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by Aya
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 637621

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

אַך, מײַן טאָע. זשע סיז עבֿרריתּ? Akh, mayn toes. zhe s'iz ivrit? Oops, my mistake. "Ivrit", then? ון פֿאַר װאָס מײַן פֿראַגע-צײכן יז געגאַנגען די התחלה פֿון דאָס זאַץ?! , :o ױ װאַװױ. Oy vavoy, un far vos mayn frage-tseykhn iz gegangen di haskhole fun dos zats?! :o G-ddammit, and why did my questio...
by Aya
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 637621

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Giizoogipon ezhi-Texas ishkwaaj giizis. Bi-mayagi-danakamigad.
It also snowed here in Texas last month, which is very strange in our area.

און 'ענער לשון'ז װאָס? לשון-קודש?

Un yener loshn iz vos? Loshn koydesh?
And what language is that? Is it Hebrew?
by Aya
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 637621

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Maagizhaa maajii-daa-ozhibii'ang gaa-aabita-biboong aanji-bimaadizid wayiiba.

I guess you could get your list of New Year's resolutions started early.
by Aya
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: "elder brother" and "elder sister".
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Re: "elder brother" and "elder sister".

As a native speaker from the US, "elder brother/sister" definitely sounds old fashioned to me. "Older" is the default in my experience.
by Aya
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Internet slang dating: is IIRC a somehow aging abbreviation?
Replies: 26
Views: 1759

Re: Internet slang dating: is IIRC a somehow aging abbreviat

I've noticed that "lol" -- and especially "LOL" -- is used unironically by older people (grandparents, some stay-at-home moms, etc.), but these days I tend to see younger people use it in an ironic or even mean way. Kind of like when people say something is funny or hilarious but you can tell they'r...
by Aya
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 637621

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Indoobendam ingaganawaabandaan Nangoog Miigaadwin! Ingikendam anishinaabe-wiinzowin gii-onji-ozhitood o'ow: I'm excited to see Star Wars! I know the Ojibwe name because someone made this: https://i.pinimg.com/236x/fa/5f/4c/fa5f4ce9150409dcf0c751becd0f5332--babel-cover-photos.jpg (Source: https://ww...
by Aya
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Words you've learned recently
Replies: 248
Views: 20610

Re: Words you've learned recently

I learned the Ojibwe word maaminonendam , which means "s/he thinks about,considers, realizes, notices something", according to the Ojibwe People's Dictionary . Yeah, they have really long words in Ojibwe. It is a polysynthetic language, after all. I learned it partly through participating in the "ni...
by Aya
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 637621

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Anishinaabemowim. ^_^ Ninanda-gikendaan eyiizh inwewinan.
Ojibwe. ^_^ I'm trying to learn both languages.[The resources are a lot better for learning Ojibwe, but I can't find a word for "resource" or "dictionary", so these brackets'll have to do.]
by Aya
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 637621

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Ningii-maaminonendam Poland jiimaan aawang....
I thought Poland was a boat....
by Aya
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Linguistic Struggles Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 16247

Re: Linguistic Struggles Thread

Isn't it that most languages don't have a separate word for that and instead use something like “to boil” or “to prepare food”? (Or just “to make X” instead of ”to cook X”?) Aha! Sure enough, my dictionary has "to make" (3s) as only three syllables long: goohlvvsga . That makes a lot more sense. Th...
by Aya
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Lexical ultra-conservatism
Replies: 53
Views: 6858

Re: Lexical ultra-conservatism

Cherokee seems resistant to borrowing. The book Beginning Cherokee by Holmes & Smith lists these: horse: soquili burden-bearer 'he-carries-away-heavy-things' California: adel'tsuhdlunh where they find money 'money-they-get-from-out-of-there' flag: gadadi place to be taken care of 'this-place-is-trea...
by Aya
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Linguistic Struggles Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 16247

Re: Linguistic Struggles Thread

I'm trying to memorize the Cherokee word for cook (v.), and it's just not working. How can you have such a common word be six syllables long?! The combination of the syllables, the vowel length, and the tone (Oklahoma Cherokee has six of them) is what gets me. I'm starting to wonder if there was a s...
by Aya
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Kćeća Ora: A Conworld from the Beginning
Replies: 34
Views: 9254

Re: Kćeća Ora: A Conworld from the Beginning

I went ahead and saved this thread to the Internet Archive. This is way too good to lose. By the way, I'm curious as to how much you took from real-life String Theory and how much you came up with yourself. This is all fascinating.