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by eldin raigmore
31 Jul 2022 08:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My very first (very amateurish conlang) constructed in 2007
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: My very first (very amateurish conlang) constructed in 2007

Creyeditor wrote: 30 Jul 2022 22:14 2. This sounds like a Dutch variety spoken in the US to me.
Like “Mein tochter nimmt piano lessons. Vier dollar sie costen mir haben.”?
by eldin raigmore
30 Jul 2022 15:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My very first (very amateurish conlang) constructed in 2007
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: My very first (very amateurish conlang) constructed in 2007

https://voca.ro/1gM6WZ826vqw I will not give you the text, just an audio file of me reading the first chapter of a famous book. My questions for you: 1. Which book am I reading? Do you recognize the text? (It is indeed a very famous text) 2. Which natlangs were my main sources for the grammar, the ...
by eldin raigmore
28 Jul 2022 11:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pop/Rock thread
Replies: 30
Views: 5160

Re: Pop/Rock thread

Khemehekis wrote: 28 Jul 2022 06:30 Check out the music video for "Alive" by Empure of the Sun.

Does it inspire you to do any conworlding?
It makes me do a lot of wondering.
Often that leads to some conworlding, but it can be a long or winding path.
by eldin raigmore
27 Jul 2022 06:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 977
Views: 178839

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

That’s really interesting! Could you give me a link to one of these databases? This is one: http://st2.ullet.net/?content=search_pattern&clear=1 Guidance: http://st2.ullet.net/?content=page&id=17 If memory serves, you can also search for secondary-stress patterns, but I don’t know where it ...
by eldin raigmore
26 Jul 2022 18:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Dleesoop
Replies: 42
Views: 5199

Re: Dleesoop

Omzinesý wrote: 26 Jul 2022 15:50 ….
1) It codes the complement of mane verbs. Many of them use 'about': to think about, to speak about ...
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What are mane verbs?
Apparently that’s not a typo for “main”.
by eldin raigmore
26 Jul 2022 18:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 977
Views: 178839

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

Is secondary stress necessarily weight-sensitive if primary stress is? The system I have in mind is that primary stress falls on the first syllable, unless that syllable is light and the following one is heavy, in which case the second syllable is stressed. Secondary stress falls on every alternate...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jul 2022 16:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Klingon, Vulcan, and Mutsun: Quick Okrand Languages Translation Projects
Replies: 60
Views: 10217

Re: Klingon, Vulcan, and Mutsun: Quick Okrand Languages Translation Projects

Yes, Mutsun is a natlang. I don't know if you're answering something specific, but Bob says this in the opening post of the thread: Comparison and Criticism of Klingon, Vulcan, Atlantean, and Mutsun* (Okrand Languages). ( Mutsun is a Native American language of the Yok-Utian Family of California, b...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jul 2022 03:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Klingon, Vulcan, and Mutsun: Quick Okrand Languages Translation Projects
Replies: 60
Views: 10217

Re: Klingon, Vulcan, and Mutsun: Quick Okrand Languages Translation Projects

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutsun_language
Says Mutsun is a natlang.
for all I know Okrand researched it, but I don’t think it’s his conlang.
Edit: An asterisked remark of Bob’s that I missed, says Okrand did his PhD on the natlang Mutsun.
by eldin raigmore
13 Jul 2022 15:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 722
Views: 122746

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

In English, why is it that, one hangs a door, but one floats a window? I've never heard of "to float a window". Do you have any usage examples? The closest thing I can think of is "float glass", which is so called because it gets laid out on molten metal to ensure maximal smooth...
by eldin raigmore
12 Jul 2022 21:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 722
Views: 122746

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

In English, why is it that, one hangs a door, but one floats a window?
by eldin raigmore
12 Jul 2022 06:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 549
Views: 120939

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

The end of the Civil War was here, when quite accidentally . . . https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/larry-storch-star-of-f-troop-dead-at-99/ar-AAZs2T0?ocid=winp1taskbar&cvid=f8a250289d734c4cbc040a15f21c0200 Barbara Feldon was Agent 99. Her character was never given any name other than 9...
by eldin raigmore
08 Jul 2022 18:10
Forum: Translations
Topic: Untranslatable words
Replies: 32
Views: 7056

Re: Untranslatable words

I just don’t have enough imagination to invent untranslatables.
by eldin raigmore
06 Jul 2022 15:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1167
Views: 230889

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I agree with Sequor, Khemehekis, and WeepingElf about Man in Space’s CT Hieroglyphics!
by eldin raigmore
27 Jun 2022 04:26
Forum: Translations
Topic: The heretics have burnt our temple!
Replies: 22
Views: 4572

Re: The heretics have burnt our temple!

Omzinesý wrote: 02 May 2022 12:27 Usually, the meaning is "derived from the context".
In my reading it is much more common for temples to burn heretics than the other way around.
So if I were to derive by context which was the burner and which the burnee, I would assume it was the temple burning the heretics.
by eldin raigmore
21 Jun 2022 20:16
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: If you were to write one novel...
Replies: 35
Views: 8155

Re: If you were to write one novel...

I mean, what else could I write about a Jungle Planet full of Puritanical Naked Lesbians... IN SPACE! I didn’t remember it’s a jungle planet. I never got the impression before that most of them are puritanical. If it’s rainy and hot and there’s plenty of shade, being naked is just practical. Does i...
by eldin raigmore
13 Jun 2022 14:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Arpien
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Arpien

Wow, Arpien looks extremely sophisticated and complex! I don’t think it is, really; I think it looks that way because I posted its complete context-free grammar. The number of closed and open word-classes is about average for a natural language. The Chomsky normal form is about as simple as possibl...
by eldin raigmore
08 Jun 2022 15:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Arpien
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Arpien

It's great that you started a thread on Arpien [:)] It’s great that you responded to it! [:)] Do you want to post example sentences at some point? Yes! Do you have enough vocabulary? No. [:'(] If not, maybe you could post all the rules involving adverbs? Yes, I can. I will do so in a bit. The five ...
by eldin raigmore
03 Jun 2022 12:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Arpien
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Arpien

I don’t have everything mentioned in this post https://cbbforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=10#p10 yet for my Arpien conlang. I did work up it’s 100-rule context-free generative grammar; I think I’ve posted it either elsewhere on the CBB or on other conlanging sites many CBBeans have seen it on. That includ...
by eldin raigmore
01 Jun 2022 04:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 722
Views: 122746

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

... you're asking how /wandalus/ became /andalus/? Well, I suspect the route was the dropping of /w/. I am on another forum where a group are discussing this question. One of them suggested the same thing Salmoneus suggests above. Someone else doubted it. Is it even certain that the two are etymolo...