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by eldin raigmore
Tue 22 May 2018, 19:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 632
Views: 79128

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: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 632
Views: 79128

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: 6540
Views: 450771

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: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 632
Views: 79128

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: 7973

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: 6540
Views: 450771

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: 51006

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: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 632
Views: 79128

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: 4892
Views: 379523

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: 6540
Views: 450771

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: 97567

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: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 632
Views: 79128

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

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: 51006

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: 13609
Views: 745378

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...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 15 May 2018, 20:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 56
Views: 2138

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

[+1] to elemtilas too.
I try to remember, after giving as much hopefully-constructive criticism as I can, to always remind the recipient of said criticism that I Could Be Wrong.
Never let “the best” be the enemy of “the good”.
In fact, to start with, don’t let “the good” be the enemy of “the OK”!
by eldin raigmore
Tue 15 May 2018, 15:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13609
Views: 745378

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

I have a serious quick question.

If a speaking species had their tongues rooted at the fronts of their mouths, like frogs; how would that change their set of possible points-of-articulation?
by eldin raigmore
Tue 15 May 2018, 15:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13609
Views: 745378

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

I did mean it as a joke; but the jokes you folks thought I meant seem funnier to me than the joke I actually meant! I was thinking of Starotsin’s (do I have the right guy?) 5(?)-case system in which he(?) calls the fifth(?) case “means”*. And we’d been asking about voice. The first response made me ...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 15 May 2018, 15:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 56
Views: 2138

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

[+1] to what Axiem said.
in my experience both in graduate-school Mathematcs , and in artistic endeavors,
Lots of good advice starts with “stop worrying so much”.
by eldin raigmore
Mon 14 May 2018, 21:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13609
Views: 745378

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

Can a nominative-accusative language derive from an absolutive-ergative proto-language? Theoretically by making the passive tense into a regular present one, by some other eldritch means? yes, it is said that some Aleut-Eskimo languages are evolving into nominative languages. maybe you can do this:...
by eldin raigmore
Mon 14 May 2018, 21:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Keplerian Proto Arab Writing System
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Keplerian Proto Arab Writing System

All of that makes perfect sense.

I’m sorry, I just realized I never told you how much I like the way your script looks!
And I also think I expect to like how the abugida operates!