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by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 01:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The constants e and π in linguistics
Replies: 7
Views: 3627

Re: The constants e and π in linguistics

.... √-1 natlangs .... Aren’t √-1 ‘langs conlangs? To make this more rigorous, you certainly need a comparison with the amount of languages where the number of values that these grammatical features get is a whole number below e. For instance, how common are three gender systems when compared to tw...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 01:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The constants e and π in linguistics
Replies: 7
Views: 3627

Re: The constants e and π in linguistics

Lambuzhao wrote:
15 Sep 2018 11:35
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√-1 natlangs
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Aren’t √-1 ‘langs conlangs?
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 01:19
Forum: Translations
Topic: The jawbone of an ass [;)]
Replies: 8
Views: 1976

Re: The jawbone of an ass [;)]

:tan: Swahili Biblia Takatifu Waamuzi Mlango Kumi na Tano 15 Naye akaona mfupa mbichi wa taya ya punda, akautwaa, akapiga watu elfu kwa mfupa huo ; 16 Samsoni akasema, Kwa taya ya punda chungu juu ya chungu, Kwa taya ya punda nimepiga watu elfu . na-ye a-ka-on(a) mfupa m-bichi w-a taya y-a punda CO...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 01:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aimdulite
Replies: 16
Views: 390

Re: Aimdulite

Recognized the Cthulhu-ness and the Lovecraftianness.
Why I (facetiously) worried about your mental health! [:)]

...

More interesting than the usual linguistic examples!
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 00:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1651
Views: 314290

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

Right to left is more convenient when you’re right-handedly chiseling the letters into stone. You hold the chisel in your left hand and the hammer in your right. If you were writing left to right, your left hand would obscure what you’d just done. If you’re using ink, your right hand might smear the...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 00:22
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 383
Views: 96531

Re: Jokes

[:D] [:D] [:D]
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 00:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aimdulite
Replies: 16
Views: 390

Re: Aimdulite

Shemtov, have you been taking your medication?



:mrgreen:
by eldin raigmore
15 Jan 2019 23:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6818
Views: 765315

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

how common is irregular numerals(i.e. numerals whose forms can't be simply deduced from the combination of smaller numbers, like English elevel, twelve, thirteen-nineteen, twenty, etc.) in natlangs? they seem to be pretty common in natlangs? I believe it is in fact quite common in natlangs. The sec...
by eldin raigmore
09 Jan 2019 01:10
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 233878

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Dr John Watson: I say, Holmes; do you remember the Euskara word for “blacksmith”?

Sherlock: “Errementari”, my dear Watson.
by eldin raigmore
23 Dec 2018 15:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Is my script insane enough, too insane, or anadew?
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Is my script insane enough, too insane, or anadew?

I vote “too insane”. But I may be inspired by it for certain features of one or more neographies of my own.
It’s not the craziest con-script I’ve seen.
But I don’t think I’ve seen a “natscript” crazier.
Maybe just as crazy, but not crazier.

Is it a little bit like a honeybees’ waggle-dance?
by eldin raigmore
20 Dec 2018 20:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?
Replies: 81
Views: 33134

Re: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?

Essu Beti is a mix of roughly 30% human and 70% elven. Naturally, I’ve followed my usual trend of making unusual variants of said classic fantasy species by making Betian elves marsupial hypercarnivores with prehensile tails. But they can still be called elves because they’re humanoids with pointy ...
by eldin raigmore
19 Dec 2018 19:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14385
Views: 1133536

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

Are there natural languages, or perhaps your own conlangs, that have separate phonotactics for monosyllables versus any other n-numbered syllables? I'm thinking of allowing for a less restricted coda for monosyllables but for any other words there are less consonants allowed to occur in coda positi...
by eldin raigmore
17 Dec 2018 15:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 356
Views: 155853

Re: Some Snippets from The World

Great!
And is this tale retold or re-enacted every Yule?
The phrase “Ratsnight” suggests so!
by eldin raigmore
16 Dec 2018 23:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8852

Re: Lexember 2018

Dormouse559 wrote:
16 Dec 2018 04:32
Jackk wrote:
13 Dec 2018 21:59
  • croisfir /krojsˈfɪr̩/ ~ [kχɔjzˈvɪɐ̯]
    verb triangulate, locate by triangulation
    From crois "cross, point of intersection" and fir "put down, fasten, fix in place".
Crucify him! [}:(] With GPS satellites. :wat:
Do you think maybe Jackk was born in a croisfir hurricane?
by eldin raigmore
16 Dec 2018 23:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang breakthroughs thread
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: Conlang breakthroughs thread

Maybe go with something like a nineteen-tubs system for abandoned ideas. Label seven tubs with the names of the days of the week. When you abandon an idea put your work on it in the tub for that day. Label another twelve tubs with the names of the months of the year. When you’re putting something in...
by eldin raigmore
16 Dec 2018 23:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: PhD Thesis About Constructed Languages
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: PhD Thesis About Constructed Languages

So, if I read the questions correctly, you're focusing on groups like Esperantists, Klingonists, and Tokiponists. Also Lojbanists, speakers of Marc Okrand’s other conlangs, speakers of Tolkien’s conlangs, speakers of David Peterson’s Game of Thrones conlangs, and successful language-inventors like ...
by eldin raigmore
15 Dec 2018 01:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: FOOD WORDS USED AS SLANG
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: FOOD WORDS USED AS SLANG

Isn’t a cart-apple more like a road-apple (ie horse-turd) than like an earth-apple (pomme-de-terre)?
by eldin raigmore
15 Dec 2018 01:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14385
Views: 1133536

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

My question is this: as my language currently has noun classes, alienable-inalienable distinction, and polypersonal agreement on the verbs/adjs according to noun class, I was wondering whether it would be neat if the verbal agreements agree with the posessor noun in inalienable genetive constructio...
by eldin raigmore
14 Dec 2018 04:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: FOOD WORDS USED AS SLANG
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: FOOD WORDS USED AS SLANG

:usa: :eng: American English slang includes lots of insults: Oreo — black on the outside, white on the inside (I.e. accusing an Afro-American of being a wannabe-White) Banana — yellow on the outside, white on the inside (I.e. accusing an EastAsian-American of being a wannabe-White) Cream puff — a we...