Reference Wiki Discussion/Collaboration Thread
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? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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You had subcategories listed for nearly every single linguistic grouping/area on the planet. The vast majority of which were empty, in fact I don't think there was anything in more than one or two.
? Zontas Wannabe Polymath
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I was intending to fill them when I had the chance.
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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That amount of filling is what books, pdfs, and your own computer are for. If you don't like the inconvenience of not having access to it at your fingertips, keep it in binders or notebooks you carry with you.
? Zontas Wannabe Polymath
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I don't have the money for books. Or journals. Or my own computer.
? thelettermu posts: 262
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Poor, poor Zontas.
? Hālian :(
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Like whining will accomplish anything of note.
? Zontas Wannabe Polymath
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I also can't get a job because summerschool. But my other suggestions, what do you think of THEM (requires reading the previous page).
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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quoting Zontas:
I also can't get a job because summerschool. But my other suggestions, what do you think of THEM (requires reading the previous page).

Not that it's really a problem, just a tip, telling people to go back to read another page often tends to make them slightly less well disposed to you; another option is relisting them.
? Zontas Wannabe Polymath
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You have a point, Ness. I think what I said was is that we should compile mythology stories and make tags function like lexical categories except you can select more than one.

We should also have more base lexical categories to include pro-forms, modifiers, and interjections.
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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…tags can already function like that

and the PoS list is editable…
? Zontas Wannabe Polymath
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Yeah, but I hate having to edit every single time I make dictionary.
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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Edit what? And I'm just going to assume you meant "add dictionary entries" instead of asking about 'make dictionary'.
? thelettermu posts: 262
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quoting Zontas:
Yeah, but I hate having to edit every single time I make dictionary.

How many dictionaries a day do you make?
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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I really, really didn't want to influence people by requiring them to remove stuff from the defaults. Generic terms like "adposition" or "prefix" may not always be grammatically appropriate, since (for example) it would be weird to say "adposition" if the language only has prepositions. "Interjection," however, is already on the list, so what the hell, dude?
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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Actually, adposition is the term that covers both preposition and postposition. But it should be kept down to a medium roar.
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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Yes, but it would be weird to have a dictionary that used the label 'adposition' when the language only has prepositions. Ahem. Possibly you didn't catch my edit.
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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Ahh, no I did not.

Also I guess I'm weird then. YAAAY
? Zontas Wannabe Polymath
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? Zontas Wannabe Polymath
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May I maintain some mythology articles?
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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It would be quite silly to have a real-world mythology section here because, as has been noted, it wouldn't provide any advantage over, say, just going to Wikipedia or going to a real academic source.

The goal of having reference language stuff here is just to provide dictionary coverage for developing derived conlangs via SCA; I've only really let the project get as inclusive as it is because it provides a novel and useful conlanging perspective on the subject matter in some cases (e.g. the awesome German documentation written up by Querubín and Jípí) where compact tables would otherwise be hard to find or endemic, awkward-to-learn terminology might be preferred in the general literature.

You obviously have a lot of ideas for developing your own creations, though—why not focus your energy on that?