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by Nuntarin
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: I wish English had a word for this!
Replies: 333
Views: 95519

What's with all the mythology? "...whose windows are blue" is fine.
by Nuntarin
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Seahorses, I Love 'Em (& other Links of Interest)
Replies: 2235
Views: 253384

Has anyone thought of translating a Tintin album into their conlang? You probably don't remember civman2000, but he was working on a translation of The Black Island -- I don't know exactly how far that got because he never showed me the whole thing, only one page at a time as exercises when I was t...
by Nuntarin
Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: I wish English had a word for this!
Replies: 333
Views: 95519

Do you mean constructions like "I admire the work of jsburke, Maknas, and of course zompist"? If so, yes, that's perfectly legal.
by Nuntarin
Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Kinterms In Your Conlangs (And Natlangs)
Replies: 172
Views: 79757

I decided to finally make my mind up and get down to it, nearly a year after my first post in this thread :) so without any further ado, here are the Arêndron kinship terms. A brief note of explanation. As I said in my earlier post, this system grew out of a culture in which brothers commonly remain...
by Nuntarin
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 588391

Radius Solis wrote:I'm more concerned about Arie and Xa'. Hopefully Nuntar and Ink Pudding have backups somewhere.
I have a complete backup of the Arie page but it's not in wiki formatting. I know that I need to stop being lazy and get round to re-wikifying it.....
by Nuntarin
Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: I wish English had a word for this!
Replies: 333
Views: 95519

greg wrote:May be English has them all, but I wonder how the following could be rendered :
A totally uninteresting post for anyone who does not speak the language. How about telling us what those words mean?
by Nuntarin
Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Nabret? Almee
Replies: 3
Views: 2368

Sigh. There was a server shift a long while back that messed up the encoding, so a lot of really old posts now have question marks instead of accented characters (as you can see if you look through the L&L Museum, particularly the Correspondence Library). Was there any need to respond to an 18-month...
by Nuntarin
Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Triconsonantal Root Systems
Replies: 201
Views: 112624

Maknas wrote:F-L-R-T-T "flirt"
One assumes this was a loanword. But why did they double the T?
by Nuntarin
Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 389229

Come off it. Zomp's quote was very funny, as well as dead accurate. :)
by Nuntarin
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: I wish English had a word for this!
Replies: 333
Views: 95519

Wycoval wrote:I use the "If I/you/they were [inf]" construction quite frequently.
So do I, and I'm not even American.
by Nuntarin
Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Kinterms In Your Conlangs (And Natlangs)
Replies: 172
Views: 79757

The people descend from pre-Imperial nomads. "Old Testament" (patriarchal times, especially) Hebrews, and Islamic-ascendancy Arabs, are the best-known RL examples of nomads; and they were quite patrilineal. That's just filler though, not to be taken as gospel. I know much less about the Proto-Argun...
by Nuntarin
Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Kinterms In Your Conlangs (And Natlangs)
Replies: 172
Views: 79757

As I recall yours is highly patrilineal and patrilocal, not to say patriarchal. Yes, though perhaps less so in Imperial/post-Imperial times than in the Argundran period, and I do want to develop my kinship system as far back as the Proto-Argundran roots. (Still, I'm curious where you're getting so ...
by Nuntarin
Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Kinterms In Your Conlangs (And Natlangs)
Replies: 172
Views: 79757

If you choose a kinship system that goes with matrilineal and matrilocal society, you obviously should consider having your society be mostly matrilineal and matrilocal. It definitely isn't, and I'm not sure what I said that made you think I was choosing that type of kinship system? I'm even more c...
by Nuntarin
Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Kinterms In Your Conlangs (And Natlangs)
Replies: 172
Views: 79757

Nuntar: unfortunately, it's hard to integrate into writing for an English audience. Terms like 'father/uncle', 'cross-cousin' and 'mother/aunt/cross-cousin-on-the-uterine-side' are hard to make make sense to normal people, I think. Family is one of the things people really struggle to see alternati...
by Nuntarin
Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Kinterms In Your Conlangs (And Natlangs)
Replies: 172
Views: 79757

Can I point out to everyone that the Eskimo system that we use, with father/uncle contrasts, cross-cousin/parallel-cousin mergers, lack of distinction between agnatic and uterine uncles and aunts and so forth, is only found in about 10% of human societies, and generally only high-tech or very-low-r...
by Nuntarin
Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Kinterms In Your Conlangs (And Natlangs)
Replies: 172
Views: 79757

Everyone please note I've added some " EDIT: " text to my original post. It could clear up some confusion, (or, on the other hand, it could be quite unnecessary; you tell me! :) ) The clarification about "godfather" etc. was unnecessary. When I said my people don't have the concept of godparenthood...
by Nuntarin
Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Kinterms In Your Conlangs (And Natlangs)
Replies: 172
Views: 79757

[superseded by post on page 6]
by Nuntarin
Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: the Old Granny thread
Replies: 624
Views: 112466

I've been cooking for myself (and friends when I have them round) quite a lot recently; it's a big confidence boost as well as fun. Maybe I'll try some of the ideas in this thread out some time....
by Nuntarin
Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Weird phrases from real languages
Replies: 323
Views: 131209

I'm waiting for a native speaker to correct me, but if the first element is the word for "future", I think it's Zukunft without the /s/.
by Nuntarin
Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Weird phrases from real languages
Replies: 323
Views: 131209

Because the thread contains posts from before the board's server move.
by Nuntarin
Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Elcari question
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

zompist wrote:Also, and not to disrespect interspecies differences, but they're not known for frequent bathing. In a cold, dry mountain environment, this doesn't cause problems, but in the humid lowlands it can lead to stinkiness or even sickness.
:D I think it's more likely Raphael meant breathing.......
by Nuntarin
Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:42 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Updated Verdurian street scene
Replies: 30
Views: 8939

Rory wrote:
Kinetiq wrote:Is it tiles, or stones, that cover the streets?
There's a difference?
Tiles are often made of ceramic..... stones are made of stone 8)
by Nuntarin
Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: The Elenicoi and Naturalisation
Replies: 18
Views: 4429

It's no worse than immigration from a country with an unrelated language. You don't quite get the problem, Zomp: Xinux has been going on about this on #almea, simply refusing to believe any of the anecdotal evidence we provide that people really can move to a country where they don't speak the lang...
by Nuntarin
Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: The Lesser-Used Sounds
Replies: 113
Views: 60771

[*]Two bilabial approximants /B_o/ (Zhen Lin and Nuntar), two unrounded velars /M\/ (JQP and Kuvdamos), one uvular /R_o/ (Dingbats). Kardii is actually Nortala's. I didn't state this explicitly in the thread (perhaps I should have done) since I thought it was well-known. I was answering for her bec...
by Nuntarin
Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Verdurian Alphabets
Replies: 25
Views: 7268

Salmoneus wrote:2) If I'm going to buy it anyway. Eg, I downloaded and read the second book of Martin's ASOIAF while I was waiting to buy it.
Good book. I'm on that one now -- about halfway through it.