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by KaiTheHomoSapien
22 Oct 2018 05:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14512
Views: 1195657

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

Well good to know; that does make me feel better [xD]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
22 Oct 2018 00:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14512
Views: 1195657

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

Do you ever post something in your conlang thread and then immediately change your mind about it? Is it possible to be a conlanger and be as indecisive as I am? [:(]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
21 Oct 2018 21:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lihmelinyan
Replies: 28
Views: 8464

Re: Lihmelinyan

Mediopassive Voice The above examples have all been active, but Lihmelinyan has one other verbal voice, the mediopassive. The mediopassive is so-called because it is a combination of a true middle voice and a passive voice. Which meaning is intended depends on context and the semantics of the verb....
by KaiTheHomoSapien
20 Oct 2018 18:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 250214

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Yeah, I think I thought you were older too, shimo. Happy birthday [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
17 Oct 2018 01:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lihmelinyan
Replies: 28
Views: 8464

Re: Lihmelinyan

So I want to kind of start over with verbs, because, while the information I provided before about verbs wasn't entirely incorrect, it was incomplete and I had rushed through it a bit mainly because I've found the verbal system so complicated and confusing. I don't like being confused by my own conl...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
14 Oct 2018 22:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2319
Views: 270038

Re: Lexicon sculpting

CarsonDaConlanger wrote:
11 Oct 2018 01:20
Next: osena [ɔ'sɛ,na] n. jewelry, adornment
ušínā /u.'ʃi.naː/ - pendant, amulet

Next: hémaks /'xɛ.maks/ - woodpecker
by KaiTheHomoSapien
04 Oct 2018 20:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 250214

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm pleased by how much of my Introduction to Linguistics course feels like review [:D] I guess I knew more about this subject than I thought. I owe most of that to conlanging, that's for sure :mrgreen: Yay! I had the same experience. I hope you're enjoying the class! Very much so :) There’s nothin...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
03 Oct 2018 03:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1645
Views: 250214

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm pleased by how much of my Introduction to Linguistics course feels like review [:D] I guess I knew more about this subject than I thought. I owe most of that to conlanging, that's for sure :mrgreen:
by KaiTheHomoSapien
23 Sep 2018 19:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 675
Views: 158915

Re: False cognates

:eng: Earth (and :deu: Erde) - :ara: أَرْض 'ard "earth"

I'm sure this one has been brought up many times before, but I just read it in a book about Arab history and that's just weird. I mean, how can they not be related? One has to wonder...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Sep 2018 00:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6876
Views: 804621

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

Essentially I view this as similar to people's preferences re. the sounds of other languages. You ask English speakers (not just American from what I've seen) what languages they don't like the sound of, they will say German/Russian/Arabic, and you ask what languages they like the sound of, they wil...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
17 Sep 2018 23:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6876
Views: 804621

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

The people I hear say they hate it do sometimes reference the sound, so I’m not quite willing to say the sound has nothing to do with it. I hadn’t heard of it being used sexually, though, so that certainly would make sense in explaining some part of the revulsion (note that “wet” is more common as a...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
17 Sep 2018 16:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6876
Views: 804621

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

Outside of the linguistic world (in the world of lay English speakers, that is), it's pretty universally recognized that the word "moist" is unpleasant. If you post a poll about what word people think sounds the worst, I swear, at least half of people asked will say "moist". Is it just because there...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
06 Sep 2018 21:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6876
Views: 804621

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

Can Latin conjugations somehow be derived from PIE? The Latin conjugations are not a direct reflex of PIE verb classes, but they contain PIE classes within them (not always evenly distributed). The 1st conjugation is mostly denominative verbs (formed from o- and ā-stem nouns), as well as causatives...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
05 Sep 2018 19:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 745
Views: 211649

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

Cool thanks [:D]

Test with TextEditor:

Code: Select all

CASE     SINGULAR    DUAL      PLURAL
NOM      léhēn       léhenē    léhenes
GEN      lhnés       lhnéyaus  lhnān
Yay. I honestly much prefer to use Mac, so it always bugs me when something works better on Windows than on Mac.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
05 Sep 2018 17:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 745
Views: 211649

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

Hmm, I've written all my code tables in Mac Pages, and they've always worked fine for me. Really? Well I just tried again. Here's Pages: CASE SINGULAR DUAL PLURAL NOM léhēn léhenē léhenes GEN lhnés lhnéyaus lhnān And with Notepad on Windows: CASE SINGULAR DUAL PLURAL NOM léhen léhenē léhenes GEN lh...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
04 Sep 2018 22:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 745
Views: 211649

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

Yeah, I guess I never tried it with a different editor. I will say that I've never gotten it to work on Mac, no matter what editor I use. Only seems to work with Windows for me.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
04 Sep 2018 21:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 745
Views: 211649

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

this_is_an_account wrote:
04 Sep 2018 20:56
How does one make one of those code things with the green monospace font?
The way to do it is type something up in Notepad using a monospace font (like Courier New). Then copy the text from Notepad into the "code" brackets (press the button to the right of the "quote" button in the text editor).
by KaiTheHomoSapien
01 Sep 2018 16:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 43
Views: 19164

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

Wow, there really are a lot of LGBT conlangers (I'm no exception) [:D] I had a feeling that would be the case, but I don't know why. Anyway, this is awfully personal, but I'll answer: 1. Cis-male 2. Bisexual 3. Right-handed 4. American (Californian) 5. French/German 6. OCD/Aspberger's (mild in both ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
29 Aug 2018 04:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 745
Views: 211649

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

Wow, you certainly have given this a lot of thought [O.O] Having been born in 2000, I still consider myself "Gen Z" over "Millennial" (a perception of being born in 1999+ is perhaps regarding "Millennials" as being in their 20s and 30s now and thus not qualifying as one at 18), but the group you des...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
20 Aug 2018 03:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 745
Views: 211649

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

I mean, I live in wine country and we have a vineyard on our property, so...yeah...if I didn't like wine, my family would probably disown me [xD] That said, I haven't had much, but I have liked what I've tried, though it has all been locally made. Wine is a common gift around here :)