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by KaiTheHomoSapien
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 17:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: English Dialects

Alright, I'm not too great at phonology, especially when it comes to vowels, but I'll try: KIT ɪ DRESS ɛ TRAP æ LOT ä STRUT ʌ FOOT ʊ BATH æ CLOTH ä NURSE ə˞ FLEECE i FACE ei PALM ɑ (slightly different vowel from thought/lot/cloth. I also pronounce the /l/) THOUGHT ä GOAT oʊ GOOSE ʉ (approximately. I...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 18:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Pets and Their Names
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: Your Pets and Their Names

My cat's name is Max and my dog's name is Pluto. lol. I'm afraid I don't have any interesting conlang-inspired names. [xP] Maybe I'll name my next cat the Lihemlinyan word for cat: záhnis, or maybe I'll name him after the Lihmelinyan king Nahnulátnas [¬.¬] I don't think my conlang translates well in...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 19:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2306
Views: 121345

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

^I ended up enjoying Season 2 more than the 1st. [:)]

What I'm listening to:

This Welsh song, "Dacw Nghariad". I don't think I realized just how beautiful Welsh was until now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrkgdj0bVAo
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 17:13
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 42575

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

shimobaatar wrote:
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 13:31
Six more weeks of winter, or so I've heard.

Winter?! It’s going to be 73 and sunny here today. Of course I actually find that a bit depressing because we need rain badly [:(]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Thu 01 Feb 2018, 18:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The worst sounding natlang ever
Replies: 233
Views: 12399

Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Yeah, Mandarin has x, sh, zh, j, q, ch, all of them some kind of alveolo-palatal (or palato-alveolar) sound.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 17:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The worst sounding natlang ever
Replies: 233
Views: 12399

Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

but in practice, because the syllables are so simple, the vowels are spoken very quickly and the language paradoxically sounds like it consists mostly of dense consonant clusters. e.g. the English borrowing of Jp /sukoshi/ as "skosh". For this reason, all of my conlangs are consonant-strong. Even t...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 23:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: First Linguistics Courses
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: First Linguistics Courses

^Wow, that’s quite the selection. Some universities I looked at didn’t even offer Linguistics at all (and of course I didn’t apply to any of those).
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Tue 23 Jan 2018, 22:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2306
Views: 121345

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

A highly disturbing song and video to go with it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2LolnebPYI

"Kagerou Days" by Jin, as sung by 96Neko
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 17:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 336
Views: 28721

Re: Linguistic pet peeves

:mrgreen: What do you do that leads people to call you that? Just revealing my knowledge of grammar has caused some to label me that (not maliciously, something like "Kai will know; he's a Grammar Nazi"). But I think of a Grammar Nazi as someone who feels the need to provide everyone with unsolicite...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 17:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The worst sounding natlang ever
Replies: 233
Views: 12399

Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Honestly, I don't think much about which languages I don't like. I focus so much attention on my favorite-sounding languages (Japanese, Romanian, Latin, Latvian, Finnish) that I don't know if I've ever even thought about my least favorites. And I don't know that I've even come across a language whos...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 07:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 336
Views: 28721

Re: Linguistic pet peeves

One pet peeve of mine is when I get called a "Grammar Nazi". I've never been one to go around correcting other people's grammar, and it bothers me more that an interest in linguistics is reduced to simply being a stickler for grammar. It's true that I have a decent knowledge of grammatical standards...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 06:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2306
Views: 121345

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

^I love V-pop. Excellent finds [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Tue 09 Jan 2018, 20:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 571388

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I made a decision to add syllabic /n/ to Lihmelinyan. I originally did have it, but took it out. I think it will be cool. Syllabic resonants are underrated [:D]

Therefore the third plural present of an athematic verb like pánahmi - "I gird, surround" will contain it: panáhn̩ti
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 18:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6369
Views: 402954

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

That's the fun part. You don't get to ever know for sure! At least no one's come up with a silly backronym for this one...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 18:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6369
Views: 402954

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

I thought it was because it was a room intended for all six bodily functions [O.O] [:P] I'm just being goofy. I looked it up here and apparently it's not too clear. The sixpence theory is one viable explanation, but it's not the only one. There are others: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 20:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 42575

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I had a salted caramel macaron yesterday and it was pretty good [:)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 31 Dec 2017, 20:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 8220

Re: Lexember 2017

30th:

méntumi = "I burn"

Glākur méntun = "I burnt the dinner"

31st:

hékuēr = "year"

Mínas Hékuēr "New Year"

Cool [:D] Glad I did that. 31 new words, and I badly needed them.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 19:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 8220

Re: Lexember 2017

29th:

míshār - "chin"

Note that this word is pronounced /'mis.xaːr/
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 19:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2306
Views: 121345

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I have yet to find a good example of Greek pitch-accent either. Interesting how we can't seem to replicate it. But that's why I like this guy's PIE readings; they sound like they could be authentic.

Don't get me started on all those videos of people speaking Latin with a Gradschoolese accent. [:|]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 02:22
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2306
Views: 121345

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

^Wow, that's awesome. PIE is the coolest-sounding langauge ever :mrgreen: