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by Aszev
Sun 07 Jan 2018, 14:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6104
Views: 307033

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: 32
Views: 961

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: 549
Views: 48294

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: 444
Views: 32471

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: 32
Views: 961

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: 694
Views: 60009

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: 694
Views: 60009

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: 694
Views: 60009

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: 493

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: 694
Views: 60009

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...
by Aszev
Sun 19 Nov 2017, 12:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 32
Views: 961

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

DUTCH
- de boete 'a fine, fee'

FINNISH
- kotelo 'pupa, cocoon, case, cover'
by Aszev
Sat 11 Nov 2017, 18:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 32
Views: 961

Last word you learned in a foreign language

Write the last word(s) you learned in a foreign language here! [:D]

For me:

NORWEGIAN (NN)
- førebudd 'prepared'

FINNISH
- tukea 'to support'
- tuki 'support'

ENGLISH
- beanie (I've always just used 'hat'...)
by Aszev
Sat 11 Nov 2017, 16:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 694
Views: 60009

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

I think with some adjustments, it could look pretty good. What I think are the immediate issues are that the spoilers don't work, and it's blindingly bright. We need a dark theme that we can swap to from the user control panel. We're looking at the spoiler function—it should be back soon enough! As...
by Aszev
Wed 08 Nov 2017, 20:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: pic of the day...
Replies: 617
Views: 32753

Re: pic of the day...

Enough. This thread is quite harmless, so I've let it be, but I will not accept you ignoring a request not to do something. The use of this thread as an alternative tumblr page ends here. For the rest of you, feel free to post pictures of your pets etc in the Conversation thread, or to make a new th...
by Aszev
Tue 03 Oct 2017, 08:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645182

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

Swedish has a similar thing to Italian - stressed syllables either have a long vowel or end with a geminate or consonant cluster. Unstressed syllables have short vowels and, as far as I know, no gemination - consonant clusters are possible though, although I think they're less common there. Correct...
by Aszev
Tue 03 Oct 2017, 08:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: pic of the day...
Replies: 617
Views: 32753

Re: pic of the day...

Please do not change the subject line for every new post in this thread. It confuses things on the front page.
by Aszev
Mon 07 Aug 2017, 21:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6104
Views: 307033

Re: Language practice thread

Mara nyingi mimi hujibu: "Wangapi ni tajiri?" au: "Una rafiki wangapi wazuri? I often reply "How many people are rich?" or "How many good friends do you have?" Je, ile ni Nynorsk ? Is that Nynorsk? Det er det! Og det var gode svar, eg skal sjå til å hugse dei til framtidig bruk! [:D] It is! And tho...
by Aszev
Mon 07 Aug 2017, 16:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 570
Views: 61326

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

Just a quick question which has just sprung to my attention; is the future of the CBB secure? http://www.aveneca.com/ just brings up a blank page, which leads me to wonder if this could ever share the same fate? Aszev hasn't mentioned anything, so for now I wouldn't worry too much. If it ever looks...
by Aszev
Mon 07 Aug 2017, 16:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6104
Views: 307033

Re: Language practice thread

Så sant. Kvar gong nokon spør meg om "Kor mange språk eg talar" veit eg aldri kva eg skal svara. Liksom... det kan vera alt mellom eitt og ti, avhengig av korleis ein tel... [:|] So true. Every time someone asks me about "How many languages I speak" I never know what to answer. Like... it can be an...
by Aszev
Mon 15 May 2017, 20:04
Forum: Skandinaviskt
Topic: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand.
Replies: 72
Views: 10714

Re: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand

Tänkte på sydvästra Sverige där pluralformer fanns ändå in på 1900-talet. Men man tycker ändå att lärda människor och prästerskapet borde ha "kommit i håg" uttalen genom kontinuitet. Tja, i det området var ju formerna annorlunda i dialekten till att börja med, och eftersom man vid t.ex. bibelhögläs...