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by Squall
30 Jul 2017 21:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Post-Modern English
Replies: 38
Views: 8614

Re: Post-Modern English

I don't have dialect. [:P] /ɑ ɔ/ -> /a/ <â> /ɛ/ -> /e/ <e> /æ/ -> /ɛ/ <ê> /ʊ/ -> /o/ <o> /ʌ/ -> /ɔ/ <ô> /ɪ/ -> /ɨ/ <î> /u/ -> /u/ <u> /i/ -> /i/ <i> /ə/ -> /ə/ <a> unstressed /ɪ/ -> /ɪ e/ <i e> unstressed /ʊ/ -> /ʊ/ <u> unstressed /oʊ/ -> /o/ <o> unstressed /k/ -> /c/ <kh>, but new words with /k/ wi...
by Squall
30 Jul 2017 02:29
Forum: Translations
Topic: She gave the child rice for the parents.
Replies: 23
Views: 3405

Re: She gave the child rice for the parents.

So taking your sentence, "she gave the child rice for the parents" this could very easily mean: ... - "she gave the child rice for the good of the parents" (she gave the child an education for the nation) The word 'for' is a generalization of all those cases. The specific case is not told by the se...
by Squall
29 Jul 2017 01:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 36254

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

I hadn't noticed that this topic is long and I read only the half of the first page. [xP] Well, I really don't care if natural languages or constructed languages are chosen as international languages. However, I don't agree with that statement because there is a flaw: There will be a country that ch...
by Squall
21 Apr 2017 21:16
Forum: Translations
Topic: "already"
Replies: 37
Views: 4221

Re: "already"

American to my ears. I think in British English, 'already' is used with the perfect most of the time. I would always say 'I've already seen him'. According to grammar books used by foreigner students, 'already' uses the perfect. It is taught even in schools that teach American English. :por: Portug...
by Squall
15 Apr 2017 17:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5834
Views: 1387149

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

Are the rules stable for a long time? Stability, schmability. Whether the rules last one generation or ten, any language description, con- or nat-, is simply a snapshot taken at a particular moment/period of time. If you want to think of your lang as enduring throughout the ages, you'll need to tak...
by Squall
15 Apr 2017 05:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Commands and requests
Replies: 12
Views: 2265

Re: Commands and requests

:con: Juraban [Please][Don't] help me [, please] [oga,] [non] manule min [, oga]. [please], [NEG] help-IMP 1sg [, please]. [Please][Don't] Help me [, please] (pl) sos [oga,] [non] manule min [, oga]. Collective_Interjection [please] [NEG] help-IMP 1sg [, please]. [Please]Let's [not] help me [, pleas...
by Squall
15 Apr 2017 05:04
Forum: Translations
Topic: Existential and locational clauses
Replies: 15
Views: 5565

Re: Existential and locational clauses

:con: Juraban (1) There's a cat in the house. Un neko setas ne toka. one cat be_present-PRS LOC.DEF house. (2) The cat is in the house. Le neko se ne toka. DEF cat be.PRS in_the house. (3) There's no cat in the house. Nu neko setas ne toka. zero cat be_present-PRS LOC.DEF house. (4) The cat is not i...
by Squall
15 Apr 2017 04:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: National Anthems
Replies: 22
Views: 27494

Re: National Anthems

:fra: this
:isr: this
and of course
:rus: this :mrgreen:
by Squall
15 Apr 2017 04:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5834
Views: 1387149

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

I have some weird rules in my conlang. I want to know if the rules are acceptable. In other words, can a human speaker use theses rules spontaneously and non-prescriptively? Are the rules is stable for a long time? There is a word that means "this/that". It is usually followed by a noun, but the nou...
by Squall
07 Jan 2017 01:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kyüweng
Replies: 43
Views: 5937

Re: Kyüweng

All4Ɇn wrote:Мἰσιeλ Շeмeϱ (Michel Temer)
Fora Temer Golpista!
/'fɔrä 'tẽmer gol'pistä/
Φορα Շeмeϱ Гολϖἰσтα
Get out Temer the coup d'etat performer!
by Squall
01 Jan 2017 23:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 287
Views: 136855

Re: You

I don't know if I have ever answered it, but let me answer again. Alias(es): It is randomly thought when it is chosen. Location: Brazilian central area. It's 1000 km from the coast. I have never seen things like snow and sea. Therefore, the conlang lacks some words and 'snow' is 'water icecream'. [x...
by Squall
31 Dec 2016 14:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 101
Views: 59238

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

English's author wanted to make an ideogram-based script, but they were lazy to draw the symbols and wanted something simple to type. Thus, they decided to use Roman letters to form ideograms. The native language of Japanese's author is Slavic. The author doesn't distinguish /e/ and /je/ nor /o/ and...
by Squall
23 Dec 2016 19:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unusual numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1758

Re: Unusual numbers

-In a language I'm currently working on, which does not have a name yet, I plan to introduce two distinct plurals: a "group plural" and a "memberwise plural". The group plural would be used when the action affects a group as a whole, whereas the memberwise plural would be used when each single memb...
by Squall
23 Dec 2016 16:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5834
Views: 1387149

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

I have conlang based on Esperanto, in which a noun always ends with -o. I have problems for adopting words whose root ends with a vowel. The vowel is part of the root and cannot be removed in order to add -o. The problem is even worse when the stress is in the ending vowel, which must not be removed...
by Squall
21 Dec 2016 13:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What are the actual underlying phonemes of Japanese?
Replies: 7
Views: 2047

Re: What are the actual underlying phonemes of Japanese?

The Japanese pure phonemes are represented in Hiragana.
You can learn it here.

I think it is weird because it doesn't have ɕe ʨe ʥe ɸa.
by Squall
18 Dec 2016 15:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Socio-economic systems in conworld
Replies: 13
Views: 3277

Re: Socio-economic systems in conworld

Canada and Europe are not socialist. They are successful by applying the combination of free market plus welfare state. It is a form of Social Democracy. International trade is very important for them. Suffice to say, imperialism and colonialism are alive in well, just in different forms. Thus, it i...
by Squall
17 Dec 2016 19:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Socio-economic systems in conworld
Replies: 13
Views: 3277

Re: Socio-economic systems in conworld

I will create more concountries and add more systems: Anarcho-Communism, Messed-admnistration Socialism, Modern tribalism. I am curious: why not? As in, what prevents people from caring? In the international culture, the inner affairs of a country are part of the foreign culture. They think that it ...
by Squall
11 Dec 2016 19:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Socio-economic systems in conworld
Replies: 13
Views: 3277

Re: Socio-economic systems in conworld

Most of these are accurate, especially with regards to what socialism really is (and not that Soviet State-Capitalist nonsense). Although it is important to understand that in socialism the state does not own the means of production, but the people do. Otherwise it's state-capitalism. I am not a so...
by Squall
11 Dec 2016 06:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Socio-economic systems in conworld
Replies: 13
Views: 3277

Socio-economic systems in conworld

I am creating a conworld. It has 20 countries so far and they are different. In the conworld, tribal and industrial countries coexist. Monarchy and democracy coexist. No one cares if about the adoption of a different system in another country, so it is not a cause of conflits if the other country fe...
by Squall
07 Dec 2016 03:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Translating 'has/have been'
Replies: 25
Views: 3508

Re: Translating 'has/have been'

One thing to add is Spanish's near-present, "acabar" The third example would be Ellos acaban de hablar con el. I assume similar happens with other Iberian Romance languages. It is like Portuguese, but Portuguese uses "acabar" in preterite rather than "present". The meaning is: "They have just talke...