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by Keenir
22 Feb 2019 07:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1665
Views: 325367

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?...
by Keenir
16 Feb 2019 21:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177089

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

Sorry for my previous question, I don't know what I was thinking on. Next question: which letter would you use to romanize an stressed [æ] sound? First, an unestressed [æ] is spelled as <ä> in my conlang, and I use macrons to mark stress. Though I know <ǟ> is used in some languages' romanizations, ...
by Keenir
14 Feb 2019 15:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 902863

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Creyeditor wrote:
14 Feb 2019 08:37
I am a bit confused. Gothic is an East Germanic language. It is not a Celtic language. Or is the facepalm because Nat Geo History magazine did such an obvious mistake.
a bit of both - their mistake, and my believing&trusting them.
by Keenir
14 Feb 2019 05:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 902863

Re: What did you accomplish today?

during my vacation of the last few days, I realized a major misunderstanding I'd been laboring under... I had thought Gothic was a Germanic language, and compared its known words to various Germanic words; and had toyed with having a Welsh-like initial mutation. ...and just recently, I learned (Nat...
by Keenir
13 Feb 2019 23:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 902863

Re: What did you accomplish today?

during my vacation of the last few days, I realized a major misunderstanding I'd been laboring under... I had thought Gothic was a Germanic language, and compared its known words to various Germanic words; and had toyed with having a Welsh-like initial mutation. ...and just recently, I learned (Nat ...
by Keenir
13 Feb 2019 23:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 424
Views: 80485

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

a pre-industrial society with most of the population get ordained as monks and nuns sometimes in their lives. In that society, there's a custom for every family to send a daughter to the local temple to be ordained as nun when she is born; besides, the most smart child of a village is usually sent ...
by Keenir
02 Feb 2019 12:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 902863

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Thought up a little parable/exercise to work on during my upcoming vacation,,, Ahagat is a culture hero representing urban life. 'Boaati is a culture hero representing nomadism. the Parable of Superiority: On the calendar, there are days of the Pig and days of the Boar. For, it is known and it is he...
by Keenir
01 Feb 2019 23:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177089

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

Shemtov wrote:
01 Feb 2019 20:15
Does adding converbs to a language that has the following features seem kitchen-sinky?:
-Clicks
-Ergativity
-A rich verbal voice system
- Rich, productive derivational morphology
I would say No of varying severity...depending on the answer to this: is that all it has? / what does it not have?
by Keenir
01 Feb 2019 10:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177089

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

I feel like the version with "being gods" look at the state of being actively, like them remembering back to the entire period of time they were worshiped, while the one with "godhood" looks at it as a discrete state, they remember they were gods, but not in a manner concerned with duration. If tha...
by Keenir
01 Feb 2019 05:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177089

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

I'm probably missing something really obvious, but I prefer the opinions of you friends, over my own doubts. Both of these refer to the past, I know; so is there a difference between a. "Cats remember their being gods." b. "Cats remember their godhood." ...because both -hood and being refer to a sta...
by Keenir
19 Jan 2019 06:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 902863

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I went to hospital for removal of gall bladder mine; and when I woke up, I was pro-dropping everything. Mostly articles and pronouns (then adding one or two later in my statements), but the occasional verb and noun. In hindsight it was fun; at the time, it was probably as close as I've ever come to ...
by Keenir
17 Jan 2019 22:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6832
Views: 791895

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

There are a few somewhat similar phenomena called “avoidance registers”, and other terms related to “avoidance”. For instance, when someone dies, you aren’t supposed to use words resembling their names, in the presence of people who are mourning them, for a certain amount of time; for instance, not...
by Keenir
17 Jan 2019 08:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177089

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

Even if my understanding is completely off, the end result is that we don't really have many surviving records of the language of the Visigoths, if we have any at all. While quite true, your statement reminded me of a language book (I think it was just Spanish (subtitle escapes me), a history of th...
by Keenir
10 Jan 2019 22:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177089

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

update...however small... I'd be content with a copper vein. Any texts I find, I will inform you of. Well said. I'll do the same, of course. I got ahold of my library's copy of The Story of Spanish by Jean-Benoit {the I with a ^ over it} Nadeau and Julie Barlow... It says the modern name Gonzalo has...
by Keenir
10 Jan 2019 22:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177089

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

But now there is another problem: which criteria should I follow to name my conlang? I do not consider giving it a name based on the nation where it could be spoken. I am not as awesome as Tolkien because I have never created a fictitious world (I am aware that Worldbuilding is a higher step than C...
by Keenir
04 Jan 2019 16:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1665
Views: 325367

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

Salmoneus wrote:
04 Jan 2019 14:57
- anything involving WWII-era Japan
I didn't see that part of the original post - that it was based on WW2. I saw that it was based on Japan, but not the date - ergo my confusion.

sorry guys.
by Keenir
04 Jan 2019 08:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1665
Views: 325367

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

I’m thinking about creating a diesel-punk world, but basing the society on WW2 Japan instead of!Europe. Would this be too controversial or touchy? I don’t plan to protest any particular country as “good” or “evil,” Not sure how it would be controversial (wait, is it because some accuse steampunk of...
by Keenir
04 Jan 2019 08:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 1613

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

I suspect (though I am likely wrong) that the reason why they kept saying Chinese is a great and ideal language, was because it appears to be little more than one- and two-syllable words, the sort of thing any auxlanger ought to aim for. (nevermind the tones, they aren't important) :)
by Keenir
04 Jan 2019 08:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177089

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

My current project has many noun classes. I want to have my class marking vary a bit with some noun classes being suffixes and some being prefixes. Is this possible? Eg. C1: Humans - Sing: -a Pl: -aha C7: Instruments - Sing: el- Pl: um- It sounds plausible...not sure if its attested, but I'd be sur...
by Keenir
30 Dec 2018 06:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177089

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

Even if my understanding is completely off, the end result is that we don't really have many surviving records of the language of the Visigoths, if we have any at all. While quite true, your statement reminded me of a language book (I think it was just Spanish (subtitle escapes me), a history of th...