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Re: Alien language research

... [...] ... Whether S, O, and V are fundamental is a bit beside the point. I argue that weighing the six arrangements of them equally is making an
Daniel Demski
2:36 AM
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207633

Re: How much Conlang is too much for a script?

If you watch a film in original language with subtitles, it still sounds exotic to you but it shouldn't because people from the country where the film is from
Thomas Ruhm
1:23 AM
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207632

Re: How much Conlang is too much for a script?

And so, Nina-Kristine, By reading through the replies you've received, you will get a good idea about how much of a conlang should appear in your script, IF
Jeffrey Brown
8:30 PM
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207631

META: Conlang-L FAQ

The following is the de facto Conlang-L FAQ, hosted at: http://wiki.frath.net/Conlang-L_FAQ This is automatically posted once a month, copied directly from
Henrik Theiling
8:07 PM
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207630

Re: Wiki for constructed and revived languages

I am looking forward to it. :)
Thomas Ruhm
7:06 AM
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207629

Re: Wiki for constructed and revived languages

Nice work. Maybe I'll try my hand at a few of these in Carrajina when I get back in December. Adam
Adam Walker
7:01 AM
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207628

Re: Romlang morphology (was: No Phonology!)

Further musings. On 31/07/2015 07:52, R A Brown wrote: [snip] ... [snip] That will mean that the inherited synthetic imperfect will become a past habitual
R A Brown
5:44 AM
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207627

Re: No Phonology!

I'm well aware that etymology is not destiny, and I am in no wise a prescriptivist. And if the term "phonology" has already acquired this broader meaning, then
Mark J. Reed
Jul 31
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207626

Re: No Phonology!

I see no long-term issue with using "phonology" with non-auditory things. Even if it's etymologically figurative, so are most terms in linguistics and science
Sid
Jul 31
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207625

Re: How much Conlang is too much for a script?

It goes the other way, as well. SF set in the far future, even a far-future Earth, even a far-future America, should not feature people speaking modern
Mark J. Reed
Jul 31
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207624

Re: No Phonology!

... Indeed. As popular as it is to insist on etymologically sound meanings, that's just not how language works, especially not semantic drift (the "literally"
Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets
Jul 31
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207623

Re: Retroactively Historicizing Serikats

You might want to talk with Mark Rosenfelder (Zompist), who created Verdurian before creating its ancestors. He does not recommend the method, but he'd know
Sid
Jul 31
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207622

Re: How much Conlang is too much for a script?

Personally, it makes *more* sense to me if two characters with a non-English native language are speaking "English". In many films where characters should
Sid
Jul 31
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207621

Re: How much Conlang is too much for a script?

... I agree, with respect to historical films (including fantasy set in a definite historical period on Earth). ... With secondary world fantasy, though, I
Jim Henry
Jul 31
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Re: Wiki for constructed and revived languages

‚ÄčI wrote a draught for an article about Lingua Franca Nova in Berbice Dutch. The latter is a not very well attested natlang and because I wanted to have it
Thomas Ruhm
Jul 31
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