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by Alessio
28 May 2020 18:41
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 49
Views: 3876

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: 746
Views: 189181

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: 49
Views: 3876

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: 49
Views: 3876

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: 112

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: 49
Views: 3876

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: 107

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: 49
Views: 3876

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: 49
Views: 3876

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: 746
Views: 189181

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: 261

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: 261

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 ...
by Alessio
10 Feb 2020 21:40
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 49
Views: 3876

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

Okay guys, it's been a while, and my next lesson isn't ready yet (sorry for taking so long, but I want to provide quality material this time), so I thought "why not post something about lexicon for once?" So here we are! LEXICON CARD 1 THE HUMAN BODY TĚSTA (f) - Head Cavî (m pl) - hair (plural; use ...
by Alessio
28 Jan 2020 09:31
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 49
Views: 3876

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

Ah okay, then I've misunderstood this part on the object pronouns: All pronouns ending in -l behave a bit differently before a vowel: if the object is masculine singular, the /l/ sound is duplicated, and written just before the second word with an apostrophe dividing them (a+l (m) + ò = al l'ò); if...
by Alessio
25 Jan 2020 21:53
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 49
Views: 3876

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

Neat! So this is pretty much the same thing that happens with the object pronouns and the feminine singular article right? al -> al l' / ajj' I'm not sure which form in particular you refer to, but don't confuse a genuine geminate ( al and l both have pretty clear semantic meanings) with boundary g...
by Alessio
14 Jan 2020 19:31
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 49
Views: 3876

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

Well, guys, I made it. LESSON 7 BOUNDARY GEMINATION As you already know, Emilian roots (almost) never contain geminated consonants, unlike Italian and Latin ones. There are a few exceptions to this rule; for example when an unstressed vowel became syncopated at a certain stage it might have left two...
by Alessio
13 Jan 2020 09:59
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 49
Views: 3876

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

I just wanted to reply because next lesson will take a while to make. The -v you see in the -êv forms is due to the verbs being in their question form, which will indeed be the topic of the next lesson together with the negative form. I'm currently struggling to figure out a phonetic rule of utmost ...
by Alessio
28 Dec 2019 13:09
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 49
Views: 3876

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

Today, since Christmas is over, I thought I could write a Christmas-themed lesson [:D] CULTURE LESSON 1 AL NADÊL A VGNǑLA (Christmas in Vignola) Christmas is one of those things that can be quite different across the 20 regions of Italy, but invariantly revolves around food on the entire national te...
by Alessio
24 Dec 2019 13:56
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 49
Views: 3876

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

Don't worry people, I was just joking, and I have no intention to stop posting anyway [;)] I noticed that my o-carons get turned into some weird "oˇ" sequence on Chrome. Is it just me or does everybody see them like that? If so, I recommend switching to Firefox since it doesn't seem to have problems...
by Alessio
23 Dec 2019 20:28
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 49
Views: 3876

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

No answer? [:(] I guess I will just post a new lesson and hope to get some more people interested [;)] LESSON 6 VERBS, SECOND PART Quick recap: Emilian has three main conjugations, i.e. the 1st (-êr), the 2nd (-er) and the 3rd (-îr). We already checked out 1st conjugation verbs; today, we're going t...