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by cedh
13 Sep 2020 20:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 237
Views: 7651

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

I would hypothesise that mistranslations go through a cycle: fraying > patching > reworking > fraying In phase 1, the text is more or less coherent. Translators feel confident in translating fairly directly. However, over time oddities build up, until the coherence of the text is threatened. During...
by cedh
24 Aug 2020 19:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 237
Views: 7651

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

The Bokisig text that I received had 75 words, and my English translation of it had 138 words. The Ronc Tyu text I sent on had 190 words, and my English translation of it had 217 words. So it seems I alone added 80 words, or more than 50% of the length of the previous text. However... Part of the in...
by cedh
10 Aug 2020 14:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 237
Views: 7651

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

cedh wrote:
09 Aug 2020 14:15
The translation is done (yay!), but I still need to write up the vocab and grammar notes. I'll probably manage to do that tomorrow.
Torch passed to ixals.
by cedh
09 Aug 2020 14:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 237
Views: 7651

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

Torch has been passed on to cedh! Received. Received. I'm not sure how much time exactly I can devote to the translation in the next few days, but I think it should be OK... Well, our side of the translation is averaging over a week per person, so I wouldn't worry too much... The translation is don...
by cedh
06 Aug 2020 15:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 237
Views: 7651

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

Jackk wrote:
06 Aug 2020 13:13
brblues wrote:
06 Aug 2020 11:57
Torch has been passed on to cedh!
Received.
Received. I'm not sure how much time exactly I can devote to the translation in the next few days, but I think it should be OK...
by cedh
11 Jul 2020 14:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 237
Views: 7651

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - IT BEGINS (signups remain open)

Except it does make the question I was going to ask a bit more pressing: when we send you the English translation from our leg, which one do we send - what we think the message we received said, or what we think the message we sent on said? That is a good question! [:D] I think the usual practice h...
by cedh
10 Jul 2020 14:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 237
Views: 7651

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - SIGNUPS OPEN - STARTING Saturday 11th July - TWO RINGS

I would love to translate out of Asta, if the schedule works for that. Into which language though...? Lerudųrunį probably won't be up for the challenge in time, so I may have to use one of Ronc Tyu, Buruya Nzaysa, or Ndok Aisô as a fallback.
by cedh
12 Jun 2020 08:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 329
Views: 562

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

German allows the construction but I don't know if it's completely parallel. You can either say (1) or (2) without much difference in meaning: (1) Mein Frühstück heute my breakfast today `my breakfast today' (2) Mein heut-iges Frühstück my today-ADJ breakfast `my breakfast today' I don't think this...
by cedh
09 Jun 2020 10:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 329
Views: 562

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

So basically, something along the lines of 'this man killed him' to say 'I killed him', where ""this"" is a 1st person affix marker... I don't know about natlang attestations, but I like it. Exactly this! One could say something like... Lhu dyrosofon swí mhwno. Lhu (D/t)yros-of-on sw-í mhwn-o. DEF ...
by cedh
24 May 2020 00:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 259
Views: 569

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

What orthography could I use for this vowel system? I was thinking of using tildes to indicate nasalization, but I am not sure how I could write /ɨ/ and /ɨ̃/. I was thinking of using <v> and <ṽ> respectively, but I don't think any language uses those letters for those sounds. /i ɨ u e o a/ /ĩ ɨ̃ ũ ...
by cedh
15 May 2020 19:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 21936

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I just came across an AI that invents new English words and writes dictionary definitions for them. noun. biofabrication the manufacture of human clothes and other products using natural materials "the manufacture of clothes is among the main activities that have allowed us to develop standards in ...
by cedh
02 Apr 2020 10:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 21936

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

For anyone who's interested in seeing things through the eyes of the virus: https://xkcd.com/2287/
by cedh
23 Mar 2020 19:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 21936

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Random thought for tonight: We have the initialisms "wtf" (what the fuck), "tfw" (that feeling when) and "ftw" (for the win). That's three of the six possible permutations of those letters. Someone needs to come up with meanings for "fwt", "twf" and "wft". FWT might be part of a negative imperative...
by cedh
09 Mar 2020 21:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 156
Views: 5758

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've just discovered that in a new language I've been working on for some time, the verb stem for "sail, navigate" will have the shape marīn- , which looks like it's a real world reference but which is in fact derived (almost) regularly from the proto-form *mhari-hiçn- "go with the Oceanic Wind". [:...
by cedh
26 Feb 2020 21:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 156
Views: 5758

Re: What did you accomplish today?

DesEsseintes wrote:
26 Feb 2020 17:40
kiwikami wrote:
26 Feb 2020 07:04
cool Alál stuff
I agree, this is very cool!
by cedh
21 Feb 2020 08:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1249
Views: 208175

Re: Other Creativity

Ossicone wrote:
20 Feb 2020 22:13
Check out my dnd map

https://i.imgur.com/rjnLGiK.png
Nice. (Except that the river near Ull looks a bit strange, it seems to go uphill in the first half of its course...)
by cedh
20 Dec 2019 10:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Famous CBB Quotes Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 60111

Re: Famous CBB Quotes Thread

just would rather start 12/29 or 12/30 than 12/28) (Also it took me unbearably long to decypher your dates) Understandable. Rather than the 29th or 30th of December, alynnidalar could just as easily have been asking to go on the 12th day of the 29th or 30th month. We damn Americans insist on having...
by cedh
16 Oct 2019 09:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here [2010-2020]
Replies: 11605
Views: 1436332

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Is it at all possible that a language currently spoken in Europe could lack the phoneme /j/ except in the case of loanwords? I'm having a hard time finding any languages which lack the sound. It's more than possible due to being an accurate description of German, which has /ʝ/ rather than /j/ nativ...
by cedh
14 Oct 2019 11:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here [2010-2020]
Replies: 11605
Views: 1436332

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Quick notation question: I'm working on a language that uses a lot of reduplication, which is glossed with a tilde according to the Leipzig Glossing Rules, e.g. kekearu CV~ kearo-u EMPH~big -FG 'very big' The language also has several morphemes that condition nasality on a preceding or following vow...
by cedh
10 Oct 2019 12:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 718
Views: 258562

Re: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I had some contact with the term "Bildkultur" during my studies at university, and it tends to mean something like "(the historical development of) the cultural practice of depicting certain things/topics/issues/... in pictorial arts (including paintings, drawings, photography, and possibly also sta...