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by Drydic
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 342223

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

Yes. Over 9000.
by Drydic
Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 14190

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

Not to mention getting the diachronics wrong sometimes.
by Drydic
Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Compose key for Windows
Replies: 16
Views: 4253

Re: Compose key for Windows

Aino Meilani wrote:It's more tedious to set up and modify, and I'm not sure it can handle cases more complicated than dead key + key → character. Or can it? Can it do the equivalent of compose + six keys → tens of characters (I actually use this!)?
It can't handle more than dead_key + key > character.
by Drydic
Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 342223

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

what drugs did they have to put you on to make you think Nort is centrist?
by Drydic
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 342223

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

Via a quite torturous route, but yes, in the beginning.
by Drydic
Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 342223

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

Eddy, do you really believe that CUM Quesa would watch something like that, and, if he did, would suddenly be turned into an anti-Semite? Do you believe that white supremacism is that persuasive? Not everyone shares my inhibitions toward watching right wing media, and the ZBB (and the world more ge...
by Drydic
Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The Miniature Conlangs Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 8549

Re: The Miniature Conlangs Thread

I'm thinking of making a language where the case of the arguments is marked on the noun, and tense-aspect information is marked on the arguments. I might even try and make it triconsonantal. If you do, please don't have root-internal vowel alternations distinguish person or number entirely by thems...
by Drydic
Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:10 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 342223

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

no
by Drydic
Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: A guide to small consonant inventories
Replies: 129
Views: 32861

Re: A guide to small consonant inventories

I've been looking up allophony for these. Many of these have allophony like [m] ~ or [l] ~ [r] which means it'll be a bit misleading to assert that the language "lacks /m/" or "lacks /r/". Doesn't Hawaiian have alveolar~velar variation, at least in the stops? Dialectally. The shift t > k didn't qui...
by Drydic
Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 342223

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

<Cev> wait
<Cev> I got a B in sociology?
<Cev> That class I just stopped going to halfway through the semester?
<Cev> huh
<Cev> Must've done awesome on the first test I guess
by Drydic
Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: It's Irish, Jim, but not as we know it!
Replies: 17
Views: 2370

Re: It's Irish, Jim, but not as we know it!

Not even joy at them dying? That's some really bad writing :(
by Drydic
Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 175840

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

When I was a kid I used to use an weird form for the reflexive, "your-own-self", as in, "Go get your own self!" I've heard that before. I don't believe I've ever heard it in the emphatic form before, though. 'He his own self was the sole winner of the contest' nah "Go get your own _____!" Types of ...
by Drydic
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2
Replies: 812
Views: 100594

Re: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2

Civil War Bugle wrote:Also, everyone in my area except me seemed like a Red Sox fan for some reason, even though we didn't live in New England.
I have a feeling that that reason is animosity towards NYC/the Yankees.
by Drydic
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2
Replies: 812
Views: 100594

Re: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2

My father is from Michigan, and thus is a Detroit Lions supporter. I think this contributed to my zero interest in American sports.
by Drydic
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2
Replies: 812
Views: 100594

Re: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2

If you're going to change the term, use pigskin.
by Drydic
Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB Census 2013
Replies: 221
Views: 30720

Re: ZBB Census 2013

And I've been on dozens where any off-topic comment brings a lecture from a mod and frequently some form of black mark.
by Drydic
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB Census 2013
Replies: 221
Views: 30720

Re: ZBB Census 2013

It's not, we just have far less of any sort of taboos against it. Despite some efforts for them *stink eye*
by Drydic
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 286999

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Boehijt wrote:If a language would have ʃ as its only sibilant fricative, would it shift to s? Or would it stay ʃ?
It could shift. But it doesn't hafta shift.
by Drydic
Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Examples of truly unique conlang features?
Replies: 57
Views: 8944

Re: Examples of truly unique conlang features?

What I think is a unique orthographic feature is found in the writing system of the Kohol Empire, where vowel distinctions are shown by changing the colour in which the symbols are written (e.g. a word ka and a word ke would be written with the same symbol, but with the colour red in one instance a...
by Drydic
Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: English /tr dr/ affrication
Replies: 28
Views: 4287

Re: English /tr dr/ affrication

...anyone can "choose" to not affricate them. And what variety of rhotic you have probably doesn't have a whole lot of bearing on the matter.
by Drydic
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The North Caucasic Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1456

Re: The North Caucasic Thread

Yay it worked! :3
by Drydic
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The North Caucasic Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1456

Re: The North Caucasic Thread

Nesescosac wrote:In addition there's this paper on long-distance agreement and topic in Tsez.
The website says the file upload was interrupted :'(
by Drydic
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Are palatals coronal or dorsal?
Replies: 18
Views: 1692

Re: Are palatals coronal or dorsal?

Going back to /w/, [ u], [ɣw] and [gw] are traditionally analyzed as the same phoneme in Spanish too, /u/, with the same allophone distribution you find in /i/ [ i]~[j]~[dʒ] (or [ i]~[ʝ]~[ɟʝ]). English is having a hand in phonologizing a /gw/ vs. /u/ distinction though: pronouncing borrowings such ...
by Drydic
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 84737

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Could be burst cappilaries too, from lack of sleep. I should note that this isn't something to worry about very much.