Person, language, speaker, country

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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Omzinesý » 28 Dec 2015 12:57

Omzinesý wrote: :eng: Englishman, English, English speaker, England
Sår 'to work hard' They have a nationalistic stereotype that they work hard and the other peoples are lazy.
Soeira [sʷeiðɑ] their language
Soeiri [sʷeiði] 'speaker of Soeira' - a countable noun - animate class form of Soeira
Sårra [sʷɒð:ɑ] 'the country of hard workers'
Sheiosri [ʃeisʷɹi] 'a doughter of Sårra' - sh is a diminutive prefix an 2l.ei pattern with the diminutive means 'a female descendant'
Shauosri [ʃɑɯsʷɹi] 'a son of Sårra'
Aossri [ɑsʷ:ɹi] - pl. the people of Sårra
Uossri [ɯsʷ:ɹi] - paucal 'some people of Sårra'

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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Sglod » 28 Dec 2015 14:09

Omzinesý wrote: :eng: Englishman, English, English speaker, England
:cym: Welsh
Cymro Welshman, Welsh speaker
Cymraeg Welsh language
Cymru Wales

Dw i'n Gymro o Gymru sy'n siarad Cymraeg.
be-1s-PRES 1s-PTCL Welshman from Wales be-REL-3s-PTCL speak Welsh
I am a Welshman from Wales who is speaking Welsh.

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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Lao Kou » 28 Dec 2015 14:57

Image Géarthnuns:

Person: Géarthçins
Language: Géarthnuns
Speaker: Géarthnunalöths
Country: Géarthtörs (common name)/Géarthfrens (official name)
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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Lambuzhao » 28 Dec 2015 19:01

:con: Rozwi

person: neiskanu
language: rosatōyç
speaker of (...) : oniskaiswutras, oniskaiswutryate
The Land of the (...): Huvrosat/Anaskva

In addition to the name of the language, rosatōyç literally means "Rozwihood" or "Fellowship of Rozwis", or "Rozwi Nation" (including the thousands of Rozwis who live beyond the national border).

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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Lambuzhao » 28 Dec 2015 19:13

Sglod wrote:
Omzinesý wrote: :eng: Englishman, English, English speaker, England
:cym: Welsh
Cymro Welshman, Welsh speaker
Cymraeg Welsh language
Cymru Wales

Dw i'n Gymro o Gymru sy'n siarad Cymraeg.
be-1s-PRES 1s-PTCL Welshman from Wales be-REL-3s-PTCL speak Welsh
I am a Welshman from Wales who is speaking Welsh.

Wut about siaradwr Cymraeg for Welsh--speaker ?

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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Sglod » 28 Dec 2015 19:46

Lambuzhao wrote:
Sglod wrote:
Omzinesý wrote: :eng: Englishman, English, English speaker, England
:cym: Welsh
Cymro Welshman, Welsh speaker
Cymraeg Welsh language
Cymru Wales

Dw i'n Gymro o Gymru sy'n siarad Cymraeg.
be-1s-PRES 1s-PTCL Welshman from Wales be-REL-3s-PTCL speak Welsh
I am a Welshman from Wales who is speaking Welsh.

Wut about siaradwr Cymraeg for Welsh--speaker ?
I'd use Cymro, but siaradwr'd work too.

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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Ahzoh » 28 Dec 2015 19:51

Vrkhazhian:

Yat-Vṛḵažaẏku "Vrkhazhian"
ʾEšd Yat-Vrḵaž / Šadu Yat-Vṛḵažaẏku "Vrkhazhian language"
Šuddu Yat-Vṛḵažaẏku "Vrkhazhian speaker"
Yat-Vṛḵažu "Vrkhazh"
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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Dormouse559 » 30 Dec 2015 09:12

The French entry is just a little off. A French person is called "un(e) Français(e)" with a capital F, while the language is called "le français" with a lowercase F. This pattern holds true for any nationality/language pair.

Image Silvish
Person: (m) Sivécs / (f) Sivécza [sɪˈve sɪˈve.ɕa]
Language: sivécs [sɪˈve]
Speaker: lema-sivécza [ˈlɛː.ma sɪˈve.ɕa], silvofon [sɪ(l).vɔˈfõː]
Country: Siveia [sɪˈvɛː.ɪ̯a]

The word for a Silvish speaker (lema-sivécza) is ambiguous, especially when talking about a woman, because lema sivécza (Silvish language) is pronounced exactly the same. Context usually clears this up, because if I say that a woman is a lema-sivécza I probably don't mean that she is the Silvish language. Additionally, lema-sivécza (Silvish speaker) can be either masculine or feminine and doesn't decline for case or number; but lema sivécza (Silvish language) is only feminine and declines for both case and number.

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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Creyeditor » 03 Jan 2016 16:39

:ind: Indonesian

orang indonesia, bahasa indonesia, orang indonesia/pembicara bahasa indonesia, indonesia
orang indonesia, bahasa indonesia, orang indonesia pem-bicara bahasa indonesia, indonesia
human indonesia, language indonesia, human indonesia NMLZ-speak language indonesia, indonesia

Ethnicity and nationality is usually defined by your native language(s), that's why you usually use 'orang indonesia' for the speaker and the person.
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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Squall » 12 Jan 2016 20:55

:por: Português / Portuga, Português, Falante de Português / Lusófono, Portugal

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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by jute » 15 Jan 2016 18:29

Jutean:

Person, Language, speaker, country

Jutena / saini a Jute, tahivi a net / tahivi a Jute, tahiviomo a net / a Jute, Jute
Jute-people_of / person of Jute, language of coast / language of Jute, speaker of Coast / of Jute, Jute
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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Imralu » 16 Jan 2017 11:30

:con: :png: Wena:

Wena is the first person exclusive pronoun and has come to be used as an endo- and exonym. Among the Wena people themselves, they may also use the inclusive form wana, especially in situations calling for Wena pride or solidarity.

Person:
  • ngo Wena
    human PL-1s
Language:
  • nenge Wena
    PASS-communicate PL-1s
Speaker:
  • (ngo) nge Wena
    (human) communicate PL-1s
The word ngo is added to make the gnomic aspect clear (someone who speaks Wena generally, as opposed to at a perticular time), which is otherwise unspecified.

Country ... in terms of area, like "this is bat country":
  • bu Wena
    land PL-1s
    "Wena land, Wena territory, Wena country"
Country, as in nation:
  • Babwa Nyugini
    Biyendyi

    Papua New Guinea
    PNG

    ... both usually pronounced as babwanyu gini and bi ye ndyi, the latter of which happens to mean something that stops, which is scary/a monster.
Glossing Abbreviations: COMP = comparative, C = complementiser, ACS / ICS = accessible / inaccessible, GDV = gerundive, SPEC / NSPC = specific / non-specific, AG = agent, E = entity (person, animal, thing)
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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Frislander » 16 Jan 2017 11:50

:con: Ätara

Person:
äwara
(äwa "person, someone" + -ra "demonstrative")

Language:
ätara
(äta "thing, something" + -ra "demonstrative")

Speaker:
zimbakämek
(ziñ "speak" + -bak "good" + -mek "human nominaliser")

Country:
anken bankä
(anken "land" + ban- "Inclusive" + kä "inalienable")

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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by k1234567890y » 11 Feb 2017 20:45

:con: Mayato MKII

Mata, Mayato / Matayato, Mayatoyeng, Matatsen
I prefer to not be referred to with masculine pronouns and nouns such as “he/him/his”.

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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Ahzoh » 11 Feb 2017 21:29

Image Vrkhazhian
Person: yatvṛḵažu, yatvṛḵažaẏku
Language: ʾešd yatvṛḵažaẇ
Speaker: šuddu yatvṛḵažaẏku, šadkad ʾešdal yatvṛḵažaẇ, šadkadešdalitvṛḵažaẇ
Country: yatvṛḵažu
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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Threr » 12 Feb 2017 15:22

:con: Deyryck

Person: ikis
Language: dèyrik
Speaker: dèyrikéis
Country: ikyèrséra

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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Void » 15 Feb 2017 18:18

:con: Sharan

Person: šar
Language: šarža, šaran atom (essive, genitive)
Speaker: ihtril šar, ihtal šarža (the former is used for natives, while the latter is for foreigners)
Country: Šarkur, Šara (the former is lit. Shar land)
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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Omzinesý » 20 Jul 2017 21:57

Vålkakil

Person: Vållkih / Вwлькыь
Language: Vålkakil / Вwлкакiл
Speaker: Vålkakidli(h) / Вwлкакiдлi(ь)
Country: Vålkia / Вwлкыя (In Soviet times called: Vålkarussia / Вwлкаруссiя)

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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by marvelous » 22 Jul 2017 07:22

:con: Aya, Lairäts, Lairätslit, Ayanoz

:con: Laniszūnibi, Qaniszūnibiye, Laniszūnibiyebi, Qessebifodhi
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Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Post by Zythros Jubi » 22 Jul 2017 11:56

Roguel:
Person - Roguel (in its original sense, wanderer or lit. "one who floats")
Language - Rogueldumar
Speaker - Roguel, or Roguellerep (Roguel-speaker)
Country - Roguelextan (Roguelia; lit. Roguel-land)

Amwrga: (nothing more than a sketchlang)
Person - Amwrga, pl. Kamwrga
Language - Ko'kjaa Mwrga
Speaker - Amwrga
Country - Qermbat (lit. "southern shore", the country where it is an official language);
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