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by eldin raigmore
02 Jun 2020 03:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Another Almost-Cartesian Consonant Inventory
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Another Almost-Cartesian Consonant Inventory

Interesting eng-y idea. Have you tried fleshing it out a bit more? There are 13 PoAs in the 2018 IPA chart of pulmonic-egressive consonants. And, 13 combinations of MoA-and-voicing. (For purposes of this post I’ll temporarily include voicing as part of “MoA”.) Consider a 4Cons in which the PoAs and...
by eldin raigmore
31 May 2020 22:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 16271

КОВФЕФЕ

I just watched “Hotel Artemis”.
Close to the end, one of the characters goes to throw a big switch on a big switch box.
Over the switch box is a label that says КОВФЕФЕ.
I think that was an Easter egg?
by eldin raigmore
31 May 2020 14:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Another Almost-Cartesian Consonant Inventory
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Another Almost-Cartesian Consonant Inventory

How about Para-Cartesian? Maybe! Or maybe “sub-Cartesian” or “pre-Cartesian”? Also, why not a smaller inventory cartesian language? Just stops vs. non-stops and labial vs. coronal vs. dorsal? Why not, indeed? ..... This second inventory was for a hypothetical 5Cons* in which no PoA nor MoA could be...
by eldin raigmore
28 May 2020 20:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Another Almost-Cartesian Consonant Inventory
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Another Almost-Cartesian Consonant Inventory

This is the best guess, I can come up with. It has some hardly natural parts in the labials and the palatals, but maybe someone can fix it. /m ɱ n ɳ ɲ ŋ ɴ/ /p b t d ʈ ɖ c ɟ k g q ɢ/ /ɸ β f v s z ʂ ʐ ç ʝ x ɣ X ʁ/ /ʋ l ɻ j ʟ/ Mostly right. 12 stops/plosives: /p b t d ʈ ɖ c ɟ k g q ɢ/ 7 nasals: /m ɱ n...
by eldin raigmore
28 May 2020 03:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Another Almost-Cartesian Consonant Inventory
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Another Almost-Cartesian Consonant Inventory

Is the 38-consonant inventory described below a reasonable consonant inventory for a conlang that’s supposed to be naturalistic and realistic? Or at least learnable, speakable, and understandable? It has 7 voiceless fricatives 7 voiced fricatives 7 nasals 6 voiceless plosives 6 voiced plosives 5 app...
by eldin raigmore
28 May 2020 03:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A weird confession regarding conworlding...
Replies: 11
Views: 4116

Re: A weird confession regarding conworlding...

Khemehekis wrote:
05 May 2020 13:21
eldin raigmore wrote:
23 Jul 2019 20:17
I have something to confess, but I can’t think of a precise way to word it right now. I’ll try again later.
Hey eldin, have you ever come up with a way to word it?
I can’t even remember what it was anymore!
by eldin raigmore
31 Mar 2020 14:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 16271

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Anything less than 50% means someone else is replying! Or at least “replying”. It’s possible even then that you’re just talking past each other; but there’s also a chance you’re having an actual conversation! ..... I wouldn’t worry until over a third of the posts come from one user. .... Have you ev...
by eldin raigmore
23 Mar 2020 18:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 16271

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Random thought for tonight: We have the initialisms "wtf" (what the fuck), "tfw" (that feeling when) and "ftw" (for the win). That's three of the six possible permutations of those letters. Someone needs to come up with meanings for "fwt", "twf" and "wft". FWT might be part of a negative imperative...
by eldin raigmore
20 Mar 2020 03:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sigmoid
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Sigmoid

No, it's from Ancient Greek σιγμοειδής , equivalent to sigma + -oid . Why do you ask? Because it occurred to me while watching an episode of “it’s OK to be smart”, the one about flattening the curve. He showed that the logistic growth-curve in total number of COVID cases was an S-shaped sigmoid cur...
by eldin raigmore
20 Mar 2020 02:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 16271

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Another cruel irony: - everyone 'vulnerable' (old or with underlying conditions) is meant to be completely self-isolating. Therefore, they're not meant to be shopping: they have to order online. - it is impossible to order online. All delivery slots for all the companies are already booked well int...
by eldin raigmore
19 Mar 2020 22:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Co-Referential Fourth Person Pronouns
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Co-Referential Fourth Person Pronouns

From the abstract of Coreferential Fourth‐Person Pronouns in Matses by David W. Fleck of LaTrobe Univ. Mates, a Panoan language spoken in Amazonian Peru and Brazil, has two fourth‐person (= “interclausal third‐person coreferential”) pronouns, an ergative one (ambi ) and an absolutive one (abi ), tha...
by eldin raigmore
19 Mar 2020 22:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7304
Views: 943658

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

There’s a chain of Basement Burger Bars in the Detroit metro area.
It looks like the “burger brew cellar” you’re talking about inspired a translationism!
Are the names related at all?
by eldin raigmore
19 Mar 2020 22:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sigmoid
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Sigmoid

Is the word “sigmoid” a contraction of the proper name “Sigmund Freud”?
by eldin raigmore
15 Mar 2020 20:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 836
Views: 225127

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Thank you, Aszev !
by eldin raigmore
15 Mar 2020 20:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7304
Views: 943658

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

Wow!
My “short question” inspired plenty of answer!
Thanks, all! I’ll keep following!
by eldin raigmore
14 Mar 2020 23:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 716
Views: 254767

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

Thank you, Salmoneus and Khemehekis!
by eldin raigmore
14 Mar 2020 23:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7304
Views: 943658

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

@Khemehekis: “Maxxinista” is proper-noun-derived, so I wouldn’t want to count it. The same is true of “Xeroxxing”. “Doxxing” is a good catch! Thanks, Pabappa! Why is there a double x in doxxing? “Beta-buxxer” is new to me! What’s its etymology, if you know? ..... My own guessing was leaning towards ...
by eldin raigmore
14 Mar 2020 18:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 716
Views: 254767

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

Anyone else think it’s unfair the pandemic has nothing to do with pandas?
by eldin raigmore
14 Mar 2020 17:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7304
Views: 943658

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

Why is there a double x in anti-vaxxers?
Is there any other English word (excluding proper nouns) that’s spelled with a double x?
by eldin raigmore
13 Feb 2020 01:14
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Personal Naming conventions (How people are named in the world)
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Personal Naming conventions (How people are named in the world)

Salmoneus wrote:
09 Feb 2020 21:35
...I was going to say more, I think, but I'm bored now.
I didn’t get bored at all!
Thanks for that informative and detailed post!