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The Webspace / Re: Talossan Broadcasting Company—a revival (?)
« on: October 15, 2020, 06:25:53 PM »
Is there a reason why the logo has the flag upside down? I've been subscribed to the channel for years and I've only just realised it...

Wittenberg / Re: Can an Absent Ruler Still Be a Ruler?
« on: October 14, 2020, 05:02:14 PM »
How do you say 'bruh' in Talossan?

Slang does not translate well at all. If you must, you could say "frat" or something.

Wittenberg / Re: Legal Issues Not Directed at Anyone in Particular
« on: October 13, 2020, 12:57:29 PM »
The alternative being that you end up restricted by a document written a couple of hundred years ago in a different age with different needs and without foresight of what the future may bring.  I have a lot of problems with Westminster, but the ad hoc and pragmatic nature of British constitutional affairs is not one of them.

Constitutions can be (and are) regularly updated and patched. The American notion of treating their Constitution almost like a holy text is as alien to me as it is to you, I'm sure.

But I do believe that there must be barriers against abuse, and a written constitition seems to me like the best way of setting them up. The German constitution for example can be changed with a supermajority in both chambers of Parliament, no problem, except for its first and twentieth article, which deal with the inviolability of human dignity and the concepts of republicanism, democracy, federalism, popular sovereignty, rule of law and the right to resist against anyone planning to undermine or overthrow this liberal democratic basic order, respectively. Everything else is fair game. Of course, it helps that the German constitution isnt hundreds of years old, but you get the idea.

Wittenberg / Re: Legal Issues Not Directed at Anyone in Particular
« on: October 13, 2020, 12:27:12 PM »
Honestly parliamentary supremacy is probably one of the worst concepts of the British political system. It basically means everything is ad hoc, and the only thing that prevents abuse on a massive scale is either precedent (which can always be disregarded since Parliament is supreme) or the good will of every actor involved. It's a recipe for disaster.

I found something:

Quote from: Miestră in 2014
Eric: the Talossan word I chose for Opposition leader - amazed that there was none in the formal dictionary - was tanáischteu, from the Irish meaning "successor" or "alternative".

I think Tanaischteu (no accent mark since leaving it out wouldnt change the pronunciation) is good.

Possibly. The latter is the spelling we used in the Republic, but you're right that the former looks more linguistically correct.

Ah, if it's been in use already then I of course rescind my objection.

Wait, TalossaWiki says the spelling was Tanáischteu. What gives?

El Glheþ Talossan / Översteir 1.1.0
« on: October 12, 2020, 06:10:32 PM »
Attention all Ladintschen and Ladintschen-to-be: the New Översteir has just gotten a big new update!

It now automatically inflect nouns and adjectives for number and gender so you don't have to go through the complicated pluralisation rules all by yourself (trust me, setting it up was the stuff of nightmares, and I still feel bad for subjecting Lüc to them...)

Another new nifty feature is having the choice between using the New Översteir in English or Talossan, it's all translated and fully functional (except the update info that I'm in the middle of translating as I type this).

There are a few other changes as well so if you want to know what else is new, or which features are planned for future releases (like pronunciation guides, fancy!), follow the link above and read the aforementioned update info.

I'd like to thank Lüc da Schir as always for his excellent work, for which he still doesnt credit himself properly for some reason. Without his continued efforts, this project literally wouldn't exist. You think I could just write a new Översteir from scratch??

Please let me know if you find any bugs or errors (as they're probably my fault) or if you have a comment you'd like me to see. Use the Bug Report / Word Suggestion form for that, it's linked at the New Översteir. Also keep in mind that these comments and bug reports are completely anonymous, so if you want me to get back to you, include contact details of some kind in your report. I've actually gotten a translation request for an app through that form and to this day I have no idea who sent it.

Anyway, that is all. Enjoy the New Översteir 1.1.0!

El Glheþ Talossan / Re: Syllabification?
« on: October 12, 2020, 04:50:05 PM »
Sure. Syllabification is useful when writing blocks of text with a fixed width for example.

Can we get an opinion on Tanaïschteu (m) "leader of the opposition"?

Thats from tánaiste ['t̪ˠaːn̪ˠəʃtʲə], right? Considering the Irish pronunciation, wouldnt *Tánischteu ['taniʃtɪu] make more sense than Tanaïschteu [tana.'iʃtɪu]?

Since no one objects, I'll consider these words accepted.

El Glheþ Talossan / Re: [ISSUE] More stress rule fun
« on: October 12, 2020, 12:10:57 PM »
I just think every word should be stressmarked, "regular" stress or not. Rules like this aren't conducive to creating a badly-behaved conlang.

Besides, everybody knows that the more diacritics there are, the cooler the language.

I'd like to avoid the pre-2007 anarchy if at all possible. (Also too many diacritics at once are ugly as sin)

El Glheþ Talossan / Syllabification?
« on: October 12, 2020, 11:36:36 AM »
The issue of syllabification came up when Lüc wanted to add it as a feature to the New Översteir. Does anyone know if there are rules for it somewhere (aside from those that deal with vowel clusters)?

Wittenberg / Re: Can an Absent Ruler Still Be a Ruler?
« on: September 30, 2020, 05:44:21 PM »
no jokes here! I was just posting art! sorry but I got lost when I was looking for the art thread.
Please, no need to be coy.

Wittenberg / Re: King John, the world is waiting!
« on: September 25, 2020, 07:34:12 AM »
I have a crazy idea, here me out:

how about making Regent an elected office? Like, if the King is absent for some amount of time X (say, a month or so), the elected Regent would step in and do his jobs in his name or something until he's back.

I havent thought this through at all, let me know if my idea sucks.

Wittenberg / Re: Weak
« on: September 23, 2020, 10:11:55 PM »
I promised myself to stay out of this but,

Açafat, mate, where do you get off talking about the sanctity of court, Mr May-it-anger-the-court? How have you not been sacked forever ago?

This is all.

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