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by Dezinaa
14 Oct 2018 00:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Otvei (Scratchpad)
Replies: 10
Views: 2917

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 00:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 777
Views: 221006

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

eldin raigmore wrote:
28 Mar 2018 19:09
Which is the correct English noun : —— “Tremendosity” Or “tremendousness”?
And why?
New Oxford American Dictionary says "tremendousness."
by Dezinaa
27 Mar 2018 06:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11375
Views: 954021

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 06:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What language could this be?
Replies: 8
Views: 1523

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: 1104
Views: 139580

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: 1104
Views: 139580

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: 33675

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: 1104
Views: 139580

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
19 Mar 2018 04:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 4014
Views: 380940

Re: Romanization game

/p b t d c ɟ k ɡ/ <p b t d c ȷ k g> /pˠ bˠ tˤ dˤ cˤ ɟˤ/ <p' b' t' d' c' ȷ'> /f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ x ɣ/ <f v ṭ ḍ s z ċ j ḳ ġ> /fˠ vˠ θˤ ðˤ sˤ zˤ ʃˤ ʒˤ/ <f' v' ṭ' ḍ' s' z' ċ' j'> /fx vɣ θx ðɣ fʃ vʒ/ <fk vg tk dg fc vj> /fʃˠ vʒˠ/ <fc' vj'> /s͎ z͎/ <ss zz> /s͎ˤ z͎ˤ/ <ss' zz'> /ts tʃ/ <ts tc> /tsˤ tʃˤ/ <ts' t...
by Dezinaa
10 Feb 2018 20:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1710
Views: 261750

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Do you mean in terms of work or are you asking how to change subject? If you're asking about the kinds of subject you'll do, it really varies depending on the uni. For example Cambridge is quite strongly theory-heavy (and Generativist theory at that), while other universities are more concerned wit...
by Dezinaa
10 Feb 2018 08:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5984
Views: 514137

Re: Sound Changes Game

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[mɔːwʔ˩] > [ˈma̰.ṵ]
by Dezinaa
10 Feb 2018 08:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1710
Views: 261750

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm thinking about switching my major to Linguistics. I'm currently in my 2nd year of graphic design, and it's not what I hoped it would be. Changing my major to Linguistics would mean changing my school, too. Is anyone here a linguist? What do you do exactly?
by Dezinaa
29 Dec 2017 06:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Euterpe: A world of sign language
Replies: 15
Views: 4169

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: 4169

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 08:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1710
Views: 261750

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I've had a map of my conworld for a long time... However I don't have much interest in the whole conworlding aspect. Would anyone wanna help me out with some climate stuff and river placement and the like? Should I make a thread? I would be interested in seeing a thread. I would probably be more of...
by Dezinaa
19 Dec 2017 06:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Euterpe: A world of sign language
Replies: 15
Views: 4169

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: 945

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: 4169

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: 4169

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: 4169

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...