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by Dormouse559
16 Dec 2018 20:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14319
Views: 1085967

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

Hello. I would want to be aware of what do you conlangers think of a conlang which marks diacritically vowels in syllables not belonging to the lexeme of a word, or shorter: should every declension in my conlang contain a diacritic over its vowel, in my case, a circumflex? That's a question only yo...
by Dormouse559
16 Dec 2018 04:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 3012

Re: Lexember 2018

croisfir /krojsˈfɪr̩/ ~ [kχɔjzˈvɪɐ̯] verb triangulate, locate by triangulation From crois "cross, point of intersection" and fir "put down, fasten, fix in place". Crucify him! [}:(] With GPS satellites. :wat: I was going to finally do Lexember, but then I got distracted. So I'm catching up at the h...
by Dormouse559
16 Dec 2018 01:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: FOOD WORDS USED AS SLANG
Replies: 18
Views: 192

Re: FOOD WORDS USED AS SLANG

ENGLISH Dormouse, cinnamon roll - thats quite an ellaborate one! Yeah, it's probably one of the newer usages on that list. As far as I know, it really took off as a reference to this article from satirical publication The Onion. I remembered another one: tea - information, gossip (used in isolation...
by Dormouse559
13 Dec 2018 23:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: FOOD WORDS USED AS SLANG
Replies: 18
Views: 192

Re: FOOD WORDS USED AS SLANG

Here are some that I've thought of. I didn't know what kinds of phrases you wanted, Zé, so I stuck with short, noun-ish ones. The list gets longer if you include idioms with verbs, for example. :usa: bad egg - bad person beef - a grudge; a feud cheesecake/beefcake - female/male pin-up cinnamon roll ...
by Dormouse559
11 Dec 2018 16:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8460
Views: 753406

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Chou santeman can qu' lou-z avatar i ffussa-t a ll' âtri cottê d' la paja.
[ɕu.sɑ̃n.təˈmɑ̃ŋ kɑ̃ŋ.klu.za.vəˈtɑʁ if.fys.sa.tɑl.lɑː.tʁi.kɔˈtɛː dləˈpa.ʑə]
That feeling when the avatars are on the other side of the page.

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by Dormouse559
07 Dec 2018 23:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 45
Views: 17534

Re: Lapdeutsch

It's always surprisingly to learn something about your own language. I always assumed a fishwife was the wife of a fisherman. It's where I got the inspiration for the word Fischervrou in Lapdeutsch. I guess back in the day those two ideas were often largely synonymous though. Also "wife" used to ju...
by Dormouse559
06 Dec 2018 08:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 667
Views: 137873

Re: False cognates

:eng: cover
:eng: recover

"Cover" comes from Latin cooperio, but "recover" comes from Latin recupero, making it cognate with "recuperate", which makes a whole lot of sense. Of course, "re-cover", i.e. "cover again", does have the same root as "cover".
by Dormouse559
04 Dec 2018 18:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 67268

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Yeah that was pretty much my fault. I struggled a bit to get a cohesive narrative out of your text That makes two of us. [:P] I didn't try to create a cohesive narrative in my translation because I couldn't puzzle one out from my source text. That seems to have been by design, though, because the o...
by Dormouse559
30 Nov 2018 19:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 67268

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Ring 2 is a paragon of concision. It has about the same number of sentences as the original (maybe even the same number; the original's punctuation gets dodgy toward the end), but has fewer than half the words. Cut the fat! Kill your darlings!
by Dormouse559
28 Nov 2018 17:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14319
Views: 1085967

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

You're asking about orthography, and orthography is inherently arbitrary. Most quirks you can conceive of for a language's in-world script are plausible if justified by history or influence from other orthographic traditions.
by Dormouse559
26 Nov 2018 22:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 667
Views: 137873

Re: False cognates

:eng: step
:fra: étape - step (in a process)

As it turns out, étape is cognate with English "staple".
by Dormouse559
25 Nov 2018 03:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 737
Views: 185031

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

How does one type combining diacritics on this site? I'm on mobile using an IPA keyboard, and if I type a diacritic, it doesn't do anything. I don't think there is a way to directly type combining diacritics on this site. I use Aszev's X-SAMPA to IPA converter . I remember you asking about combinin...
by Dormouse559
23 Nov 2018 07:47
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 262
Views: 324395

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

I'm thinking of The Secret, but with more conspiracy theories … and English-language chauvinism?

As the magical aliens told me on their ship:
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by Dormouse559
23 Nov 2018 07:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6794
Views: 726738

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

Would English’s “between” vs “among” count? Probably not. Cedh was talking about the subject of the sentence, not the object of the adposition. I don't know of any natlang examples off the top of my head, but the idea doesn't seem implausible, particularly if the adpositions come from more traditio...
by Dormouse559
19 Nov 2018 06:13
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 213289

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Yeah, sleep paralysis is really weird and I wonder if it may be the explanation behind a lot of supposedly paranormal experiences. Just a few nights ago I had a sleep paralysis experience where I was lying in bed, immobile, and my roommate came over and whispered something unintelligible in my ear....
by Dormouse559
18 Nov 2018 06:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 213289

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ælfwine wrote:
18 Nov 2018 01:03
So

Do you guys believe in ghosts? :?:
No.

I mean, I do if I've watched a horror movie before bed, but otherwise no.
by Dormouse559
06 Nov 2018 03:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 737
Views: 185031

Re: Bonfire Night

eldin raigmore wrote:
05 Nov 2018 22:17
Who is doing what to observe Guy Fawkes’s Day?
I tried to blow up a parliament, but the owls just swiveled their heads and saw me, so that didn't go so well. [:S]
by Dormouse559
31 Oct 2018 17:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14319
Views: 1085967

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

I have a question about syllable structure and inflection. Let's say I have a conlang where the basic syllable is CV(C) and the (C) stands for a coda consonant, but it can only be /n r s k/ and I make a rule that says all verbs in the infinitive form take the suffix '-eli', Therefore, I could have ...
by Dormouse559
25 Oct 2018 02:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6164
Views: 468580

Re: Language practice thread

Je fais vais bien. Je do i s parler le fran ç ais plus souvent. I'm doing good. I have to speak French more often. Moi aussi. J'aime retrouver quelques amies avec lesquelles je prenais des cours de français, mais c'est difficile de choisir une date. Me too. I like meeting up with some friends I too...
by Dormouse559
24 Oct 2018 20:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Words to mean Friend
Replies: 29
Views: 5446

Re: Words to mean Friend

The OP asks about both natlangs and conlangs, so share to your hearts' content.