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by sangi39
16 Oct 2021 00:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 86717

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

HA! Spent two hours working on a calendar for the group of druids my character in D&D comes from, assuming our DM was using basically "the planet goes round its star, and its moon orbits the planet in the same way the Earth, Moon, and Sun do", only to ask afterwards what their calendar...
by sangi39
14 Oct 2021 18:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A One World Language
Replies: 25
Views: 885

Re: A One World Language

I think this thread has veered off topic a fair bit (although, again, I'm still not sure what the original topic was supposed to actually be), so, if possible, would people mind getting back on topic, or it might be worth locking the thread
by sangi39
06 Oct 2021 13:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A One World Language
Replies: 25
Views: 885

Re: A One World Language

English is the world language of commerce and accountants. Reject. All conlangs have potential to be adopted as universal language. Please submit your proposals to the Bahai. Their prophet at first suggested the language be Arabic and then revised this to Esperanto. His request for a one world lang...
by sangi39
30 Sep 2021 13:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 930
Views: 213587

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Sorry, I was meant to reply, but, yeah, I'd be okay passing my turn [:)]
by sangi39
28 Sep 2021 01:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 558
Views: 76362

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

Icelandic and Greek distinguish /c/ and /k/ only before back vowels. Basque, Czech, and Hungarian distinguish them in all contexts. Is /c/ more front (front palatal) in Basque, Czech, and Hungarian than in Icelandic and Greek (back palatal), to be more easily distinguished? From what I can tell, it...
by sangi39
21 Sep 2021 22:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 930
Views: 213587

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

The first option seems better. [tick] I'm inclined to agree, but I'll give sangi39 some more time to weigh in before I "announce" anything. I'd agree as well (after, what, five and a half months without any activity, it doesn't seem to make too much sense to leave it hanging). What I will...
by sangi39
20 Sep 2021 22:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 792
Views: 108328

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

If your language doesn't use <y> or <w>, you could always just use them for schwa and then make a little note. The people who care would have cared anyway and the ones who don't wouldn't anyway. Honestly, I feel like this is about the best answer. I mean, look at Tolkien's stuff where, for the most...
by sangi39
18 Sep 2021 05:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1150
Views: 204849

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

That's actually really good! Love logographic scripts [:D] Cuneiform ones especially (and Chinese-inspired ones) because they lose their "pictographic" origins, which makes it much more interesting (that's not to say more "artistic" logographic scripts can't be interesting, but g...
by sangi39
18 Sep 2021 04:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 8values political quiz
Replies: 80
Views: 14720

Re: 8values political quiz

Actually a related issue, though, there is a fairly unvoiced consideration within in "communist" circles over how to "handle" certain "pre-industrial" cultures. This doesn't seem to be overly surprising, at least to me, because "communism", at least as I under...
by sangi39
18 Sep 2021 03:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 8values political quiz
Replies: 80
Views: 14720

Re: 8values political quiz

For example, if, say, you believe that there is a god, and that the existence of that god is necessary for the existence of the universe, and that things are the way they are because that's what that god wants, but I don't believe that there is a god*, then when we start getting deeper and deeper i...
by sangi39
01 Sep 2021 19:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: tɐ́lʒrə̬k language
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: tɐ́lʒrə̬k numbers 1-10

Johnathan_4 wrote: 31 Aug 2021 22:22 I am including the numbers here since I did not include them in my paper plus I was asked about them from someone here.
While I understand numbers haven't appeared in your paper, I've merged the two threads together since they still deal with the same language
by sangi39
29 Aug 2021 04:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 8values political quiz
Replies: 80
Views: 14720

Re: 8values political quiz

that'll leave room for Vlürch to respond Well, I mean, I'm not going to pretend I wasn't wrong when my arguments have been debunked. [:P] It's again something that'll take time to adjust to, changing my views to be more compatible with practicality, but I can see how I wasn't (and for now still ins...
by sangi39
22 Aug 2021 17:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 8values political quiz
Replies: 80
Views: 14720

Re: 8values political quiz

Deleting my last reply because I'm fairly sure it actually makes no sense
by sangi39
22 Aug 2021 02:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 8values political quiz
Replies: 80
Views: 14720

Re: 8values political quiz

Why? If it's great to replace watchmakers and farmers with robos, why is it bad to replace lawyers and accountants with robots? Because of the human dimension. I believe it's important to have some human contact, but even if the emotional aspect was removed, there's still the fact that in many soci...
by sangi39
15 Aug 2021 02:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 8values political quiz
Replies: 80
Views: 14720

Re: 8values political quiz

Someone's been reading Discworld... Every night for the last 7 or 8 years [xD] P.S. thanks, Sangi, for that me-length post! Hahaha, no problem [:P] I'd been wanting to reply to it for about a week, but actually wanted to give myself time to read back and forth through it as I responded, so took a w...
by sangi39
14 Aug 2021 03:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 8values political quiz
Replies: 80
Views: 14720

Re: 8values political quiz

I don't undestand your views here. Karl Marx was pretty clear on the necessity of supporting the disabled: "from each according to his ability; to each according to his need". If someone is unable to work, Marxism is very clear that their needs should nonetheless be met, even at cost to o...
by sangi39
23 Jul 2021 20:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 8values political quiz
Replies: 80
Views: 14720

Re: 8values political quiz

Ohhh, that makes sense, I think. I remember being told in high school (so in the early 2000s) by one of our history teachers that, as you said, what were the Republican and Democratic parties were more like national conglomerations of smaller state parties, that tended to act in line with each othe...
by sangi39
23 Jul 2021 00:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 8values political quiz
Replies: 80
Views: 14720

Re: 8values political quiz

As far as I can see, the main problem in the US, as far as the democratic process there goes, is with the central focus on the presidency as both the head of state and the head of government (note that in the "developed world", "global north", whatever you want to call it, despi...
by sangi39
19 Jul 2021 13:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 792
Views: 108328

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

Maybe the hard question is still where such a consonant system could appear. I mean, barring the lack of /b d g f/, it's basically got the same consonants as Dutch and various Frisian languages, the latter of which also saw (some) fronting of velars, and a merger of the dental fricatives into the a...
by sangi39
18 Jul 2021 15:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 792
Views: 108328

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

I have been thing how Proto-Germanic (or some later variety) could "naturalistically" develop this consonant system: " p t̪ t͡s k m n ŋ s x z ɣ l ɾ (or possibly ʀ) ʋ j " In isolation, isolation it is not hard to find up several roads, but what could be a naturalistic social cont...