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by sangi39
17 Aug 2019 01:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Almost reaching the grand old age of 13 years, I think His Holiness may now being dying... https://i.imgur.com/l3tvAhk.jpg https://i.imgur.com/woErKOm.jpg He's very actively refusing to eat. Hand-feeding him the past year and a half, he would normally start shaking his head the moment he was full, s...
by sangi39
14 Aug 2019 22:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Well, on the note of LARPy goodness, and a Dwarvish naming language, I decided to settle on < tvergaz > ( tvergizza in the plural) as the word for "dwarf", or, specifically, "dwarf under the Mountain" (which I still have to name, lol*). On the one hand, it ends up really, really similar to Proto-Ger...
by sangi39
13 Aug 2019 23:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Clio wrote:
11 Aug 2019 23:20
Glad I copied over that Romlang idea to my new scratchpad just before the server issues!

sangi39, I think that means we'll have to start conversating more rapidly, right?
Well, if it hadn't taken me two days to reply [:P]
by sangi39
12 Aug 2019 22:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297524

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

That's a shame - it's not a competition! You can always just take things a different way from Dewrad, as it seemed you were doing. You are right, but with the location in mind there is actually very little I would have done differently from Dewrad. What I started to do differently is look at databa...
by sangi39
11 Aug 2019 20:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 670
Views: 131159

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Here's another one: 1- at’of, otsejes, inauf 2- at’ʊh, ɔtsʊiʃ, inauf 3- t’uf, tsu:ʃ, nɔ:f 4- aɗǝx, atsi:ç, inaux 5- at’uk, otsoits, inwok 6- at’ɨ:, tsø:ǝ, ino:.ɨ: 7- aɗɯ, dzoja, inawɯ 8- ali, zoe, ilau 9- anɨ, zoje, inowɨ 10- ats’i:, tʃe:a, inawi: 11- at’ɛθ, iʃoç, inauθ 12- t’ǝh, tsojǝh, nawǝh 13- ...
by sangi39
11 Aug 2019 19:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 670
Views: 131159

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Not sure how I did, but this was fun, as usual. Sorry again for letting this game slip my mind, but I'm glad I had time to do it now. Reconstructed words: (a) */ˈkʷilkʷila/ (b) */ʔaˈrendu/ (c) */tuˈkeedo/ (d) */ˈkʷila/ Sound changes per word (not necessarily all in the right order): (a) */ˈkʷilkʷil...
by sangi39
11 Aug 2019 12:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297524

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

Hello again. Just as a question: does it make any sense to create a naturalistic conlang or even its language family without working on any conworlding project beyond basic diachronics? For instance, the only "functional" use my conlang(s) would have is writing poetry or personal letters, apart fro...
by sangi39
11 Aug 2019 12:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 297
Views: 183590

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Games were targeted as they have lots of posts and little actual content. Games are not forbidden and can be restarted. But they will be likely targets for future pruning. Not trying to be snide, but can we get a board-official definition of "Game"? I'd think the "games" label covers the "add a pos...
by sangi39
10 Aug 2019 21:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 297
Views: 183590

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

On a related note, I've been trying to see if anything was lost of projects I've quite enjoyed reading, e.g. Himmaswa, Naduta, Vrkhazhian, West Saxon, and the like. Some of them appear to be intact (Naduta, for example, by just two weeks as with Proto-Sirdic), while others do seem to be missing some...
by sangi39
10 Aug 2019 21:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 297
Views: 183590

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Regarding this post : To start, I want to say that, although I don't know firsthand exactly how difficult running a site like this is, I understand that a lot has to go on "behind the scenes" for us to be able to continue using it. I'm not trying to argue that what has been done was unnecessary or ...
by sangi39
10 Aug 2019 19:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Time for new, fun and nerdy conversations! Sorry the old ones had to be destroyed for the greater good. https://i.imgur.com/sVB34Is.jpg I honestly thought we kept the old Conversation threads around. The Fourth one is still around at least (and just noticed that actually lasted less than a year whi...
by sangi39
03 Aug 2019 12:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sir Arthur C. Clarke's _July 20, 2019_ and America's schools
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Sir Arthur C. Clarke's _July 20, 2019_ and America's schools

Yeah, no. Reminder: practices such as name-calling, insults, and aggressively pushing religious or political views are still banned under board rules. Agreed. You can make a point, but it's preceded by "(Snowflakes: please skip the next bit. Probably too much for you to handle.)" and then hidden in...
by sangi39
01 Aug 2019 18:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 297
Views: 183590

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

You may want to ban any user with the substring *loli* in their screenname. They’re probably trying to rope in pedophiles. Unless the screenname is something like LOLingMyHeadOff182. You’re right. Maybe *lolita* then. Gothic Lolita is also a thing and often gets shortened to Lolita (and has nothing...
by sangi39
01 Aug 2019 00:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 521
Views: 182694

Re: Other Creativity

I cheated and shoved the beds for the guards inside the interior bailey walls [:P] https://i.imgur.com/30LixGe.png This still means these particular walls are still 5 blocks thick on each side (rather than a solid mass 21 blocks wide), gives me more room to work with inside the baileys themselves, a...
by sangi39
30 Jul 2019 23:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 521
Views: 182694

Re: Other Creativity

This took much longer than expected: https://i.imgur.com/vwOCc2M.png https://i.imgur.com/p4Qw3Fu.png https://i.imgur.com/BIX66SY.png https://i.imgur.com/xKHTJvi.png https://i.imgur.com/Ld9tpb7.png And that's just one section of the interior walkway. I've had a slight redesign of the layout of the se...
by sangi39
26 Jul 2019 21:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 297
Views: 183590

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Several users (four so far) have reported PMs from a user called LolitaVek777, containing "XEvil can break ANY Captcha!..." and the like, which is obviously spam. The user has been banned, and I expect more users will make more reports, but just so people are aware, this instance has been dealt with...
by sangi39
21 Jul 2019 01:03
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is diachronic conlanging worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: Is diachronic conlanging worth it?

I'm going to agree with basically everyone in the support for Sal's reply to this question. 1) Diachronic conlanging can, in and of itself, be pretty fun on its own (I enjoy it particularly because it can go along with world-building and history. Having a proto-language (or several) means you can fl...
by sangi39
17 Jul 2019 21:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4334
Views: 863486

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

Are there other natlangs that have different forms of adjectives depending on whether they're used attributively or predicatively? I'm sure I know examples, I just can't think of any right now. Are they always a few irregular forms (like English my vs. mine and lone vs. alone) or are there any lang...
by sangi39
11 Jul 2019 20:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Assistance sought with very far future setting
Replies: 26
Views: 724

Re: Assistance sought with very far future setting

The setting is a relatively new extrasolar colony, about a hundred years old. The initial colony population was about 35,000 people. One complication is the time, 20,000 years in the future. Anyway, the story revolves around the only survivor of the one pre-FTL colony ship (it was a sleeper ship) t...
by sangi39
07 Jul 2019 03:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297524

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

I had to have a quick check, and it doesn't seem like "coronal-dorsal" co-articulated consonants really seem to exist, except maybe very, very rarely (and they seem not to contrast with consonants at either end of the articulation, or pattern as if they belong to another "series" of consonants, e.g...