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by KaiTheHomoSapien
10 Dec 2018 07:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2436
Views: 251218

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOaVzIwUrkQ

Japanese is so euphonic. Could listen to this all day. The singer is Ayano Uema.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
09 Dec 2018 19:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 10350

Re: Lexember 2018

9th

gémān - knight, warrior, cavalier

Specifically a gémān is a noble rank, but more generally it refers to any mounted warrior.

Gémanes Antīlaša - "Knights of the Hare", a religious military order in Lihmelinya (the hare being a symbol of the city).
by KaiTheHomoSapien
09 Dec 2018 04:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 10350

Re: Lexember 2018

7th

dánu - earth, soil

kérit dénus "salt of the earth". This idiom doesn't really exist in Lihmelinyan; this is just for fun.

8th

aúrias - world

Mínas Aúrias "New World"
by KaiTheHomoSapien
06 Dec 2018 21:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 10350

Re: Lexember 2018

6th

metázan - olive, olive tree

"Drūs metáza šúyayai étlkan" - "I picked seven olives yesterday".

drūs - seven
šúyayai - adv. in its own right, archaic loc. of šúyayas, "the other day"
telk- verb "pick, pluck"
by KaiTheHomoSapien
05 Dec 2018 18:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 10350

Re: Lexember 2018

5th

suhpì /sux.'pi/ - beside, next to

Ándalas ánkei suhpì nángeti.

"The boy stands near the house".

I know this isn't theme-related, but Lihmelinyan is still severely lacking in adpositions.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
04 Dec 2018 18:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 10350

Re: Lexember 2018

I completely forgot about this [:D] I will probably mostly create nouns because they're just plain better than verbs: 1st eíter /'ei̯.tɛr/ - (athem. adj.) single, the one 2nd láfuras /'la.fu.ras/- (them. masc.) jay (bird), bluejay 3rd haúkus /'xau̯.kus/ - (masc. u-stem) flame 4th lūden /'luː.dɛn/ - ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
25 Nov 2018 22:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6876
Views: 804553

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

It's at the point where if I consult a dictionary that uses some kind of non-standard phonetic spelling for pronunciation, I have no clue how to read it. I start reading it as IPA until I realize it makes no sense that way.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
25 Nov 2018 07:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6876
Views: 804553

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

Do you ever avoid using IPA when you're talking to "normies" (non-linguistic folks)? Like I was posting about the unusual pronunciation of someone's username on another site so I just wrote it out in "stupid phonetics", something like writing the pronunciation of "education" as "ed-jew-KAY-shun". I ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Nov 2018 17:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 250168

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Yeah, sleep paralysis is really weird and I wonder if it may be the explanation behind a lot of supposedly paranormal experiences. Just a few nights ago I had a sleep paralysis experience where I was lying in bed, immobile, and my roommate came over and whispered something unintelligible in my ear. ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
14 Nov 2018 21:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11318
Views: 915240

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I finally got some more pronoun work done. Will introduce pronouns to the Lihmelinyan thread within the next week!

And I love the way "I am" sounds in Lihmelinyan: héka hémi /'xɛ.ka 'xɛ.mi/ [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
13 Nov 2018 19:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6876
Views: 804553

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

Tense/lax and fortis/lenis seem to both refer to the energy of the pronunciation, which is necessarily a relative description. It reminds me of when people describe sounds as "hard" and "soft". They often seem more about perception of the sound than something that can be described down to a science....
by KaiTheHomoSapien
11 Nov 2018 23:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Armistice Day 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month
Replies: 4
Views: 2897

Re: Armistice Day 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month

11 is and always has been my favorite number :)

I didn’t notice the time, but we have the flag out at our house.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
10 Nov 2018 00:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 250168

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I just noticed it not working this morning, don't know if I even checked yesterday. They're definitely having some problems. My life feels empty when I can't come here [:(]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
07 Nov 2018 18:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 250168

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I met someone pretty interesting yesterday. His name is Selig, which is unusual, and he was impressed that I knew how to pronounce it in German. He's not a conlanger, but he's a fellow linguistics major and when I told him that I was a conlanger, he found that to be so fascinating and asked me many ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
04 Nov 2018 18:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 35
Views: 44039

Re: Today I learned ...

Today I learned that the reconstructed PIE word for wolf, "wlkʷos" should have given Latin *volquus and Greek *alpos. But instead we get lupus and lykos , so there must have been some other processes involved (Latin may have borrowed from Sabellic). Interesting :) I think "volquus" is a better word ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
02 Nov 2018 17:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2436
Views: 251218

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I guess I've been listening to a lot of vocaloid music (again). Two songs recently that I've discovered:

Kimagure Mercy ft. Hatsune Miku :yout:

Drop Pop Candy ft. Rin and Luka :yout:
by KaiTheHomoSapien
01 Nov 2018 17:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)
Replies: 38
Views: 50365

Re: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)

Finally reading Ringe's "From Proto-Indo European to Proto-Germanic". So now I will have read Sihler, Fortson, and Ringe. Should help in my IE-langing :)
by KaiTheHomoSapien
28 Oct 2018 16:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 250168

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I saw a Cambridge text on "Optimality Theory" at the campus book store. Must be required for an upper div course. I guess I'll have to learn about that later :)
by KaiTheHomoSapien
26 Oct 2018 16:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad
Replies: 42
Views: 18832

Re: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad

I think it resembles Tocharian too, which is awesome, because Tocharian is so underrated :)

Either way, this is interesting, as someone who is also making an IE-lang.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
24 Oct 2018 02:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14512
Views: 1195527

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

A collablang is something I could never participate in because my conlang is personal to me and that's what motivates me to work on it.

Plus I'd just be bossy and hog the whole project [:P]