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by KaiTheHomoSapien
16 Apr 2019 16:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1661
Views: 255362

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

^Agree [:'(] As someone who is primarily of French ancestry, has relatives there, and has been to that Cathedral several times, it's pretty awful seeing it burn. It withstood almost 900 years but couldn't survive 2019.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
14 Apr 2019 20:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kvíaros
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Kvíaros

I like this because it doesn't remind me of any natlang I know :) I like that it's ergative-absolutive and has an antipassive. It took me such a long time to wrap my head around the concept of the antipassive. How about adjectives (comparison of)? Or subordinate clauses? (things I've been putting of...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
11 Apr 2019 04:42
Forum: Translations
Topic: Don't talk to me or my son ever again!
Replies: 33
Views: 3770

Re: Don't talk to me or my son ever again!

I should do these more often. Helps me create new words [:D] Lots of "z" words in this sentence:

:con: Lihmelinyan

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Gē         zábres              zébi   ek  zāi    tantréyei  immárū!

PROH.PART. speak-INJUNC.2ND.S. me-DAT nor my-DAT son-DAT    again-ADV
by KaiTheHomoSapien
03 Apr 2019 17:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)
Replies: 42
Views: 14038

Re: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)

I'm reading Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov. As we would say in the current era, it's so "meta". And very interesting [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
03 Apr 2019 16:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 423

Re: Loss of morphological complexity over time

So then does that mean that languages (around the world) are more likely to start out with a higher degree of complexity? Are there proto-languages that are reconstructed to be isolating and the daughters have become more synthetic? Or is it that languages and language families start out variously a...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
03 Apr 2019 02:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 423

Re: Loss of morphological complexity over time

Well, it's an interesting question. While I've often heard the argument that it's cyclical, most of the examples of increased "complexity" involve languages that already have fusional case and verb systems enriching their system with more cases and moods, etc. I don't know of any examples of a strai...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
30 Mar 2019 06:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2457
Views: 255301

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Listening to cute Japanese music again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkRPlTrf3d8

可愛くなりたい by HoneyWorks [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
25 Mar 2019 18:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6914
Views: 817275

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

Thank you [:D] So I was thinking correctly!
by KaiTheHomoSapien
25 Mar 2019 16:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6914
Views: 817275

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

Where does the Latin adverbial suffix -ē come from? (as in longē "far, long" from longus ) and the superlative longissimē Wiktionary does not offer an etymology and I couldn't find anything about it in Sihler, so where does it come from? I was thinking maybe it was a remnant of the PIE instrumental.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
21 Mar 2019 19:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lihmelinyan
Replies: 29
Views: 8749

Re: Lihmelinyan

Imperfect The imperfect in Lihmelinyan is a combination of past tense and imperfective aspect. It's usually translated into English with the past progressive, but that may not always be appropriate. It sometimes has a habitual sense and a translation with habitual modals "would" and "used to" work ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
19 Mar 2019 17:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 920

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

Do the numbers 1, 2, and 3 decline or are they all indeclinable?

How did you derive the 3rd person pronouns?
by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Mar 2019 18:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 920

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

Have you posted pronouns, relative, interrogative, personal, demonstrative, indefinite, etc.? I know they're not the most exciting part of speech, and I've been putting them off for last myself, but they're important.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Mar 2019 08:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14613
Views: 1216219

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

Multiple times. I knocked most of the number marking out of Silvish because it felt like nouns and adjectives were declining for too many categories. The Silvish version of ablaut has shifted more times than I care to count. I cut a ton of complexity out of the orthography some time ago because it ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
17 Mar 2019 23:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14613
Views: 1216219

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

Have you ever changed something about your conlang because it was getting frustrating to deal with?

I'm starting to really hate the Lihmelinyan verbal system and I feel like it prevents me from getting anything done on this language. Strongly considering revamping (i.e. simplifying) it.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
15 Mar 2019 21:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928347

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Edit: So my intent last night was to update my Lihmelinyan thread with pronouns and really polish up the language. In the process of attempting that, I inadvertently created a whole new conlang called Arculese (a sister language to Lihmelinyan). Was not expecting that. I've never had another conlang...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
13 Mar 2019 20:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6914
Views: 817275

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

ixals wrote:
13 Mar 2019 10:38
My theory is that it would be from Chinese 孩子 (háizi /xaɪ̯³⁵ d͡z̥z̩³/).
Thanks! I'm sure that's what it is. I never would've figured that out [:)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
13 Mar 2019 06:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6914
Views: 817275

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

So there's this Japanese song I'm obsessed with now called 夜行性ハイズ (Yakousei Haizu). The translation I've found is "Nocturnal Kids". But how do you get "kids" from ハイズ? Does ハイズ actually mean anything in Japanese?
by KaiTheHomoSapien
09 Mar 2019 01:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1661
Views: 255362

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm sorry you're feeling this way. Was this in a paper or something you had to submit for school, and you only realized after you had already turned it in? If your professor is a reasonable person, they shouldn't hold it against you, and I doubt one mistake like that will significantly hurt your gr...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
08 Mar 2019 06:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 920

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

Very nice [:D] It sounds very archaic IE, which is awesome. I don't see enough of that in conlangs. I hope you continue this!
by KaiTheHomoSapien
08 Mar 2019 06:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1661
Views: 255362

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I made a major language gaffe and I'm ashamed [:S] I wrote "I'd just assume not know" instead of "I'd just as soon not know". I know that using "assume" makes no sense but I wrote that because that's what it sounds like. Did I really not think about what I wanted to say? I know the phrase "just as s...