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by Cathbad
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The dream thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 130126

Re: The dream thread

We were recently informed (IRL) that we're getting an extra 1 hour of colloquial Jordanian Arabic instruction per week from a PhD student who's himself from Amman (so should be pretty good and indepth). Obviously this Good News influenced my consciousness so much that I dreamt about our class discus...
by Cathbad
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329190

Re: Lexicon Building

Wattmann wrote: Next word: incestuous brother-sister relationship
Trurian: tächnepörtö (literally 'sibling-shame')

Next: enthusiast (for), specialist (in), knowledgeable (about a subject or field of study)
by Cathbad
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329190

Re: Lexicon Building

sano wrote: next: to embroider; embroidery
Trurian: sibeyö 'embroidery' (lit. "beautiful tying-together") > sibeyeon 'to embroider'

Next: to cut down, chop down (a tree), to chop (wood)
by Cathbad
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you playing?
Replies: 309
Views: 38326

Re: What are you playing?

Risla wrote:I seem to have acquired Skyrim.
... that was my holiday crackpipe for the last couple of weeks. 120 hours or so, with 47/50 Steam Achievements!!! Should have been 48/50, but the game doesn't seem to remember your daedric artefact count correctly :evil:
by Cathbad
Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Nice sounding natlangs
Replies: 391
Views: 30728

Re: Nice sounding natlangs

Good:
Arabic
Amharic
Portuguese

Bad:
English
French
Greek

Why all the hate for Arabic, by the way? I think it's a very beautiful language :( I love the 'pharyngealized' (or whatever) sounds, as well as qaaf /q/ (properly pronounced, of course).
by Cathbad
Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:33 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Conlingual Telephone VI
Replies: 77
Views: 9406

Re: Conlingual Telephone VI

What, there was lava in the original? :P

I was honestly convinced it was a creation myth involving some being called Pyan, but the moon-and-sun relationship was not entirely clear to me, so I made the best of it. Good to see that at least my own translation was more or less transparent...? :roll:
by Cathbad
Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Conjugating conjunctions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2000

Re: Conjugating conjunctions?

I also believe Arabic does something similar Well, some conjunctions (such as inna ) just often add the subject of a following verb as a clitic in the form of an 'object pronoun', but I'm not sure whether that properly counts as 'inflecting the conjunction' (is adding the object pronoun to a prepos...
by Cathbad
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Verbs (and verbal phrases) in Rawàng Ata
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

Re: Verbs (and verbal phrases) in Rawàng Ata

Things I like especially: 1) the first-person suffixes, especially the one "taught to foreigners" :) 2) terrestrial vs. maritime marking (and implications of ostensibly 'incorrect' marking!) 3) motifs Which verbs are more likely to take more modifiers in serial verb constructions? Do the implied mea...
by Cathbad
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: The Divine Will - The Opening (Callambut)
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: The Divine Will - The Opening (Callambut)

I dont know if its just me or what but that rethoric style feels awefully abrahamic. Well, it is a monotheist religion, so in translating it I reckon the feel of it should be taken into account as well... I'll most likely do a couple of essays on the early history and basic precepts of Olerism in t...
by Cathbad
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: The Divine Will - The Opening (Callambut)
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: The Divine Will - The Opening (Callambut)

Mr. Z wrote:Oh, so High Eolic is your conlang? I remember it. It was one of the first conlangs I read about.
Well, I'm flattered. :P Thanks!
by Cathbad
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: The Divine Will - The Opening (Callambut)
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

The Divine Will - The Opening (Callambut)

Here's something I've been working on for the past couple of days. It's the introduction to the founding text of Calutist Olerism, the principal religion of the Eolians (who speak High Eolic). The PDF including all of this info is accessible here . This will also all find its way onto my blog after ...
by Cathbad
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Conlingual Telephone VI
Replies: 77
Views: 9406

Re: Conlingual Telephone VI

Done and relayed. Considerable mangling involved, but that's probably the point.
by Cathbad
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Conlingual Telephone VI
Replies: 77
Views: 9406

Re: Conlingual Telephone VI

Looks tasty... I'll try speeding up the link and do it tomorrow, or Sunday at the latest.
by Cathbad
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The 2011 ZBB Awards: Discussion and Nominations
Replies: 43
Views: 5656

Re: The 2011 ZBB Awards: Discussion and Nominations

http://jonafras.conlang.org/?tag=grammar Bits and pieces of stuff I did this year. No really coherent project completed - I'm planning to release the new Trurian grammar in February (the "updated" High Eolic grammar version doesn't really count because it was just an update of something that was vi...
by Cathbad
Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 304553

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (camel toes.)

Some other nice-ish photos of myself with sunglasses, just because I'm bored.

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by Cathbad
Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you listening to? -- Non-English Edition
Replies: 1735
Views: 138639

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

Bamako Rail Band: Duga

Somewhat trance-inducing. (And no, I don't speak Bambara, so I have no idea what the lyrics are actually saying)
by Cathbad
Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Conlingual Telephone VI
Replies: 77
Views: 9406

Re: Conlingual Telephone VI

Oh my. Did I get our team stuck? Sorry... I'm gonna get it done on time. I think there aren't as many mistakes as there were last time. I intend to translate the text into English tonight and into my conlang tomorrow. Well it's still on schedule, it's just that the other guys are rather... eager. :P
by Cathbad
Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 304553

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (camel toes.)

MisterBernie wrote:Maybe he knows an unusually large number of human tetrachromats :P
Possible... Correlations with other features of my acquaintances pending?
by Cathbad
Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 304553

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (camel toes.)

Theta wrote:Cathbad's hair looks quite brown, to me.
The ZBB has spoken. Maybe it's just women that make the 'red-like' judgment... :? (Although I've actually heard it being uttered by men to. Very strange.)
by Cathbad
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 304553

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (camel toes.)

The most recent photo of me without a hat/cap: (from beginning of September I think, on a nice and foggy Slovene mountain)

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... is my hair really reddish?
by Cathbad
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329190

Re: Lexicon Building

Theta wrote: Next word: parade, festival
High Eolic: lartámas "parade, procession", or lartámasa-harangec "holiday parade" (lit. "parade for festival/holiday")

Next: cooperative, obliging
by Cathbad
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 304553

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (camel toes.)

I have very dark brown eyes that almost look black from a distance, and light brown hair that everyone tells me looks reddish, although I've never actually managed to see that personally. :? (I've also been told it's slightly 'blonde', but that's linked to other issues probably as well. I don't know...
by Cathbad
Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329190

Re: Lexicon Building

Izambri wrote: Next word: scaffold
High Eolic: lunder, literally "(tree) root", but can also mean "support", and thus, by extension, "scaffold".

Next: furrow (as in made by a plow)
by Cathbad
Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Rain (n) Rain (vb) ~ Different Languages...?
Replies: 71
Views: 4957

Re: Rain (n) Rain (vb) ~ Different Languages...?

Well and whatnot. If you associate Lebanon with the desert , you wouldn't think they'd call rain a shitty thing... Indeed. This was from the same stock where someone thought the al-Aqsa mosque was in India apparently. (There is a mosque called that in Pakistan, but that's not really the point...)
by Cathbad
Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 329190

Re: Lexicon Building

Soap wrote:Fallopian tubes
High Eolic: ngungúra-civándas (literally "egg-pipes")

Next: drought