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by svld
11 Nov 2019 07:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: RE: Making a Computer that runs on Magic
Replies: 15
Views: 349

Re: RE: Making a Computer that runs on Magic

The first application comes to mind is:

4. A magical basic unit of information which is more than the binary 0 or 1.
by svld
29 Oct 2019 08:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Txabao language
Replies: 25
Views: 1726

Re: The Txabao language

That is a good point . . . I've marveled over the strange evolution of allophony in Japanese myself a number of times. (Also: I really can't stand the Wikipedia article on Japanese phonology: it maintains that /ɕ/ is an allophone of /s/ and /tɕ/ is an allophone of /t/. That can't be -- there are mi...
by svld
25 Oct 2019 12:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 384
Views: 150038

Re: English Orthography Reform

Well, the "iur (your)" there is second person plural. That spelling is basically IPA with <sh ng ...> and <r> for both schwa and rhotic and not distinguishing semivowels from vowels. And what it transcribed is heavy mandarin accent minus epenthetic vowels, tones, and coda consonant dropping, so : '...
by svld
24 Oct 2019 13:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 384
Views: 150038

Re: English Orthography Reform

Hir aim gouing tu teint iur ais uiz lis uosoguafi rifuom. Hau du iu laik it? Ai fink lis is srpuaisingli plisrnt (fuo uat it is) tu lr ais, lou it saunds rili sili.
by svld
30 Sep 2019 12:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Classifying a creature
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Classifying a creature

They'll got their own classification after we've got enough information, no need to classify before that.
by svld
27 Jun 2018 10:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 101
Views: 47948

Re: Surprising cognates

巫 and 母 in oracle bone script look nothing alike though.
by svld
25 May 2018 23:39
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Altai jai Siberia Gisun(Altaic and Siberian languages)
Replies: 17
Views: 26043

Re: Altai jai Siberia Gisun(Altaic and Siberian languages)

so the romanisation they chose to use may have been an attempt to "hide" (in a shallow way) the fact that they were sharing knowledge of the Ainu language.
I think using that kind of romanization will only backfire. Writing Japanese like that not only make you sticking out but also irritate people.
by svld
23 May 2018 09:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse
Replies: 15
Views: 3665

Re: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse

elemtilas wrote:
19 May 2018 01:49
It's a FANTASY WORLD.

Rivers can work however the geopoet wishes them to work.

Good thing to remember at all times.
I think the rivers are not "fantastic" enough to get away from being judged by real world standard.
Maybe pouring them into the sky instead of the sea will do.
by svld
03 May 2018 08:33
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Altai jai Siberia Gisun(Altaic and Siberian languages)
Replies: 17
Views: 26043

Re: Altai jai Siberia Gisun(Altaic and Siberian languages)

GrandPiano wrote:
03 May 2018 02:38
これはアイヌ語と日本語のどちらですか?
Kore wa ainugo to nihongo no dochira desu ka?
Is this Ainu or Japanese?
あれは日本語、しかもへたくそな方言とおかしいローマ字の日本語
by svld
14 Aug 2017 10:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5834
Views: 1387076

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

Anyway, I guess what I was asking was, if anyone had any thoughts on what one could do to spice things up a bit and make it look less like it was kit-bashed and also end up resulting in characters that wouldn't immediately be mistaken for just... "wrong Tangut." Stroke shapes of Tangut seems to be ...
by svld
19 May 2017 08:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Sharing space with other species
Replies: 9
Views: 2824

Re: Sharing space with other species

Maybe something like the Goa'uld?
by svld
12 May 2017 06:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Diagram "Two plus two equals four"?
Replies: 27
Views: 6824

Re: Diagram "Two plus two equals four"?

"+" and "=" in 2+2=4 are verbs in Chinese and in Chinese grammar the sentence is fine.
by svld
13 Feb 2017 08:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4415
Views: 922194

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

1. How do you say "to take sth."? I'm not sure if 带 is the right choice. 2. Can you use 跟 as instrumentalis too? I got from many examples that it means "I with him", but I'm not sure if it also means "I with the ball". 3. Is it possible to express an oblique "it" (As in "she can take it") with 它? 4...
by svld
09 Dec 2015 04:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The Accent Thing
Replies: 19
Views: 3146

Re: The Accent Thing

Mandarin speakers probably have trouble with Voicing, gemination and vowel length.
by svld
14 May 2015 05:07
Forum: In other languages
Topic: 这练习中文
Replies: 121
Views: 268299

Re: 这练习中文

“公路”和“马路”是一样的意思吧? “公路”和“街道”是一样的意思吗? For me, 公路 and 馬路 are roads you can drive cars on while 街道 you may or may not. 公路 are more likely to refer to roads connecting cities than roads in cities and 公路(public road) are not private owned while 馬路 could be private owned. 街道 generally refer to smaller roa...
by svld
07 May 2015 07:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2528
Views: 579769

Re: Language practice thread

GrandPiano wrote:
Znex wrote:我也得睡九个钟头。 要是睡不足觉,很累了。
I also need to sleep nine hours. If I sleep less than enough, I get quite tired.
我以为“sleep”的中文单词是“睡觉”,不是“睡”。
Wǒ yǐwéi "sleep" de zhōngwén dāncí shì "shuìjiào", bù shì "shuì".
I thought that the Chinese word for "sleep" was "睡觉", not "睡".
両方とも"sleep"ですよ
It's both.
by svld
25 Mar 2015 06:43
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: 日本語を学ぼう Learn Japanese
Replies: 71
Views: 34877

Re: 日本語を学ぼう Learn Japanese

shimobaatar wrote:Why is りんご written in hiragana? Is there no kanji for it?
林檎

shimobaatar wrote:Also, is 男の子 the only word/term for boy? I feel like I've heard another word translated as boy somewhere, but I could be wrong.
青年 少年 ショタ...
by svld
25 Mar 2015 06:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Unique and/or odd distinctions
Replies: 185
Views: 20776

Re: Unique and/or odd distinctions

cow, bull, ox, buffalo, bovine, cattle, bison, ...
by svld
06 Mar 2015 10:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Māngsià: Tonal Conlang
Replies: 6
Views: 1629

Re: Māngsià: Tonal Conlang

*Actually, I'm not sure about Minnan. There is a mechanism that to me feels like neutral tone, but I speak Minnan badly, and can't really say for sure. Theoretically there's no neutral tone in Taiwanese Minnan, but neutral tone of Mandarin here is pronunced like it's an entering tone (with mid pitc...