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by clawgrip
15 Aug 2020 15:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Funny three-initial mismatches
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: Funny three-initial mismatches

There's always GTA, which bothered me at first when it was applied to Grand Theft Auto...because for me, it always meant Greater Toronto Area. "The GTA" still does, anyway.
by clawgrip
11 Aug 2020 08:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995

Since you say that you're not that much into Star Trek conlangs, I find it curious that you have run a Facebook group for the past two years dedicated to the Okrand languages, the most famous and well-developed of which is obviously Klingon. What motivates you to run a group centered on a language y...
by clawgrip
01 Aug 2020 11:44
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: On making a conscript that doesn't suck.
Replies: 107
Views: 22863

Re: On making a conscript that doesn't suck.

But a lot of things that I look for in logographic writing systems, I discovered within the past 15 years. It's all these little things that nobody even knows to look for. The point of my reply is that I specialize in conscripts and logographic writing systems and that most people really just scrat...
by clawgrip
22 Dec 2019 06:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 844
Views: 228364

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Thanks for the reply. Good luck with the process.
by clawgrip
21 Nov 2019 12:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 844
Views: 228364

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

It would be nice. I noticed that almost all the posts of my Khmer script thread are gone. All the posts with lessons anyway. And my Learn Japanese thread starts at lesson 11 now. I hope there is some chance for these to be recovered.
by clawgrip
29 Sep 2019 11:57
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: On making a conscript that doesn't suck.
Replies: 107
Views: 22863

Re: On making a conscript that doesn't suck.

Measuring from the latest post makes sense. I suspected as much, I just misunderstood your post above.
by clawgrip
29 Sep 2019 02:36
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: On making a conscript that doesn't suck.
Replies: 107
Views: 22863

Re: On making a conscript that doesn't suck.

Threads were deleted based on first post date, rather than last?
by clawgrip
07 Aug 2019 15:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1131
Views: 164976

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Is this script related to the previous one, or is it a new one?
by clawgrip
20 Jul 2019 16:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11855
Views: 1430851

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

I'm just trying to see if fixed stress can coexist with pitch accent and how so, if it can. If you are asking, if fixed stress and pitch accent can coappear, absolutely yes. I have been, at last, learning Swedish pitch accents. It's a very simple example https://learningswedish.se/courses/1/pages/2...
by clawgrip
21 Jun 2019 15:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11855
Views: 1430851

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

I mean, in English we can just say 'three four-hundredths' for 3/400. So if you wanted 1/27, you could say 'one twenty-and-seventh' or simply 'one twenty-seventh'. No, because one twenty seventh or "seventh ten two (one)" would be interpreted as 20/7. However, I'm not entirely sure I've understood ...
by clawgrip
18 Jun 2019 14:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 86
Views: 1108

Re: Yay or Nay?

I have two language families that occupy the same geographical area in a conworld. Although they are not related, for some reason or another they both form the passive voice through reduplication of the initial syllable of the stem. This was not actually planned, as I think I unconsciously reused t...
by clawgrip
13 Jun 2019 15:45
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2734

Re: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions

4. What would classifiers come from? They would come from regular words. Think of phrases like one sheet of paper, one stick of butter; it's not a major jump to get from there to phrases like one sheet of towel, one stick of pencil...and once you're there, it's only one more small jump to phrases l...
by clawgrip
10 Jun 2019 00:43
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 314
Views: 179425

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

Use lots of rebus writing, to the point where there may be as many phonetic signs as logographic signs. Don't merge multiple signs into single compound characters like Chinese does; leave them independent and string them together. It's not really a guide, but I have made a language with a sort of Eg...
by clawgrip
09 Jun 2019 16:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 86
Views: 1108

Re: Yay or Nay?

Looks like it's a go, then.

I have been away from here too long. It's nice to see responses from familiar names. Thanks, everyone.
by clawgrip
09 Jun 2019 14:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 86
Views: 1108

Re: Yay or Nay?

I have two language families that occupy the same geographical area in a conworld. Although they are not related, for some reason or another they both form the passive voice through reduplication of the initial syllable of the stem. This was not actually planned, as I think I unconsciously reused th...
by clawgrip
05 Jun 2019 15:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7406
Views: 952998

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

A question about Japanese, since this has been bothering me ever since I posted a suggestion for sound changes in LinguistCat's "Cat Japanese" conlang thread using an example of this (possibly incorrect?) construction. In constructions like X的なY , when is the な after the 的 necessary, and when is it...
by clawgrip
19 Oct 2018 00:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 770
Views: 170291

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:jpn: 顔 kao face :eng: cow Like most, if not all, Japanee/English pairings in this topic, this is based on an (incorrect) English diphthongization of Japanese vowels. 顔 Kao should be pronounced [kä.o̞]. In a similar vein, there is an online business supplies/other things store we use frequently at ...
by clawgrip
19 Oct 2018 00:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 18
Views: 10987

Re: Script preference

That would likely be the case. If all personal endings were distinct, like Spanish, they would probably be indicated, but with only the s, it's a fully predictable inflection (as long as the plurality of the subject is indicated. And because of the importance of plurality in English, I suspect that ...
by clawgrip
18 Oct 2018 03:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 18
Views: 10987

Re: Script preference

Hanzi alone may not work well for synthetic languages, but they can work on synthetic languages with a set of additional purely-phonemic symbols. Two examples are Japanese and pre-1950 Korean. Outside of Chinese, there are synthetic languages using a logographic writing system, such as Sumerian(cun...