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by KaiTheHomoSapien
27 Oct 2020 17:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 24521

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Getting ready for NaNoWriMo this year. Personally I always struggle get above 2 pages a day, so I'm intimidated by the ~1700 words per day I will need. Anyone done NaNo in the past? I've never completed NaNoWriMo, but I've attempted it twice and both times allowed to get started on a significant no...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
19 Oct 2020 01:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!
Replies: 222
Views: 85912

Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

Te sárdami rin zábresi. Zábre mélgin Lihmelīnyās!

not understand-1.SG.PRES. what-ACC say-2.SG.PRES say-IMPER language-ACC Lihmelinya-GEN

Literally: I understand not what you say. Speak the tongue of Lihmelinya!
by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Oct 2020 05:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 91
Views: 8055

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

Well, so...back to the topic [:D]

The Dákrā Sea is named after my childhood mishearing of "aristocracy" as the name of a body of water: the Eris Dakra Sea. lol. There's nothing particularly aristocratic about this body of water, but that is its name nonetheless.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Oct 2020 00:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 68027

Re: Weird Dream Thread

^This just makes me feel that my own dreams are so very mundane. But even then I can differentiate between a few dream types. One, the most common, that take place in familiar locations or what I recognize to be familiar locations (my house, my school, my vacation home, my grandparents' house, my ne...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
17 Oct 2020 21:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 68027

Re: Weird Dream Thread

I had a language-related dream last night. I was in high school and observing an awards ceremony. One student received an award for solving this complicated word problem but it was revealed he hadn't actually finished it. I took a look at the sheet, thinking maybe I could solve it. The assignment wa...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
11 Oct 2020 18:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I came out to my parents today!
Replies: 13
Views: 307

Re: I came out to my parents today!

Awesome [:)] I came out as bisexual in high school. I knew there was nothing to risk in doing so because my parents had already said they would love me if I was gay or even trans. That's the kind of message I want to signal to my kids so they won't feel apprehensive about coming out if they need to.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
08 Oct 2020 21:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lihmelinyan 2.0
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Lihmelinyan 2.0

Nouns To dive head-first into the grammar, I'll bring up the usual noun-declension stuff. First, Lihmelinyan doesn't really have "declensions" to speak of in the Latin sense. I organize nouns based on their stem. The groups, roughly, are: a/e-stem (thematic), ā-stem, i-stem, u-stem, consonant-stem,...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
08 Oct 2020 20:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lihmelinyan 2.0
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Lihmelinyan 2.0

eldin raigmore wrote: 08 Oct 2020 19:43 Where can we see more?
Thanks for bumping this. I'm gonna post more. This conlang is so awesome that my other attempts at conlangs don't even come close. So I definitely want to add more content. :)
by KaiTheHomoSapien
01 Oct 2020 17:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 356
Views: 3690

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

Thanks. I had always found it confusing. I also found this on Quora: "In poem and song lyrics sometimes the writer uses "yuku". For example the song from Ikimonogakari 歩いていこう (read: aruite yukou). What's more bizzare is that the lyrics is written in the hiragana form いこう but they read it as ゆこう (yuk...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
01 Oct 2020 05:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 356
Views: 3690

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

So what's the difference between "iku" and "yuku" in Japanese (i.e. the verb "to go"). I was looking at song lyrics and saw in the lyrics the word is written いこう (ikou) but the singer clearly says "yukou". Are they just completely interchangeable?
by KaiTheHomoSapien
30 Sep 2020 18:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 24521

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

That's good to know. You can also use alt codes but this requires a dedicated number-pad and doesn't work in every program. WinCompose is helpful for say, writing Dvorak's name (Dvořák) in a music program. Even the Mac's built-in capabilities can't produce ř without going into the Character Viewer o...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
29 Sep 2020 21:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 24521

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Just a random thought: I mainly use a Mac when doing conlang stuff because it's so easy to type accented characters on a Mac (as simple as holding down "e" and then pressing "5" to get an e with a macron). Because Lihmelinyan accents every stressed vowel and uses macrons for long vowels, this had be...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
27 Sep 2020 19:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 309
Views: 3917

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

Yeah, /ç/ seems to be one of those that's almost always an allophone (of /h/ or /x/ usually).
by KaiTheHomoSapien
26 Sep 2020 23:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 309
Views: 3917

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

Thank you for the answers. It's been helpful [:)] It's good to know that it isn't unheard of. My intent with making the particles similar in form is to suggest that they are etymologically related and were presumably at one point a single form. Lihmelinyan also has an etymologically unrelated prohib...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
26 Sep 2020 06:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 309
Views: 3917

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

Does it make any sense to have a negative particle only for irrealis verbs? It's my understanding that Ancient Greek has this with μή, but I wasn't sure if that was the exact situation. Lihmelinyan has two forms of "not": te and ta te is for indicative ta is for subjunctive/optative ánkei te héti = ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
10 Sep 2020 04:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 309
Views: 3917

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

Sound and euphony are important to me. I choose sounds that I like (e.g. I like final consonants to be limited mainly to /n/, /s/, /r/, and vowels, I like clusters like /nt/, /nk/, and I like geminate /t:/ and /l:/, etc.) I don't use sounds that I myself cannot pronounce and I like my conlangs to ha...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
10 Sep 2020 01:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Birthdays!
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Birthdays!

^Happy Birthday to both of you. [:D] Didn't know you were so young, GoshDiggity.

My birthday is October 7th and I'll be 20 this year.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
08 Sep 2020 07:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What languages influence your conlangs?
Replies: 90
Views: 7281

Re: What languages influence your conlangs?

Lihmelinyan is primarily based on PIE reconstructions by Sihler and Ringe and takes special influence from Hittite. Sanskrit has also been an influence.

Arculese is also based on PIE, but on later PIE and specifically Italo-Celtic. It takes influence from Latin, Gaulish, and Sabellic.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
03 Sep 2020 02:22
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 24521

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

elemtilas wrote: 02 Sep 2020 23:05 Rinat Ibagrimov, formerly of the London Symphony Orchestra, and quite possibly one of the awesomest bassists ever, died today.

Hear the music of the profound deeps!

And another.
Thanks for posting that. The double bass is underrated and I so seldom hear it as a solo instrument.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
13 Aug 2020 03:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The CBB is 15 years old!
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: The CBB is 15 years old!

Happy Birthday CBB! 🥳 I can't stand my username, for instance. It's something a 15-year-old came up with on the spot without putting much thought into. [:D] Heh, I was 15 when I joined too and my username is very much a reflection of that. There's not a lot I would do differently although I'd be mor...