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by Dormouse559
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 00:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520750

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Ælfwine wrote:
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 17:18
Dormouse:

Take a look at some Old Norse poetry. It has many different arrangements based on syllabic weight. You won't be disappointed.
Thank you for the tip. [:)] Looking into that now.
by Dormouse559
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 20:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 364996

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

Yes, in fact, this seems like a good time for a reminder: Don't make provocative assertions just for the sake of it. Also, tread lightly around sensitive subjects, the most relevant point here being that if you have negative views about a person's religion, try to keep that to yourself. Keep things ...
by Dormouse559
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 08:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520750

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I wrote a couplet in Silvish. I decided to go with meter based on syllable weight rather than stress for Silvish verse, but it's really quite alien to me. Heavy and light syllables are distributed differently in Silvish than stress in English, so I can't just pick iambic pentameter and be done with ...
by Dormouse559
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 16:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13254
Views: 614421

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

Actually according to Trudgill's Sociolinguistic Typology , there are actually both complexifying and simplifying tendencies, and which ones are active depends on both the size and complexity of the speakerbase as well as the amount of contact a language is under. So high-contact societies with lar...
by Dormouse559
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 05:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13254
Views: 614421

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

Adding on to Ehesh's question, would it be possible for noun class systems getting messy with "catch-all" or "generic" classes like that to result in languages with grammatical gender, such as those with masculine-feminine or animate-inanimate contrasts? An example to illustrate the thing I'm askin...
by Dormouse559
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 09:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8118
Views: 457256

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

https://i.imgur.com/R7uUDQz.png Unoi, uano, uukze, ie unai tope. [uˈnɔj | ˈwɑnɔ | uˈʔugzɛ | jɛ uˈnɑj ˈtɔpɛ] Eat, sleep, die, repeat. La vî l'e-ccourte e pouès on meû. [ləˈviː lɛˈkuʁ.tə əˈpwɛs ɔ̃ˈmœː] Life is short, and then you die. [:|] (This gets at the basic meaning of "this is a sentence" but I...
by Dormouse559
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 07:43
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 355
Views: 40157

Re: Jokes

I hear about people marrying their cars or themselves, but why does no one ever marry a melon?

Because you cantaloupe!
by Dormouse559
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 06:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520750

Re: What did you accomplish today?

You might like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romagnol_dialect , where massive syncope caused consonant clusters and ablaut. Not much info online in English, though. I keep thinking to myself, "this is a Romance language?" It looks ugly as sin and has so many vowels it makes Danish blush. However, i...
by Dormouse559
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 19:58
Forum: Translations
Topic: He feels lied to
Replies: 30
Views: 1675

Re: He feels lied to

If this sentence had a transitive verb and no ending preposition, it could have been translated way better. For example, "he feels deceived" is translated into an almost literal "si sente ingannato" with no specification of whether he actually was or wasn't deceived. That's the form I chose for Fre...
by Dormouse559
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 00:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang

It's great to finally get a look at what you've been working on all this time. [:D] One question: What's the orthography like? It seems like it's based on Hungarian, but I don't know for sure.
by Dormouse559
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 18:00
Forum: Translations
Topic: I can't pay the rent...You must pay the rent
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: I can't pay the rent...You must pay the rent

Stumbled on this thread again and decided to update my translation. As you can see, Silvish has shifted from more Spanish- and Italian-like to a Frenchier part of the spectrum. :con: Silvish [:(] Queu mailleû : o joùr d'ouæ jou dæ peyî lou termou. [kø.məˈʎœː | oˈʑuʁ ˈdwɛː ʑu.dɛː.pəˈjiː luˈtɛʁ.mu] IN...
by Dormouse559
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 16:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13254
Views: 614421

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

The Spanish forms in -ante -iente are descended from the Latin present participle in -āns /-ēns and are called present participles in traditional grammar. However, they’ve largely lost their participial functionality* in verbal constructions and are mostly used as adjectives and nouns. The gerundio...
by Dormouse559
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 22:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13254
Views: 614421

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

Present participles are a fairly common agentive in Romance languages. Take Spanish cantante (singer), hablante (speaker) and andante (wanderer) for example.
by Dormouse559
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 08:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 175
Views: 14587

Re: Silvish

So while I work on the language, I'll go through and update the vocabulary posts. Here's the first one , all shiny and new. It's on basic conversation; if there are other phrases you'd like me to add, let me know. [:D] In other news, I've settled on the French-like spellings I mentioned a couple pos...
by Dormouse559
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 10:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 175
Views: 14587

Re: Silvish

I dunno if you're still taking suggestions for translational topics, but I'd like to suggest articles of clothing, and other objects associated with dressing. I finally got that clothing post updated for you. You should find the current versions of the vocabulary that was already there, plus the wo...
by Dormouse559
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 02:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Government
Replies: 41
Views: 2413

Re: Government

eldin raigmore wrote:
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 02:17
What's "minarchy"?
Rule by King Minos. By extension, a rule characterized by a labyrinthine system of taxation (Can I claim the Athenian youth deduction?) and a very … particular attraction to certain prize bulls. [:x]
by Dormouse559
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 05:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 694
Views: 57008

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

OK thanks. I can use screenshots. Still, to the answer the person in that thread, phpBB *does* support tables, and there is a thread here from 2013 with a link showing how to put tables in posts, which unfortunately doesnt load anymore. However maybe that method was not phpBB. http://aveneca.com/cb...
by Dormouse559
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 03:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 694
Views: 57008

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

The forum doesn't support table tags. You can make a table in another program, like Excel, and post a screenshot of it; or you can make a table in a code block, a process I described here.
by Dormouse559
Fri 24 Nov 2017, 21:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 827
Views: 25242

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

^I love patter songs too [:D] My favorite is "Signorina, un'altra volta" from The Barber of Seville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbOMO_IfJCs (5:10 in this video) I also like when rappers like Busta Rhymes do similar things [:P] This one is slower, but I like "Your Fault" from "Into the Woods". ...
by Dormouse559
Wed 22 Nov 2017, 07:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: RIP cursive handwriting..
Replies: 88
Views: 2002

Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

I wrote up a handwriting sample, with the three styles I use. At the top is my everyday printing. Then, there's my neat printing, which I use for formal letters. Finally, there's my cursive, which I only ever write in for fun; I have no practical use for it. Here 's the text I used. I only let mysel...