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by All4Ɇn
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 02:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 637
Views: 69489

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Creyeditor wrote:
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 19:02
I think Briefbeutel or Brieftasche are used in some German varieties for wallet
Brieftasche was actually the word my German textbooks used for wallet. It was only later that I learned no one uses it and Portemonnaie is the main word for wallet now.
by All4Ɇn
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 23:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 229
Views: 34911

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

This will probably be my last post for awhile as I'm heading back to college soon. Just a small grammar note that's popped up [:)] 兼 (Kem) 兼 is a Chinese borrowed term and works as both a verbal prefix and a noun connecting particle, but only in a very specific circumstance. It is used to connect 2 ...
by All4Ɇn
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 21:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8393
Views: 649681

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

所以罖实爲校場起事於兀尸𧶮世界𧶮兜
Sú·ý nãnh bừ cao ão·đranh kí·đrừ đi lơ·ꞗẽ mờ xè·ghèy mờ lơnh
reason be maybe CONJ school start PREP many PREP world PREP location
Maybe it's because school's starting in many parts of the world
by All4Ɇn
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 03:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 229
Views: 34911

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Pronunciation of /ʂ~s/ and /ʐ~z/ In my first post in this thread, I mentioned that the phonemes written with <s r> are pronounced as /ʂ~s/ and /ʐ~z/, but I never went into specifics as to when to pronounce them in these ways. I've finally gotten around to figuring out (for the most part) all the co...
by All4Ɇn
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 01:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2850
Views: 205930

Re: Yay or Nay?

Thanks for the replies everyone! You’ve all brought up some great points :). As someone who doesn’t speak Chinese and has only been studying Japanese for two years, and has had absolutely no experience in either country’s school systems, it can be really difficult judging how something like this iss...
by All4Ɇn
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 14:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2850
Views: 205930

Re: Yay or Nay?

I'm currently working on figuring out the grade levels in which Ởnh·Vú speakers learn different characters and i've run into a bit of a conundrum. Typically I base them off the Chinese and Japanese grades the characters are learned in but I'm not sure what to do about the character 銀. In Chinese its...
by All4Ɇn
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 13:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 229
Views: 34911

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

wow that's really a big change. I hope I can be as persistent as you in making threads of conlangs, btw. Thanks so much! Really appreciate it [:)]. I myself didn’t realize how big the changes were until I started to compare the languages. Some dialects of Cham seem to be more similar to it than oth...
by All4Ɇn
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 13:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 229
Views: 34911

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Cham vs. Ởnh·Vú Considering how many changes Ởnh·Vú has undergone from proto-Chamic, I figured it'd be a good idea to compare it to another Chamic language. Below are samples from Cham alongside romanized Ởnh·Vú. Cognates are color-coded while Ởnh·Vú words from Chinese are colored gold. My family h...
by All4Ɇn
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 05:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 229
Views: 34911

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Vocative Particle 唉 (Si) This particle is almost unused in everyday speech but is very common in speeches, poetry, law, prayers, and literature where they are commonly used in set phrases. In everyday speech it's far less likely to be encountered as it usually sounds patronizing. The patronizing ca...
by All4Ɇn
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 05:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 627
Views: 79455

Re: False cognates

Really cool one I just discovered:
:deu: Vielfraß "glutton" (from Old German compound vilifrāʒ)
:deu: Vielfraß "wolverine" (from Old Norse fjellfräs meaning mountain cat)
by All4Ɇn
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 07:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: ယြး語/Yr̄ Phāsā
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: ယြး語/Yr̄ Phāsā

Shemtov wrote:
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 00:03
That's what happens when your first draft of the romanazation is <p ph t th ts ch k kh> and then you realize that basing it on Pinyin is better.
You could still keep it in the name. Could be similar to Chiang Kai-shek or Peking in modern English.
by All4Ɇn
Tue 24 Jul 2018, 07:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 229
Views: 34911

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Khemehekis wrote:
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 03:14
All4Ɇn wrote:
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 21:11
少年 (Xờ·nen)- Teenager/adolescent
[O.O]

This never occurred to me before, but does our Xonen's name come from the Sino-Japanese word for lad/boy/youth?
It very well might! Maybe they'll see your message and we'll know for sure [:)]
by All4Ɇn
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 06:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 229
Views: 34911

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Birth Order You can think of these terms as an extension of the kinship terms posted earlier. Similar to other languages in the Sinosphere, it's pretty weird in Ởnh·Vú to address or refer to family members by their names. Instead, kinship terms are applied. A question arises though when you want to...
by All4Ɇn
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 06:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6628
Views: 521398

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

eldin raigmore wrote:
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 06:09
It comes from “fee” meaning a debt, and “mur” meaning a broken bone. If you didn’t pay on time they’d break your thighs.
It's obviously an acronym for something. If random images on Facebook have me anything its that practically every word is really just an old acronym [xD]
by All4Ɇn
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 23:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6628
Views: 521398

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

Apparently in Northern and Southern Vietnamese, the word for that is "đó", while in Central Vietnam it is "tê". Are there any known historical reasons for this development? It seems very strange to me for a dialect to differ that extremely from the dialects both above and below it without there bein...
by All4Ɇn
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 21:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 229
Views: 34911

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Speaking of Rites of Passage, how about a list of age/gender terms for Ởnh·Vú? Here are those words below [:)] 胎兒 (Tứy·ne) - Fetus 新生 (Sin·rành) - Newborn 卑ヌ (Bé·bé) - Baby 嬰兒 (Enh·ne) - Baby (formal) 幼兒 (Ù·ne) - Toddler 穉 (Đã) - Child/kid 兒童 (Ne·đunh) - Child/kid (formal) 𡛔𡥵 (Bính·ãc) - Girl (also...
by All4Ɇn
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 04:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: ယြး語/Yr̄ Phāsā
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: ယြး語/Yr̄ Phāsā

You're right and i'm changing it so that the current system comes from the Northeast Yr̄, the Dáw Yr̄, who adapted Daoism to the Theraveda Buddhism that the majority of Yr̄ follow, to form a syncratism. They would often write with some Hanzi inserted, but had an imperfect knowledge of Hanzi, so unt...
by All4Ɇn
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 04:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: ယြး語/Yr̄ Phāsā
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: ယြး語/Yr̄ Phāsā

This looks really cool so far. I'm not sure how likely it'd be though for a mixed Hanzi script to develop in just over 80 years though. Are there any irl instances of the Communist Party of China forcing hanzi on non-Sinitic languages?
by All4Ɇn
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 04:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 229
Views: 34911

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

巴啤塔 (Ba·bẽr·táp) (The Tower Of Babel) As is tradition, I have translated the Tower of Babel into Ởnh·Vú. I've based this translation on the ones given for Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese on Omniglot. 一. 卞於、𤲂𡗶𠊛固一種咚唄一種言語。 Lo đi, ã·lait·ởnh a it chónh sap nanh it chónh vưn·vú. ADV PART below-sky-per...