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by Sequor
13 Jun 2021 18:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 811
Views: 221577

Re: False cognates

Hindi bher, Malay-Indonesian biri-biri
Norwegian/Swedish/Danish får
by Sequor
11 Jun 2021 16:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45715

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

Was the Ancient Greek pitch accent lexically contrastive? Yes, it's not only inflectional, e.g. τόμος 'a slice', τομός 'sharp, cutting', ἄρα 'therefore', ἆρα '(particle for yes/no questions)', ἀρά 'prayer', σκευή 'attire, dress', σκεύη 'implements, utensils' (plural of σκεῦος), λιθοτόμος 'for cutti...
by Sequor
15 May 2021 15:34
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 318
Views: 208533

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

This thread is for requests. IMO there should be a sticky thread saying "if you have an idea, don't offer it, just post it!"
by Sequor
15 May 2021 15:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45715

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

Sorry, I meant to quote this in my reply so it wouldn't get lost. For my answer, see above... Don't worry, I already saw it without the quote. I found maki and makr as well, but I am quite surprised there is no cognate to the two verbs I talked about. They always felt very core-Germanic-vocabulary-...
by Sequor
14 May 2021 05:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45715

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

:roll: Waste of time, spelling reform. In stead of tilting at windmills, we should just reform English pronunciation . That would be far easier and solve all the listed problems at once! Yes. Now that , that is the right way. Why change the standard spelling, which everyone is using, to match a non...
by Sequor
07 May 2021 18:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 622
Views: 56950

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

And then there was this grammar pdf of an African language I was reading, there was a word for man/person and a word for woman, but if you wanted to express the person was a man, you would say something like "male person"... Then in this hypothetical language I can imagine "male person" loses it's ...
by Sequor
27 Apr 2021 22:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45715

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

Well, if there's evidence that the regular change was /kk/ > /s/, then of course that was the case. But the point remains that there's no reason why Pabappa should just assume that this would be the case [in French, obviously it was the case in Iberia] and ignore evidence to the contrary! Having sa...
by Sequor
27 Apr 2021 00:21
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Database software reccomendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Database software reccomendations?

I am a student who is on a chromebook so I cannot use excel, sadly. I would use google sheets, but it lacks some of the capabilities I want: Search bars that will take out the rows that do not include search terms, something dictionary like? I don't know. I just know I cannot use sheets. I am new h...
by Sequor
24 Apr 2021 20:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 303
Views: 33885

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Creyeditor wrote: 23 Apr 2021 22:48I see it now. Probably there is some letter somewhere in some script that looks like that. Maybe?
Judging by this tool, it appears there isn't, but Tifinagh and the ancient Greek musical symbol 𝈙 come close...
by Sequor
24 Apr 2021 14:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 854
Views: 263115

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

It would be nice to have phpBB a tag for glossing, like the one the ZBB has. phpBB comes with its own mechanism to make new tags with HTML replacements. Here is what the ZBB uses. The phpBB code: [gloss={TEXT2}]{TEXT1}[/gloss] and this is the HTML replacement entered into the relevant phpBB admin pa...
by Sequor
22 Apr 2021 07:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introducing XIPA. (IPA & X-SAMPA input tool)
Replies: 18
Views: 2934

Re: Introducing XIPA. (IPA & X-SAMPA input tool)

Just noticed another bug: the divider of major intonation groups isn't converted. Thanks! I appreciate the feedback. I'll try to look into this when I have some time to spare! I noticed you fixed this at some point. Thanks! May I make a small suggestion? I'm not sure how many people use your XIPA p...
by Sequor
17 Apr 2021 17:29
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 82
Views: 39258

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

貯存 (simplified 贮存), pronounced zhùcún in China and zhǔcún in Taiwan, 'to store sth, deposite sth'
貯存器, CN zhùcúnqì TW zhǔcúnqì, 'storage device' (in computing)

Although to be honest, I actually learned this word by encountering it in the wild in a different order: 存贮器 cúnzhùqì, in a text from China.
by Sequor
26 Mar 2021 15:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45715

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

I think languages with alienable vs. inalienable possession tend to just have it as a rather arbitrary property of categories of words, not so much subject to variation depending on the real-world situation. For example, Italian marks all family relationships (and only family relationships) as inali...
by Sequor
17 Mar 2021 17:30
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Tema de conversación español/castellano | Spanish Conversation Thread
Replies: 661
Views: 198521

Re: Tema de conversación español/castellano | Spanish Conversation Thread

oye si algun wn quiere aprender dialecto chileno lo apaño de pana mis wachos. [}:D] [}:D] [}:D] gib dialect vocab to add to wiktionary Hace un par de años recolecté algunas palabras hablando con una chilena que me encontré en un grupo de práctica de español por acá. Me acuerdo haberme sorprendido d...
by Sequor
08 Mar 2021 14:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 622
Views: 56950

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

Etymologically it apparently codes definiteness, like still in Swedish. My understanding is that it is an older phenomenon than articles (in Germanic and Bulgarian). So what can be the point of marking definiteness only in NPs with an adjective modifier? The phenomenon is older than articles, but w...
by Sequor
06 Mar 2021 06:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 622
Views: 56950

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

Serious question: does any real language actually have a "construct state suffix"? (or indeed prefix?) In modern Arabic(s), feminine nouns ending in -a take -t as the construct state suffix. Something typical: madiina 'a city' madiinat ʕomar 'Omar's city' (i.e. the city Omar comes from) madiinat-o ...
by Sequor
19 Feb 2021 17:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45715

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

[while we're on the pedantic point: traditionally Catholic culture is more associated with guilt than with shame. That's an association that's peculiar to English-speaking Catholics, as far as I know. I remember being quite shocked the first time I heard about it, circa 2011, and was pretty damn am...
by Sequor
19 Feb 2021 03:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Japanese Pitch Accent [split from Q&A]
Replies: 27
Views: 3652

Re: Japanese Pitch Accent [split from Q&A]

I can't say for sure whether there are any words influenced by the original Chinese tones, but considering the examples above, the fact that the characters were borrowed over a millennium ago, as well as the fact that Japanese people are about as good at learning Chinese tones as English speakers, ...
by Sequor
08 Feb 2021 18:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 622
Views: 56950

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

Is a pitch accent dependent upon syllable weight? It's been awhile since I last researched the concept, but I recall it being so in Ancient Greek. Does the same apply to Japanese or Vedic Sanskrit? For one good counter-example, the standard Swedish pitch accent is not determined by or influenced by...
by Sequor
01 Feb 2021 07:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Japanese Pitch Accent [split from Q&A]
Replies: 27
Views: 3652

Re: Japanese Pitch Accent [split from Q&A]

I'm just going to say I'm enjoying this exchange so far, in spite of not quite fully understanding it, largely due to my shaky grasp of Japanese. I'd just like to gently prod you guys about a question I asked earlier on, if any of you can say anything about it: While you're here, are you aware of an...