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by eldin raigmore
Wed 26 Sep 2018, 00:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 705
Views: 113243

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

Did she have to stand still until the spiders were through tailoring it?
by eldin raigmore
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 21:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1458
Views: 121747

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Two related questions.
1). Is there such a thing as aging-related dyslexia?
2). Did anyone besides me ever misread it as “Misnomer Murders” instead of “Midsomer Murders”?
by eldin raigmore
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 21:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 29
Views: 1434

Re: Music in my con world, how about yours?

elemtilas wrote:
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 17:02
Sting harmonics. Lovely!
Don’t The Police hold copyright on most of Sting’s harmonics?
by eldin raigmore
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 01:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 11
Views: 1630

Re: Today I learned ...

k1234567890y wrote:
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 16:34
I just learnt that the exchange between mid and high vowels(i.e. /e o/ becomes /i u/ but /i u/ becomes /e o/ in the same language) can occur in natual languages, it has occured in Bashkir and Tatar.
That’s interesting! Could you tell us more? Maybe on another thread, in say the L&L subforum?
by eldin raigmore
Tue 11 Sep 2018, 03:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The constants e and π in linguistics
Replies: 5
Views: 190

The constants e and π in linguistics

I have recently noticed patterns in linguistics related to the transcendental consonants e (the base of the natural logarithms) and π (the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter). I have not yet been able to figure out how these constants should be part of universal grammar; but the tende...
by eldin raigmore
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 01:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 690
Views: 76317

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

ENGLISH I find it interesting that in no german city with more than half a million people people say 'ich' in their dialects. In Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover, Bremen one would say 'ik' in the dialect, in Dresden, Leepzsch (Leipzig), Frankford, Kölle one would say 'isch', in Sturgard and Minga 'i'. So ...
by eldin raigmore
Sun 09 Sep 2018, 13:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 35
Views: 1366

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

1. Gender: male (wtf is cis)... 2. Sexual orientation: my private choice... 3. Handedness: I've got two hands... 4. Nationality.: planet earth... 5. Ethnicity you primarily identify: human being... 6. Neurotype: don't know (care) what other think about, for me it's ok... 7. Health conditions and ph...
by eldin raigmore
Sun 09 Sep 2018, 03:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 35
Views: 1366

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

3. Right-handedness (writing, pitching, using scissors, cultery), though I play racquet sports with my left (quasi-ambidextrous?) So you're saying you're cross-handed? Well, in my neck of the woods, if you weren't equally facile with both hands, but did somethings well with one hand, and other thin...
by eldin raigmore
Sat 08 Sep 2018, 17:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14007
Views: 896240

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

Can a Measure word system be started by requiring that the appropriate demonstratives be put between the number and noun? Is the second construction even attested? If not, what would be needed in a protolang for a MW system to develop? I am GUESSING that the answers are: 1. Yes 2. IDK 3. Up to you ...
by eldin raigmore
Sat 08 Sep 2018, 17:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6668
Views: 543679

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

Does anyone know of any multilingual news or social media/general info site that display similar translations? For example, I could easily browse bbc, msn or wikipedia, but their webpages in other languages don't actually correspond to the content in English, at least not down to the paragraph leve...
by eldin raigmore
Sat 08 Sep 2018, 17:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Terngatta or dragon's earth
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Terngatta or dragon's earth

Although I agree with Sal’s point, I also think that a children’s anime is a fine and respectable ambition. So I wish you luck. I think this is a good start to whatever your goal is. ————— How large is an adult dragon? Is a dragon typically ridden by a single person or many? Does everyone in your se...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 18:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?
Replies: 72
Views: 13650

Re: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?

In one, the main ones are human, but there are also “space centipedes” and AIs. ————— In another, the main one (from the story’s point of view) are dwarves. But there are also elves; and both dwarves and elves are minorities. The majority is humans. Dwarves dominate mountainous, cavernous, and rocky...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 18:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1155
Views: 119718

Re: Other Creativity

fruityloops wrote:
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 18:25
thanks for spoting those. their honest to god typos than anything else on my part.
Their, there, they’re.
by eldin raigmore
Wed 05 Sep 2018, 03:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14007
Views: 896240

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

wife-PST for exwife
wife-FUT for fiancée
wife-POTENTIAL for potential wife (duh!)
wife-MIRATIVE for “I shouldn’t have gotten drunk in Las Vegas!”
Etc. ... verbal inflections applied to nouns.
by eldin raigmore
Tue 04 Sep 2018, 04:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14007
Views: 896240

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

Yes, a lot of languages do indeed use “zero-derivation”.
You can look it up and find some examples.
(Now that you know what “they” call it!)
by eldin raigmore
Sat 01 Sep 2018, 17:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 35
Views: 1366

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

Khemehekis wrote:
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 15:42
this_is_an_account: Awesome! I believe you're the first Somali-American conlanger I've met!
What he said!
by eldin raigmore
Sat 01 Sep 2018, 17:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Are you a conlanger or a conworlder first?
Replies: 48
Views: 3680

Re: Are you a conlanger or a conworlder first?

Khemehekis wrote:
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 15:39
Oh. Oh, well. It does sound Eldinesquely punnish.
I kinda agree with you. It may have contributed toward my nascent eldinosity.
by eldin raigmore
Sat 01 Sep 2018, 16:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14007
Views: 896240

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

Pabappa’s exception need not be considered an exception, if we make affricates and pre-affricates be separate types of phonemes, rather than plosive-fricative or fricative-stop clusters. (As Pabappa says, but in my words,) An affricate can be, and sometimes or by some people is, considered to be a s...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 05:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 35
Views: 1366

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

1. Gender, cismale maybe I should follow opipik’s example. Following opipik’s example, maybe I should say: Gender (grammatical): roundish, squishy, and animate. Gender (psychosocial): In lieu of “cis”, maybe I should say: “I am both certain of my sex, and happy with it.” Sex (bilogocal): Male 2. Sex...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 05:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Are you a conlanger or a conworlder first?
Replies: 48
Views: 3680

Re: Are you a conlanger or a conworlder first?

Khemehekis wrote:
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 23:39
"Hemisfair" os a clever coinage. Did you coin that, eldin?
Nope. That’s what they called it. It was an all-New-World event, if i recall correctly.