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Re: Thoughts on Relativistic Tenses

". . .anything you can see is defined as happening "lightlike now". This seems to correspond fairly closely to how people actually use the present tense, but
Damian Dootdoot
8:29 PM
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206850

A bilingual song

Here's a song with words in Tirëlat and Jarda. Note that -el and -êl don't exactly rhyme in Jarda, but a native Tirëlat speaker probably won't care much
Herman Miller
6:32 PM
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206849

Re: One, Oneself and A

... Swedish _den_ and _det_ are demonstratives, pronouns and articles: _Var är den stora boken? Den ligger där. Vilken? Den!_ 'Where is the big book? It lies
BPJ
5:26 PM
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206848

Re: One, Oneself and A

... That was my first thought, too. Also, the "free-standing" or "special" (pre-adjective) definite articles in the Scandinavian languages: den, det. And
DouglasKoller
12:59 PM
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206847

Re: Thoughts on Relativistic Tenses

Hallo conlangers! ... Yes, this is a quite plausible scenario. -- ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf http://www.joerg-rhiemeier.de/Conlang/index.html
Jörg Rhiemeier
11:35 AM
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206846

Re: Thoughts on Relativistic Tenses

... If you have a space faring civilisation that lacks FTL travel, you'd expect some natural pressure for a spacelike tense, i.e. a standardised way to
Jyri Lehtinen
9:56 AM
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206845

Re: Thoughts on Relativistic Tenses

Hallo conlangers! ... It is thus: Timelike = within the light cone Lightlike = on the surface of the light cone Spacelike = outside the light cone At least,
Jörg Rhiemeier
8:35 AM
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206844

Re: Thoughts on Relativistic Tenses

Hallo conlangers! ... A language that encodes relativistic concepts such as "spacelike", "lightlike" and "timelike" in its tense system is an interesting idea
Jörg Rhiemeier
5:12 AM
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206843

Thoughts on Relativistic Tenses

The Celimine "tense" system conflates time and space; this is based on the simple observation that, if I want to meet someone, I have to tell them both *when*
Logan Kearsley
Apr 25
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206842

Re: One, Oneself and A

Is Dutch 'het' not like that? My knowledge of Dutch is rather small so it might not be the case. ... De: "Ingus Macats" Enviada em:
Guilherme Holzmann
Apr 25
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206841

Re: One, Oneself and A

Latvian doesn't have articles, but since the first Bibles and ecclesiastic texts were translated by German priests with rather loose grasp of the Latvian
Ingus Macats
Apr 25
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206840

Re: One, Oneself and A

(Late) Latin "ille canis" = "ille"
Siva Kalyan
Apr 25
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206839

Re: One, Oneself and A

Etymologically, the Romance articles and personal pronouns both derive from the Latin demonstrative pronoun ille, illa, illud. However, in modern Romance
kechpaja
Apr 25
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206838

One, Oneself and A

I've developed conlang Muai a little more, and now it's official: definite and indefinite articles are pronouns! To express "the dog", you must say "it dog",
Leonardo Castro
Apr 25
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206837

Re: Want to hear something even crazier?

Great! Até mais! Leonardo
Leonardo Castro
Apr 25
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