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by eldin raigmore
28 Aug 2019 05:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4366
Views: 881219

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

I've probably asked this before, but I'm ready to ask it again [:)] What exactly is a "rhotic"? Is it a real phonetic or phonological class or is it just a "psychological" class? What makes a sound "R-like"? Why, for example, are the uvular trill and the alveolar tap both considered "rhotics"? It d...
by eldin raigmore
28 Aug 2019 04:51
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request
Replies: 24
Views: 2684

Re: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request

One of the reasons I took such a long hiatus in participating on CONLANG-L was that when I analyzed “believe in” as a two-part verb, Ray Brown came down so heavily on me. So you should be warned that, while indecision and confusion and equivocation and ambivalence about this, is probably the current...
by eldin raigmore
27 Aug 2019 02:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Suffix -age in English
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Suffix -age in English

Dormouse, ser, thank you both for those last two posts.
Those are at least very good beginnings to the answers I was seeking.

(BTW a thenage or thanage seems to be the domain-of-responsibility of a thane.)
by eldin raigmore
26 Aug 2019 17:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Suffix -age in English
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Suffix -age in English

Ser wrote:
26 Aug 2019 07:33
The answer is very obviously no. I don't understand the point of this thread.
The unstated followup question is “why not”?
by eldin raigmore
25 Aug 2019 23:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Suffix -age in English
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Suffix -age in English

Are all the following word-pairs’ meanings related the same way? amen :: amenage aver :: average band :: bandage bar :: barrage cab :: cabbage cot :: cottage disc :: discage from :: fromage garb :: garbage host :: hostage mass :: massage mess :: message mont :: montage outre :: outrage over :: overa...
by eldin raigmore
25 Aug 2019 04:44
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2106
Views: 259217

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Stroke, as in cerebral ischemia?
If by chance I’m right, I can’t come up with the next one.
by eldin raigmore
23 Aug 2019 19:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4366
Views: 881219

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

Pronouncing Sounds (eg Rhotics) with a Partial Tongue In Diana Gabaldon’s “Dragonfly in Amber”, Hugh Munro has difficulty telling Jamie Fraser the name of the Redcoat deserter who wants to sell him the identity of the real culprit of the murder for which Jamie is wanted. That deserter’s name is Hor...
by eldin raigmore
23 Aug 2019 15:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iberika redone
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: Iberika redone

Re-done or red-one?
by eldin raigmore
22 Aug 2019 21:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)
Replies: 51
Views: 16517

Re: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)

Diana Gabaldon’s opus; mostly Outlander and Lord John.
I thought that once I passed my sixth decade I would have finished learning my native language.
Nope.
by eldin raigmore
19 Aug 2019 05:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kšaisnnã
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: Kšaisnnã

Shemtov wrote:
19 Aug 2019 01:02
They don't have ice cream.
How would they say any one (or any two or all three if you feel like it) of the following?
* We don’t have ice cream.
* There is no ice cream.
* What in the galaxy is “ice cream”?
by eldin raigmore
19 Aug 2019 05:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kšaisnnã
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: Kšaisnnã

Shemtov wrote:
19 Aug 2019 01:02
They don't have ice cream.
How would they say any one (or more if you feel like it) of the following?
* We don’t have ice cream.
* There is no ice cream.
* What the f*** is “ice cream”?
by eldin raigmore
18 Aug 2019 05:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Benjamin and Southpaws
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Benjamin and Southpaws

Completely unrelatedly, “Benjamin and the Southpaws” sounds like a great name for a country band. Yep! the etymology given in wiktionary makes sense enough to me: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/southpaw . http://www.wordorigins.org/index.php/site/comments/southpaw says no, though, so you could be r...
by eldin raigmore
17 Aug 2019 15:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Benjamin and Southpaws
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Benjamin and Southpaws

I’m sorry, Isd, but what??
by eldin raigmore
17 Aug 2019 02:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Benjamin and Southpaws
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Benjamin and Southpaws

At the grocery store today I was assisted by a young man named “Benjamin”. Biblical Hebrew “Benjamin” meant (originally) either “Son of the South” or “son of the Right Hand”; because if one were facing East, the South would be to one’s right. I’ve often wondered, then, why “Southpaw” isn’t slang for...
by eldin raigmore
17 Aug 2019 02:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kšaisnnã
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: Kšaisnnã

How do they say:
“I scream, you scream, we all scream, for ice cream!”?
by eldin raigmore
15 Aug 2019 09:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Octal numbering system
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Octal numbering system

Normally the base is written out as a word in the orthography of your meta-language. For instance we’d say “base ten” not “base 10”. And 10 ten not 10 10 . In decimal, 365 ten is 3 times ten-squared, plus 6 times ten, plus 5. In octal, 555 eight is 5 times eight-squared, plus 5 times eight, plus 5. ...
by eldin raigmore
14 Aug 2019 00:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 502
Views: 77994

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

200: E 201: A 202: A Could we also see those example sentences in other Romance languages for comparison? Sure! I'll do comparisons with French, Spanish, and Italian. English: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Brettaniot: Le vulpile brun salde rapidment sybre le quen pigriçous. French: L...
by eldin raigmore
14 Aug 2019 00:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 306
Views: 234631

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

Didn’t she, or someone anyway, also use colors, and/or stones?
Wouldn’t there be a difference between the hypothetical Project Cinnabar, the hypothetical Project Vermilion, and the hypothetical Project Terlinguaite?
by eldin raigmore
14 Aug 2019 00:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 39
Views: 47263

Re: Today I learned ...

Today I learned that guiacum entered the English language in 1533, and was the first word originated from the Americas to enter English.

Today I also learned that cheroot originated from Tamil.
by eldin raigmore
12 Aug 2019 08:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 12769

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

.... Supposedly, there is evidence that after William the Bastard conquered England, a small group of Englishmen fled to Constantinople to seek employment by the Basileus, and were rewarded for their work with land northeast of the black sea (real life Novorossiysk). .... Set in Constantinople at t...