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by Khemehekis
Wed 18 Oct 2017, 04:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: One third of the way through the decade
Replies: 69
Views: 5455

Re: One third of the way through the decade

To be honest, it's way too early to make any assessments on our generation. Our generation -- the Millennials? Or our decade? Apple's cellphone hegemony was never well founded. Although they could rely on a couple of patents to protect their control, it was extremely clear that they wouldn't last f...
by Khemehekis
Wed 18 Oct 2017, 04:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: One third of the way through the decade
Replies: 69
Views: 5455

Re: One third of the way through the decade

This decade for me, barring politics, will likely be remembered for Game of Thrones, reboots and retcons in film and TV, especially Star Trek and Star Wars, and that's about it, I guess. Apart from my personal life, I've found this decade particularly bland, just carrying on what we saw in the "Nou...
by Khemehekis
Wed 18 Oct 2017, 04:42
Forum: Translations
Topic: He feels lied to
Replies: 28
Views: 1570

Re: He feels lied to

Imralu, thank you for doing all my Kankonian sentences! Truly fascinating. (And I never thought I'd see a Swahili sentence that uses Mega, a Kankonian girl's name.) Now I have some ideas for doing these sentences in other Lehola Galaxy langs. After all, I can't make the grammar in all of them work l...
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Oct 2017, 00:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Are you a conlanger or a conworlder first?
Replies: 34
Views: 1203

Re: Are you a conlanger or a conworlder first?

Interestingly, it seems like more people who responded to this thread chose "conworlder" over "conlanger". I didn't expect that. :wat: Neither did I. I recall that awhile ago, we had a discussion on conlanging vs. conworlding, and someone said that she feels as if an aspect of a conworld needs to b...
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Oct 2017, 00:27
Forum: Translations
Topic: I'm going to go to the market to buy some food.
Replies: 37
Views: 2682

Re: I'm going to go to the market to buy some food.

Is uhwos ad promin ad morgen id seshui.
1s go-FUT to market for buy done_to food
"I will go to the market for the buying of some food."
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Oct 2017, 00:15
Forum: Translations
Topic: I am dreaming
Replies: 86
Views: 8542

Re: I am dreaming

In Kankonian, either: Is shiras. 1s dream-PRS or . . . Is shiras safga. 1s dream-PRS PROG The progressive isn't required for progressive actions -- it's more a way of emphasizing that you are (or were) in the process of doing something. The progressive in Kankonian is used less often than the progre...
by Khemehekis
Mon 16 Oct 2017, 00:13
Forum: Translations
Topic: He can touch his nose with his tongue
Replies: 22
Views: 1704

Re: He can touch his nose with his tongue

Kankonian:

Wan wahazas koruk ne*et na wan ba arig na wan.
3s be_able_to-PRS touch nose of 3s with tongue of 3s
He can touch his nose with his tongue.
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 23:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: He feels lied to
Replies: 28
Views: 1570

Re: He feels lied to

I actually cover sentences like this in my Kankonian grammar! First of all . . . To translate an end-of-sentence preposition with a passive voice, add the passive suffix and tense suffix onto the connective: Ham amal ukal we polus ashizen. this bed clear ADV jump on-PSV-PST This bed has clearly been...
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 23:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 23884

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

What's desphar mean? http://cbb.aveneca.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6266&p=266327&hilit=desphar#p266327 Thanks for reminding me! A lovely concept that. Certainly one the Daine would appreciate, being all dephar and everything themselves. You're welcome. Just so you know, you pronounce it [ˈdɛsr̼̊ar].
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 22:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: One third of the way through the decade
Replies: 69
Views: 5455

Re: One third of the way through the decade

elemtilas wrote:
ixals wrote: I would add the politicalisation (?) of youth
I'd agree this is a thing (though not that the decade will be remembered for it down through the long picomilennia of the future).

Picomillennium? A trillionth of a millennium? I believe you mean "teramillennia".
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 22:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: One third of the way through the decade
Replies: 69
Views: 5455

Re: One third of the way through the decade

And the thing about non-pop genres is ... there aren't any that are really big in the mainstream media (except for rap). Considering rock music, there's Imagine Dragons and they are still very pop in my eyes so I don't know why they are called rock but apparently they are. Yeah, I even mention Imag...
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 22:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: One third of the way through the decade
Replies: 69
Views: 5455

Re: One third of the way through the decade

I'm very confused by the last few posts. Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran seem to be defining musicians, and Taylor Swift carries over from the previous decade. This may be an even bigger decade for her than the last one. ...Ed is totally forgettable, and as for the Biebs? Well, I wish he were. And Tay...
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 22:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: One third of the way through the decade
Replies: 69
Views: 5455

Re: One third of the way through the decade

Well... the increasing polarization of society, with the rise of identity politics on one hand and that of socially conservative nationalist demagoguery on the other, is a thing that does seem to be happening elsewhere in the world as well. Definitely. You see it across many different countries. Ev...
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 22:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: One third of the way through the decade
Replies: 69
Views: 5455

Re: One third of the way through the decade

elemtilas wrote: Heh. I had a shufty at your list from years ago . . . never even heard of 90% of those things.
90%? Really? Which 10% of the items had you heard of?
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 22:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Are you a conlanger or a conworlder first?
Replies: 34
Views: 1203

Re: Are you a conlanger or a conworlder first?

Thrice Xandvii wrote:First and foremost I'm a conscripter.
Heh, I knew you were going to say that! 8)
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 22:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The CBB Conlang Census
Replies: 88
Views: 17579

Re: The CBB Conlang Census

OTʜᴇB Dijo : Mostly isolating a priori personal language with OSV order (2016); logographic script. The aim is to make a usable language to teach to a small indeterminate group and create a very small community that can aid with expansion of the language. CBB link Logographic adventure Inyi : Somew...
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 22:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10755
Views: 517614

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I didn't answer because I didn't feel qualified enough, but as nobody else did and you specifically asked again, I will try my best. From the examples you provided, it appears that the unmarked form of a noun appears only when it doesn't matter if a noun appears in singular or plural, i.e. when the...
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 22:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10755
Views: 517614

Re: What did you accomplish today?

(likely due to its location). This is exactly what I had suspected! And my only thought is that you can call it whatever you want, really. I was just saying the term suggested might be quicker for others to grok. I really don't see much in common with the singulative. To put it this way: if I calle...
by Khemehekis
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 22:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 23884

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

elemtilas wrote:
Are you looking for a chance to use the word "desphar"?
Ah. Yes?

Is it Kankonian?
Yes, it's Kankonian.
What's it mean?
http://cbb.aveneca.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... ar#p266327
by Khemehekis
Thu 12 Oct 2017, 07:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: One third of the way through the decade
Replies: 69
Views: 5455

Re: One third of the way through the decade

Now we've reached the three-fourths-of-the-way-through-the-decade point. This decade will no doubt be remembered for the alt-right, and for Donald Trump becoming president. Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran seem to be defining musicians, and Taylor Swift carries over from the previous decade. This may be...