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by eldin raigmore
23 Oct 2020 20:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Phonotactics and Morphotactics
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Phonotactics and Morphotactics

My last few remarks were about classifying the morphemes in a found language. It would be much easier to create the morphemes in classes to begin with, and then describe the morphotactics in terms of these classes. For instance: For each part of speech, we could have a regular expression, or finite-...
by eldin raigmore
23 Oct 2020 00:12
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Phonotactics and Morphotactics
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Phonotactics and Morphotactics

Phonotactics Once you’ve established your language’s phonemic inventory, the next thing to do is to establish its phonotactics. Syllables The first thing usually asked about phonotactics is, what is the maximal syllable-skeleton? Usually this means things like: * can syllables have onsets? * must s...
by eldin raigmore
22 Oct 2020 21:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Constitutional History
Replies: 13
Views: 163

Re: Constitutional History

You and I have had discussions about Auntimoany’s constitution, for instance. Yes, indeed! I'm sure that, like the UK, they've got some kind of agreed-on ways of determining what's part of the constitution and what isn't. And how to dispose of the bodies when someone runs afoul of it. [xD] Aristotl...
by eldin raigmore
21 Oct 2020 19:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ulion
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Ulion

Highly intriguing so far!
by eldin raigmore
21 Oct 2020 11:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Constitutional History
Replies: 13
Views: 163

Re: Constitutional History

The UK doesn't have a written constitution, so there's nothing to be read. Or rather, it would be too large to read in one sitting, on account of it being composed of basically everything Parliament has ever done since the 13th century. As I understand it people [which people?] in the UK have basic...
by eldin raigmore
20 Oct 2020 23:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Database Project video
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Conlang Database Project video

Check this video about Conlang Database project. Video created by Robert Cole https://youtu.be/ocwcI4eBxm4 I had already become interested in this project through FaceBook groups I’m in with some of its participants, including Mike, so the criticism Aevas mentioned wasn’t bothersome to me. Neverthe...
by eldin raigmore
20 Oct 2020 23:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Constitutional History
Replies: 13
Views: 163

Re: Constitutional History

I think you might must be referring to the eleventh Amendment. That's the only one ratified when there were fifteen states, which would give rise to the curious numerical coincidence of 3/5. I was indeed mistaken. But my mistake was different. I thought Kentucky and Vermont were admitted under the ...
by eldin raigmore
20 Oct 2020 22:55
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to display conjugations in word order?
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: How to display conjugations in word order?

Creyeditor wrote: 20 Oct 2020 14:15 Which I have seen abbreviated as LGR.
The rules for making the interlinear morphemic glosses are the LGR.
The type of gloss made by such rules are the IMG or ILMG.

And one needn’t use an acronym.
by eldin raigmore
20 Oct 2020 22:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Constitutional History
Replies: 13
Views: 163

Re: Constitutional History

Thanks for the lesson. Though oddly what caught my eye is not your main point, but the idea that the central government would tax the states. What ever happened to that? Did that just go away sometime between the Articles of Confederation and the proper Constitution? Something to do with the differ...
by eldin raigmore
20 Oct 2020 06:24
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to display conjugations in word order?
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: How to display conjugations in word order?

Aevas wrote: 19 Oct 2020 21:03
Sequor wrote: 19 Oct 2020 20:04 I've never seen any acronym for them at all. I just see them called "glosses" for short.
Same. Never seen either IMG or ILG to refer to glosses.
You’ve heard of the Leipzig Glossing Rules?
by eldin raigmore
20 Oct 2020 06:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Constitutional History
Replies: 13
Views: 163

Constitutional History

American Constitutional History; the Three-Fifths Compromise by eldin raigmore Today I Found Out That; The 3/5 Compromise was a thing under the Articles of Confederation; and the states completely swapped sides between the Articles and the Constitution! The Confederation Congress was debating an am...
by eldin raigmore
18 Oct 2020 01:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: More People Claim to Have Seen a Ghost Than a Trans Person
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: More People Claim to Have Seen a Ghost Than a Trans Person

I have never seen a ghost as far as I know. I have personally seen, met, spoken with, and interacted with, at least three transsexual or transgender people I can be sure of. Two M2F and one F2M. One of the M2Fs I didn’t know any better and treated her as masculine. She ignored my error. The other ki...
by eldin raigmore
18 Oct 2020 00:58
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to display conjugations in word order?
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: How to display conjugations in word order?

Khemehekis wrote: 17 Oct 2020 21:00
eldin raigmore wrote: 14 Sep 2020 07:38 Thank you, Salmoneus, for that summary/introduction.
It’s also helpful and useful to people who’ve read a lot of IMGs but haven’t written one in a while.
IMG's?

Did you mean ILG's?
I meant Interlinear Morphemic Glosses.
...
Does ILG stand for
Inter Linearmorphemic Glosses?
;-)
by eldin raigmore
16 Oct 2020 22:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naming & Naming Languages
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Naming & Naming Languages

I saw a YouTu.be worldbuilding video about place names in two bordering countries. Theoretically it should work even in more countries. You have the civilized resource-rich highly-habitable part of your continent (or sometimes island) divided into probably two linguistic (cultural?) areas; Youristan...
by eldin raigmore
16 Oct 2020 18:34
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs

Thank you for the explanation on falling vs. rising diphthongs, by the way! I'd always assumed those terms had something to do with vowel height. I think we can avoid confusion if we use “close” instead of “high” and “open” instead of “low”. A diphthong that goes from open to close, or mid to close...
by eldin raigmore
16 Oct 2020 18:04
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Funny three-initial mismatches
Replies: 37
Views: 975

Re: Funny three-initial mismatches

RPG role playing game RPG rocket propelled grenade To get these legitimately confused would require a highly specific context, ... i've seen it in a meme post, but I suspect the person was only pretending to be confused becase they spelled out "role playing game" in their post, suggesting they knew...
by eldin raigmore
16 Oct 2020 02:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 93
Views: 25013

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

I once said I am demisapiosexual. I may have added a third prefix. It may be that neither prefix applies to me 100% but both apply to me at noticeable strength. OTOH at 68 y/o with a grown daughter and two deceased ex-wives and during a pandemic “asexual” or “formerly heterosexual” applies just as w...
by eldin raigmore
16 Oct 2020 02:13
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs

Of the four types of vowel-harmony listed in the Wikipedia article, the two that are likeliest to go together, and also likeliest to be confused with each other when they aren’t going together, are backness harmony and roundedness harmony. This is because in so many vowel-inventories all back vowels...
by eldin raigmore
15 Oct 2020 21:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 67702

Re: Weird Dream Thread

I dreamed I wrote something down in my dream diary.
But when I woke up I realized I don’t have a diary any more, and never wrote dreams in it when I did have one.

I’m pretty sure it’s because I’ve been following this thread, and at least one other like it on another board, for the last several days.
by eldin raigmore
15 Oct 2020 21:35
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs

Having read Aevas’s reply, and re-read what you (aliensdrinktea) said about “neutral vowels”, I think I should say something about what I think I understand about neutral vowels. If the feature of vowels getting harmonized has at least three values, then vowels with the middle value count as neutral...