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by Dormouse559
08 Apr 2021 04:28
Forum: Translations
Topic: Stir-fried wug
Replies: 36
Views: 5426

Re: Stir-fried wug

Updating https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish Rechaeta de wug ragouttaeta Ingredyen: Dou wug de talye moiyéna Tre ttomata Un gran konkombro Quatro pimen essuiyé Sâ Da ggrankuilyirye de saûsa de sojà Kuiçon: Ekkorçhê e dezosâ lou wug. Koûpâ lou wug en porçaele de 2 cm². Trençhê ou-y açhê la ttomat...
by Dormouse559
05 Apr 2021 17:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 510
Views: 38578

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

Is the construction sensible? Is it naturalistic? Certainly, on both counts. Do you know of any similar construction in any natlang? Wikipedia 's page on clefts says Spanish has one: " El que va es Juan " (Who's going is Juan) And I agree with Wikipedia that you can call the construction a cleft.
by Dormouse559
04 Apr 2021 22:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 510
Views: 38578

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

Another possibility is to pronounce <c g sc> as /t͡ʃ d͡ʒ ʃ/ in the syllable coda (or some similar condition, depending on the details). To get coda /k g sk/, you'd write <ch gh sch>. So /ibd͡ʒarʃt/ would be <ibgiarsct>; meanwhile, /ibd͡ʒarskt/ would be <ibgiarscht>. That does conflict with <c> /t͡s/...
by Dormouse559
03 Apr 2021 20:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Documentation pitfalls
Replies: 23
Views: 876

Re: Documentation pitfalls

He was incorrect to portray the clusters as "nearly impossible to pronounce". The trap for English speakers, though, is probably assuming that clusters like the ones you've listed are more common crosslinguistically than they truly are.

Word of the day: Alstroemeria
by Dormouse559
03 Apr 2021 19:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Documentation pitfalls
Replies: 23
Views: 876

Re: Documentation pitfalls

His examples are pretty rubbish, though. Lots of languages have vowels in hiatus (including reduplicated vowels), and lots of languages allow clusters including voiced and unvoiced stops together. Even as a monolingual English speaker, I have no difficulty pronouncing his examples! [I would struggl...
by Dormouse559
02 Apr 2021 10:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 107
Views: 14623

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

Huh. I actually remember going onto Wikipedia several years back and typing in "Cake is a lie" as the article title to try to understand the meme (someone on another board had suggested "Cake is a lie" as the motto of the Millennial Generation when we were coming up with mottos for different genera...
by Dormouse559
02 Apr 2021 09:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Weird coincidences in your conlanging journey
Replies: 21
Views: 1871

Re: Weird coincidences in your conlanging journey

So, I picked *pintei as the etymon of Ilóhra's word for "milk". This resulted in modern hinti [ˈhinti], which was all well and good, but then I altered my sound changes, and it became hindi [ˈhindi]. The sound changes recently got another overhaul, though, so the modern form is now inži [ˈind͡ʒi]. I...
by Dormouse559
02 Apr 2021 09:16
Forum: Translations
Topic: The king and the god
Replies: 5
Views: 2646

Re: The king and the god

:con: Ilóhsa (Might be Ilóhra now?) Mallóvan halus Malluvanda. Eininutralum. Šinunžaš mallóvan kaši. Ambuþòmimi luþarummu: "Laġenéþit kašike!" Mallóvano lóðat ambuþi: "Virumbalo laġatotioréndul." Halo toutiorinduteþo oulimbahtit mallóvan Virumbalu. "Laġakivulku, Virumbat!" Širiġgavéršila iršòmiš Vir...
by Dormouse559
27 Mar 2021 05:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 249
Views: 14519

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

LinguoFranco wrote: 27 Mar 2021 03:17 I've started watching the Expanse, but I'm only three episodes into it so far.
Excellent choice! Amazon decided to give me a free trial of Prime, so I'll finally get to watch the fifth season.
by Dormouse559
25 Mar 2021 05:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 314
Views: 32949

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Humans like patterns. That might make the naming scheme more attractive for the conpeople. If anything, someone probably wonders why mağādum doesn't contain /b/ [:P] because it's an agent noun derived from a verb Well, I wasn't asking for me. I'm saying Vrkhazhians would likely focus more on the si...
by Dormouse559
25 Mar 2021 04:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 314
Views: 32949

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Is the /b/ thing a coincidence, or is there a diachronic explanation? Definitely a coincidence, but a suspiciously-artificial-like one Humans like patterns. That might make the naming scheme more attractive for the conpeople. If anything, someone probably wonders why mağādum doesn't contain /b/ [:P]
by Dormouse559
24 Mar 2021 07:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 88
Views: 5042

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII [now running + sign-ups still open!]

Torch sent to kiwikami!
by Dormouse559
22 Mar 2021 06:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 88
Views: 5042

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII [now running + sign-ups still open!]

Torch received!
by Dormouse559
21 Mar 2021 01:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Making a Music Culture?
Replies: 75
Views: 2350

Re: Making a Music Culture?

Everyone, take a break from this thread.
by Dormouse559
19 Mar 2021 17:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gallo-Tuscan
Replies: 18
Views: 1224

Re: Gallo-Tuscan

Any excuse to include /θ/ is a good one. A pleasant sound, that [:P] I vacillate between loving and hating it depending on how much it makes a language sound like English [>_<] I do feel that sometimes, but lately I've realized hearing /θ/ in other languages gives me good vibes. /θ/ is chill [B)] T...
by Dormouse559
19 Mar 2021 00:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gallo-Tuscan
Replies: 18
Views: 1224

Re: Gallo-Tuscan

Any excuse to include /θ/ is a good one. A pleasant sound, that [:P] My attempt at transcription was very similar to shimo's, but I did wonder about the stress of imperatives with clitic pronouns. Since you explained your orthography relative to Italian, I was assuming the stress wouldn't shift (i.e...
by Dormouse559
07 Mar 2021 04:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How Can One Begin a Religion?
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: How Can One Begin a Religion?

To be frank, I don't know that the CBB is the proper forum for this kind of question. We'd prefer to keep discussions of religion within the context of concultures.
by Dormouse559
25 Feb 2021 04:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1263
Views: 233406

Re: Other Creativity

I gather that they're somewhat difficult to make. How would you rate these as compared to a Standard Chocolate Chip Cooky? Macarons are certainly more difficult than chocolate chip cookies! Macarons call for making a meringue, and chocolate chip cookies are pretty low maintenance where looks are co...
by Dormouse559
25 Feb 2021 02:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1263
Views: 233406

Re: Other Creativity

I took my first swing at making macarons. The cookies themselves are chocolate flavored. The filling was originally going to be a chocolate cream cheese frosting, but I ended up improvising and added homemade caramel to the filling as well. Though the cookies tasted good, they weren't as pretty or w...
by Dormouse559
24 Feb 2021 03:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 75215

Re: Forum News Thread

From Dormouse559

Raginaharjaz has been banned for being a sockpuppet account for Lothar von Trotha.