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by eldin raigmore
25 Jan 2021 15:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)
Replies: 86
Views: 37553

Re: Twin Aster (Linguifex's conworld megathread)

Creyeditor wrote: 25 Jan 2021 13:53 Wow, these are some badass names. Are all their names like that?
[+1]
by eldin raigmore
24 Jan 2021 04:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 787
Views: 180966

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

k1234567890y wrote: 16 Jan 2021 21:53 English Norse "the collective Scandinavian people" v.s. Swedish nors "smelt(fish)"
Is that a sense-verb with an incorporated object? Like “saw(stars)”?
by eldin raigmore
20 Jan 2021 02:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Skaalinska
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: Skaalinska

Suffixed? Or encliticized?
by eldin raigmore
19 Jan 2021 11:54
Forum: Games
Topic: Beyond Lipograms and Pangrams.
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Beyond Lipograms and Pangrams.

If instead of “e” and “y”, one elides “e” and “t”, then no age older than six but younger than four million is available.
by eldin raigmore
19 Jan 2021 11:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: When gender changed between past and present
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: When gender changed between past and present

dva_arla wrote: 19 Jan 2021 09:26 I won't expect hardly any natlang to adhere to such gender-arrangement you propose, since the scenario you posit doesn't happen often enough in the history of mankind.
I expect if one does, it’s an innovation going back to the 1950s at the very earliest.
by eldin raigmore
19 Jan 2021 02:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: When gender changed between past and present
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: When gender changed between past and present

sangi39 wrote: 19 Jan 2021 01:36 Seems this post has appeared three times across the Board. Since this one has been replied to first, I'll delete the other two [:)]
OK.
I read the stickies of all three subfora, and this question didn’t fit any of them; but I didn’t think it belonged in Everything Else either.
by eldin raigmore
19 Jan 2021 01:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: When gender changed between past and present
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: When gender changed between past and present

In Kankonian (and a number of my other conlangs, such as Shaleyan), this isn't a problem to begin with, because pronouns are all epicene. I expected as much from some conlangs and most natlangs. That’s escaping the problem rather than solving it, for my purpose here of asking this specific question...
by eldin raigmore
19 Jan 2021 01:54
Forum: Games
Topic: Beyond Lipograms and Pangrams.
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Beyond Lipograms and Pangrams.

A lipogram is a passage written without using a particular letter. A pangram is a written passage that uses every letter. It’s a fairly common exercise, at least among English authors, to write a series of 26 lipograms; each of which omits a single letter of English’s alphabet; and each long enough ...
by eldin raigmore
19 Jan 2021 01:11
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: When gender changed between past and present
Replies: 9
Views: 142

When gender changed between past and present

Does any natlang or conlang have any pronouns for use in past-tense (or future-tense?) clauses, to indicate what the gender of the antecedent was (or will be?) at the time being spoken of, while also respecting the gender self-identification of the antecedent at the time of the speech act? I have a ...
by eldin raigmore
18 Jan 2021 07:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 236
Views: 18908

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Uu, very little I'm afraid. Rireinu is dull as ditchwater, but a great place to raise kids. Speaking of kids, I think the Rireinutire kinship chart is the most recent thing I've finished. Lately I've been concentrating on translation-spamming ConWorkShop. As you might expect I’m fascinated with tha...
by eldin raigmore
11 Jan 2021 07:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 400
Views: 17492

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

If the Western Roman Empire survuved, would development of Romance languages be slowed down/prevented? In such a scenario Iberia and Gallia would continue economic development and integration with each other and would reach economic level of Italy in 6th-7th century. Slowdown of language split-up, ...
by eldin raigmore
09 Jan 2021 21:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Clusters of Stops
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Clusters of Stops

i dont think its about frontness. easy counterexamples, such as many languages having /kt- gd-/ but not /tk- dg-/. And likewise having /-pt/ but not /-tp/. If anything i'd say that the tendency is for peripheral consonants (labials and dorsals) to occur first regardless of whether it's a coda or on...
by eldin raigmore
08 Jan 2021 23:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Brother’s husband and sister’s wife and so on
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Brother’s husband and sister’s wife and so on

TL;DR
Much shorter version in case you already have the background.

How do, or would, Classificatory Kinterm Systems of the “FB=F and MZ=M” type
(that is, father’s brother is father and mother’s sister is mother),
handle same-sex marriages?
by eldin raigmore
08 Jan 2021 23:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Clusters of Stops
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Clusters of Stops

Is it true that a cluster of coda stops will have the further-back PoA before the further-front PoA unless there’s a following vowel? And a cluster of onset stops will have the further-front PoA before the further-back PoA unless there’s a preceding vowel? If either of those is not an absolute unive...
by eldin raigmore
08 Jan 2021 21:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: /moacng/
Replies: 0
Views: 147

/moacng/

/moacng/ is a sketchlang. Max Koelbl and I have been working on it. We haven’t settled on a phoneme inventory but I’ll mention one we’ve been thinking of. I read the sticky post about rules for posting a conlang here, and I think this one passes muster. However a mod or administrator might disagree....
by eldin raigmore
08 Jan 2021 20:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Brother’s husband and sister’s wife and so on
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Brother’s husband and sister’s wife and so on

I don’t know whether this should go in Conlangs, or here in Conworlds and Concultures, or in Linguistics and Natlangs. If a mod decides it should be moved, that’s OK with me if I can still find it. I have a question about certain kinship terms under specific circumstances which I shall explain. The ...
by eldin raigmore
03 Jan 2021 23:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Unified Slavdom - impact on evolution of Slavic languages
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Unified Slavdom - impact on evolution of Slavic languages

Otto Kretschmer wrote: 03 Jan 2021 18:33 Lol no

The unification should take place between 900 and 1000 AD but it dhould ladt for at least several centuries, likely permandntly
Oh!
Well, that’s very different!
Never mind!
by eldin raigmore
03 Jan 2021 16:46
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to start making a conlang?
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: How to start making a conlang?

[+1] [tick]
What sangi39 just said.
[tick] [+1]
by eldin raigmore
03 Jan 2021 16:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Unified Slavdom - impact on evolution of Slavic languages
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Unified Slavdom - impact on evolution of Slavic languages

IMO for only one century? Not much.

700 to 1200? Radically.
450 to 1450? Totally.
800 to 1100? At least noticeably, maybe a lot.
850 to 1050? Maybe noticeably. Maybe not.