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by qwed117
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 20:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 57
Views: 6047

Re: Surprising cognates

:ind: Hindi चाबी caabi /t͡ʃaːbiː/ "key" ~ :esp: Spanish llave /ʎaβe/ "key"

Both are from Latin clavis. Hindi gets it from a Portuguese intermediary.
by qwed117
Wed 04 Jul 2018, 06:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 91430

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I sometimes feel like I've been deprived a bit by not having ever met any Native Americans, but then if I were to I would have to have grown up in the US, and I'm glad I haven't had to suffer that. Uh, we don't keep Native Americans locked up in cupboards. If you have such a burning desire to meet ...
by qwed117
Wed 04 Jul 2018, 05:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 428
Views: 28576

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

hmm.
Does the <rr> in gurrei come from a non-rhotic consonant or any consonant cluster?

That's of course if Croatiae isn't correct, which I suspect it is.
by qwed117
Tue 03 Jul 2018, 04:54
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 428
Views: 28576

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Did the second word begin with a consonant, and if so, was that consonant c /k/?
by qwed117
Tue 03 Jul 2018, 04:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Scripps National Spelling Bee
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: The Scripps National Spelling Bee

You've completed the Preliminaries with a total score of 30. The score necessary to advance to the Finals of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee was 28. Cool [:D] I did better on the spelling than on the vocab. I got only two spelling words incorrect, pataphysics and bocconcini. I got lucky with...
by qwed117
Tue 03 Jul 2018, 03:36
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 428
Views: 28576

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is the first word canis?
by qwed117
Tue 03 Jul 2018, 02:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 91430

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm having a fun time reading A Tale of Two Cities , and to entertain myself, I imagine all of the characters speaking the :yout: most backwoods British accent (Emily Blunt and Cecily Strong in SNL GBBO) Ironic you consider these accents as "backwoods" when they're using (very approximate tbf) acce...
by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 01:56
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1258
Views: 56579

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Sorry, I meant to put that $ indicates a syllable boundary.

Is there a sequence of two or more vowels in the first syllable?
by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 01:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 91430

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I think this is my new favorite expression: all my eye and Betty Martin Its obscure origin makes it even more interesting, though some of the purported etymologies of this phrase are all my eye and Betty Martin themselves. [;)] Well, I'll go to foot of our stair! A new favourite! Thanks friend! Tha...
by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 01:46
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1258
Views: 56579

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Did the "first" morpheme begin with l? Was the first vowel a long vowel? (ie, does the PG shape equate to l*V̄$, where * is a wildcard)?
by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 01:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 428
Views: 28576

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

What instantly jumps into my mind is :es: aterrizar

So is the -or from a verbal infinitive?
by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 01:28
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Modern Hittite lang: realistic?
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: Modern Hittite lang: realistic?

The system could make sense as a whole reverse-Suffixaufnahme, but not sure if it would be realistic.
by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 01:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What language could this person speak?
Replies: 15
Views: 2073

Re: What language could this person speak?

My guess is somewhere in India, or the Phillipines, since I've seen a lot of similarly formatted spam from that region. "to learn" makes me feel like Indo-Aryan languages are out of the option since they're inflecting like English. Tagalog would explain "have start to learn", since it doesn't have t...
by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 01:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 27
Views: 2636

Re: English Dialects

KIT ɪ DRESS ɛ TRAP æ LOT ɑ ~ CLOTH* ɑː STRUT ə FOOT ɯ̹̽ BATH æ NURSE ɝː FLEECE i FACE ɛɪ̯ ~ eɪ PALM ɑ ~ THOUGHT* ɑː GOAT ɤ̞ʊ GOOSE u PRICE aɪ̯ CHOICE o̞ɪ̯ MOUTH aʊ NEAR iɝ ~ iːɝ SQUARE ɛɝ ~ eɝ START äɻ̬ NORTH ɔɻ̬~oɻ̬ ~ FORCE* oːɻ̬ CURE ɝː HappY iˑ LettER ɝ CommA ʌ Yikes... *length not contrastive/pr...
by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 00:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 1155

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

I hear "yanny" and nothing but. I have an equalizer in chrome and tested some hypotheses out. When I push the equalizer to maximum at 500 Hz or 16000 Hz and set everything else to 0db, "laurel" is the most prominent sound, but yanny is barely audible behind it. Setting the equalizer to have 125 Hz a...
by qwed117
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 03:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.
Replies: 17
Views: 1787

Re: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.

Hmm. The researchers should go to Glasgow; they'd find plenty of 'words, phonemes and grammatical structures' that aren't in English. Seriously, though: Jedek and Jahai are very closely related. Jedek is spoken in an area adjacent to Jahai. Jedek speakers are not aware of forming a distinct group, ...
by qwed117
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 02:51
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Making a Romance Language
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

Re: Making a Romance Language

Romance Languages and Their Neighbors B y some measures, the Romance family consists of 6 major languages, and various dialects. By others the Romance languages can be categorized into more than 20 languages, most of which are unintelligible except for cognates. At the largest level, Romance langua...
by qwed117
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 04:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2795
Views: 196003

Re: Yay or Nay?

So, for a while I've been working on a language inspired by Southeast Asian languages, specifically the Kra-Dai family and Austroasiatic. It's strictly a protolang right now. So far I've called it SEAlang, after its inspirations (South East Asia), but it's true name is lalààg or Lullug. Should I 1) ...
by qwed117
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 04:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Animals derived game
Replies: 172
Views: 16248

Re: Animals derived game

Japanese beetle = rainbow chewer

Next: skua
by qwed117
Tue 19 Dec 2017, 22:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 4349
Views: 284878

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

Pretty!
bay - forest

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