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by ABC
06 Jul 2013 16:11
Forum: Translations
Topic: I see you
Replies: 293
Views: 48389

Re: I see you

:con: Meljanese
Ńo gîk tar
1sg see 2sg=male

Ńo gîk ce
1sg see 2sg=female

Ńo gîk kvar
1sg see 2sg=male=beloved

Ńo gîk kve
1sg see 2sg=female=beloved

Ńo gîk šral
1sg see 2sg=male=despised

Ńo gîk šre
1sg see 2sg=female=despised
by ABC
24 Jun 2013 18:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Rite yor way!
Replies: 739
Views: 82875

Re: Rite yor way!

Ay hâv invented a nyû wey av rayting in Inglish - beyst an Mark Rowznfeldr's trânskripshn av his kanlâng Munkhâshi. Prhaps it luks a litl barbârik, bot ay think it is dhe klowsest to rîl (Amerikan) Inglish prononsieyshn av ôl dhe spelings ay evr kansidrd.
by ABC
22 Jun 2013 19:02
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 262
Views: 383497

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

If you're asking why (which I think you are) swine is especially forbidden and even shunned, then it's because it's an Artiodactyla, but not a Ruminantia. Jews see it as "hypocrisy," and that the swine, at first sight, looks kosher, but it's not. "According to Judaism, nothing is worse than pretend...
by ABC
22 Jun 2013 16:02
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 262
Views: 383497

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

What is the origin of the Semitic taboo against eating pork? I considered health issues as a possible reason, but eating pigs presents the same health risks everywhere. If ancient Semites ever worshiped a hog/boar god, this would explain the taboo. However, I cannot find evidence for such a cult.
by ABC
07 Dec 2012 15:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlanging Features you Avoid
Replies: 124
Views: 15261

Re: Conlanging Features you Avoid

Esmelthien wrote:My native language, Dutch, uitilises gender, and IMO, it's completely useless.
I agree. In Poland we have a female minister who likes to be called "ministra". I wonder, what for?
by ABC
06 Dec 2012 14:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mtáziziukwezj ( People of the south desert )
Replies: 26
Views: 2215

Re: Mtáziziukwezj ( People of the south desert )

Batailleur wrote:
Ghoster wrote:It is [ʦʲ] (and [ʣʲ]) for sure.
It seems we disagree on what we hear. Perhaps others should try and listen?
I hear the same as Ghoster.
by ABC
05 Dec 2012 18:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tedious Work
Replies: 11
Views: 1487

Re: Tedious Work

Searching my posts on conlanger.fora.pl from 2007-2010 in search of interesting Nolikan words I've forgot.
by ABC
05 Dec 2012 18:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Cùxrïca
Replies: 16
Views: 1849

Re: Cùxrïca

It could be kind of "Adamese" The term is Adamic . In Describing Morphosyntax, Thomas Payne stresses the fact that though linguists may refer to a language as an ergative language, they mean "somewhere in the language is a portion of the grammar that has ergative alignment". Which is accusative-o-c...
by ABC
05 Dec 2012 16:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pronouncing days of the week
Replies: 31
Views: 5826

Re: Pronouncing days of the week

:pol: (my L1) poniedziałek [pɔɲ(e)'ʥa(w)ək] wtorek [ftɔrək] środa [ɕrɔdɐ] czwartek [tʂvartək] piątek [pjɔntək] sobota [sɔbɔtɐ] niedziela [ɲe'ʥe̞lɐ] :eng: (my L2) Monday ['mɐ̃nde̞j] Tuesday['ʧuzde̞j] Wednesday ['wɛ̃nzde̞j] Thursday ['θəɰzde̞j] Friday [ˈfɻajde̞j] Saturday ['satəde̞j] Sunday [ˈsɐ̃nde̞j]
by ABC
05 Dec 2012 14:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Afv'Yiyr afv'Yiyzfsit ah'Ha3x
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: Afv'Yiyr afv'Yiyzfsit ah'Ha3x

Ghoster wrote:all words in Yiyzfsi came "naturally" to me, so if there is no word for something, there will be not, if it will not become natural for me
The same as Nolikan, though I use a lot of derivations.

The spelling is really weird, especially <yi> for /j/ and <ş> for /ʟ̝̊/ (what sound is it precisely?)
by ABC
05 Dec 2012 14:20
Forum: Translations
Topic: Dalek war cry
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Dalek war cry

:eng:
Advance and Attack!
Attack and Destroy!
Destroy and Rejoice!
EXTERMINATE!!!

Nolikan
Kibiš colá* si Rogá!
Rogá si Sehnixí!
Sehnixí si Rizadá!
MUNILÚ!!!

*literally: run forward
by ABC
05 Dec 2012 14:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mtáziziukwezj ( People of the south desert )
Replies: 26
Views: 2215

Re: Mtáziziukwezj ( People of the south desert )

Ghoster wrote:I think that a "desert-language" should definitely have some [ħ], [ʜ], [χ], [x] or [q].
Because they help one to get rid of sand from the throat?
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Your language has a /ɰʷ/. How is it different from a /w/ ?
by ABC
05 Dec 2012 14:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Afv'Yiyr afv'Yiyzfsit ah'Ha3x
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: Afv'Yiyr afv'Yiyzfsit ah'Ha3x

Well, Arabic letter Ďād does not excatly mean [dˤ], it is more like [d̪ˡˤ], but it is not completely accurate, because (as far as I know) there is no way to show in IPA, that some sound is lateral only on one side of the mouth (it actually stays in Qur'ān - I think it was there - that Muħammad pron...
by ABC
01 Dec 2012 14:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Menlish, the language of MEN!
Replies: 69
Views: 7824

Re: Menlish, the language of MEN!

Micamo wrote:All Canadian men are Justin Bieber clones.
What about Canadian women ?
by ABC
01 Dec 2012 14:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: What's your name?
Replies: 71
Views: 13620

Re: What's your name?

Nolikan Mok yocatiš? [mo̞k jo̞ʧɐ'tiʃ] how call-AOR.2sg What's your name? Šil Hanwe yocaten [ʃil hänwe̞ jo̞ʧɐ'te̞n] beautiful flower call-AOR.1sg My name is Beautiful Flower. Mok haģe hob yocat [mo̞k 'häɣe̞ ho̞b jo̞'ʧät] how that thing call-AOR.3 What's that thing called? Takšahiyam, "colander" yoca...
by ABC
01 Dec 2012 12:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Syntactic features
Replies: 21
Views: 3171

Re: Syntactic features

I'm sure "Verbal subject person agreement" exists in Arabic, which is non-IE. On the other hand, other agreements are there as well: gender in Chechen (and my Meljanese), rank in Zompist's Munkhashi (does any natlang use it, BTW) As for clitics, Polish has an conditional clitic "by", though it is wr...
by ABC
01 Dec 2012 12:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 900928

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Micamo wrote:I realized that to write the plot I want to do for my in-conworld fanfic, I'll need to flesh out several places I've been ignoring and create at least 3 new conlangs.
Great! Will you post them ?
by ABC
01 Dec 2012 12:27
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: National Anthems
Replies: 54
Views: 25510

Re: National Anthems

But it would be quite good if Korea (not sure whether north or south?) changed their national anthem to Gangnam style. [xD] No, it would be horrible. Both techno and hip-hop suck, but combining them is an idea from hell. Gangnam style is hip-hop? It is more like Standard Late 2000s Crappy Dance Mus...
by ABC
29 Nov 2012 18:11
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: National Anthems
Replies: 54
Views: 25510

Re: National Anthems

But it would be quite good if Korea (not sure whether north or south?) changed their national anthem to Gangnam style. [xD] No, it would be horrible. Both techno and hip-hop suck, but combining them is an idea from hell. The current North Korean anthem is good, but my favorite is the Uruguayan anth...
by ABC
29 Nov 2012 14:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Syntactic features
Replies: 21
Views: 3171

Syntactic features

What syntactic features would you consider to be typical of IE languages? Which ones would be typically non-IE?