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by Lambuzhao
13 Jun 2012 13:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1279984

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

Dear Aszev (and Anywho Would Know): What's the policy here about posting a translation in a conlang by someone who is currently accompanying Saint Hildegard of Bingen in the Conlang Choir Eternal? That is, are there rules/caveats about posting translations in a conlang made by a deceased conlanger? ...
by Lambuzhao
13 Jun 2012 13:26
Forum: Translations
Topic: Do you want to go home?
Replies: 51
Views: 25734

Re: Do you want to go home?

:con: Martien (Helene Smith): vraïni m dé ami ine haudan? /vʁa.ʔi.nim de ami in h oʊdã/ [wish INT 2ps go DEF•ALL house] Do you wish to go home? Dé ténassaï ami ine haudan? /de te.na.sa.i ami in h oʊdã/ [2sg would.like-2sg go DEF•ALL house] Would you like to go home? Kiché ké ami dé ine haudan? /ki.ʃ...
by Lambuzhao
12 Jun 2012 16:10
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Anglish Spamthread
Replies: 494
Views: 146585

Re: Anglish Spamthread

Taken from "Funny Stuff about Tongues on the Betwixtnet" herein-


Schadenfreude -

meet SCATHEGLEE!
by Lambuzhao
12 Jun 2012 16:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Funny Stuff About Languages On The Internet
Replies: 65
Views: 5104

Re: Funny Stuff About Languages On The Internet

10 Words That Don't Translate Into English That's nice. The Wiktionary entry on Schadenfreude gives this: Descendants: schadenfreude (English) skadefryd (Norwegian) skadeglädje (Swedish) Funny. You mean scatheglee ? ________________________________________ Come over to the Anglish side of the Might!
by Lambuzhao
12 Jun 2012 07:38
Forum: Translations
Topic: Do you want to go home?
Replies: 51
Views: 25734

Re: Do you want to go home?

:con: Rozwi: Do you want to go home? ihm sela doneyu dlaza? / ihm se.lɐ do.ne.yu dɬɐ.zɐ/ 2ps want-2ps INF•go home-ACC OR clipped - ihm sela yu dlaza? Wanna go home? - An invitation to a spouse, girl/boyfriend Ihm sela wa yuʕēm dlaza? / ihm se.lɐ wɐ yu.ʕe:m dɬɐ.zɐ/ 2ps want-2ps that go-SUBJ2ps home-A...
by Lambuzhao
12 Jun 2012 07:21
Forum: Translations
Topic: Who runs faster than me?
Replies: 22
Views: 3565

Re: Who runs faster than me?

:con: Rozwi: Who runs faster than me? Wdie šeltēk šletuge `aver `inu? /wʌ.djɛ ʃel.tɛjk ʃle.tu.ge ʔa.veɾ ʔi.nu/ who-NOM run-PRES-3ps fast-COMPAR-ADV over 1ps-GEN Nobody runs faster than me. šeltēk nudienz šletuge`aver `inu. / ʃel.tɛjk nu.djɛnʣ ʃle.tu.ge ʔa.veɾ ʔi.nu/ run-PRES-3ps NEG•person-NOM fast-...
by Lambuzhao
12 Jun 2012 06:52
Forum: Translations
Topic: Who runs faster than me?
Replies: 22
Views: 3565

Re: Who runs faster than me?

:con: Sadrås: Who runs faster than me? Kvaro uhœ sprætlirür dån mj? /kva.ʁoʊ h ɔj ʃpʁæt.lɪ.ʁyɾ dɔn mɪ/ run-PRES who-NOM fast-COMPAR-ADV than 1ps-OBJ Nobody runs faster than me. Kvaro njnevör sprætlirür dån mj. /kva.ʁo nɪ.nə.vœɾ ʃpʁæt.lɪ.ʁyɾ dɔn mɪ/ run-PRES NEG•INDEF-NOM fast-COMPAR-ADV than 1ps-OBJ...
by Lambuzhao
11 Jun 2012 15:04
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Dictionary software
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Re: Dictionary software

I imagine a spreadsheet is much more flexible, and I have used tabling in MS-Word for more recent endeavours, based on suggestions I found here. really, I'm quite old-fashioned concerning this, and my long-standing con-langs have some sort of dictionary-cum-grammatica document. Like Sano, it's roman...
by Lambuzhao
11 Jun 2012 14:53
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is it a good idea to create a dictionary?
Replies: 12
Views: 1521

Re: Is it a good idea to create a dictionary?

My biggest, most developed langs: Rozwi and Sadraas, have dictionaries. Some I have made more than once, due to various circumstances. With these two especially, they have develoepd so much vocab over time (since 1984), I need some order to prevent the axiomatic "reinventing the wheel". Especially s...
by Lambuzhao
11 Jun 2012 14:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Funny Stuff About Languages On The Internet
Replies: 65
Views: 5104

Re: Funny Stuff About Languages On The Internet

People probably do think categories like napkin, towel, bottle, bird, etc are eternal and absolute and universal. Forgettabout diachronic transitoriness, try synchronic transitoriness of meaning! Across the sea in Merry Old England, what friends use to describe as "napkin" is NOT what I put on my t...
by Lambuzhao
11 Jun 2012 10:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Would children alone spontaneously create language?
Replies: 17
Views: 1617

Re: Would children alone spontaneously create language?

The situation is similar enough that we can be pretty sure that something very similar would happen if the things were changed to live up to the specifications given - it's seriously close enough for that. As pointed by other posters, a big difference is that the Nicaraguan children did receive som...
by Lambuzhao
10 Jun 2012 23:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1192
Views: 180594

Re: Other Creativity

A Faceless Lord for False Believers.

Hail Zardoz!
by Lambuzhao
10 Jun 2012 23:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proto-Hyảlim development thread
Replies: 11
Views: 3894

Re: Proto-Hyảlim development thread

Dear Ceresz: The folks at the Casma dig site in Peru had about as much to go on (fishnets, fish scales, fruit pips from the faraway jungle), and managed to unearth and piece together a civilization that rivaled that of the Egyptians, Chinese and Mesopotamians. With time, I am sure you will do the sa...
by Lambuzhao
10 Jun 2012 17:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proto-Hyảlim development thread
Replies: 11
Views: 3894

Re: Proto-Hyảlim development thread

Dear Ceresz: Canb you give a frame of reference for the con-people/con-culture that produced/spoke Proto-Hyalim? They have (fishing) nets, and they eat apples. Did they grow apples or just harvest them? are they hunter-gatherers? Are they neolithic? are they a threshold civilization? Hints? Thoughts?
by Lambuzhao
10 Jun 2012 16:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: A tale of two contractions
Replies: 13
Views: 1540

Re: A tale of two contractions

I just tested out "I'd'nt've" pronounced as /aɪdnə/ or /aɪdnʌ/. In the phrase " I'd'nt've had more time, even if I asked for it". I said that to my son. Then I asked my son (10 yr old, English L1, Spanish L2) to repeat what I said. He spits back: "I haven't have had more time, even if I asked for it...
by Lambuzhao
10 Jun 2012 16:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: WIP epigraphic script
Replies: 21
Views: 2911

Re: WIP epigraphic script

Beautiful! Is this for a native american-based (con)language?

I believe I saw something like this type of writing used in transmissions between the Space Stations
Denita'a and Azatlan.

It grooves.
by Lambuzhao
10 Jun 2012 16:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Kurt Cobain Day
Replies: 21
Views: 3448

Re: Kurt Cobain Day

I absolutely hated Kurt Cobain/Nirvana when I first heard it aeons ago, in college. I thought, "What a bunch of poseurs". But some younger classmates turned me on in grad-school. Of all the lyrics and infectuous songs, these lyrics haunt me for some reason: Where do bad folks go when they die They d...
by Lambuzhao
10 Jun 2012 16:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I am scrapping Kankonian
Replies: 46
Views: 3813

Re: I am scrapping Kankonian

Not according to Google Translate!
(Unless, of course, it's Slovenian!)
by Lambuzhao
10 Jun 2012 16:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2467
Views: 265760

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Just saw: John Carter of Mars + 3 Stooges marathon

Just heard: Raze 2 / "Warhead" (My son is pwning game!)
by Lambuzhao
10 Jun 2012 16:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6181
Views: 546804

Re: Language practice thread

y el androide/robot David estudia la linguistica reconstructiva para que intentara comunicarse con los ingenieros and the android/robot David studied reconstructive linguistics so he might try to talk with the Engineers Personalmente, creo debieran mostrarle estudiar solresol u otro idioma mas difer...