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by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 22:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 56598

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

k1234567890y wrote:
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 21:08
maybe it is due to that conlangers often have Asperger's syndrome or something like, or at least are more a systemizer?
She's referring to this, of course.
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 04:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1129
Views: 92991

Re: Other Creativity

Today, April 14, is National Youth Rights Day in the U.S. To celebrate, I put together an essay at my website titled "Ten Reasons to Support the Youth Rights Movement".

http://khemehekis.angelfire.com/10reasons.htm

Going over this essay also got me 58 new Kankonian words.
by Khemehekis
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 23:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 193
Views: 15718

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Wow! I guess I need to read up some more on counters! They've always seemed a delightful thing to me, since they pop up in some languages I enjoy (and that includes your conlang as well as natlangs!) If you're interested I can share the full list of counters I have right now [:)] I am interested!
by Khemehekis
Sun 08 Apr 2018, 00:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 206
Views: 24178

Re: Weird Dream Thread

I got aboard a bus. On the bus I saw a sheet of Spanish lessons. There were nine categories of words, one of which was teeth. It had been used to teach some students who used the bus. I looked at the Body Parts II category. It had several frames, each showing drawings of a woman with a blonde lob an...
by Khemehekis
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 09:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11001
Views: 603012

Re: What did you accomplish today?

A Kankonian rule I've had for a while: A noun one of which belongs to each of many is kept in the singular if each has only one of them. For instance, you would say: Geteres Dantonik alushen hothos na mem hair heshra. soldier-PL Danton-ian sacrifice-PST life of 3p for heshra The Dantonese soldiers ...
by Khemehekis
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 05:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 193
Views: 15718

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Sounds as if you have a lot of counters! Are there any Asian natlangs whose counters get that specific and numerous? From my understanding Japanese and plenty of varieties of Chinese have a number of fairly specific counters, such as the Chinese counter 匹 for horse-like animals, along with a number...
by Khemehekis
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 05:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Cool and weird things in your conlang
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: Cool and weird things in your conlang

DesEsseintes wrote:
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 04:03
Khemehekis wrote:
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 03:47
Never heard of Çuvvaccoçim. How old is that conlang?
It’s one of Linguifex’s if I’m not mistaken.
Oh! The guy with the Caber logograms! It must be fairly recent then.
by Khemehekis
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 03:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 193
Views: 15718

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

So you don't use a word for "hour", "country" or "child", even in the first clause? Not in this case as all 3 counters provide enough information. 个𣇞 is exclusively the counter for hours, 个國 is exclusively the counter for countries, and 个仔 is exclusively a counter for children. Sounds as if you hav...
by Khemehekis
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 03:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Cool and weird things in your conlang
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: Cool and weird things in your conlang

Never heard of Çuvvaccoçim. How old is that conlang?
by Khemehekis
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 02:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 56598

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

An extension of the "all people of X skin color look alike" racism, to "all people of X skin color's ancestral language sounds alike". But as I said, unless a Black Linguist criticizes it based on that, I can't as I'm white. Besides, whatever’s going on, even if offensive, is not “Racism”. There ar...
by Khemehekis
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 22:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 56598

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

All4Ɇn wrote:
Sat 24 Mar 2018, 04:59
I honestly think it's just because when Americans think about African languages, the first trait to come to mind is click consonants.
Yep. Starvin' Marvin spoke a click language even though he was from Ethiopia. Ethiopia!
by Khemehekis
Thu 22 Mar 2018, 03:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 193
Views: 15718

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

So you don't use a word for "hour", "country" or "child", even in the first clause?
by Khemehekis
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 05:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 206
Views: 24178

Re: Weird Dream Thread

I dreamt that I watched a cartoon video someone had made of the Inner Bruise story. It was somewhat similar in style to Rocky and Bullwinkle. At first all I saw were White characters. It seemed every character looked White, with either blonde or brown hair, even the kids who were Asian, Hispanic, Mi...
by Khemehekis
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 04:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 436
Views: 43572

Re: Lexicon milestones

alynnidalar wrote:
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 03:34
A lovely round number!
Yeah. [<3]

5
5
5
5
5

Five fives.
by Khemehekis
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 00:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The CBB Conlang Census
Replies: 90
Views: 22837

Re: The CBB Conlang Census

Khemehekis wrote:
Sat 19 Aug 2017, 01:44
Kankonian is now up to 55,000 words.
Scratch that, now it's up to 55,555.
by Khemehekis
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 23:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 436
Views: 43572

Re: Lexicon milestones

Kankonian reached word #55,555 earlier today with isotomonakhi. It means "wrangeliaceous", and comes from isotomo, meaning Mortensenia, and nakha, which means clan, or by extension, taxonomic family, or branch of a language phylum.
by Khemehekis
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 23:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11001
Views: 603012

Re: What did you accomplish today?

adultcentrism Is that even a word? Yep. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adultcentrism I think your idea is pretty cool and could easily arise from historical augmentatives - especially for species held as pets. It might be less likely for wild species where humans mainly interact with adult specimens...
by Khemehekis
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 06:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11001
Views: 603012

Re: What did you accomplish today?

The other day I was thinking about the adultcentrism in English's animal names. "Dog" can either mean any dog, or it can mean an adult dog, as opposed to a puppy. When contrasting "puppy" with the adult form of the animal, you have to use "dog", even though puppies can also be dogs too, according to...
by Khemehekis
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 06:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: heteronyms and homographs - how to avoid?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: heteronyms and homographs - how to avoid?

Also, sometimes I find that another situation arises: A word looks as if it has an affix, but actually it doesn't. For example, there is an [esh+] prefix in my conlang, and there is an entire word [eshpaerj] which means umbrella, though [paerj] itself isn't a word with that affix. Here, back-deriva...
by Khemehekis
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 06:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 193
Views: 15718

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Yay! You did my idea! [:D] [:D] [:D] [:D] [:D]

Some good fruit and vegetables names. No grapefruit, watermelon, kiwifruit, or cilantro?