eldin raigmore wrote: ↑
16 Jul 2018 06:22
I only spent 19 months of my late-single-digit childhood in India. I did grow up in Texas, for the most part.
So you learned to walk and talk in Texas! The most formative years of them all!
And you got it from letters your little sister drew.
Hey, eldin, why don't we see you posting more sentences in Adpihi in the translation challenge threads and things like that? You clearly have one of the oldest conlangs on this board, so you've probably developed it to quite a degree by now.
Did you know any languages other than English at the time? If you didn't, that's pretty impressive! A lot of conlangers start off with ciphers of their own language (and even cipherbets to go with them).
No, if I correctly remember the timing, I started learning Spanish less than three months after that. I was probably very aware that other languages existed, because we were about to move to Nashville so my parents could learn some languages. But I didn’t know much, if anything, about those languages.
Remember, at that age, I was (if i recall correctly ) unaware that even English had a grammar. For me and my classmates, learning a language meant learning its vocabulary.
Learn languages like Spanish and Caddo?
Yes, before I took an after-school Spanish class in the fifth grade, I was unaware of how much grammar and semantics differed from language to language. I knew little bits like "In French and Spanish, the adjective comes after the noun" or "In many languages, nouns have gender, and the articles differ with gender" but I failed to realize the true extent of how much languages could differ. By the time I started working on Kankonian at age 16, I knew quite a lot about how grammar differed in languages like German, French, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Hawaiian, and Esperanto. I knew what SVO vs. SOV vs. VSO was all about, how noun cases worked, what voice and aspect were, that some languages had stative verbs instead of adiectives, that nouns could have dual number or no number at all, that verbs could conjugate for person and/or number (even gender), that verbs didn't need to be conjugated for tense.
I do have an event in mind that I would take as proof that the Creator not only existed, but has hung around tending to things since the Creation.
I don’t realistically expect it to ever occur, especially not in my lifetime (nor even the lifetime of any CBBean).
That would be, the arrival of three or four star-faring species (and their civilizations and cultures) at first-contact-readiness all at the same time.
I got the idea from an SF novel by an established author (I think a Canadian). I can’t believe I can neither remember the book’s title nor the author’s name!
Anyway, the analogy he(?) used was; if you’re cooking only one dish, after a certain point you can put it on the stove or in the oven and walk away for a while. But if you’re cooking a meal, in order for everything to be ready at the same time, you have to stay in the kitchen.
But I still wouldn’t believe in the Abrahamic God.
Interesting! I've never heard of such a novel. And yes, it wouldn't prove that any particular religion's God or god(desse)s existed, but in the same way it would mean that there was probably an intelligent force behind it all.
I believe we will make White-House-lawn-level contact with another planet's intelligent life sometime in my lifetime.
Maybe use "temple"? That's what I call the religious buildings of the Kankonian religions.
By “church” I actually meant a community of adherents or co-religionists.
However, the logical place to meet them would be their HQ, which would probably be their house-of-worship, which probably would best be called a “temple”.
Thanks for the suggestion!