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by Iyionaku
22 Jan 2019 10:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: Maintenance activities
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Maintenance activities

I stumbled upon this sentence in the office and thought it could be fun to translate. :eng: Due to maintenance activities, this system will not be available on Saturday from 2.00 pm to 2.30 pm. :chn: Mandarin (attempt) 由于维修工作,这个系统星期六,从下午2点一刻到2点半不可​利用​的。 Yóuyú wéixiū gōngzuò, zhège xìtŏng xīngqīliù, ...
by Iyionaku
21 Jan 2019 14:37
Forum: Translations
Topic: Complement Clauses
Replies: 10
Views: 2347

Re: Complement Clauses

:chn: Mandarin (attempt) Noun complements are always put in front of the head noun. [关于手机导致记忆力​丧失]的报告被质疑了。 Guānyú shŏujī dăozhì jìyìlì​ sàngshī de bàogào bèi zhíyíle. about phone cause memory loss ATTR report PAS question-PERF The report that mobile phones cause memory loss has been challenged. Adje...
by Iyionaku
14 Jan 2019 11:39
Forum: Translations
Topic: Indirect speech
Replies: 14
Views: 1892

Re: Indirect speech

:chn: Mandarin Chinese, as far as I know, doesn't mark indirect speech. 他们说:“我们在去电影院” Tāmen shuō: “Wŏmen zài qù diànyĭngyuàn.” 3PL say: 1PL PROG go cinema They said: "We are going to the cinema." 他们说他们在去电影院。 Tāmen shuō tāmen zài qù diànyĭngyuàn. 3PL say 3PL PROG go cinema They said that they were go...
by Iyionaku
06 Jan 2019 12:27
Forum: Translations
Topic: Purple Cow
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Purple Cow

:chn: Mandarin Obviously, I'm completely literal and unpoetic. I'm glad if it's correct and natural at least. 我从来没见过一头紫色的牛, 希望将来不看见一头, 但是我告诉你,无论发生, 也与其是一头,我宁可看一头。 Wŏ cónglái méi jiànguò yītóu zĭsè de niú, xīwàng jiānglái bù kànjiàn yītóu, dànshì wŏ gàosù nĭ, wúlùn fāshēng, yě yŭqí shì yītóu, wŏ nìng...
by Iyionaku
03 Jan 2019 12:43
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 20
Views: 10241

Re: Fish smoking cigarettes

:chn: Mandarin (attempt) 请把您的烟头不要丢下去!傍晚鱼离开海来抽烟,我们试帮它们戒烟。谢谢。 Qĭng bă nín de yāntóu bùyào diū xiàqù! Bàngwăn yú líkāi hăi lái chōuyān, wŏmen shì bāng tāmen jièyān. Xièxiè. please ACC 2SG.HON GEN cigarette_butt NEG.IMP throw down-CPL | at_nightfall fish leave sea come smoke, 1PL try help 3PL.INAN stop_...
by Iyionaku
03 Jan 2019 12:30
Forum: Translations
Topic: A Universe Within Us
Replies: 23
Views: 366

Re: A Universe Within Us

:chn: Mandarin

宇宙在我们里面。
Yŭzhòu zài wŏmen lĭmiàn.
universe at 1PL inside
The universe is within us.
by Iyionaku
14 Dec 2018 09:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8934

Re: Lexember 2018

Now that the board finally works properly again, I've got quite something to catch up! No example sentences today obviously. Lexember 7th súparuʻat [ˈsuːpɐˈɾuʔɐt] - desk lamp Etymology: supar (table) + ruʻat - lamp Lexember 8th párcavil [ˈpaɾkɐʋɨl] - sunburn Etymology: parcas (sun) + avil (wound) Le...
by Iyionaku
06 Dec 2018 11:55
Forum: Translations
Topic: The snowball game: translating with only 625 words
Replies: 378
Views: 107020

Re: The snowball game: translating with only 625 words

70. Chau teshers síter lé sau shürçebenasürsaut söi rhöshetsöin chí kfelsíb vamnépö í bötaz. DEF cat- NOM 1 SG.POS.ADJ-NOM AUX.PAST INDEF orange.juice- ACC INDEF bottle- INSTR DEF desk- POST across just kick My cat just kicked a bottle of orange juice all over my desk. 71. Trízh lí sa tesheraltensa...
by Iyionaku
06 Dec 2018 11:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6168
Views: 490976

Re: Language practice thread

你们在寒假怎么做? Nĭmen zài hánjià zěnme zuò? What are you doing in your winter holidays? 我必须看我家,我和阿姨的家没见面半年至少。因此得买礼物。 Wŏ bìxū kàn wŏ jiā, wŏ hé āyí de jiā méi jiànmiàn bànnián zhìshăo. Yīncĭ déi măi lĭwù. I need to visit my family, I haven't met the family of my aunt for at least half a year. Therefore I n...
by Iyionaku
06 Dec 2018 09:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8934

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 6th - Yélian blidvèla [blɨdˈvɛːlɐ] - to give consideration to; show consideration for; to take into account; to look out after Etymology: from blida (to watch) + vèla (to look out for) Can tyataniycturien vat azavo, ianrarblidvèlaven a'fectiveloran væ fádakstat. [kɐn t͡ʃɐˌtanaiˈtuɾɪ̯ən vɐt ...
by Iyionaku
05 Dec 2018 08:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8934

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 5th - Yélian flescuven [ʰləsˈkuːʋən] or [ʰləʃˈkuːʋən] - daddy longlegs Irregular plural: flesguven Etymology: flesa (to tremble) + cuven (spider) Pèseva cenim ètésan fecun consivásin, flesguven cigarmcitayasbul. [ˈpɛsəʋɐ ˈkeːnɨm ɛˈteːsɐn ˈɸeːkʉn ˈkonsɨˌʋaːsɨn, ʰləʃˈguːʋən kɨˌxaɾmkɨˈtaːʃɐsbʉ...
by Iyionaku
04 Dec 2018 11:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8934

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 4th - Yélian ʻilsani [ʔɨlˈsaːnɨ] - violin Etymology: portmanteau from ʻilsan - writing brush + suffix -ani for music instruments. Utiadnæsce yiyaniset can blidʻi tan nat clevet - firtbicen - neiet u'ilsani. city-almost-complete PST-gather-3SG for watch-3PL 3SG.FEM.OBL when play-3SG | better...
by Iyionaku
03 Dec 2018 14:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 76529

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

For those wondering where the heck the fire and ice came into play in ring one, as well as those who aren't but to whom i will tell this anyways, I am the culprit behind it. In Atruozan, "Nonetheless" is "of ƀeoköltmoþo nölcërlëlđdø̃møþe" in Atruozan, an idiom glossing as "SEM fire(AN)-ESS.ANZ-ADJZ...
by Iyionaku
03 Dec 2018 13:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8934

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 3rd - Yélian tuniaru cl. [tʉnˈɪ̯aːɾu] - alone, lonely, lost, miserable Etymology: from tun (alone) + iaru (mysterious) Example sentence: Der yiværsandai reo svorenúm væ Montréal... yicáfadatsfaldet, yifostǽsbut èpa reo RVT yinascebut... cu Brando, yiri tuniaru iapetai. when PST-try-find-1SG...
by Iyionaku
02 Dec 2018 09:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8934

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 2nd - Yélian RVT [ˈɾaːʋeːˌteː] - rechargable battery Etymology: Abbreviation from r édraser v ali t arneis - rechargable battery. The word itself derives as follows: rédraser (battery) + valit (again) + tarna (to charge) + -eis (adjectivizer, "able", "applicable") Letarai pi reo télenit eli...
by Iyionaku
01 Dec 2018 20:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8934

Re: Lexember 2018

I'm joining with - you guessed it - Yélian. I'm trying to adhere to the weekly topics - it makes it easier after all. However, when I tried to create an example sentence for the word I originally coined, I found that I had to create two more words! Therefore, the topic word will be published on the ...
by Iyionaku
01 Dec 2018 14:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 76529

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

I'll do the google translate torch for ring 1. Click: Tanxhek = Slovak Jack: Boral = Catalan J Reggie: Mýr = Yoruba Iyionaku: Yélian = Corsican DzêtaRedfang: Atruozan = Vietnamese shimobaatar: Y²KS = Croatian k1234567890y: Plattdytch = Frisian (and that actually yields a valid translation) loglorn: ...
by Iyionaku
01 Dec 2018 11:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 76529

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

The fiery path that is ice! Ah, but do the leaves flow? It's interesting how not turning to look became turning away (from something), and then that something was interpreted as the restaurant, and so we got "I could not see the restaurant" where it had only been mentioned once in the original text...
by Iyionaku
28 Nov 2018 16:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Carpetanian (Ibero-Romance conlang)
Replies: 19
Views: 14778

Re: Carpetanian (Ibero-Romance conlang)

3) Orthography I. Basic Alphabet Carpetanian utilizes the basic Latin alphabet, with several additional letters, plus a few used only for foreign loanwords Aa (Bb) Cc Dd Ðð Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj (Kk) Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp (Qq) Rr Řř Ss Tt Uu Vv (Ww) Xx (Yy) Zz Þþ II. Names Aa - a Bb - be , ve largò Cc - ce Dd...
by Iyionaku
25 Nov 2018 19:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 671
Views: 151272

Re: False cognates

I might be wrong, but as far as I remember Cuneiform changed to a fully logographic writing system, without any pictographs left.