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by Micamo
Sun 20 Nov 2016, 20:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14161
Views: 936368

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

Is it plausible to consider the negative to be a sort of irrealis mood, leading to a situation where the same irrealis marker is used for both things like Potential, Subjunctive, Jussive, etc. and the negative (obviously with another marker for reinforcement)? After all, the negative is the "ultima...
by Micamo
Mon 07 Nov 2016, 21:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14161
Views: 936368

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

Chagen wrote:Is it attested in natlangs to have "marginal" phonemes, which are only phonemic in some places while being allophones in others?
Yes, especially common for them to be phonemic only in loanwords.
by Micamo
Thu 20 Oct 2016, 08:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alaian
Replies: 13
Views: 1962

Re: Alaian

It's not an aspectual category, it's just fused with aspect as part of the stem mutation system.
by Micamo
Wed 19 Oct 2016, 22:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14161
Views: 936368

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

Distributive number when applied to nouns can also mean that the group the noun refers to are spread out in space (dogs spread out in multiple places) or in kind (dogs of different breeds). Some languages with distributive plurals allow only one or the other. Also demonstratives can be noun affixes,...
by Micamo
Wed 19 Oct 2016, 10:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 558267

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

I am still writing that plot-heavy erotica, but I can't help but feel that my female characters are not as well written as they could be. That seems like a really strange thing to care about in a story like this, but...well, I just can't help it. It's plenty worth caring about if you want your stor...
by Micamo
Wed 19 Oct 2016, 08:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14161
Views: 936368

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

If you're just going for maximum kitchen sink overdrive, some ideas.

- Possessor agreement markers
- Associative number
- Distributive number
- Nominal tense
by Micamo
Tue 18 Oct 2016, 05:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11179
Views: 765408

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Testing phonoaesthetics for a potential new project:

βʉkaʔʙɜ̨ːnʙɘ̨ʔt̼a
ʔąŋʙʉ̨ːʔbaθ̼ɘː
waːɸaʔmąn̼ʉ̨ːʔɸɜ
by Micamo
Mon 17 Oct 2016, 02:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 558267

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

That's a loss indeed! I bet they'd still be a treat to read. I didn't even start writing stories much at all until into college. The couple false starts I have from high school are complete flops! I could share what I remember of Edithia but there wouldn't be much point, everything interesting abou...
by Micamo
Sun 16 Oct 2016, 23:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 558267

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

I didn't keep notebooks of worldbuilding stuff at that time. I just wrote stories and kept setting information in my head. I've long since lost the stories I wrote though.
by Micamo
Sun 16 Oct 2016, 21:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 558267

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

I also started with conworlding at the age of 10 or something like that. I created a whole planet ruled by a family whose last name was based on my first name, and they were obsessed with chess (because I was...) All in all, a rather embarrassing creation but I had a lot of fun with it. *hides her ...
by Micamo
Sun 16 Oct 2016, 15:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 558267

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

I first got into conlanging when I read some computer security advice. "Keep all your personal information recorded in a constructed language of your own design." Now even at the time I knew this was silly advice: The really sensitive stuff that you don't want people stealing like your social securi...
by Micamo
Fri 14 Oct 2016, 16:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gender [split]
Replies: 64
Views: 4234

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

k1234567890y wrote:sorry
Not talking about you.
by Micamo
Fri 14 Oct 2016, 15:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gender [split]
Replies: 64
Views: 4234

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

I am so fucking sick of privileged people treating the very existence of systemic oppressions like it's a fucking debate club, a position to be entertained and dissected but never to actually be believed. I tell you society discriminates against my mental illness and disability, and you say "What ab...
by Micamo
Thu 13 Oct 2016, 18:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gender [split]
Replies: 64
Views: 4234

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

The urination atop one's head is a bad example. Pissing on someone's head is fundamentally insulting, regardless of context. Speaking in a manner that reflects my personal philosophies is me being me. Him identifying as agendered is him being him. I'm not taking any offence from what he's doing, wh...
by Micamo
Thu 13 Oct 2016, 10:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gender [split]
Replies: 64
Views: 4234

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

The long and the short of it is this: you don't have a God given right to the pronoun of your choice. You can certainly make your choice known: after that, be happy when friends respect this choice and address you accordingly; respect those for whom their language does not work this way. "Respect" ...
by Micamo
Thu 13 Oct 2016, 02:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gender [split]
Replies: 64
Views: 4234

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

Except this isn't a case of OtheB using the wrong pronoun in honest error and his friend flying off the handle. This is their agender friend explaining their correct pronouns to them, then OtheB's outright refusal to use those pronouns after being corrected. They're obviously the one in error here a...
by Micamo
Thu 13 Oct 2016, 01:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gender [split]
Replies: 64
Views: 4234

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

Is it appropriate to bring the genders thing in here? I just had a discussion with someone that went full tumblr. Basically, he said they now identified as gender-less. I'm perfectly fine with that, then politely explain how I use pronouns to refer to sexes instead of genders as it is a really easy...
by Micamo
Wed 12 Oct 2016, 16:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14161
Views: 936368

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

Ahzoh wrote:Is it necessarily Arabic/Semitic to have a fused superlative and comparative adjective?
Not at all. In fact, far as I can determine, this seems to be the most common option. (It's hard to tell though, because language grammars usually don't talk about superlative constructions at all.)
by Micamo
Tue 11 Oct 2016, 20:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14161
Views: 936368

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

Nachtuil wrote:I just want to confirm I am understanding something correctly. Is the following correct?

"The cat caught the mouse"
Cat = agent and subject
Mouse = patient and object

"The mouse was caught by the cat"
Cat = agent and object
Mouse = patient and subject
Yes.
by Micamo
Tue 11 Oct 2016, 02:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Linguistic purism in conlangs
Replies: 22
Views: 3733

Re: Linguistic purism in conlangs

Mithe believe their language, Mithara, has a sacred, spiritual power. They believe this power is reduced if they use loan-words or code-switching with other languages with it, or if non-mithe hear the language or see it written down. Mithe consider it sacrilege for a non-Mithe to know their language...