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by Fixsme
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: European languages before Indo-European
Replies: 812
Views: 99201

Re: European languages before Indo-European

Lol. I really have a hard time following what happens in Basque country. I hear at the same time one thing and its contrary. From what I have understood, the spanish side of the Basque country may have been populating by peoples from Novempopulia, so modern Basque people may not be exactly the same ...
by Fixsme
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Is Basque really weird?
Replies: 33
Views: 4847

Re: Is Basque really weird?

The Wikipedia page dealing with surdéclinaison or Suffixaufnahme, overdeclension?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffixaufnahme

Fun fact, Etruscan displayed also this feature.
by Fixsme
Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: What should I store in a Lexicon Database?
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Re: What should I store in a Lexicon Database?

That's interesting. I was trying to do basically the same thing as Radagast. Except I was going first for a cognate alinment system. You give two lists of words and the machine tells you which part of the word corresponds and you can even compare it to a random model. Grzegorz Kondrak has done some ...
by Fixsme
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: What should I store in a Lexicon Database?
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

What should I store in a Lexicon Database?

Hi everyone. I have a question about Lexicon databases. Recently, I have seen this post about http://www.incatena.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=44484 about building a database for comparing romance languages. So I had a question : what should one store in a database for linguistic comparison? Should I kee...
by Fixsme
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Trigender Biology Inquiry
Replies: 28
Views: 5946

Re: Trigender Biology Inquiry

Switching sex is actually pretty common for fishes. For instance, many grouper species, individuals are first female then male.
by Fixsme
Sat May 14, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 583622

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Rompian is hard too. These reconstruction relays are actually pretty hard. I just got a few etymologies and a few obvious sound changes since I began a year and half ago.
by Fixsme
Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 583622

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

I ran again simulations for Akana and Akana's moon, though I'm still a bit overweight, but here I go : For Akana, with average radius of 6,339,500 meters. Composed of a iron core (55% of the distance) and a olivine mantle (45% of the distance): I get a mass of 5.983e24 kg, which means a average dens...
by Fixsme
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Some questions about the moon
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

Re: Some questions about the moon

Hi, I agree with the answer above. I would add that there is tidal heating in the Earth moon system. That is a hypothesis that explains why the moon core is not completely crystallized. Plus, our moon maybe still volcanically active, the last eruption dates back 18 million years, which is nothing. I...
by Fixsme
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: European languages before Indo-European
Replies: 812
Views: 99201

Re: European languages before Indo-European

[ The idea was that the Tyrrhenians came from northwestern Anatolia (the Roman foundation myth has the grandparents of Romulus and Remus being refugees from Troy). I don't think use this foundation myth to justify a possible Anatolian origin of Tyrrhenians. Virgil's Aeneid and livy's Ab Urbe Condit...
by Fixsme
Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 583622

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Apparently, the theoretical height of tides in Akana should be 54.6 cm versus 53,5 cm on Earth. I don't know exactly how it translate in real life, since on earth tides go from a few cm to 17 meters. It would depends on location, size of the sea, depth, geographical features... I also have the time ...
by Fixsme
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 583622

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

My computation methods are not good enough yet. I have to fine tune my program. I am using the moon to calibrate this model and I have some troubles: my earth moon is a bit to heavy and the mantle is too heavy with respect to the core. The density should be a bit lower, and I actually rounded the nu...
by Fixsme
Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 583622

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

My calculations on a system that fits all the established requirements are here: http://akana.conlang.org/wiki/User:Thedukeofnuke/Astronomy Hope that helps! Thank you for the link. I think your moon is a bit light for a rocky moon. If this moon has the same composition as our moon, meaning a silica...
by Fixsme
Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 583622

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Thank you CatDoom. About the Akana's moon, let's call it Thaalo (because it's no moon! ), I've read Corumayas's post on it (on annular eclipses). You could actually have a Mars sized moon that fits the Ndak Ta calendar requirements and the rompian vocabulary list about ecclipses (Though I haven't si...
by Fixsme
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 583622

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Hi. I'm following what's happening on Akana (and with Conlang Relay 2014), I have one remark(I'm a newbie at conworlding so I could be wrong): Regarding the climate of northwest Tuysafa. I have doubts that the Akanan gulf stream can reach as far as Ronquian territories. The Ttiruku Arc should block ...
by Fixsme
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Flying Battle
Replies: 17
Views: 2212

Re: Flying Battle

Gaining momentum has a drawback you loose agility. And in a fight, you become an easy target. These tactics work only in a surprise attack. In infighting, it is not applicable due to short distances and if the enemy spots you, he just have to wait to stab you. That's why few martial have jumped kick...
by Fixsme
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Where does /tɬ/ in Icelandic come from?
Replies: 66
Views: 7059

Re: Where does /tɬ/ in Icelandic come from?

Probably off topic:
I have /l/ become /ɬ/ after a voiceless occlusive. I'm not the only one. Even when the occlusive is on the preceding word. For instance, I pronounce athlétisme as /atɬetism/. For years, I thought it was a defect, now I know the name of the monster : lateral voiceless fricative.
by Fixsme
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conworlds: What environment lead to nomadics?
Replies: 52
Views: 7857

Re: Conworlds: What environment lead to nomadics?

I'm not convinced by Jared Diamond's theses. When archeologists first found humains remains in the 19th century, they were astonished by the fact that systematically people died by violent deathes. So they concluded that first men were extremely violent and that civilization procured some kind of co...
by Fixsme
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Adpositional Inventories?
Replies: 10
Views: 1600

Re: Adpositional Inventories?

Ryukyuan Languages have all at least 9 case markers (accusative, genitive, locatives or focus markers).
Do these count as adpositions?
by Fixsme
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Language quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 1702

Re: Language quiz

4/8 :cry:
... twice.
... and I was not alone...
by Fixsme
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conworlds: What environment lead to nomadics?
Replies: 52
Views: 7857

Re: Conworlds: What environment lead to nomadics?

I don't think there is a climate that leads to nomadism. For instance, in France in the 10th century, people were apparently neither nomad neither completely sedentary. They were moving a lot but from places to places that had been reused since before 2 000 BC. It's only after taxes were inforced th...
by Fixsme
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 223119

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Yes. However, such attempts at finding genetic evidence for language spreads always have to be handled with care, as has already been discussed here. Indeed. Though what has been discussed here, iirc, is that a language can spread faster than one would expect actual people to be displaced. In this ...
by Fixsme
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 223119

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Hmmm. Statgasm!! :-D I need to read this article in detail. But I would not be that sure about the conclusion. Most of their results say "it looks Kurgan but Anatolian could be true also" a bit like Atkinson and Gray one, "Anatolian is true but it could be also Kurgan." (p. 27) And the results are r...
by Fixsme
Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 223119

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

About the basque influence, the Basques or Wascones crossed the Pyrénées only in the 5th or 6th Century AD, the basque writing dated back to the 2nd century was apparently a fake. I have read at least two times, that vascologists often wondered: if Aquitans were pro-vasconic people, why would they u...
by Fixsme
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 223119

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Actually, in French, you have a Gaulish layer on top of which a Latin layer was put and replaced it, which was still a public and written language in the 3rd century AD and probably spoken long after Rome Empire fell. But sometimes you have bits of Gaulish that pervades with vocabulary or syntax. Th...
by Fixsme
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Chlorophyliac humans, binary stars and boiling oceans
Replies: 51
Views: 5518

Re: Chlorophyliac humans, binary stars and boiling oceans

Totally, planets orbiting twin stars have already been observed several times. I have though a problem with the tilt of your planet. With that tilt, you would have a burning pole, a freezing pole and a temperate equator. The whole thing with a weird atmospheric circulation that tries to get the heat...