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by eldin raigmore
17 Jun 2019 17:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2909
Views: 283984

Re: Yay or Nay?

Micamo wrote:
16 Jun 2019 21:12
should I make a conworld thread for my litRPG novel attempt
Yay!

BTW is Neal Stephenson’s “Ream.De” a litRPG novel?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reamde
https://books.google.com/books/about/Re ... ead_button
by eldin raigmore
16 Jun 2019 18:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14747
Views: 1253294

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

Is it naturalistic for a language to have a separate piece of morphology added on transitive verbs for causatives, that is without a specified indirect object, and another for ditransitivation, that is, with a specified indirect object? I am practically certain that which you propose is both natura...
by eldin raigmore
14 Jun 2019 23:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 345172

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

If they’re like languages, then once one has mastered three or four of them, it should become a lot easier to master another. (Until about age 50 or so, maybe.) Also, anyone who’s lucky enough to be natively bimagical, should have an advantage at learning other magics that aren’t their native magic....
by eldin raigmore
11 Jun 2019 21:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammatical Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Grammatical Numbers

Me I like option d: lesser paucal; three to seven greater paucal; six to twelve lesser plural; five to a score greater plural; fifteen or more I don’t like having the lower bound for Lesser Plural be fewer than the lower bound for Greater Paucal. I would prefer that the lower bound for each grammat...
by eldin raigmore
11 Jun 2019 01:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammatical Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Grammatical Numbers

My horribly unnaturalistic idea: Two numbers: GT - Greater than LT - Less than or equal to These numbers are only marked on either transitive verb forms (where they relate the agent and patient) and possessive markers (where they relate the possessor and possessee): man-ERG dog kick-PST-GT "The men...
by eldin raigmore
10 Jun 2019 15:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 838617

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

Aside from stress, would there be any reasons a sound change would occur in most environments but not in roots of conjugated words, or at least not early on in the roots? Like maybe the final syllable of a multisyllabic root but not earlier in the same or at all in single syllable roots, but it occ...
by eldin raigmore
10 Jun 2019 14:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammatical Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Grammatical Numbers

elemtilas seems to be pointing out that the ranges could overlap. I think I agree. Creyeditor thinks that the “precise” vague meaning of one of the non-determinate I still don’t know whether that’s the right term grammatical numbers, should depend on what arithmetical counting numbers groups of that...
by eldin raigmore
10 Jun 2019 02:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 838617

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

Did anyone else’s grandma refer to “clobbered milk” in place of “clabbered milk”? Did anyone else’s grandma refer to “clouted cream” in place of “clotted cream”? —— Has anyone here ever heard of clobbering or clouting anything other than an opponent at fisticuffs? —— Could these dialectal variations...
by eldin raigmore
10 Jun 2019 02:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammatical Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Grammatical Numbers

Not really a Quick Question, and not really a Yea or Nay, though sort of both. I am considering a conlang whose seven grammatical numbers are singular dual trial lesser paucal greater paucal lesser plural greater plural. These seven grammatical numbers all occur in natlangs, though as I understand ...
by eldin raigmore
09 Jun 2019 05:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 28
Views: 3597

Re: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon

I want to remember to keep following this thread.
I need a tool like this. I hope I can figure out how to use it.
by eldin raigmore
05 Jun 2019 22:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11375
Views: 954831

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Today I finished reading the Wikipedia articles on all eighteen of the peoples whom they list as both matrilineal and (matrilocal or uxorilocal or duolocal). (They’re not all gynocratic nor matriarchal.) Of most interest to me were the Garo (not their autoethnonym; that’s Achik Mande) because they p...
by eldin raigmore
02 Jun 2019 01:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Benjaminmb’s conlangs
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Benjaminmb’s conlangs

I see! You’re referring to case-stacking.
This might be shown by suffix-uptake, or prefix-uptake, or tone-uptake, depending on how case is shown. Of course case is usually shown by a suffix.

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Cool!
by eldin raigmore
01 Jun 2019 21:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Benjaminmb’s conlangs
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Benjaminmb’s conlangs

Very interesting! .... Why so many genitives? And what’s the difference(s) between them? And for each case, do you know a natlang that has a similar case? (“No” is an acceptable answer, if it’s correct.) .... I’m impressed with the case system, so far. I look forward to seeing more nominal morpholog...
by eldin raigmore
01 Jun 2019 18:07
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions

6. What else would it make sense to use classifiers for, besides with numerals? I’m definitely going to use them as one way to form the plural without a numeral. 6. Some languages (mostly Austronesian) use classifiers in possessive constructions, but apparently these are not the same kind of classi...
by eldin raigmore
01 Jun 2019 17:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Help with making a Californian Language
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Help with making a Californian Language

What Lambuzhao and elemtilas said.

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I like your story-setting.
I think I’d prefer to see your conlang even if you don’t think it’s your best work.
by eldin raigmore
01 Jun 2019 17:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Landau Core Vocabulary
Replies: 72
Views: 11021

Re: The Landau Core Vocabulary

NEW WORDS: .... half-sister (older, of a half-sister, same mother) half-sister (older, of a half-sister, same father) half-sister (older, of a half-brother, same mother) half-sister (older, of a half-brother, same father) half-sister (younger, of a half-sister, same mother) half-sister (younger, of...
by eldin raigmore
27 May 2019 16:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Oraata
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Re: Oraata

Don’t have a “like” button yet; so consider this post my declaration that I like this Oraata company, and intend to follow it.
I probably won’t post again on this thread unless/until I have something substantive to say/ask. But when we get “like” buttons I might like it again.
by eldin raigmore
27 May 2019 05:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1459
Views: 299117

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

I would prefer to pass the baton to Jackk.
by eldin raigmore
26 May 2019 01:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1459
Views: 299117

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
26 May 2019 01:14
Sorry, I meant that "will-o'-the-wisp" is the meaning of the entire phrase.
I really didn’t expect to get it.

I hope I’m not responsible for asking the next one!
I don’t know enough to come up with a good one.
by eldin raigmore
26 May 2019 01:11
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1459
Views: 299117

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Does the first word have to do with illusion or delusion?
Edit: some kind of post-ninja thing happened here.