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Re: You

Post by sangi39 » 02 Jan 2015 22:09

Ossicone wrote:
sangi39 wrote:
Ossicone wrote:Yeah! Suck it England!
[:D]
Only if you buy us a drink first and ask nicely.
A cheap date. ;)
The cheapest, my friend, the cheapest [;)]

(insert stereotype of people from Yorkshire being tight here)

*I don't know how cross-dialectal this word is when it's intended to mean "cheap, miserly, frugal, etc." but I didn't want to use cheap again and it's basically the only other word I'd use.
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Re: You

Post by thetha » 03 Jan 2015 04:32

I usually hear/read it as tight-fisted.

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Re: You

Post by Ossicone » 03 Jan 2015 11:07

I think tight is more of a UK thing.
But I'm losing my ability to tell now so I'm not sure.

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Re: You

Post by DesEsseintes » 03 Jan 2015 12:21

I would normally use tight in a sentence like "I'm a bit tight at the moment" meaning I'm short of money. If I was referring to another person being stingy, I would probably say "he's a bit tight with (his) money", but like Ossicone, I've been living away from home for too long to really tell what's what.
Edit: On second thought, I would probably rather phrase it along the lines of "he's tight when it comes to money"...

I would not use "tight-fisted". Sounds overwrought to me.

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Re: You

Post by Tropylium » 24 Jan 2015 17:44

OK, sure, let's do one of these.
Alias(es): Azulene, Caotope, sansdomino, SLG, Dr. Aileron (most of these have not been in active use for ages, but hey you asked)
Location: Helsinki, Finland, Earth
Date of birth: One cold winter day in the mid-80s
Gender: Animate
Occupation: Linguistics student
Interests: Etymology, evolutionary phonology, dialectology, cellular automata
Favorite music: Anything with a high proportion of electronics, from theremin ambience to chiptune breakcore
Political ideology: You can round me down to a social-democratish liberal as long as we're at the level of trying to get a hang of the basics of running a civilization
Conlangs: A dossier of artlang features with opinions in flux on which ought to go in the same language; one future English; two unnamed engelang projects; three non-diachronic a posteriori Frankenstein's bogolangs; half a dozen lostlangs; and over 9000 phonology sketches including e.g. an all-click project, a wannabe Pirahã, and Trinary Demonic.
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Re: You

Post by eldin raigmore » 28 Jan 2015 03:42

Tropylium wrote:….
Conlangs: …. Trinary Demonic.
….
Tell us about that. (And, what's a caotope?)

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Re: You

Post by KippLeKipp » 29 Jan 2015 06:47

Alias(es): KippLeKipp, Thermiteguy
Location: Manila, Philippines
Date of birth: 1998-07-30
Occupation: Student
Interests: Making up cool places
Favorite music: Folk metal
Political ideology: Extreme centrist...?
Conlangs: Zuá, Gjańg
Other hobbies: Vidya, painting (other people's pets for income)
Where do you see yourself in ten years? In Spain, that's for sure (dual citizenship) but definitely still making conlangs!
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My Conworld: Xerinn - cold war-esque magitech

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Re: You

Post by shimobaatar » 31 Jan 2015 21:40

KippLeKipp wrote:Alias(es): KippLeKipp, Thermiteguy
Location: Manila, Philippines
Date of birth: 1998-07-30
Occupation: Student
Interests: Making up cool places
Favorite music: Folk metal
Political ideology: Extreme centrist...?
Conlangs: Zuá, Gjańg
Other hobbies: Vidya, painting (other people's pets for income)
Where do you see yourself in ten years? In Spain, that's for sure (dual citizenship) but definitely still making conlangs!
Welcome!

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Re: You

Post by Egerius » 31 Jan 2015 22:56

I might as well re-introduce myself with the expanded list, as February is near:

Alias(es): Egerius, Argentius Bonavallensis, [≥1 grapheme] + [real-life name]
Location: (officially) Germania, rheno vicinus, Polonia, masuriis (inoficially)
Date of Birth: September 29, 1993
Gender: Male
Sexuality: hetero
Marital Status: Single
Education: German Abitur
Occupation: Student of Italian and English philologies, BA
Political Ideology: Socialist/Left
Religion: Roman-Catholic Christian
Interests: Conlanging, conworlding, western calligraphy, drawing, (Late) Rome/early Middle Ages/Renaissance, 80's - 90's retrocomputing (Non-PC-clones)
Favorite Music: 80s (MJ), Beatles, ecclesiastic chants (Corsican, Roman, Beneventan)
Favourite TV: News, Simpsons, documentaries, Doctor Who (Classic [1963-'89], via Web)
Favourite Film: Harry Potter, Tolkeinverse, Back to the Future
Favourite Books: None/too many to be precise.
Natlang Education: English (C2), Polish (Native, refined C2 level), (minimal) Latin, Spanish (B1/B2), Standard Italian (A2, expanding)
Favourite Natlang: Italian in appearance, English in versatility
Favourite Conlang: Wenedyk (Steenburgen)
Conlangs: Romanz (Buonavallese, Saselvan, Argemontese), Proto-Avesto-Umbric
Where do you see yourself in ten years? With a Master's degree in my hands, with lots of unfinished short stories and three unfinished books
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Languages of Rodentèrra: Buonavallese, Saselvan Argemontese; Wīlandisċ Taulkeisch; More on the road.
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Re: You

Post by GrandPiano » 01 Feb 2015 04:14

Alias(es): Not exactly sure what is meant by this one, but I sometimes create accounts under the username Zgialor when GrandPiano is already taken.
Location: Ohio, USA
Date of birth: September 15, 2000
Gender: Male
Occupation: Student (I'm also a pianist and sort of a cellist, not sure if that counts as an occupation)
Interests: Linguistics, languages in general, mathematics, science (particularly physics), pianism
Favorite music: Not sure, I don't really listen to music that much, although I do play a lot of music, but I don't really know what my favorite genre would be.
Political ideology: Don't have one.
Conlangs: Attaywipogg'oqa (just started)
Other hobbies: Origami, stage magic
Where do you see yourself in ten years? Not sure; things have been changing a lot, and it's hard to know where I'll be at that point.
:eng: - Native
:chn: - B2
:esp: - A2
:jpn: - A2

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Re: You

Post by thetha » 01 Feb 2015 05:10

GrandPiano wrote: Political ideology: Don't have one.
lol

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Re: You

Post by shimobaatar » 01 Feb 2015 08:50

Teddy wrote:
GrandPiano wrote: Political ideology: Don't have one.
lol
I have a similar reaction every time I hear someone say that. It seems that more than a few people use that to mean "independent" or "unaffiliated".

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Re: You

Post by qwed117 » 02 Feb 2015 01:31

Alias(es): Qwed117, Qwedus117, Qwerty117.(I don't usually capitalize)
Location: NJ, USA. Yes, I live in the good part of NJ. It's actually pretty nice in the rich areas
Date of birth: June 2, 2001
Gender: Male
Occupation: Student, Pure Awesomeness (Nah that's an understatement)
Interests: The Grand Reconcilation
Favorite music:Uhhhhhhhhhh. J/K/A-Pop, some E-Pop, some Classical (Yes, I know I have poor taste in music.)
Political ideology: Liberal, like very liberal
Conlangs: Akur (I lost the USB I have the entire lang on sooooooo, I'm going to be hopelessly attempting to reconstruct the language from what I have. Even worse, I threw away the paper with almost every word on it) If my reconstruction doesn't pan out, I will be forced to completely destroy the conlang, or to restart from what shreds I have.
Other hobbies: Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, (Music maybe?)
Where do you see yourself in ten years? Let's see, I will be 23. I want to go into law...Maybe....so in law school? (based on the WP article maybe the first year, 'cuz like undergrad is 4 years right?)
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What is made of man will crumble away.

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Re: You

Post by Prinsessa » 08 Feb 2015 16:32

ugh

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Re: You

Post by Canis » 12 Feb 2015 15:18

Alias(es): Canis, RWHO
Location: Bydgoszcz, Poland
Date of birth: 29.12.1990
Gender: Male
Occupation: EVS coordinator
Interests: language construction, linguistics, video gaming, comics-drawing, travelling to foreign countries, astrophysics
Favorite music: film soundtracks
Political ideology: centre
Conlangs: ahtialan (1994), asua (2010)
Other hobbies: Internet culture
Where do you see yourself in ten years? with better salary, a wife and with two happy children :DD or, more likely, as a lone wizard
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Re: You

Post by loglorn » 12 Feb 2015 15:27

Welcome!
Canis wrote: Date of birth: 29.12.1990
...
Conlangs: ahtialan (1994), asua (2010)
Tell us about that
Diachronic Conlanging is the path to happiness, given time. [;)]

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Re: You

Post by Canis » 12 Feb 2015 15:41

loglorn wrote:Welcome!
Canis wrote: Date of birth: 29.12.1990
...
Conlangs: ahtialan (1994), asua (2010)
Tell us about that
I begun making my own languages when I was still learning a native language (probably because I heard a lot of foreign languages, but nobody bothered to teach them to me, so I thought "screw this, I can talk nonsense too!"). Two years later I was taught Latin alphabet, and I immediately devised a writing system of my own. The Ahtialan language I described on the Internet for the first time in 2006, it acquired its modern form (genuine grammatical structures) in 2003, the earliest dictionary I have comes from 1999, the writing system comes from 1996 or 1997, and the idea for the language, some sounds and word-formation rules, symbolic colours and basic ideas about the conworld and especially the currency started when I was a little bugger. I consider the 1994 as the starting point not because it was a genuine language back then (come on, I was 3 or 4), but because the idea for the language - and therefore, my work on it - started in these times.
Ahtialan was the second language, one older than it did not develop a writing system and became extinct before 2000.

Also, because it looks impressive on forums and I like to exaggerate, even if I can back it up.
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Re: You

Post by GrandPiano » 15 Feb 2015 05:16

What did Ahtialan look like in 1994? I'm curious about the kind of conlang that a 3/4-year-old would come up with.
:eng: - Native
:chn: - B2
:esp: - A2
:jpn: - A2

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Re: You

Post by elemtilas » 15 Feb 2015 05:30

GrandPiano wrote:What did Ahtialan look like in 1994? I'm curious about the kind of conlang that a 3/4-year-old would come up with.
Something like this:

http://www.graywizard.net/littlestconlanger.htm

She's now in her 20s, and I have no idea if she still conlangs or not, but she was 5ish when the Grey Wizard first introduced her work 15 years ago!

Image

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Re: You

Post by Lambuzhao » 15 Feb 2015 06:13

Hmmm....


.....if this is the same Delaney Bell-


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kuvL4wXq9w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXNgBHEqDsA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYylW01Ahas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Xi3bO1RSY


Looks like she traded one vocal gift for another: her :con: for a great voice.

Maybe she still conlangs on the DL?

I gave up :con: for a time when I went to college, got into a prog rock band, and had some girlfriends who just didn't understand "The Secret Vice". :roll:


Oh yeah, and enslaved in the family restaurant/catering business.

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/i-QgNlH-FDE/hqdefault.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-QgNlH-FDE
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Yeah, that was me. :roll: :roll:

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