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by Salmoneus
14 Jan 2022 20:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Trilingual altlang scenarios
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Trilingual altlang scenarios

Personally, I think this is the least convincing part of BART - the assumption that magical "areal effects" will operate exactly the same even with different languages in the area, or with the languages in the area having distinctly different histories, standings, etc. In reality, areal af...
by Salmoneus
14 Jan 2022 01:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inheretance Question for a conculture
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Inheretance Question for a conculture

Ok I see why there was an issue and why I was confused about you assuming it had to be same "gender". I was assuming that it would still be connected to "gender". Just it wasn't limited to Short Trunk inherits from their Short Trunk parent and Long Trunk inherits from their Long...
by Salmoneus
13 Jan 2022 13:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inheretance Question for a conculture
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Inheretance Question for a conculture

And that still breaks down if you have multiple groups that one could be in that neither parent is from. But what I'm getting at is: why? You've said it "breaks down", and "becomes more complicated", but I don't see why, and hence I don't understand what problem you're asking fo...
by Salmoneus
13 Jan 2022 01:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inheretance Question for a conculture
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Inheretance Question for a conculture

I'm not sure why you assume inheritance would by default be same-sex. On earth, although same-sex-inheritance systems do exist*, they're by far the minority. [as distinct from sex-based inheritance per se. In male-preference primogeniture, for example, males inherit from males... but males also inhe...
by Salmoneus
09 Jan 2022 17:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)
Replies: 185
Views: 16997

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)

FWIW, I knew that a bunch of the positionals weren't "meant" to be there (and I excluded a bunch iirc); but since I didn't know WHICH weren't meant to be there, and some of them seemed to assist the narrative, I wasn't sure which to remove and which to translate.
by Salmoneus
06 Jan 2022 13:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Suggestion: A language for linguists
Replies: 22
Views: 733

Re: Suggestion: A language for linguists

em3ry wrote: 06 Jan 2022 12:23 Yes I forgot about pterosaurs. "Birds" = flying warm-blooded dinosaurs.
Pterosaurs were warm-blooded. That's why they were covered in fur.
by Salmoneus
06 Jan 2022 13:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)
Replies: 185
Views: 16997

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)

Look what happened to that line in Ring 1: “You claimed the chandler’s bedroom!” said the short man > The old woman starts to think; “I would prefer a nice cush life than to the life I have now!" > > > The priest, sitting, said: “this port has been the place of death, the firepit of corpses”.
by Salmoneus
06 Jan 2022 13:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 603
Views: 91282

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

Rounding doesn't seem to be that salient back there, and rounding and derounding across time and between languages seems fairly common. Americans, for instance, just furiously deround every damn low vowel they come across. [PALM? No rounding. LOT? No rounding. CLOTH? No rounding. CAUGHT? No roundin...
by Salmoneus
06 Jan 2022 00:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 603
Views: 91282

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

Hmm, that makes sense. So the rounding of /ɑː/ spreading in Persian would've been kinda similar to how Dari is apparently in the process of merging /eː oː/ with /iː uː/ like already happened in Iranian Persian, according to that same paper I linked. One thing we often overlook is that sound changes...
by Salmoneus
05 Jan 2022 23:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)
Replies: 185
Views: 16997

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)

First the shift into Atruozan which was a rough one, then a couple oddities coming out of it.....the real answer though is just "Sal's torch". Something happened in Sal's torch or as a result of it that resulted in it just falling apart lmao. There are a lot of things I can logically deri...
by Salmoneus
05 Jan 2022 23:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)
Replies: 185
Views: 16997

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)

This jetty was a place of death, a corpse's pyre. Yes, I was surprised by the dramatic turn it took too. Technically, the Old Wenthish says that it's a "pyre-flame pit" (or 'balefire grave' to use the direct English cognates). And you'll be disturbed to learn that it's actually a pyre-fla...
by Salmoneus
05 Jan 2022 14:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 864
Views: 131426

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

In terms of which category to put them in, it's ultimately just a question of which category you want them to be in. And that might be informed by how you want them to be diachronically generated - though not necessarily, of course, since they could switch to another category by analogy anyway. But ...
by Salmoneus
05 Jan 2022 01:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 864
Views: 131426

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

*shrug* I thought I answered the question you asked. Was there another, hidden question I should have answered instead? Or more specifically: in what way did that not answer the question? Was my answer ambiguous in some way? EDIT: sorry, I'm not being sarcastic here. The question you asked seemed cl...
by Salmoneus
04 Jan 2022 14:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 864
Views: 131426

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

The suggested word structure of my short(?) project is (P).(C)(G)V(N)(ʔ) P {b d g m n ŋ l} C {pʰ tʰ t͡s kʰ qʰ p t k q f ɬ s} G {m n j w} V {ɑ ɒ ə i u} N {m n ŋ j w} But I'd like to include aspirated nasals /mʰ/ and /nʰ/ in the onset, as well. How could they be nicely included in the system and how ...
by Salmoneus
04 Jan 2022 03:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 603
Views: 91282

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

When did Persian /ɑː/ become rounded? Less importantly, why? I know the latter can only be speculated on, but... eh. The impression I get is confusing, since in Classical Persian it was apparently still unrounded and Persian loanwords in most languages borrowed /ɑː/ as unrounded, so it had to be a ...
by Salmoneus
30 Dec 2021 23:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 188
Views: 104493

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

for example, religions aren't just prayer and ritual, right? Well, that might depend on how you define 'religion'. I think there's an important distinction to be made between the roles that religion does (inherently) play - the foundation of religion, as it were - and the roles that religion can pl...
by Salmoneus
30 Dec 2021 01:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 188
Views: 104493

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Did anyone dispute that? I just said I didn't know. From a music-reading point of view, I've encountered a paedogogical distinction between an 'ornament' (written as a symbol above a note) and a 'grace note' (written out as a note, albeit in smaller font). If you consider 'grace note' to include all...
by Salmoneus
29 Dec 2021 21:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 188
Views: 104493

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Ah, so that's what Christians are talking about! I don't think any of the religions I've developed in the Lehola Galaxy have a concept like that. Which is odd, because it's extremely common among human religions. If you start from the assumption that people have something wrong with them (which see...
by Salmoneus
29 Dec 2021 01:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 188
Views: 104493

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

EDIT: fwiw, "grace" refers to kindness, favour, gift, or delightfulness - something given because it will please, or the property of giving or pleasing itself, particularly beyond any obligation. In this case, in Christianity in English, 'grace' is the gift from God of the ability to impr...
by Salmoneus
28 Dec 2021 23:03
Forum: Translations
Topic: It's raining cats and dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: It's raining cats and dogs

I can't confirm this, as I don't speak the language, but the internet informs me: Munster: tá sé ag cur foirc agus sceana Connaught: tá sé ag cur sceana gréasaí Ulster: tá sé ag cur balc báistí So, take this with a pinch of salt, but I think these translate literally as "he is at sowing forks a...