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by eldin raigmore
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 12:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fractal Federation
Replies: 18
Views: 290

Re: Fractal Federation

Immortal vs. invincible? I think you meant “invulnerable” rather than “invincible”. “Invincible” means “unconquerable” or “can’t be beaten”. “Invulnerable” means “can’t be wounded”. There are other similar variations to these ideas; some of which I don’t know words for. * Can’t die at all. * Can’t ...
by eldin raigmore
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 05:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1138
Views: 101065

Re: Other Creativity

Khemehekis wrote:
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 23:12
shimobaatar wrote:
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 23:02
Khemehekis wrote:
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 22:55
I just realized this means your sixtieth birthday was the day my laptop was stolen. [O.O]
Now, if eldin raigmore got a laptop for his 60th birthday, that would be really suspicious.
LOL, true. eldin, was your laptop a Dell Inspiron 2200, by any chance?
No. But I get why you asked!
by eldin raigmore
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 19:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shäkå̀wawan
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Shäkå̀wawan

Maybe it’s voice system isn’t derived from a language with a direct/vs/inverse voice system, but it has one anyway? It’s been speculated in print (by reputable professional linguisticians), that if modern French were analyzed by someone with no knowledge of its diachronics nor its close relatives, i...
by eldin raigmore
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 00:32
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 903
Views: 44198

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Oh, heck. I was guessing it was about Frampton’s Zabatt shoes.
by eldin raigmore
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 00:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shäkå̀wawan
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Shäkå̀wawan

The voice system seems more like direct vs inverse voices than like active vs passive voices.
Coupled with the use of the animacy hierarchy, especially so.
Does this conlang have obviation in 3rd person?
by eldin raigmore
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 17:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Active alignment, head-marking, aktionsart, version, and other stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Active alignment, head-marking, aktionsart, version, and other stuff

The burden between ABS-ERG alignment and Split/fluid alignments seems to be quite blurred. I once read an article on Basque dialects. In early work on morphosyntactic alignment, the term “ergative” seems to have been used to mean just “anything not accusative/nominative”. Split-intransitive, split-...
by eldin raigmore
Wed 13 Jun 2018, 21:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: semantics
Replies: 14
Views: 846

Re: Random ideas: semantics

Anyway: someone has proposed that “aqua” and “hydro” (IIANM) come from suppletively different cases for “water as an agent” and “water as a patient”. I suppose I could be wrong, especially about details.
by eldin raigmore
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 23:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Today I learned ...

Today I learned that the feminine given name “Netra” means “leader” or “guide” or “eye” in Smskrta.
by eldin raigmore
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 23:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 215
Views: 21571

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

This too is interesting!
by eldin raigmore
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 23:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8368
Views: 585009

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Time is an illusion; lunchtime doubly so.
—— Ford Prefect
by eldin raigmore
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 23:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse

For me it’s not ruined. But I do want to read more of the author’s words!
by eldin raigmore
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 21:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13669
Views: 770425

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

Languages just do different things. I don’t think there’s any consensus why. But you’ll have fun finding the theories! Weight-sensitive stress-assignment systems usually assign more weight to syllables that take longer to say. A (C)VT syllable is usually shorter than a (C)VR syllable (T=sTop R=sonoR...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 20:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: semantics
Replies: 14
Views: 846

Re: Random ideas: semantics

Who considers proto-IE a split-S language? I don't think I've heard that before, please tell. E.g. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282686165_Observations_on_the_active-stative_alignment_of_Early_Proto-Indo-European for an article that marshals evidence against that hypothesis. But it has r...
by eldin raigmore
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 16:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Language of Lortho and the World of Dhamashi
Replies: 34
Views: 3879

Re: The Language of Lortho and the World of Dhamashi

alynnidalar wrote:
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 15:44
Very nice! I hope you'll share the version with all the stamps as well! I'm sure it will look very cool.
[+1]
What she said.
by eldin raigmore
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 20:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mishero مِسْهَرو
Replies: 17
Views: 886

Re: Mishero مِسْهَرو

Interesting!
by eldin raigmore
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 20:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4924
Views: 394597

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

@Frislander: Thanks! I think I understand now.
@Shemtov: Thanks! I looked it up and after a few tries also found a few other examples.
The [V:V:] type seems very rare IME so far.
by eldin raigmore
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 04:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4924
Views: 394597

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

BTW what’s a long diphthong? Exactly what it sounds like. I don’t remember ever seeing one in a natlang. Some have long vowels, and some have diphthongs, but I’ve never seen a natlang vowel inventory that had both phonemic short vowels and phonemic long vowels, and also had both phonemic monophthon...
by eldin raigmore
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 22:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4924
Views: 394597

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

So, @Frislander, how would you correct this post? .... The lateral is generally pronounced voiceless only when intervocalic, before a glide or when geminated (though some speakers realise this last one as a single intervocalic voiceless fricative). .... The vowels and the diphthong come in long and ...
by eldin raigmore
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 22:19
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Language of Lortho and the World of Dhamashi
Replies: 34
Views: 3879

Re: The Language of Lortho and the World of Dhamashi

bbbourq wrote:
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 15:21
My script was added to Omnliglot!
Congrats!
by eldin raigmore
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 13:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 582
Views: 85874

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Sounds very interesting, Random8k!
Welcome!