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by All4Ɇn
Tue 22 May 2018, 01:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Animals derived game
Replies: 164
Views: 9963

Re: Animals derived game

goat = not sheep

Next: puma
by All4Ɇn
Tue 22 May 2018, 01:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Animals derived game
Replies: 164
Views: 9963

Re: Animals derived game

aye-aye = demon + monkey

Next: chicken
by All4Ɇn
Mon 21 May 2018, 05:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6540
Views: 450597

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

Thanks for the responses eldin raigmore and Salmoneus! Definitely were interesting to read
by All4Ɇn
Sun 20 May 2018, 17:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Islogian
Replies: 90
Views: 7969

Re: Islogian

Aren’t possessed nouns always definite anyway? as i inderstand it they don’t need any additional marking to show definiteness. Am I wrong? From what I could see in similar languages like Romanian that seems to be the case. I originally had the possessed nouns always preceded by the definite article...
by All4Ɇn
Sun 20 May 2018, 06:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6540
Views: 450597

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

I recently read an essay about the changes in the Queen's speaking over time and it mentioned that formerly the passive voice was preferred, especially in writing, to using the first person except when saying something like "I feel", "I believe" etc. This struck me as particularly interesting as Jap...
by All4Ɇn
Sun 20 May 2018, 05:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Islogian
Replies: 90
Views: 7969

Re: Islogian

Genitive Constructions Similar to Turkish, nouns in genitive constructions typically have two parts, a possessor marked with the genitive, and the possessed marked with the appropriate possessive suffix. The possessor noun is typically used with a definite article but not always, while the possesse...
by All4Ɇn
Fri 18 May 2018, 21:16
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 367
Views: 50978

Re: Jokes

I'm guessing that the following will cause a few scratched heads. You'll either get it, get it but not find it funny, or not have a clue what's going on... I think being silly and British helps. It's currently my favourite ever joke precisely because people's reactions are so varied. Q - What do yo...
by All4Ɇn
Thu 17 May 2018, 03:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2343
Views: 139017

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Just accidentally stumbled upon the Vietnamese practice of lên đồng. Wasn't expecting to find the video as enthralling as I did. Pretty mesmerizing stuff.
by All4Ɇn
Wed 16 May 2018, 00:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Animals derived game
Replies: 164
Views: 9963

Re: Animals derived game

polar bear = ice + demon

Next: chihuahua
by All4Ɇn
Fri 04 May 2018, 22:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 197
Views: 18593

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Agent Noun Suffixes Ởnh·Vú has a number of agent noun suffixes, some native and some borrowed from Chinese. All of the ones I can think of are listed below with a few example words for each 者 (Chá) 讀者 (Đuc·chá) - Reader 獨裁者 (Đuc·đưy·chá) - Dictator 成年者 (Genh·nen·chá) - Legal adult 著者 (Trù·chá) - Au...
by All4Ɇn
Thu 03 May 2018, 15:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8261
Views: 564681

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

羅馬化𤴓可㐱全面
La·má·vã dõc cá·hưc giuin·mèn

The romanization is absolutely terrible
by All4Ɇn
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 15:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 197
Views: 18593

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Adverbs A fair number of commonly used adverbs are not followed by the adverbial particle 䘹 (Bừ) , which follows most adverbs made from adjectives. Many of these are purely adverbs, while others can function as adjectival verbs as well. Below are the adverbs (as of right now) that aren't followed b...
by All4Ɇn
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 22:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 197
Views: 18593

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Do any of these fuse with the number word (the way ichi becomes ippon with the -hon counter in Japanese, etc.)? Counters are simply followed by the needed number, there's no fusion involved. You said "cà·tứ" for children is used for legal situations. Does the legal system where Ởnh·Vú is spoken con...
by All4Ɇn
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 07:13
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Pets and Their Names
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Your Pets and Their Names

The dog I have right now is named Puppy actually [xP]
by All4Ɇn
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 05:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6540
Views: 450597

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

Tagalog sounds like just what you're looking for. Easy to write, has /ɾ/ rather than /r/, non Indo-European, and spoken by over 70 million people so not too many speakers but also enough that you could have plenty of people to converse in it with.
by All4Ɇn
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 05:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 524
Views: 45964

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Lao Kou wrote:
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 03:07
As for 謝謝, neutral toning that second syllable is, like, so mainland :roll: . My Taiwan dictionary still lists it as xièxiè, making your coincidence all the more unfortunate. [B)]
That's definitely good to hear as I almost certainly said xièxiè during my trip to China a few years back...
by All4Ɇn
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 23:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 524
Views: 45964

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:chn: 謝謝 xièxie "thank you" and 泄瀉 xièxiè "diarrhea"
by All4Ɇn
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 20:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6540
Views: 450597

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

I'm planning on adding a few Ởnh·Vú specific hanzi simplifications (particularly for 義, 魔, and 曜) and was wondering how I could go about it. Not just in terms of programs that could help with it but also things I could look at for inspiration for simplifications. Right now I'm thinking I'd like to i...
by All4Ɇn
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 05:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 197
Views: 18593

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

More Counters As requested. Here's the full list of counters at the moment Counters using native numbers 咘 (Áonh) - Bunches/bundles 百分 (Bac·Pun) - Percents 𣘃 (Bè) - Long/thin/stick-like objects (bottles, rivers, ties, roads, sticks, etc.) 品 (Bím) - Articles of clothing (in general) and pens/pencils...
by All4Ɇn
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 04:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 197
Views: 18593

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

the base form and the causative form of a verb don't usually differ? Oh sorry. The form on the left is the base form. Information on the causative is on page 2. Most verbs use a particle to form their causatives while a few undergo an initial consonant change. [:)] I am interested! Posting them in ...