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by Legion
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 13652

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

This thread was never good.
by Legion
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Ressources on Japanese/Kana handwriting
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Ressources on Japanese/Kana handwriting

So, there are a lot of ressources about how to learn kanji, but I find there are very few things about the minutiae of acquiring a good handwriting in Japanese, notably with hiragana. For instances, most ressources completely fail to mention that there are multiple ways to draw many of the hiraganas...
by Legion
Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 13652

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

This is turning into the Tautology Thread rather rapidly.
by Legion
Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 13652

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

Please stop talking about any subject which you don't know anything about. Which appears to be any subject but slavistics. Maybe.
by Legion
Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: A guide to small consonant inventories
Replies: 129
Views: 31431

Re: A guide to small consonant inventories

Sure, if you can't read.
by Legion
Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 13652

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

I think this kind of thread has been done before (and also should probably not be in L&L).
by Legion
Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80163

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Since then I've been using 98% pure medical alcohol to brew shit. explain pls You get bored and have a stupid idea. You take 98% pure alcohol and mix it with grapefruit juice. You drink that shit. You don't remember what happened afterwards. You don't do it again. That is not "brewing", that is a r...
by Legion
Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The bad maps thread.
Replies: 43
Views: 46922

Re: The bad maps thread.

Copy paste the link instead of clicking on it.
by Legion
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80163

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

I am not known to routinely call for the extermination of entire countries, nor I am to be held responsible for your unwarranted inferences. If you see calls for genocide at the turn of every sentence, that is a problem for your therapist. NE: also I would think me making a joke about Israeli people...
by Legion
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80163

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Astraios wrote:Not laughing at a joke about a whole country being destroyed != having no sense of humour.
Ok so I am also racist because they read sentences with meanings that aren't intented because of passive-agressive persecution complex. There, happy?
by Legion
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2
Replies: 812
Views: 96448

Re: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2

It's about humans going to remote place and finding about their alien precursors who turned out to be dicks and also have been involved in shoddy business with bio-engineered life forms. I did a Thing back then where I wrote 4 paragraphs summing up the plot of a movie, and it turned out that the sum...
by Legion
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80163

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Astraios wrote:Racist.


EDIT: Like really, can't I post something entirely banal and unrelated to anything without you jumping on it and squeezing out every last measly drop of hatred you can?
I am racist against Israeli only because they have no sense of humor.
by Legion
Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80163

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Israeli getting blown away by the violent Wind of History.
by Legion
Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2
Replies: 812
Views: 96448

Re: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2

He watched Prometheus too many times. Prometheus is about aliens using their DNA to kickstart all Earth-life as we know it, rather than just hominids (which is a premise I actually find a lot easier to believe than aliens just splicing their genetics into an existing system to create us specificall...
by Legion
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: How to design a non-European phonology
Replies: 622
Views: 85606

Re: How to design a non-European phonology

Current project (temptatively named "Ananke"). 1. Absence of any phonemic POA for stops further back than velar [half mark for only one stop-POA behind velar, or for prominent allophonic stops behind velar] 2. Phonemic voicing 3. Phonemic voicing only on stops and fricatives 4. Voicing distinction o...
by Legion
Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The bad maps thread.
Replies: 43
Views: 46922

The bad maps thread.

This is a thread about maps that are bad, not in appearance, but in content, maps that look all professional but are actually a game of "what is wrong with this picture". Here is an example: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/Bubonic_plague-en.svg This map is meant to represent the p...
by Legion
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Of French Verbs, first person singular
Replies: 1
Views: 647

Re: Of French Verbs, first person singular

The first person -s came in analogy with a number of verbs where this was the result of natural sound changes, eg: facio > *fattsjo > fajts > fais nascor > *nascio > *nastsjo > najsts > nais finio > *finiscio > *finistsjo > finis This could theorically have been extented to -er verbs, but in those i...
by Legion
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Octopuke
Replies: 63
Views: 8739

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

linguoboy wrote:People, the subject line says, "Quote Thread". I'm pretty sure the Pointless and Annoying Pedantic Debate Thread has always been in Ephemera.
If we're expected to post quotes of the calliber of your last contribution, we might as well talk about something else indeed.
by Legion
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Wenetic Scratchpad- NP: Gods above.
Replies: 82
Views: 20283

Re: Wenetic Scratchpad- NP: Gods above.

bump to save thread from pruning
by Legion
Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: English as Fusion of French and Anglic
Replies: 54
Views: 4680

Re: English as Fusion of French and Anglic

("paraphiletic with" doesn't mean anything; a group is just "paraphiletic", or it isn't)
by Legion
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The Real Sound Change Game
Replies: 52
Views: 3428

Re: The Real Sound Change Game

Stop using // guys, use [], those are sound changes, not phoneme changes (also phonemes aren't real hth).
by Legion
Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: English as Fusion of French and Anglic
Replies: 54
Views: 4680

Re: English as Fusion of French and Anglic

Your use of "paraphyletic" is backward.
by Legion
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: English as Fusion of French and Anglic
Replies: 54
Views: 4680

Re: English as Fusion of French and Anglic

There aren't much similarities between French and English grammar that cannot be attributed either to their common IE origin or more locally to them being SAE languages (in the later cases, those similarities will be found in other neighbouring languages like German or Spanish). The only specific si...
by Legion
Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: English as Fusion of French and Anglic
Replies: 54
Views: 4680

Re: English as Fusion of French and Anglic

English has no more French and Latin vocabulary than many other European languages did until they underwent massive movements of renativisation. German only looks "so much more germanic" than English because they've consciously replaced numerous greco-latin compounds with germanic calques. Borrowing...
by Legion
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Multiple-choice question about nasal vowels in French
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: Multiple-choice question about nasal vowels in French

I'd tend toward a mixture of b and c; nasalisation can indeed be pretty weak, but it's not normally completely absent.