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by KaiTheHomoSapien
21 Aug 2019 17:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4347
Views: 866463

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: 53447

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: 17192

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: 72
Views: 42028

Re: I am king of kings

:con: Lihmelinyan

Héka hémi lénnas lennāzan.
/'xe.ka 'xe.mi 'lɛn.nas lɛn.'naː.zan/
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: 43
Views: 52219

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: 4347
Views: 866463

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: 303
Views: 229127

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: 199864

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: 199864

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: 4347
Views: 866463

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: 4347
Views: 866463

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: 4347
Views: 866463

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: 4347
Views: 866463

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: 6617
Views: 991671

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 21:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6617
Views: 991671

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 05:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Have you created any idioms in your conlangs? What are some examples?
Replies: 8
Views: 442

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 20:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Have you created any idioms in your conlangs? What are some examples?
Replies: 8
Views: 442

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 06:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 883
Views: 289634

Re: Lexicon sculpting

DesEsseintes wrote:
01 Jun 2019 20:32
Next: wóx n. - fire
Lihmelinyan

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

Next:

neúdami /'new.da.mi/ v. - I drink
by KaiTheHomoSapien
30 May 2019 21:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4347
Views: 866463

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 19:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you pronounce everyone else's nick?
Replies: 20
Views: 2722

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

Very comprehensive, /vlɝtʃ/! I'm learning narrow transcription from reading your answer. [:)]