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by Keenir
23 May 2019 02:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6945
Views: 827472

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: 6945
Views: 827472

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: 14698
Views: 1233864

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: 24476

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: 14698
Views: 1233864

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: 14698
Views: 1233864

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: 290

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: 11360
Views: 941199

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: 290

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: 1718
Views: 341517

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: 1718
Views: 341517

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: 480

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: 480

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: 11360
Views: 941199

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: 14698
Views: 1233864

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...
by Keenir
27 Feb 2019 22:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6945
Views: 827472

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

... there's probably a Greek pun or play on the word for messengers; .... What, have I conditioned everyone to think if I ask a question, there must be a pun involved? ;-) Not this time, though. Honest! conditioned? nope. I just looked at the other words, which varied one or two letters to produce ...
by Keenir
27 Feb 2019 21:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6945
Views: 827472

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

Apostle:epistle :: messenger:message :: missionary:mission :: angel:??? there's probably a Greek pun or play on the word for messengers; otherwise, maybe just angelic ? What’s a message, or piece of news, or story, or task, that’s not necessarily good or bad or neutral, or might be any of good or b...
by Keenir
26 Feb 2019 06:09
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: what should my bug people eat
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: what should my bug people eat

i have this bug setting of sorts where small sapient bugs exist alongside humans. though humans don't seem to know they're sapient. one of the main concerns is the fact that i don't know what these bug people should eat. and considering someone took issue of sapient animals eating each other, i'm s...
by Keenir
26 Feb 2019 06:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1718
Views: 341517

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

Because whatever you do, elemtilas will swan in, remind you that he's superior to everyone and we're all doing it wrong. pretty sure you've done the same thing - you're a very good swan, I grant you. Alternatively, fuck off. to quote Captain America, language. All you do around here is belittle peo...
by Keenir
22 Feb 2019 07:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1718
Views: 341517

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

How should I handle gryphons in my world? with tongs. very very long-handled ones. :) Some humans ride into battle on the backs of gryphons. However, why would a gryphon agree to let a human ride them? increased amount of firepower per individual attack? because each gryphon hand-selects the human?...