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by Arayaz
25 Feb 2024 15:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A note on the Voynich Manuscript
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: A note on the Voynich Manuscript

From Wikipedia: The peculiar internal structure of Voynich manuscript words led William F. Friedman to conjecture that the text could be a constructed language. In 1950, Friedman asked the British army officer John Tiltman to analyze a few pages of the text, but Tiltman did not share this conclusion...
by Arayaz
25 Feb 2024 02:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1360
Views: 356382

Re: Other Creativity

Khemehekis wrote: 25 Feb 2024 02:16 I listened to it before I read your spoiler and thought it was electronica/EDM. I thought, "Cool! I like Clean Bandit, and SHAED, and Empire of the Sun, and Lady Gaga, and they're all electronica, so electronica's not bad!"
Huh, it is a bit electronic, isn't it!
by Arayaz
25 Feb 2024 02:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1360
Views: 356382

Re: Other Creativity

my first foray into music-making, please judge very harshly supposed to be a little bit prog rock however I'm not officially saying that it's prog rock because I definitely don't have that kind of skill see WeepingElf? No Dunning-Kruger this time! Or at least, not much. as for a title, I called it ...
by Arayaz
24 Feb 2024 22:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 987
Views: 264358

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I plan to make another attempt soon. Unfortunately real life is presenting some resistance.
by Arayaz
24 Feb 2024 03:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 131
Views: 34890

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

In Hɛlcɛso, the word for "idiot" is ɛlon , named after everyone's favorite billionaire techbro, Elon Musk (/s). I made this word around the time I deleted Twitter from my phone and moved permanently to Tumblr. I would do things like this, except there are too many people I want to critici...
by Arayaz
24 Feb 2024 02:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs

Domeheads have five finges on each hand and four toes on each foot. Huh, so do Mark Rosenfelder's Almeans. Some of them use octodecimal too. The Almeans? [O.O] I never knew that! Yeah, I think Kebreni has a base-18 system. 18 is raida . I read his grammar for Kebreni once (it's in the back of one o...
by Arayaz
24 Feb 2024 01:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 152
Views: 103965

Re: Surprising cognates

:usa: English mild
:bra: Portuguese molho "sauce"

Not all sauces are.... mild..........
by Arayaz
23 Feb 2024 23:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs

Domeheads have five finges on each hand and four toes on each foot. Huh, so do Mark Rosenfelder's Almeans. Some of them use octodecimal too. The Almeans? [O.O] I never knew that! Yeah, I think Kebreni has had, historically a base-18 system. 18 is raida . I read his grammar for Kebreni once (it's in...
by Arayaz
23 Feb 2024 22:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs

Khemehekis wrote: 23 Feb 2024 21:39Domeheads have five fingers on each hand and four toes on each foot.
Huh, so do Mark Rosenfelder's Almeans. Some of them use octodecimal too.
by Arayaz
23 Feb 2024 02:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 712
Views: 190357

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I just read This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone, and oh my gosh it's AWESOME . I can't claim to fully wrap my head around every bit of it, so I can't entirely confidently vouch for its being perfect in every way, but it sure damn seems like it. (Don't hold me to tha...
by Arayaz
22 Feb 2024 16:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs

Yoshó *shudders at speaking its name* was base 8, counting the non-thumb fingers and spaces between them with the thumb. (Eight hand positions including zero = base 8.) With two hands, they could count up to 63.
by Arayaz
22 Feb 2024 16:46
Forum: Translations
Topic: The food that we were going to sell
Replies: 34
Views: 9955

Re: The food that we were going to sell

:con: Orayoxe Âsimaxa xuxâxutútkáwngwangwayo xó káw, âxútkáwngwa xó olhyálh xuxâka wox, ngâwarâ: xunimaxaxu lhâxoryoryó. âsi=maxa xux-âx-ut~útkáwngwa~ngwa-yo xó káw / âx-útkáwngwa xó olhyálh xux-â-ka wox / ngâ-warâ / xu-ni=maxaxu lhâx-ory-oryó OAO=food 1pl.INCL-3sg.OBJ-IRR~sell.to~IRR-IRR DAT some.n...
by Arayaz
21 Feb 2024 22:11
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?

Now that I'm thinking about this more I might try something like that with some voiceless stops since I've already decided I don't want to have too many of those (I've heard somewhere that could help a language flow better and I want it to sound very flowy for lack of a better word ) so maybe inste...
by Arayaz
21 Feb 2024 21:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 131
Views: 34890

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

In Ruykkarraber, anadeu means "strange" or "weird." It's an easter egg for ANADEW. I was lucky with this, since while anadeu is not a valid root, adeu is ─ and I happened to already have a prefix an- . (It's a generic negator; adeu means "normal" or "expected.")
by Arayaz
21 Feb 2024 21:45
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?

Sorry I saw this and then forgot to answer, that seems like it could work. What's an ANADEW by the way? "A Natlang Already Did it, Except Worse." I have an easter egg for this in Ruykkarraber: anadeu means "weird." Ohhh, that makes sense. I'd probably have to research those two ...
by Arayaz
21 Feb 2024 18:38
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?

Informer wrote: 21 Feb 2024 18:25 Sorry I saw this and then forgot to answer, that seems like it could work. What's an ANADEW by the way?
"A Natlang Already Did it, Except Worse."

I have an easter egg for this in Ruykkarraber: anadeu means "weird."
by Arayaz
21 Feb 2024 18:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 338997

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

How weird would it be for a language with split-ergativity to encode grammatical aspect in the verb, but uses the ergativity split for some other criteria than aspect? Like the split is based on animacy, for instance? An animacy-based split is I think more common than an aspect-based one. Is that s...
by Arayaz
21 Feb 2024 16:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 338997

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

LinguoFranco wrote: 21 Feb 2024 16:37 How weird would it be for a language with split-ergativity to encode grammatical aspect in the verb, but uses the ergativity split for some other criteria than aspect? Like the split is based on animacy, for instance?
An animacy-based split is I think more common than an aspect-based one.
by Arayaz
20 Feb 2024 21:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How do your languages treat (in)definiteness?
Replies: 28
Views: 902

Re: How do your languages treat (in)definiteness?

In future NE Areyaxi, definiteness is basically a way of saying "I would use anaphora for this but that would be ambiguous." In future Aryayaxi and Orayoxe, the definite article basically means "you know which one I mean (because I mentioned it)," the indefinite article means &q...
by Arayaz
20 Feb 2024 20:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How do your languages treat (in)definiteness?
Replies: 28
Views: 902

Re: How do your languages treat (in)definiteness?

The indefinite article indicates number, but the definite article does not, and it's not morphologically indicated on the noun either. This feels wrong to me. Definite NPs are more likely to have number distinctions than indefinite ones. There is not much difference in meaning between 'An elephant ...