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by xxx
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Which -an adjective based on "Rousseau" do you prefer?
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Which -an adjective based on "Rousseau" do you prefer?

Leibnizian (much better than Rousseauist...)
by xxx
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Ephemera
Topic: IMPORTANT NEWS - MOVING BOARD
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: IMPORTANT NEWS - MOVING BOARD

Everything, one day, will be lost ... Why wait ...
by xxx
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Faites-le le
Replies: 10
Views: 1633

Re: Faites-le le

by xxx
Mon May 21, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Faites-le le
Replies: 10
Views: 1633

Re: Faites-le le

perhaps...
But I lived half a century in the south of France all along the Mediterranean, I do not know any living* person who speaks a language of oc...

(* my my grandparents did...)
by xxx
Tue May 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Is it better to say "for you and me" than "for me and you"?
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: Is it better to say "for you and me" than "for me and yo

Same thing in French with politeness considerations..
by xxx
Tue May 08, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Writing system, not sure which one to use.
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Re: Writing system, not sure which one to use.

The fact that Akkadian used Sumerian cuneiform for hundreds of years or that Middle Persian used Aramaic words as logograms suggests that "maximizing the possibilities" is rarely a high priority in selecting a script for most languages. :p that's a naturalistic effect ... naturalism by nature follo...
by xxx
Sat May 05, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Writing system, not sure which one to use.
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

Re: Writing system, not sure which one to use.

many languages use imported writing systems ... rarely a mix of several ... for a naturalistic effect, why not an import of Arabic with minor adaptations to your conlang ... For a more constructed effect, it's a question of finding a new system which makes it possible to maximize the possibilities o...
by xxx
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Faites-le le
Replies: 10
Views: 1633

Re: Faites-le le

the langue d'oc survives only in the accents of those who should have spoken it ...
by xxx
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2332

Re: French politics thread

jmcd wrote:Can this En March government get any worse?
it could be ever more liberal...
by xxx
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Faites-le le
Replies: 10
Views: 1633

Re: Faites-le le

Ryusenshi wrote:The second le will often be reduced to /l/ with the schwa elided, if the following word starts with a consonant that isn't /l/.
Except for southern French where the schwa is never elided...
by xxx
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Should I make the lexicon or grammar first?
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: Should I make the lexicon or grammar first?

We'll have to open a new thread for that...
by xxx
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Should I make the lexicon or grammar first?
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: Should I make the lexicon or grammar first?

All the pre-internet books did... But the acceleration of the sliding of meaning is not the subject of the post ... Let's talk, if you want, about philosophical language (even if scientifical would be more appropriate)... Those are centered on the production of lexicon, but no lexicon is really requ...
by xxx
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Should I make the lexicon or grammar first?
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: Should I make the lexicon or grammar first?

In those a priori (philosophical) languages, 1sense=1sign=1sound...
The system is the triple equality, you can work about it using meaning or writing or phonology...
The lexicon is the product...
by xxx
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Should I make the lexicon or grammar first?
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: Should I make the lexicon or grammar first?

In a priori languages (sometimes called philosophical languages) the system is prior, no need lexicon...
In fact no need to lexicon at all...
by xxx
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Minimizing the noun-verb distinction? [split from Random Thread]
Replies: 67
Views: 7203

Re: Minimizing the noun-verb distinction? [split from Random

To reach the goal, just unmark‘em...
by xxx
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Minimizing the noun-verb distinction? [split from Random Thread]
Replies: 67
Views: 7203

Re: Minimizing the noun-verb distinction? [split from Random

So, for example, “she is a fox” would be something like «he/she-TOPIC fox», “the fox is brown” would be «fox-TOPIC brown.one» and “the brown one is a fox“ would be «brown.one-TOPIC fox». Verless, we have; “she is a fox”>"the fox female" “the fox is brown”>"the brown fox" “the brown one is a fox“ >"...
by xxx
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Minimizing the noun-verb distinction? [split from Random Thread]
Replies: 67
Views: 7203

Re: Minimizing the noun-verb distinction? [split from Random

it is not a matter of removing one verb to one sentence (even Polish) but of verb-less language (surely not Polish)...
by xxx
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Minimizing the noun-verb distinction? [split from Random Thread]
Replies: 67
Views: 7203

Re: Minimizing the noun-verb distinction? [split from Random

I think, from my experiment, heptapod B has no verb...
by xxx
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19242

Re: Venting thread

the best things in life are those without importance, without values, without object and totally free... The simple fact of watching a sunrise, examining a crack in a wall, paying attention to the movement of the broom on the ground, can fill each moment intensely enough to encourage to continue obs...
by xxx
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Minimizing the noun-verb distinction? [split from Random Thread]
Replies: 67
Views: 7203

Re: Minimizing the noun-verb distinction? [split from Random

By removing verbs, I lost
  • distinction between topic and comment,
  • distinction between substance and accident,
  • distinction between word and sentence,
  • all speech acts,
  • causal reasoning,
  • and even chronology
  • ...
by xxx
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Vulgarlang.com
Replies: 13
Views: 1471

Re: Vulgarlang.com

Automation and information technology are of interest only in the business world, to reduce costs, especially of employment of human beings...
But gibberish replaces even better hiring conlangers...
by xxx
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Vulgarlang.com
Replies: 13
Views: 1471

Re: Vulgarlang.com

I have none made by engineer machinery for example... nor "in the manner of"...
by xxx
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Vulgarlang.com
Replies: 13
Views: 1471

Re: Vulgarlang.com

alice wrote:Yes ... the art of conlanging ... is ... dead?
only for those who trade art for technique of engineers...
[sarcasm] RIP Conlanging ?-2017...............[/sarcasm]
only for those who devalue their humanity for normalized artefacts...
by xxx
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19242

Re: Venting thread

My pleasure, Kuroda, my pleasure...