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by Isfendil
27 Feb 2018 16:30
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 104
Views: 165390

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

Creyeditor wrote:
27 Feb 2018 16:23
what about other Afro-Asiatic languages? Like Hausa?
I am personally interested in the highly synthetic members of the family such as the berber, ethiosemitic, or coptic languages. I do think the board would very much benefit from a Hausa guide though.
by Isfendil
27 Feb 2018 16:07
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 104
Views: 165390

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

Creyeditor wrote:
27 Feb 2018 12:08
You mean languages like Ge'ez?
Any ethiopic language yes, like Ge'ez. Not languages that appeared in Africa as a result of migrations or movements made in historical memory like Hasaniya or Punic or what have you.... Although that's not so bad either.
by Isfendil
27 Feb 2018 04:33
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 104
Views: 165390

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

If anyone is familiar with any african semitic language I would very much like to gain a basic understanding of it. Grammars and wikipedia seem holistic at first but I know there is always some important key aspect that is not made obvious for negligent or political or other reasons.
by Isfendil
30 Jan 2018 05:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 182
Views: 25288

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

1. b
2. a
3. c
4. d
by Isfendil
13 Jan 2018 21:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Shanoxilt's Surreal, Syntax-Bending Poetry Translation Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 6094

Re: Shanoxilt's Surreal, Syntax-Bending Poetry Translation Challenge

Otoiro Aniero, Edi Basitti Maa, Neiγaσta basisιrlω vani midani, Aσappa deiqunu [otoˌiro A.nˈjer.o] World ABE-kind-ABE [edi bas.ˈitːi maː] 2.S.ABS 1.P.OBL-GEN mother [ne.iˈɣa.ʃta ˈbas.iˈ.sɨɾlɒ van.i miˈdan.i] place-DEM-LOC 1.P-REL-tongue high-REL bright-REL [ˈaʃ.apːa ˈdejk͡ŭ.nu] calm-INS reply-1.S th...
by Isfendil
05 Jan 2018 16:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hala
Replies: 16
Views: 2005

Re: Hala

Hey the mystery dipthong you were looking for is ɒʊ I think.
by Isfendil
25 Dec 2017 23:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 896151

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

Did you also check wiktionary? I don't see it there either, but I'd think a list of words would be more likely on wiktionary Than Wikipedia. If not, there's also wikisource and wikibopks,but those tend to be for things that have been previously published elsewhere. turns out it was on the wiktionar...
by Isfendil
25 Dec 2017 22:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 896151

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

There was a wikipedia article with a list of tables of Proto Indo Iranian words with their avestan and sanskrit counterparts, but for the life of me I cannot find it again! Does anyone know what it might be?
by Isfendil
13 Dec 2017 03:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 896151

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

is a *confirmed* creole developing synthetic morphology attested? Or are most creoles we know of too young to have developed that far yet?
by Isfendil
10 Dec 2017 07:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: An Unofficial CBB Discord Server
Replies: 17
Views: 31189

Re: An Unofficial CBB Discord Server

It appears things on the server are finally picking up! I encourage those whove considered it to join now that it's finally reasonably active.
by Isfendil
08 Dec 2017 16:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What language could this person speak?
Replies: 15
Views: 10383

Re: What language could this person speak?

Actually this kinda looks like Farsi to me. Mainly because the preposition [be] has both locative and dative meanings, and it is very easy to make the sentence grammatical without changing word order or anything in Farsi. ʧeʤur (mitɒn-i) ʃuru dɒʃte.bɒʃ-i be yɒd.gereftan e ʤɒvɒ va kasi sɒjt-hɒ e xub ...
by Isfendil
03 Dec 2017 17:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: An Unofficial CBB Discord Server
Replies: 17
Views: 31189

Re: An Unofficial CBB Discord Server

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
03 Dec 2017 10:25
And to think, I -just- deleted the app from my phone since I rarely used it. Maybe now I should re-download it?

Can I get a link to join as well or is the other one still good?
The link has been replaced, it should work. If it does not, I'll send you one directly.
by Isfendil
03 Dec 2017 03:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: An Unofficial CBB Discord Server
Replies: 17
Views: 31189

Re: An Unofficial CBB Discord Server

You know, if you want people to actually be able to join this discord server, perhaps you should check the expired invitation link. Here is the link with which to join the unofficial server: https://discord.gg/qskdWpS This link will never expire but is only good for fifty uses, meaning fifty people...
by Isfendil
02 Dec 2017 19:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 896151

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

Alright. The idea is that this language has very strong retroflex harmony. Basically, all coronals become retroflex, and all vowels become rhotacized if there is at least one retroflex anywhere in the word. So for example /ʈatu/ = [ʈa˞ʈu˞] but the vowels rhoticized even in absence of neighboring re...
by Isfendil
27 Nov 2017 08:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 896151

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

I've exhibited θ-fronting ever since I was a little kid in casual speech, yet I never front /ð/ > /v/. Why is this? Like I'll say things like: free : three [fɹiː] feeder : theater [fiɾɚ] think [fɪŋk] eighth : [eɪf] But the following sound awful to me and a lot more obviously "incorrect" in my idiol...
by Isfendil
25 Nov 2017 20:43
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Help making sense of Protoss?
Replies: 4
Views: 1995

Re: Help making sense of Protoss?

Hey did this help at all?
by Isfendil
24 Nov 2017 01:53
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Help making sense of Protoss?
Replies: 4
Views: 1995

Re: Help making sense of Protoss?

Oh, wait, you said it's gibberish. Alright, so here's the thing: there's no actual method to the madness of these vocabulary lists here, so if you want to make a conlang based on what you're looking at, you can choose to interpret the words and divisions however you wish. Just take a look at the glo...
by Isfendil
24 Nov 2017 01:36
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Help making sense of Protoss?
Replies: 4
Views: 1995

Re: Help making sense of Protoss?

I mean, I'll try, but you have to understand that the Protoss having a human-resembling language at all is kind of a conceit. They lack mouths. They wouldn't and technically don't even communicate the same way we do.
by Isfendil
22 Nov 2017 14:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 896151

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

Does anyone know where I can get a tokpisin english dictionary? It seems to be unusually difficult to find for a majority language. This one any good? Wikibooks has a nice selection too, from just glancing over it. Thank you very much! That is perfect. I have no idea why google didn't spider that, ...
by Isfendil
22 Nov 2017 07:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 896151

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

Does anyone know where I can get a tokpisin english dictionary? It seems to be unusually difficult to find for a majority language.