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by Znex
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 06:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 69
Views: 6492

Re: Surprising cognates

Chinese 車 and English wheel , it is possible that the Chinese word was ultimately a borrowing from a word for wheel from Indo-European languages Posts like this would be more interesting if you include the pronunciation. And the translation. Bing thinks it means “car”. They also gave a pronunciatio...
by Znex
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 06:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: Beans
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Beans

I've changed the structure a bit to meet the meter. :grc: ἴδου ἄνηρ· κύαμός ἐστι. ἴδου ἄνηρ· κύαμός ἐστι. χαῖρε ἄνηρ· κύαμος εἶ, κύαμος εἶ, κύαμος εἶ. ídou ánēr | kýamós esti | ídou ánēr | kýamós esti khaîre ánēr | kýamos eî | kýamos eî | kýamos eî behold man[NOM.SG] | bean be[PRS.3SG] etc. farewell...
by Znex
Fri 06 Jul 2018, 07:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 568
Views: 59869

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

It's about as logical as there being a whole planet having a culture very closely resembling Nazi Germany.
by Znex
Sat 30 Jun 2018, 04:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8385
Views: 622383

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

hitggiyyiyaa. pikyhiitai hnsui tiuwiisy ka tikiikutaihaayaa. "pauntuu" ka ngwiysy hnsui taumau. hetaȝeyyeyaa. hekeheetay hënsoy dewweesi ka dekeekodayhaayaa. "hawntow" ka ngënweyse hënsoy tawmaw. 2-be_good{INF}-POS.AFF | 2-look_at{INF}-CLSS{N} DEM.PRX language COP 1-make{PF}-CLSS{N}-3INAN-POS.AFF |...
by Znex
Fri 22 Jun 2018, 12:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8385
Views: 622383

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Droulji mi da-leså sata spilla. Jig vinna hva missi. [:(] cause_grief-PRS.SG 1SG.DAT INF=read-INF DEM.N.SG news.N.SG | 1SG.NOM suffer-PRS.1SG truly with-2SG I'm sorry to hear that news. I really feel for you. Kunnå vi si ni jema visi vudri sama tiða hlipå? can-PRS.PL 1PL 2SG.DAT in any-N.SG.DAT way...
by Znex
Thu 07 Jun 2018, 13:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 69
Views: 6492

Re: Surprising cognates

:eng: stall
:lat: locum > :fra: lieu {place, location}
Both come from the PIE root *stel- {to put, place}.
by Znex
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 16:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8385
Views: 622383

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Em, fati sata fati sauda su nu? Jig ne sa neda sina så vodi.
INTJ WH.NSG=be.PRS.SG REL.NSG say.PST 2SG.NOM now | 1SG.NOM NEG=see.PST.SG NEG 2SG.GEN DEF.PL hand-PL
Erm, what was that you just said? I didn't quite understand you.
by Znex
Thu 31 May 2018, 13:15
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 458
Views: 30031

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is it an animal?
by Znex
Sat 26 May 2018, 07:35
Forum: Translations
Topic: A fable I wrote
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: A fable I wrote

:wls: Lit. Yr oedd brenin un tro ac adeiladodd balas gwych. Yr oedd arno eisiau yr anifail anwes gorau; ac felly prynodd lawer o anifail (deg ar thrigain, a dweud y gwir), ond nid oedd ef dim yn ddedwydd â un ohonynt hyd oni phrynodd yr unfed ar ddeg ar thrigain: y llygodyn eglwys. Adeiladodd ef gwb...
by Znex
Thu 17 May 2018, 02:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Project 4-and-2 Scratchpad
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Project 4-and-2 Scratchpad

Just sorting out what syllables should be more frequent than others, given the typical frequency distributions found in natural language. Plus these may be useful for mapping a new surface phonemic inventory from the meta-phonology. Treating so far syllables beginning in /t w/ (the phonemic realisat...
by Znex
Sun 13 May 2018, 00:55
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1261
Views: 58049

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is the second part from *haifstiz?
by Znex
Sat 12 May 2018, 14:47
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 27
Views: 2759

Re: English Dialects

Basically what happens in AuE:

/ʌ/ > [ɐ]
/ɑː/ > [ɐː]
/ɒ/ > [ɔ~ɞ]
/ɔ(r)/ > [oː]
/oʊ/ > [əʉ]
/u/ > [ʉː]

Hence something like:
cup /kʌp/ > [kʰɐp̚]
carp /kɑp/ > [kʰɐːp̚]
cop /kɒp/ > [kʰɔp̚]
corpse /kɔrps/ > [kʰoːps]
cope /koʊp/ > [kʰəʉp̚]
coop /kup/ > [kʰʉːp̚]
by Znex
Sat 12 May 2018, 09:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 27
Views: 2759

Re: English Dialects

Imralu wrote:
Sat 12 May 2018, 03:40
Imralu wrote:
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 01:01
LOT/CLOTH: [ɔ]
GONE: [ɔː] (marginal)

THOUGHT/NORTH/FORCE: [oː], before a vowel [oːɹ]
It's not British English though, which I think is more his point.
by Znex
Sat 12 May 2018, 09:21
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1261
Views: 58049

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Does this (compound) word have two word stems?
by Znex
Wed 09 May 2018, 03:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language evolution for long-lived people
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Language evolution for long-lived people

Well to start with, it has been observed even in long-lived individuals in real life that their speech has changed markedly over the course of their life. For instance we have had opportunity to examine the Queen of England's speech over time due to her personal popularity and the popularity of her ...
by Znex
Fri 04 May 2018, 12:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Project 4-and-2 Scratchpad
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Project 4-and-2 Scratchpad

Refined allophony rules, plus some new general rules: [-gutt,-nasal] > [-vcd] / #_ [-gutt,-nasal] > [-vcd,+asp] / h%_ [-vcd] > [+vcd] / N_ [-vcd] > [+vcd] / C_ except where /t j/ > [s] [+cont] > [+syl] / C_(C)% /w/ -> [k~kʷ~gʷ~ⁿgʷ~m] / #_ -> [u] / C_(C)% -> [o:] / C_ʕ -> [ɨ] / j_%, C_[-tone]%ʕ -> [g...
by Znex
Sat 28 Apr 2018, 11:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8385
Views: 622383

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Fatta? Jemodji ni neda vrottjetugo? [:P]
What? Emoji isn't a conlang?
by Znex
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 22:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Project 4-and-2 Scratchpad
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Project 4-and-2 Scratchpad

eldin raigmore wrote:
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 15:35
What does the S stand for in your CS(C) syllable skeleton?

Have you no vowels?
Yep, that's the idea. Or at least, no phonemic vowels. The four syllabic consonants all double as vowels.
by Znex
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 12:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Project 4-and-2 Scratchpad
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Project 4-and-2 Scratchpad

Hi everyone, long time no write! I haven't written anything on my conlangs on here for the longest while, though I don't believe it will be much longer before I'm happy to write some stuff about my two recent langs. More info on those later. For now, this is another new lang which I'm calling for no...
by Znex
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 04:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Cool and weird things in your conlang
Replies: 13
Views: 1537

Re: Cool and weird things in your conlang

I don't know if this counts, but Lonmai Luna has a proper noun determiner(PND) which is added before proper nouns. For example: Alen Huan dem on dal PND Juan see the person(Interlinear) Juan sees/saw the person(Gloss) This is not unattested in natlangs though, Chamorro, for example has a similar de...