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by Egerius
15 Aug 2017 10:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 212317

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Wow. In all my years, you're like the first European (outside of Scotland) or Canadian I've ever met who actually prefers unit notes to unit coins! Yup. And all this because those coins are heavy. What are these "bills" and "coins" you all are talking about? I pay for everything either with a piece...
by Egerius
14 Aug 2017 18:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 212317

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

sangi39 wrote:Please god say you never do this in something as annoying as 90 pennies.
*Raises hand, pleads guilty*
I do, but only to the allowable limit of 50 coins (following German law).

I'd rather have 1€/2€ notes than coins, just because I like paper money.
by Egerius
12 Aug 2017 11:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6164
Views: 467820

Re: Language practice thread

shimobaatar wrote:¿Por qué no te gustas los préstamos?
Why don't you like loanwords?
Sindon ealle frencisce þá ƿord þe ne lícigað mec, and þær ƿæron ealde ƿord ƿé næbbað ná már.
It is all those French words that do not please me, and there were old words we don't have no more...
by Egerius
12 Aug 2017 10:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 212317

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

This proves that you are superhuman. [xD]
by Egerius
10 Aug 2017 23:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11206
Views: 841900

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I managed to create 3 more or less acceptable letters (<a>, <b>, <c>) for a font that should look like the script used in the Hatton Gospels.
by Egerius
08 Aug 2017 11:05
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 378
Views: 91314

Re: Jokes

Probably a bad pun.

Alright, I know that there are Polynesian languages... What about Mononesian languages?

ba-dum-tsss...
by Egerius
07 Aug 2017 13:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Is modern grammar writing simply better?
Replies: 13
Views: 2329

Re: Is modern grammar writing simply better?

Actually, the latter transcription system (from Carl Faulmann's Das Buch der Schrift , second edition of 1880) was clear enough, so I could reconstruct the pronunciation of ca. 1880s England-English. And I own a copy of that book (a 2012 reprint), so I could get used to that transcription method aft...
by Egerius
07 Aug 2017 10:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Is modern grammar writing simply better?
Replies: 13
Views: 2329

Re: Is modern grammar writing simply better?

My biggest gripe is with grammars that use nonstandard conventions. A lot of old grammar and phonology texts have some weird transcriptions before the IPA was standardized (like ħ for ç), and even now I come across a paper or two that is well aware of the IPA but chooses not to use it for some esot...
by Egerius
06 Aug 2017 23:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6164
Views: 467820

Re: Language practice thread

Je peux déjà remarquer que mes connaissances en français se dégradent. I can already feel my French skills dwindling. Courage! ¡Ánimo! [>:D] - Provide an English translation of what you wrote. Come on! [}:D] Questo è il momento nel quale sono contento con le parole neolatine che hanno infiltrato l'...
by Egerius
05 Aug 2017 15:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6164
Views: 467820

Re: Language practice thread

Je peux déjà remarquer que mes connaissances en français se dégradent.[/b] I can already feel my French skills dwindling. Lo stesso potrebbe dire sulle mie competenze del'italiano... Anche se ho superato un'esame di tradurre l'altro mese. I could say the same about my knowledge of Italian... Even t...
by Egerius
29 Jul 2017 14:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14319
Views: 1084152

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

What about... a dual?
by Egerius
28 Jul 2017 20:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 212317

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

shimobaatar wrote:I'll be flying back home tomorrow morning.
Flying?! Isn't that blowing a hole into your purse/credit card?
by Egerius
27 Jul 2017 11:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11206
Views: 841900

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Writing alternative lyrics for the 1300s song Bryd one Breere (Bird on a Briar). Since they are connected to my conworld Úrageard and (and I again use early southwestern Middle English), I think this gets a free pass. Status : 3/4 of stanza 1 done. Ich fléo fram hóame fram Churchóame on werre, Friþe...
by Egerius
26 Jul 2017 21:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2401
Views: 225156

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Bryd on a Breere, ca. 1300
One of the oldest songs in English. [:)]
by Egerius
26 Jul 2017 08:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 212317

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Excellent! Somebody actually appreciates this? Cool! [:)] I mainly use the online Middle English Dictionary and I make sure that the word and usage are attested between 1150 and 1250 (French loanwords until 1300). For the grammar... I use too many books to name here. Fulk's An Introduction to Middl...
by Egerius
24 Jul 2017 13:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 212317

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Anyway. My Middle English Glossary is growing slowly, the reference grammar is stagnating at the moment (I'll get back to it soon).

I don't yet know what I'm going to do with them, but I am prepared.
by Egerius
24 Jul 2017 10:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 212317

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

DesEsseintes wrote:No, you didn't just...!? [:O] [xD]

*rolls around laughing*
*Screams* *Curses in Middle English*
by Egerius
22 Jul 2017 10:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 212317

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I received my new fountain pen and a book half an hour ago. :mrgreen:
The nib is indeed finer than the one of the pen I used before, and the whole pen is much lighter.
by Egerius
21 Jul 2017 12:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: It's all Greek to me (idiomatic)
Replies: 30
Views: 3584

Re: It's all Greek to me (idiomatic)

The thing I like about Xingish is that I understand every sentence. It seems to take lexemes almost exclusively from languages that I at least know of. :deu: Standard German Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof. [(ʔɪ)ç fɐ.ˈʃteː nuɐ̯ ˈbaːn.hoːf] ich versteh-e nur Bahnhof 1SG.NOM understand-1SG.NOM.PRS only trai...
by Egerius
19 Jul 2017 05:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 587097

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

Lao Kou wrote:Oh, I love those days. Enjoy. [:D]
I have those days with English. :mrgreen: