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by sangi39
23 Feb 2024 11:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 880
Views: 273796

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

I still am sometimes confused by the Insular Celtic definite articles resembling Germanic and Romance indefinite ones: :irl: an , :wls: yn etc. vs. :eng: a(n) , :fra: un etc. :hun: Hunagarian too with a ~ az for the definite article, with the same " a before a consonant, the other form before ...
by sangi39
17 Feb 2024 16:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Does my take on Godzilla break the Law of the Conservation of Energy?
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Does my take on Godzilla break the Law of the Conservation of Energy?

And the LORD slaughters a host of catgirls... what There is a saying I have found several times on the Net: Each time real science is drawn into the discussion of a fantasy story, God kills a catgirl. Please be mindful of the catgirls. At least for me, this oddly kind of hits on the point, i.e. God...
by sangi39
14 Feb 2024 14:34
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is it alright if I don't evolve my language?
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Is it alright if I don't evolve my language?

I'm going to steal my reply to a similar question posted over in "Conlangs" on Facebook: "I can't imagine it's any sort of "sin", no, or even a bad thing. As long as you're happy with the language, and you think it all makes sense the way it is, that's the main thing Persona...
by sangi39
10 Feb 2024 01:12
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: help needed - evolving proto phonology.
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: help needed - evolving proto phonology.

There's a lot you can to with /θ/, and you could probably make that a dialectal feature in the daughter language, e.g. one dialect has [t] where another has [ s ] *Some instances of /tɕ dʑ ɕ/ could come from palatalisation as well of /t d s/, e.g. /ti/ > [tɕi]. If you have a sequence like /tiha/ > ...
by sangi39
09 Feb 2024 22:48
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: help needed - evolving proto phonology.
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: help needed - evolving proto phonology.

FROM ts tʃ dʒ qχ pʰ p b t tʰ d q qʰ ɢ ʔ ɸ θ s ʃ ɾ ʒ ʁ h m n ɴ ɾ ɰ ɹ Vowels: i e o ee oo u a (C/PA)V(C) TO ts tɕ dʑ p b t d k g ʔ l ɾ m n ɲ ŋ v s ɕ x j ɰ Vowels: i e o ɛ æ ɔ u a (C/PA)V(F) So one big change you is for plosives to no longer be permitted in syllable-final position, which could be very ...
by sangi39
08 Feb 2024 00:49
Forum: Games
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 3308
Views: 306330

Re: Romanization game #2

...x χ(?????)... Unfortunately the font the CBB uses doesn't seem to allow for the distinction between Latin <x> (in the first instance representing a velar fricative), and Greek chi <χ> (in the second instance representing a uvular fricative). It can be a bit of a pain, for sure When I view the bo...
by sangi39
08 Feb 2024 00:24
Forum: Games
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 3308
Views: 306330

Re: Romanization game #2

Visions1 wrote: 07 Feb 2024 13:47 ...x χ(?????)...
Unfortunately the font the CBB uses doesn't seem to allow for the distinction between Latin <x> (in the first instance representing a velar fricative), and Greek chi <χ> (in the second instance representing a uvular fricative). It can be a bit of a pain, for sure
by sangi39
05 Feb 2024 23:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My friend is in need of help.
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: My friend is in need of help.

Just because there has been a report (more of a "just in case" report, nothing negative) I thought I'd just step in quickly You are right, as far as I understand the rules at least, there's nothing explicitly against this particular kind of link to other pages. And if they are your friend,...
by sangi39
02 Feb 2024 16:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: İrıbėt
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: İrıbėt

The name İrıbėt has a very Hebrew feeling to it with a nice touch of Turkish. I am not so sure about your example sentence; so my question is: what parts of İrıbėt syntax and morphology are similar to Hebrew? (If you have time: What about syllable structure/phonotactics, phonological processes/allo...
by sangi39
19 Jan 2024 02:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Is my idea for the number of individuals in Destoroyah accurate?
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: Is my idea for the number of individuals in Destoroyah accurate?

I had no idea until this post that there were two new metric prefixes added to either end of the scale in 2022. Now the IEC needs to add robi- and quebi- as binary prefixes. I tend not to use them after a point. Kilo-, mega-, and giga- for bytes, kilo- for grams, centi- and milli- for litres, and k...
by sangi39
14 Jan 2024 19:22
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Is my idea for the number of individuals in Destoroyah accurate?
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: Is my idea for the number of individuals in Destoroyah accurate?

Ok, so seeing as literally no-one’s responded in almost 12 hours, I figured I’d make a change to make it easier to calculate, for myself or others: the subquantum prawns now have a mass of 5*10^-438 quectograms, which is a far cry from the much smaller 5*10^-4375 quectograms and might actually be c...
by sangi39
13 Jan 2024 18:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 712
Views: 190749

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

After a little over nine years of living with my mum and my brother (after marriage ended, neither of us could afford the rent on the flat on our own, so we both had to move back in with family), I can finally ( I think! ) move out on my own I've got two houses to go view on Wednesday and I'm excit...
by sangi39
13 Jan 2024 18:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 712
Views: 190749

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

After a little over nine years of living with my mum and my brother (after marriage ended, neither of us could afford the rent on the flat on our own, so we both had to move back in with family), I can finally ( I think! ) move out on my own I've got two houses to go view on Wednesday and I'm excit...
by sangi39
11 Jan 2024 12:22
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1938
Views: 651939

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

I really want to know the answer to question 3. I remember that you could build desserts that solely consist of Oasises in Civ IV. At least for the Sahara and Middle East it looks like it's maybe about 0.05% (Wikipedia has 1million hectares of oasis for the Sahara and Middle East. Google says the S...
by sangi39
07 Jan 2024 03:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 932
Views: 260854

Re: You

A little over 3 years on, let's see how things have gone: To anyone new to the CBB, hello, I'm one of the Moderators. Welcome to the Board, if you've not been welcomed already. Hope you have a nice time Alias(es) : Sangi39 Location : Darlington, County Durham, UK (recently moved from North Yorkshire...
by sangi39
04 Jan 2024 01:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 712
Views: 190749

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

W...Wha...What happened? Is it archived? It's still running, and at least three users have been able to post in the past few hours (from what I can tell), it just seems to be running so slow, somewhere in the background, or running into an issue, that every so often it's unable to either load image...
by sangi39
03 Jan 2024 23:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 712
Views: 190749

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

It apparently was of no use - the ZBB has fallen, perhaps forever. I'm partly able to access it. I'm getting the 500 Internal Server Error fairly consistently, but most of the time clicking a link does still successfully direct to a new page, although sometimes it's slow to do so, or is missing ico...
by sangi39
02 Jan 2024 21:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 897
Views: 428134

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Either way, thank you for everyone who a) tried to reply reasonably* I don't think I always replied very reasonably... I'm sorry for that, but I hoped I could turn it into a reasonable discussion (in the first thread, at least, at the beginning). But... I don't think I was much more civil than Olig...
by sangi39
02 Jan 2024 01:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 897
Views: 428134

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Oligey is finally banned! Happy new year everyone! I'll just repeat what I said above: Said it before, and Ill say it again, this Board is excellent as far as behaviour and attitude goes. Feels like we get maybe a dozen reports a year, tops, unless someone really starts playing up. Most discussions...
by sangi39
01 Jan 2024 19:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 148916

Re: Forum News Thread

From Sangi39

Oligey has been banned permanently for breaking several of the House Rules and ignoring advice from Moderators regarding their behaviour
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