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- Mon 14 Aug 2017, 09:06
- Forum: Conlangs
- Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
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Anyway, I guess what I was asking was, if anyone had any thoughts on what one could do to spice things up a bit and make it look less like it was kit-bashed and also end up resulting in characters that wouldn't immediately be mistaken for just... "wrong Tangut." Stroke shapes of Tangut seems to be ...
- Mon 13 Feb 2017, 08:05
- Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
- Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
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1. How do you say "to take sth."? I'm not sure if 带 is the right choice. 2. Can you use 跟 as instrumentalis too? I got from many examples that it means "I with him", but I'm not sure if it also means "I with the ball". 3. Is it possible to express an oblique "it" (As in "she can take it") with 它？ 4...
“公路”和“马路”是一样的意思吧？ “公路”和“街道”是一样的意思吗？ For me, 公路 and 馬路 are roads you can drive cars on while 街道 you may or may not. 公路 are more likely to refer to roads connecting cities than roads in cities and 公路(public road) are not private owned while 馬路 could be private owned. 街道 generally refer to smaller roa...
- Thu 07 May 2015, 06:04
- Forum: Everything Else
- Topic: Language practice thread
- Replies: 6094
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両方とも"sleep"ですよGrandPiano wrote:我以为“sleep”的中文单词是“睡觉”，不是“睡”。Znex wrote:我也得睡九个钟头。 要是睡不足觉，很累了。
I also need to sleep nine hours. If I sleep less than enough, I get quite tired.
Wǒ yǐwéi "sleep" de zhōngwén dāncí shì "shuìjiào", bù shì "shuì".
I thought that the Chinese word for "sleep" was "睡觉", not "睡".
林檎shimobaatar wrote:Why is りんご written in hiragana? Is there no kanji for it?
青年 少年 ショタ...shimobaatar wrote:Also, is 男の子 the only word/term for boy? I feel like I've heard another word translated as boy somewhere, but I could be wrong.
*Actually, I'm not sure about Minnan. There is a mechanism that to me feels like neutral tone, but I speak Minnan badly, and can't really say for sure. Theoretically there's no neutral tone in Taiwanese Minnan, but neutral tone of Mandarin here is pronunced like it's an entering tone (with mid pitc...
That's probably the case, all I said is about two different vowel in CVV syllable structure.shimobaatar wrote:I'm also starting to think we might be talking about different things.
VV doesn't necessarily mean diphthongs.
VV can be two different syllable without consonant in between or long vowel or W or something but what is the thing if
1. Syllable Structure: CVV
2. the two vowels must always be different.
3. the VV is not a diphthong
If it's CVV rather than CV(V) then it shouldn't sound like Japanese, there's not too many diphthong in Japanese.smappy wrote:Phonotactics/ Syllable Structure: CVV, where the two vowels must always be different.
...except for those who can't distinguish Japanese and Chinese
- Mon 09 Feb 2015, 05:52
- Forum: Beginners' Corner
- Topic: Help creating phonology for my conlang
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Make it tonal or strictly (C)V would do.pianodog wrote:I want a language which sounds unique and different from european languages or Japanese but also something melodic and flowing, I don't want to do too much clustering, I tried that before, didn't like the result.