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by Iyionaku
21 May 2020 12:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 30
Views: 172

Re: Lexicon sculpting

NEXT: *ś·hruèw n. [ʃ̩ˑˈr̥uɛw] a treeshrew yuri [ˈʃuːɾi] - polypore (aside the pre-existing, regularly derived abarʻacyo ) NEXT: adɪnto nn. smile anta [ˈantɐ] - to grin stupidly (also: to hoax, already existing) Next: yarchagi [ˈjar.t͡ʃa.gi] crab, lobster iartyagi [ɪ̯ɐɾˈtʃaːxi] - lobster Next: nänsh...
by Iyionaku
15 May 2020 10:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yélian: A revision
Replies: 14
Views: 4191

Re: Yélian: A revision

Does the enumerative case appear in any natlang? I see why it couldn't but I've never seen it. To my knowledge there isn't. The term is coined by myself; I used to call it "genitive" before, which doesn't fit as there is already a genitive that's formed differently. Of course there are languages th...
by Iyionaku
13 May 2020 14:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 99
Views: 542

Re: What did you accomplish today?

As I learned a lot about Data Science in my Master's degree, I finally got rid of storing my vocab in Microsoft Word and switched to... Excel. [xD] The switch was necessary, as after about 5,000 words and lines Word started to bug and repeatedly crash. Also, my alphabetical order was completely skew...
by Iyionaku
12 May 2020 11:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: Spongebob Squarepants Introductory Theme
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Spongebob Squarepants Introductory Theme

:con: Yélian Barcai siytebeil, îyin? Ai ai, brado! Sanet cirîyai! AI AI BRADO! Oooooooooo... Pe vinquet pun nevos upis vetamé? Boba Tavif! Pe pasidælegret loquil siyvamé? Boba Tavif! Vigo flaca o'veta can sant alevéin, Boba Tavif! Ytepavat pas nesme cet icatyerpein! Boba Tavif! Yanécen! Boba Tavif, ...
by Iyionaku
12 May 2020 10:52
Forum: Translations
Topic: Spongebob Squarepants Introductory Theme
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Spongebob Squarepants Introductory Theme

:eng: English Are you ready kids? Aye-aye captain. I can't hear you... Aye-aye captain!Ohhhhhh! Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! Absorbent and yellow and porous is he! SpongeBob SquarePants!If nautical nonsense be something you wish... SpongeBob SquarePants! Then drop o...
by Iyionaku
05 May 2020 10:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The longest and the shortest word in your conlang
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: The longest and the shortest word in your conlang

yabilkarentlasimitlaloisuphustthabfash serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (usually shortened to its initialism yeta testa loil testa ) This is 38 letters in the Roman alphabet, and 35 in the Kankonian alphabet. Kankonian never ceases to amaze me. Not the fact that you have a 35 characters ...
by Iyionaku
05 May 2020 10:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The longest and the shortest word in your conlang
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: The longest and the shortest word in your conlang

What do my other, less evolved conlangs do in that aspect? The longest Caelian words in the dictionary are, with 12 characters each: siduovokuyv "deal! agreed! settled!" (but you could say this is an inflectional form) pürnyemilzar "sandwich" Caelian's shortest words are, with two characters each: ë...
by Iyionaku
03 May 2020 20:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What is the newest word in your conlang?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: What is the newest word in your conlang?

In Yélian, the most recent words are númalo and páriero, both meaning "rent", but used in different standard varieties.

númalo derives from num "place to live" + an isolated morpheme -alo, not found anywhere else in the language.
páriero derives from pária "to move" + ero "money".
by Iyionaku
03 May 2020 10:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The longest and the shortest word in your conlang
Replies: 13
Views: 264

The longest and the shortest word in your conlang

What's the longest and the shortest word in your conlang? To have an opportunity to compare the words properly, here are some "rules": 1) Only lexemes count; if your language is agglutinative or polysynthetic, only lexical entries should be used. 2) Only words that are already in the lexicon can be ...
by Iyionaku
02 May 2020 13:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yélian: A revision
Replies: 14
Views: 4191

Re: Yélian: A revision

Oh man, this was a long break, where was I again? Oh yes, differences between NS and SS. Differences between Northern Standard (NS) and Southern Standard (SS) - Part 2 Grammar and Syntax Oblique personal pronouns always go before the verb in both standards. But if they are preceded by a preposition,...
by Iyionaku
02 May 2020 13:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: stand lie sit hang
Replies: 18
Views: 3493

Re: stand lie sit hang

:con: Yélian For these "change of state" verbs, Yélian has a rather odd construction that isn't found anywhere else in the language. The intransitive, stative part is one verb in direct voice, the reflexive meaning is conveyed by the same verb in inverse voice. However, the transitive meaning usuall...
by Iyionaku
19 Apr 2020 18:56
Forum: Translations
Topic: Your father was a Swine (Harry Potter dialogue)
Replies: 6
Views: 121

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

Your blessed father knew that, in fact, he frequently sought it! This part is slightly different: "… he frequently saw to it!" Thank you Dormouse! I listened to the English version multiple times in YouTube and still couldn't understand it properly. The auto translations said thought it , which it ...
by Iyionaku
19 Apr 2020 12:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: Your father was a Swine (Harry Potter dialogue)
Replies: 6
Views: 121

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

:con: Yélian Snape: Sa vutret è Black paʻatleʻibalit, îyiapetzentan cénvitan neyvalmèlein otcestanasbut a'vinquasén. Cèlt, can sao ʻilyquot dirakaidisvenut, cut a'vinquasé ci-stan-but! Sao pènomanquosǽl yiquinret, ètat cárat yòicúrutasplatet! Harry: Reo pèno yibet broyayiva! Snape: Sao pèno yibet co...
by Iyionaku
19 Apr 2020 12:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: Your father was a Swine (Harry Potter dialogue)
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Your father was a Swine (Harry Potter dialogue)

A famous dialogue between Snape and Harry in Order of the Phoenix. :eng: Snape: You and Black are one of a kind, sentimental children forever whining how bitterly unfair your lives have been. Well it may have escaped your notice, but life - isn't - fair! Your blessed father knew that, in fact, he fr...
by Iyionaku
19 Apr 2020 11:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Snowball Game returns
Replies: 48
Views: 2873

Re: The Snowball Game returns

Wow! I didn't know that German would use a negative there. That stumped me. Or you could say "Until Jack has drunk at least three glasses of coffee in the morning . . ." I remember the first time I heard a double negative. It was in a Rolling Stones parody I was watching on Sesame Street wherein th...
by Iyionaku
08 Apr 2020 09:09
Forum: Translations
Topic: Xiang Po
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Xiang Po

:con: Yélian Der a'pèno o'pèno reo o'pèno, Xiang Po, yicuret at Manjuria pès Beidying, yianivarstivelat can tyapèsmendret to manpuʻasé. An'oicolan Ming o'Tsungie yiʻòtbocʻi, cara nat a'Manjúrianan yiʻucvi a'Mingan u ilvereti 1644, yityapèrsmitai reo mianúmivas. when DEF.ANIM=father DEF.GEN=father 1S...
by Iyionaku
01 Apr 2020 11:42
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Trip - Still Corners
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: The Trip - Still Corners

:con: Yélian U carat iancuras, Golas sao veburan, pès acertolcè, Yanim pumánan cirorecimolkʻi Vat bit æ'bernal, yanat vincarfivaltet. Ooou, ooou Ooou, ooou Ooou, ooou Ooou Mailanritlocan* Mailanritlocan Mailanritlocan Matbail Karʻi ciol yovtal o'taya Vit scetet væ paru Fum blidet cet pereʻei A'zentʻ...
by Iyionaku
30 Mar 2020 09:00
Forum: Translations
Topic: All this handwashing is drying out my hands.
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: All this handwashing is drying out my hands.

Æ'vántifæsce ocpersadet reo vanitem. [əˈʋantɨˌɸœskə ɔ̈pəɾˈsaːdət ˈɾeː.ɔ̈ ˈvaːnɨtəm] DEF.CONC=wash_hands-ACTZ-whole CONT-dry_out-3SG 1SG.POSS hand-DU All this handwashing is drying out my hands. New words for this challenge: vántifa [ˈvantɨɸɐ] - to wash hands Etymology: vanit "hand" + ifa "to clean"...
by Iyionaku
30 Mar 2020 08:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: I have all the toilet paper and you can't have any.
Replies: 6
Views: 163

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

:con: Yélian Re vutret, re bai u'decelborató èpa bárat cityatreinei. [ɾə ˈvutɾət, ɾə baɪ̯ ʉˌdeːkəlˌˌboːɾɐˈtoː ˈɛpɐ ˈbaːɾɐt kɨt͡ʃɐˈtɾɛɪ̯nɛɪ̯] 1SG INT, 1SG have-1SG DEF.INAN=toilet_paper-COL and from-DEM NEG-POT-get-2SG I have all the toilet paper and (from that) you can't have any. New word for this ...
by Iyionaku
18 Mar 2020 11:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: Working like a slave
Replies: 18
Views: 3088

Re: Working like a slave

:con: Yélian

Tivelet cet crayo.
[[tɨˈʋeːlət‿ət‿ˈɾaːʃo]]
work-3SG like slave
He works like a slave.

Movrosbit crayo.
[ˈmɔʊ̯ɾɔsbɨt‿ˈɾaːʃo]
occupational-COP.3SG.ANIM slave
He is a slave.