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by Imralu
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 729431

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Rafiki yangu bado anakaa chumbani mwangu. Leo rafiki yangu mmoja wa karibu kalewa na amekuwa akizungumza kuhusu kujiua. Nilimpigia simu tukaongea lakini simu zangu zilikatika na sasa siwezi kumpigia. Jumatatu nilikuwa ndani ya ubani nikaona mwanaume mmoja aliyevutia sana. Alikuwa akiniangalia-angal...
by Imralu
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Is German/Japanese sentence structure natural?
Replies: 10
Views: 6238

Re: Is German/Japanese sentence structure natural?

I want to say from my own experience as someone who has successfully learnt German as an L2 as an adult that, in the beginning, when I was starting to learn German, I found the word order hard. Not hard to understand ... I learnt the rules for it and could tell what was right, but when speaking, my ...
by Imralu
Thu May 31, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 729431

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Is it a mishearing/misspelling of this?
by Imralu
Thu May 31, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 76638

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

Mine does too, but he's a cat, so I suppose it's expected. It's freaking adorable when it's a cat though! Anyway, now my room-mate has been to court. She gets to see her kids more but she didn't get her house, so she's still in my room and still homeless. One of my flatmates is pretty high profile ...
by Imralu
Thu May 31, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 76638

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

Mine does too, but he's a cat, so I suppose it's expected. It's freaking adorable when it's a cat though! Anyway, now my room-mate has been to court. She gets to see her kids more but she didn't get her house, so she's still in my room and still homeless. One of my flatmates is pretty high profile ...
by Imralu
Sun May 20, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 76638

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

My literal room-mate makes wet mouth noises in her sleep and it creeps me out.
by Imralu
Fri May 18, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Should "aviophobia" actually refer to fear of birds, not fly
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

Re: Should "aviophobia" actually refer to fear of birds, not

Pterophobia sounds to me like a fear of wings ... like, a friend of mine is not exactly afraid of bird except for when they flap near her.
by Imralu
Fri May 11, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 729431

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Lately I've been suffering from insomnia, which is one of the most frustrating problems that I've had to deal with. I never used to have trouble falling asleep until this year. I'm naturally an anxious person, and my anxiety seems to be worsening. I went to the doctor and got a prescription for an ...
by Imralu
Mon May 07, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288450

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

[θæŋk] ... but when I was very young [sæŋk] or [fæŋk]
by Imralu
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 76638

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

Sal, everything you said was sound. I don't have the energy to reply to specifics, but yeah, appreciated. Not like I was posting her for advice ... but still, it's good to get other people's perspective. I'm thinking I might talk to another couple of friends who didn't completely pick sides in the f...
by Imralu
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 76638

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

A friend of mine has been going through a really rough patch with her mental health. She was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and that more or less convinced her that she's not ever going to get better than she currently is and I think that sent her into a depressive spiral. She seemed...
by Imralu
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: A sixth pronunciation for the letter "x".
Replies: 33
Views: 6734

Re: A sixth pronunciation for the letter "x".

I have /ks/ in exit but hearing it with /gz/ doesn't seem at all weird to me ... until a rare occasion when I saw Brexit mentioned in English and everyone seemed to be saying it with /gz/ and for some reason that sounds completely strange, like some kind of portmanteau of " Br eakfast eggs ... it !"...
by Imralu
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 76638

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

jal wrote:
linguoboy wrote:before I crack it over your head.
It should be "on" your head. "Over my head" there's just thin air.
Lol, meta!

In reference to the earlier discussion about making people feel suicidal, in high school, I was accused of giving someone an eating disorder. :-/
by Imralu
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 729431

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

I can't find -ribishi anywhere :-/ Where did you come across it? Sorry again - it was meant to be -rabishi which I found on Glosbe. I got that right originally, so assuming -rabishi is valid then the mistake I made was just making it an applicative. It's not in a lot of dictionaries and I can't fin...
by Imralu
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 729431

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Ghafla napenda michezo.
I suddenly like games.

Aisikrimu ya Rocher!?!?!?!?! Nahitaji!
Rocher ice cream!?!?!?!?!?! I need!
by Imralu
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 729431

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

That's actually very elegant - I'm very much liking the 'less nominal' uses of the noun class system. Yeah, I get the impression, if Swahili hadn't had so much contact with other languages that introduced conjunctions and adverbs and things like that, it'd pretty much do everything with noun classe...
by Imralu
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 729431

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Oh, I missed this Huenda ni jua linalo fanya 1 kosa. Kwani, limevuruga misimu yetu - mchana 3 u napoa na u na fupik a 4 [kila siku] badala ya kinyume. Maybe it's the sun that's wrong. After all, it has already messed up our seasons - the days are getting colder and shorter instead of the opposite. 1...
by Imralu
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 76638

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

I had a migraine last weekend. I used to only get an aura (scintillating scotoma) ... sometimes big enough to make me mostly blind for half-an-hour or so and then basically no headache. A doctor told me it was a migraine aura when I was younger, and reading about it, it's quite common for young men ...
by Imralu
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 729431

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Thanks! Just in case you're interested, here's the other essay I wrote on Māori's passive voice. Asante sana, ndugu! 1. I didn't really know that but it makes perfect sense given present pana and kuna . 2. Yeah I translated literally since I couldn't find an actual translation. I didn't realise the...
by Imralu
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 729431

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Shukrani kwa ushauri! Thanks for the help! Karibu sana! 1. I hadn't encountered - nge - yet. Interesting that Swahili has the same alternation of 'like' and 'want' as English. Yeah, there are a lot of things which are oddly similar to English in Swahili. The cleft sentences thing is one. This is an...
by Imralu
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 729431

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Leo jioni nilikwenda kwenye sherehe ya ufunguzi ya mkahawa wa mmojawapo wa rafiki zangu. Kulikuwa na chakula kingi chenye afya na wengi wa rafiki zangu walikwenda pia. Mziki iligeuza kuwa wa sauti kubwa hivyo nisiweze kusikia wengine walikuwa wakiyosema. Laiti rafiki zangu wote wangejua lugha ya al...
by Imralu
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 729431

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

« J'ai perdu l'intérêt ». "I lost interest." Asante! Sisemi Kipolandi - huenda ninataka 1 ku ki jifunza (hicho) 2 , lakini ninataka kujifunza mbele 3 lugha nyingine nyingi, kwa mfano 4 Kiswahili. 4 Thanks! I don't speak Polish - maybe I would like to, but there are many other languages I want to le...
by Imralu
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 729431

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

I'm pretty sure what Linguoboy was implying is that he thought he'd always talked like someone from the 19th century. Die Schuld dafür gebe ich allermeist den Mann'schen Lesematerialien. It is the works of the Mann family which I chiefly fault. Mbona unasema lawama ? Why do you say "fault"?
by Imralu
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 729431

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Je hebt aangevangen te spreken * zoals iemand uit de 19 e ** eeuw. *Sounds a bit Flemmish to my ears. In ND, "to start" is almost invariably "beginnen", which takes "to be" as auxiliary: "Je bent begonnen met spreken zoals ...." but like the English, it sounds a bit unidiomatic. The English was per...
by Imralu
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The translations thread
Replies: 17
Views: 4247

Re: The translations thread

"Don't dead me!" he screamed, but he deaded him anyway.