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by Boşkoventi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171347

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Ja, ig iss a hi. Yes, I'm a he. Hà nẽu ngá «they» mà ciub'õuk kâ ôm lae tiub'û thĩng yí ẽe ciub'õuk. 2S CONT equal "they" INST LANG-human DED because COMP sex language NEG DAT LANG-human [hɑ̀ nɘ̰ ŋɑ́ sǣi mɑ̀ cɨɓo̰k kɑ̤ ʔɔ̤m lǣ tɨɓṳ tʰḭŋ jí ʔɛ̰ɛ cɨɓo̰k] You are still "they" in Proto- rəgyam because ...
by Boşkoventi
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171347

Re: Help your conlang fluency

jal wrote:Maynifisan. Sta montan layan kom dok. Wo lebl...
Great. From mountain lions to ducks. What a level...


JAL
Ci kos ha avi udra tiger an mi.
[tʃí kos ha ávi úrːa tíɣer am mí]
1PS still AUX.1P see no-MOD.2B tiger COMP speak
I still don't see any talking tigers.
by Boşkoventi
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171347

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Mi a kway taya fi lisn bo yunu tok bo dem beya an layan. A dis a olda mata yunu me tok bo dem? I'm pretty tired of hearing y'all talk about bears and lions. Is that all you can talk about? JAL Sen hai mig shanónis tiger du. [sén hai̯ miŋ ʃanóːnis tiɣérːu] 1PP AUX.1-PL be_able discuss tiger-PL We ca...
by Boşkoventi
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171347

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Łmiwošemet var The Hobbit , o isbum si. Voifës gu swerelzak ul var Babylon 5 . To šuisbem li, thav šalbraidem xyližot zvë gu li gus vasoz gkaž. read-PFV-PRS-1s-NOM ART The Hobbit, and like-PST-1s 3s.PROX. EPIS-be-PRS2*-3s.PROX ESS depressing TERM2 ART Babylon 5. NEG2 EPIS-like-PRS-1s 3s.OBV, but SJ...
by Boşkoventi
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171347

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Ci ha citov saunékis kánso dia, soteu ci si kohiuo hau pai citov sarapur em hauo. [tsí ha tʃítov sau̯néːkis kã́(n)so ɟa | sóteu̯ tʃí si kóʃiwo hau̯ pai̯ tʃítov sárapur ẽ háwo] I keep meaning to write something, but I've been busy and keep forgetting about it. Tú séjer práte, egh séjer hin spansce m...
by Boşkoventi
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlearn
Replies: 669
Views: 69831

Re: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlea

Actually, I apparently have *still* been getting it wrong all this time. "upholster" is not a compound of "up" + "holster", and it apparently has a short o (/ɔ~ɒ~ɑ/ depending on dialect). That means either Ive never heard the word spoken out loud in my life, or there are other people getting it wro...
by Boşkoventi
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlearn
Replies: 669
Views: 69831

Re: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlea

In short, if I'd been reading the name, I would've said /ˌloːsˈgatoːz/, but instead I imitated his /ˌlasˈgætoːz/. I can understand the pronunciation of "Los", esp. given "Los Angeles", but /ˈgætoːz/ makes my teeth curl a bit. Oh. But with t-flapping it's probably something like [ˈgæɾoʊz]. "gaddows"...
by Boşkoventi
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlearn
Replies: 669
Views: 69831

Re: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlea

... Ghiradelli ... ... Ghiradelli ... Da(r)fuq. Though this reminds of a time years ago driving through Georgia, when my dad and I stopped at some place for dinner and were asking the waitress what sorts of beer they had and she mentioned one called " ... [ʤɪnɪs]?" . Other than that, I don't think ...
by Boşkoventi
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171347

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Ci ha var jah mut. Komu mig un, ci si mauo jahaie. Óvueréssa konu beniki cin.
I kinda feel that way. Or maybe I'm just tired. School [i.e. University] wore me out.

On the other hand, I just discovered that Vaida Mi ha didn't have a word for "or". So that's fixed.
by Boşkoventi
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171347

Re: Help your conlang fluency

"Modify" probably isn't the best word to use here, but an entire adpositional phrase can itself "refer to" either a noun or a verb / whole sentence. Thanks for the clarification. However, I think that in traditional linguistics, in both cases "on the horse" is described as a PP, and in both cases "...
by Boşkoventi
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171347

Re: Help your conlang fluency

I thought I had some examples of languages (Semitic ones) where adpositions could only modify verbs, i.e. are adverbial, rather than being attributive, i.e. modifying nouns, but I am from looking back not quite as certain about this, so I will omit those examples. I have a bit of a problem with you...
by Boşkoventi
Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171347

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Wgachny'wh kryh chrsa'shllz yoch, nllth'ngyshy'yh xn? [wʊgaʧn̩jʔʊwh krih ʧr̩saʔʃl̩z jɒʧ nl̩θʔŋiʃjɪʔjih χn̩] use-1p.-past.imp. should constructed.language 1p-gen, be_correct-1p-pres.perf. query We should be using our conlangs, am I right? Sen anar hai. [sen ánar hai̯] 1PL should AUX1.PL We should. C...
by Boşkoventi
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171347

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Ləneskâpní čəlxãydit yəvènə álēla cēġvàvə. [lɨneskɒːpˈniː tʃɨlˈχɒːjdit jɨˈʋenɨ ˈæːleːlɐ tseːʁˈʋɐʋɨ] Writing in a conlang is hard. Pai mus-e? Sen hai nigno guie, meuo uanaj. Vada min car ha koseuo ierauo. [pái̯ múse || sén hai̯ níŋno ɡúje | méwo wánadʒ || vá.a min tʃár ha kósewo jérawo] And? We come...
by Boşkoventi
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171347

Re: Help your conlang fluency

we sort of use the Leipzig standard though. if you have a clitic you use an = sign to connect it instead of a dash. ya, mo kalamya tayo ka Hey! Where is your conlang? Ci ha kiumi korowo, Finlai . Soteu ... nehak uistot ha gus? :-) ( hwhatting sifaki ...) [tʃí ha cúmi kórowo | fínrai̯ || sóteu̯ ... ...
by Boşkoventi
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Grammaticalization Quickie Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 25553

Re: Grammaticalization Quickie Thread

Could a preposition before a noun end up prefixed to a verb (in SOV word order)? Why not, through prepositions > adverbs > prefixes? But it is the location that makes me feel it can't, and I could never figure out how to get something on one side of a word into being on the other side, not without ...
by Boşkoventi
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171347

Re: Help your conlang fluency

schyrsivochter wrote:
Boşkoventi wrote:[... pái̯ san | z̪ánːu ɡó.uː úmi hoháːso múse]
This is maybe a stupid question, but what do the acutes mean?
High tone. Vaida Mi ha has pitch accent rather than stress accent.
by Boşkoventi
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171347

Re: Help your conlang fluency

::|| mɛ >kaalaaz< dɜi eemɛ mɔ̨i | mɛ mɔ̨i eth leepee ::: cashlɛ̨itsįjhee dɛ̨m ||:: My conlangs are in my mind; my mind is slow at translating into them Vadda uk si ihingi (uda). [vádːa uk si iʃíŋːi (ú.a)] that-C5 NEG COP excuse-NMLZ (MOD.NEG-C5) That is not (no*) excuse. * Double (i.e. repeated) ne...
by Boşkoventi
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 171347

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Nehak uistoddu króu hau gus?
[néhak wistóddu króu̯ hau̯ ɡús]
Where's ur conlangs?

:P



*Proper/formal:

Nehak uistoddu koróadu hadu gus?
[néhak wistóddu k(o)róː(.a).u há.u ɡús]
by Boşkoventi
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: How many words does your conlang have?
Replies: 30
Views: 5243

Re: How many words does your conlang have?

does anyone here go at it and say "right, I'm going to do the colours!" and then make words for as many colours as you're likely to need or can think of, and then say "next - plants!" and do the same? Both. I tend to cover obvious categories like numbers and colors as sets, but otherwise add indivi...
by Boşkoventi
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: How many words does your conlang have?
Replies: 30
Views: 5243

Re: How many words does your conlang have?

Old Gzho: 2080
Panaka: 296
Victot li Rhak: 1182
Mzta: 301
Vaida Mi ha: 907
Sntibo: 67

* Basically just counting word stems / lemmas / lexemes (i.e. ignoring inflected forms of verbs, etc.)
by Boşkoventi
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 213351

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

linguoboy wrote:Today, for the first time, I spotted the plural "magnum opi" in the wild.

*cries*
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by Boşkoventi
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Please call Stella — Polish edition
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

Re: Please call Stella — Polish edition

http://lescordesnoires.com/amtanehsa/so ... edySie.mp3

I probably sound a little bit ... uncertain / hesitant ... ;-)

I've long suspected that Polish should be spoken while (mildly) drunk. I'll try to make another recording soon, while sober.
by Boşkoventi
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Please call Stella — Polish edition
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

Re: Please call Stella — Polish edition

y u talk so fast
by Boşkoventi
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: please call stella
Replies: 23
Views: 4812

Re: please call stella

It might be interesting to try this with a non-English elicitation text. Maybe Pole could provide us with one, so us Anglophones can all demonstrate how much worse we pronounce his language than he pronounces ours :P If you like. Should I make a separate thread for that? ;) Proszę! :-) --- Here's a...
by Boşkoventi
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Why do so many U.S. place names end in ee?
Replies: 37
Views: 3791

Re: Why do so many U.S. place names end in ee?

If you grew up in the U.S. then place names ending in ee are as ubiquitous and American as apple pie. Tennessee, Milwaukee, Okeechobee, Menominee, Wausaukee, Missaukee, Kewaunee, Chatahoochee, Muskogee, Tuskegee, Tittabawassee, etc. I could go on for hours I was tempted to agree with you, but it tu...