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by Khemehekis
13 Aug 2022 00:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Miscellaneous fun facts about your conlang to share and know
Replies: 48
Views: 7550

Re: Miscellaneous fun facts about your conlang to share and know

Hurray for retroflex consonants! The Ritoniqa Dzhapa'u language of the planet Zidrova uses them! https://khemehekis.angelfire.com/zidrova.htm
by Khemehekis
13 Aug 2022 00:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 551
Views: 121492

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

The list, continued: least leather leave Lebanese Lebanon lecture lecturer ledge leech Leeds left leftist leftover leg legacy legal legalization legalize legally legend legendary legion legislation legislative legislator legislature legit legitimacy legitimate Lego leisure lemon lemonade lend length...
by Khemehekis
13 Aug 2022 00:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 551
Views: 121492

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Some exciting news from across the Net. My friend with the corpus announced that it has reached 275 million words of text. Ritchie says his corpus is eleven-twelfths complete now, but he's been saying the corpus is more than 90% finished for a couple of years now. IIRC, the original plan was to stop...
by Khemehekis
13 Aug 2022 00:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 466
Views: 100394

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Amazingly I had a word for Chimpanzee already. [+1] I eliminated the word "Orca" from the list because I was going to append a suffix meaning "Big" to the new word "Dolphin" to mean an Orca, and so I left that word out to reduce unneeded redundancy. Redundancy was also...
by Khemehekis
09 Aug 2022 14:36
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: I invented a new wordlist
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: I invented a new wordlist

Salmoneus wrote: 09 Aug 2022 13:47 Why do you include many distinctions that are frequently not made in real languages (like who vs what, arm vs hand, etc)?
Bee vs. wasp stuck out at me. We have a whole thread on the difference between bees and wasps here . . .
by Khemehekis
09 Aug 2022 07:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 551
Views: 121492

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

^Those crickets are jumping up to be eaten by Viserion.

I'm sorry for your loss, though. You probably feel the way I felt when Houdini the hamster expired on my fifteenth birthday.
by Khemehekis
09 Aug 2022 07:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naming animals
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Naming animals

Plants or animals can also be eponymous: Przewalski's horse, Grant's zebra, kemp ridley sea turtle, Adélie penguin, dahlia, bougainvillea, gardenia, zinnia, St. John's wort.
by Khemehekis
09 Aug 2022 07:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 466
Views: 100394

Re: What did you accomplish today?

https://www.linkpicture.com/q/4500-humrayan.png I'm back... with 4,500 new words added to Humrayan! Basha Humrayan now has 21,100 words! I was given the complete (or nearly complete) Landau List which had around 11,000 entries in it, separated into categories. What I first did was go through the La...
by Khemehekis
04 Aug 2022 21:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Famous CBB Quotes Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 81690

Re: Famous CBB Quotes Thread

The wikipedia page explicitly uses "symmetrical voice" as a synonym for "Austronesian alignment, the Philippine-type voice system or the Austronesian focus system". This is stupid. However, not being a linguist, I don't know whether it's "random wikipedia editor" stupi...
by Khemehekis
02 Aug 2022 23:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Replacement puns
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Replacement puns

We have a number of these in English: bikini -> monokini (replacing bi- with mono-, as if the bi- in "bikini" were the prefix for two) utopia -> dystopia (as if the u- in "utopia" were eu-; cf. euphemism/dysphemism, euphoric/dysphoric, and the like) history -> herstory (replacing...
by Khemehekis
01 Aug 2022 03:50
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Conlangery Podcast - All episodes grouped by topic
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Conlangery Podcast - All episodes grouped by topic

Another tip: You might want to know it's "Rikchik", not "Rikchick".
by Khemehekis
01 Aug 2022 03:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How can I transcribe a sign language
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: How can I transcribe a sign language

Salmoneus wrote: 14 Jul 2022 00:20 More generally, I'm not sure that approaching any project from a point of intentional ignorance is really going to be that fruitful.
[+1]

Plusquamperfekt, study LOTS of sign languages! Then it won't be merely a pastiche of ASL.
by Khemehekis
01 Aug 2022 03:38
Forum: Translations
Topic: Coloquialism 1: Synonyms for "To get drunk"
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Coloquialism 1: Synonyms for "To get drunk"

Drunk (in English): wasted, toasted, sloshed, sozzled, slxppy, blotto, loaded, smashed, red-eyed
by Khemehekis
01 Aug 2022 02:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My very first (very amateurish conlang) constructed in 2007
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: My very first (very amateurish conlang) constructed in 2007

Interestingly, Andreas Hofer (the guy with the farmer vs. hunter-gatherer theory) references the parable of the elephant/snake/hat thing in one of his Quora posts! What can I say, it's a book for dreamers (and one that's been translated into Klingon, FWIW).
by Khemehekis
28 Jul 2022 06:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pop/Rock thread
Replies: 30
Views: 5277

Re: Pop/Rock thread

Check out the music video for "Alive" by Empure of the Sun.

Does it inspire you to do any conworlding?
by Khemehekis
22 Jul 2022 01:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: If you were to write one novel...
Replies: 35
Views: 8311

Re: If you were to write one novel...

Salmoneus, from what I recall, Prettydragoon's Rireinu people do have biologically male and female sexes, it's just that all the males of the species are genetically inferior and have low IQ's -- about the level of monkeys, from what I glean from her writing, perhaps? As a result, all the true love ...
by Khemehekis
18 Jul 2022 01:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pop/Rock thread
Replies: 30
Views: 5277

Re: Pop/Rock thread

I’ve always taken it as /ɑːs/, which is what “arse” is supposed to represent for nonrhotic speakers. Hmmmm . . . https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/dualipa/levitating.html says she's singing "ass". Also, a sad Bastille video called " Happier " for Bastille Day. I like listening to ...
by Khemehekis
17 Jul 2022 02:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Klingon, Vulcan, and Mutsun: Quick Okrand Languages Translation Projects
Replies: 60
Views: 10369

Re: Klingon, Vulcan, and Mutsun: Quick Okrand Languages Translation Projects

It was something like "tarimin"? Maybe? Well let's see! I think tariminuin . From tarain plus ímenne, the radiant Sun shining through a cleft or branches of trees. It's interesting you should light upon the root tar-, as if you'd had a peek into the lexicon!, because that root is indicati...
by Khemehekis
14 Jul 2022 23:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones and discussion of lexicon growth
Replies: 558
Views: 136811

Re: Lexicon milestones and discussion of lexicon growth

I just reached 1,000 Javarti words with ozgü, the word for "tail".

New Usborne book: The First Thousand Words in Javarti.
by Khemehekis
14 Jul 2022 22:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pop/Rock thread
Replies: 30
Views: 5277

Re: Pop/Rock thread

Interestingly, Dua Lipa is British, yet she sings "dance my ass off" instead of "dance my arse off". Anyone else notice that?


Also, a sad Bastille video called "Happier" for Bastille Day.