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by gestaltist
14 Dec 2018 17:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: FOOD WORDS USED AS SLANG
Replies: 18
Views: 179

Re: FOOD WORDS USED AS SLANG

Zé do Rock wrote:
14 Dec 2018 11:22
birne - pear - head
I always assumed this referred to a lightbulb (Glühbirne) and referred to the head as related to one's mental acumen or smarts. May be wrong though.
by gestaltist
13 Dec 2018 23:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: FOOD WORDS USED AS SLANG
Replies: 18
Views: 179

Re: FOOD WORDS USED AS SLANG

My favorite one in Polish is "burak" ("beet") meaning an uncultured, unpleasant person - close in meaning to "redneck", I guess.
by gestaltist
08 Dec 2018 14:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11206
Views: 840846

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I haven't really been posting much on this forum lately, so I'd thought I might at least post a short update for the few folks who remember me and care... I have been working on one conlang, Nakarian (endonym Nakỏthẹ̉) since October 2017. I've used some versions of it in the last two relays but I ke...
by gestaltist
08 Dec 2018 13:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 122
Views: 2866

Re: Lexember 2018

Day 8 - Nakarian

(milking the root *-qiʈ from yesterday)

haràȝȝû - o be intensely in love, especially if unrequited or otherwise unhappy
by gestaltist
07 Dec 2018 11:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 122
Views: 2866

Re: Lexember 2018

I'm not able to participate regularly in Lexember this year but I realized I haven't coined any new Nakarian words in a long time, so let me pop in and out of this thread. I'll coin 7 words today to catch up: 1) nẹ́zu - "partition, sorting, act of being separated or divided" 2) ệnzẹ̉ - "separation, ...
by gestaltist
07 Dec 2018 11:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas
Replies: 37
Views: 5475

Re: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas

A great, coherent philosophy, congrats.

One question: is this how things really are on Yantas or is this just a set of beliefs of one culture? If the latter, how does it correspond to reality? If the former, I'd imagine every culture would only get a part of the equation right.
by gestaltist
02 Dec 2018 13:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 66241

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

For those wondering where the heck the fire and ice came into play in ring one, as well as those who aren't but to whom i will tell this anyways, I am the culprit behind it. In Atruozan, "Nonetheless" is "of ƀeoköltmoþo nölcërlëlđdø̃møþe" in Atruozan, an idiom glossing as "SEM fire(AN)-ESS.ANZ-ADJZ...
by gestaltist
01 Dec 2018 11:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 66241

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

For those wondering where the heck the fire and ice came into play in ring one, as well as those who aren't but to whom i will tell this anyways, I am the culprit behind it. In Atruozan, "Nonetheless" is "of ƀeoköltmoþo nölcërlëlđdø̃møþe" in Atruozan, an idiom glossing as "SEM fire(AN)-ESS.ANZ-ADJZ...
by gestaltist
27 Nov 2018 15:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 66241

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Click wrote:
22 Nov 2018 17:36
shimobaatar wrote:
21 Nov 2018 19:11
I just sent my English translation of the Hawntow text to Click. I'm not sure how well/accurately I translated it, but oh well!
Thanks, I'll publish the results tomorrow.
It's been a long day.
by gestaltist
19 Nov 2018 08:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The great Asta thread - not soon enough
Replies: 22
Views: 12307

Re: The great Asta thread - not soon enough

Also a further addendum: I've decided that I'm now going to make -nyen and -ru‘ the adverbial suffixes for "into water" and "into fire, by heat" respectively, rather than the incorporated forms of "water" and "fire". This would leave only one true suppletive incorporated noun -mi‘xə "meat, flesh", ...
by gestaltist
19 Nov 2018 08:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In Other Community News...
Replies: 10
Views: 9656

Re: In Other Community News...

Hey elemtilas. Glad you created this thread. I haven't been very active on the forum but this is one of the threads I always look at. There's something nice about having a "Conlanger's Daily News".
by gestaltist
15 Nov 2018 16:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First Proto-lang
Replies: 7
Views: 3123

Re: First Proto-lang

/e̞ e̞ː o̞ o̞ː/ seems excessive. Why not say they're phonemically /e o/? You don't have any other mid vowels. I'm not quite sure what you are asking. Are you asking why they have a length distinction, or do you mean why do they have the little subscript beneath them? The latter. If you have no furt...
by gestaltist
14 Nov 2018 20:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First Proto-lang
Replies: 7
Views: 3123

Re: First Proto-lang

/e̞ e̞ː o̞ o̞ː/ seems excessive. Why not say they're phonemically /e o/? You don't have any other mid vowels. I'm not quite sure what you are asking. Are you asking why they have a length distinction, or do you mean why do they have the little subscript beneath them? The latter. If you have no furt...
by gestaltist
14 Nov 2018 12:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First Proto-lang
Replies: 7
Views: 3123

Re: First Proto-lang

/e̞ e̞ː o̞ o̞ː/ seems excessive. Why not say they're phonemically /e o/? You don't have any other mid vowels.
by gestaltist
31 Oct 2018 20:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1630
Views: 293550

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

Okay, after a lot of consideration, I've decided to share my magic system for critiques. I wanted to move away from the standard mana system, but I think I ended up recreating it somewhat. In this conworld, there exists a plant (which for now I will call 'Arcana') that produces its own magical ener...
by gestaltist
26 Oct 2018 19:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The great Asta thread - not soon enough
Replies: 22
Views: 12307

Re: The great Asta thread - not soon enough

In comparison there are no regular and productive valency-decreasing morphological processes in Asta. What strategies are used to achieve the equivalent of the English passive? "He was killed." or "The field was burned down." Topic-prominence, indefinite pronouns, ergativity. Oh, right, I forgot As...
by gestaltist
26 Oct 2018 09:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The great Asta thread - not soon enough
Replies: 22
Views: 12307

Re: The great Asta thread - not soon enough

Frislander wrote:
25 Oct 2018 19:06
In comparison there are no regular and productive valency-decreasing morphological processes in Asta.
What strategies are used to achieve the equivalent of the English passive? "He was killed." or "The field was burned down."
by gestaltist
25 Oct 2018 12:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The great Asta thread - not soon enough
Replies: 22
Views: 12307

Re: The great Asta thread - not soon enough

Out of curiosity, did you work from a protolanguage or synchronically?
by gestaltist
24 Oct 2018 10:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The great Asta thread - not soon enough
Replies: 22
Views: 12307

Re: The great Asta thread - not soon enough

Yay, an Asta thread! I had an idea of some of this due to translating your torch but a lot of it is new, as well.

I like the inventory, and I like your cluster resolution rules (? metathesis and palatalization).
by gestaltist
23 Oct 2018 15:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6790
Views: 723239

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

Nortaneous wrote:
23 Oct 2018 14:46
It's common for coda palatals to be realized with a palatal onglide in languages that have them.
...and/or be preceded by a front vowel anyway.