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by ThatAnalysisGuy
26 May 2020 23:55
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 66
Views: 29452

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

I learned the French noun "temps," meaning time or weather. I learned this in the French part of the Esperanto book Fundamento de Esperanto. In Esperanto, the corresponding word for time is "tempo."
by ThatAnalysisGuy
29 Apr 2020 20:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Munsee vs Unami
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Munsee vs Unami

Hello. I have been studying the Eastern Algonquian languages recently. One language that I have focused on is the Munsee Delaware language, which interests me as it only has two speakers left (both living in Ontario). But when I researched this language, I noticed something that perplexed me. I have...
by ThatAnalysisGuy
04 Nov 2019 14:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Calculating lexical similarities
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Calculating lexical similarities

Hello,
I am interested in calculating lexical similarity between languages and dialects. I wonder what type of mathematics (calculus, algebra, etc.) would be used for these calculations.

Did I put this in the right board? Anyways, thanks for reading this.
by ThatAnalysisGuy
07 Mar 2018 03:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7338
Views: 945905

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

What are the differences between a fusional and an agglutinative language? Fusional languages encode multiple meanings in grammatical morphemes, -kio could be present tense, imperfect aspect, conditional mood. Agglutinating languages separate these into multiple morphemes. What else characterizes a...
by ThatAnalysisGuy
06 Mar 2018 01:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7338
Views: 945905

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

What are the differences between a fusional and an agglutinative language?
by ThatAnalysisGuy
02 Mar 2018 22:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.
Replies: 17
Views: 4966

Re: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.

Given close genealogical connection, geographic continuity, ethnic identity, diglossia and mutual intelligibility, why exactly is this considered a 'new language' suddenly, rather than a series of dialectical features that it seems is only used in code-switching any? Particular when the speaker siz...
by ThatAnalysisGuy
02 Mar 2018 00:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.
Replies: 17
Views: 4966

Re: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.

Parlox wrote:
02 Mar 2018 00:34
Are there any online tidbits of it's grammar or lexicon?
I found a resource on Omniglot about Jedek numbers.
by ThatAnalysisGuy
02 Mar 2018 00:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.
Replies: 17
Views: 4966

New language discovered recently in Malaysia.

https://www.sciencealert.com/new-language-found-aslian-malaysia-jedek-hunter-gatherers I heard that a language had recently been discovered. It is called Jedediah, which is an Aslian language spoken in Malaysia. The language was discovered by Swedish linguists from Lund University who were document...
by ThatAnalysisGuy
01 Mar 2018 14:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Wacky theory on Basque.
Replies: 29
Views: 9615

Re: Wacky theory on Basque.

I do not see a relation to Basque and Etruscan. The Basque language is grouped with Aquitanian and sometimes Iberian in a Vasconic group, and Etruscan is proposed to be part of a Tyrsenian language family along with Lemnian and Rhaetic.