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by Lambuzhao
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 21:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: compound word dating in Japanese?
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: compound word dating in Japanese?

I wish I could give a quick and dirty answer. Mine would be to kind of use the Go'on and Kan'on pronunciations as a guide, but, insofar as compounds are concerned, you might wind up with some real chimeras. So, maybe this may give a better idea https://skemman.is/bitstream/1946/23619/1/The%20history...
by Lambuzhao
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 12:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10876
Views: 546670

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Great good luck with that project!! Izar! (Thanks!) I've already translated the beginning (everything before Act I, Scene 1 gets down to business). See http://khemehekis.angelfire.com/bittersweetgen.pdf for an English translation. In Kankonian: Bombom Tshiudan Paangmang mui aphas dyu James Landau O...
by Lambuzhao
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 12:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10876
Views: 546670

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have discovered a new sound rule in Old Albic, the "phangcva rule". In Old Albic, there is a dissimilation rule affecting aspirated stops which resembles Grassmann's Law in Greek: of two aspirated stops, the first loses the aspiration. So /thakh/ becomes /takh/. But there is an exception: if the ...
by Lambuzhao
Thu 18 Jan 2018, 03:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 976
Views: 35012

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Could be air pressure or dehydration. Years ago, it was a real revelation for me to neti/kweet my dry nasal passages with saline solution this time of year. And eyecup dry eyes as well. Sometimes, that would clear some pernicious headaches right up. What relief! Give it a shot! :mrgreen: BTW - This...
by Lambuzhao
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 03:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645827

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

Salmoneus wrote:
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 02:23
Lambuzhao wrote:
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 19:23
It wouldn't break it down into this sort of make-mouth-move-sound-comes-out pantomime-language.
Well, let's just see.
In Native American Sign Language, for example
Emphasis added.

http://www.modaruniversity.org/silent/S ... ankYou.jpg
by Lambuzhao
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 01:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8160
Views: 484592

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

~~hen… ~~erm… iye wentai rwayeku xiraŋ ukatajo yae. Xiraŋ wenzawai rwayeku zawai ba ŋajo fuai. Good <NMLZ>act TOP great smart.PST COP | great NMLZ.think TOP think be.able NEG.COP.PST CNJ The good parts were very clever. They made one think. :idea: [+1] Fuai wentai rwayeku dzu rwa ŋajo. CNJ NMLZ.act...
by Lambuzhao
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 21:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8160
Views: 484592

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

:con: Yauchuan
utowai Otagu Tō rwayeku,
ADJZ.newness.ADJZ star.GEN war TOP

nu hu wato nu kaita ŋai.
1SG INTERR.INAN say 1SG know NEG
I don't know what to say about the new Star Wars film.
[:S]
by Lambuzhao
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 20:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645827

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

And in all the three gestural systems, the concept of 'talking' or 'speaking' has the interlocutor make some kind of hand-motion away from the mouth. In Native American Hand Talk, the gesture for 'speaking' carries this motion. Sort of like the sound-waves/exhalations emanating from the mouth in the...
by Lambuzhao
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 19:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645827

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

Hey all. I come to you with a conundrum regarding a new project I want to start working on. I want to begin working on a personal conlang, for my own personal use and not as a part of my conworld. This relieves me of the constraints of naturalism to an extent, but I still want to do things right. I...
by Lambuzhao
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 19:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645827

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

For comparison & contrastion, here are the same concepts in ASL:

Eat/Food
http://asluniversity.com/asl101/images-signs/eat-01.jpg


Speak/Talk
http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/signjpegs/t/talk4.jpg
by Lambuzhao
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 19:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645827

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

It wouldn't break it down into this sort of make-mouth-move-sound-comes-out pantomime-language. Well, let's just see. In Native American Sign Language, for example To Eat/Food https://i.pinimg.com/236x/91/aa/be/91aabefc6d79274e9bfa2c8756b37714--sign-language-eat.jpg To Speak http://pislresearch.com...
by Lambuzhao
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 16:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 444
Views: 32544

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

I keep getting "buy" and "sell" confused in Swahili and they are -nunua and -uza respectively, so, like, things don't even need to be phonologically similar to be confused. Boy, do I hear that. I used to be confused about the :grc: words ὠνέομαι [o:.ne.o.maj] 'to buy', 'to purchase' https://en.wikt...
by Lambuzhao
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 15:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Spanish Por Para issue. Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Spanish Por Para issue. Help!

Out of the necessity for a language credit in school, I decided to take Spanish. I thought it would be a lot more linguistic, but one thing that I've noticed in language classes, including Spanish and English is that they like to explain things in their own way, and they like to cut corners, withou...
by Lambuzhao
Sat 13 Jan 2018, 12:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645827

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

I think I might've asked this before. Not sure if this is the exact place to ask it (mebbe Conscript Thread?) . Anyhow, Are there any other examples of inked cuneiform from way back when, besides the temple of Ištar, mistress of the Kidmuru, @ Nimrud ? http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/nimrud/images/lan...
by Lambuzhao
Sat 13 Jan 2018, 12:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645827

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

It is attested in natlangs, if that is what you are asking. I think West Africa is the place again, IINM. Another 'solution' is to call it an allative prefix instead of a preposition, so that the vowel harmony remains inside one phonological word. Prefixing the PRP was the first thing that leapt to...
by Lambuzhao
Sat 13 Jan 2018, 12:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645827

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

Just found the Cosomological Epic (Odyssey of the Woodsman Brakhage) known as Dog Star Man . Among other things, love the hand-tooled font used in the titles. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2a/Dogstarman.PNG https://i.pinimg.com/236x/70/38/a3/7038a3afec24797689b7aedeeb08db0b--cinema-typ...
by Lambuzhao
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 19:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 976
Views: 35012

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Hello everybody! I've been out of the loop for awhile (not really sure why--got busy at work, I guess), but trying to get more active again. Understandable! I've been more visibly lurking around the ZBB lately so here I am over here as well. [B)] As an update on my personal status, I have switched ...
by Lambuzhao
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 18:45
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Anglish Spamthread
Replies: 488
Views: 54981

Re: Anglish Spamthread

The other day, I saw Bladerunner Two Thousand Forty-Nine . It was a gripping tale. At times thrilling. Jared Leto's Newmann Wallace was near worthless, and The background songs were a little too loud. Nonetheless, a worthy next step taken. The fit with the bereft children's home in Bladerunner , and...
by Lambuzhao
Tue 09 Jan 2018, 06:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 976
Views: 35012

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ha ha ha. One of the Summit Meetings of 70s Pop Music. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ndT9rfhFBJU/hqdefault.jpg Dick Clarke takes on the role of Henry Kissinger. I cannot remember if this was the Threshold Pop Band Treaty (TPBT) or the Strategic Autotune Limitation Treaty (SALT). It was certainly one of tho...
by Lambuzhao
Tue 09 Jan 2018, 06:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 976
Views: 35012

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Lao Kou wrote:
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 04:50
shimobaatar wrote:
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 04:43
I don't know who the first woman is, but I believe the second is Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the current White House Press Secretary.
Ah, you younguns. Time was when we could spot an Osmond at thirty paces. [:P]
Creepy, scarily true.
[O.O]