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by eldin raigmore
19 Oct 2021 23:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 559
Views: 76852

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

Are interjections especially likely to be borrowed from one language to another, relative to other parts of speech, and to how many interjections each of the source language and borrowing language has? Is the ease of borrowing interjections versus other parts of speech, significantly greater when th...
by eldin raigmore
19 Oct 2021 23:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 162
Views: 26579

Re: Yay or Nay?

Should I reverse the order of restrictive and non-restrictive adjectives in Kobardon? Right now non-restrictive (topicalized) adjectives precede their head noun and restrictive (focused) adjectives follow their head noun. Whatever you decide, I want to see! I’d love if you’d do either of these! I’d...
by eldin raigmore
19 Oct 2021 23:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1291
Views: 271092

Re: Other Creativity

Looks a little bit like a Varo commercial!

But more artistic.
by eldin raigmore
18 Oct 2021 19:37
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 293
Views: 41792

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

I'd offer to let you take the next turn, but it sounds like you'd prefer not to, right?
That’s right; and also I really think shimobataar (aka you) deserves it.
But it’s Vaptuantadoi’s question.
by eldin raigmore
16 Oct 2021 08:02
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 293
Views: 41792

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

... close enough, it's a desalination plant.
I was going to suggest that; but I thought
A) it wouldn’t be fair because I was just guessing and I should let people who’d done all the work have a chance, and
B) if I won what would I do? I don’t have a romlang nor any words to guess in one!
by eldin raigmore
16 Oct 2021 07:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What I have been working on
Replies: 216
Views: 36667

Re: What I have been working on

I'll try to let it motivate me rather than make me incredibly jealous.
You can let it do both!
by eldin raigmore
15 Oct 2021 19:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 799
Views: 109400

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

How do languages with multiple degrees of past tense emerge? What auxiliary verbs/constructions do they come from? I'm looking to have four past tenses in this new language I'm working on and I'm struggling to understand how such things come about Creyeditor’s response reminded me of this: Look in ...
by eldin raigmore
14 Oct 2021 15:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: An eleventh-degree relationship
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: An eleventh-degree relationship

The basic questions seem to be (or might be): * Is one’s cousin’s cousin kin to one? If so, in what languages/cultures? And what is the proper kinterm, if there is one? * Is one’s in-law’s in-law kin to one? If so, in what languages/culture’s? And what is the proper kinterm, if there is one? ….. I e...
by eldin raigmore
13 Oct 2021 10:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: An eleventh-degree relationship
Replies: 3
Views: 228

An eleventh-degree relationship

What would you call your: Parent’s parent’s sibling’s child’s spouse’s sibling’s spouse’s parent’s sibling’s child’s child? Example: Abe’s father Bob’s father Charlie’s brother Dave’s son Eddie’s wife Flo’s brother Gary’s wife Helen’s father Ike’s brother John’s son Kyle’s son Larry? Charlie is Abe’...
by eldin raigmore
07 Oct 2021 13:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 799
Views: 109400

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

The contrasts my conlangs Adpihi and Reptigan have in their demonstratives multiply out to 96 possibilities, of which some are probably quite rare. * is the referent within the reach of the speaker, or not? * is the referent within the reach of the addressee, or not? * is the referent visible to the...
by eldin raigmore
06 Oct 2021 22:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A One World Language
Replies: 25
Views: 1068

Re: A One World Language

In Southern and rural and Western US American English,
Bubba comes from baby-talk for brother.
by eldin raigmore
06 Oct 2021 22:30
Forum: Translations
Topic: The king and the god
Replies: 9
Views: 4030

Re: The king and the god

Omzinesy is right, Iyionaku.
Matrilineal and matriarchal are not synonyms.
by eldin raigmore
04 Oct 2021 17:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Numerals
Replies: 16
Views: 3030

Non-Somatic Choices of Systems of Bases for Numerals in NonHuman Conlang

How would you structure your conlang’s numeral system of counting numbers, if your conspeakers didn’t have four limbs, and/or didn’t have five digits per limb, and/or didn’t have three phalanges per digit? In other words, weren’t shaped like humans? …. First let me get this out of the way. I’m just ...
by eldin raigmore
29 Sep 2021 02:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: What if Aztlan and Atlantis were cognate names?
Replies: 23
Views: 4591

Re: What if Aztlan and Atlantis were cognate names?

Khemehekis wrote: 07 Feb 2021 12:46 Don't forget that Jim Hopkins' Itlani people originated on Atlantis! One more cognate to take into consideration . . .
That is a good point! I think he should be asked!
by eldin raigmore
28 Sep 2021 01:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How to choose an architectural style?
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: How to choose an architectural style?

Dormouse559 wrote: 27 Sep 2021 18:23 There isn't a particular rule against manual signatures. That said, it might be a courtesy to use the automatic feature, because a user can arrange their settings to hide automatic signatures.
There is?! I didn’t know that! How?
by eldin raigmore
28 Sep 2021 01:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 799
Views: 109400

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

I've been trying to learn about reduplication because I'd like to use it in my conlang, but I'm wondering if there much difference cross linguistically for root vs stem reduplication. This is an important distinction in my conlang's case because, being based on Old Japanese, verbs and verbal adject...
by eldin raigmore
25 Sep 2021 21:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 475
Views: 135203

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

How would a reader have been expected to know that?
by eldin raigmore
25 Sep 2021 21:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 475
Views: 135203

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

What is “istraty”?
by eldin raigmore
25 Sep 2021 16:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How to choose an architectural style?
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: How to choose an architectural style?

Boka B wrote: 24 Sep 2021 13:39 So, what are your thoughts?
So far my thoughts are “look at Salmoneus’s post and figure out how to apply it to each of the seven species I have thought of so far”.
by eldin raigmore
23 Sep 2021 17:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 8values political quiz
Replies: 80
Views: 14917

Re: 8values political quiz

As I Understand Them: * Technocracy is rule by those who have the skills to rule, because they have those skills. * Meritocracy is rule by those who have earned rulership, because they have earned that right. * Timocracy is rule by those who are honored with rulership, because they have performed so...