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by Lao Kou
02 Dec 2018 14:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 142
Views: 85522

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: 13453

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...
by Lao Kou
01 Dec 2018 14:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 13453

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 1st - havnaurs [haˈvnɔɾs] n. cenotaph Chí haibesíölsív, cha Öns lé, höi sí dhodelsít chau havnaursaub vasököi chau athíanalörsaut che alürhethses doichlatöithes dimtel. DEF balcony- LOC, DEF queen- NOM AUX.PAST, PTCL INDEF wreath- ACC DEF cenotaph- POST at....
by Lao Kou
10 Nov 2018 06:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 692
Views: 185172

Re: False cognates

:chn: :twn: 焙 bèi bake
:eng: bake
by Lao Kou
10 Nov 2018 05:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 739
Views: 163729

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:fra: empire empire
:fra: empire gets worse, worsens

:chn: :twn: 焙 bèi bake
:eng: bake
by Lao Kou
06 Nov 2018 08:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Some & all
Replies: 8
Views: 7587

Re: Some & all

With all due deference to President Lincoln, Géarthnuns adopts the Dean Martin approach, i.e. Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime : http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns Seth lav híauíalörsaut shahömnwethsev fan veçö, kfö shahöchethset híaumnwethsev fan veçö, de feg lav híauíalömsaut híaumnwegsev ...
by Lao Kou
31 Oct 2018 13:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 411
Views: 81253

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Corphishy wrote:
29 Oct 2018 13:01
Next: baz [baz] v. fill; stop, complete
baz [baz] vt. plate (up) (for food presentation), present (food)

Next: shkaröns [ʃkaˈɾø̃s] n. cradle
by Lao Kou
14 Oct 2018 13:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 411
Views: 81253

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Corphishy wrote:
09 Oct 2018 13:58
NEXT: tmele [ˈtmɛlɜ] n. tooth
tnels [tnɛls] n. stitch
Gluestick wrote:
13 Oct 2018 07:58
ihu:math [i'ʔuːmaθ̼] - n. (the flow of) time
íhumaths [ˌihuˈmaθs] n. zen garden

Next: tsakrubs [tsaˈkɾubs] n. gecko
by Lao Kou
14 Oct 2018 12:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 411
Views: 81253

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

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by Lao Kou
10 Oct 2018 15:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 911
Views: 303049

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Gluestick wrote:
08 Oct 2018 15:45
Next: Ojtap [ɑjtaɪβ] adj. childish
öitaib [øjˈtajb] adj. petulant, peevish, irritable, ill-tempered, cranky, fussy (a baby)

Next: algurs [ˈalguɾs] n. dais
by Lao Kou
01 Sep 2018 16:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 71
Views: 22618

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

1. cismale 2. gay 3. right-handed 4. American -- originally from Massachusetts, but I think I'd identify more as a "New Englander" 5. father's side: Austro-Hungarian; mother's side: WASP -- we didn't have a whole lot of ethnic cooking or other stuff going on, though I've told elsewhere here tales of...
by Lao Kou
19 Aug 2018 05:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 411
Views: 81253

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

abdon [ˈab.dɔn] n. vibe(s). Generally means "bad vibes" unless otherwise stated, much like the word "smell." abdauns [aˈbdɔ̃s] n. séance Next: palse [ˈpal.ɕɜ] v. harvest, cultivate; receive; be rewarded, reap the benefits of sth. pals [pals] n. collecting, collection ( of rent ) pal [pal] vi. colle...
by Lao Kou
18 Aug 2018 15:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 739
Views: 163729

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Sorry, for the confusion. For me "used in some German varieties" means it's not used in my variety, no matter what is standard. I am also not sure about Briefbeutel . Silly billy -- you didn't tell us how you say "wallet" in your varietal neck of the woods. Personally, I get a little frisson when a...
by Lao Kou
18 Aug 2018 10:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 739
Views: 163729

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

I think Briefbeutel or Brieftasche are used in some German varieties for wallet Brieftasche was actually the word my German textbooks used for wallet. It was only later that I learned no one uses it and Portemonnaie is the main word for wallet now. Me, I''d just adjust to what the folks in the stre...
by Lao Kou
12 Aug 2018 09:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 739
Views: 163729

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:chn: 巳 sì "sixth Earthly Branch " and 四 sì "four" :chn: 午 wǔ "seventh Earthly Branch" and 五 wǔ "five" Sounds very confusing! Not so much. 午 wǔ normally appears in compounds like 上午 (forenoon), 中午 (noon, 12:00 or thereabouts), 下午 (afternoon), and 午夜 (midnight, 0:00 or thereabouts) (there are others...
by Lao Kou
09 Aug 2018 18:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6652
Views: 1062350

Re: What did you accomplish today?

'S okay. [:)]
by Lao Kou
09 Aug 2018 18:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 28
Views: 12485

Re: Fish smoking cigarettes

http://i.imgur.com/0UY28La.png Japoné語 Ô願ille, dja 投guétez pas vos 吸殻 au le 地面 ni! Les 魚 oué ils ga la 夜 ni l'海 cara 出te来rë pour les 吸ï ni, et l'on ga 試mitèrë de les 助quèrë 止mé (禁煙é) ni. Merci. Ônégaille, dja naguétez pas vos souïgara au le djimain ni! Les sacana oué ils ga la yorë ni l'oumie cara ...
by Lao Kou
09 Aug 2018 16:26
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 28
Views: 12485

Re: Fish smoking cigarettes

cigarette butts ganajdadsüch ← rhüküch them fish víöbsöp ← rhöböch them Hmm, is your gloss correct? It seems to match víöbsöp to DEF . It was not correct. "the fish" seem to have gotten vaporized in the glossing process. It should, hopefully, be correct (and edited above) now. ( A Géarthçins would ...
by Lao Kou
09 Aug 2018 13:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 28
Views: 12485

Re: Fish smoking cigarettes

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns Hésh la vük ganajdadsüch vau zamsauv çöbögdéaz, híhílel. Chö shebsöv chök víöbsöp la cha haransav, öre rhüküch ba çöpömatíazh dínathauth, kfö seth lav rhöböch vdöirha ban mföbalaf jebeth. Kfazhal síuthta. 2 PL-NOM.NEG AUX.PRES DEF.PL.NEG cigarette.butt- ACC...