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by alynnidalar
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 21:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Chimud: An Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2235

Re: Chimud: An Introduction

I was able to click through the link. At any rate, this sounds quite interesting! An explicitly artificial world explains away a lot of "unrealistic" aspects (or at least removes them far enough away that they're easy to ignore). One question I have, what exactly is defined as "technology"? You ment...
by alynnidalar
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 20:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Naming Practices
Replies: 29
Views: 5170

Re: Naming Practices

There's some nice complexity in there. I like that you'd be able to figure out much of a child's same-gender parent's name from the child's name. Definitely seems like a society that emphasizes family relationships and tracks them.
by alynnidalar
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 18:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Naming Practices
Replies: 29
Views: 5170

Re: Naming Practices

I've been thinking about incorporating something similar into Tirina naming practices. I guess they already do have private nicknames, but it's not quite the same thing. I'm sure I've spoken about the system before, but as it currently stands, a Tirina name has three parts: [given name] ni [ancestra...
by alynnidalar
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 21:19
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1604
Views: 184093

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

Something to throw out there: if the gods objectively and uncontroversially exist--that is, if they routinely and obviously interact with and speak to people--then only worshipping twelve gods makes perfect sense; if you tried to worship someone else (or failed to worship one of the twelve), they co...
by alynnidalar
Tue 03 Apr 2018, 15:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8425
Views: 670164

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Çou que tu cret que jou lou comprandrê san lou-z avê vezut ? [su.ke.tyˈkʁɛt ke.ʑu.lu.kɔ̃m.pʁɑ̃ˈdʁɛː sɑ̃.lu.zəˈvɛː vəˈzyt] Do you think I'll understand it without having seen them? Yes solkaied. 2SG.MASC ready-MASC You'll be fine. Idfea Karinir fılam kaesmuranol. feline black-AN movie separate-INT-I...
by alynnidalar
Wed 28 Mar 2018, 20:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1447
Views: 119728

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I hesitate to broach the question with you, but what, precisely, do you mean by "the definition of 'Racism' commonly used today"? The usual definition I see would be something like "believing certain races to be better than others [and acting on this belief]" or "treating different races differently...
by alynnidalar
Wed 28 Mar 2018, 20:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6661
Views: 539799

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

Tremendousness, I believe. I couldn't begin to explain why, other than -ness is significantly more common for nominalization that -osity.
by alynnidalar
Wed 28 Mar 2018, 03:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Dalar: Culture, Biology, and Other Things I Think Of
Replies: 35
Views: 8738

Re: The Dalar: Culture, Biology, and Other Things I Think Of

I wrote a whole bunch on family records when I was at work today, in lieu of doing work. It's fine. I read a couple of articles on koseki , the Japanese system for recording births/deaths/marriages/families. I realized that a similar system would fit very well in Sanmra, as a great deal of society r...
by alynnidalar
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 03:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1447
Views: 119728

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I think part of the reason they used Xhosa to begin with in Civil War was because John Kani, who played T'Chaka (T'Challa's father), natively speaks it. Then, they just continued using it into Black Panther. Also, there was a very clear "pan-African" sort of look to Wakanda--lots of things from vari...
by alynnidalar
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 02:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2382
Views: 171445

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Finally got around to watching Guardians of the Galaxy 2! It's kind of funny... if it wasn't an MCU movie, I don't think I would've ever watched something like it. I do love sci-fi, but in truth I haven't watched a lot of it lately beyond series I'm already familiar with. But I did enjoy it a lot, a...
by alynnidalar
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 23:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Areal Tests
Replies: 25
Views: 2744

Re: Conlang Areal Tests

Do you mean the ones linked in the first post of this thread?
by alynnidalar
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 03:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 460
Views: 53746

Re: Lexicon milestones

A lovely round number!
by alynnidalar
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 03:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8425
Views: 670164

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Haukeri ni Napa ni Tyler, idkasel...
stan of vehicle of Tyler certainly
Team Tyler's Van, of course...

Ton napawında wirn Niode rae lerınato.
NEG FEM-think-PST about twilight since school-INT
I haven't thought about Twilight since high school.
by alynnidalar
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 02:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Linguistic purism in conlangs
Replies: 22
Views: 3553

Re: Linguistic purism in conlangs

Tirina has some pretty vocal "language purity" groups, mostly as a result of scads of xenophobia, but in actual practice, Tirina borrows words all the time (mostly from English these days--I swear, it makes sense in context, I'm not just doing it because it's easy!). So while many Tirina speakers wo...
by alynnidalar
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 22:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8425
Views: 670164

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

⸮ ʕarskwumaunin swutrimpa yieni ɂuntalà ʕa ? black.liguar.GEN speak<PRS>2SG.IMPTV 1PL.DAT small<NMLZ>ACC CNJ Why not tell us a smidgeon about Black Panther ?? Idfea Karinir likiatol!!! feline black-ANIM enjoyable-INT-INAN Black Panther is extremely good!!! Reisradi hınapale ko daile. INAN-mix humor...
by alynnidalar
Tue 27 Feb 2018, 17:03
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: taking over done ideas and making them interesting
Replies: 16
Views: 2752

Re: taking over done ideas and making them interesting

Or just use regular words for it. There's no need to call a rabbit a smeerp. Changing the name of something doesn't automatically make it interesting. If your necromancers are interesting, they're going to be interesting even if you just call them "necromancers".

Relevant xkcd.
by alynnidalar
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 21:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6158
Views: 399291

Re: Language practice thread

Whoops. I posted thinking this was the Conlang Conversation Thread! Ignore me...
by alynnidalar
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 21:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 30
Views: 4560

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

That... still doesn't really explain your reasoning.
by alynnidalar
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 16:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6158
Views: 399291

Re: Language practice thread

Oki. Yornas.
okay | pig
Okay. Pork.
by alynnidalar
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 15:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 30
Views: 4560

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

Change the way coronal affricates are represented to single letter, mostly based on Americanist transcription- /t͡s d͡z t͡ɬ d͡ɮ t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ would be /c ⴛ* ƛ λ č ǰ/. I'm curious why you'd do this. The current method (with the tie bar) makes it immediately clear that these are affricates, and also clear...