Quote Thread (2017-12-13 23:23:55)
:<tiramisu> I get them sometimes too, actually. I fell for one of those ads several years back that was like 'Just fill out this survey, to gain access to this anti-Obama documentary!'
<tiramisu> But I was smart and put in an absurdly fake name
<Cev> whimsz what shape were ojibwe houses?
<pharazon> don't you think chinese emperors shocked people all the time because they knew they could
<Cev> Yeah but...
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Quote Thread (2015-10-20 18:10:02)
:...talac> dikes help me get wet, not keep me from it ;)
[15:38:37] <Ang> [Edo Nyland] has merely ascended to a higher plane of basque speakers
[15:39:25] <Ang> There he will discover that all the words in basque reduce to one root word from which all others are derived
[15:39:34] <Ang> He will speak that word, and become God
[22:23:32] <Cev> It's not the worst bible translation.
[22:23:35] <Cev> The worst is the NKVJ.
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Quote Thread (2015-01-15 22:09:54)
:Maybe some of these will be funny.
[tt][17:01:32] <dhok> does anyone know where I can buy cat hair in bulk
[21:19:48] <dhok> my only real episode of sexual experimentation in college thus far
[21:19:54] <dhok> involved my roommate's girlfriend's boobs
[21:20:45] <dhok> i felt and still feel quite guilty about the incident, it was sleazy
[21:20:48] <Zayk> does this include porn?
[21:21:02] <dhok> no, it involves me being dared t...
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Newtlang incubator (NP: glot-taolic theory) (2017-04-21 14:57:18)
Later final /e/, /a/ were lost (compare literary [i]fíre[/i] with modern [i]fír[/i] "tree"), and more importantly the entire length contrast.
There may be some more rules later.
to be done later, probably in this post (watch this space)
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Bugs, Requests, and Changes (2017-03-15 12:09:17)
:If I search for forum posts owned by me containing, say, "one", I get
which returns not only forum posts but also dictionary entries and maybe other things.
More pressingly, the "ex foris" link gives me everything on the forum:
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Flags (2017-02-20 12:24:21)
:[quote Izambri, Duke, the Findible League][center][i]Coat of arms of Anthologica[/i][/center][/quote]
I mentioned this on IRC but I would recommend putting a dot before the CA (as in anthologi.ca) so that you get an even number of characters and it lines up nicely.
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Newtlang incubator (NP: glot-taolic theory) (2017-02-14 20:12:40)
:Láadan is actually a pretty language (fight me), so I am going to make a derivative out of it.
It does have some nooblang problems which will need to be retconned, however. I feel like the phonology honestly doesn't have to be one of these—it's weird, but I feel like it's kind of plausibly weird.
A thing which does to be retconned is the noobish phenomenon (which really needs a name) of forming a group of related words with by changing only one phoneme—...
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Conpoetry Thread (2017-02-08 15:23:10)
:[quote Rhetorica, Kelatetía: Dis, Major Belt 1]Five notes repeated thirteen times? Please tell me Sinemi civilization was obliterated by someone else achieving a cultural victory. I'm digging the imagery, Matrix, but the musical setting deserves to be sunk to the bottom of the ocean. ... At least twice. I also think you may have tortured syllable stress a bit too much to fit your verse; assuming the macrons indicate stress, those words simply don't fit that rhythm very well. (Of course, no ...
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Newtlang incubator (NP: glot-taolic theory) (2017-01-31 12:28:04)
:j is /j/
honestly in general using <j> as a fricative is against my aesthetic.
okaja, o, otges, otcīt, otćâ, otcīph, opedêr, opedīt, opepâ, openpēh
macron and circumflex are original and secondary length; the latter is from contraction and the former is from some sort of stress-based lengthening (considering *okʷdipah and *okʷədipah or something, say stress is on the second syllable?)
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Newtlang incubator (NP: glot-taolic theory) (2017-01-27 16:25:50)
:...aighir these are pronounced [ˈkʲæɣɨʁ] and [ˌθag.wəˈnəɪ]. In Thagwhanaigh they are pronounced /tʃeɪɹ/ and /tʃɜ̀ːwaːniː/. The etymology of the latter is (point of divergence) *tʰaːgwanakʲe < (Maotic) *Thao-kuelin-óké. The -óké suffix is the same one as in Soróké, a dialect of Maotic.
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Translat-o-matic (2017-01-18 22:27:46)
:Here is several of the above in Weyötiss, and also a new one.
[b]Ο ορανς τα ανα̨ριθμον ϝερρον εͱεν ανθροποτροφον.
Το̨'ς ανθροπς υ̨τ εψον επ αθο̨ οραναμο̨ϝον.
Θεν. Θεν. Θεν. Θεν. Θεν. Θεν. Θεν.[/b]
[g M.NOM.SG]O[/g] [g heaven]orans[/g] [g N.ACC.PL]ta[/g] [g not-countable-N]an-ärithm-on[/g] [g thing]werron[/g] [g have.AOR-3SG]eyen[/g] [g man-rearing-N]anthropo-troph-on[/g]
[g M.NOM.PL=TOP]Tö's[/g] [g man]anthrops[/g] [g nothing]üt[/g] [g have.AOR-3PL]ekh-on[/g] [g on]ep[/g]...
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Quote Thread (2016-12-30 19:29:14)
[18:20:05] <Cev> All ten of them, eh?
[18:20:14] <yng> hahahahah oh my god cev
[18:20:17] <H13> #boom
[18:23:36] <yng> disgusting but what swizer isn't.
<Ser> YaaliAnnar: I'm honestly appalled. as an atheist I must tell you, you shouldn't believe in karma. it isn't part of the Christian religion
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Absences (2016-12-31 12:26:29)
:We had a really good run back when it came up and then it suddenly died more completely than it ever had. Honestly not sure what to make of that.
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Newtlang incubator (NP: glot-taolic theory)
:...: I had no idea how blatantly Korean this was... <eo> as /ʌ/ was the only Korean nod intended, I swear.[/note]
The interesting part is the syllable structure, which is probably best analyzed as (C)V(V)C, where the coda consonant is one of /m n ŋ l r/, which before another consonant assimilates essentially just like the [i]n[/i] in Latin [i]cōn[/i], except before nasals where they still contrast. Words can end with vowels, however, and also may begin (and probably also end) ...
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Newtlang incubator (NP: NWC) (2016-10-24 19:23:19)
:... boring. c should be something else, so /kʲ/ regularly but /ts/ in many dialects. fír < fíre with apocope. -s is always syllable-final, so other instances of *s delete. *c before front vowels becomes *s and similarly deletes.
there is one -ol, and about five more in PNs. this is probably a suffix then
The phonology of proto-* obstruents, previously thought to be /p b t d tʼ ɗ k g q/, has thus been amended to /p ˀp pʰ t ˀt tʰ c ˀc cʰ k ˀk kʰ s/ (hi Leiden), which is mu...
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Bugs, Requests, and Changes (2016-10-11 00:03:57)
:...re alluding to that, or maybe not. It was a comment on how I can go to speak or sing publicly without (I think) feeling any fear, but my knees shake and I sweat. Which fact is very interesting to me.[/note]
But on the other hand, I have done that kind of thing (programming for someone else's sake, or something) before—indeed right now I am rewriting an Ancient Greek transliteration module, just because it is badly written.
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Bugs, Requests, and Changes (2016-10-03 17:33:57)
:[quote Rhetorica, Kelatetía: Dis, Major Belt 1]User profiles will now refuse to let new blog posts be made if one called 'Untitled Entry' already exists. In unrelated news, salamanders are incredibly lazy creatures.[/quote]
Up until now I was thinking "why is this [i]my[/i] fault; also your 'solution' is the laziest thing I've seen", then I realized what Annie is, viz: a wiki that simply doesn't look like one.
Which makes this behaviour make a whole lot more sense.
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Bugs, Requests, and Changes (2016-10-02 12:24:24)
:How easy would it be to simply allow the tag to take an argument in quotes instead? Shouldn't be too hard, but it's also not at all important.
Honestly, if you provided me with the Cadre source, I'd even be willing to write it myself.
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Music and language (2016-10-01 21:45:18)
:I've been doing too much math, as soon as I saw "converts easily to music" I thought to myself "can we prove that there is a bijection between the set of musical pitches and the set of all sequences of phonemes"
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