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by Nuntar
Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)
Replies: 2235
Views: 253119

Obviously. I'm just saying that you can , in principle, separate the story elements from that fact. (Not that I'm saying it's a great story; it has all the faults of the other early Tintins. But I did moderately enjoy picking it up once, whiling away a dull hour with it and putting it back on the sh...
by Nuntar
Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)
Replies: 2235
Views: 253119

Publishers are rushing to capitalize on the coming frenzy by publishing Tintin books in English, including an unfortunate early apologia for Belgian colonialism (which book Herge later disavowed): Tintin in the Congo. I can see why they'd want to -- it's a mildly fun story if you approach it from a...
by Nuntar
Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 587166

Where can I see the geographical and historical data that's already been worked out?
by Nuntar
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Kinterms In Your Conlangs (And Natlangs)
Replies: 172
Views: 79661

I'm taking the liberty of re-posting Rodlox's kinship terms into this topic, since his other post is in C&C and will be purged around the beginning of December (unless there are futher replies, in which case it will still be purged eventually.)

Rodlox, if you have any objection to this, shout at me.
by Nuntar
Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 388735

As Delalyra said, this is a thread for posting funny quotes, not for harassing Serali. We pretty much have an entire forum devoted to harassing Serali by this point, so if you want to keep it up, go do it there.
by Nuntar
Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 388735

Typo, dearie :)
by Nuntar
Sun May 27, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: The inofficial official RPG-Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 7359

[/RPG]Have you asked Zomp for permission for this?

[/RPG]Also, Almea is by far the lowest-traffic of the forums... if you're serious about this, you might make a topic in Ephemera to ask if anyone's interested, as it might be a while before anyone notices a new topic here.

[RPG]
by Nuntar
Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 388735

Me telling Mr Saturday he had as much human feeling as a neutron star, and him suggesting "black hole" would have been a more appropriate comparison.
by Nuntar
Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 388735

From #isharia:
Nae wrote:ok, I think I've figured out.
The first column of the periodic table is reserved for stuff that explodes.
The last column is reserved for stuff that doesn't.
by Nuntar
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: I wish English had a word for this!
Replies: 333
Views: 95314

Yes, but you don't use the subjunctive as it's used in Romance languages. 8)
by Nuntar
Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:53 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: I wish English had a word for this!
Replies: 333
Views: 95314

"What number president was Reagan?" works fine.
by Nuntar
Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:38 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: The Lesser-Used Sounds
Replies: 113
Views: 60748

I think "both"; saying which is which in each case. Right? No, this topic was original a survey of the sounds people used (and by extension didn't use) in their conlangs. I decided it was worth saving even though it's not directly natlang-related as it does remind us of what sounds used by natlangs...
by Nuntar
Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 388735

I love this post for a nice bit of orthographic silliness:
Dingbats wrote:
-Klaivas- wrote:I had/have the problem in Ewari of having /l l` L L\/, which used to be <l> but are now <n>.

...this is the main reason why I created a conscript :P
You mean they were all transcribed with <l>, but you changed it to <n>...? :| Ok....
by Nuntar
Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Populations of major Erelaean countries?
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

I think Zomp himself has admitted that 55 million was an overestimate, though it may take a while to dig up the source......
by Nuntar
Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:36 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Morphosyntactic alignment
Replies: 179
Views: 88226

Tavorian wrote:Tavorian works like basque I think;

I slept
I saw him
I sent her a letter

Become

Slept I
Saw him I
Sent a letter I to her
We're talking about morphosyntactic alignment, not word order....
by Nuntar
Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:15 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Morphosyntactic alignment
Replies: 179
Views: 88226

I've always used [dEk.tI."ki.S@.tIv] but I suppose aI is more logical. Actually, in anglicised Latin and Greek <ae> is pronounced [i:], as in formulae , Caesar , Aesop etc. [aI] is the pedantic pronunciation; I guess the reason I use it is that it's one of those words I've never heard someone else ...
by Nuntar
Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Morphosyntactic alignment
Replies: 179
Views: 88226

Arêndron is accusative, and I'm considering making the new version dechticaetiative.

Xephyr would tell you that dechticaetiative is properly pronounced with a /s/, but I say /dEk.tI."kaI.S@.tIv/.
by Nuntar
Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almean and Terran years
Replies: 5
Views: 2189

zompist wrote:IIRC an Almean day is about half an hour longer than ours, so the Almean year is about 335 Earth days long.
A more useful way to put it, since it gives you a figure you can just type into a calculator, is 1 Almean year ~ 0.92 Earth years.
by Nuntar
Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: The Lesser-Used Sounds
Replies: 113
Views: 60748

My own favorite "exotic" sounds are linguo-labials and lateral plosives. But I don't think I'll use them in my first conlang. Aren't lateral plosives impossible by definition (unless you mean laterally released )? Lateral means there's more airflow round the sides of the tongue than in the centre, ...
by Nuntar
Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:28 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: New tattoo ideas! Possibly in Elkarîl!
Replies: 8
Views: 2837

aardwolf wrote:Why shouldn't his mother be ok with this? It's Neek's body...
Yes, but it'd be someone else's faces :wink:
by Nuntar
Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:27 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: The Almeopedia!
Replies: 28
Views: 8109

The redirects are a good idea too (I've put in some already), though that would be low priority for me, and a useful thing readers could do. Oh :oops: I hadn't realised it was set up so other users could edit -- not the sort of thing I'd feel comfortable doing with my conworld! :wink: I wouldn't mi...
by Nuntar
Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: The Almeopedia!
Replies: 28
Views: 8109

The resemblance (in appearance, I mean) between Benhêk and Nortala is quite scary...... I hope it wasn't deliberate! :roll: Anyway, I'm enjoying it a lot, but there are two things I really miss, and I think these should be a priority even before adding more articles: * IPA transcriptions, for the ti...
by Nuntar
Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: The Elenicoi and Naturalisation
Replies: 18
Views: 4420

The problem is that this is such a tall order - I'm magically transported X lightdecades away to a planet with a language totally unlike any I've ever encountered before (and don't start with the "it's not that different" spiel, because that's false) and I'm supposed to pick the language up? If I'm...
by Nuntar
Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: So... who're ewemi?
Replies: 54
Views: 13670

Too much in between to qualify as either one or the other, really. (Of the two options open to me, I mean; I'm certainly not a zim .) For one thing, having children one day means too much to me to give it up for anything; but I am rather bookish, and I have the long hair and no beard :P so I'm not 1...