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by Jackk
26 Sep 2020 04:11
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 160
Views: 2853

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

shimobaatar wrote: 24 Sep 2020 01:22
qwed117 wrote: 24 Sep 2020 00:39 goblin shark
[tick]

requin-lutin in French.
Wooo! A very cool word and a good chance to learn some new Mad Etymology haha [:D]

Great choice, shimo!
by Jackk
23 Sep 2020 02:14
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 160
Views: 2853

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

Note that, unlike netun , the modern word I have in mind from a natural Romance language has undergone a number of "deformations", so to speak, due to analogy. Wow, time to pull out all the research stops! [:D] TIL French lutin "imp, elf, pixie" comes from Neptunus! [:O] So is the phrase some kind ...
by Jackk
21 Sep 2020 10:39
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 160
Views: 2853

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

Something something "trident" something something...
Hammerhead shark?
by Jackk
19 Sep 2020 18:51
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 160
Views: 2853

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

Which is to say, synchronically <cainlha> means "dogfish"?

Or does it refer to some other fish?
by Jackk
19 Sep 2020 18:39
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 160
Views: 2853

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

Two questions seems reasonable. [:D]

Is cainlha netun "dogfish"?

If not, is the meaning related to the word canicule = "dog days" = height of summer?
by Jackk
18 Sep 2020 13:32
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 160
Views: 2853

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

Does it mean anything like "marine, maritime"? Not entirely sure what to make of a "sea heatwave"...

A hurricane?
by Jackk
17 Sep 2020 11:29
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 160
Views: 2853

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

shimobaatar wrote: 12 Sep 2020 19:33
Jackk wrote: 12 Sep 2020 19:27 Ooo! Is the phrase from sth like canicula Neptunis?
[tick] Wow, spot on! Yes, the first word is from canīcula/canīculam and the second is from Neptūnus/Neptūnum.
Is <netun> still a proper noun?
by Jackk
13 Sep 2020 19:58
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to display conjugations in word order?
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: How to display conjugations in word order?

Hi! [:D] These are known as (interlinear) glosses, and usually follow the Leipzig glossing conventions. More detail can be found here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... reviations
by Jackk
12 Sep 2020 19:27
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 160
Views: 2853

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

Ooo! Is the phrase from sth like canicula Neptunis?
by Jackk
12 Sep 2020 18:46
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 160
Views: 2853

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

Did it begin with <can->? In particular, is it related to canis "dog"?
by Jackk
12 Sep 2020 18:25
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 160
Views: 2853

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

Did the first noun have three syllables (including the -a ending) in Classical Latin?
by Jackk
11 Sep 2020 16:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 8018

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

Salmoneus wrote: 11 Sep 2020 16:44 I would hypothesise that mistranslations go through a cycle:

coherent > incoherent > coherent

Or more accurately:

fraying > patching > reworking > fraying
...
That sounds very plausible [:D] 3 > 4 certainly describes my experience of translating the rings into English right at the end.
by Jackk
11 Sep 2020 15:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 8018

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

SCATTER ... ONTO THE DANCEFLOOR The Boral for this phrase is scadrir sull'area fruy "to scatter on the dancefloor", with the object (his valuables) preceding the verb. Early development is rather sensible: Ring 1 scatter ... onto the dancefloor > strew ... onto the floor of the dance area > got str...
by Jackk
11 Sep 2020 14:26
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 160
Views: 2853

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

shimobaatar wrote: 11 Sep 2020 01:42 Word: cainlha netun
IPA: [ˈkãj̃ʎa neˈtũ]
Exciting! [:D]

Does the first word descend from a first-declension Classical Latin noun?
by Jackk
11 Sep 2020 14:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 8018

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

and then the king's heap which exist for the sake of a cohesive timeline How did I screw that up that badly ? Let's have a look at the context of that phrase shall we? [}:D] THE BARON'S VAULT Probably I should be entirely unsurprised that such a culturally-loaded term as "baron" would go on a fun j...
by Jackk
11 Sep 2020 13:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 8018

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

MOONRISE Time for out second phrase! I imagine not much can outdo slip away > Who can see how little time I have left? / often but we shall see... The starting text has, simply, "moonrise". Unsurprisingly, many languages don't use a simgle word for this (indeed, the Boral is ort luner "lunar rise" ...
by Jackk
11 Sep 2020 01:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 8018

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

IN DISGUISE The Original English says "manage to slip away", which I translated into Boral as acaf a scap fair ne cognit "manage to get away incognito "; this two-word phrase went on some very wacky journeys! Ring 1 > unrecognised > without being noticed > without anybody seeing me > With nobody se...
by Jackk
11 Sep 2020 01:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 8018

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

Well done everybody! IMO this was a very cool relay, at least to watch as it happened.

Over the next few days I might make a few posts looking at some of the most interesting clauses' journeys...
by Jackk
11 Sep 2020 01:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 8018

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

RING THE SECOND Jackk: By the time I manage to slip away from the revolving crowd and step out into the back street, the cloudless sky has lost all trace of pink and is fading directly to a navy blue. The first stars twinkle cold above; it is half an hour until moonrise. In that time I have to find...
by Jackk
11 Sep 2020 01:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 8018

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

RING THE FIRST Ring 1 Jackk: By the time I manage to slip away from the revolving crowd and step out into the back street, the cloudless sky has lost all trace of pink and is fading directly to a navy blue. The first stars twinkle cold above; it is half an hour until moonrise. In that time I have t...