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by ixals
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 12:05
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57869

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Reminds me of German "unsereins". Is the second part from some form of *ainaz, therefore meaning "one of you" or something similar?
by ixals
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 21:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13731
Views: 819543

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

Can breathy, creaky etc. vowels affect the preceding consonant in some way?
by ixals
Sat 12 May 2018, 11:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57869

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is the first part from *liudiz?
by ixals
Sat 12 May 2018, 11:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6581
Views: 496526

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

1) Our protagonist refers to his aunt as "Tante". Easy enough. But he also says "Tantchen". My question is: what's blocking the umlauting here? Me, as a non-native speaker, would have thought "mein Täntelein" to be an expression of affection more adorable than an firework explosion of Gummibärchen,...
by ixals
Fri 11 May 2018, 20:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11061
Views: 685932

Re: What did you accomplish today?

“Orthography” of a language is whatever script is “native” to that language. I didn’t see you propose one yet. Did I just miss it? That's why I was asking, was a bit confused because there was nothing written down about the orthography in that screenshot [:D] The Romanization. "Blahblahblahblahblah...
by ixals
Thu 10 May 2018, 22:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11061
Views: 685932

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Ælfwine wrote:
Wed 09 May 2018, 23:56
I love the orthography s
Huh? Orthography? What do you mean by that?
by ixals
Wed 09 May 2018, 22:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11061
Views: 685932

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've begun to write a grammar for Cissian and this is what I came up with. Very happy with how it turned out, especially the tables which I finally learned how to do [B)]
by ixals
Wed 09 May 2018, 20:55
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57869

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Well, someone has to help shimo out [:P]

Is it used as a name for a specific species or is it used as something an animal can be (predator etc.)?
by ixals
Wed 09 May 2018, 13:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13731
Views: 819543

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

So I've been trying to organise Cissian's consonant inventory into a table like the ones used in language grammars or Wikipedia articles but I don't know which approach to take. Should I be more superficial where everything is paired up but isn't the exact pronunciation (with actual phonemes listed ...
by ixals
Mon 07 May 2018, 21:54
Forum: Translations
Topic: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!
Replies: 205
Views: 32874

Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

:con: Cissian Не разумем, чо говорiш. Говорi цiски! /nʲe ra.zuˈmʲem t͡ʃo ɦoˈʋo.rʲiʃ | ɦoˈʋo.rʲi ˈt͡sʲis.ki/ [ɲe rä.z̪uˈmʲem t͡ʂo ɦoˈʋɔr.jiʂ | ɦoˈʋɔr.ji ˈt̪͡s̪ʲis̪.ki] nye razum-yém, čo hovór-yiš | hovór-yi cyísk-i NEG understand.IMP-1SG REL.ACC say.IMP-2SG | say.IMP-IMPR.2SG Cissian-SG.ACC “I don't...
by ixals
Wed 02 May 2018, 21:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 567
Views: 59673

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:fra: sellerie 'saddlery'
:deu: Sellerie 'celery'

Just stumbled upon this one and thought it was kind of funny that the Germanisation of the French loan 'céleri' is written the same as another French word [:D]
by ixals
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 22:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 559
Views: 49302

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Did anyone else want to take a stab at this, or might Ixals want to declare a winner? I'm quite interested in seeing how this actually turned out I wanted to wait a week and now it's been over a month again? Oh wow [D:] But now that Nortaneous posted, I think I'll post the solution so I won't forge...
by ixals
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 18:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13731
Views: 819543

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

Did you mix the harmony systems up? Rounding harmony fits better to Swto because of the labialised nasals. I didn't really take vowel harmony in account so the harmony probably develops at the very end of the sound changes. But maybe it's earlier and it's an ongoing process, I don't know, you decide...
by ixals
Wed 04 Apr 2018, 22:57
Forum: Translations
Topic: Commands and requests
Replies: 12
Views: 1038

Re: Commands and requests

:con: Cissian I had to do a lot of research for this, but I think I finally how Cissian will handle imperatives. The perfective is used for actions asked to be done/completed whereas the imperfective asks for merely doing something for a while. In this example, the first one would mean “Help me wit...
by ixals
Mon 02 Apr 2018, 23:01
Forum: Translations
Topic: Why are you hitting yourself?
Replies: 58
Views: 7853

Re: Why are you hitting yourself?

:con: Cissian unstressed reflexive: Зачо ся беш? /zaˈtʃo sʲa ˈbʲeʃ/ [z̪äˈt͡ʂɔ s̪ʲä ˈbʲeʂ↗] začó sya b-yeš why REFL.ACC hit.IMP-2SG “Why are you hitting yourself?” stressed reflexive: Зачо сам себе беш? /zaˈtʃo sam sʲeˈbʲe ˈbʲeʃ/ [z̪äˈt͡ʂɔ s̪äm s̪ʲeˈbʲe ˈbʲeʂ↗] začó sam-∅ syebyé b-yeš why REFL.EMPH-...
by ixals
Mon 02 Apr 2018, 14:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6581
Views: 496526

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

Speaking of Ukrainian, does anyone know how exactly Ukrainian has maintained it's own completely unique names for the months of the year while the rest of Europe has adopted the Latin names? I don't know the answer to that (but I'd like to know, too!), but there are many more languages in Europe wi...
by ixals
Mon 02 Apr 2018, 14:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6581
Views: 496526

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

Does anyone know the origin of Ukrainian's word for food їжа? What is it's relationship to the word for eat (їсти) The root for "to eat" *ěd- + *-ja as a deverbal suffix > *ěďa > їжа . Compare Lower Sorbian jěza which means the same. And guess what vocabulary I'll add to Cissian now, heh
by ixals
Sun 01 Apr 2018, 22:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6581
Views: 496526

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

Omzinesý wrote:
Sun 01 Apr 2018, 21:51
Swedish has a distinction between -ar verbs and -er verbs. Where does it derive from?
I don't know for sure but I checked a couple of Swedish verbs and it looks like verbs in -ar come from Germanic verbs ending in -ōną whereas -er verbs come from -aną, -ijaną, etc.
by ixals
Sat 31 Mar 2018, 22:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: He is...
Replies: 77
Views: 11827

Re: He is...

:con: Cissian Вон е рыбарь. /ˈʋon je reˈbarʲ/ [ˈʋɔ.ɲe reˈbär] von-∅ ye rebár' 3SG.M-NOM COP.3SG fisherman “He is a fisherman.” Вон е сільни. /ˈʋon je ˈsʲilʲ.ni/ [ˈʋɔ.ɲe ˈs̪ʲiʎ.n̪i] von-∅ ye syíl'n-i 3SG.M-NOM COP.3SG strong-SG.NOM.M “He is strong.” Вон е мой съпруг. /ˈʋon je moj sɘˈpruɦ/ [ˈʋɔ.ɲe mu...
by ixals
Sat 31 Mar 2018, 19:13
Forum: Translations
Topic: A man walks into a bar
Replies: 28
Views: 2824

Re: A man walks into a bar

:con: Cissian “to go into” Мъж иде в крчму. /mɘʒ iˈdʲe ʋ krt͡ʃˈmu/ [mɘʐ iˈɟeu̯ kr̩t͡ʂˈmu] myž-∅ id-yé v krčm-u man-SG.NOM go.IMP.CNC-3SG into tavern-SG.ACC “A man walks into a bar.” “to enter” Мъж вхоѕi в крчму. /mɘʒ ˈʋxo.dzʲi ʋ krt͡ʃˈmu/ [mɘʐ ˈfxɔ.d̪͡z̪ʲu kr̩t͡ʂˈmu] ~ [... ˈfxɔ.d̪͡z̪ʲiu̯ ...] ~ [....