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by LinguistCat
06 Dec 2019 04:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5829
Views: 1385998

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

DesEsseintes wrote:
06 Dec 2019 02:51
Dormouse559 wrote:
05 Dec 2019 18:38
I have no idea, but this feels like the kind of thing you can safely decide for yourself. No one will bat an eyelash.
Huh. I’ve never heard that variant of the expression “bat an eyelid”. A quick Google suggests it’s common.
And I've mostly heard "bat an eye".
by LinguistCat
05 Dec 2019 06:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5829
Views: 1385998

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

What are some things a habitual marker is likely to turn into, or would it be more likely to just fall out of use somehow?
by LinguistCat
02 Dec 2019 07:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammar derivation questions
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Grammar derivation questions

What are some uses of reduplication... There are a couple of examples on the Wikipedia page -Forming reflexives from pronouns (Kham) -Dispositional aspect (Halkomelem) -Forming verbs meaning "to wear sth" (Marshallese) -Forming 'ish' adjectives (Tz'utujil) -Preterites or perfects (Latin) -"a real s...
by LinguistCat
01 Dec 2019 07:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammar derivation questions
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Grammar derivation questions

Mostly quick questions but they're all for the same conlang and I didn't want to ask a whole bunch of things in the quick questions thread when I rarely have answers for others. So... What are some interesting features that could come from either an SVO language becoming SOV, or an SOV and an SVO la...
by LinguistCat
01 Dec 2019 00:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6652
Views: 1059960

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I won Nanowrimo, the first time since I started the challenge many years ago. I actually won (got 50k words in the month of November) yesterday but it's really just setting in that I actually did it! [:D]
by LinguistCat
10 Nov 2019 05:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: what brought you to conlanging?
Replies: 26
Views: 492

Re: what brought you to conlanging?

I liked codes as a kid and then got into language learning. I also did read The Lord of the Rings in the year before the movies came out, and that really got me into conlanging proper but I think I might have gotten into it even if I hadn't read LOTR, just maybe at a different time and with differen...
by LinguistCat
25 Oct 2019 22:48
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Phonemic inventory advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: Phonemic inventory advice?

I don't know if I have advice, but it reminds me a little of some reconstructions of Middle Chinese I've seen. So it's at least plausible-ish.
by LinguistCat
17 Oct 2019 21:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 322
Views: 250248

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

(And how would preventing replies stop spam? One would think that if new bloggers were to be ogled suspiciously for the potential of being spammers, it would be the blog posts themselves, and not other Tumblr users' responses, that would constitute spam.) Spambots interact both with real users and ...
by LinguistCat
16 Oct 2019 07:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 322
Views: 250248

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

Khemehekis wrote:
16 Oct 2019 06:29
LinguistCat wrote:
16 Oct 2019 06:22
It might actually just be a new blog thing, for whatever reason.
A {{new blog} thing}, or a {new {blog thing}}?
The former :') probably in the interest of "stopping spam" or something else that doesn't actually work.
by LinguistCat
16 Oct 2019 06:22
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 322
Views: 250248

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

LinguistCat: I checked the settings at https://www.tumblr.com/settings/blog/savegraduation . I already have them set to allow anyone to comment/reply, and I don't have spidering/indexing disallowed, nor by blog hidden. Reblogging is allowed -- I even see a reblog button, just not a reply button. Ah...
by LinguistCat
12 Oct 2019 21:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 322
Views: 250248

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

Have you gone into your settings and enabled comments? Before the matter of even people finding your posts and wanting to comment, you have to actually go into the settings to enable them. I don't remember if tumblr auto disables being searchable as well but you should check just in case. Unless you...
by LinguistCat
09 Oct 2019 20:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 322
Views: 250248

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

In English, is there a term called "picture culture"? German, it is "Bildkultur". Are there terms like "film culture" and "internet culture"? How could I say that in good English? "Film culture" and "internet culture" are both already used. By "picture culture" I'm assuming you mean photography? Or...
by LinguistCat
28 Sep 2019 01:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Metal Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 85598

Re: Metal Thread

I'm gonna have to look into some of the bands I don't recognize, and a few I know by name only. Been meaning to find more music anyway.
by LinguistCat
19 Sep 2019 00:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5829
Views: 1385998

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

I suppose you could also just use something before or after the name to denote that it's a name and not the normal word, somewhat like Japanese? May I ask what it is you're referring to in Japanese? Name suffixes. Granted, not all names in Japanese have meanings as normal words, but many do. I'm al...
by LinguistCat
19 Sep 2019 00:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5829
Views: 1385998

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

I suppose you could also just use something before or after the name to denote that it's a name and not the normal word, somewhat like Japanese?
by LinguistCat
17 Sep 2019 20:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5829
Views: 1385998

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

Thank you for clearing things up Vlürch. This sounds like an interesting project.
by LinguistCat
16 Sep 2019 18:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5829
Views: 1385998

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

Should I just not bother with sound changes being chronologically consistent between proto-languages if the results are cool? I mean, a "Tibeto-Altaic" language that isn't a creole is probably such a ridiculous idea to begin with that it's not exactly the most realistic thing from the start... but ...
by LinguistCat
24 Aug 2019 01:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 317
Views: 105142

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

Yeah, sounds realistic enough. Why send mothers to be nuns though? Wouldn't they be more useful as grandmothers? There's a reason why in most cultures, monasticism is linked to celibacy, not parenthood. I'd say that monasticism is linked to celibacy because the monks/nuns are supposed to be "marrie...
by LinguistCat
23 Aug 2019 02:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Are you a hunter-gatherer or a farmer?
Replies: 6
Views: 2513

Re: Are you a hunter-gatherer or a farmer?

I'm INXP (maybe slightly more Feeling than Thinking but not by much) and I am also strongly in the hunter-gatherer camp.
by LinguistCat
15 Aug 2019 21:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5829
Views: 1385998

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

How are prenasalized consonants treated in between vowels? Are they considered separate or the same. For example, let's say you have /kamba/, would it be /ka.mba/ or /kam.ba/? I know that prenasalized consonants are treated as one phoneme at the beginning of the word instead of a syllabic nasal fol...