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by Dormouse559
27 Sep 2022 01:48
Forum: Translations
Topic: Think
Replies: 16
Views: 4089

Re: Think

https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish Jho penso a lyi toù lo ten. [ʒəˈpɛ̃n.sə ʔaˈʎˑi ˈtu ləˈtɛ̃ŋ] 1S.NOM think-1S at 3S.F.DISJ all DEF-F.C time I think about her all the time. Jho penso / Jho krévo k' l' es tro tar. [ʒəˈpɛ̃n.sə ʒəˈkʁɛːv klɛt.tʁəˈtɑː] 1S.NOM think-1S / 1S.NOM believe-1S SBRD 3S be...
by Dormouse559
26 Sep 2022 05:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 871
Views: 274889

Re: False cognates

:eng: heriot - a payment made to a lord on the death of tenant I thought the word might be connected to heir and heritage , so ultimately from Latin heres . The TV program that used the term said a heriot allowed a family to inherit the land lease from their dead family member. Also, -ot looks like ...
by Dormouse559
26 Sep 2022 04:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 17779

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Taràkıá muhkuẓârazíma Uraḳsusı mukúlıuṭ! [təˈrɑkja mɯ̽çkɯ̽ˈt͡ʃarɑʒim ˈvrɜŋzɯ̽zɪ mɯ̽ˈkuɮjɯ̽ʔ] support<1.3>-dur-v2a learn<3.3>-try.to-nom.pat-inch-va French<pat> spider<that-agt> I support that spider's work towards learning French! Ḷí·s, Xmuàxı ǐtlırıràrrǎzımr làlìthıḷ. Je spide, tu spides, nous spi...
by Dormouse559
22 Sep 2022 05:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 17779

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Y a-t una grant' aranye nérye dyen mi çhambre, prê dî livro d' las konjheiyélye françéza ! [ja.ty.ŋa.gʁɑ̃n.taˈʁɑːɲ ˈnɛːʁj ˈdjɛ̃ŋ miˈhɑ̃m.bʁə | ˈpʁɛː diˈli.vʁə dlɑk.kɔ̃n.ʒəˈjɛːʎ fʁɑ̃ˈʃe.za] There's a big black spider in my room, near the book of French conjugations! [D:] L' es bravo k' l' es̄tuiyï l...
by Dormouse559
20 Sep 2022 07:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 748
Views: 362932

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

I've been slowly drafting the opening post for a thread on natural sign languages, trying to summarize everything I've learned so far, as well as listing some resources and such things. But it's already six pages - over 3000 words long. Is that too much? Not at all. As long you can keep things stra...
by Dormouse559
19 Sep 2022 20:26
Forum: Translations
Topic: Is our children learning?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Is our children learning?

https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish L' est raro k' on boutta la kestyon : Nos̄tro-z enfan apren ? [lɛˈtʁɑːʁ kɔ̃ˈbu.ta lɑkˈstjɔ̃ŋ | nɔt.tʁo.zɛ̃ˈfɑ̃ŋ aˈpʁɛ̃ŋ] 3S be.3S rare SBRD PRO pose-3S DEF-ACC.F.C question | 1P.POS-M.C=PL child learn.3S :fra: French Il est rare qu'on pose la question : Nos e...
by Dormouse559
01 Sep 2022 01:42
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: The Index Diachronica: THE INDEX DIACHRONICA RIDES AGAIN
Replies: 51
Views: 23121

Re: The Index Diachronica: THE INDEX DIACHRONICA RIDES AGAIN

There's been some talk on the ZBB about turning the Index into a more comprehensive, complete, and accurate database via a custom web site. Figured I'd mention it here too and gauge the interest, if any, in this endeavor. Yes, please! I use the Index all the time, so I’d certainly appreciate any im...
by Dormouse559
19 Aug 2022 06:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1035
Views: 192456

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

These are all very good responses! I was frustrated how lots of my conlangs had combinations of features found in the real world and I wanted to have something a bit more diverse. What I didn’t want to do was stretch credulity past the breaking point Besides what everyone else has said, it’s helpfu...
by Dormouse559
15 Jul 2022 18:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pop/Rock thread
Replies: 32
Views: 5834

Re: Pop/Rock thread

Interestingly, Dua Lipa is British, yet she sings "dance my ass off" instead of "dance my arse off". Anyone else notice that? I’ve always taken it as /ɑːs/, which is what “arse” is supposed to represent for nonrhotic speakers. Also, a sad Bastille video called " Happier &qu...
by Dormouse559
07 Jul 2022 23:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 418
Views: 163696

Re: Jokes

https://www.facebook.com/Tyrannowhale/p ... 855328083/

— How do you tell the difference between a chemist and a plumber?
— Ask them to pronounce “unionized”.

Spoiler:
The plumber will say “union-ized”. The chemist will say “un-ionized”.
by Dormouse559
05 Apr 2022 00:46
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: My first conlang's phonological inventory--how does it look?
Replies: 8
Views: 1092

Re: My first conlang's phonological inventory--how does it look?

The single palatal consonant will probably get a history added to explain it now that you've pointed that out. Would you think it would be more likely for it to be the only survivor of a sound change where the other palatals were lost, or picked up from another language? The first thing I'd ask is ...
by Dormouse559
04 Apr 2022 23:23
Forum: Translations
Topic: Be my guest
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: Be my guest

However, the title translation is different from what is described in the first post. Isn't "Be my guest" an idiom for saying more or less like that? I'm looking for idioms for saying "OK, you can do it". Hmm, it's possible people's interpretations were colored by Fais comme che...
by Dormouse559
01 Apr 2022 19:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 297
Views: 51638

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

No One by Aly & AJ So I just noticed that this Disney movie tie-in song has a Plato reference in the bridge ("Your life plays out on the shadows of the wall/You turn the light on to erase it all/You wonder what it's like to not feel worthless/So open all the blinds and all the curtains&quo...
by Dormouse559
30 Mar 2022 00:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 244
Views: 69091

Re: Silvish

Did you ever do an in-depth post on the new orthography? I am stumbling across Silvish on here from time to time but the current orthography is still a mystery to me, no clue of what's going on [:P] So I'd kinda like to learn more about that I haven’t done a post yet. There are parts that are still...
by Dormouse559
28 Mar 2022 04:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 17779

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Þë Geirischtüne dennen Geigeabanes (Día de los Muertos + Estreghthefght)! DEF.F.OBJ.SG <COLL>rise<PST.PTCP><NMLZ>OBJ.SG. DEF.M.GEN.PL <COLL>go<PTCP><PL>GEN Resurrection of the Dead (Día de los Muertos + Easter)! Se seulamen k' lo jhoù komencï avek un çhacï aûs kranyo en çoukkro ! [se.sø.laˈmɛ̃ŋ klə...
by Dormouse559
21 Mar 2022 20:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Remember those
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Remember those

https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish Rapelesvou de çileu k' on a pardu. Boutê fin l' opresyon ! [ʁɑpˈlɛv.vu de.ʃiˈlø ko.ŋa.pɑˈdy | buˈtɛː ˈfɛ̃ŋ a.lo.pʁəˈsɔ̃ŋ] remember-IMP.2P-REFL.2P of DEM.PRO.PL REL PRO have.3S lose-PSTP.ACC.M.N | put-IMP.2P end to DEF oppression Remember those who we have los...
by Dormouse559
20 Mar 2022 18:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: Explanation of sex
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Explanation of sex

https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish Enfan : Kin k’ lo vyolo ? Pare : L’ es kan k’ una jhen, un ome d’ abetude, kuixisse on’ aûtra, una femella d’ abetude, k’ e d’ relasyon seksuala avek. Enfan : Kin k’ las relasyon seksuala ? Pare : L’ es kan k’ un ome boutasse son peniso dyen lui vajin d’ una ...
by Dormouse559
07 Mar 2022 07:24
Forum: Translations
Topic: Garbage in, garbage out
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Garbage in, garbage out

https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish speakers in the know would likely use the English acronym GIGO , approximating the English pronunciation with [ga.iˈgo]. For a more broadly understandable equivalent, there's this option: Ereu a l' entrava, ereu a la sortuva. [ʔəˈʁø ʔa.lɛ̃ˈtʁa.va | ʔəˈʁø ʔa.l...
by Dormouse559
06 Mar 2022 19:27
Forum: Translations
Topic: Museum hours
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Museum hours

Adapted liberally from this sign . How does your 'lang communicate closing for the night versus closing permanently? https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish Lo muzé euvre kan ke jho m' levesso y î fréma kan ke jho me dus koûçhé. Kan ke jh' en éyo pa desû li tes̄te, î fremarà pa de bon. [lo.myˈze ˈʔø...
by Dormouse559
03 Mar 2022 02:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 244
Views: 69091

Re: Silvish

A manuscript, of course! Jho pensavo la ves̄ma çhoza ! [ʒo.pɛ̃ˈsɑːv la.vɛm.maˈxo.za] I was thinking the same thing! [xD] Jh' e reçi un rapello de kalendré ki me di k' lo silvoi fes̄ta sous di-z an mezui. [ʒɛʁˈʃi y.ŋʁaˈpɛːl de.ka.lɛ̃ˈdʁe kimˈdi klo.siˈvu ˈfɛt.ta sud.diˈzɑ̃ŋ məˈzjy] I got a calendar ...