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by eldin raigmore
17 Dec 2018 15:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 340
Views: 136318

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: 126
Views: 2970

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: 4
Views: 231

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: 4
Views: 102

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: 189

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: 14319
Views: 1084462

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: 189

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...
by eldin raigmore
14 Dec 2018 00:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 212529

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

shimobaatar wrote:
11 Dec 2018 16:52
Oh, are all the threads not blocked anymore?

What's been going on lately? Should we expect the board to be down again soon?
I am no longer blocked as of this evening, Thu 13 Dec 2019. Prolly around 6:00PM EST.
by eldin raigmore
14 Dec 2018 00:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6792
Views: 725345

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

Easier questions: In what languages is it true that, if two morphemes differ only in their final consonants, and those final consonants differ only in their manners-of-articulation, then the two morphemes are likely to be morphologically, semantically, and etymologically related? In what languages i...
by eldin raigmore
10 Dec 2018 06:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6792
Views: 725345

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

If two different words in the same language have The same first four consonant phonemes in the same order, and The same first four vowel phonemes in the same order, and The same last four consonant phonemes in the same order, and The same last four vowel phonemes in the same order: Then I hypothesiz...
by eldin raigmore
08 Dec 2018 14:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 737
Views: 184455

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

Lambuzhao wrote:
08 Dec 2018 13:44
eldin raigmore wrote:
04 Dec 2018 03:06
... chthonoclasm ...
... tectonic plate separation, ...
I was just about to edit in that suggestion, when I saw that you had posted it!

Your other ideas seem spot on, as well.
by eldin raigmore
08 Dec 2018 02:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 737
Views: 184455

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

Do they like Yu Aida’s “GunslingerGirl” in Italy?
Edit: Why don’t the chacters’ mouth movements match up to their Japanese dialogue?
by eldin raigmore
07 Dec 2018 04:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11206
Views: 842050

Re: What did you accomplish today?

... my grandpa and his college roommate created an international auxlang (probably back in the 40s or 50s). ... Serious request: if it looks at all like a "serious" (thoughtful, maybe scholarly) attempt at an IAL, please gather all the notes and resources and present it at the Language Creation Con...
by eldin raigmore
07 Dec 2018 04:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas
Replies: 37
Views: 5483

Re: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas

@sangi: to my mind that all hangs together unusually well!
by eldin raigmore
07 Dec 2018 04:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: The jawbone of an ass [;)]
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: The jawbone of an ass [;)]

Nortsääenglisch Ann hij vann aan neiu tschiikbaan of aan as, ann streked his hann uut, ann töök him, ann slog duuzenn men däärmid. Ann Simson seid, “Mid dät tschiikbaan of aan as, [hiipe on hiipe], mid dät tschiikbaan of aan as häb ik duuzenn men slage.” /anː hiː vanː aːn nɛiu ʧiːkbaːn of aːn as | ...
by eldin raigmore
06 Dec 2018 16:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 212529

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Lao Kou wrote:
06 Dec 2018 09:23
Safe journey home, and thank you for your service, President Bush 41.
Today is St. Nicholas’s Day in Western churches.
Tomorrow is Pearl Harbor Day in the U.S.
by eldin raigmore
05 Dec 2018 18:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1630
Views: 294791

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

You could always sidestep the issue by saying "subspecies" I suppose. [+1] Or make them all one genus, and make the hybrids all sterile. Odds are they’d have to all be one taxonomic family anyway, assuming their biology is anything like RL bio. Members of different genera within that family probabl...
by eldin raigmore
05 Dec 2018 11:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14319
Views: 1084462

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

Perhaps, I should have asked about my conlang's case alignment before asking the other questions in this topic. Currently, the lang uses a nominative-accusative alignment, mainly, because that's the one I'm most familiar with. However, considering the lang's word order is free with a preference tow...
by eldin raigmore
05 Dec 2018 03:17
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Word Order Tendencies
Replies: 24
Views: 6534

Re: Word Order Tendencies

What about the placement of adjectives-adverbs? I.E very tall. https://wals.info/chapter/91 , “Order of Degree Word and Adjective” Here are Feature 91A interacting with each alignment feature: https://wals.info/combinations/91A_98A#2/19.7/154.7 https://wals.info/combinations/91A_99A#2/19.7/154.7 ht...