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by KaiTheHomoSapien
30 Jul 2020 07:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7386
Views: 951230

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

Once again, I suppose, English (or "SAE") is the exception, not the rule.

Yes, I was wondering how common it is for a language to have two or more copulas, two or more words translated as "to be" in English.

Thanks for the answers. [:)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
29 Jul 2020 04:47
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7386
Views: 951230

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

Are there other languages that have two different words/lexemes for "to be" with a similar sense of soy/estar in Spanish? Or a different sense, but still two or more "to be" verbs?

I know Japanese has two, with one being used for animate, and the other inanimate.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
26 Jul 2020 18:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7386
Views: 951230

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

Is there some database where I can look up languages by phonemes or I can compare inventories? I want to know of languages with both /θ/ and /ʒ/ as phonemes. Off-hand I can only think of English and Avestan. PHOIBLE has a large database of inventories. Someone made an search tool for it that's more...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
26 Jul 2020 04:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7386
Views: 951230

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

Is there some database where I can look up languages by phonemes or I can compare inventories?

I want to know of languages with both /θ/ and /ʒ/ as phonemes. Off-hand I can only think of English and Avestan.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
24 Jul 2020 22:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: Don't talk to me or my son ever again!
Replies: 37
Views: 7892

Re: Don't talk to me or my son ever again!

Good sentence. I had to think about this one for a bit. But here's how you'd Lihmelinyanize it: :con: Lihmelinyan Gē zábres zi uk tantréyei-zei tára nu! PROHIB.PART. speak-2.s.INJUNC me-DAT or son-DAT-my-DAT again EMPH.PART. zábrami "I speak" takes a dative object. "Gē" is a special particle meaning...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
19 Jul 2020 19:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 33
Views: 861

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Lih.

náhudan /'na.xu.dan/ - neut. them. - an instance, a moment

Next:

sállan /'sal.lan/ - neut. them. - ice
by KaiTheHomoSapien
19 Jul 2020 19:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 148
Views: 3685

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I made a decision that laryngeals can be syllabic in Lihmelinyan; it's just very rare. They can also follow stop consonants, something I initially disallowed: ethuént /ɛt.'xʷɛnt/ (an ugly-sounding word if there ever was one) "they attacked", from téhumi - "I attack" As is the case in -u- stem athema...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
19 Jul 2020 18:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)
Replies: 48
Views: 57614

Re: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)

A Grammar of the Hittite Language

https://www.academia.edu/13160223/A_GRA ... view-paper

Where was this when I was first working on my hittite-inspired conlang? I think I may need to go back to the drawing board. [:P]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
07 Jul 2020 18:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7386
Views: 951230

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

Thank you both for the explanations [:D] I had not thought about the re-arrangement of the words.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
06 Jul 2020 18:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7386
Views: 951230

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

What is the semantic process that led to the grammaticalization of the word "have" (and similar words in Romance languages)? What makes "have" become a signifier of the perfect aspect? Are there any other words that are likely to indicate the same aspect in other languages?
by KaiTheHomoSapien
17 Jun 2020 02:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7386
Views: 951230

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

qwed117 wrote:
17 Jun 2020 02:32
Also wait until you hear about “sanction”...
Ah, yes, "sanction", my favorite contranym. Means both to approve something and to penalize.

Like "clip", which means both to attach and to cut off.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
14 Jun 2020 18:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7386
Views: 951230

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

jimydog000 wrote:
14 Jun 2020 17:23
The word condone is reversing it's meaning or is it just me?
Are people confusing it with "condemn"?
by KaiTheHomoSapien
06 Jun 2020 01:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 249
Views: 19632

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I'm a young LGBT person and I can say that "LGBT" is by far the most popular term. Other terms that are common are LGBT+ or LGBTQ where "Q" and "+" cover anything else not covered by LGBT. The long acronyms I almost never see anymore and even LGBT people themselves sometimes mock them or at least in...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
05 Jun 2020 03:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 249
Views: 19632

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Do you mean misspelled "breath"? Yes. I've become hyper-aware of it in light of recent events in America. It baffles me because the words are pronounced differently, which should make it easier to remember the spelling. When I see "breath" written out, I automatically read it as /bɹɛθ/, never as /b...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
05 Jun 2020 00:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 249
Views: 19632

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I think "breathe" may be the most frequently misspelled word in the English language.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
17 May 2020 06:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 148
Views: 3685

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Created a wonderfully euphonic Arculese word, guspetharios /xus.pe.'θa.ri.os/ "swordsman" from guspes "sword" + tharios "warrior, knight". I also was able to work on Arculese without feeling like I should go back to Lihmelinyan. It's so hard for me to have a second project. I eventually start thinki...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
11 May 2020 17:36
Forum: Translations
Topic: The man sees the woman using the telescope.
Replies: 52
Views: 7984

Re: The man sees the woman using the telescope.

Noun case can differentiate that in Lihmelinyan: lēmas amíntān warántan sarumárkatran ušēti . man-NOM woman-ACC using-ACC.S.FEM telescope-ACC see-3.SG.PRES The man sees the woman using the telescope (the woman has the telescope). lēmas amíntān waránts sarumárkatran ušēti . man-NOM woman-ACC using-NO...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
06 May 2020 07:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2552
Views: 305192

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I've been watching Family Guy. I like when a show as dumb as Family Guy makes reference to a language I've been studying. In this episode, Peter decides he's tired of being stupid and cultivates his intelligence: Peter: I've been studying Sanskrit. Turns out an ancient tongue can be as titillating a...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
06 May 2020 06:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 74
Views: 7132

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

There are some good examples in this thread: 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.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
06 May 2020 00:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7386
Views: 951230

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

Thanks for explaining. I guess I hadn't thought about what the definition of "preposition" actually is, but looking at it, "than" and "as" fit when used in these ways. It was also a discussion on another site that inspired me to ask this, although prescriptivists saying that "than me" is always 100%...