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by Pāṇini
02 Aug 2020 15:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: L'Étranger
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: L'Étranger

I hope this isn't the last we see of Sicilian Norman [:)] Looks really neat! I hope so too! Sicilian Norman, natively pateis , is still in its infancy. It's definitely weird. It's a descendant of Old Norman, but under heavy Southern Italian influence due to a bilingual Pateis-Sicilian population. I...
by Pāṇini
01 Aug 2020 20:24
Forum: Translations
Topic: L'Étranger
Replies: 4
Views: 178

L'Étranger

Here's a little prose poem by Charles Baudelaire which might be a good exercise. :fra: French — Qui aimes-tu le mieux, homme énigmatique, dis ? ton père, ta mère, ta sœur ou ton frère ? — Je n’ai ni père, ni mère, ni sœur, ni frère. — Tes amis ? — Vous vous servez là d’une parole dont le sens m’est ...
by Pāṇini
21 Feb 2019 12:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "Neutral" accents in second languages
Replies: 8
Views: 2545

Re: "Neutral" accents in second languages

My question to you: If you speak multiple languages, have you acquired any regional dialectal features, or lost any which you "should" have? More of a follow-up question but do you mean: a) that we've picked up features from our second languages and started applying them to our first language b) th...
by Pāṇini
19 Feb 2019 03:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "Neutral" accents in second languages
Replies: 8
Views: 2545

Re: "Neutral" accents in second languages

Slipped my mind for a moment that English was a pluricentric language! [O.O] I’ve always operated under the impression that General American didn’t exist as a native dialect, existing mostly on TV or in the speech of L2+ learners. I’ve spoken like this for as long as I can remember (I exhibit the co...
by Pāṇini
18 Feb 2019 19:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "Neutral" accents in second languages
Replies: 8
Views: 2545

"Neutral" accents in second languages

Comrades, I've come to notice that I more or less lack particular regionalisms in any of the languages which I speak. I spent the first decade of my childhood in Puerto Rico, and I grew up speaking English and Spanish in more or less equal measure. I've resided in South Florida since then, and my En...
by Pāṇini
10 Feb 2019 17:26
Forum: Translations
Topic: Don't talk to me or my son ever again!
Replies: 37
Views: 7893

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

:bra: Colloquial Brazilian Portuguese
Não fale pra mim ou meu filho mais!
NEG speak-SBJV.3SG to 1SG.ACC or 1MSG.GEN son more
by Pāṇini
25 Jul 2018 13:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7386
Views: 951266

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

Does anybody have any good resources on Modern Hebrew syntax?
by Pāṇini
18 May 2018 13:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hittite diachronic language
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: Hittite diachronic language

Verbs Verbs in Nasiǝl have two voices and two tenses; they are respectively the active voice and the mediopassive/middle voice, and past and non-past. Verb stems ending in a consonant are conjugated as follows. har- (to have) 1SG, 1PL 2SG, 2PL 3SG, 3PL non-past harǝm, haruǝn harǝ, harentǝ harǝz, ha...
by Pāṇini
18 May 2018 13:03
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 66
Views: 29856

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

Mine would be :bra: :por: cegante - blinding. I only learnt this because cegador isn't actually a real word in Portuguese, tragically enough.
by Pāṇini
16 May 2018 02:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: each other
Replies: 34
Views: 8061

Re: each other

Nasiǝl tends to use the mediopassive voice for this sort of thing when it's as the object of a sentence, and taħsan (together) or istarna (within) when it would be a prepositional phrase in English. Pepe vemiyantat. child-PLUR.NOM meet-3PL.MED.PAST The children met each other Sane taħsan vaħtuer. 3P...
by Pāṇini
15 May 2018 14:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hittite diachronic language
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: Hittite diachronic language

Nouns The vast majority of nouns are declined according to a simple paradigm. Most inanimate/neuter nouns have fallen into this declension, with some frequent ones sticking around as irregular. antuşa (man) NOM: antuşa, antuşe ACC: antuşan, antuşu GEN: antuşa, antuşa DAT: antuǝş, antuşa Using the g...
by Pāṇini
13 May 2018 23:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hittite diachronic language
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Hittite diachronic language

The Hittite Empire was ending in flames in the 12th century BCE. The Sea Peoples, the Assyrians, and the Egyptians were all encroaching in on the southern marches of the country, Hattusa was razed—burnt to the ground by invaders. The Hittites, people of the horse, the chariot, and of a thousand gods...
by Pāṇini
13 May 2018 18:10
Forum: Translations
Topic: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!
Replies: 219
Views: 84154

Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

:tur: :con: Nasiǝl/Cappadocian:

Ammuħ kuit zit memayǝ sakimuǝm natta. Tarcikǝtel zit Nasiǝl!
/ˈamːux kujt zit ˈmemajə ˈsakimwəm natːa. tarˈd͡ʒikətel zit ˈnasiəl!/
1SG.NOM what-ACC 2SG.NOM say-2SG.PRES understand-1SG.PRES NEG. speak-IMP 2SG.NOM Cappadocian-ACC!
by Pāṇini
11 May 2018 23:37
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Modern Hittite lang: realistic?
Replies: 13
Views: 8941

Re: Modern Hittite lang: realistic?

I find that I've pretty much decided on using the Hittite dative Balkan style as a "to x, y " dative of possession, as most of y'all suggested—it seems a bit more satisfying. Here's a short bit of text in Nasiǝl, using Aesop's famous The North Wind and the Sun: The North Wind and the Sun were disput...
by Pāṇini
07 May 2018 00:07
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Modern Hittite lang: realistic?
Replies: 13
Views: 8941

Re: Modern Hittite lang: realistic?

Yes, of course, I'm sorry—wasn't quite thinking.
by Pāṇini
06 May 2018 17:17
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Tópico de conversação português | Portuguese Conversation Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 41496

Re: Português

Este tópico esta morto e precisa resucitação. O português brasileiro é a minha L3, mas morando nos Estados não o posso praticar muito. Apesar disso, eu curto a lingua. Eu comencei a falar português bastante recentemente, faz uns quantos meses—já penso que são seis. Pergunta: há alguem neste foro que...
by Pāṇini
06 May 2018 16:57
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Modern Hittite lang: realistic?
Replies: 13
Views: 8941

Modern Hittite lang: realistic?

I've been working on a conlang where a descendant of Hittite survives deep in the mountains of Cappadocia (originally titled Cappadocian, or Nasiǝl natively), but I've run into somewhat of an issue. In Hittite animate nouns the nominative singular and both the genitive singular and plural have the s...
by Pāṇini
17 Sep 2017 13:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Koine Greek-Egyptian mixed language
Replies: 8
Views: 1360

Re: Koine Greek-Egyptian mixed language

I can't really imagine anything beyond Coptic; the Greeks of Alexander were more so conquerors than colonizers, the Greeks of Homer were commercialists, not colonizers. I suspect this also might be due to the fact that Greece never had a large population like Italy or England; there was no people t...
by Pāṇini
17 Sep 2017 00:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Koine Greek-Egyptian mixed language
Replies: 8
Views: 1360

Re: Koine Greek-Egyptian mixed language

This sounds like it could be interesting. However, Coptic, as a descendant or grandniece of Middle Egyptian, already has adopted so many Koine words into its vocab… it will be especially good to show some points of divergence between this Ptolemaïc dialect and its Coptic Cogeners. Otherwise, W00T! ...
by Pāṇini
17 Sep 2017 00:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Koine Greek-Egyptian mixed language
Replies: 8
Views: 1360

Koine Greek-Egyptian mixed language

I'm new to the forums—although I've been lurking for quite some time now—and I was wondering if there would be any historical basis for a Koine Greek-Late Egyptian mixed language. I'm not particularly familiar with Ptolemaic Egypt, but it would be interesting to see the Egyptian nobility learn Koine...