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by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 18:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1489
Views: 132465

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: 27
Views: 5695

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: 2297
Views: 223660

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: 1489
Views: 132465

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: 1489
Views: 132465

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:
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 19:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 654
Views: 89070

Re: False cognates

:eng: Earth (and :deu: Erde) - :ara: أَرْض 'ard "earth"

I'm sure this one has been brought up many times before, but I just read it in a book about Arab history and that's just weird. I mean, how can they not be related? One has to wonder...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 00:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6722
Views: 565438

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

Essentially I view this as similar to people's preferences re. the sounds of other languages. You ask English speakers (not just American from what I've seen) what languages they don't like the sound of, they will say German/Russian/Arabic, and you ask what languages they like the sound of, they wil...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 23:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6722
Views: 565438

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

The people I hear say they hate it do sometimes reference the sound, so I’m not quite willing to say the sound has nothing to do with it. I hadn’t heard of it being used sexually, though, so that certainly would make sense in explaining some part of the revulsion (note that “wet” is more common as a...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 16:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6722
Views: 565438

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

Outside of the linguistic world (in the world of lay English speakers, that is), it's pretty universally recognized that the word "moist" is unpleasant. If you post a poll about what word people think sounds the worst, I swear, at least half of people asked will say "moist". Is it just because there...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Thu 06 Sep 2018, 21:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6722
Views: 565438

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

Can Latin conjugations somehow be derived from PIE? The Latin conjugations are not a direct reflex of PIE verb classes, but they contain PIE classes within them (not always evenly distributed). The 1st conjugation is mostly denominative verbs (formed from o- and ā-stem nouns), as well as causatives...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 05 Sep 2018, 19:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 120071

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

Cool thanks [:D]

Test with TextEditor:

Code: Select all

CASE     SINGULAR    DUAL      PLURAL
NOM      léhēn       léhenē    léhenes
GEN      lhnés       lhnéyaus  lhnān
Yay. I honestly much prefer to use Mac, so it always bugs me when something works better on Windows than on Mac.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 05 Sep 2018, 17:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 120071

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

Hmm, I've written all my code tables in Mac Pages, and they've always worked fine for me. Really? Well I just tried again. Here's Pages: CASE SINGULAR DUAL PLURAL NOM léhēn léhenē léhenes GEN lhnés lhnéyaus lhnān And with Notepad on Windows: CASE SINGULAR DUAL PLURAL NOM léhen léhenē léhenes GEN lh...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Tue 04 Sep 2018, 22:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 120071

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

Yeah, I guess I never tried it with a different editor. I will say that I've never gotten it to work on Mac, no matter what editor I use. Only seems to work with Windows for me.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Tue 04 Sep 2018, 21:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 120071

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

this_is_an_account wrote:
Tue 04 Sep 2018, 20:56
How does one make one of those code things with the green monospace font?
The way to do it is type something up in Notepad using a monospace font (like Courier New). Then copy the text from Notepad into the "code" brackets (press the button to the right of the "quote" button in the text editor).
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sat 01 Sep 2018, 16:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 35
Views: 2145

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

Wow, there really are a lot of LGBT conlangers (I'm no exception) [:D] I had a feeling that would be the case, but I don't know why. Anyway, this is awfully personal, but I'll answer: 1. Cis-male 2. Bisexual 3. Right-handed 4. American (Californian) 5. French/German 6. OCD/Aspberger's (mild in both ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 04:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 120071

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

Wow, you certainly have given this a lot of thought [O.O] Having been born in 2000, I still consider myself "Gen Z" over "Millennial" (a perception of being born in 1999+ is perhaps regarding "Millennials" as being in their 20s and 30s now and thus not qualifying as one at 18), but the group you des...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 03:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 120071

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

I mean, I live in wine country and we have a vineyard on our property, so...yeah...if I didn't like wine, my family would probably disown me [xD] That said, I haven't had much, but I have liked what I've tried, though it has all been locally made. Wine is a common gift around here :)
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 21:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What kind of conlanger are you?
Replies: 150
Views: 19325

Re: What kind of conlanger are you?

Loyalist who thinks about other conlangs, but will probably never create them. Lihmelinyan über alles [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 03:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1489
Views: 132465

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Khemehekis wrote:
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:17
(The story of Hans putting his finger in a dike was also with an i.)
Well that's a relief. [O.O]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 18:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6722
Views: 565438

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

How would you pronounce /c/ /ɲ/ when they occur in the coda position, especially when they are not word final. I can pronounce them when they occur as onsets, but I noticed some languages have them occur word finally, and wanted to try that. Do you know of any natlangs where these occur as codas? H...