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by Khemehekis
Wed 23 May 2018, 03:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 631011

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: 631011

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: 6986

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: 51093

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: 14728

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: 14728

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: 334

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: 631011

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: 46116

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: 238

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: 643

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: 631011

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: 1207
Views: 68365

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: 1207
Views: 68365

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: 1207
Views: 68365

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: 1207
Views: 68365

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: 18654

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...
by Khemehekis
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 08:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1207
Views: 68365

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Avicii passed away on the twentieth (420 Day). One of my housemates has been taking this really hard.

R.I.P. Tim Bergling. Now you can "stay forever this young" . . . and be "not afraid to close your eyes".
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 22:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1207
Views: 68365

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

k1234567890y wrote:
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 21:08
maybe it is due to that conlangers often have Asperger's syndrome or something like, or at least are more a systemizer?
She's referring to this, of course.
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 04:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1132
Views: 97616

Re: Other Creativity

Today, April 14, is National Youth Rights Day in the U.S. To celebrate, I put together an essay at my website titled "Ten Reasons to Support the Youth Rights Movement".

http://khemehekis.angelfire.com/10reasons.htm

Going over this essay also got me 58 new Kankonian words.