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by Piero
Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: :ch ia-:sh a?
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

On an unrelated note, I wonder if there will be Almeologists when zomp. will be dead, happily going through all zomp's notes and dig out the gaps in our knowledge of Almea. This is the second or third time this has come up now. Why do people keep asking this question? What's wrong with asking? Aren...
by Piero
Thu May 04, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almean languages I'd like to see
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

For the ilii, what I've done so far is take a list of apparent universals of human language, and attempt to violate all of them. For instance, iliu language is not primarily communicative, has no pronouns, is not linear (i.e. doesn't consist of one sign after another, nor is it limited to saying on...
by Piero
Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almean Speakers
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

Re: Almean Speakers

How many people here actually speak an Almean language? There seem to be a number of people who speak Verdurian, and I'm curious to see about others. I think I saw 55 million somewhere, but I'm sure most of them are in Almea. The number on Earth would be quite a bit less. I'm not sure how accurate ...
by Piero
Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Radio and TV in Verduria
Replies: 10
Views: 3419

Seiphel wrote:So why Verdurians have computers etc.?


Do they? :?
by Piero
Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Question about Cuêzi transcription
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

I don't think they're native cu?zi words
by Piero
Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Hebrew Lessons / Shi`urey Ha`ivrit
Replies: 118
Views: 61437

Tuli wrote:The glottal stop is pronounced?


I don't see why not :roll:
by Piero
Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: N?cto dy sfahe soa Sfaha
Replies: 4
Views: 1654

Re: N?cto dy sfahe soa Sfaha

Esce n?cto sfahe soa Sfaha? Vulu praten cum ?en dy sfahu soa Sfaha pro immelioran so ?uy de sfahen soa Sfaha. And once I had an accurate look at the grammar and some lessons too. Does this mean "Does anyone speak the Speech? I want to talk with people who speak the Speech to fix the way to speak th...
by Piero
Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: N?cto dy sfahe soa Sfaha
Replies: 4
Views: 1654

Re: N?cto dy sfahe soa Sfaha

Gond wrote:Does anyone speak Verdurian?


Mark, Neek, So Haleza Grise and probably few others
by Piero
Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almean Nostratic?
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Krsont, that is one of the most impressive works I've seen here on the zbb since I joined! 8) You're cool, you rock etc etc :P How long did it take to you to make all this awesome stuff?
by Piero
Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Sarroc and Demoshi
Replies: 14
Views: 3645

chris-gr wrote:PS. I will come over :wink: Il CORSO D'ITALIANO e' molto interessante :)


ok ci conto :mrgreen:
by Piero
Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Sarroc and Demoshi
Replies: 14
Views: 3645

People often suppose that the dialect of the capital city (or whatever other place has supplied the standard language) is more 'pure' or more conservative than provincial speech. In fact the opposite is likely to be true: the active center of a culture will see its speech change fastest; rural or i...
by Piero
Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Sarroc and Demoshi
Replies: 14
Views: 3645

People often suppose that the dialect of the capital city (or whatever other place has supplied the standard language) is more 'pure' or more conservative than provincial speech. In fact the opposite is likely to be true: the active center of a culture will see its speech change fastest; rural or i...
by Piero
Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:34 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Small curiousity
Replies: 4
Views: 1926

Re: Small curiousity

Oh I see, it an interesting system, but quite restrictive ! If you don't want to change the basis of the system, you'll have to have LOT of derivation processes. That is, many different vowel stems with precise meanings, prefixes, suffixes, infixes. Lot of pre and postpositions may also be usefull....
by Piero
Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Small curiousity
Replies: 4
Views: 1926

Re: Small curiousity

If I count right*, that means you have triconsonantal root but only 8 consonants to throw in them. Not really: I have 24 consonants in total, which are divided in 8 (as you said) groups. Say you have g1-g-2-g3 root (indicating a group with "g"): it can appears in various forms, where the groups tak...
by Piero
Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Small curiousity
Replies: 4
Views: 1926

Small curiousity

As I'm creating a conlang with a quasi-triconsonantal root system, I had a look at the Old Skourene lexicon and saw that the vocabulary is organized by root: I was wondering, Mark, how many roots do you have in it? I know, I'm lazy... Anyways, in my conlang I have 512 possible roots, but I think it'...
by Piero
Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Ctesifon
Replies: 6
Views: 2399

What do they have in common with the Terrestrial ones? The name only or something more?
by Piero
Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Ctesifon
Replies: 6
Views: 2399

Ctesifon

http://www.grifterrec.com/coins/maps/m_sas_mint_2.jpg

look at this map. in the iraq area there is a city called "ctesiphon".
Has it inspired mark rosenfelder when he was creating ctesifon in almea, or he didn't even know its existance?
by Piero
Sun Oct 23, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: The Almean Name Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 14203

My name cannot be translated into Verdurian as it seems. I can't find Christian (from which Carsten is derived) on the names page of the Verdurian grammar Cause Christian derives from the name of Jesus Christ, and verdurian are not cattolic. However, i think "christian" or "carsten" would be someth...
by Piero
Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:39 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Lenani is up
Replies: 52
Views: 13923

What's your next project, Mark :?: :idea:
by Piero
Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:10 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Lenani is up
Replies: 52
Views: 13923

charmin... i'm... fascinated
by Piero
Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:30 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Correct Verdurian translation?
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

seems correct to me
by Piero
Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:46 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Monkhayic
Replies: 3
Views: 1433

Monkhayic

Look at the Historical Atlas of Almea the map 3480L, about the modern languages. As said in the Kebreni page, a Monkhayic language is spoken also in the west corner of Dhekhnam; but what language is it? That's written "monkhayu", but isn't it the name of the whole language branch? Can you give me mo...
by Piero
Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: So verd?ry fil
Replies: 15
Views: 3129

Se, :sh rifao soa Sfahe, timido
by Piero
Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Animals...
Replies: 13
Views: 3017

Uitlander's avatar wrote:Image


Are you Jaaaaaa, Uitlander? :D :?: :wink:
by Piero
Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:44 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Weird phrases from real languages
Replies: 323
Views: 115143

L'ale is the archaic plural of l'ala , but in modern spoken Italian you say le ali ; li : surely chris knows that the i must be accented, because li is a pronoun, while l? is an adverb that means "there" and would stay at the end or at the becoming of the sentence; l'ho is the archaic form of le ho...