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by teh_Foxx0rz
Mon 14 Jul 2014, 23:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: North scandinavian "thick" l and West germanic "dark" l
Replies: 33
Views: 3125

Re: North scandinavian "thick" l and West germanic "dark" l

Xonen wrote:The uvular /r/ thing was a different matter that I brought up; it wasn't directly related to the original topic of this thread
Oh yeah, I'm seeing the different threads of conversation now. Silly me.
by teh_Foxx0rz
Mon 14 Jul 2014, 22:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: North scandinavian "thick" l and West germanic "dark" l
Replies: 33
Views: 3125

Re: North scandinavian "thick" l and West germanic "dark" l

As far as I'm aware, "dumb things down" doesn't imply anyone is necessarily dumb, so it's not a personal affront at all, just a description of someone using more common words to explain things. Saying someone "lacks the intellectual capacity" to work their way around phrases which may have simply be...
by teh_Foxx0rz
Wed 21 Dec 2011, 20:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6191
Views: 362289

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

What is the vowel in Japanese frequently romanized as <ou>? I keep seeing it, like in <Mahou Shoujo> ("Magic Girl") and I'm wondering what it is. I thought Japanese had only 5 vowels--<i a e o u> but it seems that it has six <i a e o u ou>... /o:/ And you might also see <ei> sometimes, that's /e:/....
by teh_Foxx0rz
Fri 25 Nov 2011, 00:04
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 50
Views: 8565

Re: Greetings

I don't often hear literally "How are you?". But, similar to the Chinese example above, you do occasionally hear [밥] 먹었어요? ([Bap] meogeosseoyo?) which is "Have you eaten [food/rice] yet?" (The bracketed is optional. And yes, the word for food and rice is the same , which is interesting culture-wise...
by teh_Foxx0rz
Sat 19 Nov 2011, 21:33
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 236
Views: 36612

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

Aszev wrote:Are there any cultures where men have traditionally had their hair longer (longer, not the same length) than women?
Edit: Like the entire hair... not only small braids etc
Heavy Metal culture [xD]
by teh_Foxx0rz
Sat 19 Nov 2011, 21:28
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Favorite Historical Period or Region?
Replies: 39
Views: 3469

Re: Favorite Historical Period or Region?

Jarhead wrote:
teh_Foxx0rz wrote: I think I just love dingy narrow awkward streets personally...
Today, in Italy, in any small medieval village.
Mm yes, sounds good [:D]

The Germans also seem to have some great old medieval towns/villages. Lots of good ol' timber-framed houses!
by teh_Foxx0rz
Sat 19 Nov 2011, 21:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Another Pro-French Craziness
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Another Pro-French Craziness

It's funny how the Japanese are pretty much the exact opposite; it's trendy in Japan for things to have an English-sounding name (or even French one sometimes). It's even funnier how it all still has to be adapted to fit the kana and their phonotactics...
by teh_Foxx0rz
Sun 13 Nov 2011, 20:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: what actually constitutes an 'affricate'?
Replies: 48
Views: 2443

Re: what actually constitutes an 'affricate'?

hashi wrote:
Chagen wrote:
Milyamd wrote:quay...
I have never heard this word once in my entire life ever
Really? I have a lot. It's pronounced /ki:/
It boggles my mind, but there you go.
by teh_Foxx0rz
Sat 12 Nov 2011, 20:47
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Making Fonts for Things Which Are Not Phonetic (ish)
Replies: 5
Views: 1225

Re: Making Fonts for Things Which Are Not Phonetic (ish)

I guess if you were somehow able to create some kind of IME like Chinese uses, but I don't myself know of any software to do this...
by teh_Foxx0rz
Sat 12 Nov 2011, 12:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Data analysis challenge: Proto-Arve-Gadaye reduplication
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: Data analysis challenge: Proto-Arve-Gadaye reduplication

Nortaneous wrote:
teh_Foxx0rz wrote:Though I'm no expert on diachronics, my instincts seem to be telling me that there must have been some kind of infix that came after the first (C)V or something, something like /arɪ̆/?
...Close, but not quite. Read the title.
D'oh! xD
by teh_Foxx0rz
Thu 10 Nov 2011, 01:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What Does Your Conlang Sound Like?
Replies: 144
Views: 7287

Re: What Does Your Conlang Sound Like?

Så rexellådd Zbediterra. Amå me servå mä ja me ama nå. Egå ammabå me molja mä aggora ja e trocigg. I'm the king of Zbediland. I love my servant but she doesn't love me. I used to love my wife but now she's boring. [sɔ reːt͡ɕɛlːɔd zʷeːdɪterːa aːmɔ me seːrʷɔ me ja me aːma nɔ eːɣɔ amːaːbɔ me molja me ...
by teh_Foxx0rz
Wed 09 Nov 2011, 01:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Data analysis challenge: Proto-Arve-Gadaye reduplication
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: Data analysis challenge: Proto-Arve-Gadaye reduplication

Though I'm no expert on diachronics, my instincts seem to be telling me that there must have been some kind of infix that came after the first (C)V or something, something like /arɪ̆/? And then it changed due to a load of crazy conditions, like assimilating to the consonant after it (tato - taːstʊ̆)...
by teh_Foxx0rz
Tue 08 Nov 2011, 02:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: what actually constitutes an 'affricate'?
Replies: 48
Views: 2443

Re: what actually constitutes an 'affricate'?

For me at least, I know it's a cluster, because, being British, <cats> for me is pronounced /kæʔs/. But the fact that this change can take place probably suggests that in English at least it is a cluster, and not an affricate. You could probably compare it with /ks/, which exists as both an "affrica...
by teh_Foxx0rz
Tue 08 Nov 2011, 01:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Legendary Beasts
Replies: 25
Views: 1897

Re: Legendary Beasts

eldin raigmore wrote:Many good things, especially among the last several; though I personally think the "shitz" as a unit of lengths is, well, ...
"This pupil of mine is really out of order sometimes; he's really hard to keep in line. Give him a tzetz, he'll take a shitz..."

Sorry... xD
by teh_Foxx0rz
Fri 04 Nov 2011, 16:00
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Micamo's Guide to Conreligions
Replies: 73
Views: 12653

Re: Micamo's Guide to Conreligions

They still won't be considered the accepted theory and supporters will still often be described as pet-theorists. String Theory draws a lot of flak despite being supported by the likes of Stephen Hawking, for example. As it stands, the quantum and relativity theories it's intended to supplant are s...
by teh_Foxx0rz
Fri 04 Nov 2011, 10:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Orthographic Whining
Replies: 104
Views: 3219

Re: Orthographic Whining

Strict IES: It is rilí ísí tu rait yúsing ínyauk spilíng. Ai zínk it is mai fifurit rífurm yit. Ispixilí bíkus sum wirds laik 'txakalit' luk asum. Attempting to reduce all 14~20 of English's vowels to just 3? That's crazy! [:O] It could really do with <e> and <o>. It is rilí ísí tu rait yúsing ínya...
by teh_Foxx0rz
Fri 04 Nov 2011, 10:07
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Micamo's Guide to Conreligions
Replies: 73
Views: 12653

Re: Micamo's Guide to Conreligions

All beliefs, "religious" or otherwise, come about as the result of an honest (if poorly performed) attempt at discovering truth. *clears throat* May I point to various people in USA who hold religious beliefs but are demonstrably DISHONEST in it? they demonstrate that they do not care about the tru...
by teh_Foxx0rz
Wed 02 Nov 2011, 22:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Orthographic Whining
Replies: 104
Views: 3219

Re: Orthographic Whining

Note that it is still perfectly possible to correct someone for using "should of," so long as they are trying to use it in a community where it is ungrammatical (for example, Academic English). What doesn't make sense is trying to proclaim that it is universally unacceptable. (I wouldn't say it's s...
by teh_Foxx0rz
Wed 02 Nov 2011, 20:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Orthographic Whining
Replies: 104
Views: 3219

Re: Things/words unique to your accent/dialect?

So long as all relevant parties can understand eachother and take eachother seriously, it doesn't matter what certain people think about how they're using their language. :-|
by teh_Foxx0rz
Fri 28 Oct 2011, 00:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Not having certain consonants in a language
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Not having certain consonants in a language

Bonoboes I hear can comprehend casually spoken language.