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by alynnidalar
28 Mar 2018 20:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6828
Views: 789730

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

Tremendousness, I believe. I couldn't begin to explain why, other than -ness is significantly more common for nominalization that -osity.
by alynnidalar
28 Mar 2018 03:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Dalar: Culture, Biology, and Other Things I Think Of
Replies: 35
Views: 9696

Re: The Dalar: Culture, Biology, and Other Things I Think Of

I wrote a whole bunch on family records when I was at work today, in lieu of doing work. It's fine. I read a couple of articles on koseki , the Japanese system for recording births/deaths/marriages/families. I realized that a similar system would fit very well in Sanmra, as a great deal of society r...
by alynnidalar
25 Mar 2018 03:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 243944

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I think part of the reason they used Xhosa to begin with in Civil War was because John Kani, who played T'Chaka (T'Challa's father), natively speaks it. Then, they just continued using it into Black Panther. Also, there was a very clear "pan-African" sort of look to Wakanda--lots of things from vari...
by alynnidalar
19 Mar 2018 02:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2430
Views: 246792

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Finally got around to watching Guardians of the Galaxy 2! It's kind of funny... if it wasn't an MCU movie, I don't think I would've ever watched something like it. I do love sci-fi, but in truth I haven't watched a lot of it lately beyond series I'm already familiar with. But I did enjoy it a lot, a...
by alynnidalar
17 Mar 2018 23:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Areal Tests
Replies: 25
Views: 3590

Re: Conlang Areal Tests

Do you mean the ones linked in the first post of this thread?
by alynnidalar
16 Mar 2018 03:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 461
Views: 65267

Re: Lexicon milestones

A lovely round number!
by alynnidalar
16 Mar 2018 03:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 807688

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Haukeri ni Napa ni Tyler, idkasel...
stan of vehicle of Tyler certainly
Team Tyler's Van, of course...

Ton napawında wirn Niode rae lerınato.
NEG FEM-think-PST about twilight since school-INT
I haven't thought about Twilight since high school.
by alynnidalar
16 Mar 2018 02:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Linguistic purism in conlangs
Replies: 22
Views: 4379

Re: Linguistic purism in conlangs

Tirina has some pretty vocal "language purity" groups, mostly as a result of scads of xenophobia, but in actual practice, Tirina borrows words all the time (mostly from English these days--I swear, it makes sense in context, I'm not just doing it because it's easy!). So while many Tirina speakers wo...
by alynnidalar
05 Mar 2018 22:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 807688

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

⸮ ʕarskwumaunin swutrimpa yieni ɂuntalà ʕa ? black.liguar.GEN speak<PRS>2SG.IMPTV 1PL.DAT small<NMLZ>ACC CNJ Why not tell us a smidgeon about Black Panther ?? Idfea Karinir likiatol!!! feline black-ANIM enjoyable-INT-INAN Black Panther is extremely good!!! Reisradi hınapale ko daile. INAN-mix humor...
by alynnidalar
27 Feb 2018 17:03
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: taking over done ideas and making them interesting
Replies: 16
Views: 10000

Re: taking over done ideas and making them interesting

Or just use regular words for it. There's no need to call a rabbit a smeerp. Changing the name of something doesn't automatically make it interesting. If your necromancers are interesting, they're going to be interesting even if you just call them "necromancers".

Relevant xkcd.
by alynnidalar
21 Feb 2018 21:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6170
Views: 506135

Re: Language practice thread

Whoops. I posted thinking this was the Conlang Conversation Thread! Ignore me...
by alynnidalar
21 Feb 2018 21:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 30
Views: 6790

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

That... still doesn't really explain your reasoning.
by alynnidalar
21 Feb 2018 16:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6170
Views: 506135

Re: Language practice thread

Oki. Yornas.
okay | pig
Okay. Pork.
by alynnidalar
21 Feb 2018 15:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 30
Views: 6790

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

Change the way coronal affricates are represented to single letter, mostly based on Americanist transcription- /t͡s d͡z t͡ɬ d͡ɮ t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ would be /c ⴛ* ƛ λ č ǰ/. I'm curious why you'd do this. The current method (with the tie bar) makes it immediately clear that these are affricates, and also clear...
by alynnidalar
19 Feb 2018 23:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic
Replies: 21
Views: 5014

Re: Inner Bruise -- a science-fiction collabfic

I think the takeaway from this is: if people don't respond, they probably don't have anything nice to say... I remember reading this thread when it first came up. I don't like collaborative projects in general, and a collaborative book is really out there for me. I never got as far as going to the ...
by alynnidalar
16 Feb 2018 19:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2430
Views: 246792

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Watched Black Panther last night. It's a really fantastic movie! I strongly recommend it.
by alynnidalar
16 Feb 2018 15:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 56
Views: 25422

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

The joke is that a word with a perfectly ordinary meaning in one language has a much less innocuous meaning in another; I find this sort of thing humorous.
by alynnidalar
15 Feb 2018 19:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 722
Views: 129754

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

As someone whose conworld definitely incorporates views I disagree with, it can be kind of tricky to walk that line. Obviously you don't want to imply that you support or agree with a view you think is reprehensible! For me, I try to present things I don't agree with in a dispassionate way (or even ...
by alynnidalar
14 Feb 2018 21:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 807688

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ton ahu [anelarnda Honey-Lemon]. Nasurenda emesapısi luan ahu rahimuranha onid enalen yin ni idlekan. NEG 1SG.FEM | FEM-begin-PST GER-volunteer and 1SG.FEM busy-INT-FEM because_of GER-wash plate of dog I didn't [see Honey-Lemon]. I've begun volunteering and I was almost entirely busy washing dog di...
by alynnidalar
14 Feb 2018 17:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 56
Views: 25422

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

The last word I've learned in a foreign language is ano, which evidently means "yes" in Slovak. (although upon further [careful] googling, it appears it should actually be áno)

I assure you it does not mean "no" in Spanish, however...