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by R.Rusanov
Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Proto-Romanian Resources
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Re: Proto-Romanian Resources

The wonderful thing is, Romanian has whole sound changes and grammatical paradigms borrowed from the local Slavic languages. Stuff like à -> ə, ò -> u, šč > št, CoRC -> CRoC, the feminine vocative in -o, etc I think the most likely situation - given also the huge amount of Slavic borrowings in the v...
by R.Rusanov
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 167622

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

Does English take complements of its copula in the objective or subjective case?

I.e., which is correct: That is he/That is him, The leader is who/The leader is whom ?

Indoeuropean languages tend to make copular complements nominative, but I dunno about english
by R.Rusanov
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 85723

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Eeeea it's bulgarian Where is that orthography used (you said it's niche, but can you give more details)? And how would that sentence look in Cyrillic? ë is ъ ? naştë së e nëpiwë, pëk unëz oştë poeçe. Нашата се е напила, пък онази още повече. Our girl got drunk, but that one got even drunker. as to...
by R.Rusanov
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 85723

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Eeeea it's bulgarian

Nort wins
by R.Rusanov
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 85723

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

It's spoken in the balkans....

If there's no correct guesses soon, I'll give you guys a clue you can't miss...
by R.Rusanov
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 85723

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Nope

it's Indo European... hint..
by R.Rusanov
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 85723

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Not Romanian. Close though!
by R.Rusanov
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 85723

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

It's not turkic. The orthography is niche
by R.Rusanov
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 85723

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

It's not Albanian.
by R.Rusanov
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 85723

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

The fact it said "shuar" in your sample kinda gave it away. I'll go with this:

naştë së e nëpiwë, pëk unëz oştë poeçe.
by R.Rusanov
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 85723

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

I would have to guess jivaro, on account of the vowels
by R.Rusanov
Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 38390

Re: Help your conlang fluency

bence senin postun "jar jar binks" tiridir ve bu cok "disturbing", ve "racist"
in my opinion your post is jar jar binks tier and very disturbing and racist
by R.Rusanov
Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 167622

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

Sometimes I say 'another X than Y' instead of 'another X from Y'

it seems like it fits the meaning of 'than' better than 'from' which nowadays is mostly locative in meaning

I don't say 'different X than Y' though
by R.Rusanov
Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 169116

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

dheghoms was generalized from paters like pods
by R.Rusanov
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 169116

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

ons in the acc. is a later develoment from oms
by R.Rusanov
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess The Language
Replies: 18
Views: 1594

Guess The Language

In this thread, you can post random bits of languages and anybody can guess what they are - allowing for multiple contemporaneous threads of thought.

No rules and restrictions, unlike in another thread which I don't care to mention

My contribution:
naştë së e nëpiwë, pëk unëz oştë poeçe.
by R.Rusanov
Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The dream thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 123585

Re: The dream thread

My brother remembers all his dreams, in pristine detail. He was telling me about his nightmare yesterday where he was being chased by lots of tiny blue bugs that were apparently also ghosts. And he was on a field trip to an abandoned mansion with his 4th grade class and stuff. Also he killed a blue ...
by R.Rusanov
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 169116

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

That's not more elegant
by R.Rusanov
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 85723

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

There's no reason for me to make a separate thread about it. I'm not trying to usurp his turn - this is an extra challenge, additive, not assumptive
by R.Rusanov
Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 85723

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

feel free to guess this:

naştë së e nëpiwë, pëk unëz oştë poeçe.
by R.Rusanov
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Where does /tɬ/ in Icelandic come from?
Replies: 66
Views: 5818

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

Expertise is a social construct
by R.Rusanov
Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Where does /tɬ/ in Icelandic come from?
Replies: 66
Views: 5818

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

"reading books makes you an expert"
by R.Rusanov
Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Where does /tɬ/ in Icelandic come from?
Replies: 66
Views: 5818

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

You just said basically what I said, bro
by R.Rusanov
Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Where does /tɬ/ in Icelandic come from?
Replies: 66
Views: 5818

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

Well, three hundred fecund bushmen in some hill tribe in darkest wherever are much more likely to continue their language and general culture than, you know, the Gaeltacht or Manx or any other endangered european language. Coz they have lots of kids and little contact with the imperial languages. Co...
by R.Rusanov
Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Where does /tɬ/ in Icelandic come from?
Replies: 66
Views: 5818

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

Manx may currently be a living language - this being a synchronic label - and will probably continue to be one for as long as there exist people with silly ideas buzzing around in their heads and more leisure time than they know what to do with. This state of affairs could foreseeably continue for a...