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by Aevas
27 Sep 2020 13:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 279
Views: 943

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

How common is /ç/? Could it be reasonably contrasted with /x/ and/or /ʝ/? In Norwegian and German you have phonemic /ç/ vs /ʃ~ʂ/, which seems to me like an even narrower contrast than with /x/. Swedish has /ɕ/ vs /ɧ/ (which is basically /x/). In Swedish /j/ is commonly [j~ʝ~ʑ] which doesn't match e...
by Aevas
11 Sep 2020 15:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 279
Views: 943

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

How important is aesthetics and sound in a conlang? Obviously, a conlang needs sound to be spoken, but some conlangers aim to make a language that sounds nice to them, while others point out that a language that sounds pleasant all the time is impossible and thus aesthetics and preference isn't tha...
by Aevas
06 Sep 2020 17:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The 'Conlangs' Collection: Threads to keep you posting
Replies: 1
Views: 193

The 'Conlangs' Collection: Threads to keep you posting

This post is a collection of various threads from all across the Conlangs forum. The purpose of this collection is to serve as an index of good threads that provide opportunities for participating on the forum—be it by showcasing your conlang, discussing the craft, or sharing interesting ideas. The ...
by Aevas
06 Sep 2020 13:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: If you were to write one novel...
Replies: 18
Views: 490

If you were to write one novel...

... that was set in your conworld or featured your conculture, what would it be about? What story would you choose to go with? In what way does this story represent and show the world/culture that you have created? Why would you want to specifically showcase the things and characters that appear or ...
by Aevas
06 Sep 2020 11:46
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Italiano | Italian Conversation Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 34212

Re: Italiano | Italian Conversation Thread

Penso che è molto possibile che tu sei l'unico italiano chi è ancora attivo nel forum, però certo questo non vuol dire che non ci sono altre persone che possono parlare con te 🙂 E' proprio così. Per esempio, anch'io parlo italiano, ma non ho niente da dire. La mia risposta, però, ha svelato che tal...
by Aevas
05 Sep 2020 16:46
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Italiano | Italian Conversation Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 34212

Re: Italiano | Italian Conversation Thread

C'è ancora qualcuno qui? Quattro anni senza nemmeno un post [:(] Dai non posso credere di essere rimasto l'unico italiano del forum, fatemi compagnia ahah Mi ricordo che volevo rispondere al tuo post allora in giugno, pero lo dimenticai e poi non l'ho visto perche non era più rosso 😅 Penso che è mo...
by Aevas
05 Sep 2020 16:28
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 69
Views: 30344

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

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by Aevas
10 Aug 2020 12:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The CBB is 15 years old!
Replies: 17
Views: 393

The CBB is 15 years old!

On 4 August 2020 the CBB turned 15 years old! As usual I forgot about the anniversary on said day, but at least I got close enough! 🥳 At the start in 2005, the CBB was one of many peripheral forums for these arts. Today it has grown into one of the major hubs for conlanging and conworlding on the in...
by Aevas
08 Aug 2020 10:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Miscellaneous fun facts about your conlang to share and know
Replies: 39
Views: 1646

Re: Miscellaneous fun facts about your conlang to share and know

Khemehekis wrote: 08 Aug 2020 05:19Whoa, this is crazy! So cool! Is there precedence for this in natlangs?
spanick wrote: 19 Dec 2019 17:40This is not unique to Weddisch. It simply inherited it from Late Northern Old English/Early Northern Middle English.
by Aevas
08 Aug 2020 10:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 221
Views: 41620

Re: Silvish

I read about the vestiges of the Latin genitive plural that survived in early Old French (e.g. francor "of the Franks" < Lt. francorum), so I decided that Silvish needed its own genitive plural relic. The result is the adjective suffix -aneû " n -years-old", which comes from Lt. annorum . Just add ...
by Aevas
01 Aug 2020 10:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: Searching a term for ...
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Re: Searching a term for ...

Tanni, I have had enough of your pushing consipracy theories and disinformation on this forum. You have been told this before, and yet you keep ignoring it. Consider this your final warning.
by Aevas
05 Jun 2020 17:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 22187

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

elemtilas wrote: 05 Jun 2020 15:45political rant
If you can't talk about politics without purposefully using offensive terms (such as "LGBXYZ", in this specific case), then stay away from the subject.
by Aevas
04 Jun 2020 10:37
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 69
Views: 30344

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

I learned the kanji 間, which forms the second part of the word 人間 ningen 'human, person'.
by Aevas
29 May 2020 14:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gada language - a isolate in Sweden
Replies: 35
Views: 2778

Re: Gada language - a isolate in Sweden

The change from [r] to [ʁ] started in the 18th or 19th century, so seeing as your speakers belong to a separate linguistic community, it's not unreasonable that they would keep their distinction. There were pockets of [r]-using dialects even in the South. As a solution for the d>r thing, you could h...
by Aevas
13 May 2020 10:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 22187

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

qwed117 wrote: 13 May 2020 05:11 Not a Swedish speaker, but I suspect that the IPA on this wiktionary entry might not be right. Any confirmation? What should it be?
I would write it as /²trœsːka/ (though the length is technically not phonemic).
by Aevas
12 May 2020 19:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 775
Views: 171191

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Portuguese(/Iberian and Neapolitan) o ' DEF.ART.MASC ' and Romanian o ' INDF.ART.FEM ' have been causing me some annoyance recently... I see a sequence like Rom. o casă 'a house' and I immediately want to parse it as definite. By extension I guess Portuguese a ' DEF.ART.FEM ' also adds to this, beca...
by Aevas
07 May 2020 10:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 22187

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Do you feel better about it that your cat passed naturally instead of being euthanized? I know I would. That's easy to say until your pet is terminally ill and suffering horribly. I wouldn't presume one way or the other, but perhaps he hás been through it? His post in reply to sangi having to put h...
by Aevas
06 May 2020 17:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Heaven's Vault
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

Re: Heaven's Vault

I played this game a while ago now, but forgot to mention it here. Would definitely recommend it—I really enjoyed deciphring the language and the conworld's history.
by Aevas
06 May 2020 16:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 22187

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Khemehekis wrote: 05 May 2020 07:06Do you feel better about it that your cat passed naturally instead of being euthanized? I know I would.
That's easy to say until your pet is terminally ill and suffering horribly.
by Aevas
06 May 2020 16:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 74
Views: 7519

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

It's funny because I was just about to merge these two old threads when one of them was suddenly revived..! I was about to suggest also merging the newest word thread, since the Easter egg back story was what I was aiming for. I didn't know either that this phenomenon was called an Easter egg. I th...