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by Dormouse559
27 Oct 2020 22:54
Forum: Translations
Topic: Who loves whom
Replies: 23
Views: 4155

Re: Who loves whom

https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish On prejhéva de ki ky ama ki. [ɔ̃m.pʁəˈʒe.va de.kiˈkja.ma ˈki] 1P talk-IPF-3S of who REL-NOM love-3S who We were talking about who loves whom. Notes I could almost go through this sentence word by word. The last time I translated this, I used the reflex of Lt....
by Dormouse559
26 Oct 2020 20:52
Forum: Translations
Topic: Polysynthesis
Replies: 8
Views: 965

Re: Polysynthesis

yalota [ʃɐˈloːtɐ] - giant, very big Etymology: ya- "very" + lota "big" It might not seem necessary to include this as a lexical entry […] Funny you should mention this because I actually forgot to translate the word in my version [:P] I've added that in now. manduia pun tome - "to exist in the sand...
by Dormouse559
25 Oct 2020 20:28
Forum: Translations
Topic: Warning: Wild Donkeys!
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Warning: Wild Donkeys!

This is an edited version of a sign I saw at 1:00 in this video . :eng: English Warning for tourists: The donkeys are wild and can be very dangerous! They may fight each other when they are eating or mating! You could easily be seriously injured! Elderly people and parents, use care! Keep dogs away ...
by Dormouse559
24 Oct 2020 22:24
Forum: Translations
Topic: TC: Contrastive Focus
Replies: 50
Views: 14080

Re: TC: Contrastive Focus

Updating https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish L' e ppà li Jhan ki l' a fotu li Mari, l' ett li Davî. [lɛˈpa liˈʒɑ̃ŋ ki.lɑfˈty li.maˈʁi | lɛt.tli.daˈviː] 3S be.3S NEG DEF-M.N John REL-NOM 3S have.3S hit-PSTP DEF-F.N.ACC Mary | 3S be.3S DEf-M.N David John didn't hit Mary, David did. Li Jhan l' a pà...
by Dormouse559
24 Oct 2020 08:24
Forum: Translations
Topic: Polysynthesis
Replies: 8
Views: 965

Re: Polysynthesis

https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish Ankora una koî, î-z ont epprovà de battî un posto radió jheyan, me-z î semblava d' ettre rin k' a ly ettui. [ʔɑ̃ˈko.ra ʔy.ŋaˈkuː | ʔiː.zɔ̃n.tɛp.pʁəˈva de.bɑˈtiː ʔœ̃ˈpo.stə ʁaˈdjo ʒəˈjɑ̃ŋ | me.ziː.sɛ̃ˈbla.va ˈdɛt.tʁə ˈʁɛ̃ŋ ka.ʎˑɛˈtjy] again INDF-F.C time | 3.M...
by Dormouse559
24 Oct 2020 02:54
Forum: Translations
Topic: QED: Quod erat demonstrandum
Replies: 27
Views: 4869

Re: QED: Quod erat demonstrandum

Image Silvish

çen k' î faliva demouttrâ
[ˈʃɛ̃ŋ kiː.faˈli.va de.muˈtʁɑː]
DEM REL.ACC 3S.M.NOM be_necessary-IPF-3S demonstrate-INF

which was to be demonstrated
by Dormouse559
22 Oct 2020 21:16
Forum: Translations
Topic: Depressing Sentences to Test Conlang Syntax
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Re: Depressing Sentences to Test Conlang Syntax

Updating https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish Maybe I'll get to the rest of these very depressing sentences within the next five years [:P] 1. Lo solê meû. [lɔˈslɛː ˈmœː] DEF-M.C sun die.3S The sun dies. 2. Lo solê l' ett apré morî. / Lo solê l' ett en tren de morî. [lɔˈslɛː lɛt.taˈpʁe məˈʁiː | l...
by Dormouse559
21 Oct 2020 09:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introducing XIPA. (IPA & X-SAMPA input tool)
Replies: 9
Views: 480

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

Aevas wrote: 19 Oct 2020 21:00I'm glad that you like it! I've been curious about whether anyone has been using it, so your comment is much appreciated 🙂
I have also been using it [:)] It's how I make almost all of my IPA transcriptions online. Thank you for keeping it up!
by Dormouse559
21 Oct 2020 09:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: Why isn't there just nothing?
Replies: 5
Views: 3663

Re: Why isn't there just nothing?

If you want to use all the apostrophes and hyphens, and all the single-letter words, use "there is" constructions in Silvish. https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish Parké k' l' i-y a-t un univer ? Parké k' l' i-y a kin k' î sé ? Parké k' l' i-y a pà rin ? Lo fé k' l' i-y a fran pà rin e k' l' i-y a...
by Dormouse559
20 Oct 2020 21:24
Forum: Translations
Topic: Life camera
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Life camera

https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish La vi par pà devan un kamére. La vi se konsoema de çen ki par la kkaméra fremava. [laˈvi ˈpɑʁ ˈpa dəˈvɑ̃ŋ œ̃ŋ.kaˈme.ʁə | laˈvi se.kɔ̃ˈsu.ma dəˈʃɛ̃ŋ ki.pɑʁ lɑk.kaˈme.ʁa fʁəˈma.va] DEF-F.C life happen.3S NEG in_front_of INDF.F.C.OBL camera-OBL | DEF-F.C life co...
by Dormouse559
17 Oct 2020 17:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 91
Views: 8046

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

Also in that map is strat, an stupid or rude person, which is related to both Trump (more distantly) and "straight." If you're about to be offended over that, don't. It's a joke. Well now that you point out that I could be offended by that, I might be, so thanks for that. Maybe I'll do the same thi...
by Dormouse559
17 Oct 2020 05:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 91
Views: 8046

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

rainbowcult wrote: 16 Oct 2020 23:13If you're about to be offended over that, don't. It's a joke.
Hi rainbowcult, just a reminder that in the House Rules we ask that users not post things they know will offend others. This extends to jokes.
by Dormouse559
14 Oct 2020 05:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 309
Views: 3821

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

Is this naturalistic? Certainly. There are plenty of examples of this sort of thing, but the one that I think of first is Latin clitics, such as -que "and". Take populus /‍ˈpopulus/. It has initial stress, but when -que is added (as in Senātus Populusque Rōmānus ) it becomes populusque /popuˈluskʷe...
by Dormouse559
10 Oct 2020 22:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 228
Views: 42259

Re: Silvish - Traditional given names

The second element was the name of a saint celebrated on the child's birthday. If the saint was of the same gender as the child, the name was directly assigned; if not, a variant of the appropriate gender was used. Is that usual? Particularly as the second element of the name, wouldn't it keep the ...
by Dormouse559
10 Oct 2020 09:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 228
Views: 42259

Re: Silvish

Delightful and authentic! Thank you! I'm still trying to figure out the exact implications for the supply of names, particularly the inherited elements. I may have gotten the "four" number wrong, for example. Now that I've thought it over longer, it looks as if only the feminine name elements stay ...
by Dormouse559
10 Oct 2020 02:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 228
Views: 42259

Re: Silvish - Traditional given names

An idea for Silvish first names I've been mulling over for the past few days: Beginning in the Middle Ages, Silvia developed an idiosyncratic system of given names; at its most widespread, it worked as follows: The first son and the first daughter in a family received compound given names based on n...
by Dormouse559
07 Oct 2020 07:44
Forum: Translations
Topic: Who runs faster than me?
Replies: 31
Views: 4300

Re: Who runs faster than me?

Yeah … I don't like it [xD] It's either <k> for /k/ and <qu> for a certain reflex of Latin /kʷ/; or <c> and <qu> for /k/ and <qù> for that /kʷ/ reflex. The latter certainly looks prettier, but it's also more complicated. Don't forget the Spanish option: (c) or (qu) for /k/ and (cu) for /kʷ/. Though...
by Dormouse559
05 Oct 2020 01:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 406
Views: 123358

Re: Jokes

I'll ask everyone to stop commenting on the conversation that resulted from Salmoneus' reply to eldin's post.
by Dormouse559
04 Oct 2020 21:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: Who runs faster than me?
Replies: 31
Views: 4300

Re: Who runs faster than me?

Updating https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish Love the flag! Thank you! you can see the non-bubble version in this post . The coat of arms it's based on is in the next post up. And Silvish uses the letter K now? Yeah … I don't like it [xD] It's either <k> for /k/ and <qu> for a certain reflex of...
by Dormouse559
30 Sep 2020 18:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 406
Views: 123358

Re: Jokes

So I got a new job, but it's a little unusual. Every night at midnight I go out into the fields and transform cattle into terrible monsters. (I'd ask my employer why, but he works remotely from some place called R'lyeh.) Anyway, I don't do this all alone; there are people who help me complete the jo...