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by Dormouse559
02 Apr 2024 23:28
Forum: Translations
Topic: The higher, the more painful the fall.
Replies: 25
Views: 7211

Re: The higher, the more painful the fall.

Prime wrote: 02 Apr 2024 22:36(If only I knew how to use IPA here [:(])
Welcome the board, Prime [:)] Is the issue that you don’t know IPA, or that you don’t know how to put it in a post on this forum?
by Dormouse559
21 Mar 2024 18:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: would rescuing an endangered language have a similar effect to israeli hebrew?
Replies: 28
Views: 1993

Re: does reviving a language make it more more like its neighbors?

It seems like a lot of the already-revived languages being mentioned here tended to get more simple after being revived (by which I mean, once they actually get spoken, they tend to lose the more complicated features). Hebrew became SVO and doesn't conjugate as much; Ainu isn't less polysynthetic a...
by Dormouse559
14 Mar 2024 16:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1123
Views: 291542

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

The French king heard well what he did, and sware and said how they should siever return again unfought withal, and that such hurts and damages as they had done should be dearly revenged;[...] Is that supposed to be "sever", with the intended meaning of "abandon"/"give up o...
by Dormouse559
11 Mar 2024 00:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?
Replies: 53
Views: 13213

Re: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?

My conlangs tend to be pronounceable for me — with at most maybe one or two features that are on the edge of my comfort zone — and I do pronounce them. With many of my Translations Forum posts, I’ll practice saying them dozens of times until it feels fluid. But I can never shake the feeling that my ...
by Dormouse559
05 Mar 2024 00:46
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Adding a naming system to a "normal" conlang?
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: Adding a naming system to a "normal" conlang?

I feel like names may be a place for some non-naturalism in your conlang, if this is the same divine language you’ve talked about earlier. Some aspects of naming may come as a logical consequence of your “theology” for the conworld: What do the gods value? What is their function in the world? How di...
by Dormouse559
19 Feb 2024 03:33
Forum: Translations
Topic: My hovercraft is full of eels.
Replies: 52
Views: 12743

Re: My hovercraft is full of eels.

:con: Faux-Phrygian Αὐρόβαρσον ἐμόν ἐγγίσγουμις πεπλάμενον ἔσσι. Auróbarson emón engísgoumis peplámenon éssi. /au̯ˈrobarson eˈmon eŋˈgizgumis peˈplamenon ˈessi/ air-cushion 1S.POSS-N eel-INS.PL PFT-fill-MED.PTCP-N be.3S My hovercraft is full of eels. (or: My hovercraft has [been] filled with eels.) ...
by Dormouse559
18 Feb 2024 06:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How could I explain most of the abilities of the Dehanatis Double Sword semi-scientifically?
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: How could I explain most of the abilities of the Dehanatis Double Sword semi-scientifically?

Project Rho might be of interest to you. It goes through various sci-fi concepts (especially as they relate to space), how they've been implemented in stories, and possible scientific explanations (if any there be). I'll start with the force fields. As far as I know, force fields are purely fiction,...
by Dormouse559
16 Feb 2024 22:23
Forum: Translations
Topic: Why did you give the man money in the city yesterday?
Replies: 53
Views: 14381

Re: Why did you give the man money in the city yesterday?

:con: Faux-Phrygian Θί σγές ἰ σπόλλε ἄγελες θίτονα χράμανα ἀνδρέ ; Thí sgés i spólle ágeles thítona khrámana andré? /ˈtʰi ˈzges i ˈspolle ˈageles ˈtʰitona ˈkʰramana anˈdre/ why yesterday in city-DAT IPF-want-2S give-INF money-PL.ACC man-DAT Why did you want to give the man money in the city yesterda...
by Dormouse559
14 Feb 2024 02:58
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is it alright if I don't evolve my language?
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: Is it alright if I don't evolve my language?

Part of this depends on what kind of conlang you want to make. As a general matter, developing the language’s history is not strictly necessary. It can be very helpful if you are making a naturalistic conlang, one that looks as if it emerged organically in the way natural languages do. Of course, th...
by Dormouse559
13 Feb 2024 04:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: I was walking in the forest...
Replies: 66
Views: 35501

Re: I was walking in the forest...

:con: Faux-Phrygian Ἐν τόρρον ἄἁν ἱόκ' ὄσσος ἀν ταν δεβελάκαν ἔπτες. En tórron áhan hiók' óssos an tan debelákan éptes. [en ˈtorron ˈahan ˈj̊ok ˈossos an tan debeˈlakan ˈeptes] in forest-ACC go-IPF when branch-NOM on DEF-ACC.F head-PROX-ACC AOR-fall-3S I was walking in the forest when a branch fell ...
by Dormouse559
12 Feb 2024 03:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Priest Wrote the King a Letter
Replies: 59
Views: 12572

Re: The Priest Wrote the King a Letter

:con: Faux-Phrygian This sentence could be phrased a few different ways, given Faux-Phrygian's nonconfigurational syntax. The first translation aims to be as neutral as possible, with SOV word order and no definite marking. For the second sentence, I assumed it is part of an ongoing narrative and th...
by Dormouse559
10 Feb 2024 22:36
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Translations
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: Translations

Here is the thread where the challenge was given: viewtopic.php?t=7867

You can post in this thread again if you have more questions. I’d also recommend reading README: The Translations Forum & Translation guidelines for the general Translations Forum etiquette.
by Dormouse559
10 Feb 2024 00:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How do your languages treat (in)definiteness?
Replies: 28
Views: 1505

Re: How do your languages treat (in)definiteness?

Faux-Phrygian, the conlang I’ve been working on lately, has a definite article, with some restrictions. It marks referents that have already been mentioned in the discourse or which are physically present. Other possible definite categories, like shared cultural concepts, take no article on first re...
by Dormouse559
08 Feb 2024 07:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 323
Views: 90589

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Schmigadoon! :mrgreen: [tick] Severance [O.O] [tick] Rebel Moon [D:] [maybe] “Schmigadoon!” made me so happy; there were so many times I was grinning ear to ear like the musical nerd I am. “Severance” clearly has a deep amount of thought put into gaming out its premise, with the exact kind of exist...
by Dormouse559
08 Feb 2024 06:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pop/Rock thread
Replies: 50
Views: 24882

Re: Pop/Rock thread

Oh, well, I didn’t mean that Miley Cyrus intended her song as a response, but it can be interpreted that way I wasn't saying that you of all people said it was a response; it was just something I learned after hearing the song for the first time and looking it up on Wikipedia. Ah, I clearly didn’t ...
by Dormouse559
05 Feb 2024 02:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pop/Rock thread
Replies: 50
Views: 24882

Re: Pop/Rock thread

I heard these songs one after the other on the radio a few weeks ago. Turns out there’s a decadelong conversation between Bruno Mars and Miley Cyrus: When I Was Your Man (2013) - Bruno Mars I shoulda bought you flowers and held your hand, Shoulda gave you all my hours when I had the chance, Take yo...
by Dormouse559
05 Feb 2024 01:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1721
Views: 359403

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

Personally I'm in favour of deleting them, because "I'll randomly let this one morpheme ignore both the normal sound changes and the normal phonotactics" feels sloppy to me, but it's up to you, of course (and I'm not saying I've never done that myself!). A way to avoid an arbitrary except...
by Dormouse559
04 Feb 2024 06:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pop/Rock thread
Replies: 50
Views: 24882

Re: Pop/Rock thread

I heard these songs one after the other on the radio a few weeks ago. Turns out there’s a decadelong conversation between Bruno Mars and Miley Cyrus: When I Was Your Man (2013) - Bruno Mars I shoulda bought you flowers and held your hand, Shoulda gave you all my hours when I had the chance, Take you...
by Dormouse559
04 Feb 2024 03:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1721
Views: 359403

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

The trouble is, I really like -g, especially how weird and cludgy it is after stops or consonant clusters. So I'm thinking of reintroducing it in these environments via analogy. Which option sounds best? 1. Have it be reintroduced by analogy, regardless of the new consonant cluster rules. 2. Have i...
by Dormouse559
25 Jan 2024 02:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 739
Views: 215711

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Oh, I guess I misinterpreted your meaning. Apologies if I came off as rude.