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by thaen
16 Nov 2017 02:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 968904

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: 14839
Views: 1274287

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: 14839
Views: 1274287

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: 14839
Views: 1274287

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: 2346

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: 103
Views: 49913

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: 385
Views: 106631

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 01:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tuunhiir Mnasiih scratchpad
Replies: 24
Views: 2216

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
12 Jul 2015 06:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 662790

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

At the Magic Origins prerelease. Wish me luck! Best of luck! Bring me back a Jace! (Any other Magic players around these parts? I've been playing since Ice Age with a long long break sometime after Mirrodin block.) I went 4-0! :mrgreen: Why Jace? He's probably the worst walker in Origins, from what...
by thaen
12 Jul 2015 00:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 662790

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

At the Magic Origins prerelease. Wish me luck!
by thaen
10 Jul 2015 15:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 968904

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 04:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 968904

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Finally caught up on my WALS reading. :mrgreen:
I learnt me so much! [O.O]
by thaen
08 Jul 2015 18:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14839
Views: 1274287

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

Yes, I am still deciding on what case system to use. I suppose you're right about the lack of ambiguity in the last example. I would prefer to not have a bigger case system, so I think I'll work on ways to make sure ambiguity (when it arises) is handled in a satisfactory manner. Thanks for the input...
by thaen
08 Jul 2015 17:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14839
Views: 1274287

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

Okedoke, testing out topic-comment. Could anyone tell me if I'm doing this right? wyd ymvre ess nifolr oegnar PST consume TOP flower/PL corpse/PL The flowers consumed the corpses. Alternatively, wyd ymvre ess nifolr se oegnar PST consume TOP flower/PL PAT corpse/PL The flowers consumed the corpses. ...
by thaen
17 Jun 2015 18:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proto-Skawlas
Replies: 101
Views: 12947

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 02:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proto-Skawlas
Replies: 101
Views: 12947

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 01:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proto-Skawlas
Replies: 101
Views: 12947

Re: Proto-Skawlas

[O.O] Mother of tables
by thaen
16 Jun 2015 01:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1192
Views: 180021

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 20:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Whence Came the Everpool
Replies: 13
Views: 2493

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...