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by lsd
13 Oct 2020 17:00
Forum: Translations
Topic: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!
Replies: 222
Views: 85887

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

I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!
lalhy ywcyf wcoly wawho cywla gycaw
/your-gift (of) nothing and-noises (of) mouth(...) and-your-word needed(...)/
by lsd
11 Oct 2020 20:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I came out to my parents today!
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: I came out to my parents today!

in my day we didn't talk about sex with our parents... and their judgement when we introduce a relationship that had become serious was no less problematic... even if the sex of the partner was not in question (in this case there was no introduction), many criteria allowed the parent to oppose it to...
by lsd
11 Oct 2020 20:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How would space travel change directionals?
Replies: 13
Views: 255

Re: How would space travel change directionals?

when I say I go to the right, whatever my eccentric driving position is, you would base it on the right side of my car which is usually orientated like an animal... well on the right and the left would be meaningless in case of a flying saucer... we would be limited to up and down... the real proble...
by lsd
11 Oct 2020 11:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How would space travel change directionals?
Replies: 13
Views: 255

Re: How would space travel change directionals?

in kopinebharsarhcakarrmyayyar, apriori philosophical language, top bottom right left always refers to the speaker unless you specify what the reference is...
in space, or elsewhere, as long as we go with our body, there won't be confusion...
otherwise it will be enough to specify the reference...
by lsd
08 Oct 2020 21:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Numerals
Replies: 14
Views: 1272

Re: Numerals

I do the same in sajátnyelvföld...
and all languages do it in writing without the need to count the digits...
you just have to write/pronounce them in short, regular groups...
by lsd
27 Sep 2020 12:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Choosing the right words
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Choosing the right words

Otherness and exoticism are powerful drivers of conlanging... so it is important to accept unpleasant words, usage and links in the new lexicon will take care of giving them some unexpected flavour... for my part, I work on an a priori philosophical language, the words are composed according to mean...
by lsd
24 Sep 2020 21:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How Do YOU Create Words?
Replies: 21
Views: 4573

Re: How Do YOU Create Words?

a long time ago (good for this necropost) I set the semantic primes of my triple S a priori language (1sign=1sense=1sound)... to create a word it is a question of finding an equivalent of its meaning in semantic primes... and to appreciate its writing and its sound rendering... nothing to do with th...
by lsd
23 Sep 2020 21:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Birthdays!
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Birthdays!

christmas seems to be a good time to design the future conlangers...
only three months left to wait...
by lsd
23 Sep 2020 21:44
Forum: Translations
Topic: Animal Farm - The seven commandments
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Animal Farm - The seven commandments

never censor yourself...
conlang yourself...
by lsd
28 Jul 2020 11:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 309
Views: 3905

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

Shemtov wrote: 27 Jul 2020 23:55 Is it possible for a language to (...)
in a conlang thread, the answer is yes if you can handle it (whatever the known natural languages do...(and especially if they don't...))
by lsd
17 Jun 2020 23:22
Forum: Translations
Topic: I see you
Replies: 307
Views: 66176

Re: I see you

:con: bumibasasorangan

lujoqu
me-looking-(at)-you
by lsd
08 Jun 2020 18:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?
Replies: 28
Views: 1379

Re: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?

...and do you try and speak or pronouce it Currently mine is related to and based on Japanese so aside from some details, it's pronounced similar to Japanese. I might change some things about the phonology and such so that might change but probably still pronounceable. and do you try to speak or pro...
by lsd
01 Jun 2020 09:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 24482

Re: КОВФЕФЕ

it's pathetic...
by lsd
19 May 2020 19:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Superweapons in Your Conworld / Connation
Replies: 55
Views: 8847

Re: Superweapons in Your Conworld / Connation

surely the best weapon is language, even my conlang avoiding speech acts...
it's true that artifacts are merely materialization of language...
by lsd
18 May 2020 23:16
Forum: Translations
Topic: The man sees the woman using the telescope.
Replies: 52
Views: 8399

Re: The man sees the woman using the telescope.

I'm afraid I can't translate the ambiguity...

lekuduluojernoulebguo
man-seeing-through-object-to-woman
lekulebguokuduluornou
man-seeing-woman-seeing-through-object
by lsd
03 May 2020 18:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What is the newest word in your conlang?
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: What is the newest word in your conlang?

in my triple S philosophical language (1 Sound=1 Sense=1 Sign) each sign is a lexeme and there is no difference between words and texts... so no more new lexeme-word since forty years... last word I work on is a 2D 17² signs folk name of the language I found back for adapting it in 3D rhizome form.....
by lsd
03 May 2020 17:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The longest and the shortest word in your conlang
Replies: 15
Views: 814

Re: The longest and the shortest word in your conlang

I work on a triple S philosophical language (1 Sound=1 Sense=1 Sign) where each sign is a lexeme and where there is no difference between words and text...
So shortest words have 1 sign, longest 289 at this day (according to the biggest text conserved I can find)...
by lsd
16 Apr 2020 19:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 309
Views: 3905

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

Other fun real-world example, the Toyota Laputa, IIRC, it was named after the floating island in Gulliver's Travels , but la puta means "the whore" in Spanish. Another relatively well known car example (popularised by Top Gear here in the UK), is the Toyota MR2, which when spoken in French sounds l...
by lsd
11 Apr 2020 06:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 309
Views: 3905

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

use only an invented writing, in this case no chance to even type its name in google...
(what is the matter for a nonexistent country to have a same name country in real life parallel world ?)
by lsd
01 Apr 2020 21:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How to Not Verb
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: How to Not Verb

interesting considerations on languages without verbs... especially for a verbless language constructor (thank you for sharing)... it's difficult, a posteriori, to say that a language has or has not verbs... but I totally agree with the introduction and the conclusion: "'it's a good way for a conlan...