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by Keenir
16 Jun 2019 22:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2913
Views: 285186

Re: Yay or Nay?

Micamo wrote:
16 Jun 2019 21:12
should I make a conworld thread for my litRPG novel attempt
Yes.
by Keenir
16 Jun 2019 02:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 346047

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

(What’s an “accent” when it comes to magic?) casting a spell to rain vipers on your enemies...and leaves fall all over them instead, because of a noun case difference of one dipthong. :) Who will be their magical analogs of Chomsky and Greenberg? And what will they be like? I'm not sure what'd be s...
by Keenir
10 Jun 2019 09:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 346047

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

The ocean between the two continents is supposed to be deep: there would be a mid-oceanic ridge there, and the two continents would be separating. This is just in the early stages, and shapes and positions will probably change. My goal is to have the northern continent's southern half be semi-arid ...
by Keenir
05 Jun 2019 16:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14769
Views: 1257397

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

I don't fully understand the question. It appears to be about phonology, but you've presented a good chunk of the background info through orthography. For phonology questions, it's best to stick to the underlying sounds. For example, you say at one point that <ι> and <υ> become semivowels. Which on...
by Keenir
04 Jun 2019 16:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14769
Views: 1257397

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

Thank you for your help thus far. My language once achieved an eight vowel system, in which [ u] palatalized coronal stops and fricatives due to being a high vowel, through coalescence. I have raised [ɛ̥ -> i̥] and shifted palatalization there since. Simultaneously with that change, I made ι and υ ...
by Keenir
23 May 2019 02:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6968
Views: 840978

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

(just like how we have Italian-Americans, which includes both Americans whose grandparents came from Italy, and Americans who themselves came from Italy) This is the core of the "problem", for me. If I understand correctly, Shemtov is looking for a term that refers to a US resident who came from a ...
by Keenir
23 May 2019 02:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6968
Views: 840978

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

Is there a term for someone living in America of African birth? Or do you have to specify the country or use a phrase like African Born American? I would think that, if you know their country of origin, being specific couldn't hurt. My real question is, is there a catch-all term? Like what if someo...
by Keenir
23 May 2019 02:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14769
Views: 1257397

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

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
22 May 2019 21:58
In these compounds, is the dual marker <-ϳ(ε)-> more likely to be infixed to the head noun, υεϸα—in this case, or the plural/adjectival noun, υδυ—in this case?
why not both?
by Keenir
22 May 2019 10:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Animals derived game
Replies: 177
Views: 24876

Re: Animals derived game

shimobaatar wrote:
05 Jun 2018 23:12
thylacine = fang + pouch + AUG

Next: wombat
wombat = tunnel + furry cap

Next: cricket
by Keenir
22 May 2019 03:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14769
Views: 1257397

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

The language has three numbers singular, dual (form by infixing <-ϳ(ε)-> after a word's first vowel), and plural (formed by placing <-χϙο> after a dual's final vowel). Thus, "stars" translates to "υϳεδυχϙο." Considering the formation rules above, is Υϳεϸαυδυχϙο or Ϛϸαυϳεδυχϙο the more likely transl...
by Keenir
21 May 2019 08:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14769
Views: 1257397

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

What are some good resources for Middle English? I'd kinda like to make an Anglo-lang, but don't really want to start at Old English. I once came across a thick hardcover book of words coined by Shakespeare. my favorite reference for the Englishes (Kentish included) at my public library is https://...
by Keenir
20 May 2019 23:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: XKCD 2149:_Alternate_Histories is funny & especially for Conworlders!
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: XKCD 2149:_Alternate_Histories is funny & especially for Conworlders!

elemtilas wrote:
20 May 2019 13:47
DesEsseintes wrote:
20 May 2019 07:29
Keenir wrote:
20 May 2019 03:30
Bliss
Who’s Bliss?
I suspect Charles Bliss.
*nods*
by Keenir
20 May 2019 03:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 957871

Re: What did you accomplish today?

elemtilas wrote:
11 May 2019 23:08
Watched Tolkien today. Definitely worth the watch; definitely don't read the reviews beforehand!
I've been keeping away from it because the film's previews make it look like his life was full of LOTR imagery and that was the source of his books.
by Keenir
20 May 2019 03:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: XKCD 2149:_Alternate_Histories is funny & especially for Conworlders!
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: XKCD 2149:_Alternate_Histories is funny & especially for Conworlders!

I lost interest in alternative histories when I realized that most of those only serve to make a right-wing political point by making a lost cause desired by the author (such as racial purity) triumphant or by excising a successful cause despised by the author (such as the welfare state) from histo...
by Keenir
20 May 2019 03:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 346047

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

I think I will take your suggestion, though I am kicking around an idea for a religion kinda like Hinduism in that there is only one supreme and omnipotent god, but all the other “gods” are just different manifestations of that one god. That’ll probably be as close as it gets to Hinduism, though. T...
by Keenir
10 May 2019 02:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 346047

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

I think I will take your suggestion, though I am kicking around an idea for a religion kinda like Hinduism in that there is only one supreme and omnipotent god, but all the other “gods” are just different manifestations of that one god. That’ll probably be as close as it gets to Hinduism, though. T...
by Keenir
05 Apr 2019 03:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 560

Re: Loss of morphological complexity over time

If I understand his argument, Guy Deutscher(sp) is saying that while languages simplify (shedding some features), they also, at the same time, get more complex (picking up articles, say) Right, but if we're talking narrowly about purely morphological complexity here, then articles and whatnot presu...
by Keenir
04 Apr 2019 20:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 560

Re: Loss of morphological complexity over time

If I understand his argument, Guy Deutscher(sp) is saying that while languages simplify (shedding some features), they also, at the same time, get more complex (picking up articles, say)
by Keenir
04 Apr 2019 20:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 957871

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Felt a sudden burst of inspiration the other night and added no words to my language. Sounds like one of my achievements. Ha! I meant new words, not no words. *shrugs* I figured you were emphasizing that no new words were added, because your work was building up the rest of your conlang.
by Keenir
04 Apr 2019 05:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14769
Views: 1257397

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

I was fiddling with an idea originally based on Mandarin's reduplication, and I think I may have ended up using a possessive(ish) as a marker or something...that or I need to get some sleep. Thoughts on this? POSSESSING: padees padeestig pa.dees pa.dees.tig padees padees-tig apple apple-him his appl...