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by lsd
25 Nov 2018 08:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6790
Views: 722768

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

Do you ever avoid using IPA when you're talking to "normies" (non-linguistic folks)? Like I was posting about the unusual pronunciation of someone's username on another site so I just wrote it out in "stupid phonetics", something like writing the pronunciation of "education" as "ed-jew-KAY-shun". I...
by lsd
19 Oct 2018 17:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 3318

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

What i've understood: logograms are made by deformations of syllabic signs, and each compound of logograms makes meaning of a new word whose sound is a compound by reduction of the names of the compounded logograms... In fact pronunciation is the basis of the writing, even logographic, by progressiv...
by lsd
18 Oct 2018 21:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 3318

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

I had seen it, but I can not see the articulation between the 500 purely logographic words and the rest of the lexicon ...
Is there any superposition, duplicates, or something ... (ditto for the featural stuff)
by lsd
18 Oct 2018 06:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 3318

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

500 it's a bit limited for a purely logographic system ...
except to hack the system a bit ...
by lsd
17 Oct 2018 21:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 3318

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

this does not contradict the average:
Around the twenties: alphabet
around the hundred: syllabary
around a thousand: logography...
by lsd
15 Oct 2018 18:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 3318

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

masako wrote:
13 Oct 2018 03:58
My goal is to have about 500 glyphs for fairly common words.
in natlanguages, alphabets have tens signs, syllabaries hundred, logographies thousands...
How do you hack those limits to get your number of signs...
masako wrote:I already have an entire (featural) syllabary.
Featural in what sense...
by lsd
13 Oct 2018 21:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: No verbs?
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: No verbs?

I think we have to distinguish between actions and verbs ...
the roots of actions are present in my linguistic experiments, but I no longer use verbs as the center of speech, nor any other part of speech ...
by lsd
06 Oct 2018 07:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gudoghic (
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Gudoghic (

nothing beats the analogical support to face the time, without material, the dematerialized data are at the mercy of so many factors each one undergoing its own entropy, the failure of a single being sufficient to lose everything ... I only rely on my own mind ... Survival after me will only be done...
by lsd
04 Oct 2018 19:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 211197

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ahzoh wrote:
04 Oct 2018 14:46
I decided to be an anthropologist.
sangi39 wrote:
04 Oct 2018 15:38
to become an archaeologist.
Gosh, what 's in the air now, my daughter want to join a Canadian anthropology university or French university of archeology...
by lsd
24 Sep 2018 19:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 29
Views: 11492

Re: Music in my con world, how about yours?

interesting question... although I am not a conworlder (I don't understand the relation with language), the only language fills all the niches of human activity... this places de facto the conlanger in the impossible position of having to know everything to translate it into his language... Here I a...
by lsd
22 Sep 2018 17:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 18
Views: 8158

Re: Script preference

This is off topic I did not think, when it came to choice of writing according to the type of language that the fact that a pure ideography does not describe a single spoken language, was without interest, imha... people would find it easier to take you seriously if you didn't end every sentence wi...
by lsd
21 Sep 2018 16:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 18
Views: 8158

Re: Script preference

It should be pointed out for those who are not aware, no ideographies actually exist obviously, you speak here of pure natural ideographies, even if they exist in natural environments in a partial way, for reduced lexicons and as a writing mechanism... but in laboratories their existence is obvious...
by lsd
20 Sep 2018 21:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 18
Views: 8158

Re: Script preference

I think ideography don't really bother with 'language as is' but is a second language... where semantic is the first purpose... the adding of sound is just a weaker and less elegant manner of increasing number of signs or importing foreign ideas (but also a way to play on words...) 'the language as ...
by lsd
19 Sep 2018 18:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 18
Views: 8158

Re: Script preference

writing usually at least starts out a representation of spoken speech not so on, with pictographic beginning, the writing started as a memory aid of the sense more than of the sound ... it is not for nothing that the beginning was ideographic ... it is only much later that in second-hand use, the p...
by lsd
18 Sep 2018 19:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 18
Views: 8158

Re: Script preference

Even if synthetic languages are not favorable to invention of writing ...all historic logographies were re-used for transcription of synthetic languages...

I use pure logography for my olygosynthetic conlang, some signs have inflection meanings, but they are not empty words...
by lsd
09 Sep 2018 16:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2401
Views: 224381

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

did you know this fascinating artist Roman Opalka
by lsd
09 Sep 2018 16:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 39
Views: 15590

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

damn, i'm discovered...
(but this is not a refusal to answer...that is precisely my point on this, I conlang precisely to following my way...)
by lsd
09 Sep 2018 12:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 39
Views: 15590

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

1. Gender: male (wtf is cis)... 2. Sexual orientation: my private choice... 3. Handedness: I've got two hands... 4. Nationality.: planet earth... 5. Ethnicity you primarily identify: human being... 6. Neurotype: don't know (care) what other think about, for me it's ok... 7. Health conditions and phy...
by lsd
05 Sep 2018 19:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14319
Views: 1081377

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

that's what I do...
but in my defense, I do not have verbs ...
in truth I do not have names either ...
just roots...