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Birdlang wrote:Another word I find strange is oiseau in French, it uses all 5 of the French vowels.


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/wazo/, or something like that.

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Birdlang wrote:Another word I find strange is oiseau in French, it uses all 5 of the French vowels.


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There is also every word in Polynesian languages, where every syllable ends in a vowel.
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KathAveara wrote:/wazo/, or something like that.

Wazo is how you spell "bird" in Verdurian. That I know because I have the "Dictionary of Made Up Languages". And because I read on the Verdurian site that some of the words come from French and Russian.
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Mele kelikimaka in Hawaiian, phonetically /mele kelitimaka/.
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For the record, many Hawaiian speakers do not even have [t] before front vowels. Also you're using /phoneme brackets/ when you should be using [phonetic brackets].

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Birdlang wrote:That I know because I have the "Dictionary of Made Up Languages". And because I read on the Verdurian site that some of the words come from French and Russian.

And because you like birds apparently :D.

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Thry wrote:
Birdlang wrote:That I know because I have the "Dictionary of Made Up Languages". And because I read on the Verdurian site that some of the words come from French and Russian.

And because you like birds apparently :D.

Yes. But I didn't know about Verdurian until I got that book or when I looked at WeepingElf's site.
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Hey, you guise! "Eeee ee ee" means "she will eat it" in Manx!!!1!
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Qwynegold wrote:Hey, you guise! "Eeee ee ee" means "she will eat it" in Manx!!!1!

Whoa that's cool!

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And "toooo o oooo" means "let's cover East Europe"!!1
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m̓ałʔaaʔamaʔaała in Nuu-Cha-Nulth. According to Advanced Language Construction, 'it's always cold on the rocks'. The same vowel repeating over and over, two times lengthened.
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It's not that unusual to find words with only /a/ considering it is the most common vowel in the world.

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Birdlang wrote:
WeepingElf wrote:
Birdlang wrote:Another word I find strange is oiseau in French, it uses all 5 of the French vowels.


You still have a lot to learn ...

There is also every word in Polynesian languages, where every syllable ends in a vowel.

Birdlang.... how shall I put this?

Up your standards.

No, no, how about this:

We've upped our standards, so up yours.


Ο ορανς τα ανα̨ριθομον ϝερρον εͱεν ανθροποτροφον.
Το̨ ανθροπς αυ̨τ εκψον επ αθο̨ οραναμο̨ϝον.
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I'm slowly becoming convinced that Birdlang is a troll.

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Slowly becoming convinced? Isn't it, like, immediately obvious after reading a couple of their posts?

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Well, it's a toss-up between being a troll and suffering from an acute case of preteenitis.


Ο ορανς τα ανα̨ριθομον ϝερρον εͱεν ανθροποτροφον.
Το̨ ανθροπς αυ̨τ εκψον επ αθο̨ οραναμο̨ϝον.
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Quite. He may even not be aware of his trollishness, which kinda disqualifies him from being a troll, does it not?

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I was wondering if he had Asperger's or something, similarly to how Eddy had all the effects of a troll but was able to point to having a mental syndrome.

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Civil War Bugle is right. I have ADHD and autism. Not to mention kitchensinklangfanNo.1. So you may be right that I have the effects of a troll like Eddy, but I am not.
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I can't remember how to say it in Moroccan Arabic, but "She turns the couscous steamer just like her mom" ~~ "Chip off the old block" is one of my favoriter expressions from Morocco
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Swahili lililililia means "it cried for it", as long as both "it"s are class 5.
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Swahili:

Hivyo ndivyo ilivyo, sivyo?
hivyo ndi-vyo i-li-vyo | si-vyo
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(Class 8 is frequently used for adverbial meanings and class 9 is a default inanimate class.)
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Anafanana sana na nanasi!
S/he looks a lot like a pineapple.
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