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by lsd
03 Jan 2019 19:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2771

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

any conlanging looks usually ridiculous to those who don't follow the same path...
I'm always curious to enter in exotic thoughts...
what is the gain to devalue others ' treasure... f you don't target its market...
by lsd
01 Jan 2019 14:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 3589
Views: 912812

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

vsati lwt lea eea nam avala geely amuiv tyalalsy
365 days of happiness ...
by lsd
25 Dec 2018 22:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2771

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

I hoping that the appeal to non-native speakers is simply that the language can be learned quickly. Imagine if someone from China, Japan, Vietnam, India, etc., all just studied for two months and could then have practical conversations with each other after only two month. Though that's not a cultu...
by lsd
25 Dec 2018 21:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2771

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Just a note on the legal aspect of your would be auxlang: I think you might want to get in contact with Sai . He is probably the single most knowledgeable person in the entire universe when it comes to all the legal aspects of language invention. It's cute (for about one second) that you write a "T...
by lsd
25 Dec 2018 15:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2771

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

I am interested in the objectives of Sikwenchu ™...
how do you intend to make the project more attractive culturally and commercially than English...
how do you intend to prevent its propagation (which is strange goal for an auxlang project) and its anarchic mutations...
by lsd
25 Nov 2018 08:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 896289

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

Do you ever avoid using IPA when you're talking to "normies" (non-linguistic folks)? Like I was posting about the unusual pronunciation of someone's username on another site so I just wrote it out in "stupid phonetics", something like writing the pronunciation of "education" as "ed-jew-KAY-shun". I...
by lsd
19 Oct 2018 18:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 4303

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

What i've understood: logograms are made by deformations of syllabic signs, and each compound of logograms makes meaning of a new word whose sound is a compound by reduction of the names of the compounded logograms... In fact pronunciation is the basis of the writing, even logographic, by progressiv...
by lsd
18 Oct 2018 22:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 4303

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

I had seen it, but I can not see the articulation between the 500 purely logographic words and the rest of the lexicon ...
Is there any superposition, duplicates, or something ... (ditto for the featural stuff)
by lsd
18 Oct 2018 07:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 4303

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

500 it's a bit limited for a purely logographic system ...
except to hack the system a bit ...
by lsd
17 Oct 2018 22:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 4303

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

this does not contradict the average:
Around the twenties: alphabet
around the hundred: syllabary
around a thousand: logography...
by lsd
15 Oct 2018 19:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 4303

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

masako wrote:
13 Oct 2018 04:58
My goal is to have about 500 glyphs for fairly common words.
in natlanguages, alphabets have tens signs, syllabaries hundred, logographies thousands...
How do you hack those limits to get your number of signs...
masako wrote:I already have an entire (featural) syllabary.
Featural in what sense...
by lsd
13 Oct 2018 22:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: No verbs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: No verbs?

I think we have to distinguish between actions and verbs ...
the roots of actions are present in my linguistic experiments, but I no longer use verbs as the center of speech, nor any other part of speech ...
by lsd
06 Oct 2018 08:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gudoghic (
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: Gudoghic (

nothing beats the analogical support to face the time, without material, the dematerialized data are at the mercy of so many factors each one undergoing its own entropy, the failure of a single being sufficient to lose everything ... I only rely on my own mind ... Survival after me will only be done...
by lsd
24 Sep 2018 20:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 30
Views: 15569

Re: Music in my con world, how about yours?

interesting question... although I am not a conworlder (I don't understand the relation with language), the only language fills all the niches of human activity... this places de facto the conlanger in the impossible position of having to know everything to translate it into his language... Here I a...
by lsd
22 Sep 2018 18:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 18
Views: 10599

Re: Script preference

This is off topic I did not think, when it came to choice of writing according to the type of language that the fact that a pure ideography does not describe a single spoken language, was without interest, imha... people would find it easier to take you seriously if you didn't end every sentence wi...
by lsd
21 Sep 2018 17:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 18
Views: 10599

Re: Script preference

It should be pointed out for those who are not aware, no ideographies actually exist obviously, you speak here of pure natural ideographies, even if they exist in natural environments in a partial way, for reduced lexicons and as a writing mechanism... but in laboratories their existence is obvious...
by lsd
20 Sep 2018 22:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 18
Views: 10599

Re: Script preference

I think ideography don't really bother with 'language as is' but is a second language... where semantic is the first purpose... the adding of sound is just a weaker and less elegant manner of increasing number of signs or importing foreign ideas (but also a way to play on words...) 'the language as ...
by lsd
19 Sep 2018 19:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 18
Views: 10599

Re: Script preference

writing usually at least starts out a representation of spoken speech not so on, with pictographic beginning, the writing started as a memory aid of the sense more than of the sound ... it is not for nothing that the beginning was ideographic ... it is only much later that in second-hand use, the p...
by lsd
18 Sep 2018 20:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 18
Views: 10599

Re: Script preference

Even if synthetic languages are not favorable to invention of writing ...all historic logographies were re-used for transcription of synthetic languages...

I use pure logography for my olygosynthetic conlang, some signs have inflection meanings, but they are not empty words...