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by Lao Kou
24 Sep 2019 17:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Comfortable
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: Comfortable

YAEPTs rule, man! [xD] Your pronunciation, /ˈkʌmftɚbəl/, is reported in some resources such as Wiktionary and John Wells' Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (2000, 2nd edition). Certainly my most common, everyday pronunciation. As an ESL teacher, one tries to start with the highfalutin pronunciation a...
by Lao Kou
24 Sep 2019 01:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 5256

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Lao Kou's totally kewl new word for him for today (so I was at Lowe's today where everything seems to be bilingual and stumbled upon this):

albañilería - masonry

such great mouth-feel, like a caramel mousse (or like buttah). [:)]
by Lao Kou
22 Sep 2019 17:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 411
Views: 78003

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Géarthnuns: *sulikʰil n. twin suĺiik [suʎiːk] (n. hu.) twin sulíks [suˈliks] n. lorgnette, masquerade mask ( held with a stick ) ( can take sing. or dual endings ) miigo'ap [miːgoˈʔap] (adj.) famous, well known mígaöb [ˈmigaˌøb] adj. infamous, notorious raqfetaʔi n. bathhouse rakféts [ɾaˈkfets] n. ...
by Lao Kou
21 Sep 2019 22:35
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Snowball Game returns
Replies: 29
Views: 1177

Re: The Snowball Game returns

11. Vaçte sí la sük rhashpeksüch íömé jebeth sho, che hereçkedalthsev sí lé sauk kfíöshalersauch, de fík íöfsíf zhö fau ngumsaun, hedravnath, arkfö ngaum lét aöt vídravnath. because 1 SG-NOM AUX.PRES INDEF.PL new- ACC.PL always attempt PTCL, DEF yesterday- LOC 1 SG-NOM AUX.PAST INDEF.PL cookie- ACC....
by Lao Kou
15 Sep 2019 20:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 411
Views: 78003

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Géarthnuns:
Corphishy wrote:
15 Sep 2019 07:14
*oglīfsib'utōn n. cornmeal
oglífsibs [ˌogliˈfsɪbs] n. (brewer's) wort
Void wrote:
15 Sep 2019 16:03
sûhcamaryô /suːh.tsam.ar.joː/ n. philosophy
sukhsamars [ˌsuxsaˈmaɾs] n. librarian

Next: rehoglins [ˌɾɛhoˈglɪ̃s] n. magpie
by Lao Kou
15 Sep 2019 01:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 411
Views: 78003

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Nloki wrote:
15 Sep 2019 00:39
Keberathke [ˈke̞β̞ˌɾaθkə] n. - crenels
kevratheks [kɛˈvɾaθɛks] n. ranseur, roncone, dangpa (钂鈀/鐺鈀)

Next: jnalauks [ˈd͡ʒnalɔks] n. outhouse
by Lao Kou
15 Sep 2019 00:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Snowball Game returns
Replies: 29
Views: 1177

Re: The Snowball Game returns

9. Krístíns la chöik vgörutsöich dvüzçetöich, vaçte chöik vgörutsöip fanfetöip cha hensav la hetaum ítríötöip rhöseu hetaum gvenütöip rhöseu híau nöi sho, hedravnath. Christine- NOM AUX.PRES DEF.PL pants- ACC.PL own- ACC.PL, because DEF.PL pants- NOM.PL all- NOM.PL DEF store- LOC AUX.PRES either sho...
by Lao Kou
14 Sep 2019 22:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 411
Views: 78003

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Géarthnuns: lîniks /liːn.iks/ n. sparrowhawk; generic term for small birds of prey líniks [ˈlinɪks] n. Chinese sparrowhawk ( Accipiter soloensis ) sikim /sik.im/ v. to chirr, stridulate síkin [ˈsikɪn] v. sing or play with vibrato čraqʼâz /tʃraqʼ.aːs/ v. to perform a malevolent ritual dance, execrat...
by Lao Kou
14 Sep 2019 03:21
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Snowball Game returns
Replies: 29
Views: 1177

Re: The Snowball Game returns

5. Sí lín öçket, bdarho thpau lí chík gefrölsích sítelích ba pan hautsöikh sho, chö béöbsalufersöt vdöirhí dravnath. 1 SG-NOM AUX.FUT.CAUS 2 SG-ACC, as.long.as 2 SG.NOM AUX.FUT DEF.PL book- ACC.PL my- ACC.PL PTCL steal stop- SPEC PTCL, DEF homework- ACC help- ADV.FUT do I'll help you with your homew...
by Lao Kou
13 Sep 2019 22:22
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Snowball Game returns
Replies: 29
Views: 1177

Re: The Snowball Game returns

1. Jimbauths lé sö nlöbetebsöt chü akhaksüv chfuth, de Kéts lé nöi. Jim- NOM AUX.PAST INDEF tap- ACC DEF shoulder- LOC, and Kate- NOM AUX.PAST be Jim felt a tap on his shoulder, and it was Kate. I might be wrong, but it looks to me as if your gloss unintentionally omitted the word for "feel". No, y...
by Lao Kou
10 Sep 2019 00:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 907
Views: 299460

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Tuyono wrote:
08 Sep 2019 17:06
meoqal [ˈme.o.qal] n. basalt
mnéokals [ˌmne.oˈkals] n. basalt
Corphishy wrote:
08 Sep 2019 22:15
*sifuwo n. louse
sifwoks [siˈfwoks] n. black fly, midge

Next: augautlöifers n. fiber (dietary), roughage
by Lao Kou
08 Sep 2019 17:38
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Snowball Game returns
Replies: 29
Views: 1177

Re: The Snowball Game returns

3. Chí kfedhöls gaterel lé chö aubsöv, höi sauk íalörsauch tourauch nggavökhala ' u malovürwaz. DEF rock- NOM big- NOM AUX.PAST DEF mountain- LOC, PTCL INDEF.PL person- ACC.PL three- ACC.PL kill- PTPL.ADV down.fall The big rock fell down the mountain, killing three people. 4. Sí lí chíl rhadalsím ch...
by Lao Kou
08 Sep 2019 16:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 907
Views: 299460

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Corphishy wrote:
08 Sep 2019 09:13
sib'utose sub. pestle
síbuts [si'buts] n. pestle

Next: chnéöbs [t͡ʃneˈøbs] n. moss
by Lao Kou
08 Sep 2019 02:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 907
Views: 299460

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Géarthnuns: Lailun /lajlun/ n. spear lailuns [lajˈlũs] n. contradiction ( Cf. 矛盾 máodùn) jraččagut /ˈdzratʃ.tʃaɣ.ut/ n. volcano jrachaguts [ˌd͡ʒɾat͡ʃaˈguts] n. crater lake, maar ye'amdhi [jeˈʔamði] v. show up, appear suddenly íéanth [jeˈanθ]/[jeˈãθ] v. make a cameo appearance íéanths [jeˈanθs]/[jeˈ...
by Lao Kou
08 Sep 2019 00:23
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Snowball Game returns
Replies: 29
Views: 1177

Re: The Snowball Game returns

1. Jimbauths lé sö nlöbetebsöt chü akhaksüv chfuth, de Kéts lé nöi. Jim- NOM AUX.PAST INDEF tap- ACC DEF shoulder- LOC feel, and Kate- NOM AUX.PAST be Jim felt a tap on his shoulder, and it was Kate. 2. Étans lé, gü thpau löin chau ndürsaut höi chau ídwönarsaut chöi pebözhatsöiv shöi höizhövakh sho,...
by Lao Kou
07 Sep 2019 19:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 411
Views: 78003

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Géarthnuns: békas /ˈbɛ.kas/- adj. poor, wretched, miserable béks [beks] n. rags, tatters *qūs bark, yell kuts [kuts] n. sounding ( of an alarm ) kuz [kuz] v. sound ( an alarm ) *tə̰ŋkə n. "river, stream" tönks [tøŋks] n. natural or man-made stream when playing the game of tíébs (流觞曲水 liú shāng qū s...
by Lao Kou
07 Sep 2019 06:37
Forum: Translations
Topic: An Approach to Translations: Catabolism then Anabolism
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: An Approach to Translations: Catabolism then Anabolism

Khemehekis wrote:
07 Sep 2019 05:51
holbuzvala wrote:
05 Sep 2019 18:16
"Trying to help his friends makes Peter happy"
Lao Kou wrote:
07 Sep 2019 04:22
Yeah, I had fun with that. Too bad it petered out.
I see what you did there.
Truly, no schtick was intended, but I'm glad it worked out that way now that you've pointed it out. [xP]

(but we digress)
by Lao Kou
07 Sep 2019 06:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 907
Views: 299460

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Géarthnuns: Lailun /lajlun/ n. spear lailuns [lajˈlũs] n. contradiction ( Cf. 矛盾 máodùn) jraččagut /ˈdzratʃ.tʃaɣ.ut/ n. volcano jrachaguts [ˌd͡ʒɾat͡ʃaˈguts] n. crater lake, maar ye'amdhi [jeˈʔamði] v. show up, appear suddenly íéanth [jeˈanθ]/[jeˈãθ] v. make a cameo appearance íéanths [jeˈanθs]/[jeˈ...
by Lao Kou
07 Sep 2019 04:22
Forum: Translations
Topic: An Approach to Translations: Catabolism then Anabolism
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: An Approach to Translations: Catabolism then Anabolism

Khemehekis wrote:
07 Sep 2019 04:20
I just wanted to say: Thanks for remembering the (now-pruned) Snowball Game!
Yeah, I had fun with that. Too bad it petered out.
by Lao Kou
06 Sep 2019 04:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 411
Views: 78003

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Void wrote:
06 Sep 2019 02:12
aždôhuštra /aʒ.doːh.uʃ.tra/ n. battle-camel
azhdohushters [ˌaʒdoˈhushtɛɾs] n. howdah

Next: mníduts [mniˈduts] n. lobster