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by Lao Kou
Sun 11 Nov 2018, 12:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Armistice Day 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Armistice Day 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month

Who, if any, of us, intend to observe 11 seconds of silence at 11:11 on November 11th this Sunday? I'm seven hours ahead of France, so I'm watching the ceremony in Paris live. Macron is currently delivering a speech under the Arc de Triomphe. I was sleeping at 11:11 local time, if that counts as a ...
by Lao Kou
Sat 10 Nov 2018, 06:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 658
Views: 93950

Re: False cognates

:chn: :twn: 焙 bèi bake
:eng: bake
by Lao Kou
Sat 10 Nov 2018, 05:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 707
Views: 86661

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:fra: empire empire
:fra: empire gets worse, worsens

:chn: :twn: 焙 bèi bake
:eng: bake
by Lao Kou
Tue 06 Nov 2018, 08:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Some & all
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Some & all

With all due deference to President Lincoln, Géarthnuns adopts the Dean Martin approach, i.e. Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime : http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns Seth lav híauíalörsaut shahömnwethsev fan veçö, kfö shahöchethset híaumnwethsev fan veçö, de feg lav híauíalömsaut híaumnwegsev ...
by Lao Kou
Wed 31 Oct 2018, 13:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 369
Views: 49840

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Corphishy wrote:
Mon 29 Oct 2018, 13:01
Next: baz [baz] v. fill; stop, complete
baz [baz] vt. plate (up) (for food presentation), present (food)

Next: shkaröns [ʃkaˈɾø̃s] n. cradle
by Lao Kou
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 10:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1514
Views: 142792

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So… I just turned 21, which feels a little weird, but also, of course, completely normal at the same time. Happy Birthday! Just so! https://tse1-mm.cn.bing.net/th?id=OIP.IG3cssMhwTdKbtONGLaiTAHaJ5&w=203&h=271&c=7&o=5&pid=1.7 Wait until you are 24, then you'll start to feel old. Oh, I do hope not. T...
by Lao Kou
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 12:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 369
Views: 49840

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Corphishy wrote:
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 12:58
NEXT: tmele [ˈtmɛlɜ] n. tooth
tnels [tnɛls] n. stitch
Gluestick wrote:
Sat 13 Oct 2018, 06:58
ihu:math [i'ʔuːmaθ̼] - n. (the flow of) time
íhumaths [ˌihuˈmaθs] n. zen garden

Next: tsakrubs [tsaˈkɾubs] n. gecko
by Lao Kou
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 11:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 369
Views: 49840

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

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by Lao Kou
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 14:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2298
Views: 232317

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Gluestick wrote:
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 14:45
Next: Ojtap [ɑjtaɪβ] adj. childish
öitaib [øjˈtajb] adj. petulant, peevish, irritable, ill-tempered, cranky, fussy (a baby)

Next: algurs [ˈalguɾs] n. dais
by Lao Kou
Sat 22 Sep 2018, 06:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1514
Views: 142792

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Do you remember, the 21st night of September? Love was changing the minds of pretenders. Drats, where did I leave my sequin pantsuit? ( I love this song, but if I'm honest with myself, I mumbled my way through all the lyrics and then ba-dee-ya'ed it on out at the refrain, be it in a dorm hallway, a...
by Lao Kou
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 03:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1514
Views: 142792

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So as not to derail the original thread: I want to see humanoid insects riding dragonflies. [:D] Speaking of dragonflies, the weather is hot and steamy in Shanghai at the moment, and the dragonflies are out in swarms. They must love this weather. I think dragonflies are a folksy way of gauging barom...
by Lao Kou
Sat 01 Sep 2018, 15:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 39
Views: 3034

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

1. cismale 2. gay 3. right-handed 4. American -- originally from Massachusetts, but I think I'd identify more as a "New Englander" 5. father's side: Austro-Hungarian; mother's side: WASP -- we didn't have a whole lot of ethnic cooking or other stuff going on, though I've told elsewhere here tales of...
by Lao Kou
Sun 26 Aug 2018, 08:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1514
Views: 142792

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

elemtilas wrote:
Sun 26 Aug 2018, 03:22

Also for Aretha Franklin who passed over the last week or so.
Miss Aretha. Words fail to express.
by Lao Kou
Sun 26 Aug 2018, 02:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1514
Views: 142792

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

RIP, Senator McCain, and thank you for your service.
by Lao Kou
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 04:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 369
Views: 49840

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

abdon [ˈab.dɔn] n. vibe(s). Generally means "bad vibes" unless otherwise stated, much like the word "smell." abdauns [aˈbdɔ̃s] n. séance Next: palse [ˈpal.ɕɜ] v. harvest, cultivate; receive; be rewarded, reap the benefits of sth. pals [pals] n. collecting, collection ( of rent ) pal [pal] vi. colle...
by Lao Kou
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 14:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 707
Views: 86661

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Sorry, for the confusion. For me "used in some German varieties" means it's not used in my variety, no matter what is standard. I am also not sure about Briefbeutel . Silly billy -- you didn't tell us how you say "wallet" in your varietal neck of the woods. Personally, I get a little frisson when a...
by Lao Kou
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 09:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 707
Views: 86661

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

I think Briefbeutel or Brieftasche are used in some German varieties for wallet Brieftasche was actually the word my German textbooks used for wallet. It was only later that I learned no one uses it and Portemonnaie is the main word for wallet now. Me, I''d just adjust to what the folks in the stre...
by Lao Kou
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 03:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1514
Views: 142792

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

For non-native English speakers who may not understand the playground retort, it's (as I learned it): Sticks and stones May break my bones But words shall never harm me Nice playground advice for playground bullying. But words do mean things and the words they engender harm and inform government po...