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by Dormouse559
03 Aug 2021 00:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1283
Views: 250330

Re: Other Creativity

While true, the photo generator I have available and used for the TEF 5 and 10 notes is perhaps a bit restricted with the clothing and appearance options, though I specifically went for some more "neutral" hairstyles and appearances that tried not to scream "too modern"... but, ...
by Dormouse559
29 Jul 2021 08:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Two Ergative Romlangs
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Two Ergative Romlangs

(Think that’s strange? Franco-provençal dialects have any of /θ ts s f st h ɬ fl/ as reflexes too). Ha, don't I know it! [xD] There's an Arpitan variety for every occasion. I like where Vissard is going! I look forward to seeing the grammar. Do you have any reading recommendations for Arpitan? I'd ...
by Dormouse559
27 Jul 2021 08:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gallo-Tuscan
Replies: 39
Views: 5158

Re: Gallo-Tuscan

All4Ɇn wrote: 26 Jul 2021 19:56I'm taking some influence from Old French & Silvish and adding the following rule in Gallo-Tuscan as well:
Subjunctive buddies!

I should say that I've been reading each of your posts here as soon as I see it, and they're always super interesting!
by Dormouse559
26 Jul 2021 06:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My Introduction and Conlang
Replies: 17
Views: 376

Re: My Introduction and Conlang

I two more questions; how can I be involved in this online forum with you guys? I used to help this group working on a language called "honey..." - I forgot the last part of it but it was about five years ago and I do not know if they were on this forum or a different one. Does anyone by ...
by Dormouse559
25 Jul 2021 07:51
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Naturalistic conlang: Where should a protolang start?
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Naturalistic conlang: Where should a protolang start?

Thanks for the advice, everyone! I think I have a better idea of where to start now. What I want to make is a posteriori , set in a fictional conworld (possibly with fantasy elements). The intention is, if I manage to keep the motivation, to eventually make this a large worldbuilding project with a...
by Dormouse559
24 Jul 2021 20:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 261
Views: 55365

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

I'm glad you were able to find the page! After reading your description of it earlier, I was curious whether it still existed. Looking forward to getting a better look at it later, but as far as first impressions, I think the Star Trek indicator is a useful inclusion. A Star Wars indicator would be...
by Dormouse559
22 Jul 2021 08:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 479
Views: 68415

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

It's interesting, because when I'm speaking Spanish with Hispanic people I know, and I have to say a construction like "ask you to come" or "want him to teach me" I'll instinctively translate it as "pedir que usted viene" or "querer que él me enseña". On a ge...
by Dormouse559
22 Jul 2021 08:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 261
Views: 55365

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

I found this very old webpage a few nights ago, .... I'm glad you were able to find the page! After reading your description of it earlier, I was curious whether it still existed. Looking forward to getting a better look at it later, but as far as first impressions, I think the Star Trek indicator ...
by Dormouse559
16 Jul 2021 04:36
Forum: Translations
Topic: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
Replies: 57
Views: 17167

Re: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish Lo renar maron e vitto î saûta pa desu lui çhin feinyan. [lɔʁˈŋɑː maˈʁɔ̃ŋ ʔəˈvit.tə ʔiˈsɑː.ta pɑdˈsy ʎˑyˈhɛ̃ŋ fəˈɲˑɑ̃ŋ] DEF-M.C fox brown and fast-M.C 3S.NOM.M jump-3S by on DEF-OBL.M.C dog lazy.M.C The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. New words feiny...
by Dormouse559
15 Jul 2021 08:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 479
Views: 68415

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

The construction with a subordinate clause also used to be far more common in English ("I order that you..."), though this has become less common (except with some verbs, like "demand"). […] Thanks! I didn't know about that. I used to make a lot of mistakes in French using simil...
by Dormouse559
15 Jul 2021 08:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 532
Views: 57637

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

In the accent I speak in French, final /ɛʁ/ is typically pronounced instead as /eʁ/ but final /ɔʁ/ (which is already merged with /oʁ/) is still pronounced as /ɔʁ/. Is there anything specifically about how these vowels or /ʁ/ are pronounced that would cause this discrepancy? French does favor the /e...
by Dormouse559
14 Jul 2021 21:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 479
Views: 68415

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

What was the construction exactly? I'm curious as well. In expressions of orders and requests, the desired action is placed in a subjunctive subordinate clause, and the person receiving the order is both the indirect object of the independent clause and the subject of the subordinate. Here's an exa...
by Dormouse559
13 Jul 2021 17:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Foreign Plurals used in English besides Latin and Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 917

Re: Foreign Plurals used in English besides Latin and Greek

It's hard to compare with Spanish loanwords in particular, because they're so much rarer and more exotic. There just happen to be a bunch of common Italian food words, many of which refer to things that would naturally be mass nouns anyway. Well, now I'm the one pointing out regional differences [:...
by Dormouse559
13 Jul 2021 09:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 479
Views: 68415

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Today I had a case of … ANADET? (A natlang already did exactly that.) Years ago, I independently came up with a syntax for introducing subjunctive clauses in Silvish, specifically designed to be not-French. I've pretty much stopped using it at this point, though. But while reading a grammar for Old ...
by Dormouse559
13 Jul 2021 08:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Foreign Plurals used in English besides Latin and Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 917

Re: Foreign Plurals used in English besides Latin and Greek

Well, there exist rumours some people have, on occasion, tried to use octopodes half-seriously... I've seen clitorides as a plural of clitoris, but just once. In an alternate timeline, "octopodes" is the main plural form, and the power of its etymological correctness has brought world pea...
by Dormouse559
13 Jul 2021 08:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Teune -- Suggestions Requested
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Teune -- Suggestions Requested

Welcome DruidPeter! I can only imagine how your situation must feel; I do hope picking up Teune again can bring you some comfort. 2. The language has dual systems of noun-phrase construction: One which utilizes high levels of compounding of various root forms and other types of lexical tokens, and a...
by Dormouse559
11 Jul 2021 08:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Foreign Plurals used in English besides Latin and Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 917

Re: Foreign Plurals used in English besides Latin and Greek

Italian is an interesting case, since the most common borrowings from it in English come from plurals. So when dealing with Italian loans, the question is not whether someone uses the native plural but whether they use the native singular. Pasta, pizza, opera, soprano, volcano, lava, finale, fiasco...
by Dormouse559
11 Jul 2021 01:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Foreign Plurals used in English besides Latin and Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 917

Re: Foreign Plurals used in English besides Latin and Greek

I don't think fully nativised English word take any non-Anglo-Saxon plurals, for most speakers. There are one or two seemingly Latin plurals (not sure if there are any Greek?), but these are probably best interpreted as simply irregular, since most speakers don't appear to recognise that these foll...
by Dormouse559
10 Jul 2021 20:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 73377

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

Is it possible for a lang to reassign stress to the last syllable of a root? Spanish verbs have joined the chat 👀 In the singular present indicative, sound changes have largely changed roots stressed on the penult to be stressed on the ult. That trend has been extended so that verbs with penultimat...
by Dormouse559
09 Jul 2021 22:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: No one can understand this language
Replies: 4
Views: 300

No one can understand this language

A friend shared a video about Georgian, and I decided to take a look, even though it looked clickbaity. I didn't make it past the first sentence [>_<] But that sentence was grammatically interesting, so here it is, slightly modified: :eng: English What you're hearing is the Georgian language, which ...