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by FlatAssembler
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Etymology Game
Replies: 6
Views: 2378

Re: Etymology Game

Anyway, the game has been updated quite a few times since I last posted here. The whole game is now playable in the graphic interface and I have tried to make the examples more clear. I don't think I'd be able to add anything complicated to it though, I can barely manage the 2000 lines of code it ha...
by FlatAssembler
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Croatian Toponyms
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: Croatian Toponyms

Thanks for your reply! Some particularly early Slavic toponyms may not be transparent. Sure. But trying to explain Croatian toponyms without an obvious Croatian etymology using Croatian (Slavic) roots would probably just get me into the Bongo-Bongo Effect. I simply know Croatian too well to be objec...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Croatian Toponyms
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Croatian Toponyms

So, what do you guys here think about my alternative interpretation of the Croatian Toponyms? http://flatassembler.000webhostapp.com/toponyms.html I don't think that knowledge of the Croatian language is required to evaluate my theories, but the knowledge of linguistics is. In short, although Croati...
by FlatAssembler
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Etymology Game
Replies: 6
Views: 2378

Re: Etymology Game

I am not asking people to use their knowledge of German to solve the puzzles, I am explaining how to solve the puzzles using the languages that are familiar to the players. It's much better to use English and German as examples than, let's say, English and Croatian (which is my native language), don...
by FlatAssembler
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Etymology Game
Replies: 6
Views: 2378

Re: Etymology Game

Excellent suggestion! I'll add some examples. It's a lot easier to do now than it would have been if I had already finished the graphic interface. How about those examples: Part #1: Choose the correct cognate to "twig": A) sonne b) bett c) zweig The solution is c), because English 't' in t...
by FlatAssembler
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Etymology Game
Replies: 6
Views: 2378

Etymology Game

I've decided to try to make a web game about etymology:
http://flatassembler.000webhostapp.com/etymologist.html
What do you think about it? Is it worth to continue developing it?
Does my algorithm for simulating the evolution of languages produce convincing results? If not, why?
by FlatAssembler
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Are Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Austro-Nesian related?
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Re: Are Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Austro-Nesian related?

Well, you should keep in mind that, for example, English tooth and German Zahn are cognates, even though, on the surface analysis, only the first phoneme appears to correspond.
by FlatAssembler
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Are Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Austro-Nesian related?
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Are Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Austro-Nesian related?

I personally wouldn't assume an especially close connection between Indo-European and Uralic, as most of the people who try to reconstruct some older proto-language do, but between Indo-European and Austronesian. Look at the pronouns. Most of the proto-languages have a nasal in the 1st person singul...

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