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by Iyionaku
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 17:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6220
Views: 363691

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

I'd agree if it wasn't universally done in pretty much literally every language that uses diacritics. I mean, sure, Finnish is consistent, but that's only because Finnish has the smallest phonemic inventory in Europe and likely of any language officially written using the Latin alphabet... but when...
by Iyionaku
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 16:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: Wants and needs
Replies: 44
Views: 5854

Re: Wants and needs

:con: Ular 我钱想我。 Lăn khân ãw lăn. [lɛn˧˩ kʰɑn˧˥ ɑ̃ʊ̯̃˧ lɛn˧˩] 1SG money want 1SG I want money. 我钱望我。 Lăn khân mūj lăn. [lɛn˧˩ kʰɑn˧˥ muj˧ lɛn˧˩] 1SG money need 1SG I want money. Note that the second sentence can also mean "I want money", depending on context, but not the other way round. 我钱没我。 Lăn k...
by Iyionaku
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 15:56
Forum: Translations
Topic: Oww.
Replies: 50
Views: 3575

Re: Oww.

:con: Ular 头我害园它。 Thā lăn thãr ù tōn. [tʰɛ˧ lɛn˧˩ tʰɛ̃ɹ˩ u˩ tɤn˧] head 1SG injury have 3SG.NEUT My head hurts. 我头害惹有我。 Lăn thā thãr rō jù lăn. [lɛn˧˩ tʰɛ˧ tʰɛɹ˧ ɹɔ˧ ju˩ lɛn˧˩] 1SG head injury cause PST 1SG I hurt myself. 我他害惹有我。 Lăn tōn thãr rō jù lăn. [lɛn˧˩ tɤn˧ tʰɛɹ˧ ɹɔ˧ ju˩ lɛn˧˩] 1SG 3SG.MASC i...
by Iyionaku
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 15:28
Forum: Translations
Topic: The door opened, the door was opened... (voice)
Replies: 77
Views: 7549

Re: The door opened, the door was opened... (voice)

Iyionaku wrote:
Sun 25 Jun 2017, 09:45
5) 大门开了它自己。
Dàmén kāile tā zìjǐ.

door open-PERF 3SG.NEUT REFL
The door opened itself.
I suddenly understand why this is wrong. I mean, I understand. I'm making progress!!
by Iyionaku
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 2332

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 13th:

táruyal [ˈtaːɾʉʃɐl] - emergency

Irregular plural: dáruyaun

Etymology: from taruy (dangerous) + process noun suffix -al
by Iyionaku
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 12:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Basic Word List?
Replies: 20
Views: 7453

Re: Basic Word List?

Even if you remove the polysemy, synonymy, and allomorphy, it will still be a relex, albeit a good relex. Does this mean that Classical Yiklamu is a relex of English? And Chelsara, if you really want it, I can send you the Landau Core Vocabulary. Just PM me with your email address and I'll send it ...
by Iyionaku
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 11:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 2332

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 12th

peragua [pəɾɐˈgu.ɐ] - to forward (a mail)

Etymology: ingressive prefix per- + agua (to control; to spread, distribute, allocate)
by Iyionaku
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 07:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6220
Views: 363691

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

Vlürch wrote:
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 16:58

Would you like to have some 蕊 ?
by Iyionaku
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 15:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 2332

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 9th pestan [ˈpestɐn] - pot, pitcher (for tea) New root Lexember 10th condan [ˈkondɐn] - foot This word will by the everyday word for foot from now on. I've never been satisfied with the old word æʻiy . This will, however, remain as an ancient word for foot. Usage note: Although you would e...
by Iyionaku
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 09:13
Forum: Translations
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: Tea or Coffee?

:con: Bath'aso As always, Orkish uses assumptions instead of morphological questions. The difference is done that in the first case, not the word for "or", grt , is used, but instead the negative aspect for the second option. You basically say "You surely want tea, not coffee." and in the other case...
by Iyionaku
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 09:05
Forum: Translations
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: Tea or Coffee?

:chn: Mandarin I don't really have a clue how to translate the second and fourth sentence. My guess is X 还是 Y 吗, because my understanding is that 吗 turns everything before it into a polar question, but I'm not sure about it. Another option which sounds more evident to me would be Verb 不 Verb X 还是 Y....
by Iyionaku
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 14:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10777
Views: 519325

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I am about to change the system of plural marking in Ular. Before it was done by reduplication (facultative for inanimate nouns). Now I want to change it to plural classifiers, i.e. similar to Chinese measure words, you have particles dedicated to mark plural of a certain class. So far I've got the ...
by Iyionaku
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 14:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: Tea or Coffee?

:con: Ular 你得择茶择咖啡饮抓忈? Má tā ngā tă ngā kápháj khūr? 2SG TOP XOR tea XOR coffee would_like Would you like tea or coffee? 你得茶咖啡饮抓忈你? Má tā tă kápháj khūr má? 2SG TOP tea coffee would_like 2SG Would you like (any) tea or coffee? 你得择子仆择儿女仆园? Má tā ngā lhà táng ngā rhánjón táng ù? 2SG TOP XOR son PL XOR...
by Iyionaku
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 11:42
Forum: Translations
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: Tea or Coffee?

:con: Caelian Caelian uses three constructions for "or" (actually there are even more, but only two matter for this challenge): inclusive or between nouns is expressed with the particle ubye (cognate to Yélian ùpa ), while XOR between nouns is expressed with the equative case at the second noun, fol...
by Iyionaku
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 11:15
Forum: Translations
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 19
Views: 1337

Re: Tea or Coffee?

:con: Yélian Like many other languages, Yélian distinguishes two types of "or" for that. ù is used as an exclusive or and ùpa as inclusive or. Barcai ditolvainu reselan ù garesif? [ˈbaɾkɛɪ̯ dɨˈtɔ̈lvaɪ̯nu ɾəˈseːlɐn ʉ xɐˈɾeːsɨ] ask-1SG COND=gift-COND.INV.2SG tea XOR coffee Would you like tea or coffee...
by Iyionaku
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 08:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 2332

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 8th

maranból [mɐɾɐɱˈboːl] - museum

Derived from maranta - to remember + institutional suffix -ból

[Yes I didn't have that either! Thank god I had "gingival inflammation" and "circulatory collapse" because you surely need those words every day! [o.O] ]
by Iyionaku
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 08:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan
Replies: 25
Views: 433

Re: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan

No offence, but the blackface (redface?) is kind of repulsive. I'd be more likely to be interested in the language if it weren't nested inside a blackface-LARP. Are you referring to us calling the community a "tribe"? e Note: What Salmoneus was not blackface as in blackened face (to mock people wit...
by Iyionaku
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 07:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What language could this person speak?
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: What language could this person speak?

French is possible... How u have start. To. Learn Java and someone know good sites which introduce in programming ? Comment vous avez commencé à apprendre Java et qui connait (de) bons sites qui introduisent à (la) programmation... (sometimes my English is so torrid...) I doubt it's French because ...
by Iyionaku
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 07:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan
Replies: 25
Views: 433

Re: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan

Are you referring to us calling the community a "tribe"? This project is not intended at all to mock, offend, imitate, deface, or otherwise insult any nationality, be it Africans, Native Americans, or anyone else. It's simply a name for our community. I hope that I addressed all the concerns that w...
by Iyionaku
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 12:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Batħaso - The Orkish language
Replies: 29
Views: 1097

Re: Batħaso - The Orkish language

Reciprocial questions Reciprocial questions are questions where you have received information from your dialog partner and want to receive the same information from them. Example in English: Katherine: "Where are you from, Susan?" Susan: "Oh, I'm from Corkney! And you?" Katherine: "Oh, I'm from the...