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by clawgrip
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 12:30
Forum: Translations
Topic: Pizza Hut
Replies: 12
Views: 1375

Re: Pizza Hut

:jpn: Japanese
想像もつかない所にもチーズを入れていますよ。
Sōzō mo tsukanai tokoro ni mo chīzu o irete imasu yo.
imagination also reach-NEG place LOC also cheese ACC insert-CONJ be-POL EMPH
by clawgrip
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 12:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6388
Views: 404526

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

Regarding "vulgar" characters and Japanese, the words that actually have characters are, as stated, not taboo to the extent of any words in English. The word mentioned above, kuso , appears for example in a word like hanakuso , (dried) snot, which is a word you will hear children use, or even parent...
by clawgrip
Wed 31 Jan 2018, 01:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The worst sounding natlang ever
Replies: 233
Views: 12504

Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

If you watch bad anime and then dislike Japanese because it sounds like bad anime, then I think you just need to listen to Japanese in more contexts (or stop watching bad anime).
by clawgrip
Thu 25 Jan 2018, 01:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The worst sounding natlang ever
Replies: 233
Views: 12504

Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

I suppose we can skip the Slavic one, but "terrible" does seem a bit extreme. Of course you are fully entitled to your own opinions. What about these languages do you find terrible or weird?
by clawgrip
Thu 25 Jan 2018, 00:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The worst sounding natlang ever
Replies: 233
Views: 12504

Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Parlox wrote:
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 03:05
Japanese sounds like hell on earth, English is terrible, and Slavic languages sound really weird.
These are pretty extreme descriptions (hell on earth??)
Can you describe why you feel that way?
by clawgrip
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 02:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 336
Views: 28853

Re: Linguistic pet peeves

Probably invades and conquers European languages.
by clawgrip
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 02:47
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Anglish Spamthread
Replies: 492
Views: 57344

Re: Anglish Spamthread

You know me, I like to be worlddwellerish in my word picks; I'm not as folkshirish as you. Don't tell me you've never been to Frankland!
by clawgrip
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 23:29
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Anglish Spamthread
Replies: 492
Views: 57344

Re: Anglish Spamthread

I heard it was good, but I haven't seen it. I seldom have the chance to see films, these days.
by clawgrip
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 23:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13442
Views: 675955

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

What language is it you're talking about?
by clawgrip
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 13:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Noun apposition compounds in other languages
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Noun apposition compounds in other languages

So the particle wa can have the meaning of "to", in the sense of "To me, that sounds crazy"? That's the impression I'm getting from the "Jigglypuff thinks Pokémon are cute" interpretation. That's essentially true, though it is not nearly as limited in use as that English example makes it out to be....
by clawgrip
Thu 18 Jan 2018, 14:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Noun apposition compounds in other languages
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Noun apposition compounds in other languages

We learned in Japanese class that "American CD" becomes Amerika no CD . Confusingly, Amerika no CD can also mean "America CD", i.e. A CD by the band that does the song "Horse with No Name". That's funny, I didn't really think about that. But it makes sense if you just consider no to be equivalent t...
by clawgrip
Thu 18 Jan 2018, 00:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13442
Views: 675955

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

I use ļ for that sound in one of my languages. The Romanization I use has only four letters with diacritics: ç ļ ĝ š, so it kind of matches up. <lh> would fit in with <sh> and <zh>, although that option does then leave <ń> feeling a little out of place (<nh> would be more consistent there, and <nj> ...
by clawgrip
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 15:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Noun apposition compounds in other languages
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Noun apposition compounds in other languages

Now, the question. In natlangs that use a preposition or postposition with noun compounds like these (such as the de in Spanish fin de semana ), how common is it to use an adposition other than "of"? Would "arson arrest" ever be translated as "arrest for arson"? Is "arrest of arson" ever used? How ...
by clawgrip
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 15:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1053
Views: 78710

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

No, it has nothing to do with what's being said. The question was how to describe a script; putative and indicative kinships which are a kind of self-celebration have nothing to do with the question. Unless, of course, this is a reply to some other post, in which case I am mistaken. Anyway, to answe...
by clawgrip
Sun 14 Jan 2018, 01:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 496
Views: 36466

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

In Japanese, the loans are homophonous: 売買 baibai "buying and selling" though at least the normal words for buy and sell are completely different, and simplification had made the characters quite different as well, since only 売 was simplified.
by clawgrip
Sun 07 Jan 2018, 03:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6388
Views: 404526

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

On the one hand, it can be a way to add information to clarify a sentence that was ended prematurely, but it can also shift focus to the comment, in a way.
by clawgrip
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 01:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6388
Views: 404526

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

It has to appear first, before any elements of the comment. Colloquially, it can also appear at the end of the sentence, as can any argument.
by clawgrip
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 00:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13442
Views: 675955

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

Words of different etymology written with different characters does not really suggest a phonetic basis for hanzi. But Japanese doesn't really follow Chinese rules. The existence of on-yomi and kun-yomi shows that words of different etymology can be written with the same character, as well as things...
by clawgrip
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 13:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13442
Views: 675955

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

If it were English, it would be like, Rockford + Greensburg = Petraviridis, which is pretty weird. Too many place names in English can't be matched to Latin or Greek though.
by clawgrip
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 08:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13442
Views: 675955

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

Japanese sometimes abbreviates place names, sometimes even swapping out morphemes (which use the same kanji). The two main ones I can think of in Tokyo are Futako-Tamagawa → Nikotama (二子玉川 → 二子玉) and Sangenjaya → Sancha (三軒茶屋 → 三茶) . They don't typically abbreviate single morphemes, though. This als...