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by Lambuzhao
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 03:59
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"

Rock Stick Bone?

Stone Stick Bone?

In my journal, I've referred to stories/films like The Dark Crystal, as a kind of Rock,Stick & Bone fantasy.

I've also referred to the Dark Ages of my conworld Tirga as the Age of Stone, Stick & Bone.

:wat:
by Lambuzhao
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 11:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 31
Views: 1120

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

i just noticed something, a lot of people have been suggesting i use fungus as mounts for some apparent reason. like a i understand most birds eat but...a fungus? sorry your suggestion's great but it's little...strange? i might keep it. Well, there's precedence for real-world bugs cultivating fungu...
by Lambuzhao
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 11:24
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 31
Views: 1120

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

Kehgrehdid wrote:
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 01:30
Fwiw, centipedes have excellent speed compared to most other arthropods. If the smartbugs could figure out a way to muzzle or tame them, it could lead to faster ground transportation.
House Centipedes are clocked at 1.3 ft/sec

That's pretty darn fast! :wat:

Rope them doagies!
by Lambuzhao
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 08:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14145
Views: 932975

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

Is it possible for words for gendered children types be derived from a generic, gender neutral term + a gendered plural ending, like: wasa "child" > wasan "girls" / wasin "boys" > lexicalization, loss of singular form, and reanalysis > w(a)sana "girl" / w(a)sini "boy" yana "sibling" > yanan "sister...
by Lambuzhao
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 08:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14145
Views: 932975

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

Looked up primavera, invernal, veranal, etc. Found out Old French had primevoire (!?) Toying with idea of a Lat/Romcon seasonal cycle based entirely on *vera. Something like: primavera || vera || vertomb || nanvern "first summer" || "summer" || "Fallen Summer" || "Non-summer"; "Opposite of Summer" W...
by Lambuzhao
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 21:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2383
Views: 179820

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Bowie/Eno - Moss Garden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaZ0hwd_cCQ Andreas Vollenweider - Brothership https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNoen7cP4p4 Ali Jihad Racy - Boat of Million of Years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKc_0r71kQM Coming down from a busy week a little sooner than Friday… [B)]
by Lambuzhao
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 03:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Words to mean Friend
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: Words to mean Friend

Although the common neutral one, draugas, has its own root, I think. Balto-Slavic *dråugås must have meant something like "brother-in-arms" initially, if related to Proto-Germanic *druhtiz 'host, troop'. Alternatively, if the Slavic adjectival meaning of "other, another" is basal and not a semantic...
by Lambuzhao
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 02:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Words to mean Friend
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: Words to mean Friend

Bičiulis, one of the more rarely used words meaning friend in Lithuanian, was derived from the word for bees. Since bees were considered to be sacred animals back in the pagan days, a person with whom you could share your bees with was considered to be extremely trustworthy, best friend for life of...
by Lambuzhao
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 02:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Words to mean Friend
Replies: 21
Views: 596

Re: Words to mean Friend

Bičiulis, one of the more rarely used words meaning friend in Lithuanian, was derrived from the word for bees. Since bees were considered to be sacred animals back in the pagan days, a person with whom you could share your bees with was considered to be extremely trustworthy, best friend for life o...
by Lambuzhao
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 02:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2876
Views: 223624

Re: Yay or Nay?

I bet someone already mentioned this, but anyway:

What happens when an aspect is argued without sufficient sway?
If it's neither 'yay' nor 'nay', does that make it 'gray' ?
:wat:
by Lambuzhao
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 02:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What do a language and a dialect consist of?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: What do a language and a dialect consist of?

I'm in the boat w/ Sal and Elem: A language is the prestige dialect of a group of related dialects in a continuum. I also concur with Ahzoh: the prestige dialect (especially in historical contexts) was the dialect with the most lawyers, guns and money when the linguistic shite (i.e. contact w/ other...
by Lambuzhao
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 02:23
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Lingua Latina
Replies: 89
Views: 39294

Re: Lingua Latina

Lambucibundus/-a/-um : on the verge of being treated to delectable morsels of mirabilia; cf. lambucibilia Wow! Touché! [:D] [->] [->] [->] [->] (Cic., Prisc., Luc.Sam., Patr., etc.) q.v. First sources! Attestations!! Like a true Classicist! [xP] [+1] x 10 10 Gratias tibi ago, mi amice! :mrgreen:
by Lambuzhao
Sat 06 Oct 2018, 23:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1486
Views: 132242

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Maybe not Lithuanian enough? [o.O] Ooh! You've reminded me!!! In a month will be the annual Lithuanian Mugė (Cultural/Christmas Bazaar). They sell balandeliai as big as your foot, and blynai with all the sour cream and applesauce you can handle, and as many chilled frothy Svyturys as you can chug!!...
by Lambuzhao
Sat 06 Oct 2018, 23:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6717
Views: 564972

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

BTW,

I don't think I've ever seen bilingual articles in any of the (free) Viet or Chinese newspapers I've picked up hither and yon 'round town.
by Lambuzhao
Sat 06 Oct 2018, 23:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6717
Views: 564972

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

Does anyone know of any multilingual news or social media/general info site that display similar translations? For example, I could easily browse bbc, msn or wikipedia, but their webpages in other languages don't actually correspond to the content in English, at least not down to the paragraph leve...
by Lambuzhao
Sat 06 Oct 2018, 22:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6717
Views: 564972

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

I recently wondered. There is a word in English (and other natlangs) for premonition or 'an inkling beforehand'. Is there a word in English or another natlang for 'something realized too late afterward'? Something in an epimethean sort of vein. I suppose something 'in hindsight' may work. 'Afterthou...
by Lambuzhao
Sat 06 Oct 2018, 22:27
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Lingua Latina
Replies: 89
Views: 39294

Re: Lingua Latina

Looking outside, the overcast skies portend rain. I checked Google to see if such a word as *pluibundus/a/um existed; incredibly, no. So, folks, I'm coining it in :lat: pluibundus/a/um 'on the point of raining, on the verge of rain falling'. Based on similar deverbal ADJs like moribundus , ludibundu...
by Lambuzhao
Mon 01 Oct 2018, 15:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1486
Views: 132242

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Maybe not Lithuanian enough? [o.O] Ooh! You've reminded me!!! In a month will be the annual Lithuanian Mugė (Cultural/Christmas Bazaar). They sell balandeliai as big as your foot, and blynai with all the sour cream and applesauce you can handle, and as many chilled frothy Svyturys as you can chug!!...
by Lambuzhao
Sun 30 Sep 2018, 19:37
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 31
Views: 1120

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

Recently, I have become fascinated with eusociality in modern gall-forming thrips, and evidence of gymnosperm pollen-collection in Mesozoic Thysanopterans (?!) WHo knew?!? [o.O] Some amazing stuff out there on the Interretial Event Horizon. [;)] [O.O] Wow. Can we have an interlinear of that first s...
by Lambuzhao
Sat 29 Sep 2018, 16:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1486
Views: 132242

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Two related questions. 1). Is there such a thing as aging-related dyslexia? Did a quick -n-dirty google a day or two after you posted this. Whereas it seems like one can manifest dyslexia at almost any time of life, I didn't see anything specifically related to it manifesting in aging. 2). Did anyo...