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by GrandPiano
16 Apr 2019 23:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Spiú - A monosyllabic descendant of Spanish
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Spiú - A monosyllabic descendant of Spanish

Nice, a Romlang that has something new! Thank you! Paradigms of all verb forms could be listed for every conjugation to make the grammar easier to read and understand. That’s a good idea. I’ll try to add that when I have time. Words like 'mbrer' and 'nuéord' in the same language really give a uniqu...
by GrandPiano
16 Apr 2019 22:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A riddle for you guys
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: A riddle for you guys

I wrote that post late at night and forgot to ask—could I see some more sentences with “ta”?
by GrandPiano
16 Apr 2019 06:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A riddle for you guys
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: A riddle for you guys

I'm assuming we're allowed to work together on this, but I'll continue to put my thoughts in spoilers in case anyone wants to try and solve this on their own. Here are my thoughts so far, after looking at All4En's ideas: in - 1SG pronoun si - 2SG pronoun pakun - sun pupun pum - kitten nupan - rain (...
by GrandPiano
16 Apr 2019 01:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Spiú - A monosyllabic descendant of Spanish
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Spiú - A monosyllabic descendant of Spanish

For the past few days, I've been toying with the idea of a descendant of Spanish in which all words are monosyllabic. I posted about a similar concept a few years ago; this time, however, I am going for total monosyllabism, and I have some new ideas that have led to a fairly different result from be...
by GrandPiano
14 Apr 2019 14:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A riddle for you guys
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: A riddle for you guys

You translated "si kiku tun sin nipum" as "you should walk away" but "in kiku tun sin nipum" as "I must walk away". If I'm allowed to ask, does the use of "should" vs. "must" reflect a difference in meaning or mood, or is it just an arbitrary difference in translation?
by GrandPiano
14 Apr 2019 14:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 770
Views: 215667

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

Oh, I see. Thanks!
by GrandPiano
13 Apr 2019 16:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 770
Views: 215667

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

The guide to making a table in the general information & rules thread is a broken image. How do you make a table on this board?
by GrandPiano
13 Apr 2019 16:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A riddle for you guys
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: A riddle for you guys

This reminds me of linguistics olympiad problems. Can you translate “the sun is rising”?
Spoiler:
It looks like in and si mean “I” and “you”, respectively?
by GrandPiano
13 Apr 2019 01:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 684
Views: 161675

Re: False cognates

On that note ,Cantonese /hyːn³⁵/ Danish <hund> /hun/ both "Dog" As noted in the previous post, these may be true cognates (Cantonese hyun2 is cognate with Japanese ken, and Danish hund is cognate with Italian cane). The Wiktionary entry doesn't explain how the IE and the ST words. It says that the ...
by GrandPiano
11 Apr 2019 03:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 684
Views: 161675

Re: False cognates

Shemtov wrote:
10 Apr 2019 05:55
On that note ,Cantonese /hyːn³⁵/ Danish <hund> /hun/ both "Dog"
As noted in the previous post, these may be true cognates (Cantonese hyun2 is cognate with Japanese ken, and Danish hund is cognate with Italian cane).
by GrandPiano
02 Apr 2019 21:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 728
Views: 134375

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Guarani ore "we (exclusive)"
:jpn: 俺 ore "I, me (informal)"
by GrandPiano
02 Apr 2019 21:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 684
Views: 161675

Re: False cognates

Guarani ko "this (determiner)"
:jpn: この kono "this (determiner)"

Guarani amo "that over there (determiner)"
:jpn: あの ano "that over there (determiner)"

(Is there a flag code for Paraguay?)
by GrandPiano
05 Feb 2019 03:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 684
Views: 161675

Re: False cognates

:jpn: かぶる kaburu "to put on one's head; to be covered with"
:eng: cover
by GrandPiano
31 Jan 2019 04:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 659
Views: 125026

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

So, I actually haven't had as much free time as I thought I would, and I'm probably not going to have time to do this in the near future. I didn't mean to keep everyone waiting for this long. You can go ahead and post the results if you have them ready.
by GrandPiano
12 Jan 2019 23:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 86
Views: 36397

Re: Surprising cognates

If Latin fūnus comes from the PIE root *dʰew-, then "death" and "funeral" are related.
by GrandPiano
23 Dec 2018 00:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 684
Views: 161675

Re: False cognates

:ara: تقاتل taqātala "to fight one another" (particularly forms where the first syllable is reduplicated like tataqātalūna "you are fighting each other")
:jpn: 戦う tatakau "to fight"
by GrandPiano
20 Dec 2018 01:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 659
Views: 125026

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Alright. My last exams are tomorrow, so I should have time after that.
by GrandPiano
18 Dec 2018 06:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6908
Views: 816030

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

I can think of rendaku and Lyman's law in Japanese, and those stem extensions that exist in some Polynesian languages, but I'm unsure of what else is out there. Does Japanese have anything else? Not sure if this is exactly what you’re looking for, but Japanese has some somewhat interesting alterati...
by GrandPiano
15 Dec 2018 22:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 659
Views: 125026

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I was planning to make another guess if I had time, but you don't need to wait for me.