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by ixals
01 Apr 2018 23:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4366
Views: 880527

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

Omzinesý wrote:
01 Apr 2018 22:51
Swedish has a distinction between -ar verbs and -er verbs. Where does it derive from?
I don't know for sure but I checked a couple of Swedish verbs and it looks like verbs in -ar come from Germanic verbs ending in -ōną whereas -er verbs come from -aną, -ijaną, etc.
by ixals
31 Mar 2018 23:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: He is...
Replies: 79
Views: 18792

Re: He is...

:con: Cissian Вон е рыбарь. /ˈʋon je reˈbarʲ/ [ˈʋɔ.ɲe reˈbär] von-∅ ye rebár' 3SG.M-NOM COP.3SG fisherman “He is a fisherman.” Вон е сільни. /ˈʋon je ˈsʲilʲ.ni/ [ˈʋɔ.ɲe ˈs̪ʲiʎ.n̪i] von-∅ ye syíl'n-i 3SG.M-NOM COP.3SG strong-SG.NOM.M “He is strong.” Вон е мой съпруг. /ˈʋon je moj sɘˈpruɦ/ [ˈʋɔ.ɲe mu...
by ixals
31 Mar 2018 20:13
Forum: Translations
Topic: A man walks into a bar
Replies: 28
Views: 5112

Re: A man walks into a bar

:con: Cissian “to go into” Мъж иде в крчму. /mɘʒ iˈdʲe ʋ krt͡ʃˈmu/ [mɘʐ iˈɟeu̯ kr̩t͡ʂˈmu] myž-∅ id-yé v krčm-u man-SG.NOM go.IMP.CNC-3SG into tavern-SG.ACC “A man walks into a bar.” “to enter” Мъж вхоѕi в крчму. /mɘʒ ˈʋxo.dzʲi ʋ krt͡ʃˈmu/ [mɘʐ ˈfxɔ.d̪͡z̪ʲu kr̩t͡ʂˈmu] ~ [... ˈfxɔ.d̪͡z̪ʲiu̯ ...] ~ [....
by ixals
31 Mar 2018 18:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: I was walking in the forest...
Replies: 22
Views: 12143

Re: I was walking in the forest...

:con: Cissian male speaker: Хоѕiл-сам в лiсе кагди мi на главу падла гранка. /xoˈdzʲil.sam ʋ ˈlʲi.sʲe kaɦˈdi mʲi na ɦlaˈʋu ˈpad.la ˈɦran.ka/ [xuˈd̪͡z̪ʲo.s̪äm ˈʋʲʎi.s̪ʲe käˈdi mʲi nä läˈʋu ˈpäd̪.ɫä ˈräŋ.kä] xodz-yíl-∅=sam v lyís-ye kahdí myi na hlav-ú pád-l-a hránka walk.IMP.ABS-PST-M=COP.1SG in for...
by ixals
27 Mar 2018 21:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 182
Views: 24965

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

61. a (Vlürch's suggestion)
62. a
63. a
64. b/c
65. a
by ixals
27 Mar 2018 01:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 140114

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Spoiler:
[tick] [:P] , but I do see how that was very difficult to find out in hindsight, so I apologise!
by ixals
25 Mar 2018 18:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 102
Views: 22941

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

I thought I'd leave a short comment just so you know that I'm still reading all of your posts here and that I definitely enjoy them [:D] (Looks like I've unintentionally added a (very limited) Semitic type root alteration...Oh well, this language was inspired after all by a 'lost IE-lang gets isolat...
by ixals
24 Mar 2018 16:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 140114

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

sangi39: 1: pwo:i̯'ɕca:.hæʔ 2: pla:'ksa:.ŋá 3: pla:'ksa:.ʔá 4: pla:'ɕa:.há [...] Perhaps, *pla(i)s'ka:.haʔ. This grouping is correct, your sound changes as well, the reconstruction has a little mistake in the first syllable, otherwise everything's right. 6: a.pà:'ka:.hà 14: a.pa.lo'kʰo.hagɣ [...] I...
by ixals
17 Mar 2018 23:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 140114

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

So far I would say that sangi's reconstruction looks the closest to the proto-word whereas vo1dwalk3r definitely has the right ideas, groupings, etc. Everyone didn't get the relationship between the eastern languages right by the way, so that was interesting to see actually! [:D] Creyeditor: Proto-a...
by ixals
16 Mar 2018 15:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 140114

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I might be wrong, but I think I've thrown a schwa into every one of my challenges so far [:P] If that's the case, then it's even worse that I didn't think of it [:P] Anyways, here's the next challenge. "à" is low tone and "á" is high tone, just in case. The last vowel in 15 is /æo̯/, it looks a bit...
by ixals
15 Mar 2018 17:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 140114

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Sometimes I forgot that schwas exist, wow. Seeing the schwa now makes the vowel outcomes look so obvious :roll: [:D] I'll go out with some friends in a minute, so I try to come up with a quick challenge tomorrow!
by ixals
14 Mar 2018 13:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: heteronyms and homographs - how to avoid?
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: heteronyms and homographs - how to avoid?

Context often helps distinguishing words like these. Your example words have very different meanings so I think speakers will have no problems distinguishing them. Sentences like "grasham nam", with nam meaning "to run", would very clearly be interpreted as "the cat runs" because it would be highly ...
by ixals
10 Mar 2018 15:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2101
Views: 299649

Re: Yay or Nay?

I agree with gestaltist, I really like the schwa in Qutrussan.
by ixals
08 Mar 2018 18:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5660
Views: 1323885

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

I knew Brazilian Portuguese exchanged some number for phone numbers so I looked it up and found this on Wikipedia: Similarly, três "three" becomes [tɾejs], making it rhyme with seis "six" [sejs]; that may explain the common Brazilian replacement of seis with meia ("half", as in "half a dozen") when ...
by ixals
07 Mar 2018 00:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1011088

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I played with suffixing and prefixing in Cissian a little bit and I created the longest word - so far -, “безcтрдячнoсть” (byezstrdyáčnost') , meaning heartlessness . The instrumental plural “безcтрдяцчнoстямi” is even longer with two additional letters but I don't think anyone would encounter it th...
by ixals
01 Mar 2018 20:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 140114

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I gave each language a number so I can do this a bit quicker. [:P] https://abload.de/img/bfnonqlk0soh.png There are a few things that confuse me a little bit, mostly the sibilants at the beginning of some languages as well as the vowels of in the Southwest. Concerning the final vowel: This vowel was...
by ixals
24 Feb 2018 00:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4366
Views: 880527

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

Wikipedia says "Akt" referred to any kind of sketch involving humans performing an action, both dressed and undressed. In the Renaissance however, sketching naked people became very popular so the term shifted from "a person doing something" to "a naked person doing something" and in the end to "a n...
by ixals
22 Feb 2018 16:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 140114

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I agree with gufferdk. I often tried to work something out by myself in previous challenges and when it was too difficult or it took too long, I stopped and never really posted anything here. This time I didn't even tried because it looked like too much work. It's supposed to be a minigame, a quick ...
by ixals
21 Feb 2018 18:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2517
Views: 561663

Re: Language practice thread

Eine Art Drohnung?? Nein, nein! Ich war allzu zwanglos, aber gar nicht drohend! A threat! No, no! I was overly casual, but never threatening! Ben “tehdit” demek istemedim, ama en uygun kelimeyi bilmedim. I didn't mean "threat" but I didn't know the most suitable word. "Don't you dare try not to inv...
by ixals
20 Feb 2018 00:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 182
Views: 24965

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

31. a
32. b
33. b
34. b
35. b