TECH: Testing again, some new on-topic content (was Re: "Language Creation" in your conlang)
|From:||Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 22:05|
At 10:27 PM 11/19/03 +0100, you wrote:
>En réponse à Isidora Zamora :
>>I probably ought to figure out how to turn it off; all that it does for me
>>is provide some mild amusement and puzzlement.
>Are you talking about the Mood Watcher or the Content Concentrator? ;)))
>For the Mood Watcher, go to Tools > Options and scroll down to MoodWatch.
>There's a small box on top with "Enable MoodWatch". Just untick it to
>disable the Mood Watcher. As for the Content Concentrator, you can disable
>it by going in Options to "Content Concentrator" and set both "Preview
>Pane" and "Message Window" to "None".
I just turned off the Mood Watch. Thanks for telling me how.
What is Content Concentrator?
>>The other thing I ought to figure out is where the spell-checker is located
>>- not that that is going to do me much good in a post containing
>I haven't found the spellchecker either :))) . It looks like the place to
>call it manually is well hidden ;))) .
They do appear to have hidden it well. I found the settings for it while I
was turning off Mood Watch, but it is set for manual only, which suits me
just fine, because I don't like having my spelling corrected as I go -
especially when I am using non-English words.
Ok, I just found it. If you bring up the Edit menu, Check Spelling is the
second to last item. It's also CTRL+6.
>> but it would have been helpful the day that I
>>couldn't remember how to spell beaurocracy.
>Is it a word meaning "the power of the beautiful ones" or did you mean
See, I still can't spell it. But that's a wonderful definition of what I
What would be another way of expressing an idea similar to "bureaucracy" in
a conlang? I mean what words are likely candidates for compounding to give
the desired meaning?
> Note that it's easy for me, since "bureau" is a plain and very common
> French word (meaning "desk" or "office") :) .
Well, of course it's easy for you, but I get confused when there are too
many vowels all in a row...perhaps one reason for the "vowel compression"
in Tovlaugadóis. Under the right circumstances, four adjacent vowels
across a morpheme boundary can be reduced to two, but usually it's more
complicated than that. I have to remind myself to do it to the vowels in
compounds, and I do tend to forget and only see it later.