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by Aszev
10 Nov 2018 13:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 667
Views: 136360

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!
by Aszev
19 Oct 2018 17:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 56
Views: 21727

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

I checked Swedish word "lä", and dictionary gave Finnish word "lee", which must be a Swedish loan. I've never heard it. They seem to mean some kind of 'heaven'. Apparently it's lee in English as well! Its core meaning is 'place where there is no wind, shelter from wind'. In Finnish it appears to be...
by Aszev
11 Oct 2018 10:02
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation
Replies: 11
Views: 16537

Re: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation

I haven't taken the time to read through this thread yet, but I wanted to say thank you for making it. I look forward to learning something when I finally get around to it!
by Aszev
11 Oct 2018 09:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)
Replies: 37
Views: 43462

Re: What have you been reading lately?

Is this thread for discussing what linguistic books I have been reading? For such books and book-like things, and journal articles etc., especially ; but also for any sort of literature, whether fiction or non-fiction, peer-refereed or not, linguistics or not. That’s my understanding, at least. Thi...
by Aszev
11 Oct 2018 09:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6790
Views: 722768

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

Thanks for all the info! I have another(unrelated) question: There are traits that are correlated with various word orders (SOV langs are usually head final, with postpositions, and are exclusively suffixing.) What traits are common with the other orders like SVO and VSO? http://aveneca.com/cbb/vie...
by Aszev
11 Oct 2018 09:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6790
Views: 722768

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

Could anyone link me to a resource on Proto Norse and/or Proto Germanic language? I need phonology, grammar and lexicon if they're available. I honestly just look at Wikipedia and Wiktionary for the most part. Wikipedia is pretty bad for Proto Norse. It lists mostly generalities. I'm doing my own r...
by Aszev
10 Sep 2018 14:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 211197

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

This is the first time I've heard about to the xth power. My new knowledge of the day, I suppose.

In Swedish it's more reminiscent of German, x² is x upphöjt till två, i.e. 'x raised/lifted up to two'.
by Aszev
01 Jul 2018 09:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Esperantidos - pros and contras?
Replies: 21
Views: 1936

Re: Esperantidos - pros and contras?

This is relevant to your points 2 and 3.
by Aszev
30 Jun 2018 15:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: griuskant conlang thread
Replies: 48
Views: 11323

Re: griuskant conlang thread

Top 5 word-initial phonemes: /s, k, g, i, r/ I find it interesting that your top initial phonemes are all present in the name of your conlang - griuskant . When I checked the frequencies of my own lexicon, many years ago, I recall that something like 5 out of 7 of the top phonemes were also present...
by Aszev
20 Jun 2018 11:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6790
Views: 722768

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

Does anybody know where the Polish family name Chaś comes from? And was it carried by any Polish Jews? According to this site: Chaś - od hasać ‘skakać’ lub od niemieckiej nazwy osobowej Has. Google translates this as: "from the password 'jump' or from the German personal name Has." But you'd probab...
by Aszev
10 Jun 2018 18:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 667
Views: 136360

Re: False cognates

English Ferris wheel (from the person G.W.G. Ferris)

Swe/Dan/Nor pariserhjul (from the city of Paris)
by Aszev
10 Jun 2018 18:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 713
Views: 116441

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Like the way "liberal" means libertarian in Europe, but refers to someone on the anterior top left of a Vosem Chart (socially permissive, favoring Big Government on fiscal issues, against corporate personhood) in the U.S.? I thought it was more the other way around When talking ideology, I generall...
by Aszev
06 Jun 2018 19:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: An Unofficial CBB Discord Server
Replies: 17
Views: 21169

Re: An Unofficial CBB Discord Server

I get the impression that this has replaced the IRC channel as the de facto CBB chatroom, so I'm stickying this thread instead.
by Aszev
31 May 2018 16:21
Forum: Skandinaviskt
Topic: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand.
Replies: 74
Views: 53658

Re: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand.

Omzinesý wrote:
31 May 2018 13:56
Finns det nån skillnad mellan "jo" och "ja"?
Ja är ett positivt svar på en positiv fråga, jo är ett positivt svar på en negativ fråga [:)]

—Är du här? —Ja, jag är här.
—Är du inte här? —Jo, jag är här.
by Aszev
05 Mar 2018 20:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 650
Views: 106600

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Here's my answer, using ixals' numbers: 1/2/3/4+5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16 skʰaul.diː skʰlot.tiː 5/6/7/8/9/10+11/12/13/14/15/16 skʰalˈdiː skʰlɔtˈtiː 11/12/13/14+15/16 skʰalˈdiː skʰlɔtˈtiː 15+16 skʰəlˈtiː skʰrɔˈtiː 15 ɕcʰuˈθiː ɕkʰrɔˈθiː 16 skʰiːˈtɕiː ʂʈʂɔˈtɕiː 11/12+13/14 kʰarˈdiː kʰjatˈtiː 13+14...
by Aszev
05 Mar 2018 14:11
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A script challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 1959

Re: A script challenge

Solution: When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with one another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a de...
by Aszev
17 Feb 2018 10:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 713
Views: 116441

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

A Romance structural false friend, that took quite some time for me to get used to: In Catalan, you form the preterite by using anar 'to go' + infinitive, which mirrors the future construction found in so many other Romance languages. C ATALAN va parlar 's/he spoke' S PANISH va a hablar 's/he will s...
by Aszev
17 Feb 2018 10:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 30
Views: 6119

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

Hominid wrote:
15 Feb 2018 00:46
Obviously IPA should probably be left alone since it's universally recognized, but if you could make your own version of it, what would it be like?
I feel like this relates to so many of the discussions fueled by our common interest here [:D]
by Aszev
28 Jan 2018 20:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 84
Views: 29681

Re: Surprising cognates

Apparently Irish and Scottish Gaelic fáilte/fàilte 'welcome' are cognate with English well and will (which are also cognate with each other)!
by Aszev
07 Jan 2018 14:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6164
Views: 466724

Re: Language practice thread

Evet! Vikipedi, Türk dilde beş bin Fransız kelimenin olduğunu söyledi. Onların nazal ünlüyi Türkçe’ye uyarladıklar gibi en çok hoşuma gidiyor: Yes! Wikipedia said that there are five thousand French words in the Turkish language. How they adapted the nasal vowels to the Turkish language is what I l...