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by KaiTheHomoSapien
11 Nov 2019 01:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: what brought you to conlanging?
Replies: 24
Views: 337

Re: what brought you to conlanging?

And it does sound fun! I am of the mind that fun is a practical use, in and of itself. Did/do you do conworlding as a solo activity or with a group? Thank you for your response. It's almost always been solo, with a small exception of a shared fantasy world with another online user, but he unfortuna...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
09 Nov 2019 20:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: what brought you to conlanging?
Replies: 24
Views: 337

Re: what brought you to conlanging?

I first became interested in conlanging with my discovery of Latin at a young age. I was fascinated by the tables of morphology (the noun cases, the conjugations) and it disappointed me that English had no parallel. Once I started learning Latin in middle school, my interest only increased. My first...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
09 Nov 2019 20:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6639
Views: 1045153

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I'm in the middle of revising too (it's a fairly minor revision but should streamline and organize it better and eliminate some dead-ends in the morphology). Lihmelinyan 2.0 should be out soon :)
by KaiTheHomoSapien
08 Nov 2019 06:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4405
Views: 908849

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

So in Ringe, he makes the argument that the PIE locative singular thematic ending was -ei and that it and the vocative singular were the only two in the e-grade because the e-grade was used only when the case form was endingless (as in the vocative). The locative in PIE as we know sometimes appears ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
25 Oct 2019 23:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4405
Views: 908849

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

I was also thinking of the "accusative of exclamation" in Latin, but it seems that this is not a strict rule and that Latin sometimes uses the nominative in similar expressions (and it's not specific to pronouns).

Thanks for your answers [:)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
25 Oct 2019 06:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4405
Views: 908849

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

Why are the personal pronouns in Indo-European suppletive (with the exception of the 2nd singular)? Why *eǵoH as well as *mé ? Are there any theories out there? Any books on IE that postulate on this? I've just always been curious about it. I think I read in one source (though I can't remember which...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Oct 2019 18:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 60536

Re: Weird Dream Thread

I had a dream about a phenomenon called lusignanism (pronounced /gɑd.ə.'bɑ.bəl.ɪzm̩/, as if it were spelled "godabobbleism") that refers to a person becoming the thing they eat. In the dream, I was in a classroom setting trying to explain this concept to people, expecting them to be astonished by th...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
03 Oct 2019 23:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4405
Views: 908849

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

Anyone know the etymology of the Latin nēnia meaning "funeral song; dirge"?
by KaiTheHomoSapien
01 Oct 2019 01:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 1202
Views: 289607

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Do any of you watch NativLang?

Just saw his latest video about Altaic. Very interesting. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0zkHH6ZOEk
by KaiTheHomoSapien
25 Sep 2019 18:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Comfortable
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: Comfortable

I'm fifth-generation Californian on my dad's side and I've never heard /wɪndmil/ in my life. [xD]

But the shift of /ɪ/ to /i/ in some environments is a feature of California speech; apparently "king" is pronounced more like /kiŋ/ in some areas of SoCal.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
24 Sep 2019 18:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Comfortable
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: Comfortable

I trained myself to pronounce "February" as /ˈfɛb.ɹuˌɛɹi/ as opposed to /ˈfɛb.juˌɛɹi/, which I said as a kid. The "correct" pronunciation is automatic for me now and /ˈfɛb.juˌɛɹi/ sounds juvenile and incorrect to my ears. My pronunciation of "comfortable" remains /ˈkʌmft.ɚb.əl/, however [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
14 Sep 2019 19:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4405
Views: 908849

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: 4405
Views: 908849

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: 411
Views: 78003

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: 907
Views: 299460

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: 4405
Views: 908849

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: 4405
Views: 908849

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: 4405
Views: 908849

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: 116
Views: 59178

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: 21987

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...