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by Khemehekis
20 Jun 2021 09:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 442
Views: 58868

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Apparently "Lego" isn't among the 11,000 most commonly used words in English. (I see a few brand names, though, like "iPad", "iPhone", and "iPod".)
by Khemehekis
19 Jun 2021 08:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 72
Views: 59423

Re: Today I learned ...

TIL the word "synophones". Words with subtle differences in pronunciation, like "ladder" and "latter" (in American English), or "roses" and "Rosa's", or "la" and "law".
by Khemehekis
19 Jun 2021 06:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)
Replies: 102
Views: 44792

Re: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)

Is it a rip-off of Latin (specifically Ecclesiastical Latin)? Yes, with a bit of Tolkien thrown in. Do I care? No, because in-universe it's a liturgical language. [+1] I don't know enough about Tolkien to recognize the Quenya/Sindarin/etc. influences, but I do like the idea of making a liturgical l...
by Khemehekis
19 Jun 2021 06:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 442
Views: 58868

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

learnt-zucchini learnt lease leash least leather leave Lebanese Lebanon lecture led ledge leech leek left leftist leftover leg legacy legal legalization legalize legally legend legendary legion legislation legislative legislator legislature legit legitimacy legitimate leisure lemon lemonade lemur le...
by Khemehekis
18 Jun 2021 22:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Famous CBB Quotes Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 69077

Re: Famous CBB Quotes Thread

[In regard to McDonald's being called "Mickey D's"]
Xonen wrote: 18 Jun 2021 21:37 Besides, Mickey is associated with another American megacorporation known for feeding the world truly unhealthy amounts of bland, overprocessed junk, so it's quite a natural analogy... [¬.¬]
by Khemehekis
18 Jun 2021 20:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45801

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

I just googled "Mickey D's" and found this online listicle apropos to our conversation: https://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-nickname-in-10-countries-2016-12 Can anyone picture, say, Avril Lavigne or Justin Bieber saying "McDick's"? McDick's is a telling name, because it has not one but two /ɪk...
by Khemehekis
18 Jun 2021 09:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Caste Systems in Conworlds
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Caste Systems in Conworlds

A few months ago, I had a dream wherein I created a caste system for a conworld wherein the letter before your name, when you were addressed, indicated where you fit in the caste system. I'll get into that dream later. I'd love to read about it! All right, first, so everyone knows, this was an intr...
by Khemehekis
18 Jun 2021 08:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 115
Views: 36263

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

In Spain the best upper sets do it,
Lithuanians on 'Nets do it,
Let's do it,
Let's build a world!
by Khemehekis
18 Jun 2021 05:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45801

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

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote: 18 Jun 2021 02:14 This is the first I'm hearing that "half-assed" may come from a malapropism of "haphazard". Any consensus in the linguistic community about this phrase's origin?
According to https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/half-assed, this theory is agreed upon by the Online Etymology Dictionary.
by Khemehekis
18 Jun 2021 05:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45801

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

clawgrip wrote: 18 Jun 2021 05:18 In most of Japan it's Makku. They only call it Makudo in Kansai.
Really? Well, I guess I know where my Japanese teacher was from then!
by Khemehekis
18 Jun 2021 05:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 442
Views: 58868

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

So my friend who has the corpus had said he'd complete an updated list of the 30,000 most common words once his corpus reached 190 million running words, or "tokens". It turned out one of the subcorpora got so unexpectedly large that he's now going to call the corpus finished once it reaches 210 mil...
by Khemehekis
18 Jun 2021 05:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 103
Views: 11346

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII

kiwikami wrote: 11 Jun 2021 02:41
Click wrote: 11 Jun 2021 02:31 Apologies to all, I’ll try to post the results this weekend.
No worries! Hope you're feeling better.
[+1] Agreed. Get better, Click! [<3]
by Khemehekis
18 Jun 2021 04:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45801

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

I notice this too with names beginning with "Mc". Many people say what to my ears sounds like /mɪk/, as in "MickDonalds" (even the parody name "SickDonalds" reflects that pronunciation). I seem to say /mək/ or as close to it as I can. I'm not saying I'm better, I'm just noticing /ɪ/ in places where...
by Khemehekis
17 Jun 2021 02:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 376
Views: 45300

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I drew the animals (the non-sapient animals) in the tetramantoid bioswath. Tetramantoids are like these guys : an insectoid anatomy, look like praying mantises, but only have four limbs. Also, I finally named the linguae francae of Nexon and Pluos. Although I knew what the languages "sounded" like (...
by Khemehekis
16 Jun 2021 01:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Combat scenes and Misunderstood
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: Combat scenes and Misunderstood

The Canon (which I usually associate with funerals, btw, rather than weddings...) isn't so much imitation as just... a popular piece of music. Heh, I have this friend named Jolene who's always taking about how she loves tacos and wanting to stop at Taco Bell. I sometimes tell this joke: Q: What pie...
by Khemehekis
15 Jun 2021 15:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Caste Systems in Conworlds
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Osroene: A Possible Euphratic IE Language

The reptoids of the planet Rathar have a caste system: Caste 1: royalty Caste 2: high-ranking military, people who fill important duties for royalty Caste 3: lower-ranking military, merchants and slave-dealers, restaurateurs and chefs Caste 4: skilled lower workers, footsoldiers Caste 5: unskilled w...
by Khemehekis
15 Jun 2021 00:13
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 115
Views: 36263

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

-Klaivas-! There's a name I haven't heard in some time! (And according to the Members Firectory, he never made it to the CBB . . . or did he use a different screenname here?)
by Khemehekis
11 Jun 2021 18:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pop/Rock thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1310

Re: Pop/Rock thread

So today I was checking out the music of Chumbawamba, beyond "Tubthumping" (which is the one Chumbawamba song that Americans all know). I came across this title, and I had to share it with the people on this board.

R.I.P. RP
by Khemehekis
10 Jun 2021 20:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45801

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

I notice this too with names beginning with "Mc". Many people say what to my ears sounds like /mɪk/, as in "MickDonalds" (even the parody name "SickDonalds" reflects that pronunciation). I seem to say /mək/ or as close to it as I can. I'm not saying I'm better, I'm just noticing /ɪ/ in places where...
by Khemehekis
10 Jun 2021 20:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Rythm based conlang?
Replies: 13
Views: 726

Re: Rythm based conlang?

Creyeditor wrote: 10 Jun 2021 20:12
Khemehekis wrote: 09 Jun 2021 23:33
Creyeditor wrote: 09 Jun 2021 20:39 Is it a natural or anatural?
a natural = English idiom for ein Naturtalent
Oh, I didn't know that. Intresting [:D]
We're always helping each other out understanding idioms in others' L2's around here, like "stop thinking" vs. "stop to think".