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by Drydic
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Meet my angry Dravian penpal!
Replies: 96
Views: 18515

Re: Meet my angry Dravian penpal!

That's the default, yes, but it has generalized well beyond that by now.
by Drydic
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: American perceptions of British accents
Replies: 108
Views: 10048

Re: American perceptions of British accents

Does it make it more or less silly that it used to be Pesth?
by Drydic
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Odd natlang features thread
Replies: 354
Views: 72796

Re: Odd natlang features thread

Poles, presumably. And it refers to this: There are three main genders: masculine, feminine and neuter. Masculine nouns are also divided into animate and inanimate (this distinction being relevant in the singular), and personal and non-personal (this distinction being relevant in the plural). All pe...
by Drydic
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 179965

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Hmm... the Hittite dative is a merger of PIE dative and locative, the Hittite ablative -az(a) is ultimately from PIE *-od or *-ad (see thematic ablative *-ōd), so that just leaves allative -a and instrumental -it (and 'ergative' -anza ) as unique Hittite case markers, and I seem to recall both have...
by Drydic
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Odd natlang features thread
Replies: 354
Views: 72796

Re: Odd natlang features thread

Eventually, isn't the distinction between homophones and two ideas sharing the same root or form down to speaker perception? Two sides of the same coin unless the speakers clearly demarcate between the two (which I rather suspect they do, in this case).
by Drydic
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Elenicoi
Replies: 3
Views: 1747

Re: Elenicoi

In-world, those aren't Russian loans. They're native Verdurian words. Also I think Zompist once said something once about wanting the Elenicoi to leave Earth before the Council of Nicaea's changes percolated out into Christendom, so that rules out any Slavs at all.
by Drydic
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Weird phrases from real languages
Replies: 323
Views: 117207

Re: Weird phrases from real languages

"Eeee ee ee" , Manx for "she will eat it". ...y'know, that was in the first post of this thread. I searched for it and didn't come up with anything relevant... wonder why. In 12 years here I've had the search function produce useful results...maybe 20 times. I've tried to use the search function hu...
by Drydic
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 84743

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Yes. Videos of pictures of handwritten pages.
by Drydic
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 287018

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

What Ossetian change are we talking about here though? The only vaguely similar change in Ossetian I can think of is ku > kʷɨ in Iron Ossetian, together with a broader u > ɨ change. To be honest, I was taking it as a given that Rusanov had a clue what he was talking about (bad move), because I didn...
by Drydic
Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 179965

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Early PIE also includes some of my own insights, such as noticing that Anatolian shares only four or five cases (nominative, vocative, genitive, dative, accusative; the others aren't actually cognate) with other IE languages Really now? Interesting. Got anything linkable on that? and shows no trace...
by Drydic
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 179965

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

The framework of it is based on accepted work in the field, with much of the details his own, I believe. It doesn't explain how Anatolian got where it is imo (the spread via the Mouth of the Danube and Thrace across the Dardanelles possibility, as I currently understand it, doesn't quite work for me...
by Drydic
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Meet my angry Dravian penpal!
Replies: 96
Views: 18515

Re: Meet my angry Dravian penpal!

What does Tedur think of Dravian cops?
by Drydic
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 84743

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

No, videos of pages of written or typed fanfiction, with pages being changed at intervals.
by Drydic
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Weird phrases from real languages
Replies: 323
Views: 117207

Re: Weird phrases from real languages

Clearly an Eeeish loan.
by Drydic
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 287018

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

That is one of the classic changes of Northwest Caucasian (possibly Northeast as well, but I don't know that group as well), which is probably the origin of the Ossetian change.
by Drydic
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 84743

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

on tape
by Drydic
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: ancient civilizations
Replies: 22
Views: 7134

Re: ancient civilizations

Ok then. Maybe he was denied an extradimensional entry visa.
by Drydic
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: ancient civilizations
Replies: 22
Views: 7134

Re: ancient civilizations

Sounds like it is/was Terran-operated then?
by Drydic
Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: ancient civilizations
Replies: 22
Views: 7134

Re: ancient civilizations

Well there's the embassy in Linköping yeah, I'm half-remembering the ambassador being terran tho, and the backup site which copied Geocities before it was taken offline (requiescat in pace, *sniff*) doesn't seem to have all the pages saved, so I can't confirm or deny that :s
by Drydic
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 14192

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

ObsequiousNewt wrote:
Nessari wrote:
ObsequiousNewt wrote:One does not simply... conclude a thread.
What if we used a catapult?
That would be a catastrophe.
Oh?
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by Drydic
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 14192

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

ObsequiousNewt wrote:One does not simply... conclude a thread.
What if we used a catapult?
by Drydic
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: American perceptions of British accents
Replies: 108
Views: 10048

Re: American perceptions of British accents

Multiple series of stops have been known to link together, on a molecular level, as chains. When baked, as in Germanic languages, a curious process known as "chain shifting" occurs. So you're saying Hansel and Gretel is a shared racial memory? Naw, I was trying and failing to mke a joke about polym...
by Drydic
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: American perceptions of British accents
Replies: 108
Views: 10048

Re: American perceptions of British accents

ObsequiousNewt wrote:Multiple series of stops have been known to link together, on a molecular level, as chains. When baked, as in Germanic languages, a curious process known as "chain shifting" occurs.
So you're saying Hansel and Gretel is a shared racial memory?
by Drydic
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: ancient civilizations
Replies: 22
Views: 7134

Re: ancient civilizations

The only announced interactions have been a boatload of 4th Century AD Greeks and an Englishman (separate incidents). So...less likely.
by Drydic
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: American perceptions of British accents
Replies: 108
Views: 10048

Re: American perceptions of British accents

I met a South African woman once whose accent was close to RP, but there was something there that was "not English". At first I thought she was a New Zealander. The trick to recognizing a South African accent is that while Australian chucks all of the vowels into a stew and mixes them around, and K...