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by greatbuddha
12 May 2013 04:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Immortality in a conworld
Replies: 84
Views: 11589

Re: Immortality in a conworld

This sounds familiar in no way whatsoever.
Kind of ripped it off the eldar in Warhammer, allthough the disaster that destroys the eldar is a lot more supernatural in nature
by greatbuddha
28 Apr 2013 04:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lokhor
Replies: 0
Views: 765

Lokhor

This is the protolang for all of my other conlanguages Phonology Stops: Velar: k, g, h, (3 way voiced, unvoiced, unvoiced aspirate distinction) Alveolar: t, d, th labial: p, b, ph Nasal stops: Velar: ŋ labial: m Affricates Alveolar: ts, dz (unvoiced, voiced) Dental: tθ, dð Fricatives: Glottal: h Vel...
by greatbuddha
20 Apr 2013 18:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14748
Views: 1253931

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

What are typical sound changes that might happen to word final fricatives like s or f
by greatbuddha
18 Apr 2013 21:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A light-heavy noun system.
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: A light-heavy noun system.

I suppose simple and generic would be better terms, I didn't know official terminology so I used basque terminology, basque light verbs are verbs like "to have" and "to be" that don't have much meaning on their own and are compounded with something that does. The tone changes were just a random exam...
by greatbuddha
18 Apr 2013 16:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A light-heavy noun system.
Replies: 2
Views: 597

A light-heavy noun system.

I've thought of a light heavy noun system for a conlang to be like basque light-heavy verbs. I'd like to know if you think it is plausible (by light and heavy I mean the light noun carries the grammar and the heavy the meaning.) Evolution the proto lang is a heavily tonal language with a noun phrase...
by greatbuddha
08 Apr 2013 21:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Trust based "honorifics"
Replies: 18
Views: 3654

Re: Trust based "honorifics"

I was imagining the political system of this consociety to have been very democratic for a very long time (like thousands of years), so politicians aren't given a special level respect, the attitude is more like "we put you there so you go do your job and I'll talk to you like I know you only if you...
by greatbuddha
06 Apr 2013 01:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Trust based "honorifics"
Replies: 18
Views: 3654

Re: Trust based "honorifics"

Yes? I didn't copywrite it or anything.
by greatbuddha
06 Apr 2013 00:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Trust based "honorifics"
Replies: 18
Views: 3654

Trust based "honorifics"

I've had an idea for a different variety of honorifics system. Unlike the Korea and Japanese systems, which are mostly based on social heirarchy, which uses honorifics depending on how "high up" someone is socially, you would base the honorifics based on how much one person trusts another, or by soc...
by greatbuddha
15 Mar 2013 02:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Why is the term "fusional" only applied to some IE languages
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Why is the term "fusional" only applied to some IE languages

When I look up the definition of "fusional" I get the definition "languages that use inflections that can't be divided into component parts". If I look up a list of fusional languages, the result is always a list of IE and semitic languages. Spanish is frequently provided as an example language, bec...
by greatbuddha
14 Mar 2013 01:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Immortality in a conworld
Replies: 84
Views: 11589

Re: Immortality in a conworld

In my consociety, an extremely high value is placed on productivity, it is part of their mythology, which has persisted even though all other religions have died, the general beleif is that humans were created to please their creator god cera, who created them to entertain itself with creatures who ...
by greatbuddha
13 Mar 2013 22:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: For those who wish to have diagonal prepositions
Replies: 1
Views: 340

For those who wish to have diagonal prepositions

In creating the metin preposition system, I figured out there are 26 possible directions in 3 dimensions if you include 45 degree diagonals. Horizontal plane: forward backward left right forward-left backward-left forward-right backward-right rising plane: rising-forward falling-backward rising-forw...
by greatbuddha
13 Mar 2013 02:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Immortality in a conworld
Replies: 84
Views: 11589

Re: Immortality in a conworld

The conpeople hare still human, so their neurons would fire at the same rate no longer how old they are, thus I doubt they would be like ents and be as slow as possible, they still have to take care of themselves. Because of this, I realized that their society's government would have to be totalitar...
by greatbuddha
12 Mar 2013 19:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Immortality in a conworld
Replies: 84
Views: 11589

Re: Immortality in a conworld

I don't see why speakers of a language wouldn't change it if they lived thousands of years. Although it is true there are no examples of real immortal people to compare so we'd never actually know what happens to language when used by extremely old people
by greatbuddha
12 Mar 2013 17:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Immortality in a conworld
Replies: 84
Views: 11589

Re: Immortality in a conworld

Although the people in my conworld are physically adult at age 20, they are obligatorily schooled until around 100 and they don't really master their language until about 60 or so (I think it is reasonable to presume that the language would evolve in a strange and complex direction if its speakers l...
by greatbuddha
12 Mar 2013 01:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Immortality in a conworld
Replies: 84
Views: 11589

Re: Immortality in a conworld

I just realised that with my conlang speakers not beign considered adult until age 100 (being immortal and all) I could make my conlang for them far more complex without worrying about the speakers being unabled to properly to learn it. (pulls out all stops on grammatical features) however, I have n...
by greatbuddha
10 Mar 2013 15:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If anyhropologists discovered Spanish, Arabic, Japanese
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

If anyhropologists discovered Spanish, Arabic, Japanese

If Spanish, Arabic, or Japanese were discovered as dying, obscure languages with no written history, how would anthropologists describe them in their grammatical studies?
by greatbuddha
20 Feb 2013 00:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Immortality in a conworld
Replies: 84
Views: 11589

Re: Immortality in a conworld

As for stagnation, in my conworld there is one main stagnant and extremely xenophobic society(albeit with a high quality of life.) However, the genetic tradition that gave humans immortality persists in other societies. My concultures are above cyborgs, they have altered the dna of slaves and the li...
by greatbuddha
18 Feb 2013 05:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Immortality in a conworld
Replies: 84
Views: 11589

Re: Immortality in a conworld

Your world's approach to immortality is similar to mine, I suppose a short way to sum it up is "the immortality isn't a plot point but simply a fact". Allthough In my world immortality is no longer technology driven, even fallen, primitive societies still inherit immortality from their parents (that...
by greatbuddha
18 Feb 2013 04:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Immortality in a conworld
Replies: 84
Views: 11589

Immortality in a conworld

I've made nearly all of the humans in my conworld genetically immortal (at some long forgotten point in the past their genome was altered to prevent senescence as make cancer less likely). The majority of the concultures have a culture encouraging life and devotion to a study, to prevent suicide or ...
by greatbuddha
15 Feb 2013 23:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introflection in conlangs
Replies: 43
Views: 4088

Re: Introflection in conlangs

Behru cesik has consonantal mutation at all positions, and numerous infixes, but it is not triconsonantal, and the ablaut system only varies length.