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by Khemehekis
08 Apr 2021 16:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 314
Views: 32951

Re: What did you accomplish today?

This isn't related to a specific conlang, but today my advisor and other faculty gave me the go-ahead to teach a course on typology and constructed languages for undergrads next year. Originally I was supposed to teach something related to my dissertation, but I argued against that for personal rea...
by Khemehekis
08 Apr 2021 16:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 461
Views: 121110

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

I got another random idea: A group of Jews moved to Japan and got a Japanese style name, and their seemingly Japanese names are usually kanji transliterations of the original Jewish name i.e. כוהן (Cohen, a common Jewish surname) becomes 香遠 (pronounced as /ko:.en/). Like the Japanese word for "park...
by Khemehekis
07 Apr 2021 11:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 314
Views: 32951

Re: What did you accomplish today?

On Monday I did the letters M, N, and O, and on Tuesday I did P, Q, and R. I got more than 110 new words, like: yetzuwi : macrobiotic ( yetzuwa , nature + -i , adjective suffix) sopagya : macrobiotics ( sopagar , longevity + -ya , suffix for a scientific study) raguaspir : MEDEVAC ( ragua , medicine...
by Khemehekis
06 Apr 2021 12:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50151

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Ahhh, it's an overlap-blend of the words "endling" and "linguist".
by Khemehekis
06 Apr 2021 12:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50151

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Would "endlinguist" be a good word for the last surviving speaker of a moribund or extinct language?
by Khemehekis
06 Apr 2021 11:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Documentation pitfalls
Replies: 23
Views: 876

Re: Documentation pitfalls

Iyionaku wrote: 06 Apr 2021 11:08
Khemehekis wrote: 06 Apr 2021 10:02

I have heard of "sandtrap", but that's not the other word I was thinking of. Something more common, that's quite often written with a space or a hyphen. (Hint: It has to do with travel.)
round trip!
Yep! Good!
by Khemehekis
06 Apr 2021 10:04
Forum: Translations
Topic: Never interrupt
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Never interrupt

Sounds like something from Sun-Tzu.
by Khemehekis
06 Apr 2021 10:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Documentation pitfalls
Replies: 23
Views: 876

Re: Documentation pitfalls

soundtrack Good! You got one! The second one, if my sources are not mistaken, is sandtrap . As a non-native speaker, I have never heard that word before so I assume it's not that common, and the Google Ngram Viewer seems to confirm that. I have heard of "sandtrap", but that's not the other word I w...
by Khemehekis
06 Apr 2021 05:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 107
Views: 14630

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

elemtilas wrote: 05 Apr 2021 23:19 Oo, neat story too!
Thanks! I had forgotten the etymology until I searched my spreadsheet for other words with the sequence -gedzh- in them.
Quite borrowworthy, that! Thanks!
You're welcome!
by Khemehekis
05 Apr 2021 09:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pop/Rock thread
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Pop/Rock thread

We have a metal thread, so why not one on the pop/rock continuum? In honor of Kurt Cobain's passing at age 27 being 27 years ago today, I'd like to start the thread today, April 5. Examples of artists that could be discussed in this thread include Chuck Berry, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Strawb...
by Khemehekis
05 Apr 2021 07:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What would the English equivalent be?
Replies: 73
Views: 13574

Re: What would the English equivalent be?

If you for some reason forget all about that last step, there are many colloquial terms. Restaurants, from what I've seen, sometimes refer to these as "walkouts" or "dine and dash". There seem to be many colloquial terms for this, ranging from "doing a runner" to "beating the check". Very bad busin...
by Khemehekis
05 Apr 2021 07:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 107
Views: 14630

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

I'm not even going to ask if there's a word for it... What's the Kankonian word for "invented language easter egg"? The Kankonian for "Easter egg", in the sense of something hidden to be found, is gedzh . This is a shortening of megedzhi . According to Poparanian (an ancient civilization of Kankoni...
by Khemehekis
05 Apr 2021 02:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What would the English equivalent be?
Replies: 73
Views: 13574

Re: What would the English equivalent be?

Salmoneus wrote: 04 Apr 2021 23:49
Khemehekis wrote: 04 Apr 2021 11:49 Oh, everyone, I need an English equivalent for prepsith. Prepsith is a Kankonian verb meaning "to eat or drink [something] in the store, without or before paying for it".
This is known as 'grazing'. It's an established term in law and economics.
Hey, thanks! [+1]
by Khemehekis
04 Apr 2021 12:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 314
Views: 32951

Re: What did you accomplish today?

On Saturday I did the letters E through L. This time I only got 80-90 new words. A sampling: wenshartaimon (sing.); wenshartaimones (pl.): Eloi ( wenshar , wenschar (a domestic animal of Kankonia, a species of striped antelope) + taimon , human) lenyimelei : entente (borrowing from Shaleyan leñimele...
by Khemehekis
04 Apr 2021 12:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 107
Views: 14630

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

Speaking of Easter eggs . . .

Guzhiet Paskh!
enjoy-IMPRTV Easter
Happy Easter!
by Khemehekis
04 Apr 2021 11:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What would the English equivalent be?
Replies: 73
Views: 13574

Re: What would the English equivalent be?

Oh, everyone, I need an English equivalent for prepsith. Prepsith is a Kankonian verb meaning "to eat or drink [something] in the store, without or before paying for it".
by Khemehekis
04 Apr 2021 11:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Documentation pitfalls
Replies: 23
Views: 876

Re: Documentation pitfalls

Oh man, Kankonian just *must* acquire a word for "alstroemeria"!

EDIT: "Angstridden" is a good one too.
by Khemehekis
03 Apr 2021 16:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Documentation pitfalls
Replies: 23
Views: 876

Re: Documentation pitfalls

DesEsseintes wrote: 03 Apr 2021 16:45 soundtrack
Good! You got one!
by Khemehekis
03 Apr 2021 13:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Documentation pitfalls
Replies: 23
Views: 876

Re: Documentation pitfalls

I just searched for the sequence "dtr" in my Kankonian spreadsheet to find words like "radtrampolino". There are about a dozen: adtrai : to round (a number) adtrayaspayo : to mind-rape adtrayor : to predicate adtreil : to septuple adtreilathe : to heptalize; heptalization (refers to the heptal numer...
by Khemehekis
03 Apr 2021 13:28
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...