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by Khemehekis
18 Aug 2019 00:59
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'
Replies: 45
Views: 22812

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Here's an Easter egg I just figured out:

'IDnar magic, wizardry

This must come from spelling "Randi" backwards!

Interestingly, I have a word in Kankonian that looks like an Easter egg but is not. In Kankonian, the word for psychic is randi. I was 16 and had never heard of The Amazing Randi.
by Khemehekis
18 Aug 2019 00:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Semantic primes morphology
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Semantic primes morphology

You might want to look at aUI, an oligosynthetic engelang based on one-phoneme morphemes. In aUI, the most "nouny" concepts are reserved for the vowels: Space a /a/ Movement e /ɛ/ Light i /ɪ/ Life o /ɔ/ Human u /ʊ/ Time A /ä/ Matter E /e/ Sound I /i/ Feeling O /o/ Spirit/Mind U /u/ Condition Q /œ/ N...
by Khemehekis
16 Aug 2019 05:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Languages of Serran
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: The Languages of Serran

Cool! So the languages of Serran start out from a Terran language (or multiple Terran languages)?
by Khemehekis
16 Aug 2019 02:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 675
Views: 168803

Re: False cognates

Nortaneous wrote:
29 Jul 2019 00:11
In wordlists of North Bougainville languages, "boat" is almost always given as boato.
This looks like a false cognate with the Esperanto!
by Khemehekis
15 Aug 2019 02:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 39
Views: 45733

Re: Today I learned ...

Today I also learned that cheroot originated from Tamil. That's odd. In the spelling program I was in in junuor high, the word "cheroot" was on a list of words that had entered the English language through Spanish from a language of the Americas. (I was amazed by the number of tobacco, alcohol, mar...
by Khemehekis
15 Aug 2019 01:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 297
Views: 183591

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Is anyone else having issues with the "Show unread posts" button sending them to posts from 2014, or seeing discrepancies between the reported last post's author and the actual last post in a thread, after the cull? I had the first issue with the Conlangs Q&A thread and the second with the "What ki...
by Khemehekis
15 Aug 2019 01:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 87
Views: 2605

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

It would be amazing if you wanted to join! [+1] And there's no need for the proto-lang to go back to any specific date IMO. For the sake of maximising interaction, it would obviously be better to go back to at least the date the earliest langs in the world are being developed now, but that's not a ...
by Khemehekis
11 Aug 2019 01:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 87
Views: 2605

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

A question: How far back do our languages go? I'd like to help with conlangs for this project, but I want to know if the proto-languages all have to date from the beginning of history. And are we going to wait to start our conlangs until we've gotten the history fleshed out well?
by Khemehekis
11 Aug 2019 01:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297526

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

Thank you very much for your Kankonian wordlist, Khemehekis. Although, I'm still unsure on what should I develop first: grammar or vocabulary? You're very welcome. Usually my first words in a conlang are place names, names for local plant and animal species, names for religions and religious concep...
by Khemehekis
11 Aug 2019 01:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297526

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

And a tendency your own examples utterly defy! I mean, nobody looking for 'sounds like what it means', on a bouba/kiki basis, would surely ever say that "man" sounds like "wiri" (a small, meek, high-pitched sound) and "little girl" sounds like "malazi" (a big, heavy, strong, low sound)! [what the f...
by Khemehekis
11 Aug 2019 01:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297526

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

I had never heard of that before. It certainly is interesting! Yep. Some people say we all have a bit of synaesthesia, with Exhibit A being the bouba/kiki effect. My synaesthesia certainly helps me in coining root words for Kankonian! I noticed the Wikipedia article said that among autists and Aspi...
by Khemehekis
11 Aug 2019 00:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 297
Views: 183591

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

A reminder to everyone that Google Cache is your friend.
by Khemehekis
11 Aug 2019 00:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What kind of conlanger are you?
Replies: 7
Views: 38527

Re: What kind of conlanger are you?

I've added five new conlanger types! Loyalists have one conlang, and probably have only ever made one conlang. They've worked on it for years on end, possibly 10 or 15 years. Maybe they started this language in their adolescence and are in their fifties now. The language becomes elaborate, with a la...
by Khemehekis
04 Aug 2019 12:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 87
Views: 2605

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

Here's a good wordlist to start out your languages with. By no means do you have to make every semantic distinction included in the list. left (direction) right (direction) good (in quality) bad (in quality) white black short (length) long (length) wide thin thick small big heavy cold (water) warm (...
by Khemehekis
04 Aug 2019 07:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 881
Views: 145366

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Ahzoh wrote:
31 Jul 2019 07:06
I need some idea for what Ya, Wa, and Ha should be.

Letters, right to left: Ka Ga Xa Gha Nga | Pa Ba Ma | Ta Da Sa Za Na | Ca Ja Sha Zha | Lha La 'A
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Very Arabickesque! The perfect script for a conworld suggestive of the Middle East!
by Khemehekis
04 Aug 2019 06:36
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'
Replies: 45
Views: 22812

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Also . . .
eldin raigmore wrote:
04 Aug 2019 01:11
I imagine the word for “rubber” is borrowed also. [But clearly not from English!]
qoch'uq

Must've been borrowed from French caoutchouc!

Now we can say Quch qoch'uq!
by Khemehekis
04 Aug 2019 03:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297526

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

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
04 Aug 2019 02:17
I don't see how any word, aside from onomatopoeia, can sound like what it means. These examples you have seem to prove the point for me.
What about the booba/kiki effect?
by Khemehekis
04 Aug 2019 02:21
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'
Replies: 45
Views: 22812

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

I thought it might be in alphabetical order by tlhIngan’s alphabet. Oh. I had no trouble finding Saghan because I knew the tlhIngan word would be derived from Carl Sagan’s surname. That's one of my favorite puns! That and tu'mI' for "sock". Is there a way to use that site as a Klingon-to-English -a...
by Khemehekis
03 Aug 2019 23:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Various Styles
Replies: 15
Views: 822

Re: Various Styles

I have a special partiality towards the Epygraphic. Perhaps because I saw an almost Tetris-like script that looked something like it in a dream once.
by Khemehekis
03 Aug 2019 22:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 221
Views: 69959

Re: Lexicon milestones

On August 1, Kankonian reached 60,000 words! The sixty thousandth word was parkarsim , meaning "stroke of midnight". It comes from parkar , midnight + sim , chime. Interlingua, according to the sources on the language, has "over 60,000" words; therefore, Kankonian's lexicon is only a little smaller ...