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by Vijay
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 85173

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

As unfortunate as that is to hear, honestly, I think you're being a little hard on yourself. I think anyone in the same circumstance would feel roughly the same way if not worse. I mean, I probably would.
by Vijay
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 395284

Re: Romanization challenge thread

/al ʕarabija/ <അൽ ങ്ഹറബിയ> /b t d tˁ dˁ g q ʔ/ <ബ് ത് ദ് ട് ഡ് ഗ് ൿ അ്> /m n/ <മ് ന്> /am an/ <അം അൻ> /ʤ/ <ജ്> /f s z sˁ ʃ θ ð ðˁ ɣ χ ħ ʕ h/ <ഫ് സ് ഴ് ശ് ഷ് ഥ് ധ് ധ്ഹ് ഘ് ഖ് ഖ്‌ഹ്‌ ങ്ഹ് ഹ്> /l (ɫ) w j/ <ല് ള് വ് യ്> /al/ <അൽ> /r/ <റ്> /ar/ <അർ> /i iː u uː a aː/ <ഇ ഈ ഉ ഊ അ ആ> /maɣrib/ <മഘ്രിബ്> /misˁ...
by Vijay
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 85173

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

My boss thinks I should work for the UN.
by Vijay
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Words you've learned recently
Replies: 248
Views: 23700

Re: Words you've learned recently

തടം [t̪əˈɖəm] 'size, area, garden bad, hole/basin around tree, platform built around the foot of a tree, slope, body part, lair' തൂക്ക് [ˈt̪uːkɯ] 'abrupt slope' മധുരിപു [məˈd̪ʱuɾibu] = ജനാർദ്ദനസ്വാമി [d͡ʒɛˈnaːrd̪ɛnəsʋaːmi] = Vishnu (apparently, Adi Shankara claims that janārdana in Sanskrit literall...
by Vijay
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 65714

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

Wowgrrr zzzy.
I'm sleepy.
by Vijay
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 343192

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

KathTheDragon wrote:
Fooge wrote:How do you think the world would be if Santa Claus actually existed?
What do you mean, "actually"?
by Vijay
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 222394

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

Looks like I say it like you.
by Vijay
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 222394

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

[wəz]
[wɹ̩]
[weəɹ]
by Vijay
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 29406

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

Btw is it okay that I'm asking you so many questions, mèþru? In general, I think that an individual British person can be more of an authority on British imperialism than an Indian, just as a Japanese person can be more of an authority on Western music than an Italian. They can but not when they don...
by Vijay
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 29406

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

Sal, as long as you don't see a problem with lecturing a person of Indian origin about British imperialism, you and I will never have a rational argument. It's really that simple. End of story. I'm seeing a therapist twice a week. Good for you! :) My problem was that I knew material well but was ter...
by Vijay
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 29406

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

mental health may be a potential factor in the evasive behaviour of some people It is. mostly men It's not "mostly men." It's people of all kinds. He is proposing that part of the reason for a general trend among men to not disclose potentially emotionally damaging information. I don't understand t...
by Vijay
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 29406

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

That sounds like a difficult situation to be in all right. So you're saying you're struggling to graduate from high school? Have you considered seeking professional help? Maybe online therapy? I personally have found Lantern very helpful (at least back when it could be used on desktop computers, too...
by Vijay
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 65714

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

Kaixe agrrr bat oogrrr! ikala pakahu This language is extremely silly. Wowgrrr grrove. Aixe hota hai jab Wowgrrr Wowgrrr grrowl, "Mek grrowl mek grrowl mek grrowl!" adult.male.mountain.lion know thus be/happen-PRES.PTCP AUX when adult.male.mountain.lion father speak make language make language make...
by Vijay
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 96470

Re: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path

So I did have a plausible reason to think "sanitary product" might be ambiguous! Thanks, mèþru! :)
by Vijay
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 222394

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

[ˈnowt̚bʊk̚]
[ˈlɛjŋgʷɨd͡ʒ]
[ˈhɪləɹi]
[ˈbeᵊɹ]
by Vijay
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Is German/Japanese sentence structure natural?
Replies: 10
Views: 2434

Re: Is German/Japanese sentence structure natural?

Richard W wrote:E.g., what is it about Afghanistan that induces retroflex consonants?
The fact that it's right next to Pakistan.
by Vijay
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 65714

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

Kaixe agrrr bat oogrrr!
how eat/catch/grab one deer
How to catch a deer!
by Vijay
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path
Replies: 1058
Views: 96470

Re: Confusing headlines and other trips down the garden path

For whatever it's worth, I wasn't sure whether "sanitary product" could also mean napkins or something.
by Vijay
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 29406

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

a) Saying someone is an asshole is not necessarily an extreme statement. b) You're still over-ascribing things to mental illness.
by Vijay
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 29406

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

...by assuming that avoiding an awkward conversation necessarily is mental illness? The point of the post you were responding to isn't whether it's easy to have these conversations. The point is that we need to have them . Your analogy doesn't work because you're not taking into account people who d...
by Vijay
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Population numbers for languages
Replies: 16
Views: 2019

Re: Population numbers for languages

Anyway, I think the Chinese languages all have less than 50 m speakers Huh? Mandarin has more than ten times that many. (Also, isn't this pretty inconsistent with the vague criteria you're using for "knowing" a language?). I think it sounds incredible that there are even any speakers left, especial...
by Vijay
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 29406

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

Avoiding an awkward conversation ≠ mental illness
by Vijay
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 65714

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

Grrowrrr.
Yes.