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by KaiTheHomoSapien
17 May 2020 06:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 99
Views: 542

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Created a wonderfully euphonic Arculese word, guspetharios /xus.pe.'θa.ri.os/ "swordsman" from guspes "sword" + tharios "warrior, knight". I also was able to work on Arculese without feeling like I should go back to Lihmelinyan. It's so hard for me to have a second project. I eventually start thinki...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
11 May 2020 17:36
Forum: Translations
Topic: The man sees the woman using the telescope.
Replies: 51
Views: 7396

Re: The man sees the woman using the telescope.

Noun case can differentiate that in Lihmelinyan: lēmas amíntān warántan sarumárkatran ušēti . man-NOM woman-ACC using-ACC.S.FEM telescope-ACC see-3.SG.PRES The man sees the woman using the telescope (the woman has the telescope). lēmas amíntān waránts sarumárkatran ušēti . man-NOM woman-ACC using-NO...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
06 May 2020 07:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2539
Views: 302521

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I've been watching Family Guy. I like when a show as dumb as Family Guy makes reference to a language I've been studying. In this episode, Peter decides he's tired of being stupid and cultivates his intelligence: Peter: I've been studying Sanskrit. Turns out an ancient tongue can be as titillating a...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
06 May 2020 06:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 74
Views: 6833

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

There are some good examples in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7164

I couldn't think of what to call this phenomenon when I posted that thread, but "Easter eggs" is a good term.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
06 May 2020 00:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7304
Views: 943635

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

Thanks for explaining. I guess I hadn't thought about what the definition of "preposition" actually is, but looking at it, "than" and "as" fit when used in these ways. It was also a discussion on another site that inspired me to ask this, although prescriptivists saying that "than me" is always 100%...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
05 May 2020 17:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7304
Views: 943635

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

Okay, fun question relating to English grammar: is "than" a conjunction or a preposition or both? It seems weird to me to describe "than" as a preposition, but that seems to be the case in a sentence like "she is taller than me". Grammarians will just say this is wrong and it should be "she is talle...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
04 May 2020 06:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What is the newest word in your conlang?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: What is the newest word in your conlang?

Most recent Lihmelinyan word seems to be the noun taíhēr , /ˈtai̯.xeːr/ a masculine r-stem noun (genitive singular tihrés ) which means "master" or "lord". I already have the roots tah-/tih- in other words referring to similar concepts (like tahsánzēr , which means "magistrate" and is also used in a...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
01 May 2020 21:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 206
Views: 16243

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

The Met's broadcasting an opera by Nico Muhly later this week. I've never heard her, other than a little snippet she wrote for Mozart in the Jungle , but I've heard she's meant to be listenable-to? [that might be why she doesn't make the top 200 list...] I keep forgetting about these broadcasts; I'...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
28 Apr 2020 19:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7304
Views: 943635

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

Things like this, things that hint at language not being entirely arbitrary (like all those words referring to "shiny" things that start with /gl/, e.g. glow, gleam, glimmer, glisten, glitz, glamor, etc.) always interest me. Steven Pinker's theory is that some basic words referring to more immediate...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
28 Apr 2020 18:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7304
Views: 943635

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

There are a lot of instances of reduplication in English where the first element contains /ɪ/ and the second contains some other vowel (often /æ/ or /ɑ/), so-called "ablaut reduplication". For example: wishy-washy, mish-mash, bric-a-brac, pitter-patter, flip-flop, chit-chat, hip-hop, etc. Is there a...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
28 Apr 2020 17:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 206
Views: 16243

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

John Adams is the name comes to mind first when I think of modern opera. Also Philip Glass, Adès, Saariaho.

I don't, admittedly, listen to much modern opera. I don't listen to much classical music written after the mid-20th century or so. But I'm always willing to try something new.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
25 Apr 2020 18:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7304
Views: 943635

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

Thank you. I was thinking it might be analogy; it just seemed unlikely to me, but I can't think of any other explanation that makes sense!
by KaiTheHomoSapien
25 Apr 2020 07:13
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 836
Views: 225124

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Whoa, looks like some post-counts are down. And the smilies aren't working. :(
by KaiTheHomoSapien
25 Apr 2020 07:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2539
Views: 302521

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I'm guessing he meant the other Strauss? But of the four notables Strausses (Johann, Johann II, Jozef, and Richard), only Richard Strauss wrote any symphonies - which he wrote as a teenager, were panned, and were never widely performed. [the Alpine Symphony and Symphonia Domestica aren't symphonies...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
23 Apr 2020 21:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7304
Views: 943635

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

According to Buck, the nominative singular of n-stem nouns in Oscan is -uf/f. I don't see how this can be. I get that in Sabellic, there was a change of -ns to -f, but in order for this to make sense, this change would've had to occur before Szemerenyi's law and I thought that occurred at the PIE le...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
23 Apr 2020 21:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2539
Views: 302521

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

^Elektra is wonderful. I have it on vinyl. Think it's time to listen to it again.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
23 Apr 2020 21:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 8values political quiz
Replies: 39
Views: 454

Re: 8values political quiz

Centrism, with scores near the very middle on every category except economics where I more clearly lean "social".

That's par for the course for me. Other tests label me a centrist as well. I often describe myself as "left-leaning moderate".
by KaiTheHomoSapien
15 Apr 2020 23:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 99
Views: 542

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Started my Arculese scratchpad. Will post soon. [:)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
12 Apr 2020 07:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11750
Views: 1419218

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

How do you come up with a cool but simple name for your conlang and conpeople that has zero hits on Google and doesn't sound like any real-life language name or ethnonym or anything like that? EDIT: I mean, after thinking about it, what I want to ask is: can it be justifiable if a conlang's name is...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
09 Apr 2020 07:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?
Replies: 18
Views: 520

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

Thanks for all your answers. [:)] Nice to know I'm not the only one who does this. I can actually speak my conlang fluently, but ofc I don't go talking to myself around other people lol Conversation soundclips: Sample 1 Sample 2 Passage with a reading voice: Example Singing in my conlang? Done that:...