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by GrandPiano
Fri 25 May 2018, 02:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Animals derived game
Replies: 169
Views: 10144

Re: Animals derived game

Yeah, I know that's the purpose of the game. I was just joking around.
by GrandPiano
Thu 24 May 2018, 22:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game
Replies: 709
Views: 37972

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game

[qarnˈt’aˌk’oftans] < [qɒrnəʔˈtɒʔˌkoftɒnəs]
by GrandPiano
Thu 24 May 2018, 22:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Animals derived game
Replies: 169
Views: 10144

Re: Animals derived game

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 24 May 2018, 20:52
GrandPiano wrote:
Thu 24 May 2018, 01:57
raccoon dog = raccoon + dog
Isn't the point of the game to not derive the name of the animal in the same way English does?
That does seem to be the convention, but is it explicitly stated anywhere?
by GrandPiano
Thu 24 May 2018, 02:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic
Replies: 27
Views: 1397

Re: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic

pbastronaut wrote:
Wed 21 Mar 2018, 23:54
Present tense verbs are unmarked, while past tense verbs are preceded by 旦 юѡ̎н /ɥón/, and future tense verbs are preceded by 弗 щѡı /ʂo̰/.
How did you choose these characters?
by GrandPiano
Thu 24 May 2018, 02:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3699
Views: 195544

Re: Romanization game

/p t k kʷ/ <p t c cv> /s/ <s> /m n ŋ ŋʷ/ <m n g gv> /j w/ <i v> /l/ <l> /i ɛ/ <i e> /u ɔ ɑ/ <v o a> Next: /p b t d k g/ /f θ s x/ /t͡ʃ/ /m n ɲ/ /ɾ r l ʎ/ /j w/ /a e i o u/ /ˈV/ /ˈtoda peɾˈsona ˈtjene deˈbeɾes resˈpekto a la komuniˈdad | ˈpwesto ke ˈsolo en ˈeʎa ˈpwede desaroˈʎaɾ ˈlibɾe i plenaˈmente...
by GrandPiano
Thu 24 May 2018, 02:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 549
Views: 39332

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

My guess:
Spoiler:
*[ˈa.t͡sa.i.kawk]
by GrandPiano
Thu 24 May 2018, 01:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Animals derived game
Replies: 169
Views: 10144

Re: Animals derived game

raccoon dog = raccoon + dog

Next: armadillo
by GrandPiano
Wed 23 May 2018, 20:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game
Replies: 709
Views: 37972

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game

[ˌatoˈkuti] < [ˌatːau̯ˈkoːtih]
by GrandPiano
Wed 23 May 2018, 20:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5134
Views: 207875

Re: Sound Changes Game

<yöv>

[ˈjøfu] > [ˈjøv]
by GrandPiano
Wed 23 May 2018, 18:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5134
Views: 207875

Re: Sound Changes Game

<guǽt>

[ˈgʷɛɪ̯θ] > [gʷɛɪ̯h]
by GrandPiano
Tue 22 May 2018, 22:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 524
Views: 46229

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:jpn: Ainu ク ku “to drink”
:jpn: Japanese 食う kuu “to eat”
by GrandPiano
Mon 21 May 2018, 19:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 597
Views: 63402

Re: False cognates

Shemtov wrote:
Mon 07 May 2018, 01:54
:kor: :ara: /wa/. Both mean "and", though the :kor: form alternates with, and may be a shortening of /kwa/.
Adding on to this, apparently wa means “and” in Ainu as well.
by GrandPiano
Sun 20 May 2018, 18:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6542
Views: 451713

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

Salmoneus wrote:
Sun 20 May 2018, 18:21
[well, not quite - Irish doesn't allow possession unless both nouns are definite. But you know what I mean.]
So how would you express “the house of a doctor” in Irish?
by GrandPiano
Sun 20 May 2018, 18:41
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Altai jai Siberia Gisun(Altaic and Siberian languages)
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

Re: Altai jai Siberia Gisun(Altaic and Siberian languages)

...if you want to learn Ainu for academic purposes by all means I trawl the internet in Japanese Ainu speakers use codes and various words to hide and secretly share info... As far as I understood their position, they feel that speakers of Ainu, and people willing to learn Ainu, face some level of ...
by GrandPiano
Sun 20 May 2018, 04:26
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 274
Views: 16318

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Lambuzhao wrote:
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 21:53
*atrozor, *atroçor (depending on which side of the mountains and/or river you are)
Does <z~ç> come from Latin <ti>?
by GrandPiano
Sat 19 May 2018, 01:12
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Altai jai Siberia Gisun(Altaic and Siberian languages)
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

Re: Altai jai Siberia Gisun(Altaic and Siberian languages)

My Japanese isn't at the level where I can give a detailed reply, so I'm just going to use English. Since English isn't your native language, let me know if there's anything you don't understand. the Kanji from China has distorted the linguistically history of what today is Japanese How so? We have ...
by GrandPiano
Fri 18 May 2018, 23:14
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 367
Views: 51259

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 GrandPiano
Fri 11 May 2018, 18:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6542
Views: 451713

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

“I am retired for three years” also sounds strange to me.
by GrandPiano
Thu 03 May 2018, 01:38
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Altai jai Siberia Gisun(Altaic and Siberian languages)
Replies: 16
Views: 2682

Re: Altai jai Siberia Gisun(Altaic and Siberian languages)

N :mrgreen: an da be ! Nihongo ha ne-e Altay ary ha mada mada waqqateney ,ato minna qaqw da be hanasu ha qoe no oto o dasw janaybe eendabe e qyybodo de qaqy ,atashy Aynw go yarytaynbee qono borogw ha nayndabee Eigo paqashyy ne-e I would just do this on the Language Practice Thread. I don't think en...