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by jal
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 225333

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

Why do they say "Ibiza" as "eebeetsa" in the song? Isn't "Ibiza" pronounce "eebeetha"? Because the Venga Boys are a Dutch band, and that's how the Dutch pronounce it, probably under the influence of German. Had they sung [ibiθa], no-one would've understood them. (EDIT: Another hit of theirs is "vam...
by jal
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 71793

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

masako wrote:1s O sleep or eat because learn-REL-PST about love-AG betray-PROG able-NEG
Yu fogot ray mining.
You forgot to write the meaning.


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by jal
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 656798

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

hwhatting wrote:*1) I'd also use "Mandarin" here.
Danke!
Thanks!
Wat hij schrijft lijkt op Mandarijn.
For optimal idiomaticity: "Wat hij schrijft ziet eruit als Mandarijn."


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by jal
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 656798

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

I'm also very happy right now because last month I started learning Chinese. My mother is from Hong Kong but didn't teach me to speak Chinese. I don't know very many words, but I have a good teacher, so I'm learning quickly. Da "Chinesisch" nicht eine einzige Sprache ist, und deine Mutter aus Hongk...
by jal
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 71793

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

hwhatting wrote:Wisdom isn't either there or absent, but wisdom usually grows by us learning from having erred.
Dem rong rong a wan pas twoh se-ol.
Mistakes are one path to wisdom.


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by jal
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 71793

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

Making the difference between what is in our power, and what isn’t: that is the beginning of wisdom Mi a go tok se man won af se-ol pwaya im ebl pica a wo minu me afek, an a wo minu in me afek. I'd say that one needs wisdom before one is able to understand what one can, and can't, bring about. JAL
by jal
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 71793

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

masako wrote:In accepting the inevitable, one finds peace.
Dis kac pwoblam man me isi golong geda sit don no mek, an so mek imsef nahf no powa.
The problem being that one may easily succumb to fatalism, thus rendering oneself powerless.


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by jal
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 71793

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

A wo langwic dis a?
What language is this?


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by jal
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 71793

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

Ars Lande wrote:At last, it has stopped raining here.
Pas swi o foh de, it a ren nes taym wen dis de.
After three or four days, it's raining again today.


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by jal
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 71793

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

Mi a api it in ren olda taym de sem pah.
I'm glad it doesn't always rain at the same location.


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by jal
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 71793

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

Mata dem ray otsay mayn? Yu feba dis? An bo wo mata yu won tok?
Objective facts? You prefer that? And what facts do you want to talk about?


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by jal
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 97731

Re: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path

Which once again shows the superior orthography of German and Dutch, that clearly distinguish noun compounds from adjective + noun :).


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by jal
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 71793

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

Olda wan pwaym mata im gi rakas wil elp minu fo so.
Every topic that causes great discussion will help us a lot.


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by jal
Thu May 31, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 97731

Re: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path

There. That's where the garden path is. Spoiler: they are not, and have not been, planning a battle. Thanks, fooled with eyes open :). And frankly, even after working it out, I don't really know what's going on. I also assumed alynnidalar's explanation, but it's a mess semantically, I agree (just l...
by jal
Thu May 31, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 97731

Re: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robbie Williams continue planning battle I'm not sure where the garden path is. This is about JP (from LZ) and RW, who apparently were in the past, and are still, planning a battle? Aberdeen sanitary product pilot to start across Scotland Also not sure how this could g...
by jal
Wed May 30, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 71793

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

Fo ray it in. Oba it gi minu sway sway fo minu mekop langwic-dem.
It certainly isn't. But it allows us to practice our conlangs.


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by jal
Wed May 30, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 182833

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Also most of the existing IE language families like Greek, Armenian, Albanian, Balto-Slavic, Italic, Celtic and Germanic are (or were once) spoken close to the Balkans. I thought the consensus is that Germanic has it's urheimat in Southern Scandinavia, and only in later times did they migrate to th...
by jal
Wed May 30, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 71793

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

A fah mi se so, yu me soso mek gon las pos pas ol.
As far as I know you can only delete the last post.


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by jal
Tue May 29, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 71793

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

Ye, olda minu me mek rong rong.
Yes, we all can make mistakes.


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by jal
Tue May 29, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 182833

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Clearly you have no familiarity with the concept of evolutionary radiation . I find it a bit silly to post a link to a biological topic, while we're discussing linguistics. Also, accusing people of "not having familiarity" with such a well-known topic is akin to name-calling. Tone it down please. JAL
by jal
Tue May 29, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 71793

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

Yu les no mek sem pos tu taym.
You shouldn't create the same post twice.


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by jal
Mon May 28, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 225333

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

Vijay wrote:In that case, though, I believe it is one of several hyperforeignizations
Yes, I admit I have it myself sometimes, as aspiration is foreign to standard Dutch.


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by jal
Sat May 26, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 225333

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

bbbosborne wrote:[ˈst͡ʃʰɻɑːŋg]
An aspirated /t/ after /s/??


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by jal
Wed May 23, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 225333

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

Funnily, the <'t> everybody seems to pronounce like [tʰə] is actually pronounced [ət] :). It's an abbreviation of <het> [ɦɛt]. And the double <oo> is best approximated by the GOAT vowel. I won't bother you with the Dutch pronunication of "Gerard" though :).


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by jal
Sat May 19, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 71793

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Mi mek.
I did.


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