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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by qwed117 » 21 Apr 2017 00:42

Axiem wrote:Today I submitted a pull request to Rebound (an open-sourced project for n-body simulations) to do a thing I was wanting while I'm working on Mto's moons.

...also, three-body simulations seem to have a very good chance at becoming mildly chaotic, I've noticed. Multi-moon planets are harder than single-moon planets.
Seems like a reasonable statement. I mean, isn't that why the n-body problem is unsolvable for most values?
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Axiem » 21 Apr 2017 03:29

qwed117 wrote:I mean, isn't that why the n-body problem is unsolvable for most values?
Basically.

Though running a simulation for 120,000 years, it's surprisingly stable. A few more calculations and tweaks, and I should actually (finally!) have something to show for all this work.

Then it's on to the Hot Jupiter and how its steadily-being-stripped atmosphere affects the other planets!
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by DesEsseintes » 22 Apr 2017 09:52

I've been playing around with my new version of Limestone, and I'm quite pleased with the emerging aesthetic which is somewhere in between Blackfoot and Pawnee. The sample word Átsxariiriwáár should give an idea of what I'm aiming for. And look! Word-final r!

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Frislander » 22 Apr 2017 17:31

DesEsseintes wrote:I've been playing around with my new version of Limestone, and I'm quite pleased with the emerging aesthetic which is somewhere in between Blackfoot and Pawnee. The sample word Átsxariiriwáár should give an idea of what I'm aiming for. And look! Word-final r!
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by DesEsseintes » 23 Apr 2017 18:18

Frislander wrote:
DesEsseintes wrote:I've been playing around with my new version of Limestone, and I'm quite pleased with the emerging aesthetic which is somewhere in between Blackfoot and Pawnee. The sample word Átsxariiriwáár should give an idea of what I'm aiming for. And look! Word-final r!
[:P] *noisy lip-licking*
[:D]

Here, have some Limestone clusters:
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     p    ps   t    ts   tsx   tł   k    ks   kx   kł   s    ł    x
m    -    -    -    -    -     -    -    -    -    -    -    -    mx
n    -    -    -    -    -     -    -    -    -    -    ns   -    nx
t    pp   pps  tt   tts  ttsx  ttł  kk   kks  kkx  kkł  -    -    -
s    sp   sps  st   sts  stsx  stł  sk   sks  skx  skł  -    -    sx
ss   ssp  ssps sst  ssts sstsx sstł ssk  ssks sskx sskł -    -    ssx
ł    łp   łps  łt   łts  łtsx  łtł  łk   łks  łkx  łkł  -    -    łx
łł   łłp  łłps łłt  łłts łłtsx łłtł łłk  łłks łłkx łłkł -    -    łłx
x    xp   xps  xt   xts  xtsx  xtł  xk   xks  xkx  xkł  xs   xł   -
xx   xxp  xxps xxt  xxts xxtsx xxtł xxk  xxks xxkx xxkł xxs  xxł  -
I'm actually still undecided whether to permit geminate codas in Limestone. They're commonas muck in its sisterlang Híí, and they might be explained away as an areal feature, but they do detract from the Pawneeness of the aesthetic.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by gestaltist » 23 Apr 2017 19:04

I have reviewed my Scosya maps after a long, long while. (Scosya is my "hard" conworld based on a high-tilt planet). I have decided that my pressure and rain maps are actually salvagable, so I only need to redo temperature. As getting bogged down in climate was what made me stop working on the project in the first place, this is good news. I think I will approach temperature with a little less rigor than I originally intended, only as to define climate zones. (The problem is that I need to actually figure out what climate zones such a world would have - Koppen classification falls right out the window. And only summer-winter is not enough, either. I needed to make a separate map for each season.)

Let's see if I manage to get this done this time around. I am really itching to move forward with the conbiology part of the project.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Frislander » 23 Apr 2017 20:14

DesEsseintes wrote:Here, have some Limestone clusters:
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     p    ps   t    ts   tsx   tł   k    ks   kx   kł   s    ł    x
m    -    -    -    -    -     -    -    -    -    -    -    -    mx
n    -    -    -    -    -     -    -    -    -    -    ns   -    nx
t    pp   pps  tt   tts  ttsx  ttł  kk   kks  kkx  kkł  -    -    -
s    sp   sps  st   sts  stsx  stł  sk   sks  skx  skł  -    -    sx
ss   ssp  ssps sst  ssts sstsx sstł ssk  ssks sskx sskł -    -    ssx
ł    łp   łps  łt   łts  łtsx  łtł  łk   łks  łkx  łkł  -    -    łx
łł   łłp  łłps łłt  łłts łłtsx łłtł łłk  łłks łłkx łłkł -    -    łłx
x    xp   xps  xt   xts  xtsx  xtł  xk   xks  xkx  xkł  xs   xł   -
xx   xxp  xxps xxt  xxts xxtsx xxtł xxk  xxks xxkx xxkł xxs  xxł  -
I'm actually still undecided whether to permit geminate codas in Limestone. They're commonas muck in its sisterlang Híí, and they might be explained away as an areal feature, but they do detract from the Pawneeness of the aesthetic.
Nice! I'd say keep 'em, they fit nicely with the geminate sonorants you plan on having.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by gokupwned5 » 24 Apr 2017 12:11

I fleshed out a conlang in the year 3017 derived from American English. Here is a sample sentence.

Jups kwak bren fes ava lozh deg.

[dʒups kwak bren fes ava loʒ deg]

jump-PRES quick brown fox-SING over lazy dog-SING

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by loglorn » 25 Apr 2017 00:05

gokupwned5 wrote:I fleshed out a conlang in the year 3017 derived from American English. Here is a sample sentence.

Jups kwak bren fes ava lozh deg.

[dʒups kwak bren fes ava loʒ deg]

jump-PRES quick brown fox-SING over lazy dog-SING
I'd say you could've been more radical, both phonetics-wise and grammar wise. Especially grammar wise.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by DesEsseintes » 25 Apr 2017 15:53

Relevant content from the Y/N thread:
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In the minimalist interpretation, New Limestone has the following consonant inventory:

/m n/
/p t k ʔ/
/s ɬ x/
/r j w/

Now that I've been playing with the inventory for several days, I find I'm not too keen on nasals and want to restrict them, though I'm hesitant to go all the Pawnee way and eliminate them altogether, so I've hit on a possible solution.

There will be no phonemes /m n/ but geminate /w r/ manifest as mm nn. These also occur word-initially but simplify to m n. Thus all of m n w are distinguished word-initially (single r elides in that position), but medially they are in complementary distribution depending on length. This will be apparent when prefixes occur.

/riiwa/ → iiwa
/a + riiwa/ → ariiwa
/rriiwa/ → niiwa
/a + rriiwa/ → anniiwa

/watsiri/ → watsiri
/a + watsiri/ → awatsiri
/wwatsiri/ → matsiri
/a + wwatsiri/ → ammatsiri
etc.

This does have the wonderful benefit of reducing the consonant inventory to ten segments, but I will lose out on word forms like áínimiiwa.

Y/N?
I've decided not to adopt this for now, so I will be keeping phonemic /m n/ for the time being. New Limestone is still in its infancy, and I would rather not restrict myself unduly at this stage.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Lao Kou » 26 Apr 2017 14:36

Thanks to the calligraphic flourish of masako elsewhere, I entered l'円相 (l'haineceau) into the Japoné語 lexicon. In the process, I discovered by file dates that I haven't done anything lexically with Japoné語 at all in 2017. If I were the father of Géarthnuns and Japoné語, this would be unconscionable parental-favoritistic abuse, leading to dastardly Cain-Abel conflicts worthy of Dynasty. If I were a Chinese husband back in the dynasties as in Hang the Red Lantern, I'd leave Wife1 and Wife2 to subterfuge and duke it out. I'm just not conlangingly wired that way.

Good Lord, is it no wonder I don't speedlang? That's like the one-night-stand of conlanging. Nothing wrong with one-night-stands, an sich, but if you have a faithful partner back at home requiring your attention (Géarthnuns)? One could argue that Japoné語 was the result of a fling, and I'm now trying to "make it right" (though the project does involve creative joy). It will never be the life project that is Géarthnuns, and it knows it.

Mind, I flatter myself to think I'm reasonably sane, and know these are projects, not people. It's just hard to imagine myself with such prolificity. I'm not Bach or Picasso!
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Dormouse559 » 26 Apr 2017 17:31

You are feeling like more of a Mucha? Japoné語 is your slinky art nouveau illustration with 花 climbing up the borders. But your true masterpiece is your Géarthnuns Epic, 20 floor-to-ceiling canvases rhapsodizing the grand sweep of a civilization.

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Post by Egerius » 26 Apr 2017 17:59

Buonavallese and Wínlandisch are probably... uh... the earliest of Michelangelo or something?
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Clio » 28 Apr 2017 12:40

Yesterday marked the end of my first (full) week of classes for the current semester, during which I'm doing an exchange in Germany. It's been exciting to attend (nearly) all of my classes in German, and moreover tremendously helpful for my abilities in the language.

Because of the sudden onslaught of work--translating Ancient Greek into German involves a steep learning curve!--, I've sadly not had much time to do any conlanging. I did start the latest speedlanging challenge but didn't get around to developing it beyond phonology/orthography and the pronouns. I'm very satisfied with the phonotactics and aspect system (aorist/progressive/habitual with a gradually disappearing semelfactive). Hopefully I'll keep slowly working on this language and eventually post something more meaningful about it.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by DesEsseintes » 28 Apr 2017 13:22

Clio wrote:...

--translating Ancient Greek into German involves a steep learning curve!--

...
I'm so jealous. I want to go back to being a student. [:'(]

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Post by Iyionaku » 30 Apr 2017 13:26

This post will finally be my 1,000st post on this board! [:)]

Counts as an accomplishment, doesn't it?
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by DesEsseintes » 30 Apr 2017 13:30

Iyionaku wrote:This post will finally be my 1,000st post on this board! [:)]

Counts as an accomplishment, doesn't it?
It does.

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DesEsseintes wrote:
Iyionaku wrote:This post will finally be my 1,000st post on this board! [:)]

Counts as an accomplishment, doesn't it?
It does.
Well someone should have told me when I managed that one.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by qwed117 » 30 Apr 2017 15:15

Frislander wrote:
DesEsseintes wrote:
Iyionaku wrote:This post will finally be my 1,000st post on this board! [:)]

Counts as an accomplishment, doesn't it?
It does.
Well someone should have told me when I managed that one.
well, the conlangs forum just past 100,000 posts 83 posts ago.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Frislander » 30 Apr 2017 15:36

qwed117 wrote:
Frislander wrote:
DesEsseintes wrote:
Iyionaku wrote:This post will finally be my 1,000st post on this board! [:)]

Counts as an accomplishment, doesn't it?
It does.
Well someone should have told me when I managed that one.
well, the conlangs forum just past 100,000 posts 83 posts ago.
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