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by alynnidalar
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 03:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 438
Views: 50613

Re: Lexicon milestones

A lovely round number!
by alynnidalar
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 03:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8393
Views: 648890

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Haukeri ni Napa ni Tyler, idkasel...
stan of vehicle of Tyler certainly
Team Tyler's Van, of course...

Ton napawında wirn Niode rae lerınato.
NEG FEM-think-PST about twilight since school-INT
I haven't thought about Twilight since high school.
by alynnidalar
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 02:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Linguistic purism in conlangs
Replies: 22
Views: 3404

Re: Linguistic purism in conlangs

Tirina has some pretty vocal "language purity" groups, mostly as a result of scads of xenophobia, but in actual practice, Tirina borrows words all the time (mostly from English these days--I swear, it makes sense in context, I'm not just doing it because it's easy!). So while many Tirina speakers wo...
by alynnidalar
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 22:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8393
Views: 648890

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

⸮ ʕarskwumaunin swutrimpa yieni ɂuntalà ʕa ? black.liguar.GEN speak<PRS>2SG.IMPTV 1PL.DAT small<NMLZ>ACC CNJ Why not tell us a smidgeon about Black Panther ?? Idfea Karinir likiatol!!! feline black-ANIM enjoyable-INT-INAN Black Panther is extremely good!!! Reisradi hınapale ko daile. INAN-mix humor...
by alynnidalar
Tue 27 Feb 2018, 17:03
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: taking over done ideas and making them interesting
Replies: 16
Views: 2569

Re: taking over done ideas and making them interesting

Or just use regular words for it. There's no need to call a rabbit a smeerp. Changing the name of something doesn't automatically make it interesting. If your necromancers are interesting, they're going to be interesting even if you just call them "necromancers".

Relevant xkcd.
by alynnidalar
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 21:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6158
Views: 387860

Re: Language practice thread

Whoops. I posted thinking this was the Conlang Conversation Thread! Ignore me...
by alynnidalar
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 21:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 30
Views: 4149

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

That... still doesn't really explain your reasoning.
by alynnidalar
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 16:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6158
Views: 387860

Re: Language practice thread

Oki. Yornas.
okay | pig
Okay. Pork.
by alynnidalar
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 15:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 30
Views: 4149

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

Change the way coronal affricates are represented to single letter, mostly based on Americanist transcription- /t͡s d͡z t͡ɬ d͡ɮ t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ would be /c ⴛ* ƛ λ č ǰ/. I'm curious why you'd do this. The current method (with the tie bar) makes it immediately clear that these are affricates, and also clear...
by alynnidalar
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 23:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic
Replies: 21
Views: 3984

Re: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic

I think the takeaway from this is: if people don't respond, they probably don't have anything nice to say... I remember reading this thread when it first came up. I don't like collaborative projects in general, and a collaborative book is really out there for me. I never got as far as going to the ...
by alynnidalar
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 19:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2376
Views: 165635

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Watched Black Panther last night. It's a really fantastic movie! I strongly recommend it.
by alynnidalar
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 15:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 51
Views: 7688

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

The joke is that a word with a perfectly ordinary meaning in one language has a much less innocuous meaning in another; I find this sort of thing humorous.
by alynnidalar
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 19:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 637
Views: 69329

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

As someone whose conworld definitely incorporates views I disagree with, it can be kind of tricky to walk that line. Obviously you don't want to imply that you support or agree with a view you think is reprehensible! For me, I try to present things I don't agree with in a dispassionate way (or even ...
by alynnidalar
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 21:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8393
Views: 648890

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ton ahu [anelarnda Honey-Lemon]. Nasurenda emesapısi luan ahu rahimuranha onid enalen yin ni idlekan. NEG 1SG.FEM | FEM-begin-PST GER-volunteer and 1SG.FEM busy-INT-FEM because_of GER-wash plate of dog I didn't [see Honey-Lemon]. I've begun volunteering and I was almost entirely busy washing dog di...
by alynnidalar
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 17:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 51
Views: 7688

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

The last word I've learned in a foreign language is ano, which evidently means "yes" in Slovak. (although upon further [careful] googling, it appears it should actually be áno)

I assure you it does not mean "no" in Spanish, however...
by alynnidalar
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 21:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 109299

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

It's Fat Tuesday! I bought a couple boxes of paczki for the office and we greatly enjoyed them. The surprise favorite filling was apple (I didn't think anybody would like those, but everyone did!); I did not get any prune. I don't care if it's traditional, nobody likes it. Actually, the place where ...
by alynnidalar
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 21:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 27
Views: 3614

Re: English Dialects

Don't forget that Wells Lexical Sets doesn't reflect all splits in English--it doesn't have Canadian Raising, for example. (e.g. rider vs. writer)
by alynnidalar
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 18:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 6830

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

My main conworld is urban fantasy, so it's somewhat obligatory for there to be humans! The reason I'm in that genre in the first place is because I'm interested in the interaction between the real world/modern technology and the supernatural. I sometimes describe it as, "what if elves had cellphones...
by alynnidalar
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 17:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8393
Views: 648890

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Nasradan! Anohalınlin mornla. agreement | FEM-believe-HAB same Indeed! I think the same way. Nanikarale tonpir dera'il letakan ni sonıs. FEM-go_to-FUT again today house of pet I'm going to the animal shelter again today. Ros anelarnle tonpir Honey-Lemon. (fin Redeli-Liminil?) maybe FEM-meet-FUT aga...
by alynnidalar
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 15:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Pets and Their Names
Replies: 17
Views: 2215

Re: Your Pets and Their Names

I'd be more likely to use "nurse" than "breastfeed" for animals. Interesting to hear about ear-cutting as a mark of being fixed in Italy--that's done with trap-neuter-release programs in the United States too, to make it easy to identify which feral cats have been fixed and which haven't. Didn't rea...