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by Pabappa
14 Apr 2019 19:37
Forum: Translations
Topic: Conlang accents
Replies: 79
Views: 9984

Re: Conlang accents

äl ˈhjuːmən ˈpiːjiːŋs äɾ pɔɾn i ♥ this so much __________ translating this: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Poswa (IPA): ɔlʷ šumunʷ biež ɔw bɔnʷ fwi unʷ ikʷɔlʷ ...
by Pabappa
14 Apr 2019 19:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Religion in conworlds with magic
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Religion in conworlds with magic

How do you handle a world where there are defined gods (or a defined god) as well as a hard magic system? Would there be multiple religions and only one of them be right? One religion with minor variations? There are many cultures and many haven't interacted with each other at all, so I feel like o...
by Pabappa
20 Mar 2019 15:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 770
Views: 216199

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

there are blue pigments in monkeys like this one, but theyre in the skin, not the hair. Im not sure its biologically plausible for whatever pigment that is to transfer from the skin to the hair, but hair is made of keratin, which is also an outer skin component, so maybe?
by Pabappa
10 Feb 2019 00:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 684
Views: 161907

Re: False cognates

Sorry i get the three threads confused, I did my best to find the right one but I guess I should 've tried harder
by Pabappa
09 Feb 2019 21:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 684
Views: 161907

Re: False cognates

:rus: серебро "silver"
:esp: cérebro "brain"
by Pabappa
03 Feb 2019 02:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 424
Views: 83308

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

What about a race of people who are genetically mutated to be happy? Its as if they are all always high on a drug, but with no need for any drug to trigger it. They also have reduced sensitivity to pain, though this grows with age since small children need to feel pain to prevent htem from clawing t...
by Pabappa
19 Jan 2019 19:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 91
Views: 48619

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

I think the /ṗ/ is mostly found in loans, including loans from Greek where it takes the place of the unaspirated /p/, since the standard Ethiopic stops are fundamentally aspirated.
by Pabappa
16 Jan 2019 17:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1681
Views: 337384

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

I think that a vertical script (either direction) would be an obstacle to writing, so it depends on how literate this society is and what their medium of writing is. I dont know if that is because its just easier to move the hand laterally vs vertically/dorsally, or if there is some other facotr ......
by Pabappa
15 Jan 2019 18:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14614
Views: 1216835

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

I think if there is only one type of consonant allowed in coda position, it's usually a nasal. Though Aui and Eskimo are exceptions. Isn't Aui a conlang? sorry i meant Iau. Http://enwp.org/iau_language . Do any Inuit languages allow coda consonants other than stops? some dialects have turned the st...
by Pabappa
15 Jan 2019 18:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14614
Views: 1216835

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

The languages with pure CV often allow prenasals, though. Glottal stop codas can be analyzed as a feature of the vowel, and therefore also CV. I think if there is only one type of consonant allowed in coda position, it's usually a nasal. Though Aui and Eskimo are exceptions. I don't know a language ...
by Pabappa
14 Jan 2019 21:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 155
Views: 50264

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I also keep finding myself accidentally molding my current conreligion to be vaguely similar to the Abrahamic ones. Which I then need to correct because I don’t want to make Yet Another Christianity Clone. Im curious what you mean, if youre willing to share. I think its impossible to be truly origi...
by Pabappa
02 Jan 2019 15:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 234
Views: 32696

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

I'm on a phone so I can't easily quote without relating the wholebpost... https://cbb.aveneca.com/viewtopic.php?p=287085#p287085 courtesy bump I haven't read this thread, but, I wouldn't say it's wrong to violate human universals, but i would say that if you do it, you should think through the conse...
by Pabappa
28 Dec 2018 20:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14614
Views: 1216835

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

Vowels!

No, seriously, you didn't put in any vowels .... Vowels in uralic languages pull more than their own weight ... and although consonants can be interesting, it's hard to judge them without the context.

Is there consonant gemination?
gradations?
by Pabappa
27 Dec 2018 21:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1681
Views: 337384

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

Salmoneus wrote:
27 Dec 2018 20:30

how do you make wine out of a solid?
I don't know. But there is an alcoholic drink called "tiger wine" made in China at a place called Badaling. It is not made of urine or even of blood, but apparently from the bones:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_bone_wine
by Pabappa
26 Dec 2018 19:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?
Replies: 81
Views: 35436

Re: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?

Human civilization has been declining for about 4500 years, and various sentient animals have extirpated humans from their habitats. Thus humans today live in discontinuous regions of the planet, widely separated from each other, unable to communicate except by crossing through territory dominated b...
by Pabappa
23 Dec 2018 02:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6918
Views: 817689

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

Trask's Basque dictionary says tximista is native, but lists it under expressive vocabulary, so there's no internal etymology. The /m/ is a clue that it's not a normal Basque word, at any rate. I still think a loan from Basque into Romansch is possible, but one would think there's also be attestatio...
by Pabappa
21 Dec 2018 04:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6918
Views: 817689

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

Basque maybe? Basque for lightning is tximista. Unless the Basque is itself a loan from romance .
by Pabappa
20 Dec 2018 02:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14614
Views: 1216835

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

Wouldn't that just be simpler to state without mentioning the monosyllables, though? I don't think that's what the OP meant.

Any such language would likely have initial stress and a recent sound change deleting vowels in the 2nd syllable but no others. Even so, I suspect there might be none.
by Pabappa
16 Dec 2018 04:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6918
Views: 817689

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

The new skin makes this board look exactly like the ZBB .... its easy to get them mixed up.
by Pabappa
03 Dec 2018 05:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 36
Views: 44965

Re: Today I learned ...

If you denasalize [n], as one might do with a cold, you get [d]. But if you denasalize a voiceless [ n̥] , I'm not sure what you'd get, if anything. Maybe some [x]-like sound? That's the asymmetry and probably a big reason why voiceless nasals aren't very common.