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Re: NATLANG: Progressive Denasalization ... No, not "has to", though I'd buy "is predisposed to, and does". There are at least two other obvious coping strategies: (a) do nothing; (b) innovate a way
Alex Fink
12:21 PM
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202871
Re: Historical to Living Anthony I meant to ask you: what dictionary software are you using and on what platform? Perhaps one I can succeed to bend my head around! /bpj
BPJ
3:01 AM
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202870
Re: NATLANG: Progressive Denasalization Maybe I misunderstood you but I don't think they would drop two cases just for these two words. (If it's a widespread thing, it might be more probable.) In my
Ingus Macats
1:47 AM
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Re: NATLANG: Progressive Denasalization ... As I just pontificated about in my other mail my conlang Sohlob turns NN into NC (voiced). /bpj So the declension is originally Erg. kambe Abs. kape Ins.
Anthony Miles
9:32 PM
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202868
New Historical to Living (was: Historical to Living) ... Mike M: Since I hijacked the thread accidentally, I wanted to say I am still interested in others' thoughts on the original subject and stand by my
Anthony Miles
9:09 PM
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202867
Re: Historical to Living ... AM: /ti/ is not a valid syllable in Siye, so they can't use /patisa/ - it would have to be /pakisa/. ... Honestly, I could use some help with effective
Anthony Miles
9:06 PM
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202866
Re: Historical to Living ... [...] ... Ah, beautifully assembled, then! I love me a language with bipartite stems (cf. my own Sabasasaj). ... Oh, that wasn't my intent in saying that.
Alex Fink
Apr 17
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202865
Re: FireScript - Writing with Fire instead of ink The soot-in-palm-leaves technique was probably borrowed from south India (where the writing systems were also borrowed from). Siva Sent with Mail Pilot On Apr
Siva Kalyan
Apr 17
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202864
Re: FireScript - Writing with Fire instead of ink metal wood burning would be cool, but I doubt a culture with metal would use this.. I can only really imagine this being by a relatively primitive culture. (or
Matthew DeBlock
Apr 17
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202863
Re: FireScript - Writing with Fire instead of ink I can see how this "fire script" might be useful for making short inscriptions/spells/ etc. on wood-- but then, assuming this culture has metal, why not heat
Roger Mills
Apr 17
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Re: Historical to Living You write: "/pata/ is from /baptaiz/. Siye does not allow final consonants, but I suppose the borrowing could be /patasa/ - it's CV and does not end in a
Roger Mills
Apr 17
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202861
Re: Historical to Living You say there are no final consonants -- other than /m/ I take it? Also why would final syllables homophonous with a number suffix be a problem? Most languages
BPJ
Apr 17
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202860
Re: FireScript - Writing with Fire instead of ink actually that doe not really work alcohol and/ or lighter fluid a)get soaked up and spread, don’t really make lines but large uncontrollable blotches b)the
Matthew DeBlock
Apr 17
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Re: Historical to Living ... /pata/ is from /baptaiz/. Siye does not allow final consonants, but I suppose the borrowing could be /patasa/ - it's CV and does not end in a syllable
Anthony Miles
Apr 16
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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
Apr 16
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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
Apr 16
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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
Apr 16
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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
Apr 16
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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
Apr 16
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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
Apr 16
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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
Apr 16
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Re: FireScript - Writing with Fire instead of ink That's the least efficient writing system I've ever seen.
Dustinger Batailleur
Apr 16
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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
Apr 16
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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
Apr 15
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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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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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