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by Drydic
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: A near-open back vowel? ɔ̞ or ɔɒ
Replies: 17
Views: 2540

Re: A near-open back vowel? ɔ̞ or ɔɒ

I just don't treat anything as set in stone until I have at least 5 pages' worth of material. And it's not automatic then either. Actually I just don't treat a whole lot as set in stone.
by Drydic
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: American perceptions of British accents
Replies: 108
Views: 10048

Re: American perceptions of British accents

Next stage of English's evolution: glottal taps.
by Drydic
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Aktionsart, Telicity and Durativity
Replies: 9
Views: 6179

Re: Aktionsart, Telicity and Durativity

Perhaps getting rid of those five categories is better and to simply use [±telic] [±durative] [±dynamic] since it seems there can be a great deal of context-based variance. Indeed. It's like how "aorist" means past-perfective. It doesn't always. In fact outside of certain uses in Ancient Greek (and...
by Drydic
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Triconstanantal Root Language Families
Replies: 11
Views: 1343

Re: Triconstanantal Root Language Families

Does anyone have any good sources on tri-constanantal root language families? The concept of such a language is rather cool, but I'm rather confused by how they would be affected by sound changes and how a plausible language family would look. I understand that I can do something like look at hebre...
by Drydic
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: ancient civilizations
Replies: 22
Views: 7134

Re: ancient civilizations

I meant more of a disorganized, chaotic, bickering and clueless 3 to 6 person group style, actually :)
by Drydic
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: ancient civilizations
Replies: 22
Views: 7134

Re: ancient civilizations

I write from the perspective of (say) a terrestrial researcher who can wander Almea. So technology not available to the non-iliu races can't presently be used. The Almeans don't do any archeology, except accidentally (e.g. wandering the surface of known ruins, finding a Cadhinorian pot in your subc...
by Drydic
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Slang For Penis In Europe
Replies: 90
Views: 9776

Re: Slang For Penis In Europe

When I posted here responding to Astraios, it was in exasperation at the latest example of this; the primary place has been in the Conlang Fluency thread. I know there have been several people who are not myself who have been discouraged from posting more in there because so much of it is Astraios,...
by Drydic
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Slang For Penis In Europe
Replies: 90
Views: 9776

Re: Slang For Penis In Europe

I seriously dislike the idea of verboten topics. But sometimes they have to exist; this is not one of those times, IMO.
by Drydic
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Slang For Penis In Europe
Replies: 90
Views: 9776

Re: Slang For Penis In Europe

Oh shut the fuck up. If it comes to that, straight people are like that all the time . They get to announce loudly and bluntly that they're a fan of tits without people telling them off for it. So behavior not-here is an excuse for behavior here...coolstorybro. When I posted here responding to Astr...
by Drydic
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 84740

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

I submitted my application to get into college today. Quote: "Check back on this page in 2-3 business days for an update on your application."


edit:oh god I'm already reopening the page to check it hasn't even been four hours ><
by Drydic
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Slang For Penis In Europe
Replies: 90
Views: 9776

Re: Slang For Penis In Europe

Are you a one-trick pony? Because that's how you come across. What, I have to be interesting to you? No, you don't. Duh, it's not like he made the thread. Also, how seriously can you argue a 10k post person is monothematic? Well, I am. But for good reasons. Penises are quite important, you know. I ...
by Drydic
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Slang For Penis In Europe
Replies: 90
Views: 9776

Re: Slang For Penis In Europe

Astraios wrote:I like this thread.
Are you a one-trick pony? Because that's how you come across.
by Drydic
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: On the order of the loss of personal verbal inflections
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: On the order of the loss of personal verbal inflections

in English the 3rd person singular is the only one (outside of be ) with any distinctive marking (in the present, at least). According to this http://typo.uni-konstanz.de/rara/nav/browse.php?number=34 that is extremely rare, with English as the only given example. http://typo.uni-konstanz.de/archiv...
by Drydic
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: A near-open back vowel? ɔ̞ or ɔɒ
Replies: 17
Views: 2540

Re: A near-open back vowel? ɔ̞ or ɔɒ

I feel like I understand better now how this stuff with the IPA creating symbols and using them to communicate sounds works. ^_^ I was under the mistaken impression that it was objective and more or less perfect because it's such a widely agreed-on authority and has been for years, but instead it s...
by Drydic
Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 175852

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

I'm behind a lot of things technological. I've not even touched an iphone or ipad. My nephew looked at my phone the other day and said "It has such a small screen, it doesn't look like a real phone." Yes, thank you. I remember the days when phones bigger than mine were called "bricks". Remember the...
by Drydic
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 342227

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

<Nae> I have a formula <Nae> which gives me a value that is within a margin of error of what i know is the right value <Nae> like <Nae> it gives me something like 7% <Nae> when the answer is around 8% <TheFizzMeister> What's the formula for? <H13> if you input a number it approximates this number w...
by Drydic
Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: On the order of the loss of personal verbal inflections
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: On the order of the loss of personal verbal inflections

Example: in Spanish, the 3rd person singular is the least marked (yes I am aware that it is not fully unmarked in all tenses or conjugations), yet in English the 3rd person singular is the only one (outside of be) with any distinctive marking (in the present, at least).
by Drydic
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 287015

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Where did t voice?
by Drydic
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 287015

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Seems unlikely being that there are no other velarized consonants in the inventory. Also, the presence of /kɬ/ (for all intents and purposes, a coarticulated alveolar-velar lateral affricate) might suggest that a sequence /xɬ/ existed at some point. Later becoming /ɬʟ̥͓/... Or some other batshitter...
by Drydic
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 304564

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, s

Face masque on + henna and indigo in my hair (although you can't really tell how green my hair is from this picture). What on earth for? Why does anyone dye their hair? Personally I'm a fan of non-usual hair colors (even if I haven't had the guts/found a shade I like enough to do it myself). I look...
by Drydic
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 14192

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

All of that is balanced out by the fact that it's the only language family in the world to out-Semitic Semitic.
by Drydic
Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 304564

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, s

Risla wrote:Face masque on + henna and indigo in my hair (although you can't really tell how green my hair is from this picture). I look like a lizard person.
Lizard people are still people!
I can see some fairly green portions actually. Would love to see an after pic.
by Drydic
Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 14192

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

Iau. "Whoah, look how many different tones are used in natlangs! I think I'm going to put them all into one language! Also, more than one tone can be on a vowel. Whatever that means. Hmm... not kitchen-sinky enough; let's add nasalization, but *only* put it on /a/, so it's not phonemic. Hmm, still ...
by Drydic
Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 175852

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

Still answers the question.