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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Lambuzhao » 09 Jan 2019 06:11

gestaltist wrote:immortal vampire kings and fae-worshipping pseudo-Chinese.
This reminds me of a favorite guilty pleasure from the latest 1980s.
It was an arcade game called "Last Apostle Puppet Show" or "Chinese Exorcists"
in Chinese 霊界導士.
You battled vampires of various powers.
Extremely campy and silly, nonetheless the action was fast and furious for a game of its time. Also, the Rankin-Bass like
animated characters are unforgettable.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by elemtilas » 09 Jan 2019 06:13

mmmm...

shortbread...

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by elemtilas » 09 Jan 2019 06:16

Lambuzhao wrote:
09 Jan 2019 06:11
gestaltist wrote:immortal vampire kings and fae-worshipping pseudo-Chinese.
This reminds me of a favorite guilty pleasure from the latest 1980s.
It was an arcade game called "Last Apostle Puppet Show" or "Chinese Exorcists"
in Chinese 霊界導士.
You battled vampires of various powers.
Extremely campy and silly, nonetheless the action was fast and furious for a game of its time. Also, the Rankin-Bass like
animated characters are unforgettable.

[+1]
Looks a little like Mortak Kombat. Neat graphics, though!
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Lambuzhao » 10 Jan 2019 16:36

elemtilas wrote:
09 Jan 2019 06:10
Lambuzhao wrote:
09 Jan 2019 06:00
elemtilas wrote:
01 Jan 2019 20:21
Missed out on Lexember. Again.

32.
seyungcwe [iv -s] — opportunity missed through complex extenuating circumstance; chance unmissed at the time but lamented rather later; the answer to the bittersweet question, was she the one?
Clearly you did not miss it, if you follow the old adage:

34 days in Lexember
if you borrow three from Novander
Never ye mind ole Octember
nor the dog daze of Shemptumber…



… which clearly you did
[;)]
[<3] [<3]

You always have a way of turning one's shortcomings into a rather more delicious form of shortbread!
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Lambuzhao » 10 Jan 2019 16:39

elemtilas wrote:
09 Jan 2019 06:13
mmmm...

shortbread...

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OMG ~ shortbread.

So a few years back, I got my son hooked on shortbread cookies/biscuits.

The other day, I was jonesing for them, but Diebeetus sez too much sugar, Jack.

Magically, the local Paki Dollar-wonderama sells sugar-free shortbread cookies.
I bring them home.
My son gobbles the whole lot down om-nom-nown. [:(]

Well, somebody enjoyed them (!) :roll:[xP]

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Lambuzhao » 10 Jan 2019 16:40

elemtilas wrote:
09 Jan 2019 06:16
Lambuzhao wrote:
09 Jan 2019 06:11
gestaltist wrote:immortal vampire kings and fae-worshipping pseudo-Chinese.
This reminds me of a favorite guilty pleasure from the latest 1980s.
It was an arcade game called "Last Apostle Puppet Show" or "Chinese Exorcists"
in Chinese 霊界導士.
You battled vampires of various powers.
Extremely campy and silly, nonetheless the action was fast and furious for a game of its time. Also, the Rankin-Bass like
animated characters are unforgettable.

[+1]
Looks a little like Mortak Kombat. Neat graphics, though!
A lot simpler than MK. But some of the fatalities were prescient of the MK-style rampat cruor.

It's like old Mad Monster Party on meth.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by elemtilas » 10 Jan 2019 18:36

Lambuzhao wrote:
10 Jan 2019 16:40
Spoiler:
elemtilas wrote:
09 Jan 2019 06:16
Lambuzhao wrote:
09 Jan 2019 06:11
gestaltist wrote:immortal vampire kings and fae-worshipping pseudo-Chinese.
This reminds me of a favorite guilty pleasure from the latest 1980s.
It was an arcade game called "Last Apostle Puppet Show" or "Chinese Exorcists"
in Chinese 霊界導士.
You battled vampires of various powers.
Extremely campy and silly, nonetheless the action was fast and furious for a game of its time. Also, the Rankin-Bass like
animated characters are unforgettable.

[+1]
Looks a little like Mortak Kombat. Neat graphics, though!
A lot simpler than MK. But some of the fatalities were prescient of the MK-style rampat cruor.

It's like old Mad Monster Party on meth.
Looks fun, though! There's something to be said for games of that kind being not overly complex.

Also, sorry about the shortbread biscuits being so shortly devoured!

But think about it this way: it just give you an excuse to buy two packs next time! One for you, and one to leave out (perhaps in some semi-secluded location) on the off chance your darling boy should find them!

And if he doesn't find them within a reasonable amount of time, say fifteen minutes or so, well, then I guess he'll just have to miss out!
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ahzoh » 11 Jan 2019 07:12

Completely changed the verb paradigms for Vrkhazhian again:
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Lambuzhao » 11 Jan 2019 10:52

elemtilas wrote:
10 Jan 2019 18:36
Lambuzhao wrote:
10 Jan 2019 16:40
Spoiler:
elemtilas wrote:
09 Jan 2019 06:16
Lambuzhao wrote:
09 Jan 2019 06:11
gestaltist wrote:immortal vampire kings and fae-worshipping pseudo-Chinese.
This reminds me of a favorite guilty pleasure from the latest 1980s.
It was an arcade game called "Last Apostle Puppet Show" or "Chinese Exorcists"
in Chinese 霊界導士.
You battled vampires of various powers.
Extremely campy and silly, nonetheless the action was fast and furious for a game of its time. Also, the Rankin-Bass like
animated characters are unforgettable.

[+1]
Looks a little like Mortak Kombat. Neat graphics, though!
A lot simpler than MK. But some of the fatalities were prescient of the MK-style rampat cruor.

It's like old Mad Monster Party on meth.
Looks fun, though! There's something to be said for games of that kind being not overly complex.
Indeed. A great devourer of quarters in its day!
[}:D]
Also, sorry about the shortbread biscuits being so shortly devoured!

But think about it this way: it just give you an excuse to buy two packs next time!
Ha ha ha! You must've been with me the following day!!
So, I went back to get another bag of the cookies. But I had no cash, and they had a minimum $5 for card use.
:roll: So I bought five [B)]

One for you, and one to leave out (perhaps in some semi-secluded location) on the off chance your darling boy should find them!
[:S]
He' so used to my wiles, there isn't an oubliette left in the house that he hasn't sprung at one time or another. [¬.¬] [:(]

:wat: Save the car-trunk…

Thank U for the suggestion!

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Frislander » 11 Jan 2019 15:23

Well my IE lang has taken off a bit, and it seems I've gone full Ugric. *l now goes to a voice velar fricative /ɣ/, which contrasts with a new /x/ which doesn't come about by RUKI, and *s now is fully lateralised. I've also gone down full throttle on the aspiration > velarisation shift, and this now interacts with palatalisation, such that "I carry" is now /pɕəɾen/ from bʰéroh2-nu and "I carried" is /pɕəɾɑ/ from *(e)bʰérom (essentially the new past tense is a mix of old imperfects and root aorists, both minus the augment).

So here's an example sentence.

xul ɕəwɑt kŏnim keɕtəjɑt neləsĭn.
xul ɕəw-ɑt kŏne-i-m keɕtəj-ɑt nel-əsĭn
fish eat-ACT.PRT woman-DAT-1s.POSS please-ACT.PRT be_not-3s.PRES
My wife doesn't like eating fish

(Bonus point for those who can spot the Ugric loan).

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by DesEsseintes » 11 Jan 2019 17:53

For the past 28 hours or so, I’ve been working on a new conlang that I’m calling Project Narwhal until I come up with a proper name. It has some shocking features such as a voicing contrast in stops, /d/, and both of /r l/. It has no fewer than 20 consonants, but only three vowels /a e o/. Here are some words:

láttáw·gaś
rajéw·teyo
kayegewgál·ja
áreyjòlo
hózo

Limestone is also coming along nicely.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by gestaltist » 11 Jan 2019 21:56

DesEsseintes wrote:
11 Jan 2019 17:53
new conlang that I’m calling Project Narwhal until I come up with a proper name
Which is never judging by Project Limestone
. It has some shocking features such as a voicing contrast in stops, /d/, and both of /r l/. It has no fewer than 20 consonants, but only three vowels /a e o/. Here are some words:

láttáw·gaś
rajéw·teyo
kayegewgál·ja
áreyjòlo
hózo
Love these forms. Quite different from your usual aesthetic.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by DesEsseintes » 12 Jan 2019 02:25

Thanks, gestaltist. [:D]
Frislander wrote:
11 Jan 2019 15:23
xul ɕəwɑt kŏnim keɕtəjɑt neləsĭn.
xul ɕəw-ɑt kŏne-i-m keɕtəj-ɑt nel-əsĭn
fish eat-ACT.PRT woman-DAT-1s.POSS please-ACT.PRT be_not-3s.PRES
My wife doesn't like eating fish

(Bonus point for those who can spot the Ugric loan).
I know very little about Ugric, but I’m guessing the ɕəwɑt is related to Finnish syöda?

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Khemehekis » 12 Jan 2019 05:16

Frislander wrote:
11 Jan 2019 15:23
Well my IE lang has taken off a bit, and it seems I've gone full Ugric. *l now goes to a voice velar fricative /ɣ/, which contrasts with a new /x/ which doesn't come about by RUKI, and *s now is fully lateralised. I've also gone down full throttle on the aspiration > velarisation shift, and this now interacts with palatalisation, such that "I carry" is now /pɕəɾen/ from bʰéroh2-nu and "I carried" is /pɕəɾɑ/ from *(e)bʰérom (essentially the new past tense is a mix of old imperfects and root aorists, both minus the augment).

So here's an example sentence.

xul ɕəwɑt kŏnim keɕtəjɑt neləsĭn.
xul ɕəw-ɑt kŏne-i-m keɕtəj-ɑt nel-əsĭn
fish eat-ACT.PRT woman-DAT-1s.POSS please-ACT.PRT be_not-3s.PRES
My wife doesn't like eating fish

(Bonus point for those who can spot the Ugric loan).
Is it "xul", the word for fish? Reminds me of words like "hal" and "kal".
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Frislander » 12 Jan 2019 17:15

DesEsseintes wrote:
12 Jan 2019 02:25
I know very little about Ugric, but I’m guessing the ɕəwɑt is related to Finnish syöda?
Nope, it's from PIE *ǵyeuH- "chew", the semantic shift being like Tocharian. syödä according to wiktionary is from Proto-Uralic *sewe-, which gives (across dialects) forms such as tij-/tāj-/täj-/tēŋkwe- in Mansi (I will admit to this language being a bit more Mansi-like than Khanty-like, but either way it's still definitely Ugric and not just general "Uralic" in evidence here).
Khemehekis wrote:
12 Jan 2019 05:16
Is it "xul", the word for fish? Reminds me of words like "hal" and "kal".
Correct! It's based mainly off of Mansi forms like /xuːl/.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ehesh » 12 Jan 2019 23:47

Today I created the numerals 1-9 for my conscript.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by elemtilas » 13 Jan 2019 04:50

Ehesh wrote:
12 Jan 2019 23:47
Today I created the numerals 1-9 for my conscript.
Spoiler:
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Nice!
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by lsd » 13 Jan 2019 14:31

very exotic excpt for the denary system...

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ehesh » 13 Jan 2019 21:04

I am thinking of making it a 12 base that collapsed into 10.

It is very difficult creating a mathematical notation system that is not a relex. And math is by far my forte

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Khemehekis » 14 Jan 2019 02:12

Frislander wrote:
12 Jan 2019 17:15
Khemehekis wrote:
12 Jan 2019 05:16
Is it "xul", the word for fish? Reminds me of words like "hal" and "kal".
Correct! It's based mainly off of Mansi forms like /xuːl/.
Awesome!

I remember reading a list of words for fish several years back, and I recalled how the Uralic languages had forms like the Hungarian hal, the Finnish kala, and the Vogyl xul.
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Squirrels chase koi . . . chase squirrels

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