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by Imralu
11 Nov 2018 20:56
Forum: Translations
Topic: Some & all
Replies: 7
Views: 5556

Re: Some & all

:tan: Swahili: Unaweza kuwapumbaza watu wote wakati fulani, na baadhi ya watu wakati wote, lakini huwezi kuwapumbaza watu wote wakati wote. unɑˈwɛzɑ kuwɑpuˈmbɑzɑ ˈwɑtu ˈwɔtɛ wɑˈkɑti fuˈlɑni | nɑ bɑˈɑði ja ˈwɑtu wɑˈkɑti ˈwɔtɛ | lɑˈkini huˈwɛzi kuwɑpuˈmbɑzɑ ˈwɑtu ˈwɔtɛ wɑˈkɑti ˈwɔtɛ u-na-wez(a) ku-wa-...
by Imralu
11 Nov 2018 20:44
Forum: Translations
Topic: Do you want to go home?
Replies: 48
Views: 20052

Re: Do you want to go home?

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O via lako ki vale?
[o ˈβia ˈlako (k)i ˈβale↗︎]
2S.SUBJ want go to house
Do you want to go home?
by Imralu
09 Nov 2018 21:48
Forum: Translations
Topic: Why isn't there just nothing?
Replies: 1
Views: 1286

Why isn't there just nothing?

Why is there a universe? Why is there anything at all? Why isn't there just nothing? That there is not, in fact, just nothing and that there is, instead, something, and lots of it, seems as if it should be impossible, and yet: here we are!
by Imralu
10 Oct 2018 03:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6164
Views: 465117

Re: Language practice thread

Mimi sijambo ingawa nimevunjiwa moyo. Kazini vyote vinaendelea vikiwa na matata machache lakini siyo makubwa. Sasa nina daktari wa magonjwa ya akili na namtembelea mara mbili kwa juma. Ewe mambo vipi kwako? I'm doing fine although I've had my heart broken. At work, everything is going along, with a...
by Imralu
08 Sep 2018 03:52
Forum: Translations
Topic: A fable I wrote
Replies: 7
Views: 5074

Re: A fable I wrote

:tan: Swahili No time for a gloss just yet but I'd like to come back to this. Hapo zamani za kale kulikuwa na mfalme aliyejenga kasri nzuri sana. Alitaka mnyama kipenzi mkamilifu, hivyo akanunua wanyama wengi. Kwa kweli alinunua sabini, lakini hakutoshelezwa na yeyote, mpaka aliponunua panya wa kawa...
by Imralu
08 Sep 2018 02:00
Forum: Translations
Topic: Kilimanjaro
Replies: 2
Views: 2909

Re: Kilimanjaro

:tan: Swahili: Juu ya savana za Tanzania vinainuka vilele vya Kilimanjaro. Ni mlima mrefu zaidi barani Afrika (mita 5,895 au futi 19,341) na pia ni volkeno iliyozimika. juu y-a savana z-a Tanzania vi-na-inu-k-a vilele vy-a Kilimanjaro | Ni mlima m-refu zaidi bara-ni Afrika (mita 5,895) au futi 19,34...
by Imralu
31 Aug 2018 03:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 39
Views: 15293

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

1. cismale
2. gay
3. right-handed
4. Australian, Irish
5. white ... ginger
6. depression
7. scoliosis
8. no glasses but I am short sighted
9. full beard
10. average body-type
11. no subculture
12. no pets
13. no religion (atheist)
by Imralu
30 Aug 2018 19:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 709
Views: 115327

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:eng: sport
:de: Sport (sport, exercise)
by Imralu
12 Aug 2018 04:54
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 16
Views: 8578

Re: Fish smoking cigarettes

:con: Ngehu (AKA Wena) He ho gwe ze zyelubu numbo zywe nggovwo wo. Gwi e bye dazwa wi dwo u bo mo zywe gwe nana i nggehwa zye zyu dwe i mwe bi. Wa i ho! JUSS.E goodE and NEG.E put.on.ground.A remnant GEN.DEF-PL.E cigarette GEN.2S | fish COP leaveA sea ADV-COP blackE ADV wantA consumeA GEN.DEF-PL.E a...
by Imralu
10 Aug 2018 18:15
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 16
Views: 8578

Re: Fish smoking cigarettes

:tan: Swahili: Tafadhali usitupe chini vipande vyako vya sigara!! Samaki wanatoka baharini usiku ili wavivute na tunajaribu kuwasaidia kuacha. Asante. tafadhali u-si-tup(a)-e chini vipande vy-ako vy-a sigara | samaki wa-na-tok(a) bahari-ni usiku ili wa-vi-vut(a)-e na tu-na-jaribu ku-wa-saidi(a) ku-a...
by Imralu
06 Aug 2018 04:03
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fun with questions
Replies: 45
Views: 14477

Re: Fun with questions

:con: Ngehu (aka Wena) Ha wa i zi ngu zyi? - Ndwa. / Ze. Q 2S COP priorE killA GEN.DEF | trueE | NEG.E Did you kill him? - Yes. / No. Ha wa i ze zi ngu zyi? - Ze. / Ndwa. Q 2S COP NEG.E priorE killA GEN.DEF | NEG.E | trueE Didn't you kill him? - Yes. / No. Wa i zi ngu mya(ngo)? 2S COP priorE killA G...
by Imralu
06 Aug 2018 03:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fun with questions
Replies: 45
Views: 14477

Re: Fun with questions

:tan: Swahili Je, ulimuua? - Ndiyo. / Hapana. je | u-li-mu-u(a) | ndi-yo | ha-pa-na Q | 2S-PST-CL1-kill | COP.EMPH-CL9 | NEG-CL16-COM Did you kill him? - Yes. / No. Je, hukumuua? - Hapana. / Ndiyo. je | h-u-ku-mu-u(a) | ha-pa-na | ndi-yo Q | NEG-2S-NEG.PST-CL1-kill | NEG-CL16-COM | COP.EMPH-CL9 Didn...
by Imralu
01 Aug 2018 03:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 667
Views: 134785

Re: False cognates

Apparently it survives as "even steven" .... I'd always assumed that that was just a rhyme based on the proper name. how so? What's unclear? was wondering what made him/her think the proper noun possibility at first They likely made that assumption, as I did myself, because the name "Steven/Stephen...
by Imralu
01 Aug 2018 01:04
Forum: Translations
Topic: Participles
Replies: 26
Views: 9364

Re: Participles

:tan: Swahili Mwanaume alikuja akitembea barabarani akipiga mbinja ya wimbo unaofurahisha. mwanaume a-li-ku-j(a) a-ki-tembea(a) barabara-ni a-ki-pig(a) mbinja y-a wimbo u-na-o-furahi-sh(a) man(CL1) CL1-PST-EXT-come CL1-SITU-walk street-LOC(CL16/17/18) CL1-SITU-hit whistle(CL9) CL9-GEN song(CL11) CL1...
by Imralu
31 Jul 2018 21:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 709
Views: 115327

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

GrandPiano wrote:
31 Jul 2018 19:54
"Price" and "worth" are similar concepts, but "priceless" and "worthless" are complete opposites.
I remember when I was a kid being amazed that "priceless" doesn't just mean "free" ...
by Imralu
31 Jul 2018 21:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 709
Views: 115327

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

My ex works for a company that has offices (I think their main ones) in Austria, and she was having a chat with some of the people that work out there about the ein Handy being a mobile phone. Undoubtedly it is a "handy" thing to have around, but she was saying that they weren't aware that English ...
by Imralu
31 Jul 2018 15:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 709
Views: 115327

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

A false friend that still fucks me up after more than a decade of fluency in German and (in a few hours exactly) five years in Germany:

per Post = by post / by mail
per Mail = by email

When people say "Mail" without the e, I automatically think it means post.
by Imralu
24 Jul 2018 23:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 83
Views: 29320

Re: Surprising cognates

So car/car belongs in the false cognates thread, not tge surpriding cognates thread.
by Imralu
23 Jul 2018 14:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8456
Views: 749108

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Na i nwivi u gyu zyi lo wo, hwe Mazago. Wa i he ne ho.
1S COP feel.AG-bad.E ADV hear.AG GEN.DEF situation GEN.2S | VOC Masako | 2S COP OPT PASS goodE
I'm sorry to hear about your situation, Masako. I wish you the best.
by Imralu
20 Jul 2018 10:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Do you want to go home?
Replies: 48
Views: 20052

Re: Do you want to go home?

:con: Wena / Ngohu

Ha wa i bo zomba?
Q 2s COP want.AG go.home.AG
Do you want to go home?