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by Khemehekis
18 May 2021 05:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 519
Views: 98483

Re: Lexicon milestones

I reached 72,500 words about an hour ago! The milestone word was helno , a slangy word for "cavalier", in the sense of "uncircumcised male". It is short for helnaplis , which is from helnaplo (uncircumcised), plus the suffix -is, which indicates a person. Helnaplo, in turn, comes from hel (with) and...
by Khemehekis
18 May 2021 05:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 418
Views: 54551

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Wow! What a skewy list! I can't recall the last time Cleveland or California or candidate came up in any sort of conversation! Bullshit, that I can understand, but there seems to be many words in that list that would only appear if conversations or discussions run along somewhat specific political ...
by Khemehekis
17 May 2021 12:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 418
Views: 54551

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

My friend who is compiling a corpus is 90% done. From a sample of 181 million running words, he sent me a freely distributable alphabetical list of the 5,000 most common words in English. For your reading pleasure, here it is. a abandon ability able aboard abortion about above abroad absence absolut...
by Khemehekis
05 May 2021 22:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Solenja
Replies: 31
Views: 593

Re: Solenja

Thank you, i have edit it. :) You're welcome. Vowels can be confusing, so they should all use IPA symbols. A = farm E = test, father/feather (the E at the end of many german words) I,Y = in O = /o/, as in the German word „froh“ or „Mond“ U = full The A in "farm" is /ɑ/, like the A in German "Art". ...
by Khemehekis
05 May 2021 22:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Solenja
Replies: 31
Views: 593

Re: Solenja

We don't have that in English.

Instead of using an English example, just use the IPA symbol and say "This is the sound /o/, as in the German word 'froh'."
by Khemehekis
05 May 2021 22:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Solenja
Replies: 31
Views: 593

Re: Solenja

Here's an idea!

Go to this chart where you can hear the sounds spoken:

https://www.ipachart.com/

and tell me which IPA symbol the O in Solenja sounds like!
by Khemehekis
05 May 2021 21:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Solenja
Replies: 31
Views: 593

Re: Solenja

You mean it's silent in the middle of the word, but pronounced /h/ like in "house" at the beginning of a word? Yes :) OK. So you're saying this is /ʌ/ (the sound of the U in "cut")? How you say of ? O like in So, or, Ort, Mond etc. "Of" has a sound that doesn't exist in German. It's the vowel /ʌ/, ...
by Khemehekis
05 May 2021 21:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Solenja
Replies: 31
Views: 593

Re: Solenja

Park Bom wrote: 05 May 2021 21:32 Solenja has articles, namely La what means The and una what a/an/one is.
Ah, I see, reading it again: no genders, no verb conjugation, and no tenses (tenses are what "times" like past, present, or future are called in English). Somehow I misremembered that as no articles.
by Khemehekis
05 May 2021 21:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Solenja
Replies: 31
Views: 593

Re: Solenja

H = House, but in the Word its silent. You mean it's silent in the middle of the word, but pronounced /h/ like in "house" at the beginning of a word? fath e r/feath e r (the E at the end of many german words) This is the vowel /ɐ/, as in "bitte". O = of So you're saying this is /ʌ/ (the sound of th...
by Khemehekis
05 May 2021 21:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Solenja
Replies: 31
Views: 593

Re: Solenja

Solenja is a creole. Ah, I see. That was what I suspected. Romance without genders nor articles! Esperanto is a auxlang, if you mean this. Well, no one's debating that Esperanto's an auxlang, but basing your Solenja partially on Esperanto made me wonder if Solenja was an auxlang too. Solenja was st...
by Khemehekis
05 May 2021 21:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Solenja
Replies: 31
Views: 593

Re: Solenja

I would say yes, i think. That wasn't a yes-or-no question. Is it: (a) A divergent Romance language or (b) A creole ? i didn't know Lingua Franca Nova. Lingua Franca Nova, or LFN, by the late C. George Boeree, is an auxlang based on Romance lexicon with a creole's grammar. Solenja is based on: Span...
by Khemehekis
05 May 2021 20:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Solenja
Replies: 31
Views: 593

Re: Solenja

First question: Is this a divergent Romance language, or is it a creole (like Lingua Franca Nova)?
by Khemehekis
05 May 2021 15:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 569
Views: 48050

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

What are some different excuses for having a word for person, and a word for human? Well here's an easy one, maybe your speakers know of two or more sapient species in your galaxy (human and Grey, or human and reptoid, or human and Klingon, or human, Grey, reptoid, and Xenomorph), in which case bot...
by Khemehekis
05 May 2021 02:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 487
Views: 38857

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

I got that argument from an essay on Petersonian English Spelling. Good to check out for anyone who is considering spelling English phonetically!

http://dedalvs.com/petersonian.html
by Khemehekis
05 May 2021 00:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 487
Views: 38857

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

Also, irregular spelling helps English speakers distinguish homophones. If an Anglophone reads "a good night", he'll know that the writer was not referring to "a good knight".
by Khemehekis
04 May 2021 17:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What kind of conlanger are you?
Replies: 167
Views: 53164

Re: What kind of conlanger are you?

Am I misunderstanding scrappers? I had always made the unchecked assumption that scrappers wanted, one day, to settle down, and become loyalists, or maybe even fillers or circumnavigators. They started out thinking they liked a conlang, then decided that it sounded ugly or that its grammar was unwor...
by Khemehekis
04 May 2021 10:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Txabao language
Replies: 54
Views: 6752

Re: The Txabao language

Returning to japanese "s\" and "z\" aren't they considered (except before i) /sj/ and /zj/? Thus: sa se shi so su - /sa se si so su/ sha she shi sho shu - /sya sye si syo syu/? Alike with /t/ & /d/? Many years back, I was discussing the /ɕ/ and /tɕ/ in Japanese on this board, and I pointed out that...
by Khemehekis
04 May 2021 09:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 350
Views: 39254

Re: What did you accomplish today?

lım·ùḳîu|lım·ùḳâu|lım·ùḳùr (LMÙḲ) "cache" ( little memory box ) mûh·ahaıṭ|mûh·ahaṭa|mûh·ahaúṭ (MHAH) "compact disc" ( information disk )  -also mhaıh|mhaha|mhaúh ḳmárıù|ḳmâru|ḳmâraù "computer" ( great parsing machine ) klá·alaıs|klá·alasa|klá·alaús (KLAL) "CPU" ( "symbolic"/virtual mind ) klaımramı...
by Khemehekis
04 May 2021 09:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 403
Views: 70830

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I just woke up from a dream wherein a saw a strange web and noticed a sign near a hole. Reading the sign upside-down, I could gather that "blackhead spiders" lived nearby.

I thereafter came up with this:

https://damta.fandom.com/wiki/Blackhead_spider
by Khemehekis
27 Apr 2021 13:33
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Magical Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 830

Re: Magical Economics

I've never played Dungeons & Dragons! And as a result, I'm not really following what MarMul is talking about. Not really an issue though, as the Lehola Galaxy has Greys and reptoids and FTL travel and wormholes and abductions and knowledge beyond five dimensions and ufopoleis and lifespeeding! No el...