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by hwhatting
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80456

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

I wish you a speedy recovery!
by hwhatting
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 637306

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Nach vier Monaten des Suchens , fange ich morgen mit meiner neuen Arbeit an. Ich bin glücklich, dass ich endlich Gel d haben werde. Aber ich muss ich noch ein en Monat zu Hause bleiben, um das Haus zu hüten, während meine Familie im Ausland ist. Ich muss auch neue Kleidung kaufen, um besser bei der...
by hwhatting
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 39808

Re: Help your conlang fluency (2)

Mi a go tok se man won af se-ol pwaya im ebl pica a wo minu me afek, an a wo minu in me afek. I'd say that one needs wisdom before one is able to understand what one can, and can't, bring about. Nés sídin ceu ennun ceu nénun, al nór partichawor uncuntér sídi woxait. NEG-be-PRES.ACT.3SG wisdom-SG.AC...
by hwhatting
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 637306

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Dzisiaj mamy dzień cichy.
Aujourd'hui, c'est un jour tranquille.
Oggi è un giorno tranquillo.
Hoy está un día tranquillo.
Vandaag is een rustige dag.

It's a quiet day today.
by hwhatting
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 136834

Re: Creativity of the day

Thanks!
by hwhatting
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 136834

Re: Creativity of the day

What's the 25 year anniversary about? And who is the knight rider? ;-)
by hwhatting
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 169753

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

And why would a nomadic herder who does not raise crops know about such a thing as plowing? Because he has business dealings with farmers? Modern nomads eat a lot of flour. And the word does not imply knowledge about ploughing; rather it implies knowledge *of* ploughing (or hoeing). Moreover, the w...
by hwhatting
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 314535

Re: Lexicon Building

masako wrote:next: subjective idea; view
Tautisca: munnemun "thought, idea; opinion, view", from munneten "to think"

Next: deceptive
by hwhatting
Thu May 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: A Very Brief Explanation of the British Election
Replies: 323
Views: 20579

Re: A Very Brief Explanation of the British Election

Why not just rename the EU "The Davis - Johnson - Rees-Mogg Glorious British Free Trade Zone"? Everyboy could claim victory and go home, and no actual fact in reality would need to change.
by hwhatting
Thu May 17, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19000

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

I'm having the worst allergies of my life. My left ear canal has been clogged and hurting for a week and a half. I've been on painkillers almost that entire time--and I practically never use painkillers. That's too bad. Do you have these allergies a long time already or are they a new development? ...
by hwhatting
Wed May 16, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Pe jos
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Pe jos

I don't know any other such examples. But I'd think that the usage comes from comparing walking with other means of transport (on horseback, by litter, cart, or carriage) where the transported person is elevated from the ground.
by hwhatting
Wed May 16, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 39808

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Nu wés cailai ni parhunduntai flódímis.
PART 1Pl-NOM all-M.PL.NOM NEG understand-PRTC.PRES.ACT.M.PL.NOM talk-PRES.ACT.1PL
We all talk without understanding.
by hwhatting
Wed May 16, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19000

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

mèþru wrote:the whole protest is claimed to be peaceful by the international community
Who is this "international community"? I have heard all kinds of reactions from governments, ranging from "it's all Hamas's fault" to "why can't you all just get along pecefully" to "it's all Isreal's fault".
by hwhatting
Mon May 14, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlearn
Replies: 669
Views: 45310

Re: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlea

Sumelic wrote:The "Behind the Name" comments for the name "Undine" mention another unusual pronunciation, "oon-DEE-nee".
That seems to be an approximation of the German pronunciation, which is [ʊn'di:nə].
by hwhatting
Wed May 09, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Languages without Quantifier Hopping?
Replies: 14
Views: 1548

Re: Languages without Quantifier Hopping?

One point about which I'm not sure concerning English - in German, the restriction by nur together with erlauben can mean "only X can do Y", but it can also mean "Y has permission to do only Y, but they are also free to do Z". Is that the same for English? In German, the positioning of nur can mean ...
by hwhatting
Mon May 07, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Classical Composers
Replies: 103
Views: 7502

Re: Classical Composers

in that regard, he surpassed his predecessor**
You don't take up that note.
by hwhatting
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: What do you call...
Replies: 22
Views: 1809

Re: What do you call...

I think Circeus is on to something concerning curtness. I' d have less problems with ten sentences or seven pages of cataphoric pronouns that would establish a basis for expecting that finally a name would be revealed, than with the short sentences A-D where no such expectation is established.
by hwhatting
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: What do you call...
Replies: 22
Views: 1809

Re: What do you call...

Sheep biting someone is mundane to you? Where do you live, Appalachia? ;-)
For the Chomsky sentences, the point seems clearly to be not mundanity, but whether the cataphoric pronoun is in a fronted subclause (legal) or in the main clause coming before the subclause (illegal).
by hwhatting
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 39808

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Nu santis dichta pa nóscumis attu dichta pa né nóscumis.
PRTC be-PRES.ACT.3PL thing-PL.NOM REL-N.PL.ACC know-PRES.ACT.1PL and thing-PL.NOM REL-N.PL.ACC NEG know-PRES.ACT.1PL
There are things we know and things we don't know.
by hwhatting
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Nostratic, Eurasiatic, Mitian, ...
Replies: 217
Views: 17174

Re: Nostratic, Eurasiatic, Mitian, ...

A lot of the time this doesn't really work though. Are commonalities between groups like Germanic and Balto-Slavic shared archaisms, late areal connections, or signs of a real genetic subgroup? Or signs of a substrate language? Most of the BSL-Germanic commonalities, except for the "m" in the plura...
by hwhatting
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 314535

Re: Lexicon Building

difference; distinction; diversity; disparity Tautisca: dírdailiti "sorting, separation; distinction, difference; special treatment, favorable treatment, privilege, discrimination"; Prefix dír- "apart" plus dailiten "share, divide"; fida "gap; difference, disparity; disagreement" from PIE *bheid- "...
by hwhatting
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19000

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

L2 Learners of English: Please read this entire atrociously-written paragraph and point out all my errors. Also L2 Learners of English: I know you just told me that no native speakers say this, but I'm going to argue that not only is it not wrong to say this but also this is superior to what you sa...
by hwhatting
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Relative clauses: cross-linguistic comparison
Replies: 23
Views: 2232

Re: Relative clauses: cross-linguistic comparison

the girl [ that you think (that) I love ] (66) the girl [ that you think (*that) loves me ] (67) Is it sure that the sub clauses are really two consecutive relative clauses and not a complement clause ("that you think") embedded in a relative clause? Would they work using who(m) ? (It's of course p...
by hwhatting
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: "hydpographica"
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Re: "hydpographica"

I'm perhaps more curious how Anatolia was labeled as Natolia. Some quick Googling shows that Natolia was a pretty common designation, but I didn't find any explanation on how the a- was lost. Perhaps via a Romance language (I guess Italian) where spoken l'Anatolia [lanatolia] was wronly segmented a...