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by alynnidalar
11 Sep 2014 18:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14769
Views: 1257938

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

Micamo wrote:
alynnidalar wrote:This reminds me. Is there a difference between an augmentative and an intensifier? Or is it just a matter of preference, which a person uses?
"Augmentative" usually applies to nouns, "Intensifier" usually applies to adjectives and verbs.
Ah! That makes sense.
by alynnidalar
11 Sep 2014 14:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14769
Views: 1257938

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

Shemtov wrote:Could it be an Augmentative?
This reminds me. Is there a difference between an augmentative and an intensifier? Or is it just a matter of preference, which a person uses?
by alynnidalar
10 Sep 2014 01:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What's Your Major?
Replies: 41
Views: 5610

Re: What's Your Major?

Not irrelevant, is it? Just completely wrong. :)
Spoiler:
Because it's adding the $2 to the bellboy twice, if you look at it that way. The men all DID spend $9 each, but that's already including the $2 tip to the bellboy.
by alynnidalar
05 Sep 2014 22:59
Forum: Translations
Topic: Can you drive a car?
Replies: 60
Views: 11752

Re: Can you drive a car?

:con: Tirina:

Tokeluwarn napa?
MASC-INTERR-drive car

Also not particularly tricky in Tirina!
by alynnidalar
05 Sep 2014 14:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "by accident" vs "on accident".
Replies: 23
Views: 3536

Re: "by accident" vs "on accident".

Ha! Just was talking about this the other day. I'm from the Saginaw Bay area, and I've said "on accident" all my (not very long) life. My mother, on the other hand, who works in an elementary school, thinks it's the funniest thing she's ever heard when the kids say it. I'm not sure how she missed me...
by alynnidalar
04 Sep 2014 01:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14769
Views: 1257938

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

It seems like it, but on the other hand, if it worked the one way, I'm not sure why it logically couldn't work the opposite way too. I should take a look at Hieroglyphs, though, I wasn't aware they worked that way. FWIW, the symbols I've been playing with are heavily distorted combinations of the or...
by alynnidalar
03 Sep 2014 16:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14769
Views: 1257938

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

I've started experimenting with something a little different with my script for Tirina, and I'm just curious if any other scripts work/have worked this way... Basically, Tirina is somewhat agglutinative, and I've been playing around with shorthand symbols for the most common morphemes--the gender an...
by alynnidalar
03 Sep 2014 02:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 958210

Re: What did you accomplish today?

It'd depend on where the desert is, no?
by alynnidalar
02 Sep 2014 17:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 4368
Views: 367079

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

Lao Kou wrote:
Next: dvérhéks [dveˈXeks] a noun
hot pepper

Next: mrina, a verb relating to flight or the sky (not to fly or to blow, though)
by alynnidalar
02 Sep 2014 13:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 4368
Views: 367079

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

Lao Kou wrote:Next: shlauruls [ʃlɔˈɾuls] a noun
a young, unmarried woman.

Next: oreku [o'ɾe:ku], an adjective related to flavor or smell
by alynnidalar
28 Aug 2014 20:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What's Your Major?
Replies: 41
Views: 5610

Re: What's Your Major?

Just graduated this spring, actually, with a major in computer science (I'm a programmer) and a minor in English.
by alynnidalar
27 Aug 2014 21:32
Forum: Translations
Topic: Taller and tallest!
Replies: 136
Views: 21071

Re: Taller and tallest!

:con: Tirina: Ye tasorned de ahu. ye tasorn-ed de ahu 3SG.MASC tall-MASC like 1SG.FEM He is as tall as me. Ye tasornanared yai ha. ye tasorn-anar-ed yai ha 3SG.MASC tall-INT-MASC than 1SG.FEM He is taller than me. Ye tasornatoed yai do'a. ye tasorn-ato-ed yai do'a 3SG.MASC tall-INT-MASC than child H...
by alynnidalar
26 Aug 2014 21:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: ᵷ♫ᵽ
Replies: 12
Views: 2884

Re: ᵷ♫ᵽ

However, verbs having to do with building microphones and/or microwave ovens have five tenses: How many such verbs exist? Eight. - To build a microwave, - to build a microphone, - to build a microphone and a microwave at the same time, - to build multiple microwaves, - to build multiple microphones...
by alynnidalar
26 Aug 2014 14:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: Past tense versus Present perfect
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

Re: Past tense versus Present perfect

:con: Tirina 1. Natawida ahu ikepa eki pısketa. FEM-have-PST 1SG.FEM bowl COM cookie 2. Pısketa idar tewa ikepa. cookie PST in bowl 3. and 4. Naperasda idartal ahu pısketa. (no distinction) FEM-eat-PST ago-INT 1SG.FEM cookie 5. Naperasda ahu pısketa fıle der'ail idar. FEM-eat-PST 1SG.FEM cookie five...
by alynnidalar
25 Aug 2014 21:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14769
Views: 1257938

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

I'm trying to sort out causatives, and I'm running into a roadblock. Or, rather, I figured out one possible way to do it, but I'm not sure I like it, so I'm looking for an alternative. I'd like to hear if anybody had any ideas on ways to form a causative without using a second verb and without marki...
by alynnidalar
25 Aug 2014 18:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Common sound changes that have resulted in non allophonic ŋ
Replies: 29
Views: 5588

Re: Common sound changes that have resulted in non allophoni

Dezinaa wrote:You could have /ng/ be allophonically realized as [ŋg]. The delete the /g/, and you have phonemic /ŋ/. I'm not sure how common of a sound change this is, but I think it would work.
Seeing as ng > /ŋ/ happened in English, I think it's safe to say this is more than just possible.
by alynnidalar
25 Aug 2014 18:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "a as in father"
Replies: 8
Views: 1687

Re: "a as in father"

Father really is pronounced pretty close to [a] for me, but that's probably because I have parts of the Northern Cities Vowel Shift.