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by eldin raigmore
01 Aug 2021 07:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 532
Views: 56842

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

Korean wins by a thousand miles if you accept that it is a syllabary. It has 11,172 syllables, every one of which has a distinct Unicode character in the Hangul syllables code block. But Wikipedia shies away from calling Hangul a syllabary, for some reason. Perhaps because the component blocks are ...
by eldin raigmore
01 Aug 2021 02:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 532
Views: 56842

Syllabaries

What syllabary (or syllabaries) is the world’s largest?
How many syllables does it have?
Which languages are written in it?
What’s its name?
How can I see what it looks like?
by eldin raigmore
30 Jul 2021 21:19
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Extroverts, introverts, dopamine, and conworlding
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Extroverts, introverts, dopamine, and conworlding

I don’t even like being in earshot of two people who are talking to each other just to talk.
by eldin raigmore
30 Jul 2021 06:43
Forum: Games
Topic: Reverse romanization challenge game #2
Replies: 165
Views: 18357

Re: Reverse romanization challenge game #2

ɵ is not the same as theta, in the IPA it is a vowel. a b c d e h i l r m n s o p t u x z ɵ ᴪ Þ <a e i o u ɵ> /a e i o u ɤ/ Oh. I didn’t recognize it. How close or open is it? How front or back is it? I can’t find it on the vowel chart. Unless it’s the close-mid central rounded thing? …. Does that ...
by eldin raigmore
28 Jul 2021 20:56
Forum: Games
Topic: Reverse romanization challenge game #2
Replies: 165
Views: 18357

Re: Reverse romanization challenge game #2

Visions1 wrote: 28 Jul 2021 18:32 Oop, forgot my alphabet.

a b c d e h i l r m n s o p t u x z ɵ ᴪ Þ
Is that last one a Wynn?
You don’t need both a theta and a thorn, right?
by eldin raigmore
28 Jul 2021 07:10
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1278
Views: 249630

Re: Other Creativity

I see what you mean, @WeepingElf; and apparently you see what I mean, too.
I’d like to read what the creator of Telemor says about it; but I can be patient!
by eldin raigmore
27 Jul 2021 16:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Celebrating 20 years of Kankonian
Replies: 43
Views: 6226

Re: Celebrating 20 years of Kankonian

An average of ten words a day? Did I do that right in my head?
by eldin raigmore
27 Jul 2021 09:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1278
Views: 249630

Re: Other Creativity

Beautiful! But as with the 5F and 10F notes, the style of the person on it is too modern. I like the modern styles of the people on the notes. It does make me wonder who they are. This is a Republic, so presumably they aren’t royalty. (I suppose they could still be nobility, though, provided they’d...
by eldin raigmore
27 Jul 2021 09:04
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 85
Views: 40693

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Nudiustertian.
Relating to ereyesterday. That is, one day earlier than hesternal.
I don’t know what word means relating to overmorrow. (One day later than crastinal.)

….

Before that it was honorificabilitudinitatibus.
by eldin raigmore
24 Jul 2021 14:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 72590

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

In those split-ergative languages in which the split is based on something about the verb rather than (or in addition to?) something about the noun, being past and/or perfective and/or realis increases the odds the patient will be unmarked absolutive while the agent will be marked Ergative; while be...
by eldin raigmore
22 Jul 2021 14:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 477
Views: 67723

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

My junior college French teacher had a nephew who was a pastor in … Brittany or Normandy or Armorica or some such place, I think? Or maybe it was Quebec, because apparently some of them spoke English? He told her when he was new there that he had never met so many people all named Joe Bennisse. (Aft...
by eldin raigmore
21 Jul 2021 17:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 72590

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

I'm trying to develop a tense system with four past tenses and two future tenses, but I have no idea how to go about generating those endings organically. How does such a system evolve in the real world? In at least one natlang the four past tenses are accomplished with a stem-alternation and an au...
by eldin raigmore
18 Jul 2021 19:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Silicon-based life
Replies: 25
Views: 1003

Re: Silicon-based life

Could 1/2 or 1/3 or 1/4 or 1/5 of the carbon be “replaced” by silicon and life still be possible? At least theoretically, in an SFnal sense? …. Similar replacements might occur with other elements. Maybe 1/2 or 1/3 or 1/4 or 1/5 of the hydrogen replaced by lithium or fluorine; 1/2 or 1/3 or 1/4 or 1...
by eldin raigmore
14 Jul 2021 22:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 88217

Re: Weird Dream Thread

Sounds like a Wednesday.
by eldin raigmore
13 Jul 2021 15:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Teune -- Suggestions Requested
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Teune -- Suggestions Requested

I’ve been able to read the .odt Google drive document .
It’s interesting; I dare say impressive!
by eldin raigmore
12 Jul 2021 22:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reflected Communist Bachelors with Spin 1/2 are All Wet
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Reflected Communist Bachelors with Spin 1/2 are All Wet

There are several different interpretations to this sentence from Douglas Hofstadter’s book “I Am a Strange Loop”.
Reflected Communist Bachelors with Spin 1/2 are All Wet
Does anyone care to gloss one or more such interpretations into some other language?
by eldin raigmore
11 Jul 2021 16:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Illi Poko
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Illi Poko

How is boroumena derived?
by eldin raigmore
11 Jul 2021 16:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Ruritania
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Ruritania

I think this is very engaging or engrossing or whatever the word I should use.
Is more planned? Or, even, already available?
by eldin raigmore
11 Jul 2021 15:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: /moacng/
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Re: /moacng/

I’ve been thinking about this some more. I’m currently toying with the following ideas. Most (ie nearly all) one-syllable words are (C)V(C). Most word-initial syllables are (C)V. Most word-final syllables are CV(C). Most word-medial syllables are CV. There are up to 6561 CVCVC words, and almost all ...