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by ixals
Sat 24 Feb 2018, 00:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6391
Views: 405255

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

Wikipedia says "Akt" referred to any kind of sketch involving humans performing an action, both dressed and undressed. In the Renaissance however, sketching naked people became very popular so the term shifted from "a person doing something" to "a naked person doing something" and in the end to "a n...
by ixals
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 16:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 492
Views: 27898

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I agree with gufferdk. I often tried to work something out by myself in previous challenges and when it was too difficult or it took too long, I stopped and never really posted anything here. This time I didn't even tried because it looked like too much work. It's supposed to be a minigame, a quick ...
by ixals
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 18:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6130
Views: 319732

Re: Language practice thread

Eine Art Drohnung?? Nein, nein! Ich war allzu zwanglos, aber gar nicht drohend! A threat! No, no! I was overly casual, but never threatening! Ben “tehdit” demek istemedim, ama en uygun kelimeyi bilmedim. I didn't mean "threat" but I didn't know the most suitable word. "Don't you dare try not to inv...
by ixals
Tue 20 Feb 2018, 00:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 106
Views: 2414

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

31. a
32. b
33. b
34. b
35. b
by ixals
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 18:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 499
Views: 36568

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:eng: to overhear sth. / to oversee sth. :deu: etw. überhören / etw. übersehen The German ones actually mean "not to hear / not to see sth.". This can actually cause confusion because it is not immediately obvious that the German speaker didn't mean "overhear", or the English speaker didn't mean "ü...
by ixals
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 18:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6130
Views: 319732

Re: Language practice thread

Neden kırmızı et yemek istiyorsunuz? Tavuk eti en iyi et! [B)] Why do y'all want to eat beef? Chicken is the best meat! J'ai plus ou moins un petit ami... [:x] I kinda have a boyfriend... Öyleyse seni kıskanıyorum! [:P] In that case, I envy you! Nun ist dies eine inspirierende Liebe! Lad ein uns zu...
by ixals
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 09:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6130
Views: 319732

Re: Language practice thread

İlişkilerimiz varsa, bu internet forumunda değilimiz.
If we were in relationships, we wouldn't be in (on?) this internet forum.
by ixals
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 04:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6391
Views: 405255

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

Does anyone know why "e" is pronounced as /ə~œ/ in the French alphabet and not as /e/ like every other letter? What do you mean "like every other letter"? I mean the letters that end in /e/. "b", "c", "d" etc. all end in /e/ and in other languages they all rhyme with "e" (like English /diː/ and /iː...
by ixals
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 04:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6391
Views: 405255

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

Does anyone know why "e" is pronounced as /ə~œ/ in the French alphabet and not as /e/ like every other letter? What do you mean "like every other letter"? I mean the letters that end in /e/. "b", "c", "d" etc. all end in /e/ and in other languages they all rhyme with "e" (like English /diː/ and /iː...
by ixals
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 03:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13442
Views: 677209

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

If you change it to (C)V(C) a syllabary would definitely be a great idea for it! I think i will, thanks! I'm not sure how i'll stay sane while creating over 800 characters. Maybe a Hangul-like system could work as well? Every syllable would have its own character but you only need to create 96 piec...
by ixals
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 02:47
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6391
Views: 405255

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

Does anyone know why "e" is pronounced as /ə~œ/ in the French alphabet and not as /e/ like every other letter?
by ixals
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 01:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 499
Views: 36568

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Thanks for the answers! I'd also say that people more familiar with LGBT+ rights would prefer Outing over Coming-Out for (A) because most new ideas, sources and media are English. Häh? That makes no sense to me. Both of those words are from English and in English, Outing is definitely (B) and Comin...
by ixals
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 17:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6391
Views: 405255

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

How, if at all, are vulgar characters taught in Chinese and Japanese schools? What are "vulgar characters"? I would guess and say characters for vulgar words. "Fuck", "shit", "pussy" etc? They probably have their own characters but I can't see a school teaching characters like these. So I'd be curi...
by ixals
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 01:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 499
Views: 36568

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Thanks for the answers! I'd also say that people more familiar with LGBT+ rights would prefer Outing over Coming-Out for (A) because most new ideas, sources and media are English. Häh? That makes no sense to me. Both of those words are from English and in English, Outing is definitely (B) and Comin...
by ixals
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 05:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 499
Views: 36568

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Does German also use 'das Outing' to refer to an occasion of someone being outed like it can in English? Wiktionary translates German's Outing with both coming out and outing . It looks like Duden treats Outing as a synonym for das Outen and they define outen as to come out and to out someone . I'v...
by ixals
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 04:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Cissian
Replies: 32
Views: 2837

Re: Cissian

I've started to like Cissian's sound changes less and less lately, especially the nasal ones, so I'm giving Cissian's history a little makeover in hopes that it's a bit more realistic. Being inpired by Bulgarian, I also added a new vowel that's currently pronounced /ɘ/ but it's also pronounced as /ə...
by ixals
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 00:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 106
Views: 2414

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

5. c (shimo's suggestion)
6. c
7. a (vo1dwalk3r's suggestion)
8. c
9. a (vo1dwalk3r's suggestion)
10. a
by ixals
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 00:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10952
Views: 574068

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've been working on a descendant of PIE named Anggųarå. At the moment only the sound changes have been worked out, along with some words. Compare PIE Ph₂tḗr "Father" to, Anggųarå Pahhtǫ̊t [Pahətʀt] "Father". That's an interesting outcome. May I ask what specific sound changes led to Pahhtǫ̊t? [:D]
by ixals
Sat 27 Jan 2018, 13:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2738
Views: 159122

Re: Yay or Nay?

Why is what you have now choresome for you? Cissian's stress is unpredictable and currently the same as Russian's stress. So that's about ten different stress patterns in nouns . There wouldn't be much of an issue with it, if I had enough materials. What's the stress pattern for words that didn't s...
by ixals
Wed 24 Jan 2018, 01:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2738
Views: 159122

Re: Yay or Nay?

Fixed stress in Cissian, yay or nay?

Either on the first syllable or the penultimate syllable. I like the current unpredictable stress but it's a lot of work to work out the individual stress pattern for every new word I create.