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by k1234567890y
13 Jan 2019 06:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 671
Views: 150605

Re: False cognates

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yapese_language

Yapese roow "to become red" and Standard German rot "red"
by k1234567890y
12 Jan 2019 20:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6818
Views: 765149

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

how common is irregular numerals(i.e. numerals whose forms can't be simply deduced from the combination of smaller numbers, like English elevel, twelve, thirteen-nineteen, twenty, etc.) in natlangs? they seem to be pretty common in natlangs?
by k1234567890y
07 Jan 2019 00:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 212
Views: 28422

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

3. Elves. I may add to this. These are of course merely personal peeves. Wait. What's wrong with Elves?? I mean, sòmebody has to be the apex predator... I think he is just tired of the standard medieval Europeanesque fantasy world and things that often appear in those worlds, at least if they are j...
by k1234567890y
02 Jan 2019 23:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 212
Views: 28422

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

I'm on a phone so I can't easily quote without relating the wholebpost... https://cbb.aveneca.com/viewtopic.php?p=287085#p287085 courtesy bump I haven't read this thread, but, I wouldn't say it's wrong to violate human universals, but i would say that if you do it, you should think through the cons...
by k1234567890y
02 Jan 2019 22:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 212
Views: 28422

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

ok thanks for the feedbacks (: Individuals can act differently, the universals refer to human as collective bodies mostly. I was speaking on the level of societies, not individuals. I'm unsure why you think I was talking about individuals? Other things are in a gray area, or if you are conworlding ...
by k1234567890y
02 Jan 2019 20:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 212
Views: 28422

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

I wouldn't say that breaking multiple "human universals" is a sign of bad writing, but you have to be very careful about WHY they are broken and what effects this has on your conculture. Obviously a good "why" might be that your conculture is not composed of humans. If they reproduce in a way that ...
by k1234567890y
02 Jan 2019 01:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 212
Views: 28422

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

To make a human culture, it is better not to violate the proposed human universals, even the universality if many items of it, or even the existence of such universals, can be controversial. http://condor.depaul.edu/mfiddler/hyphen/humunivers.htm This is a list of the proposed human universals. I ha...
by k1234567890y
24 Dec 2018 20:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 1195

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

how much vocabulary does Sikwenchu have in total?
by k1234567890y
18 Dec 2018 09:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 399
Views: 76877

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

getting an idea of a group of people who always believe in polytheism, and for them, the word for "god" is a plurale tantum(words that are plural only) that is, a group of people where the idea of "a single supreme god" does not make much sense, if it makes any sense at all. One could argue that He...
by k1234567890y
16 Dec 2018 18:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 399
Views: 76877

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

getting an idea of a group of people who always believe in polytheism, and for them, the word for "god" is a plurale tantum(words that are plural only)

that is, a group of people where the idea of "a single supreme god" does not make much sense, if it makes any sense at all.
by k1234567890y
14 Dec 2018 04:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 719
Views: 125100

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Just found this: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/보지#Korean in Korean, 보지 can mean "cxxt" and also " preservation, holding, retention" and "notice, announcement" Koreans might want to revive Hanjas because of things like this I guess It says that the last two senses are rare, though. I wouldn’t be su...
by k1234567890y
14 Dec 2018 03:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 719
Views: 125100

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Just found this:

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/보지#Korean

in Korean, 보지 can mean "cxxt" and also " preservation, holding, retention" and "notice, announcement"

Koreans might want to revive Hanjas because of things like this I guess
by k1234567890y
29 Nov 2018 13:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mata People
Replies: 13
Views: 45912

Re: Mata People

https://i.imgur.com/Oj8mbnR.png The Geographic features of the Bay of Pigs area https://i.imgur.com/qjGYB7b.png Major ethnic groups living around the Bay of Pigs area I have no language for the Henn people yet, and I just got the idea when making the maps. Oo, maps! Nice! How much and what kind of ...
by k1234567890y
25 Nov 2018 18:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mata People
Replies: 13
Views: 45912

Re: Mata People

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The Geographic features of the Bay of Pigs area

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Major ethnic groups living around the Bay of Pigs area

I have no language for the Henn people yet, and I just got the idea when making the maps.
by k1234567890y
23 Nov 2018 08:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mata People
Replies: 13
Views: 45912

Re: Mata People

When you say that mata people look like a mix of White and Siberian people, do you mean the Sibirid (Paleo-siberian) phenotype like Samoyeds,Uralids or Chukchi people or the Tungid one like Manchu ,Yakutian and Mongolian people? http://humanphenotypes.net/basic/Sibirid.html http://humanphenotypes.n...
by k1234567890y
16 Nov 2018 21:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mata People
Replies: 13
Views: 45912

Re: Mata People

The 31st World may be called Hannabeht (IPA: [hana'pɤxs] ), which is from the Culet word for "world"; or be called Anga (IPA: ['ɑŋɑ]) or Sambat (IPA: ['sɑmbɑt]), both of which are Mayato words for "world". Culet was once a lingua franca of the Pig Bay area, The northshore of the Pig Bay area is the ...
by k1234567890y
18 Oct 2018 08:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 18
Views: 9369

Re: Script preference

Hanzi alone may not work well for synthetic languages, but they can work on synthetic languages with a set of additional purely-phonemic symbols. Two examples are Japanese and pre-1950 Korean. Outside of Chinese, there are synthetic languages using a logographic writing system, such as Sumerian(cun...
by k1234567890y
23 Sep 2018 04:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 31
Views: 41461

Re: Today I learned ...

I just learnt that the exchange between mid and high vowels(i.e. /e o/ becomes /i u/ but /i u/ becomes /e o/ in the same language) can occur in natual languages, it has occured in Bashkir and Tatar. That’s interesting! Could you tell us more? Maybe on another thread, in say the L&L subforum? I just...
by k1234567890y
21 Sep 2018 19:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 18
Views: 9369

Re: Script preference

Hanzi alone may not work well for synthetic languages, but they can work on synthetic languages with a set of additional purely-phonemic symbols. Two examples are Japanese and pre-1950 Korean. Outside of Chinese, there are synthetic languages using a logographic writing system, such as Sumerian(cune...