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by Lao Kou
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 13:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 107
Views: 1783

Re: Lexember 2017

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 5th - römbmagwars [ˌɾømbmaˈgwaɾs] n. ginkgo (biloba) Seth lav höi chauk síkursauch ezgaurauch rhöseu chau römbmagwarsaus chau glozhalörsaut ba kétokh daikh. 3 SG-NOM AUX.PRES.IMPERS PTCL DEF.PL seed- ACC.PL many- ACC.PL too- AdADJ DEF ginkgo- GEN DEF eat. P...
by Lao Kou
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 12:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2656
Views: 140314

Re: Yay or Nay?

All4Ɇn wrote:
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 02:15
Lao Kou wrote:
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 12:00
Now, whatever will you with 卅 sà? [>:)]
Is that character even really used anywhere in China? :wat:
Well, it's not on the top 10 playlist, certainly, but I do think I've seen it out in the wild once or twice. But the evil smiley was meant as an indication that I was just busting your chops.
by Lao Kou
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 12:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2656
Views: 140314

Re: Yay or Nay?

Right now I'm planning on applying to the classifiers for the following: years, years of age, days of the month, kilometers, chi (尺), zhang (丈), đồng, and yuan in addition to being a short form of 二十 on signs. Looks like you're playing it as I personally might have imagined. Now, whatever will you ...
by Lao Kou
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 08:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 23884

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 08:27
who is that?
Johnny Hallyday. French icon.

I've mentioned elsewhere in the forum now deceased celebrities, namely 張國榮 (Leslie Cheung) and 梅豔芳 (Anita Mui), for whom a posthumous blibbit registers little because we live in other places in the world.
by Lao Kou
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 06:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 23884

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

He may not have a lot of traction in the anglophone world, save die-hard fans. I, in fact, only knew of him a few years back via TV5 Monde. Not certainly a style of music I would regularly listen to at length or with pleasure, but OMG, there was a concert on TV5 Monde several months back, and he roc...
by Lao Kou
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 06:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2656
Views: 140314

Re: Yay or Nay?

I'm thinking about adding 廿 as a 3rd numeral for twenty that only occurs in a few words, such as 廿年 for twenty years. Should I go with this and if so is plausible considering that it's for a conlang spoken in North Vietnam/Southern China? I'd say yay -- the more ways to say things, the merrier. And...
by Lao Kou
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 04:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 23884

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ear of the Sphinx wrote:
Tue 29 Mar 2011, 14:47
Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.
I didn't realize Thrice was a brinded cat. [B)]
by Lao Kou
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 07:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?
Replies: 33
Views: 1872

Re: Does anybody else get bored of conworlds easily?

I don't know if Lambuzhao or Lao Kou or some of the other, er, more seasoned geopoets have been working on one world the whole time or not. I think Sally Caves is probably the only other person I know who's been working within a single world for a span of decades. http://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP....
by Lao Kou
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 06:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 107
Views: 1783

Re: Lexember 2017

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 4th - aöks [aˈøks] n. louse; öçalíaöks [øˌɕaljaˈøks], zédübaöks [zeˌdybaˈøks] head louse Sushans löb chük aöksüch gölaikh -- öçek la chöi pévüderhutsöit sanatöit hübzégökh. Susan- NOM AUX.PRESPRF.CAUSPASS DEF.PL louse- ACC have || 2 SG-NOM AUX.PRES DEF brus...
by Lao Kou
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 12:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 107
Views: 1783

Re: Lexember 2017

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 3rd - ümönhaif [ˌymønˈhajf] vti. infiltrate, infuse, permeate Zçeshtanö chau çébars sak líbunsang homchafalönang chö béöbsöt ümönhaif sho, makhlama la, gü che sömöths rhashpeth lí nzhí í höisítöz sho, jnobisénith. while DEF smell- NOM INDEF.PL libum- GEN.PL...
by Lao Kou
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 10:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 107
Views: 1783

Re: Lexember 2017

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 2nd - ötatöpul [øˌtatøˈpul] vti. dream of someone deceased Chö bítebsöt ötatöpulölön, Vilhens lé kamel kfö chü vörheksüt kluzçöraufala ' u ba síluth zçefüth. DEF (paternal).grandfather- ACC dream- PRESPFT.PTPL-NOM, William- NOM AUX-PAST wake.up and DEF ceil...
by Lao Kou
Sat 02 Dec 2017, 10:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 107
Views: 1783

Re: Lexember 2017

Image Géarthnuns

1st - hükedhails [ˌhykɛˈðajls] n. collarbone, clavicle

Söb lé chí hükedhailsít chü ngérhüjebön'gérhaksün tsídal.
3SG-NOM AUX.PAST DEF clavicle-ACC DEF bicycle.accident-INSTR break
He broke his collarbone in the bicycle accident.
by Lao Kou
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 10:32
Forum: Translations
Topic: The heretics have burnt our temple!
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: The heretics have burnt our temple!

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns Chek ebrütaubönalöthsep lö chau darzhörsaut makhmalaraut zdaíakh! Che Avíaths la makhlamach kupaiaz! DEF.PL heretic- NOM.PL AUX.PRESPRF DEF temple- ACC our- ACC burn | DEF God- NOM AUX.PRES 1 PL-ACC help- HORT The heretics have burnt our temple! May God hel...
by Lao Kou
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 14:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 23884

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

This strikes me as rather slipshod "journalism".
by Lao Kou
Sun 26 Nov 2017, 10:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

:chn: Mandarin 完了 wánliǎo - to finish For extra fun, have a go with this: 没完没了 méi wán méi liǎo - endless, interminable For me, from two hours ago at the train station: :chn: Mandarin the 粕 pò of 豆粕 dòupò - bean pulp, soybean meal/cake (a middle-aged woman was lugging a full burlap sack labeled 豆粕 ...
by Lao Kou
Thu 16 Nov 2017, 13:52
Forum: Translations
Topic: Before the car hit it
Replies: 23
Views: 1346

Re: Before the car hit it

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns Trízh lé chö ngarebsöt, puskaushtanö che töths lé söböt haumergauz sho, amferöz. 1 DUAL-NOM AUX.PAST DEF dog- ACC, before DEF car- NOM AUX.PAST 3 SG-ACC hit- SPEC PTCL, save We saved the dog before the car hit it. http://i.imgur.com/0UY28La.png Japoné語 私-au...
by Lao Kou
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 12:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

From a French game show -- don't know how I missed it lo these many years: :fra: une cosse - a pod (as for peas); which led to avoir la cosse - feel lazy ( an idiom my dictionary lists as "dated", but I think I have the age and sarcasm to pull it off, eh what? [;)] ) Just now, same show, different d...
by Lao Kou
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 11:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 2250

Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

This appears to have been remedied, and in fairly short order. ...except on mobile. I noticed this after I wrote it. I'm usually on my laptop -- almost the only time I read the forum on my mobile is during my morning ablutions. I probably transitioned from mobile to laptop without even thinking abo...
by Lao Kou
Sun 12 Nov 2017, 16:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 31
Views: 653

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

English to rescind (thanks to Lao Kou!) You're welcome. [:)] So what, zurücktreten? One of the joys of the expatriate lifestyle is that you're bombarded with new words all the time. And with characters, there's a never-ending reservoir of obscure ones for kanji freaks like myself. My boyfriend seem...
by Lao Kou
Sun 12 Nov 2017, 06:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 694
Views: 56669

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

OTʜᴇB wrote:
Sat 11 Nov 2017, 19:11
  • The "Contact" button seems unnecessary [Lao Kou]
Allow me to rescind this, now that I think I understand what it does.