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by Ser
12 Jan 2018 08:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Noun apposition compounds in other languages
Replies: 15
Views: 3458

Re: Noun apposition compounds in other languages

It's common to use other prepositions too, but I at least wouldn't quite consider these compounds to be honest, just lexical phrases. Incidentally, you can in fact say arresto por incendio provocado in Spanish. It's worth noting that another way of translating English noun-noun compounds into other ...
by Ser
09 Jan 2018 00:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 180
Views: 37149

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

I'll participate with my clongo Araya.
by Ser
04 Jan 2018 17:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4415
Views: 922875

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

How are these " " and ' ' used? I've learnt the standard: "word" and 'its meaning', like "al-kaatib" means 'the scribe'. But sometimes I see them used vice versa. In linguistics, there is certainly some convention of using italics (or, less commonly, “stylized double quotes”) for a word in a foreig...
by Ser
28 Dec 2017 06:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4415
Views: 922875

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

Not what you're asking about, but Classical Chinese has (optional) subject-VP inversion in exclamations. That is, its normal word order is SVO, but it can be VOS in exclamations. The first example Pulleyblank gives in his grammar outline is from Mencius: 善哉問也 good EXCL ask TOP (Literally, "is good!,...
by Ser
27 Dec 2017 07:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2796
Views: 708021

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

The phonology of this language is intended to be very simple. Consonants: p t c k m n s r y c is /tʃ/, and y is /j/. /n/ assimilates for place of articulation before a palatal or a velar: /nc nk ny/ [ɲtʃ ŋk ɲɟʝ]. /r/ is [r] at the beginning of a word or intervocalically, and is [ɾ] otherwise (except...
by Ser
22 Dec 2017 04:50
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Help with Topic & Focus
Replies: 12
Views: 4648

Re: Help with Topic & Focus

It might help you to know that, although there is a tradition of using "as for" to explain topics in linguistics, in normal English it's more common to use "now the X, ...", "regarding the X, ..." or just a plain "the X, it..." as topic constructions. Now focus, that is a more complex matter in Engl...
by Ser
21 Dec 2017 14:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4415
Views: 922875

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

clawgrip wrote:
21 Dec 2017 05:33
As far as I can tell, the modern conjunctive suffix -tsutsu also comes from this auxiliary.
What is this "conjunctive" suffix -tsutsu, and how is it used?
by Ser
15 Dec 2017 18:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Formatting
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

Re: Formatting

Maybe I've been hanging out with a different crowd all these years, but I've never seen an English -> artlang dictionary except for like a couple. All of Zompist's dictionaries are artlang -> English except for the (out-of-date) English -> Verdurian one, and the same goes for all the ones on Antholo...
by Ser
15 Dec 2017 17:57
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Translation app for my conlang work
Replies: 5
Views: 8666

Re: Translation app for my conlang work

Ah I usually arrange alphabet and words in different ways but I still want it to at least have some meaning and can be predicted from English... So a translation app would be helpful for me. It's hard to explain as well, sorry but I really hope you catch what I mean [>_<] I have no idea what you me...
by Ser
08 Dec 2017 18:36
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Let's Talk about Syntax (NP: Topic Ideas etc)
Replies: 15
Views: 67618

Re: Let's Talk about Syntax (NP: Topic Ideas etc)

You phrase that like a question, but yes, the whole phrase moving is a thing. I think k1234567890y has made a very good question here (which I had never thought about). It is a thing in languages like French ( A quoi est-ce que tu t'intéresses ? 'What are you interested in?'), but is it a thing in ...
by Ser
08 Dec 2017 18:16
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 105
Views: 174706

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

If a write a guide in Spanish, should I post it here or in the "In other languages" section?
by Ser
08 Dec 2017 06:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What language could this person speak?
Replies: 15
Views: 10485

Re: What language could this person speak?

French is possible... How u have start. To. Learn Java and someone know good sites which introduce in programming ? Comment vous avez commencé à apprendre Java et qui connait (de) bons sites qui introduisent à (la) programmation... (sometimes my English is so torrid...) I doubt it's French because ...
by Ser
21 Aug 2016 20:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 739
Views: 163669

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:esp: constipado stuffed up, congested; :eng: constipated unable to poop (Weird, I just looked this one up and it appears as though Google Translate doesn't agree with me. I specifically recall this being taught to us in Spanish and our class having a lot of fun with this fact. Hmmmm.) Nah, I think...
by Ser
21 Aug 2016 17:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: A relatively complex sentence
Replies: 19
Views: 2168

Re: A relatively complex sentence

:esp: Spanish Puedo mirar la oración que quiero traducir y saber lo que quiero que la estructura parezca sin demaciado esfuerzo. [ˈpweð̞o miˈɾaɾ la oɾaˈsjoŋ ke ˈkjeɾo tɾað̞uˈsiɾ i saˈβ̞eɾ lo ke ˈkjeɾo ke la estɾukˈtuɾa paˈɾeska sin demaˈsjað̞o esˈfweɾso] pued-o mir-ar la oración-Ø que quier-o tradu...
by Ser
20 Aug 2016 07:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 691
Views: 185088

Re: False cognates

:zho: Shanghainese 渠 [ɦi] "he, she" - :eng: English he If the Wu has a feminine meaning, we can add it to the fact that Welsh and Hebrew have the same feminine singular third person pronoun: [hi]. And expanding the meaning further, the Pirahã third person bound pronoun hi [hi], which can be singula...
by Ser
20 Aug 2016 07:22
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Tema de jamonada [español/castellano]
Replies: 152
Views: 175839

Re: Tema de jamonada [español/castellano]

Hola. Casi no vengo por aquí, pero solo quería informarles que existe un grupo sobre ideolenguas donde se habla español en Facebook, llamado "Conlangs (español)". Es el grupo de ideolingüística en español más grande en Internet por el momento.
by Ser
20 Aug 2016 07:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Can anyone gloss Maltese or Classical Arabic?
Replies: 5
Views: 1869

Re: Can anyone gloss Maltese or Classical Arabic?

3 = the voiced pharyngeal fricative/approximant
7 = the unvoiced pharyngeal fricative