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by eldin raigmore
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 06:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6581
Views: 496216

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

It comes from “fee” meaning a debt, and “mur” meaning a broken bone. If you didn’t pay on time they’d break your thighs.
by eldin raigmore
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 06:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 66
Views: 6403

Re: Surprising cognates

Chinese 車 and English wheel , it is possible that the Chinese word was ultimately a borrowing from a word for wheel from Indo-European languages Posts like this would be more interesting if you include the pronunciation. And the translation. Bing thinks it means “car”. They also gave a pronunciatio...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 06:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic Stages
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Linguistic Stages

Is it possible that language change, instead of going in a cycle, goes in a figure-8?
by eldin raigmore
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 05:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Game: Let's Reform English Grammar
Replies: 270
Views: 24013

Re: Game: Let's Reform English Grammar

Interesting thread!
I think the spoken texts are no longer recognizable as English. ( The written ones are, though).

So you’ve reached the OP’s endpoint.
But I hope it keeps going!
by eldin raigmore
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1142
Views: 108195

Re: Other Creativity

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/367701525067464704/467087926103244830/morpho-1.png Nymph (four footed butterfly) shaman in training. Do you mean she is four feet tall? Or that, in addition to four (I assume?) wings and two hands, she has four feet? You didn’t draw enough of her from the hips...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 54
Views: 625

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

Reviving a dead language is a lot like constructing an a-posteriori conlang. Modern Hebrew is a bit like Church Latin being revived as a native spoken language. IMO it could be considered rather conlangish on that basis. AIUI Esperanto now has a few thousands or a few myriads of native speakers; so ...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13729
Views: 819050

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

New Question: I am thinking of having no intransitive verbs in my conlang. Is this feasible and/or attested in natural languages? I would include a 'dud' object in all sentences that have unspecified objects. For instance: He eats -> He eats something. He cries -> He cries something (i.e. tears) He...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 607
Views: 72614

Re: False cognates

Shemtov wrote:
Wed 20 Jun 2018, 00:46
:ind: पैसा /pɛsa/"Unit of Indian currency" :esp: Peso "Unit of currency in many Hispanic countries"
How do we know this is a false cognate?
by eldin raigmore
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 21:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1460

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I do have an event in mind that I would take as proof that the Creator not only existed, but has hung around tending to things since the Creation. I don’t realistically expect it to ever occur, especially not in my lifetime (nor even the lifetime of any CBBean). That would be, the arrival of three ...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 17:22
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1588
Views: 166166

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

Mass has nothing to do with rotation period, unless your moons are tidally locked, and saying "rotational period" instead of "orbital period" is confusing. Are your moons tidally locked? They're tidally locked, I'm talking about the time it takes for them to rotate around the earth, which really is...
by eldin raigmore
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 06:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: vodlem
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: vodlem

Well, I, for one, am kinda impressed!
by eldin raigmore
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 05:46
Forum: Translations
Topic: Beans
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Beans

Maybe it’s just hard to figure out how to translate tpyos?
by eldin raigmore
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 05:22
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1460

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

So you spent your adolescence in India? I never knew that! I always imagined you as growing up in Texas. I only spent 19 months of my late-single-digit childhood in India. I did grow up in Texas, for the most part. So you didn't have, say, two Italian Catholics nor two Mexican Catholics nor two Ame...
by eldin raigmore
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 04:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1460

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

What climate problems would jimsonweed (e.g.) have? Primarily, the colder temperature, but I suspect I could have it 'imported' down from the northern-most clans, who have it warmer. Henbane seems possibly more willing to live in the cold, if less strong in its deleriant effect. I suppose I can use...
by eldin raigmore
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 14:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 63
Views: 1460

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Thanks! (No ulterior motives! :-) )

What climate problems would jimsonweed (e.g.) have?

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BTW @Reyzadren; Thanks for your response!
by eldin raigmore
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 22:57
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57789

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Ignorance?
by eldin raigmore
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 22:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: idea for new conlang
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: idea for new conlang

my advice: do not look at other project until you first find your own path... after you'll get pleasure to compare the different choices of other conlangs with yours... Isd has a good point. You might decide you need to look at other conlangs &/or auxlangs anyway. There might be good reasons you’d ...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 21:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1293
Views: 93111

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Yellow jackets aren’t a kind of bee. They’re a kind of wasp; a bit like hornets. Bees are much more reasonable stingers; they won’t sting unless they’re willing to die. Yellow jackets will sting for revenge. They have scent glands next to their venom glands, that release scent only when their abdome...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 21:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13729
Views: 819050

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

@Sangi39: So maybe what you’re obviating is using the term “distal” with two different meanings? Or something. OTOH you have “egophoricity 1” and “egophoricity 2”. I would think “distal 1” and “distal 2” would be even easier. Some natlangs are traditionally described as having “genitive 1” and “geni...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 08:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13729
Views: 819050

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

(Short answers: 1) No, it doesn’t have to; 2) Yes, it is attested.) I’m pretty sure I’ve seen examples of languages with polypersonal agreement in which, for instance, the verbs agree with (maybe) the person and number of the subject and the person and gender of the object, but not the gender of the...