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by eldin raigmore
25 Aug 2019 04:44
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2025
Views: 253214

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Stroke, as in cerebral ischemia?
If by chance I’m right, I can’t come up with the next one.
by eldin raigmore
23 Aug 2019 19:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4346
Views: 866437

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

Pronouncing Sounds (eg Rhotics) with a Partial Tongue In Diana Gabaldon’s “Dragonfly in Amber”, Hugh Munro has difficulty telling Jamie Fraser the name of the Redcoat deserter who wants to sell him the identity of the real culprit of the murder for which Jamie is wanted. That deserter’s name is Hor...
by eldin raigmore
23 Aug 2019 15:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iberika redone
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Iberika redone

Re-done or red-one?
by eldin raigmore
22 Aug 2019 21:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)
Replies: 51
Views: 15161

Re: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)

Diana Gabaldon’s opus; mostly Outlander and Lord John.
I thought that once I passed my sixth decade I would have finished learning my native language.
Nope.
by eldin raigmore
19 Aug 2019 05:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kšaisnnã
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Kšaisnnã

Shemtov wrote:
19 Aug 2019 01:02
They don't have ice cream.
How would they say any one (or any two or all three if you feel like it) of the following?
* We don’t have ice cream.
* There is no ice cream.
* What in the galaxy is “ice cream”?
by eldin raigmore
19 Aug 2019 05:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kšaisnnã
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Kšaisnnã

Shemtov wrote:
19 Aug 2019 01:02
They don't have ice cream.
How would they say any one (or more if you feel like it) of the following?
* We don’t have ice cream.
* There is no ice cream.
* What the f*** is “ice cream”?
by eldin raigmore
18 Aug 2019 05:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Benjamin and Southpaws
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Benjamin and Southpaws

Completely unrelatedly, “Benjamin and the Southpaws” sounds like a great name for a country band. Yep! the etymology given in wiktionary makes sense enough to me: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/southpaw . http://www.wordorigins.org/index.php/site/comments/southpaw says no, though, so you could be r...
by eldin raigmore
17 Aug 2019 15:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Benjamin and Southpaws
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Benjamin and Southpaws

I’m sorry, Isd, but what??
by eldin raigmore
17 Aug 2019 02:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Benjamin and Southpaws
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Benjamin and Southpaws

At the grocery store today I was assisted by a young man named “Benjamin”. Biblical Hebrew “Benjamin” meant (originally) either “Son of the South” or “son of the Right Hand”; because if one were facing East, the South would be to one’s right. I’ve often wondered, then, why “Southpaw” isn’t slang for...
by eldin raigmore
17 Aug 2019 02:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kšaisnnã
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Kšaisnnã

How do they say:
“I scream, you scream, we all scream, for ice cream!”?
by eldin raigmore
15 Aug 2019 09:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Octal numbering system
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Octal numbering system

Normally the base is written out as a word in the orthography of your meta-language. For instance we’d say “base ten” not “base 10”. And 10 ten not 10 10 . In decimal, 365 ten is 3 times ten-squared, plus 6 times ten, plus 5. In octal, 555 eight is 5 times eight-squared, plus 5 times eight, plus 5. ...
by eldin raigmore
14 Aug 2019 00:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 468
Views: 69904

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

200: E 201: A 202: A Could we also see those example sentences in other Romance languages for comparison? Sure! I'll do comparisons with French, Spanish, and Italian. English: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Brettaniot: Le vulpile brun salde rapidment sybre le quen pigriçous. French: L...
by eldin raigmore
14 Aug 2019 00:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 303
Views: 229116

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

Didn’t she, or someone anyway, also use colors, and/or stones?
Wouldn’t there be a difference between the hypothetical Project Cinnabar, the hypothetical Project Vermilion, and the hypothetical Project Terlinguaite?
by eldin raigmore
14 Aug 2019 00:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 39
Views: 46068

Re: Today I learned ...

Today I learned that guiacum entered the English language in 1533, and was the first word originated from the Americas to enter English.

Today I also learned that cheroot originated from Tamil.
by eldin raigmore
12 Aug 2019 08:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 10193

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

.... Supposedly, there is evidence that after William the Bastard conquered England, a small group of Englishmen fled to Constantinople to seek employment by the Basileus, and were rewarded for their work with land northeast of the black sea (real life Novorossiysk). .... Set in Constantinople at t...
by eldin raigmore
12 Aug 2019 07:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Miršian - a Finnic conlang
Replies: 17
Views: 1242

Re: Miršian - a Finnic conlang

Omzinesý wrote:
09 Aug 2019 21:20
The terminative will be
-nk from *-nik

The approximative will be
-mp from *-mba-s
Are terminative and approximative:
Aspects? Or
Moods? Or
Cases? Or
Something else?
by eldin raigmore
12 Aug 2019 07:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 304
Views: 186288

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

What happened to the Sound Changes Game?

I get
The requested topic does not exist.
by eldin raigmore
07 Aug 2019 05:50
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'
Replies: 46
Views: 24146

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Dormouse559 wrote:
04 Aug 2019 07:28
If an iPad it be, you can search the page by typing your query in the address bar. In the menu that pops up as you type, there's an option to see the results under the "On this page" heading.
Oh hey! I got that to work!
Now if I can figure out why it sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t...
by eldin raigmore
07 Aug 2019 05:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Great Ahu Empire (Ια Αηυ Βαια) Conlang Scratchpad
Replies: 25
Views: 1621

Re: Great Ahu Empire (Ια Αηυ Βαια) Conlang Scratchpad

Do you guys see a box the inverted ts glyph (ƾ), Greek stigma (ϛ), both, or neither? I need to know because I'll transcribe Imperial Creole's moraic consonant as the more widely-seen glyph as their linguists based the phoneme's shape off the local syllabary's character for it, with those two being ...
by eldin raigmore
07 Aug 2019 05:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 215
Views: 101574

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

I really like the idea of combining these. This is very construction grammar like conlanging, I feel. I think assuming n to be the same for all three categories (preposition, postposition, suffix) is not strictly neccessary, right? I can't do the math, but even with small numbers I think this gives...