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by Keenir
10 Jan 2019 22:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14385
Views: 1133535

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: 14385
Views: 1133535

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: 1651
Views: 314289

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: 1651
Views: 314289

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: 1195

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: 14385
Views: 1133535

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: 14385
Views: 1133535

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
30 Dec 2018 00:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14385
Views: 1133535

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

Are there any good references for the Visigothic language? The page "Visigoths" in Wikipedia mentions that Visigothic names survive in Spanish and Portugese, but nothing beyond that is mentioned. I've found https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visigothic_script & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_langua...
by Keenir
27 Dec 2018 11:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 1195

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Maybe it shouldn't be considered an auxlang. I never even heard of an auxlang until I saw it used yesterday on this board. Maybe it should be a humanitarian lang, as I'm trying to connect as many people together as possible, through speech. you sure your name isn't Bliss? :) In fact, for any one wh...
by Keenir
27 Dec 2018 11:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 1195

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Considering auxiliary languages don't have the appeal of a Hollywood movie or Hang on. If capt.kirk can be in an Esperanto movie, why can't you make an indie film with your lang? I'm also driven by the frustration of not being able to speak with many foreigners that I've met over the years, and not...
by Keenir
24 Dec 2018 02:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Is my script insane enough, too insane, or anadew?
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Is my script insane enough, too insane, or anadew?

It’s not the craziest con-script I’ve seen. I think that should go to that conlanger, whose name I don't remember, but maybe you've seen his elaborate drawings with writing somehow encoded into them. He has quite a lot of conscripts. My, I wish I remembered the name! Idrani - http://dedalvs.com/smi...
by Keenir
15 Nov 2018 09:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 57
Views: 22617

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

Creyeditor wrote:
15 Nov 2018 09:32
Keenir wrote:
15 Nov 2018 09:16
"South Africa" is difficult?
Yeth, it ith.
I stand corrected & retract that question...though, I'd have thought "fr" would be just as tough as "th".
by Keenir
15 Nov 2018 09:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 57
Views: 22617

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

what if their European nation of origin (or residence) is where they speak both a Germanic language and one of the "other places" language? (such as the Belgian origin of Hercule Poirot, or England where he does his investigating) In the case of Belgium, the name of the country is the germanic name...
by Keenir
13 Nov 2018 08:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 57
Views: 22617

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

PROGRESAL EUROPAN ENGLISH ADJECTIVES THAT ARE DERIVED FROM GEOGRAPHIC NAMES For european places where they speak germanic languages, the ending for the adjective is -ISHE. For european places where they speak slavic languages, the ending is -SKI. For all other places the ending is IANO, but if a pl...
by Keenir
05 Aug 2018 11:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 856
Views: 130759

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

wait, ... Japan [doesn't] count as a colonial power? I guess this is a matter of definition Ask Korea if it's a matter of definition. Ask China. Ask Indonesia. Ask Vietnam. Ask Cambodia. Ask Thailand. Ask Myanmar. Ask Laos. Ask Malaysia. Ask Philippines. Ask Manchukuo...wait, don't ask them. ENGLIS...
by Keenir
04 Aug 2018 23:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 856
Views: 130759

Re: English Orthography Reform

ENGLISH According to a study of the US Department of Education, 32 million americans cant read. Even if definitions of functional illiteracy are quite relative, i guess you cant call a functional illiterate, no matter how the definition is, a good speller. And between good and bad spellers there mu...
by Keenir
04 Aug 2018 18:04
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 856
Views: 130759

Re: English Orthography Reform

Of course: if you create a system in which people can learn all a doctor knows in say one month, doctors wont like it at all, because the advantage they have comparing with the riff-raff would be gone, and they'd lose their jobs. Only very few who think the welfare of humanity is more important tha...
by Keenir
03 Aug 2018 12:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 856
Views: 130759

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

wait, ... Japan [doesn't] count as a colonial power? I guess this is a matter of definition Ask Korea if it's a matter of definition. Ask China. Ask Indonesia. Ask Vietnam. Ask Cambodia. Ask Thailand. Ask Myanmar. Ask Laos. Ask Malaysia. Ask Philippines. Ask Manchukuo...wait, don't ask them. *nods*...
by Keenir
02 Aug 2018 22:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 856
Views: 130759

Re: English Orthography Reform

Of course: if you create a system in which people can learn all a doctor knows in say one month, doctors wont like it at all, because the advantage they have comparing with the riff-raff would be gone, and they'd lose their jobs. Only very few who think the welfare of humanity is more important tha...
by Keenir
01 Aug 2018 22:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 856
Views: 130759

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

I was trying to read over the past {recent} posts of this thread, and something glaring came to mine eyes: HS I'm brazili. Wen i say that the russki cappital should be calld Maskva in the whole world (braziliano portugaliano Moscou), as the russis call it, and that Norway should be calld Norge, as t...