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A Post on Badconlangingideas

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
A post of mine can be read at badconlangingideas.

#416

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

You just made an International Auxiliary Language, but, because you don’t want to see parochial and English-centric, and you want to make this a global/international phenomenon, put out all of your resources in Esperanto.

Concultural Cuisine

Saturday, August 1st, 2015
Have marinades based on different species of ants "chewing" a little bit on meat, vegetables or food. Adding honey both affects the actual sweetness and how many ants are attracted

badconlangingideas: Hi, everyone! This is a site for terrible ideas to put in your constructed…

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

badconlangingideas:

Hi, everyone! This is a site for terrible ideas to put in your constructed languages. Feel free to make submissions!

One year has passed since I made this first post on this blog, and what a year it has been! This blog originally started as an in-joke between me and a few friends, but since then it has grown so much bigger than I could have ever imagined, and for this, I only have y’all to thank. I highly appreciate all the submissions and it make me happy to see all y’all amused in reblogs.

Thanks for being fans! Sörpöjontu nakxooxooklax! (Thank y’all for following!)

Composing Lyrics in the World’s Least Lyrical Language

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

John Quijada spent more than thirty years creating the philosophical language Ithkuil, whose notoriety has been featured in The New Yorker magazine. He also writes the “Conlang Curiosities” column for the Language Creation Society’s Language Creation Tribune quarterly publication. He has a degree in linguistics, speaks five languages, has co-written a novel exploring the philosophical implications of quantum physics, and composes music, among many other hobbies and interests.

Abstract

Given the reputation of the philosophical conlang Ithkuil as perhaps the worst language in the world for composing poetry, the language’s author decided to challenge himself by using Ithkuil to write lyrics to progressive-rock songs. The paper describes the challenges involved and the detailed processes by which the author undertook the task. Along the way, he learned just how flexible the language can be for poetic composition, which in turn transformed what first seemed a tedious effort into a voyage of discovery and artistic fulfillment.

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Detail #187: Onwards with #182

Friday, July 31st, 2015
Let us consider idea #182 and add some complications. Let's posit that the language further has some verbs where the subject has exceptional prepositions.

Thus, all the following pairs of structures signify the same subjects and objects, i.e. NOUN2 is an object in all of them, NOUN1 a subject. The / bit only serves to remind the reader of this, and is not a marker that is present.
NOUN1 hits NOUN2
NOUN2 hits subj.prep. NOUN1


NOUN1 has NOUN2
NOUN2 has at NOUN1

NOUN1 sees NOUN2
NOUN2 sees for NOUN1

Detail #187: Onwards with #182

Friday, July 31st, 2015
Let us consider idea #182 and add some complications. Let's posit that the language further has some verbs where the subject has exceptional prepositions.

Thus, all the following pairs of structures signify the same subjects and objects, i.e. NOUN2 is an object in all of them, NOUN1 a subject. The / bit only serves to remind the reader of this, and is not a marker that is present.
NOUN1 hits NOUN2
NOUN2 hits subj.prep. NOUN1


NOUN1 has NOUN2
NOUN2 has at NOUN1

NOUN1 sees NOUN2
NOUN2 sees for NOUN1

#415

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Indicate the magnitude of things by hitting the listener with a stick of corresponding size. Because letting yourself be understood should be a different kind of workout!

Examples:
“I feel -WHAM-attracted to you and I would be -BONK-happy if you could go out with me sometime in -thwack- days after you, uh, regain consciousness.”
“Look, you don’t need to make -thwip- matters so -WHUMP- just because that -whack- fool of a man got on your nerves a -whap- times.

#415

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Indicate the magnitude of things by hitting the listener with a stick of corresponding size. Because letting yourself be understood should be a different kind of workout!

Examples:
“I feel -WHAM-attracted to you and I would be -BONK-happy if you could go out with me sometime in -thwack- days after you, uh, regain consciousness.”
“Look, you don’t need to make -thwip- matters so -WHUMP- just because that -whack- fool of a man got on your nerves a -whap- times.

raven is roipi (revisited)

Friday, July 31st, 2015
roipi = raven (bird) (noun) (Some things Google found for "roipi": an unusual term; user names; a very rare last name; similar Roiphe is an unusual last name; Roipi is the name of a place in Papua province, Indonesia; Roipi (or Ròipi) is the name of a place in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy)

Word derivation for "raven" :
Basque = erroi, Finnish = korppi
Miresua = roipi

Ny previous Miresua word for raven was porri. I think the new word is a better mix, plus it starts with R, which is rare in Miresua.

The words raven occurs twice (one of those times as ravens) in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
"You should learn not to make personal remarks," Alice said with some severity; "it's very rude."

The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he SAID was, "Why is a raven like a writing-desk?"

"Come, we shall have some fun now!" thought Alice. "I'm glad they've begun asking riddles...."