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by aardwolf
Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Polysynthetic Conlang
Replies: 638
Views: 183918

*face-palm*
by aardwolf
Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 587167

I have a suggestion for #5 above -if you're going all African on it- and that is body modification rituals. I know they're present in Asia somewhat (more specifically, the southeast island peoples of Asia / Papua New Guinea area and all that), but Africa has weird and wonderful things like tribal sc...
by aardwolf
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 587167

I have nothing to add, except that I follow this thread semi-religiously. I commend what you guys have done - it surely is one of the greatest contributions to Conlanging out there. Bravo! Encore!
by aardwolf
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: the Old Granny thread
Replies: 624
Views: 112252

I've never heard of somebody detesting the smell of raw tomatoes.
by aardwolf
Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: New tattoo ideas! Possibly in Elkarîl!
Replies: 8
Views: 2837

Why shouldn't his mother be ok with this? It's Neek's body...
by aardwolf
Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: So... who're ewemi?
Replies: 54
Views: 13670

I'm a bit surprised that there's absolutely no vote for zim so far. I know a good deal of girls and women in real life who have some "geeky" or "intellectual" interests but who, aside from that, are into traditionally "female" stuff, too. So I would have thought that at least some of the female mem...
by aardwolf
Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: So... who're ewemi?
Replies: 54
Views: 13670

I'd be ewemi, though I'd be attracted to gume.

EDIT: More polls!
by aardwolf
Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Weird phrases from real languages
Replies: 323
Views: 131165

Maybe they can have non-phonemic epenthetic schwas.
by aardwolf
Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Weird phrases from real languages
Replies: 323
Views: 131165

Welcome to a world where the term "syllable" is meaningless. Ish.
by aardwolf
Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: The Lesser-Used Sounds
Replies: 113
Views: 60748

What about my epiglottal trill?

Also, this is sweet. Like chocolate. Thx Vlad ^__^.
by aardwolf
Mon May 15, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Sibling terminology
Replies: 24
Views: 18256

hwhatting wrote:
Tsiasuk-Pron wrote:The Itlani (snip)
Is this a conlang?
Yes.
by aardwolf
Sun May 14, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Weird phrases from real languages
Replies: 323
Views: 131165

The Irish for "high" as in "high in the sky" is go hard. :roll:
by aardwolf
Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: You're probably sick of people asking this...
Replies: 35
Views: 26026

Re: You're probably sick of people asking this...

I may be having problems because I didn't get my tongue-tie removed around 2 years ago (hence why I usually pronounce t, d, l, n as dental).) Why would that make you pronounce them dental? Dental is further forward than alveolar. The wikipedia article says that the frenulum is futher forward in the...
by aardwolf
Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Link collection: online sound recordings of languages
Replies: 24
Views: 17825

Re: Link collection: online sound recordings of languages

That's right folks! Listen to Ubykh here!

http://www.gaelcast.com for Gàidhlig podcasts.

EDIT: changed <?> to <à>.
by aardwolf
Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Slovene Lessons - Ucne ure slovenscine
Replies: 59
Views: 32124

I'll definitely be following this thread!
by aardwolf
Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Intro to Basic Concepts of COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS
Replies: 87
Views: 66714

John, I have a question regarding Ithkuil: when you were thinking out all the different roots, did you have to think of exactly what frame they had? Like, when mapping out "to cut" (or whatever the Ithkuil equivalent is) did you define there and then that "to cut" is, for example: INSTRUMENT MANNER ...
by aardwolf
Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: OTTER
Replies: 1013
Views: 290858

audiblysilenced wrote:The baby mongeese (yes, I know) are so cute!
Agreed.
by aardwolf
Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: OTTER
Replies: 1013
Views: 290858

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by aardwolf
Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Intro to Basic Concepts of COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS
Replies: 87
Views: 66714

Whoops! I had a lot of catching up to do with your Cognitive Linguistics lessons there, but I got them done! I especially like the FRAMES part; I'll definately do some more reading up on that. I'm also quite happy that I'm not in a sea of jargon, and that I understand most of it (unlike other endeav...
by aardwolf
Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Irish Lessons - Ranganna Gaeilge
Replies: 115
Views: 64721

linguoboy wrote:
aardwolf wrote:"T?" is not a copula. "T?" is used for describibng qualities, "T? an file ?g" for example.
It may help the more etymological-minded to know that t? is derived from a verb meaning "stand".
I did not know that; very cool.
by aardwolf
Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Irish Lessons - Ranganna Gaeilge
Replies: 115
Views: 64721

And then I wanted to say: The poet is a liar who always says the truth. So I had: T? an file br?agad?ir a (d?anta na f?rinne) i gc?na?. What I don't understand is why it's d?anta na f?rinne. It seems to me it would be an expression, as in "well, to tell you the truth, she's sick - Uell, t? s? tinn,...
by aardwolf
Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: resources
Replies: 722
Views: 209412

Oh thanks Khang! Especially for the Japanese one!

If anybody else wants some Japanese resources, there's plenty here:
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/japanese.html
by aardwolf
Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Irish Lessons - Ranganna Gaeilge
Replies: 115
Views: 64721

Egein wrote:But what about inniu as inniubh?
I think the inniumh version is in the south and conemara. i'll check that one out.
by aardwolf
Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Irish Lessons - Ranganna Gaeilge
Replies: 115
Views: 64721

"'Bhfuil" (not An bhfuil)? Does anyone say /@n'vil/ for an bhfuil ? I thought the /n/ was deleted in speech and the remaining /@/ tends to get swallowed up by nearby vowels. Thus, in a sentence like C?n chaoi a bhfuil t?? , it gets overwhelmed by the /i:/ of chaoi . C?n chaoi a bhfuil t?? is genera...