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by LinguistCat
09 Feb 2020 09:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jotun:Aesir::Titans:Olympians?
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: Jotun:Aesir::Titans:Olympians?

Possibly Fomorians vs Tuatha de Danann of Celtic mythology. The Tuatha might not technically count as gods tho (but they seem like minor gods to me) and the Fomorians are definitely monstrous and likely giants, and have even been likened to Jotun.

So that's a possible one for the list.
by LinguistCat
03 Feb 2020 20:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1411103

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

I assume that the non-peak of the diphthong is phonologically a glide /j/. That's the assumption for e 1 vs e 2 which tend to be denoted as something like /(j)e ej/. i 1 vs i 2 might be any of /i 1/, /ji ij/, or /i wi/, while o 1 vs o 2 tends to either be /wo o/ or /o @/ I am not sure if there are ...
by LinguistCat
03 Feb 2020 00:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1411103

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

Since some of the reconstructions for Old Japanese vowels involves both rising and falling diphthongs, I'm considering having palatalization of both consonants before rising palatal diphthongs (I'm not sure I'll do anything with velarization or rounding), and consonants after falling diphthings (whi...
by LinguistCat
21 Jan 2020 23:47
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Curiosities in Finnish
Replies: 17
Views: 534

Re: Curiosities in Finnish

This is all very interesting to me as a beginner in the language [:)]
by LinguistCat
17 Jan 2020 07:04
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 937217

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

Just knowing that these sound changes happened/were happening in these specific centuries is really helpful to me honestly. I'm sure there's some way to say that certain ones started or ended a little later in the same group, but for the most part I don't need to get quite that specific.
by LinguistCat
13 Jan 2020 23:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 937217

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

Cross-posted from the ZBB Does anyone have a reference to the assumed order of sound changes from Old Japanese to current times? If not, OJ to any later stage of would be extremely helpful, as long as they have at least a general idea of when the changes occurred. I've found a few mentions of when s...
by LinguistCat
30 Dec 2019 03:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 64295

Re: Weird Dream Thread

I had a dream about slugs crawling through the snow into a wood cabin hubby and I were in. Hubby got very unhappy about all the slugs, and I told him to remove the slugs or pour salt on them, but he refused. So I took the salt and made a barrier of it around the cabin, throwing it at the slugs on th...
by LinguistCat
06 Dec 2019 04:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1411103

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: 5963
Views: 1411103

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: 132

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: 132

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: 6678
Views: 1080573

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: 633

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: 1058

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: 383
Views: 253570

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: 383
Views: 253570

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: 383
Views: 253570

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: 383
Views: 253570

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: 383
Views: 253570

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: 246
Views: 86762

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.