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by eldin raigmore
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 07:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6752
Views: 586059

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

Thanks, creyeditor. I didn’t know that. shimobaatar, I knew about the example you mentioned, and I’m sure that’s right. And thanks! I’m hoping eventually for an explanation both broader (I.e. explaining more uses) and deeper (I.e. explicating the sequence of evolution of the change of use). I might ...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 01:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6752
Views: 586059

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

How did “rather than” come to mean “instead of” rather than “sooner than”?
by eldin raigmore
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 01:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 330
Views: 65447

Re: Some Snippets from The World

Umm, wouldn’t five kingdoms be a pentarchy instead of a heptarchy?

What would nine kingdoms be? An ennearchy?


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And it’s a beautiful map, and beautiful calligraphy.
I’m poetry-blind but I’ll bet it’s a beautiful poem too.
And the prose stories are better than just “good”, too!
by eldin raigmore
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 19:22
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1161
Views: 128202

Re: Other Creativity

@Lambuzhao you probably already know, saltiness is the usual antidote to bitterness.
So the schmaltz will or won’t work, depending how salty it is. (Is my theory — haven’t tried it yet.)

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I’m jealous you got your kitchen garden to succeed. How?
by eldin raigmore
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 19:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 714
Views: 127108

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

How come Antarctica 🇦🇶 doesn’t have any indigenous ants 🐜 on it?
by eldin raigmore
Sun 11 Nov 2018, 23:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 39
Views: 3025

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

rgj40q wrote:
Sun 11 Nov 2018, 12:52
4. Nationality. Siberian.
Are dream catchers a Siberian thing too?
by eldin raigmore
Sun 11 Nov 2018, 23:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Armistice Day 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Armistice Day 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month

Who, if any, of us, intend to observe 11 seconds of silence at 11:11 on November 11th this Sunday? I'm seven hours ahead of France, so I'm watching the ceremony in Paris live. Macron is currently delivering a speech under the Arc de Triomphe. I was sleeping at 11:11 local time, if that counts as a ...
by eldin raigmore
Sun 11 Nov 2018, 06:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2396
Views: 187298

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Seasons 5 & 6 of the US version of “House of Cards”.
by eldin raigmore
Sun 11 Nov 2018, 05:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 714
Views: 127108

Re: Bonfire Night

Who is doing what to observe Guy Fawkes’s Day? I tried to blow up a parliament, but the owls just swiveled their heads and saw me, so that didn't go so well. [:S] LOL! [:D] [xD] :mrgreen: ___________________ Did we miss our patroness St. Hildegard’s day not only this year 9/17/18 but also last year...
by eldin raigmore
Sun 11 Nov 2018, 05:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Armistice Day 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Armistice Day 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month

Who, if any, of us, intend to observe 11 seconds of silence at 11:11 on November 11th this Sunday?
by eldin raigmore
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 23:01
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 793
Views: 61219

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Jackk wrote:
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 22:59
Woo! I had *blooming forest in my head but didn't feel like it was idiomatic [:D]

I'll have a quick think to come up with one from Boral 😀
In springtime it would be more budding than blooming. Both the leaves and the flowers.
by eldin raigmore
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 22:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)
Replies: 39
Views: 727

Re: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)

Central Station by Lavie Tidhar.

I especially like the Asteroid Belt Bislama.

I did notice an error.
He translated “Sea of Refuge” as “Solwata blong Doti”.
He meant “Solwata blong Sefples”.

“Solwata blong Doti” means “Sea of Refuse”, not “Sea of Refuge”.
by eldin raigmore
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 22:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 714
Views: 127108

Bonfire Night

Who is doing what to observe Guy Fawkes’s Day?


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Did we miss our patroness St. Hildegard’s day not only this year 9/17/18 but also last year 9/17/17?
by eldin raigmore
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 19:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 19
Views: 3067

Re: Today I learned ...

Today I learned that the reconstructed PIE word for wolf, "wlkʷos" should have given Latin *volquus and Greek *alpos. But instead we get lupus and lykos , so there must have been some other processes involved (Latin may have borrowed from Sabellic). Interesting :) I think "volquus" is a better word...
by eldin raigmore
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 19:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1625
Views: 202520

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

All of the posts here so far this November are quite intriguing!
I shall lurk diligently until I have something to add!
by eldin raigmore
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 19:13
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My wikis—Penguin Ice Wikis
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: My wikis—Penguin Ice Wikis

Thanks!
by eldin raigmore
Wed 17 Oct 2018, 04:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14229
Views: 965374

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

So, I'm looking at valency-increasing operations, and the general example is the causative (which seems to cover well most intransitive-transitive pairs). Applied to an intransitive verb, it adds an agent and turns the former subject into the patient: "the chair broke" > "I broke the chair," "the b...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 23:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 243
Views: 43864

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Just realized something amazing that has led the perfect phono-semantic matching. Ởnh·Vú has the word 陪 (bõy), a French borrowing meaning servant, and the word 㺏 (cão), which is the native word for buffalo. Because of this I think it's obvious that the Ởnh·Vú word for cowboy has to be 㺏陪 (cão·bõy) ...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 10:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)
Replies: 37
Views: 15253

Re: What have you been reading lately?

Is this thread for discussing what linguistic books I have been reading? For such books and book-like things, and journal articles etc., especially ; but also for any sort of literature, whether fiction or non-fiction, peer-refereed or not, linguistics or not. That’s my understanding, at least. Thi...