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by KaiTheHomoSapien
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 07:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 326
Views: 26868

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: 2283
Views: 115305

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: 10875
Views: 546467

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: 6314
Views: 386637

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: 6314
Views: 386637

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: 975
Views: 34950

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: 6620

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: 6620

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: 2283
Views: 115305

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: 2283
Views: 115305

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

^Wow, that's awesome. PIE is the coolest-sounding langauge ever :mrgreen:
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 20:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 386637

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

^That sounds better than me trying to coin the word "ety" from aetās, meaning "lifetime, generation". Not in this ety, I guess. [xP]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 18:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6620

Re: Lexember 2017

28th:

r̩tāgas - camellia

The camellia grows natively in the highlands of White Manter. The word may be a loan from an unrelated "mountain tongue", but it's not clear.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 02:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6620

Re: Lexember 2017

27th

záti = it is raining

Te zásati Kalifúrniāi.

It will not rain in California :(
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 27 Dec 2017, 08:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6620

Re: Lexember 2017

24th:

láper = "because" (postpositive)

25th:

wélhus = "fox"

26th:

mnā = how, in what way?, as, in the same way that

Lots of ways to translate this one!
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Tue 26 Dec 2017, 09:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 975
Views: 34950

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

... I still don't understand. Many Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate Christmas on January 7th rather than on December 25th (due to the use of a different calendar). So the 25th is the "Western" Christmas date, and the 7th of January is the "Eastern" date, which is in about 2 weeks [:)] Edit: Ninj...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 25 Dec 2017, 19:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 975
Views: 34950

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Merry Christmas everyone!

I think this was my favorite gift that my parents got me:

Image

They know what I like [xD]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 24 Dec 2017, 05:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6620

Re: Lexember 2017

22nd:

gānauds - "eagle"

Ūšéme gānaude. - "we saw two eagles"

23rd:

žabráhi - "I speak"

Žabráhi mélgin Lihmelīnyās. - "I speak Lihmelinyan"
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 05:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6620

Re: Lexember 2017

21st

wilándas-ā-an - yellow, golden, blond

Ándalas wilándas - the blond boy

Dās wilándā - the yellow flower
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Thu 21 Dec 2017, 05:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6620

Re: Lexember 2017

20th

saláhnas - "cave, grotto"
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 20 Dec 2017, 04:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6620

Re: Lexember 2017

19th

šúdien - therefore, and therefore, consequently, thus (postpositive)

Nánahi, úmi šúdien. - I think, therefore I am.