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Re: Sandbox Discussions

Postby Lambda » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:16 pm

Oooh, languages.

How powerful is this ability? Is the daeva's (acquired) fluency capped to the summoner's fluency?
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Re: Sandbox Discussions

Postby jalapeno_dude » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:25 pm

Also:

"Enjoy your new knowledge of obscure techical vocabulary in Támádh," Jarvis says dryly.


Googling produces no useful results for Támádh, even after stripping out accent marks. Am I missing something?
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Re: Sandbox Discussions

Postby Alicorn » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:27 pm

The language thing copies approximate fluency but not exact vocabulary.

Támádh is a Sunnyverse demon language of kappa's devising.
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Re: Sandbox Discussions

Postby Kappa » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:29 pm

The Sunshine demon Lazarus instance is one of the kind of demon that speaks it.
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Re: Sandbox Discussions

Postby Tamien » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:49 pm

Out of pure linguistic geekiness, do the acute accents over the 'a's indicate a change in pitch, stress, length, or some other thing? Also, I am assuming the dh is pronounced as a voiced dental fricative (/ð/; the sound th stands for in "them") - is that accurate?
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Re: Sandbox Discussions

Postby Kappa » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:15 pm

That is indeed accurate! Hang on, I've got a chart...

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 á   fAther, sOng
 â   whAt, trUck
 ä   cAt, lAdder, sAd
 é   sAY, nEIgh
 ê   lEt, sEt
 í   mEEk, frEE
 î   sIt, pIck
 ó   nO, gO
áì   dIE, trY, fIre
äu   nOW, lOUd
éì   sAY, nEIgh (but with subtle differences from a bare 'é' - like plAYer rather than AIr)
êì   No English equivalent; pronouncing like 'éì' is close enough
 w   Closest English equivalent in floWer, Wet; sOOn/dUE would be a mostly adequate substitute
 ý   dIE, trY, fIre (but with subtle differences from 'áì' - spoken shorter, draws out differently)
 m   triM, Mother
 f   staFF, Furniture
 v   Volume, aVerse
 l   Load, aLL
dh   THem, anoTHer
th   THin, cloTH
 d   Derelict, reD
 t   Ton, aTTracT
 s   thiS, Several
 n   Not, alteratioN
 r   waR, Real
hr   As 'h' followed by 'r'; English does this in 'her' and nowhere else I know of
 k   luCK, Kill
 h   Hat, unHoly


Each of those letters or pairs-of-letters represents one symbol in the Támádh alphabet.
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Re: Sandbox Discussions

Postby Tamien » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:03 pm

While I am utterly squeeing out that you have a whole phonetic alphabet chart, I run into the problem that your dialect clearly does vowels differently from mine, because the a in "father" and the o in "song" are different vowels when I say them. Do you know IPA?

my best guesses at IPA for Támádh
á /ɑ/
â /ʌ/
ä /æ/
é /ɛə/
ê /ɛ/
í /i/
î /ɪ/
ó /o/
áì /ai/
äu /aʊ/
éì /ɛɪ/
êì /ɛi/
w /ʊ/
ý /aɪ/
m /m/
f /f/
v /v/
l /l/
dh /ð/
th /θ/
d /d/
t /t/
s /s/
n /n/
r /ɹ/
hr /hɹ/
k /k/
h h


Would anyone be interested in a new thread in which to discuss conlangs? Because I will be totally happy to create that thread and continue this conversation there to avoid derailing this one.
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Re: Sandbox Discussions

Postby Kappa » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:07 pm

Totally go for a new thread XD
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Re: Sandbox Discussions

Postby AndaisQ » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:27 pm

A SANDBOX WITH ALICORN, KAPPA, AND AESTRIX SIMULTANEOUSLY

T ͠H̶ E̛ . C ̷I̢ ̀R͢ C͢ ̷L̡ ̷E͘ ͜ . I S . E ͘V͡ ͏E͏ N . M ̶O ̡R̨ ͝ E . C ̕O M P̧ ̶Ĺ E ͝ T ̢E̴
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Re: Sandbox Discussions

Postby Kappa » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:28 pm

AndaisQ wrote:A SANDBOX WITH ALICORN, KAPPA, AND AESTRIX SIMULTANEOUSLY

T ͠H̶ E̛ . C ̷I̢ ̀R͢ C͢ ̷L̡ ̷E͘ ͜ . I S . E ͘V͡ ͏E͏ N . M ̶O ̡R̨ ͝ E . C ̕O M P̧ ̶Ĺ E ͝ T ̢E̴


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