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CA Grammar/Language Thread

Postby Saka » September 23rd, 2017, 9:40 pm

A place to discuss the language of CA and it's grammar. This thread arised from a discussion of what the plural form of "SMOS" (Spaceship Made up of Other Spaceships) should be:
Saka, in the unrecognised CA thread wrote:We must discuss. SMOSsae? Oh god no not methusynthesae SMOSs? SMOSa? SMOSen? SMOae? SMOce? SMOves? SMeese?

Gamedziner, in the unrecognised CA thread wrote:SsMOS, since the acronym stands for "Spaceship Made of Other Spaceships." That's my opinion, at least.


Also, we need a few words that describe certain CA things, like an adjective for this ship that describes that it makes lots of still lifes and stuff:
x = 3, y = 16, rule = B3aijn5e8/S2-i3ijnqr4-aijk5aceqr6-e7c8
bo$2bo$3o11$3o$2bo$bo!
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x = 17, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
b2ob2obo5b2o$11b4obo$2bob3o2bo2b3o$bo3b2o4b2o$o2bo2bob2o3b4o$bob2obo5b
o2b2o$2b2o4bobo2b3o$bo3b5ob2obobo$2bo5bob2o$4bob2o2bobobo!

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Re: CA Grammar/Language Thread

Postby Macbi » September 24th, 2017, 2:53 am

The -os ending suggests that it's a Greek word, so I would say the plural was SMOI.
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Re: CA Grammar/Language Thread

Postby drc » September 24th, 2017, 3:07 am

what about SMOSMOS

spaceships made of spaceships made of spaceships?

And then SMOSMOSMOS. And SMOSMOSMOSMOS.
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Re: CA Grammar/Language Thread

Postby Saka » September 24th, 2017, 5:06 am

Macbi wrote:The -os ending suggests that it's a Greek word, so I would say the plural was SMOI.

Hmm, interesting. So the "I" sound is correct:
SMOi (Smo-eye)
SMOi (SMO-ee)
SMye
Any other good potential plurals?
drc wrote:what about SMOSMOS

spaceships made of spaceships made of spaceships?

And then SMOSMOSMOS. And SMOSMOSMOSMOS.

SMOSMOS have not been achieved yet, but you can help by running Nasvadi's rule range script on all the SMOSes (since we dont have a good plural yet...) found so far and finding which works in most rules.


Anyway, for objects/rules like the ship in the OP, what about Essell? (Pun on SL)
And Cloudy for rules that expand into random "clouds"?
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b2ob2obo5b2o$11b4obo$2bob3o2bo2b3o$bo3b2o4b2o$o2bo2bob2o3b4o$bob2obo5b
o2b2o$2b2o4bobo2b3o$bo3b5ob2obobo$2bo5bob2o$4bob2o2bobobo!

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Re: CA Grammar/Language Thread

Postby Gamedziner » September 24th, 2017, 6:35 am

Saka wrote:Hmm, interesting. So the "I" sound is correct:
SMOi (Smo-eye)
SMOi (SMO-ee)

The problem with that is the acronym becomes "Spaceship Made of Other i."
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Re: CA Grammar/Language Thread

Postby Saka » September 24th, 2017, 7:09 am

Gamedziner wrote:
Saka wrote:Hmm, interesting. So the "I" sound is correct:
SMOi (Smo-eye)
SMOi (SMO-ee)

The problem with that is the acronym becomes "Spaceship Made of Other i."

So now we need a pronunciation.
(Id ont know the IPA symbols)
SMOS: O as in smosh
Let's see your submission
SsMOS: Ez-MOS? S'MOS? S-SMOS (- is a short break)
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b2ob2obo5b2o$11b4obo$2bob3o2bo2b3o$bo3b2o4b2o$o2bo2bob2o3b4o$bob2obo5b
o2b2o$2b2o4bobo2b3o$bo3b5ob2obobo$2bo5bob2o$4bob2o2bobobo!

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Re: CA Grammar/Language Thread

Postby 83bismuth38 » September 24th, 2017, 8:48 pm

or why not just MSMOS for Multiple Spaceships Made Of Spaceships? it doesn't have to me grammatical rocket science.
Also for the other thing, why not just DSMOS for Dirty Spaceship Made Of Spaceships?
EDIT: rough pronunciations: (MŬS-mōs) and (DŬZ-mōs)
x = 8, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
3b2o$3b2o$2b3o$4bobo$2obobobo$3bo2bo$2bobo2bo$2bo4bo$2bo4bo$2bo!

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Re: CA Grammar/Language Thread

Postby Apple Bottom » September 25th, 2017, 7:13 am

Saka wrote:A place to discuss the language of CA and it's grammar. This thread arised from a discussion of what the plural form of "SMOS" (Spaceship Made up of Other Spaceships) should be:
Saka, in the unrecognised CA thread wrote:We must discuss. SMOSsae? Oh god no not methusynthesae SMOSs? SMOSa? SMOSen? SMOae? SMOce? SMOves? SMeese?


SMOSen, definitely, in analogy with "boxen", "VAXen" and so on.
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Re: CA Grammar/Language Thread

Postby Macbi » September 25th, 2017, 7:48 am

Apple Bottom wrote:
Saka wrote:A place to discuss the language of CA and it's grammar. This thread arised from a discussion of what the plural form of "SMOS" (Spaceship Made up of Other Spaceships) should be:
Saka, in the unrecognised CA thread wrote:We must discuss. SMOSsae? Oh god no not methusynthesae SMOSs? SMOSa? SMOSen? SMOae? SMOce? SMOves? SMeese?


SMOSen, definitely, in analogy with "boxen", "VAXen" and so on.

But SMOS doesn't end -x?
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Re: CA Grammar/Language Thread

Postby Apple Bottom » September 25th, 2017, 8:57 am

Macbi wrote:But SMOS doesn't end -x?


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Re: CA Grammar/Language Thread

Postby Gamedziner » September 25th, 2017, 4:28 pm

Hold on guys, the origin of SMOS is in the title "Spaceships made up of other spaceships (SMOS)" and contains the plural of spaceship. Therefore, SMOS is already in plural form! I guess this is a case where the singular and plural forms of a word are identical, as in "glasses."
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Re: CA Grammar/Language Thread

Postby 83bismuth38 » September 25th, 2017, 5:22 pm

Gamedziner wrote:Hold on guys, the origin of SMOS is in the title "Spaceships made up of other spaceships (SMOS)" and contains the plural of spaceship. Therefore, SMOS is already in plural form! I guess this is a case where the singular and plural forms of a word are identical, as in "glasses."

...makes complete sense and is very simple. but have you even looked at ANYTHING in CA? you're in the wrong neighborhood to be 'simple.'
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