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by Drydic
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: YŠKK YT-VṚḴẔKM (Yaškik Yat-Vṛḵaẕīkam) scratchpad
Replies: 118
Views: 14618

Re: YŠKK YT-VṚḴẔKM (Yaškik Yat-Vṛḵaẕīkam) scratchpad

Due to the physiological nature of the Khsinesir they had little to no sexual dimorphism, so finding mates was difficult. This makes very-little-to-no sense. Also how did all the different triconsonantal forms develop? And don't say it was always triconsonantal, because that's just a horrible copout.
by Drydic
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Does This Happen in Your Part of the World?
Replies: 11
Views: 1736

Re: Does This Happen in Your Part of the World?

R.Rusanov wrote:In Bulgarian reciprocal kinship terms are used. I.e. a grandchild calling his grandpa "dyado" and having himself called the same by his grandfather.
immediately grandchild! an yogurt
by Drydic
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Tolkienian fantasy
Replies: 21
Views: 4960

Re: Tolkienian fantasy

Warhammer. Not a novel, but most of the background material reflects a lot of LOTR/D&D imagery. There are novels derived from it. The Warcraft franchise got started after a deal to do a Warhammer game fell through. It has several novels as well (and mostly non-evil orcs, eventually, which more sett...
by Drydic
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Compose key for Windows
Replies: 16
Views: 4262

Re: Compose key for Windows

Someone was asking in irc if one could be written in Python, so I figured it pertinent to ask what this one was in.
by Drydic
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Compose key for Windows
Replies: 16
Views: 4262

Re: Compose key for Windows

What's this coded in?
by Drydic
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Oscan Reconstruction
Replies: 66
Views: 18377

Re: Oscan Reconstruction

Most of what I have is from reading through Buck's Grammar of Oscan and Umbian. Umbrian is also an interesting language with some neat innovations, but for now we'll focus on Oscan. Buck wrote that 'Oscan is the Gothic of the Italic dialects. In the conservatism and transparency of its vowel-system...
by Drydic
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Question for "Zompist" in regards to CSUR
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Re: Question for "Zompist" in regards to CSUR

Ahzoh wrote:well that's a shame, as there is absolutely no information in regards to those site on how to submit a conscript to them.

Maybe, I'll have to write an email to one of the founders.
Did you miss the part where they're not accepting any more?
by Drydic
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Question for "Zompist" in regards to CSUR
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Re: Question for "Zompist" in regards to CSUR

It was done for him by enthusiasts, iirc. Back before it was closed.
by Drydic
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Images of the mētū
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

Re: Images of the mētū

Cuêzi Grammar

Cuêzi Lexicon

Feminine, Masculine, Masculine respectively.
by Drydic
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 14201

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

The thing that always seems weird to me about Austronesian reconstruction is, correct me if I'm wrong, but don't they reconstruct two stop series (say voiced/unvoiced) merging completely in one branch and then randomly splitting again into unvoiced and voiced prenasalised? E.g p, b -> p p -> p, mb ...
by Drydic
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 14201

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

Proto-Austronesian has several phonemes which are certain, but what they are is by no means clear; I think that's part of what is being referenced.
by Drydic
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Other linguistic treadmills?
Replies: 37
Views: 4213

Re: Other linguistic treadmills?

Yes Jay sometimes movies become dated by the passage of time.
by Drydic
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 221384

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

/por por por pɑ/
by Drydic
Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 14201

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

And that's why the comparison isn't useful.
by Drydic
Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 14201

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

I don't think it works like that. It does if you go back far enough, but it's not terribly useful to think of it that way. Well, Theta does have a point with how the roots in any given language besides onomatopoetic ones appear to be completely arbitrary. Natlangs are the holy grail of collaborativ...
by Drydic
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: 2L Monumental Style Conscript: Vines
Replies: 145
Views: 27444

Re: 2L Monumental Style Conscript: Squeeze Me Tubers

I knew you'd do a wonderful job on the salsify ;)
by Drydic
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 287214

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

It's sometimes/often said to be [ɯβ], meaning unrounded but with a fricated bilabial release, thus adding some degree of lip-rounding.
by Drydic
Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Slang For Penis In Europe
Replies: 90
Views: 9779

Re: Slang For Penis In Europe

linguoboy wrote:Here we also have "Rick" (predominately gay)
Rick Perry :)
by Drydic
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Other linguistic treadmills?
Replies: 37
Views: 4213

Re: Other linguistic treadmills?

ɯ / M
by Drydic
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 287214

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

If there's space throw in a hʷ stage, otherwise yes.
by Drydic
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Slang For Penis In Europe
Replies: 90
Views: 9779

Re: Slang For Penis In Europe

Perhaps there's enough water under the bridge now that we can reopen the issue of subcultural variation. "Dick" was by far the preferred word in my adolescent milieu. You could say "cock" was a literary variant, a word I didn't really start coming across it until I began consuming pornography. Many...
by Drydic
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Other linguistic treadmills?
Replies: 37
Views: 4213

Re: Other linguistic treadmills?

Which sound changes are unidirectional like the semantic treadmills? 1) Palatalization. (The one-way-ness of it is one of the reasons why I find it unlikely that PIE originally had a separate palatal series to go along with it's velar series.) There's been suggestions (and respected IEists who held...
by Drydic
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The bad maps thread.
Replies: 43
Views: 47276

Re: The bad maps thread.

ObsequiousNewt wrote:
Hallow XIII wrote:
ObsequiousNewt wrote:But drawing trees is sooooo tiring...
Anguipes would like a word with you.
Well played. Although, quite to the contrary, I think even Anguipes would not enjoy drawing several hundred small ↟'s when he could be drawing large elegant ones.
*she
by Drydic
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The bad maps thread.
Replies: 43
Views: 47276

Re: The bad maps thread.

Not exactly; I recognized that the two were separate areas right from the start, that much is obvious. But I did think the forests were bodies of water, yes.
by Drydic
Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 175972

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

Yeah. I wrote that in a couple posts, the adjectives might've gotten moved around while editing before posting.