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by Squall
01 Aug 2017 03:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If YOU founded a country, how would it work?
Replies: 66
Views: 9088

Re: If YOU founded a country, how would it work?

Similar to how (true) democracy only works in small cities or city states (without computers)? Yes for "full democracy". The bigger the society is, the lower the level of democracy is without computers. Each cell must be small, but they must keep the connection and compatibility. Guns are practical...
by Squall
30 Jul 2017 20:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Post-Modern English
Replies: 38
Views: 7779

Re: Post-Modern English

I don't have dialect. [:P] /ɑ ɔ/ -> /a/ <â> /ɛ/ -> /e/ <e> /æ/ -> /ɛ/ <ê> /ʊ/ -> /o/ <o> /ʌ/ -> /ɔ/ <ô> /ɪ/ -> /ɨ/ <î> /u/ -> /u/ <u> /i/ -> /i/ <i> /ə/ -> /ə/ <a> unstressed /ɪ/ -> /ɪ e/ <i e> unstressed /ʊ/ -> /ʊ/ <u> unstressed /oʊ/ -> /o/ <o> unstressed /k/ -> /c/ <kh>, but new words with /k/ wi...
by Squall
30 Jul 2017 04:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If YOU founded a country, how would it work?
Replies: 66
Views: 9088

Re: If YOU founded a country, how would it work?

At least in my opinion, it's the opposite. In an egalitarian society, people willingly pitch in to do what needs doing. It helps when such jobs are not never-ending. Among the Daine, people rotate through all these basic functions. You might be asked to help out with mucking out the waterworks or b...
by Squall
30 Jul 2017 01:29
Forum: Translations
Topic: She gave the child rice for the parents.
Replies: 23
Views: 2931

Re: She gave the child rice for the parents.

So taking your sentence, "she gave the child rice for the parents" this could very easily mean: ... - "she gave the child rice for the good of the parents" (she gave the child an education for the nation) The word 'for' is a generalization of all those cases. The specific case is not told by the se...
by Squall
29 Jul 2017 07:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If YOU founded a country, how would it work?
Replies: 66
Views: 9088

Re: If YOU founded a country, how would it work?

Squall's answer is extremely Islamophobic, forcing a test for Muslims, but not forcing one on any similarly "violent" people. (Also I find a subtle hint of casual racism and misogyny and anti-intellectualism) I also find that this idea of harm to the criminal is pretty presumptive of non-existence ...
by Squall
29 Jul 2017 00:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 32050

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

I hadn't noticed that this topic is long and I read only the half of the first page. [xP] Well, I really don't care if natural languages or constructed languages are chosen as international languages. However, I don't agree with that statement because there is a flaw: There will be a country that ch...
by Squall
28 Jul 2017 22:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If YOU founded a country, how would it work?
Replies: 66
Views: 9088

Re: If YOU founded a country, how would it work?

The first issue is about the size of the country and the second is the origin of the people. We cannot forbid a religion where many followers live nor can we remove people from arid lands. So I will assume that I will colonize an empty land and I am its dictator and after the death the democracy sta...
by Squall
21 Apr 2017 20:16
Forum: Translations
Topic: "already"
Replies: 37
Views: 3763

Re: "already"

American to my ears. I think in British English, 'already' is used with the perfect most of the time. I would always say 'I've already seen him'. According to grammar books used by foreigner students, 'already' uses the perfect. It is taught even in schools that teach American English. :por: Portug...
by Squall
15 Apr 2017 16:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14614
Views: 1216836

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

Are the rules stable for a long time? Stability, schmability. Whether the rules last one generation or ten, any language description, con- or nat-, is simply a snapshot taken at a particular moment/period of time. If you want to think of your lang as enduring throughout the ages, you'll need to tak...
by Squall
15 Apr 2017 04:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Commands and requests
Replies: 12
Views: 1930

Re: Commands and requests

:con: Juraban [Please][Don't] help me [, please] [oga,] [non] manule min [, oga]. [please], [NEG] help-IMP 1sg [, please]. [Please][Don't] Help me [, please] (pl) sos [oga,] [non] manule min [, oga]. Collective_Interjection [please] [NEG] help-IMP 1sg [, please]. [Please]Let's [not] help me [, pleas...
by Squall
15 Apr 2017 04:04
Forum: Translations
Topic: Existential and locational clauses
Replies: 27
Views: 5140

Re: Existential and locational clauses

:con: Juraban (1) There's a cat in the house. Un neko setas ne toka. one cat be_present-PRS LOC.DEF house. (2) The cat is in the house. Le neko se ne toka. DEF cat be.PRS in_the house. (3) There's no cat in the house. Nu neko setas ne toka. zero cat be_present-PRS LOC.DEF house. (4) The cat is not i...
by Squall
15 Apr 2017 03:46
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: National Anthems
Replies: 54
Views: 26339

Re: National Anthems

:fra: this
:isr: this
and of course
:rus: this :mrgreen:
by Squall
15 Apr 2017 03:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14614
Views: 1216836

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

I have some weird rules in my conlang. I want to know if the rules are acceptable. In other words, can a human speaker use theses rules spontaneously and non-prescriptively? Are the rules is stable for a long time? There is a word that means "this/that". It is usually followed by a noun, but the nou...
by Squall
07 Jan 2017 01:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kyüweng
Replies: 43
Views: 5512

Re: Kyüweng

All4Ɇn wrote:Мἰσιeλ Շeмeϱ (Michel Temer)
Fora Temer Golpista!
/'fɔrä 'tẽmer gol'pistä/
Φορα Շeмeϱ Гολϖἰσтα
Get out Temer the coup d'etat performer!
by Squall
01 Jan 2017 23:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 855
Views: 127896

Re: You

I don't know if I have ever answered it, but let me answer again. Alias(es): It is randomly thought when it is chosen. Location: Brazilian central area. It's 1000 km from the coast. I have never seen things like snow and sea. Therefore, the conlang lacks some words and 'snow' is 'water icecream'. [x...
by Squall
31 Dec 2016 15:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 637603

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

The family tree of all languages according to ignorant people. [:D] Proto-human Egyptian (mother of Indo-European) Assyrian Persian (mother of Semitic) Arabic Turkish Kazakh Hebrew Sanskrit (mother of Indian) Hindi Tamil Greek (mother of European) Basque Latin (mother of Romance) French English Ital...
by Squall
31 Dec 2016 14:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 91
Views: 48619

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

English's author wanted to make an ideogram-based script, but they were lazy to draw the symbols and wanted something simple to type. Thus, they decided to use Roman letters to form ideograms. The native language of Japanese's author is Slavic. The author doesn't distinguish /e/ and /je/ nor /o/ and...
by Squall
24 Dec 2016 01:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Arabisation game
Replies: 17
Views: 2856

Re: Arabization game

Arabic doesn't write vowels, how are you representing vowels?

Hiraganization would be easier. [:P]
by Squall
23 Dec 2016 19:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unusual numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1584

Re: Unusual numbers

-In a language I'm currently working on, which does not have a name yet, I plan to introduce two distinct plurals: a "group plural" and a "memberwise plural". The group plural would be used when the action affects a group as a whole, whereas the memberwise plural would be used when each single memb...
by Squall
23 Dec 2016 16:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14614
Views: 1216836

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

I have conlang based on Esperanto, in which a noun always ends with -o. I have problems for adopting words whose root ends with a vowel. The vowel is part of the root and cannot be removed in order to add -o. The problem is even worse when the stress is in the ending vowel, which must not be removed...