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by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 17:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1523
Views: 144330

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Yeah, sleep paralysis is really weird and I wonder if it may be the explanation behind a lot of supposedly paranormal experiences. Just a few nights ago I had a sleep paralysis experience where I was lying in bed, immobile, and my roommate came over and whispered something unintelligible in my ear. ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 14 Nov 2018, 21:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11192
Views: 787701

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I finally got some more pronoun work done. Will introduce pronouns to the Lihmelinyan thread within the next week!

And I love the way "I am" sounds in Lihmelinyan: héka hémi /'xɛ.ka 'xɛ.mi/ [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 19:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6752
Views: 588465

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

Tense/lax and fortis/lenis seem to both refer to the energy of the pronunciation, which is necessarily a relative description. It reminds me of when people describe sounds as "hard" and "soft". They often seem more about perception of the sound than something that can be described down to a science....
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 11 Nov 2018, 23:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Armistice Day 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Armistice Day 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month

11 is and always has been my favorite number :)

I didn’t notice the time, but we have the flag out at our house.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sat 10 Nov 2018, 00:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1523
Views: 144330

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I just noticed it not working this morning, don't know if I even checked yesterday. They're definitely having some problems. My life feels empty when I can't come here [:(]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 07 Nov 2018, 18:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1523
Views: 144330

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I met someone pretty interesting yesterday. His name is Selig, which is unusual, and he was impressed that I knew how to pronounce it in German. He's not a conlanger, but he's a fellow linguistics major and when I told him that I was a conlanger, he found that to be so fascinating and asked me many ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 04 Nov 2018, 18:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 19
Views: 3289

Re: Today I learned ...

Today I learned that the reconstructed PIE word for wolf, "wlkʷos" should have given Latin *volquus and Greek *alpos. But instead we get lupus and lykos , so there must have been some other processes involved (Latin may have borrowed from Sabellic). Interesting :) I think "volquus" is a better word ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 02 Nov 2018, 17:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2396
Views: 188351

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I guess I've been listening to a lot of vocaloid music (again). Two songs recently that I've discovered:

Kimagure Mercy ft. Hatsune Miku :yout:

Drop Pop Candy ft. Rin and Luka :yout:
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Thu 01 Nov 2018, 17:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)
Replies: 37
Views: 15583

Re: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)

Finally reading Ringe's "From Proto-Indo European to Proto-Germanic". So now I will have read Sihler, Fortson, and Ringe. Should help in my IE-langing :)
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 28 Oct 2018, 16:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1523
Views: 144330

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I saw a Cambridge text on "Optimality Theory" at the campus book store. Must be required for an upper div course. I guess I'll have to learn about that later :)
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 26 Oct 2018, 16:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 1805

Re: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad

I think it resembles Tocharian too, which is awesome, because Tocharian is so underrated :)

Either way, this is interesting, as someone who is also making an IE-lang.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 02:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14232
Views: 969208

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

A collablang is something I could never participate in because my conlang is personal to me and that's what motivates me to work on it.

Plus I'd just be bossy and hog the whole project [:P]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 22 Oct 2018, 05:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14232
Views: 969208

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

Well good to know; that does make me feel better [xD]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 22 Oct 2018, 00:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14232
Views: 969208

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

Do you ever post something in your conlang thread and then immediately change your mind about it? Is it possible to be a conlanger and be as indecisive as I am? [:(]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 21 Oct 2018, 21:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lihmelinyan
Replies: 28
Views: 6212

Re: Lihmelinyan

Mediopassive Voice The above examples have all been active, but Lihmelinyan has one other verbal voice, the mediopassive. The mediopassive is so-called because it is a combination of a true middle voice and a passive voice. Which meaning is intended depends on context and the semantics of the verb....
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 18:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1523
Views: 144330

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Yeah, I think I thought you were older too, shimo. Happy birthday [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 17 Oct 2018, 01:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lihmelinyan
Replies: 28
Views: 6212

Re: Lihmelinyan

So I want to kind of start over with verbs, because, while the information I provided before about verbs wasn't entirely incorrect, it was incomplete and I had rushed through it a bit mainly because I've found the verbal system so complicated and confusing. I don't like being confused by my own conl...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 22:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2298
Views: 232972

Re: Lexicon sculpting

CarsonDaConlanger wrote:
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 01:20
Next: osena [ɔ'sɛ,na] n. jewelry, adornment
ušínā /u.'ʃi.naː/ - pendant, amulet

Next: hémaks /'xɛ.maks/ - woodpecker
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 20:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1523
Views: 144330

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm pleased by how much of my Introduction to Linguistics course feels like review [:D] I guess I knew more about this subject than I thought. I owe most of that to conlanging, that's for sure :mrgreen: Yay! I had the same experience. I hope you're enjoying the class! Very much so :) There’s nothin...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 03 Oct 2018, 03:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1523
Views: 144330

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm pleased by how much of my Introduction to Linguistics course feels like review [:D] I guess I knew more about this subject than I thought. I owe most of that to conlanging, that's for sure :mrgreen: