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by eldin raigmore
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 23:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 242
Views: 40841

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Just realized something amazing that has led the perfect phono-semantic matching. Ởnh·Vú has the word 陪 (bõy), a French borrowing meaning servant, and the word 㺏 (cão), which is the native word for buffalo. Because of this I think it's obvious that the Ởnh·Vú word for cowboy has to be 㺏陪 (cão·bõy) ...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 10:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)
Replies: 33
Views: 13605

Re: What have you been reading lately?

Is this thread for discussing what linguistic books I have been reading? For such books and book-like things, and journal articles etc., especially ; but also for any sort of literature, whether fiction or non-fiction, peer-refereed or not, linguistics or not. That’s my understanding, at least. Thi...
by eldin raigmore
Wed 03 Oct 2018, 07:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 130707

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

[+1]
KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:
Wed 03 Oct 2018, 03:34
I'm pleased by how much of my Introduction to Linguistics course feels like review [:D] I guess I knew more about this subject than I thought. I owe most of that to conlanging, that's for sure :mrgreen:
by eldin raigmore
Thu 27 Sep 2018, 12:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926866

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

Does extensive language contact between two different languages ALWAYS necessitate "simplification" of those language's grammar? (Case loss, for example.) Are there any examples of two languages in contact becoming more complex? English consists of numerous examples of language contact resulting in...
by eldin raigmore
Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11:47
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 31
Views: 954

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

But then there's this, which I just found out about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamergate#Etymology :!: [O.O] :?: Wow. Always something new under the Sun! So it’s the gam from monogamy, with the erg from energy, then the ate from potentate etc. When I first saw it, I thought it was some Watergat...
by eldin raigmore
Wed 26 Sep 2018, 00:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 119018

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

Did she have to stand still until the spiders were through tailoring it?
by eldin raigmore
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 21:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 130707

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Two related questions.
1). Is there such a thing as aging-related dyslexia?
2). Did anyone besides me ever misread it as “Misnomer Murders” instead of “Midsomer Murders”?
by eldin raigmore
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 21:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 29
Views: 1989

Re: Music in my con world, how about yours?

elemtilas wrote:
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 17:02
Sting harmonics. Lovely!
Don’t The Police hold copyright on most of Sting’s harmonics?
by eldin raigmore
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 01:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1922

Re: Today I learned ...

k1234567890y wrote:
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 16:34
I just learnt that the exchange between mid and high vowels(i.e. /e o/ becomes /i u/ but /i u/ becomes /e o/ in the same language) can occur in natual languages, it has occured in Bashkir and Tatar.
That’s interesting! Could you tell us more? Maybe on another thread, in say the L&L subforum?
by eldin raigmore
Tue 11 Sep 2018, 03:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The constants e and π in linguistics
Replies: 5
Views: 285

The constants e and π in linguistics

I have recently noticed patterns in linguistics related to the transcendental consonants e (the base of the natural logarithms) and π (the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter). I have not yet been able to figure out how these constants should be part of universal grammar; but the tende...
by eldin raigmore
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 01:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 698
Views: 80466

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

ENGLISH I find it interesting that in no german city with more than half a million people people say 'ich' in their dialects. In Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover, Bremen one would say 'ik' in the dialect, in Dresden, Leepzsch (Leipzig), Frankford, Kölle one would say 'isch', in Sturgard and Minga 'i'. So ...
by eldin raigmore
Sun 09 Sep 2018, 13:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 35
Views: 2067

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

1. Gender: male (wtf is cis)... 2. Sexual orientation: my private choice... 3. Handedness: I've got two hands... 4. Nationality.: planet earth... 5. Ethnicity you primarily identify: human being... 6. Neurotype: don't know (care) what other think about, for me it's ok... 7. Health conditions and ph...
by eldin raigmore
Sun 09 Sep 2018, 03:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 35
Views: 2067

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

3. Right-handedness (writing, pitching, using scissors, cultery), though I play racquet sports with my left (quasi-ambidextrous?) So you're saying you're cross-handed? Well, in my neck of the woods, if you weren't equally facile with both hands, but did somethings well with one hand, and other thin...
by eldin raigmore
Sat 08 Sep 2018, 17:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926866

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

Can a Measure word system be started by requiring that the appropriate demonstratives be put between the number and noun? Is the second construction even attested? If not, what would be needed in a protolang for a MW system to develop? I am GUESSING that the answers are: 1. Yes 2. IDK 3. Up to you ...
by eldin raigmore
Sat 08 Sep 2018, 17:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6714
Views: 561351

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

Does anyone know of any multilingual news or social media/general info site that display similar translations? For example, I could easily browse bbc, msn or wikipedia, but their webpages in other languages don't actually correspond to the content in English, at least not down to the paragraph leve...
by eldin raigmore
Sat 08 Sep 2018, 17:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Terngatta or dragon's earth
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Terngatta or dragon's earth

Although I agree with Sal’s point, I also think that a children’s anime is a fine and respectable ambition. So I wish you luck. I think this is a good start to whatever your goal is. ————— How large is an adult dragon? Is a dragon typically ridden by a single person or many? Does everyone in your se...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 18:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?
Replies: 74
Views: 14461

Re: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?

In one, the main ones are human, but there are also “space centipedes” and AIs. ————— In another, the main one (from the story’s point of view) are dwarves. But there are also elves; and both dwarves and elves are minorities. The majority is humans. Dwarves dominate mountainous, cavernous, and rocky...
by eldin raigmore
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 18:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1155
Views: 123551

Re: Other Creativity

fruityloops wrote:
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 18:25
thanks for spoting those. their honest to god typos than anything else on my part.
Their, there, they’re.
by eldin raigmore
Wed 05 Sep 2018, 03:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926866

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

wife-PST for exwife
wife-FUT for fiancée
wife-POTENTIAL for potential wife (duh!)
wife-MIRATIVE for “I shouldn’t have gotten drunk in Las Vegas!”
Etc. ... verbal inflections applied to nouns.
by eldin raigmore
Tue 04 Sep 2018, 04:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926866

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

Yes, a lot of languages do indeed use “zero-derivation”.
You can look it up and find some examples.
(Now that you know what “they” call it!)