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by KaiTheHomoSapien
15 Feb 2019 18:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6970
Views: 841257

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

Nevermind [:P] Answered my own question.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
09 Feb 2019 06:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2329
Views: 280616

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Gluestick wrote:
03 Feb 2019 22:43
Nnkie [ŋkʲɨː] n. Twin, duo
nínkis - a twin, one in a pair (pl. nínkeyes "twins, a pair")
Tuyono wrote:
08 Feb 2019 16:03
next: čejadun [t͡ʃeˈʝadun] - stairs, levels
šeídus (pl. šeídewes) - stair, step (can be used metaphorically too!)

Next: gláwaras - crown, tiara, garland
by KaiTheHomoSapien
03 Feb 2019 04:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1711
Views: 262894

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Today I am headed to Moraga, CA for the Campolindo High School Class of '98 20-year reunion. I will join a melange of preppies, skaters, trendies, jocks, goths, hip-hoppers, slackers, emo kids, hippies, rednecks, and more from Campo at the Moraga Country Club. I hope to see friends whom I haven't s...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
27 Jan 2019 19:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2463
Views: 262391

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I've been listening to examples of vocal fry after we had a discussion about it one of my linguistics classes. It's commonly associated with young women and especially the "California" accent (which I do have to some degree. Recently I heard myself say the word "what" and it came out as [wʌɪʔ])! I t...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
08 Jan 2019 04:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Y²KS
Replies: 18
Views: 680

Re: Y²KS

Very cool [:D] I like the Sanskrit-like vowel system and the Akkadian influence. And I love ancient languages, so a fictional ancient language appeals especially to me. This is the kind of conlang I aspire to create some day.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
06 Jan 2019 18:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1711
Views: 262894

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ἡρόδοτος Λύξου ἁλικαρνασσεὺς ~ ¡ εὖγε δή!  <Herodotus>NOM.SG <Lyxes>GEN.SG <HALICARNASSUS><EXO>NOM.SG EXCLAM EXCLAM ؛ ἢ ἑλληνιστί ἢ ἀγγλικιστί ; CNJ greek<ADVZ> CNJ english<ADVZ> with deleterious hellene intent, or for nefarious historical purposes? Not an exact translation, but you could answer hi...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
06 Jan 2019 05:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1711
Views: 262894

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

^Same here.

Looking forward to some new classes, including one on Herodotus. [:)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
02 Jan 2019 09:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2463
Views: 262391

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Been listening to old Taiwanese pop music. Just kind of randomly stumbled upon on it on YouTube. I've heard music like this before at Asian markets, but never paid much attention to it until now:

龍飄飄 - 聽說你要走

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whrps1L6RX0

There's just something very pleasant about it.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
01 Jan 2019 21:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 958204

Re: What did you accomplish today?

^Good word. That certainly describes a number of things in my life. What I accomplished today (after a week's worth of work) was finally putting together a vocabulary list of Lihmelinyan. It's as complete as it can be right now. But I still need to scour the forums for words I created in other threa...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
01 Jan 2019 06:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11399

Re: Lexember 2018

I better finish this before the end of the year! 30th pédias - time Pédias dándet. "Time flies". "Dándet" here is in the injunctive mood, one of whose uses is gnomic statements like this. 31st sámus - end, ending, boundary weak stem: smu- And there you have my Lexember 2018 entries. [:D] Sámus.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
29 Dec 2018 18:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11399

Re: Lexember 2018

24th Algahánnas - surname and given name - ultimately from álgēn , "pine tree" + hánnas-a-an "firm, strong" This ancient name has historically been a common title for Mantian rulers. 25th Kumayéntes - surname, name of a royal dynasty - from the name of a small village, "four hills", from kúmas , "hi...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
26 Dec 2018 18:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?
Replies: 81
Views: 35840

Re: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?

I'm not very imaginative with my conworld; my conworld is basically just an alternate earth but with different continental arrangements and less plague. My conpeople are human, though you will find unusual eye colors like purple and orange. Racial differences are also not the same as earthen ones. Y...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
23 Dec 2018 19:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11399

Re: Lexember 2018

22nd lékuir - (neut. r-stem) stomach Lékuir zan láti kálu! kalus-u (u-stem adj.) - empty, vacant zas-ā-an - my, mine "My stomach is empty". 23rd neínār - older brother weak stem: ninár- This is a unique lexeme in Lihmelinyan, though it is thought to have been borrowed from a non-Mantic language. The...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
21 Dec 2018 21:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11399

Re: Lexember 2018

20th nálami - I read aorist stem: nel- Kāi stáhāi yéntans énelan wárpalans. "This month I read four books". ka-ā-at - this stáhā - month wárpalas - book, codex 21st histetámas - snowfall from: hístēn "snow", témmi - "I fall" Histetámas rénguis éhet Mantéri Úrnei. renguis - i-stem adj. - great, vast,...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
20 Dec 2018 05:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11399

Re: Lexember 2018

17th: aléps - deer Alépan kumásu ušēmi. /a.'lɛp.ən ku.'ma.su u.'ʃeː.mi/ "I see a deer in the hills." kúmas (them. noun) - hill 18th: šarándis - rainbow Láti šarándis kumásu uls. /'la.ti ʃa.'ran.dis ku.'ma.su uls/ "There is a rainbow behind the hills" A lot of these example sentences have hills [:P] ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
16 Dec 2018 20:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11399

Re: Lexember 2018

16th

zízāti /'zi.zaː.ti/ - (impersonal) it is raining, it rains

aorist stem: zā-

Lihmelīnyāi mánkur te zízāti.

"It does not rain in Lihmelinya very often".
by KaiTheHomoSapien
15 Dec 2018 23:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11399

Re: Lexember 2018

14th tahsánzēr - magistrate, official, mayor (of a city or town) This is a general word referring to various positions of political power, which differ depending on the context, but specifically it is the title of leaders of towns or councils. They are usually appointed positions by lords or higher-...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
14 Dec 2018 02:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang breakthroughs thread
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Re: Conlang breakthroughs thread

Due to my indecisive nature, I'm constantly agonizing over conlanging decisions. I still don't know if I want Lihmelinyan to have /b/ as a phoneme. I almost never use it and I'm thinking of eliminating it altogether (in favor of /f/ and /p/), but I'll have to think about it some more. [>_<] I did fi...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
14 Dec 2018 00:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11399

Re: Lexember 2018

10th gāgan - mouth from Proto-Mantic *gogyom, so probably not from baby-talk as one Tsuyek grammarian hypothesized. [:P] 11th rédmi - I try, attempt aorist stem: rd- So the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd singular present of this verb would be rédmi , red-si --> rézi , red-ti --> rétti . Lihmelinyan does assimila...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
13 Dec 2018 20:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1711
Views: 262894

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Yeah, this is getting nuts :(

I guess they had some trouble switching to the new forum. Looks like it's working now.