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by KaiTheHomoSapien
14 Sep 2019 19:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886661

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

I guess I could've figured that out [xD]

It's another one of those words that I notice a lot in opera libretti. And it's used alongside Dio. It seems like it might be archaic, but I wouldn't know.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
14 Sep 2019 03:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886661

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

Where does the Italian word "Iddio" come from? It is a synonym of "Dio", meaning "God". Wiktionary offers no etymology. Any idea how this word came about?
by KaiTheHomoSapien
06 Sep 2019 04:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 407
Views: 74391

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Lih. nedúzan /nɛ.ˈdu.zan/ - n. lobster, crayfish

Next:

Lih. békas /ˈbɛ.kas/- adj. poor, wretched, miserable
by KaiTheHomoSapien
04 Sep 2019 08:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 905
Views: 294772

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Lih. seíbēr /ˈsei̯.beːr/ - story, tale, account

Next: Lih. šílas /ˈʃi.las/ - adj. beautiful, pretty
by KaiTheHomoSapien
29 Aug 2019 04:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886661

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

Thanks for the answers. Some points I had not considered before. There may not be a clear-cut answer, but it's a bit clearer than I thought it would be [:)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
27 Aug 2019 17:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886661

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

I've probably asked this before, but I'm ready to ask it again [:)] What exactly is a "rhotic"? Is it a real phonetic or phonological class or is it just a "psychological" class? What makes a sound "R-like"? Why, for example, are the uvular trill and the alveolar tap both considered "rhotics"? It do...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
21 Aug 2019 17:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886661

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

So what's the deal with Rashida Tlaib's surname? It's pronounced /tə'liːb/ as if the "l" and "a" were transposed in the spelling, similar to the pronunciation of "Favre". Knowing nothing about Arabic names or pronunciation, I have to ask: is this pronunciation an Anglicization or does it reflect the...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
21 Aug 2019 05:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: I see you
Replies: 115
Views: 56424

Re: I see you

:con: Lihmelinyan

Ne ušēmi.
/ne 'u.ʃeː.mi/
you-ACC see-PRES.1SG
I see you.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
21 Aug 2019 05:30
Forum: Translations
Topic: He is...
Replies: 79
Views: 19829

Re: He is...

:con: Lihmelinyan Word order is relatively free here, though "to be" is usually placed first if there is no subject. The 3rd person singular pronoun "sa" is optional and would be used for emphasis or to avoid ambiguity. (Sa) héti gústār. (he) be.PRES.3SG fisher-NOM.SG He is a fisherman. (Sa) héti al...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
21 Aug 2019 05:19
Forum: Translations
Topic: I am king of kings
Replies: 74
Views: 44565

Re: I am king of kings

:con: Lihmelinyan

Héka hémi lénnas lénnahan.
/'xe.ka 'xe.mi 'lɛn.nas 'lɛn.na.xan/
I be.PRES.1SG king-NOM.SG king-GEN.PL
I am (the) king of kings.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Aug 2019 02:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)
Replies: 44
Views: 53776

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

Look what just arrived in the mail for me today:

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[:D] Can't wait to start reading this.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
14 Aug 2019 18:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886661

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

My friend cited the sci-fi terms "subspace" and "hyperspace" as examples of words that seem to be antonyms, but are not (they both refer to surpassing the speed of light). Another quasi-example would be "inflammable" and "flammable" although etymologically these do not contain morphemes that are ant...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
14 Aug 2019 05:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 306
Views: 236960

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

I kind of like the "Project X" naming scheme, even though I've never used it. I tend to come up with a name for the language right away, although it's certainly subject to change. ("Lihmelinyan" was originally called "Mantian", before I decided to make the latter an umbrella term like "Romance"). Bu...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
22 Jul 2019 09:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 389
Views: 206808

Re: Introduction thread(s)

That sounds a lot more practical than what I'm doing (linguistics/Latin) [:$] I've been finding less and less time for conlanging since I started college, but it never leaves my mind completely (always thinking of new vocabulary, of my conworld, and all that). I don't think I'll ever be able to leav...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
22 Jul 2019 07:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 389
Views: 206808

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Welcome (back) Qwed [:)] Awesome that you're coming to Cali. Hope you like it here! We have much better weather than Jersey.

I'm assuming you'll be majoring in linguistics?
by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Jul 2019 18:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886661

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

Thanks for the examples, guys [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
17 Jul 2019 20:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886661

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

Are there other natlangs that have different forms of adjectives depending on whether they're used attributively or predicatively? I'm sure I know examples, I just can't think of any right now. Are they always a few irregular forms (like English my vs. mine and lone vs. alone) or are there any langu...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
15 Jul 2019 04:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886661

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

Do you have access to the scores by any chance? Or even just listen attentively to the rhythms at those locations. Check and see if it's not simply a case of "there being too many notes" if the -e isn't deleted. (And, yes, I get that there would be the same number of syllables if the -e weren't del...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
04 Jul 2019 23:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886661

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

So what's the deal with Italian apocope? Is there any specific rule to when one would delete the final vowel? I listen to a lot of opera and follow along with the Italian libretti, and I would notice final vowel deletion but could never discern any patterns. It seems so random. Why is it "Castiglion...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
01 Jul 2019 04:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1018181

Re: What did you accomplish today?

If you start to miss your first language, it will still be there for you to go back to if you'd like. I'd personally encourage you to give "branching out" a try, but of course the decision is 100% yours in the end. Also, has your avatar/profile picture changed? Thanks--I think I'm with you. "Brachi...