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by Pedant
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: On Tetraploidy or Parasitism
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: On Tetraploidy or Parasitism

Ah...yeah, that could be problematic. I was actually hoping that I could find some justification for individuals being alive and then changing into something new, without dying, thanks to the addition of new DNA, as opposed to having a generation that can't breed. Everyone can fertilize, and everyon...
by Pedant
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: On Tetraploidy or Parasitism
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: On Tetraploidy or Parasitism

Bother. Maybe if it were just the "nuclear" DNA as opposed to the microteuchs, with the latter remaining haploid/diploid throughout? I mean, I know with meiosis it's an entire living creature being created out of nothing as opposed to having an old creature being altered, but maybe if there were ste...
by Pedant
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: On Tetraploidy or Parasitism
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

On Tetraploidy or Parasitism

Greetings, all! Been working on a science-fiction world for a time now, and I seem to be stuck in a rut as regards the reproductive system of a species of mine, called (for the moment, anyway) the Conjugans. This less-than-subtle name is a reference to a proposed form of reproduction similar to bact...
by Pedant
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 41022

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Ni-teis fēsteis fēuteis fāuteis in noi?
Not-past.imperfect.active see-past.imperfect.active dream-past.imperfect.active jaw-past.imperfect.active TOPIC Q
Wasn't it 'I saw, I dreamt, I yammered on about it'?
by Pedant
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 41022

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Sudric:

As crod ny menaynei asbeir y naightyn oc?
/as krɔd ni mɛ'næne as'ber i naɪɣtyn ɔc/
And how.many of.the wife-pl-GEN the tales-PL 3pGEN
And how many wives tell their tales?
by Pedant
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Old Skourene As Well
Replies: 25
Views: 12149

Re: Old Skourene As Well

EŊDODIŊUĻ ABALTI Barbarian-DEFPL find-ABSPART Barbarians and Where to Find Them Nairoşim “they grow things; rustic folk” Eŋdodiŋu “thou dost continually not live in a city; barbarian” Gebes “[Axunemi] lord” (Axunemi geivez) Gem “priest (negative connotations)” (Axunemi jeim) Gerreṭid “street” Diḷag...
by Pedant
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 315308

Re: Lexicon Building

hwhatting wrote:
Imralu wrote:
Next: sister-in-law
Hūam Pōu:
Suéi-mú "husband's sister" (Suéi "sister", Mú "husband")
Suéi-mi "wife's sister" (Mi "wife")

Next: embarrassing incident you try to get everyone else to ignore
by Pedant
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 41022

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Sué gé zhō lei Kào wì wen keph Suephin fēs lōu Fēsseum siōlgī White moon hides her flight A powerful storm brings forth darkness. The eye that watches stars Let it look indoors. Beph sieph eáwí Nōnmèi siēs sies Ni fēsgom mé Ōs saì gèdel. The green forest has grown For many hundreds of years. I will...
by Pedant
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 41022

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Fòum déitèum kiúis.
Song cry-pres.ind.caus everyone
Your poetry is very depressing.
by Pedant
Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 41022

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Yen siémtèum fù tō <Ráoga tièum.> iph pōuga. Yen tiùtèum fù tō pōuga kuei jas. Yen gīphtèum fù tō <Yìanga!> iph pōuga. 3s good-pres.imp.act if 2s <act-pres.per.act again> SUB say-pres.per.act / 3s sneeze-pres.imp.act if 2s say-pres.per.act word city / 3s eat-pres.imp.act if <health-pres.per.act> SU...
by Pedant
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 315308

Re: Lexicon Building

next word : hopes for a better future Hūam Pōu: Nòus "positive prediction, hope for a good future" (from Proto-Western-Abelardian * Tnofes ); Vāu Pǒ Nōng , Hùŋ Pò Nŏḥ Also: Hūam Pōu: Húen "faith in better times yet to come (generally in bad straits)" (from Proto-Western-Abelardian * Huten "goodness...
by Pedant
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 315308

Re: Lexicon Building

HerljosScheindorf wrote:Xerossu :

Next: power supply
Hūam Pōu:

Outìas "power supply, potential energy" (OU "to contain, hold within"+TÌAS "ability, potential")

Next: suggestion, hint
by Pedant
Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 315308

Re: Lexicon Building

nxh wrote:New word: the feeling of insignificance you get when looking at something open and peaceful or something wondrous
Hūam Pōu:
Jōhuèi "one-sided yearning for the wilderness" (huèi is wilderness in a positive sense; wilderness in a negative sense would be káo)

Next: mirage, illusion
by Pedant
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Share your Magic System
Replies: 35
Views: 4344

Re: Share your Magic System

Likewise with any world I build, only this magic system is primarily focused around interactions of three-dimensional objects in four dimensions, and four-dimensional objects in three. I have to say, I really could use a hand from a quantum physicist or two to work out the details...
by Pedant
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Trigender Biology Inquiry
Replies: 28
Views: 4767

Re: Trigender Biology Inquiry

There is of course another possible option...at least genetically. Correct me if I'm wrong, here, but we rely for determination of male or female on the X and Y chromosomes, yes? Is it possible, therefore, to have a second set of chromosomes, the combinations of which might provide an extra variatio...
by Pedant
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 315308

Re: Lexicon Building

Hūam Pōu:

Lōnam "heart (organ that pumps blood)"
Gàoyam "liver (organ associated with positive emotion)" (note that the -(y)am suffix denotes bodily organs)

Keyler equivalents: Lwanäm /lunam/, ʔyakäm /ʔiəkam/

Next: eyesocket
by Pedant
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 315308

Re: Lexicon Building

Hūam Pōu:
Gáotal "tablecloth" (GÁO 'bench, table (for eating)' TAL 'cloth, fabric')

Thanks for the correction, Din! Duly noted and corrected!

Next: fluff
by Pedant
Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 315308

Re: Lexicon Building

Hūam Pōu
Antéu Gobau "book-binder, maker of books" (AM 'person'+TÉU 'make', GOBAU "book")
Anhou ja "bookmaker, turf accountant" (AM 'person'+HOU 'promise', JA 'bet, wager')

Next:
Business sense, shrewdness
by Pedant
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Oradante Hynnu
Replies: 20
Views: 7427

Re: Oradante Hynnu

Okay, so I'm probably not going to be doing one of these for a while; no more plagiarism, Zompist, I promise. As a grand finale, however, I give you all 297 words of Mock Kebreni! Aan “Iáinos” (Meť. Ain) Adase “tool, material” (from tasu “do, make”) *Ac “gray” (Meťaiun aki; also part of Caďinor Ilia...
by Pedant
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 315308

Re: Lexicon Building

Hūam Pōu
"freshwater lake"
Gìam "saltwater lake"

Next: golem
by Pedant
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Oradante Hynnu
Replies: 20
Views: 7427

Re: Oradante Hynnu

Now, what to do after this... BOŤENEU Solider Soldier Beźa “movement, flexibility” (Verdurian bežia) Bukontau “cheapness” (from bukonte) Bukonte “cheap” (from konte) Cisu “slide” (Meťaiun kis-, Caďinor cisir) Krit “plate (of metal)” (Caďinor kritos) Nyvnu “arrow” (Meťaiun nuwno, from nuw- “throw”) N...
by Pedant
Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 41022

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Ūmleu ya! Saì tōwōs siàikōi, Imralu-bēnām
Hollow-talk AGREE / And 2s-1s sorry-PRES.PERF.PASS / Imralu-madam.sir
Of course it was sarcasm! And my condolences to you, Master/Mistress Imralu.
by Pedant
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 315308

Re: Lexicon Building

Hūam Pōu Gīu "banana" (Yugam Pōul Gigut, from Kroldistani Jinjut "long fruit")
Vāu Pǒ "banana"
Hùŋ Pò Ḥū "banana; native of Filaipo"

And in tribute, the next is:
Servant, minion, assistant
by Pedant
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 41022

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Suóipem zé, Zhēim Kanme ni pēuteuph-kōi som Kephgī
Truth-pr.per.caus disp./ anger Khan-GEN not story.build-pres.perf.act analogy Dark-LOC
Oh, come on, the Wrath of Khan was nowhere near as developed as a story as Into Darkness.
by Pedant
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 41022

Re: Help your conlang fluency

In suáokào gói, ām gaiph bēn! Gobàu in nàumkēi iph pōuyé!
TOPIC think-pres.perf.act wise / mister or madam / Book TOPIC enjoy-pres.imp.pass SUB speak-fut.imp.act
Nice idea, sir or madam! We can talk about the books we enjoy!