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by Cathbad
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329200

Re: Lexicon Building

Hefynĸoĸseću - to take prisoner, make a prisoner, from Hefynĸa - inmate, prisoner from *Hefynasĸa, itself from hefynacu - fasten, bind, stick, secure Just out of interest: what's the phone[t/m]ic value of <ĸ> here, and how does it differ from <k>? There isn't any - when I was working out the orthog...
by Cathbad
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329200

Re: Lexicon Building

Élerhe wrote: Hefynĸoĸseću - to take prisoner, make a prisoner, from
Hefynĸa - inmate, prisoner from *Hefynasĸa, itself from
hefynacu - fasten, bind, stick, secure
Just out of interest: what's the phone[t/m]ic value of <ĸ> here, and how does it differ from <k>?
by Cathbad
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329200

Re: Lexicon Building

sano wrote: next: poor; inadequate; deficient; garrulous
High Eolic: cávert 'bad, useless'
Aurelian: piçar 'bad, inadequate'

next: plan, project; course, method
by Cathbad
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329200

Re: Lexicon Building

sano wrote:
next: footstep; step
Trurian: tanth "step, footstep"

High Eolic: nartav "step, footstep"
Aurelian: nèton "steep, footstep" (cognate)

Next: extra, unnecessary, unwanted
by Cathbad
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Is Crawl a regional term?
Replies: 53
Views: 2467

Re: Is Crawl a regional term?

My friend said the same thing, he needed "space" to make the connection. So it's only me who understands the phrase "on a crawl?" But if the guy's actually an architect who should be familiar with terms like this, where could the phrase have come from? (...and please, please don't just give us the ...
by Cathbad
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329200

Re: Lexicon Building

Next word: to be shocked/surprised Aurelian: ansuş "surprised, taken aback"; yiç ansuşis "be [or "will be"] surprised or taken aback" High Eolic: serán "surprised, taken aback" Trurian: turnaí "surprised, taken aback", turnono "to become surprised, taken aback" (by something, etc.) Next word: (wate...
by Cathbad
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329200

Re: Lexicon Building

cybrxkhan wrote: Next:
cliche, commonplace, stereotypical
High Eolic: tarlá 'ordinary, common; boring' (from tar-láya 'two-eyed')
Trurian: reí 'common, ordinary, boring'; tärlaí 'boring, unimaginative, stereotypical' (from HE tarlá)

Next: stooge, lackey
by Cathbad
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Ukrainian dying out among young Ukrainians?
Replies: 57
Views: 3990

Re: Ukrainian dying out among young Ukrainians?

I should shut up :) Yes, yes you should. --- I read the article on wikipedia. Still, I must say that Kyiv is a totally different case from western Ukraine. I just have trouble collating blue-yellow fences, roofs, etc. in the countryside with choosing Russian as an every day language over the mother...
by Cathbad
Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you reading, watching and listening to?
Replies: 469
Views: 56229

Re: What are you reading, watching and listening to?

Just finishing up The Polymath by Bensalem Himmich (in English translation unfortunately). It's on Ibn Khaldun, and a very interesting novel. :)
by Cathbad
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329200

Re: Lexicon Building

next: to bewilder; to dazzle and confuse Trurian: turnono 'to become dazzled/confused' eturnono, aturnono 'to confuse, bewilder someone' (Brief derivational note: eturnono and aturnono are somewhat unique in that they are both effectively lexical causatives; usually, the e- prefix denotes reflexivi...
by Cathbad
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 143239

Re: Creativity of the day

Skomakar'n wrote: In one of my languages, rītā means name!
It's also a colloquial word for 'ass' (as in 'buttocks') in Slovene. :P
by Cathbad
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: TECH: Interlinear glosses Wordpress plugin
Replies: 13
Views: 1127

Re: TECH: Interlinear glosses Wordpress plugin

OK, I've done some tentative changes to address the two issues Cathbad and Trailsend have encountered. See the updated file here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8026017/cb_gloss.php.txt — To test the updated file, you'll best rename your cb_gloss.php to something like cb_gloss.php.bak and replace it with ...
by Cathbad
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: TECH: Interlinear glosses Wordpress plugin
Replies: 13
Views: 1127

Re: TECH: Interlinear glosses Wordpress plugin

Tested here: http://jonafras.conlang.org/?p=548 And it appears to work quite well. Extremely useful. Great job, GP :) EDIT: just one thing: is there any way to add your own formatting inside the 'glossed' area? I want to be able to emphasize the relevant words in the sentences for my WOTD posts, but...
by Cathbad
Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: TECH: Interlinear glosses Wordpress plugin
Replies: 13
Views: 1127

Re: TECH: Interlinear glosses Wordpress plugin

Superb! I'll install this immediately once I get back from uni this afternoon... and test it on my recent TC quote. :-D
by Cathbad
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329200

Re: Lexicon Building

Next : Saga/Epic Poem (a culturally-important narrative e.g. Beowulf, Mahabharata, Gilgamesh) Aurelian: toç 'myth, legend' (cognate with High Eolic tand 'famous'); sutraş 'story, epic' (no HE cognate, although possibly related to atruş 'speech, language', which is in turn related to HE ters 'mouth'...
by Cathbad
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 143239

Re: Creativity of the day

Guitarplayer wrote:I've taken the whole afternoon to create a plugin for Wordpress:
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This... looks amazing. I will use this. A lot. :P
by Cathbad
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you listening to? -- Non-English Edition
Replies: 1735
Views: 138649

Re: What are you listening to? -- Non-English Edition

Tinariwen - Tenere Taqhim Tossam

I don't know how come they came up on the Colbert Report, but I've been a fan of these guys for the last 5 years. I love all of their albums.
by Cathbad
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you playing?
Replies: 309
Views: 38326

Re: What are you playing?

I'm playing World of Goo now, which I got in a package deal with 4 other games for 10 dollars. (much of it went to charity) I have World of Goo on my iPad, which may be superior to the computer version, but I haven't played it in ages. I think I remember it getting immensely difficult after about l...
by Cathbad
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329200

Re: Lexicon Building

sano wrote: next: to bore through; pierce; perforate; penetrate
Trurian: ächtono 'to pierce, perforate'

Next: bald, baldness
by Cathbad
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Discourse and/or sentential particles in languages
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Re: Discourse and/or sentential particles in languages

Slovene has a few: no /nO/ is probably used very similar to Polish, although it also occurs in order to express only partial commitment: no ja , as a response to a statement / utterance (and usually introducing a more fully worded reply), would probably best be translated as 'you're right, but I don...
by Cathbad
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Anyone learning rare/endangered languages?
Replies: 65
Views: 3788

Re: Anyone learning rare/endangered languages?

I once planned on studying Mehri , but have abandoned the thought of it for now. I just think that it's not really productive to learn a language unless you really learn it - and then it has to become an important part of your life one way or another. If you're not planning with really linking to it...
by Cathbad
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329200

Re: Lexicon Building

Élerhe wrote:
next word: volcano
Aurelian: keylèyaç (literally 'fire-head') 'volcano'
Trurian: kelöyach (from Aurelian - mostly a literary word, since most Trurians would hardly know what a volcano is)

Next: (grape)vine
by Cathbad
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Love Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 16258

Re: Love Thread

And, yes, I'm a virgin as well: I think that one should wait until one's in a steady relationship before the mattress dancing should occur. I can't say I really agree with you here. This kind of attitude 'sacralizes' sexuality too much in my opinion. I think sexuality should be more independent fro...
by Cathbad
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Your Native Language
Replies: 228
Views: 12750

Re: Your Native Language

L1, etc. is Slovene. I'm supposed to have some Czech blood in me but it certainly doesn't show.
by Cathbad
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329200

Re: Lexicon Building

treskro wrote: Next: float in the air, float in water
Trurian:

emreon - to fly, to float (in the air), to levitate
chaldheon - to float (on the water); to lie (on a slope) (from chaldhá "slope, horizon; wave")

Next: down (as in feathers)