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by Drydic
Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 175973

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

I wonder if words ending in clusters/single stops that would result in a larger cluster from -d are more likely to be spontaneously given a new past tense form. Like, Chagen's example scrape ends in p and pt is a little bit difficult to say so would this change be more likely as opposed to a word l...
by Drydic
Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 342458

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

The languages of Europe all seem rather European, what with all the voiced fricatives and voicing as the only phonation distinction and whatnot. Not that there's anything wrong with that IF that's what you're trying to do. It's just that we don't know whether this was a conscious choice or the resu...
by Drydic
Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 84804

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Sal, try not making a bunch of assumptions about me (or anyone else for that matter), and you'll come off a lot less holier than thou. And yes, you are coming across as that; if I were any less determined to keep this level (of exercise...) going, you would have just talked me out of trying to lose ...
by Drydic
Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 14201

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

More like Holy shit a noob got a triconsonantal language RIGHT FOR ONCE!!!.
by Drydic
Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 84804

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Now that I have more time to reply... The problem with massive self-denial is that staying in control of it is so hard. That's why most people don't get good mileage out of it for long, even if they have impressive early results. But you're already started in, so don't just let go and devour the wh...
by Drydic
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 14201

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

How many East Asian languages even have syllabic fricatives? Naxi, Yi, and Miyako are the only ones I can think of, unless you count the apical vowel, which adds Mandarin and Lisu. Apparently Hlepho Phowa has the apical vowel and syllabic /v/, though the latter contrasts only marginally with ɯ, whi...
by Drydic
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 84804

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Well now that I've gone through a nearly complete meltdown spiral (mostly IRL, though #isharia got a portion of it)... My goal is to reach 180 pounds. Obviously, I was trying to do that at a relatively brisk pace. This wasn't entirely because I want it gone fast (though I admit I do), but because ba...
by Drydic
Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 393707

Re: Romanization challenge thread

Now someone mix that with Ubykh.
by Drydic
Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 84804

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Well, now, you do seem to be making the assumption that I'll be going back to my previous level of food consumption ever. Unless I'm going to somehow gain weight while eating less than before and actually doing some exercise regularly (which I previously was not doing to any degree.) I've known my p...
by Drydic
Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: American perceptions of British accents
Replies: 108
Views: 10054

Re: American perceptions of British accents

There isn't a pan-American accent either. You're thinking of General American, and while that is widespread, it's also not absolute; there's several midwestern accents, California's a basket case (several, probably) all its own, the Pacific Northwest has its own quirks, you note the Appalachians an...
by Drydic
Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2
Replies: 812
Views: 100643

Re: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2

Hittite k is represented by h, as you previously agreed. Nakh and Hurrian H1s- results in initial affricate ts- Everything's in its place. This makes me want to cry Both have managed to get banned from Nostratic-L, by the way. Hilarious Nostratic-L now is a rather quiet place where often nothing is...
by Drydic
Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Brujeric
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Brujeric

Mmm, ok. Well it could make sense if it's being used to mark the <c> that "irregularly" retains [k] before i/e.
by Drydic
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 14201

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

Adjective Recoil wrote:The Salishan languages. Whose idea was it to have syllabic fricatives?
What do these two phrases have to do with each other?

But to answer your question, east asian langs is who.
by Drydic
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Brujeric
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Brujeric

Nortaneous wrote:rusanov can you make even one post without going beep boop i am a fascist

glossaphile why do you use <ç> for /k/, and graves for stress marking instead of acutes, and g-circumflex
I don't see any <ç>, that's just as arbitrarily justifiable as acutes, and what's wrong with ĝ?
by Drydic
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 84804

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Slightly less ain't gonna cut it. Thanks for assuming things that were never stated, I've cut my food consumption by well over half as well (It was far above what is necessary/advisable, so don't give me any bullshit about not eating enough). I'm not going to take 6 years or whatever to lose this we...
by Drydic
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: American perceptions of British accents
Replies: 108
Views: 10054

Re: American perceptions of British accents

I think most Americans are not aware of *regional* British accents. Americans are aware, but have basically zero ability to distinguish them by their location. It's not that we can't hear different accents and their differences-- we can-- but we have next to zero real impression of where British ch...
by Drydic
Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 84804

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Started doing sit-ups today. It's a good thing for my ultimate goal of losing weight, but god it showed me how badly out of shape I am, in a way my huffing and puffing while walking hasn't >< Situps aren't great for losing fat: might i recommend squats? jumping jacks? lunges? I'm also walking a bit...
by Drydic
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 180136

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Some Books All I get is a login prompt :( Yeah it does require you to have a google drive account. Just make a throwaway one, log out, and never use it again. Or keep it solely for this purpose. Also setting one up is not difficult, I think I clicked a few boxes from my alt gmail account and had it...
by Drydic
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 14201

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

Of course not! He's just saying they shouldn't be different from their surrounding languages...oh, wait...
by Drydic
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 84804

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Started doing sit-ups today. It's a good thing for my ultimate goal of losing weight, but god it showed me how badly out of shape I am, in a way my huffing and puffing while walking hasn't ><
by Drydic
Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 180136

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

And you'll need probably 3-4 books to get a good idea.
by Drydic
Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Changing Valency
Replies: 32
Views: 3266

Re: Changing Valency

I'm not saying you're wrong, but if a language throws around banners and shouts THERE'S A DIFFERENCE!!!~~~ it's worth investigating whether or not there actually is a difference in meaning, or just two (or however many) ways of marking the same thing.
by Drydic
Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Changing Valency
Replies: 32
Views: 3266

Re: Changing Valency

Chagen wrote:Sanskrit frequently uses causatives not for literal "X makes Y Z" sentences but just to distinguish transitivity and intransitivity
As Yaali pointed out, there's no difference between making an intransitive transitive and making it causative.
by Drydic
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 342458

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

Aurora Rossa wrote:I don't get it. How does America have six billion people?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxroiTRg7Tg
by Drydic
Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Gardening Splinter Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 24722

Re: The Gardening Splinter Thread

Treegod's garden in a few weeks:
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