Quote Thread (2017-01-02 08:14:39)
:slereah: You know what had great furry sex in it, though? "Blood and Chocolate"
slereah: Gr8 teenage girl romance book about werewolf, loved it as a kid.
Cev: This is why we need sharia law in France.
Cev: The top 6 placers every year have to get kidney transplants or something, and several winners have died.
Cev: Google search suggests a winner hasn't died since 2003.
travisb: That's because they stopped the championships then.
Legion: Apparently neuter nouns a...
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Quote Thread (2016-09-28 01:35:48)
:Whimemsz: How many official Greek letters are there referencing pickled geese?
Slereah: At least two, apparently.
Slereah: "Official letter in Greek mentioning a pickled goose (P.Duk.inv. 599)"
Slereah: It is followed by "Official letter in Greek mentioning a pickled goose (P.Duk.inv. 605 R) "
Slereah: Pickled geese were serious stuff.
YaaliAnnar: "En gran parte de España, se les llama "judías" (de origen muy incierto, pero quizá del hebreo יְהוּדִי yĕhūdī)"
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Phonemic Overrepresentation and Underrepresentation in Certain Type of Languages
:Before I start. Bear in mind that even though they have data for almost 2000 languages. Phoible's data is rather uneven. IIRC african languages are more documented in Phoible.
Anyway, I want to see which phonemes are more represented in certain type of language. For example, here is the top most common phoneme in a language with clicks, along with their frequency.
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Quote Thread (2015-08-21 12:56:03)
:YaaliAnnar: I heard that Ainu people at one time decided to call themselves "Yukar" because the word Ainu has "inu" in it.
miekko: I heard the Jews once decided to call themselves "Hebrews" because the word "Jew" has "Jew" in it.
Theta: I used to think semen was blue when I was like 10 or something
Theta: I think I thought that because I got a scientific encyclopedia for kids for my birthday once.
Theta: And it used weird colors in the diagrams for reproductive organs.
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Quote Thread (2015-05-21 09:33:40)
:YaaliAnnar: I think "Abdullah" is the most islamic name ever.
cntrational: I associate "Abdullah" with arabs more than muslims.
YaaliAnnar: How many non moslem Abdullah's out there?
YaaliAnnar: Beside Mohammed's father... who is a... pagan.
YaaliAnnar: Oops, that name predates Islam.
YaaliAnnar: Your chinese name is 粒萨姆.
guitarplayer: And then surprise, the middle character means "penis".
YaaliAnnar: The middle character means bodhisatva.
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Agglutinative Latin (2015-05-03 22:45:13)
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Agglutinative Latin (2015-05-03 22:29:06)
:Well, the -r- seems to be more indicative of perfectivity compared to -v-. Also less confusion between -r- and -b-:
Even the 3rd conjugation doesn't even have -v-
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:For a dead ancient language, Latin had a pretty neat conjugation.
I thought a bit and I wonder if I can make it even neater. So... here it is, an agglutinative Latin:
- Non Perfect: -b-
- Perfect: -r-
//I failed to find a general pattern for number here. So number and person is still fused.
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Pretty Scripties Showcase Thread (2015-04-11 08:16:11)
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: An unspoken language. (2015-04-08 00:35:31)
The voice marker represents the "direction" of the verb. It can be placed before or after the verb.
[image:http://i.imgur.com/94Gzwwp.png] man touches building
[image:https://i.imgur.com/EG34C2R.png] building is touched by man
Here's how to write "man makes building" or rather "man causes the existence of building"
The glyph for creation can also be used to form causative:
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Lies, Damned Lies and Phonological Statistics. (2015-02-07 03:37:22)
:Now, here's the UPSID data turned into grafx
There's some observation that can be seen here:
Phoible merges true-mid with upper-mid vowel *except* the central ones where it merged down instead. The lax high central vowel seems to be merged up with the tense high central vowels (It doesn't make any much difference).
The raised low vowels seems to be merged down with the true low vowel.
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Lies, Damned Lies and Phonological Statistics. (2015-02-07 03:26:00)
:I made grafix
Soomehow "lax high central" vowel is not recorded in phoible.
Phoible also classify schwa as "lax middle vowel" , hence the percentage of the upper mid and lower mid.
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