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by eldin raigmore
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 03:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13858
Views: 849578

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

In a language with a phonetic inventory of [m m̥ n n̥ t tʰ k kʰ s h l l̥ r r̥ j j̥ w w̥] in which all sequences are phonetically CV, is it more appropriate to analyze a sequence such as [m̥a] as /m̥a/ or /mha/? Perhaps more to the root of my question is: must a language have clusters of some conson...
by eldin raigmore
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 03:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sakasõdakakowi
Replies: 22
Views: 361

Re: Sakasõdakakowi

Four Ss in possess. Just like four Ss in Mississippi. Possessor not possesor. Possessum not possesum. ——— If you were applying the phonics rules taught in first-grade reading classes, you’d have made the first double-s single, but left the second double-s double. A spelling-reformer would recommend ...
by eldin raigmore
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 03:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

I've been wanting to mess with a no-obstruent language for a while now ʋéraɲúʎaonúɲiria ɲuohoríniʎuo rúmoraiʎáleʋanoi luʎíɲori ɲúwuohaoð̞i ruʎouʋeʎewuɲao rowieméʋoað̞inuaʋeð̞a it sucks The question is... why does it suck? Maybe it has pulmonic ingressive consonants? Or consonants with a glottalic i...
by eldin raigmore
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 03:04
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Beginner's Conundrum
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Beginner's Conundrum

if it helps any, one of my local libraries has an introduction to the various languages of Africa (arranged by chapters about tones, non-tonal languages, vowels, nasals, etc)...I could borrow that and answer any questions you have of it Or post the titles, authors, and publishers or series-titles, ...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 18:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13858
Views: 849578

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

Derivational class is probably the best name for it, and since I do happen to have grammatical gender, I'll base it off of that. Also, would it be weird for some nouns to be irregular and take some or all of their derivational affixes from a different class? How about some derivations applying to a...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 15:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 78
Views: 1009

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

shimobaatar wrote:
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 13:48
gokupwned5 wrote:
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 11:51
EDIT: This one should work.
It does, thank you!

(Post #10030.)
An octarchy instead of a heptarchy?
by eldin raigmore
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 02:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Micaworld scratchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 208

Re: Micaworld scratchpad

Are you able to operate normally while sad? Would you prefer no heroic measures to cheer you up? Are you getting counseling? Is there some situation you and yours are in, that, while it saddens you, you are handling it as effectively as anyone else? Has this sadness persisted for 6 months? ——— If yo...
by eldin raigmore
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 19:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Micaworld scratchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 208

Re: Micaworld scratchpad

Micamo wrote:
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 12:49
*shrugs*
Why does your avatar look so sad?
Beautiful long lavender hair + cats = reasons to be happy IMO!
by eldin raigmore
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 19:07
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Beginner's Conundrum
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Beginner's Conundrum

Ignorant how so? I don’t know enough about the subjects you are asking questions about, for any of my comments to be helpfully informative. If your questions were about other parts of linguistics, I might be able to say something helpful/informative/worthwhile; but I know much less about African la...
by eldin raigmore
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 08:37
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Beginner's Conundrum
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Beginner's Conundrum

I applaud and encourage you. Sorry I can’t advise you; I’m too ignorant.
by eldin raigmore
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 08:35
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Two Questions From A Beginner
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Two Questions From A Beginner

Hagiography?
Though that now means Book of Saints(‘ biographies).
by eldin raigmore
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 22:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 105734

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

??? When the hell was “cripple” ever a slur???
I guess I must have been living in a different world! :$: [:S] [:$]
by eldin raigmore
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 17:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Micaworld scratchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 208

Re: Micaworld scratchpad

wwOww!
by eldin raigmore
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 17:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 105734

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I just assumed “breaking the dyke” all had something to do with a lesbian running out of money.
I had no idea “dyke” was derogatory. I thought it was just shorthand slang, like “guy” or “dude”.
Amy Bechdel’s comix may have influenced me.
by eldin raigmore
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 19:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

I kinda like it!
I’d say any critic who called it “absolute shit” was, to say the least, overly harsh.
by eldin raigmore
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 04:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 51
Views: 3762

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

I have enjoyed and been edified by the responses since and/or to my last post. I like Aszev’s diagram. But I also am persuaded by the various responders who say the Gnoli triangle is already good enough. ===================== Less seriously: I propose the following taxonomy: Mixed, miscellaneous, an...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 15:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sakasõdakakowi
Replies: 22
Views: 361

Re: Sakasõdakakowi

Which form do you use when the pronoun is a non-subject core-term of a clause, such as an object of the verb? Those are arguments, not obliques; but neither are they subjects. English’s solution is to use the “objective” form of the pronoun for all non-subject uses, including non-subject core terms ...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 15:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 51
Views: 3762

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

Naturalistic-artistic, meaning that they're supposed to work like natural languages, with their illogicalities, inconsequences, irregularities and other thing that are ruled out of the engineered languages. "Naturalistic" is a subdivision of "a posteriori" and "engineered" is a peculiar case of "a ...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 03:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The scarcity of SVO ergative languages
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: The scarcity of SVO ergative languages

Hmm. Wonder why? Does head-marking vs dependent-marking correlate with word-order? Are head-marking languages likely to be verb-initial and/or vice-versa? Are dependent-marking languages likely to be verb-final and/or vice-versa? Does locus-of-marking correlate with morphosyntactic alignment? If so,...
by eldin raigmore
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 21:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 818
Views: 77738

Re: English Orthography Reform

[+1]
k1234567890y wrote:
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 21:03
I kinda wanna suggest to write English in Hanzi/Kanji+Korean Hangul instead...
[+1]