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by LinguistCat
19 Sep 2019 00:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332297

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: 5676
Views: 1332297

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: 5676
Views: 1332297

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: 5676
Views: 1332297

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: 95895

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: 795

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: 5676
Views: 1332297

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...
by LinguistCat
15 Aug 2019 01:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 306
Views: 236941

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

I hadn't really even noticed this was a major naming scheme. I guess I'm a little too stuck in my own head and mostly skim thread titles for things I'm interested in, so names like this would hardly even register...
by LinguistCat
12 Aug 2019 20:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 308
Views: 200490

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Is anyone else having issues with the "Show unread posts" button sending them to posts from 2014, or seeing discrepancies between the reported last post's author and the actual last post in a thread, after the cull? I had the first issue with the Conlangs Q&A thread and the second with the "What ki...
by LinguistCat
01 Aug 2019 15:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 308
Views: 200490

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

You may want to ban any user with the substring *loli* in their screenname. They’re probably trying to rope in pedophiles. Unless the screenname is something like LOLingMyHeadOff182. You’re right. Maybe *lolita* then. Gothic Lolita is also a thing and often gets shortened to Lolita (and has nothing...
by LinguistCat
31 Jul 2019 18:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1018126

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Working out what parts of Nyango derive directly from Classical Chinese, and what comes from Old and Middle Japanese once they reach the archipelago.
by LinguistCat
31 Jul 2019 07:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Terms for various orientations and tendencies
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Terms for various orientations and tendencies

I can give at least a partial answer on some of these: 1. A person who becomes sexually or romantically interested in another person when, and only when, they become aware that the other person is interested in them? I've heard some people do experience it, but don't know a term for it. 2. A person ...
by LinguistCat
23 Jul 2019 16:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A weird confession regarding conworlding...
Replies: 8
Views: 1918

Re: A weird confession regarding conworlding...

With a pastime as broad as conworlding is, it would be difficult to be good at all the skills that we use for various parts of it. Some people on here only focus on the languages, some people are good at portraying things visually, others with words. The fact that you're less skilled or even just le...
by LinguistCat
22 Jun 2019 15:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332297

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

I mean, in English we can just say 'three four-hundredths' for 3/400. So if you wanted 1/27, you could say 'one twenty-and-seventh' or simply 'one twenty-seventh'. No, because one twenty seventh or "seventh ten two (one)" would be interpreted as 20/7. However, I'm not entirely sure I've understood ...
by LinguistCat
11 Jun 2019 01:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886617

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

Thanks everyone. I thought that might be the case but I was hoping something else could work. I'll just have to go and see where I can analogize things.
by LinguistCat
10 Jun 2019 15:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886617

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

Aside from stress, would there be any reasons a sound change would occur in most environments but not in roots of conjugated words, or at least not early on in the roots? Like maybe the final syllable of a multisyllabic root but not earlier in the same or at all in single syllable roots, but it occu...
by LinguistCat
08 Jun 2019 15:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 527
Views: 190317

Re: Other Creativity

https://waterfall.social/images/waterfall_577851bacff6202b433f1b4b934a4d26481ed.jpg More of a hands on project. I'm making little bottle charms. Hoping to sell them online but I need to look into stuff like Etsy a bit more. Nifty! What kinds of things will you put in the bottles? Mostly small piece...
by LinguistCat
08 Jun 2019 02:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 527
Views: 190317

Re: Other Creativity

Image

More of a hands on project. I'm making little bottle charms. Hoping to sell them online but I need to look into stuff like Etsy a bit more.
by LinguistCat
29 May 2019 02:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Various Styles
Replies: 15
Views: 2142

Re: Various Styles

Ælfwine wrote:
29 May 2019 01:54
I prefer the handwritten style, but the text is nice as well.
I have to agree with this.
by LinguistCat
26 May 2019 04:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 1094
Views: 380271

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

Nloki wrote:
25 May 2019 19:41
Next: taida (noun related to physical geography).
Nyango:
A rice field situated near the bank of a lake. A good place to hunt and fish, by extension: Good territory.

Next: koiko (onomatopoeia)