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by TomHChappell
Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: @anyone who went to conworlds.com
Replies: 21
Views: 3307

Re: @anyone who went to conworlds.com

I participated on some sites where someone who could edit it apparently enforced a rule that if you didn't update your stuff for a certain number of days or weeks or months then they would delete it without telling you so. Obviously I don't want to put anything permanent on any such site. One way to...
by TomHChappell
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: @anyone who went to conworlds.com
Replies: 21
Views: 3307

Re: @anyone who went to conworlds.com

Problems started up again this year. NameCheap.com sold conworlds.com to Shane Cagle. It's a crap-shoot every time you try to send anything to conworlds.com, or try to log on to it, whether you'll get his domain or the CWBB. Even if you're already logged on to it, if you reply to a post on it your ...
by TomHChappell
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: @anyone who went to conworlds.com
Replies: 21
Views: 3307

Re: @anyone who went to conworlds.com

Problems started up again this year. NameCheap.com sold conworlds.com to Shane Cagle. It's a crap-shoot every time you try to send anything to conworlds.com, or try to log on to it, whether you'll get his domain or the CWBB. Even if you're already logged on to it, if you reply to a post on it your r...
by TomHChappell
Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Langs w dental, alveolar, & palato-alveolar stop phonemes
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Langs w dental, alveolar, & palato-alveolar stop phoneme

Similarly, you might also check out Malayalam and several other Dravidian languages: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayalam_language. . Malayalam has stops and nasals at dental, aleovelar, retroflex (Subapical Palatal) and palatal. Thanks for the information, the suggestions, and the links. Toda de...
by TomHChappell
Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 237299

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

Adpihi Phoneme inventory Vowels by backness front unrounded: / i e ɛ / central unrounded: / ɨ ə ä / back rounded / u o ɔ / by closeness close: / i ɨ u / close-mid: / e o / mid: / ə / open-mid: / ɛ ɔ / open: / ä / Consonants by manner of articulation voiced nasals: / m n ɳ ɲ ŋ / voiceless stops: / p ...
by TomHChappell
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Langs w dental, alveolar, & palato-alveolar stop phonemes
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Langs w dental, alveolar, & palato-alveolar stop phonemes

Long ago, somebody, either on the ZBB or on CONLANG-L, told me that there was no natural language that had phonemes at all three of the following points-of-articulation -- dental, alveolar, and palato-alveolar -- in any manner-of-articulation other than fricatives and affricates. That turns out not ...
by TomHChappell
Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The humour of similar-sounding words
Replies: 104
Views: 8526

Re: The humour of similar-sounding words

hwhatting wrote:
Tropylium wrote:pimentotie.
That is supposed to be an English word?
Sure, it's a transparent compound.
It's one of these.Image
by TomHChappell
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The dream thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 124124

Re: The dream thread

Shm Jay wrote:
Soap wrote:A giant black cougar was glaring at me while I was eating an oversized lunch of my favorite foods outdoors.
Like this one?
I first though it was like these (warning; NSFW).
by TomHChappell
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Quick case terminology question
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Quick case terminology question

What about "evitative", that which is or was or will be avoided, or that which must be avoided, or that which the agent tried or intended (or tries or intends, or will try or will intend) to avoid? Could that be a meaning of your abessive case? Though "evitative" is also the name of a modality or mo...
by TomHChappell
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Quick case terminology question
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Quick case terminology question

I nominate "longessive". Proculative? I doubt it. Most "-lative" cases have to do with movement to or toward or away from something. "-late" comes from a suppletively irregular Latin verb "Fero, Ferre, Tuli, Latus" meaning to bear or to carry; translate and relate and collate, transfer and refer and...
by TomHChappell
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Quick case terminology question
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Quick case terminology question

Bob Johnson wrote:abessive, dessive

→CCQ
I never heard of "dessive" before.
I thought "abessive" had more to do with "doing without", "absence", etc.; more the opposite of comitative.
But you might be right FAIK.
Do you have a reference (preferably a URL)?
by TomHChappell
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Do Any Languages Lack Transitive Stative Verbs?
Replies: 30
Views: 2243

Re: Do Any Languages Lack Transitive Stative Verbs?

I've been thinking about stative verbs, and I figured it would be possible to replace all transitive stative verbs with intransitive ones, or else transitive dynamic verbs. In many cases, the subject of a stative verbs has its agency somewhat diminished anyway (e.g. watch vs see), so it's not that ...
by TomHChappell
Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 168316

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

About the "there're/there's" discussion: am I the ONLY person here who uses rhotacized vowels? Who the hell pronounces "there" with a final retroflex trill, alveolar tap, or the rhotc approximant? I for one can neither hear nor pronounce the difference between vowel + retroflex-approximant and rhot...
by TomHChappell
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The dream thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 124124

Re: The dream thread

I dreamt a female friend of fine gave a kiss on the lips out of the blue, then a mutual friend was sullying over it. Could you mean "sulking"? English Etymology From Old French souillier (> French souiller). Compare soil. Pronunciation Rhymes: -ʌli Verb sully (third-person singular simple present s...
by TomHChappell
Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 137251

Re: Creativity of the day

OK, here's my documentation after some bugfixing while writing it ... http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8026017/README.pdf http://benung.nfshost.com/archives/1721 Nice, and clear. :) 8) I just made an ID card for my con-country. .... http://cpanel03.blueyellow.nl/~neuteboo/starmiott_id_card.png .... Also nice!
by TomHChappell
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB Census
Replies: 356
Views: 33655

Re: ZBB Census

Irregardless, you need to reorientate your head if you think criticization of a native speaker will be receptivized well. a small criticism here: Irregardless is not a word. Regardless is already a negative. But there's obviously nothing wrong with "reorientate" nor "criticization" nor "receptivize...
by TomHChappell
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: In search of isolating conlangs
Replies: 158
Views: 22810

Re: In search of isolating conlangs

Wattmann wrote:Thanks!
...now that you colourlight it, it bears an uncanny resemblance to "anal"
Which is why I said "Please!" instead of just showing the correction without any exclamation.
by TomHChappell
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: In search of isolating conlangs
Replies: 158
Views: 22810

Re: In search of isolating conlangs

Wattmann wrote:Strange...
I've always had an image of them as seperate: analicity refers to a lack of inflection paradigms, and isolationality to a near 1/1 M/W ratio
Please!
analyticity
by TomHChappell
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 137251

Re: Creativity of the day

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/9080/michiganp.png Michigan should be in purple. I know a couple of women who have one biological child, one adopted child, one foster child whom they are nearly finished adopting, and one more foster child whom they are trying to adopt but there are difficulties....
by TomHChappell
Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The dream thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 124124

Re: The dream thread

I dreamed I was for some reason meeting with a college conlanging club on some campus or other. I was trying to explain Zeno's paradox. For some reason it came up naturally as part of discussing conlanging. Anyway I kept getting interrupted. Then the alarm went off. That blew the fuse (or circuit br...
by TomHChappell
Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Word lists
Replies: 64
Views: 12986

Re: Word lists

Corundum wrote:Buck list
That's a good one.
by TomHChappell
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Odd natlang features thread
Replies: 354
Views: 70462

Re: Odd natlang features thread

This is only partly true. The awesomeness came from taking Tariana as it was then adding an additional load of features not originally present that are typically Tucano, rather than from just replacing old features with new Tucano ones. The kind of linguistic contact common in the Vaupes, with a lo...
by TomHChappell
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Diastema
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Re: Diastema

I have a large diastema (gap between top front two teeth) and realised that it must affect my dental and labiodental pronounciations. So for dental and labiodental fricatives the sound actually comes through the gap between my teeth. It also almost makes dental nasals impossible (which isn't an iss...
by TomHChappell
Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 291886

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (camel toes.)

faiuwle wrote:stigmatized
I don't think you're using that word right.
I don't think it means what you think it means.
"stigmatized" connotes socially unaccepted.