Famous CBB Quotes Thread

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Famous CBB Quotes Thread

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Since ZBB has its own quote thread, I wanted to add one for this forum too. :D

When you see someone saying something silly, put it here.

Ex: There is no example, deal with it. :3

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Visinoid wrote:Since ZBB has its own quote thread, I wanted to add one for this forum too. :D

When you see someone saying something silly, put it here.
[>:D]

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Visinoid wrote:Since ZBB has its own quote thread, I wanted to add one for this forum too. :D

When you see someone saying something silly, put it here.

Ex:
eldin raigmore wrote:
Ceresz wrote:These are the vowel phonemes:
Image
Your phonology has way too many front-vowel phonemes and way too few central-vowel phonemes. I advise you to re-do your 'lang with a more symmetrical arrangement of most front-vowels being matched by back-vowels at the same "height" (closeness), and also with some more central-vowels (though not as many as back-vowels).

Also, your front-vowels are too concentrated in the "closer" section of the chart; it looks like nearly all the vowels that are front of center are also closer than open-mid. If you're going to have that many front- and near-front-vowels, you should spread them out more and have more of them be near-open and open and open-mid.

Are you aware that the name of your conlang is in fact the name of an actual natlang?
The unfortunate effect of posting this out-of-context is that this makes eldin look like a twit rather than a joker. :|
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It wasn't intended that way. -_- I haven't come up with the idea, I've stolen it from ZBB. :|

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Trailsend wrote:

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if (isNeeded(getFurtherInfo(getResponse(question)))) {
     eldinRaigmore();
}
[:$] Thanks, Trailsend! [<3]

(the unfortunate thing about posting this out-of-context is that it makes me look like even more of an attention-whore than I am.)

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eldin raigmore wrote:(the unfortunate thing about posting this out-of-context is that it makes me look like even more of an attention-whore than I am.)
[xD]

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MONOBA wrote:
Pirka wrote:"Bear cups"? [:S]
Little cups made to hold bears. You place the bear in the cup. This holds the bear.
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To do with that ^^
MONOBA wrote:Also Image
Unrelatedly:
eldin raigmore wrote:
míkl wrote:Hello.
Hello.
How are you?
I’m good.
How are you?
I’m good.
What’s your name?
My name is Mark. What’s your name?
My name is Anna.
How old are you?
I’m 30 years old. You?
28.

Maybe you'd better mention to your psychotherapist that you have two ages and two genders talking to one another in your head. [:P] [;)] :mrgreen:
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BEAR CUP!

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Trailsend wrote:

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if (isNeeded(getFurtherInfo(getResponse(question)))) {
     eldinRaigmore();
}
Am I the only person who's very bothered by how nesting getFurtherInfo() and isNeeded() that way would almost certainly return a type error?
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Lodhas wrote: The unfortunate effect of posting this out-of-context is that this makes eldin look like a twit rather than a joker. :|
I still can't believe I didn't get the joke at first >_>. Still makes me laugh though.

Oh, and I sure love my Bear Cups.

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Micamo wrote:
Trailsend wrote:

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if (isNeeded(getFurtherInfo(getResponse(question)))) {
     eldinRaigmore();
}
Am I the only person who's very bothered by how nesting getFurtherInfo() and isNeeded() that way would almost certainly return a type error?
[xD]

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typedef struct { ??? } Information;
public String getResponse(String question);
public Information getFurtherInfo(String statement);
public bool isNeeded(Information info);
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xingoxa wrote:
rickardspaghetti in the translations subforum wrote:You've been playing Skyrim, I see. [B)]
You know the new rules. You should provide glosses and preferably also IPA/X-SAMPA. I don't even know the name of this lang. It is very Englishy, indeed - in fact, most of the words in the sentence are also valid English words....

Since you have no glosses, we have to guess what you mean.

"Skyrim" and "I" are both capitalised, does it mean they are nominals? And maybe "You've" also? Is the apostrophe a letter (a glottal stop or something?) Or does it have a some grammatical function? Does it perhaps mark "ve" as a clitic?

Suppose your sentence mean something like "They told me about dragons". There are three nominals - "they", "me" and "dragons". Perhaps "ve" is the plural marker.

"You've" would then be "dragons". Since the two word, "I see", is separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma, I guess it less important in some sense.

My guess for a gloss is this:

You've been playing Skyrim, I see.
you-ve been play-ing Sky-rim, I see
dragons.PL about tell-PST 1SG-DAT, 3PL did
"Dragons about told me, they did"

Am I wrong? Again, if you don't provide glosses, it's really hard.

And I still have no idea about how to pronounce that sentence.

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That's funny! [:D]

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Micamo wrote:Well of course the hypothesis is not that that's what you consciously think; That's not what evolutionary psychology is about. When you taste a chocolate bar you don't think "Hey, the fat reserves I can make from this will come in handy in an emergency" you think "Mmm, chocolate!"

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Micamo wrote:
jamesarthur wrote:The Dzoma see themselves as a pure people on Earth for a reason, and they believe that outside influence is corrupting to that purity, so they intentionally avoid external cultural influences. In addition, their culture is such that they're very accepting of their own circumstances, and don't have a particular lust to change or have new things.
So, basically they're the KKK.
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Visinoid wrote:I've stolen it from ZBB. :|
Because CBB is better?
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Micamo wrote:
jamesarthur wrote:The Dzoma see themselves as a pure people on Earth for a reason, and they believe that outside influence is corrupting to that purity, so they intentionally avoid external cultural influences. In addition, their culture is such that they're very accepting of their own circumstances, and don't have a particular lust to change or have new things.
So, basically they're the KKK.
Or the North Koreans, or the Piraha, or the pre-revolutionary Chinese.

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CBB quotes that put a smile on your face

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This is a thread to highlight little things people wrote on the CBB that put a smile on your face today.

As for today, I'd like to quote this one from Sasquatch:
Sasquatch wrote: I don't know of any natlangs that do this. But it is an idea I've been kicking around for a while for my language.
Cat-ABL move ball-PAT dog-ALL
That would tell you the ball was moved from the cat to the dog. Volition marking would then clarify whether the cat gave the ball to the dog or the dog took the ball from the cat. Volition could even tell you if the cat forced the dog to take the ball. Putting the ball in an Instrumental case might even create the sense that the cat threw the ball at the dog rather than gave it to him. I suppose it's possible even to mark it so that the ball rolled from the cat to the dog "on its own" (down a hill, or moved by the wind?)

This is the sort of thing that makes me giggle. I love cases taking the semantic weight off of verbs.
Edit: Modicone: Topic merged. We already have this thread.
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Avo wrote:What does this have to do with anything?
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