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by gestaltist
20 Apr 2021 13:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Are you a hunter-gatherer or a farmer?
Replies: 28
Views: 8290

Re: Are you a hunter-gatherer or a farmer?

Regarding MBTI, Sal is right that it's pseudoscience. Even worse, there's about 100 versions of MBTI on the web, with different goals, different type descriptions, and other differences. I wouldn't agree that it is complete nonsense, though. At it's core, it's an outgrowth of Jungian ideas, and whil...
by gestaltist
01 Apr 2021 15:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: North pole of a moon - the city on the lake
Replies: 11
Views: 3002

Re: North pole of a moon - the city on the lake

What is the game called? The image of the city is very nice.
by gestaltist
01 Apr 2021 15:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Documentation pitfalls
Replies: 23
Views: 3459

Re: Documentation pitfalls

Personally, I'm chiefly concerned with writing a grammar that will help me recall the details of my conlangs. I'm failing even at that. Writing grammars is damn hard.
by gestaltist
30 Mar 2021 09:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 113
Views: 23726

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

I have a lot of Easter eggs in my lexicons but I usually put them in the proto-languages so they are not obvious. Two old ones I recently came across: - "sub" meaning "servant" in proto-Sa‘bdi (the surface form is "su") - "ɖeʂ" meaning "tongue, language&q...
by gestaltist
27 Mar 2021 12:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Añoþnın
Replies: 29
Views: 4692

Re: Bechsukchwan Čəsač

I love this language and the way you present it. :)
by gestaltist
15 Mar 2021 09:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 119
Views: 23124

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII [starting Mar 5; sign-ups open]

dendana wrote: 14 Mar 2021 01:43 Get better soon gestaltist!

I just sent the Kaxangulá torch to opipik.
Thanks dendana. Let me just say I am really saddened by this development because Kaxangula is an excellent language from what I was able to see.
by gestaltist
13 Mar 2021 17:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 119
Views: 23124

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII [starting Mar 5; sign-ups open]

My illness is taking the better of me. I don’t have the presence of mind necessary to complete the translation. Please remove me from the relay and pass on the torch to the next person in line. Sorry for the inconvenience.
by gestaltist
12 Mar 2021 12:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 119
Views: 23124

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII [starting Mar 5; sign-ups open]

Torch received, however...

I'm sick, and not sure I'll have the presence of mind to complete the torch within a reasonable time frame. I'll let you know if it turns out to be too much.

EDIT: I'll be using Thearpoy, BTW
by gestaltist
17 Feb 2021 09:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 119
Views: 23124

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII

I'd like to participate, not sure which language yet.
by gestaltist
13 Feb 2021 10:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Thearpoy - a typo made conlang
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: Thearpoy - a typo made conlang

PHONOLOGY - CONTINUED PROSODY AND STRESS Thearpoy has rhythmic stress, with every second or third syllable bearing stress and expressed fully, and the other syllables having reduced vowels. For reduced /a/ this can lead to complex clusters. While it can reduce the number of vowels on the surface, s...
by gestaltist
13 Feb 2021 10:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Thearpoy - a typo made conlang
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: Thearpoy - a typo made conlang

PHONOLOGY CONSONANTS Bilabial Dental Retroflex Palatal Velar Glottal Aspirated tʰ t͜ʃʰ~t͜ɕʰ kʰ ʔ stops Plain p ʈ k stops Fricatives ʂ ʃ~ɕ h ʋ~ð Approximants l ɽ j Nasals m n (ɲ) (ŋ) The stop series has a some gaps which are motivated diachronically. The phoneme /ʋ~ð/ can be realized as labiodental ...
by gestaltist
13 Feb 2021 10:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Thearpoy - a typo made conlang
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Thearpoy - a typo made conlang

I haven't posted here in a long while but it doesn't mean I haven't been conlanging. Life makes it harder to participate online, though. Recently, I created a conlang sketch based on a random typo Davush told me about: someone misspelled "therapy" as "thearpoy" and my brain went ...
by gestaltist
18 Jan 2021 17:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lashu - The Five Mutations
Replies: 17
Views: 2267

Re: Laashu - The Five Mutations

You could keep your current system and add lexical tone, effectively multiplying the amount of valid roots.
by gestaltist
16 Jan 2021 23:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lashu - The Five Mutations
Replies: 17
Views: 2267

Re: Laashu - The Five Mutations

Quite a cool idea. Gave me food for thought. :)
by gestaltist
13 Jan 2021 13:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: North pole of a moon - the city on the lake
Replies: 11
Views: 3002

Re: Torco's north pole of a moon

I'm greatly enjoying this thread. :) I'm wondering if 20 years for a complete collapse of the Pianar civilization isn't too quick? Or is this whole region smaller than I imagine? (I think you tried to upload a map but all I see is a marker of an image that failed to load.) One small suggestion: can ...
by gestaltist
10 Jan 2021 22:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: North pole of a moon - the city on the lake
Replies: 11
Views: 3002

Re: Torco's north pole of a moon

Great stuff Torco. This is the kind of worldbuilding I enjoy reading about. I hope this thread is continued.

If you need inspiration for further posts here, I'd like to know about:
- the machines left by the terraforming AI
- human cultures on the hemisphere facing away from the gas giant
by gestaltist
05 Oct 2020 20:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Ch’eweyõw̌e Blog
Replies: 20
Views: 6792

Re: The Esseintial Ch’eweyõw̌e Blog

Ch’eweyõw̌e has always been one of my favorites aesthetically, and it’s only improving with each iteration. I love the rules you came up with. :)
by gestaltist
08 May 2020 11:10
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky
Replies: 17
Views: 3643

Re: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky

I agree with all of you actually. I may have been a bit unclear. What I mean is that if you advertise your language as an exolang, I'd expect it to have some features which you consider to be alien or which showcase the "exo" part in any way. So far, all the ideas Shemtov listed could easi...
by gestaltist
07 May 2020 18:48
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky
Replies: 17
Views: 3643

Re: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky

It sounds like a weird coincidence that your aliens have the exact same vocal tract as humans. I agree with Sal that this seems a "weird human language" and not a proper exolanguage. I'm not going to acknowledge it in any works I would write (it's common to have humanoid aliens in scifi a...
by gestaltist
04 May 2020 10:40
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky
Replies: 17
Views: 3643

Re: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky

It sounds like a weird coincidence that your aliens have the exact same vocal tract as humans. I agree with Sal that this seems a "weird human language" and not a proper exolanguage.