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by Aszev
Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 368097

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Gayer than rainbows and kitt

Nah, Viktor wasn't drunk when that was taken (by me, for the record), and just having met him, I can't say that I find his facial expression peculiar at all.

The name of that drink was le Sang du Dragon, [lə sã dzʏ dʁagɒ̃ɔ̃] or somesuch.
by Aszev
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Spanish phonological observation
Replies: 61
Views: 4462

Re: Spanish phonological observation

It's pronounced [ˈbiβe]
by Aszev
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Latin "sc"
Replies: 22
Views: 2065

Re: Latin "sc"

Astraios wrote:
brandrinn wrote:Doesn't [sk] become [ek] in French?
Only initially.
As part of the larger change of Ø > e / #_sC, e.g. étoile < estoile < stella, which occured in most Western Romance languages (cf. Spanish estrella). The French s > Ø / _C (or at least something similar) is a later change.
by Aszev
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Historical Atlas of Almea coming soon!
Replies: 7
Views: 2460

Re: Historical Atlas of Almea coming soon!

vecfaranti wrote:What are you talking about?
http://zompist.wordpress.com/2011/07/15 ... cal-atlas/
by Aszev
Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Learn Northern Germanic the exciting way
Replies: 93
Views: 8786

Re: Learn Northern Germanic the exciting way

adder wrote:Also, I might be wrong. I can't really find the source. :(
Tbh I hope there isn't such a source to be found, because the 2ppl endings most certainly didn't remain into the 1970s in the standard language :)
by Aszev
Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Unusual capitalisations
Replies: 54
Views: 5204

Re: Unusual capitalisations

You often don't do capitalization on the internet in casual contexts, people get it wrong all the time in real life, and separated compounds can be seen everywhere today, not only the internet. It may be noted that this is essentially how German was written in the early modern period, so what goes ...
by Aszev
Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 343411

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

I have a sound change in a conlang where [ð] becomes [j] before front vowels and [ʋ] everywhere else, and dialectically it becomes [w] before /u/. This is reasonable, right? Didn't something similar happen with Faroese? Contrarily to what's been said on the board at least twice this last week, I be...
by Aszev
Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Learn Northern Germanic the exciting way
Replies: 93
Views: 8786

Re: Learn Northern Germanic the exciting way

I wish Aszev were writing this thread. Otherwise it's like trying to learn English from Viktor :( <3 Aszev does know a lot about Swedish, altho as I recall he also has some particular ideas of how things should be done. Come to think of it, I suppose I do too. It's true he would be an asset, but I ...
by Aszev
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Language Instruction in Different Countries
Replies: 86
Views: 5448

Re: Language Instruction in Different Countries

Drydic Guy wrote:Seriously. Go fuck up your own language, GTFO of mine.
YngNghymru wrote:he makes a good point, please stop thinking you can spell English however you want
Way to be lenient with someone making one single typo/mistake in a non-native language.
by Aszev
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Natlang terms for conlangs
Replies: 29
Views: 2491

Re: Natlang terms for conlangs

In Swedish, I usually just go with something like skapat [tungo]mål ('created language'), lek[tungo]mål ('play language') or something along those lines, or just rephrase it; 'detta är ett [tungo]mål som jag [ha'r] skapat/byggt' ('this is a language that I [have] created/built'). And those of us wh...
by Aszev
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: LCS Creating New Advisory Committee
Replies: 104
Views: 24410

Re: LCS Creating New Advisory Committee

For French I know of conlang, idéolangue, artlangue, forgelangue, going from more to less common if I'm not completely mistaken.
by Aszev
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: "become an X"
Replies: 43
Views: 2739

Re: "become an X"

Hellquist's etymological dictionary claims that the newer meaning of the word was probably already present in Middle Low German.
by Aszev
Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: smorgasbord of verbal design issues
Replies: 31
Views: 2449

Re: smorgasbord of verbal design issues

It's probably because of the smörgåsbord title.
by Aszev
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: some questions about Swedish declension
Replies: 42
Views: 2898

Re: some questions about Swedish declension

Yep, pretty much, although I'm not sure I'd say ' fansen ' is a special case, as there are more -sen forms out there. Most words that come to mind seem to be unassimilated ones though, e.g. kidsen , bratsen . Also I double checked your question no. 1, so I can confirm the -n being the original defin...
by Aszev
Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: some questions about Swedish declension
Replies: 42
Views: 2898

Re: some questions about Swedish declension

1) If my memory doesn't fail me, the plural -n for neuter words ending in a vowel is the definite form that has been reanalyzed into a plural marker. 2) As for greek and latin plurals, most people would colloquially not use them, and even reanalyze them as different words. E.g. faktum and fakta woul...
by Aszev
Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Yonagu idea: Essay collection
Replies: 75
Views: 5908

Re: Yonagu idea: Essay collection

I could write about making/deriving an a posteriori language belonging to an Earthly language family.
by Aszev
Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 214686

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

It reminds me of a nowadays rather common construction we have in Swedish. "One each" used to be var sin each PRON.3PS.REFL "each their (own)" but was commonly misinterpreted as vars en (???) one "for each, one" which is really much more useful, because now you can also say vars två "for each, two"...
by Aszev
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 368097

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5.

Fwiw I don't think you look particularily undernourished Astraios, you just look like a thin person.
by Aszev
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Scandinavian (Now with more isoglosses)
Replies: 161
Views: 18473

Re: Scandinavian (Now with more isoglosses)

Magb supplied some nice info on the /d:/ area!

Also I made a slight mistake due to misremembering some etymologies at 5am in the morning, Gotland doesn't have any /d:/ from /l:/, so I've corrected that.
by Aszev
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Scandinavian (Now with more isoglosses)
Replies: 161
Views: 18473

Re: Scandinavian (Now with more isoglosses)

Time to bump this with a fresh isogloss map!

You know you want it.

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by Aszev
Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: 20 Awesomely Untranslatable Words
Replies: 53
Views: 4190

Re: 20 Awesomely Untranslatable Words

Both #1 and #20 (both of which always crop up on these lists) can be adequately translated with the Welsh hiraeth (which never crops up on any list.) As well as the Portuguese saudade and the Cornish hireth . Also, Schadenfreude is skadeglädje in Swedish. That's a calque borrowing, though. That has...
by Aszev
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Icelandic feminine singular indefinite dative -u
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: Icelandic feminine singular indefinite dative -u

http://bin.arnastofnun.is/leit.php?id=475966

Does that help?

I looked up a few words from different stems and it seems pretty random to me what words get this -u, but it doesn't seem to be more than a handful anyway.
by Aszev
Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: LCK Book
Replies: 282
Views: 30006

Re: LCK Book

Apparently 9 days was enough to get it to northern Europe, got it today!
by Aszev
Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: LCK Book
Replies: 282
Views: 30006

Re: LCK Book

Meh they're sending it by rowboat so I won't get mine for another month.
by Aszev
Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: The Correspondence Library
Replies: 568
Views: 199912

Re:

phaed wrote:I'm interested also in Old Norse -> Icelandic and Old Norse -> Swedish, Danish, or Norwegian, if anybody has information on those.
I'm reasonably well versed in these, in case you need anything specific.