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by Znex
Sun 14 Jan 2018, 03:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 444
Views: 31945

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Speaking of Chinese, I'm still not very far with learning, but what already confusedme 买 mǎi [maɪ̯˨˩˦] - to buy vs. 卖 mài [maɪ̯˥˩] - to sell Not only are the characters similar (which is not so unusual for phono-semantic compounds, but still very confusing for me here), is the meaning so similar th...
by Znex
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 00:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: (Parody) Christmas Carols
Replies: 3
Views: 162

(Parody) Christmas Carols

In the spirit of this Christmas season, I thought it might be fun for us to share and translate some of our Christmas carols, from our natlangs or conlangs. I don't just mean traditional Christmas carols, but also parodies of carols if you can find any. If the carol is a parody, please share the ori...
by Znex
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 03:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6313
Views: 384743

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

If English was OSV what would "I wish he would stop killing me" become? I wish me he would stop killing? He I wish would stop killing me? He I wish killing me would stop? Well first things first, the way to proceed about this is much more obvious when "that" is used: I wish that he would stop killi...
by Znex
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 01:10
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6104
Views: 306351

Re: Language practice thread

Latcho diwes, me krom lauter, hoi hunte krom miro artikeloge, hoi pral romaneste hi. Me tchiwom linko leske kate, te menshen kamenn te dikhell.
Heyo, I've finally done all I need to do for my Romani paper. I've put a link to it here, if people want to have a look. [:)]
by Znex
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 00:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10844
Views: 544045

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I didn't accomplish it today (more like last week), but I finally finished my paper on Romani. [:O]
by Znex
Sat 02 Dec 2017, 12:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: App to post on CBB from mobile
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: App to post on CBB from mobile

Frislander wrote:
Sat 02 Dec 2017, 12:14
Ossicone wrote:
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 20:17
I am a programmer and php can die in a ditch.
I mean, you're not wrong but that is kind of a weird thing to say on a php forum.
She's a mod though, so she's probably worked personally with this forum's code; hence the hate.
by Znex
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 08:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 964
Views: 33939

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Some of you may have noticed that I’m working on a new conlang called Núta . I like the name, but there’s this upstart side of my mind, quasi-masochistic, that fancies changing the name to Snúta . Snúta - the snootiest language... I'd even suggest Þnúta/Θnúta (could be an allophonic change?), but I...
by Znex
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 22:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 2017 Conlang / Conculture Card Exchange!!
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: 2017 Conlang / Conculture Card Exchange!!

Just signed up finally. [:)]
by Znex
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 03:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 964
Views: 33939

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I have found that I'm a Hufflepuff. Plus I've got a Newfoundland as a Patronus! [:3]

As for my wand...apparently it's a 10" maple with a unicorn hair core. "Surprisingly Swishy". :wat:
by Znex
Mon 27 Nov 2017, 07:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 32
Views: 937

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

HITTITE

𒈨𒄿𒉿𒀸 meyawas - four

In researching the Anatolian languages for my maybe-Indo-lang, it's rather interesting that they have an entirely different word for 'four'.
by Znex
Wed 22 Nov 2017, 09:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6313
Views: 384743

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

Isfendil wrote:
Wed 22 Nov 2017, 07:11
Does anyone know where I can get a tokpisin english dictionary? It seems to be unusually difficult to find for a majority language.
This one any good? Wikibookshas a nice selection too, from just glancing over it.
by Znex
Sun 19 Nov 2017, 10:02
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: Rumhängethread
Replies: 259
Views: 55982

Re: Rumhängethread

Ooh, ich will mitmachen im Exchange! Aber ich habe noch nie mitgemacht. Es ist nicht zu kompliziert, oder?
by Znex
Sun 19 Nov 2017, 09:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13344
Views: 643241

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

A bit... Since an average citizen prolly wouldn't know what phonotactics are. (And i would mos def call that setting "modern.") Unless in Griuskant society, citizens are routinely taught linguistics in school and hear about it on TV and the news. If an average citizen can know vaguely about special...
by Znex
Sun 19 Nov 2017, 09:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8154
Views: 482189

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Mana polin quetë? Ce nas vëa i "cr" la nas mara Quenyan.
What can I say? Apparently "cr" does not sit well with Quenya.

Dan Sindarin iuitha "cr".
But Sindarin does use "cr".
by Znex
Sun 19 Nov 2017, 03:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8154
Views: 482189

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

"mana quentetyë meldo" - Soquatës
"u wot m8" - Socrates
by Znex
Sat 18 Nov 2017, 06:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8154
Views: 482189

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

:qya: Er istanyë i munta istan.
The one thing I know is that I know nothing.
by Znex
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 11:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8154
Views: 482189

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Jig sraa petho sadi jig soikje vila vi ala so niigje konlaago soi nu sjiinena. I must say I approve of all the new conlangs popping up now. Vo avo 'na filu jeuga nama, kvai "Medical Thesis", "Hot Single Girls", ja "Cooking Appliances". Jig ne sraa neda sido da sivo fada vrithe si so. [:P] And they ...
by Znex
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 10:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6104
Views: 306351

Re: Language practice thread

Pen menge parmisa, papo! Pen menge ko phures tsires.
Erzählen uns eine Erzählung, Opa! Erzählen uns über die alte Zeit.
Tell us a story, grandpappa! Tell us about the old time.
by Znex
Thu 16 Nov 2017, 10:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6104
Views: 306351

Re: Language practice thread

Tchatches?? Kote his bud konlangen kowa? Ai, me kamau kai man his kote te dikell hoi his kote. [:(]
Really? There used to be more conlanging stuff? Ohh, I wish I was there to see what was there.

Ninna te, sharedo wess pale tu!
In any case, welcome back! [:D]
by Znex
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 08:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: RIP cursive handwriting..
Replies: 88
Views: 2483

Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

I was taught cursive when I was younger, but I never ended up using it. But it seems somewhere in high school and onwards I've innovated my own cursive (which is not particularly different or amazing or illegible) which I still use now; I've just out of need developed it without much thought. I thin...