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by Keenir2
14 Aug 2018 21:20
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Beginner's Conundrum
Replies: 11
Views: 7057

Re: Beginner's Conundrum

if it helps any, one of my local libraries has an introduction to the various languages of Africa (arranged by chapters about tones, non-tonal languages, vowels, nasals, etc)...I could borrow that and answer any questions you have of it
by Keenir2
14 Aug 2018 21:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 856
Views: 139192

Re: English Orthography Reform

Czech English? does Tess know you're cheating on her? :) I count on your discretion. must...not...laugh...or...blackmail... I'v seen many funny signs in my life, and i can live with them - mostly. Provided the names on the signs are the same as on the maps. But when i'm say in Chicago, the signs sa...
by Keenir2
14 Aug 2018 02:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 856
Views: 139192

Re: English Orthography Reform

CZECH ENGLISH Czech English? does Tess know you're cheating on her? :) Grítings from Babilon, in Čekia I knew a Czech once....they never misspelled "Greetings". Or i plan to go thru Eger, but the czech signs dont know that name, it is Cheb für them. So do we really need all that confusion? What con...
by Keenir2
12 Aug 2018 05:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 155
Views: 50235

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Have you ever considered making a world where the rebels are more fervent in their religious beliefs than the People in Power? isn't that generally the case IRL, from the nowadays back to the Mormon Church and its splinters, to the Second Temple and the Essenes, and on even earlier still. So this i...
by Keenir2
10 Aug 2018 01:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2886
Views: 276557

Re: Yay or Nay?

I'm spirantizing intervocalically, but [θ] needs to go. How? The second is tempting because fewer consonants drop out, but is it as weirdly unnatural as I think it is? t tt → θ t → h t → ∅ t / V_V s ss → h s → ∅ s / V_V or t tt → θ t → s t / V_V s ss → r ss / V_V[/quote] if I'm reading these right....
by Keenir2
09 Aug 2018 23:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2886
Views: 276557

Re: Yay or Nay?

I'm mutating all <th>s [T]s in my Faux Greek&Anatolian into <t>s [t]s...and I was contemplating turning all <pn>s* and <pt>s into <t>s as well.

(or should I turn <pn> and <pt> into <th> [T] instead?)

thank you.



* = I got the <pn>s from Carian, not Greek...names like <Pneith>
by Keenir2
08 Aug 2018 22:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928156

Re: What did you accomplish today?

so I was thinking of an Achilles reference for a nickname or non-famial surname she'd been given Achilliades? Some possibles references: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_personal_names https://www.britac.ac.uk/pubs/proc/files/104p015.pdf https://books.google.com/books?id=UQLm4v3uwEEC&pg=...
by Keenir2
08 Aug 2018 21:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sketchlang: Greek-sounding
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: Sketchlang: Greek-sounding

sounds like it will be a phonologically conservative Greek lang with loans from Anatolian languages? so far, yes. not sure how I'll divide it, if I do at all...maybe the Greek-looking for proximal & immediate things (you and I are talking, I swatted a fly)...while the Anatolian-looking parts are fo...
by Keenir2
08 Aug 2018 21:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sketchlang: Greek-sounding
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: Sketchlang: Greek-sounding Faux Anatolian

owing to email troubles, had to get a new ID Name here. GOAL: to use both {Classical} Greek and various extinct Anatolian languages (Carian, Luwian, Hurrian, Ugarit, Hittite) to shape into a naming lang or a sketchland that will at least help me handle Inktober and the naming of a few characters. An...
by Keenir2
08 Aug 2018 20:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928156

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I (Rodlox,Keenir) got a new CBB ID because I got locked out of my Hotmail last night tried to work out how the Classical Greek words "nix" / "nyx" would evolve if given an island where they'd go nuts from sheer isolation have the place to themselves for forever and all time (*g*)...thus far, its at...
by Keenir2
08 Aug 2018 00:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928156

Re: What did you accomplish today?

(Post #9996.) I (Rodlox,Keenir) got a new CBB ID because I got locked out of my Hotmail last night tried to work out how the Classical Greek words "nix" / "nyx" would evolve if given an island where they'd go nuts from sheer isolation have the place to themselves for forever and all time (*g*)...th...
by Keenir2
08 Aug 2018 00:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 856
Views: 139192

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

I HAVE. We have all given arguments...and you either ignore them or dismiss them or say that you have no say in it and its all TESS' doing. ENGLISH The first argument was the millions of english dialects, my answer was that there are 2 standard dialects, and we shouldnt reform stuff that contradict...
by Keenir2
07 Aug 2018 16:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 856
Views: 139192

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

so, we can't question Reform English because you don't speak it well & aren't its creator...and we can't question you because you're spreading the gospel of Reform English? REFORMIRT Du kannst die rechtsraibreform kritisiren und hintafragen, gebe daine argumente. But telling an advocat of spelling ...
by Keenir2
06 Aug 2018 23:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 58
Views: 24714

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

clawgrip wrote:
06 Aug 2018 23:33
Keenir2 wrote:
06 Aug 2018 23:14
a language without homophones? interesting. what are the minimum pairs like, to avoid such confusion?
That's not what was said. There are no homographs that aren't also homophones, not no homophones at all.
ah, okay; my bad.

Sorry, Ze do Rock.
by Keenir2
06 Aug 2018 23:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 58
Views: 24714

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

Does Europan have any homographs that aren't also homophones? For instance, could there be two words paipeh /'pai.pe:/ and paipeh /pai.'pe/ (where : indicates length on the preceding vowel and ' indicates stress on the following syllalble)? EUROPAN Mi can no pensa como dat canau hapen. Ai solo un p...
by Keenir2
06 Aug 2018 23:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928156

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I (Rodlox,Keenir) got a new CBB ID because I got locked out of my Hotmail last night tried to work out how the Classical Greek words "nix" / "nyx" would evolve if given an island where they'd go nuts from sheer isolation have the place to themselves for forever and all time (*g*)...thus far, its at ...
by Keenir2
06 Aug 2018 23:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 856
Views: 139192

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

didn't Japan invade Vietnam and southern China (since you mentioned Manchuria specifically) before WW2 broke out? also Japan's northernmost island, which even now has been called "Japan's Old West". I wont study the japanese history now, feel free to call it colonialism. so, you don't want to study...