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Re: FireScript - Writing with Fire instead of ink ... I realise you're referring to zealots and not religious people in general, however you are close to crossing the No Cross No Crown rule which is in place
yuri
4:56 PM
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202857
Re: FireScript - Writing with Fire instead of ink Or... maybe you could write the letters with lighter fluid and set them aflame. It wouldn't last long, but it would definitely be "fire script." (Call it
Jeffrey Brown
4:42 PM
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202856
Re: Historical to Living ... Really, the Siye speakers drop codas in loans? That seems like it would cause an immense amount of homonymy if there were any coda-rich languages (like
Alex Fink
4:08 PM
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202855
Re: Historical to Living ... If the language has robust derivational processes, this should be possible. IIUC, Navajo and other Native American languages, as well as Icelandic, use
Anthony Miles
3:44 PM
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202854
Re: FireScript - Writing with Fire instead of ink Not quite sure how you came to that logic. a)one second of error with a pen and you have to start from scratch. b)one second of error on sand and you can wipe
Matthew DeBlock
3:42 PM
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202853
Re: FireScript - Writing with Fire instead of ink You are right in that it requires no special materials. However, to me it is more of a question of scale – what if I want to write something a bit more
Ingus Macats
1:55 PM
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202852
Re: FireScript - Writing with Fire instead of ink Really? you must not have seen Nailscript then. Iron nails take alot of more energy and resources to produce, and nailing them takes alot more effort It would
Matthew DeBlock
1:37 PM
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202851
Re: FireScript - Writing with Fire instead of ink That's the least efficient writing system I've ever seen.
Dustinger Batailleur
1:13 PM
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FireScript - Writing with Fire instead of ink http://youtu.be/_GfEKOH1Y_o (Yay.. I didn't burn down the house hehe) still a fresh experiment, but first tests seem promising :) (see you-tube video above) No
Matthew DeBlock
7:00 AM
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202849
Historical to Living Take a lingo that is religious or stuck in time and make it a "living" lingo using natural to the lingos structure, like Rabbinical Hebrew into Modern Hebrew
Mike Adamz
9:27 PM
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202848
Re: TECH: "Yahoo breaks every mailing list in the world" It appears GMail has decided not to bounce these messages, merely to treat them as spam. It's still problematic, as it results in several e-mails being thrown
G. van der Vegt
Apr 15
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202847
Re: Senejas > Nostratic Hallo conlangers! ... Indeed, the prehistory of the "Altaic" languages is hard to disentangle as people have been moving around pretty much in northern Eurasia
Jörg Rhiemeier
Apr 15
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Re: OT: Senejas > Nostratic Charlie, I am impressed that you could come up with so many words. It is very hard to choose the right words for a mixed language and then adjust them that the
Thomas Ruhm
Apr 15
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Re: NATLANG: Swahili Locative Concord I thought of this a while ago, but I had my doubts until I learned that the shunting of the Swahili logical subject in locative inversion promoted the subject.
Anthony Miles
Apr 14
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Re: OT: Senejas > Nostratic On Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:02:42 +0100 ... I can't resist offering something to go back further! /Xam (Khoisan) //kũ, P.Bantu *kono, P.Tibeto-Burman *kan, P.Tai
David McCann
Apr 14
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Re: USAGE: Informal word for "thing" In my Tirina, the word is "onar" for inanimate "stuff" in general. The suffix -il makes collective/mass nouns singular (more precisely, it indicates a very
Allison Swenson
Apr 14
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Re: Making nonconcatenative morphology Liaden has dramliz meaning "wizards" and dramliza meaning "a wizard". Adam
Adam Walker
Apr 14
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Re: OT: Senejas > Nostratic On 14/04/2014 02:32, C. Brickner wrote: [snip] ... The original human language was presumably spoken in East Africa between 100 to 200 thousand years or so
R A Brown
Apr 14
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Re: OT: Senejas > Nostratic I am pretty certain the matter of Altaic will never be quite settled simply because what cognacy there may be is obviously overlayered many times over by
BPJ
Apr 14
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202839
Re: USAGE: Informal word for "thing" ... _rēs_ (genitive: _rēī_) was the standard Latin word for "thing", i.e. both formal & informal. Obviously, from the evidence of the Romance languages,
R A Brown
Apr 13
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202838
Re: Conlang copyright ... You can start a lawsuit, but in the US at least, it has to be about a real "case or controversy"; i.e. you have to have an actual opponent. You can't
Sai
Apr 13
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Re: USAGE: Informal word for "thing" ... The story I've heard about this word is that it basically means "anything between east and west", i.e. anything in the world. Quite a poetic way to say
Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets
Apr 13
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Re: USAGE: Informal word for "thing" In Mandarin it’s dōngxǐ 东西, which literally means “east-west”. No idea why they use that word. Siva Sent with Mail Pilot On Apr 14, 2014, 3:40:02
Siva Kalyan
Apr 13
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Re: USAGE: Informal word for "thing" chukchi has the placeholder nouns *nikɨŋut *(sg.), *nikɛt *(pl.) (non-human) and *nirkɨŋut *(sg.), *nirkɛnti *(pl.) (human), which are used when one
Katerina
Apr 13
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Re: USAGE: Informal word for "thing" In New Zealand Maori it's often "mea" - eg, he aha te mea nui? What is the important thing? In Latin as far as I can remember it's "res". I can't remember
Wesley Parish
Apr 13
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OT: Senejas > Nostratic Actually, not a Pro-Altaicist, more of a Pro-Nostraticist. J   However, I am no linguist, so will not enter the debate about a Nostratic family. I began my
C. Brickner
Apr 13
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Re: USAGE: Informal word for "thing" Kash has _nana_ 'thing (in genl.)', plural nanaç 'stuff'; as well as kaná 'whatchacallit, when you can't remember the word'. These are derived/related to
Roger Mills
Apr 13
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Re: USAGE: Informal word for "thing" Senjecas has a verb ‘kãþa’: 1) t.v. mingle, mix, blend, combine, concoct, merge; shuffle; alloy. 2) i.v. mingle, mix, blend, combine, merge. The concrete
C. Brickner
Apr 13
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Re: USAGE: Informal word for "thing" ... general? As far as I know, all languages have generic words like that, though how generic depends on the language. For instance, Japanese has _mono_ and
Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets
Apr 13
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USAGE: Informal word for "thing" Does every language have a word like "stuff" to refer to things in general? I guess it's "truc" in Paris and "negócio" in Brasília. What about your conlangs?
Leonardo Castro
Apr 13
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