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by Pabappa
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 22:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6208
Views: 363154

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

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/86051 The internet agrees with you ..... everybody hates it. The ' just doesn't blend in with the rest of the letters. Apparently ''s shape requires it to have full spacing underneath. If enough people complain they might decide to make the use of the "'" optional.
by Pabappa
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 01:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10771
Views: 518832

Re: What did you accomplish today?

The first thing I've noticed is how nonconcatenative the morphology becomes. Take the VL word "sapere," where in one conjugation has pretonic stress and the other has initial stress (I know it doesn't — roll with me.) Example: ˈsaperɛ -> ˈsaper --> ˈsaber saˈperɛ -> sɐˈperɛ -> ˈspeɾɛ Another thing ...
by Pabappa
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 00:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10771
Views: 518832

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Reduced the dictionary of Khulls from ~3000 to ~360 words. I want only words with solid etymologies from now on ,even though it means scrapping a lot of earlier work.
by Pabappa
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 00:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6208
Views: 363154

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

Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks has said that he can tell his critics apart by how they pronounce his first name .... If it's /sEnk/ then they likely haven't watched a single clip. Joe Manchin's interview of him had Joe repeatedly using /dZEnks/ and seeming not to question it.
by Pabappa
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 04:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)
Replies: 19
Views: 311

Re: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)

Mine isnt particularly interesting since its basically a reduction rather than an addition. All peoples on Teppala follow the same basic calendar, which has 5 months of summer, 5 months of winter, and 1 month of intercalary days at each equinox. If I decide to stick with a year length exactly the sa...
by Pabappa
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 02:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 136
Views: 2191

Re: Lexember 2017

:con: Pabappa: puppip "yolk", from Bābākiam buta kius "hiding in the egg" (related languages have an atomic root for yolk, which disappeared in Pabappa due to sound changes) winsi "umbilical cord", from Bābākiam kivip ma ši "birth rope". :con: Poswa: babup "umbilical cord", from Bābākiam baaep , "ho...
by Pabappa
Sat 02 Dec 2017, 02:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 136
Views: 2191

Re: Lexember 2017

:con: Pabappa

sadip "hedgehog", from Bābākiam sa mibi pi "(one who) has swords on their back in a forest"
pumpani "pumpkin", from Bābākiam tua napa ne, "vine pumpkin apple"
by Pabappa
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 17:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13247
Views: 612227

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

In southern Spain vowels are centralized before a coda / s/.... I could see this developing into diphthongs. Finnish has nakra>naura, which i suspect is part of a long and polyconditional series of changes winnowing down various inherited clusters, such that every cluster would behave differently an...
by Pabappa
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 02:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Government
Replies: 41
Views: 2365

Re: Government

Minarchy is real ... it has a funny name, yes, but it's real ... It's basically a system of minimal government, probably agreeing in most respects with libertarianism. Wikipedia considers it to just be a subset of libertarianism, but my understanding is that minarchy is a futuristic goal, rather lik...
by Pabappa
Wed 29 Nov 2017, 19:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13247
Views: 612227

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

What’s the view on uncomplete/unstable/sporadic sound changes? For example I want /o/ to become /a/ at the end some words and remains /a/ in others but there aren’t really any conditioning environments, it seems more or less random. I know some changes can stop before they are fully complete throug...
by Pabappa
Wed 29 Nov 2017, 15:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13247
Views: 612227

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

You could use -ablative as the suffix instead of -elative , and therefore prevent vowel elision .... and this preserves nearly the same meaning as the original.
by Pabappa
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 05:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Who were the Áifiúraí/Ábhad Ibhereiu of County Donegal?
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Who were the Áifiúraí/Ábhad Ibhereiu of County Donegal?

I love the language and the concept of a cornerstone language uniting all the languages around it in all directions. My only doubt is that a word for wine would make it to northwestern Ireland far enough back in time to go through the sound changes implied here. Wine grapes can grow in cold climates...
by Pabappa
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 04:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 694
Views: 56805

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

The forum doesn't support table tags. You can make a table in another program, like Excel, and post a screenshot of it; or you can make a table in a code block, a process I described here . OK thanks. I can use screenshots. Still, to the answer the person in that thread, phpBB *does* support tables...
by Pabappa
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 02:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 694
Views: 56805

Tables

Is it still possible to use a table in BBCode, or any other way? The link in the tutorial post is not working now so I dont know what was once there. I made http://aveneca.com/cbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=960&p=269020#p269020 <--- this post earlier and it's a mess because I couldnt get the board to parse...
by Pabappa
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 02:04
Forum: Translations
Topic: I see you
Replies: 293
Views: 28169

Re: I see you

This is actually the word for "hello" in some of my languages, and in others the word for hello is derived from what once meant "I see you". Translations of both meanings follow: :con: Poswa: Vabo! I see you! Bušabo! Hello! (Hey, there!) Unlike all neighboring languages, Poswa uses 2-syllable affixe...
by Pabappa
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 01:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10771
Views: 518832

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Ive been working on the noun declension tables for Khulls, as I mentioned earlier. I want to post a chart soon in the hopes that it might be itneresting to someone who wants to make noun declensions that have the appeal of PIE but in an a priori language. More to the point, someone who wants to know...
by Pabappa
Sun 26 Nov 2017, 23:03
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is this a realistic conastronomy?
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Is this a realistic conastronomy?

The year length has varied within the history of Earth itself, so a value just slightly different than ours is surely ok. Temperatures are in Fahrenheit I assume? That seems reasonable, given the higher amount of land.... But for the *average* temperatures to be that far apart I think you'll need a ...
by Pabappa
Sat 25 Nov 2017, 23:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13247
Views: 612227

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

Im not sure the boundary of definite:indefinite always lies along the same division as English's does. My conlangs are all SOV and all get by with no definiteness distinction. Instead it's about "first mention" vs "previously mentioned". All nouns are unmarked except for a marking on a "first mentio...
by Pabappa
Sat 25 Nov 2017, 22:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 565
Views: 57568

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

OK thanks, if nobody else objects I'll put the image into my sig in a few days or so, probably with a mint-green color scheme instead of pink and purple. The code is here: <?php makeImageF("$q","Eurosti.TTF"); function makeImageF($text, $font="Eurosti.TTF", $W=550, $H=44, $A=0, $X=6, $Y=20, $fsize=1...
by Pabappa
Sat 25 Nov 2017, 05:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 565
Views: 57568

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

The sig I've been using on the ZBB consists mostly of http://pabappa.com/pics/euro5.php It's a dynamic image that refreshes every time the page is loaded to show one of five different short sample sentences in Poswa (not Pabappa). Would that sig be considered too distracting here? No one said anythi...