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by gach
19 Aug 2014 23:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Little Twelvetoes
Replies: 31
Views: 5010

Re: Little Twelvetoes

Except it's a lot of work typing all that on a tablet. Well, I could say that never assume the knowledge of your reader and that tablets are anyway terrible for producing content, but maybe it's better just to leave it [:P] A more serious request would be to include verbal clarification if formatti...
by gach
19 Aug 2014 19:08
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Little Twelvetoes
Replies: 31
Views: 5010

Re: Little Twelvetoes

The Vrkhazhi have a base-12 counting system. It also means there are 50 seconds in a minute, 50 minutes in an hour and 20 hours in a day, and perhaps 10 months in a year How exactly does a base 12 inspire division by 10, 20 and 50 instead of for example 12, 30 or 60? Also, the length of a month wil...
by gach
19 Aug 2014 18:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Little Twelvetoes
Replies: 31
Views: 5010

Re: Little Twelvetoes

The Vrkhazhi have a base-12 counting system. It also means there are 50 seconds in a minute, 50 minutes in an hour and 20 hours in a day, and perhaps 10 months in a year How exactly does a base 12 inspire division by 10, 20 and 50 instead of for example 12, 30 or 60? Also, the length of a month wil...
by gach
19 Aug 2014 00:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4494
Views: 940013

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

If the long vowels are twice the length of short vowels, is there any reason not to consider them vowel clusters under the second condition that a large and reasonably systematic number of other vowel clusters exists in the language as well? That is the case for Hawaiian. It's certainly a matter of...
by gach
18 Aug 2014 20:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4494
Views: 940013

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

Then again, no one has ever convinced me why should one count the long vowels as separate phonemes if their primary contrastive feature to the corresponding short vowels is length and not quality.