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by Linguifex
27 Jan 2021 03:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 853
Views: 241682

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

The link in the Name Change thread to the post actually about how to change one’s nick says I am not authorized to read the forum.
by Linguifex
26 Jan 2021 03:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)
Replies: 87
Views: 37644

Re: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)

Wow, these are some badass names. Are all their names like that? [+1] Frequently, yes. Personal names native to CT tend to be nominalized sentences and have a bias towards the grandiose, e.g. Éðenḫuúühé: Éðenḫuúühé éðen ḫuú ü hé drive wind DEF 3 SG 'he rides the wind' The major difference is that p...
by Linguifex
25 Jan 2021 07:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)
Replies: 87
Views: 37644

Re: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)

I was typesetting some stuff set in Twin Aster for a creative exercise given me by my mentor, and I discovered the font's character support is lacking (I really, really like the TT Marxiana family in a two-column setup. It's super neat), so I have decided to redo the romanization of CT (as it's the ...
by Linguifex
16 Jan 2021 05:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 38076

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

elemtilas wrote: 16 Jan 2021 01:02Gary was a regular on Conlang-L ages ago.
And he had an absolutely wonderful list of derivational operations.
by Linguifex
02 Jan 2021 13:25
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Using PBase to research sound change
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Using PBase to research sound change

C 0 in some notations also means at least 0 consonants (maximally 1 is implied usually), i.e. the consonant is optional. That would make sense for the Afar pattern, if I recall the data correctly. Not sure about the specific notation in PBase though. In the Index Diachronica it means “a specific/th...
by Linguifex
26 Dec 2020 03:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 38076

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Khemehekis wrote: 25 Dec 2020 09:09 Guzhiet Navidad!



Here's a holiday quiz for all of you. Which Christmas carol reverses the animacy hierarchy for all the verses except the last?
I initially thought “The 12 Days of Christmas” (“my true love gave to me”), but then I realized all the verses are like that.
by Linguifex
24 Dec 2020 05:16
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'
Replies: 93
Views: 46127

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

Khemehekis wrote: 23 Dec 2020 03:32 Meanwhile, here are a bunch of new words!
What’s the source on these?
by Linguifex
20 Dec 2020 07:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)
Replies: 87
Views: 37644

Re: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)

I actually think I'm going to switch up the last two entries in the planet list…3.2 AU is pretty close to the maximum stable orbital distance around Xi Boo A, per the august Dr. Wik E. Pedia, so I figure it makes sense that maybe nothing got big enough to clear the neighborhood. Also there's evidenc...
by Linguifex
19 Dec 2020 18:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 76107

Re: Weird Dream Thread

I was back in high school and my parents couldn’t pick me up until 11:00 PM. There was also something about me building an observation tower to look at the Moon, which somehow became me actually visiting it (I remember a huge crater; the Moon was much like its depiction in A Trip to the Moon ). Then...
by Linguifex
18 Dec 2020 04:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)
Replies: 87
Views: 37644

Re: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)

I should probably write some about CT measure words. I want CT to have a rich supply of measure words. These will in some descendants turn into a classifier or noun-class system. Notably they all end in a nasal n which assimilates to a following consonant. This list will probably be expanded later a...
by Linguifex
13 Dec 2020 02:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)
Replies: 87
Views: 37644

Re: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)

Doing some work on calculating certain cycles… One solar day on Ítöð is about 26.12 hours. A year is 253.10 days, or about three-quarters of an Earth year. There is also a variability cycle in the magnitude of Xi Boo A of about 9.31 local days; three of these works out to almost 28 days. I am theref...
by Linguifex
12 Dec 2020 19:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)
Replies: 87
Views: 37644

Re: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)

So Tim Ar is plural. What about the other people names? Are they collectives, or can they be pluralised according to the rules found in this post? They're sort of indeclinable non-verbs. You could say, for instance, áʕe Kán hé 'he is Caber', or you could say taĝkei áłaʕ Kán ü 'the Caber (people) su...
by Linguifex
10 Dec 2020 06:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)
Replies: 87
Views: 37644

Re: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)

Plurals in CT operate by one of a few mechanisms. There are three typical methods, depending on the shape of the word: Metathesis , decomposition , and a pluralizing particle . Metathetic plurals only occur with the five cardinal vowels a e i o u (in either tone) and in words beginning with a conson...
by Linguifex
06 Dec 2020 23:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 26
Views: 2065

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

DesEsseintes wrote: 09 Oct 2020 08:18Next:

shònu, pl. sháno
An inanimate countable noun
statue, monument, cairn, monolith, pole, post, marker

Next: ʕéek (an adverb)
by Linguifex
06 Dec 2020 13:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)
Replies: 87
Views: 37644

Re: Linguifex's conworld megathread

EDIT : Ha! Linguifex no longer has the cyclist avatar! Yep, the Pogostick Man from Happy Wheels has been replaced by the word "Caber" in Caber. So that's what your alternate name Pogostick Man means? The cyclist guy with the helmet? Can't say I'm familiar with Happy Wheels . It is a…I guess at its ...
by Linguifex
06 Dec 2020 13:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 12821

Re: Lexember 2020

I completely suck at being timely and consistent with challenges like these. For the language, let's go with CT. Lexember 1: CT tïhki [tɯ̀hkì] ( pl. ituhki [ìdùhkì]) 'tunic, shirt' Lexember 2: CT łámágn [ɬǽmǽɣn̩] 'ocean water' (which is red on Ítöð, as opposed to fresh water, which is blue) Lexember...
by Linguifex
05 Dec 2020 19:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)
Replies: 87
Views: 37644

Re: Linguifex's conworld megathread

This is sort of a housekeeping post, primarily for my own organization but others could use it if they're curious. [*] Taltic (sorry, it's a ZBB link) "The requested topic does not exist." Needs to go to https://www.verduria.org/ instead. Perhaps https://www.verduria.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=605&p=2...
by Linguifex
03 Dec 2020 04:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)
Replies: 87
Views: 37644

Re: Linguifex's conworld megathread

I have been reëvaluating where Ítöð is located. It requires the following: - G-type primary, or reasonably close option - Projected age of at least 2 Gyr, preferably 3 – 6 Gyr - Wide binary or similar system - No currently-detected extrasolar planets that would wreck the habitable zone - < 100 ly di...