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by Ear of the Sphinx
02 Aug 2015 17:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 338
Views: 57275

Re: Linguistic pet peeves

"If" introduces conditions, "whether" introduces elements under question. So, "You can't see if you're blind" = those who are blind cannot see But, "You can't see whether you're blind" = one is unable to determine whether one is blind simply by relying on one's sight Poor Sal, them cannot into Engl...
by Ear of the Sphinx
02 Aug 2015 17:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 680
Views: 176270

Re: False cognates

by Ear of the Sphinx
01 Aug 2015 18:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: On a meaningless world
Replies: 54
Views: 7577

Re: On a meaningless world

gestaltist wrote:
Ear of the Sphinx wrote:
I think to discuss further I need to know whether you believe in evolution or not.
Of course I believe in Evolution. I pray to Evolution every morning…
This is no way to have a reasonable conversation, Sphinx.
I agree. But you asked a nonsensical question, so I just followed suit.
by Ear of the Sphinx
01 Aug 2015 16:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: On a meaningless world
Replies: 54
Views: 7577

Re: On a meaningless world

I think to discuss further I need to know whether you believe in evolution or not.
Of course I believe in Evolution. I pray to Evolution every morning…
by Ear of the Sphinx
31 Jul 2015 14:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: On a meaningless world
Replies: 54
Views: 7577

Re: On a meaningless world

And life definitely has an inbuilt purpose: its own perpetuation. I don't see how we can conclude from the evidence we have that life is *inherently* purposeful; self-perpetuation is a thing it is very good at but as far as we know all creatures die so life has just as regular a record of ending as...
by Ear of the Sphinx
31 Jul 2015 02:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hanasu ine viossa!
Replies: 7
Views: 1390

Re: Hanasu ine viossa!

Yə̀ mu sasapə mauñtə. Oi sai tañə ñə̀ eiw?
by Ear of the Sphinx
30 Jul 2015 23:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 215
Views: 108112

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

Ahzoh wrote:
eldin raigmore wrote:
qwed117 wrote:dis-"source"- indicating sources
wouldn't that be "di-source" -- two sources?
no, dis- "asunder, apart, away" + source
No, that would be “dissourse”, not “disourse”.
by Ear of the Sphinx
30 Jul 2015 23:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2528
Views: 568244

Re: Language practice thread

Omzinesý, puhutko suomea? D'accord, mais qu'est-ce que la phrase veut dire ? /dakɔʁ me kɛskə la fʁaz vø diʁ/ Okay, but what does the sentence mean? J'ai l'impression qu'elle manque au moins un verbe. /ʒɛ lɛ̃pʁɛsjɔ̃ kɛl mɑ̃k o mwɛ̃ œ̃ vɛʁb/ I feel like it's missing at least a verb. Luulen, että se o...
by Ear of the Sphinx
30 Jul 2015 22:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2528
Views: 568244

Re: Language practice thread

Prinsessa wrote:Suomen kieleksi, kuin moniksi kieliksi, ei kirjoiteta kielinimiä isoilla kirjaimilla.
In Finnish, as in many languages, the names of languages are not written with capital letters.
Pfff.
Pfff.
by Ear of the Sphinx
30 Jul 2015 15:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2528
Views: 568244

Re: Language practice thread

kanejam wrote:Mehemea kei te matatika au, kāore rawa e taea te kōrero te Reo.
If I'm being honest, I can't really speak Māori either.
Minäkään en puhu Maori.
I can't speak Maori either.
by Ear of the Sphinx
30 Jul 2015 04:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Today I accomplished refining the description of Endayin grammar while rewriting most of its sisterlang's page at the same time.
by Ear of the Sphinx
30 Jul 2015 04:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 40355

Re: Conlang Relay VI

Sounds like fun.
by Ear of the Sphinx
29 Jul 2015 03:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 896147

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

I meant a language with only one coronal fricative, which is palatalized by default.
by Ear of the Sphinx
28 Jul 2015 23:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2528
Views: 568244

Re: Language practice thread

Minä yritän tämän oppia. I am trying to learn it. That should probably be 'oppia sen'. Sen pitäisi oikeastaan olla "oppia sitä". "Oppia sen" viittaa koko jutun oppimiseen, mutta oppiiko kukaan vieraan kielen kokonaan? (It should actually be "oppia sitä". "Oppia sen" refers to learning the entire th...
by Ear of the Sphinx
28 Jul 2015 21:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 896147

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

Oh, but it has /θ/ in place of /s/. I thought about something having one coronal fricative with [ʃ] or [ɕ] being its default realization.
by Ear of the Sphinx
28 Jul 2015 21:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2528
Views: 568244

Re: Language practice thread

Minä kuunnelen suomalaista musiikkia usein, mutta se ei ole tehokas.
I listen to Finnish music often, but it doesn't work.
by Ear of the Sphinx
28 Jul 2015 21:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 896147

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

Are there languages with /ɕ/ or /ʃ/ but no /s/?
by Ear of the Sphinx
28 Jul 2015 21:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2528
Views: 568244

Re: Language practice thread

Prinsessa wrote:
Ear of the Sphinx wrote:Puhutko suomea?
Do you speak Finnish?
Vähän!
Some!
Kuinka opit puhumaan suomea?
How did you learn to speak Finnish?
by Ear of the Sphinx
28 Jul 2015 19:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2528
Views: 568244

Re: Language practice thread

Tänään kirjoitan suomeksi! Today I'll be writing in Finnish! Ja ehkä vähän arabia. And maybe some Arabic. Tässä viestiketjussa ovat liian monia kuviahan! There's just way too many pictures in this thread! Mitä vittua tehdään‽ What the hell is going on‽ (عربية) (Arabic) Puhutko suomea? Do you speak ...