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by Lambuzhao
Wed 26 Sep 2018, 04:45
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 22
Views: 273

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

I just had an idea. What about very small bats? It seems that some species of bat are only a few centimeters large, if you check Wiki. Also there's Homopus, the smallest tortoise. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homopus_signatus On the other end of the scale, ants could get as big as Carpenter Ants, ...
by Lambuzhao
Tue 25 Sep 2018, 20:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pazmat mk.II (NP: Roadmap for future posts)
Replies: 53
Views: 10983

Re: Pazmat mk.II (NP: Roadmap for future posts)

I really want to just let everyone know I'M NOT DEAD. That is all, really. That's A LOT, dear Chagen! Great you hear from you again! :mrgreen: … holy fuck… Holy fuck, indeed. [>:)] I'm thinking locative demonstratives, an idea I fleshed out years ago and then lost the papers to completely. Fun! I h...
by Lambuzhao
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 22:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1458
Views: 121747

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I've just spent the last 20 minutes trying to figure out if I've just chipped a tooth or if the one filling I have has fallen out, because I've honestly forgotten where it is [:P] The tooth that currently has a chip in it is my right second maxillary premolar, while the filling was either in that t...
by Lambuzhao
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 22:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 705
Views: 113243

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

True; but AFAIK the process of obtaining silk kills the larva in the cocoon, while human hair can be harvested without harming the person on whose head it grows. Also true, for real silk worms. But if that's also the case of fruityloops' arthropods, it seems their tolerance for killing is higher th...
by Lambuzhao
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 22:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 705
Views: 113243

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

my moths prefer to wear silk from other races than their own. they find it rude to wear your slik. Which makes perfect sense. Who wears shoes made of human leather? Apart from the atrocities of Nazi human skin lampshades, serial killer human skin 'costumes', and Native American scalp trophies, who ...
by Lambuzhao
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 22:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 705
Views: 113243

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

Well, Mothfolk in question apparently have no problem "... wear(ing) silk from other races than their own. they find it rude to wear your slik." Then you see my point. Either wearing the silk of your dead speciesmates only rises to the level of “rude” for the moths (possible, just probably an impor...
by Lambuzhao
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 22:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8437
Views: 673775

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Yé j’ ê fé in jattel breto avé in farsa de confyatuwa d’ abrecot. [ˈje ʑɛˈfe ʔ ɛ̃ɲ̟.ʑɑˈtɛl bʁəˈto ʔəˈve ɛ̃ˈfɑʁ.sə de.kɔ̃ɱ.fjəˈty.wə da.bʁəˈkɔt] Yesterday I made a gâteau breton (a kind of butter cake) with apricot jam filling. [:P] [:P] :mrgreen: :mrgreen: hustniçan dohtren tomō satrē bō gæruʕuin i...
by Lambuzhao
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 01:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1458
Views: 121747

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Makes me also consider, ponder and otherwise commence ruminations about what would have had to have been the circumstances for an Niswi-mishkodewin ↔︎ Tihuantinsuyu Trade Network by which the Ojibwe could have acquired potatoes ( Solanum tuberosum ) from South America ?? This would be without any p...
by Lambuzhao
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 01:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1458
Views: 121747

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Enough with the pea soup, already!
Enough with the pant-suits!
(adjusts dashiki)

…While chasing the clouds away
[:)]
BTW, it is just a magically cool and gorgeous September night!!!
by Lambuzhao
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 12:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1458
Views: 121747

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Had my Ojibwe class, now I can ask and answer "how many..?" questions. Aan tahkisin ashkipwaawan? (How many potatoes?) Peshiko ashkipwaaw... (There is one potato/the potato is alone) Can someone gloss this? PS: Aanii STill cannot gloss the above, but asking/answering "how much/how many" of an item ...
by Lambuzhao
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 11:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1458
Views: 121747

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Peshiko ashkipwaaw... (There is one potato/the potato is alone) Can someone gloss this? No, but I bet that's one sad spud. [:'(] Makes me also consider, ponder and otherwise commence ruminations about what would have had to have been the circumstances for an Niswi-mishkodewin ↔︎ Tihuantinsuyu Trade...
by Lambuzhao
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 11:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1458
Views: 121747

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

In Talarian mathematics, they call this hupparahattan , leaping above: 2 3 = twwo hohocme = two (leaping) by threes 3 4 = trayan limtellorme = three (leaping) by fours They don't use superscripts to denote involution, but rather some kind of symbol that's above my paygrade to understand! Aha! Someo...
by Lambuzhao
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 11:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The constants e and π in linguistics
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: The constants e and π in linguistics

@shimobaatar: this is a joke. Eldin, try not to put words in other people's mouths, or single someone out and assume their reaction to your thread unnecessarily. Thank you. I think he's trying to tell Shimo that the underlying proposition of e < # of x natlang verb tenses, etc < π is more quip or w...
by Lambuzhao
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 11:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The constants e and π in linguistics
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: The constants e and π in linguistics

Why not just ask "Why do you suppose that there are there between 2-4 / mostly 2 or 3 of the following…?" I mean, statistically, it's prolly much closer to use e and π as parameters, but IMHO √-1 natlangs would have π number of tenses, or e number of tenses. :wat: Then again, I wasn't all that good ...
by Lambuzhao
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 15:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1458
Views: 121747

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

This is the first time I've heard about to the xth power . My new knowledge of the day, I suppose. In Swedish it's more reminiscent of German, x² is x upphöjt till två , i.e. 'x raised/lifted up to two'. :idea: W00T! And there goes a nice scaffolding for Sadrås, though they might use the ordinals h...
by Lambuzhao
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 14:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1458
Views: 121747

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

2. Do other natlangs have shorthand versions of "to the nth power" similar to squared, cubed? Finnish apparently uses the base number, appearing as a cardinal, followed by the exponent, appearing as an ordinal in the illative singular, e.g. kolme neljänteen , which is roughly equivalent to " three ...
by Lambuzhao
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 14:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14007
Views: 896240

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

alacrativity
[+1] [tick]

not unnoticed!
[:D] [:$]
by Lambuzhao
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 14:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14007
Views: 896240

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

How do you say "starring Fred MacMurray" in Coptic? I don't know if enough vocab about actors/acting/theatre have survived. Might need to snicker-snack a :grc: loanword (which Copts did way too much anyway in the NT). Or calque something like they do in Spanish telenovelas con la participación de '...
by Lambuzhao
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 14:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11167
Views: 737917

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Anybody know a reason why my particular dialect of :usa: English (SE :us-pa: ) has [oj] for [aj] in words like 'nice' or something like [əj] in 'ice'? I'm not sure if that's a known feature of 'Philly' English, but I definitely hear it in Bucks, (Western) Montgomery counties on the periphery of the...
by Lambuzhao
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 00:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1458
Views: 121747

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So, after Michael from Vsauce/Dong's rendition of a super long list of Prime Numbers, I ebbed into higher dimensions, allowable geometric solids in various dimensions, and then into something sort of simpler: mathematical powers. Specifically, 1) Are there shorter (one-word) versions of "to the four...