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by Přemysl
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Conlingual Telephone VI
Replies: 77
Views: 9530

Re: Conlingual Telephone VI

The small passage was fun. I keep taking the translation back to English stage because my conlangs aren't documented enough for long passages. If another relay of this general length comes up again I think I'll hop in with one of my conlangs.
by Přemysl
Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 306082

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (camel toes.)

I guess I should put a more recent photo of myself. I hope I look more or less the same. :) Wow that looks so little how I remember you, especially your cheeks. I thought I remember them being more appley, but hey the last time I saw one of your SCAdian pictures was like 2008 or so, so the memory i...
by Přemysl
Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Conlingual Telephone VI
Replies: 77
Views: 9530

Re: Conlingual Telephone VI

Received and sending final translation to English.
by Přemysl
Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #94: Face and Politeness)
Replies: 974
Views: 87504

Re: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #29: Romanization)

I pronounce it ajdi3\lEkt.
@Bob Johnson: Do you have ɪ in idea or ideal as well?
by Přemysl
Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #94: Face and Politeness)
Replies: 974
Views: 87504

Re: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #29: Romanization)

It was choppy for a while. It was clean until you guys mentioned the quality was bad then it sounds like George adjusted something, then I really couldn't understand anything until about the 13 minute mark when it cleared up. Featuring a natlang occasionally should be pretty good. I just put in a su...
by Přemysl
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 288366

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Your vowel system looks a lot like that of Sanskrit to me, so a look at the developments in Indo-Aryan languages may be helpful. The language is Indo-Iranian so yeah the systems are similar. But thank you for the suggestion. I had only been looking at Old Persian and Avestan for inspiration, I had ...
by Přemysl
Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 288366

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Solarius wrote:Is h changing to ʔ plausible?
Not only plausible but likely.
by Přemysl
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 288366

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Okay so Proto-Halauzhani has a lopsided frequency of vowels and dipthongs. In order from most frequent to least frequent they are a a: ai au i i: r= u u:. /a/ is the most frequent by far (having come from *e, *o, and *a). I have a feeling this will balance some in daughter languages. What are some p...
by Přemysl
Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #94: Face and Politeness)
Replies: 974
Views: 87504

Re: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #28: "Correlatives")

I don't think the author of Gomain is L1 English, mostly due to the Slavic vibe George picked up and the typo of "everjone". As for the offensive word in the B's, it is listed as offensive, so the closest word pragmatically does seem to be the one used. I have a conlang with a couple swear that almo...
by Přemysl
Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: vocabulary prominence
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: vocabulary prominence

Are there dictionaries that somehow mark which words are more common? My only thought would be the order in which they are listed.
by Přemysl
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: vocabulary prominence
Replies: 9
Views: 605

vocabulary prominence

What is it called when certain words are used more frequently and other synonyms (or near synonyms) are used in more restricted situations? What area of linguistics would this fall under? I find the rise and fall of usage of words interesting. Outside of syntax it seems to be a primary culprit for m...
by Přemysl
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 288366

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

A quick google search showed final stops becoming fricatives in a bunch of languages, though most of them were under some sort of condition, e.g. dorsal consonants only or following a back vowel. I would however expect p > ɸ or at least something voiceless (e.g. h). Also note you don't need to have ...
by Přemysl
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #94: Face and Politeness)
Replies: 974
Views: 87504

Re: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #27: Irregularity)

I haven't listened to the podcast yet - but I'm trying to copy it to my ipod and just realised that the reason it's not been copying is because it's so large - 114 MB? Guys! That's massive! Your biggest one before was 66 MB and that's still really pushing it. (As a comparison, the other podcasts I ...
by Přemysl
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #94: Face and Politeness)
Replies: 974
Views: 87504

Re: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #27: Irregularity)

"gigantic piles of grammatical joy" probably the best line yet in all the episodes.
by Přemysl
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 330923

Re: Lexicon Building

horse!!! yea, I like this word. Proto-Halauzhani asha < Proto-NE-Iranian acwa : horse zhaya: horse that likes to run, someone with initiative axvasha: fast horse, having fast horses rzhasha: exceptionally fast horse, an exceptional person, an innovator, avant-garde xvasha: strong horse, having stron...
by Přemysl
Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Conlingual Telephone VI
Replies: 77
Views: 9530

Re: CLT VI - looking for conlang -> English transators for e

I'll do Kannow to English.
by Přemysl
Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: the Old Granny thread
Replies: 624
Views: 95833

Re: the Old Granny thread

Honeyplops, please , you can do so much with a microwave that it's not even funny. The only thing that's lacking is imagination. I'd love to know some of those recipes. The most I ever did was shredded cabbage, veggie boulion, and kielbasa in water and microwave it into a make-shift soup. Even thou...
by Přemysl
Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Istion - an Age of Sail Conworld.
Replies: 488
Views: 28392

Re: Istion - an Age of Sail Conworld.

I'm not part of the project (at least at the moment) but I have some questions about the PVQ clicks. Are they all velar for the secondary part of the click? I have a hard time reading IPA diacritics, is that contrasting voice and nasalization or stiff and creaky voice?
by Přemysl
Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: the Old Granny thread
Replies: 624
Views: 95833

Re: the Old Granny thread

Indeed. Being a "poor college student" does not automatically mean "eating horribly". When I had to cook on my own when I lived in Germany and the UK, the standard fare included risottos, pasta, sausages, chicken cooked in various ways, and other interesting dishes. Keep in mind, at least around he...
by Přemysl
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #94: Face and Politeness)
Replies: 974
Views: 87504

Re: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #26: Emphasis)

No, there is only way I can record the whole call with Audacity, and that involves using my headset. It sounds like Kereb has an idea oh what is going on but for clarity I was using Audacity and it sent output to my headset but was taking input from my laptop. Too bad this wasn't your situation sin...
by Přemysl
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #94: Face and Politeness)
Replies: 974
Views: 87504

Re: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #26: Emphasis)

Have you checked to make sure your computer is actually using your microphone? Just today I was doing some recording and I sounded quiet and there was a background hum/hiss. Then I realized it was taking from the wrong device, it turns out it was using the laptop's microphone for use with the webcam.
by Přemysl
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: "You don't sound X"
Replies: 32
Views: 2364

"You don't sound X"

How is "You don't sound [insert nationality/dialect]." rendered in other languages? It seems like it would be rather idiomatic. I wouldn't think many languages would use a similar structure.
by Přemysl
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 343135

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

Kereb wrote:they are nerdissimus inter nerdes
Oh god, we truly are nerdy. My first instinct was "why didn't he just use sunt and have it all in Latin?".