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by Jaaaaaa
Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 345356

Another question: what does the English word "war" come from. It doesn't seem related to the word in any other Germanic language that I know of. Yeah, guerra is a borrowing from Germanic. The Germanic tribes of those days were much better soldiers than the Romans, so the Romance speakers threw out ...
by Jaaaaaa
Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: The Correspondence Library
Replies: 568
Views: 182686

From IE to common Germanic: Consonants bh, dh, gh > B, D, G b, d, g > p, t, k p, t, k > f, T, x > B, D, G (except initially or following IE stress, in which case they remained f, T, x) According to some, this happened in a certain order. p, t, k > f, T, x left no p, t, or k, which is awkward. So b,...
by Jaaaaaa
Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:32 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Any other Almea out there?
Replies: 30
Views: 9038

Re: Any other Almea out there?

Does anyone know if there are any more constructed worlds out there on the web that are of the scale of Almea? I've looked and not been able to find one quite like it. I found a world called Khoras, which has a lot of detail, but very little language stuff, and I don't really like the organization ...
by Jaaaaaa
Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: X
Replies: 53
Views: 12364

xxx x xxxxxxx x x x xxxxx xx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxx. x xxx x x x xxxxxxxx xx, xxxxx, xxxx- xx x xxxx xxx!
by Jaaaaaa
Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Un-named leaders in the Historical Atlas
Replies: 8
Views: 2754

Re: Un-named leaders in the Historical Atlas

zompist wrote:1. Fred the Ktuvok

2. Bill the Ktuvok

3. B?~l? (the ~ goes over the ?; the name means 'storm-glory')

Two of these answers are not serious.


I'm guessing 3 and 4.
by Jaaaaaa
Thu Aug 26, 2004 10:39 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Verdurian words that look like Finnish words
Replies: 39
Views: 7967

Rory wrote:
valinta wrote:German ? is the same IPA as Finnish y right?


Yes. It is indeed IPA [y].


I thought the short ? (eg in f?nf (I think), as opposed to that in ?h or ?ber) was /Y/.
by Jaaaaaa
Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:57 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Verdurian words that look like Finnish words
Replies: 39
Views: 7967

ketske wrote:Damnit, stop stealing my chefasco!


Never!
by Jaaaaaa
Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Verdurian words that look like Finnish words
Replies: 39
Views: 7967

ketske wrote:*hangs Jaaaaa and symbolically places a phallic-looking pickle in the corpse's mouth*


At least you didn't castrate me like last time :roll:
by Jaaaaaa
Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:46 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Verdurian words that look like Finnish words
Replies: 39
Views: 7967

I'd love to know if those are taken from Finnish (esp. tyurma) or pure coincidence... and of course, hi! pickles... we love pickles We have a lot of Finns on this board, I believe you're number 8. So you should feel right at home. If you're a geek or a pervert, even better! From what I've experienc...
by Jaaaaaa
Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:30 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Verdurian more popular than Ilkorin!
Replies: 36
Views: 9447

Rory wrote:/me doesn't understand people


Join the club, dude :mrgreen:
by Jaaaaaa
Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Attention!
Replies: 28
Views: 6384

Jeos Thegimis wrote:didn't the Mongols wash in their horse's urine though? They washed something in it.


They did everything in or with their horses' fliuds.
by Jaaaaaa
Sat Jul 31, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Attention!
Replies: 28
Views: 6384

Quite a few. Those just caught my eye, because I needed to urinate. Care to tell us about the experience? Was the colour yellow, or pale? Was the duration long or short? Did it foam up or just stay there? Did you make a noisy burble-splash into the water, or a dull hiss onto the toilet bowl rim? Di...
by Jaaaaaa
Tue Jul 13, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Verdurian Mathematical Operators
Replies: 18
Views: 5226

Amulek wrote:
Jaaaaaa wrote:Correcte.


Incorrecte.


Really? I remember reading about that in my math book. The facts were the same- Whetstone of Witte and everything.
by Jaaaaaa
Tue Jul 13, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Verdurian Mathematical Operators
Replies: 18
Views: 5226

I remember the name of the book that "=" came from-- I think it was called "The Whetstone of Witte". The writer said he would use two parallel lines as an abbreviation for "is equalle to" because "no two other Things can be moare equalle". I can't remember the writer's name, though. (There was a fa...
by Jaaaaaa
Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: A new way of advertising Almea
Replies: 36
Views: 8280

Not really. Not only is Mark a he, but the general English pronoun is traditionally "he." True, at one point, it was proper to refer to a woman as 'he' or 'him' in the accusative. What English really needs is a gender-nuetral third person singular pronoun to refer to humans. There is 'xe', but no o...
by Jaaaaaa
Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:24 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: A new way of advertising Almea
Replies: 36
Views: 8280

Not really. Not only is Mark a he, but the general English pronoun is traditionally "he." True, at one point, it was proper to refer to a woman as 'he' or 'him' in the accusative. What English really needs is a gender-nuetral third person singular pronoun to refer to humans. There is 'xe', but no o...
by Jaaaaaa
Sat Jul 10, 2004 12:47 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: A new way of advertising Almea
Replies: 36
Views: 8280

Back to the topic of this thread, someone should make some zompist.com merchandise and sell it on http://www.cafepress.com Someone shouldn't, unless they're me. Whoa man, that sentence is "messing" with my brain I see what you mean...I thought Zomp was better at grammar than that. Nothing ungrammat...
by Jaaaaaa
Sat Jul 10, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: A new way of advertising Almea
Replies: 36
Views: 8280

Back to the topic of this thread, someone should make some zompist.com merchandise and sell it on http://www.cafepress.com Someone shouldn't, unless they're me. Whoa man, that sentence is "messing" with my brain I see what you mean...I thought Zomp was better at grammar than that. Nothing ungrammat...
by Jaaaaaa
Mon May 31, 2004 4:27 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Plans for Southern Erel?e?
Replies: 14
Views: 3546

Are the embolded "t"s seperate phonemes, like retroflexes, or are you slyly trying to give us info about some upcoming work? In fact they are retroflexes... Old Skourene had a set of dental and a set of retroflex stops, fricatives, and liquids. Are the bolded letters your preferred transcription, o...
by Jaaaaaa
Fri May 07, 2004 2:39 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: A new way of advertising Almea
Replies: 36
Views: 8280

Well, it does say

It wrote:Your child's artwork
by Jaaaaaa
Tue May 04, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 57
Views: 17659

pharazon wrote:
JonathanaTegire wrote:You mean one year, certainly?


wtf, I swear that number changed since I saw it. Ah well, everyone knows the farther you get into math the more you forget how to add and subtract.


7 x 9 = 42! 1 + 1 = pi! 3 + 2 = 5!
by Jaaaaaa
Sat May 01, 2004 11:46 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: How did you decide on the intelligent beings?
Replies: 46
Views: 11501

So you pronounce extant the same as extent ? Just checked the OED; it gives both pronunciations ["Ekst@nt] and [Eks"t{nt], but the first (which matches mine) is given as more usual. Hmm... I've never heard ["Ekst@nt] before... What he said. I have <extent> and <extant> as [Ek."stInt_}] and ["Ek.st@...
by Jaaaaaa
Sat May 01, 2004 10:46 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: How did you decide on the intelligent beings?
Replies: 46
Views: 11501

Maknas wrote:
Ahribar wrote:So you pronounce extant the same as extent?

Just checked the OED; it gives both pronunciations ["Ekst@nt] and [Eks"t{nt], but the first (which matches mine) is given as more usual.


Hmm... I've never heard ["Ekst@nt] before...


What he said.
by Jaaaaaa
Sat May 01, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: How did you decide on the intelligent beings?
Replies: 46
Views: 11501

Drydic_guy wrote:
Ahribar wrote:I've used "extant". It's probably the only word in the language that rhymes with "sextant", which makes it indispensible.

They don't rime for me. [Ekst?nt] vs [sEkstn=t]. But I'm weird.


What he said.

Especailly that last part.
by Jaaaaaa
Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:50 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Zone of Fire in Curym?
Replies: 79
Views: 15176

ketske wrote:See? I told ya: Look out for ppl who telya to eat stuff, 'cos they the craziest weirds of us all.

JOIN THE ANTI-PICKLE LEAGUE!!!!!!


haha... telya... was that intentional?

*would kill ketske again save for his fear of eunuchhood :P*