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by eldin raigmore
13 Feb 2020 01:14
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Personal Naming conventions (How people are named in the world)
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Personal Naming conventions (How people are named in the world)

Salmoneus wrote:
09 Feb 2020 21:35
...I was going to say more, I think, but I'm bored now.
I didn’t get bored at all!
Thanks for that informative and detailed post!
by eldin raigmore
10 Feb 2020 23:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: “No yeah no” and “yeah no yeah”
Replies: 10
Views: 189

“No yeah no” and “yeah no yeah”

Many native speakers of English, or at least the American and Australian ones, frequently begin answers to questions with “yeah no” or “no yeah”. I don’t know if this is restricted to polar questions; or, maybe instead, applies to other utterances than answers. What do these phrases mean? And under ...
by eldin raigmore
10 Feb 2020 20:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jotun:Aesir::Titans:Olympians?
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Jotun:Aesir::Titans:Olympians?

My guess would be: - early Indo-European mythology involves wars between the gods. - these wars come to develop associations with good vs evil, order vs chaost, and sky vs earth - as a result, there are two sorts of war being spoken of: the moral war, in which the enemies are described as monstrous...
by eldin raigmore
09 Feb 2020 18:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 112
Views: 49166

Re: Surprising cognates

sangi39 wrote:
09 Feb 2020 17:53
Apparently, on all counts, possibly yes.
Thank you, sangi39!
by eldin raigmore
09 Feb 2020 18:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jotun:Aesir::Titans:Olympians?
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Jotun:Aesir::Titans:Olympians?

To all four responders so far, and any other readers: I looked at: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_giants_in_mythology_and_folklore . https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_giants_in_mythology_and_folklore#Brythonic_mythology and https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_giants_in_mythology_a...
by eldin raigmore
09 Feb 2020 07:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jotun:Aesir::Titans:Olympians?
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Jotun:Aesir::Titans:Olympians?

Asuras:Devas is mentioned on the Wikipedia page, so that's another example Yeah, I thought of that, but that’s Indo-Iranian Demons:Gods (India) or Gods:Demons (Iran), rather than Giants:Gods. That’s why I didn’t think it was the same thing. Or, at least, I thought it might not be the same thing. ——...
by eldin raigmore
09 Feb 2020 07:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2114
Views: 321094

Re: Yay or Nay?

jimydog000 wrote:
03 Feb 2020 07:01
Whistled sibilants. Yay or nay?
gestaltist wrote:
03 Feb 2020 10:35
Always yay!
I also say “yea”.
by eldin raigmore
09 Feb 2020 07:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 112
Views: 49166

Re: Surprising cognates

Are Quebecois “poutine” and Acadian “boudin” cognates?
(They certainly don’t have the same meaning!)

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Somebody thinks they’re also cognate with English “pudding”. Are they?
by eldin raigmore
09 Feb 2020 07:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jotun:Aesir::Titans:Olympians?
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Jotun:Aesir::Titans:Olympians?

Are the Jotun to the Aesir as the Titans are to the Olympians?
If so, are there any other, analogous or homologous or just similar, Giants:Gods relationships elsewhere in mythology?
Especially in Indonesia-European mythology?
by eldin raigmore
20 Jan 2020 05:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2114
Views: 321094

Re: Yay or Nay?

Khemehekis wrote:
19 Jan 2020 06:28
An LCV yay-or-nay question rather than a conlang yay-or-nay, but oh well . . .

Should I add the noun "spell", as in a magical spell, to the Landau Core Vocabulary? I imagine it would go under the Life, Philosophy, Religion category.
Yay!
by eldin raigmore
05 Dec 2019 16:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 101
Views: 60029

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Why do people always say bad things about natlangs in this thread? I just want to say that I would really enjoy the crazyness of the languages of Vanuatu if they were conlangs. They are so nicely crafted. Look at Creyeditor’s post from a quasi-“meta” PoV, and supposing any naivete (if that’s the ri...
by eldin raigmore
05 Dec 2019 16:05
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'
Replies: 54
Views: 38576

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Tangerine?
by eldin raigmore
27 Sep 2019 02:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Comfortable
Replies: 17
Views: 1013

Re: Comfortable

Thanks, Tuyono! That’s exactly on point!
by eldin raigmore
26 Sep 2019 16:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 254
Views: 36755

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

We'll even have re-created Billy Meier's Erra ! Is that site fiction or crackpot-ism? ===== I think the planet would be well out of the range of the observable universe of our world though You mean further away than 15,000,000,000 light-years? (Or IOW age-of-universe times speed-of-light?) Why? I t...
by eldin raigmore
26 Sep 2019 16:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Comfortable
Replies: 17
Views: 1013

Re: Comfortable

Thank you, Ser!
by eldin raigmore
26 Sep 2019 03:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Comfortable
Replies: 17
Views: 1013

Re: Comfortable

Also, I have heard Americans pronouncing "interesting" with 1 stressed + 3 unstressed syllables, and it sounds totally natural to me. Hmm! as near as I can tell and as far as I know, all the four-syllable pronunciations of “interesting” I can remember hearing from Americans, put a secondary stress ...
by eldin raigmore
25 Sep 2019 20:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Comfortable
Replies: 17
Views: 1013

Re: Comfortable

I no longer think any of the pronunciations are incorrect. I haven’t thought so since 2000 at the latest, and probably much longer. However as a pre-college (possibly pre-secondary) youth, I did try to conform my pronunciation to the spelling; and maybe I thought I was more correct when I did so. Ou...
by eldin raigmore
25 Sep 2019 00:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Comfortable
Replies: 17
Views: 1013

Re: Comfortable

I trained myself to pronounce "February" as /ˈfɛb.ɹuˌɛɹi/ as opposed to /ˈfɛb.juˌɛɹi/, which I said as a kid. The "correct" pronunciation is automatic for me now and /ˈfɛb.juˌɛɹi/ sounds juvenile and incorrect to my ears. My pronunciation of "comfortable" remains /ˈkʌmft.ɚb.əl/, however [:D] “FEB y...
by eldin raigmore
24 Sep 2019 05:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Comfortable
Replies: 17
Views: 1013

Comfortable

When I was young I pronounced it as if it were spelled “kumfterbul”. Three syllables, the first one accented, and the /r/ after the /t/ and before the /b/, and no vowel between the /f/ and the /t/. As far as I could tell nearly everyone I knew nearly always pronounced it that way. I didn’t start pro...
by eldin raigmore
24 Sep 2019 05:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 13545

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

shanoxilt wrote:
17 Sep 2019 05:01
It is good to know that I'll be missed.
Sometimes, when someone says they’ll miss me, I think of asking them to consider not shooting at me in the first place.







[;)]