Inventions of the 21st century

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Inventions of the 21st century

Post by mxxierxx » 12 May 2019 00:51

Baude-Nylandnari

virtual keyboard – pangt doshiesh
social media – tosomyllit
driverless car – afti widhed vurriisht
artificial intelligence - faizehiuyu sloresw
touchscreen – daxxiuyu bilétduyu scèrm

Edit: Obviously I erred regarding the century - apologies to the all the perplex conlangers.. [;)]
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Re: Inventions of the 21st century

Post by Salmoneus » 12 May 2019 21:56

Fun fact: all of these things were invented in the 20th century.

Touchscreens were developed in the 1960s, and came into widespread use during the 70s and 80s.

Virtual keyboards in the western sense were around at least by 1993, with the Newton and the Simon (the first smartphone), though by then touchscreen virtual keyboards had been in use in Japan for a decade, and I suspect non-touchscreen virtual keyboards were probably around in Japan in the 70s if not earlier (the utility of virtual keyboards, with digital scrolling, is much higher when you're dealing with thousands of possible input characters rather than just a couple of dozen...)

Artificial intelligence is an ancient concept, but became reality in the 1940s. By 1960, AI could beat humans at checkers, speak English, solve word problems, and prove logical theorems (including in some cases discovering more elegant proofs than humans had yet devised).

Work on driverless cars began in the 1920s, although it took until the 1970s before fully-automated cars were produced.

Social media is hard to define, but most of its characteristic elements - things like chatrooms, forums, bulletin boards, instant messaging, crowdsourced publically-shared news-walls and the like - arose in the early 1970s.

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Re: Inventions of the 21st century

Post by mxxierxx » 13 May 2019 00:03

Thanks for your detailed revision of the century! [:D] Now let me know if your conlang is made to express those inventions. [;)]

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Re: Inventions of the 21st century

Post by sangi39 » 13 May 2019 01:07

mxxierxx wrote:
12 May 2019 00:51
Baude-Nylandnari

virtual keyboard – pangt doshiesh
social media – tosomyllit
driverless car – afti widhed vurriisht
artificial intelligence - faizehiuyu sloresw
touchscreen – daxxiuyu bilétduyu scèrm

Edit: Obviously I erred regarding the century - apologies to the all the perplex conlangers.. [;)]
Do you happen to have the etymologies for those terms in your conlang? And are you asking people to simply translate those terms, or also see how they came up with them?
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Re: Inventions of the 21st century

Post by Salmoneus » 13 May 2019 01:14

virtuęl-litterbręð (if you mean a computer keyboard)
virtuęl-tastor (if you mean a piano keyboard)
sioselmigia (real-world term for certain websites)
seussiąl medią (used in academic and conceptual discussions)
stokerfrey loco (but sometimes seolfstoken loco, particular in dryer, more technical contexts)
artefissięl yntellegents
tątchskrine

Most of these etymologies should be relatively transparent...

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Re: Inventions of the 21st century

Post by mxxierxx » 13 May 2019 01:17

All my words have etymologies of course. I use my conlang for 19 years. Feel free to translate the inventions with or without etymological background. [:)]

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Re: Inventions of the 21st century

Post by Reyzadren » 13 May 2019 01:23

:con: griuskant (without the conscript)

thaeryoeththaeib, laspesglaeijs, koensun, nazhstuinon, byzhenddilk
/'θerjɯθθeib, 'laspəsgleidʒs, 'kɯnsun, 'naʒstuinɔn, 'bYʒənddilk/
screen.typing.device, internet.profile-PL, shall-car, machine.mind-EB-PASS, swipe-N-PASS-T3-board
virtual keyboard, social media, driverless car, artificial intelligence, touchscreen
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Re: Inventions of the 21st century

Post by Iyionaku » 11 Oct 2019 10:45

:con: Yélian

yærdparanay [ˈʃœɾdɐɾˌaːnɐʃ] - virtual keyboard
Etymology: yærdpar "keyboard" + anay "virtual"

quinocvasʻen [ˈkiːnɔ̈kˌvasʔən] - social media
Etymology: quinoc "media" + vasʻe "social"

AYT [ˈaʃətə]; aélico yicun tayior [ɐˈeːlɨkɔ̈ ˈʃiːkʉn ˈtaːʃɪ̯ɔ̈d̟] - driverless car
Etymology: "car without driver"

ST [ˈsatə]; staû o'tetperyor [ˈsta.ʉ ɔ̈təˈpeɾʃɔ̈d̟] - artificial intelligence
Etymology: staû o'man "intelligence", literally "strength of the will"; + tetperyor "computer"

triybáyadur [tra̯iːˈbaːʃɐdʉd̟] - touchscreen
Etymology: triypa "to touch" + báyadur "screen"
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Re: Inventions of the 21st century

Post by k1234567890y » 12 Oct 2019 23:20

:con: Ame

toinazainaitochiayaikosa - virtual keyboard(from toinazainaitochi "virtual" + ayaikosa "keyboard")
kiikotoinazaihida - social media(from kiiko "to socialize, to interact" + toinazai "computer" + hida "means")
sotenochikimeka - driverless car(from so "self" + teno "to drive" + -chi "-ed" + kimeka "car")
yasabochiemeta - artificial intelligence(from yasabochi "artificial"(itself is from ya "person" + sabo "to make" + -chi "-ed" cf. English man-made) + emeta "mind")
hitegosanozai - touchscreen(from hitego "to touch" + sanozai "display device(itself is from sano "to show" + sai "device"

:con: Lonmai Luna

ketkapnalfantesapokul - virtual keyboard(from ketkapnalfante "virtual" + sapokul "keyboard")
rilimketkapdonta - social media(from rilim "to socialize, to interact" + ketkap "computer" + donta "means")
daknaldjabamanok - driverless car(from dak "self" + djaba "to drive" + nal- "-ed" + manok "car")
daltadikanyuwe - artificial intelligence(from daltadikan "artificial"(itself is from dal "person" + tikan "to make" + -ad-(infix) "-ed" cf. English man-made) + yuwe "mind")
matupsirkap - touchscreen(from matup "to touch" + sirkap "display device(itself is from sir "to show" + kap "device"
I prefer to not be referred to with masculine pronouns and nouns such as “he/him/his”.

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