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by Alessio
22 Jun 2020 19:33
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Italiano | Italian Conversation Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 34645

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
by Alessio
12 Jun 2020 21:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon-phonology relationship
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Lexicon-phonology relationship

I'm trying to create a conlang in which the lexical meaning of each word is somewhat encoded into the word's pronunciation. My goal would be that if two words sound alike, there is a high chance that they mean something similar; it should thus be possible to understand what a word means just by hear...
by Alessio
09 Jun 2020 09:54
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?

I try to pronounce my conlangs as much as possible, but I realize that I'm pretty limted in the number of phonemes that I can actually pronounce consistently. I especially have problems with palatalized/velarized/labialized/aspirated consonants and with most vowels that aren't present in my mother t...
by Alessio
09 Jun 2020 08:07
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 57
Views: 5367

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

Yes, as far as I know, the difference between Basque <s> and <z> is very similar, if not identical, to that between Emilian <s> and <z>. Judging on the info I can get, the only difference seems that the Emilian <z> is pronounced by holding the tip of the tongue a bit closer to the teeth, whereas the...
by Alessio
02 Jun 2020 09:38
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 57
Views: 5367

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

LESSON 12 ADJECTIVES I just realized I haven't introduced adjectives yet, so let's get them out of the way quickly! Adjectives in Emilian, at least in their dictionary form (masculine singular), aren't marked in any particular way, much like nouns. bêl - beautiful brót - ugly nǒv - new żǒven - youn...
by Alessio
01 Jun 2020 14:58
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 57
Views: 5367

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

[θ] and [ð] are common realizations of /s̪/ and /z̪/ for some (say, 10%) speakers of dialects that have these sounds. However, to a native speaker it will sound like a lisp (which it mostly is, for those speakers: they usually have difficulties with /ts dz/ in Italian as well). The difference, in my...
by Alessio
30 May 2020 22:06
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 57
Views: 5367

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

So before the next lesson is ready, how about we finally find out how Emilian actually sounds? Here is a recording of myself speaking Emilian. The transcript is just below. Enjoy it! https://voca.ro/oBxbf2PuOiu Bounasîra a tót! A gh'îva dal teimp da pěrder e a j ò pinsê ed druvêrel par fêrev un àudi...
by Alessio
29 May 2020 21:24
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 57
Views: 5367

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

That makes a lot of sense! Would I add a euphonic <e> to all unstressed object pronouns, not just for "you?" For example: Et n'em vàd ménga. = You don't see me. Al n'eg vàda ménga. = He doesn't see her. La n'eg vàda ménga. = She doesn't see him. A n'es vdî ménga. = You all don't see us. I n'ev vàde...
by Alessio
28 May 2020 18:41
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 57
Views: 5367

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

Your question makes sense. The rule is: Unstressed subject pronoun + negating particle + unstressed object pronoun + verb + ménga/brîṡa Thus the correct answer to your question is 1, although /tv/ is a "difficult" cluster, so an <e> will most certainly be inserted - an et vàd ménga . There is no fak...
by Alessio
16 May 2020 19:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 767
Views: 194825

Re: False cognates

:fin: muuttaa /muːtːɑː/ - to change or it changes :ita: muta /mu(ː)ta/ - it changes The Finnish word is from muu (other, different) + the causative verbalizing suffix -ttaa , where muu is from Proto-Finno-Ugric *mu (couldn't find an etymology up to Proto-Uralic), whereas the Italian is from Latin mu...
by Alessio
16 May 2020 13:39
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 57
Views: 5367

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

LESSON 11 PREPOSITIONS. PART 2 In the last lesson we've seen how Emilian prepositions can be roughly divided into two categories: those that are composed of just one word (i.e. the "prepositions proper") and those that are made of an adverb + one or more prepositions (the "preposition(al) phrases")...
by Alessio
08 May 2020 18:43
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 57
Views: 5367

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

Thanks, Kanejam, for replying in my stead.
I've been stuck writing the next lesson for a while - it's coming out very long - so that's why you haven't heard from me during the last month.
I'll be back ASAP. Tgnî bôta incàra un pǒc! (hold on for a little longer!)
by Alessio
12 Apr 2020 09:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: Xiang Po
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Xiang Po

:con: Lohet (note: in glosses, square brackets mark an infix inserted in the middle of the word they follow) Tün a injak e injak e injak esa, Xiyan Po, esdeyan dayi Mancu ida Peicin, eswoldu fersöüli nünmuvü fan a ijkayali e deyanli apisölik eka. /tyn a in'dʒak e in'dʒak e in'dʒak esa ʃi'jan po es'd...
by Alessio
31 Mar 2020 18:07
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 57
Views: 5367

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

Okay guys, tt's been a long time. Not that this thing of me taking forever to write a lesson is new. You already know all of my excuses by heart and I even made a post about them, so let's just get down to business! LESSON 10 PREPOSITIONS Oh God we made it to lesson 10. Double digits, b*tches! Prepo...
by Alessio
30 Mar 2020 20:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Darezh 国語, or my pathetic attempt at monosyllabic roots
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Darezh 国語, or my pathetic attempt at monosyllabic roots

This isn't my first post about Darezh, but my previous one is a few years old and I've greatly updated the language over this time, so I felt like making a new one wouldn't be a bad idea. Darezh is a language based on one simple concept: all of its core roots are entirely monosyllabic. By "root" I a...
by Alessio
13 Mar 2020 18:36
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 57
Views: 5367

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

Hey guys, guess you would all like an update after so much time. But this is an Emilian thread, so I'll post the update in Emilian AND English. Might add a gloss at some point if I get bored enough. :ita: Cum a peins ch'a savî bêle tót, in chi ûltm dè chè al Coronavîrus al s'à dê da fêr. An stâg gna...
by Alessio
20 Feb 2020 16:36
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 57
Views: 5367

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

Sorry to keep you waiting, guys. Here we go! LESSON 9 THE PAST I don't think I need to explain what a past tense stands for. In this lesson, we will focus on the two main past tenses of the indicative mood. Yes, two: just like most Romance languages, Emilian has two tenses that could be translated i...
by Alessio
17 Feb 2020 11:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 767
Views: 194825

Re: False cognates

Not sure that this hasn't been posted before, but I just came across it: :lat: reddō - I return, give back :ara: رَدَّ‎ (radda) - he returned, gave back The Latin word is from re- (prefix indicating repetition) + dō (I give), while the Arabic word is from the root ر د د‎ (r-d-d), with no connection ...
by Alessio
11 Feb 2020 18:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: “No yeah no” and “yeah no yeah”
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: “No yeah no” and “yeah no yeah”

«Pǒrtet vìa al rósc?» - Will you take out the trash? I wanted to put this in the false cognates thread, but I couldn't verify the etymologies enough. In Finland Swedish, the word rosk is still used in the sense of 'trash' 🙂 I'd say let's put it there and let someone else do the dirty work to prove ...
by Alessio
11 Feb 2020 09:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: “No yeah no” and “yeah no yeah”
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: “No yeah no” and “yeah no yeah”

I'll answer for what concerns my mother tongue, :ita: Italian, and my second pseudo-mother tongue, Emilian. In Emilia-Romagna we do have a tendency to use the equivalent of "yeah no" (i.e. sì no ) in some contexts, for example when the other person has expressed surprise towards something he didn't ...