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by M. Park
22 Mar 2013 07:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Sportocracy
Replies: 17
Views: 2336

Re: Sportocracy

Wouldn't this just be like a meritocracy, with the caveat that the merit be sports related?
by M. Park
22 Jan 2013 00:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Dictionary Entry Requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Dictionary Entry Requirements

I would say what you have is more than enough. Doing a nice proper lexicon takes a lot of work so don't get dishearted! You can always go back and add more information later. Thanks. I kinda felt that way when I was looking at my OED, but then I realized that took decades and the English language w...
by M. Park
21 Jan 2013 23:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Dictionary Entry Requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Dictionary Entry Requirements

I am putting together my dictionary for the small amount of words I have in my conlangs first few sections, just to keep on top of things. There is only one thing I know about a putting together a dictionary; no one word definitions. My problem is though, since this is not a dictionary for people wh...
by M. Park
21 Jan 2013 08:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 955817

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Started to (finally) put the whole dictionary thing together for my language. I want to include sample sentences for each word, in as many variations as needed to show the range of the word. As such I have found that I don't nearly have enough words to make up sample sentences on the fly. C'est la v...
by M. Park
20 Jan 2013 22:15
Forum: Translations
Topic: The South wind and the Moon
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Re: The South wind and the Moon

Thanks. I imagined it might be just on the big side of too much to parse, so I can understand people not wanting to go through everything, but I’m willing to wait and see! It was amazing to see how even simple sentences in simple stories require some advanced thinking as when it comes to figuring ou...
by M. Park
18 Jan 2013 10:20
Forum: Translations
Topic: The South wind and the Moon
Replies: 2
Views: 879

The South wind and the Moon

Well over a year ago I wrote a parody parable to translate. I did this so that I could have a goal, a bank of words and grammatical thing-a-ma-bobs, which in the end would produce something useful. Well I finally finished. This is my first time glossing anything more complex than a simple three or f...
by M. Park
17 Jan 2013 02:54
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What comes next?
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

Re: What comes next?

Thir order has been working well from me. it is pretty much copied from the bold section from TLCK: 1) Show Sounds 2) Describe Allophone 3) If theres Tone, explain that 4) If there is Pitch explain that 5) Explain Phonological Constraints 6) Explain Orthography 7) Inflections:Agglutinative, Fusional...
by M. Park
17 Jan 2013 02:19
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Check out my upcoming conlang creation series!
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Check out my upcoming conlang creation series!

Interesting! I look forward to see how things can be better explained with the addition of videos/pictures, as opposed to just text or just voice.
by M. Park
11 Jan 2013 05:29
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Linguistics Books and Language Courses
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: Linguistics Books and Language Courses

I read, and enjoyed, "Linguistics for Non Linguists" http://www.amazon.com/Linguistics-Non-L ... 0137152043
Very in depth and designed for people who have no previous linguistics classes/teaching under their belts.
by M. Park
08 Jan 2013 09:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6964
Views: 839346

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

Quick Glossing question (posted it here since I couldnt find a quick question section in the translation forum) I get showing when one word in a language translates to many in another with out seperate morphemes: made up example njurk fancy.cat Is it glossed the exact same way, when it's many words ...
by M. Park
07 Jan 2013 10:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Vikeltic 0.4 (MFC)
Replies: 53
Views: 4522

Re: Vikeltic 0.4 (MFC)

It doesn't look half bad either. I've manage to figure out how to save find/replace events in inDesign so I still use <ee> and the older ones, but now with a button it replaces all of them with the character mapped <ë> and such. Here is the first page of correlatives to see how less bulky they look ...
by M. Park
07 Jan 2013 04:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Vikeltic 0.4 (MFC)
Replies: 53
Views: 4522

Re: Vikeltic 0.4 (MFC)

Oh at times it does stand for that; some linguistics concepts don't lend themselves too well to self-teaching and I've had to just throw up my hands and say 'fuck it, ill go back after I work on something I kind of understand" ( see: passive voice) the long /i:/, I remember being told that before an...
by M. Park
06 Jan 2013 22:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Vikeltic 0.4 (MFC)
Replies: 53
Views: 4522

Re: Vikeltic 0.4 (MFC)

My Language only has 5 diphthongs; /ei/ /i:/ /ai/ /oʊ/ /ju:/ Right now they are orthographicaly represented as: <ei> <ee> <ai> <ou> <iu> I like <ee> fine enough, and all the other one have the benefit of me not having to stop and copy paste the right character from the character map when I need it; ...
by M. Park
06 Jan 2013 09:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Vikeltic 0.4 (MFC)
Replies: 53
Views: 4522

Re: Vikeltic 0.4 (MFC)

That may end up being the best way to sort it out. I just need to pick some marks that are both aesthetically pleasing and not too counter-intuitive. For now though here is a picture I made to work with on my next section: locational correlatives! Weee… http://dl.dropbox.com/u/62536946/LargeCorrelat...
by M. Park
06 Jan 2013 06:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 955817

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Make beautifully organized charts and completely forget everything I made in them. I did the same thing. I stopped working one day in the middle of a sentence. Came back to it 10 months later. Couldn't tell what verb tense I was using, or what I was trying to get at as a whole. So I just threw the ...
by M. Park
06 Jan 2013 04:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Vikeltic 0.4 (MFC)
Replies: 53
Views: 4522

Re: Vikeltic 0.4 (MFC)

Thanks. The point of it was to have something that could be carved / tooled into leather easily, and letters with curves are more difficult to do that so this is what came out. I like angles and line too, so that helped. Since this is still my first conlang, i really want to at least make it to the ...
by M. Park
05 Jan 2013 09:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Vikeltic 0.4 (MFC)
Replies: 53
Views: 4522

Re: Vikeltic 0.4 (MFC)

Its been ten months since I last updated this. Conlanging seems to wax and wane for me. I have finally finished my section on Morphology and Pronouns. There are still holes in the language as a whole (I think I might have broken my phonotatics a few times) but you cant fix things unless you get them...
by M. Park
05 Jan 2013 02:36
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Trying to NOT be like English - My first conlang
Replies: 17
Views: 3017

Re: Trying to NOT be like English - My first conlang

-When writing with the Latin script, the alphabet (deth Qualtharmae) goes as follows: a, b, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, x, y, z I'm not sure if I'm supposed to count these as distinct letters per se, but there's also: aa, ae, ch, ii, jj, qu, sh, th, uu, zh, and pf (whic...
by M. Park
05 Oct 2012 04:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Spelling Mistakes
Replies: 46
Views: 4528

Re: Your Spelling Mistakes

While not really a typo, sometimes I will place my hands on a keyboard and be just one key off from home, and I wont realize this till I am 3 - 4 lines in and its all written like:

gwkki nt bNW UA Nrgwq
by M. Park
12 Sep 2012 03:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What’s this? And other questions you've been asked
Replies: 14
Views: 2400

Re: What’s this? And other questions you've been asked

I had a thought to day. What if the conlang was not part of the story-story, that is not in the plot or used by the character, but was part of the story as in the physical thing. Something included, but not needed. A secret bonus thing for those willing to decode it. I can’t really thing of any book...