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by greatbuddha
15 Jun 2013 05:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The ancient pre-columbian drug exchange
Replies: 18
Views: 16595

The ancient pre-columbian drug exchange

Apparently finding cocaine and nicotine in egyptian mummies is a little known but fairly widespread thing (Nicotine and Cocaine are America exclusive drugs). Here's the link http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~legneref/ethnic/mummy.htm The link adresses such criticism such as -the mummies are fake or -the m...
by greatbuddha
11 Jun 2013 14:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Interdental-labial lingual stop and other misfit sounds
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Interdental-labial lingual stop and other misfit sounds

I want to start a thread of allthe sounds you can produce with your mouth that can't be found in the regular ipa.
To start- an interdental-labial lingual stop: stick your tongue between your upper teeth and lips and make a plosive.
by greatbuddha
10 Jun 2013 23:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "super-fronted" vowels
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: "super-fronted" vowels

Never mind, found it, its called a lateral coarticulation, and is a common speech pathology, hence why it sound lispy, and they do occur in some languages. I overestimated how much people on this board knew, elector dark told me what it was.
by greatbuddha
10 Jun 2013 22:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "super-fronted" vowels
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: "super-fronted" vowels

No, the articulation is more palatal. Stick the tip of your tongue at the base of the BOTTOM teeth, not the top, and push the rest of your tongue to the top of your mouth (you have to open your jaw allot to do this.) if you try to make a palatal fricative in this position, it sounds like a bee buzzi...
by greatbuddha
10 Jun 2013 17:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "super-fronted" vowels
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: "super-fronted" vowels

I think this is an example, it said advanced togue root, but it doesn't sound quite like what I'm thinking of
http://pages.uoregon.edu/dlpayne/maasai/ATR.htm
by greatbuddha
10 Jun 2013 03:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "super-fronted" vowels
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: "super-fronted" vowels

no, try making it yourself, it makes a very distinct sound, I can definitely distinguish it.Requires a lot of tounge acrobatics, try shoving your tounge forward until the root is jammed under the hard palate and then try making the /i/ sound, what is that called?
by greatbuddha
10 Jun 2013 01:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "super-fronted" vowels
Replies: 11
Views: 895

"super-fronted" vowels

Would any of you know what you call vowels where you push the tongue so far forward that the root of the tongue is between the teeth and the rest of tongue is stuffed at the base of the teeth? (it sounds sort of like an /i/ or an /e/ depending on how open it is, but with a very strong lisp quality, ...
by greatbuddha
06 Jun 2013 02:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "Make these work together" game.
Replies: 31
Views: 4247

Re: "Make these work together" game.

Or, instead of messing with the sun, you could change the composition of the atmosphere to make temperatures earthlike. People seem to underestimate the greenhouse effect, it warms the earth by nearly 100 degress Celsius. I've heard that you can keep a planet fairly earthlike with this up until the ...
by greatbuddha
06 Jun 2013 02:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "Make these work together" game.
Replies: 31
Views: 4247

Re: "Make these work together" game.

Or, instead of messing with the sun, you could change the composition of the atmosphere to make temperatures earthlike. People seem to underestimate the greenhouse effect, it warms the earth by nearly 100 degress Celsius. I've heard that you can keep a planet fairly earthlike with this up until the ...
by greatbuddha
05 Jun 2013 02:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Scale breaking conworld
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Re: Scale breaking conworld

I was more thinking of the thick(but earthlike) atmosphere and towering landforms for the conpeople to play in, you guys seem to be thinking about surface area. My conpeople only inhabit a tiny speck of the world, the rest of its unexplored.
by greatbuddha
01 Jun 2013 05:09
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Scale breaking conworld
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Scale breaking conworld

http://download.gamezone.com/uploads/image/data/876064/xiii2.jpg This is cocoon and gran pulse, from final fantasy xiii cocoon is a little smaller than earth's moon, and is the green and brown orb in the sky Gran pulse is the world below. For context of how huge gran pulse is, cocoon is NOT orbitin...
by greatbuddha
30 May 2013 01:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Metin
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Metin

@yacay256 I believe Proto indo european had a voiced, voiceless, and voiced stop system, didn't it? As for the conworld, you know how the old republic from star wars was 25 millenia old and had trillions of people yet somehow everyone spoke the same, stable language? Even after political upheaval? M...
by greatbuddha
29 May 2013 22:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Metin
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Metin

Metin is the language of the 14 trillion people of the Metin nation, or so the institution of interregional communication would like the populace to believe. Metin was last spoken about 50 millenia ago, and its current reincarnation is a mishmash of the many daughter languages it has given birth to ...
by greatbuddha
27 May 2013 04:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Is this naturalistic?
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: Is this naturalistic?

English (at least my dialect), is growing in morphological complexity, syntax is pretty stable. Par example Allthough english no longer has a productive case system except the posessive, it's gained many subject clitics, like v, z, d and l̩, that agree with the number of the subject and tense/aspect...
by greatbuddha
27 May 2013 01:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Is this naturalistic?
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: Is this naturalistic?

In behru cesik, similar sounding verbs are analogized to form their principle parts the same, even if they didn't in the past. And Proto-IE ablaut was regular, I don't believe it is possible for something to be "originally irregular", because that would imply that that feature of the language had be...
by greatbuddha
27 May 2013 01:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Is this naturalistic?
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: Is this naturalistic?

Sound changes made proto-IE ablaut irregular in germanic languages, but regular in sanskrit and bengali
It goes either way.
by greatbuddha
27 May 2013 00:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Is this naturalistic?
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: Is this naturalistic?

they were regular, they've been made irregular by recent sound changes, it isn't suppletion en masse or anything.
by greatbuddha
26 May 2013 22:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Is this naturalistic?
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Is this naturalistic?

My conlang Behru cesik has a complex verbal system requiring knowledge of four principle parts per stem, the basic stem, compound stem, passive stem, and special compound stem, for example cet, cidaa, crshiiit, cocash/cocay :speak cedú (cet-ú) I speak cidaazénka (cidaa-zén-ka) speaking while going c...
by greatbuddha
15 May 2013 21:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2329
Views: 280566

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Next: xifre 'to follow'
Béhru cesik: xefre(realis active), xëngshiifre(passive), xifrjii(irrealis) to pursue, follow, from old Behru khifre

/tlák/: light (electromagnetic force)
by greatbuddha
12 May 2013 04:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Immortality in a conworld
Replies: 84
Views: 11607

Re: Immortality in a conworld

I've always figured immortality to be impossible in theory. The basis behind 'true immortality' as it is so often portrayed in popular culture, usually means that the person is not capable of dying. In such circumstances, immortality truly does become a curse, as seen with old style vampires, etc. ...