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by k1234567890y
16 Jan 2021 21:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 782
Views: 179488

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

English Norse "the collective Scandinavian people" v.s. Swedish nors "smelt(fish)"
by k1234567890y
07 Jan 2021 04:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: alternative English with German superstrate
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: alternative English with German superstrate

Probably a greater tendency to use native words, and a tendency to calque words from German. Grammatically I personally don't think it would be much different, maybe some native derivational affixes(not inflections) would be more productive as they look similar to the cognates in German(i.e. the be-...
by k1234567890y
05 Dec 2020 05:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 367
Views: 54883

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I have written that Kompalia is a pioneer in contacting non-human extraterrestrial civilizations, but I am not sure if this is ok for you all. Also I want to keep the mechanism of FTL drives unexplained as of now, is it ok for you all? Those are both fine by me! Do we have an idea of which country ...
by k1234567890y
04 Dec 2020 16:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)
Replies: 83
Views: 36894

Re: Linguifex's conworld megathread

I wonder if I should also create a megathread for my conworlds' things
by k1234567890y
11 Nov 2020 19:09
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 367
Views: 54883

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I have written that Kompalia is a pioneer in contacting non-human extraterrestrial civilizations, but I am not sure if this is ok for you all. Also I want to keep the mechanism of FTL drives unexplained as of now, is it ok for you all? Those are both fine by me! Do we have an idea of which country ...
by k1234567890y
10 Nov 2020 03:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 367
Views: 54883

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

sure that can do, anytime is ok.

and thanks for sharing the timeline.

Also I think the current technological level of Damta is about 500 years ahead that of our world, does this still hold?
by k1234567890y
05 Nov 2020 11:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 367
Views: 54883

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

k1234567890y wrote: 29 Oct 2020 11:38 Also

I am having an idea of sharing the Querlongs, a group of non-human aliens from my conworld(s) with Damta.
also Querlongs should be Quers, the word Querlong is the name for their language.
by k1234567890y
31 Oct 2020 16:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 367
Views: 54883

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I've done a bit more conworlding - written some more about the Second Confederation, and started an article about religion/philosophy in the Bokisig culture. I've also measured some distances, and though I've only occupied a small part of the map so far, some of the distances were huge. I'd like to...
by k1234567890y
30 Oct 2020 04:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 367
Views: 54883

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

brblues wrote: 29 Oct 2020 19:00 just like to keep non-human aliens to very late in the timeline, i.e. a fair bit after the beginning of the space age.
This is fine by me, I have no problem with this.
by k1234567890y
29 Oct 2020 11:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 367
Views: 54883

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

Also

I am having an idea of sharing the Querlongs, a group of non-human aliens from my conworld(s) with Damta.
by k1234567890y
29 Oct 2020 07:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 775
Views: 202500

Re: False cognates

English gas v.s. Finnish kaasu

they sound really similar lol but the English word is from Dutch gas, which in turn is possibly from Ancient Greek χάος (kháos, “chasm, void, empty space”); while the Finnish word is from a Sami language, ultimately from Proto-Uralic *käsä (“dew”)
by k1234567890y
28 Oct 2020 16:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 367
Views: 54883

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

Just updated something for Likepeg people, sorry for the hiatus
by k1234567890y
27 Oct 2020 15:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 782
Views: 179488

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Japanese Totoro (name of a fictional animal) and Old High German totoro "egg yolk"
Spoiler:
Japanese Totoro:
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German Totoro:
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by k1234567890y
15 Oct 2020 11:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 367
Views: 54883

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

Nachtuil wrote: 15 Oct 2020 04:10 I'm sorry to hear that and I hope everything comes out okay. I obviously have not been doing much either but it has never left my heart haha. I still fully plan to get back to it.
I have not done much on Damta either
by k1234567890y
15 Oct 2020 11:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 123
Views: 54467

Re: Surprising cognates

English bite and English fibre (borrowed from Latin fibra)

both of them are from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- ("to split")
by k1234567890y
11 Oct 2020 05:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 741
Views: 123105

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

An isolating language where there are no adpositions, and there are no inflectional affixes and productive derivational affixes either, all meanings of adpositions are conveyed by the use of verbs and nouns(and the language has serial verb construction), and most conjunctions are from content words...
by k1234567890y
10 Oct 2020 06:32
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How necessary are noun cases?
Replies: 26
Views: 1687

Re: How necessary are noun cases?

.... But on the other hand, nominal cases can be useful, and you can take a look at what others have said above, but in my opinion, nominal cases simply are not a necessity. To sum up. Many features that are frequently quite useful are also frequently not strictly necessary, and occasionally deuced...
by k1234567890y
09 Oct 2020 16:47
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How necessary are noun cases?
Replies: 26
Views: 1687

Re: How necessary are noun cases?

according to WALS, 100 out of 261(38.3%) languages don't have noun cases, that is, nearly 2 out of every 5 languages don't have noun cases: https://wals.info/chapter/49 also 98 out of 190(51.6%) languages have a neutral alignment on nouns, that is, more than half of all languages distinguish the sub...
by k1234567890y
12 Sep 2020 14:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: If you were to write one novel...
Replies: 19
Views: 1599

Re: If you were to write one novel...

also I kinda wanna write novels in my conlangs xd or at least have dialogues of my conlangs involved
by k1234567890y
09 Sep 2020 15:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pākíka - IE lang
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Pākíka - IE lang

looks nice (:

also the name looks kinda Polynesian, which makes me wonder if you are planning on a polynesian-sounding IE language, but judging from the samples you have made, it seems to not be Polynesian-inspired.