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by Iyionaku
04 Sep 2019 10:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: From the journal
Replies: 16
Views: 7883

Re: From the journal

:con: Caelian Hivresën Rabye, Rar cerësap zöfung ijelguid sigürting. Kalkyapim Rabyep Bol Tijöng rosijösernilden. Güzernal, Zan wýldil lösguid lostubyan. Rar Zang güznal, Zan tingim Tof hat Tot matwyëmin vpürnyabëm lostijenëm güm, palalyëmin, lyamabëmir, kasatyëmic ëz losagyëmid Rabyem, ijelguid dir...
by Iyionaku
03 Sep 2019 11:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: One thing
Replies: 9
Views: 4372

Re: One thing

:con: Caelian Vür Tot tissidüztyal, zönosoc Raf gen tisdüvjaiv, kyët Tot këpul "distyëmëng" sibüktil. [vyɾ tʰɔt tʰiʒidysˈtʲal, zœnɔˈʒɔʃ raɸ gɛn tʰiʃdyfˈjaɪ̯f, kʲət tʰɔt kʰəˈpʰul diʃtʲəˈməŋ ʒibykˈtʰil] if 3SG.MASC COND.PST-apologize.3SG, maybe 1SG.DAT for COND.PST-accept.3SG>1SG, but 3SG.MASC not_eve...
by Iyionaku
28 Aug 2019 13:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: One thing
Replies: 9
Views: 4372

Re: One thing

:con: Yélian Vigo yaicapunet, baiùielov diyicasatsvet, cut ciefálbicet pi capet. [ˈviːxɔ̈ ˌʃaɪ̯kɐˈpuːnət, ˌbaɪ̯.ʉˈɪ̯eːlo ˌdɨɕɨˈkaːsɐt͡svət, kʉt‿ɪ̯əˌɸalˈbiːkə‿pi ˈkaːpət] if PST-apologize-3SG, maybe PST-COND-alright-COP.COND.3SG, but NEG-even-say-3SG that regret-3SG If he had apologized, maybe it wou...
by Iyionaku
03 May 2019 12:59
Forum: Translations
Topic: 10 random sentences
Replies: 5
Views: 2058

Re: 10 random sentences

:con: Yélian Rîyai pi curet. Valitunʻaven, Bran. [ˈɾiːʃaɪ̯ pɨ ˈkuːɾət. ˌvalɨˈtunʔaʋən, bɾaːn] hear-1SG that come-3SG | return-JUS.1PLIN, Mister I hear him coming: let's withdraw, my lord. Te bet cómebocrivats. [tə bət‿ˈoːməbɔ̈ˌkɾiːʋɐt͡s] 3SG.MASC have-3SG face-frighten-ADZ He had a scary face. An'ab...
by Iyionaku
25 Feb 2019 16:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Constructed languages with only one vowel a or e, .....?
Replies: 18
Views: 1169

Re: Constructed languages with only one vowel a or e, .....?

Isn't there an analysis of Mandarin that says only one or two vowels are phonemes? I'm not an expert on phoneme inventories, but if you simply go after minimal pair analysis, this doesn't seem right to me. For example, there is 辣 là [la˥˩] vs. 乐 lè [lɤ˥˩] vs. 力 lì [li˥˩] vs. 路 lù [lu˥˩] vs. 绿 lü4 [...
by Iyionaku
21 Feb 2019 11:06
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 28
Views: 12456

Re: Fish smoking cigarettes

:con: Paatherye कयुऌमेज़, नीषे ऊरपमे दौव​ सीगड़ोते़ फो हे मि त्रान​!! फ़ि वी त्रौपै वेमे नूतरतुर ऊतिं धेयदू़ फति धूमि चा, व्वा व्वौ फोदे़ ऊपेर कुऌमे मेज़ आगिमायज़. कुलंता. Kayulmes, nīșe ūrpame deyva sīgarēten phē he mi trāna!! Fi vī treypay veme nūtartur ūtim dheyadūn phati dhūmi cā, wā wey phēden ...
by Iyionaku
21 Feb 2019 10:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 101
Views: 59210

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Why do people always say bad things about natlangs in this thread? I just want to say that I would really enjoy the crazyness of the languages of Vanuatu if they were conlangs. They are so nicely crafted. In a way, I think it doesn't really make sense to praise things about natlangs because that fe...
by Iyionaku
16 Feb 2019 10:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 28
Views: 12456

Re: Fish smoking cigarettes

:con: Bath'aso E zar kxoshoxokz křntpħezennke bruzok khnor! Tnazhipt, heks posh palzhktuz dzezh shext pařoshamz, zhuts tħost magrints medtħasizh řoshtnux. Shusats. [ɛ zɑɾ ͡ˈkxʌʂɔxɔ͡kz̥ ˈkr̟̩ntpˤɛzɛnːkɛ ˈbɾuzɔk kʰnɔɾ! ˈtnaʐipt, hɛks pʌʂ ˈpɑlʐktɯz ͡dʐɛʐ ʂɛxt pɑˈr̟ɔʂɑmz, ʐut͡s tˤʌst ˈma͡gɣint͡s ˈmɛdtˤa...
by Iyionaku
24 Jan 2019 11:29
Forum: Translations
Topic: The jawbone of an ass [;)]
Replies: 18
Views: 4814

Re: The jawbone of an ass [;)]

Thanks, Iyionaku. ... find-1SG ... Should this be “find-3SG”? Yes, and the original translation is wrong too. Fixed. take-INV.3SG.INAN What does -INV. mean? INV = Inverse diathesis. The word translates routhly as "it is found" in that context. Tense seems to be marked inconsistently. In verse 15, t...
by Iyionaku
23 Jan 2019 11:04
Forum: Translations
Topic: The jawbone of an ass [;)]
Replies: 18
Views: 4814

Re: The jawbone of an ass [;)]

:con: Yélian 15 Èpa sandet náclacnar o'falmi, betál nabernet to vanit zetpiys èpabetál tem pesut, fécunat lacolket brayeʻi pes. [ˈɛpɐ ˈsandət ˈnaklaknɐd̟ ɔ̈ˈɸalmi, bəˈtal nɐˈbeɾnət tɔ̈ ˈvaːnɨt ˈcĕpa̯iːs ˌɛpɐbəˈtaːl təm ˌpeːsʉt, ˈɸeːkʉnɐt lɐˈkolkə̆‿ˈbɾaːʃəʔi pes] and find-3SG bone DEF.GEN=jaw DEF.GEN...
by Iyionaku
22 Jan 2019 10:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: Maintenance activities
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Maintenance activities

I stumbled upon this sentence in the office and thought it could be fun to translate. :eng: Due to maintenance activities, this system will not be available on Saturday from 2.00 pm to 2.30 pm. :chn: Mandarin (attempt) 由于维修工作,这个系统星期六,从下午2点一刻到2点半不可​利用​的。 Yóuyú wéixiū gōngzuò, zhège xìtŏng xīngqīliù, ...
by Iyionaku
21 Jan 2019 14:37
Forum: Translations
Topic: Complement Clauses
Replies: 2
Views: 2850

Re: Complement Clauses

:chn: Mandarin (attempt) Noun complements are always put in front of the head noun. [关于手机导致记忆力​丧失]的报告被质疑了。 Guānyú shŏujī dăozhì jìyìlì​ sàngshī de bàogào bèi zhíyíle. about phone cause memory loss ATTR report PAS question-PERF The report that mobile phones cause memory loss has been challenged. Adje...
by Iyionaku
14 Jan 2019 11:39
Forum: Translations
Topic: Indirect speech
Replies: 12
Views: 4427

Re: Indirect speech

:chn: Mandarin Chinese, as far as I know, doesn't mark indirect speech. 他们说:“我们在去电影院” Tāmen shuō: “Wŏmen zài qù diànyĭngyuàn.” 3PL say: 1PL PROG go cinema They said: "We are going to the cinema." 他们说他们在去电影院。 Tāmen shuō tāmen zài qù diànyĭngyuàn. 3PL say 3PL PROG go cinema They said that they were go...
by Iyionaku
06 Jan 2019 12:27
Forum: Translations
Topic: Purple Cow
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Purple Cow

:chn: Mandarin Obviously, I'm completely literal and unpoetic. I'm glad if it's correct and natural at least. 我从来没见过一头紫色的牛, 希望将来不看见一头, 但是我告诉你,无论发生, 也与其是一头,我宁可看一头。 Wŏ cónglái méi jiànguò yītóu zĭsè de niú, xīwàng jiānglái bù kànjiàn yītóu, dànshì wŏ gàosù nĭ, wúlùn fāshēng, yě yŭqí shì yītóu, wŏ nìng...
by Iyionaku
03 Jan 2019 12:43
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 28
Views: 12456

Re: Fish smoking cigarettes

:chn: Mandarin (attempt) 请把您的烟头不要丢下去!傍晚鱼离开海来抽烟,我们试帮它们戒烟。谢谢。 Qĭng bă nín de yāntóu bùyào diū xiàqù! Bàngwăn yú líkāi hăi lái chōuyān, wŏmen shì bāng tāmen jièyān. Xièxiè. please ACC 2SG.HON GEN cigarette_butt NEG.IMP throw down-CPL | at_nightfall fish leave sea come smoke, 1PL try help 3PL.INAN stop_...
by Iyionaku
03 Jan 2019 12:30
Forum: Translations
Topic: A Universe Within Us
Replies: 23
Views: 1094

Re: A Universe Within Us

:chn: Mandarin

宇宙在我们里面。
Yŭzhòu zài wŏmen lĭmiàn.
universe at 1PL inside
The universe is within us.
by Iyionaku
14 Dec 2018 09:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 13344

Re: Lexember 2018

Now that the board finally works properly again, I've got quite something to catch up! No example sentences today obviously. Lexember 7th súparuʻat [ˈsuːpɐˈɾuʔɐt] - desk lamp Etymology: supar (table) + ruʻat - lamp Lexember 8th párcavil [ˈpaɾkɐʋɨl] - sunburn Etymology: parcas (sun) + avil (wound) Le...
by Iyionaku
06 Dec 2018 11:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2528
Views: 579548

Re: Language practice thread

你们在寒假怎么做? Nĭmen zài hánjià zěnme zuò? What are you doing in your winter holidays? 我必须看我家,我和阿姨的家没见面半年至少。因此得买礼物。 Wŏ bìxū kàn wŏ jiā, wŏ hé āyí de jiā méi jiànmiàn bànnián zhìshăo. Yīncĭ déi măi lĭwù. I need to visit my family, I haven't met the family of my aunt for at least half a year. Therefore I n...
by Iyionaku
06 Dec 2018 09:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 13344

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 6th - Yélian blidvèla [blɨdˈvɛːlɐ] - to give consideration to; show consideration for; to take into account; to look out after Etymology: from blida (to watch) + vèla (to look out for) Can tyataniycturien vat azavo, ianrarblidvèlaven a'fectiveloran væ fádakstat. [kɐn t͡ʃɐˌtanaiˈtuɾɪ̯ən vɐt ...
by Iyionaku
05 Dec 2018 08:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 13344

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 5th - Yélian flescuven [ʰləsˈkuːʋən] or [ʰləʃˈkuːʋən] - daddy longlegs Irregular plural: flesguven Etymology: flesa (to tremble) + cuven (spider) Pèseva cenim ètésan fecun consivásin, flesguven cigarmcitayasbul. [ˈpɛsəʋɐ ˈkeːnɨm ɛˈteːsɐn ˈɸeːkʉn ˈkonsɨˌʋaːsɨn, ʰləʃˈguːʋən kɨˌxaɾmkɨˈtaːʃɐsbʉ...