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by PTSnoop
07 Oct 2015 11:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay VII
Replies: 93
Views: 19570

Re: CBB Conlang Relay VII

Since we've still not heard from Fanael, I vote we carry on and send the torch to gestaltist.
by PTSnoop
22 Sep 2015 00:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay VII
Replies: 93
Views: 19570

Re: CBB Conlang Relay VII

...torch passed on to xroox.
by PTSnoop
19 Sep 2015 22:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay VII
Replies: 93
Views: 19570

Re: CBB Conlang Relay VII

Torch received.
by PTSnoop
01 Aug 2015 18:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay VII
Replies: 93
Views: 19570

Re: CBB Conlang Relay VII

Never relayed before, but I'm interested. I'm in with Necthiøth.
by PTSnoop
09 Jun 2015 20:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: Do not go gentle into that good night
Replies: 12
Views: 2263

Re: Do not go gentle into that good night

Necthiøth: Kia rui esia emáclu uelauphán eriøzmél; [ kjá ʁúj ʔɪsjá ʔemáxlu welawpʰán ʔɪʁjɔʃmél ; ] kie rui e-sie e-máclu ue-lau-phá-n e-riøznél; NEG dark ADJ-4 ADJ-good into-2SG-IMP-BAD ADJ-unresisting ; Do not go gentle into that good night, Naicøslauphán, naicøslauphán uǿøføie engé kutai. [ najxøs...
by PTSnoop
09 Jun 2015 20:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
Replies: 32
Views: 12233

Re: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Necthiøth: Pimóne epaúukhéph euair uʉklungaph me etlʉ́cnaic. [ pimó:ne ʔepaw:kʰépʰ ʔéwajʁ wyklúŋapʰ mé ʔétlýxnajx . ] pimóthne e-pautkhéph e-uair uʉl-khu-nga-ph mé e-tlʉ́cnaic . fox ADJ-brownhaired ADJ-fast jump-over-3-GOOD dog ADJ-lazy . The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Fairly straightf...
by PTSnoop
24 May 2015 12:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: Up Goer Five
Replies: 6
Views: 1717

Re: Up Goer Five

That's one way to put it. Really interested in giving this a try. Were you concerned with word frequencies in your Necthioth translation or just with the syntax stuff? I don't really have a large enough Necthioth corpus to accurately tell what the most common words are - so no, I was just concentra...
by PTSnoop
23 May 2015 20:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Logogenesis!
Replies: 14
Views: 2265

Re: Logogenesis!

Perhaps PTSnoop thought that /a/ counted as a back vowel, when it actually counts as a front vowel? ...Guilty as charged! Fixed version here: Pinjətjei cjəuseu pjei seimji fjjüi tju zhaifisha. Tjəumjljü, bjü, kweutrjɛ zmɛ. Xo loisɔi fnjai vudnoi cmɔpɔ cjə njezi, njeslje tshiu so. Mniulweuwlji vjo s...
by PTSnoop
23 May 2015 00:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Logogenesis!
Replies: 14
Views: 2265

Re: Logogenesis!

Sounds good. I'm in! Romanisation: <p b t d k g ʔ> <pj bj tj dj c cj ʔj> <f v s z x h> <fj vj sh zh ch> <ts dz> <tsh dzh> <l lj j w> <r rj> <m n> <mj nj> <i u ü> <e o ö> <ə> <ɛ ɔ> <a> <ei ɛi ui əi üi oi öi ɔi ai> <iu eu ɛu əu ou öu ɔu au> Palatalised consonant clusters only get the final j - tj + rj...
by PTSnoop
22 May 2015 00:03
Forum: Translations
Topic: Up Goer Five
Replies: 6
Views: 1717

Up Goer Five

A writing challenge I found lying around, that I'd apparently started months ago and never finished. XKCD's Up Goer Five , the Saturn V rocket "explained using only the ten hundred words people use the most often". Low on vocabulary, high on syntax hurdles and intriguing relative clause construction...
by PTSnoop
21 May 2015 11:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CALS vs WALS: A Comparison
Replies: 23
Views: 14050

Re: CALS vs WALS: A Comparison

kaleissin: A CALS REST api would be a very useful thing to have. For me personally, though, I don't think it'd help all that much - I've already written a web scraper to pull all the raw numbers off the website. Also, this is the final set of graphs, so I'm pretty much done for now. Thanks for the o...
by PTSnoop
14 May 2015 13:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CALS vs WALS: A Comparison
Replies: 23
Views: 14050

Re: CALS vs WALS: A Comparison

PART 4: CLAUSES http://sasha.sector-alpha.net/~ptsnoop/calswals2a/099_alignment_of_case_marking_of_pronouns.png The case-marking alignment graphs look similar for noun-phrases and pronouns - strong trend away from "neutral" (no case marking), with the excess split between nom-acc and active systems....
by PTSnoop
12 May 2015 11:13
Forum: Translations
Topic: I am not a cactus
Replies: 35
Views: 6498

Re: I am not a cactus

Necthiøth:

Kia nlangautøn . Nek riøntøn søpia rasʉ́tøph .
[ kjá nláŋawtøn . nék ʁjɔntøn søpjá ʁásýtøpʰ . ]
kie lnangau-tø-n . nek riong-tø-n søp-ie rsʉ́-tø-ph .
NEG cactus-1SG-BAD . water need-1SG-BAD so-because alive-1SG-GOOD .

I am not a cactus. I need water to live.
by PTSnoop
07 May 2015 14:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CALS vs WALS: A Comparison
Replies: 23
Views: 14050

Re: CALS vs WALS: A Comparison

Thanks for the kind words, guys! k1234567890y: That's what I'd have expected - and yes, there are plenty of cases explained by "people write what they're used to". But we've got some other cases that - to my mind - are better explained by the opposite, "people try to write what they're not used to",...
by PTSnoop
02 May 2015 15:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CALS vs WALS: A Comparison
Replies: 23
Views: 14050

Re: CALS vs WALS: A Comparison

PART 2: NOUNS Nominal Categories http://sasha.sector-alpha.net/~ptsnoop/calswals2a/036_the_associative_plural.png Conlangs are distinctly lacking associative plurals. Apparently I'm not the only person who doesn't really understand what they are... http://sasha.sector-alpha.net/~ptsnoop/calswals2a/0...
by PTSnoop
28 Apr 2015 21:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CALS vs WALS: A Comparison
Replies: 23
Views: 14050

CALS vs WALS: A Comparison

Hi, I'm PTSnoop. You may vaguely remember me from the previous CALS vs WALS thread almost two years ago. I originally set out to do a statistical comparison of the conlangs on CALS and the natlangs on WALS, to see what intriguing features of natural languages we conlangers tend to pay more/less atte...