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by eldin raigmore
19 Jan 2019 00:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1655
Views: 314914

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

Do you think a culture that has its perception of time rising upwards would employ an upwards-read script? Adpihi & Reptigan do perceive the journey through life as a climb or ascent; and so, like palaeontologists and archaeologists, think the past is below and the future is above. The first line o...
by eldin raigmore
18 Jan 2019 00:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14393
Views: 1135628

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

cross-posted from the ZBB How realistic would it be for a language to go from SOV to VSO, possibly by fronting the verb for some kind of emphasis? What other parts of grammar would be likely to change early on? My guess is, not unlikely. The change would probably happen faster for main clauses than...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 21:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aimdulite
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: Aimdulite

About the moods; that seems good. But I do recommend that you explain that in some suitable prominent place in your grammar. Thanks! It’s a fun language to read about and think about! Wouldn’t these people believe in either infallible scriptures or inerrant prophecies? Shouldn’t your alethic/evident...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 20:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1655
Views: 314914

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

Anyhow, I'd forgotten about the basic principle of considering the writing medium. My conculture began their foray into literacy with carving notches into wood, bark, and trees, so I think the script would be esthetically and diachronically pleasing if it were vertical top-to-bottom (like tradition...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 20:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6823
Views: 766582

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

There are a few somewhat similar phenomena called “avoidance registers”, and other terms related to “avoidance”. For instance, when someone dies, you aren’t supposed to use words resembling their names, in the presence of people who are mourning them, for a certain amount of time; for instance, not ...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 16:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6823
Views: 766582

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

how common is irregular numerals(i.e. numerals whose forms can't be simply deduced from the combination of smaller numbers, like English elevel, twelve, thirteen-nineteen, twenty, etc.) in natlangs? they seem to be pretty common in natlangs? Oh, I almost forgot! A multiple of the base, plus or minu...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 16:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14393
Views: 1135628

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

Don’t reconstructed languages, count as constructed languages?
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 10:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aimdulite
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: Aimdulite

I like the pronoun system! Easy to learn and keep straight. ——— I’m confused by your having a mood called Alethic. Alethic is a kind of moods, namely necessary (it must be), problematic or possible (it could be), and assertoric (it just is). Necessary implies assertoric, and assertoric implies possi...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 01:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The constants e and π in linguistics
Replies: 7
Views: 3664

Re: The constants e and π in linguistics

.... √-1 natlangs .... Aren’t √-1 ‘langs conlangs? To make this more rigorous, you certainly need a comparison with the amount of languages where the number of values that these grammatical features get is a whole number below e. For instance, how common are three gender systems when compared to tw...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 01:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The constants e and π in linguistics
Replies: 7
Views: 3664

Re: The constants e and π in linguistics

Lambuzhao wrote:
15 Sep 2018 11:35
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√-1 natlangs
....
Aren’t √-1 ‘langs conlangs?
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 01:19
Forum: Translations
Topic: The jawbone of an ass [;)]
Replies: 8
Views: 1999

Re: The jawbone of an ass [;)]

:tan: Swahili Biblia Takatifu Waamuzi Mlango Kumi na Tano 15 Naye akaona mfupa mbichi wa taya ya punda, akautwaa, akapiga watu elfu kwa mfupa huo ; 16 Samsoni akasema, Kwa taya ya punda chungu juu ya chungu, Kwa taya ya punda nimepiga watu elfu . na-ye a-ka-on(a) mfupa m-bichi w-a taya y-a punda CO...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 01:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aimdulite
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: Aimdulite

Recognized the Cthulhu-ness and the Lovecraftianness.
Why I (facetiously) worried about your mental health! [:)]

...

More interesting than the usual linguistic examples!
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 00:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1655
Views: 314914

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

Right to left is more convenient when you’re right-handedly chiseling the letters into stone. You hold the chisel in your left hand and the hammer in your right. If you were writing left to right, your left hand would obscure what you’d just done. If you’re using ink, your right hand might smear the...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 00:22
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 383
Views: 96721

Re: Jokes

[:D] [:D] [:D]
by eldin raigmore
17 Jan 2019 00:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aimdulite
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: Aimdulite

Shemtov, have you been taking your medication?



:mrgreen:
by eldin raigmore
15 Jan 2019 23:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6823
Views: 766582

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

how common is irregular numerals(i.e. numerals whose forms can't be simply deduced from the combination of smaller numbers, like English elevel, twelve, thirteen-nineteen, twenty, etc.) in natlangs? they seem to be pretty common in natlangs? I believe it is in fact quite common in natlangs. The sec...
by eldin raigmore
09 Jan 2019 01:10
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 234366

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Dr John Watson: I say, Holmes; do you remember the Euskara word for “blacksmith”?

Sherlock: “Errementari”, my dear Watson.
by eldin raigmore
23 Dec 2018 15:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Is my script insane enough, too insane, or anadew?
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Is my script insane enough, too insane, or anadew?

I vote “too insane”. But I may be inspired by it for certain features of one or more neographies of my own.
It’s not the craziest con-script I’ve seen.
But I don’t think I’ve seen a “natscript” crazier.
Maybe just as crazy, but not crazier.

Is it a little bit like a honeybees’ waggle-dance?
by eldin raigmore
20 Dec 2018 20:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?
Replies: 81
Views: 33159

Re: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?

Essu Beti is a mix of roughly 30% human and 70% elven. Naturally, I’ve followed my usual trend of making unusual variants of said classic fantasy species by making Betian elves marsupial hypercarnivores with prehensile tails. But they can still be called elves because they’re humanoids with pointy ...
by eldin raigmore
19 Dec 2018 19:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14393
Views: 1135628

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

Are there natural languages, or perhaps your own conlangs, that have separate phonotactics for monosyllables versus any other n-numbered syllables? I'm thinking of allowing for a less restricted coda for monosyllables but for any other words there are less consonants allowed to occur in coda positi...