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Newtlang incubator (NP: glot-taolic theory) (2017-04-21 14:57:18) :
.../dz/ universally

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)

[h2]Eastern Taol[/h2]
owned by twabs, last edited 2017-04-21 14:57:18.
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:

Adding author_r...
owned by twabs, last edited 2017-03-15 12:09:17.
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 so that you get an even number of characters and it lines up nicely.
owned by twabs, last edited 2017-02-20 12:24:21.
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—...
owned by twabs, last edited 2017-02-14 20:12:40.
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 ...
owned by twabs, last edited 2017-02-08 15:23:40.
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?)
owned by twabs, last edited 2017-01-31 12:41:49.
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.
owned by twabs, last edited 2017-01-27 16:25:50.
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]...
owned by twabs, last edited 2017-01-18 22:27:46.
Quote Thread (2016-12-30 19:29:14) :
... flattered
[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.
owned by twabs, last edited 2016-12-31 12:28:13.
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) ...
owned by twabs, last edited 2016-10-25 19:03:14.
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...
owned by twabs, last edited 2016-10-24 21:38:50.
Bugs, Requests, and Changes (2016-10-11 00:03:57) : 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.
owned by twabs, last edited 2016-10-03 17:33:57.
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.
owned by twabs, last edited 2016-10-02 12:24:24.
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"
owned by twabs, last edited 2016-10-01 21:45:18.
dhoklang scratchpad 2.0 (NP: Turkish but ergative) (2016-10-01 21:43:29) :
you do know that scratchpads are usually for *everything* right, you don't have to start a new one each time
owned by twabs, last edited 2016-10-01 21:43:30.
Quote Thread (2016-06-24 22:20:42) :
I'm gonna post the pastebin here

<Cev> Remember when Salmoneus said that this was probably the most popular and well-remembered song from this movie?
<Legion> Salmoneus is basically Typical Mind Fallacy Man
<Legion> bitten by a radioactive autist, he has all the powers of not realising other people are not him

<Slereah> Why don't they arrest everyone wit...
owned by twabs, last edited 2016-08-07 23:09:43.
Newtlang incubator (NP: Brought to you by the letter H) (2016-08-06 19:18:47) :
...u d t b c s W Z_0 H g ɣ/. The language also has ATR harmony, although this is neutralized in the case of /ɣ Z_0 g/. /H/ is not realized, but colors neighboring consonants and vowels—however, it does not affect /ɣ/ or /g/.

zero - dud+
one - udu+
owned by twabs, last edited 2016-08-06 19:18:47.
Grimm (Twabs' Grand Unified Database of Sound Changes) :
...[/url] (I know; I've been meaning to register a domain) which has a small database of some Ancient Greek sound changes.

There are three boxes: source, result, and conditioning environment; you can search one or more of these at once. Multiple phonemes can be entered in each box, separated with commas or spaces. There are tables of IPA consonants and vowels, which allow one to more easily enter special characters. There are also modi...
owned by twabs, last edited 2016-07-29 23:07:01.

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