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by Aurora Rossa
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 289093

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

ObsequiousNewt wrote:/h/ > /f/ next to a rounded vowel, yes?
Japanese does something very similar, turning /h/ into /ɸ/ before the rounded high vowel. Although that could represent a retention of earlier /ɸ/ in that context rather than a change into it.
by Aurora Rossa
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The bad maps thread.
Replies: 43
Views: 47305

Re: The bad maps thread.

Astraios wrote:Trees? Pfft, try drawing tiny neat waves that are all the same size around an entire continent!
Yeah, that is also quite a pain. I always seem to run into the problem of them getting too big because my hand gets tired of drawing tightly or something.
by Aurora Rossa
Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The bad maps thread.
Replies: 43
Views: 47305

Re: The bad maps thread.

Also, your "forest of trees" looked a lot like an ocean inlet given its dark coloration before I read the label and realized that the improbable sea was just north of it.
by Aurora Rossa
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Meet my angry Dravian penpal!
Replies: 96
Views: 18540

Re: Meet my angry Dravian penpal!

You said that your penpal has heard all about me. What exactly has he heard and from what source did he hear it?
by Aurora Rossa
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Meet my angry Dravian penpal!
Replies: 96
Views: 18540

Re: Meet my angry Dravian penpal!

ObsequiousNewt wrote:Being "in the closet" does not necessarily have to do with homosexuality.
Not to sidetrack this thread further, but doesn't generally refer to that unless otherwise stated?
by Aurora Rossa
Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Meet my angry Dravian penpal!
Replies: 96
Views: 18540

Re: Meet my angry Dravian penpal!

Astraios wrote:Architecture? You're obviously in the closet.
How so? Is architecture a gay pursuit now?
by Aurora Rossa
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Odd natlang features thread
Replies: 354
Views: 73493

Re: Odd natlang features thread

"Polish has 500 genders"
Who the hell says that and what do they mean?
by Aurora Rossa
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Flags
Replies: 396
Views: 40412

Re: Flags

Yes, what seems so absurd about it is the combination of elements in its entirety, not to mention the flag they purportedly use.
by Aurora Rossa
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Flags
Replies: 396
Views: 40412

Re: Flags

CatDoom wrote:That... that can't possibly be an actual thing, can it?
My thoughts as well. I have no idea whether it's real or just an elaborate joke. I just know that I have seen that flag.
by Aurora Rossa
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: American perceptions of British accents
Replies: 108
Views: 10111

Re: American perceptions of British accents

I must confess that I find it really hard to reliably distinguish various British accents from each other. Even distinguishing the Australian accent from them does not come easily to me. I still cannot decide whether that Geico gecko has an Australian or English accent, or even a South African or Ne...
by Aurora Rossa
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Flags
Replies: 396
Views: 40412

Re: Flags

Don't take this the wrong way, but that flag reminds me of the flag used by the Libertarian National Socialist Green Party.
by Aurora Rossa
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 14249

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

Thry wrote:It is common knowledge that Finnish is a kitchen-sinky conlang.
How so? It doesn't have any of the hallmarks like excessively bloated phoneme inventory or fussy pronominal distinctions.
by Aurora Rossa
Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 343892

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

I don't get it. How does America have six billion people?
by Aurora Rossa
Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 343892

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

Eddy, do you really believe that CUM Quesa would watch something like that, and, if he did, would suddenly be turned into an anti-Semite? Do you believe that white supremacism is that persuasive? Not everyone shares my inhibitions toward watching right wing media, and the ZBB (and the world more ge...
by Aurora Rossa
Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 343892

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

Is that some kind of white supremacist music group?
by Aurora Rossa
Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Are palatals coronal or dorsal?
Replies: 18
Views: 1720

Re: Are palatals coronal or dorsal?

I think it would depend on the language and the diachronic origin of the palatal series. Some languages may treat them like dorsal stops if they derive from palatalized velars while others might treat them more like coronals if they derive from palatalized alveolars.
by Aurora Rossa
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Quick MSA Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

Re: Quick MSA Question

Nessari wrote:I thought this thread would be about Modern Standard Arabic and am ashamed that I was wrong.
Heh, I was thinking exactly the same thing. Although I am more surprised than ashamed.
by Aurora Rossa
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: How to design a non-European phonology
Replies: 622
Views: 88822

Re: How to design a non-European phonology

According to some earlier posts, Japanese scores around 62% based on this, so you may well have succeeded.
by Aurora Rossa
Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 85627

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Drydic wrote:go stare at your wall more
I don't understand why you're still so angry at me.
by Aurora Rossa
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 85627

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

I went to the doctor today and he said he was not quite sure about the problem but suspected that I may simply have hyperthyroidism. I will need to take the medication he prescribed and get some more blood work in the upcoming months to see what happens. Rednecks banjos and Afrikaners. Perhaps I sho...
by Aurora Rossa
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Can someone explain the sounds all the diacritics make.
Replies: 80
Views: 7846

Re: Can someone explain the sounds all the diacritics make.

Stress accents (by which I assume you mean acute accent marks) indicate the position of stress, usually on irregularly accented words in languages with otherwise regular accent. The orthography of Spanish illustrates the usage of accent marks particularly well, so you could start by looking at that....
by Aurora Rossa
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 85627

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

I actually thought of that phrase when writing the post. Though if the possibility of premature death doesn't qualify as a harrowing confrontation with destiny, what the hell does?
by Aurora Rossa
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 85627

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

After nearly two years of trying, I finally managed to get a long overdue medical checkup. Unfortunately the results said that I have something wrong with my thyroid and I had to arrange another appointment with an endocrinologist which happens tomorrow. Although I cannot say for sure, there is a ve...
by Aurora Rossa
Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Verb problem
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Re: Verb problem

I imagine the language would simply avoid having so many roots distinguished only by the final syllable if grammatical inflection overrides it so pervasively. Roots like that would presumably fall out of use and get replaced with more easily distinguishable ones.