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by Aszev
Wed 20 Jun 2018, 11:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6566
Views: 472028

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Does anybody know where the Polish family name Chaś comes from? And was it carried by any Polish Jews? According to this site: Chaś - od hasać ‘skakać’ lub od niemieckiej nazwy osobowej Has. Google translates this as: "from the password 'jump' or from the German personal name Has." But you'd probab...
by Aszev
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 18:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 603
Views: 67875

Re: False cognates

English Ferris wheel (from the person G.W.G. Ferris)

Swe/Dan/Nor pariserhjul (from the city of Paris)
by Aszev
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 18:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 546
Views: 51221

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Like the way "liberal" means libertarian in Europe, but refers to someone on the anterior top left of a Vosem Chart (socially permissive, favoring Big Government on fiscal issues, against corporate personhood) in the U.S.? I thought it was more the other way around When talking ideology, I generall...
by Aszev
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 19:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: An Unofficial CBB Discord Server
Replies: 17
Views: 2885

Re: An Unofficial CBB Discord Server

I get the impression that this has replaced the IRC channel as the de facto CBB chatroom, so I'm stickying this thread instead.
by Aszev
Thu 31 May 2018, 16:21
Forum: Skandinaviskt
Topic: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand.
Replies: 74
Views: 15849

Re: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand.

Omzinesý wrote:
Thu 31 May 2018, 13:56
Finns det nån skillnad mellan "jo" och "ja"?
Ja är ett positivt svar på en positiv fråga, jo är ett positivt svar på en negativ fråga [:)]

—Är du här? —Ja, jag är här.
—Är du inte här? —Jo, jag är här.
by Aszev
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 20:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 551
Views: 44261

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Here's my answer, using ixals' numbers: 1/2/3/4+5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16 skʰaul.diː skʰlot.tiː 5/6/7/8/9/10+11/12/13/14/15/16 skʰalˈdiː skʰlɔtˈtiː 11/12/13/14+15/16 skʰalˈdiː skʰlɔtˈtiː 15+16 skʰəlˈtiː skʰrɔˈtiː 15 ɕcʰuˈθiː ɕkʰrɔˈθiː 16 skʰiːˈtɕiː ʂʈʂɔˈtɕiː 11/12+13/14 kʰarˈdiː kʰjatˈtiː 13+14...
by Aszev
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 14:11
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A script challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: A script challenge

Solution: When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with one another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a de...
by Aszev
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 10:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 546
Views: 51221

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

A Romance structural false friend, that took quite some time for me to get used to: In Catalan, you form the preterite by using anar 'to go' + infinitive, which mirrors the future construction found in so many other Romance languages. C ATALAN va parlar 's/he spoke' S PANISH va a hablar 's/he will s...
by Aszev
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 10:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 30
Views: 2393

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

Hominid wrote:
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 00:46
Obviously IPA should probably be left alone since it's universally recognized, but if you could make your own version of it, what would it be like?
I feel like this relates to so many of the discussions fueled by our common interest here [:D]
by Aszev
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 20:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 43
Views: 4340

Re: Surprising cognates

Apparently Irish and Scottish Gaelic fáilte/fàilte 'welcome' are cognate with English well and will (which are also cognate with each other)!
by Aszev
Sun 07 Jan 2018, 14:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6153
Views: 358642

Re: Language practice thread

Evet! Vikipedi, Türk dilde beş bin Fransız kelimenin olduğunu söyledi. Onların nazal ünlüyi Türkçe’ye uyarladıklar gibi en çok hoşuma gidiyor: Yes! Wikipedia said that there are five thousand French words in the Turkish language. How they adapted the nasal vowels to the Turkish language is what I l...
by Aszev
Sun 07 Jan 2018, 14:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 51
Views: 4979

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

VALENCIAN/CATALAN
Nadal 'Christmas'
by Aszev
Sun 07 Jan 2018, 14:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 603
Views: 67875

Re: False cognates

Ancient Greek κάρμα 'cream skimmed off' (also 'wool shorn off')
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Finnish kerma 'cream'
by Aszev
Sun 07 Jan 2018, 14:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 546
Views: 51221

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

I'm told that in Swedish, :swe: hel "whole" and vete "wheat" are not combined to make a word for whole wheat bread , because if they did the result would be identical with or resemble helvete "Hell". This smacks of one of those "and on the lighter side of the news" anecdotes like Spanish speakers n...
by Aszev
Fri 24 Nov 2017, 19:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 51
Views: 4979

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

VALENCIAN/CATALAN
raspallar 'to brush'
by Aszev
Fri 24 Nov 2017, 19:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 696
Views: 81514

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

I can't post about phonetic [ s ] without those ungodly spaces, because otherwise, the board's code takes it as a strikeout. Given the heavy Linguistics leanings of this board, can Aszev do anything? If not can he complain to phpBB, because this is a big problem? I noticed the same thing when I goi...
by Aszev
Fri 24 Nov 2017, 07:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 696
Views: 81514

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

There's also a box to 'Disable BBCode' underneath the field where you type.

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by Aszev
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 10:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 696
Views: 81514

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Hi, thank you. tbh it feels weird posting with this name, and I havent checked yet if it's possible to change, but I did check to see if "Soap" was taken and it looks like the memberlist here was recycled and/or pruned in 2010 such that any older accounts no longer exist. You can have it changed, b...
by Aszev
Sun 19 Nov 2017, 12:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Morneau phonetic alphabet
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

Re: Morneau phonetic alphabet

I'd put the image in a spoiler, but since they don't work at the moment, I'll just link it here.
by Aszev
Sun 19 Nov 2017, 12:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 696
Views: 81514

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Not sure if this is the right thread to post this, but spoilers don't expand when clicking "show" anymore. Does anyone else have the same problem, or is it somehow only happening for me? This has already been pointed out and the mods are already working on it (or at least they said they were). We a...