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by Dezinaa
14 Oct 2018 01:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Otvei (Scratchpad)
Replies: 10
Views: 3232

Re: Otvei (Scratchpad)

Colors I'm back for more 'langing, and I brought some color terms with me! Otvei distinguishes 12 basic taagu (colors): red, orange, yellow, green, cyan/turquoise/azure, blue, purple, magenta/pink, brown, black, gray, and white. Basically, it's just English's basic color terms + cyan. Here's a colo...
by Dezinaa
29 Mar 2018 01:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 321
Views: 244103

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

eldin raigmore wrote:
28 Mar 2018 20:09
Which is the correct English noun : —— “Tremendosity” Or “tremendousness”?
And why?
New Oxford American Dictionary says "tremendousness."
by Dezinaa
27 Mar 2018 07:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6639
Views: 1045152

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I figured out how to do causatives in Otvei. They use the word un, meaning simply "cause, make," followed by the subordinating particle ek, followed by the action that was caused to happen. Ex: Ro unai ek sep amzeai. fire.NOM cause-3SG SUBORD ice.NOM melt-3SG The fire melts the ice. (Literally: The ...
by Dezinaa
27 Mar 2018 07:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What language could this be?
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Re: What language could this be?

Maybe the "im"s are just pauses in speach, like "um." That would make the first two numbers "ta" and "tu."
by Dezinaa
24 Mar 2018 01:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 882
Views: 156594

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

http://www.vgfun.net/lee/langpage/scripts/uyendur/fluency/25.png Unur mat pungkabu egu rĭnerdalu ḅim xudenang. Nothing is impossible if you try hard (enough). I never thought I would be able to make a font of this cursive script, and yet, here it is. I have to say, it has nice kerning. Is it an alp...
by Dezinaa
23 Mar 2018 05:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 882
Views: 156594

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I actually think the original variable height one looks pretty good, but I think these could easily coexist as just different styles of the same script. What would make it impossible to make a font? Each glyph represents a syllable, including onset and coda consonants. They all have to fit together...
by Dezinaa
23 Mar 2018 05:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 180
Views: 36608

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

kiwikami wrote:
22 Mar 2018 07:26
Ronc Tyu "Vietnamese" becomes:
"[...] go to school, go to school, go to school, go to school, go to school, go to school, go to school, go to school, go to school."
Ok, Mom, I'm going!
by Dezinaa
23 Mar 2018 03:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 882
Views: 156594

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I spent this afternoon trying to update my Otvei script. Here is what the old version looks like: https://i.imgur.com/bM18B77.png And here's the new version: https://i.imgur.com/HSdBFUg.png It now has glyphs of equal height. The dots are circular, and the spaces are narrower. The curved strokes rese...
by Dezinaa
29 Dec 2017 06:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Euterpe: A world of sign language
Replies: 15
Views: 4736

Re: Euterpe: A world of sign language

not arbitrary? so, if I hold up two fingers, you can tell me what that means? :) Well, I guess cultural context plays a role in understanding a sign. Sign language is only very slightly less arbitrary than sound. Note that even when onomatopoeias are possible, they're still not very useful, because...
by Dezinaa
19 Dec 2017 18:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Euterpe: A world of sign language
Replies: 15
Views: 4736

Re: Euterpe: A world of sign language

Just popping in to say that I’m enjoying this. [:)] Good to hear! Universe Sandbox 2 . I highly recommend it. Yeah, I already have it, and it's pretty cool, though I've found it difficult to use with my own values for things. Did you just painstakingly go edit all the things in the program? Yes, bu...
by Dezinaa
19 Dec 2017 06:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Euterpe: A world of sign language
Replies: 15
Views: 4736

Re: Euterpe: A world of sign language

I've been working on plate tectonics today. I'm pretty happy with how they look. The one big difference between Euterpe's and Earth's plate tectonics systems is that Euterpe has many more plates. Here is a map of the plate tectonics in equirectangular projection. The arrows represent movement. You m...
by Dezinaa
18 Dec 2017 18:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: (Parody) Christmas Carols
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: (Parody) Christmas Carols

Dashing through the snow on a pair of broken skis. Over the fields we go, bashing into trees. The snow is turning red. I think I'll go home instead. Duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh I don't remember the rest! But no really, I don't remember the last two lines, a devastating loss for the Ameri...
by Dezinaa
17 Dec 2017 05:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Euterpe: A world of sign language
Replies: 15
Views: 4736

Re: Euterpe: A world of sign language

Axiem wrote:
17 Dec 2017 04:44
Obligatory bikeshedding: what did you use for rendering the solar system images? I like them!
Universe Sandbox 2. I highly recommend it.
by Dezinaa
17 Dec 2017 00:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Euterpe: A world of sign language
Replies: 15
Views: 4736

Re: Euterpe: A world of sign language

I have a couple of thoughts as feedback. First, communication will always tend toward the comparatively easiest way. I speak with my mouth because it's much easier to do that than drop or put down whatever I am doing in order to sign. I see that your people can't easily vocalize, so that is a start...
by Dezinaa
16 Dec 2017 09:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Euterpe: A world of sign language
Replies: 15
Views: 4736

Euterpe: A world of sign language

Euterpe https://i.imgur.com/ayQ2Pbr.png Planet Euterpe, with its moon Musike in the distance In a Nutshell: Euterpe /juˈtɝpi/ is a conworld idea I've been working on for a while. The main purpose is to create an intelligent species that communicates primarily through sign languages. Disclaimer: I'm...
by Dezinaa
12 Dec 2017 01:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 3590
Views: 922768

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Dormouse559 wrote:
11 Dec 2017 09:02
La vî l'e-ccourte e pouès on meû.
[ləˈviː lɛˈkuʁ.tə əˈpwɛs ɔ̃ˈmœː]
Life is short, and then you die.
[:|]
Spoiler:
That wasn't supposed to be sad, BTW. It's a play on "Eat, sleep, X, repeat", with a hint of reincarnation. Cool video, too.
by Dezinaa
11 Dec 2017 01:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 3590
Views: 922768

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

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Unoi, uano, uukze, ie unai tope.
[uˈnɔj | ˈwɑnɔ | uˈʔugzɛ | jɛ uˈnɑj ˈtɔpɛ]
Eat, sleep, die, repeat.
by Dezinaa
29 Sep 2017 03:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 1202
Views: 289607

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I just found La Roux, and her/their music is amazing! [<3] It's synth pop.
My new personal favorite is :yout: Colourless Colour.
Of course I can't forget Tigerlily or Bulletproof.
by Dezinaa
22 Sep 2017 22:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 317
Views: 100950

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

I had a similar idea. One interesting aspect is that there might be a special 'spoken language' for blind people [:)] That's a good idea! By necessity, conversations would only allow one person to talk at a time. Why? Well, I guess I didn't think about it enough. My thought process was that you don...
by Dezinaa
22 Sep 2017 05:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 317
Views: 100950

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

I've been nerding out about sign languages recently. Turns out there are a lot more similarities between spoken language and signed language than I thought! They even have phonemes, which for sign languages, are meaningless hand shapes, movements, locations, and orientations that form meaningful wor...