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by Bob
01 Sep 2020 23:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ancient Turkic Conlang
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Ancient Turkic Conlang

... I read a little of what you wrote. I already answer the first two questions in what I wrote above. ... I say I don't have a bilingual version of the Dede Korkut. Even if I had a bilingual version of the Dede Korkut, without a full glossary I couldn't make much accurate use of it. And bilingual ...
by Bob
01 Sep 2020 23:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ancient Turkic Conlang
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Ancient Turkic Conlang

Alright, so things are going slow for my proposed timeline. But I finished work on the new text and am going to photograph it next. I decided not to re-arrange the words in the native word order for this one, just to finish with making all the words as glosses to an English word order text, with man...
by Bob
01 Sep 2020 23:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: [Split thread] Bob tells us about himself
Replies: 0
Views: 190

[Split thread] Bob tells us about himself

( original post ) This sounds interesting to me because I'm interested in Iroquoian languages and thinking about doing work towards a free online etymological dictionary for them. Until then, I think the 1960s Seneca dictionary and morphology summary is the best book on Iroquoian etymology (or webs...
by Bob
31 Aug 2020 06:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Star Trek Ferengi Languages by 1995 Timothy Miller, David Salo, and 1995-2017 TV Show Writers and Kim Douglas
Replies: 59
Views: 1858

Re: Star Trek Ferengi Languages by 1995 Timothy Miller, David Salo, and 1995-2017 TV Show Writers and Kim Douglas

I'm still working on Star Trek Ferengi Language. I hope to finish it this week and then I should photograph it and recent Klingon, Mutsun, Vulcan work and get them on here. I finished doing the "idiomatic skeleton translation" for the Rules of Acquisition. Next, I'll do the same for a sizeable prose...
by Bob
31 Aug 2020 05:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ancient Turkic Conlang
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Ancient Turkic Conlang

jimydog000 wrote: 28 Aug 2020 12:55 ...
by Bob
31 Aug 2020 05:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ancient Turkic Conlang
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Ancient Turkic Conlang

Is there somewhere that we can see this translation? ... ... ... Yeah, sure, I'll try to take a photo of it all and get it up here. In the next few days. I'm "getting busy" here and might not be able to post much more to Conlang Bulletin Board. I've said earlier I don't have much time to post, keep...
by Bob
26 Aug 2020 23:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: [Split Thread] Prometheus of Linguistics
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: where to study linguistics/conlang in U.S.?

Hello, My son is still in high school, but is interested in conlangs specifically and linguistics generally. Any advice about U.S. colleges that excel in these fields would be much appreciated (I'm an ecologist and am ignorant about this world). Thanks for your time! You might also consider Oakland...
by Bob
26 Aug 2020 22:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: [Split Thread] Prometheus of Linguistics
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: where to study linguistics/conlang in U.S.?

sangi39 wrote: 23 Aug 2020 21:17 ...
Here, I read what you wrote.
by Bob
26 Aug 2020 22:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang
Replies: 19
Views: 1013

Re: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang

... I put my research into my conlanging and my conlanging into my research. I do work on deciphering ancient languages but mostly study how they were deciphered and why others cannot be deciphered. If anything, I mostly ever decipher conlangs done for books, tv, and movies. Then again, I make a lo...
by Bob
26 Aug 2020 22:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang
Replies: 19
Views: 1013

Re: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang

sangi39 wrote: 23 Aug 2020 21:17 ...
I read what you wrote and think I get the idea.
by Bob
26 Aug 2020 22:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Star Trek Ferengi Languages by 1995 Timothy Miller, David Salo, and 1995-2017 TV Show Writers and Kim Douglas
Replies: 59
Views: 1858

Re: Star Trek Ferengi Languages by 1995 Timothy Miller, David Salo, and 1995-2017 TV Show Writers and Kim Douglas

I took a few days vacation from this language but am back at it. I'm translating The Rules of Acquisition into the language. I just recently invented many interesting words for the language using a 1500s text about merchants in Chinese Civilization and Society: A Sourcebook by Patricia Buckley Ebrey...
by Bob
26 Aug 2020 20:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ancient Turkic Conlang
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Ancient Turkic Conlang

The last few days, I made a conlang based on the Turkic language family, its historic writings, and names from the history of central Asia which use Latin and Greek spelling conventions. I think the words are from some Indo-European or Iranian languages, though. Oh well. I translated a sizeable text...
by Bob
26 Aug 2020 19:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: [Split Thread] Bob's Opinions on Romance Languages
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Silvish

sangi39 wrote: 23 Aug 2020 21:17 ...
I read what you wrote here.
by Bob
23 Aug 2020 05:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: [Split Thread] Bob's Opinions on Romance Languages
Replies: 4
Views: 282

[Split Thread] Bob's Opinions on Romance Languages

... I read the first few posts and the verbs one that it linked to. Really good job. It reminds me of Middle Catalan or Romanian. I've been reading a lot of Old French and Middle French the last few years, so I could get a bit into this. Have you worked out a vocabulary for it is or it just these g...
by Bob
23 Aug 2020 04:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang
Replies: 19
Views: 1013

Re: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang

... If you need help accessing books on Khotanese, you need to make friends over the internet and facebook. Find me on facebook for further help, I'm the head admin of the Conlangs and Linguistics, Constructed Languages, Invented Languages facebook group. I read all the posts here and thought it wa...
by Bob
23 Aug 2020 04:38
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: First Language [snake/reptile based]
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: First Language [snake/reptile based]

... My thoughts for beginners: Just put as much time as you want into it, and it will be fine. The core thing a conlang needs is to not be a "relex" of English. It helps if you've studied at least one foreign language quite a bit. It can be very much like a relex of English, but it would still be, ...
by Bob
23 Aug 2020 04:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: [Split Thread] Prometheus of Linguistics
Replies: 4
Views: 251

[Split Thread] Prometheus of Linguistics

... I got to tell you, though, I am the modern Prometheus if there ever was one. I, me, myself, did steal fire from Olympus with my BA Linguistics. I have studied and made major discoveries in such famous languages that it would make your head spin. Watch this: I am probably the most advanced exper...
by Bob
23 Aug 2020 04:19
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: where to study linguistics/conlang in U.S.?
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: where to study linguistics/conlang in U.S.?

Hello, My son is still in high school, but is interested in conlangs specifically and linguistics generally. Any advice about U.S. colleges that excel in these fields would be much appreciated (I'm an ecologist and am ignorant about this world). Thanks for your time! Again, unless he wants to know ...
by Bob
23 Aug 2020 03:48
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: where to study linguistics/conlang in U.S.?
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: where to study linguistics/conlang in U.S.?

... Conlangs in Academia So far as I know, there's no good scholars of conlanging in academia. I am a top scholar of conlanging and that's part of why I'm not in academia. There are actually many topics that are not at all marketable in academia and mostly not for the noble-sounding reasons you'd e...
by Bob
23 Aug 2020 03:18
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would be the best approach for an Antarctic 'lang?
Replies: 20
Views: 5320

Re: What would be the best approach for an Antarctic 'lang?

... I read your original post and some of the others. I know a thing or two about southern South America and Tierra Del Fuego languages. But if I was to do this, I would maybe base it off of "At the Mountains of Madness" by HP Lovecraft and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "The Narrative of Ar...