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by eldin raigmore
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 06:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13747
Views: 821510

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

Mine tends to go with suppletion or double-suppletion rather than leaving the paradigm defective. "Double suppletion"? Like a paradigm being completed with three unrelated roots/stems? Yes. Like Latin for “carry, bring, take, bear”. Fero, ferre, tuli, latum. We get transfer, translate, prefer, prel...
by eldin raigmore
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 00:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 75
Views: 1693

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Shemtov wrote:
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 00:41
What does NCNC stand for?
No Cross No Crown, probably.
by eldin raigmore
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 00:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are AIs alive? Do they have souls?
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Are AIs alive? Do they have souls?

How would your concultures answer these questions? Are Artificial Intelligences alive? I think my concultures lean toward “no”. Or, they might split the concept of “alive”. They might say that anything which cannot grow, nor heal, nor multiply, nor reproduce, nor spread, can’t be “ biologically aliv...
by eldin raigmore
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 16:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13747
Views: 821510

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

Mine tends to go with suppletion or double-suppletion rather than leaving the paradigm defective.
by eldin raigmore
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 16:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1300
Views: 93999

Milk & the FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recently announced that no food or drug or other product over which the FDA has authority can be legally sold while labeled as “milk” unless it were “the lacteal secretions of a bovine mammal”. This gives me pause. I checked, and it turns out buffalo and yaks are ...
by eldin raigmore
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 05:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1300
Views: 93999

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Can't say that I have... Especially since I didn't know that "dun" or "geon" were words. You can look up “dun”. It’s both a color (as Khem points out) and a verb. Past-due notices used to be written on dun-colored paper —— or so I have read; it might not be true. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo...
by eldin raigmore
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 22:10
Forum: Translations
Topic: Complementiser vs relativiser
Replies: 30
Views: 2380

Re: Complementiser vs relativiser

I very much like this thread. I wish I could contribute already.
by eldin raigmore
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 20:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1300
Views: 93999

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Has anyone else noticed that “dungeon” is related to neither “dun geon” nor “dung eon”?
by eldin raigmore
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 05:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13747
Views: 821510

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

holbuzvala wrote:
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 17:28
If I were then to group my syllables into light, heavy, and super-heavy, what might be a good order for that? I'm thinking:

Code: Select all

Light: (C)(C)V
Heavy: (C)(C)VC (C)(C)W
Super: (C)(C)VCC (C)(C)W(C)C
That’s not the only good one, but it’s definitely one of the good ones, (maybe even the best one).
by eldin raigmore
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 05:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 69
Views: 6646

Re: Surprising cognates

Isn't the point of this thread for the cognates posted to not be obvious? Of course! But that doesn’t require the poster thereof to keep the shared ancestor-word a mystery, nor the divergent derivations from that most recent common ancestor. It only requires that most readers couldn’t easily or qui...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 06:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6586
Views: 497665

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

It comes from “fee” meaning a debt, and “mur” meaning a broken bone. If you didn’t pay on time they’d break your thighs.
by eldin raigmore
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 06:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 69
Views: 6646

Re: Surprising cognates

Chinese 車 and English wheel , it is possible that the Chinese word was ultimately a borrowing from a word for wheel from Indo-European languages Posts like this would be more interesting if you include the pronunciation. And the translation. Bing thinks it means “car”. They also gave a pronunciatio...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 06:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic Stages
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Linguistic Stages

Is it possible that language change, instead of going in a cycle, goes in a figure-8?
by eldin raigmore
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 05:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Game: Let's Reform English Grammar
Replies: 270
Views: 24095

Re: Game: Let's Reform English Grammar

Interesting thread!
I think the spoken texts are no longer recognizable as English. ( The written ones are, though).

So you’ve reached the OP’s endpoint.
But I hope it keeps going!
by eldin raigmore
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1142
Views: 108520

Re: Other Creativity

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/367701525067464704/467087926103244830/morpho-1.png Nymph (four footed butterfly) shaman in training. Do you mean she is four feet tall? Or that, in addition to four (I assume?) wings and two hands, she has four feet? You didn’t draw enough of her from the hips...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 60
Views: 787

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

Reviving a dead language is a lot like constructing an a-posteriori conlang. Modern Hebrew is a bit like Church Latin being revived as a native spoken language. IMO it could be considered rather conlangish on that basis. AIUI Esperanto now has a few thousands or a few myriads of native speakers; so ...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13747
Views: 821510

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

New Question: I am thinking of having no intransitive verbs in my conlang. Is this feasible and/or attested in natural languages? I would include a 'dud' object in all sentences that have unspecified objects. For instance: He eats -> He eats something. He cries -> He cries something (i.e. tears) He...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 607
Views: 73436

Re: False cognates

Shemtov wrote:
Wed 20 Jun 2018, 00:46
:ind: पैसा /pɛsa/"Unit of Indian currency" :esp: Peso "Unit of currency in many Hispanic countries"
How do we know this is a false cognate?
by eldin raigmore
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 21:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 75
Views: 1693

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I do have an event in mind that I would take as proof that the Creator not only existed, but has hung around tending to things since the Creation. I don’t realistically expect it to ever occur, especially not in my lifetime (nor even the lifetime of any CBBean). That would be, the arrival of three ...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 17:22
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1588
Views: 166899

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

Mass has nothing to do with rotation period, unless your moons are tidally locked, and saying "rotational period" instead of "orbital period" is confusing. Are your moons tidally locked? They're tidally locked, I'm talking about the time it takes for them to rotate around the earth, which really is...