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Advice sought :
Off and on I have been working on revising (and adding to) my grammar of Jamna Kopiai. The [http://akana.conlang.org/wiki/Jamna_Kopiai|original is here]. I'm well aware the original suffers from serious readability problems: large walls of text; a dearth of examples; a syntactic transformation notation that was intended to be simple and illustrative but quickly ballooned out of control.

Beyond these generalities, I am asking for specific suggestions on which parts of the grammar need t...
owned by Radius, last edited 2014-04-16 20:23:56.
Language Rebus - SUPER-HARD No-Photoshop North America Edition (2014-04-16 20:00:10) :
[quote Rhetorica][spoiler]7. Winnebago. How did no one get that yet?[/spoiler][/quote]

People call those that? Okay. I'd never been sure what one of those was supposed to be. The thing pictured is, to me, a "camper" - or, if it were fancier, a "motor home".


Also:
[?]10. Quiche = K'iche, possibly? Or another of those similarly-spelled Mayan ones?[/?]
owned by Radius, last edited 2014-04-16 20:02:24.
Language Rebus - SUPER-HARD No-Photoshop North America Edition (2014-04-16 18:13:55) :
Oh god, not [i]more[/i].

[?]
1. Crow
2. Fox
3. Beaver
4.
5. Mohawk
6. Makah
7.
8. Slave
9.
10.
Bonus

[/?]
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Language Name Rebuses! (Rebi?) (2014-04-15 18:31:46) :
The logic of #6, for which I apologize:
[?]There are four clips of Beowulf. Which is written in Old English, or OE. Four OEs --> Faroese.[/?]
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Language Name Rebuses! (Rebi?) (2014-04-15 18:24:23) :
All four of you: correct! Woo

Only 4, 6, and the extra remain undeciphered by anyone.
owned by Radius, last edited 2014-04-15 18:25:13.
Switching Fonts (2014-04-15 00:00:11) :
Okay. Indeed, the font setting is gone again.
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Language Name Rebuses! (Rebi?) (2014-04-14 23:16:48) :
[quote Travis B.][?]2. Plains Cree[/?][/quote]

Incorrect, I'm afraid. You may be over-thinking it - #2 is, in principle at least, the simplest of them.
owned by Radius, last edited 2014-04-14 23:16:48.
Switching Fonts (2014-04-14 19:56:30) :
Erm. At the time you implemented that, I changed my preference to Serif. And it worked perfectly. But sometime in the last couple weeks the site has forgotten that I set this; it is back to the default sans-serif font.

Having just re-changed it, it is back to serif again. But something did happen to the setting. Hopefully it won't be forgotten again?
owned by Radius, last edited 2014-04-14 19:57:48.
Language Name Rebuses! (Rebi?) (2014-04-13 06:20:48) :
Yaali: you guessed correctly for #5 (the first one), and for all of 7 - 12.



I admit, #6 is rather a stretch, and if nobody gets it I will have nobody to blame but myself.
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Language Name Rebuses! (Rebi?) (2014-04-12 17:35:57) :
And finally, to make a baker's dozen, there's one more... one which I myself can neither remember nor figure out the answer to. Feel free to have a go! (If you guess correctly I will probably be able to tell that it's correct.)


[h1]extra[/h1]
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owned by Radius, last edited 2014-04-12 17:36:35.
Language Name Rebuses! (Rebi?) (2014-04-12 17:33:59) :
Onward with the second half...


[h1]7.[/h1]
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[h1]8.[/h1]
[image:http://staff.washington.edu/salmiak/akana/_rebi/rebus8.jpg]


[h1]9.[/h1]
[image:http://staff.washington.edu/salmiak/akana/_rebi/rebus9.jpg]


[h1]10.[/h1]
[image:http://staff.washington.edu/salmiak/akana/_rebi/rebus10.jpg]


[h1]11.[/h1]
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owned by Radius, last edited 2014-04-12 17:33:59.
Ness's Travelogue (2014-04-10 17:05:18) :
Texas isn't alone; the whole southwest has always seemed to have more than its fair share of strange or humorous placenames. Here's a few:

Globe, AZ
Show Low, AZ
Why, AZ
Surprise, AZ
Tombstone, AZ
Truth or Consequences, NM
Snowflake, AZ
Hurricane, UT
Pahrump, NV
Needles, CA
Weed, NM
owned by Radius, last edited 2014-04-10 17:05:18.
Reduplication issues in my conlang (crosspost from blog) (2014-02-13 16:33:14) :
Late to the party here, but I would say: go for it. There is no reason why nouniness of adjectives would prevent the two word classes from working in different ways. For example big > bigger, but kill > killer; -er goes for both comparatives on adjectives and agentive nominalizations on verbs. This sort of thing happens in nature, and it's normal and common for linguists to use such differences as tests for a root's default syntactic category.
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