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by sangi39
Sun 22 Apr 2018, 11:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1152
Views: 56868

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Weighed them too, and they're so, so tiny. Rhaegal is 8 grams, and Viserion is 9 grams. Even combined, His Holiness, my other bearded dragon, weighs 25 times that! [:P] They are only 6 weeks old though. Do all the dragons live in the same tank? What are His Holiness's opinions of the new little tyk...
by sangi39
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 18:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1152
Views: 56868

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Got the two baby bearded dragons today: https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30762947_10215305836617327_4824542832385589248_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=27f6b9d92a4cf6d52060ef3b3726d1fa&oe=5B74D6CA My mum named one of them because she was the one who bought them for me as an early birthday present....
by sangi39
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 18:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: First Linguistics Courses
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: First Linguistics Courses

Shemtov wrote:
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 15:47
And conlangs came up in another class, and the professor compared them to pidgins-"Not a real language, as they have no grammar" [}:(]
Sounds like they'll have a lot of fun talking to the people of this board [:P]
by sangi39
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 18:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 16
Views: 952

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

although I intend not to have English translation at first lol making a totally alien-oriented novel XD E.R. Eddington’s “The Worm Ouroboros” is set on the planet Mercury. All the action happens between members of various Mercurian races/nations/species. Only the narrator is human (and indeed Engli...
by sangi39
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 00:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Metal Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 27039

Re: Metal Thread

Not quite Metal, but I saw Evanescence play down in London last weekend, and after 15 years of waiting to see them live, it was god damn amazing. Live music hits me a lot more than just plugging in a set of headphones or speakers, but I was a little shocked by the fact that I, no word of a lie, crie...
by sangi39
Thu 12 Apr 2018, 19:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13534
Views: 712361

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

Proto: /i y ɯ u/ /e ø ɤ o/ /a ɒ/ The vowel space is divided as follows: Front vowels: /i y e ø a/ vs. Back vowels: /ɯ u ɤ o ɒ/ Unrounded vowels: /i ɯ e ɤ a/ vs. Rounded vowels: /y u ø o ɒ/ The first vowel can be anything, but all following vowels must of the same frontness. If a high vowel is preced...
by sangi39
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 22:18
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 242
Views: 46451

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

Is it possible for a society to reject writing for a long time after they became more established, e.g. after they had their own kingdom? It's happened at least once, with Linear B. Used primarily, as far as we can tell, for the recording of what effectively amounts to admin data (where certain goo...
by sangi39
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 21:31
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 242
Views: 46451

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

Is it possible for a society to reject writing for a long time after they became more established, e.g. after they had their own kingdom? It's happened at least once, with Linear B. Used primarily, as far as we can tell, for the recording of what effectively amounts to admin data (where certain goo...
by sangi39
Sat 07 Apr 2018, 00:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

I would finally add some additional symbols for laterals. ɭ̊˔ is rather silly for what could be simply ꞎ (which is in unicode, but not officially part of IPA!). Same with the palatal and velar laterals. I also feel like some of the sounds could really do with dedicated voiceless symbols, but I have...
by sangi39
Sat 07 Apr 2018, 00:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

In all fairness [ä] probably doesn't need changing at all. No language distinguishes it phonemically from another open vowel, and the IPA makes allowances for the use of /a/ in broad phonemic transcriptions to represent an open vowel if it's the only one in the vowel inventory. You only see [ä] bein...
by sangi39
Fri 06 Apr 2018, 18:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

Birdlang wrote:
Fri 06 Apr 2018, 13:41
Like ä to ϧ which is from Greek.
It's from Coptic, not Greek, and it represents /x/, so personally that would be a terrible choice.
by sangi39
Fri 06 Apr 2018, 18:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6497
Views: 429504

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

Axiem wrote:
Fri 06 Apr 2018, 18:16
Are there languages without /h/, and if so, how do they represent laughing sounds, such as the ones that in English we spell <hahahah>?
Many of the Australian Aborigine languages lack fricatives both phonemically and phonetically, but I have no idea how they represent the sound of laughter.
by sangi39
Thu 05 Apr 2018, 03:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1571
Views: 139579

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

I think I read about a religion in e Africa with precisely 16 gods, but these were 4 modes of 4 gods, who were themselves 4 modes of a single supreme deity, so they could be considered monotheistic. The only thing I can find that might relate to this are the Orishas of the traditional Yoruba religi...
by sangi39
Thu 05 Apr 2018, 02:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Languages of the Kovur
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Languages of the Kovur

Trying to construct a sort of Bricka-esque series of possible vowel inventories that might be employed in the Kovur languages, and this is what I have so far for the non-rounded vowels: https://i.imgur.com/fdNDedf.png There are several variants not covered there. For example, in the four-vowel syste...
by sangi39
Thu 05 Apr 2018, 00:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1571
Views: 139579

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

IIRC, the Faith of the Seven, at least officially, teaches of the existence of a single god with seven aspects (similar to the trinitarianism of Catholic monotheism that replaced the polytheism of various peoples in the British Isles). That is to say, the GoT version of "polytheism" seen in the New ...
by sangi39
Wed 04 Apr 2018, 22:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Languages of the Kovur
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Languages of the Kovur

So, the Kovur vowel space is divided up as follows: https://i.imgur.com/RTwhy0L.png (I'm hoping this diagram makes sense. It's supposed to show the approximate distances at given heights and frontnesses between which vowels are considered too similar to distinguish clearly. So, for example, no langu...
by sangi39
Wed 04 Apr 2018, 16:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1571
Views: 139579

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

Is it only the number that is fixed or is it also the deities that are fixed? Greek and Romans often just equated foreign deities with one of their own, essentially keeping the number of deities fixes, IIRC. I'd say the major difference there is that in Greek and Roman mythology the number of deiti...
by sangi39
Tue 03 Apr 2018, 01:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Languages of the Kovur
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Languages of the Kovur

Right, so finished the consonant chart: https://i.imgur.com/dfbfdgI.png Flaps can only be produced with the front of the tongue or with the lips, hence their lack of appearance any further back in the mouth. What are grouped as "flaps" in the above table in the uvular and pharyngeal columns are actu...
by sangi39
Mon 02 Apr 2018, 21:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Languages of the Kovur
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Languages of the Kovur

So, I've spent some time thinking about what sorts of sounds the Kovur (the second sapient species on my conworld Yantas alongside humans, descended from a wolf-like species) might be able to produce and what they might not be able to pronounce. I'm hand-waving some of it, to be completely honest, b...
by sangi39
Mon 02 Apr 2018, 02:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Star Wars Universe Discussion [Split Topic]
Replies: 102
Views: 10955

Re: Star Wars Universe Discussion [Split Topic]

So, watching TFA and TLJ one after the other, thinking on the "revelation" of Rey's parentage (which could easily have been manipulation on the part of Kylo Ren simply using what Rey might have felt about her parents, but anyway)... So what? Anakin's mother was literally a slave, bought and sold amo...