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by Chandith
18 Oct 2012 12:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Non-English Orthography Reform
Replies: 294
Views: 91295

Re: Non-English Orthography Reform

The Official Helios High German National Anthem (TOHHGNA) Einichkeit und recht und freihheit führ das deutje faterland. Dahnahx last uns ale sjtreeben, brüüderlich mit herc und hand. Einichkeit und recht und freiheit zind des glükes unter pfand. blüü im glance dieses glükes, blüühhe deutjes faterla...
by Chandith
07 May 2012 08:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14677
Views: 1231477

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

I'm almost certain that "Sollen" means "should". Yes, that sounds a better translation. .I'm not a native speaker of either English or German, so I seldom translate between them. (I've never learned to use "shall" anywhere. No. "sollen" does not mean "should". If one wants to use it that way, one n...
by Chandith
19 Jul 2011 05:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Darkgamma loves RP discussion thread
Replies: 31
Views: 3034

Re: New conlanger, jumping in the deep end

Darkgamma wrote:RP is the truemost English dialect, I'd say.
Darkgamma wrote:Well, at least in my perception, RP is as close as you get to English, because that's the standard in Englaland ever since Saxon died.
On both accounts: Absolute Bullshit.
by Chandith
13 Jul 2011 13:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Minimalist question
Replies: 22
Views: 2086

Re: Minimalist question

Darkgamma wrote: If you work it cleverly, you can easily make a neat system.
One can easily make a clever system ... but It's hard to make a system that can't be re-analysed to have verbs regardless.
by Chandith
27 Jun 2011 18:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Word Mutation Game
Replies: 238
Views: 12420

Re: Word Mutation Game

pant

ignore this post
by Chandith
26 Jun 2011 00:03
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Thread de jasage ! [français]
Replies: 561
Views: 151133

Re: Thème de discussion française

Nemszev wrote:Französisch ist natürlich die Sprache der Liebe.
Aber, ist Liebe normalerweise nicht etwas schönes?
by Chandith
25 Jun 2011 00:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Amjati
Replies: 194
Views: 17944

Re: Amjati

Nice! That's like the word for older sister/young woman in Japanese: お姉さん Cool. I didn't know that! Its the same for the terms for brother/young man (お兄さん), aunt/older woman(小母さん), uncle/older man(小父さん), grandmother/old woman (お婆さん) and grandfather/old man(お爺さん). Although the older man/woman and ol...
by Chandith
17 Jun 2011 13:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Most and least condensed/economical languages?
Replies: 28
Views: 4293

Re: Most and least condensed/economical languages?

Oh no, please don't tell me you think, that that wasn't one word, one compound noun, just because (according to English orthography ) it is written with spaces between each part of the compound? No; I think it's not just one word because (1) other words can be inserted in those spaces and (2) it do...
by Chandith
16 Jun 2011 01:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Most and least condensed/economical languages?
Replies: 28
Views: 4293

Re: Most and least condensed/economical languages?

Your English phrase was not a single word. So it isn't very polysynthetic. Oh no, please don't tell me you think, that that wasn't one word, one compound noun, just because (according to English orthography ) it is written with spaces between each part of the compound? Morpho-syntactically it is ju...
by Chandith
15 Jun 2011 05:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Most and least condensed/economical languages?
Replies: 28
Views: 4293

Re: Most and least condensed/economical languages?

No matter what anyone says, I still think Reichssicherheitshauptamt is polysynthetic. Let's state it as this: It is just as polysynthetic as "appearance space texture synthesis" . I don't think so. Why? Only because of the two extra genitive "s"-morphemes in the German compound-noun compared to the...
by Chandith
14 Jun 2011 18:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How is this called?
Replies: 25
Views: 2857

Re: How is this called?

tev wrote:In my conlang Vanya the cases of a noun and the forms of a verb are marked by articles, but has this system a name?
As far as I know, verbs can't have articles ... as articles are - per definition - a companion of nouns (as far as I know).

Wouldn't those be mandatory auxiliary verbs instead?
by Chandith
14 Jun 2011 18:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How is this called?
Replies: 25
Views: 2857

Re: How is this called?

testyal1 wrote:,Wie heisst dies?' is what the title of this thread would be, if it were German. At least, I think so.
It's not incorrect, but on would rather say: "Wie heißt das?"
by Chandith
14 Jun 2011 18:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Most and least condensed/economical languages?
Replies: 28
Views: 4293

Re: Most and least condensed/economical languages?

eldin raigmore wrote:No matter what anyone says, I still think Reichssicherheitshauptamt is polysynthetic.
Let's state it as this: It is just as polysynthetic as "appearance space texture synthesis".
by Chandith
07 Jun 2011 21:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: What will not kill you makes you stronger.
Replies: 55
Views: 8180

Re: What will not kill you makes you stronger.

:eng: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. :nor: Det som ikke dreper deg, gjør deg sterkere. :fin: Se mikä ei tapa vahvistaa. (idiom) :fra: Ce qui ne vous tue pas vous rend plus fort. :pol: Co cię nie zabije, to cię wzmocni. :con: Ariakis: Vos ne kekille te, kemose te. :con: O nō kū paūku nā nē...
by Chandith
07 Jun 2011 21:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: Oww.
Replies: 51
Views: 7228

Re: Oww.

:eng: My head hurts. I hurt myself. I hurt him. :deu: Mein Kopf tut weh. / Mein Kopf schmerzt. Ich habe mir wehgetan Ich habe ihm wehgetan :swe: Jag har ont i huvudet. Jag gjorde illa mig. / Jag skadade mig. Jag gjorde illa honom. / Jag skadade honom. :esp: Me duele la cabeza. Me lastimé. Le lastimé...
by Chandith
06 Jun 2011 06:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
Replies: 69
Views: 11180

Re: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

i read the sticky. problem, Thakowsaizmu ? Yes. The problemme, which was fixed by Xinda , is that you didn't add your translation to the most recent post, and thus lost about a page worth of other people's translations. oh, didn't realize i had omitted the second page. do you forgive me? No. Never ...
by Chandith
28 May 2011 00:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6927
Views: 825959

Re: Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Micamo wrote:I know of no specific name for what you mean, but I would probably just call it Direct.
Of course!
by Chandith
28 May 2011 00:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6927
Views: 825959

Re: Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

How would you call a case in a split system, that acts in one as the nominative and in the other as the absolutive?: System-1 ¦ System-2 ------------+------------- S-??? ¦ S-??? A-??? P-ACC ¦ A-ERG P-??? Additional info: The accusative and ergative are not reused as genitive, instrumental, ... or wh...
by Chandith
26 May 2011 16:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The English Spelling System.
Replies: 23
Views: 1899

Re: The English Spelling System.

Czwartek wrote:I tried something like this once. The problem is English has far too many vowels, and I don't like digraphs or too many accented characters. Is there another way to represent the large inventory of vowels in the English language?
Use more vowel characters?
by Chandith
18 May 2011 18:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: peto - a new minimalistic language which is a reform of puna
Replies: 99
Views: 5463

Re: peto - a new minimalistic language which is a reform of

Are you people too stupid to recognise a troll when it hits you in the face?