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by eldin raigmore
10 Sep 2019 18:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New conlang family?
Replies: 30
Views: 1493

Re: New conlang family?

Post by ɶʙ ɞʛ » Thu 05 Sep 2019, 15:09 It could be... I would like to include some of the words as well. Post by GoshDiggityDangit » Thu 05 Sep 2019, 01:05 Is this like a think where we go from one stage, make up sound changes, and end up with a new language? We could, and as i inderstand it want t...
by eldin raigmore
10 Sep 2019 18:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 76
Views: 39719

Re: Lapdeutsch

Of course:
-Ik hev ei' Feiver (I have a five euro bill)
-Dreier het de Ball (Number 3 has the ball)
-Dise Band is ei' Vierer (This band is a quartet)
-Dat Seevner Määdjen (The seven year-old girl)
I like these!
by eldin raigmore
10 Sep 2019 18:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 101
Views: 59256

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

The last several posts exemplify the reason I keep lurking here!
[:D] [:)] [:O] [xD]
by eldin raigmore
10 Sep 2019 18:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 387385

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

Would a humanoid race that has tails make things inconvenient, like sitting or wearing pants? What are some ways to get around this? I'm talking about anthropomorphic animals, of course. Dogs have tails, and sit. Some horses and donkeys and mules sometimes sit, I think, though not often. Cats sit a...
by eldin raigmore
03 Sep 2019 23:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Discussing basic vocabulary
Replies: 42
Views: 3909

Re: Discussing basic vocabulary

Getting off topic.
by eldin raigmore
02 Sep 2019 16:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2795
Views: 707641

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I'm not sure about this, but I seem to remember that no languages distinguishing a front and a central /a/ is precisely the reason why no separate symbols for the two exist in IPA. However, a language that does distinguish them may have been discovered since the invention of the IPA. In IPA the cen...
by eldin raigmore
02 Sep 2019 16:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Discussing basic vocabulary
Replies: 42
Views: 3909

Re: Discussing basic vocabulary

If there are different words for a river floating into the sea, in contrast to a river floating into another river or into a lake, Surely rivers don’t float at all!Did you mean “flow”? [/size] Yes, flowing. Thanks, eldin! I was intrigued by the idea of a conworld and/or conculture that did have flo...
by eldin raigmore
02 Sep 2019 15:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5841
Views: 1387741

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

I'm wondering subject properties of chain verb constructions. In (1), come and give share the subject and subject marking is straightforward, but in (2), the subject of die is the object of hit . How do languages with serial verbs mark it or should it just be understood from the context? I understa...
by eldin raigmore
02 Sep 2019 04:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding
Replies: 8
Views: 2032

Re: Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding

I’d say that post is pretty good.
It’s better than the title led me to expect it would be.
I especially appreciate the examples!
by eldin raigmore
02 Sep 2019 04:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Lehola Galaxy Lifespeeding & Resulting Discussion [Split]
Replies: 35
Views: 5448

Re: Lehola Galaxy Lifespeeding & Resulting Discussion [Split]

Then there's Sir Terry Pratchett's type, INTP. When I think of INTP's, I picture an overweight, ponytailed geek sitting at his laptop and visiting sites where he discusses quantum physics and new sustainability paradigms, tweaking his Unified Theory of Everything.
I have never had a ponytail!
by eldin raigmore
02 Sep 2019 04:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Discussing basic vocabulary
Replies: 42
Views: 3909

Re: Discussing basic vocabulary

If there are different words for a river floating into the sea, in contrast to a river floating into another river or into a lake,
Surely rivers don’t float at all!
Did you mean “flow”?
by eldin raigmore
02 Sep 2019 04:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 101
Views: 47992

Re: Surprising cognates

Dormouse559 wrote:
01 Sep 2019 15:18
:eng: coriander and cilantro
Okay, this pair probably isn't surprising for that many people, but I had a big "Aha!" moment when a cooking show mentioned they come from the same plant.
How are they cognates?

Are arugula and “rocket lettuce” cognates?
by eldin raigmore
30 Aug 2019 13:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4415
Views: 922552

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

Maybe the Mandarin word for “that”?
Or one or some other demonstratives, in Mandarin or other Chinese languages?
by eldin raigmore
29 Aug 2019 23:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4415
Views: 922552

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

Thanks for the answers. Some points I had not considered before. There may not be a clear-cut answer, but it's a bit clearer than I thought it would be [:)] The Wikipedia article on rhotics seems to say most of what I tried/wanted to say, and vice-versa. Also I think it has a link to John Cowan’s b...
by eldin raigmore
28 Aug 2019 05:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4415
Views: 922552

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: 7474

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: 2212

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: 2212

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: 2212

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: 2199
Views: 284522

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.