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by Khemehekis
Sun 25 Feb 2018, 00:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 569
Views: 52296

Re: False cognates

Assyrian Neo-Aramaic ṭĕrā / :jpn: tori (bird)
by Khemehekis
Sat 24 Feb 2018, 00:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 499
Views: 36627

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

GrandPiano wrote:
Tue 20 Feb 2018, 22:10
I guess it might have been unclear, but the unfortunate coincidence I was trying to point to was the English word that “faku” sounds like.
Faku? Not paku?
by Khemehekis
Fri 23 Feb 2018, 07:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic

The details may differ due to time lag, but the long and short of it is getting into directionless trouble . When I was 16, this largely meant getting high, getting plastered, getting laid, doing nothing and playing video games. Ah, the devilsome evils of Suburbia! Gangs and violence were ills of t...
by Khemehekis
Tue 20 Feb 2018, 06:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic

Re-listening to this song which I included in my previous post Sweet Thing/Candidate - Bowie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrfc8c6VkTA BTW, 'Inner Bruise' sounds a lot like an American Urban novel title. Sweet Things … how about that for a title? At once gives the image of tenage innocence, and h...
by Khemehekis
Tue 20 Feb 2018, 06:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic

* I'll echo shimo on one point at least: Right now I've got six or eight writing projects that I've been very successfully procrastinating the last few years. I'd have very little time or effort to procrastinate on another! Wow, this seems to be a common reason! Not really surprising, though. I nee...
by Khemehekis
Tue 20 Feb 2018, 05:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic

As I believe I've said before, this sounds like an interesting premise, and I wish you and your fellow collaborators the best of luck writing this story. I'm personally just not interested in joining the project. It's just not for me. I'm glad you wish all of us the best of luck. You did say it sou...
by Khemehekis
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 07:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic

It's been over a year and no one from this site has joined this project.

So I'd like to ask all of you why. Is there some reason you haven't been interested in, or have actively been turned off from, participating in the Inner Bruise collaboration wiki? I can't figure out what it is.
by Khemehekis
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 06:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10953
Views: 574455

Re: What did you accomplish today?

As far as I can tell, my last post in this thread about an accomplishment of my own was about 10 months ago . Time for some self-reflection and a status update that no one asked for. I've been really stuck in terms of conlanging for the past few years, really. When I was in high school, all of my l...
by Khemehekis
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 23:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10953
Views: 574455

Re: What did you accomplish today?

In Kankonian, you use a different word depending on whether you're talking about a terrestrial slug or a sea slug!
by Khemehekis
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 01:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Pets and Their Names
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: Your Pets and Their Names

Nope, boring old English and Scottish as far back as anyone has looked [:P] I just like those particular words/names, fitting in with the general "themes" (the names of geckos are all Japanese, the names of snakes are mostly taken from "adversarial" serpents, the names of bearded dragons just being...
by Khemehekis
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 23:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Pets and Their Names
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: Your Pets and Their Names

Sangi, I see a lot of names from Gaelic, Armenian, Norse, etc. I'm wondering, what is your ethnic background? Are you Armenian or something yourself? I know you live in the U.K., but reading your list of names made me wonder if you were ethnically something other than English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish...
by Khemehekis
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 07:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Welskian
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Welskian

LinguoFranco wrote:
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 00:24
Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 08:26
...gonna go out on a limb and suggest it is merely an easier way to type /ɑ/, but I've been wrong before.
You're right, I just didn't want to have to copy and paste it all the time.
Oh.
by Khemehekis
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 07:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "She's a ten!"
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: "She's a ten!"

elemtilas wrote:
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 05:55
Thanks!
You're welcome!
by Khemehekis
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 07:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2667

Re: Grammuary 2018

So no one else went all the way through Grammuary?
by Khemehekis
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 07:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10953
Views: 574455

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Tweaked up the rules regarding the Kankonian particle osh . WHAT WE ALREADY HAD: The word "osh" indicates that you are applying the same adjective to a nominal that you applied to a previous nominal in the sentence: Is akranen ash ye markam gudum mui trat osh. 1s take-PST on PREP-ADV coat red and ha...
by Khemehekis
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 06:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 144
Views: 4928

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Ser wrote:
Tue 09 Jan 2018, 00:34
I'll participate with my clongo Araya.
Clongo, clongo, clongo, clongo
Clongo san-kyōdai!
by Khemehekis
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 06:01
Forum: Translations
Topic: Initiation Song from the Finders' Lodge
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Initiation Song from the Finders' Lodge

I didn't hear about Ursula's passing. [:'(] [:'(] [:'(]

I still have the emails Ursula wrote in response to Tanni and me.
by Khemehekis
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 03:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Welskian
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Welskian

LinguoFranco wrote:
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 02:55
ʒugal- river
You have /a/ in ʒugal, but your phonology only lists /æ/ and /ɑ/. Is [a] an allophone for one of them?
by Khemehekis
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 04:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "She's a ten!"
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: "She's a ten!"

Off the top of my head, I can say that Daine don't think that way, and would not use a simple 1-10 numeric scale. There are not enough deictic axes to really express anything useful. Now, I think they really would appreciate the colour-scheme method. (Well, girls would, because, that's how girls ar...
by Khemehekis
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 01:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "She's a ten!"
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: "She's a ten!"

Reyzadren wrote:
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 10:43
If Paul is 8 points, then Alan is like 10 points.

^That would also be usable/acceptable/understood in griuskant conculture, though most of the time, regular comparatives are just fine.
Comparatives? Like "Paul is less hot than Alan but hotter than Blehm"?