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by eldin raigmore
14 Dec 2018 04:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: FOOD WORDS USED AS SLANG
Replies: 7
Views: 50

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: 1541
Views: 209303

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: 6785
Views: 718123

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: 6785
Views: 718123

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: 182268

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: 182268

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: 838098

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: 5449

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: 1026

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: 1541
Views: 209303

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: 290777

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: 14308
Views: 1076043

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: 6501

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...
by eldin raigmore
04 Dec 2018 06:37
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 262
Views: 312396

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

Thanks, @padraig. The kitgem themselves seem to be very traditional for the Koryaks in Kyrgyzstan, if I correctly interpret the websites I’ve found, only one of which is in English. Some of the illustrations in the non-English websites seem to show them being used to catch dreams; but they seem mode...
by eldin raigmore
04 Dec 2018 03:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 737
Views: 182268

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

So a chthonoclasm would be an earth-shattering event; while a chthonoclysm would be something like the sinking of Atlantis or Zealandia, or a Noachian-level flood.

Right?
by eldin raigmore
03 Dec 2018 22:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Coveny's ConLang
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Coveny's ConLang

Nope, I stopped working on it. I hired some people to develop my website ForDebating.com and they couldn't get the job done and strung me along. So I finally decided to learn to program and develop myself. I gave that project more priority than this one and have been working on that for several mon...
by eldin raigmore
03 Dec 2018 21:31
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 262
Views: 312396

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

Are the Koryak кытьгем and the Ojibwe dreamcatcher related?
by eldin raigmore
03 Dec 2018 20:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Coveny's ConLang
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Coveny's ConLang

Well, I guess this is a useful post.
It’s been a year; any news?
by eldin raigmore
03 Dec 2018 19:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mýr language (Rúbímýri)
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: Mýr language (Rúbímýri)

I am fascinated. I intend to lurk.
by eldin raigmore
03 Dec 2018 19:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 596
Views: 160741

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Hi all! I just found this site in my random searching about conlangs. I have a language called Mýr that I've been working on sparsely for about 4 years. It's an agglutinating language with a kind of VS structure and no clear concept of object. It still doesn't have much of a lexicon, but the gramma...