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by eldin raigmore
07 Feb 2019 19:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244862

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Can anyone tell me, what language and/or dialect the following three-line dialogue is in? And/or maybe translate it?

A: “Jeetchet?”
B: “No.”
A: “Squeet!”
by eldin raigmore
04 Feb 2019 23:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23132

Re: Lapdeutsch

In Southeast Michigan AAVE “it’s a box on the table” translates into Standard American English as “there is a box on the table”.
Both dialects are as Germanic as any other kind of English.
I doubt AAVE “it is” is a translationism of German “es sind” or vice versa.
I could be wrong.
by eldin raigmore
04 Feb 2019 17:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 66
Views: 13236

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

Isn't being "very certain" just epistemic modality? In the same sense that negative polarity is “just” irrealis mood, maybe. It’s clearly related. IIUC validationality contains a built-in contrast with either the speaker’s previous degree of certainty, or with some non-first-person’s degree of cert...
by eldin raigmore
01 Feb 2019 16:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 91
Views: 46714

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

@Creyeditor: As Frislander is saying, this thread is (or appears to be) a fun way of expressing our opinions about how weird natlangs can be; a feeling often otherwise expressed as ANADEW. Years ago on this board I expressed my perplexion re Swedish’s vowel-inventory by pretending the poster who des...
by eldin raigmore
01 Feb 2019 15:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 66
Views: 13236

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

1)2) Yes, yes TAME is a category Tense-Aspect-Mood-Evidentiality. It's "generally used", not my invention. They often coappear in one category. Though personally I have started to think of the mood has any single meaning and should still be devided in smaller categories. 3) Voice, in the prototypic...
by eldin raigmore
01 Feb 2019 00:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 66
Views: 13236

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

I tri d to answer and lost it. I’ll try again.
by eldin raigmore
01 Feb 2019 00:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 231
Views: 30196

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

I’m just starting a multi-“racial” fantasy conworld with four (so far) “races”, at least three of which are hominids (taxonomic family) or hominins (taxonomic “tribe”) or Homo (taxonomic genus). Since the point of the conworld is to investigate inter”racial” relations, and “realistic”ish ecological-...
by eldin raigmore
31 Jan 2019 05:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 66
Views: 13236

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

My next project will be something morphologically complex. My latest projects have been morphonologically relatively simple, which allows me concentrate on syntax and still keep the lang consistent. Too complex projects tend to explode and I get messed with them. In Kahichali I just couldn't handle...
by eldin raigmore
29 Jan 2019 07:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 902917

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Every time I try, Twitter tells me “Something went wrong. Try again.” Interesting. Try this: Go to my Twitter profile and look through my tweets. You will see both Lortho and Dhakhsh entries. That should solve the issue. Yes! Impressive! My father was a calligrapher, and my brother is one too. (I’m...
by eldin raigmore
28 Jan 2019 23:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 902917

Re: What did you accomplish today?

bbbourq wrote:
27 Jan 2019 20:49
.... I started developing my second conlang, Dhakhsh [ðæxʃ], an analytic, SOV language that is written with a RTL, vertical script. You can see my progress here. ....
Every time I try, Twitter tells me “Something went wrong. Try again.”
by eldin raigmore
26 Jan 2019 04:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177206

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

Is it possible for a conlang to have two methods of inflections used almost exclusively for that particular part of speech? Like say, agglutinative nouns, yet fusional verb forms? What shimobaatar said; and: It’s common for different parts of natlangs to be in different parts of the isolating/analy...
by eldin raigmore
26 Jan 2019 04:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lkal sik
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

Re: Lkal sik

DesEsseintes wrote:
25 Jan 2019 06:48
eldin raigmore wrote:
25 Jan 2019 05:16
Li and Sandra Thompson also wrote something foundational (or is “fundamental” the better word?) about this typology.
Are you perchance looking for the word ‘seminal’ in the sense of laying the foundations for future research?
I wasn’t; but now I think I should have been!
Thanks!
by eldin raigmore
25 Jan 2019 05:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lkal sik
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

Re: Lkal sik

How do you define a topic-prominent language? To me it seems that all languages but English can be called topic prominent. I’d recommend reading the 1976 book “Subject and topic”, edited by Charles N. Li. https://books.google.com/books?id=EP5sAAAAIAAJ&q=inauthor:%22Charles+N.+Li%22&dq=inauthor:%22C...
by eldin raigmore
24 Jan 2019 15:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 902917

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I use the L as a syllabic nuclear consonant. So I say “tlf” as a syllable with a consonantal nucleus. It’s weird in two ways, the way I say it. First, this all-consonant syllable has both an onset and a coda; that’s not usual. Consonantal syllables tend to have neither or either, but not both. (That...
by eldin raigmore
24 Jan 2019 15:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 902917

Re: What did you accomplish today?

DesEsseintes wrote:
24 Jan 2019 12:02
... TLFKAT ...
I know TLFKAT is an acronym for “The Language Formerly Known As T-something”, but by now repeated usage has made it the language’s new name.
How do you pronounce it?
by eldin raigmore
24 Jan 2019 15:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244862

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I used to have hair so thick it would break teeth out of my combs.
And it used to take forever to dry.

Now I’m days shy of 67 y/o, and definitely balding. Advantage: my hair dries a lot more quickly now!
by eldin raigmore
24 Jan 2019 15:13
Forum: Translations
Topic: The jawbone of an ass [;)]
Replies: 15
Views: 2340

Re: The jawbone of an ass [;)]

Thanks, @Iyionaku, that explains everything quite satisfactorily! Thanks a lot for reading my translation! [:)] Sometimes you wonder if anyone is actually interested in the provided translations, and it's good to see that this is indeed the case. You’re welcome! Very much so! I think I should have r...
by eldin raigmore
23 Jan 2019 23:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 902917

Re: What did you accomplish today?

@bbbourq, I also very much admire Lortho’s script. But I’m also waiting to hear/read your follow-up on your double-star double-habitable-planet two-habitable-satellites-of-a-gas-giant setup you were working on on the CWBB. BTW have you been told about the upcoming merger of CWBB into gtx0 ? ————— As...
by eldin raigmore
23 Jan 2019 23:20
Forum: Translations
Topic: The jawbone of an ass [;)]
Replies: 15
Views: 2340

Re: The jawbone of an ass [;)]

:con: Yélian 15 Èpa sandai clacnar o'naclec o'falmi, betál nabernet to vanit zetpiys èpabetál tem pesut, fécunat lacolket brayeʻi pes. [ˈɛpɐ ˈsandaɪ̯ ˈklaknɐd̟ ɔ̈ˈnaklək ɔ̈ˈɸalmi, bəˈtal nɐˈbeɾnət tɔ̈ ˈvaːnɨt ˈcĕpa̯iːs ˌɛpɐbəˈtaːl təm ˌpeːsʉt, ˈɸeːkʉnɐt lɐˈkolkə̆‿ˈbɾaːʃəʔi pes] and find-1SG bone DE...