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by eldin raigmore
Sun 27 May 2018, 12:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eroki Gǂama
Replies: 24
Views: 788

Re: Eroki Gǂama

Epistemic, eh? Hmm. “Epistemic” is (as you apparently already know) the class of moods having to do with certainty. This mood you’re talking about seems to be both the neutral alethic mood and the neutral epistemic mood. Kind of an “I’m just sayin’” mood. It neither emphasizes nor attenuates certain...
by eldin raigmore
Sun 27 May 2018, 01:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eroki Gǂama
Replies: 24
Views: 788

Re: Eroki Gǂama

Alethic isn’t one mood; it’s a type of moods. (“Alethic” means “having to do with truth”) It has three values; * problematic aka possible (the underlying statement could be true but the speaker says nothing about whether it actually is true) * necessitative aka necessary (the underlying statement mu...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 25 May 2018, 17:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vexillological linguistic families
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Vexillological linguistic families

There’s too much great stuff for me to reply to everything! Let me just say I like all of it! Besides the Yoo-Kayic* family/sprachbund, there seem to be also Yoo-Essic* and Yoo-Ennic* and Redfieldian families. *(There may be better names. Astro-Striatic, e.g.; or Stellar-Seriatic.) Good observations...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 24 May 2018, 23:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vexillological linguistic families
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Vexillological linguistic families

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1698&p=72727&hilit= ... nia#p72727

There was a more extensive and also more pertinent discussion on the ZBB.
I can’t get to it, though.
by eldin raigmore
Thu 24 May 2018, 23:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vexillological linguistic families
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Vexillological linguistic families

This whole thing is a joke, or at least a flight of fancy! More than one person — Solarius, inter alia — have remarked on the relationship between the languages of Australia and those around the Black Sea, and the languages of Tasmania and those around the Sea of Azov. See Solarius’s posts around D...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 24 May 2018, 07:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 299
Views: 40792

Re: Some Snippets from The World

1. Fascinating!
2. Is this the end for Aynosaqam?
by eldin raigmore
Tue 22 May 2018, 19:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]
Replies: 25
Views: 67

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

I think the unreliable narrator idea does fit in the subthread people have started around point o f view and p erson and tense. And I’m enjoying it.
by eldin raigmore
Mon 21 May 2018, 20:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]
Replies: 25
Views: 67

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

We can examine 2nd person and future tense separately. I don’t think 2nd past nor 2nd present will necessarily come off as “controlling asshole”, the way 2nd future probably does. And 3rd person future is probably OK too, I bet. 1st future probably has , at least often if not usually, the converse p...
by eldin raigmore
Mon 21 May 2018, 16:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6542
Views: 452933

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

All4Ɇn wrote:
Mon 21 May 2018, 05:12
Thanks for the responses eldin raigmore and Salmoneus! Definitely were interesting to read
Sal’s was better than mine.

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sangi, I think lsd’s post may have been a response to All4en’s “passive voice” subthreadlet.
by eldin raigmore
Mon 21 May 2018, 16:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]
Replies: 25
Views: 67

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

Well, it says “quick questions“. It doesn’t say “quick answers“!
Thanks for all the fascinating discussion about the point of view, person of narrator, and tense!
by eldin raigmore
Sun 20 May 2018, 14:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Islogian
Replies: 90
Views: 8100

Re: Islogian

Aren’t possessed nouns always definite anyway? as i inderstand it they don’t need any additional marking to show definiteness. Am I wrong?

Could use 2 of gerunds be sometimes better translated as “because” than as “by”?

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I’m really enjoying your conlang!
by eldin raigmore
Sun 20 May 2018, 14:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6542
Views: 452933

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

I recently read an essay about the changes in the Queen's speaking over time and it mentioned that formerly the passive voice was preferred, especially in writing, to using the first person except when saying something like "I feel", "I believe" etc. This struck me as particularly interesting as Ja...
by eldin raigmore
Sat 19 May 2018, 03:06
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 367
Views: 51541

Re: Jokes

An Englishmen, a Scotsman, a Welshman, and an Irishman, all walk into a bar together.

So, the priest turns to the rabbi, and says “I think you and I are in the wrong joke“!
by eldin raigmore
Sat 19 May 2018, 03:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]
Replies: 25
Views: 67

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

I’m very pleased by , and grateful for, all the responses so far; and I hope saying so, doesn’t mean I won’t see any more.

IOW:

Thanks, guys! Keep ‘em coming!
by eldin raigmore
Fri 18 May 2018, 22:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4893
Views: 381221

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Porphyrogenitos wrote:
Fri 18 May 2018, 07:35
A diachronic vowel thing inspired by the Southern American Vowel Shift:
What?!? We Southrons have _always_ pronounced vowels exactly as they _should_ be pronounced!!




😏
by eldin raigmore
Fri 18 May 2018, 22:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6542
Views: 452933

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

if i recall correctly In Akkadian (?) it’s just the root consonants w/o any vowels.
I remember wondering whether a three-consonant cluster was ever acceptable in any Semitic language in any other circumstance.

But Hittite is an I-E language.
by eldin raigmore
Fri 18 May 2018, 21:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1132
Views: 97945

Re: Other Creativity

Very impressed by all the creativity since my 66th birthday (2/6/18) and maybe b4 as well!
by eldin raigmore
Fri 18 May 2018, 04:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]
Replies: 25
Views: 67

Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]

You will be familiar with the fact that most fiction will be written in one of the following four points of view: * third person past ; * first person past ; * third person present ; * first person present. You will expect me to ask why you will never read any fiction written in second person future?
by eldin raigmore
Fri 18 May 2018, 04:27
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 367
Views: 51541

Re: Jokes

I never finished learning the whole alphabet. I don’t know why.
by eldin raigmore
Tue 15 May 2018, 20:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13619
Views: 748697

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

Thanks, guys! I had been imagining they were very like frogs. So, no bird-like syringes (is that the plural of syrinx?). No lips and not very significant teeth, unless I’m wrong about frogs. —— But I don’t want to limit our imaginations too soon; as long as they can flip out their tongues like frogs...