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by the duke of nuke
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512847

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Fixsme: Thank you - that is a very interesting article. I agree a more massive moon, assuming mostly silicate with a small iron core, is more realistic, and am happy to use your figure; the only reason I went for a lower density was to keep tidal forces to a low level.
by the duke of nuke
Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:50 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512847

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

My calculations on a system that fits all the established requirements are here: http://akana.conlang.org/wiki/User:Thed ... /Astronomy

Hope that helps!
by the duke of nuke
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512847

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

These are looking great! Sorry I haven't been around much - real life is pretty busy at the moment - but I'll be back sooner or later to put more development into Meshi.
by the duke of nuke
Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512847

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

I think it might be more realistic to have Meshi innovate a new genitive preposition, rather than de-grammaticalize the m-; you should feel free to invent words (even grammatical ones)! Another option might be to use one of the other case prefixes; I've just added some notes on nominal morphology t...
by the duke of nuke
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512847

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

The Meshi live in the upper-middle Aiwa valley and the Meshi valley itself (west of the Bwimbai) - see here . Diffusion via the Gezoro and Tjakori cultures would be the likely route for the story to take, but the connection is still pretty distant. It probably does make more sense for the Destroyer ...
by the duke of nuke
Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512847

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Really interesting! The things that really have me thinking are (1) the syllabic /m/; (2) reflexes of /tl dl/; and (3) the register/tone system. All of these have implications for Meshi, of course. I don't think Meshi retains register per se, or /Cl/ clusters, but I'd like to hear any suggestions on...
by the duke of nuke
Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512847

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

That's looking great! Aysuchi um Meshi is now taking shape on the wiki, though it's still quite untidy. I'll probably take some time to work out more vocabulary now the basic morphology is in place, since it's hard to give examples of syntax otherwise. Function words will be an interesting exercise...
by the duke of nuke
Tue May 26, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512847

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Hey Duke! I emerge from the dark silence of the caverns where I reside to congratulate you on this. You have given Meshi exactly the feeling it seems like it deserves, and built upon the vibe I was trying to suggest with my few example words so effectively I'm just floored. Heee! Thanks - I'm very ...
by the duke of nuke
Wed May 20, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)
Replies: 428
Views: 91689

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

More or less. Kataputi has been featured on the latest episode of Conlangery . Well I never! It's rather pleasing to see that they've taken an interest, and interesting to see what they did and didn't like about it. (And I've contacted them to see if they wanted to say anything to me personally.) Th...
by the duke of nuke
Mon May 18, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512847

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Fascinating! And I'd love to see what you've got on PEV, though no rush - Meshi is at an early stage and I don't mind changing things around to fit. :)
by the duke of nuke
Mon May 18, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512847

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Thanks for the positive feedback! I'll put it on the wiki tomorrow so you can take a proper look at it and make suggestions. (I'm especially happy with the verbal morphology - most of my Akanaran conlangs just pile on suffixes, so having a nice succinct system of ablaut and infixes appeals to my Ger...
by the duke of nuke
Wed May 13, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512847

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Hey all! I've been enjoying watching the continued development of Akana - especially Tuysáfa - and tinkering with my Western side-project, Ayčasamo. Now it's time to post my work on an Akanaran language whose existence has been known from the very beginning but about which little has been written - ...
by the duke of nuke
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512847

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

I'd love to come, but I'm afraid I'm already booked up on that date!
by the duke of nuke
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)
Replies: 428
Views: 91689

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Yes, and yes. I support TheDevilcat's decision to move the original pages to a "(reconstructed)" version; I'll upload things to the original "Proto-Dumic" location. I will also be uploading grammatical and sound changes and (eventually) etymologies for Kataputi. Where the information is posted on th...
by the duke of nuke
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Longest Word In Your Conlang
Replies: 33
Views: 7726

Re: Longest Word In Your Conlang

Ayčasamo has some very long verbs due to the number of affixes a root can take. For instance, panturunapafisasmos "could cut you all to pieces" is a string of seven morphemes, indicating direction, instrument, mood, tense, manner, and ergative argument - and it's possible for verbs to get even long...
by the duke of nuke
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)
Replies: 428
Views: 91689

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

I'm absolutely in favour of that. And thank you for your extensive work improving the spreadsheet!
I think we should keep a copy of the doc as it is now (or once you've modified/extended it to your satisfaction) so it's not rendered unusable by well-meaning ZBBers, though. ;)
by the duke of nuke
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)
Replies: 428
Views: 91689

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

I'm entirely happy with that.

Barring any objections, I'll start uploading T2 information when I am next free, which will be on the 24th or 25th of January. Does that sound reasonable?
by the duke of nuke
Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)
Replies: 428
Views: 91689

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Well, I'm not insistent on the original being released; but I simply don't have the long periods of time that I would need to pursue a reconstruction. Real life is quite busy for me and my conlanging is going to remain intermittent for the foreseeable future. On a brighter note, I have remembered to...
by the duke of nuke
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)
Replies: 428
Views: 91689

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Hello all - good to see this is still going! I have two things to say: Firstly, CatDoom, those are brilliant maps. :) As Cedh points out, the base map isn't quite current, but this sort of overview - and so well presented - is really good to have. Secondly, I think it's reasonable now to post the PT...
by the duke of nuke
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: giant swamps
Replies: 13
Views: 1830

Re: giant swamps

Europe's contribution: the Pinsk Marshes.
by the duke of nuke
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: "big" versus "large"
Replies: 24
Views: 3381

Re: "big" versus "large"

zompist wrote:A "large animal" seems to comment on the class; a "big animal" on the individual. And so on.
There are counterexamples, though. Consider "big game".
by the duke of nuke
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512847

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Mm... while it looks like fun, it's not even slightly in keeping with the naturalistic style of Akana and its languages, and the Akana Wiki is strictly for Akanaran works. I'd recommend storing it on FrathWiki or KneeQuickie, or on something personal like Google Drive.
by the duke of nuke
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)
Replies: 428
Views: 91689

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

I've found the time (and file) to put my current notes on T1 reconstruction in an open-access Google doc, here.
by the duke of nuke
Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Maximum number of habitable planets per system – article
Replies: 8
Views: 1418

Re: Maximum number of habitable planets per system – article

Mm, I like this - nice find. Interesting comment he makes about it being a good setting for stories :)
by the duke of nuke
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almean metric
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Re: Almean metric

I note that the flaids have had a fichmo (decimal) system since 3216, and it already seems to be having an effect abroad...