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by eldin raigmore
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 01:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld

Also, I think what you said is worth more than just 2 cents! [:D] I assume that was addressed to Kehgrehdid? I really see the promise in that idea, So do I! and all the misremembered words and meanings could contribute to some pretty cool semantic changes. Like, perhaps, the word for a furnace beco...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 01:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Sharing space with other species
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: Sharing space with other species

Kehgrehdid's & Salmoneus's last posts contain interesting ideas for realism. I don't think I'll use them to modify the Reptigan Union's history though. At least not in the broad strokes in which I've painted it so far. Maybe I'll use them to organize the meeting of the Reptigan Union with whatever g...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 01:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13254
Views: 613761

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

May I ask that we put all the discussions about "cultural appropriation"* and "academic paywalls" and so on, on another thread than the Conlangs Q&A Quick Questions thread? Not that they aren't worth discussing; just that they're off-topic for the Conlangs subforum, even moreso for this thread. Coul...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 01:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in
Replies: 17
Views: 479

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

OK, that person said that these places are gonna have strong typhoons. "Typhoon" comes from the Chinese words for "giant wind". It basically means "hurricane in the Pacific or Indian Ocean". "Monsoon" means "Really wet, really long-lasting, seasonal rainstorm". In the tropics, days and nights stay ...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 21:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13254
Views: 613761

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

On Noun Class systems there tends to be a "catch all" class where stuff that doesn't fit on other languages tend to end up on. Is this a process of languages where Noun Classes tend to become obsolete? I would believe so but not sure. Languages tend to move out from orderly things into messy ones (...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 17:16
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: My alternate world, and a calculation to find which latitude you'd be in
Replies: 17
Views: 479

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

BTW, I've been told on alternatehistory.com that the monsoons in my alternate world are gonna be intense, because of how the continents are generally aligned, like, there are lots of large landmasses facing the water. Interesting! But it doesn't explain why *there*'s monsoons should be different in...
by eldin raigmore
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 17:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld

Jampot911 wrote:
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 19:01
.... they appear see-through and blurred, rather like the jittering air above an open fire, for example.
Somewhat like the Divinities in Robert Jackson Bennett's "City of Stairs". ( ? )
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: 326

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: 462

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: 427

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: 9
Views: 593

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: 19
Views: 333

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: 366

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: 17
Views: 479

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: 821
Views: 25015

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: 13254
Views: 613761

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: 12
Views: 311

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: 534

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: 128

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: 12
Views: 311

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...