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by Pabappa
23 Jun 2019 13:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256829

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

Quenya's not perfect. Find something in it you can do better....even if its a small thing.....and maybe that'll help.
by Pabappa
22 Jun 2019 00:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Have you created any idioms in your conlangs? What are some examples?
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Have you created any idioms in your conlangs? What are some examples?

Poswa is entirely without idioms as well, since the grammar depends on having only one word in each role in a sentence. That is, a phrase cannot substitute for a word. There are a few compounds whose meanings are slightly more than sum-of-parts, and some derived forms of certain words likewise, but ...
by Pabappa
18 Jun 2019 02:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6966
Views: 840595

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

Probably, but scholars differ widely on what can and cannot be explained as native derivation. Germanic is one of the later-attested branches, after all, and one of the more rapidly changing ones too. For example , some see Germanic words with geminate consonants as evidence for borrowing from a sub...
by Pabappa
14 Jun 2019 00:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 957437

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I realized that I've been saying Silvish's word for "thank you" wrong for forever. Dontcha just love it when you notice a sound change you added a long time ago affects a really common word, but you never applied it? [xP] Anyway, as it turns out, Silvish speakers say marchif [mɑˈɕif] to show their ...
by Pabappa
09 Jun 2019 22:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 345903

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

Are the blue lines 60N-30N-0-30S-60S? Just making sure .... thats what my first impression was. I figured its meant to be a Mercator projection or something similar. I see similarities with Europe & Africa and also with the USA. You might be able to model the equatorial sea after the Caribbean. Alth...
by Pabappa
08 Jun 2019 23:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Keeping Track of Things
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Keeping Track of Things

FrathWiki is very nice, yes. I use it also. Most of my sound changes are at http://www.frathwiki.com/Languages_of_Teppala .... I use a custom CSS that makes all italics show as red, and all bold show as blue, so what looks like a wall of text to most people is very easy to read for me. My lexicons a...
by Pabappa
08 Jun 2019 18:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 345903

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

So, I've got another climate question (maybe I'm just overthinking this). I've got this rough sketch of a planet: https://i.postimg.cc/Yqz5vjpL/rough-map.png All I'm entirely certain about is that there will be a circumpolar current around the north pole and a circum-equatorial current which doesn'...
by Pabappa
31 May 2019 02:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6966
Views: 840595

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

It'd be worth finding out what normally leads to word initial /h/ in albanian and seeing if its a believable etymology. Albanian has such a late attestation that this word may simply be unrelated to the "orchis" family.
by Pabappa
23 May 2019 23:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256829

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

My own favourite conlang for myself has all the linguistic features that I want, except its logical restrictions ofc. It's not perfect or ideal, but I don't expect it to be. Still, I can use it proficiently and appropriately whereby I can't find such satisfaction any natlang or other conlang. Howev...
by Pabappa
21 May 2019 17:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 92
Views: 37581

Re: Surprising cognates

:eng: Hell , :eng: :esp: cojones , and :lat: :eng: cilium . All ultimately from PIE *ḱel- 'to cover'. That one got me right in the cojones! nice. I used to believe that :esp: cielo "Heaven" was related, but it's not true. _______ :eng: orphan = :eng: robot , because they both traditionally work har...
by Pabappa
21 May 2019 16:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256829

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

I don't know about natlangs but.. with Poswa I add an /s/ 😛... works for me. sababum pobbažo "the men are talking to me" vs sababum pobbažos vepababa "as the men are talking to me, theyre tilling soil".... In other words, it's a serial verb construction. If you have an affix that means "while", you ...
by Pabappa
28 Apr 2019 04:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6966
Views: 840595

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

The English word splurged can be analyzed as CCCCCCC if you call the vowel a syllabic consonant and analyze the g as /dž/. Quoting the whole post below because I bumped: 1. What fraction of the world’s languages have several syllable-onset consonant-clusters containing 5 or more consonants? 1a. What...
by Pabappa
28 Apr 2019 01:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256829

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

I've hedged my bets on this by saying that the bare /u/ vowel is unrounded by default in Khulls, and that the labialized allophone is hyper-rounded in Poswa. I don't know of a language that has contrasts like that without at least some audible vowel allophony. But I haven't looked much outside IE, J...
by Pabappa
27 Apr 2019 17:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 92
Views: 37581

Re: Surprising cognates

how about :fra: Chevrolet and :fra: cabriolet ? Two words for the same object from the same ultimate root word, meaning "goat", yet they acquired their modern meanings in two very different ways, one a descriptive noun for transportation and the other a surname of a man who just by chance happened t...
by Pabappa
14 Apr 2019 19:37
Forum: Translations
Topic: Conlang accents
Replies: 79
Views: 10412

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: 270

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: 777
Views: 221553

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: 694
Views: 165157

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: 694
Views: 165157

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: 428
Views: 85049

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...