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by Chinchokmataa
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: 1190: "Time"

So, I'm not sure if anyone picked up this little bit of verbage in GLR's post: ..and created a plausible future language for readers to try to decode. This seems to give us two interesting little facts that might be to our benefit: 1) Beanish is probably a "futurized" version of some exist...
by Chinchokmataa
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: 1190: "Time"

Actually, overcompensating and wigu ended for just these reasons. Miss 'em. Are you sure about Overcompensating? He's posted plenty as recently as last month, and is only currently down due to site renovation as far as I know. Unless he announced some horrible end/hiatus to Overcompensating that I ...
by Chinchokmataa
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: 1190: "Time"

On the subject of things to do for the end of TIme: - I definitely think we can have another crack at beanish, however, I will caution that we shouldn't get our hopes up on making too much progress. The data we have about it is rediculously small compared to what would be ideal in order to really ha...
by Chinchokmataa
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: 1190: "Time"

This has been a beautiful comic. Unique and one of a kind, and it also produced this utterly amazing thread with just a crazy amount of wonderful, unique, and fantastic people. I thank GLR for making this all possible, and I thank you guys for your deep dedication to this, absorbing every single bit...
by Chinchokmataa
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: 1190: "Time"

I registered for the xkcd forums in March 2012, almost exactly a year before the start of Time. I did so to comment on some thread, but then thought better of it, so I never actually posted until I "de-lurked" to join the OTT. Yes, you must register before you delurk, but you don't have t...
by Chinchokmataa
Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: 1190: "Time"

Back on the internets after being gone for 2 days and just speed-ketchuped through what I missed, and I have to say: OMGOMGOMG RUNRUNRUN

Okay, carry on.
by Chinchokmataa
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: 1190: "Time"

Well, I'm off the internet till sunday, and just when the action seems to be boiling up too. Hopefully this thing ain't over by the time I get back :D
by Chinchokmataa
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: 1190: "Time"

ABOUT THE MODERN TECHNOLOGY AND LANGUAGE CHANGE TOPIC: There are many people in the field of Linguistics who have suggested that some aspects of modern culture (specifically standardized writing) has had/is having an effect on the rate of language change. However, the idea is controversial. Change c...
by Chinchokmataa
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: 1190: "Time"

Prediction: The displaced hill people will lay siege to the castle. They will bring a full-sized trebuchet. And from the other side of the mountain, up will come Cuegan's people, who will join forces with the beanies to defend their (quickly being encroached by water) castle Their battle will distr...
by Chinchokmataa
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just realized that the closed up mediterranean sea (+11,000 years) seems to give a solution to the African flora/fauna so far north also. Sweet.
by Chinchokmataa
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: 1190: "Time"

Not yet, but I'm just about set on making the "hugging" right-high-curve an apostrophe ', the "horned" right-high-curve a backtick `, a high dot an asterisk *, and a low arc a comma ,. I have yet to make sense of the other variants - [X,c] or [4c*] or [`M]. Maybe "X,c"...
by Chinchokmataa
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: 1190: "Time"

Oh and the latest frame seems to be "What river?" Making the (degree sign) = (question mark) quite certain at this point. Huh, must of skimmed over that hypothesis when it was discussed. It seems rather obvious now. She has problems with: (tr)aveled dese(rt) (tr)anspires s(tr)ong among ot...
by Chinchokmataa
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: Beacon Beta, Papal Decree

Would it be possible to come up with a pronunciation guide just from the writing? Or is that impossible? It depends, but the answer is "probably no" Possibly, after looking at the distributions of the letters, I might be able to give a decent guess. For example, there are several sounds i...
by Chinchokmataa
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: Beacon Beta, Papal Decree

I hope someone's helping Chinchokmataa out on this. Xe introduced xerself as a linguist in xer first OTT post. I welcomed xer and gave directions to the Wiki and to the first NP with Beanie Talk (just happened to be my ONG on top of it :roll: :oops: ), approximately two dips ago. The biggest thing ...
by Chinchokmataa
Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: 1190: "Time"

Has anyone created a table showing how the SinusPi transliteration works? That could be a super useful thing to have. Currently, I'm trying to piece it together from the examples.
by Chinchokmataa
Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: 1190: "Time"

This seems fishy to my less-educated mind. For all intents and purposes, the -3 or -6 doesn't happen. 10-3=7. In an infinite timeframe, whether you take away a specific bill on the same day you add it or a few days later, the end result is 10-3=7. If you multiply each component by infinity then 10∞...
by Chinchokmataa
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107147
Views: 48832289

Re: 1190: "Time"

Hello everyone! Long time lurker here making a first post onto the OTT. As someone working on a Linguistics major, I thought I might try my hand at an analysis of Beanish. Here is my initial take: --I suspect (but I am not 100%), that the representation here is an alphabet, as opposed to a syllabary...
by Chinchokmataa
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Gradual Loss of Phonemes and Handling the Eventual Confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 11836

Re: Gradual Loss of Phonemes and Handling the Eventual Confu

Even if there was a general trend towards losing phonemes (which is demonstratibly untrue), there is also a problem with thinking that the totally normal process of phoneme merger will lead to such an "eventual confusion" that it needs to be handled by an outside force. Languages already h...
by Chinchokmataa
Thu May 17, 2012 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Learning to "unmerge" a merger
Replies: 7
Views: 4837

Re: Learning to "unmerge" a merger

I think your troubles with unmerging might be because of the "lot-cloth split" where words with voiceless fricatives (and occasionally nasals) that had the "cot" sound came to be pronounced with the sound in "caught." So while words like "cross", "cloth&q...

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