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by shimobaatar
19 Jan 2020 18:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4465
Views: 932381

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

Khemehekis wrote:
19 Jan 2020 04:17
The dual is alive and well in languages as familiar to Americans as Hebrew and Arabic.
For whatever it's worth, that may be true for Modern Standard Arabic, but the dual is no longer as vibrant in the modern spoken varieties/"dialects".
by shimobaatar
17 Jan 2020 22:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 389
Views: 23346

Re: Romanization game #2

/t k/ <d g> /t’ k’/ <tˀ kˀ> /tʰ kʰ/ <t k> /tː kː/ <td kg> /tθʰ kxʰ/ <þ x> /tθ’ kx’/ <þˀ xˀ> /i u/ <í ú> /ɪ ʊ/ <ı u> /e o/ <é ó> /ɛ ɔ/ <e o> /æ ɒ/ <ǽ á> /a̟ a̠/ <æ a> Next: /p b t d k g q/ /f v ð s z ɕ ħ/ /t͡s d͡z t͡ɕ d͡ʑ/ /m n ŋ/ /j w/ /ɽ/ /r/ /l/ /i iː u uː/ /e eː ɵ o oː/ /a aː/ /eʊ̯ oɪ̯/ /aʊ̯ aɪ̯/
by shimobaatar
14 Jan 2020 20:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289227

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Oh, well, alright. Around the time it became my "turn", I realized I had a general word for some malevolent feminine supernatural entity and a word for a particular time of night, so I thought "witching hour" might be a fitting challenge for this thread. I was mostly familiar with the more recent o...
by shimobaatar
14 Jan 2020 18:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game v2
Replies: 149
Views: 19487

Re: Sound Changes Game v2

<ginberileh il-en-nygnyleh hehelibi>

[gimβæʀgʟɶʜ igʟoŋŋiŋŋigʟə ɛɛgʟiβi] > [ɟĩˈb͡βɑːgʟəʜ jigʟõɲĩˈɲigʟə ˈjɛːɟʎiβi]
by shimobaatar
13 Jan 2020 16:13
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289227

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

spanick wrote:
13 Jan 2020 14:37
Oh, witching hour.
[tick] [tick] [tick]
by shimobaatar
13 Jan 2020 14:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289227

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

I'm kinda stuck on something like "witch's dawn" or some such, but I have no idea what that might actually mean. It's apparently the name of a pornographic romance novel involving a witch and three demons, but I doubt that's what you're referring to. Ah yeah, definitely not! I'm wondering if this p...
by shimobaatar
13 Jan 2020 14:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 122
Views: 3171

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

On a similar note, shimo's grammar was also very good and had great examples! Y²KS is a very neat language and I thoroughly enjoyed translating from it. Thank you! [:D] I didn't have a lot of time to put the torch together, and I was pretty tired while I was doing it, so I wanted to include some ba...
by shimobaatar
13 Jan 2020 04:53
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289227

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

VaptuantaDoi wrote:
13 Jan 2020 04:40
This is proving surprisingly difficult... is it just a specific time during the night?
[tick] It does refer to a time of night.
by shimobaatar
13 Jan 2020 04:05
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289227

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Hmm… what else can I say without simply saying what it is? It refers to a time/period of time/time of day, not really a holiday or type of event. I'm going to point back to some of the things I've said previously that I think, hopefully, could be particularly helpful: Maybe "witch"? Some other super...
by shimobaatar
08 Jan 2020 23:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 392
Views: 219632

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Welcome to the CBB!
by shimobaatar
06 Jan 2020 05:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5361

Re: Lexember 2019

Happy New Year! I'd like to thank everyone who participated in Lexember 2019. Whether you were able to participate throughout the month, or only had enough time to do so once or twice, I want to give my thanks to everyone who contributed even one entry! So many people participated this year, and so ...
by shimobaatar
05 Jan 2020 20:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 699
Views: 161424

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Well, since it's been almost a month [:P] (I think with end-of-term for those in school, then Christmas and New Year for a fair few users, this one might have been poorly timed in terms of getting a response Ah yeah, haha, that's pretty spot-on. I'm happy to have been reminded of this now so I can ...
by shimobaatar
01 Jan 2020 21:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 8531

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Happy New Year!
by shimobaatar
01 Jan 2020 05:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5361

Re: Lexember 2019

Y²KS (Day 31): ḥōyu /ˈħoːju/ (v.) to travel, to journey, to adventure From Proto-AY *ḥáğʷay- "to travel" Derivations and Related Terms: ḥōyī /ˈħoːjiː/ (n.) travel, journey, adventure From Proto-AY *ḥáğʷay- "to travel" Example: Sē šuḫayyin ḥōyīn fij-jēlis yānušaḥičmin! /seː ʃuˈxajjin ħoːˈjiːn fid͡ʒˈd...
by shimobaatar
31 Dec 2019 05:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game v2
Replies: 32
Views: 4480

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game v2

[kʼəgˌkətəɟˌbədəˈgʷətdəɟət] < [kʼakɨkˌkattakiˌpotaˈkottɨtakettɨ]
by shimobaatar
31 Dec 2019 05:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game v2
Replies: 149
Views: 19487

Re: Sound Changes Game v2

<múmwce>

[œ̃˧˨pɛ̃ːʔ˩˧] > [ʔʷɛ̃˧˩pɛ̃ːʔ˩˧]
by shimobaatar
31 Dec 2019 03:23
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289227

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

VaptuantaDoi wrote:
31 Dec 2019 03:13
shimobaatar wrote:
31 Dec 2019 02:35
VaptuantaDoi wrote:
31 Dec 2019 02:28
Is it an abstract concept, or a physical object/being?
More of an abstract concept. Definitely not anything physical.
Is it an event/activity?
It's associated with supernatural activity. I'm not sure if "event" is exactly how I'd describe it, but that's definitely on the right track.
by shimobaatar
31 Dec 2019 02:35
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289227

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

VaptuantaDoi wrote:
31 Dec 2019 02:28
Is it an abstract concept, or a physical object/being?
More of an abstract concept. Definitely not anything physical.
by shimobaatar
31 Dec 2019 01:44
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2253
Views: 289227

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

I'm not sure how helpful this will be, but as a hint, the English translation is two words.
by shimobaatar
31 Dec 2019 00:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5361

Re: Lexember 2019

Y²KS (Day 29): huddatēyyi /huddaˈteːjji/ (n.) hourglass, sandglass From Proto-AY *ḫʷəwdá- "to grind" + *ṭátayā- "to steal" Derivations and Related Terms: hudayyat /huˈdajjat/ (n.) sand, grain From Proto-AY *ḫʷəwdá- "to grind" Plurale tantum hudō /huˈdoː/ (v.) to grind, to grind down From Proto-AY *ḫ...