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by kiwikami
17 Oct 2020 00:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I came out to my parents today!
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: I came out to my parents today!

Khemehekis wrote: 14 Oct 2020 02:00You kind of came out here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6765&p=290899&hilit ... on#p290899
Good catch - I forgot about that!
by kiwikami
17 Oct 2020 00:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: More People Claim to Have Seen a Ghost Than a Trans Person
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: More People Claim to Have Seen a Ghost Than a Trans Person

... "Half-dead, including half-dead looking..." https://media1.tenor.com/images/e4156bc9894544f11b50efc993c74fca/tenor.gif ...Seriously though, this is fun to read. Getting amusing text replacement tools to work properly can be a real pain since things don't always match up as expected. Are you swap...
by kiwikami
13 Oct 2020 19:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 166
Views: 6842

Re: What did you accomplish today?

At some point today I hit 1000 lexical entries in Alál's noun dictionary, but I'm not sure which word it was. Counting back I would guess either lmuál drought , lumùlal jerky, dried meat strips , or lmalu powdered cosmetics . I can say with certainty that the 1082nd word is ḷuḳuùàum feigned weakness...
by kiwikami
13 Oct 2020 19:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I came out to my parents today!
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: I came out to my parents today!

I came out to my parents today! Congrats! [:D] I'm glad it went well (and happy National Coming Out Day). I finally mostly came out (at least, as a man - sexuality is another kettle of fish) to my department/friends/coworkers a couple of weeks ago; a good number of them either already knew or had g...
by kiwikami
03 Oct 2020 06:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: Animal Farm - The seven commandments
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Animal Farm - The seven commandments

:con: Alál Á·atìḳmaraluíh xamax. [a əˈteŋməɾəlˌviç ˈxɐməx] á ta<ì>ḳmaras-lu-í-h xam<a>x PRED walk.on.two.legs<4>- NOM ANI.OBL - STAT - V.ACT enemy< OBL > Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Á·ılìṭmıraluíh su·mas ılkìrluí mzáa. [a ɪˈɬeʔmɪɾəlˌviç sɔ mɐs ɪɬˈkeɾlvi m̩ˈʃa] á lı<ì>ṭmıras-lu-í-h su ma...
by kiwikami
27 Sep 2020 19:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 645
Views: 226836

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Hi! I'm mwchase. I've been trying to do stuff with conlanging and worldbuilding for a while. I recently decided to get a little more serious, and as part of that, I'm joining various communities so I'm not working totally in a vacuum. I've got a few projects I've started and put down, of varying le...
by kiwikami
26 Sep 2020 08:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Phrase Building
Replies: 55
Views: 9871

Re: Phrase Building

Next: Broken as the bedroom curtains may be, there is a fabulous view of the moon. Ẓâtulí ùrru·ḳıhkáama mısal : ùr·amàs Mîasıukaḳàtaı mırìhîmıı kahùla. ẓa<v-ŕ>t-ùl-í ùr-rv ḳıhká<a.#a>m mıs<a>l ùr ma<à>s ma<îv>s-ıu-ka<ḳà>t-ı-a mrı<ìvr̀>m-vr̀-ı kha<ù.#a>l tear<3- PL >- AFF-STAT in- CONT curtain< PAT ...
by kiwikami
19 Sep 2020 22:44
Forum: Translations
Topic: Questions and indefinites
Replies: 35
Views: 4602

Re: Questions and indefinites

:con: Alál (1) Kızataı ríra (ma)? [ˈkɛʒǝdǝj ˈɾiɾ(ǝ)m] ka<ızv>t-ı-a ra<í.#a>ŕ ma watch<3.1>-DUR-VOL.ACT this<AGT> Q Who is watching me? Akìztaı. [ɐˈkeʃtǝj] ka<ìz>t-ı-a watch<4.1>-DUR-VOL.ACT Somebody is watching me. (2) Kûatà aràr (ma)? [ˈkwɑtɑ ɐˈɾɑɾm(ǝ)] ka<ûv>t-à-∅ ra<à>ŕ ma see<2.3>-CONC-NVOL.ACT ...
by kiwikami
17 Sep 2020 23:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 9185

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!

All conlangs have concultures, though, because you can't have language without culture. In this text, for instance, any translator confronted with a phrase like "the baron's treasure chamber" is going to have to resolve some cultural problems: do the speakers of this language have barons? If not, w...
by kiwikami
17 Sep 2020 20:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 9185

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!

This was great fun - major thanks to everyone who participated! Some neat things I noticed - the torch I received specifically mentioned a "stage", which I interpreted to mean the sort of thing one finds in a theater, and it looks like it was "stage" for a few rounds before that, where once it was a...
by kiwikami
07 Sep 2020 08:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: Epic Sentence Translation Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 2680

Re: Epic Sentence Translation Thread

:con: Alál Aràma·Saltàka aràl huḳríus kıǎtaı. [ɐˈɾɑmǝ sɐɬˈtˠɑɢǝ ɐˈɾɑlˠ çʊŋˈɾifs ˈkjɑd̪aj] (Standard dialect) [ɐˈɾom sɐθˈtog ɐˈɾɑlˠ çʊnˈɾifs ˈkjod̪æj] (Ashlander dialect) ŕà-ma sa<a>l-tvr̀k-a ra<à>l huḳr<íu>s ka<ıvr̀>t-vŕ-ı beside-contact stand<3>- MOM - VOL.ACT melody< OBL > chandelier< AGT > see<3....
by kiwikami
05 Sep 2020 06:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 166
Views: 6842

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I spent some time tweaking Alál's person-marking to be a little more to my liking, and I am happy with the result (I really wanted to have the root vowel incorporated into every conjugation), but it does mean I'll be spending a good bit more time going back through translations and updating things. ...
by kiwikami
29 Aug 2020 05:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: Verbs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Alál: Verbs?

tʼP > Pʼ I love this rule [insert heart emoji here] [:D] With only one phonemic ejective, there just needed to be a way to get more to show up. Verbs? Alright, basic verb structure, here we go. Alál verbs, like nouns, are based on C(C)VC roots, which may have a variety of lexicalized meanings depen...
by kiwikami
13 Aug 2020 06:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 9185

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

Torch passed to Reyzadren.
by kiwikami
13 Aug 2020 06:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The CBB is 15 years old!
Replies: 17
Views: 491

Re: The CBB is 15 years old!

I made my username up as a ten-year-old signing up for RuneScape, and it's just stuck since then... [:D] I haven't been as active on this board as I'd like to have been, but I come and go, and it's always amazing to check back in and see what people have come up with since the last time I was around...
by kiwikami
10 Aug 2020 19:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 9185

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

Yrusia wrote: 10 Aug 2020 11:31 Sent finished torch!
Torch received!
by kiwikami
15 Jul 2020 06:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 2227

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Fettevvou vottra jjig avec d' eppave da mman ? [fɛˈtɛv.vu vɔt.tʁɑˈʒig aˈvɛk dɛˈpa.və dɑ̃ˈmɑ̃ŋ] do.2P-2P 2P.POSS-F.C.PL jig with INDEF.PL sword-OBL two-F.C.PL hand Do you do your jigs with longswords? [:O] [:D] Mırìzmìtı : Umǎulatuhuí ù·laḳsùt ẓakı! Izì·mas rá Thıırí xa·úsímummuhraıàs xa·laḳsıût zıâ...
by kiwikami
14 Jul 2020 20:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 2227

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

La dançe de salon ? Lo balè ? La Morris dance gualéza ? [laˈdɑ̃ɲ̟.ʃə de.saˈlɔ̃ŋ | lo.baˈlɛ | laˈmɔ.ʁis ˈdɑ̃s ʒaˈle.za] Ballroom? Ballet? Welsh Morris dancing? Sámûkuḳmùx xa·rá ẓakı Úmuàxàrhûkuḳmùs amùs xa·saır murası·laḳsàut. [:D] [ˌsamuˈkoŋmox xǝ ɾa ˈt͡ʃagɪ umˌvɑxɑɾçuˈkoŋmos ǝˈmos xǝ sǝjɾ ˈmoɾǝzɪ ...
by kiwikami
08 Jul 2020 06:46
Forum: Translations
Topic: Baikal
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

Re: Baikal

:con: Alál Ahàhaka Taımhàkaí ak·txamı kahál ù·rá :maıkala: ak·zaızaaúz :sıısumàır:. hà<ha>ka ta<vı>mhàka-í ak txı<a.#ı>m kha<a#.á>l ù·rá ·maıka<a.#a>l· ak zaıza<aú>z ·sıı<su>m<àı>r to.under Y*- <SUPL> deep<3>-STAT at Y* other<OBL> planet<OBL> be C* -this Baikal<OBL> at lake.PAT Siberia<eastern>-OBL ...
by kiwikami
08 Jul 2020 06:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 9185

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII

Count me in with Alál! I could use an excuse to conlang instead of doing work.