The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

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Post by Avo » 30 Dec 2016 17:29

I went to my home city in Hesse over Christmas and noticed once again how interesting the local toponyms are. I've always been wondering about some particular villages' names and just remembered looking up the origin of the village of Pohl-Göns. There are other nearby villages named something-Göns and apparently the part Pohl- ("pole" in the local dialect) refers to the remains of the Limes' palisade walls, the local Roman border defence, which apparently was still visible when the village was first mentioned somewhere in the 700-800s. I think this is so cool.

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Post by Chagen » 30 Dec 2016 18:57

Now I am Kiyohime. Or maybe just a very girly dragonboy. I like being a dragon~
Nūdenku waga honji ma naku honyasi ne ika-ika ichamase!
female-appearance=despite boy-voice=PAT hold boy-youth=TOP very be.cute-3PL
Honyasi zō honyasi ma naidasu.
boy-youth=AGT boy-youth=PAT love.romantically-3S

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Post by Dormouse559 » 31 Dec 2016 08:00

Any Californians here? May we have a moment of silence for Sutter Brown, only the nation's best First Dog. His big brown puppy eyes and willingness to reach across the aisle for treats will be sorely missed. [:'(]

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Post by Khemehekis » 31 Dec 2016 08:04

Dormouse559 wrote:Any Californians here?
Read my location.
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Post by Sḿtuval » 31 Dec 2016 09:21

I'm from California but I had no idea who that dog was.
I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing.

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Post by Squall » 31 Dec 2016 15:58

The family tree of all languages according to ignorant people. [:D]
  • Proto-human
    • Egyptian (mother of Indo-European)
      • Assyrian
        • Persian (mother of Semitic)
          • Arabic
            • Turkish
            • Kazakh
          • Hebrew
        • Sanskrit (mother of Indian)
          • Hindi
          • Tamil
      • Greek (mother of European)
        • Basque
        • Latin (mother of Romance)
          • French
            • English
          • Italian
          • Spanish
            • Portuguese
            • Catalan
        • German (mother of Germanic)
          • Dutch
          • Danish (mother of Norse)
            • Swedish
              • Norwegian
              • Finnish
        • Serbian (mother of Slavic)
          • Hungarian
          • Russian
            • Belarussian
          • Polish
    • Chinese (mother of Asian)
      • Tibetan
      • Mongolian
      • Vietnamese
      • Korean
        • Japanese
      • Malay (mother of Austronesian)
        • Tagalog
        • Javanese
    • Swahili (mother of African)
      • Zulu
      • Yoruba
    • Navajo (mother of the American continent)
      • Lakota
      • Nahuatl
        • Quechua
        • Tupi
          • Guarani
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Post by Sḿtuval » 31 Dec 2016 19:40

I've never heard anyone say Serbian was the "mother of Slavic", but Russian instead.
I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing.

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Post by Lambuzhao » 31 Dec 2016 21:41

Chagen wrote:Now I am Kiyohime. Or maybe just a very girly dragonboy. I like being a dragon~

So, from your quote above, I take it that you have jumped into the river and completed your metamorphosis into Manda.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyohime# ... himesm.gif
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/ ... a08060.jpg

Awesome [}:D]

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Post by Chagen » 01 Jan 2017 00:10

Maaaan I've just realized that Pazmat's phonotactics are pretty damn simple. All clusters of 3 or 4 consonants require 1 resonant (CCC) or 2 (CCCC) and resonants cannot go before nasals (i.e *srn but rsn and snr are okay). In addition, word-medially the only acceptable consonant clusters are CC and all clusters are broken up like so, a fact made easy by resonants being required (i.e śtarsya > śtar.sya). Also all CCCC clusters are word-medial and RCCR which becomes RC.CR. Put simply resonants appear on the edges of clusters not inside them (the nasals are not considered resonants here).

It's impossible for a word to end in more than three consonants I think and even that is really rare since so many Pazmat suffixes end in vowels.

I'll have to consider /v/ to be a resonant though, otherwise I can't explain words like voystva "on a walk", but /v/ takes on an approximant pronounciation here anyway (possibly to [w], as /w/ itself is weirdly rare in clusters since I think it looks a little ugly IMO, but nice on its own. Pazmat /w/ is unusually marginal, honestly).

Oh shoot this doesn't work will CCCN clusters like danśtmi "with a spread". danś.tmi is OUCH. Okay, so CCCN clusters are split up CCC.N.

The overall result of these rules is that all word-medial clusters have at least one sonorant. Word final ones can be sonorant-less, but only in athematic nouns derived directly from verbal roots (and basically no suffixes end in clusters anyway). You know Pazmat is a rather euphonic language...
Nūdenku waga honji ma naku honyasi ne ika-ika ichamase!
female-appearance=despite boy-voice=PAT hold boy-youth=TOP very be.cute-3PL
Honyasi zō honyasi ma naidasu.
boy-youth=AGT boy-youth=PAT love.romantically-3S

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Post by sangi39 » 01 Jan 2017 01:28

From here in the UK, Happy New Year! [:D]

If you've been fortunate enough to have a happy 2016, may your happiness continue. If you had down moments or a downright awful year, I hope 2017 brings you more chances for a smile on your face [:)]
You can tell the same lie a thousand times,
But it never gets any more true,
So close your eyes once more and once more believe
That they all still believe in you.
Just one time.

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Post by MrKrov » 01 Jan 2017 01:46

Spoilers!

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Post by Xonen » 01 Jan 2017 02:42

sangi39 wrote:From here in the UK, Happy New Year! [:D]

If you've been fortunate enough to have a happy 2016, may your happiness continue. If you had down moments or a downright awful year, I hope 2017 brings you more chances for a smile on your face [:)]
Well, if previous centuries have taught us anything, -17 tends to be at least as bad as -16. But at least there's still a while before we reach the forties.

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Post by Lambuzhao » 01 Jan 2017 04:42

Let's hope 2017 breaks that trend!
[;)]

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Post by DesEsseintes » 01 Jan 2017 05:53

It's been 2017 here in the Muddle Kingdom [sic] for almost thirteen hours now but it's never too late (and perhaps a bit early) to wish you all

元旦快乐!

あけおめ!!

!!كل عام وأنتم بخير

새해 복 많이 받으세요!!

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Post by gestaltist » 01 Jan 2017 08:16

Happy New Year everyone!

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Post by Lao Kou » 01 Jan 2017 09:20

Lambuzhao wrote:Let's hope 2017 breaks that trend! [;)]
Apparently, Istanbul didn't get the memo. But nay-doers aside,
Spoiler:
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Post by Egerius » 01 Jan 2017 16:20

Happy New Year, everybody!
I was at a marriage + party, so I couldn't reply earlier.
May the fortunes be in everyone's favour!
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Post by Chagen » 01 Jan 2017 18:01

My friends on discord are totally fine with me conlanging...I still can't believe. No one called me weird. They even thought it was funny and cool when I spoke in Pazmat (providing translations of course). I taught my little sister how to say "father/daddy", "brother", and "sister" in it...

I have such amazing friends...friends who don't think I'm weird 'cause I do stuff like make my own languages. I'm still stunned. I've found friends who let me be myself...

I'm sorry I'm so emotional right now I just...yeah. My little sis wants to learn it hehe, she's so cute~
Nūdenku waga honji ma naku honyasi ne ika-ika ichamase!
female-appearance=despite boy-voice=PAT hold boy-youth=TOP very be.cute-3PL
Honyasi zō honyasi ma naidasu.
boy-youth=AGT boy-youth=PAT love.romantically-3S

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Post by GrandPiano » 01 Jan 2017 18:25

Honestly, I think that any friend who would call you weird for conlanging isn't a good friend. That's awesome that your friends and little sister think it's cool.
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Post by Chagen » 01 Jan 2017 18:51

I know...she isn't my real little sister, by the way. Just a weird ageplay thing.

I just...when I first realized I loved languages and made my own conlangs, I got super excited and went to a forum I was one at the time (this was before I came here), and showed my friends there. Then one guy said "why waste your time doing this when you could learn a real language?"

I know I shouldn't let one guy's opinion affect me. I really shouldn't. But I was absolutely crushed and never showed anyone else, except you guys when I came here and then to the ZBB. In retrospect, I should have told that guy "why do any hobby if it could spent learning a 'real' skill?" but hindsight is 20/20.

Dear god my sis. She wants to use Pazmat with me to make me happy. This is SO EMBARRASSING AAAAH >//////<

She's calling me vṛjā ("brother") in the general chat where everyone can see aaaaaaaaaaaahhh
Nūdenku waga honji ma naku honyasi ne ika-ika ichamase!
female-appearance=despite boy-voice=PAT hold boy-youth=TOP very be.cute-3PL
Honyasi zō honyasi ma naidasu.
boy-youth=AGT boy-youth=PAT love.romantically-3S

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