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by Pabappa
19 Jan 2020 19:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 345
Views: 251977

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

I hit myself in the word whenever I hear or read someone use the word "whxxps". (I had to censor the vowels out with X's, so I don't cause myself to slam my forehead by writing it.) I was never a cutter, but I've bitten myself since I was about 10. : / We may have a few things in common. I got over...
by Pabappa
17 Jan 2020 07:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4456
Views: 931588

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

Okay thank you ,I understand better now. But .... I guess what I dont get is why, if /yomi te/ > /yonde/, why are there still instances of /mp nt ns ŋk/ in modern Japanese? Are they all known to be transparent modern compounds in which the old rules were simply not applied? Or is there a reason to b...
by Pabappa
17 Jan 2020 03:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4456
Views: 931588

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

okay thanks, I just wanted to be sure. But where do /mb/ & /nd/ (and maybe /ŋg/ too?) come from then? Do we know, or is that the thing that everyone's debating about? My understanding was that such clusters were impossible from rendaku alone, because in Old Japanese they were unitary phonemes, and t...
by Pabappa
17 Jan 2020 01:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4456
Views: 931588

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

i think you (and they) might be mixing 2 different instances of the same shift. Jp had the unknown rendaku-like shift way back when and then a second one in recorded times that we're absolutely sure of. thats why you can have clusters like /mb/ , /nd/, etc where one would expect to only see /mp nt/ ...
by Pabappa
11 Jan 2020 01:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 345
Views: 251977

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

Im a conservative, so youve at least got one counterexample. I dont make Youtube videos about my work, but you can probably see my political biases come through in the things I write about. Im also a big fan of satire, though, so the political philosophies of the political parties on planet Teppala ...
by Pabappa
07 Jan 2020 02:04
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4456
Views: 931588

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

Vedegambre is my favorite. It sounds right out of the Spanish Jabberwocky poem.

Are we sure about amidos? Its got two irregular shifts, plus it ends in -os even though the others seem to all end in -o.
by Pabappa
01 Jan 2020 18:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 230
Views: 74310

Re: Lexicon milestones

It looks like Poswa has pretty much stayed the same .... it was at about 5700 words in 2010, and is just over 6000 today. (I'm using MS Excel, and there are blank lines, so these are probably slight overestimates.) It's not the number of words that has changed, but the quality .... ten years ago I s...
by Pabappa
29 Dec 2019 21:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5938
Views: 1402972

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

Thats been proposed, but the timing doesnt quite match up ... Continental Celtic was pretty much gone by the time French acquired its distinctive character. (Note that Breton is not a survival, ... it was imported from Britain.) We'd have to explain that it was somehow Irish Gaelic that influenced F...
by Pabappa
25 Dec 2019 18:26
Forum: Translations
Topic: The twelve European zodiac signs
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: The twelve European zodiac signs

:con: Poswa tažžapa - zodiac sign (lit., drawing in the sky) This word has the suffix -ppa "celestial object", which appears on the names of all planets and moons, including their planet's own moon. I figure that it would make sense for the constellations to also have that suffix. Because of this, t...
by Pabappa
24 Dec 2019 05:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworld Tavern
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Conworld Tavern

This is tough because the climax of my history takes place during a period in which both sides of the war were strongly against alcohol and all drugs. I have lots of details written up about restaurants, but none about bars. So instead, Im pulling information from a dream I had in May 2015. 1) The n...
by Pabappa
21 Dec 2019 16:17
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Curiosities in Finnish
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Curiosities in Finnish

Thanks. Memes are funny but it's good to know the truth.
by Pabappa
14 Dec 2019 06:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 553
Views: 202210

Re: Other Creativity

I dont consider myself a good poet, ... Ive been dredging up things I wrote long ago, though, so that I dont forget them. Here are the only poems Ive ever written that weren't for a class assignment of some sort:

http://pabappa.com/etc/poems.html
by Pabappa
12 Dec 2019 07:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Re-Done Conlangs: Then and Now
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Re-Done Conlangs: Then and Now

Pabappa (2004) Pumpepessampen, lapabuleb pama, lollipeto. Pabappa (2019) Tontapabum, weppam samampis, pompasi. The apples, having fallen from the tree, ripened. Not even one word is the same, and the affixes arent the same either. Pumpepessam and Tontapa are long words because apples are not native ...
by Pabappa
10 Dec 2019 17:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5938
Views: 1402972

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

Has anyone ever re-done a conlang of theirs significantly? Revamped it into the "2.0" version? What kind of changes did you make? Were they significant enough that you had essentially created a new conlang or just an improved version of the same one? For me, the name of a conlang indicates a place ...
by Pabappa
06 Dec 2019 04:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5938
Views: 1402972

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

I think batting your eyelashes is a bit different .... thats a sign of flirting, ... at work I once heard a woman say to another woman "you know the customer cant see you batting your eyelashes over the phone, right?"
by Pabappa
02 Dec 2019 20:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4456
Views: 931588

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

In what positions and under what conditions did French keep morphological nominative -s, even after it lost cases? C.f. French fils . What VaptuantaDoi said. It is true that all French's retained nominative forms refer to humans. I'd wager that's the case because human nouns are more likely to be s...
by Pabappa
30 Nov 2019 17:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Caber Logograms
Replies: 154
Views: 24727

Re: Caber Logograms

I’ve been working on a descendant of Caber script. I tried to post the images but I guess they are height-restricted now and I’m on mobile, so a link will have to do: https://imgur.com/a/JQPeiA5 The age-verification thing is just recent imgur policy. The photos I linked are SFW. Very nice. Ive alwa...
by Pabappa
23 Nov 2019 20:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5938
Views: 1402972

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

I've done the last feature, bringing it to its fullest extent in Late Andanese . There's not a whole lot of grammar info on that page, but if it can somehow help even a little bit, Im glad to help out. I should note, though, that Late Andanese is not intended to be naturalistic, and I think not even...
by Pabappa
20 Nov 2019 23:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5938
Views: 1402972

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

i think he wants a diachronic solution from a previous CV-only stage. in which case, i dont see one either.
by Pabappa
20 Nov 2019 04:48
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What's next?
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: What's next?

Everybody has their own style. I've never read any kind of help manual at all, although I've read up on a few natlangs here and there ... so my strategy is just to brute force everything until I find something that works. I dont recommend my method, unless you're willing to spend 20 years on one lan...