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by eldin raigmore
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 00:54
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to start worldbuilding?
Replies: 13
Views: 469

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: 570
Views: 61413

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: 31843

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: 4776
Views: 324539

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: 976
Views: 35065

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: 570
Views: 61413

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: 194
Views: 19724

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: 24
Views: 1529

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: 976
Views: 35065

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: 2266

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: 171

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: 24
Views: 1529

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: 24
Views: 792

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!
by eldin raigmore
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 00:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in
Replies: 24
Views: 1105

Re: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in

teengirlsquad wrote:
Wed 03 Jan 2018, 14:35
eldin raigmore wrote:
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 23:52
teengirlsquad wrote:
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 15:40
BTW, check out my climatic observations on the last few pages of the alternatehistory.com thread I posted.
What's your user-handle there? Are you Lowtuff?
Nope, aja675.
I have trouble following that thread.
by eldin raigmore
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 00:43
Forum: Translations
Topic: It only snows in the north, but it rains everywhere.
Replies: 51
Views: 2266

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

Imralu wrote:
Thu 04 Jan 2018, 12:31
eldin raigmore wrote:
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 23:02
So ... it only snows on the mountaintops, but it rains everywhere (even deserts).
I was translating, not adapting ...
Of course! You're correct. I was having fun, not criticizing!
by eldin raigmore
Wed 03 Jan 2018, 00:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shàt scratchpad
Replies: 24
Views: 792

Re: Shàt scratchpad

So: will there be: aspectual modal (yes, already answered) polar (yes, there're negative binyanim; already answered) temporal (no, tenses will be shown by prefix; already answered) diathetic or vocal (yes, just answered) binyanim? Which modalities, and/or modes, and/or moods, will be among the modal...
by eldin raigmore
Wed 03 Jan 2018, 00:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Naming Practices
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: Naming Practices

The Sortsbergish name is composed of a given name and surname. Most given names are those of Christian, especially Gothic saints, such as Vereks and Vofeo for men and Maža and Stefanja for women. Names borrowed from Serbian .... using either 'fram' or 'at' followed by their family's historical poss...
by eldin raigmore
Wed 03 Jan 2018, 00:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2701
Views: 150491

Re: Yay or Nay?

So, for a while I've been working on a language inspired by Southeast Asian languages, specifically the Kra-Dai family and Austroasiatic. It's strictly a protolang right now. So far I've called it SEAlang, after its inspirations (South East Asia), but it's true name is lalààg or Lullug. Should I 1)...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 23:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645917

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

... portmanteau placenames like that ( Texarkana , Texoma , Tanzania ) ... You who were to the purple born; Have you ever resided near any of those places? Anyways, probably what would likely happen is that the generic element of the name ( town , river , mount , etc.) would have a special reduced ...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 23:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in
Replies: 24
Views: 1105

Re: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in

teengirlsquad wrote:
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 15:40
BTW, check out my climatic observations on the last few pages of the alternatehistory.com thread I posted.
What's your user-handle there? Are you Lowtuff?