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by greatbuddha
03 Aug 2015 02:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Metin "Demonstratives", Prepositions, and Locative Stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Metin "Demonstratives", Prepositions, and Locative Stuff

With some inspiration from the definite articles of Mexico's Seri language and the directional verb prefixes of countless American languages (and the addition of many features I'm not sure exist in a natlang), I have crafted a massive, bloated "demonstrative" system for Metin that displaces in part ...
by greatbuddha
11 May 2015 22:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Immortality in a conworld
Replies: 84
Views: 11472

Re: Immortality in a conworld

After a few years of pondering I have been considering the consequences of an interesting twist on the conpeople being ageless What if the advanced consociety that created these immortal people collapses and the people regress into the neolithic age? They'd inherit their eternal youth through reprod...
by greatbuddha
10 Jun 2014 00:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Alternative Biochemistry / Astrobiology
Replies: 28
Views: 5540

Re: Alternative Biochemistry / Astrobiology

How would a biochemistry using fluorine as the dominant electron acceptor work? (say, the reactions occurring in photosynthesis and respiration wouldn't be C6H12O6+6O2><6CO2+6H2O but more like CH4+4F2><CF4+4HF. Important questions -What temperature would these fluorine lifeforms have to live at to p...
by greatbuddha
19 Mar 2014 22:19
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Tgnàmm Bôta - Emilian lessons and resources
Replies: 59
Views: 11467

Re: Tgnàmm Bôta - Emilian lessons and resources

Thanks for this :). Resources on Romance "dialects are so hard to find.
by greatbuddha
19 Mar 2014 21:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2886
Views: 279627

Re: Yay or Nay?

Do sound changes where a final vowel is metathesized with a final consonant ever happen?
/hali/ to /hail/
/halu/ to /haul/
/tæmi/ to /te:n/
or final stops to fricatives
/kut/ to /kus/
/kud/ to /kuz/
/tlak/ to /tlah/
by greatbuddha
28 Feb 2014 22:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Multiple gender systems in one language
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Multiple gender systems in one language

Are there any natlangs in which there are two gender systems going on at once without interfering with eachother? Say, the verbs have a bantu-esque subject agreement system while adjectives agree in animacy? Or are usch systems inherently unstable?
by greatbuddha
17 Feb 2014 18:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: This phonology: yes or no?
Replies: 1
Views: 838

This phonology: yes or no?

I've been mulling over my phonology for Metin far too long, and this is the current state of the phonology. p t l͡t ʈ c k k͡p q ʔ b d l͡d ɖ ɟ g g͡b bʰ dʰ l͡dʰ ɖʰ ɟʰ gʰ g͡bʰ qʰ h t' l͡t' ʈ' c' k' q' t͡θ' t͡s' t͡ɬ' t͡ɕ' ʈ͡ʂ' k͡x' t͡s t͡ɬ t͡ɕ ʈ͡ʂ d͡z d͡ʑ ɖ͡ʐ d͡zʰ d͡ʑʰɖ͡ʐʰ ɸ θ s ɬ ʪ ɕ ʂ ç x χ ð z ɮ ʫ ʑ ...
by greatbuddha
17 Feb 2014 16:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean
Replies: 6
Views: 2215

Re: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean

Do the k marker for dual and t marker for plural relate to eskimo-aleut at all?
by greatbuddha
24 Jan 2014 01:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sound change challenge: Hawaiian to Ubykh
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Re: Sound change challenge: Hawaiian to Ubykh

A question: Where do uvular consonants come from if they weren't there before?
by greatbuddha
23 Jan 2014 19:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sound change challenge: Hawaiian to Ubykh
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Sound change challenge: Hawaiian to Ubykh

A question to conlangers good at historical linguistics:

How could a language with a sound inventory as small as Hawaiian (k, p, l, m, n, h, w, ʔ, a, i, u, e, o) become a language with a massive sound inventory like Ubykh or !kung?

Describe the sound changes you think would take place
by greatbuddha
16 Jan 2014 17:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Attempt at athabaskan-esque verbal system.
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Attempt at athabaskan-esque verbal system.

txë is a verbal prefix indicating that the action is done with the entire body. It obligatorily gives the verb it is used upon an "a" classifier. The meaning of "txë-a-dheeh" is a bit more nuanced than the English translation, it indicates that whatever is holding on is holding on securely, with bot...
by greatbuddha
16 Jan 2014 01:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Attempt at athabaskan-esque verbal system.
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Attempt at athabaskan-esque verbal system.

After reading "The navajo verb", I've been inspired to create a conlang with verbs as deeply complex as those of Navajo. Stem set: dheu Momentous Continuous Pr dheu dheeh Pa dhioq dhieh F dhies dheez S dhiol dhieh St - dhien Derived verbal themes "to climb" "to hang onto" "to set hanging" dheu momen...
by greatbuddha
29 Aug 2013 03:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tai a Taipima ni kapugi hu
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Tai a Taipima ni kapugi hu

This is my attempt at a vaguely polynesian language. Phonology Consonants: k ŋg (written g) h t nd (written n) p mb(written m) Vowels: i u a Vowels carry predictable non-lexical stress, marked with an acute á, í, ú. They never form dipthongs, however, ai and au coalesce to e and o, respectively. Eac...
by greatbuddha
23 Jul 2013 02:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conbiology: alternation of generations (plant-animals)
Replies: 9
Views: 1852

Re: Conbiology: alternation of generations (plant-animals)

Obviously, some of the aniimal-stage organisms (especially those of rapidly reproducing organisms like grass), would be no more than spores, but in regions that are k-selected (like tropical jungles), large/intellegent animal-stages that could outcompete for space to raise plant-stages would dominat...
by greatbuddha
19 Jul 2013 21:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conbiology: alternation of generations (plant-animals)
Replies: 9
Views: 1852

Conbiology: alternation of generations (plant-animals)

After studying the reproductive cycle of ferns, I had an idea for the conbiology of shunozlo that would be a vegetarian's nightmare, animal-plants that reproduce by alternation of generations. For those unfamiliar, it works like this 1: The tetraploid, sessile, usually photo-autotrophic "plant" stag...
by greatbuddha
20 Jun 2013 18:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The ancient pre-columbian drug exchange
Replies: 18
Views: 16516

Re: The ancient pre-columbian drug exchange

I was thinking if cocaine really was in egypt it was someone accidentally bringing cocaine seeds to africa and succesfully planting them, but never getting them cultivated on a large scale, so the cocaine was mixed up with other recreational drugs (like Hashish). Oh, sorry about the "native american...
by greatbuddha
20 Jun 2013 04:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tiwahelubasukeni / Tiwasukeni
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Re: Tiwahelubasukeni / Tiwasukeni

Even in classical European music, C# and Db aren't the same -- C# is slightly higher in pitch, and I bet it isn't any more difficult to tell the difference between C# and Db than between, say, /f/ and /θ/ in English. C# and Db are different in European music? I'll remember to keep them seperate whe...
by greatbuddha
20 Jun 2013 04:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The ancient pre-columbian drug exchange
Replies: 18
Views: 16516

Re: The ancient pre-columbian drug exchange

The norte chico had cities as large as 3000 (and a picture of the site of the city is in the link so don't claim it's BS)
http://realhistoryww.com/world_history/ ... merica.htm
I believe permanently inhabited cities are considered the cornerstone of civilization, no?
by greatbuddha
15 Jun 2013 18:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The ancient pre-columbian drug exchange
Replies: 18
Views: 16516

Re: The ancient pre-columbian drug exchange

any archeologically discoverable signs of civilisation until thousands of years later).[/quote] so norte chico just doesn't exist in your book? http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norte_Chico_civilization you have a point about the african erythroxylum species, but there was no reason to add a bs claim l...
by greatbuddha
15 Jun 2013 14:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The ancient pre-columbian drug exchange
Replies: 18
Views: 16516

Re: The ancient pre-columbian drug exchange

I looked up erythroxylum manii- the african species I think you were talking about, and it makes zero mention of cocaine producing ability.