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by Dormouse559
20 Apr 2019 03:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language from sample (semi-serious)
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Language from sample (semi-serious)

Whitewings wrote:
20 Apr 2019 00:54
I think the a- and a-huh- are some sort of modifier, which would suggest that modifiers are normally unstressed. This would explain why the stress in a-num is always on num.
I don't think it's quite that simple. In a-huh-hoorepa, I hear stress on huh and pa.
by Dormouse559
19 Apr 2019 23:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language from sample (semi-serious)
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Language from sample (semi-serious)

Well, here are the vowel sounds I'm hearing in IPA ( song link ); I've included example words with them bolded. This is just a phonetic listing, agnostic on how to group them phonemically. [ i] - mor i [ʉ] - h oo repa [ u] - z oo t, u ba [e] - d e ba [ə] - h u bb a , h uh , eh b a [ɔ] - m o ri [a] -...
by Dormouse559
19 Apr 2019 17:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2457
Views: 255301

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Oh Wonder - "All We Do"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyyJF_rbaqg

This song is also the theme music for the British TV series "Unforgotten," which is where I first heard it. I have a playlist of songs that use negative space in ways I like, and this got added pretty quickly.
by Dormouse559
19 Apr 2019 07:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8593
Views: 833852

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Beth la zçüdölétheth mníéí nöi. They are both delicious. All effê. [ʔɑl.lɛˈfɛː] Indeed. Moû jou veûly epprouvé de fêrye in skillet cookie . [ˈmuː ʑu.vœː.ʎˑɛp.pʁuˈve dəˈfɛː.ʁjə ʔɛ̃…] I want to try making a skillet cookie . Mê sun cas fon, jou consîdri d' uzé in moullou a ddjattel. [ˈmɛː ˈsœ̃ŋ ˈkɑs ˈ...
by Dormouse559
19 Apr 2019 02:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8593
Views: 833852

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

HJH wrote:
18 Apr 2019 17:39
coex monb bagomp jaxoab
My sister has made biscuits. (I can smell them)
De « bescu » britannicou oû-y americà ?
[de.bəˈsky bʁi.tɑ̃ˈni.ku uː.ja.me.ʁiˈka]
British or American "biscuits"?
by Dormouse559
18 Apr 2019 16:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8593
Views: 833852

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

L' e ttantaman sun brû. [lɛt.tɑ̃n.təˈmɑ̃ŋ ˈsœ̃ŋ ˈbʁyː] It's oh so quiet. Chê ! Chê ! [ɕɛ̥ː | ɕɛ̥ː] Shh! Shh! L' e ttantaman tranquillou. [lɛt.tɑ̃n.təˈmɑ̃ŋ tʁɑ̃ˈkil.lu] It's oh so still. Chê ! Chê ! [ɕɛ̥ː | ɕɛ̥ː] Shh! Shh! [¬.¬] [:x] Cou que tu veu preddje ? [ku.ke.ty.vøˈpʁɛd.dʑə] What do you want t...
by Dormouse559
17 Apr 2019 16:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 770
Views: 216113

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

shimobaatar wrote:
17 Apr 2019 12:41
HJH wrote:
17 Apr 2019 12:31
Is there a relationship between the zompist bboard and the cbb?
To the best of my knowledge, not formally, no. I think that a number of people are members of both, though.
That's correct. The CBB and ZBB are unconnected, but there is significant membership overlap.
by Dormouse559
13 Apr 2019 17:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 770
Views: 216113

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

There isn't a direct way to create tables on the CBB. There are two workarounds I know of. 1) Make a table in Excel or a similar program and post a screenshot of it. 2) Use a word processor and a monospace font like Courier New to make a table and copy-paste it here between [ code] tags. I did a qui...
by Dormouse559
12 Apr 2019 17:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928347

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I finished making a basic outline of the grammar for a postapocalyptic conlang I made, Cuvao. Here is an example sentence from a translation challenge on Reddit. Ela tenía querzo pa azeutal, pro parre sujo li oliwama. /ela tenia kerzo pa azewtal pro parre suʒo li oliwama/ 3FS.NOM have.PST.SG want.P...
by Dormouse559
11 Apr 2019 06:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1661
Views: 255362

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Lambuzhao wrote:
11 Apr 2019 03:30
As some have said, it appears like an Eye.
Apt metaphor, that, given both bend and absorb light. Admittedly, only one traps light for all eternity.
by Dormouse559
11 Apr 2019 06:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6914
Views: 817275

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

Assuming no noun class system means no gender/noun class system at all, this page gives you the statistics. There is 1 languages with gender distinctions in the 3rd person singular and plural pronouns without a gender system (Carib). Also another 4 languages with gender distinction only in third pe...
by Dormouse559
05 Apr 2019 18:24
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 279
Views: 400756

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

let me quote... The usual English form of the name is Joshua. refusing to equate Jesus with Joshua, is like refusing to equate mead with any of its cognates, simply because the cognates are in other languages. yes, there is a Joshua in the Bible, and there is a Jesus in the Bible - that's no reason...
by Dormouse559
05 Apr 2019 07:02
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 279
Views: 400756

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

if, as was pointed out earlier in this discussion, that one is a variation of the other linguistically (unlike, I would wager, Jessica & Albert)...then that ought to weaken the claim of linguistic/national location as a reason why one variation abounds there. I don't follow. Granted, the main discu...
by Dormouse559
04 Apr 2019 22:43
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 279
Views: 400756

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

I have the same given name as the founder of Christian monasticism, a Russian saint, and an Italian farmer...we all have the same given name, though we are all different people....and if you allow for spelling variations, I have the same name as Octavian's rival in the Roman Civil War - though I gr...
by Dormouse559
02 Apr 2019 20:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6914
Views: 817275

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

So are there any languages in which long prenasalized stops exist, even arguably? If not, are there languages with long voiced stops? If not again, what would be the closest I could reasonably get to either of those? There are examples of long voiced stops in Latin (sa bb atum, a dd o), Hungarian (...
by Dormouse559
02 Apr 2019 01:31
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 279
Views: 400756

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

Why do only Hispanic and Hispanic influenced cultures (Philippines) give the name Jesús? I would have thought it was a Catholic thing, but there are no Poles named Jezus, Italians named Gesù or Irish named Íosa. Why is this? The usual English form of the name is Joshua. Fairly common, leastways in ...
by Dormouse559
01 Apr 2019 17:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928347

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Felt a sudden burst of inspiration the other night and added no words to my language. Sounds like one of my achievements. Ha! I meant new words, not no words. I'll admit I was confused, but eventually I was just like, who am I to judge other people's bursts of inspiration? [xD] But yeah, that makes...
by Dormouse559
28 Mar 2019 16:44
Forum: Translations
Topic: Indirect speech
Replies: 17
Views: 2348

Re: Indirect speech

https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish Î-z an dì : « Nou-z allanz â sinemà ». [ʔiː.zɑ̃ˈdi | nu.zɑl.lɑ̃n.zɑː.si.nəˈma] 3=P have.3P say | 1P go-1P to.DEF.OBL.M cinema They said: "We are going to the cinema." Î-z an dì qu' î-z allouye â sinemà. [ʔiː.zɑ̃ˈdi kiː.zɑˈlu.jə ʔɑː.si.nəˈma] 3=P have.3P say S...
by Dormouse559
28 Mar 2019 02:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2457
Views: 255301

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

sangi39 wrote:
27 Mar 2019 23:19
"The debauchery was boundless
The hangover is endless
Life is pointless
The void claims all"
I look forward to the "Scandinavia and the World" comic about this. [:D]
by Dormouse559
27 Mar 2019 23:10
Forum: Translations
Topic: Colourless green ideas
Replies: 20
Views: 4446

Re: Colourless green ideas

Updating Image Silvish

La-z ideye verta sun couleû droumissi a ccolêre.
[la.ziˈde.jə ˈvɛʁ.tə ˈsœ̃ŋ kuˈlœː dʁuˈmis.si ʔɑk.kəˈlɛː.ʁə]
DEF-F.C-PL idea green-F without color.OBL sleep-3P at fury.OBL

Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.