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by eldin raigmore
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 03:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 644
Views: 56437

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

So I've been trying to work out the details of genitive phrases and the like in Ȧbhannı. I've ended up with two cases, possessive and partitive, which serve various functions (including those suggested by their names). A little quirk of these cases is that the possessive is head marking (i.e. arm-P...
by eldin raigmore
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 03:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Naming Practices
Replies: 16
Views: 951

Re: Naming Practices

Optional: if needed to disambiguate, one can use to refer to someone a word tied to that person i.e. for relationship, circumstances of recurrent meeting, place of first meeting, unique or semiunique properties etc. People can keep track. For example: if I meet someone called Thomas at a conlanging...
by eldin raigmore
Sat 27 Jan 2018, 17:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2733
Views: 157775

Re: Yay or Nay?

Do the points 4 and 5 actually exist in natlangs? All of them do. And there are yet more possible complication that occur in that line. And there is also the ultimate complexity; “Each word has its own ‘pattern’; There is no way to generalize between groups of words”. And by the way thank you for a...
by eldin raigmore
Sat 27 Jan 2018, 17:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2733
Views: 157775

Re: Yay or Nay?

Iyionaku wrote:
Thu 25 Jan 2018, 11:25
Do the points 4 and 5 actually exist in natlangs?
All of them do. And there are yet more possible complication that occur in that line.
And there is also the ultimate complexity;
“Each word has its own ‘pattern’; There is no way to generalize between groups of words”.
by eldin raigmore
Thu 25 Jan 2018, 00:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2733
Views: 157775

Re: Yay or Nay?

Fixed stress in Cissian, yay or nay? Either on the first syllable or the penultimate syllable. I like the current unpredictable stress but it's a lot of work to work out the individual stress pattern for every new word I create. For fixed primary stress, IIRC, penultimate is first choice, initial i...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 25 Jan 2018, 00:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 573
Views: 64484

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

One phrase my son loved to use in his 'inquiry stage' (4~6 yrs)was "Let's do X and see what happens". He was a real scientist. An aggressive researcher, if you will. Do the detriment of snails, pillbugs, millipedes, spiders, wasps, bees and other creepy crawlies around the yard. Surprsingly, not to...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 25 Jan 2018, 00:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: griuskant conlang thread
Replies: 27
Views: 1961

Re: griuskant conlang thread

Reyzadren wrote:
Sat 13 Jan 2018, 13:58
Overall, I find translating this (Pygmalion) much easier than the previous book (Jekyll and Hyde), possibly because of shorter sentences.
[:O] [O.O] [O.o] [o.O] No shit! I'm very surprised GBS is easier than RLS!
by eldin raigmore
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 00:54
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to start worldbuilding?
Replies: 13
Views: 682

Re: How to start worldbuilding?

samthewoxx wrote:
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 00:32
How do I start worldbuilding? Where do I go from there?
You might check out Ben Bova's book on that subject.
While you're at it look at this too.

And those aren't the only good ones.
by eldin raigmore
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 00:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 573
Views: 64484

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

Is there any scientific evidence that those are children's "favorite words" at certain ages? I don't know of any. To me, those just sound like stereotypes. I'm sure the details are just stereotypes. But I think it may be that these are among the favorite phrases of many children at certain stages o...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 09 Jan 2018, 00:08
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 294
Views: 33701

Re: Some Snippets from The World

I really liked your 18 Oct 2017 post and your 7 Jan 2018 post!
by eldin raigmore
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 23:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4804
Views: 337862

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Vlürch wrote:
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 08:20
I kinda like this vowel inventory, but I'm not sure if I'll ever make even a quick shitty start of a conlang that uses it.

/ɑ ə i ʊ/
/aˑ ɛˑ ɤˑ ɞˑ/
/ɑː æː eː iː ɵː uː/
What do you like about it?
by eldin raigmore
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 23:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 42268

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

But only time will tell! (Said William Tell as he rode his hoss to Bainbridge Cross, there his penny to toss in St. Bramah's Well.) No, I'm pretty sure "Time Will Tell!" was what the hippodrome manager told his assistant as the horserace started. William ("Will") Tell was a famous jockey, wasn't he?
by eldin raigmore
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 23:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 573
Views: 64484

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

Questions about favorite words (or sayings) of children at various ages. This will be asked in English, but I assume readers will know of some other natlang examples. Before I was a father, I thought a two-year-old's favorite word was "NO!"; and a three-year-old's favorite word was "MINE!"; and a fi...
by eldin raigmore
Sun 07 Jan 2018, 20:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 195
Views: 20843

Re: Weird Dream Thread

Egerius wrote:
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 17:34
I dreamt that I played a game very similar to Sim City 3000 – what differed was that I could add extras (central heating for a few Simoleons, for example) to the buildings, which would improve the quality of life for my Sims.
Should I go to EA with this dream-derived idea?
My opinion? Yes.
by eldin raigmore
Sun 07 Jan 2018, 20:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: griuskant conlang thread
Replies: 27
Views: 1961

Re: griuskant conlang thread

Reyzadren wrote:
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 00:37
However, the next book will also be a translation from a literature source. For those of you who know, it's about a phonetics professor and a flower girl.
MFL the mucical, or Pygmalion the stageplay?
by eldin raigmore
Sun 07 Jan 2018, 20:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 42268

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

http://tse3.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.MeCNLwmR-5Dgwt3cikcdAQHaJ3&w=181&h=241&c=7&o=5&pid=1.7 I'm a little bit country... http://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.hDbVUyG-mLeeHlseBkdeNgE2DJ&w=249&h=162&c=7&o=5&pid=1.7 And I'm a little bit rock-n-roll... I haven't investigated, but surely I'm not the only one o...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 23:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: It only snows in the north, but it rains everywhere.
Replies: 51
Views: 2521

Re: It only snows in the north, but it rains everywhere.

Imralu wrote:
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 01:39
eldin raigmore wrote:
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 00:43
Of course! You're correct. I was having fun, not criticizing!
Ah, needed more smileys and cowbells, or I need more chill.
Cowbells and chili! Yes!
by eldin raigmore
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 01:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Phonemic, Phonetic, and Phonemetic
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Phonemic, Phonetic, and Phonemetic

.... That would leave some space in between for things that are either contrastive, but not distinctive (incomplete neutralization) or distinctive, but not contrastive (like the one language I read about where hal of the word initial /b/'s are prenasalized, but there is absolutely no minimal pair)....
by eldin raigmore
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 00:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: griuskant conlang thread
Replies: 27
Views: 1961

Re: griuskant conlang thread

Will you have any Roald Dahl stories translated into Griuskant?
by eldin raigmore
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 00:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shàt scratchpad
Replies: 26
Views: 1008

Re: Shàt scratchpad

.... Binyan VII: The Imperitive: ..... I think I didn't find this because I looked for "Imper a tive" instead of "imper i tive". Do I understand you correctly, that you're going to get around to "how to ask questions (how to interrogate)" (among other things) later ? I like this thread!