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by Iyionaku
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 15:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 700
Views: 81641

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Two examples of false friends between Standard German and Namibian German:

:nam: jdn. anbellen - to give someone a phone call
:deu: jdn. anbellen - to bark at someone

:nam: aussortieren - to sort something out [regard the English influence here]
:deu: aussortieren - to cull
by Iyionaku
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 11:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Words to mean Friend
Replies: 21
Views: 681

Re: Words to mean Friend

Are we doing conlangs too?

The Yélian and Caelian words for friend, ʻifran and hivren respectively, are derived from an old root *hvrn, meaning to help.
by Iyionaku
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 10:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Words to mean Friend
Replies: 21
Views: 681

Re: Words to mean Friend

The chinese word for friend is 朋友 (peng2you3). It consists of the characters 朋 and 友, both mean "friend" independently (but these words are not used on their own). The character 友 is an idiogrammic compound consisting of two hands (meeting in friendship): 又 + 又 朋 is a pictogramm of a bird that used ...
by Iyionaku
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 06:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 63
Views: 2837

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Torch sent to Iyionaku, but I was ninja'd! I have finished translating the text to English and have sent the translation to Click. I will need about one more day to write up the documentation on Yélian, which I will send to Click and DzêtaRedfang then. Narrator: But he didn't need one more day. Fiv...
by Iyionaku
Sun 07 Oct 2018, 22:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 63
Views: 2837

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

I received the torch from J Reggie. Unfortunately the weekend is over now and Myr looks kinda complicated, so I hope I can finish within 72 hours.
by Iyionaku
Mon 01 Oct 2018, 07:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 63
Views: 2837

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X (starting Oct 1)

Hello! Relays on the CBB are usually organized in a linear fashion where each participant passes the torch successively. Because of the high interest for this relay I've decided to split it in two rings , however. This means that the relay is divided into two branches that will take part at the sam...
by Iyionaku
Thu 27 Sep 2018, 00:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 63
Views: 2837

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X (sign-up open)

Yeah! Thanks for taking over, Click [:D]

I'm in too, but this time I'm going to use Yélian.
by Iyionaku
Fri 24 Aug 2018, 12:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 700
Views: 81641

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

I was new in Germany, had a job, and a lady told that a guy came with full 'carajo' down the street, and i asked myself what she ment with it, since she seemed to be a quite decent lady, and for me what she was saying was that the guy came with a "full penis" down the street. 'Carajo' is for me a p...
by Iyionaku
Fri 24 Aug 2018, 12:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 180
Views: 22686

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

The whole town does some external inclusivity during the morning twilight mist. That being said, how about a new relay, guys? When would it be? I might be able to hurry up and get K'otê to a level where I could participate. I'd love to host it, but I'm on vacation for the entire September. So eithe...
by Iyionaku
Thu 23 Aug 2018, 12:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 461
Views: 57046

Re: Lexicon milestones

I feel like Khemehekis has killed this thread - no offense at all, but every small achievement pales in comparison to this incredible amount of vocabulary that Kankonian has. [:(] That being said, I'm still proud of Caelian that has finally reached the 1,000 word mark. The 1,000st word is the root *...
by Iyionaku
Thu 23 Aug 2018, 07:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 700
Views: 81641

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Found another structual one:

:eng: all but
:deu: alles außer (everything except)

In a sentence like "nowadays, smoking in restaurants is all but forbidden", if you translate it too literally into German it sounds like smoking in restaurants is everything, but not forbidden.
by Iyionaku
Wed 22 Aug 2018, 09:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Caelian - a new Conlang by Iyionaku
Replies: 23
Views: 2462

Re: Caelian - a new Conlang by Iyionaku

Ranking of objects for verbal inflection As described before, Caelian inflects after subject and object of a noun. A speciality of the Caelian declension is that the object needn't necessarily be the direct object, but all other objects and adverbials can be used too. It is not arbitrary though, an...
by Iyionaku
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 15:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5591
Views: 287359

Re: Sound Changes Game

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[ˈt͡sai̯t͡s] > [t͡siːt͡s]
by Iyionaku
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 12:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 180
Views: 22686

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Reyzandren wrote:The whole town does some external inclusivity during the morning twilight mist.
That being said, how about a new relay, guys?
by Iyionaku
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 12:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The CBB Conlang Census
Replies: 100
Views: 45133

Re: The CBB Conlang Census

As Caelian has finally reached the mark of 1,000 words I'd like to add it to the conlang census. Bath'aso and Paatherye both stagnate at about 800 words so I don't want to add them as for now. Caelian (2014) - agglutinative/fusional, nonconcatenative, large phoneme inventory (29 consonant phonemes, ...
by Iyionaku
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 11:53
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 15
Views: 1043

Re: Fish smoking cigarettes

:con: Caelian Güzernal, Zanëz kë tirumit galapuil Zabyeng birgyoses!! Käitüsed parruiw të ganbajung dacijederri Tyeng tijetoknily hat pëc Rer Tef huvokrinför hondus gen. Folcës. [gyzɛɾˈnal, zaˈnəs kʰe tʰiruˈmit galaˈpʰʊɪ̯l zaˈbʲɛŋ biɾgʲɔʒɛʃ | kʰæɪ̯tʰyˈʒɛd pʰaˈrʊɪ̯ɥ̯ tʰə ganbaˈjuŋ daʝɪ̯ɛdɛˈri tʲɛŋ tɪ...
by Iyionaku
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 11:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: Help with Chinese/Japanese character? Please translate
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Help with Chinese/Japanese character? Please translate

It is most definitely "貓" which Google Translate says is cat. (Not sure if you know this, but Google and other translators have a handwriting option so that you can literally write the character and pick from a list of approximations that best fit what you wrote. It is an awesome feature for determ...
by Iyionaku
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 11:47
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 700
Views: 81641

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Sorry for derailing btw And i dont feel this is something regional, it just seems that germans havent found a clearly preferred word so far... Silly billy -- you didn't tell us how you say "wallet" in your varietal neck of the woods. <Porte­mon­naie ~ Port­mo­nee> [pɔː.mɔ.ne~pɔːt.mɔ.ne] is the only...
by Iyionaku
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 07:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 700
Views: 81641

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Stumbled across this one: :deu: Postbote - postman :lux: Bréifboîte - postbox It may not be immediately clear why this is a false friend. But in German, you could also say "Briefbote" and even though the word does not exist everyone would understand that "Postbote" is meant. So when I stumbled acros...
by Iyionaku
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 07:59
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 15
Views: 1043

Re: Fish smoking cigarettes

:con: Yélian Acat, sanim dinum o'yigáran cidepuravasut pas pastor!! An'igatyan væcurʻi iy veta u paru can totʻi, èpa cenʻit værbaldest pi tyáfadʻi. Anaslocan. [ˈaːkɐt, ˈsaːnɨm ˈdiːnʉm ɔ̈ɕɨˈxaːɾɐn kɨdəˈpuːɾɐʋɐsʉ‿pɐs ˈpastɔ̈d̟ | ɐnɨˈxaːt͡ʃɐn vəˈkuɾʔi a̯iː ˈveːtɐ u ˈpaːɾu kɐn ˈtotʔi, ˈɛpɐ ˈkenʔɨt vəɾˈb...