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by Canis
30 Mar 2015 13:09
Forum: Translations
Topic: Swadesh List
Replies: 29
Views: 6579

Re: Swadesh List

* I - вар * you (singular) - љу * he - кє * we - на * you (plural) - sка * they - љі * this - љурі, sу * that - љурі, sу * here - тєкєр * there - љуті заітъан * who - шах· тыіу? * what - шах·? * where - љарє? * when - шах· потаs? * how - шах· шаак? * not - нє· * all - вєрха * many - ванакн * some -...
by Canis
27 Mar 2015 08:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Immortality in a conworld
Replies: 20
Views: 11983

Re: Immortality in a conworld

I've made nearly all of the humans in my conworld genetically immortal (at some long forgotten point in the past their genome was altered to prevent senescence as make cancer less likely). The majority of the concultures have a culture encouraging life and devotion to a study, to prevent suicide or...
by Canis
24 Mar 2015 09:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Who's actually learning conlangs?
Replies: 310
Views: 30673

Re: Who's actually learning conlangs?

It's actually a lot easier to find sex slaves than getting people to learn your conlang. [B)] [}:D] Depends how much you are willing to pay for either. ;) We are not talking about employment, my friend, especially a consensual one. That would kill the very idea. That IS speaking... Sensu stricto ye...
by Canis
24 Mar 2015 08:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Who's actually learning conlangs?
Replies: 310
Views: 30673

Re: Who's actually learning conlangs?

Getting upset and disappointed that you can't build a speaker community for your conlang is like getting upset and disappointed that you can't find a few hundred nubile 18-year old supermodels willing to become your sex slaves. You won't believe how many people get upset because of it. Funny, they ...
by Canis
24 Mar 2015 08:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What do you like in languages?
Replies: 45
Views: 12408

Re: What do you like in languages?

ogoneks are invaluable to those with taste [:)] I don't find ogoneks particularly enticing. Unless i needed more diacritics, i'd go for tildes. I hope I don't derail the thread with this post, but I must admit I find the word "ogonek" in English absurdly hilarious and its form pluralised with Engli...
by Canis
24 Mar 2015 08:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Who's actually learning conlangs?
Replies: 310
Views: 30673

Re: Who's actually learning conlangs?

Getting upset and disappointed that you can't build a speaker community for your conlang is like getting upset and disappointed that you can't find a few hundred nubile 18-year old supermodels willing to become your sex slaves. You won't believe how many people get upset because of it. Funny, they ...
by Canis
20 Mar 2015 10:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 905
Views: 293847

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Next: тъаҳонєн [ˈŋǃäʜoˌnen] to watch with suspicion or with threat in eyes ngarhonen [ˈŋaXoˌnɛn] vt. suspect ( consider guilty ) Next: тъаҳонєн [ˈŋǃäʜoˌnen] to watch with suspicion or with threat in eyes naʻon [ˈnaʔɔn] - suspicios Ehm... I'd like to point out that [ŋǃ] doesn't have anything to do w...
by Canis
19 Mar 2015 08:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What do you like in languages?
Replies: 45
Views: 12408

Re: What do you like in languages?

Wait, other languages don't?? Mind blown. How do you distinguish between "creepy crawly with a shell" and "creepy crawly that doesn't have a shell", then? I suppose a circumlocution like that works well enough, though, and I'm not sure of any situation where I actually needed to distinguish between...
by Canis
18 Mar 2015 15:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What do you like in languages?
Replies: 45
Views: 12408

Re: What do you like in languages?

I love the fact that words have aftertaste. You tell a word, and a chain of associations is unleashed, based on your past, acquaintances, experiences, fears and hopes, your mood, individual sounds of that word, phonetic context, general context, cultural context. In English for some reason you can u...
by Canis
18 Mar 2015 14:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 905
Views: 293847

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Lao Kou wrote:Next: jwörs [dʒwøɾs] n. chimney
ѵөөрs [wɵ̯ɘrs] chimney

Next: тъаҳонєн [ˈŋǃäʜoˌnen] to watch with suspicion or with threat in eyes
by Canis
18 Mar 2015 08:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 905
Views: 293847

Re: Lexicon sculpting

There are no bay leaves or normal Terran fauna and flora apart from cattle, dogs and certain other organisms in this language because the conworld for it doesn't have them. Next: kanusu [kanusu̥] - to go kfanuz [kfaˈnuz] vi. set off/out ( for [+ loc. ]) Next: ríkwetars [ˌɾikweˈtaɾs] n. bay leaf, lau...
by Canis
17 Mar 2015 09:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ahtialan ayllawai
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Ahtialan ayllawai

Good morning, lads. I want to briefly tell you about my main conlang. It is a post-nooblang from my earliest years, which developed only because I made a writing system for it when I was six. Many years passed since then. In 2003, I first wrote down the idea of its grammar; I opened a dictionary and...
by Canis
17 Mar 2015 08:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4366
Views: 882192

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

Hmm. Does the palatalized [kʲ] have an offglide? Rather than comparing with palatalized consonants, I was more wondering about the distinction between /c/ and a simple fronted [k̟], such as might occur allophonically in the sequence /ki/. I also am interested in this... in Polish, in words like "ki...
by Canis
16 Mar 2015 08:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 287
Views: 134965

Re: You

What did Ahtialan look like in 1994? I'm curious about the kind of conlang that a 3/4-year-old would come up with. Quite similar to what elemtilas implied, just mine had "ą", "ę", "ł", "dż" and no "x", "v", "q" apart from basic Latin letters. It also featured long vowel chains, such as "aaeao", whi...
by Canis
13 Mar 2015 11:17
Forum: Translations
Topic: Why did you give the man money in the city yesterday?
Replies: 48
Views: 9718

Re: Why did you give the man money in the city yesterday?

Why did you give the man money in the city yesterday?

Шах· љу аљін-ік арт аіда монєѯі sар кє сін цєує?
[ʃɑːʢ li˞ ä.ˈʎ͡ʑin‿ik ärt ʔäĭˈdä mɔˈnɛx͡si sär kɛ h̪͆in ˈt͡sɛ.ŭ.ɛ]
INT 2sg give PST yesterday coin to 3sg.m from city
by Canis
11 Mar 2015 14:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How have you picked the name for your conworld?
Replies: 46
Views: 5743

Re: How have you picked the name for your conworld?

My conworld doesn't have a name. I'm usually calling it "Ahtiala" if I must, from the name of the country I must often deal with. Sometimes "Haivööri" from the name of the planet or "Peunt Xar"/"Xar" from the name of the star, for its solar system. But usually I just don't name the conworld, a conwo...
by Canis
11 Mar 2015 09:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4366
Views: 882192

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

Today in here we tried to teach an Irish laddie to say "dziękuję" (thank you) in Polish. Surprisingly, he pronounced particular sounds right, but has a big problem with pronouncing a tri-syllable word with no vocalic reduction. Such cases remind me of the difference between the so-called stress-typ...
by Canis
10 Mar 2015 10:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Much snow has blanketed the land.
Replies: 15
Views: 3700

Re: Much snow has blanketed the land.

Ванакн sан хат. [wä'näkn͈ sän hät] much snow be-3sg I don't remember the habit of saying "there is snow on the land ". You say "There is snow [time reference]", like "There is snow now" ( ванакн sан хат фрєо ). If you really want, you may say љурі вах sан sєн љан [li˞ˈɾi‿wä sän sɛn ʎ͡ʑan] (there is...
by Canis
09 Mar 2015 08:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: kæn ju ɹid ˌaipiˈei
Replies: 114
Views: 32293

Re: kæn ju ɹid ˌaipiˈei

wəʔ æksɛnʔs wɹ̩ ju t͡ʃɹaɪ̯jɪŋ tʰə du ˈnəʊ‿wɔn it͡s d͡ʒɐsʔ ðɐʔ ɑɪ̆ wɔz tɒt͡s tə‿ˈspɪĭk ɑː‿ˈpɪiː . bɐt həːd təʊ̆ ˈmɛnɪ ˈdɪfəɹənʔ ˈæk.sənt͡s ən ɑɪ̆ kɑɪ̆ndə ˈmeɪ̆d‿ə ˈmɪks.t͡ʃə ðæʔ tɛnd͡z tə‿ˈhæpn̩ wɛn jə̝ dəʊ̆nʔ spɪĭk ˈɪŋg.lɪʃ ˈæz‿ə ˈnæɪ̆.tɪv . æn wɛn jəː ˈmɛ.θəd əv ˈləː.nɪŋ ɪz ˈmɪ.mɪ.kɹi No one It's ...
by Canis
06 Mar 2015 11:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: kæn ju ɹid ˌaipiˈei
Replies: 114
Views: 32293

Re: kæn ju ɹid ˌaipiˈei

ðæʔ ˈfɪĭ.lɪŋ wɛn jʊŭ t͡ʃɹʷɑɪ̆ tə‿spɪĭk ə‿fʲʊŭ ˈæk.sɛnt͡s æt ə‿tʰɑɪ̆m ænʔ jʊŭ mɪks ˌɪn.kəmˈpætəbl̩ ˈæk.sɛnt͡s . ˈmeɪ̆.kɪŋ eɪ̆ kəm.'plitli ɲʊŭ wɑn

ɑɪ̆ həɵ̆p jə‿dəɵ̆ʔ mɑɪ̆nd ðæʔ lædz