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by svld
Fri 24 Nov 2017, 08:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Animals derived game
Replies: 148
Views: 5147

Re: Animals derived game

rhinoceros = nose + spike

Next: woodpecker
by svld
Mon 14 Aug 2017, 09:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13254
Views: 614402

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

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 ...
by svld
Fri 19 May 2017, 07:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Sharing space with other species
Replies: 9
Views: 598

Re: Sharing space with other species

Maybe something like the Goa'uld?
by svld
Fri 12 May 2017, 05:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Diagram "Two plus two equals four"?
Replies: 27
Views: 1898

Re: Diagram "Two plus two equals four"?

"+" and "=" in 2+2=4 are verbs in Chinese and in Chinese grammar the sentence is fine.
by svld
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 08:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 364973

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

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...
by svld
Wed 09 Dec 2015, 04:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The Accent Thing
Replies: 19
Views: 1455

Re: The Accent Thing

Mandarin speakers probably have trouble with Voicing, gemination and vowel length.
by svld
Sat 06 Jun 2015, 04:22
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How good are you at 'fake languages'?
Replies: 127
Views: 9264

Re: How good are you at 'fake languages'?

Fake Japanese (archaic):
あらをとみたかふまし、いなもせざり、ゆらきさむけず。
Arawotomitakafumashi,inamosezari,yurakisamukezu.
by svld
Thu 14 May 2015, 04:07
Forum: In other languages
Topic: 这练习中文
Replies: 214
Views: 58652

Re: 这练习中文

“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...
by svld
Thu 07 May 2015, 06:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6094
Views: 295292

Re: Language practice thread

GrandPiano wrote:
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.
我以为“sleep”的中文单词是“睡觉”,不是“睡”。
Wǒ yǐwéi "sleep" de zhōngwén dāncí shì "shuìjiào", bù shì "shuì".
I thought that the Chinese word for "sleep" was "睡觉", not "睡".
両方とも"sleep"ですよ
It's both.
by svld
Sat 11 Apr 2015, 10:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What languages do you speak?
Replies: 496
Views: 43807

Re: What languages do you speak?

Mandarin :roc: native
Taiwanese :roc: not as good as Mandarin
English :usa: better than Japanese
Japanese :jpn: basic
by svld
Wed 25 Mar 2015, 06:43
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: 日本語を学ぼう Learn Japanese
Replies: 116
Views: 23732

Re: 日本語を学ぼう Learn Japanese

shimobaatar wrote:Why is りんご written in hiragana? Is there no kanji for it?
林檎

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.
青年 少年 ショタ...
by svld
Wed 25 Mar 2015, 06:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Unique and/or odd distinctions
Replies: 185
Views: 13620

Re: Unique and/or odd distinctions

cow, bull, ox, buffalo, bovine, cattle, bison, ...
by svld
Fri 06 Mar 2015, 10:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Māngsià: Tonal Conlang
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Re: Māngsià: Tonal Conlang

*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...
by svld
Mon 02 Mar 2015, 08:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sounds like Japanese
Replies: 27
Views: 1769

Re: Sounds like Japanese

shimobaatar wrote:I'm also starting to think we might be talking about different things.
That's probably the case, all I said is about two different vowel in CVV syllable structure.
by svld
Mon 02 Mar 2015, 07:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sounds like Japanese
Replies: 27
Views: 1769

Re: Sounds like Japanese

shimobaatar wrote:And?

VV doesn't necessarily mean diphthongs.
And?

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
by svld
Mon 02 Mar 2015, 07:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sounds like Japanese
Replies: 27
Views: 1769

Re: Sounds like Japanese

But most of those are in different syllables (or long vowel such as えい and おう). With diphthong in every syllable it's like american accent taken to extreme.
by svld
Mon 02 Mar 2015, 06:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sounds like Japanese
Replies: 27
Views: 1769

Re: Sounds like Japanese

smappy wrote:Phonotactics/ Syllable Structure: CVV, where the two vowels must always be different.
If it's CVV rather than CV(V) then it shouldn't sound like Japanese, there's not too many diphthong in Japanese.
...except for those who can't distinguish Japanese and Chinese
by svld
Fri 13 Feb 2015, 07:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6094
Views: 295292

Re: Language practice thread

or this shorter one: "假如你不會英文,你會因為得學拼字就不學英文嗎?"
by svld
Mon 09 Feb 2015, 05:52
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Help creating phonology for my conlang
Replies: 20
Views: 2130

Re: Help creating phonology for my conlang

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.
Make it tonal or strictly (C)V would do.