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by eldin raigmore
27 Jun 2022 04:26
Forum: Translations
Topic: The heretics have burnt our temple!
Replies: 21
Views: 4285

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: 31
Views: 7322

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: 350

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: 350

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: 350

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: 686
Views: 118266

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...
by eldin raigmore
30 May 2022 06:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 686
Views: 118266

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

How did the name “Vandal” evolve into the name “al-Andalus” ?
by eldin raigmore
26 May 2022 16:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 686
Views: 118266

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

I think this question can be formulated in term of markedness. Is the low tone always the unmarked tone? The answer is: no, in some languages the mid tone is unmarked. But, do languages with only two tones, namely a low level tone and a high level tone, always make the low one the unmarked one? I’m...
by eldin raigmore
24 May 2022 22:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 455
Views: 96262

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Khemehekis wrote: 23 May 2022 06:09 What does "apoduran" mean? I can't find it online. Were you thinking of "epidural"?
Away from duran, whatever duran is. I was thinking of durian and misspelled it, I think.

So IOW it doesn’t mean anything.

….

I wasn’t thinking of German affixes at all!
by eldin raigmore
24 May 2022 22:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 743
Views: 352683

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

In the English word <scent>, which letter is silent? The <s> or the <c>? I think of the SC as more like a double letter -- like the TT in "little", the SS in "glass", the CK in "black", the TCH in "match", or the "DG" in "bridge". Yes, may...
by eldin raigmore
23 May 2022 04:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 743
Views: 352683

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

In the English word <scent>, which letter is silent? The <s> or the <c>?
by eldin raigmore
22 May 2022 17:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 455
Views: 96262

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I thought of “apoduran”. I must have misspelled “-durian”, omitting the <i >.
I don’t know the names of enough conlangs!
….
This riddles a/o jokes subthread should probably be split, and maybe put in a different subforum.
by eldin raigmore
21 May 2022 22:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Maps: how my countries and cities look like
Replies: 10
Views: 1667

Re: Maps: how my countries and cities look like

teotlxixtli wrote: 21 May 2022 18:54 Great googly moogly! These maps are absolutely astounding to be hand drawn. Really impressive work here
[+1]
by eldin raigmore
21 May 2022 06:51
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory
Replies: 17
Views: 2381

Re: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory

the romans, after all, were the ones that came up with the distinction
I thought it was the Greeks during the Persian Wars.
by eldin raigmore
21 May 2022 06:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 455
Views: 96262

Re: What did you accomplish today?

My mother used to think a diatom was called a di-atom, as in they only had two atoms in their body. I remember thinking that, but I don’t remember how old I was when I found out it was dia-tom, “across-cut”. I deliberately reanalyze words sometimes for jokes. For instance, in what way is vinegar wi...
by eldin raigmore
16 May 2022 22:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 455
Views: 96262

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I accomplished a lot of leftover RL duties, so now I should have more headspace to devote to conlang and neography and Worldbuilding activities.
by eldin raigmore
16 May 2022 22:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What is the newest word in your conlang?
Replies: 44
Views: 9676

Re: What is the newest word in your conlang?

MissTerry wrote: 16 May 2022 15:32 …. The seed root of Puuysaupa is "Puuy" which is the Sanskrit root meaning to stink. ….
Wow!
by eldin raigmore
13 May 2022 23:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 117417

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Creyeditor wrote: 12 May 2022 18:58 Did anybody notice that there will be a (non-LCS) conlang conference in Italy? Here is the link: https://linguistlist.org/issues/33/33-1673/
Wow! They think it’s the first one!
by eldin raigmore
13 May 2022 23:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlanging Features you Avoid
Replies: 150
Views: 26674

Re: Conlanging Features you Avoid

Creyeditor wrote: 12 May 2022 18:07 Is fusion of root and marker (in a general sense) maybe covered by the chapter on suppletion in verbal paradigms (feature 79A and 79B) in WALS?
I would guess “no”.