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by Dormouse559
19 Mar 2019 18:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 750
Views: 211867

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

As in they naturally have brightly colored hair (presumably things like blue, green, purple)? From what I understand, brightly colored hair/fur is really rare, if it appears at all, so I'd want to research why that is. Perhaps it's simply not evolutionarily beneficial, or perhaps there's some physic...
by Dormouse559
19 Mar 2019 06:13
Forum: Translations
Topic: He is...
Replies: 79
Views: 14940

Re: He is...

Updating https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish . Each of the sentences uses the copula verb ettre . Note on the first sentence: In the object position of a copular expression, an indefinite noun takes no article. Note on the fourth sentence: The subject's gender is ambiguous; the third-person sing...
by Dormouse559
18 Mar 2019 04:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14513
Views: 1196323

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

Have you ever changed something about your conlang because it was getting frustrating to deal with? Multiple times. I knocked most of the number marking out of Silvish because it felt like nouns and adjectives were declining for too many categories. The Silvish version of ablaut has shifted more ti...
by Dormouse559
14 Mar 2019 19:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8560
Views: 821272

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

On ga 褒marèrë que 誰 ca ga 依然 銘記èrë Japoné語 [õʊ̃ gɔ ʊmʁʁˈpɑɔ̯ʁ kœ̈dɑʁe kɔ gɔ i'zẽ mei̯gjɑɔ̯ʁ ʒaponegœːl ] One is flattered that Japoné語 is still remembered. On lou considra coumê-y in-a conlinje ammeuzanta qui pêye lou coû d' lou tettan-ì. [õ.lu.kɔ̃ˈsi.dʁə ku.mɛː.jẽ.a.kŋ̩ˈlɛ̃ɲ̟.ʑə ʔɑ̃m.məˈzɑ̃n.tə ki...
by Dormouse559
13 Mar 2019 17:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8560
Views: 821272

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

:lat: :jpn: Uttermost West by Southwest Lapanese : De konomibus sine funsōne necesse are. PRP taste.ABL.PL PRP disagreement.ABL.SG need COP There's no arguing for taste. [:P] T' a-t rêzoù. [ta.tʁɛˈzu] You're right. Lou mondou s' in ettrîvyà can mimmou. [luˈmɔ̃n.du sẽ.ɛt.tʁiˈvja kɑ̃ˈmɛ̃m.mu] People ...
by Dormouse559
13 Mar 2019 06:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8560
Views: 821272

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ma conlinje l' e ggroù de conlinje jerman-ica. [ma.kŋ̩ˈlɛ̃ɲ̟.ʑə lɛˈgʁu de.kŋ̩ˈlɛ̃ɲ̟.ʑə ʑɛʁ.mŋ̩ˈi.kə] My conlang is not a germlang. Mê l' a de voûyela anteryeuza arronnî e dde souttchessoù de conson-a. [ˈmɛː la.de.vuˈje.lə ʔɑ̃n.tə.ʁjø.zə ʔɑʁ.ʁɔ̃ˈniː ʔɛd.de.sut.tɕɛˈsu de.kɔ̃ˈsõ.ə] But it has front ro...
by Dormouse559
08 Mar 2019 07:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 250407

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I counsel you to recite the Litany of "There, They're, Their" 100 times, so you may turn away from the dreaded Typo and return to the divine embrace of English spelling. I absolve you from your sins in the name of Prescriptivism, and of the Dictionary, and of the Holy Spellcheck. Go in piece.
by Dormouse559
26 Feb 2019 02:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1681
Views: 331808

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

Here are a couple of best practices I'd like to lay out for when disputes arise: 1) If you have reported a conversation, please don't try to continue it in PMs. That just makes it harder for mods to see the current state of affairs. 2) No excessive reports. A single report from a given user is enoug...
by Dormouse559
25 Feb 2019 07:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14513
Views: 1196323

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

My question is: would it still be sensible for the language to adopt the word unchanged into the language, despite appearing identical to another commonly used word? Sure. If I understand correctly, the basic meanings involved would be "mountain" for the loanword and "day" for the native one. Those...
by Dormouse559
25 Feb 2019 04:24
Forum: Translations
Topic: Translation challenge: If you have enough teeth...
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Translation challenge: If you have enough teeth...

:con: Silvish can't maintain the ambiguity with this pair of sentences. For general expressions, it has the indefinite pronoun on , which I've used in the second sentence. The masculine third-person plural pronoun can be used as an indefinite, which introduces ambiguity if there is also a masculine ...
by Dormouse559
12 Feb 2019 18:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2436
Views: 251382

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Lao Kou wrote:
12 Feb 2019 18:41
elemtilas wrote:
12 Feb 2019 12:50
Lao Kou wrote:
12 Feb 2019 06:58
sangi39 wrote:
12 Feb 2019 05:01
I've just finished watching "Waiting For Godot"
All I've got are radishes. Nothing to be done...
...make a salad!
I am reasonably sure that a salad would, existentially, be quite absurd.
A salad of just radishes would be the most absurd.
by Dormouse559
10 Feb 2019 21:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 196
Views: 32246

Re: Silvish

Ælfwine wrote:
10 Feb 2019 03:20
Have you thought about making a latex pdf file for Silvish? I think it might be worthy of those.
No, I hadn't thought about it. Maybe I'll look into LaTeX at some point. But no doubt I'd be just as unreliable updating a pdf as I am with this thread. [:$]
by Dormouse559
10 Feb 2019 02:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 196
Views: 32246

Re: Silvish

Jackk wrote:
09 Feb 2019 20:20
I could see the second flag being fun with a slightly-diagonal set of green-blue-green bars instead of waves. [:D]
Hmm, something like this? I can't find examples of slightly diagonal bars on flags, so the proportions might need tweaking.

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by Dormouse559
09 Feb 2019 18:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 196
Views: 32246

Re: Silvish

I definitely like the first flag better. It's good. […] And I also like that coat-of-arms! Yay! Thank you. The second is outright bad . Oh no! [xD] Do you see a path to redemption? What do you think could improve? I really like both of them! The first one is definitely better as the flag for the co...
by Dormouse559
09 Feb 2019 02:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 196
Views: 32246

Re: Silvish

I need your opinions on some flag ideas for Silvia. Which do you like better? What would you change? The first design is meant to evoke the coat of arms, shown in my previous post. I've experimented with a lot of embellishments, but I'll just keep it simple for now. The second design is an attempt t...
by Dormouse559
07 Feb 2019 17:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8560
Views: 821272

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

I mma hansoù ichi, dyun lê mezû a ttrou ttan, swêtya chetta hoza mimma a vveû ê-y a vvottrê famî. [ʔɛ̃m.ma.hɑ̃ˈsu ˈʔi.ɕi | ˈdjœ̃ŋ lɛː.məˈzyː ɑt.tʁuˈtɑ̃ŋ | ˈswɛː.tjə ɕɛt.təˈho.zə ˈmɛ̃m.mə ʔɑˈvœː ʔɛː.jɑv.vɔt.tʁɛː.fəˈmiː] And this song of mine, in three-quarter time, wishes you and yours the same thin...
by Dormouse559
06 Feb 2019 18:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1361
Views: 288143

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Does the initial /i/ correspond to more than one phoneme in the Latin etymon.
by Dormouse559
05 Feb 2019 19:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nłōkjenkā̤itää
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Re: Nłokjenkaitää discussion thread.

Ok so that's clear now, thank you. Now I have another doubt: is it effective to some point to mark noun definiteness sintactically instead of using a declension? I see no reason why not. What were you thinking of in particular? And another question: in a language with more than one noun declension,...
by Dormouse559
05 Feb 2019 06:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1361
Views: 288143

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
04 Feb 2019 23:32
Dormouse559 wrote:
04 Feb 2019 23:00
Did the noun begin with /i/ in Latin?
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And just to be sure, did it begin with /iː/? /e(ː)/?
by Dormouse559
04 Feb 2019 23:00
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1361
Views: 288143

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Did the noun begin with /i/ in Latin?