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by sangi39
20 Jan 2019 02:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14399
Views: 1138512

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

Hey there! I'm toying with this idea for a set of conlangs. You see, they all descended from a common language spoken by a now-fallen empire; this language had a system of masculine, feminine, and neuter gender. However, only some of the descendant languages preserve this system; others have change...
by sangi39
16 Jan 2019 20:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1655
Views: 315346

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 sangi39
15 Jan 2019 17:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14399
Views: 1138512

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

I think the only other thing that might be universal is that consonants that can be codas make up a subset of all consonants, and are typically smaller in number than consonants that can be onsets. I can't remember coming across a language that had a set of codas larger than its set of onsets.
by sangi39
15 Jan 2019 01:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2416
Views: 239404

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Okay, you got me interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AwhTDN9h40 :!: Strong TNG feel + Galaxy Quest -style humor + a healthy dollop of The Planiverse {in that episode}= [<3] [<3] [<3] [<3] Must… See… Moar !!! :mrgreen: YES! Definitely a Galaxy Quest feel to it, but I think it walks the line...
by sangi39
14 Jan 2019 01:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 234741

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

It's slowly but surely coming together [:P]

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by sangi39
13 Jan 2019 21:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2416
Views: 239404

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Is anyone else watching "The Orville"? Gawd, I wish! [:S] Looks pretty darn funny!! But also good in a serious/coherent storytelling way, too. [:D] A worthy Star Trek successor ? :wat: I'd definitely say so. It reminds me a lot of ST:TNG , but with a big dollop of funny. I think they've managed to ...
by sangi39
13 Jan 2019 04:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2416
Views: 239404

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Is anyone else watching "The Orville"?
by sangi39
07 Jan 2019 21:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 234741

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Oh, wow, nice work! Is it meant to be something specific, or just a design you came up with to build for the fun of it? I'd honestly almost forgotten about Minecraft. I haven't played in years. It's just something I threw together to build just for the fun of it. I wanted something big enough that ...
by sangi39
07 Jan 2019 12:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 234741

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Finally got my new laptop, arrived on Friday. Other than installing a browser and antivirus stuff, I haven't moved anything over from my old laptop (which is about 8000 songs, few dozen audiobooks, and then some random dreck). Instead, I've spent a total of 20 hours over the weekend playing Minecraf...
by sangi39
07 Jan 2019 12:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 234741

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

From what I can remember, it was probably an amalgam, but I'm honestly not sure. After some talking with my ex, pretty sure it was the filling that fell out. Haven't gotten it sorted out yet though [:P] Id it was an amalgam, then I'd imagine not seeing a filling in the mirror means it's fallen out!...
by sangi39
03 Jan 2019 17:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 1237

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Well Shukudai hasn't logged on since the 26th, a couple of hours after making their most recent post, which makes me think that they're done interacting here. Shame, really. Yeah, I was enjoying us all deconstructing how ridiculous his entire enterprise was. I was actually quite enjoying it. Like, ...
by sangi39
02 Jan 2019 19:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 1237

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Well Shukudai hasn't logged on since the 26th, a couple of hours after making their most recent post, which makes me think that they're done interacting here. Shame, really.
by sangi39
02 Jan 2019 19:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14399
Views: 1138512

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

I remember someone (can't find who said it) saying a triconsonantal root system (or maybe it was an abjad) cannot have too many consonant phonemes. Is this really the case? I suppose it depends on what's meant by "large". WALS uses the boundart of 34 to mark out "large" consonant inventories, with ...
by sangi39
02 Jan 2019 19:10
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 234741

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I've just spent the last 20 minutes trying to figure out if I've just chipped a tooth or if the one filling I have has fallen out, because I've honestly forgotten where it is [:P] The tooth that currently has a chip in it is my right second maxillary premolar, while the filling was either in that t...
by sangi39
27 Dec 2018 06:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 234741

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Generalising: Year after year the moons of Saturn turn, indifferent to our being, yet down here we wonder and worry over whether the person across the room thinks about us the same way we feel about those world's out there. We can talk to those people. We can't talk to Saturn's moons. One we find be...
by sangi39
27 Dec 2018 06:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 234741

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Close to the last Full Moon, coming up to New Year, and I sent this to a friend who was feeling a bit down for Reasons: "Someone out there, some time, has found you sexy, for whatever reason, and chances are someone will find you sexy again. Now, that's basing how sexy you are on something exterior,...
by sangi39
27 Dec 2018 02:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 1237

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Right, since my laptop seems intent on just not working today, I'm going to attempt to summarise on my phone: 1) You learning the International Phonetic Alphabet and some linguistic terminology will greatly improve your ability to convey information about your auxlang in the future. Being specific a...
by sangi39
27 Dec 2018 02:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 1237

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Urgh, trying to write a response to previous posts, but my laptop has decided to die 4 times tonight so far...

Make that 5 times :mrred:
by sangi39
26 Dec 2018 23:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 1237

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Honestly, what is the point of this thread? I feel that the whole premise is violating this rule: In addition, with the exception of posting book recommendations or links to websites on topics related to languages, linguistics, conlangs and conworlds, commercial advertisements of any kind don't bel...