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by eldin raigmore
Sat 23 Jun 2018, 01:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: using the virgin birth concept in a setting
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: using the virgin birth concept in a setting

what real world factors should one consider when writing it? “Whether or not the story would sell”, seems to me to be the biggest real-world factor you’d need to consider, but haven’t mentioned. As near as I can tell you’ve thought of everything along the lines of “whether or not the story would se...
by eldin raigmore
Sat 23 Jun 2018, 01:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aʻatun Scratchpad
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Aʻatun Scratchpad

Thank you. Wikipedia doesn't mention retroflex consonants contrasting with alveolars or post alveolars anywhere (mentions allophony though). Are retroflexes known to contrast with their alveolar/post-alveolar counterparts? Look it up on PHOIBLE or UPSID. Both sites are on CBB’s “Resources” thread. ...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 22 Jun 2018, 12:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 619
Views: 86854

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

Thanks! I didn’t know any of that!
by eldin raigmore
Thu 21 Jun 2018, 17:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aʻatun Scratchpad
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Aʻatun Scratchpad

It’s probably just my guess, but, I’d say it’s not unlikely.

It is true, as you seem to know, that front-back differences in articulation, make a more-detectable difference in the sounds, between close (high) vowels like [ y u ], than between open (low) vowels.
by eldin raigmore
Thu 21 Jun 2018, 17:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 619
Views: 86854

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

Why are there so many blonde Koreans in Korean manga?
In real life I’ve never met a blonde Korean; not even one who had dyed their hair.

There are also a few more blondes than I would have expected in Japanese and Taiwanese and HK manga; but significantly fewer, it seems to me (I could be wrong.)
by eldin raigmore
Wed 20 Jun 2018, 05:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vexillological linguistic families
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Vexillological linguistic families

Curlyjimsam wrote:
Tue 19 Jun 2018, 11:10
On this approach Georgian and English just be closely related!
Right!
by eldin raigmore
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 12:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Kinds of Immortality [Split]
Replies: 7
Views: 144

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: 102725

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: 12
Views: 473

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: 946
Views: 46159

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: 12
Views: 473

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: 471

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: 934

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: 244

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: 22298

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: 8380
Views: 592230

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: 764

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: 13671
Views: 779488

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: 934

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: 4083

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.