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by eldin raigmore
09 Apr 2024 17:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: River Skasti (new grammar)
Replies: 62
Views: 13421

Re: River Skasti (new grammar)

I have been meaning to ask this for a while but wasn't sure if I ever would: has there ever been any attested language that has exhibited a tripartite plural system like I use? I have never seen one. Look here https://books.google.com/books/about/Number.html?id=7jc-pgAFcE0C . Something similar to y...
by eldin raigmore
29 Mar 2024 12:15
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Re: Quick question

When you find out, I want to know too!
by eldin raigmore
14 Mar 2024 19:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Sketch of a New Language
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: A Sketch of a New Language

@Accept Knot:
This was fun to read!
And, you have some features of your proposed new conlang, that I’d really like to see developed!
I intend to follow this!
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@Solarius: I also want to see the answer to your question! Thanks for posting it!
by eldin raigmore
10 Mar 2024 23:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?
Replies: 53
Views: 13221

Re: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?

When I come up with a new word, I usually try to pronounce it the way my con-speakers would; but I don’t practice it enough.
by eldin raigmore
25 Feb 2024 20:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Project Stubby-Holder
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Project Stubby-Holder

@VaptuantaDoi:
I really like this so far!
I think (maybe) most first-phonology-posts don’t tell enough detail to be this interesting!
by eldin raigmore
18 Feb 2024 22:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 900
Views: 213414

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

I understand that African-American Vernacular English sometimes(?) drops the copula*, depending on the aspect. Does that count as verb-dropping? In English the copula is a verb. (In several other languages, it’s not a verb.) *(The only example that comes to mind involves telling the addressee where ...
by eldin raigmore
18 Feb 2024 22:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 198521

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

“vampireshark” wrote:Wearable technology! I'll be spinning responsive fibers with liquid crystals (and other things) and look to incorporate them into garments.
Like Rorschach from The Watchmen ?
by eldin raigmore
15 Feb 2024 01:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1123
Views: 291683

Re: Why does God need a name?

…. Okay, are you asking "why does a singular entity need a name, beyond simply a word saying what type of entity it is?" ... or are you asking "why do humans give a name(s) to a singular entity, beyond simply a word saying what type of entity it is?" …. Both of those. I think th...
by eldin raigmore
14 Feb 2024 15:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1123
Views: 291683

Why does God need a name?

(I posted this here instead of C&C Quick Questions because I’m asking about RL monotheisms.) In a monotheistic religion, where it’s believed only one god exists at all (rather that only one is served or worshipped, as in monolatry or henotheism), why does such a god need a name? (Especially in t...
by eldin raigmore
14 Feb 2024 05:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1123
Views: 291683

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

I have found one or a few natural language(s) with terms for a consanguine relative’s spouse’s consanguine relative’s spouse’s consanguine relative: (for instance [sibling’s or parent’s or child’s] spouse’s [sibling’s or parent’s or child’s] spouse’s [sibling or parent or child]); (or even more spec...
by eldin raigmore
13 Feb 2024 15:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How do your languages treat (in)definiteness?
Replies: 28
Views: 1507

Re: How do your languages treat (in)definiteness?

Take the following six examples divided into pairs. The english translations could be the same but in Amarin they would encode for specificity which is whether you well have a specific one in mind. These are demonstratives so are not as often used as articles but can still be used frequently. Also ...
by eldin raigmore
13 Feb 2024 03:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Naming Practices
Replies: 54
Views: 35029

Re: Naming Practices

Visions1 wrote: 13 Feb 2024 02:54 It's a good idea.
Also, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necronym
Thanks! I read it; it’s an interesting resource!
by eldin raigmore
13 Feb 2024 03:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What does “natlang” mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 1295

Re: What does “natlang” mean?

elemtilas wrote: 12 Feb 2024 03:37 It is a z/OS option that specifies the "national language" of the given runtime environment. Maybe that's what you were thinking of?
Could be! Except I don’t remember reading about z/OS !
Nevertheless; could be!
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Thanks!
by eldin raigmore
13 Feb 2024 03:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 79
Views: 45409

Re: English Dialects

3. Southron is definitely in use in the U.S., especially throughout the South, and is attested certainly in the Civil War period. That your southern / Texan grandmother unironically uses the term indicates a strong continuity of tradition. The other term, northron, doesn't seem to have been as comm...
by eldin raigmore
13 Feb 2024 02:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Naming Practices
Replies: 54
Views: 35029

Re: Naming Practices

One Jewish group in the US of America has a custom that a child must be given a name that matches* the given name of a deceased relative. *(First letter only is OK; the rest of the name may or may not match.) [citation needed, but I don’t have one!] and can’t be the name of a living relative! I was ...
by eldin raigmore
10 Feb 2024 18:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 79
Views: 45409

Re: English Dialects

In which English dialects, and/or at what times and/or places, were the terms Northron, Southron, Eastron, Westron, used instead of the terms Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western? …. I can remember my mother’s mother, and others of her generation in East Texas, using Southron (and IIANM Northron). T...
by eldin raigmore
10 Feb 2024 17:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)
Replies: 256
Views: 31775

Re: The Lonely Galaxy Megathread (comments encouraged)

lurker wrote: 10 Feb 2024 13:32 ….
I read somewhere (I think it was Reddit) about a tradition in the US navy of leaving plastic army men to "guard" equipment. I can't remember the context, or how widespread it was.
Surely, plastic Marines, instead of plastic Army men?
by eldin raigmore
10 Feb 2024 17:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What does “natlang” mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 1295

Re: What does “natlang” mean?

Salmoneus wrote: 08 Feb 2024 16:39 …. And I think eldin has a typo because presumably he's missing a "not" from his definition of "natural".
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You are right! I have edited that post.

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BTW: Thanks, everyone who has responded!
by eldin raigmore
10 Feb 2024 17:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How do your languages treat (in)definiteness?
Replies: 28
Views: 1507

Re: How do your languages treat (in)definiteness?

I think Adpihi and Reptigan have obligatory demonstratives for specific/referential noun-phrases, including definite ones.
Pronouns, of course, are all definite already.

I’ll have to find out about Arpien; I don’t know yet.
by eldin raigmore
10 Feb 2024 16:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Project Tumbleweed
Replies: 20
Views: 3029

Re: Project Tumbleweed

What if I gave PT this: … Which one of these do you guys prefer? I like (1), but (5) would be an interesting challenge (it does have 382 consonants which is daunting), albeit perhaps a tad on the not-super-naturalistic side. Would the (5) phonology permit PT to have over 1.3 million two-syllable CV...