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by Dormouse559
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 23:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 182
Views: 26432

Re: Silvish

I feel bad making all these updates over and over again. Really, the language is all there in my head. It's just taking the time to write everything out that I have trouble with. And then by the time I get started, I'm already changing things, and since the whole thing is an interlocking mass of mov...
by Dormouse559
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 22:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 822
Views: 88677

Re: English Orthography Reform

[…] When you write in a conlang, alternative orthography or non-English language on a forum or thread not specifically dedicated to the use of said system, kindly include a traditionally spelled English translation, as a courtesy to your fellow forum members. There is no reason to abandon your bloc...
by Dormouse559
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 21:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 141
Views: 12727

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

To be clear, the CBB does not have a No Cross, No Crown rule as such. The relevant part of our forum policy is Rule No. 3, "Tread lightly around sensitive subjects".
by Dormouse559
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 00:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 822
Views: 88677

Re: English Orthography Reform

Zé, while nothing in our rules explicitly requires you to give traditionally spelled English versions of things you write in other languages/orthographies, it is a widely followed custom on this board. This makes communication easier for people who don't speak a given language or would rather not de...
by Dormouse559
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 18:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: Complementiser vs relativiser
Replies: 32
Views: 3733

Re: Complementiser vs relativiser

:con: Silvish Jou sê qu' li Jack l' a battì la mêzo. [ʑuˈsɛː k liˈ… la.baˈti la.mɛˈzo] 1S.NOM know.1S SBRD DEF-M.N jack 3S have.3S build-PST_PTCP DEF-ACC.F.C house.ACC I know that Jack built the house. Jou sê qu' l' e lla mêzo qu' l' a battî li Jack. [ʑuˈsɛː k lɛl.la.mɛˈzo k la.baˈtiː liˈ…] 1S.NOM k...
by Dormouse559
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 21:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 707
Views: 85781

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:eng: GPA - grade point average
:fra: GPA - surrogacy (gestation pour autrui)
by Dormouse559
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 20:53
Forum: Translations
Topic: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!
Replies: 214
Views: 42271

Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Updating :con: Silvish Quite polite; for addressing a single person or a group: Jou compran pà s' que vou dditte. Predjet silvé, s' ê vou pplé ! [ʑu.kɔ̃ˈpʁɑ̃ŋ ˈpa ske.vuˈdit.tə | pʁɛˈʑɛt siˈve sɛː.vuˈple] 1S.NOM understand NEG PRO REL-ACC 2FORM/2P say-2FORM/2P | speak-IMP.2FORM/2P silvish if 3.NOM 2...
by Dormouse559
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 07:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 83
Views: 12369

Re: Surprising cognates

Neither pronunciation sounds anything like “wheel”; so I’d also like to know; how do we know these are cognates? Or, what’s the evidence, and how probable is it, that they are cognates? Well, I haven't done any research on the Chinese, but "chakra" is also a cognate of "wheel", so there's some conn...
by Dormouse559
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 17:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: Quotes from the children (Zelda: Majora's Mask)
Replies: 4
Views: 1502

Re: Quotes from the children (Zelda: Majora's Mask)

:con: Silvish Tout: Ah ah ! Marchî. Vou-z ette djantit. Euh. Jou poû vou-z allê avé in quêstyon-i ? [ˈtut | ˈʔa ˈʔa | maˈɕiː | vu.zɛt.tɛd.dʑɑ̃ˈtit | ˈʔø | ʑu.puː.vu.zaˈlɛː ʔəˈve ʔɛ̃ŋ.kɛˈstjõ.i] all | heh heh | thanks | 2FORM be.2FORM nice-M.N | Umm | 1S.NOM be_allowed 2FORM go-INF with INDEF.OBL.F q...
by Dormouse559
Wed 11 Jul 2018, 23:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Beans
Replies: 6
Views: 803

Re: Beans

:fra: French Voilà l'homme qui est un haricot. Voilà l'homme qui est un haricot. /vwa.la lɔm ki e.t‿œ̃ a.ʁi.ko | vwa.la lɔm ki e.t‿œ̃ a.ʁi.ko/ behold DEF=man REL-NOM be.3SG INDEF.M bean … Au revoir, l'homme qui est un haricot, qui est un haricot, qui est un haricot. /o ʁə.vwaʁ | lɔm ki e.t‿œ̃ a.ʁi.k...
by Dormouse559
Wed 11 Jul 2018, 16:10
Forum: Translations
Topic: The only thing I've ever really loved was hurting you.
Replies: 4
Views: 1357

Re: The only thing I've ever really loved was hurting you.

:con: Silvish GERUND La soula hôza que j' êyou nonque vrâman amâ l' etté de te fyôre mà. [la.su.ləˈhɔː.zə ke.ʑɛː.juˈnɔ̃ŋ.kə vʁɑˈmɑ̃ŋ ʔəˈmɑː lɛˈte de.təˈfjɔː.ʁə ˈma] DEF-F only-F thing REL-ACC 1SG.NOM have.PRS_SBJV-1SG ever really love-PST_PTCP.F.C* 3SG.NOM be-IPF.3SG of 2SG-DAT do-INF harm PAST CONT...
by Dormouse559
Thu 05 Jul 2018, 08:33
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 377
Views: 71192

Re: Jokes

I saw this post from a French-learning page I follow that gave alternate names for languages based on the pattern "la langue de [locuteur célèbre]" (the language of [famous speaker]). So English is la langue de Shakespeare , French is la langue de Molière , Chinese is la langue de Confucius . One of...
by Dormouse559
Sun 24 Jun 2018, 23:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1511
Views: 141107

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

The local public TV station was showing "La Bohème", which I'm unfamiliar with, but it was misidentified in the TV listings as "Laurence Olivier- A Life," noting a focus on his post-World War II life. For a little bit I had fun trying to figure out why anyone would make an opera about Laurence Olivi...
by Dormouse559
Thu 21 Jun 2018, 07:57
Forum: Translations
Topic: About
Replies: 29
Views: 5850

Re: About

:con: Silvish 1. Jou pow pà m' arrettê de pensê a se ffillya. [ʑu.pɔˈpa maʁ.ʁɛˈtɛː de.pɛ̃ˈsɛː ʔa.sɛˈfiʎ.ʎə] 1SG.NOM be_able.1SG NEG 1SG stop-INF from think-INF at DEM girl I can't stop thinking about that girl. 2. L' a hu u teurni de chencanta jourt par pendre lou cottel. [ləˈhy ʔyˈtœʁ.ni de.ɕɛ̃ŋ.kɑ...
by Dormouse559
Thu 21 Jun 2018, 05:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8453
Views: 714425

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Yaza kæ ˤavsahatvantoa ɂœqš geibainçiene, ˤa Muna to jayōγad saˤkue ˤēɂōgeyuek gæruʕuθ; Ɂunzoržewiriθ Ɂelhevyeu! CNJ ADV heatwave<DIM>ABL.SG POSTP depart<PLUP>1PL, CNJ <Muna>NOM.SG DEF.NOM.SG lady.NOM.SG soon FUT=send<PRS>3SG rain<PL>ACC | thank<PL>ACC goddess.DAT.SG Coming off of a small heat wave...
by Dormouse559
Wed 20 Jun 2018, 04:03
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 377
Views: 71192

Re: Jokes

There should be an award for literature about hens. And only tell the recipients they've won when they're least expecting it. We can call it the Pullet Surprise.
by Dormouse559
Tue 19 Jun 2018, 16:01
Forum: Translations
Topic: I am king of kings
Replies: 78
Views: 14477

Re: I am king of kings

:con: Silvish

Jou swi l' rê du' rrê.
[ʑu.swiˈlʁɛː dyˈʁɛː]
1SG.NOM be.1SG DEF king of king

I am king of kings.
by Dormouse559
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 20:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 39638

Re: Weird Dream Thread

I've had a few vivid dreams over the past several nights. I only remember isolated scenes, but I'm writing them down so I don't completely forget them. Dream No. 1: I was attempting to pull my car out of a parallel-parking spot, but the car in front of me was moving back and forth and blocking my pa...
by Dormouse559
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 17:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 19
Views: 2693

Re: Today I learned ...

One can always make the actual dessert, pêche Melba, which would be, of course, peshmelbalats . But it appears that on Géarthtörs, peshmelbs is almost a state of mind. At its essence, it's an ice cream flavor, with tiers of ice cream flavor ((maybe) artificial) peach-vanilla-raspberry, like harlequ...
by Dormouse559
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 02:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: Papyrus
Replies: 3
Views: 1524

Re: Papyrus

:con: Silvish Li-z Êjitchan-i d' l' Antiquetê devvlopâ lou papirou, la primyêya forma du papì a eccrîvre, u teurni de 2400 av. Jc i . [li.zɛː.ʑiˈɕɑ̃.i dlɑ̃n.tikəˈtɛː dɛv.vləˈpɑː lu.pəˈpi.ʁu | la.pʁi.mjɛː.jəˈfɔʁ.mə dy.pəˈpi ʔa.ɛˈkʁiː.vʁə | ʔyˈtœʁ.ni dəˈvɛ̃n.ti ɕa.truˈmiʎ.ʎə ʔəˈvɑ̃ŋ ʑe.zyˈkʁit.ti] DEF...