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by Dormouse559
21 Jul 2019 04:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 853089

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

Oh, I kind of abandoned this conversation. I got sucked down a bit of a rabbit hole reading about the passé simple . Regarding -i, there are no inherited 3rd conj. verbs with the ending already stressed in Latin (-didī is not stressed in Latin), so the stress shift of -i might be explained as analog...
by Dormouse559
19 Jul 2019 16:39
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is diachronic conlanging worth it?
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Is diachronic conlanging worth it?

It's turtles all the way down. So you have to pick somewhere to start when it comes to nautalistic a priori conlangs, and it will be arbitrary. Whether you set that starting point 20,000 years in the past or just 20 is your decision. I gather from your post you're not interested in developing a past...
by Dormouse559
17 Jul 2019 21:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 853089

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 Dormouse559
16 Jul 2019 01:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8643
Views: 871874

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

http://aray.conlang.org/img/eccles_atili.png Son agdakimnáhu nizalsoúnku ikí láka! /son ˌɐɡ.də.kɪm'na.xu ˌnɪ.səl.so'uŋ.ku ɪ'ki 'la.kə/ son agda-kim-na-h-u ni-i-zal-so-un-k-u iki la-k 3GEN INST-speak-N-SGV-PL NEG-1-know-3-LOC-1 never to-1 It's the words I never remember! Lou problêmou l' ett reélou ...
by Dormouse559
13 Jul 2019 20:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8643
Views: 871874

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

http://aray.conlang.org/img/eccles_atili.png Z’ivóso, ë’n’agdakímnä zalváso, son váhzu etazdizáso mal. /zɪˈvo.so | ˌe:.nəɡ.dəˈkim.na zəl.ˈva.so | son ˈvaɣ.zu ˌɛ.təz.dɪ'za.so maɫ/ zu i-vos-so e ena agda-kim-na zal-va-so son vah-zu-∅ et-az-diza-so mal thing 1-like-3 C 2GEN INST-speak-N know-CVB-3 3GE...
by Dormouse559
10 Jul 2019 18:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8643
Views: 871874

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

a mènt pas incora…! :roll: [:x] At least not for now…! * â mwi pas incóra [ɑˈmwi ˈpɑs ɛ̃ˈko.ʁə] "At least" is formed from "a" combined with a masculine definite article (which gives â ) followed by the reflex of Latin minus . I did once think that reflex was mènt , but these days it's mwi . You wer...
by Dormouse559
10 Jul 2019 01:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8643
Views: 871874

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

masako wrote:
10 Jul 2019 00:53
ma nya onyo ke kalala ma'a appa tohoha
Claiming to learn any language through an app is also pretty big.
Qui qu' l' a di avou fé cha ?
[ki.kləˈdi ʔəˈvu ˈfe ˈɕa]
Who claimed that?

Nyu dyun chû fîli.
[ˈɲˑy ˈdjœ̃ŋ ɕyˈfiː.li]
No one in this thread.
by Dormouse559
10 Jul 2019 00:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8643
Views: 871874

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

ča ˤinòm yaza ʕoseta nra Duwolingo nu zorčoleš nudwevuge. CNJ 1SG.ABL CNJ <Rosetta>NOM NEG=CNJ <Duolingo>NOM NEG CAUS.learn<PRS.ACT.INDIC>3PL NEG=much<COMPAR> But Rosetta Stone or Duolingo… not so much. [:|] Rav ˤēdogoasečanie ˤin Masakō. ADV FUT=agree<PLUP.ACT.INDIC>1SG 1SG.OBJ <masako>DAT Therefo...
by Dormouse559
09 Jul 2019 05:04
Forum: Translations
Topic: Bear isn't brother to cow.
Replies: 35
Views: 5377

Re: Bear isn't brother to cow.

In the French translation, "Mongolian proverb" should be rendered as "proverbe mongol". "Mongolien" is more common as an offensive word for someone with Down syndrome. :fra: French L'ours n'est pas le frère de la vache. (proverbe mongol) Bear isn't brother to cow. https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Sil...
by Dormouse559
08 Jul 2019 03:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2928
Views: 289416

Re: Yay or Nay?

elemtilas wrote:
08 Jul 2019 03:27
Use both as appropriate . . . could you give an example?
I suppose I got the impression that "Daine" was a singular. It is pronounced like how I'd expect "Tana" to be. But reading over your post again, I see that isn't what you said.
by Dormouse559
08 Jul 2019 02:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2928
Views: 289416

Re: Yay or Nay?

So, yea or nay: aesthetics in mind foremost, leave the the name as is (Daine), assuming that most readers will say /den/, or adopt the more linguistically correct name (Denê), assuming that many readers will say /dene/ or at worst /din/? What is the proper pronunciation? /'tɑnɑ/ and /dɛ'neː/ respec...
by Dormouse559
07 Jul 2019 18:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2928
Views: 289416

Re: Yay or Nay?

elemtilas wrote:
07 Jul 2019 17:14
So, yea or nay: aesthetics in mind foremost, leave the the name as is (Daine), assuming that most readers will say /den/, or adopt the more linguistically correct name (Denê), assuming that many readers will say /dene/ or at worst /din/?
What is the proper pronunciation?
by Dormouse559
07 Jul 2019 18:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8643
Views: 871874

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

L' e ggranta declarasou.
[lɛg.gʁɑ̃n.ta.de.kla.ʁəˈsu]
That's a big claim.
by Dormouse559
01 Jul 2019 17:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How would you denote this grammatical category
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: How would you denote this grammatical category

My suggestion would probably be confusing because a similar term already exist in linguistics, but there's the concept of "terminal goals" (things you want for their own sake) and "instrumental goals" (things you do to reach your terminal goals). Accordingly, you could call your idea an "instrumenta...
by Dormouse559
30 Jun 2019 09:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 853089

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

Apparently, it's unlikely that a novel inflectional class would be created ex nihilo by analogy with other inflectional classes. Well, I don't think that's what I was proposing. Several, though not all, verbs that ended up with a past participle from -ūtum also ended up with a passé composé based o...
by Dormouse559
28 Jun 2019 22:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 853089

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

Does anyone know a book or a paper which discusses the origin of Old French weak preterites in -ui (like valui , valus , valut ...)? I'm writing a paper for my master's degree and I've been unable to find anything detailed (and the topic is fiendishly complicated [D;]). Hmm, you never got answer to...
by Dormouse559
28 Jun 2019 07:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8643
Views: 871874

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Lambuzhao wrote:
27 Jun 2019 18:53
Inaviç, nendrimu furmaù lu cæsũ.
I made cheese instead for the time being.
Quinta sòrta de froumàjou ?
[kɛ̃n.təˈsɔʁ.tə de.fʁuˈma.ʑu]
What kind of cheese?

L' e ffachìlou de fêri lou froumàjou ?
[lɛf.fəˈɕi.lu dəˈfɛː.ʁi lu.fʁuˈma.ʑu]
Is it easy to make cheese?
by Dormouse559
27 Jun 2019 22:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6181
Views: 546802

Re: Language practice thread

Je n'avais pas rencontré ce terme avant que tu ne le mentionnes, mais après quelques recherches, je trouve la réponse à ta question incertaine. I hadn't come across that term before you mentioned it just now, but after a bit of research, I'm thinking the answer to your question is uncertain. « Mori...
by Dormouse559
27 Jun 2019 17:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 48
Views: 2144

Re: Goþesch Razde

Overall it looks nice, personally the <dede> sequence looks a bit repetitive, <budedeþ> in particular is quite a tongue twister! So Gothish speakers get to have as much fun as I do when I say, "I edited it". [}:D] Like in that phrase, I'm guessing the tongue-twister-ishness is a quirk of the exampl...
by Dormouse559
27 Jun 2019 07:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6181
Views: 546802

Re: Language practice thread

Mais les F innois, ce sont aussi des elfes, non ? But aren't the Finnish also elves? Eux et les Gallois, selon Tolkien. Them and the Welsh, according to Tolkien. Malheureusement, ma substitution n'a pas très bien marché au niveau du sens. Unfortunately, my substitution didn't work that well meaning...