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by Lao Kou
26 Feb 2019 13:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: The jawbone of an ass [;)]
Replies: 18
Views: 3743

Re: The jawbone of an ass [;)]

What about Proverbs 22:3 and Proverbs 27:12? http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns Chö rözçaudöbs lav chü vebuteksüt tel kfö las míközdön, de chauk épöndnersaup la göshfíanöz kfö lat vdil. DEF prudent.one- NOM AUX.PRES.IMPERS DEF bad- ACC see and AUX.PRES.REFL hide, and DEF.PL simple.one- NOM.PL...
by Lao Kou
26 Feb 2019 07:20
Forum: Translations
Topic: Translation challenge: If you have enough teeth...
Replies: 4
Views: 324

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

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns Öçek la sük nöiksüch frinalöküch hauwéböth sho, rhük la öçket höi sau nöikütezemars ban vanöi hetsugöf. 2 SG-NOM AUX.PRES INDEF.PL tooth- ACC.PL enough- ACC.PL have- SPEC PTCL, 3 PL-NOM AUX.PRES 2 SG-ACC PTCL INDEF dentist- NOM PTCL.CAUS become tacitly.asse...
by Lao Kou
21 Feb 2019 15:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "Neutral" accents in second languages
Replies: 8
Views: 1307

Re: "Neutral" accents in second languages

Sorry for the confusion. Most major languages have a sort of "prestige variety" associated with them (I hope I'm using that right) which is not necessarily the prescribed form, but as sangi39 said, it's the more "neutral" and widely used accent on various media. Generally, when people learn a secon...
by Lao Kou
15 Feb 2019 09:13
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What do I need to know?
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: What do I need to know?

This topic has come up here and elsewhere over, lo, these many years, and I have found myself concurring with elemtilas on more than one occasion. I think the biggest mistake would be getting hung up on making a mistake. Sure, there are plenty of voices out there in the ether to tell you about natur...
by Lao Kou
12 Feb 2019 19:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 1194
Views: 280426

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Nothing to be done.
by Lao Kou
12 Feb 2019 18:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 1194
Views: 280426

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

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.

But Jerry Lewis, that comedic genius, hein?
by Lao Kou
12 Feb 2019 06:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 1194
Views: 280426

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

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...
by Lao Kou
14 Jan 2019 17:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: The gods didn't create us....
Replies: 12
Views: 515

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

I decided to translate a short bit of Ismaic mythos. Perhaps someone else will find it interesting to also try. http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns Vek dhaugsep lé pantalach tíornath. DEF.PL.NEG god- NOM.PL.NEG AUX.PAST 1 PL-ACC.NEG create The gods didn't create us. Rheth lé rhethníe makhlama...
by Lao Kou
14 Jan 2019 10:00
Forum: Translations
Topic: Indirect speech
Replies: 12
Views: 3464

Re: Indirect speech

Epic necro! Epic! [:D] http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns Beth lé ngamath „Trízh la chü içdimtelímarangíksüv kadiz.” 3 DUAL-NOM AUX.PAST say „1 DUAL-NOM AUX.PRES DEF cinema- LOC go” They said, "We are going to the cinema." Beth lé, gü thpau lé chü içdimtelímarangíksüv höikadiz sho, ngamath. ...
by Lao Kou
08 Jan 2019 06:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 3583
Views: 905617

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

ano kyo'a Quiet, again. Ahe! Eti zo kula une ixi ziriri. yes | PST PROG pair.of.ears GEN.1S.ICS ACC.3P.DEF.INAN cricket Yes! I was listening to the crickets. Chí tsíhuls sauk jínarsaung cha zçünsav. Sí agvétals. Cricket song in winter -- a special treat. De pamna ' u chö évashabsöb vrí cha sunsab v...
by Lao Kou
05 Jan 2019 05:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2660

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

DesEsseintes wrote:
05 Jan 2019 05:14
it’s not like he’s trying to sell us vacuum cleaners.
or kitchen appliances [xP]
by Lao Kou
04 Jan 2019 05:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 12409

Re: Lexember 2018

DesEsseintes wrote:
03 Jan 2019 17:07
Lao Kou wrote:
03 Jan 2019 13:26
31st - içvérdobs [ðuˈzɔbs] n. newsreel
Interesting orthographic-phonetic mismatch. A typo perchance?
Them Géarthnuns spelling rules's a bitch, innit?

In a rush, I sloppily neglected to change the pronunciation from the previous "chestnut" entry. [:$] Fixed it, thanks.
by Lao Kou
03 Jan 2019 13:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 12409

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 31st - içvérdobs [ˌɪçveɾˈdobs] n. newsreel Che hereçkesrethsev sü içdimtelímarangíksüv, cha réabönsab puskau seth lév sau blöchnérsaut zhö sö içvérdobsöt aubü ba dimtel hautsobal. DEF old.days- LOC INDEF cinema- LOC, DEF main.feature- POST before 3 SG-NOM A...
by Lao Kou
02 Jan 2019 11:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: The jawbone of an ass [;)]
Replies: 18
Views: 3743

Re: The jawbone of an ass [;)]

15 And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith. 16 And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men. http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 15 San lé orha sau bdonafs...
by Lao Kou
27 Dec 2018 17:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 12409

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 27th - dhuzaubs [ðuˈzɔbs] n. chestnut Vaglé seth lév sök dhuzaubsöch haultalöböch híaudínsav chauk gersaush fan ba barasuth kalokh sho, trízh lé aukhbrelü söik ngutsöif ökfatöif, öre cha zhabötansat ba zvaun hesof. although 3 SG-NOM AUX.PAST.IMPERS INDEF.PL...
by Lao Kou
06 Dec 2018 10:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 12409

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 4th - tumukapwíbs [tuˌmukaˈpwibs] n. tag ( children's game ) Chöik sékletsöip lé chö tumuküapwíbsöt chü mörveksüv chöik zçövatsöid vrí travnath. DEF.PL child- NOM.PL AUX.PAST DEF tag- ACC DEF yard- LOC DEF.PL hydrangea- POST.PL among make The children were ...
by Lao Kou
05 Dec 2018 10:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 12409

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 3rd - ftelömals [ˌftɛløˈmals] n. alibi Ríçardhs lé fí ftelömafsít vö shekhsöb rathé vü nggavödsüs ven. Richard- NOM.NEG AUX.PAST INDEF.NEG alibi- ACC.NEG DEF.NEG night- POST.NEG on.the.occasion.of DEF.NEG murder- GEN.NEG have Richard didn't have an alibi fo...
by Lao Kou
02 Dec 2018 15:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 84454

CBB Conlang Relay X

Actually, I'm getting the impression that some people might be interested in this kind of relay as a way to see how accurately everyone can translate the text, with the goal of keeping it as close to the original as possible by the end, while I've always considered the point of such relays to be th...
by Lao Kou
02 Dec 2018 14:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 84454

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

gestaltist wrote:
02 Dec 2018 13:00
We clearly have a different idea of what a good torch is.
If I understand gestaltist correctly, I'm inclined to agree.
by Lao Kou
02 Dec 2018 08:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 12409

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 2nd - dvüdaurhörs [ˌdvydɔˈXøɾs] n. metronome Chau dvüdaurhörs lé chö dunabsöv, sau zhömauíörsaub sherböraub sfen cha ftalansas, haíömé mnözçethnala ' u mal. DEF metronome- NOM AUX.PAST DEF piano- LOC, INDEF friend- POST old- POST like DEF family- GEN, as.al...