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by Not Napoleon
Sun 10 Apr 2016, 21:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: The living fish swims in the water
Replies: 48
Views: 5531

Re: The living fish swims in the water

Datajashya:
Do shyēnyot yooyan do cinc zi'
The-living fish NOM-swims-the-water-in
The living fish swims in the water

Zi' do shyenyot yooyan do cinc
Into-the-living fish- swims-the-water
The living fish swims INTO the water.

Note: The ' represents a glottal stop.
by Not Napoleon
Thu 07 Apr 2016, 00:42
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How do I make a gloss?
Replies: 13
Views: 1414

How do I make a gloss?

The question is fairly straight forward. I've seen glosses, of course, but have never even attempted to make one. The problem is, I think, I don't even know what half of my conlang would be considered, grammatically. I just make a word, describe its grammatical function in about a paragraph or two, ...
by Not Napoleon
Sun 03 Apr 2016, 22:58
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: Fragen über Deutsch - Questions about German
Replies: 92
Views: 27082

Re: Fragen über Deutsch - Questions about German

"Also" and "so" are both correspondent to English "so". In the sentence you have given, the usage of also is correct, assuming that someone wants to clarify another's statement (although the rest of the sentence is not correct: Also denken Sie, dass Donald Trump ein guter Mann ist? So think you, th...
by Not Napoleon
Sun 03 Apr 2016, 21:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea
Replies: 30
Views: 3315

Re: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea

Living in Missouri, I hear dinner and supper used interchangeably, and usually just lunch for the mid day meal, though my dad's side says dinner. Never heard Tea used to describe any meal, and I assume it's mainly used in the UK and maybe some really southern places in the U.S. Also, supper, for me,...
by Not Napoleon
Sun 03 Apr 2016, 20:45
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: Fragen über Deutsch - Questions about German
Replies: 92
Views: 27082

Re: Fragen über Deutsch - Questions about German

Can somebody clarify the meanings of also and so? I know they're different than they are in English, and I've seen also used like so. Like, "Also, denken Sie das Donald Trump ist ein gute Mann?" (Would that be correct? Probably not. As you can see, I don't speak nearly as much German as most of the ...
by Not Napoleon
Sun 03 Apr 2016, 14:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2853
Views: 212619

Re: Yay or Nay?

So over the weekend, I've been away from my computer, and writing down borrowed words, changes, and a new script in a notebook furiously. Previously, my plurals had about 4 different forms they could take, depending on which syllable of the root word is stressed. When pluralized, the plural was alwa...
by Not Napoleon
Sun 03 Apr 2016, 05:26
Forum: Translations
Topic: One for your phrasebooks
Replies: 11
Views: 1733

Re: One for your phrasebooks

"I could have sworn somebody tells me you are a priest" "Los mosaje delonzh cya mõsla sitas lôso cya lìm shya cooshây'a." Improper grammar, because I am currently away from my computer, which has the majority of my conlang on it, including words such as "He" "She" "Rules for tone in the accusative c...
by Not Napoleon
Sun 03 Apr 2016, 04:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Made up language for a book
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Made up language for a book

The word "Taben" for table irks me somehow...I can't quite put my finger on it. I like that you used a word with no consonants for the. Another thing I like is that your pronouns all sound different. I have this horrible habit of starting most of my pronouns with the same letter, you see, this is so...
by Not Napoleon
Thu 31 Mar 2016, 13:12
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: When is a conlang too clunky?
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: When is a conlang too clunky?

Maybe my brain is tricking myself into thinking it's longer, because it's harder to say. (simply because I don't speak it. I mean, heh, nobody does.)

[:S]
by Not Napoleon
Thu 31 Mar 2016, 01:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: I love you
Replies: 291
Views: 35312

Re: I love you

Jaqshia-data:

I love you (normal): Lõs molan lî lô
I love you (Unconditionally, or like family.) Lõs molan wi lî lô
by Not Napoleon
Thu 31 Mar 2016, 01:01
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: When is a conlang too clunky?
Replies: 11
Views: 893

When is a conlang too clunky?

Can a Conlang have so many grammatical rules, long words, etc, that a sentence which should be short becomes long? Specifically, I'm asking if my conlang is too clunky. (It is mostly isolating, with particles rather than prefixes or suffixes, mostly.)Here are some sample sentences: Wila lõs jaq tloz...