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by Aszev
01 Aug 2020 10:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: Searching a term for ...
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Searching a term for ...

Tanni, I have had enough of your pushing consipracy theories and disinformation on this forum. You have been told this before, and yet you keep ignoring it. Consider this your final warning.
by Aszev
05 Jun 2020 17:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 249
Views: 19621

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

elemtilas wrote:
05 Jun 2020 15:45
political rant
If you can't talk about politics without purposefully using offensive terms (such as "LGBXYZ", in this specific case), then stay away from the subject.
by Aszev
04 Jun 2020 10:37
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 66
Views: 29764

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

I learned the kanji 間, which forms the second part of the word 人間 ningen 'human, person'.
by Aszev
29 May 2020 14:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gada language - a isolate in Sweden
Replies: 35
Views: 2637

Re: Gada language - a isolate in Sweden

The change from [r] to [ʁ] started in the 18th or 19th century, so seeing as your speakers belong to a separate linguistic community, it's not unreasonable that they would keep their distinction. There were pockets of [r]-using dialects even in the South. As a solution for the d>r thing, you could h...
by Aszev
13 May 2020 10:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 249
Views: 19621

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

qwed117 wrote:
13 May 2020 05:11
Not a Swedish speaker, but I suspect that the IPA on this wiktionary entry might not be right. Any confirmation? What should it be?
I would write it as /²trœsːka/ (though the length is technically not phonemic).
by Aszev
12 May 2020 19:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 769
Views: 169731

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Portuguese(/Iberian and Neapolitan) o ' DEF.ART.MASC ' and Romanian o ' INDF.ART.FEM ' have been causing me some annoyance recently... I see a sequence like Rom. o casă 'a house' and I immediately want to parse it as definite. By extension I guess Portuguese a ' DEF.ART.FEM ' also adds to this, beca...
by Aszev
07 May 2020 10:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 249
Views: 19621

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Do you feel better about it that your cat passed naturally instead of being euthanized? I know I would. That's easy to say until your pet is terminally ill and suffering horribly. I wouldn't presume one way or the other, but perhaps he hás been through it? His post in reply to sangi having to put h...
by Aszev
06 May 2020 17:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Heaven's Vault
Replies: 6
Views: 2196

Re: Heaven's Vault

I played this game a while ago now, but forgot to mention it here. Would definitely recommend it—I really enjoyed deciphring the language and the conworld's history.
by Aszev
06 May 2020 16:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 249
Views: 19621

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Khemehekis wrote:
05 May 2020 07:06
Do you feel better about it that your cat passed naturally instead of being euthanized? I know I would.
That's easy to say until your pet is terminally ill and suffering horribly.
by Aszev
06 May 2020 16:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 74
Views: 7132

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

It's funny because I was just about to merge these two old threads when one of them was suddenly revived..! I was about to suggest also merging the newest word thread, since the Easter egg back story was what I was aiming for. I didn't know either that this phenomenon was called an Easter egg. I th...
by Aszev
06 May 2020 16:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 66578

Re: Forum News Thread

From the Admin

► Due to prolonged inactivity, roninbodhisattva is no longer a member of the moderator team.

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by Aszev
06 May 2020 16:15
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess The Language 2
Replies: 79
Views: 1077

Re: Guess The Language 2

I've split this topic, as it had reached over 200 pages. If anyone who's been playing would like to sum up the rules you've been going with, I'll add them to the OP.
by Aszev
06 May 2020 10:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 74
Views: 7132

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

There are some good examples in this thread: https://cbbforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7164 I couldn't think of what to call this phenomenon when I posted that thread, but "Easter eggs" is a good term. It's funny because I was just about to merge these two old threads when one of them was suddenly r...
by Aszev
03 May 2020 21:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 249
Views: 19621

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I'm genuinely sorry for your loss, Salmoneus. I hardly want to imagine how it feels to lose your cat after so many years together. Of course you are sad about it. I'm glad to hear that she went peacefully after a long and (I assume) comfortable life.
by Aszev
02 May 2020 15:25
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 66
Views: 29764

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Today I learned the English word belly flop. Is this the general word across varieties or are there synonyms that are more common regionally?
by Aszev
29 Apr 2020 22:47
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 769
Views: 169731

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Where does 'ni' come from!? It comes from -en I , where the consonant of the verb ending has been reanalyzed onto the pronoun. I comes from older īʀ . The verbal ending is from Old Swedish -in and of unclear origin (West Norse has expected -ið ), but possible related to the 3p subjunctive. On a rel...
by Aszev
29 Apr 2020 09:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 256
Views: 42440

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

I'm sorry that I didn't notice this thread earlier, because I think there are some unacceptable comments here made by Salmoneus (e.g. "[your post is] actively disgusting") and Khemehekis ("Seems like the Dunning-Kruger effect to me."), directed at a new member (who unsurprisingly never showed up ag...
by Aszev
28 Apr 2020 22:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2552
Views: 305188

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I've been watching the second season of the HBO show L'amica geniale (My Brilliant Friend), based on the novels by Elena Ferrante. It's a really great story, but also fascinating due to most of the dialog being in Neapolitan, rather than Italian. I'm told it's common for Italian shows to feature the...
by Aszev
28 Apr 2020 22:27
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Language practice thread 2
Replies: 120
Views: 3167

Re: Language practice thread 2

Cette nuit j'ai pas pu dormir parce que j'essayais de créer de nouveaux changements vocaliques pour le silvais. Maintenant je réalise une visualisation animée des changements dans Keynote (la version Apple de Powerpoint). I couldn't sleep last night because I was trying to come up with new vowel sh...