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by eldin raigmore
22 Apr 2019 21:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6911
Views: 816909

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

Concerning gerunds and their participants, and possessive classifiers. Suppose a language can make gerunds, like “killing”, out of monotransitive verbs, like “kill”. Suppose it also has two genitives, like English’s <‘s> “Saxon genitive” ending and English’s <of> “Norman genitive” preposition. In lo...
by eldin raigmore
15 Apr 2019 03:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 727
Views: 172215

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

eldin raigmore wrote:
07 Mar 2019 03:19
I agree with what Linguistcat just said.
Indeed, I felt its lack just minutes ago.

(I mean I wanted a “like” button.)
by eldin raigmore
15 Apr 2019 03:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 234
Views: 32670

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

- no peoples that are physically attractive on average - while there are objective standards for beauty, there are also subjective standards for beauty, and as a result, beauty is subjective; also, anything like this only reflects the mentality of lookism of the author, and discriminations are one ...
by eldin raigmore
15 Apr 2019 03:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 234
Views: 32670

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

I think to put this somewhat back on topic, a way I have personally found is a bad way to conworld is to keep changing your mind so that nothing is ever set and you can never actually do anything with it, not even presenting it by itself as a conworld! Try not to do this if at all possible! How not...
by eldin raigmore
15 Apr 2019 03:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14607
Views: 1215628

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

Look up “Why VSOP is the Ideal Word Order”. https://philpapers.org/rec/HETTPM That link literally shows nothing and it makes me sad because I actually wanted to read it. The presentative movement or why the ideal word order is VSOP Robert Hetzron In Charles N. Li (ed.), Word Order and Word Order Ch...
by eldin raigmore
18 Mar 2019 21:23
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Writing a Fictional Anthropology: How Do You Do It?
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Writing a Fictional Anthropology: How Do You Do It?

Salmoneus wrote:
18 Mar 2019 01:27
Does anyone have a link to that real cross-cultural survey that was around a few years ago? It was sort of a WALS for anthropology...
When you find it, remind us where it is, please?

Same request to anyone else who finds it.
by eldin raigmore
15 Mar 2019 04:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: TV/Movie based Conreligions
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: TV/Movie based Conreligions

You guys do know, don’t you, that many of the Chinese gods were originally heroes/heroines of novels?
by eldin raigmore
15 Mar 2019 04:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kaáràn̠
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Kaáràn̠

There is a set of Postclitics that attach to nouns that mark neither Subject nor Object nor Locative (to be discussed in a later post) roles. Indirect object: T̠at Rahuùl̠ yaìn̠-fiì oótrɛ-t̠at añɛ̀-xaì "The foreigner keeps giving the boy wine" For the sake of: Huú Rahuùl̠ ɛ́ma-fiì oótrɛ-t̠at hɔt-xa...
by eldin raigmore
15 Mar 2019 04:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lóko baaṣát
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Re: Lóko baaṣát

Artaxes wrote:
13 Mar 2019 22:18
Chapter VIII: Texts
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Jaánas Sotiát (Lord's Prayer)
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Genesis
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This is quite impressive!
by eldin raigmore
15 Mar 2019 03:44
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'
Replies: 56
Views: 20459

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

https://www.kli.org/about-klingon/new-klingon-words/date/ Marc Okrand has recently created a new Klingon word: tu'mI' , meaning "sock". If you reverse the syllables, tu'mI' sounds like "me too". Am I correct in thinking this is a pun on the term "sock puppet"? Do you mean “Did M Okrand intend this ...
by eldin raigmore
15 Mar 2019 01:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14607
Views: 1215628

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

Related question: Why do most conlangers assume that fronting is associated with emphasis though? For example, in my conlang, the word that was affected by fronting and/or backing is just as likely to be important. Also, fronting generally does not correlate with emphasis here. I would assume the f...
by eldin raigmore
15 Mar 2019 00:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Famous CBB Quotes Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 48776

Re: Famous CBB Quotes Thread

Xing wrote:
16 Sep 2011 16:26
Why bother with vowels, at all? Perhaps languages don't need to have vowels. Maybe it's just an areal feature on the Earth.
by eldin raigmore
15 Mar 2019 00:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928037

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Sudoku? I believe you mean seppuku. I assume it was a joke. And a rather funny one at that. Well, I enjoyed it! To mapposuspom lili ull to borilk. My cute cat is going to eat the fat man. Well, then, I need to be careful around your cat! And thanks, BTW, for explaining the difference between isolat...
by eldin raigmore
07 Mar 2019 03:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1661
Views: 255153

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

The Iditarod, like the Marathon, is historically significant.
I suppose anti-vaxxers are against the Iditarod on ideological grounds.
by eldin raigmore
07 Mar 2019 03:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 727
Views: 172215

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

I agree with what Linguistcat just said.
by eldin raigmore
07 Mar 2019 03:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928037

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Nortaneous wrote:
05 Mar 2019 07:11
... Vtsznxmqye Pvpchqpye Zzxzzyx.
/úsə̂ɴmāɴjə̄ pùtjwàjə̄ dzə̂nî/
Is Mxyzptlk a common name in your conculture?
by eldin raigmore
27 Feb 2019 22:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6911
Views: 816909

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

They're all etymologically related in the sense that they derive from the present and participle stems respectively of the Latin verb fero "to carry". As for semantics, it seems that some are more similar than others, but I'd leave that to a native speaker to judge. Thanks! But, I was hoping for a ...
by eldin raigmore
27 Feb 2019 22:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are AIs alive? Do they have souls?
Replies: 17
Views: 9181

Re: Are AIs alive? Do they have souls?

@Pabappa, I never said so, but I appreciate your post here, too.
by eldin raigmore
27 Feb 2019 22:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 36
Views: 44948

Re: Today I learned ...

TIL that this thread is still ongoing!
I’m so glad!
Let’s all keep learning, guys(gender-neutral meaning intended)!
by eldin raigmore
27 Feb 2019 22:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Fimbulwinter Detroit (Wheel in the Sky)
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Re: Fimbulwinter Detroit (Wheel in the Sky)

Well, it’s certainly after Beltane, Walpurgisnacht, Candlemas, Groundhog Day, etc., now. It’s more than halfway to spring. But the Detroit area, and Michigan in general, and the Midwest, and the Great Lakes states and provinces, are experiencing Polar Vortices and Winter Storms and shit like that th...