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by Pabappa
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 03:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 640
Views: 104691

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

Ive always preferred wine to everything else. For people who dont like the taste of alcohol, there are some sweet wines like Zinfandel that to me taste just like soda, even with ~13% ABV. I used to drink several bottles a night whenever I didnt have work the next day. Mead tastes just like honey, I ...
by Pabappa
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 04:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

I would simplify and just analyze /h/ as an independent part of the syllable. A language with just one type of cluster still has clust3rs. The only asymmetry is /s/ .... was there ever a /sh/?
by Pabappa
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 16:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

For example the IE gap of *tl, dl, etc tht survives in moat languages, the scarcity of /ts/ in ancient gk due to >ss,the lack of vl,vr,etc in normal English words. Diachronics explains the ones we know....It's possible pre-PIE had and lost /tl/.
by Pabappa
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 16:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6628
Views: 520758

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? K...
by Pabappa
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 18:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 52
Views: 3915

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

I think he used the word fictional so that it would spell a different acronym than a posteriori. . I would normally refer to languages under that branch as a priori . All of my conlangs are AFL, because there's always something weird about each of them. However, some of my minor works are closer to ...
by Pabappa
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 18:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What kind of conlanger are you?
Replies: 149
Views: 15935

Re: What kind of conlanger are you?

I'm a loyalist. I have two major conlangs, Poswa and Pabappa, but they are so closely tied to each other that everything i do with one affects the other. And they have very similar design goals. I have long tables of diachronics for dozens of other languages, but they are all shells consisting mostl...
by Pabappa
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 04:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6628
Views: 520758

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

I 5hink there are languages in the dinaric alps that fronted /u/ even before palatalization, meaning that /ku/>/ču/. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalmatian_language does not seem to be it, but it says it palatalizes before /i/ and not /e/, so it mightbhave done a separate shift from the rest of r...
by Pabappa
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 14:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Maran, a small greeklang with portuguese and english influences
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Maran, a small greeklang with portuguese and english influences

I like the feminist gender setup. Are the nouns and verbs always regular? (I see now you mention regular verbs, implying there are irregulars as well)
by Pabappa
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 21:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are AIs alive? Do they have souls?
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: Are AIs alive? Do they have souls?

sorry i ahvent read the thread but i want to post while i have the time.... communicating with nature through touch is common in the Ridia religion .... e.g. you talk to a tree by touching the tree, otherwise it cant hear you. all animals & living things have souls. it would follow, thus, that compu...
by Pabappa
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 17:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

Right clicking / thumbpressing the images should work ... I think he just didn't need to put the URL tags since the img tags automatically render.
by Pabappa
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 19:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11134
Views: 713517

Re: What did you accomplish today?

bum "weapon carried on the body", used for both humans and animals. sabum "spine, quill", C-stem sov-, hence

Tumpe sovapi wopislebi.
I brushed the hedgehog's quills.
by Pabappa
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 20:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 627
Views: 79320

Re: False cognates

thanks, yeah. i just took it to be one of those phrases like "okey-dokey" where the first part is meaningful but the second is just a rhyme. one other example that surprised me is "willy-nilly", where both parts are meaningful. :deu: Vielfraß is interesting, because that has led to the use of the wo...
by Pabappa
Mon 30 Jul 2018, 20:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 627
Views: 79320

Re: False cognates

Apparently it survives as "even steven" .... I'd always assumed that that was just a rhyme based on the proper name.
by Pabappa
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 19:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 627
Views: 79320

Re: False cognates

:eng: flake ~ :esp: flaco "thin" are apparently unrelated, unless the spanish goes back to an unknown Latin loan. But the meanings seem to drift further apart going back in time.
by Pabappa
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 23:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

Hello, I'm currently brainstorming on the grammar of a new conlang I'm working on. This conlang is Nom-Acc with a marker on the subject, but I was thinking the following: What if the subject marker would also tell you the tense? F.e. "He[1SG, +PAST] walk". My question is: would this make sense, wha...
by Pabappa
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 21:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 627
Views: 79320

Re: False cognates

Oh, thanks, you just reminded me of my all time favorite : ) From the Universal Declaration of Human Rights : Icelandic: :isl: Menn eru gæddir vitsmunum og samvizku, Welsh :wls: Fe'u cynys gaeddir â rheswm a chydwybod, Apparently both words have the same meaning, roughly "endowed", and are not cogna...
by Pabappa
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 01:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

Do you guys have defective nouns/verbs in your conlangs? A defective word being one that is missing certain case or tense forms that it could plausibly have. An example being how the English word can has no infinitive, so you have to say to be able , or the Latin verb inquit , which is limited to o...
by Pabappa
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 22:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 637
Views: 69349

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

The old ZBB had a thread for "conlang words that happen to resemble real words" and I posted dozens of examples. But it was for words that resembles natlang words regardless of meaning, so that e.g. luna "house" would still be a match.
by Pabappa
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 02:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

So these guys don't exist? [O.o] Right, I believe Wikipedia is mistaken. Nothing in the article about South Arabian languages suggests that there is a /z~/ in any of them, I;ve already addressed Umbundu's /v~/, /h~/ is not really a fricative, and the others are just allophones of other sounds. So I...
by Pabappa
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 02:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

In my north germanic conlang Mannish, I have a set of initial mutations, one of which causing lenition of the initial consonant and the other causing nasalization. Right now I have initial fricatives merge with initial voiced plosives into nasal consonants through nasalization, but I am wondering i...