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by Imralu
04 May 2020 21:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The longest and the shortest word in your conlang
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: The longest and the shortest word in your conlang

The shortest words in Iliaqu are easy: a (n) something (NOM.3S.NSPEC.INAN) e (n) something (ACC.3S.NSPEC.INAN) i (n) someone (ACC.3S.NSPEC.ANIM) o (v) be an entity, be a thing, be something, exist u (n) someone (NOM.3S.NSPEC.ANIM) It's harder for me to search for the longest word in my dictionary. T...
by Imralu
22 Apr 2020 23:46
Forum: Translations
Topic: Your father was a Swine (Harry Potter dialogue)
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Your father was a Swine (Harry Potter dialogue)

Mostly. Harry views Sirius Black as a kind of surrogate father or uncle, which seems like accessible territory, but he doesn't talk about Black in this exchange. Thanks! But the distinction also applies to subordinates/superiors, so it might be proper for a student like Harry and a teacher like Sna...
by Imralu
21 Apr 2020 22:22
Forum: Translations
Topic: Your father was a Swine (Harry Potter dialogue)
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Your father was a Swine (Harry Potter dialogue)

I don't know enough of the Potterverse to know which forms of pronouns to use. I'm using inaccessible pronouns for all. Does that seem right? (Harry's mention of his own father would be accessible, if he were still alive, but I think inaccessible pronouns are used with the dead. The perfect marker t...
by Imralu
08 Apr 2020 22:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Inflectional dimension: "Accessibility"
Replies: 30
Views: 15793

Re: Inflectional dimension: "Accessibility"

Another interesting thing is that it can be changed at a moment's notice to suit the situation and your current feelings. Deeply offended by what your friend or partner has just said to you? Just call yourself nu in the next sentence. Maybe it sounds like a grammatical tool for passive aggression, ...
by Imralu
08 Apr 2020 20:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 91

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

qwed117 wrote:
08 Apr 2020 20:32
No nui infărmamo toţi?
Have we not all grown sick?
Ahe lo nio nio to geni.
Yes, a few times, I assume.
by Imralu
08 Apr 2020 20:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How to Not Verb
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: How to Not Verb

None of my conlangs, for at least the last ten years, has had a lexical noun-verb distinction among content words. The ways a lot of the example languages in that article go about it are far more exotic than what my languages do, I think, and I can't get my head around some of them. There are genera...
by Imralu
08 Apr 2020 16:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 91

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Nxua mala nu. Texuue itieies axiie ilia. Kka ba valos eni a.Ti zaxa nu.
I'm at home. That's why I'm doing stuff with this language. Nothing is really interesting to me. I have been sick.
by Imralu
29 Mar 2020 01:30
Forum: Translations
Topic: All this handwashing is drying out my hands.
Replies: 7
Views: 211

All this handwashing is drying out my hands.

Iliaqu: Kalikua ixi bane guni xuue va le labi bane. [kàlìkwá i̯ʃí bàné ŋùní ʃùwé vá lé làbí bànê] All this handwashing is drying out my hands. kalik<u>a ixi bane g-uni xu-ue va le labi bane dry<CAUS> ACC.3P.DEF.INAN hand COP-GEN.1S.ICS NOM.3S.DEF.INAN-PROX all situation wash hand
by Imralu
28 Mar 2020 22:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: I have all the toilet paper and you can't have any.
Replies: 6
Views: 157

I have all the toilet paper and you can't have any.

From Facebook: Iliaqu: Nnua xu va hisue maka xe kka mue no vu e guxi. [n̩nwá ʃú vá hìswé màká ʃé kʼá mwé nó vú é ŋùʃî] I have all the toilet paper and you can't have any. N-nua xu va hisue maka xe kka mue no vu e N-uxi. COP-LOC.1S.ICS NOM.3S.DEF.INAN all paper shit and not able receive NOM.2S.ICS AC...
by Imralu
07 Feb 2019 11:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread [2010–2019]
Replies: 8666
Views: 948496

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

masako wrote:
05 Feb 2019 07:13
yomali malahala
each day gets worse

na ke noyampeue
I only want to be happy

nya ena ke tlanam munye
people are a problem for me
Jeu na lo bio jo xabas eue.
same NOM.1S.ACS ADV want ACC.C happy DAT.2S.ACS
I want you to be happy too.
by Imralu
03 Feb 2019 00:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread [2010–2019]
Replies: 8666
Views: 948496

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Solving the problems of health insurance will make every atom in the universe to simultaneously implode. [O.O] L' a-t rezoû in problemou de son assuyancha mimma, alleû seulaman sou-z atomou lû implôzyan. [la.tʁəˈzuː ʔɛ̃m.pʁəˈble.mu de.sõ.ɑs.syˈjɑ̃ɲ̟.ɕə ˈmɛ̃m.mə | ʔɑˈlœː sø.ləˈmɑ̃ŋ su.zəˈto.mu ˈlyː ...
by Imralu
01 Feb 2019 12:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread [2010–2019]
Replies: 8666
Views: 948496

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ttie kkua varu na vexi kuagkevezixerugu.
RECENT.PRF annihilate bad NOM.1S.ACS TOP.3S.DEF.INAN health.insurance
I just solved a problem with my health insurance.
by Imralu
30 Jan 2019 17:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread [2010–2019]
Replies: 8666
Views: 948496

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ttu ene zuo ka nio xu le za kuje tis ila na vexi.
seem DAT.1S.ACS NOM.C PROS event NOM.3S.DEF.INAN situation REL even PRF speak NOM.1S.ACS TOP.3S.DEF.INAN
I think the situation I talked about is going to happen.

Bokas ene.
be.hoped DAT.1S.ACS
I hope so.
by Imralu
24 Jan 2019 20:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread [2010–2019]
Replies: 8666
Views: 948496

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

I have to decide very quickly whether to stay in my current apartment or to move into another to live alone. nya asa amye tamapa nye tla unyakine Living alone can be good because one should be introspective. Ahe. Kuje ti obiga une zola. Ba mulas ene xuue le. AFF | even PRF apartment GEN.1S.ACS sole...
by Imralu
24 Jan 2019 05:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread [2010–2019]
Replies: 8666
Views: 948496

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Teua ieue! thankful DAT.2PL.ACS Thank you! E minihi na. I have to make a big decision. na unyaue 1s know-DES I want to know... E ba tieka mini na jo ha vai xa zos obiga gune ha li ios obigas azo za toi nxua na zola. IMP extreme soon decide NOM.1S.ACS ACC.C Q remain inside PROG apartment VB-GEN.1S.A...
by Imralu
23 Jan 2019 02:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread [2010–2019]
Replies: 8666
Views: 948496

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

E minihi na.
I have to make a big decision.
by Imralu
20 Jan 2019 21:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: Complement Clauses
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

Re: Complement Clauses

E P I C N E C R O ! :con: Ngolu / Iliaqu In Ngolu, the complementiser zuo inflects for case just as any nominal does: zuo in nominative and jo in accusative (underlyingly zu+o / zi+o , cf. the 3rd person singular indefinite specific inanimate nominals zu and zi in nominative and accusative respecti...
by Imralu
19 Jan 2019 03:23
Forum: Translations
Topic: One thing
Replies: 15
Views: 4529

Re: One thing

:con: Ngolu / Iliaqu Hai ti tieui ju, toi tehi hamia, mie kka ti kuje zoi jo xenu eji. If he had apologised, maybe it would be acceptable, but he hasn't even said he regrets it. hai ti tieue ju | toi tehi hamia if.IRR PRF apologise NOM.3S.DEF.ICS | thus.IRR maybe acceptable [VP____________________][...
by Imralu
19 Jan 2019 03:10
Forum: Translations
Topic: Complementiser vs relativiser
Replies: 41
Views: 16178

Re: Complementiser vs relativiser

gestaltist wrote:
18 Jan 2019 22:18
Imralu wrote:
18 Jan 2019 15:58
gestaltist wrote:
18 Jan 2019 11:32
Dal dhālmub (ma) linta sat ǔghem hǔjulu Yakal pak.
I hate how the font here can't handle ̌ properly :-(
What do you mean exactly? It looks fine on my end (or I have lower standards than you...)
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by Imralu
18 Jan 2019 15:58
Forum: Translations
Topic: Complementiser vs relativiser
Replies: 41
Views: 16178

Re: Complementiser vs relativiser

gestaltist wrote:
18 Jan 2019 11:32
Dal dhālmub (ma) linta sat ǔghem hǔjulu Yakal pak.
I hate how the font here can't handle ̌ properly :-(