The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by elemtilas » Sun 10 Sep 2017, 00:50

Creyeditor wrote:Looks like a hoax to me, for the reasons someone else explained here.
Which is the hoax? The VM itself or Gibb's interpretation?
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by shimobaatar » Sun 10 Sep 2017, 02:58

elemtilas wrote: Ah. Is it illegal anymore to record a lecture? Didn't used to.
Like qwed117 said, the legality has a lot to do with getting the professor's consent. I think it would be hard to justify recording the professor in a class with less than 5 students.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Lambuzhao » Sun 10 Sep 2017, 03:53

elemtilas wrote:
Creyeditor wrote:Looks like a hoax to me, for the reasons someone else explained here.
Which is the hoax? The VM itself or Gibb's interpretation?
Hmmm...

It does remind me a lot of Tironian Notes
http://www.flavinscorner.com/tn.JPG

And surely some bits from Medieval Latin abbreviature
https://medievalfragments.files.wordpre ... -35-am.png

And Voynichese can have the sweep and dip of Greek Ligatures-
http://www.constitution.org/img/gr_ligature.jpg

It's tantalizingly familiar... but not.
[:'(] [¬.¬] [>:|]
Hmph.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by DesEsseintes » Sun 10 Sep 2017, 05:05

Onodera Itsunori may be the nicest sounding name I've ever heard in any language. Japanese is soooooo euphonic! This is my cellar door.

I've no opinions whatsoever about the politician; just came across his name in a news article.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by KaiTheHomoSapien » Sun 10 Sep 2017, 05:18

DesEsseintes wrote:Onodera Itsunori may be the nicest sounding name I've ever heard in any language. Japanese is soooooo euphonic! This is my cellar door.

I've no opinions whatsoever about the politician; just came across his name in a news article.
I agree completely about Japanese's euphony, and that's an amazing-sounding name. :mrgreen: I've been listening to songs by REOL recently and looking up the lyrics, and am always impressed with how cool the words sound (for lack of a better term). It makes me feel like I'll never be able to come up with words that euphonic for my conlang [:P]

I think furitsuzuketetanda wins the award for my favorite Japanese word :)
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by shimobaatar » Sun 10 Sep 2017, 05:21

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:
DesEsseintes wrote:Onodera Itsunori may be the nicest sounding name I've ever heard in any language. Japanese is soooooo euphonic! This is my cellar door.

I've no opinions whatsoever about the politician; just came across his name in a news article.
I agree completely about Japanese's euphony, and that's an amazing-sounding name. :mrgreen: I've been listening to songs by REOL recently and looking up the lyrics, and am always impressed with how cool the words sound (for lack of a better term). It makes me feel like I'll never be able to come up with words that euphonic for my conlang [:P]

I think furitsuzuketetanda wins the award for my favorite Japanese word :)
[+1] Japanese is my favorite language, if I'm going just by how it sounds.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by elemtilas » Sun 10 Sep 2017, 16:22

Lambuzhao wrote:It does remind me a lot of Tironian Notes
http://www.flavinscorner.com/tn.JPG

And surely some bits from Medieval Latin abbreviature
https://medievalfragments.files.wordpre ... -35-am.png

And Voynichese can have the sweep and dip of Greek Ligatures-
http://www.constitution.org/img/gr_ligature.jpg
Neat stuff going on there!
It's tantalizingly familiar... but not.
[:'(] [¬.¬] [>:|]
Hmph.
I still like the idea of VM just being the work of an early glossopoet...
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Post by alynnidalar » Tue 12 Sep 2017, 16:52

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:
DesEsseintes wrote:Onodera Itsunori may be the nicest sounding name I've ever heard in any language. Japanese is soooooo euphonic! This is my cellar door.

I've no opinions whatsoever about the politician; just came across his name in a news article.
I agree completely about Japanese's euphony, and that's an amazing-sounding name. :mrgreen: I've been listening to songs by REOL recently and looking up the lyrics, and am always impressed with how cool the words sound (for lack of a better term). It makes me feel like I'll never be able to come up with words that euphonic for my conlang [:P]

I think furitsuzuketetanda wins the award for my favorite Japanese word :)
I have a distinct partiality for "Oda Nobunaga". It's an extremely pleasing-sounding name for me. Something about those particular consonants and vowels together is just lovely.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Ælfwine » Thu 14 Sep 2017, 01:06

I just got The Grammar of Romance in the mail. Huzzah! Now to spurge.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Dormouse559 » Thu 14 Sep 2017, 02:51

Ælfwine wrote:I just got The Grammar of Romance in the mail. Huzzah! Now to spurge.
All the huzzahs! [:D] Tell us if you learn anything especially interesting.

On a different note,
Wiktionary wrote:spurge

1. (intransitive) To emit foam; to froth; said of the emission of yeast from beer during fermentation.
[o.O]

You're articulate for a single-celled organism.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by qwed117 » Thu 14 Sep 2017, 03:14

Just don't eat resin, and you'll be fine, well probably...
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Lambuzhao » Thu 14 Sep 2017, 03:15

Ælfwine wrote:I just got The Grammar of Romance in the mail. Huzzah! Now to spurge.
Repeat the spurging joy!
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Lambuzhao » Thu 14 Sep 2017, 03:20

elemtilas wrote:
I still like the idea of VM just being the work of an early glossopoet...
Right?

As if Lingua Ignota were refracted through a prism of Tlön Uqbar Orbis Tertius (at the very least!)
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by KaiTheHomoSapien » Thu 14 Sep 2017, 18:46

Ælfwine wrote:I just got The Grammar of Romance in the mail. Huzzah! Now to spurge.
Looks interesting :) I think I might buy it myself. We could use a "book recommendation" thread, specifically for linguistics books. I have five books on Indo-European now, but I'm interested in other fields. :)
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by shimobaatar » Thu 14 Sep 2017, 21:26

I was just going to link to this thread since it might be the closest thing we have to a book recommendation thread, but it looks like you've already visited it in the past.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by elemtilas » Fri 15 Sep 2017, 03:41

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:
Ælfwine wrote:I just got The Grammar of Romance in the mail. Huzzah! Now to spurge.
Looks interesting :) I think I might buy it myself. We could use a "book recommendation" thread, specifically for linguistics books. I have five books on Indo-European now, but I'm interested in other fields. :)
Well there is the NEW Resources Thread. Loads of linguistics books listed there.

There's also the Conlangers' Library; and members of the LCS also have the opportunity to borrow books from the LCS Lending Library.
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Ahzoh » Fri 15 Sep 2017, 04:37

What is the Ω supposed to mean in the Index Diachronica?..
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Post by Thrice Xandvii » Fri 15 Sep 2017, 04:39

Omega, obviously. [:P]
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by qwed117 » Fri 15 Sep 2017, 04:57

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:What is the Ω supposed to mean in the Index Diachronica?..
Omega, obviously. [:P]
This is the only "Omega" I can find in the Index Diachronic v.10
tʃ → Ω (This is my own notation. I don’t have a clue what the intermediate form was; became something else in different dialects)
(It became /s/ in Hanoi Vietnamese, and /ʂ/ in Saigon Vietnamese)
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Post by Lambuzhao » Fri 15 Sep 2017, 10:07

Omega Supreme?
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/RXdKt2eM_5g/hqdefault.jpg

Gallifreyan Omega (In Classic Mummer one-man Fancy Brigade accoutrements, or in neat-O High Council Guyver suit-prison)?
http://application.denofgeek.com/images ... /Omega.jpg

Omeg-osh!
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