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by alynnidalar
Tue 12 Sep 2017, 16:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 826
Views: 25222

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Onodera Itsunori may be the nicest sounding name I've ever heard in any language. Japanese is soooooo euphonic! This is my cellar door . I've no opinions whatsoever about the politician; just came across his name in a news article. I agree completely about Japanese's euphony, and that's an amazing-...
by alynnidalar
Fri 08 Sep 2017, 15:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 35
Views: 3617

Re: Mto

I'm reminded a bit of the Daedra in the Elder Scrolls--if you dedicate yourself to a particular Daedra (even if you don't intend to, e.g. if you're a werewolf), they get a claim on your soul after death. It's a matter of some speculation in the fandom of what happens if you end up doing this with mu...
by alynnidalar
Wed 30 Aug 2017, 16:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Portraits of Four Weddings.
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Re: Portraits of Four Weddings.

This is a great idea and I'm really enjoying it! The two are strikingly different, in good ways.

I'm curious if the relationship between these different locations will come out in any of these vignettes, or if they take place too far apart for that.
by alynnidalar
Fri 25 Aug 2017, 21:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 826
Views: 25222

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I've never heard that advice before, and I've never had a problem... but I guess I generally wash bulky stuff on its own, because otherwise I worry it won't have enough room to move around and wash properly. Honestly, I don't even divide stuff up by color; I wash my sheets, towels, underwear, and so...
by alynnidalar
Fri 25 Aug 2017, 15:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 465
Views: 20505

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Inkcube, I like your theories a lot. In particular, I find your explanation for the origin of /f/ very satisfying! (I don't actually participate in these things, as my theories would be hilariously incorrect due to my inexperience, but I really enjoy reading what everyone else has to say and seeing ...
by alynnidalar
Fri 25 Aug 2017, 15:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2657
Views: 141216

Re: Yay or Nay?

Could always throw in some sort of metathesis, if you didn't want to just use the original fortition rule?
by alynnidalar
Thu 24 Aug 2017, 20:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2243
Views: 108775

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Watched Sailor Moon Crystal. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ If anyone's actually interested, I think it's generally a pretty decent show. The original anime suffered pretty seriously from pacing problems; it took soooo looooong to do anything and all the filler led to weird plotholes and pacing. And of course the infamo...
by alynnidalar
Tue 22 Aug 2017, 14:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 826
Views: 25222

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I definitely regret not being able to see totality, but the partial eclipse was still very cool. It was interesting that the light did noticeably change, even though the sun was only about 75% covered--it just looked less intense. My sister and I both noticed it. (my mother's chickens didn't seem to...
by alynnidalar
Mon 21 Aug 2017, 16:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 826
Views: 25222

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ooooh I'm jealous. We're going to see about 75% in my area, which is still pretty cool, assuming it isn't too cloudy. I'm given to understand that even if it's a little cloudy, we should still be able to see it OK with eclipse glasses. (I'm also very glad my sister and I got souvenir eclipse glasses...
by alynnidalar
Wed 16 Aug 2017, 19:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 10522

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

Frislander wrote:it's practically impossible to be parochial about choices with vocabulary
How so?
by alynnidalar
Wed 16 Aug 2017, 15:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 826
Views: 25222

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Credit cards don't have PINs, though debit cards do. In Luxembourg and France at least, credit cards do use a Chip and PIN system. Whenever I use my credit card (except online), I have to input the associated PIN. Without fail. PINs are starting to become more common for credit cards in the US as w...
by alynnidalar
Tue 15 Aug 2017, 01:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 826
Views: 25222

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

What's the difference between tender and currency?
by alynnidalar
Mon 14 Aug 2017, 03:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2243
Views: 108775

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Actually, that reminds me of another great thing--the movie was just so genuine about her morality and nobility. It's exactly the way I like to see Wonder Woman (and Superman, for that matter) presented--full of hope. And I didn't find it cheesy at all. It struck me a bit like Captain America (diffe...
by alynnidalar
Sun 13 Aug 2017, 02:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2243
Views: 108775

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Finally got around to watching Wonder Woman! It was awesome and I really wish I would've gone and watched it earlier. I'm so glad it's still in theaters. Wonder Woman is just really, really cool in it, and I love that they were able to balance her as this incredible fighter with someone who's genuin...
by alynnidalar
Fri 11 Aug 2017, 16:11
Forum: Translations
Topic: Kittens
Replies: 43
Views: 3162

Re: Kittens

:con: Tirina Mroantal mroan dorantalir. cat-DIM cat age-DIM-ANIM Kittens are young cats. (this feels a bit... sarcastic, or at least redundant, given that the Tirina word for "kitten" literally is "small cat") Muneanari mroantal sona hayon. ANIM-possess cat-DIM four leg Kittens have four legs. To'oh...
by alynnidalar
Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8118
Views: 457164

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Pudapa. Maletakanlin idlara tewa sali, ton nedali!
fool | ANIM-inhabit-HAB fish in water NEG jelly
Fools. Fish live in water, not jelly!
by alynnidalar
Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Brufosian/ Lec Brefht
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: Brufosian/ Lec Brefht

Looks complex! I would be very interested in an explanation of all the bits and pieces and how they work together.
by alynnidalar
Wed 09 Aug 2017, 20:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 10522

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

There's numbers between 1 and 2, you know--I assume Xing is asking if something like "1.5" takes the singular or plural.
by alynnidalar
Wed 09 Aug 2017, 04:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 10522

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

How would "He saw that she was killing the cat." be translated, then? The same way, given that it's still in the past relative to the frame of reference of the speaker?
by alynnidalar
Tue 08 Aug 2017, 14:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520723

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Phrasal verbs are awesome. I really wanna mess with them sometime, but they wouldn't work in any of my current langs. Just because you are a native speaker of English and never had to painfully accept that "take off", "take on", "take out", "take over" and "take up" only have hazy resemblances in t...