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by alynnidalar
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 21:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6130
Views: 319036

Re: Language practice thread

Whoops. I posted thinking this was the Conlang Conversation Thread! Ignore me...
by alynnidalar
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 21:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

That... still doesn't really explain your reasoning.
by alynnidalar
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 16:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6130
Views: 319036

Re: Language practice thread

Oki. Yornas.
okay | pig
Okay. Pork.
by alynnidalar
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 15:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

Change the way coronal affricates are represented to single letter, mostly based on Americanist transcription- /t͡s d͡z t͡ɬ d͡ɮ t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ would be /c ⴛ* ƛ λ č ǰ/. I'm curious why you'd do this. The current method (with the tie bar) makes it immediately clear that these are affricates, and also clear...
by alynnidalar
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 23:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic
Replies: 15
Views: 748

Re: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic

I think the takeaway from this is: if people don't respond, they probably don't have anything nice to say... I remember reading this thread when it first came up. I don't like collaborative projects in general, and a collaborative book is really out there for me. I never got as far as going to the ...
by alynnidalar
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 19:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2306
Views: 121635

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Watched Black Panther last night. It's a really fantastic movie! I strongly recommend it.
by alynnidalar
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 15:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 47
Views: 1770

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

The joke is that a word with a perfectly ordinary meaning in one language has a much less innocuous meaning in another; I find this sort of thing humorous.
by alynnidalar
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 19:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 496
Views: 36335

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

As someone whose conworld definitely incorporates views I disagree with, it can be kind of tricky to walk that line. Obviously you don't want to imply that you support or agree with a view you think is reprehensible! For me, I try to present things I don't agree with in a dispassionate way (or even ...
by alynnidalar
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 21:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8176
Views: 508340

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ton ahu [anelarnda Honey-Lemon]. Nasurenda emesapısi luan ahu rahimuranha onid enalen yin ni idlekan. NEG 1SG.FEM | FEM-begin-PST GER-volunteer and 1SG.FEM busy-INT-FEM because_of GER-wash plate of dog I didn't [see Honey-Lemon]. I've begun volunteering and I was almost entirely busy washing dog di...
by alynnidalar
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 17:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 47
Views: 1770

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

The last word I've learned in a foreign language is ano, which evidently means "yes" in Slovak. (although upon further [careful] googling, it appears it should actually be áno)

I assure you it does not mean "no" in Spanish, however...
by alynnidalar
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 21:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 43030

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

It's Fat Tuesday! I bought a couple boxes of paczki for the office and we greatly enjoyed them. The surprise favorite filling was apple (I didn't think anybody would like those, but everyone did!); I did not get any prune. I don't care if it's traditional, nobody likes it. Actually, the place where ...
by alynnidalar
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 21:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: English Dialects

Don't forget that Wells Lexical Sets doesn't reflect all splits in English--it doesn't have Canadian Raising, for example. (e.g. rider vs. writer)
by alynnidalar
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 18:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

My main conworld is urban fantasy, so it's somewhat obligatory for there to be humans! The reason I'm in that genre in the first place is because I'm interested in the interaction between the real world/modern technology and the supernatural. I sometimes describe it as, "what if elves had cellphones...
by alynnidalar
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 17:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8176
Views: 508340

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Nasradan! Anohalınlin mornla. agreement | FEM-believe-HAB same Indeed! I think the same way. Nanikarale tonpir dera'il letakan ni sonıs. FEM-go_to-FUT again today house of pet I'm going to the animal shelter again today. Ros anelarnle tonpir Honey-Lemon. (fin Redeli-Liminil?) maybe FEM-meet-FUT aga...
by alynnidalar
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 15:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Pets and Their Names
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Your Pets and Their Names

I'd be more likely to use "nurse" than "breastfeed" for animals. Interesting to hear about ear-cutting as a mark of being fixed in Italy--that's done with trap-neuter-release programs in the United States too, to make it easy to identify which feral cats have been fixed and which haven't. Didn't rea...
by alynnidalar
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 19:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Pets and Their Names
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Your Pets and Their Names

No pets of my own, unfortunately, but I did name one of my mother's hens "Billina", after the hen in the Oz books. My sister insists on calling her Polish hens Thaddeus and Kosciuszko, after Tadeusz Kościuszko. (Polish hens need a Polish name, don't they?)
by alynnidalar
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 15:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mto
Replies: 67
Views: 5452

Re: Mto

On the subject of keeping score, perhaps part of the scoring system could be about influence/power/control over world events. Hard to quantify for us, but gods are gods; they may have some way to measuring this that we don't fully understand. This would allow for your trickster gods--even if they do...
by alynnidalar
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 15:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2306
Views: 121635

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I've started watching the second season of Stranger Things, finally. I am loving it. I'm not normally much of one for horror/scary movies and shows, but Stranger Things is different for me. I think perhaps because it's not so much about shock and gore like a lot of horror movies seem to be, but rath...
by alynnidalar
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 17:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8176
Views: 508340

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Napawındaka lid anelarnle mroan. FEM-consider-PST-PRF.PROG DET.ANIM FEM-adopt_animal-FUT housecat I've been considering adopting a cat. Ote me'el, nawudaneda mroan karinir. Uepranil niha 'Honey-Lemon' luan nayoriwanlin ha. on Saturday FEM-notice-PST cat black-ANIM | name 3SG.FEM.POSS Honey-Lemon an...
by alynnidalar
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 16:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10950
Views: 572547

Re: What did you accomplish today?

With a new book and the updated list on frathwiki , the griuskant conlang now has a total publication of 5 books: 1 textbook, 2 translated literature sources and 2 beginner storybooks. Exciting! I keep coming up with plans to translate/write lengthy pieces in Tirina, and yet... here I am, not doing...