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by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 25 May 2018, 03:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vexillological linguistic families
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Vexillological linguistic families

What about the RWB Tricoloric family? Puzzling this one out has stymied linguists for centuries. My proposal: Southwest Tricoloric = Dutch, Luxembourgish, Serbian, Croatian, Paraguayan(?) Northeast Tricoloric = Russian, Slovenian, Slovakian The coats of arms in Slovenian, Slovakian, Croatian, Serbia...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 21 May 2018, 04:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2343
Views: 139704

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Must discover more music by MARiA:

:yout: Gokuraku Jodo

Been lip-synching this one all evening [;)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 18 May 2018, 05:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lihmelinyan
Replies: 23
Views: 3099

Re: Lihmelinyan

Kinda sad that I haven't updated this is in so long, but school and life have--alas--gotten in the way. I guess it's time for some new material. [:D] I'm still wavering a bit on the final form of the verbal system, so I'm going to continue with nominals for now (plus I just plain like nouns better t...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 18 May 2018, 05:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6542
Views: 452681

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

Can anyone give me an example of a PIE i-stem adjective? I can think of several u-stems: gʷréh₂us, swéh₂dus, ténh₂us, etc. but I can't think of any i-stems. I'm hoping to see an example of the i-stem adjective declension on Wiktionary. Are there even any that have been reconstructed? Other than tréy...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 18 May 2018, 04:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]
Replies: 25
Views: 57

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

You will see much fiction written that way. You will read it and enjoy it!

It just feels kinda presumptuous and commanding [;)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 18 May 2018, 03:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Famous CBB Quotes Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 14809

Re: Famous CBB Quotes Thread

Hey, I was being serious [xD]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 18 May 2018, 02:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 413

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

This reminds me of that optical illusion where you can see a dancer spinning either clockwise or counterclockwise and at any time your brain may "switch" the dancer's direction: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Spinning_Dancer.gif Tried it with headphones and my high-end amp. I st...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 18 May 2018, 00:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 413

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

In my physics class, my teacher played a series of tones, each one increasing in frequency until he noted the point at which he could no longer hear them (he was in his late 40s). Of course we all laughed because we could hear the high-pitched tones easily. I hear "laurel". Like, I don't even know h...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 14 May 2018, 23:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hittite diachronic language
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Hittite diachronic language

[<3] Hittite, it's one of my favorite IE languages, and it's underrated as a conlanging source. Looking forward to seeing more of this :)
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 09 May 2018, 23:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How Do YOU Create Words?
Replies: 18
Views: 459

Re: How Do YOU Create Words?

If I'm creating a new lexeme, I will often simply put sounds together until I come up with something that sounds sufficiently Lihmelinyan. Sometimes new words come to me while I'm biking or at school or in the shower...I keep notes on all my ideas on my phone and on my computer. Sometimes I'll just ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 09 May 2018, 18:58
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Modern Hittite lang: realistic?
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Modern Hittite lang: realistic?

Just remember that case labels are only descriptions of their most general functions: cases aren't totally monolithic; there are often blurred lines between them and unexpected functions may arise as the language evolves (as well as various syncretisms in the forms). But I love this idea because my ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 07 May 2018, 19:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 597
Views: 63572

Re: False cognates

Just learned that :eng: heather and heath are not cognates. That's surprising.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 02 May 2018, 05:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 51
Views: 3940

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

:jpn:u - cormorant

I randomly discovered this monosyllabic bird name today and thought it was pretty interesting :)
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 07:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 69054

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. [;)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 17:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 69054

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I heard this one the other day and had to share it: A linguistics professor says to his class: "In English, a double negative becomes a positive. There are some languages, like French, where a double negative is still a negative. But there are no languages were a double positive is a negative." A st...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sat 21 Apr 2018, 03:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2343
Views: 139704

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

So much K-pop...

Namely :yout: BTS - DNA
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 17:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 69054

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I have mixed feelings about the whole "autism cure" issue. To be perfectly honest, I don't think there will ever be a cure, so in some ways I think the discussion is moot. On the other hand, I understand wanting to know where autism comes from and why it has suddenly become more prevalent, but I als...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 17:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 69054

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Finally subscribed to them on Twitter earlier this year. Just listened to the new short. I thought they made a lot of good points. When I look up a language's phonology on Wikipedia, reading the notes and descriptions beneath is always more helpful than just looking at a chart of sounds, even if the...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 04:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 338
Views: 34140

Re: Linguistic pet peeves

A guy on another site I frequent said "Arabic is so hard that even people born to it don't speak it correctly all the time". Then he made a baffling statement suggesting that the Romans were not native to Latium and they "adopted" the Latin language for themselves. [:|] [>:|] [>:(] Someone's been ta...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 04 Apr 2018, 23:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1576
Views: 148562

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

Thank you all for the information [:)] I sort of see the Mantian religion as being a combination of both of those ideas you mention, Salmoneus. On one hand, it could be said that it's a variation on monotheism, considering that the 12 are inseparable, they only exist as long as they exist together, ...