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by Dormouse559
14 Jun 2021 20:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: So why can't animals talk anyway?
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: So why can't animals talk anyway?

I have locked this thread since it was created mainly for the purpose of promoting OP's book.
by Dormouse559
29 May 2021 02:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 622
Views: 56186

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

You should look at the dissertation of Syllak-Glassman on post-velar consonants. He definitely has all the data. Here is a link. Thanks, an interesting read on its own virtue to be sure! Although I don't really have the kind of time right now to sift through this rather large paper to look for an a...
by Dormouse559
28 May 2021 06:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 270
Views: 19706

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I watched a few episodes of "Le Meilleur Pâtissier", the French version of "The Great British Bake Off", a few weeks ago. It was neat to see the various differences in the format: each episode is two hours long; there are no meat pies to be found; the episode themes are often holidays or geographic ...
by Dormouse559
18 May 2021 21:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 439
Views: 58472

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote: 18 May 2021 18:26Though when I tried to make a list of the 50 states from memory the one that I forgot was Vermont. [:(]
I just did a state-naming quiz yesterday and also got 49/50. I drew a complete blank on Alabama [>_<]
by Dormouse559
15 May 2021 06:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 270
Views: 19706

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Surely the explanation is just "the author was lazy and didn't put too much thought into it". Your first paragraph of explanation there seems to demonstrate that that's a pervasive trend within the the books, and the "studied creative writing" would seem to explain it. As someone who took a creativ...
by Dormouse559
14 May 2021 06:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45255

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

:roll: Waste of time, spelling reform. In stead of tilting at windmills, we should just reform English pronunciation . That would be far easier and solve all the listed problems at once! Yes. Now that , that is the right way. Why change the standard spelling, which everyone is using, to match a non...
by Dormouse559
14 May 2021 06:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 270
Views: 19706

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I did the quiz thingy before checking what this is all about. I got Abnegation. But then I read that "Faction leaders want their members to think and act a certain way" and "The factions have conditioned their members to think and act a certain way" I immediately thought, nah. Too much like real li...
by Dormouse559
13 May 2021 04:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 270
Views: 19706

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Divergent [:D] The real question is, which faction would you join? ;) Technically, if I understand the worldbuilding properly, all of us here would be divergents. But if I had to pretend I wasn't, maybe Amity? They don't figure in "Divergent", but they seem chill, at least relative to the other opt...
by Dormouse559
11 May 2021 02:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 270
Views: 19706

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Fiddler on the Roof (the film) [:D] [tick] Divergent :wat: [maybe] Overgrown theater kid that I am, I somehow hadn't seen "Fiddler" in full before. It's good to know that the fiddler is a Metaphor™. I finally decided to watch "Divergent" after having seen every YouTube video essay about all the ser...
by Dormouse559
06 May 2021 19:38
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Practicing a Custom Alphabet
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Practicing a Custom Alphabet

That's irritating. What type of coding does the [‍code] feature take? HTML perchance? If so I can code the table in... The issue appears to be the privacy settings on your Google document. They are probably set so only you can view it. Try this: Open your document. Click on the "Share" button in th...
by Dormouse559
03 May 2021 19:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45255

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

Has anyone made a new orthography for English, where, if you see a written word, its spelling always tells exactly how it's pronounced, and if you hear a word, its sounds always tell exactly how it's spelled? In other words, you don't have to memorize both spelling and pronunciation. If does have, ...
by Dormouse559
03 May 2021 06:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 376
Views: 44721

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Nortaneous wrote: 03 May 2021 03:02 mrojryqvmzvg "the barbarian hacks sth. to pieces" > lqaswyqvmzeug wmrojr "I make the barbarian hack sth. to pieces"
Did you never think to ask the barbarian whether they want to hack sth. to pieces? [:O] [:P]

I did enjoy puzzling out what each morpheme must be, though [:)]
by Dormouse559
02 May 2021 23:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 6665

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

On a tou d' un koê fremó un sito Web k' l' ett l' una de ma ggranta rresoursa seuvre ly arpetan. [ʔo.ŋa.tu.dɛ̃ˈkuː fʁəˈmo ʔɛ̃ˈsiːt ˈwɛb klɛˈtly.ŋa de.mɑg.gʁɑ̃n.tɑʁ.ʁəˈsuʁ.sa ˈsø.vʁə ʎˑɑʁ.pəˈtɑ̃ŋ] A website that I rely on for information about Arpitan got taken down without warning. [:'(] Ereuzamen,...
by Dormouse559
02 May 2021 22:43
Forum: Translations
Topic: Relative tense
Replies: 21
Views: 5504

Re: Relative tense

Updating https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish The underlying grammar here has changed slightly. Like I explained in 2014 (Oh goodness, it's been six-and-a-half years [>_<] ), there are two past-tense options. There's the pasó kompozó [paˈso kɔ̃m.pəˈzo] , for events in the past few days, and there...
by Dormouse559
01 May 2021 00:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Never interrupt
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Never interrupt

:con: Ilóhra Muvakra iðéġġioši þakunóteþu téi laġġiavulahlamnar. [muˈvakra iˈðeŋːi̯oʃi θakuˈnoteθu ˈtei̯ laŋːi̯avulaːˈlamnar] muh-ahra iðéġġioš-i þak-un-t=hèiþ-u téi laġġia-ólahlamna-l wrong-LOC foe-NOM act-PROG-3S=SBRD-ACC NEG IMP-interrupt-PFT-2S Never interrupt your foe when they are making a mis...
by Dormouse559
29 Apr 2021 17:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 103
Views: 10888

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII

Any updates on how the relay is going?
by Dormouse559
28 Apr 2021 04:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45255

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

There's also medieval Latin a(c)ciārium, derived from Classical aciēs, ending up as Old French acer ~ acier, modern acier, which could possibly count. At least it shows a phonetically evolved suffix rather than -aire. Do you think a single -c- aciārium would've produced as(i)er, with /z/, though? A...
by Dormouse559
27 Apr 2021 18:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45255

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

Well, if there's evidence that the regular change was /kk/ > /s/, then of course that was the case. But the point remains that there's no reason why Pabappa should just assume that this would be the case [in French, obviously it was the case in Iberia] and ignore evidence to the contrary! Having sa...
by Dormouse559
27 Apr 2021 03:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45255

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

Give examples of cases where Latin /kk/ becomes /s/. If the /ks/ examples are only reborrowings, it should be easy to find a horde of 'real' reflexes with /s/, or even doublets! I don't know about a horde (like Pabappa said, the phoneme distribution in Latin makes instances rare), but there are exa...
by Dormouse559
26 Apr 2021 17:59
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Magical Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 1214

Re: Magical Economics

Pabappa wrote: 26 Apr 2021 16:52So I ask again .... is there a good term for that?
From a writing perspective? Speculative fiction. If the science behind the world is thematically significant, then maybe that can narrow to science fiction. But I hesitate to say "fantasy" if there's no supernatural element at all.