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by Man in Space
08 Jun 2021 09:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)
Replies: 100
Views: 44196

Re: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)

The cuneiform looks cool. Was it inspired by qny particular script? Ugaritic, maybe? Sumerian proper, due to the range of degrees over which the stylus can be angled. ---- I have decided to redo, or am considering redoing, some aspects of CT. - Changing the romanization of /θ/ from ð to z . - Chang...
by Man in Space
03 May 2021 05:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 374
Views: 43815

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I’ve gotten pretty much all of the CT logosyllabic canon mapped out in my notebook. Now I can work on new symbols to supplement what I have so far.
by Man in Space
30 Apr 2021 00:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)
Replies: 100
Views: 44196

Re: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)

Fascinating! Have any of these people developed a system of astrology, either based on the year you were born, like the Chinese, or the month you were born, like the Greeks/Romans, or the day of the month you were born, like the Povoians ? Presumably, but I don't have any of it worked out yet. I ne...
by Man in Space
26 Apr 2021 18:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 374
Views: 43815

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Technically over the weekend, but CT now has (much of) an unwieldy cuneiform writing system.
by Man in Space
26 Apr 2021 18:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What colleges/universities offer documentary linguistics courses?
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: What colleges/universities offer documentary linguistics courses?

The University of Oklahoma has a Field Methods class (when they can secure an informant). It’s not a specialized course program, at least for the Bachelor’s, but they do offer it.

I think the Ohio State University has a specialized Master’s program.
by Man in Space
18 Mar 2021 03:11
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Designing Color words for your conlang
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

Re: Designing Color words for your conlang

One thing I do in some of my conlangs: White and yellow overlap. Light yellow strikes me as kind of the least-saturated of colors vis-à-vis how white it looks, so I figured some of my languages would do that.
by Man in Space
16 Mar 2021 04:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Symbols of Concultures
Replies: 222
Views: 78436

Re: Symbols of Concultures

Ahzoh wrote: 16 Mar 2021 02:40Which one looks better? Vermillian or Persian Red?
Vermilion. It stands out more to me.
by Man in Space
14 Mar 2021 12:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)
Replies: 100
Views: 44196

Re: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)

Timekeeping on Ítöð The two most important ways of reckoning time on Ítöð are the way the Tim Ar do it and the way international diplomacy does it. The Tim Ar The Tim Ar reckon years using the Count of Yar Yereu (CYY). In this scheme, there's one special, independent day ( Tékða m Hëkî Éakar ü ) at...
by Man in Space
14 Mar 2021 11:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 374
Views: 43815

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I did a lot of writing about timekeeping and calendar systems on Ítöð.
by Man in Space
25 Feb 2021 05:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)
Replies: 100
Views: 44196

Re: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)

I should start the CT writing system. But to that end I have a question: Hieroglyphics or cuneiform? Maybe one then the other, the cuneiform being simplified hieroglyphs…how does that sound? That sounds like an original idea! I'm both looking forward to this and dreading it. Quick note on CT: Might...
by Man in Space
16 Feb 2021 07:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)
Replies: 100
Views: 44196

Re: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)

Khemehekis wrote: 15 Feb 2021 16:46 Congratulations on your new name, Man in Space!
Thank you!

I should start the CT writing system. But to that end I have a question: Hieroglyphics or cuneiform? Maybe one then the other, the cuneiform being simplified hieroglyphs…how does that sound?
by Man in Space
11 Feb 2021 02:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 270
Views: 19106

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

A live rendition of “Billabong Valley” by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Starts at about 9:41. (It sounds weird because it’s microtonal.)
by Man in Space
06 Feb 2021 01:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)
Replies: 100
Views: 44196

Re: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)

Think I did some good changes to Proto-Southern Tim Ar… m̩ n̩ ŋ̩ ɹ̩ l̩ → mə nə ŋə ɹə lə m n ŋ → b d g k g → tʃ dʒ / _E V{x,ɣ,h} → Vː h → j / #_ {θ,ð} → n VːV → Vː, tone retracts to previous syllable C → [+ vc] / V_V ɣ → j b d g → β ɹ j / V_V ə → i / CC_# ə → Ø æ → jo j → Ø / {tʃ,dʒ}_ ɯ ɤ → ə a / a…_...
by Man in Space
06 Feb 2021 00:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)
Replies: 100
Views: 44196

Re: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)

I think I have some decent changes to Western Tim Ar: m → w m̩ n̩ ŋ̩ ɹ̩ l̩ → u a i e o Nasal assimilation θ ð → f v ɹ l → s ɬ / _# æ → je n t d s z ɬ ɮ ɹ l → ɲ tʲ dʲ ʃ ʒ ɬʲ ɮʲ j ʎ / _{e,i} h → ʃ / _E ø y → e i ɤ ɯ → ə ɨ t tʲ d dʲ → ts tʃ dz dʒ / _{i,ɨ,u} i ɨ u → e ə o / #(C)_(C)(C)a i…i ɨ…ɨ u…u → i…...
by Man in Space
05 Feb 2021 02:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 374
Views: 43815

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Wrote sound changes to Proto-Western Tim Ar. Then scrapped them. Rinse and repeat a few times.
by Man in Space
04 Feb 2021 07:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)
Replies: 100
Views: 44196

Re: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)

Let's try some changes to Eastern Tim Ar, shall we? [- cons + hi] → Ø / #_ V → Ø / [+ same V](C)_# (tone not important for this rule) ŋ k g x ɣ → m p b f v / _{y,ø,u,o} y ø ɯ ɤ → i e u o æ → e {θ,ð} → j ʕ → Ø / V_ ʕ → j VjV → Vj for same V, with contour assimilation VV → V for same V, with contour a...
by Man in Space
04 Feb 2021 06:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)
Replies: 100
Views: 44196

Re: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)

So basically what happened with the plurals was, back in the day there was this pluralizing particle *aɹ in PTO. As a function word, it eroded into something like *ɐɹ or *əɹ and ended up having some sort of sandhi effect on the following initials when it was of shape CV-. Basically: aɹ#CV → ə=CV (ma...
by Man in Space
04 Feb 2021 04:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammar milestones
Replies: 61
Views: 11280

Re: Grammar milestones

The grammar document for CT has surpassed 50 pages. (Admittedly there are lots of examples and the front matter takes a few pages also…and there's a fair bit of explanatory text about the setting as well. But hey, it's a milestone.)
by Man in Space
01 Feb 2021 23:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammar milestones
Replies: 61
Views: 11280

Re: Grammar milestones

I have passed 40 in my grammar of CT.