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by Hakaku
Thu 17 May 2018, 00:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 2338

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

Here's a link with a slider that helps you hear both: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/16/upshot/audio-clip-yanny-laurel-debate.html Another factor that affects perception here, other than age, is the device used. A lot of people have reported differences when they try with different devi...
by Hakaku
Mon 26 Sep 2016, 00:59
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Deriving new pronouns
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: Deriving new pronouns

What options are available to you depend on what other features the language may have. For example: Reduplication: If the language had or developed productive reduplication, you could easily end up with forms like 'mama', 'ʃaʃa', 'hawhaw', 'marumaru/maruru/mamaru', etc. Reduplication isn't always ne...
by Hakaku
Sun 07 Aug 2016, 10:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: I am king of kings
Replies: 78
Views: 14485

Re: I am king of kings

:jpn: Japanese

私は諸王の王である
watashi-wa sho-ou-no ou dea-ru
1-TOP PL-king-GEN king to.be-NPST

:ryu: Okinawan

我んねーをーぬをーやん
wann=ee woo-nu woo ya-n
1=TOP king-GEN king to.be-NPST.PRED
by Hakaku
Mon 25 Jul 2016, 22:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 703
Views: 112106

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Just wanted to say congrats to gach and clawgrip on becoming the newest mvps [:)]
by Hakaku
Mon 25 Jul 2016, 22:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Usefulness of Wikipedia in learning
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: Usefulness of Wikipedia in learning

Wikipedia is definitely not infallible, but neither are any other works that you read, which is why it's always best to look at multiple sources and not just one. This goes for personal learning, academic research, etc. That said, as a personal anecdote: For me, a passion of languages led me into co...
by Hakaku
Mon 27 Jun 2016, 23:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Chinese-Japanese Creole mixed with some German
Replies: 16
Views: 1687

Re: Chinese-Japanese Creole mixed with some German

It's an interesting question. If Japan had not lost WW2, it's possible the Korean language may have gone mostly extinct because of their aggressive policies of cultural assimilation. Surely they would have instituted similar policies after annexing China. Their policies in Manchukuo were more relax...
by Hakaku
Mon 27 Jun 2016, 04:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Chinese-Japanese Creole mixed with some German
Replies: 16
Views: 1687

Re: Chinese-Japanese Creole mixed with some German

If it's just for fun, then there's no reason not to go for it. If you're looking for some conworld/altworld ideas as to how such a creole could develop from a historical perspective, here are two: (1) If WWII had a different ending, Japan would be controlling a large part of China and Germany would ...
by Hakaku
Sat 24 Jan 2015, 19:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Common sound changes that have resulted in non allophonic ŋ
Replies: 29
Views: 4740

Re: Common sound changes that have resulted in non allophoni

/ɡ/ → /ŋ/ occurred in Yonaguni, which also underwent the change /k/ → /ɡ/, effectively distinguishing /ɡ/ from /ŋ/.

/ɲ/ → /ŋ/ occurs in many dialects of Canadian French (and /ɲ/ in French ultimately goes back to /ɡn/ and /niV/ in Latin).
by Hakaku
Sun 01 Dec 2013, 16:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Why do Korean and Japanese seem to relex each other?
Replies: 14
Views: 2862

Re: Why do Korean and Japanese seem to relex each other?

In any case, I think that if there are cognates, things like correspondences among the initial consonants should be fairly obvious. Say, Slavic languages' vocab is difficult to eyeball as belonging into the same family as English, but once you actually try to trace the sound changes, they are fairl...
by Hakaku
Fri 29 Nov 2013, 00:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Why do Korean and Japanese seem to relex each other?
Replies: 14
Views: 2862

Re: Why do Korean and Japanese seem to relex each other?

Well, there's the idea that Japanese was originally spoken in the Korean Peninsula. At the time, other languages, possibly related to Korean or Japanese, would have also been spoken in the area. It's possible that both Japanese and Silla Korean were influenced by these languages, but weren't influen...
by Hakaku
Sun 23 Jun 2013, 23:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Am I the only one who sees affricates in this way?
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Am I the only one who sees affricates in this way?

The font Wikipedia specifies is sans-serif, so something like Times New Roman won't work (and neither is it a Unicode font), but other fonts like MS Arial Unicode (aka Arial) or DejaVu would work well. If you're using Firefox or Internet Explorer, you can simply change your default/sans-serif font. ...
by Hakaku
Mon 17 Jun 2013, 02:28
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Okinawan Lessons - Uchinaaguchi-nu nareegutu
Replies: 16
Views: 10551

Re: Okinawan Lessons - Uchinaaguchi-nu nareegutu

Hi! There doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in this thread anymore but I just found it and it is definitely very cool! kachun - kachuru - kakan [tick] nunun - numuru - numan [tick] kamun - kamuru - kaman [tick] fuin - fuiru - furan [tick] tubun - tuburu - tuban [tick] hanasun - hanasuru - hanusa...
by Hakaku
Thu 06 Jun 2013, 22:19
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Thread de jasage ! [français]
Replies: 561
Views: 96471

Re: Thread de jasage !

Visinoid wrote:Vous deux, vous avez des voix de Radio-Canada. Lol. Je vais aller demander mon training à Céline Galipeau. :3
J'écris pour le gouvernement, ce n'est que naturel :P

En passant, Radio-Canada s'appellera bientôt « ICI ». Donc oui, j'ai bel et bien une voix d'ici! [;)]
by Hakaku
Tue 04 Jun 2013, 02:39
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Thread de jasage ! [français]
Replies: 561
Views: 96471

Re: Thread de jasage !

Les Québécois ont une relation bizarre avec le français. Parfois, on entend parler qu'ils insistent avec plus de force que les Français qu'on utilise le français. Et puis, on apprend qu'ils ne veulent pas promouvoir leur dialecte caractéristique. :wat: Je ne comprends pas. Les dialectes canadiens s...
by Hakaku
Mon 15 Apr 2013, 03:30
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Thread de jasage ! [français]
Replies: 561
Views: 96471

Re: Thread de jasage !

Je tiens également à recommander le site Web de Linguee, qui est un moteur de recherche multilingue extrêmement utile : http://www.linguee.com/
by Hakaku
Fri 12 Apr 2013, 00:39
Forum: Translations
Topic: Kittens
Replies: 48
Views: 6234

Re: Kittens

:fra: / :can: Français Les chatons sont de jeunes chats. Les chatons ont quatre pattes. Bien des gens pensent que les chatons sont adorables. -C'est quoi? ( inf. ) / Qu'est-ce que c'est? / De quoi s'agit-il? ( written ) -Un chaton. -C'est ton chaton? ( inf. ) / Est-ce que c'est ton chaton? / Est-ce ...
by Hakaku
Thu 21 Feb 2013, 05:18
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Okinawan Lessons - Uchinaaguchi-nu nareegutu
Replies: 16
Views: 10551

Re: Okinawan Lessons - Uchinaaguchi-nu nareegutu

6. O kinawan V erbs and S tems Previous lessons: Lesson 1: An Overview of the Okinawan language Lesson 2: Vocabulary and Expressions in Okinawan Lesson 3: Basic Sentences in Okinawan Lesson 4: Writing System and Okinawan Verbs Lesson 5: Uchinaaguchi Particles 6.1 Quick recap General: Sound Changes ...
by Hakaku
Thu 21 Feb 2013, 03:13
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Okinawan Lessons - Uchinaaguchi-nu nareegutu
Replies: 16
Views: 10551

Re: Okinawan Lessons - Uchinaaguchi-nu nareegutu

Valosken wrote:This X-SAMPA hurts.
I had used it because I wrote my initial posts with a computer that couldn't display IPA, and Chrome has some issues displaying it on this board. That said, I've now updated the original post to use IPA.
by Hakaku
Wed 20 Feb 2013, 19:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 850
Views: 108369

Re: You

eldin raigmore wrote:Who is that in your avatar and what is happening to them?
It's an artist drawing from the anime 07-Ghost. I can't seem to find the original image, but it basically depicted the main character (Teito) holding up a skull to his head. Though the image is a lot more dark than the series itself.