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by thaen
16 Nov 2017 02:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6639
Views: 1053084

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I think I figured out how comparatives/superlatives, questions, topicalization, and "same verb partial negation" work in my currently-unnamed conlang.
by thaen
15 Nov 2017 17:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5799
Views: 1377285

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

How (un)reasonable is the "overloading" of certain cases to handle multiple different jobs? In general, that's what happens. In fact, according to Barry J. Blake (author of "Case") , if I remember correctly, some linguisticians won't call a language's nominal-inflection system a "case system", unle...
by thaen
13 Nov 2017 17:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5799
Views: 1377285

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

I am not familiar with this glossing style but I find it more readable than the Leipzig one. Is this how you do it or is it an official system? As to your translation, I don't see an issue with using the Genitive that way. Makes perfect sense. You basically took the ACI construction and swapped Acc...
by thaen
13 Nov 2017 01:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5799
Views: 1377285

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

How (un)reasonable is the "overloading" of certain cases to handle multiple different jobs? Specifically, I'm wondering how plausible these examples are. I used parentheses because there is no phonetic representation of the language yet, and I wanted to be as clear as I can about what belongs to wha...
by thaen
12 Jan 2016 18:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CVCV... langs
Replies: 15
Views: 2661

Re: CVCV... langs

I mean, are we talking diachronics, too?
by thaen
01 Dec 2015 00:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Famous CBB Quotes Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 56803

Re: Famous CBB Quotes Thread

Prinsessa wrote:Well, if that's the general consensus I guess I'll find a different forum.
That seems a bit extreme...
by thaen
09 Nov 2015 21:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 248
Views: 116369

Re: Jokes

As for me: I don't fear Heaven; I don't fear Hell; I fear only Yankees misusing "y'all" to a singular addressee. Or people saying all y'all. I consoder y'all to be just second person plural, so all y'all doesn't sound particularly wrong to me. Can confirm/elaborate: you SG y'all DU all(uh) y'all PL...
by thaen
25 Oct 2015 02:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tuunhiir Mnasiih scratchpad
Replies: 24
Views: 2467

Re: Tuunhiir Mnasiih scratchpad

Looks cool in terms of phonemes and the orthography; hopefully we get to see more of the language sometime in the future. Noun case marked non-concatavnivly (SP) Sorry, as I'm sure this should be obvious, but what does "SP" stand for here? I would think it means something along the lines of "spelli...
by thaen
10 Jul 2015 16:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6639
Views: 1053084

Re: What did you accomplish today?

@shimo: about two hours. It was much more interesting than my Texas Gov class. [xD]
by thaen
10 Jul 2015 05:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6639
Views: 1053084

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Finally caught up on my WALS reading. :mrgreen:
I learnt me so much! [O.O]
by thaen
17 Jun 2015 19:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proto-Skawlas
Replies: 101
Views: 13811

Re: Proto-Skawlas

[O.O] Mother of tables Now watch me completely fail to discern the tone of that post because I am awesome! [:P] It Just seemed like the alignment was off, but I could have missed the structuring of it [:$] Oh, right, yeah, it does look a bit weird in parts. I tried to line up each form so that the ...
by thaen
17 Jun 2015 03:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proto-Skawlas
Replies: 101
Views: 13811

Re: Proto-Skawlas

sangi39 wrote:
thaen wrote:[O.O] Mother of tables
Now watch me completely fail to discern the tone of that post because I am awesome! [:P]
It Just seemed like the alignment was off, but I could have missed the structuring of it [:$]
by thaen
17 Jun 2015 02:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proto-Skawlas
Replies: 101
Views: 13811

Re: Proto-Skawlas

[O.O] Mother of tables
by thaen
16 Jun 2015 02:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 531
Views: 198712

Re: Other Creativity

Speaking of poetry, here is the fruit of my two government classes: Upon his weary soul A baleotic stupor fell Weighing down like a millstone Bound about his crown Tied there by a foúl spirit Who wanted him to drown. It could be called a vampyre, That wicked, cruél thing, For with insatiable lust It...
by thaen
30 May 2015 21:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Whence Came the Everpool
Replies: 13
Views: 2751

Re: Whence Came the Everpool

He crouched low behind the boulder, keeping his tattered wings tucked tight against his back and his breath deep and even. A soft glow from down the path, piercing the vegetation, told him that his sight was right, as it always was: the Arcuse Adurna was indeed coming along the path. He looked acro...
by thaen
30 May 2015 20:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Whence Came the Everpool
Replies: 13
Views: 2751

Re: Whence Came the Everpool

Please, keep asking! [:D] You mention the gods fading west. Tell us about the folklore of the directions in Everpool. What is there about the West that you would use that particular set phrase in story telling? The West represents the passing of things, especially to, for lack of a better word/conc...
by thaen
30 May 2015 00:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Whence Came the Everpool
Replies: 13
Views: 2751

Re: Whence Came the Everpool

I'm curious about the race of the Woodsman. He has scales and can fly, right? The woodsman and maiden are both Sakyl - Krwx, more specifically. The Krwx are draconic beings, bipedal, scaled, with wings and tail. They fly with the use of an innate magic, which allows their wings to carry them with d...
by thaen
29 May 2015 01:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Whence Came the Everpool
Replies: 13
Views: 2751

Re: Whence Came the Everpool

Insta-love is pretty eh. I disregards the fact that relationships are long and complex, and makes the character seem incredibly shallow for falling in love with a person who they know nothing about. Also implies that it'll lead to a horrible relationship as they step on each others' toes, and event...
by thaen
28 May 2015 17:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Whence Came the Everpool
Replies: 13
Views: 2751

Re: Whence Came the Everpool

Wouldn't it be more interesting if the Maiden was disgusted by the Woodsman, and rejected him? Then he makes a pact with Valyna (whoever she is) and binds his soul to her to serve as her sacred guardian, and she's stuck with this man she can't stand. You could take the Foe and his minions (whatever...
by thaen
28 May 2015 06:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Whence Came the Everpool
Replies: 13
Views: 2751

Whence Came the Everpool

Okay, so this isn't my epic poem. But it's a start along that road. I'm going to be following in the footsteps of Micamo and those she inspired, and post short stories. However, they will differ in that they, as far as I can tell, will be in more narrative form. The title of this thread is probably ...