Ooo I forgot about the Badagabada I started! I should explore that some more! That one is fun to write *and* speak!

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I don't really *want* to start a new since I have so many incomplete ones, BUT I really want to make a personal conlang for general use... hmm.

Oh, nope, false alarm. I was viewing the site from http instead of https. I'll have to contact people with accounts who haven't logged in since before the 2.0 update so I can set up auto-redirect to https soon...

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I just noticed that somehow I broke public libraries on with the sync fix I uploaded earlier... I'm not sure how, but I'm looking into it now.

PSA: if you have a linguistics class that’s recently been moved online and you’re looking to supplement lecture materials

Here's very long list of linguistics YouTube channels and other free online videos about linguistics, updated #linguistics


lmao I just found out that "fuck" in Zirka is pronounced "shit" 😂

Wow! Someone just donated $60 for my work on ! That's so amazing!! I'm so happy it's helpful to people other than just me! 😃

I just *finally* fixed an issue that's been a problem in since last July that prevented words from syncing updates correctly between devices/browsers, and the cause was so stupid that I'm embarrassed I didn't fix it sooner.

Essentially, I was telling the program to check if a value existed, and if it *did* exist, that it should *not* use it. Oops. 🤦‍♂️

Anyway, I'm glad I finally got that taken care of! Extra thanks to the user who submitted an issue and got me to really look into it!

I've finally finished a HUGE update to my /codelang and its JavaScript plugin! It alters a ton of the characters and adds the IPA into the mix to help with pronunciation!

I still need to redo the cool cursive script I had before updating everything, but that'll be a pretty big project now that the letters are so different. The next step, though, will probably be to move everything into a font so the RTL display doesn't freak out anymore...

The only known bilingual palindrome:

Anger? ‘Tis safe never. Bar it! Use love.

Spell that backward and you get:

Evoles ut ira breve nefas sit; regna!

Which is Latin for:

Rise up, in order that your anger may be but a brief madness; control it! #linguistics

My resolution this year is to finish this one Japanese textbook I got a while ago before I go to Japan again. It feels like it should be achievable... hopefully it will be!

Thanks! Yeah, it'll take some work to get it just right because a lot of potential combinations could produce some unattractive results.

The only writing method I could think of for it was that it initially started with burnt ends of twigs that they noticed made charcoal markings on surfaces, which evolved into more modern pencil-like instruments. I really like the leaf-and-scalpel idea a lot, though, and it immediately creates a kind of locale for speakers to live in, which I've been missing!

Here's the updated N'tòsi script that shows how to write its syllables and tones!

I really like the idea of it, but its practicality is perhaps questionable. It's pretty sterile right now, so it may change if/as I end up actually using it in order to reflect more comfortable usage.

Reminder that The GUTS+ System Rule Book PDF is FREE TO DOWNLOAD until noon today (in your local time)!

After noon, it'll instead be on a 75% discount for the rest of the day for just $1.25!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
I hope you enjoy!

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N'tòsi Day 7: Creation

–xôala– /xoa˨˦˨.la˨/ (Verb)
create, draw, make, paint
To create from either raw material or nothing.

–xǒila– /xoi˦˨˦.la˦/ (Verb)
build, construct, sculpt
To create from existing materials that were made before.

–xôaalái– /xoaː˨˦˨.lai˩˥/ (Verb)
imagine, think, plan
from root –xôala–

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