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by Khemehekis
14 Jan 2019 02:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11240
Views: 871916

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Is it "xul", the word for fish? Reminds me of words like "hal" and "kal". Correct! It's based mainly off of Mansi forms like /xuːl/. Awesome! I remember reading a list of words for fish several years back, and I recalled how the Uralic languages had forms like the Hungarian hal , the Finnish kala ,...
by Khemehekis
14 Jan 2019 01:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 154
Views: 45704

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Do you know how many species of river horse they have on Gea? Sorry, I don't know that! Yeola / Gea is a pretty big, largely unexplored place, after all! I see. Mark Rosenfelder has said he still has yet to name all the cannibal tribes in that jungle on Almea. Depends on one's perspective, of cours...
by Khemehekis
12 Jan 2019 05:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11240
Views: 871916

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Well my IE lang has taken off a bit, and it seems I've gone full Ugric. *l now goes to a voice velar fricative /ɣ/, which contrasts with a new /x/ which doesn't come about by RUKI, and *s now is fully lateralised. I've also gone down full throttle on the aspiration > velarisation shift, and this no...
by Khemehekis
09 Jan 2019 03:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11240
Views: 871916

Re: What did you accomplish today?

b) which are similar enough for me to hand-wave them away through the magic of analogy. [+1] I like the sound of that . . . "hand-wave them away through the magic of analogy". My high school Latin teacher Ms. Bisio often mentioned her theory that if the Roman Empire, and with it Classical Latin, ha...
by Khemehekis
07 Jan 2019 10:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 154
Views: 45704

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I think the varieties of occidental river horse answer fairly closely to an Earth hippopotamus. I've not travelled far in the West, but I believe they have several varieties there, including some small ones. In the East, the river horse is more or less as depicted: a rather tall sivatherium-like be...
by Khemehekis
07 Jan 2019 10:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 233658

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

From what I can remember, it was probably an amalgam, but I'm honestly not sure. After some talking with my ex, pretty sure it was the filling that fell out. Haven't gotten it sorted out yet though [:P] Id it was an amalgam, then I'd imagine not seeing a filling in the mirror means it's fallen out!
by Khemehekis
07 Jan 2019 10:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1170
Views: 165164

Re: Other Creativity

"Dubya the Drunken Driver" You know Washington, Jefferson, Jackson and Lincoln Roosevelt, Kennedy, Reagan and Clinton But do you recall . . . The pres who drove on alcohol? Dubya the Drunken Driver (driver) Drove while he had a red nose (like an Englishman) When he stole an election (-lection) Guess...
by Khemehekis
05 Jan 2019 08:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Y²KS
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Y²KS

Y²KS is the language I used for the CBB Conlang Relay X . Since the superscript 2 isn't easy to type, the name of the language might sometimes show up as Y2KS, but I can assure you it has nothing to do with this . Wow, I was thinking for sure that you called your conlang Y2KS because it was made in...
by Khemehekis
05 Jan 2019 06:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 233658

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Oh, OK.

Hee hee hee!
by Khemehekis
05 Jan 2019 06:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 154
Views: 45704

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Probably a yard or an ell and a half taller. Nowhere near as long as the whale, though! Oh. So hippopotamus-size, maybe? River horse? Which kind: the false river horse , or occidental hippopotamus or the true river horse , the oriental hippo? That one in the picture is the oriental variety and stan...
by Khemehekis
05 Jan 2019 06:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 233658

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So today, Americans born January 1, 1979 turned 40. But people from other countries are somehow still 39. [:P] I said that because it was more than 24 hours ago that people in, say, Japan had turned 40 at the time, so what with my timing in posting, it wouldn't exactly be "today" in those parts of ...
by Khemehekis
05 Jan 2019 06:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 43
Views: 18988

Re: English Dialects

What, as in the TRAP-BATH split? (There are some old dictionaries where the pronunciation guides seem to indicate the existence of the TRAP-BATH split in AmE, with slightly different conditioning than the British split (it applied to 'ant'), but it died out and for all I know was artificial in the ...
by Khemehekis
02 Jan 2019 08:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The CBB Conlang Census
Replies: 102
Views: 91847

Re: The CBB Conlang Census

Hey Elemtilas, I've thought about it a bit . . . could you change the description for Kankonian from "agglutinative" to "agglutinative/analytical"? Kankonian does indeed have German-like compound words, and verbs that form like abamizosen : abam-iz-os-en eat-PSV-FUT-PST was going to be eaten But all...
by Khemehekis
02 Jan 2019 08:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 244
Views: 59900

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Verbs Meaning "Wear" Ởnh·Vú has 5 different verbs that can be translated as "wear". What verb is used depends on what kind of item is worn 芒 (Bà) In addition to being the main Ởnh·Vú word for "to carry", it's also the main verb for "to wear" and is used for anything that wouldn't fall into the cate...
by Khemehekis
02 Jan 2019 08:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11240
Views: 871916

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Xo soo eeg(as) dloglol. Xo soo Kasseet(as) dloglol. [xɔ sɔwɔ ejeg(æs) dˡɔgᶫɔl | xɔ sɔwɔ kæs.se.jet(æs) dˡɔgᶫɔl] I speak one language. I speak Kasseet. This reminds me of xoset , a disease of the respiratory system that the lef (sapients of such planets as Saros and Ispatchi) can get. (The x is pron...
by Khemehekis
02 Jan 2019 08:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11240
Views: 871916

Re: What did you accomplish today?

On December 30, I added over 400 new Kankonian words. Kankonian now has such words as ashushim (in addition), pilakhtziz (airstrike), gafil (boogie; to boogie), gusulit (circuit breaker), momomis (caregiver, caretaker), tzeta (chant, as in Gregorian/Vefic chant), se*itzabamis (freegan), vugdas (glid...
by Khemehekis
02 Jan 2019 07:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 43
Views: 18988

Re: English Dialects

I'm not sure exactly of my vowels- I'm basically General American, but my /ə ʌ/ might be slightly untypical from GA, as I have a light Philly accent, and the stronger varieties of Philly Dialect do weird things to unstressed vowels, but for me, it's pretty much unoticible unless you're doing a narr...
by Khemehekis
02 Jan 2019 07:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 43
Views: 17770

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

gestaltist wrote:
11 Sep 2018 09:37
And thanks for linking to that earlier post of mine. It mentioned Lirsh - a conlang I forgot I even had.
You're welcome. Have you come back around to Lirsh since?
by Khemehekis
02 Jan 2019 07:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 43
Views: 17770

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

5. Ethnicity you primarily identify with: White British (I get to choose? What?) A clarification: I put "primarily identify with" so posters (especially Americans) wouldn't feel compelled to list every single ethnic group in the ancestral part of their family tree. Instead of "I'm 1/4 Italian, 1/8 ...
by Khemehekis
02 Jan 2019 07:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 233658

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So today, Americans born January 1, 1979 turned 40.

Black balloon party for the Millennial Generation!