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by All4Ɇn
08 Dec 2018 00:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 16400

Re: Lapdeutsch

Dormouse559 wrote:
07 Dec 2018 23:10
Also "wife" used to just mean "woman". It's actually the first element of "woman"
This much I knew but I didn't realize it had any remnants in modern English.

Edit: Actually I suppose "I now pronounce you man and wife" would be another example of this
by All4Ɇn
07 Dec 2018 22:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 16400

Re: Lapdeutsch

a man who works with or sells fish is a fishman (among other things), while a woman who works with or sells fish is a fishwife. It's always surprisingly to learn something about your own language. I always assumed a fishwife was the wife of a fisherman. It's where I got the inspiration for the word...
by All4Ɇn
07 Dec 2018 20:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 16400

Re: Lapdeutsch

Wow, I didn't know about these. Thank you two [:)] No problem [:)]. I'm curious though. You said you thought you had seen all of the other suffixes used in either German or Low German. Where have you seen Frau/Fro used as a suffix to create the feminine from the masculine? I thought it was somethin...
by All4Ɇn
06 Dec 2018 07:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 16400

Re: Lapdeutsch

Feminine Agent Nouns Suffixes [...] -er → -ster By far the most common way to form the feminine form from the suffix -er Bäcker → Bäckster (baker) Schreiver → Schreivster (writer) I think I heard of all of these in either German or Low German, except the -st- suffix. What was the inspiration? Engli...
by All4Ɇn
04 Dec 2018 06:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 2345

Re: Lexember 2018

I just realized I don't know if I've done Lexember before and if so then it's been awhile. Sorry I missed a few days. It just turned to the fourth for me so I guess I'll start there

Lexember 4
𩂐鏡 (ram·gừnh)- Sunglasses
by All4Ɇn
04 Dec 2018 03:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 16400

Re: Lapdeutsch

Feminine Agent Nouns Suffixes In contrast to German which mostly just has the suffix -in, Lapdeutsch has a wide variety of suffixes used to create feminine agent nouns from masculine ones. -er → -ster By far the most common way to form the feminine form from the suffix -er Bäcker → Bäckster (baker)...
by All4Ɇn
30 Nov 2018 02:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 16400

Re: Lapdeutsch

Creyeditor wrote:
28 Nov 2018 14:15
Also true, though it looks more like Missingsch to me [;)]
I had never actually heard of Missingsch! It definitely has some similarities with it and both are very much stigmatized to some degree. Now you've got me looking up Klein Erna jokes [xP]
by All4Ɇn
27 Nov 2018 00:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 16400

Re: Lapdeutsch

Declensions of Borrowed Nouns Just realized I forgot to discuss the declensions of loanwords. These words can be put into two groups: those from Latin & Greek and those from other languages Latin & Greek Loans Latin & Greek loans typically have far more restricted declensions than native nouns: -In...
by All4Ɇn
26 Nov 2018 23:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 16400

Re: Lapdeutsch

Creyeditor wrote:
23 Nov 2018 19:04
I have to admit that I don't like it. It makes it look like English to my mind.
Yeah I think I'm not going to include it. Maybe I'll reuse it for another language sometime
by All4Ɇn
23 Nov 2018 03:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 16400

Re: Lapdeutsch

So this is an idea that I just came up with and was wondering what people thought of it. Given that vowels in unstressed syllables are sometimes reduced to /ə/, it makes since to be that we'd see this in terms suffixed to numbers like einmal /ˈɛɪ̯nməl/ (once) or tweifald /ˈtwɛɪ̯fəlt/ (twofold) and s...
by All4Ɇn
19 Nov 2018 06:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 16400

Re: Lapdeutsch

Personal Pronouns Personal pronouns generally have 3 forms: subject, object (also used for indirect object and unstressed reflexive), and stressed reflexive. In all forms in the third person, a unique pronoun is used for the unstressed reflexive while in third person masculine singular and third pe...
by All4Ɇn
19 Nov 2018 05:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 16400

Re: Lapdeutsch

Salmoneus wrote:
16 Nov 2018 13:54
Pretty sure you can post about your own language on your own thread as much as you like!
Thanks. Just want to make sure it's not too much too quick I guess [:)]
by All4Ɇn
16 Nov 2018 00:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 16400

Re: Lapdeutsch

Jeder & Ein Words as Determiners When used as determiners, jeder and ein words have slightly different declensions in the nominative and accusative cases. Jeder Words Nominative: -er/-e/ -er /-e Accusative: -en/-e/ -er /-e Ein Words Nominative: -e /-e/ -e /-e Accusative: -en/-e/ -e /-e When these d...
by All4Ɇn
14 Nov 2018 03:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First Proto-lang
Replies: 7
Views: 2953

Re: First Proto-lang

LinguoFranco wrote:
10 Nov 2018 17:57
All stops /p b t d k g/ go through lenition whenever they are between vowels, or a sonorant and a vowel.
What are they lenited to?
by All4Ɇn
10 Nov 2018 19:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First-contact language
Replies: 12
Views: 3978

Re: First-contact language

This is a really interesting little project! Is avant-garde conlanging a thing yet? Because if not you may have just invented it.
by All4Ɇn
08 Nov 2018 08:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 16400

Re: Lapdeutsch

Determiners Hopefully I'm not posting too much. Just quite a fan of Lapdeutsch's determiners. Definite Article Also used as relative pronouns Nominative: De/Die/Dat/Die Accusative: Den/Die/Dat/Die Dative: Dem/Der/Dem/Den Genitive: Des/Der/Des/Der In addition to the definite articles, there are also...
by All4Ɇn
08 Nov 2018 02:10
Forum: Translations
Topic: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!
Replies: 214
Views: 65754

Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Ik verstah neut, wat du seggs. Tal Läpsjen an!
/ək fərˈstɑː nət vat də zɛks tɑːl ˈlɛpʃən an/
I don't understand what you're saying. Speak Lapdeutsch!

I chose to render this in a more casual, less German sounding way. More formal speech would sound closer to German.
by All4Ɇn
04 Nov 2018 23:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 16400

Re: Lapdeutsch

Thanks for all the great questions and comments Shimo! Would you consider Lapdeutsch a Low German variety? Have you considered who the speakers are or how many there are? I wouldn't consider it a Low German variety but rather a Weser-Rhine Germanic language with significant influence from Low German...
by All4Ɇn
02 Nov 2018 17:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 709
Views: 114854

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:nld: betweter "know-it-all"
:eng: bedwetter

Both insults that look very similar but have very different meanings
by All4Ɇn
02 Nov 2018 14:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 44
Views: 16400

Re: Lapdeutsch

Adjectives Traditional Adjective Endings Traditionally adjectives were declined for case, gender and number, as well as having weak, mixed, and strong declensions. Weak declensions are used before words such as the definitive articles, sölke (such), alle (all), dise (this), jeder (every), unser (ou...