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by Pirka
02 Jun 2015 06:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Vior-Spanish based project
Replies: 15
Views: 2831

Re: Spanish based project

Why do ber and fer alternate?
by Pirka
16 Mar 2015 07:47
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Lietuvių kalba | Lithuanian Conversation Thread
Replies: 0
Views: 2611

Lietuvių kalba | Lithuanian Conversation Thread

Labas visiems! Aš mokausi lietuvių kalbą universitete! Aš visada norėjau mokytis kažkokią baltišką kalbą ir pasirinkau lietuvių kalbą, todėl kad aš jau žinojau daug apie latvių kalbą. Aš taip pat manau, kad latviškai lengviau mokytis ir kalbėti. Ar yra žmonės čia, kurie taip pat mokosi lietuviškai? ...
by Pirka
05 Mar 2015 05:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today? [2011–2019]
Replies: 11462
Views: 1120524

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've been reading about Tok Pisin and I fell in love, and I was inspired to work on my own little English creole-like project. It has lots of non-creole-like features, like applicatives, case, split-ergativity, and some fairly well-developed morphology in general. Here's the original: Adadat temmosp...
by Pirka
28 Feb 2015 00:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ko:q Qləqo: - A Romp into Isolating Stuff and Transparency
Replies: 29
Views: 5280

Re: Ko:q Qləqo: - A Romp into Isolating Stuff and Transparen

12b. Noun Class: Agreement and Agency Stuff Remember that time I said that noun class wasn't very important? Well, turns out it's quite freaking important. Noun class is important for adjectives, stative verbs, and transitive verbs. Adjectives and stative verbs function quite similarly (in fact, th...
by Pirka
01 Dec 2014 02:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ko:q Qləqo: - A Romp into Isolating Stuff and Transparency
Replies: 29
Views: 5280

Re: Ko:q Qləqo: - A Romp into Isolating Stuff and Transparen

long time no post 13a. A Discussion of Nominal Categories (and more I guess): Compounding While in an above post I stated that I would start with a post about a concept I dubbed “neocompounding”, I realized that it wouldn’t do to talk about that without going over why it’s neo compounding and how th...
by Pirka
13 Jul 2014 03:33
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6104
Views: 616824

Re: Language practice thread

Es esmu sapņojis tikai angļu un krievu valodās...
I have only dreamt in English and Russian...
by Pirka
12 Jul 2014 23:16
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6104
Views: 616824

Re: Language practice thread

Egerius wrote:It's Umbrian. Only the Umbrians write <faamahu> for <fāmahu>. And I said that Proto-Umbric descends from Proto-Avestic, which is a parody of PIE (with a priori words).
Kas ir "indoeiropeišu pirmvalodas parodija"? Kur joks ir?
What is a "parody of PIE"? Where is the joke?
by Pirka
17 Jun 2014 06:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Maurs
Replies: 7
Views: 1438

Re: Maurs

XXXVII wrote:That script seems really familiar to me for some reason that I just can't place. Where might I have seen it before?
Armenian maybe?
by Pirka
14 May 2014 05:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1249
Views: 213370

Re: Other Creativity

I suddenly had a random urge to write something. I don't know if I'll finish it, but here it is: "Change of plans, we're turning left." "But the restaurant is that way!" I said, pointing right. The taxi driver glanced at his mirror. Immediately he stepped on the gas, and we must have been going 80 ...
by Pirka
09 May 2014 00:28
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6104
Views: 616824

Re: Language practice thread

?לפעמים? מתי אתה אוהב להיות מתוקן
Sometimes? When do you like being corrected?
by Pirka
07 May 2014 06:26
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6104
Views: 616824

Re: Language practice thread

הרסת את כל התקוות שלו
You crushed all his dreams.
by Pirka
21 Apr 2014 03:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Gaku-speaking leopards!
Replies: 14
Views: 3090

Re: Gaku-speaking leopards!

I wasn't expecting Gaku to be spoken by leopards. Does construction of new spaceships happen often? When it does, how does it work? Where does it happen? What are the legal bindings - if any - associated with it? Also - is there one big Gaku flotilla, or do the Gaku travel in separate groups? How ma...
by Pirka
19 Apr 2014 04:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: How do you say that in...?
Replies: 20
Views: 4076

Re: How do you say that in...?

:rus:
There are two common Russian variants to this phrase:

Как будет это по-русски?
how will-be that.NOM in-Russian

Как это сказать по-русски?
how that.ACC speak.INF in-Russian
by Pirka
15 Apr 2014 20:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Telset
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Re: Telset

You could also posit a phonemic analysis that analyzes phonemes as strings of binary signals. But that would be about as helpful as an analysis, since dismissing phonemic structure as "basically abstract" gives you so much leeway that you might as well not bother with it anymore.
by Pirka
11 Apr 2014 20:06
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6104
Views: 616824

Re: Language practice thread

Itakkarihi? Isam ruwe ne
Conlangs? Never heard of it
by Pirka
11 Apr 2014 05:54
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6104
Views: 616824

Re: Language practice thread

Poronno an itak kaytakusu hempak suy kuyaykosiramsehi aynuoren kuye eaykapruwe ne.
(ポロンノ アン イタク カイタクス スイ クヤイコシラムセヒ アイヌオレン クイエ エアイカプルウエ ネ)
Since many words don't exist in Ainu I often can't say what I think.
by Pirka
11 Apr 2014 03:23
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Help me to make a better Resources Thread!
Replies: 12
Views: 4176

Re: Help me to make a better Resources Thread!

I think having all of the Wikipedia links is unnecessary. The whole point of the thread is to make it easier to access various materials that may or may not be tricky to find; nothing can be less tricky than looking up something in Wikipedia. But that's an essentially minor quip; I'm just against fl...
by Pirka
09 Apr 2014 03:47
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 314
Views: 183676

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

I'm thinking of improving upon the existing Unilang lessons (fixing mistakes, going into more linguistic detail) for Ainu as well as gearing it up for a more linguistics-oriented audience. Any takers?
by Pirka
06 Apr 2014 08:17
Forum: Translations
Topic: Rock
Replies: 31
Views: 6046

Re: Rock

:rus:
Камень
/ˈkamʲenʲ/
Ты камень
/ti ˈkamʲenʲ/
Серый
/ˈsʲerij/
Ты серый
/ti ˈsʲerij/
Как камень
/kak ˈkamʲenʲ/
Ведь ты есть
/vʲedʲ ti jesʲtʲ/
Камень
/ˈkamʲenʲ/
by Pirka
02 Apr 2014 05:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Kaynur Art!
Replies: 22
Views: 4271

Re: Kaynur Art!

Some mythological bullcrap. The Earthly Reindeer is actually a wolf-reindeer mix (which isn't exactly obvious, but in Kaynur style the shape of the head is more wolf-like than reindeer-like, plus the blood coming out of the teeth is more alluding to the wolf's carnivorous nature). Legends say that t...