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by Keenir
09 Jul 2019 10:22
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 432
Views: 86308

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

A thing I thought of today: A society that believes in “lineal reincarnation”; the notion that after you die you are reincarnated as the next one of your descendants to be born. oooh, I like this idea. kudos to you and your brain. Obviously this generates enormous anxiety and pressure to have child...
by Keenir
09 Jul 2019 10:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14839
Views: 1274088

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

Regarding this matter Tolkien said his (elvish) languages to have been designed with the purpose of being as beautiful as they could have been according to his phonoaesthetic taste. And I think that's what I lack: phonoaesthetic taste! (or however it could be called like). I cannot discern among lo...
by Keenir
30 Jun 2019 03:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14839
Views: 1274088

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

Thank you all for the answers! Classical Arabic has two reciprocal constructions I know of. One is to use the word 'some' ("ba3ḍ") /baʕdˤ/ twice, the first instance usually taking a plural pronoun suffix, and the second taking the definite article 'al'. li-ba3ḍ-ihim al-ba3ḍ for-other-3PL.M DEF-othe...
by Keenir
29 Jun 2019 23:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1738
Views: 349262

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

What are realistic reasons for humans abandoning earth. I have an idea for a Terran diaspora, but I have been told that people wouldn't abandon earth even if it became a harsher place to live on because humans are stubborn. However, I don't want earth to be completely destroyed, and people leaving ...
by Keenir
29 Jun 2019 19:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1738
Views: 349262

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

What are realistic reasons for humans abandoning earth. I have an idea for a Terran diaspora, but I have been told that people wouldn't abandon earth even if it became a harsher place to live on because humans are stubborn. However, I don't want earth to be completely destroyed, and people leaving ...
by Keenir
16 Jun 2019 22:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2928
Views: 288355

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: 1738
Views: 349262

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: 1738
Views: 349262

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: 14839
Views: 1274088

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: 14839
Views: 1274088

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: 6986
Views: 849779

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: 6986
Views: 849779

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: 14839
Views: 1274088

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: 25191

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: 14839
Views: 1274088

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: 14839
Views: 1274088

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: 428

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: 11399
Views: 968769

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: 428

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: 1738
Views: 349262

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...