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by The Unseen
Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: /t/ versus /d/ and /tS/ versus /dZ/ alternation in NAE
Replies: 53
Views: 4351

I refuse to believe you have a pharyngealized uvular rhotic.
by The Unseen
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Rawàng Ata: Lessony things
Replies: 23
Views: 2905

this is good. makes me want to work on my conlangs, especially their cultures and philosophies.
by The Unseen
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 402732

hezketl - currency bead.

There are no coins in the conworld of Aptaye - most market transactions are done in a town market where beads are distributed to facilitate trading, so the currency is not a commodity in and of itself.

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by The Unseen
Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Exact definition of Cognates?
Replies: 12
Views: 3466

Latin "v" is /w/ (or /v\/, but no big diff)

there was a common change of initial [w] -> [gw], then [gw] -> [g].

I don't know if that's what happened in the Celtic langs, but it happened in French.
by The Unseen
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Object-Absorbing Participles
Replies: 13
Views: 3522

no, but I want to see one that does.

NAO.
by The Unseen
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: h4 and h5
Replies: 92
Views: 17821

Is the idea to project the laryngeals as separate phonemes? If so, then the more there is the more problematic it gets, but if it is phones or just theoretical gaps then I don't see a problem. I'm not familiar with PIE, but when I say theoretical gap, I mean positing a sound to fill something that w...
by The Unseen
Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 388244

screw that melody and harmony shit what is essential in contemporary music is OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ WAVE YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR LIKE YOU JUST DON'T CARE, SAGINA...
by The Unseen
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Vowel Length Genesis
Replies: 30
Views: 4218

your diphthongs are weird
by The Unseen
Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Vowel Length Genesis
Replies: 30
Views: 4218

Mbwa wrote:Yeah, [aU~n@U@42fVgiz tAg@mbaU?].

That could get even worse, too.
"I don't know what the fuck he's talking about"?
by The Unseen
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: How your idiolect differs from the standard language
Replies: 371
Views: 45681

Re: You talk funny-like, mister.

Delthayre wrote:A friend of mine has an odd habit of lowering [e] before [g] to [E].

I have observed this in the following particular words:

[bE:gl=] for bagel
This may be the inspiration for the joke in Thursday's episode of Community.
by The Unseen
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Weird natlang phonologies
Replies: 121
Views: 21200

Has http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hmong_language been posted? Cause, damn.

I guess it's less weird than very large and pretty well filled out.
by The Unseen
Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Weird natlang phonologies
Replies: 121
Views: 21200

Rotuman has massive amounts of grammatical metathesis and deletion, and some weird rules for handling vowel clusters. (/uO/ -> [wa], but /ua/ -> [wO]? the fuck?) that looks pretty cool actually. There's stuff there that conlangers seem to like to do all the time with vowel combinations and what-not.
by The Unseen
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: A brief overview of the development of Western Philosophy
Replies: 252
Views: 41377

Austin’s new science of speech acts was carried on for a while by many other philosophers, like John Searle and H. Paul Grice (who developed theories of ‘implicature’ that went some way toward explaining the rules governing the non-referential meaning in language). Their work has gone on to have co...
by The Unseen
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Voiced/unvoiced plosive distinction in English
Replies: 18
Views: 13525

finlay wrote:also i've had another teacher imply that we perceive the p in spare as p because of spelling. theoretically, you can also say that the contrast is neutralised after /s/.
the South Park "fish sticks" episode illustrates this perfectly
by The Unseen
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: A brief overview of the development of Western Philosophy
Replies: 252
Views: 41377

[rant]To be honest, I never understood this idea, since we have a powerful body of experience as well as faith to indicate the third option. If you throw a ball at a pane of glass (assuming you have a big enough ball and typical glass), it will shatter every time. Not one historical record describe...
by The Unseen
Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: A brief overview of the development of Western Philosophy
Replies: 252
Views: 41377

bump
by The Unseen
Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: A brief overview of the development of Western Philosophy
Replies: 252
Views: 41377

This is philosophy.
I meant the "history of" part but I was too lazy. I agree with Eddy that if this discussion feels like continuing, it should go to a different thread. Obviously you're the OP so you may not want to write anything more until the discussion ends, but I'm just adding my too sense.
by The Unseen
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: A brief overview of the development of Western Philosophy
Replies: 252
Views: 41377

plz to get back to western philosophiez. kthxbai
by The Unseen
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: A brief overview of the development of Western Philosophy
Replies: 252
Views: 41377

as, for instance, given by Malebranche, the fourth-most-important Rationalist (and hence usually ignored, as all important things occur in threes)) I've heard someone argue that Malebranche was not really a Rationalist because his method of causation ended up being used by Hume - Hume said that rea...
by The Unseen
Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: A brief overview of the development of Western Philosophy
Replies: 252
Views: 41377

Thanks a bunch for this. I'm interested in philosophy and am considering (double)-majoring in, so this helps.
by The Unseen
Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 388244

Shm Jay wrote:
Qwynegold wrote:
Wycoval wrote:It's the newest ~~~~fad~~~~
But what does it mean?

It doesn’t mean anything; it’s a fad. People don’t adopt fads because they mean something.
Pthug is an evil genius, so we ~~~best~~~ copy His Methods Of Doing Things.
by The Unseen
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: The Correspondence Library
Replies: 568
Views: 199740

Standard Tamil to Colloquial Tamil (All of this is according to Harold F. Schiffman's A Reference Grammar on Spoken Tamil ) First the syllable structure collapses a bit: ai :> ee (exception: never finally in monosyllables, never initially in multisyllabic words) avu, ayi :> aw ay (aU) and aI) as di...
by The Unseen
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 388244

nebula wind phone wrote:
Mannanafnanefnd
Doot doo da doo doot.
by The Unseen
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: The Lesser-Used Sounds
Replies: 113
Views: 60708

An apico-uvular retroflex, made by touching the tip of the tongue to the uvula, should also be considered. That phone is sexy . I don't think I can physically do that. The closest I can get is the back of the blade of the tongue. I don't think I can touch anything further back than the soft palate ...
by The Unseen
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: The Lesser-Used Sounds
Replies: 113
Views: 60708

Silk wrote:
An apico-uvular retroflex, made by touching the tip of the tongue to the uvula, should also be considered.
That phone is sexy.
I don't think I can physically do that. The closest I can get is the back of the blade of the tongue.