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by Shemtov
01 Jun 2020 10:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The History of the Greater West
Replies: 30
Views: 14425

Re: The History of the Greater West

The arrangement of The Gospel of Peter: John 13:1-14:21 rewritten from Peter's point of view Jesus says that he knows the disciples trust him, and says John 1:1-5, ibid 9-14 from his point of view John 3 as a story told by Jesus John 14:25-31, leaving off the end of the last verse 1 Peter 4 rewritte...
by Shemtov
21 May 2020 10:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yonataoran Religions
Replies: 31
Views: 7136

Re: Yonataoran Religions

A selection from the Yiseryelian scriptures, the Lead Up to the "Preaching in the Field" The Life of Yiseryel : Yiseryel and his men were approaching the capital, and they were walking by the edge of a field, and Dikelaos [The senior priest of Yiseryel's home town, who had been his right-hand man] s...
by Shemtov
19 May 2020 09:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The History of the Greater West
Replies: 30
Views: 14425

Re: The History of the Greater West

Some random thoughts on the Simonist canon: The Greater Gospel continues after the Resurrection, with a long story of how Jesus looked like the Apostle Thomas, and sent Thomas to India, where Jesus descended and taught appearing as Thomas, and later helping Thomas in establishing an earthly ministry...
by Shemtov
14 May 2020 10:47
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 314
Views: 177073

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

Is there anybody who knows enough about :ara: dialects to make a thread about them- their different sound systems, their correspondences in their sound systems, their different morphosyntax? I'm learning MSA, and given that I'm Jewish a trip to Israel is likely in my future (though I don't have any...
by Shemtov
12 May 2020 00:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The History of the Greater West
Replies: 30
Views: 14425

Re: The History of the Greater West

More excerpts and summary of the rest of the contents: Now, the Father is undivided, self-begotten, and his existence, and the existence of the Son and Daughter are a better existence than any others that exist. Now the Archons of the Demiurge might whisper to you: "How can begotten come from self-b...
by Shemtov
11 May 2020 00:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 749
Views: 189367

Re: False cognates

Don't blame me, I got the story from a respectable YouTube channel on early Christianity from a secular perspective. It may be that they meant that trāditor became narrowed because of use by early Christians and commentaries on them, but the transfer of the data from linguistics to religious studie...
by Shemtov
10 May 2020 09:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The History of the Greater West
Replies: 30
Views: 14425

Re: The History of the Greater West

More of The Book of Seth : He [Seth] continued his discourse: The difference between The Father and The Demiurge is the difference is the difference between light and dark. The Demiurge dwells in darkness- he wishes to be one majesty, without the Father. He is in the darkness of ignorance that he ca...
by Shemtov
08 May 2020 10:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The History of the Greater West
Replies: 30
Views: 14425

Re: The History of the Greater West

The beginning of the Simonist Book of Seth : When his father Adam died, and the funereal was ended, Seth assembled his children and Tubal-Cain and his children (Tubal-Cain was the only one of the line of Cain to hearken to the Father, and his Son and Daughter). [Seth] spoke to them: I am speaking of...
by Shemtov
07 May 2020 22:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yonataoran Religions
Replies: 31
Views: 7136

Re: Yonataoran Religions

How the Haigoghafos was canonized: According to the Book of Laws, any book that a Mikhonic King received a prophecy that it should be written, would be put in the Haigoghafos. However, by the time of Timotheos, various disputes arose about some books, some sections of some books, and some textual va...
by Shemtov
06 May 2020 23:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: mɛːːʈɑk ǀʰɤʕ
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: mɛːːʈɑk ǀʰɤʕ

Possesion: The language distinguishes between alienible and unalienable possesion. Unalienable possesion is formed by a special genitive form. For most nouns this is the prefix ŋɯ: quiw̃e ŋɯhɛ:rɛtħi quiw̃e ŋɯ-hɛ:t̪jɛtħi words GEN.-Human "Human Languages" If the word begins in /ɲ ŋ ⁿɟ ⁿg/, the conson...
by Shemtov
06 May 2020 21:44
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky
Replies: 17
Views: 451

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 anyway), bu...
by Shemtov
06 May 2020 14:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The History of the Greater West
Replies: 30
Views: 14425

Re: The History of the Greater West

Do you have any of the Neo-Zoroastrian or Simonist texts worked out yet? The Simonist Scriptures (Asfari Aysodh Adha'ath A'ameth A'av) contain the following books: True Genesis: (Briyath A'ameth): A reworking of the first four chapters of Genesis and 5:1-8 Seth (Shith): Prophecies of Seth Enoch (Ha...
by Shemtov
06 May 2020 11:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 764
Views: 168033

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:hrv: <Jesu> "be.3P.PLR" :deu: <Jesu> "genitive and dative of Jesus"
by Shemtov
03 May 2020 04:59
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky

While keeping the weird features, I am going in a different direction than just plain old"weird features" morphosyntactically. There's another feature, one that is weird, that I am adding, but, unlike the phonetic features, and some of the morphosyntactical ones don't exist in isolation of the other...
by Shemtov
30 Apr 2020 23:05
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky

If "exolang" means an alien language, then my concern would be that it looks very human - it's borrowing a whole bunch of rare human things, which makes it look less alien. Regarding the idea of the KSL more generally: the point isn't that there are any specific features that people tell you to jet...
by Shemtov
23 Apr 2020 21:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: mɛːːʈɑk ǀʰɤʕ
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: mɛːːʈɑk ǀʰɤʕ

Class II: The core vowel is front, and not overlong. The vowel is lenghthend
ⁿɟɑke:ŋ "tentacle" ⁿɟɑke::ŋ "tentacles"

Class III: The word is monosyllabic with only an overlong front vowel
Class IIIa: Consonant final
ᶢǃi::ħ "cup" ᶢǃi::ħi "cups"

Class IIIb: Vowel `Final
qe:: "star" qe::ɲ` "stars"`
by Shemtov
23 Apr 2020 12:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 764
Views: 168033

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Various languages Sutra vs. :hrv: <sutra> "tommorow"
by Shemtov
22 Apr 2020 22:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: mɛːːʈɑk ǀʰɤʕ
Replies: 3
Views: 150

mɛːːʈɑk ǀʰɤʕ

mɛːːʈɑk ǀʰɤʕ is the major language of the planet Meichak. Meichak is the first alien planet that humanity has encountered capable of interstellar travel. Meichakians are humanoids with green fur, a pair of prehensile tentacles just above their hips and cephalopod-like eyes with double lenses. Phonol...
by Shemtov
22 Apr 2020 07:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 164
Views: 354

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

An eχolang: /t̪ t̪ʰ t̪ˤ d̪ ⁿd ʈ ʈʰ ʈˤ ɖ ⁿɖ c cʰ ɟ ⁿɟ k kʰ q qʲ/ /s sˤ ħ ʕ h/ /m n̪ ɳ ɲ ŋ/ /w̃ `j/ /ᵑʘ ǀ ǀʰ ǀˀ ᶢǀ ᵑǀ ǃ ǃʰ ǃˀ ᶢǃ ᵑǃ ǂ ǂʰ ǂˀ ᶢǂ ᵑǂ/ /i u ɯ e o ɤ ɛ ɑ/ /i: uː ɯː eː oː ɤː ɛː ɑː/ /iːː eːː ɛːː/ /iu iɯ io iɤ iɑ/ /iuː iɯː ioː iɤː iɑː/ /ui ɯi oi ɤi ɑi/ /uːi ɯːi oːi ɤːi ɑːi/ /ɐu ɐɯ/ /iɐu iɐɯ/ /...
by Shemtov
21 Apr 2020 03:12
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky
Replies: 17
Views: 451

How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky

I want to make an exolang, but I am afraid that my idea is too kitchen sinky. Here's the features I want to include, please tell me what would be a good idea to jettison: Phillipine alignment Arabic plus retroflexes as base of consonant system. No labials except for /m/ Prenasalized stops Aspirate/u...