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by KaiTheHomoSapien
02 Jun 2019 05:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2329
Views: 279456

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: 6961
Views: 837931

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: 2001

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: 9004

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: 2001

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: 1710
Views: 261737

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: 1710
Views: 261737

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: 1710
Views: 261737

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: 2463
Views: 261502

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: 1710
Views: 261737

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: 354

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: 3941

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

Code: Select all

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: 14167

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: 542

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: 542

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: 2463
Views: 261502

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: 6961
Views: 837931

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: 6961
Views: 837931

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: 30
Views: 9004

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: 1000

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?