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My Conlanger Code

May 23rd, 2011 Comments off

My conlanger code as of now would be roughly:

CIT v1.1 !l cN:R:S:H a- y1 n36:2d B+ A+ E+ L N4 Im k– ia@ p* s* m* o+ P- S Engadinese

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Vulgar Latin

March 29th, 2009 2 comments

I think I could also do with a dictionary of Vulgar Latin… occasionally, I come across etymologies of French, Romansh, or other Modern Romance words, but they typically go to Vulgar Latin.

The dictionary I have is of classical Latin, and I think it’s a bit too “pure” for these purposes.

For example, apparently Romansh “pledar” (to speak) comes from PLACITARE, but my dictionary has no entry for that so I’m unsure what it was supposed to mean in Latin.

Or how French “commencer” is said to come from COMINITIARE — also not present.

At least AFFLARE was there (the root for the Sursilvan word for “to find”).

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Updated feed URL

March 27th, 2009 Comments off

I had “burned” the feed for this blog a while ago, and shortly afterwards created an “own-brand” URL under the feeds.mizinamo.org domain, but hadn’t publicised the new URL.

I now changed the feed URL for the LiveJournal syndicated account, and was going to change the feed link on the blog itself.

I was prepared to dive through the various sources and attempt to hand-hack it, so I grepped through various bits and bobs, until I found something promising in the theme… and saw that the feed URL was apparently controllable through an option! D’oh! I should have expected that.

So I had a look in the dashboard and saw that there was indeed a field for “Current Theme Options”, which included a link for “custom feed URL”. Enabled that, entered the value in the text box, saved, and hey presto! New feed URL behind the syndication icon. Whodathunkit.

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No spam for you

March 23rd, 2009 Comments off

I was wondering why I hadn’t seen spam comments in my queue recently… I just realised this is almost certainly due to the Akismet option to delete-on-sight suspected spam on posts older than a month.

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October 11th, 2008 Comments off

I decided to rename “WHAT”, the Western Hellenic Alternate Timeline, to “WHATL”, the Western Hellenic Alternate TimeLine, on my blog, following a suggestion on the CONLANG mailing list.

The basic problem is that “WHAT” is nearly impossible to Google for, since it’s such a common English word. Hopefully, this renaming will ameliorate the situation.

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Conlang blog

December 29th, 2007 Comments off

So, this is my conlang blog, possibly to record development and thoughts on my various (ha!) conlangs.

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