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by DanH34
Tue 21 Jan 2014, 20:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Count to 10 in your Conlang
Replies: 202
Views: 28631

Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

Zidhgebzhail - With all numbers in the masculine. 1 - oed - ['oʊd] 2 - saingyt -['saɪŋət] 3 - benvyk - ['bɛnvək] 4 - rrougyk - ['rugək] 5 - jiptyk - ['jɪptək] 6 - maalyk - ['mɑlək] 7 - gwethyk - ['gwɛθək] 8 - ziezyk - ['zizək] 9 - dautyk - ['daʊtək] 10 - sonyk - ['sɒnək] Eleven would be 'oedsonyk' ,...
by DanH34
Sun 19 Jan 2014, 02:22
Forum: Translations
Topic: The invisible woman
Replies: 28
Views: 4242

Re: The invisible woman

Zidhgebzhail

Elements in [square brackets] could be omitted in the vernacular.

aza-zhah[ar]Ainoipsysa
az-Ø-a-zha-h[ar]-Ø-Ai-n-oi-ps-ys-a
woman-ABS-SG.F-PTCP-PASSIVE-PRS-see-SIMPLE-NEG-ABILITY-ABS.ADJ-SG.F
Cannot-be-seen woman.
by DanH34
Mon 30 Dec 2013, 17:52
Forum: Translations
Topic: Whom did you see Jennifer and?
Replies: 27
Views: 2064

Re: Whom did you see Jennifer and?

:con: Zidhgebzhail - Pleasingly, the Zidhgebzhailicised form of Jennifer - 'Zhenfa' becomes the almost-English 'Zhenefa' in the accusative case (the penultimate /f/ mutates to an /m/ due to its proximity to the /f/ in the case ending, then elides because it follows another nasal). It is possible tha...
by DanH34
Thu 28 Nov 2013, 01:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "Us" as nominative in English nominalized clauses
Replies: 20
Views: 3664

Re: "Us" as nominative in English nominalized clauses

I speak a dialect in which 'us' is replaced with 'we' in most cases ("Are you watching films with we?"), and even we would use 'us' at all times in the example given.

I'd never noticed that before; it's weird.
by DanH34
Thu 24 Oct 2013, 19:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: TC: Contrastive Focus
Replies: 49
Views: 10643

Re: TC: Contrastive Focus

:eng: 1) John didn't hit Mary, David did. 2) John didn't hit Mary, he kissed her. 3) John didn't hit Mary, he hit Susan. :con: Zidhgebzhail - Elements in [square brackets] would be omitted in the vernacular. Tripartite morphosyntax allows for extensive dropping of constituents.. 1) Merrefja Dzhonil ...
by DanH34
Sun 22 Sep 2013, 19:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: A quick question about Latin
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: A quick question about Latin

Many thanks, Xonen.
by DanH34
Mon 16 Sep 2013, 12:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: A quick question about Latin
Replies: 3
Views: 756

A quick question about Latin

I'm pretty sure that there are a few Latin speakers on the board, so this is the only place that I can think of to ask a question that's been bugging me for weeks. A local madman with a propensity for telling hilariously absurd lies claims that he has devised a Latin phrase 'Omnia sane ratio omnibus...
by DanH34
Tue 06 Aug 2013, 17:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Rediscovering metallurgy?
Replies: 19
Views: 3529

Re: Rediscovering metallurgy?

Hi. I'd say that the most likely result of the scenario you outline as being the death of all involved before the next generation is raised to maturity. But that's no fun, so to actually answer your question: Scenario 1: Redevelopment within one generation. I don't see this as being very likely at a...
by DanH34
Mon 29 Apr 2013, 19:52
Forum: Translations
Topic: At...my...leaves for...
Replies: 21
Views: 3437

Re: At...my...leaves for...

:eng: At seven o'clock, my plane leaves for New York. :con: Zidhgebzhail sendinwaeth-penvyks, logvaz-vae Aalkjaim-Deshys bIz sendin-waeth-penv-y-k-s, logvaz-Ø-v-ae Aalk-jaim-Desh-y-s b-I-z hour-ESSIVE.SG.M three-ABS-PL.M-ADJ, ship-ABS.SG.M-1-GEN.SG.M Aalk-ALLATIVE.SG.M-new-ABS.SG.M-ADJ FUT-go-INCEPT...
by DanH34
Mon 04 Mar 2013, 23:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Music Preferences
Replies: 44
Views: 3289

Re: Music Preferences

Hmmmm.... I like 10,000 Days quite a bit, but I think my favorite from Tool is Lateralus . As far as Rammstein, I think Mutter is my favorite album and for SoaD... prolly Steal This Album . The opening track on that CD made me laugh out loud with amazing joy when I heard it for the first time as I ...
by DanH34
Mon 04 Mar 2013, 23:20
Forum: Translations
Topic: I was made to patrol the house by the man who led me.
Replies: 12
Views: 2060

Re: I was made to patrol the house by the man who led me.

:eng: - Changing the vocab, as is my custom. I was made to eat the food by the man who saw me. :con: Zidhgebzhail - Uses switch referents. oz h[oz]il vef gAin-hyn hefil nentef zung gEntan-iv. oz-Ø h-[oz]il v-ef g-Ai-n-hyn h-efil nent-ef z-ung g-Enta-n-iv man-ABS.SG.M SWITCH_REFERENT-[ABS_HUMAN]>ERG ...
by DanH34
Sun 03 Mar 2013, 11:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Music Preferences
Replies: 44
Views: 3289

Re: Music Preferences

... Tool, Rammstein, and Metallica... Except that you forgot System of a Down! Yes! I did. They were the band that introduced me to the genre (I knew nothing of metal, until I came across Sugar after accidentally switching to Kerrang as a teenager), but it's been so long since I lost their albums t...
by DanH34
Sun 03 Mar 2013, 00:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Music Preferences
Replies: 44
Views: 3289

Re: Music Preferences

Firstly, let's get this out of the way: The Beatles. That is all. My enduring musical passion is for metal in various forms, with the notable exception of death- and black-metal; I also find grind - which I'd consider more metal than punk, intolerable, bordering on offensive, especially gore-grind. ...
by DanH34
Fri 01 Mar 2013, 10:46
Forum: Translations
Topic: The food that we were going to sell
Replies: 24
Views: 3193

Re: The food that we were going to sell

:eng: (Changing 'to sell' to 'to eat'). The food that we were going to eat cannot be eaten because our cook is gone. :con: Zidhgebzhail nent h[eb]ef zvilk gEntanotsh-hyn [by] har-Entanoips hong nentoz-zvaek upjom lIn-hyn. nent-Ø h[eb]ef z-v-il-k g-Enta-n-o-tsh-hyn [b-y] Ø-Enta-n-oi-ps h-ong nent-oz-...
by DanH34
Mon 25 Feb 2013, 14:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Asymmetric Intelligibility
Replies: 16
Views: 2939

Re: Asymmetric Intelligibility

I don't know whether this is what you're looking for, but my (N.E. England) dialect has a series of unusual non-stressed ACC/DAT and GEN personal pronouns that can often be difficult for 'outsiders' to understand in a way that I think goes beyond prestige. I should point out that the dialect has a r...
by DanH34
Tue 19 Feb 2013, 17:20
Forum: Translations
Topic: Transitivity, Case, Mood, Animacy, and Gender.
Replies: 44
Views: 7119

Transitivity, Case, Mood, Animacy, and Gender.

How do your natlangs/conlangs deal with them? Feel free to play fast-and-loose with the vocabulary if you like (it's only fair given my track-record). :eng: 1) The man eats. 2) The woman is seen. 3) The man eats the food. 4) The food is seen by the woman. :con: Zidhgebzhail - Transitivity marked on ...
by DanH34
Sat 16 Feb 2013, 19:27
Forum: Translations
Topic: Working like a slave
Replies: 16
Views: 2194

Re: Working like a slave

:eng: 1) He works like a slave. 2) He works as a slave. :con: Zidhgebzhail - Usually doesn't make the distinction between the English 'as' and 'like' in this situation, but there are workarounds available. 1a) zy kjaupunzhozoeng Augh. z-y kjaupunzh-oz-oeng Ø-Au-gh 3-ABS.SG.M hard_labour-man-ESSIVE.S...
by DanH34
Wed 13 Feb 2013, 22:27
Forum: Translations
Topic: Relative Clauses
Replies: 15
Views: 2757

Re: Relative Clauses

:eng: I've changed the vocab again, mostly for the usual reasons and to show how verb transitivity and gender affects switch-referents. I've also been indulgent and come up with a Zidhgebzhail name. 1) The man who went to the shop saw the woman. 2) Delieda, who ate the food, went with him. 3) The ma...
by DanH34
Fri 08 Feb 2013, 00:52
Forum: Translations
Topic: Predicative possession
Replies: 23
Views: 4399

Re: Predicative possession

:eng: 1) I have an animal (it's in my hand/it's available to me). 2) I have a head (inalienable). 3) I have a vehicle (alienable). :con: - Zidhgebzhail 1) vil kielef Aen v-il kiel-ef Ø-Ae-n 1-ERG.SG.M animal-ACC.SG.M PRS-hold-SIMPLE I hold animal. 2) bons h[a]ji-vae bons-Ø ha-hi-v-ae head-ABS.SG.M C...
by DanH34
Sat 02 Feb 2013, 22:15
Forum: Translations
Topic: Locative Adpositional Phrases
Replies: 21
Views: 3846

Re: Locative Adpositional Phrases

... Does it have all the inflection the corresponding verbal copula has. Tense-wise, yes, although it can't be negated as elegantly. ... 'copula' does not need to be a verb... That's reassuring to know, since both of Zidhgebzhail's copulae are most definitely not verbs (verbs have obligatory aspect...