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by Dormouse559
31 Jan 2019 18:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 196
Views: 31644

Re: Silvish

Why, thank you. [:)] This new idea motivated me to finally get my cartography game together. In our timeline, there are roughly 110,000 people living within those borders, which cover a bit less than 2,500 km². The biggest city by far is Albertville, with 19,000 people. The next largest cities are B...
by Dormouse559
31 Jan 2019 07:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 807101

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Jou boû seuttoù d' eja. [ʑuˈbuː sœˈtu de.ʑə] I drink mainly water. Can que jou vlus in-a rihalya, jou treuf in milk shake â van-î oû-y â caramel aggravablou. [kɑ̃ŋ.ke.ʑuˈvlys ẽ.a.ʁiˈha.ʎˑə | ʑuˈtʁœf ɛ̃ˈmil ˈɕɛk ɑː.vŋ̩ˈiː ʔuː.jɑː.ka.ʁəˈmɛl ɑg.gʁəˈva.blu] When I want a treat, I quite like a vanilla o...
by Dormouse559
30 Jan 2019 18:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 807101

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Apparently tonight and tomorrow I'm gonna experience a polar vortex. Which sounds like it could be a tasty minty cocktail, but no. Tu devreya l' invanté, van-ì missolojista renoumeya … [ty.dəˈvʁe.jə lɛ̃ɱ.vɑ̃ˈte | vŋ̩ˈi mis.so.ləˈʑi.stə ʁe.nuˈme.jə] You should invent that, become a famous mixologist...
by Dormouse559
29 Jan 2019 17:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 196
Views: 31644

Re: Silvish

Here is the coat of arms of the Archdiocese of Silvia: https://i.imgur.com/T221WmB.png I blazon it as: Gules, two keys in saltire or interlacing a wheel of twelve spokes argent. The keys are the Keys of St. Peter, the patron of the episcopal see in Moûtiers. The 12-spoked wheel is believed to repres...
by Dormouse559
28 Jan 2019 07:52
Forum: Translations
Topic: Maintenance activities
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Maintenance activities

:con: Silvish A ccôs d' attiveté d' intrettyé, chou sistêmou ettrà pas desous lê mâ dissantou de 14 euwa a 14 euwa 30. [ɑˈkɔːs dɑt.tivəˈte dɛ̃n.tʁɛˈtje ɕu.siˈstɛː.mu ɛˈtʁa ˈpɑs dəˈsus lɛˈmɑː diˈsɑ̃n.tu de.ɕatɔˈʑø.wə ɑt.tɕa.tɔˈʑø.wə tʁɛ̃n.tə] to cause.OBL of activity.ACC of maintenance.ACC | DEM-M.C ...
by Dormouse559
28 Jan 2019 04:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 196
Views: 31644

Re: Silvish

The form I want Silvia to take is reaching critical mass. I'm not sure what structure to talk about it in, so I'll just start with an alternate-timeline Wikipedia page. Silvia, officially known as the Prince-Archbishopric of Silvia, is a country located in the Western Alps. It is bordered by France ...
by Dormouse559
24 Jan 2019 18:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: The jawbone of an ass [;)]
Replies: 15
Views: 2323

Re: The jawbone of an ass [;)]

I think I should have responded to Nortaneous’s and Dormouse’s translations more quickly. I apologize to them for the delay, and I hope they read my responses! No problem. I make my own share of delayed replies. [:P] @Dormouse559; What’s the .C stand for in the glosses of the Silvish? It stands for...
by Dormouse559
22 Jan 2019 03:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14452
Views: 1172922

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

The difference would mean whether, say, the animate concrete noun is "that which causes [others] to do X" or "that which is used to do X", or, for instance, a commander vs. a subordinate. Also, these are lexical derivations, so that would mean that, the morpheme being CəCCuCe, g-l-f would become gə...
by Dormouse559
22 Jan 2019 02:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14452
Views: 1172922

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

I don't know what the applicative nouns would mean, whether they have causative meaning or an instrumental one. https://media1.tenor.com/images/e17525775ef2f4138dc3bb4b5750179a/tenor.gif The two possible meanings are clearly related, and I'm sure context would clarify which was intended. I say both...
by Dormouse559
21 Jan 2019 23:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nłōkjenkā̤itää
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: Ą̈väriäŋką̈itää: an introduction.

I've chosen a tripartite alignment for it, but I've started feeling that split-ergativity would be also useful in this conlang, or maybe even the antipassive voice (which I haven't understood yet: how is to omit P useful to some point? I would be very thankful if someone could explain it here) The ...
by Dormouse559
15 Jan 2019 21:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Symbols of Concultures
Replies: 209
Views: 55520

Re: Symbols of Concultures

This is the flag of Essu Beti, currently spoilered because I’m not sure how to resize it in-forum: There isn't a way. [:(] The spoiler tags are entirely appropriate. The 10-pointed 12-pointed star (which I need a better name for) Perhaps Latin dextans "ten twelfths" or a nonce derivative is what yo...
by Dormouse559
13 Jan 2019 04:44
Forum: Translations
Topic: The gods didn't create us....
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: The gods didn't create us....

:con: Silvish Li ddyes nou-z an pas creyê. I nnou ll' ant revlé leû mimmou. L' ett in plu vvyê possoù, in souflou de viya misteryeu, qu' î nou-z a tû creyê. [liˈdjɛs nu.zɑ̃ˈpɑs kʁəˈjɛː | ʔɛ̃n.nul.lɑ̃n.tʁəˈvle ˈlœː ˈmɛ̃m.mu | lɛt.tɛ̃m.plyv.vjɛː.pɔˈsu | ʔɛ̃ˈsu.flu dəˈvi.jə mi.stɛˈjø | kiː.nu.zəˈtyː kʁ...
by Dormouse559
13 Jan 2019 02:24
Forum: Translations
Topic: You'll own the world.
Replies: 23
Views: 2202

Re: You'll own the world.

Jackk wrote:
12 Jan 2019 23:20
Nice! [:D] Part ofnme is crying at ettrà
It kind of had to happen because the usual ser- stem gets worn down to just s- with my sound changes.

Jackk wrote:but I like epprouves very much? Where is it from?
ex- + probo, like French éprouver "to test, to feel".
by Dormouse559
12 Jan 2019 23:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: You'll own the world.
Replies: 23
Views: 2202

Re: You'll own the world.

Thank you! It's the result of a merger between attentō "I try" and attendō "I wait". The descendant of the past participle of attendō - attentum - had previously shifted to atte(n)sum by analogy with prehendō, prehe(n)sum "I take, taken". Then the merger spread this form to both verbs, and the desc...
by Dormouse559
12 Jan 2019 01:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: You'll own the world.
Replies: 23
Views: 2202

Re: You'll own the world.

Jackk wrote:
11 Jan 2019 16:32
Si vos pouð oc voscon attis, vos possireð y mont. Vos oc sauð, no's-i ?
Ah, neat! What's the etymology of attis? Is it connected to attendo?
by Dormouse559
09 Jan 2019 08:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6170
Views: 505803

Re: Language practice thread

Ben, je voulais dire « quelques locutions », la touche « s » de mon clavier est un peu cassé e . On ne le dit plus aussi non plus ? Well, I wanted to say "quelques locutions", the s-key of my keyboard is a bit broken. Is it also not said anymore? Ah, je comprends. « Quelques » est bien plus répandu...
by Dormouse559
08 Jan 2019 22:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 807101

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Mie laha ixi lo zola vere le zuma! but sing NOM.3P.DEF.INAN ADV solely TOP.3S.NSPC.INAN situation have.sex They only sing about sex though. Ah ! Alleû, coume hhaccou hantrou pop depûs nonque. [ˈʔah | ɑˈlœː ku.mɛh.hɑk.kuˈhɑ̃n.tʁu ˈpɔp dəˈpyːs ˈnɔ̃ŋ.kə] Oh! So just like every pop singer ever.
by Dormouse559
04 Jan 2019 04:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 23
Views: 10680

Re: Fish smoking cigarettes

(I've split it up into several lines to make the gloss more readable. Also there's no cigarettes smoked by Asta speakers, so they're "smoky leaves" here) Those Asta speakers. I bet they just carry around cigarettes to look cool. [B)] This was all about cigarette-smoking fish. But the thread-title l...
by Dormouse559
04 Jan 2019 04:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6170
Views: 505803

Re: Language practice thread

今天我得複習中文生詞,可是我現在不想複習。 Jīntiān wŏ dĕi fùxí zhōngwén shēngcí, kĕshì wŏ xiànzài bù xiăng fùxí. Today I have to review Chinese vocabulary, but I don't like to review now. Pourquoi pas ? Why not? Parfois, je pense que le cours devrait être amélioré parce que les professeur s utilisent quelque une locuti...
by Dormouse559
02 Jan 2019 16:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 856
Views: 134907

Re: English Orthography Reform

No, it doesnt have much to do with english spelling reform, indeed. But it is a normal phenomenon: you start talking about basketball and end up talking about chemistry or religion. Salmoneus said that reform is not necessary because except for babies, english speakers can speak english and dont ha...