Are you learning a new language?

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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by Iyionaku » 09 Apr 2016 21:09

:deu: German

Lernst du eine neue Sprache?
[lɛɐ̯nst duː ʔaɪ̯nə ˈnɔʏɛ ˈʃpʁaːχɛ]
learn.2SG 2SG.NOM INDEF.FEM.ACC neu.FEM.ACC language.ACC

Welche Sprache lernst du?
[ˈvɛlçɛ ˈʃpʁaːχɛ lɛɐ̯nst duː]
which.FEM.ACC language.ACC learn.2SG 2SG.NOM

:fra: French

Est-ce que tu apprends une nouvelle langue?
PART 2SG learn.2SG INDEF.FEM neu.FEM language

Quelle langue est-ce que tu apprends?
which.FEM language PART 2SG learn.2SG

:con: Yélian

Barcai perdoyei palitín?
[ˈbarkaɪ̯ pɛrˈdɔʃɛɪ̯ paliˈtiːn]
ask-1SG start-learn-2SG language
Do you start learning a new language?

"Perd-" is a prefix that marks the beginning of something. The sentence "Barcai oyei palitínquet?", with "quet" meaning new, however would be logically incorrect as a Yélianian would unterstand this as if someone would learn a recent language.

Avit palitín oyei?
[ˈavɪ‿paliˈtiːn ɔʃɛɪ̯]
which language learn-2SG

:con: Caelian

Tag Zan baktyungel wütjang damindil?
[tʰag zan baktʲʊˈŋɛl ʏtˈjaŋ daminˈdɪl]
POL 2SG.NOM language.ACC new.FEM HAB-learn.2SG>3SG

Tö baktyungel Zan damindil?
[tʱø baktʲʊˈŋɛl zan damɪnˈdɪl]
which language.ACC 2SG.NOM learn.2SG>3SG

:con: Utseech

Tutha du ach deu prak?
[ˈtʰutʰɑ duː ɑχ dɛʊ̯ prɑk]
learn.2SG 2SG INDEF.FEM.ACC neu.FEM.ACC language

Welk prak tutha du?
[wɛɫk prak tʰutʰa duː]
which language learn.2SG 2SG

:con: Anto

Do labro now ni'mal-do?
[tɔ ˈlabɹoʊ̯ nɔʊ̯ ˈnimaltɔ↗]
2SG language new learn-2SG

Do labro che ni'mal-do?
[tɔ ˈlabɹoʊ̯ xɛ ˈnimaltɔ]
2SG language which learn-2SG

:con: Bath'aso

Shels gratoks ptem dannzh.
[ʂɛls ˈgʁatɔ͡ks ͡pt̟ɛm danːʐ]
POT learn-1SG.ERG new language.
You surely learn a new language.

Shels gratoks dannzh nash.
[ʂɛls ˈgʁatɔks danːʐ naʂ]
POT learn-1SG.ERG language beautiful
Yu surely learn a nice language. (Bath'aso always tries to avoid questions. To make a "which" question, you usually add the "dummy argument" nash - beautiful, nice, handsome.

:con: Elfish

Assuming that a woman is asked.

थूउ तीमेज़ ऊजेमे सो चये रियेए, नीयेज़्?
Thū tīmes ūjeme sē caye riyē, nīyes?

2SG.NOM PROG.2SG.MASC learn.INF INDEF.MASC.ACC new.MASC.ACC language.ACC, NEG.2SG.MASC?

थु तीमेज़ ऊजेम क्वो रियो?
Thū tīmes ūjeme kwē riyē?

2SG.NOM PROS.2SG.MASC learn.INF which.MASC.ACC language.ACC
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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by masako » 10 Apr 2016 00:37

Kala:

ta ke kala pako onyo ka
2sg O languages new learn Q
Are you learning a new language?

ula ta ke kala onyo ka
INDEF 2sg O language learn Q
What language are you learning?

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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by jute » 11 Apr 2016 18:35

Are you learning a new language?
What language are you learning?
Fuumo na tahivi a ilehi he, haa? /fu:mɑ nɐ tɐhiʋi ɐ ilehi he | hɐ:/
Meet 2S language of difference now, Q
"You study a different language now, right?"

Fuumo na tahivi a ilehi he, haaji? /fu:mɑ nɐ tɐhiʋi ɐ ilehi he | hɐ:ji/
Meet 2S language of difference now, Q.this.ABST
"You study a different language now, [but] which?"
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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by Xing » 04 Jun 2016 23:31

:con: Mīrna

Vī mantaranna tinka vāl.
vī mantar-anna tinka vāl
2s learn-ACTIVE.PTCPL another language
[viː mɐntɐrɐnːɔ tɪŋkɔ vaːl↗]

Vī mantaranna aka vāl?
vī mantar-anna aka vāl
2s learn-ACTIVE.PTCPL what language
[viː mɐntɐrɐnːɔ ɐkɔ vaːl]

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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by Lao Kou » 05 Jun 2016 09:13

Image Japoné語

君 oué tu ga 学ndèrë une 新chille 言語 au ca?
Quimi oué tu ga manandèrë une atarachille gaingueule au ca?
[ˈkɪmi we t͡sy gɔ ˌmanãˈdæɛ̯ʁœ̈ ʏn ˌataʁaˈʃij gẽɪ̯̃ˈgœl o kɔ]
2SG TOP 2SG NOM learn-PROGPRES INDEF.f new.f language.f ACC Q
Are you learning a new language?

(Tu ga) quelle 言語 au 学ndèrë ca?
(Tu ga) quelle gaingueule au manandèrë ca?
[(t͡sy gɔ) kel gẽɪ̯̃ˈgœl o ˌmanãˈdæɛ̯ʁœ̈ kɔ]
(2SG NOM) which.f language.f ACC learn-PROGPRES Q
Which language are you learning?
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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by Ebon » 02 Jul 2016 23:34

As of yet unnamed conlang:

Ta valavail neme dyo pala shideor?
[ta vaˈla.vajl ˈne.me dja ˈpa.la ˈʃi.deɔɾ]
yes/no-question learn-PRS.2PL you article-INDEF.SG new.SG language.OBJ
Are you learning a new language?

Valavail neme torsa shideor?
[vaˈla.vajl ˈne.me ˈtoɾ.sa ˈʃi.deɔɾ]
learn-PRS.2PL you which language.OBJ
What language are you learning?

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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by marvelous » 03 Jul 2016 16:52

Ernalan

Are you learning a new language?
Seḍsamaj fum kaitnek dhūṭpēl?
/sedˤsamaɟ ɸum kaitnek ðuːtˤpeːl/
seḍs-am-aj f<u>m kaitn-ek dhūṭp<ē>l
get-2.SVN.PRSNT-Q 2<NOM.SG> new-ADJ.SG language<ACC.S>

What language are you learning?
Pek dhūṭpēl seḍsam?
/pek ðuːtˤpeːl sedˤsam/
p-ek dhūṭp<ē>l seḍs-am
which-ADJ.SG language<ACC> learn-2.SVN.PRSNT
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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by Ebon » 04 Oct 2016 14:43

:con: Aretach

Halysky detach inhe konesdawal?
/ha.ˈlys.ki dɛ.ˈtax ˈɪn.hɛ kɔʊ.ˈnɛs.da.wal/
new.SG.ANIM ACC.language Q learn.IMPRF.2SG
Are you learning a new language?

Detach domirn inhe konesdawal?

/dɛ.ˈtax dɔʊ.ˈmɪɹn ˈɪn.hɛ kɔʊ.ˈnɛs.da.wal/
ACC.language which Q learn.IMPRF.2SG
What language are you learning?

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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by GrandPiano » 09 Oct 2016 19:20

:con: Lurghinian

Zuoń zimdudolh kupis ewāc?
[zwɔɲ zɪmˈdʊdɔɬ ˈkʊpɪs ɛˈwaːt͡ʃ]
Ø-zuoń-Ø Ø-zim-dud-olh kupis e-wāc-Ø
SG-2-NOM SG-speak-NMZ-ACC.INAN new.INAN Q-learn-PRS
Are you learning a new language?
:eng: - Native
:chn: - B2
:esp: - A2
:jpn: - A2

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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by Void » 10 Oct 2016 14:03

Sepší swékʰ âtʰą sâkʰą?
[seˈpʃí swékʰ ˈáːtʰã ˈsáːkʰã]
learn-2SG.PRS 2SG-NOM new-ACC tongue-ACC
Are you learning a new language?

Sepši swékʰ méyą sâkʰą?
[seˈpʃí swékʰ ˈméjã ˈsáːkʰã]
learn-2SG.PRS 2SG-NOM inter-ACC tongue-ACC
What language are you learning?
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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by Chagen » 11 Oct 2016 05:12

:con: Pazmat:

gṛbmētya soybufe?
new-speak.INDEF-ACC learn-IMPERF-2S

mata'cya soybufe?
language=what-ACC learn-IMPERF-2S

In the second sentence you can see Pazmat's unusual characteristic of using "what" as a sort of pseudo-case-suffix.
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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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by Solarius » 21 Oct 2016 17:17

:con: Ussaria

Ende ptxe lalmita-k oreny-a?
2p.SG.NOM new language-ACC learn-IMP
"Are you learning a new language?"

Pr lalmita-k ende oreny-a
what language-ACC you learn-IMP
"What language are you learning?"

Nothing too exciting. On both there's also lowered pitch at the end of the sentence to indicate that it's a question.
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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by chridd » 23 Oct 2016 12:27

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Kíchi pikúni kiusteng an sal hástu?
get-2 Q knowledge PROX another language?
(Using "another" here because I think using the word for "new" would imply that the language itself is new...)

An lau hástu íken kiusteng?
PROX what language get.INV-PROX knowledge?
(Question words affect inverse marking.)
(Also the word order is fairly free, but the question word (lau, pikúni) tends to go near the beginning of the sentence. And both have a rising intonation to indicate that they're questions.)
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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by All4Ɇn » 26 Oct 2016 21:33

:con: Thrinn

Lirnt þu nyha spreke?
Are you learning a new language?

Hve spreke lirnt þu?
What language are you learning?

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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by marvelous » 25 May 2017 10:57

:eng: English

Are you learning a new language?
Which language are you learning?

:con: Ganur Lon

Di salzo gan tevau?
Jenau gano salzo?

Di salzo gan tevau?
/di ˈsal.zo gan ˈte.vaʊ/
di s-alz-o gan tev-au
Q 2SG.SBJ-learn-3SG.TOP.OBJ language novelty-ADJ

Jenau gano salzo?
/ˈje.naʊ ˈga.no ˈsal.zo/
jen-au gan-o s-alz-o
something-ADJ language-DEF.ACC 2SG.SBJ-learn-3SG.TOP.OBJ

Topics are important to third-person inflections in Ganur Lon, and can be set two ways: with the particle "me" after the topic or by context. In both of these sentences, the object of the verb is obviously the language, since the subject is "you," so the sentence is understood to be setting the language as the topic. Even in the odd case that "new language" were being poetically addressed as you, gan would still have to carry the vocative ending -a.

Jenau, the adjectival form of jen (something/what?), means either "which?" or "some," depending on its position in the sentence. If it is the first word in the sentence, it means "which?" and modifies the word after it rather than the word before it. Otherwise it means "some" and modifies the word before it like any other Ganur Lon adjective.

Ganur Lon specifies definiteness for direct objects, which means "gan tevau" can only be read as "a new language"; "the new language" as a direct object would be "gano tevau." Outside of direct objects, definiteness is not explicit, but can be made explicit by putting ecau (that) or jenau (some) after a noun... when necessary, which it usually isn't.
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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by Frislander » 25 May 2017 23:42

:con: O Kanã

This challenge actually gives me an opportunity to show off some of the fun particles O Kanã has.

‘ae põkõtrẽtã o kanã ero?
[ʔae̯ põkõ↓ʈʳẽtã o kanã eɽo]
‘ae põ-kõtrẽ-tã o kanã ero
INT INC-understand-2.ERG N speak other
Are you learning a new language?

This one is the most neutral form. Not much to say here.

The addition of the hearsay evidential indicates that this question was prompted by information received from someone else. A translation which better catches that sense might be "Is it true that you're learning a new language?".

‘ae cea põkõtrẽtã o kanã ero?
[ʔae̯ t͡se̯a põkõ↓ʈʳẽtã o kanã eɽo]
‘ae cea põ-kõtrẽ-tã o kanã ero
INT hearsay INC-understand-2.ERG N speak other
(Same as above)

The addition of the inferential indicates that the speaker has supporting evidence other than testimony from someone else (e.g. hey found language learning books in the listener's room). As with the previous statement the translation "Is it true that you're learning a new language?" would better catch that overtone.

‘ae dakai põkõtrẽtã o kanã ero?
[ʔae̯ (ⁿ)da↓kaɪ̯ põkõ↓ʈʳẽtã o kanã eɽo]
‘ae dakai põ-kõtrẽ-tã o kanã ero
INT inferred INC-understand-2.ERG N speak other
(Same as above)

For the second question, the WH word is fronted plus an interrogative focus particle.

tro kanã põkõtrẽtã?
[ʈʳo ka↓nã põkõ↓ʈʳẽtã]
tro kanã põ-kõtrẽ-tã
INT.FOC speak INC-understand-2.ERG
What language are you learning?
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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by Reyzadren » 27 May 2017 02:49

:con: griuskant (without the conscript)

ost kanda thusti jeth urva?
/'ɔst 'kanda 'θusti 'dʒəθ urva/
2SG learn-V new-A language Q
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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by marvelous » 27 May 2017 12:14

:con: Ladoçei Htoleiþe

Are you learning a new language? (addressee is a member of the Htolian species)
Hiko nitseþ wihkoçsa dabutsar?
/ˈʔi.ko ˈni.tseþ ʋiˈˀkoç.ʃɑ ˈdɑ.bu.tsɑɹ/
hiko nits-eþ wihk<oç>s<a> dabu-ts-ar
Q learn-2SG.AN1 be.subjectively.new<ADJ.INAN.INDEF.SG> speak-method-INDEF.ACC

Are you learning a new language? (addressee is a member of a non-Htolian species)
Hiko nitsus wihkoçsa dabutsar?
/ˈʔi.ko ˈni.tsuʃ ʋiˈˀkoç.ʃɑ ˈdɑ.bu.tsɑɹ/
hiko nits-us wihk<oç>s<a> dabu-ts-ar
Q learn-2SG.AN2 be.subjectively.new<ADJ.INAN.INDEF.SG> speak-method-INDEF.ACC

What language are you learning? (addressee is a member of the Htolian species)
Leikeir dabutseir nitseþ?
/ˈleɪ̯.keɪ̯ɹ ˈdɑ.bu.tseɪ̯ɹ ˈni.tseþ/
leik-eir dabu-ts-eir nits-eþ
PRO.INT.INAN.SG-DEF.ACC speak-method-DEF.ACC learn-2SG.AN1

What language are you learning? (addressee is a member of a non-Htolian species)
Leikeir dabutseir nitsus?
/ˈleɪ̯.keɪ̯ɹ ˈdɑ.bu.tseɪ̯ɹ ˈni.tsuʃ/
leik-eir dabu-ts-eir nits-us
PRO.INT.INAN.SG-DEF.ACC speak-method-DEF.ACC learn-2SG.AN2
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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by Imralu » 28 May 2017 05:53

:tan: Swahili:

Unajifunza lugha mpya?
u-na-ji-funz-a lugha ny-pya
2s-PRES-REFL-learn language(9/10) 9/10-new


I'm not positive that -pya can be used in this context though.


Unajifunza lugha gani?
u-na-ji-funz-a lugha gani
2s-PRES-REFL-learn language(9/10) what.kind.of/which


Unajifunza lugha ipi?
u-na-ji-funz-a lugha i-pi
2s-PRES-REFL-learn language(9/10) 9-which
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Re: Are you learning a new language?

Post by Iyionaku » 25 Jun 2017 10:16

:chn: Mandarin

你在学习新语言吗?
Nǐ zài xuéxí xīn yǔyán ma?
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2SG PROG learn new language PART
Are you learning a new language?

你学习什么语言?
Nǐ xuéxí shénme yǔyán?

2SG learn which language?
What language do you learn?
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