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by Fanael
19 Jan 2015 20:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 40099

Re: Conlang Relay VI

Linguifex wrote:When does the clock start? From when I say "received" or from when it was sent to me?
It starts when I start it. As I said, it's not a hard limit, no need to rush.
by Fanael
16 Jan 2015 17:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 40099

Re: Conlang Relay VI

ok
by Fanael
15 Jan 2015 17:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 40099

Re: Conlang Relay VI

shimobaatar wrote:I think that's what I had to send to them, but I'm unclear on what exactly I have to send to the person in charge (Fanael?).
Exactly what you sent to DesEsseintes, in case I have to skip DesEsseintes and forward your torch to whomever is next, and an English translation of the text in your conlang.
by Fanael
14 Jan 2015 19:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 40099

Re: Conlang Relay VI

Of course you can, this isn't The Game.
by Fanael
09 Jan 2015 16:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 40099

Re: Conlang Relay VI

Signups closed, the order decided.

Forwarded EotS's torch to xroox, because he's done it ahead of time, when the exact order was still to be determined.
by Fanael
08 Jan 2015 16:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 40099

Re: Conlang Relay VI

Signups close 9th Jan 2015 00:00 UTC.
by Fanael
07 Jan 2015 22:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 40099

Re: Conlang Relay VI

fivecountwings wrote:I wish I had developed a conlang enough to participate...
Neither have I. Never stopped me from participating.
by Fanael
07 Jan 2015 16:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 40099

Re: Conlang Relay VI

DesEsseintes wrote:Will the order of participants be determined randomly?
Probably.
by Fanael
06 Jan 2015 21:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 40099

Conlang Relay VI

Let's make a separate thread for CBBCR VI instead of reusing the CBBCR V thread . The usual rules apply: 48 hours time limit. It's not a hard limit, but if you take a disproportionate amount of time, I'm going to skip you. If you want to participate, post the name of the language you're going to use...
by Fanael
14 Nov 2014 18:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Completely unbiased auxlang
Replies: 49
Views: 7247

Re: Completely unbiased auxlang

a good auxlang will be neutral in respect to commonly spoken languages, not every single damn language in the world It seems you miss the point of this thread: it's not to create a practical auxlang (besides, we already have English), it's to create a completely unbiased auxlang. And the original p...
by Fanael
14 Nov 2014 05:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Completely unbiased auxlang
Replies: 49
Views: 7247

Re: Completely unbiased auxlang

Lao Kou wrote:why are theoretical English speakers framing the discussion?
Because English is a natlang, so a completely unbiased auxlang should be as easy/difficult for natives of English as it is for natives of Iraqw, Ogami or Basque. Really, it was just an example.
by Fanael
14 Nov 2014 03:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Completely unbiased auxlang
Replies: 49
Views: 7247

Re: Completely unbiased auxlang

If the L1 has /r/ and /l/, the speaker will learn that the word can be pronounced either /r/ or /l/. As I said, I have a feeling the speaker would be looking for a distinction that isn't there and would assume that when somebody whose L1 has [r] but not [l] and somebody else whose L1 has [l] but no...
by Fanael
13 Nov 2014 23:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proto-CBBian: A collablang protolang and a collabfamily
Replies: 71
Views: 9185

Re: Proto-CBBian: A collablang protolang and a collabfamily

Maybe /m n ɲ m̥ n̥ ɲ̊ mʷ nʷ ɲʷ/ and /l ʎ/. The nasals would be similar to the plosive system, without velars or uvulars. If similarity to the plosive system is the goal, why don't make the voiceless nasals aspirated – truly aspirated, with positive VOT – i.e. /m n ɲ m̥ʰ n̥ʰ ɲ̥ʰ mʷ nʷ ɲʷ/? They're a...
by Fanael
10 Nov 2014 23:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1018180

Re: What did you accomplish today?

There's sort of a myth, or commonly held belief that at some point in their conlanging career a conlanger will make: a triconsonantal root language It's no myth! It's Micamo's Second Law of Conlanging, and it's even more ironclad than the second law of thermodynamics! I haven't made no trincons con...
by Fanael
09 Nov 2014 00:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Completely unbiased auxlang
Replies: 49
Views: 7247

Re: Completely unbiased auxlang

This seems a little too complicated. Auxlangs need to be as simple as possible. Otherwise they would be impossible to learn. That's right, but you can't have everything. I don't see a way to reduce the complexity without the language losing its neutrality. If the auxlang had /ɺ/ without /l r/, the ...
by Fanael
08 Nov 2014 23:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Completely unbiased auxlang
Replies: 49
Views: 7247

Completely unbiased auxlang

I made a completely unbiased auxlang. Here's everything you could possibly want to know about it:

What's your opinion? Is there any bias I've missed?