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by gestaltist
21 Jun 2019 22:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Gestaltist's Conworlding Scratchpad
Replies: 41
Views: 7723

Re: Gestaltist's Conworlding Scratchpad

What's in the bathroom? I imagine the train has some basic plumbing so a sink with running water is to be expected. Nothing too fancy though. No bathtub or toilet - rather expect a chamber pot. What's in the restaurant waggon? Think a 19th century Parisian restaurant put on a train, and you won’t b...
by gestaltist
21 Jun 2019 14:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Gestaltist's Conworlding Scratchpad
Replies: 41
Views: 7723

Re: Gestaltist's Conworlding Scratchpad

Who are Tjenne & Beuz, and what is the latter's business? I don’t know that much about them, I’m afraid. Tjenne is Beuz’ betrothed. They are both from aristocratic families from the northern part of Iver. Beuz’ family has lost much of its influence and they are trying to become relevant again by in...
by gestaltist
15 Jun 2019 19:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Plains of Áánene
Replies: 27
Views: 14549

Re: The Plains of Áánene

Gestaltist’s recent post in his conworld thread gave me the idea to post about my world from a different perspective. If I’m that inspiring, perhaps I shall increase my posting frequency to twice a year. ;) On a more serious note, I am intrigued by this snippet, and I’d like to know more about this...
by gestaltist
14 Jun 2019 12:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Gestaltist's Conworlding Scratchpad
Replies: 41
Views: 7723

Re: Gestaltist's Conworlding Scratchpad

I am really bad at updating this thread. Since the last post, a lot has happened in terms of my conworlding. I have been working on a conworld I very creatively named Colonial World for the better part of the last two years. It has slowly devoured elements of my other conworlds, including much of wh...
by gestaltist
12 Jun 2019 11:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Ch’eweyõw̌e Blog
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: The Esseintial Ch’eweyõw̌e Blog

Due to sonority hierarchy, it'd be likely for clusters with liquids to also be allowed in that case. What are your thoughts on that?
by gestaltist
31 May 2019 14:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you pronounce everyone else's nick?
Replies: 20
Views: 2470

Re: How do you pronounce everyone else's nick?

Let's give it a whirl. This is how I pronounce the nicknames in my head when I'm not paying attention. Mostly, I default to a lot of "Polonisms" even if I'm aware this is not at all how the nicknames should probably be pronounced. Also, there's quite a few I've only now realized I've been messing up...
by gestaltist
19 Apr 2019 15:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The great Asta thread - not soon enough
Replies: 33
Views: 16513

Re: The great Asta thread - not soon enough

OK, let's just go over other kinds of clausal conjunction quickly, caus there isn't really that much too it. Asta is one of those languages that doesn't go in for complex subordination strategies or a plethora of conjunctions. In fact there are only two true conjunctions in the entire language, and...
by gestaltist
12 Mar 2019 17:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297526

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

I don't begrudge there may well be other methods out there, but how would one keep track of arguments? Without something commonly understood in place (word order, case marking, major context memory, or other), how could "Big run red dog car the from saw the I" (which does, it seems, have an order o...
by gestaltist
12 Mar 2019 16:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinesý's Slavic lang
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: Omzinesý's Slavic lang

Do you plan on marking the direct object in another way then? Having nom=acc in the presence of other cases is really atypical. I could see the GEN-DAT extending to ACC easily, given Slavic case forms.
by gestaltist
11 Mar 2019 11:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297526

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

I want to create a language with a non-configurational syntax, but I need some clarifications. I get how it works in theory, but I want to be able to incorporate it into a conlang. I might have gotten confused, but I have heard from a couple of sites that non-configurational (NC from now on) langua...
by gestaltist
06 Mar 2019 10:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How to make 1st person Neutr?
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: How to make 1st person Neutr?

The real question is why you would need it - and it would inform the how. If you're asking purely about grammar, agglutination is your best bet. (I.e., have an affix for gender or person that is added onto some base form.) An example, albeit on verbs and not pronouns, is Polish, which has a hypothet...
by gestaltist
06 Mar 2019 10:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lóko baaṣát
Replies: 11
Views: 872

Re: Lóko baaṣát

I don't have much to say other than that I love your romanization. You're saying this is your PIE. Does it mean you'll be deriving a lot of descendants from it? Do you have a world to go with it?
by gestaltist
06 Mar 2019 09:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 297
Views: 183591

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

I think Aszev would have to do the work on that one, but I'm sort of 50/50 on a "like" button as a feature. I actually PMed him a while back to bring this thread to his attention but he still didn't open the PM. Either he's flooded with messages or not around much. I'm not holding my breath for any...
by gestaltist
05 Mar 2019 20:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 297
Views: 183591

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

I think Aszev would have to do the work on that one, but I'm sort of 50/50 on a "like" button as a feature. I actually PMed him a while back to bring this thread to his attention but he still didn't open the PM. Either he's flooded with messages or not around much. I'm not holding my breath for any...
by gestaltist
01 Mar 2019 10:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 39
Views: 45733

Re: Today I learned ...

This was very interesting Zekoslav. The clearest explanation of the GEN>ERG shift I've seen so far.
by gestaltist
24 Feb 2019 16:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 297
Views: 183591

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Ah, but then we come back to the old problem (of which I am guilty!) of not always or consistently replying to others' efforts. Pretty discouraging, actually. My point exactly. The ratio of likes to actual posts was always like 5:1 on the other forum. I'm sure a lot of threads here would've been co...
by gestaltist
23 Feb 2019 18:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 297
Views: 183591

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

shimobaatar wrote:
23 Feb 2019 12:02
For whatever it's worth, I believe this has been brought up at least once before.
And I even participated in the discussion which I completely forgot. Thanks for linking this. The mods didn't even deign that thread with a comment so I guess that's that.
by gestaltist
23 Feb 2019 12:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naltal
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Naltal

3. This is more or less a practice conlang, I did not think too much about historical factors, should I do that always or just sometimes? I mean it's generally recommended for producing naturalistic conlangs, but it's not essential if you don't know much about that sort of thing. One of the most ta...
by gestaltist
23 Feb 2019 11:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 297
Views: 183591

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

I'm not sure if this is the right thread to write this but I found no better place. I would like to ask Aszev and the mods if it would be a big trouble to install a phpBB plugin that allows you to "like" posts. We are a forum where people show off their work and nothing is as discouraging as receivi...
by gestaltist
22 Feb 2019 14:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naltal
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Naltal

Looks good for a first conlang. One thing that caught my eye as a little inconsistent: you use "ni" as an object marker after the noun phrase. While it is not a postposition per se, I would expect it to pattern similarly. So I would expect the language to either have postpositions instead of preposi...