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by eldin raigmore
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 22:27
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Are noun classes divided to be solely prefix/suffix?
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Are noun classes divided to be solely prefix/suffix?

Genders are concordial noun-classes. The main thing about nouns' genders is, that other words (e.g. pronouns, articles, adjectives, adpositions, and sometimes even verbs) have to agree with them . Noun-classes in general may not have to be agreed with. For instance, in languages with numeral classif...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 22:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: It's Time To Change It All...
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: It's Time To Change It All...

pic removed on request of moderation Do you have your own standards for time calculation... And about your mathematics base ... Adpihi's numeral base is twelve. Nevertheless, their nycthemeron is divided into sixteen "hours" (each about one and a half of our hours, or ninety of our minutes). (This ...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 21:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The relationship between human souls and decomposition
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: The relationship between human souls and decomposition

Everyone native to Adpihi grows up believing they have a personal relationship to God. So do most immigrant naturalized citizens. The opinions of permanently-resident aliens are more divided; and those of short-term visitors tend to be rather skeptical. Some native Adpihi, especially those who've be...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 21:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Sharing space with other species
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Sharing space with other species

If humans met another species with similar needs in planet habitability, but with slight differences in specifics (the main one being slightly warmer or cooler climates), which do you think would be the most likely to result in (mostly) peaceful interactions: 1. ALL of the preferences of the two sp...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 20:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)

Adpihi's calendar is a lunisolar calendar. It has days, months, and years. Months are either 29 days long or 30 days long. Years are either 12 months long or 13 months long. A 12-month year may be 354 days long (if it has 6 29-day months and 6 30-day months) or 355 days long (if it has 5 29-day mont...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 19:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: 3Cons Natlangs in RL; small patterned groups of roots
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: 3Cons Natlangs in RL; small patterned groups of roots

@Tuyono (or anyone): Do you have any Hebrew (or other 3Cons natlang) answers to: 4. Are there, in any RL 3Cons natlang, examples of two roots, such that consonants of one of them are similar to those of the other, but with some features of two of the consonants exchanged with each other? Like, maybe...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 19:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in
Replies: 12
Views: 350

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

What can we say that Chris Wayan and/or Randall Munroe haven't said?
Is there something specific they (or one of them) have said that you don't understand and want one of us to explain or clarify?
Do you have a question neither of them has addressed?
by eldin raigmore
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 18:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 23961

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I just noticed that my "s" key doen't seem to be working all the time anymore. First the "z" key and now the "s" key? I guess I'll need a new keyboard. I already noticed in some post I've written on here that there are some letters missing. So if it looks like I don't know how to form plurals or co...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 18:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13229
Views: 611060

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

I think, when the verb is transitive, the participles' principal division is one of voice, between active participles and passive participles, rather one of tense or aspect. A case could be (and has been IIANM) made that, at least in certain languages, when the underlying verb is intransitive, the m...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 18:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld

I think this makes a lot of sense, and it means that I don't have to worry about COMPLETELY reinventing the wheel (pun intended [:P] ) every time a civilisation goes bust. And I really appreciate the idea of technical terms being re-purposed into more "mundane" (for lack of a better word) terms; I ...
by eldin raigmore
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 21:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What phonemes occur as syllabic consonants in natlangs
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: What phonemes occur as syllabic consonants in natlangs

Syllabic stops seem super-weird to me. Does anyone have a good example language that uses them that might also have recordings in it? I'd love to hear/see what that would be like. Alternate transcriptions are probably possible; and this probably doesn't apply to every 'lect of English; but, in my '...
by eldin raigmore
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 20:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Coveny's ConLang
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Coveny's ConLang

I'm just posting this here now, to remind myself to make a useful post later, when I have more time.
by eldin raigmore
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 20:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld

Why should language depend on civilization? The parts of each language that are still relevant to non-history-writing, non-city-building, non-metallurgy-using life, will continue to evolve as normal. (Or do the Onlookers always knock them back to before the Neolithic and therefore before farming?) T...
by eldin raigmore
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 20:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: unambiguous syntax and grammar
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: unambiguous syntax and grammar

I'm pretty sure my conlang Arpien's syntax is not only context-free but also unambiguous. However I haven't rigorously checked it. I'm not sure its morphology is unambiguous, nor that its morphology satisfies any other desideratum. But maybe I'll make it isolating and analytic, so that its grammar w...
by eldin raigmore
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 20:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10767
Views: 517926

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I got out of bed, got dressed, thought really hard about leaving the apartment, got undressed, and went back to bed. I envy you. I was 12 hours at work yesterday, and today doesn't look much better. Coming here for a few minutes is all the rest I'm going to get today. The grass is just always so mu...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 19:48
Forum: Translations
Topic: A man walks into a bar
Replies: 24
Views: 662

Re: A man walks into a bar

"A stupid man walks into a bar"
or
"A man stupidly walks into a bar"
or
"A man walks into a stupid bar"
by eldin raigmore
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 19:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in
Replies: 12
Views: 350

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

[ img ] https :// i . imgur . com / Y3AMwFP . png [ /img ] Use a latitude/longitude-based distance calculator, divide the result from 111, and subtract the result from 90. (BTW, I'm mostly curious about the climates in it.) Your image is impressive, and I like it. But I don't understand the rest of...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 19:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2657
Views: 140412

Re: Yay or Nay?

If a language has three cases of location 1 for being inside X 2 for being on the surface of X and 3 for being near to X, which of them would the most probably develop a side meaning as an instrumental? IMO 3 is likeliest, 2 second-likeliest, 1 not likely at all. Your instrument is usually near you...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 18:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: 3Cons Natlangs in RL; small patterned groups of roots
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: 3Cons Natlangs in RL; small patterned groups of roots

I don't know how I came up with that translation, but checking again it should be "to clot, to gel, to congeal" and it mostly refers to blood. Anyway the problem was my English [;)] "Clot" and "coagulate" are near-synonyms in English, at least when they're both verbs and refer to blood. Also, to my...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 01:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: 3Cons Natlangs in RL; small patterned groups of roots
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: 3Cons Natlangs in RL; small patterned groups of roots

A nice one in Hebrew: k.ʃ.r ק.ש.ר - tie, knot, connect, communicate k.r.ʃ ק.ר.ש - congulate; plank of wood ʃ.k.r ש.ק.ר - lie, false ʃ.r.k ש.ר.ק - whistle By "congulate" did you mean "coagulate" or "cingulate" or what? According to your next post you (must have) meant "coagulate" (aka "clot"). To me...