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by AureusFulgens
10 Nov 2014 16:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: ’iiƞìm Lexical Participation
Replies: 37
Views: 3579

Re: ’iiƞìm Lexical Participation

aíkanpù adj. wise or learned
aíkanpùat n. a sage, wise man, or teacher

I borrowed a derivational suffix "-at" that misora created.
And hey, let me make my own as well.

aíkanpùmiì n. wisdom or learning
by AureusFulgens
12 Oct 2014 22:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11285
Views: 903311

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I created about 40 new words for Siulatese, which about triples the size of my lexicon. I was finding it a little difficult to create morphology in a vacuum, so I thought I'd start with giving myself a bigger set of words to work with. In the process I loosened my phonological constraints a bit. Som...
by AureusFulgens
02 Oct 2014 20:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2886
Views: 269072

Re: Yay or Nay?

I'mI'm curious, why don't you like using the same diacritic on lots of letters? To me, using one particular diacritic widely gives a sort of flavor to your romanization. Lots of different ones look strange, like trying to make a meal with a dozen different clashing spices. For me, I don't like to u...
by AureusFulgens
02 Oct 2014 14:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2886
Views: 269072

Re: Yay or Nay?

Rather than a problem with a single conlang, this is one I always have everytime I conlang. How to represent palatalization? The history of how I did so far, formatted like this: -Percentage way; problem -60% with j/y (of which 80% j, 20% y); I used this too much and I want to change. -15% with h; ...
by AureusFulgens
17 Sep 2014 01:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Little Twelvetoes
Replies: 31
Views: 4440

Re: Little Twelvetoes

I am now attempting to figure out an anatomical configuration that would encourage a species to count in an odd-numbered base. If they had three hands with an odd number of fingers? Like those aliens in the Tripod books? "Hey little 21-Toes..." And while we're strolling down memory lane, did you kno...
by AureusFulgens
17 Sep 2014 01:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gacucakim: a Con-conlang sketch
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: Gacucakim: a Con-conlang sketch

Out of curiosity, do you know of any natlangs that do the split-tripartite thing you do? I'm looking for interesting languages to read about.
by AureusFulgens
13 Sep 2014 17:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6833
Views: 792439

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

Is there any language where the unmarked form of the verb is NOT a present tense form?

Specifically, is there a language where the simple past tense is the unmarked form?
by AureusFulgens
11 Sep 2014 03:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177844

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

I know that in languages that primarily use suffixes, one gets used to seeing a very limited number of different word endings. In Spanish, for example, probably most words end in a couple dozen syllables: -a, -e, -o, -é, -í, -ó, -an, -en, -ón, -as, -es, -os, -ar, -er, -ir, -dad, etc... And there are...
by AureusFulgens
09 Sep 2014 04:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What's Your Major?
Replies: 41
Views: 5321

Re: What's Your Major?

I'm a double major in mathematics and linguistics. It's nice to be able to say that somewhere where people won't respond to that by asking which languages I'm studying. ALL OF THEM, thank you very much!
by AureusFulgens
09 Sep 2014 04:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11285
Views: 903311

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Today I looked at my conlanging materials for the first time in months. I've had a lot of other things on my mind for a while, but now that I'm in college and studying linguistics formally, I'm hoping I'll be able to get back into working on my language.

It's good to be back, folks.
by AureusFulgens
03 Mar 2014 15:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1170
Views: 170058

Re: Other Creativity

The text is simply the text of the original logo recolored; I modified the acorn icon a bit with a paintbrush tool to get the new icon, and I found an image of fire that I liked with a Google Images search. (Which I hope isn't plagiarism. I suppose that since I'm not making money off of it...?) Wel...
by AureusFulgens
02 Mar 2014 21:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1170
Views: 170058

Re: Other Creativity

This is the result of two things coming together - my recent downloading of GIMP, and the impending AP tests this May. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49800850/college_board_defaced2.png The text is simply the text of the original logo recolored; I modified the acorn icon a bit with a paintbrush...
by AureusFulgens
20 Feb 2014 18:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1668
Views: 325722

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

So... I'm not sure exactly what I'm asking here, to be honest, but is there a way around this issue? From one math major to another; the answer is "No, there is no way around that issue". But see http://xkcd.com/977/ . Always glad to meet a fellow math major, and a fellow xkcd reader. Belated thank...
by AureusFulgens
11 Feb 2014 01:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I Zimbra
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

I Zimbra

These are the lyrics to a song by one of my favorite bands (cookie if you know which one!), which apparently come from an older poem. Gadji beri bimba clandridi Lauli lonni cadori gadjam A bim beri glassala glandride E glassala tuffm I zimbra I'm told they're total nonsense, but I thought I'd invite...
by AureusFulgens
11 Feb 2014 01:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1668
Views: 325722

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

A question about maps... It bothers me that rectangular maps are always distorted at the poles. Of course, since I'm a math major, I understand that this is unavoidable on a 2D map. But it still means that as I draw maps of my conworld any continents I put near the poles don't "really" look the way ...
by AureusFulgens
27 Jan 2014 22:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177844

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

Some questions about semivowels... How realistic is a contrast between, say, intervocalic /i/ and /j/ (as in, /aja/ is pronounced as two syllables, while /aia/ is three)? How about at the beginning of a word (/ja/ vs. /ia/)? How is /ji/ distinguished from simply /i/, or /wu/ from /u/? I know I can h...
by AureusFulgens
17 Dec 2013 23:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177844

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

Hmm... C → Cʲ / _i or / _[+front] vowel shift You mean those together, as one process? (e.g. petu --> p j etu --> p j ato)? I kind of like that. Would you mind if I stole it? I would not mind at all. If I were to, I wouldn't have shared it myself. On a side note, what other natlangs have this sort ...
by AureusFulgens
16 Dec 2013 21:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177844

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

Click wrote:Hmm...
  1. C → Cʲ / _i or / _[+front]
  2. vowel shift
You mean those together, as one process? (e.g. petu --> pjetu --> pjato)? I kind of like that. Would you mind if I stole it?

On a side note, what other natlangs have this sort of contrast? (I think Russian does, right?)
by AureusFulgens
16 Dec 2013 21:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177844

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

I'm trying to give my one language, Atsevan, an Irish-style palatalized-velarized consonant distinction, but I'm not sure how to derive it historically. Where might such a system come from? Is there any way besides developing it from /j/ (e.g. [tj] --> [tj])?
by AureusFulgens
27 Nov 2013 23:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Creation Myths
Replies: 21
Views: 3743

Re: Creation Myths

Returning from a long hiatus... School has been busy. Anyway, I wrote this one when I started to wonder how a nocturnal species would view the world differently. Would darkness be a symbol for good, and light a symbol for evil? This creation myth borrows heavily from the stories I've read (particula...