Search found 1901 matches

by eldin raigmore
21 Sep 2019 16:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Lehola Galaxy Lifespeeding & Resulting Discussion [Split]
Replies: 34
Views: 3065

Re: Lehola Galaxy Lifespeeding & Resulting Discussion [Split]

Then there's Sir Terry Pratchett's type, INTP. When I think of INTP's, I picture an overweight, ponytailed geek sitting at his laptop and visiting sites where he discusses quantum physics and new sustainability paradigms, tweaking his Unified Theory of Everything. I have never had a ponytail! But y...
by eldin raigmore
19 Sep 2019 22:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5689
Views: 1334577

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

What's the nature/relationship of names with regards to the grammar of a language? Like, how would they work if the name is still transparent in meaning? .... How would such names, which are basically entire sentences, work grammatically in the sentence? .... And if a language had case, how could t...
by eldin raigmore
17 Sep 2019 01:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yonataoran Religions
Replies: 25
Views: 4687

Re: Yonataoran Religions

Kinda realistic-ish or realism-simulating. Verisimilitude, in other words. —— Creative, too!
(IMHO).
by eldin raigmore
17 Sep 2019 01:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eathut - 7 phonemes
Replies: 28
Views: 2335

Re: Eathut - 8 phonemes

Interesting!
by eldin raigmore
17 Sep 2019 01:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2981

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Hey, everyone. I'm in the process of withdrawing from the internet, so I'll be deleting this account. If anyone needs me they can contact me via my e-mail address listed on my profile. Oh, shit! That’s too bad! I’ll certainly miss your contributions; and I doubt I’m the only one! But, good luck and...
by eldin raigmore
17 Sep 2019 01:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Takur languages
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: The Takur languages

a Tale of Two Coverbs
I definitely like it so far. It at least seems realistic and naturalistic, to me. I think I’d be willing to bet it’s sort of close to something ANADEWish, though I don’t know what.
by eldin raigmore
17 Sep 2019 01:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

[link removed by admin] is every bit as coherent and convincing as the time-cube guy. If anyone remembers that.
by eldin raigmore
17 Sep 2019 01:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1020094

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Really, really, really REALLY would love for linguist & fantasy author Alan Garner to dig up and post some/all of his original notes on the Skeksish language on the 'Net. But, of course, great age, possible copyright infringements and/or lack of perceived public interest prolly prevent him. [:S] [:...
by eldin raigmore
10 Sep 2019 18:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New conlang family?
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: New conlang family?

Post by ɶʙ ɞʛ » Thu 05 Sep 2019, 15:09 It could be... I would like to include some of the words as well. Post by GoshDiggityDangit » Thu 05 Sep 2019, 01:05 Is this like a think where we go from one stage, make up sound changes, and end up with a new language? We could, and as i inderstand it want t...
by eldin raigmore
10 Sep 2019 18:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 76
Views: 32633

Re: Lapdeutsch

Of course:
-Ik hev ei' Feiver (I have a five euro bill)
-Dreier het de Ball (Number 3 has the ball)
-Dise Band is ei' Vierer (This band is a quartet)
-Dat Seevner Määdjen (The seven year-old girl)
I like these!
by eldin raigmore
10 Sep 2019 18:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 97
Views: 53367

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

The last several posts exemplify the reason I keep lurking here!
[:D] [:)] [:O] [xD]
by eldin raigmore
10 Sep 2019 18:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1122
Views: 368415

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

Would a humanoid race that has tails make things inconvenient, like sitting or wearing pants? What are some ways to get around this? I'm talking about anthropomorphic animals, of course. Dogs have tails, and sit. Some horses and donkeys and mules sometimes sit, I think, though not often. Cats sit a...
by eldin raigmore
03 Sep 2019 23:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Discussing basic vocabulary
Replies: 33
Views: 1367

Re: Discussing basic vocabulary

Getting off topic.
by eldin raigmore
02 Sep 2019 16:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 677508

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I'm not sure about this, but I seem to remember that no languages distinguishing a front and a central /a/ is precisely the reason why no separate symbols for the two exist in IPA. However, a language that does distinguish them may have been discovered since the invention of the IPA. In IPA the cen...
by eldin raigmore
02 Sep 2019 16:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Discussing basic vocabulary
Replies: 33
Views: 1367

Re: Discussing basic vocabulary

If there are different words for a river floating into the sea, in contrast to a river floating into another river or into a lake, Surely rivers don’t float at all!Did you mean “flow”? [/size] Yes, flowing. Thanks, eldin! I was intrigued by the idea of a conworld and/or conculture that did have flo...
by eldin raigmore
02 Sep 2019 15:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5689
Views: 1334577

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

I'm wondering subject properties of chain verb constructions. In (1), come and give share the subject and subject marking is straightforward, but in (2), the subject of die is the object of hit . How do languages with serial verbs mark it or should it just be understood from the context? I understa...
by eldin raigmore
02 Sep 2019 04:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding

I’d say that post is pretty good.
It’s better than the title led me to expect it would be.
I especially appreciate the examples!
by eldin raigmore
02 Sep 2019 04:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Lehola Galaxy Lifespeeding & Resulting Discussion [Split]
Replies: 34
Views: 3065

Re: Lehola Galaxy Lifespeeding & Resulting Discussion [Split]

Then there's Sir Terry Pratchett's type, INTP. When I think of INTP's, I picture an overweight, ponytailed geek sitting at his laptop and visiting sites where he discusses quantum physics and new sustainability paradigms, tweaking his Unified Theory of Everything.
I have never had a ponytail!
by eldin raigmore
02 Sep 2019 04:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Discussing basic vocabulary
Replies: 33
Views: 1367

Re: Discussing basic vocabulary

If there are different words for a river floating into the sea, in contrast to a river floating into another river or into a lake,
Surely rivers don’t float at all!
Did you mean “flow”?
by eldin raigmore
02 Sep 2019 04:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 98
Views: 42079

Re: Surprising cognates

Dormouse559 wrote:
01 Sep 2019 15:18
:eng: coriander and cilantro
Okay, this pair probably isn't surprising for that many people, but I had a big "Aha!" moment when a cooking show mentioned they come from the same plant.
How are they cognates?

Are arugula and “rocket lettuce” cognates?