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by Khemehekis
Sat 26 May 2018, 02:09
Forum: Translations
Topic: The snowball game: translating with only 625 words
Replies: 370
Views: 59220

Re: The snowball game: translating with only 625 words

For clarification, the total is supposed to be 675 words including the names, 625 words excluding the names. I just did a count in my spreadsheet, however, and I found . . . 660 words including the names? With 50 names, that means I have only 610 other words, and therefore either I've counted wrong ...
by Khemehekis
Fri 25 May 2018, 04:48
Forum: Translations
Topic: The snowball game: translating with only 625 words
Replies: 370
Views: 59220

Re: The snowball game: translating with only 625 words

321. Sí sabíölsít tölzçelít trízh lí chau glínghörsauv höbin? Sí zheshkelsít, sí dhaulsít, dla sí garhalsít la hö? INDEF cabbage- ACC what.kind.of- ACC 1 DUAL-NOM AUX.FUT DEF salad- LOC use- INTERR | INDEF purple.one- ACC, INDEF green.one- ACC, or INDEF white.one- ACC AUX.PRES PTCL-INTERR What kind...
by Khemehekis
Fri 25 May 2018, 03:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vexillological linguistic families
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: Vexillological linguistic families

Who could forget the Finno-Nordic family? Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland.
by Khemehekis
Wed 23 May 2018, 03:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 632654

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Why not just use /hal/ to emphasize that each person has a house? E.G. Is shahemden shakti na Zhoya mui Vrandi 1s go_down_to-PST house of Zhoya and Vrandi I went down to Zhoya and Vrandi's house. (They both own the same house which I visited) BUT Is shahemden shakti nahal Zhoya mui Vrandi. 1s go_do...
by Khemehekis
Wed 23 May 2018, 03:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 632654

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Not today, but yesterday, I added 101 new Kankonian words. Some important concepts Kankonian now has words for: zhoub : to vibrate (of a cellphone) dmosekh : rotunda asikhio : rota, roster, schedule (of employees) Karibeyik : Caribbean (from the Terran name, obviously) paimostambos : cybersecurity (...
by Khemehekis
Mon 21 May 2018, 05:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What would the English equivalent be?
Replies: 67
Views: 7036

Re: What would the English equivalent be?

The adjective for grey matter is "cinereal". What is the adjective for white matter?
by Khemehekis
Fri 18 May 2018, 04:42
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 367
Views: 51517

Re: Jokes

Shemtov wrote:
Thu 17 May 2018, 05:19
Conlangers were discussing the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis; Clueless Paramount Execs, hearing the second name, took them to court for "stealing Klingon".
Were you inspired by this discussion, by any chance?


Edit: Look at this page -- now exactly half of my posts are on the Conlangs board!
by Khemehekis
Fri 18 May 2018, 04:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Famous CBB Quotes Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 14814

Re: Famous CBB Quotes Thread

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:
Fri 18 May 2018, 03:43
Hey, I was being serious [xD]
I know you were. But it's still a great quote.
by Khemehekis
Fri 18 May 2018, 03:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Famous CBB Quotes Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 14814

Re: Famous CBB Quotes Thread

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:Maybe differences in perception like this can explain certain anomalous sound changes that would seem to violate sound laws. Maybe some day there will be a dialect of English where the word for laurel is "yonnie". That might have been unexplainable until this showed up.
by Khemehekis
Fri 18 May 2018, 03:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

I'm 38, native Anglophone, and I heard [jæni]. Yes, with an [æ].

But the YouTube video turned out to be on CBS. Ewwwww!
by Khemehekis
Tue 15 May 2018, 07:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 632654

Re: What did you accomplish today?

It took more than twenty years, but Kankonian now has a word for "lexicostatistics": bakashakpraisiya.
Very interesting romanization. What does <hb> stand for?
It's inspired by Teonaht, and represents /β/.
by Khemehekis
Thu 10 May 2018, 02:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 524
Views: 46410

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:eng: Retardation" "Offensive Term for Cognitive Handicap" "Literary device involving the slowing of the pace of a work of fiction for dramatic effect". I found this in Greek and Roman Classical Literature class, and after the professor introduced the literary device as a non-offensive term said "W...
by Khemehekis
Wed 09 May 2018, 04:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language evolution for long-lived people
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Language evolution for long-lived people

Another case in fiction is the struldbrugs from Gulliver's Travels:

https://www.shmoop.com/gullivers-travel ... brugs.html
Language changes all the time. So, struldbrugs over the age of 200 generally can't understand the words of the younger generation, or even of younger struldbrugs.
by Khemehekis
Sun 06 May 2018, 20:28
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Modern Hittite lang: realistic?
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Modern Hittite lang: realistic?

I don't know the answer, but I believe you mean the dative case, not the dative tense.
by Khemehekis
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 03:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 632654

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Separated out ~750 words with good etymologies in Bābākiam, the ancestor of Pabappa and Poswa. I should be able to find about a thousand more and then discard the rest, some of which have been sitting around for 23 years with no real chance of a proper etymology. I was off by about a hundred .... T...
by Khemehekis
Sun 29 Apr 2018, 23:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 69089

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

elemtilas wrote:
Sun 29 Apr 2018, 22:44
eldin raigmore wrote:
Sun 29 Apr 2018, 20:43
Khemehekis wrote:
Sun 29 Apr 2018, 20:34
I've got it!

A polyp-thong!
Yes!!!
That’s it!!
Very good!
And here I thought a polyp-thong was the undergarment of choice for Polyp Man!!

But nice going, Kh, for solving the riddle!
Awww, thanks, you two pre-Millennial EL-namers!
by Khemehekis
Sun 29 Apr 2018, 20:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 69089

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I've got it!

A polyp-thong!
by Khemehekis
Sun 29 Apr 2018, 04:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 69089

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

A quadriphthong?
by Khemehekis
Sat 28 Apr 2018, 23:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 69089

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

An octo(ph)thong?
by Khemehekis
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 08:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 197
Views: 18828

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

More Counters As requested. Here's the full list of counters at the moment Wow! 82 counters (and the language still isn't even complete)! Do any of these fuse with the number word (the way ichi becomes ippon with the -hon counter in Japanese, etc.)? You said "cà·tứ" for children is used for legal s...