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by Stammalor
02 Jan 2020 14:25
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How exactly do Head-Initial Compounding work?
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: How exactly do Head-Initial Compounding work?

1. Head-Initial languages. I get that adjectives comes after the noun. Sort off like they do in English pronouns (I want SOMEONE NICE). BUT, what about compound nouns? Because I assumed they worked they same as in English, that is, a SCHOOL BOY is a kind of boy, and not a kind of school. But the mo...
by Stammalor
01 Jan 2020 17:40
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How exactly do Head-Initial Compounding work?
Replies: 10
Views: 751

How exactly do Head-Initial Compounding work?

Hi guys. I just want to start by saying that it has been like, seven or eight years since I used this forum so I have very little knowledge of how to use it correctly, but so here I go. But I've been slowly returning to conlanging, and trying to not just create one that looks like my familiar German...
by Stammalor
24 Apr 2014 18:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here [2010-2020]
Replies: 11605
Views: 1462146

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

Hi, I am working on a N-adj language but since I don't have any experience with those languages first hand I have come upon a problem. When you want to create a compund noun (let's say wine bottle ) should the modifier still be after the head? I also wanted to name an area in the langauge to Redwood...
by Stammalor
03 Oct 2013 23:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here [2010-2020]
Replies: 11605
Views: 1462146

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

I know jäger is a german word but since it is aimed at swedes ans the swedish word is really similer I just didn't mention it. Panzerman is also suppose to be german-ish, "panzer" meaning "tank" (if my school german isn't failing me) and thus Panzerman would be like Tank-man or something :) With the...
by Stammalor
03 Oct 2013 18:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here [2010-2020]
Replies: 11605
Views: 1462146

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

Not really the right forum, but many of you are very creative wich is something I need right now. I am having problem with coming up with a name for a character. It doesn't have any criteria based on culture but it needs to be: 1) recognizable 2) not to long (I Think four syllables is enought) 3) Ba...
by Stammalor
11 Sep 2013 17:30
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess The Language!!!
Replies: 5400
Views: 424953

Re: Guess The Language!!!

A Little bit of the norm, but do any one know what language this is, becuse I don't but I would like to [:D]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhs55HEl-Gc
by Stammalor
18 Jun 2013 20:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Need a name for new conlang
Replies: 16
Views: 1924

Re: Need a name for new conlang

Hmm, how about......

Endvar?
Ralvar?
Ojivar?
Ecavar?
by Stammalor
30 May 2013 20:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1249
Views: 213375

Re: Other Creativity

I had this idea that I really liked, even though it might be unrealistic. I am half-working on a conworld and in it there are a big desert on one of the continent, somewhat smaller than Sahara. Near the middle of the desert I have imaginated there being a small mountain and hills. I thought about wh...
by Stammalor
29 May 2013 21:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Contest for Most Absurd Conworld
Replies: 18
Views: 4653

Re: Contest for Most Absurd Conworld

Would be awesome if a people on that conworld developt functioning rocket science and Went out to "space".
Also, were would they get their Sunlight from? Or sun?
by Stammalor
14 Apr 2013 01:49
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Questions about English
Replies: 22
Views: 5766

Re: Questions about English

How come that sometimes English form relative clauses by using "who" and sometimes "that"? As in: "I saw John who loves dogs" and "I once saw a man that ate 12 apples in a row" Why are there these two ways of doing it? Do they differ? Are there situations where only one of them are allowed? What are...
by Stammalor
03 Apr 2013 23:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here [2010-2020]
Replies: 11605
Views: 1462146

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

@Stammalor You wouldn't mind clarifying which part of your post was addressed to me? It looks like the bit about why 'shall' is there is, but I think it was Chagen who asked about that. It was a long post and I posted it, checked how it looked, changed a bit and so on. I missed that I put your name...
by Stammalor
03 Apr 2013 22:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here [2010-2020]
Replies: 11605
Views: 1462146

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

There's no such thing as "wrong order", as each language has its own way of doing things. Anyway, it doesn't seem strange--however, the "I that" is odd in my autodidact eyes; I'd exepct a lang like yours to say "I shall/want that I eat food". Any reason why "shall" is in there as well? It tends to ...
by Stammalor
03 Apr 2013 17:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here [2010-2020]
Replies: 11605
Views: 1462146

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

This thing is one of those things that Aaways intrigues me about languages: SOV and subordinate clauses. So I am working on this language that I decided would be SOV becuse I haven't done one like that Before. And then I come to clauses and modal verbs and all confident just disappears from me. This...
by Stammalor
02 Apr 2013 18:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here [2010-2019]
Replies: 7086
Views: 972350

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

Is it natural to language to have features that only appear on a few phones instead of entire series? For example, is it natural for a langauge to have maybe 7 vowels but only 2 have tone? I mean, several languaes have voiceless and voiced version of all their consonants exept a few, and that is som...
by Stammalor
23 Mar 2013 23:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Things strange for a foreigner
Replies: 29
Views: 5421

Re: Things strange for a foreigner

Skógvur I believe I read about i det blåa skåpet somewhere around here before. If i remember correct then the expression came around 19-20th Century shift when people who lived on the country had had their "pottor" in a cabinate in the house, but then porslin began to become common you got a specia...
by Stammalor
22 Mar 2013 12:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Things strange for a foreigner
Replies: 29
Views: 5421

Things strange for a foreigner

I intenteded to creeate this thread for people to show of wierd, funny and interesting words and phrases from languages they know. I hope that this will serve to be a inspiration source for when you are conlanging and just to be amusing. There are words and phrases and situations who for a foreigner...
by Stammalor
14 Mar 2013 13:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here [2010-2019]
Replies: 7086
Views: 972350

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

Anyone know how natlangs show cases on titles of things that aren't nouns? For example, take the movie Limitless (which I by the way I really like) and lets say that someone with a L1 with accusative case wants to say: I saw Limitless yesterday, it was really good , how would that person deal with t...
by Stammalor
11 Mar 2013 19:55
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Questions about English
Replies: 22
Views: 5766

Re: Questions about English

Found an example of the "many a X":

Many a American venturing to speak a foreign language is upset when people respond in English
So....., what, if any, would the difference be between "many Americans" and "many a American" in the example above?
by Stammalor
09 Mar 2013 22:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 406
Views: 125300

Re: Jokes

Dug up a few swedish puns It was a warm and sunny day when two swetty thieves where out walking. Eventually one ask his friend: Shall we call the police and ask them to "shadow" us? The verb "shadow" means to follow or to stalk some one in secret, without them knowing, something the police do to cri...
by Stammalor
09 Mar 2013 21:43
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Questions about English
Replies: 22
Views: 5766

Re: Questions about English

Xing: I can't say that I ever heard that expression, or at least almost never.
So......
I have meet many a person during my trip is the same as I have meet many persons during my trip ?? Seemes strange, but thanks for the help [:)]