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by eldin raigmore
23 Jul 2019 00:12
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Tgnàmm Bôta - Emilian lessons and resources
Replies: 61
Views: 11857

Re: Tgnàmm Bôta - Emilian lessons and resources

Where did this thread go? I need more help with mudnes Alessio last posted 11 months ago, and was last active on this board 3 months ago. ————— This is your first post! Welcome to the CBB! Tell us a little about yourself? If you want? We have an “introductions” thread where you can do that, and als...
by eldin raigmore
22 Jul 2019 20:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nlokian 5
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Nlokian 5

I think what “head” means may depend on which theoretical school the grammarian belongs to. The definition I was thinking of is frequently used and is this: If a word in the phrase is such that the entire phrase is the same part-of-speech as the word, then that word is the head-word of the phrase. S...
by eldin raigmore
22 Jul 2019 14:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nlokian 5
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Nlokian 5

Nloki wrote:
22 Jul 2019 13:26
Syntax.
Classical Nlokian is strongly head-final:
•Adjectives follow nouns.
•Verb auxiliaries come after main verbs.
•Relative clauses follow the noun they modify.
That’s head-initial.
by eldin raigmore
22 Jul 2019 06:49
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request

IF you have a clause with two verbs and two object-nouns, and the nouns are the same case, same pragmatic status (definite/indefinite and/or specific/nonspecific or referential/nonreferential), gender, number, person, and anything else a verb could agree with; and one verb and one object-noun go tog...
by eldin raigmore
20 Jul 2019 16:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)
Replies: 46
Views: 14463

Re: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)

@brblues:
I’ve read or started all of those.
I read Embassytown and yes, found it good.
The only one you’ve mentioned that I started, but haven’t yet finished, is “Railsea”. I’m not sure I will finish it. No particular reason.
by eldin raigmore
20 Jul 2019 16:38
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is diachronic conlanging worth it?
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Is diachronic conlanging worth it?

.... However, I think most would agree from experience that the quickest and easiest way to make it look like you've done the diachronics is just to do the diachronics... Of course, as dormouse points out, "diachronics" doesn't necessarily mean "proto-language". Doing diachronics does imply a proto...
by eldin raigmore
19 Jul 2019 14:36
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is diachronic conlanging worth it?
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Is diachronic conlanging worth it?

It is up to you.
by eldin raigmore
18 Jul 2019 23:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1279985

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

Any ideas how infixes arise? When it’s too cold or wet or hot to work on your motorbike’s engine under the shade tree you usually use, your SO suggests: “Honey, you look so uncomfortable doing that outside in the weather! Why don’t you bring it indoors and fix it here?” This is much rarer than suff...
by eldin raigmore
18 Jul 2019 22:47
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request

Obviously, since I cannot use word order, or the fact that there are multiple verbs, to show which verb the object is the object of, I will need to change my language or apply something different to fix this. Perhaps 'house' could somehow be attached to the stative verb. I think I attempted differe...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jul 2019 16:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick question about plausibility
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Quick question about plausibility

+1 to what Omzinesy just said.
by eldin raigmore
17 Jul 2019 15:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 382
Views: 65420

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Hernando Dancing Queen "Waterloo" and "Mamma Mia" also come to mind for me, but if I had to guess, I'd assume they're probably thinking of "Dancing Queen". Thank you 😊! @shimobaatar! Also, for whatever it's worth, I believe it's "Fernando", unless you're referencing an off-brand cover I've never he...
by eldin raigmore
15 Jul 2019 19:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gadish - a isolate in Northern Sweden
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Gadish - a isolate in Northern Sweden

Aww, aren’t you sticking with “Gadamål”? :-(
by eldin raigmore
15 Jul 2019 19:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 382
Views: 65420

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
15 Jul 2019 16:00
Also, AB(B)A. Although, I can't remember their one song off the top of me head.
Take a Chance On Me
Hernando
Dancing Queen
Geez, just off the top of my head I thought of three, and I’m sixty-seven. They were not one-hit wonders.
by eldin raigmore
15 Jul 2019 19:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 782
Views: 224580

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

Hooray for the Morotuncanian conlang!
Hooray for transective case! (and aspect? or mood? or voice? or evidential? or gender? or clusivity? or degree?)
Hooray for Celtic affectionate vowels!
Thanks!

........

I’m so excited, I might have to go to my medicine case and take a sedative!

;-)
by eldin raigmore
15 Jul 2019 18:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 37
Views: 45441

Re: Today I learned ...

I’ve learned a lot since the 20th of March. For instance I learned that diabetics are at higher risk for abcesses than average non-diabetics. It was neither a cheap nor a painless lesson.

Anyone else learned anything recently?
by eldin raigmore
15 Jul 2019 18:36
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are AIs alive? Do they have souls?
Replies: 21
Views: 9553

Re: Are AIs alive? Do they have souls?

I have just reread all of these responses, and been inspired by them (particularly by Salmoneus’s in which he said something like “[The soul is basically the mind that has been progressively stripped of all its distinguishing features]”). Also I remember some lecturer or writer distinguishing betwee...
by eldin raigmore
15 Jul 2019 09:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 782
Views: 224580

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

Has anyone run across words that inflict, rather than inflect, for various things like aspect, case, degree, definiteness, evidentiality, gender, modality/mode/mood, number, tense, etc.? Has anyone run across grammars involving infection rather than inflection? I have, often enough to wonder whether...
by eldin raigmore
14 Jul 2019 20:10
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request

tlHiNgaan (if i recall correctly) uses nouns for almost all of the purposes English etc use adpositions for.
by eldin raigmore
14 Jul 2019 20:06
Forum: Translations
Topic: Conlang accents
Replies: 81
Views: 10925

Re: Conlang accents

To my surprise I haven’t posted anything about this. I had planned for my Adpihi & Reptigan conlang(s) and conworld to have very many dialects and genres and registers; and I’ve written a handful or so of posts about them in various threads on this bboard. But the only actual work I’ve done is on di...
by eldin raigmore
14 Jul 2019 00:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Adpihi
Replies: 7
Views: 3706

Re: Adpihi

I think the form of Adpihi spoken in Late Reptigan may need additional kin-terminology not needed earlier; and, as far as I know, not needed in any RL natlang. I think in addition to terms for “mother” and “father”, they’re likely to need terms for “older biological parent (older than my other biolo...