:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13721
Views: 817939

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

Im not sure that syllagble counting rule is common. In Japanese the syllabic nasal counts as a mora because it originated from a syllable. But so does the checked syllable, so I dont think Jap[anese is an example of counting nasals & stops differently. both are moraic. If presssed I'd guess that lan...
by Pabappa
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 19:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11060
Views: 684628

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Resolution of word-initial consonant clusters following collapse of pretonic vowels in Tarise:

a chart
by Pabappa
Thu 07 Jun 2018, 03:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 57
Views: 6286

Re: Surprising cognates

are the Micmac words all loans? :eng: air and :eng: wind are cognates, if you follow the chains of words at http://enwp.org/wikt:air and http://enwp.org/wikt:wind , though the common element is just PIE *h 2 w-. Also in this word family are east , Austria , and Australia . meaning that the similarit...
by Pabappa
Sun 03 Jun 2018, 20:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How Do YOU Create Words?
Replies: 20
Views: 1704

Re: How Do YOU Create Words?

if you feel like a more hands-on method of word generation, you could buy a few of these and put 'em in a box where you shake it with the lid closed and then pull out a few blindly. Could have vowels and consonants in seprate boxes so you dont end up with e.g. "gtjs" as a word. with enough complete ...
by Pabappa
Sun 03 Jun 2018, 20:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13721
Views: 817939

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

2. I'm trying to settle on my phonology. I really like palatal consonants such as /c/, but I don't know if I want palatalization to play a major part in the phonology via sound changes such as palatalization and assimilation. I'm torn between going to the Abkhaz route using a vertical vowel system ...
by Pabappa
Wed 30 May 2018, 01:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6575
Views: 495348

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

OK, thanks for the responses. Are there any languages known to use what Im going to call paradoxical inflection , where a word takes an inflection with an illogical meaning, precisely because it wont be ambiguous? On another note, this post got me thinking about a similar system with inverse possess...
by Pabappa
Fri 25 May 2018, 00:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6575
Views: 495348

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

Are there any languages known to use what Im going to call paradoxical inflection , where a word takes an inflection with an illogical meaning, precisely because it wont be ambiguous? e.g. in Pabappa, the possessed form of all nouns ends in -i , deleting any final vowel to form the -i. ponnobla "pen...
by Pabappa
Thu 24 May 2018, 03:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 57
Views: 6286

Re: Surprising cognates

:eng: skunk = :eng: Chicago, both from different languages' form of the same word for skunk, which is a nominal derivation from the verb for "urinate". It seems Chicago was named after the wild onions that grew there, not after skunks or urine ... perhaps they saw something similar in the aroma?
by Pabappa
Fri 18 May 2018, 05:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]
Replies: 33
Views: 2057

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

I was a big fan of Choose Your Own Adventure books when they were at their peak in the 1990s, and even wrote two of my own starring two young boys flying spaceships and battling overpowered alien lifeforms. (This was my conworld at the time.... I was 10 yrs old) With the rise of the internet, it see...
by Pabappa
Fri 18 May 2018, 04:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 1208

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

Anybody else hear "yaMMy" rather than "yaNNy"? Sweetie pie says she listened and had no idea where people get this "yanny" business from. Not me, but I've seen 2 other people say this. It may be as much a difference in how different consonants affect neighboring vowels than a difference in the perc...
by Pabappa
Thu 17 May 2018, 22:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 1208

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

The sequel has arrived: https://twitter.com/GeorgeAylett/status/997111740142903300 This is a retweet of a retweet of a tweet of a Reddit post, but they are all of the same video and it's definitely real and not a hoax as some commenters have wondered. Confirmed by viewing the waveform as I did with ...
by Pabappa
Thu 17 May 2018, 01:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 1208

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

It seems that the sound bite is taken from a readout of the word "laurel" on a dictionary site, so "laurel" is the original word. Then, the clip was modified in such a way that it can be heard either way by different people. For reference, I took a plot of the spectrum of the originaly dictionary cl...
by Pabappa
Tue 15 May 2018, 20:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How Do YOU Create Words?
Replies: 20
Views: 1704

Re: How Do YOU Create Words?

you will drive yourself crazy if you try to come up with etymologies for your etymologies for your etymologies; at a certain point, just invent words wholesale and call it a day It takes a long time, but it can be done.... all Poswa and Pabappa words have solid etymologies going back over 7000 year...
by Pabappa
Tue 15 May 2018, 17:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13721
Views: 817939

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

You can do anything you want. You could have 952 contrasting places of articulation based on how the teeth are oriented in each segment of each phoneme. Parrots have no lips or nose and not much of a tongue, yet they can produce every sound a human can make and a lot more of their own. There's a spe...
by Pabappa
Tue 15 May 2018, 03:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Numerology and Numerical Superstitions
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Numerology and Numerical Superstitions

I am a very superstitious person and always have been. I had to step on stairs in a certain order and I carried the superstition into the high numbers like 34 so that when walking up multiple flights I had to skip steps all the way. By middle childhood I had some sort of mental association with each...