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by sasasha
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: CLAT question curiosity
Replies: 0
Views: 5384

CLAT question curiosity

Looking through Oxford's Classics Languages Aptitude Test from 2015, I'm annoyed by section C. Maybe I'm being thick but I feel that whether to parse this as an adjective or preposition is a contested issue and a stupid question: In the usage of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the phrase...
by sasasha
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Where does /tɬ/ in Icelandic come from?
Replies: 66
Views: 13232

Re: Where does /tɬ/ in Icelandic come from?

Off topic, but since the original question has been answered... The following media are produced in the Manx language: Radio programmes Traa dy Liooar ('Time Enough') is on Manx Radio every Monday from 5:05pm to 6.00pm. Traa dy Liooar is a magazine programme, and is hosted by Bob Carswell. Jamys Jeh...
by sasasha
Fri May 03, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: A science fiction setting.
Replies: 38
Views: 10644

Re: A science fiction setting.

I didn't mean to sound so pejorative, I just used the word mutilate because of cutesy-OTT-word-usage.
by sasasha
Fri May 03, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: A science fiction setting.
Replies: 38
Views: 10644

Re: A science fiction setting.

why does no scifi author consider the effects of island dwarfism on a global scale? Well, in my case, the conditions for island dwarfism don't apply. The space habitat population are insular, in a sense, but they are neither isolated nor lacking in resources. Plus, I think insular dwarfism require ...
by sasasha
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Explaining Writing Systems Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

Re: Explaining Writing Systems Thread

That's quite a sweet explanation; might as well just leave it to omniglot.com etc though.

Make a thread for explaining conscripts in the other forum if you like; people don't talk about the histories of their conscripts enough I reckon :)
by sasasha
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lowan: A Germanic conlang
Replies: 64
Views: 20412

Re: Lowan: A Germanic conlang

First, how long did paganism linger in the Lowan population? Did it survive at all as superstition alongside Christianity? Was there ever a period of "fond remembrance" sort of like with Iceland and it's views of paganism post-conversion, when a lot of the Eddas were written? Yeah, this is what I w...
by sasasha
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Accusative and Definiteness
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

Re: Accusative and Definiteness

I think the Persian accusative marker -rā also may only appear with a definite direct object. Persian has a marker, -i , for non-specific indefinite direct objects, while specific indefinite direct objects (e.g. 'I took a certain bowl') take both -rā and -i . Definiteness is not morphologically mark...
by sasasha
Sun May 23, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 335923

I'm exploring my worthless musical skills, trying to create an original piano piece that doesn't sound to terrible. For interested ears, here the current clip of 29 seconds is: http://www.mediafire.com/?m10jeo3hzty That's nice, your musical skills are not worthless. You have some nice, clear, expre...
by sasasha
Sun May 09, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 335923

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lls7mdCnliE Hehe, that's awesome. I watched your 'let's make Swedish beautiful' videos. They're cool. You really have the oddest accent in English I think I've ever come across though - like you've incorporated features from about ten different dialects as you ...
by sasasha
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Flags
Replies: 396
Views: 84116

Unbidden wrote:@Nils
That pentagonal seal is win! :D
Seconded. It's gorgeous.
by sasasha
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: The Ilii and Space Travel
Replies: 45
Views: 12976

Wow, cool. I didn't realise when you said long you meant that long. :P

Forgive my inconsistent usage of 'ilii' vs. 'iliu'. I should brush up on Verdurian nouns.
by sasasha
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: The Ilii and Space Travel
Replies: 45
Views: 12976

This reminds me of a Brazilian article I read, about a young Indian who's taken to see a city for the first time. He gazes around at the huge buildings, seemingly not very impressed, and finally asks "Where is the mandiocal ?"-- the place where manioc is pounded? Our species has (on a historical sc...
by sasasha
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: The Ilii and Space Travel
Replies: 45
Views: 12976

As for gods or God, I like Neil Gaiman's observation: the universe rewards belief systems. Believe in omnipotent teddy bears, and you'll soon start finding evidence for omnipotent teddy bears. Off topic. But I could be said to believe in omniscient and omnipresent teddy bears. Or at least, I have g...
by sasasha
Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 654312

*goes off to do some research into Cantonese and Mandarin grammar and phonology* *smacks hand away* Do you want to learn Cantonese, or learn about Cantonese? You're going to use it to be understood, not to write an interesting paper, surely? You want pronunciation, not phonology; and vocabulary, no...
by sasasha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Implosives in Elkaril
Replies: 4
Views: 3080

I suppose in the case of a velar+(anything) coarticulated plosive like this the anterior plosive would be produced via a velaric ingressive mechanism, like clicks. (AFAIK/can work out). By extension, the anterior plosive of a labial+dental 'implosive' would work on a dental ingressive airflow, which...
by sasasha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: How would you express these ideas in Wede:i
Replies: 4
Views: 2845

zompist wrote:The Wede:i didn't really think in terms of color, but appearance in general; use roko for this.
Just wondering what exactly you mean and how this works, sounds interesting...
by sasasha
Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 654312

Radius Solis wrote:
Travis B. wrote:My pronunciation of it is [Q:RE:I]
Have you seen a psychiatrist about this yet?
by sasasha
Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: OTTER
Replies: 1013
Views: 413533

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by sasasha
Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: I wish English had a word for this!
Replies: 333
Views: 150526

So, the focus of "thoil" is not on the worth of the purchased item but on my feeling after purchasing the item or my need for that item? So its meaning is more like "I can't justify the purchase of it for myself"? Yes - exactly. It's whetehr you could justify it to yourself and not feel too guilty ...
by sasasha
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Hungarian translation project - Dirty Fred
Replies: 64
Views: 55826

Shall I post the next portion? Yes, if purely because I want to see what happens next! I went to Hungary two weeks ago touring with a choir, and the only thing I can do in Hungarian is order vegetarian food; but it's very interesting and I really wanted to read some Hungarian literature, the sense ...
by sasasha
Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:48 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Hungarian translation project - Dirty Fred
Replies: 64
Views: 55826

Shall I post the next portion? Yes, if purely because I want to see what happens next! I went to Hungary two weeks ago touring with a choir, and the only thing I can do in Hungarian is order vegetarian food; but it's very interesting and I really wanted to read some Hungarian literature, the sense ...
by sasasha
Fri Oct 24, 2003 6:20 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Verdurian speaking people check this out!
Replies: 29
Views: 10907

Re: facinated, not fasinated

faCinated, hate incorrect spelling... PS, I'm not even English speaking. ES, on a second thoght, I am. But not as a native language anyway... gAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAhghghgghAAAAA! not faCinated, faSCinated! dont correct if ur incorrect! (sorry, but i hate people telling someone that theyve done it w...