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by Dormouse559
Tue 06 Nov 2018, 03:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 714
Views: 127371

Re: Bonfire Night

eldin raigmore wrote:
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 22:17
Who is doing what to observe Guy Fawkes’s Day?
I tried to blow up a parliament, but the owls just swiveled their heads and saw me, so that didn't go so well. [:S]
by Dormouse559
Wed 31 Oct 2018, 17:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966509

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

I have a question about syllable structure and inflection. Let's say I have a conlang where the basic syllable is CV(C) and the (C) stands for a coda consonant, but it can only be /n r s k/ and I make a rule that says all verbs in the infinitive form take the suffix '-eli', Therefore, I could have ...
by Dormouse559
Thu 25 Oct 2018, 02:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6163
Views: 431652

Re: Language practice thread

Je fais vais bien. Je do i s parler le fran ç ais plus souvent. I'm doing good. I have to speak French more often. Moi aussi. J'aime retrouver quelques amies avec lesquelles je prenais des cours de français, mais c'est difficile de choisir une date. Me too. I like meeting up with some friends I too...
by Dormouse559
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 20:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Words to mean Friend
Replies: 29
Views: 1798

Re: Words to mean Friend

The OP asks about both natlangs and conlangs, so share to your hearts' content.
by Dormouse559
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 00:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 703
Views: 113120

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Though if you really do want to get rid of the thread, Tuyono, it helps that you're the only commenter in it. You should be able to delete the posts in reverse order.
by Dormouse559
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 18:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966509

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

Is [l̥ː] or [ʎ̥] the more natural outcome of jarxvalma's [m̥>l̥] assimilation when it should be analogous to the [s>z] assimilation in Szor [zːœ̠r]? I don't understand the question. Are jarxvalma and Szor languages? If so, I don't immediately see how sound changes in separate languages involving ve...
by Dormouse559
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 17:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966509

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

Is [l̥ː] or [ʎ̥] the more natural outcome of jarxvalma's [m̥>l̥] assimilation when it should be analogous to the [s>z] assimilation in Szor [zːœ̠r]? I don't understand the question. Are jarxvalma and Szor languages? If so, I don't immediately see how sound changes in separate languages involving ve...
by Dormouse559
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 22:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966509

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

felipesnark wrote:
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 19:09
Thanks. What about θ > ts ?
I got around to checking out the Index Diachronica, and it looks like θ > ʃ has happened a handful of times. Likewise with θ > ts.
by Dormouse559
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 18:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966509

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

You implied that you've made a decision, but I'll just throw in my two cents. My own question: I am planning on using -th /θ/ as the nominative plural suffix for Denkurian. However, this would occasionally lead to the sequence that I would rather avoid of /θ/V/θ/, where V is any vowel or diphthong. ...
by Dormouse559
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 23:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 243
Views: 44079

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Just realized something amazing that has led the perfect phono-semantic matching. Ởnh·Vú has the word 陪 (bõy), a French borrowing meaning servant, and the word 㺏 (cão), which is the native word for buffalo. Because of this I think it's obvious that the Ởnh·Vú word for cowboy has to be 㺏陪 (cão·bõy) ...
by Dormouse559
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 00:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966509

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

Why is it that in French, most adjectives follow nouns, but (what I would describe as) 'generic' adjectives preceed the nouns they describe? Cross-linguistically, it's not uncommon to treat a certain subset of adjectives differently. In languages with closed adjective classes, these meanings may be...
by Dormouse559
Sun 07 Oct 2018, 23:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 90
Views: 7636

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Torch sent to Frislander.
by Dormouse559
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 23:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Words to mean Friend
Replies: 29
Views: 1798

Re: Words to mean Friend

It seems to be that the French ‘ami’ has something to do with love Yes, most Romance languages have a descendant of Latin amicus , which derives from amo , "to love". Salmoneus' mention of drinking buddies reminds me of companion , "one with whom one shares bread". Words for siblings or other famil...
by Dormouse559
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 18:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966509

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

<ß>.

Ess-zed
Eszett
Same diff
by Dormouse559
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 16:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966509

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

There are also title formulas based on clauses. Chapter titles in older books occasionally take the form: "In which [such-and-such happens]"
by Dormouse559
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 07:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 90
Views: 7636

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Torch sent to Corphishy. And now I can sleep. [:3]
by Dormouse559
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 18:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1514
Views: 142997

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

sangi39 wrote:
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 18:01
Ahzoh wrote:
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 16:24
That’s depressing.
Yes it is! Welcome to my life! HAHAHA! [xP] [xD] [xP]
It really do be that way sometimes. [>_<]
by Dormouse559
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 16:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966509

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

Essentially, adjective declensions now have the same height-based characteristic vowels as the verb conjugations (/i/ for first declension/conjugation, /ɑ/ for second declension/conjugation (roua (noun)/rouayak (derivative adjective)), and /ø̞/ for third declension/conjugation). How odd is this arr...
by Dormouse559
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 14:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966509

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

Can a language with primary and secondary aspects have a null secondary aspect marker? I see no reason why not. Null markers are possible for any grammatical category. Whereas Ddoean's adjectives used to be formed with suffixes similar to <-xi>, they're now formed with suffixes based on the formati...
by Dormouse559
Wed 03 Oct 2018, 23:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966509

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

You say you've 'realised' that you can't make an applicative into a causative. But that's not what I said. I pointed out that applicatives often ARE used as causatives, and showed you how: I-nom him-ACC ate-APP = I ate because of him (i.e. he made me eat). I thought in a causative the cause has to ...