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by Reyzadren
19 Nov 2019 11:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Why is it so cold today?
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Why is it so cold today?

:con: griuskant (without the conscript)

shaigau az ilz syki ve ?
/'ʃaigau azˤ 'ilzˤ 'sYki 'və/
now-day is very cold-A why
by Reyzadren
08 Nov 2019 22:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: what brought you to conlanging?
Replies: 26
Views: 421

Re: what brought you to conlanging?

I will take all answers. Research kind of forms itself around my responses. For the purposes of turning in an assignment they mandate that the topic be as focused as possible, which in my case meant picking a subsection of types of conlangs and saying "that's the variety i'll look at" BUT that does...
by Reyzadren
08 Nov 2019 13:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: what brought you to conlanging?
Replies: 26
Views: 421

Re: what brought you to conlanging?

I'd really appreciate any folks that could respond with conlangs they speak or are learning, Does that mean you want answers written in a conlang instead of accepting answers in English? :P The research will be aimed at exploring a small handful of well established and well known conlangs including...
by Reyzadren
06 Nov 2019 12:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: RE: Making a Computer that runs on Magic
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: RE: Making a Computer that runs on Magic

So, basically any regular computer that can run on magic? That's pretty much a common thing in my conworld as well as some others' [:P]
by Reyzadren
01 Nov 2019 22:57
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Ogden's "Basic English" for other languages?
Replies: 17
Views: 873

Re: Ogden's "Basic English" for other languages?

This is my opinion after comparing such "student dictionary" in that natlang with the "frequency list" and "learner vocabulary list" in my own conlang, and there are noticable differences amongst the 3 lists. You made a "learner vocabulary list? Care to share? No, I meant to say that they weakly co...
by Reyzadren
31 Oct 2019 22:34
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Ogden's "Basic English" for other languages?
Replies: 17
Views: 873

Re: Ogden's "Basic English" for other languages?

What I have in mind is some sort of list akin to the Kyoiku (school-grade) kanji of Japanese, or the Basic English 850-word list for that matter: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Basic_English_word_list i.e. a basic vocabulary that would be enough for first or second-form schoolchildren, beg...
by Reyzadren
30 Oct 2019 12:15
Forum: Translations
Topic: "Give" problems
Replies: 11
Views: 3408

Re: "Give" problems

:con: griuskant (without the conscript)

aesk zaefa snug ki ost.
/'esk 'zˤefa 'snug ki 'ɔst/
1SG give-V fruit to 2SG
I gave you a fruit.

ost zaefa snug ki aesk.
/'ɔst 'zˤefa 'snug ki 'esk/
2SG give-V fruit to 1SG
You(singular) gave me a fruit.
by Reyzadren
08 Oct 2019 23:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 3590
Views: 927139

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

:con: griuskant (conversation without conscript) telt un odaem shur vazhi rui roica stevaejilk hetha shai zher vo aedou shodand ? [jugertouil] /'təlt un 'ɔdem 'ʃur 'vaʒi 'rui 'rɔitʃa. 'stəvedʒilk 'həθa 'ʃai ʒər 'vɔ 'edɔu 'ʃɔdand ? 'dʒugərtɔuil/ telt and odaem NEG attribution-A high-A hover-V. girl-l...
by Reyzadren
01 Oct 2019 23:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: One too many
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: One too many

:con: griuskant (without the conscript) aesk reca ilzis is isaem. /'esk 'rətʃa 'ilzˤis 'is 'isem/ 1SG have-V very-A-PL A-PL "apple" 1a. I have too many isaem. aesk reca boskil 1 isaem. /'esk 'rətʃa 'bɔskil 'rusk 'isem/ 1SG have-V accidently-more 1 "apple" 1b. I have one too many isaem / one isaem to...
by Reyzadren
28 Sep 2019 12:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Metal Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 84186

Re: Metal Thread

Alright, I'm not sure if metalcore counts here, but I'll add some bands from my list, especially ones that are easy to track down or recent: Amaranthe, As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, Bullet for my Valentine, Cyrha, Dangerkids, Dead by April, Issues, Killswitch Engage, Machinemade God, Ri...
by Reyzadren
25 Sep 2019 23:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Comfortable
Replies: 17
Views: 712

Re: Comfortable

@Reyzadren, not having three unstressed syllables in a row in the same word, is a constraint of binary rhythm (similar to not allowing two consecutive stressed syllables). If a language has binary rhythm, its words should for the most part be composed of trochees and iambs. My native ‘lect of Engli...
by Reyzadren
24 Sep 2019 23:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Comfortable
Replies: 17
Views: 712

Re: Comfortable

I have always pronounced comfortable /'kɔmfətəbəl/ and interesting /'intərəstiŋ/ as 4 syllables. I don't see any problem with having 3 unstressed syllables after the first one.
by Reyzadren
23 Sep 2019 13:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What kind of conlanger are you?
Replies: 9
Views: 43510

Re: What kind of conlanger are you?

Neither category. Could be a loyalist with 1 main conlang after decades. However, my conlang does not have a large recorded vocabulary, its grammar can be summarised into 2 pages and it has no almost no intricacies, quirks or exceptions. Furthermore, it doesn't receive much acclaim. Could be a fill...
by Reyzadren
23 Sep 2019 13:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4405
Views: 914518

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

In French some words with the circumflex added them not due to any etymological reasoning but simply because the accent gives the words a royal look due to the accent's similarity to a crown. This is most commonly seen in the words trône and suprême. My question is, are there any other cases of the...
by Reyzadren
18 Sep 2019 23:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5798
Views: 1374623

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

What's the nature/relationship of names with regards to the grammar of a language? Like, how would they work if the name is still transparent in meaning? And if a language had case, how could the case interact with such a name? If the component of the name had case, would it need suffixnauhme? Name...
by Reyzadren
13 Sep 2019 23:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5798
Views: 1374623

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

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
13 Sep 2019 01:01
Do any natlangs have two diphthongs that mirror each other somehow? For example, the protolanguage has [æo̯, oæ̯] after the vowel consolidation above (creaky voice excluded).
That other natlang that I speak has /ai/ /ia/, /au/ /ua/ and /iu/ /ui/, if this is what you are asking.
by Reyzadren
11 Sep 2019 23:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Interested in a conlanging challenge?
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Interested in a conlanging challenge?

I don't mind running another magazine challenge/activity again, but last year, only 3 people including me actually participated. Not sure how many people are interested in it now. As for new ideas, I'm thinking of a conlang map activity (something simple and quick) or other realia-based activities, ...
by Reyzadren
07 Sep 2019 23:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding
Replies: 8
Views: 1707

Re: Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding

2. Also false. Why does it assume history is important towards explaining current events, especially if the conpeoples/conmechanics themselves don't. Events are happening now because it's the present, not the past. It is very possible to get the plot moving without any reference to history at all. ...
by Reyzadren
05 Sep 2019 23:55
Forum: Translations
Topic: An Approach to Translations: Catabolism then Anabolism
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: An Approach to Translations: Catabolism then Anabolism

:con: griuskant (without the conscript)

slia roesa stens zhe aron reba piter.
/'slia 'rɯsa 'stəns 'ʒə 'arɔn 'rəba 'pitər/
try-V help-V friend this V-IMP-EB-PASS happy-V Peter
Trying to help his friends makes Peter happy
by Reyzadren
05 Sep 2019 23:49
Forum: Translations
Topic: Baikal
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Baikal

Lao Kou wrote:
05 Sep 2019 00:49
Wikipedia, as well as a look at a map, has Lake Baikal in southern Siberia, in eastern Russia, but who am I to change a translation?
Actually, I plucked those sentences from an old educational material text. [:)]

Glad to see people are still interested in translation threads posted here.