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by Aszev
22 Sep 2019 17:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 1499

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

Locking this thread. Thevietguy, if you want to partake in serious discussions about linguistics, feel free to. But if your only goal is to preach about unsupported ideas while ignoring any constructive reply, then you can do so elsewhere.
by Aszev
25 Aug 2019 00:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Are you a hunter-gatherer or a farmer?
Replies: 6
Views: 1916

Re: Are you a hunter-gatherer or a farmer?

Myers-Briggs (MBTI) lacks any form of scientific validity, and is essentially a modern-day horoscope. Since the original topic (unwittingly or not) promotes MBTI as meaningful, I have removed the link, as I do not wish for this forum to become a platform for spreading the notion that there is anythi...
by Aszev
18 Jul 2019 11:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4405
Views: 911727

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

Are there other natlangs that have different forms of adjectives depending on whether they're used attributively or predicatively? I'm sure I know examples, I just can't think of any right now. Are they always a few irregular forms (like English my vs. mine and lone vs. alone) or are there any lang...
by Aszev
13 Jul 2019 01:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gadish - a isolate in Northern Sweden
Replies: 21
Views: 1700

Re: Gadish - a isolate in Northern Sweden

The name of the lang is Gadamål (yes mål is borrowing). Gadamål sounds like a legit name of a Swedish or Norwegian dialect. So, is that a bad thing? Not at all. Swedish features (some of them may be just accidentally shared) - pitch accent - two accentuations (two-peak accent and one peak accent) C...
by Aszev
12 Jul 2019 13:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gadish - a isolate in Northern Sweden
Replies: 21
Views: 1700

Re: Gadish - a isolate in Northern Sweden

Some assorted comments. Not intended as nitpicky. The name of the lang is Gadamål (yes mål is borrowing). Gadamål sounds like a legit name of a Swedish or Norwegian dialect. The Swedish name is Gadisk. This doesn't work, it would have to be gadiska . However depending on the origins of the name it w...
by Aszev
17 May 2019 10:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370441

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

Here are two articles about ongoing tonogenesis in Afrikaans and Seoul Korean . You could also check out Punjabi (tone) and Serbo-Croatian (pitch accent). In Mainland Scandinavian, pitch accent arose primarily from the contrast between mono- and polysyllabic words. Osc. axl > Sw. ˈaxel (shoulder) OS...
by Aszev
15 May 2019 20:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you pronounce everyone else's nick?
Replies: 20
Views: 5383

Re: How do you pronounce everyone else's nick?

I suppose a more relevant way of reviving this topic would be to use names of people that are active nowadays.

(And also to take the time to learn how they spell it. It's somewhat disheartening to see that about a third of the posts here containing my username have it wrong.)
by Aszev
14 May 2019 18:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 309
Views: 213493

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

The board does have a poll feature, it's just never been enabled. My rationale behind this has been that a) polls are easily abused or turned into something annoying (like if you end up having lots of polls with dumb/simplistic/loaded questions), and b) polls don't really give any depth unless the p...
by Aszev
07 May 2019 20:03
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2159
Views: 277066

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Does sleje mean 'hit, blow', or is somehow related to En. slay, Ger. schlagen, etc?
by Aszev
07 May 2019 19:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2528
Views: 574900

Re: Language practice thread

mais j'ai l'habitude de parler tout seul en français.[/b] but I often talk to myself in French. Je trouve que parler avec soi-même est excellent pour pratiquer. I think that speaking to yourself is excellent for practice. J'ai pas trop de mal à pratiquer l'écriture parce que j'ai toujours été doué ...
by Aszev
07 May 2019 19:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?
Replies: 23
Views: 1364

Re: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?

I agree with elemtilas. It's nothing that should be required, but it's good practice, and a smart thing to do if you want more engagement. If there is no romanization, I'll be significantly less inclined to actually look at words and phrases to get a feel for the esthetic of the language, which lead...
by Aszev
05 May 2019 15:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2528
Views: 574900

Re: Language practice thread

Où pratiquez-vous normalement vos langues? Je vois tant de compétence linguistique ici sur le forum, mais généralement pas trop d'activité dans les fils où l'on peut les utiliser ici. Where do you guys usually practice your languages? I see so much linguistic competence here on the forum, but gener...
by Aszev
05 May 2019 15:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 57
Views: 28285

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

German
die Badewanne 'bathtub'
by Aszev
05 May 2019 12:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 63249

Re: Forum News Thread

From the Admin

cedh has been made MVP.

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by Aszev
04 May 2019 13:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 63249

Re: Forum News Thread

From the Admin ► Due to inactivity, the specific German and Scandinavian forums have been removed. ► For the same reason, the ACH forum has been removed. Its posts are now found in the EE forum. ► The special ranks have been removed. The system of awarding these ranks hadn't really been working for...
by Aszev
12 Mar 2019 20:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 63249

Re: Forum News Thread

From the Admin

► Due to prolonged inactivity, Yiuel is no longer a moderator. The rest of the mod team remains intact!
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by Aszev
05 Mar 2019 21:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 309
Views: 213493

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

I think Aszev would have to do the work on that one, but I'm sort of 50/50 on a "like" button as a feature. I actually PMed him a while back to bring this thread to his attention but he still didn't open the PM. Either he's flooded with messages or not around much. I'm not holding my breath for any...
by Aszev
05 Feb 2019 11:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4405
Views: 911727

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

I would like to practise translating many natlang sentences regularly, because many people here speak that natlang. Should I spam the relevant thread in the "Other Languages Section" even if nobody replies with a correction, or the language practice thread in "Everything else", or is this better el...
by Aszev
27 Jan 2019 22:04
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Yiddish
Replies: 10
Views: 2208

Re: Yiddish

It has nothing to do with Slavic - exactly the same formation , once a perfect, is now the commonly used past tense in most varieties of colloquial German (I know what I am talking about as I am a native speaker of German). So the Yiddish periphrastic past is 100% German. Was about to say this. Mos...
by Aszev
10 Nov 2018 13:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 685
Views: 181152

Re: False cognates

en. scorch
fr. écorcher, ca. escorxar 'to skin'

I suppose the meanings aren't that close at a closer look, but the superficial similarity and the sense of damaging the surface of something made me believe they were cognates!