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by Pabappa
23 May 2019 23:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14707
Views: 1236113

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: 37185

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: 14707
Views: 1236113

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: 6946
Views: 828654

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: 14707
Views: 1236113

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: 37185

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: 10145

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: 221

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: 776
Views: 219038

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: 687
Views: 163248

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: 687
Views: 163248

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: 83972

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: 48794

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: 1718
Views: 341833

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: 14707
Views: 1236113

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: 14707
Views: 1236113

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: 50639

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: 33131

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: 14707
Views: 1236113

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: 1718
Views: 341833

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