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by Khemehekis
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 01:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "She's a ten!"
Replies: 12
Views: 1373

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"?
by Khemehekis
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 01:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "She's a ten!"
Replies: 12
Views: 1373

Re: "She's a ten!"

I love this idea, Khemehekis. Glad the other people like it! Same comment as I said to Elemtilas. The 1-10 scale of attractiveness feels like a very English thing to me. In Polish, I think people would be very confused if you tried rating people in that way without explaining yourself first. As a s...
by Khemehekis
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 01:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "She's a ten!"
Replies: 12
Views: 1373

Re: "She's a ten!"

Oo, now that's really nifty what you've done there! It's something I haven't thought about at all! Thanks. I thought it was an elegant solution that offered an equivalent without simply relexing English. I wonder where the numeric scale (not just re sexual hottitude) originated. I know there are a ...
by Khemehekis
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 23:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 4560

Re: Grammuary 2018

Let's see how much our grammars expanded during Grammuary.

As of December 31, 2017, my Kankonian grammar at http://khemehekis.angelfire.com/basic.htm ran to 133 pages and took up 42,965 words to write.

At the beginning of February, it runs to 144 pages and takes up 46,472 words to write.
by Khemehekis
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 09:13
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 242
Views: 55726

Re: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Transatlantic confusion strikes again. "Do let's" and "Don't let's" are acceptable in British English (are they normal or a bit stuffy though? British people please elaborate!). I guess it shows the speaker's enthusiasm. British here - they remind me very much of reading Enid Blyton, so for me at l...
by Khemehekis
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 08:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 4560

Re: Grammuary 2018

January 31 To indicate that a nominal can refer to either something singular or something plural, place o es (or -s) after the singular form. "O es" is used regardless of the way the singular pluralizes -- no matter if it takes an -es plural, an -as plural, or an irregular plural: Ar he az as hoimas...
by Khemehekis
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 03:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 4560

Re: Grammuary 2018

January 28 A metaphor, under the section Color Words: The spectrum of color is used as a metaphor for physical attractiveness: Gudum (red) is the equivalent of calling someone "a ten", rahatgudum (orange-red) is "a nine", rahat (orange) is "an eight", hilisrahat (yellow-orange) is "a seven", hilis (...
by Khemehekis
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 02:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "She's a ten!"
Replies: 12
Views: 1373

"She's a ten!"

Recently I've been translating my rock musical The Bittersweet Generation. While getting through Act I, Scene 1, I encountered this bit of dialogue: MEGHAN Look at all those hot boys, Lindsay. LINDSAY Like Paul? MEGHAN Paul is not hot. LINDSAY Well, I could always go for a guy with a goatee. MEGHAN ...
by Khemehekis
Sat 27 Jan 2018, 03:37
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: unconventional settings: how to get people interested
Replies: 32
Views: 2839

Re: unconventional settings: how to get people interested

You know, Fruityloops, I've tried to get people on here to join the collaborative science-fiction story Inner Bruise and its wiki, but after more than a year, no one here has joined. I know how you feel. Unfortunately, I don't have a solution to get people more interested. You say your sapient life-...
by Khemehekis
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 02:07
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: unconventional settings: how to get people interested
Replies: 32
Views: 2839

Re: unconventional settings: how to get people interested

I thought Fruityloops was talking about the reception that Fruityloops got on a different board, not on this board.

Personally, I find elf-dwarf-and-orc conworlds very boring and never read novels that feature them. Fruityloops' conworld isn't one of them, though, so I might be interested.
by Khemehekis
Wed 24 Jan 2018, 04:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My invented language
Replies: 66
Views: 5626

Re: My invented language

I had heard of Atomic Kitten, but didn't know this song. One of many artists for which I've heard of them but never heard their music. (I've never heard a Jonas Brothers song, for instance, nor a song from High School Musical).
by Khemehekis
Wed 24 Jan 2018, 01:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My invented language
Replies: 66
Views: 5626

Re: My invented language

Teengirlsquad, are you a girl or a boy? Your screenname made me think you were a girl (and a teen girl at that), but the person in the YouTube videos appears to be male. Are you the boy in the YouTube videos?
by Khemehekis
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 08:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My invented language
Replies: 66
Views: 5626

Re: My invented language

Well, "silti" reminds me of a word from the Javarti language: http://aveneca.com/cbb/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3963&p=162144&hilit=silti#p162144 Do you reckon that such a utensil would be practical in real life, or at least usable? I don't see why not. (Also, the ilti (the sapient species of Javarti) ha...
by Khemehekis
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 08:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Noun apposition compounds in other languages
Replies: 15
Views: 1548

Re: Noun apposition compounds in other languages

Can one say "Watashi wa Busshu-san ga baka desu" for "I think Bush is a fool"? Yes, it's grammatically correct, though realistically I don't think there would be much use for this sentence (you would probably just say "Bush is a fool" most of the time) To be honest, I was thinking about "I think . ...
by Khemehekis
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 08:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 4560

Re: Grammuary 2018

January 20 A passive clause is also used with a gerund and its object as the predicate (much as we would mark such a clause with "for" in English): (Any better way to explain this?) Adaz ham yan omo kuless as ovu dyu posk na is. what-that this party really need-PRS PRS play by band of 1s What this p...
by Khemehekis
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 11:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 27777

Re: Weird Dream Thread

Lambuzhao wrote:
Thu 19 Oct 2017, 22:30
"They don't stop coming, and they don't stop coming" (from Smashmouth 'Rock Star') was playing in the background, probably.
"Rock Star"? I believe you mean "All Star".
by Khemehekis
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 10:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Noun apposition compounds in other languages
Replies: 15
Views: 1548

Re: Noun apposition compounds in other languages

We learned in Japanese class that "American CD" becomes Amerika no CD . Confusingly, Amerika no CD can also mean "America CD", i.e. A CD by the band that does the song "Horse with No Name". That's funny, I didn't really think about that. But it makes sense if you just consider no to be equivalent t...
by Khemehekis
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 10:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11050
Views: 647788

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Lambuzhao wrote:
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 12:50
Ham fashin adwedesket ar!
Ari! Ar tzaiyoen!
yay! 2s remember-PST
by Khemehekis
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 10:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 436
Views: 46583

Re: Lexicon milestones

Parlox wrote:
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 21:48
Lozkazmat has reached 400 words, the 400th being këöz. Meaning "to fight" or "to wrestle".
Wow! It's growing faster than Kankonian grows!

At that rate, you'll reach a thousand words in no time!

Then we can make a book titled The First Thousand Words in Lozkazmat.
by Khemehekis
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 10:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My invented language
Replies: 66
Views: 5626

Re: My invented language

teengirlsquad wrote:
Thu 18 Jan 2018, 15:33
Luuking bäkk ån kun ferst miitwiid
Nåwai voi takas ja nåwai voi unohtaa
Beibii bjuu dhuh wuhn, silti terñuu mii ån
Voijuu aser mii håwl uhgeen
Well, "silti" reminds me of a word from the Javarti language:

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3963&p=162144&hilit=silti#p162144