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by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Jul 2019 17:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 852354

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

Thanks for the examples, guys [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
17 Jul 2019 19:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 852354

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 03:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 852354

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 22:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 852354

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 03:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 972037

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...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
30 Jun 2019 20:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 972037

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I'm kind of stuck in a rut. I'm not sure if I want to continue with Lihmelinyan for now or branch out into a new (but closely related) conlang for the first time in my life. I've written down a lot of ideas for the new conlang, but I'm not sure if once I really get started on it, that I'll just miss...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
29 Jun 2019 04:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Have you created any idioms in your conlangs? What are some examples?
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Have you created any idioms in your conlangs? What are some examples?

Thank you for your examples, guys [:D] I don't think I'm any closer to creating conlang idioms myself, but it was helpful to see the kinds you've created.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
17 Jun 2019 19:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Have you created any idioms in your conlangs? What are some examples?
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Have you created any idioms in your conlangs? What are some examples?

Idioms may be the hardest aspect of translation. And I admit I have given almost no thought to conlang idioms. I was reminded of this in the midst of conworlding today, by writing about the city of Thannicort, whose name (thánnis kórtom) means "ivory tower" in a Mantian dialect and is not connected ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
02 Jun 2019 05:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2331
Views: 284266

Re: Lexicon sculpting

DesEsseintes wrote:
01 Jun 2019 19:32
Next: wóx n. - fire
Lihmelinyan

waks (oblique stem: uk-) n. - light

Next:

neúdami /'new.da.mi/ v. - I drink
by KaiTheHomoSapien
30 May 2019 20:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 852354

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

So what's this about a fourth laryngeal (h₄) reconstructed for PIE? The only example the Wikipedia article on laryngeal theory gives is h₄órǵʰis (which Wiktionary offers an alternative reconstruction of *h₃erǵʰis) What is wrong with the reconstruction using h₃? The Wikipedia article implies that h₄ ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
24 May 2019 18:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you pronounce everyone else's nick?
Replies: 36
Views: 2198

Re: How do you pronounce everyone else's nick?

Very comprehensive, /vlɝtʃ/! I'm learning narrow transcription from reading your answer. [:)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
24 May 2019 18:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lihmelinyan
Replies: 30
Views: 9169

Re: Lihmelinyan

I just haven't felt much like conlanging lately. Lot of stuff going on and I haven't been able to find the motivation. But here are some numerals because numerals are fun [:D] Numerals Cardinal Numbers 1 - ams 2 - héyā 3 - méyes 4 - yéntes 5 - šilk(e) 6 - nark(e) 7 - drūs 8 - kuéntā 9 - úttar 10 - k...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
20 May 2019 07:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you pronounce everyone else's nick?
Replies: 36
Views: 2198

Re: How do you pronounce everyone else's nick?

I always pronounced elemtilas as /ɛ.lɛm.ˈti.las/ as it reminds me of the Lihmelinyan word antilas , which means “rabbit” [:D] Some I know are wrong, but I pronounce them that way regardless, like All4Ɇn, which I’ve always pronounced /ɑl.fɔɹ.ɛn/ Other times I probably add too much "accent", so Ossico...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
05 May 2019 03:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1724
Views: 266526

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Re. /nəˈvædə/, that's how native Nevadans pronounce it, and they can be pretty uptight about it. I've seen bumper stickers there that include a breve over the first <a> to indicate the pronunciation! They really don't like the East Coast pronunciation of their state. [>_<] (Same goes for Oregon. The...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
05 May 2019 02:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1724
Views: 266526

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

In America most of the culprits are toponyms derived from Native American languages (and, well, sometimes French). Spellings are approximations of the pronunciation, which are subject to a lot of mutation. The worst one in California is probably Yreka, pronouced "why-reekuh", said to come from the S...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
03 May 2019 23:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1724
Views: 266526

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Those British proper names can throw you for a loop. I remember coming across "Lerwick" and "overaccenting" it, assuming it must be pronounced "lerrick" or "lark" or something like that, but no, it's just /ˈlɜːrwɪk/, the way it's spelled. I guess one can't be blamed for assuming the pronunciation is...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
02 May 2019 06:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2467
Views: 265526

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

A pop song in Aromanian, very cool [:D]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFEYYHeyqs0

I thought it was "regular" Romanian at first, but heard some unusual sounds.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
16 Apr 2019 16:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1724
Views: 266526

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: 402

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: 4114

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