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by Frislander
22 May 2016 23:13
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Let's make a summary of the main language families
Replies: 41
Views: 7235

Re: Let's make a summary of the main language families

I can already think of an exception to your 'rules' in Sino-Tibetan, as multiple branches of the family (such as Tibetic) are at least mildly agglutinating and the rGyalrong languages are even polysynthetic. Even Mandarin has a small set of affixes.
by Frislander
21 May 2016 16:27
Forum: Translations
Topic: Which one?
Replies: 5
Views: 1882

Re: Which one?

jon rikatseet? [jɔn ɾi.kat̪.seːt̪◌̚] IND.INA prefer.IND.2-WHI Which do you prefer? hin sooluk san roosvo ul laatlasem? [hɪn soː.l̪ʊk̚ san ɾoːs.ʋo̞ ʊl̪ l̪aːt̪.l̪a.sɛm] PROX blue MED red or want.DEF.3-2.ERG-POL Do you want the blue one or the red one? (Also, anyone know how to get both dental stops a...
by Frislander
20 May 2016 19:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2511
Views: 554000

Re: Language practice thread

You know, given that Spanish is so common, I think I will eschew translating into English from this point on. Ahem, nicht alle spricht Spanien, besonders auf Großbritannien, weil die erste romanische Sprachen, die man in der Schule lernt, Französisch ist. Ahem, not everyone speaks Spanish, especial...
by Frislander
20 May 2016 12:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 389
Views: 199381

Re: Introduction thread(s)

I am a change-ringer, and have rung 1 full peal so far. Most towers can't ring tunes due to the way the bells are set up; the time between the strokes of a single bell makes repeated notes impractical, for one thing. One other thing: some people who think they're clever like to refer to our art as "...
by Frislander
19 May 2016 18:22
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2511
Views: 554000

Re: Language practice thread

Isfendil wrote: I am a native speaker of Farsi but was illiterate up until a few months ago.
Wunderbar! Sie müssen sehr zufrieden sein!
Wonderful! You must be very happy!
by Frislander
19 May 2016 18:19
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Let's Talk about Syntax (NP: Topic Ideas etc)
Replies: 15
Views: 61429

Re: Let's Talk about Syntax (NP: Topic Ideas etc)

Imralu wrote: Even the non-finite verbs which normally go to the end can be fronted to the beginning of the clause.
Wow, I didn't know you could do that!
by Frislander
19 May 2016 11:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2511
Views: 554000

Re: Language practice thread

Altenglish is so leichter, wenn man auch Deutsh spricht.
Old English is so much easier if you speak German as well.
by Frislander
15 May 2016 20:32
Forum: Translations
Topic: To see, to watch
Replies: 9
Views: 3380

Re: To see, to watch

Frislandian has a derivatonal suffix IND-rueku/ruejuo "to intend to" (IND tells us that the verb is in the indefinite 3rd person singular). This is attatched to the verbs jemy, jemy "to hear" and joosy, joosy "to hear" to give jemyrueku, jemyruejuo "to listen (to)" and joosyrueku, joosyruejuo "to lo...
by Frislander
15 May 2016 19:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2511
Views: 554000

Re: Language practice thread

Itu Google Translate. That's Google Translate. Nein, Ich benutze das auch gar nicht! No, I never use it! Oh, maaf, ya? Cuma karna kalau pake Google Translate itu salah-salah terus. Oh, I'm sorry. Google Translate often prodcues such mistakes, that's why I thought you were using it. Doch - ich habe ...
by Frislander
15 May 2016 17:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2511
Views: 554000

Re: Language practice thread

Oh Bugger!
by Frislander
15 May 2016 17:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2511
Views: 554000

Re: Language practice thread

Ich denke, das Astérix und Obélix mehr lustig auf Deutsch ist. I think Asterix and Obelix is more funny in English . Anglais ou allemand? English or German? Oops, ich habe gemeint, das Astérix lustiger auf Englisch ist Oops, I meant to say that Asterix is funnier in English. Itu Google Translate. T...
by Frislander
15 May 2016 13:24
Forum: Translations
Topic: The die is cast
Replies: 7
Views: 3592

Re: The die is cast

Frislandian

Tatoakasluorahiitson
[ˈt̪a.t̪o̞.a.ka.s̪l̪u.o̞.ɾa.hiːt̪.s̪ɔn̪]
die-make.IND-PST.3-REFL-PRF
The die is cast.

(Frislandian doesn't have a passive, and "to cast a die" is a compound verb, so I've decided to use the reflexive. "IND" stands for "indefinite")
by Frislander
15 May 2016 13:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2511
Views: 554000

Re: Language practice thread

Ich denke, das Astérix und Obélix mehr lustig auf Deutsch ist.
I think Asterix and Obelix is more funny in English.
by Frislander
15 May 2016 13:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ludite: A North Semitic language
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Ludite: A North Semitic language

This is interesting. Could you describe the diachronics leading to the ergative alignment? What happened to the pharyngeals? I'd presume that the pharyngeals debuccalised to h and ɦ respectively, although why this didn't leave some residual effect on the quality of adjacent vowels is anyone's guess.
by Frislander
14 May 2016 23:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 1189
Views: 269833

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Watching The Hollow Crown on BBC 2, with Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard duke of Glocester (later Richard III). Currently the Battle of Tewkesbury is taking place.
by Frislander
14 May 2016 20:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Guess The Language!!!
Replies: 3174
Views: 369801

Re: Guess The Language!!!

A Lolo-Burmese language, particularly Lahu?
by Frislander
14 May 2016 19:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 389
Views: 199381

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Hello, I've come over from the ZBB. I'm not new to conlanging and I have a good deal of linguistic knowledge, so I don't consider myself a noob anymore. I have one relatively fleshed-out conlang called Frislandian (which, if I have time after my exams I might put up the PDF of someday) and numerous ...