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Outside of the box / Re: Croatian toponyms
« Last post by Daniel on October 23, 2021, 11:38:20 PM »
(It wasn't spam, but it was also not clearly on topic. Waive15 removed the post on request, which I think makes sense because in this section of the forum the user posting the original thread should be able to generally set the topic of discussion. But I don't think the post was intended to be disruptive. Regardless, you can carry on with the discussion now.)
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Outside of the box / Re: Croatian toponyms
« Last post by FlatAssembler on October 23, 2021, 10:09:09 PM »
Please stop spamming, @waive15! Your links seem to have absolutely nothing to do with the topic!
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Outside of the box / Re: Croatian toponyms
« Last post by FlatAssembler on October 17, 2021, 02:28:42 AM »
I think you are forgetting the question that you asked, which is whether you can get this paper published. The answer, as far as I can see, is "Yes", though I do not know where you could publish it. If you write in English, you would have available a much larger collection of outlets available. Furthermore, remember that "publish" means "make public", and right now you have the ability to publish this article (since you use github, I'm pretty sure you know how). Even if you don't want to self-publish, there are many people who are willing to publish for you for a modest fee.

Perhaps you want to publish for free in a journal with a good reputation. Linguistic Inquiry is an example, but I don't think there is any chance they would publish it even if you submitted an English version – they would reject it on subject-matter grounds. You could submit to other journals (Cognition, The Lancet, JASA, IJAL which would also reject it on subject-matter grounds, not even sending it out for review. You have to first identify some set of plausible venues, and then write appropriately for that journal. This has been my practice for decades – figure out a general topic, figure out who might publish it, then write in a manner appropriate to that journal (there can be only one: but if you are rejected, you pick another, and re-write).

You might publish in a journal like https://www.komunikacijaikultura.org/index.php/kk: there are almost a thousand that you can pick from at https://www.scimagojr.com/journalrank.php?category=1203&year=2018&page=18&total_size=864. This is by no means complete – I know of a number of excellent journals that are not included.

Since you reject traditional academic methodology, you should expect that journals that presuppose that methodology will reject you. So you have to first shop for a journal that does not care whether you have established the truth of your claim relative to competitor accounts, and does not care that you have clearly explained the issue and your solution in a fashion that others can judge the truth of your claims. You need to find a journal where readers are willing to take your claims on faith. Or, one where readers already share your particular beliefs and experiences. I claim that you are wrong about κορακινος meaning goldfish or any other fish or that it comes from Egyptian, so I reject a crucial step in your argument – so just look for a journal with readers who will not nitpick over factual claims.
"Korakinos" did denote some fish living in Nile river, that is, AFAIK, not controversial: https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/coracinus
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Outside of the box / Re: Croatian toponyms
« Last post by panini on October 16, 2021, 09:32:29 AM »
I think you are forgetting the question that you asked, which is whether you can get this paper published. The answer, as far as I can see, is "Yes", though I do not know where you could publish it. If you write in English, you would have available a much larger collection of outlets available. Furthermore, remember that "publish" means "make public", and right now you have the ability to publish this article (since you use github, I'm pretty sure you know how). Even if you don't want to self-publish, there are many people who are willing to publish for you for a modest fee.

Perhaps you want to publish for free in a journal with a good reputation. Linguistic Inquiry is an example, but I don't think there is any chance they would publish it even if you submitted an English version – they would reject it on subject-matter grounds. You could submit to other journals (Cognition, The Lancet, JASA, IJAL which would also reject it on subject-matter grounds, not even sending it out for review. You have to first identify some set of plausible venues, and then write appropriately for that journal. This has been my practice for decades – figure out a general topic, figure out who might publish it, then write in a manner appropriate to that journal (there can be only one: but if you are rejected, you pick another, and re-write).

You might publish in a journal like https://www.komunikacijaikultura.org/index.php/kk: there are almost a thousand that you can pick from at https://www.scimagojr.com/journalrank.php?category=1203&year=2018&page=18&total_size=864. This is by no means complete – I know of a number of excellent journals that are not included.

Since you reject traditional academic methodology, you should expect that journals that presuppose that methodology will reject you. So you have to first shop for a journal that does not care whether you have established the truth of your claim relative to competitor accounts, and does not care that you have clearly explained the issue and your solution in a fashion that others can judge the truth of your claims. You need to find a journal where readers are willing to take your claims on faith. Or, one where readers already share your particular beliefs and experiences. I claim that you are wrong about κορακινος meaning goldfish or any other fish or that it comes from Egyptian, so I reject a crucial step in your argument – so just look for a journal with readers who will not nitpick over factual claims.

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Outside of the box / Re: Croatian toponyms
« Last post by FlatAssembler on October 15, 2021, 04:56:02 AM »
The best advice that anyone can give you is to understand the mainstream (i.e. study Linguistics), then try to correct its flow, rather than only trying to swim against it.

And honestly, until you do that, few people will take your ideas seriously.

Science makes slow and steady progress, rarely any wild leaps. It's your choice if you want to be part of it or not, but these discussions will go in circles if you're not interested in engaging in the field with others in the field.
OK, now, I am not rejecting any actual mainstream linguistics. I am not denying the Havlik's Law there or anything like that. I am just applying a different methodology to studying ancient toponyms with limited data. There is no real consensus about whether Illyrian was centum or satem, yet alone something more (only that "klauhi zis" meant "Listen, Zeus!"), that I am going sharply against in my text.
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Outside of the box / Re: Croatian toponyms
« Last post by Daniel on October 14, 2021, 10:33:48 PM »
The best advice that anyone can give you is to understand the mainstream (i.e. study Linguistics), then try to correct its flow, rather than only trying to swim against it.

And honestly, until you do that, few people will take your ideas seriously.

Science makes slow and steady progress, rarely any wild leaps. It's your choice if you want to be part of it or not, but these discussions will go in circles if you're not interested in engaging in the field with others in the field.
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Outside of the box / Re: Croatian toponyms
« Last post by FlatAssembler on October 14, 2021, 09:10:46 AM »
Then maybe in a few hundred years everyone will agree with you. Until then, it will be hard to communicate with others about it.
Or, more likely, I will, decades or centuries from now, be viewed as a homeopath or a Christian Scientist, somebody who disobeyed the (wildly wrong) mainstream, but did not reach the truth either.
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Outside of the box / Re: Croatian toponyms
« Last post by Daniel on October 13, 2021, 09:19:18 AM »
Then maybe in a few hundred years everyone will agree with you. Until then, it will be hard to communicate with others about it.
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Outside of the box / Re: Croatian toponyms
« Last post by FlatAssembler on October 13, 2021, 12:27:04 AM »
I'm not familiar enough with that approach to comment. This is one of the reasons why I've recommended working in an established, well-known methodology.
But what if that well-established methodology is the equivalent of blood-letting? What if it is subjective and does not work?
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Outside of the box / Re: Croatian toponyms
« Last post by Daniel on October 12, 2021, 10:56:53 PM »
I'm not familiar enough with that approach to comment. This is one of the reasons why I've recommended working in an established, well-known methodology.
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