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by Lao Kou
14 Jan 2019 17:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: The gods didn't create us....
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: The gods didn't create us....

I decided to translate a short bit of Ismaic mythos. Perhaps someone else will find it interesting to also try. http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns Vek dhaugsep lé pantalach tíornath. DEF.PL.NEG god- NOM.PL.NEG AUX.PAST 1 PL-ACC.NEG create The gods didn't create us. Rheth lé rhethníe makhlama...
by Lao Kou
14 Jan 2019 10:00
Forum: Translations
Topic: Indirect speech
Replies: 13
Views: 1835

Re: Indirect speech

Epic necro! Epic! [:D] http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns Beth lé ngamath „Trízh la chü içdimtelímarangíksüv kadiz.” 3 DUAL-NOM AUX.PAST say „1 DUAL-NOM AUX.PRES DEF cinema- LOC go” They said, "We are going to the cinema." Beth lé, gü thpau lé chü içdimtelímarangíksüv höikadiz sho, ngamath. ...
by Lao Kou
08 Jan 2019 06:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8510
Views: 781784

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

ano kyo'a Quiet, again. Ahe! Eti zo kula une ixi ziriri. yes | PST PROG pair.of.ears GEN.1S.ICS ACC.3P.DEF.INAN cricket Yes! I was listening to the crickets. Chí tsíhuls sauk jínarsaung cha zçünsav. Sí agvétals. Cricket song in winter -- a special treat. De pamna ' u chö évashabsöb vrí cha sunsab v...
by Lao Kou
05 Jan 2019 05:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 1214

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

DesEsseintes wrote:
05 Jan 2019 05:14
it’s not like he’s trying to sell us vacuum cleaners.
or kitchen appliances [xP]
by Lao Kou
04 Jan 2019 05:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8887

Re: Lexember 2018

DesEsseintes wrote:
03 Jan 2019 17:07
Lao Kou wrote:
03 Jan 2019 13:26
31st - içvérdobs [ðuˈzɔbs] n. newsreel
Interesting orthographic-phonetic mismatch. A typo perchance?
Them Géarthnuns spelling rules's a bitch, innit?

In a rush, I sloppily neglected to change the pronunciation from the previous "chestnut" entry. [:$] Fixed it, thanks.
by Lao Kou
03 Jan 2019 13:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8887

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 31st - içvérdobs [ˌɪçveɾˈdobs] n. newsreel Che hereçkesrethsev sü içdimtelímarangíksüv, cha réabönsab puskau seth lév sau blöchnérsaut zhö sö içvérdobsöt aubü ba dimtel hautsobal. DEF old.days- LOC INDEF cinema- LOC, DEF main.feature- POST before 3 SG-NOM A...
by Lao Kou
02 Jan 2019 11:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: The jawbone of an ass [;)]
Replies: 8
Views: 2001

Re: The jawbone of an ass [;)]

15 And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith. 16 And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men. http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 15 San lé orha sau bdonafs...
by Lao Kou
27 Dec 2018 17:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8887

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 27th - dhuzaubs [ðuˈzɔbs] n. chestnut Vaglé seth lév sök dhuzaubsöch haultalöböch híaudínsav chauk gersaush fan ba barasuth kalokh sho, trízh lé aukhbrelü söik ngutsöif ökfatöif, öre cha zhabötansat ba zvaun hesof. although 3 SG-NOM AUX.PAST.IMPERS INDEF.PL...
by Lao Kou
06 Dec 2018 10:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8887

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 4th - tumukapwíbs [tuˌmukaˈpwibs] n. tag ( children's game ) Chöik sékletsöip lé chö tumuküapwíbsöt chü mörveksüv chöik zçövatsöid vrí travnath. DEF.PL child- NOM.PL AUX.PAST DEF tag- ACC DEF yard- LOC DEF.PL hydrangea- POST.PL among make The children were ...
by Lao Kou
06 Dec 2018 09:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 234467

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Safe journey home, and thank you for your service, President Bush 41.
by Lao Kou
05 Dec 2018 10:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8887

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 3rd - ftelömals [ˌftɛløˈmals] n. alibi Ríçardhs lé fí ftelömafsít vö shekhsöb rathé vü nggavödsüs ven. Richard- NOM.NEG AUX.PAST INDEF.NEG alibi- ACC.NEG DEF.NEG night- POST.NEG on.the.occasion.of DEF.NEG murder- GEN.NEG have Richard didn't have an alibi fo...
by Lao Kou
02 Dec 2018 15:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 76485

CBB Conlang Relay X

Actually, I'm getting the impression that some people might be interested in this kind of relay as a way to see how accurately everyone can translate the text, with the goal of keeping it as close to the original as possible by the end, while I've always considered the point of such relays to be th...
by Lao Kou
02 Dec 2018 14:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 76485

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

gestaltist wrote:
02 Dec 2018 13:00
We clearly have a different idea of what a good torch is.
If I understand gestaltist correctly, I'm inclined to agree.
by Lao Kou
02 Dec 2018 08:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8887

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 2nd - dvüdaurhörs [ˌdvydɔˈXøɾs] n. metronome Chau dvüdaurhörs lé chö dunabsöv, sau zhömauíörsaub sherböraub sfen cha ftalansas, haíömé mnözçethnala ' u mal. DEF metronome- NOM AUX.PAST DEF piano- LOC, INDEF friend- POST old- POST like DEF family- GEN, as.al...
by Lao Kou
01 Dec 2018 14:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8887

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 1st - havnaurs [haˈvnɔɾs] n. cenotaph Chí haibesíölsív, cha Öns lé, höi sí dhodelsít chau havnaursaub vasököi chau athíanalörsaut che alürhethses doichlatöithes dimtel. DEF balcony- LOC, DEF queen- NOM AUX.PAST, PTCL INDEF wreath- ACC DEF cenotaph- POST at....
by Lao Kou
30 Nov 2018 10:43
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 262
Views: 371382

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

To Germans or anyone else who may know:

What exactly does a Regierungsamtsinspektor(in) (RAI'in) do? The document I'm looking at seems to have her signing off on the authenticity of someone's signature, but couldn't a notary do that?
by Lao Kou
11 Nov 2018 12:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Armistice Day 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month
Replies: 4
Views: 2729

Re: Armistice Day 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month

Who, if any, of us, intend to observe 11 seconds of silence at 11:11 on November 11th this Sunday? I'm seven hours ahead of France, so I'm watching the ceremony in Paris live. Macron is currently delivering a speech under the Arc de Triomphe. I was sleeping at 11:11 local time, if that counts as a ...
by Lao Kou
10 Nov 2018 06:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 671
Views: 150869

Re: False cognates

:chn: :twn: 焙 bèi bake
:eng: bake
by Lao Kou
10 Nov 2018 05:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 719
Views: 125433

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:fra: empire empire
:fra: empire gets worse, worsens

:chn: :twn: 焙 bèi bake
:eng: bake