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by Jipí
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Risha Cuhbi grammar
Replies: 12
Views: 5647

Re: Risha Cuhbi grammar

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by Jipí
Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: resources
Replies: 722
Views: 208902

Re: resources

Christian Lehmann, Thoughts on Grammaticalization (3rd ed.): http://langsci-press.org/catalog/book/88 . Lehmann's homepage also provides downloads of articles that correspond more or less to chapters in the 2nd – as yet never written – volume. The book is maybe a bit heavy on Indo-European languages...
by Jipí
Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 727918

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Also, *izwera looks like 2PL.GEN (cf. MHG iuwer). Was that on purpose?
by Jipí
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171402

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Here it also has been snowing all day. Ya tahoynang tarela kankaley Keynami :( Soyang da-tahoynang varyānya edaya si yomayang. LOCF have-NEG-1PL.A still snow-P.INAN Germany :( Or such=have-NEG-1PL.A at.least here REL exist-1SG.A In Germany, we still don't have any snow :( Or at least we don't have ...
by Jipí
Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 170186

Re: Creativity of the day

EDIT: bleugh, sometimes I can't read. Hm? http://i.imgur.com/Fo2VDZy.jpg EDIT: Ah dammit, even after correcting the image, there is still an /a/ diacritic missing on 'style' in the top row – I decided that it would make more sense if the inherent vowel is /ə~ʌ/ rathern than /a/ for English. And a s...
by Jipí
Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 727918

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Not in German it shouldn't, but it should in Gaelic. I thought it was clear from the context (it was his Gaelic I originally posted to correct, not his German) that the portion in quotes was a literal translation of the Gaelic intended as a mnemonic, but I keep forgetting how you lurk in this threa...
by Jipí
Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 727918

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Ich weiss , aber ich hatte es vergessen, als ich schrieb. Vielleicht dachte ich an das deutsche n Wort. Aber warum ist da ein en 'e' am Ende von 'Coirèan'? "Tha beagan coirèanaise agam" ist schon gut , aber es bedeutet eher "Ich kann nur ein bisschen Koreanisch", oder? Nein, das sollte im Genitiv s...
by Jipí
Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 727918

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Hast du versucht schwarzen Johannisbeersaft damit versucht ? I've never heard of Gichtbeere , but the dictionary says it exists. The more common term is schwarze Johannisbeere , though, and the juice of that is schwarzer Johannisbeersaft accordingly. Ich glaube, das s ist das erste Mal , dass ich h...
by Jipí
Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171402

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Thry wrote:χΔ
Sinyareng
what-A.INAN
adaley,
that-P.INAN,
koronoyyang —
know-NEG-1SG.A

What is this, I can't even —
by Jipí
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 727918

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Nesescosac wrote:How many days were you in Seattle?
Quatorze si on ne compte pas le jour d'arrivée et de départ respectivement.
Vierzehn, wenn man den An- und Abreisetag respektive nicht mitzählt.
Fourteen if you don't count the day of arrival and departure respectively.
by Jipí
Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 727918

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Hier, je suis retourné à l'Allemagne après un voyage d'environ 16 heures et 10.000 km.
Gestern bin ich nach einer Reise von etwa 16 Stunden und 10.000 km nach Deutschland zurückgekehrt.
Yesterday, I returned to Germany after a travel of approximately 16 hours and 10,000 km.
by Jipí
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 727918

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Hoffentlich für immer Dude, that's, like, basic :( Aussi, un bon nouvel an à tous de Seattle ! Pourtant, je vais retourner à l'Allemagne déjà en 4 jours :'( Ces deux semaines ici passent assez vite. Außerdem allen ein gutes neues Jahr aus Seattle! Allerdings kehre ich schon in 4 Tagen nach Deutschl...
by Jipí
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Unintelligible dialects of your language - post examples ITT
Replies: 39
Views: 5127

Re: Unintelligible dialects of your language - post examples

Well, what I thought is that due to the historical connection, people from Bavaria may have settled in the Palatinate for whatever reason, so you might get linguistic enclaves. I know nothing about the actual linguistic situation, though, it was merely a guess.
by Jipí
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Unintelligible dialects of your language - post examples ITT
Replies: 39
Views: 5127

Re: Unintelligible dialects of your language - post examples

My mum's dialect from her village in Rheinland-Pfalz is not understood by the folk in the closest city. Oddly enough, the only people she said understood the dialect were from Bavaria. Maybe it's just because they're more used to differences in dialect themselves or willing to accept such differenc...
by Jipí
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The climate of Middle-Earth
Replies: 13
Views: 1814

Re: The climate of Middle-Earth

Nice work. It even has translations in Elvish and Darwish! I didn't know that Tolkien's famous conlangs, Elvish and Dwarvish, are exactly equivalent to English written with funny letters. I mean, it's certainly a nice publicity gag, but the nerd in me Doesn't. Find. That. Funny. For reasons! Apply ...
by Jipí
Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: German Tense/Aspect
Replies: 15
Views: 2145

Re: German Tense/Aspect

Also, what's the distinction between subjunctive I and II? The everyday language prefers subjunctive II or paraphrase with würde + inf. and the bare infinitive in "dass" clauses when the status as reported speech is clear from context. In formal language, OTOH, the difference is between indirect sp...
by Jipí
Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: German Tense/Aspect
Replies: 15
Views: 2145

Re: German Tense/Aspect

Jipí/Guitarplayer, who however comes from the centre of Germany (Hesse), has said he pretty much just uses it in the most common verbs only I said that I've never really paid attention to this, but I wouldn't be surprised if this actually applied to me. AFAIK it applies to a bunch of Central German...
by Jipí
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 387649

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

Seriously, though, Photoshop and Office 2010 are basically the only reasons I keep an installation of Windows XP in a virtual machine and I curse every time I have to use that lame-ass thing – at 2 GB, my computer lacks the memory to run a VM reasonably fast. However, since I mostly only do minor ed...
by Jipí
Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Unintelligible dialects of your language - post examples ITT
Replies: 39
Views: 5127

Re: Unintelligible dialects of your language - post examples

For example, from http://staff-www.uni-marburg.de/~naeser/varietaet.htm and http://staff-www.uni-marburg.de/~naeser/waldeck.htm: 1. Nordfriesisch: Boldixum/Föhr (1936) 1' 30" 51. Höchstalemannisch 2: Macugnaga / östl. Monte Rosa (WN 1973; von CR-Kopie zurückgewonnen) 1' 00" These are dialects of Ger...
by Jipí
Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171402

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Ang yomāy ya Lukibang ya Mars, venreng tiru-ikan takanjya si seyaroyreng.
AT exist-1SG.T LOC=Madrid LOC=March, air-A.INAN dry=very and cool moment-PL-LOC REL rain-NEG-3SG.INAN
I was in Madrid in March, the air was very dry in moments where it wasn't raining.
by Jipí
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171402

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Ρι μιγγ ταἁνυᾶγγ σα Ἀιερι τελβᾶνιε Ἑλας ναιναι.
Ρι μιγ̇ ταχανυᾶγ̇ σα Αιερι τελβᾶνιε Χελας ναιναι.
Ri ming tahanvāng sa Ayeri telbānye Helas naynay.
INSTT can write-2SG.A P=Ayeri sign-PL.T Greek as.well.
You can write Ayeri with Greek letters as well.
by Jipí
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Ablaut and Pitch Accent
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

Re: Ablaut and Pitch Accent

ObsequiousNewt wrote:What I've read about Greek (not very much) seems to suggest that meter was based on length, not tone.
Yes, sorry, I corrected myself in a ninja edit already.
by Jipí
Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Ablaut and Pitch Accent
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

Re: Ablaut and Pitch Accent

Sure. I was gonna mention Greek, but that uses syllable weight, not pitch, as the basis for its meters. I don't know what you've read about ablaut so far, but if you haven't already looked it up, read on its development from PIE on (ē/ō ~ e/o ~ Ø > millenia of sound change > a whole bunch of series)...
by Jipí
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171402

Re: Help your conlang fluency

This. Le koronoyyang yano siyā mya silvyang nay yomareng kutunyeley-ikan :( PT.INAN know-NEG-1SG.A place.T REL-LOC shall look-1SG.A and exist-3SG.INAN cloud-PL-P.INAN=many :( I don't know in which place to look and there are many clouds :( -- EDIT: Oh, looking this up, I should look near the sun du...
by Jipí
Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171402

Re: Help your conlang fluency

WeepingElf wrote:With a comet?
Siruri sitram sinya?! Ang ditinay arilyaley?
star-INST tail which?! AT miss-1SG.T something-P.INAN?
With which comet?! Did I miss something?