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by ixals
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 15:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 646120

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

You're right. Ugh, I need to come up with something new again :roll: [:D] I also noticed just now that the language doesn't have /e/, gdi cə acá a cə kur a ki POSS hand GEN POSS animal GEN 1PS "a cə" fuses to "ac" and the first "cə" is dropped. So in the end it's just an infixed "-c-" for possessed ...
by ixals
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 13:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 646120

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Why would that be an adjectivizer, if you don't mind asking? [O.O] Well, OK, this comment was more provocative than it was useful. I think that if you have two GENs, one would likely function as an adjectivizer of some sort. So in fact, I think "tree ADJZ fig" and "tree ADJZ fig GEN 1s" would be mo...
by ixals
Tue 09 Jan 2018, 20:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 646120

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

A common strategy without have is to use the Dative or a Locative construction, like in Russian. But I don't see why your way shouldn't work, too. It's pretty cool, actually. The dative or locative case is another option, that's true. I really like the idea as well, because it's a bit different fro...
by ixals
Tue 09 Jan 2018, 15:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 646120

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

In a language that does not have a word for "to have", is the following structure able/likely to turn into the general way to express "to have"? (example language is also zero copula btw) táħuc táħuc a ke house house GEN 1PS "The house is my house" > "I have a house" And more difficult things shorte...
by ixals
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 18:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 386945

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Yeah, there are a lot of different explanations on the internet regarding this euphemism. Another one I found was that it comes from English "six" meaning "back". To quote Wiktionary "(military slang, by ellipsis of six o'clock) Rear, behind (rear side of something)". It'd be really interesting to k...
by ixals
Thu 04 Jan 2018, 19:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 1514

Re: Grammuary 2018

Lambuzhao wrote:
Thu 04 Jan 2018, 18:40
Lexember
Grammuary

What's next, I wunder?
How about we switch every month? Vocabruary, Grammarch? [:P]
by ixals
Wed 03 Jan 2018, 14:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 646120

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

But on the other hand in English for example people wouldn't casually refer to a river with a long name such as Mississippi as "missiver " and expect to be understood. On the other hand I could see it shorten to just Missippi or 'Sippi, but then we would have to know if words with a similar structu...
by ixals
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 00:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6104
Views: 307275

Re: Language practice thread

Mais les films peuvent aussi être amusants. Lesquels avez-vous regardés ? But watching movies can be fun, too. Which ones did you watch? Biliyorum! Ama aile filmleriyle ailemin filmini kastettim. [:D] Ev videosi gibi? I know! But with family movies I wanted to say movies of my family. Like a home v...
by ixals
Sun 31 Dec 2017, 16:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6104
Views: 307275

Re: Language practice thread

Bu çok enteresan! Ailemin yeni şey için açık olmaduğudan dolayı bunu asla yapamarız. [:S] Aile filmlerini sadece baktık. That's very interesting! We could never do that because my family doesn't have an open mind for new things. We only watched family movies. Didn't know how to say "to have an open...
by ixals
Sun 31 Dec 2017, 16:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6636

Re: Lexember 2017

Finally done! I did not think that I could actually do it, especially after I really had to force myself to do it when I came back home from the holidays. [xD] Lexember 31st: :con: Cissian коняц m/inan - end, ending konjác /koˈnʲat͡s/ ; gen. singular: конца koncá /konˈt͡sa/ ; nom. plural: конци konc...
by ixals
Sat 30 Dec 2017, 22:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6104
Views: 307275

Re: Language practice thread

Bu thread'i diriltmem istiyorum! [:P] (Onu kutladıysanız,) Noeliniz nasıldı?
I want to revive this thread! How was your Christmas (if you celebrated it)?
by ixals
Sat 30 Dec 2017, 17:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6636

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 29th: :con: Cissian глухи adj. - deaf hluxí /ɦluˈxi/ From Proto-Slavic *gluxъ "deaf". сляпи adj. - blind sljapí /sʲlʲaˈpi/ From Proto-Slavic *slěpъ "blind". Lexember 30th: :con: Cissian прави adj. - right, correct, righteous, right-hand, right-wing právi /ˈpra.ʋi/ From Proto-Slavic *pravъ ...
by ixals
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 20:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6636

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 26th: :con: Cissian давiцi verb, 4a - to suffocate, to choke davjícji /daˈʋʲi.t͡sʲi/ ; perfective: подавiцi podavjícji /po.daˈʋʲi.t͡sʲi/ ; first person present: давiм davjím /daˈʋʲim/ ; past participle (masc.): давiл davjíl /daˈʋʲil/ From Proto-Slavic *daviti "to suffocate". Perfect form p...
by ixals
Wed 27 Dec 2017, 22:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6636

Re: Lexember 2017

Still playing catch up, hope y'all had fun holidays as well! [:D] Lexember 22nd: :con: Cissian палма f/inan - palm tree, palmwood pálma /ˈpal.ma/ ; gen. singular: палмэ pálme /ˈpal.me/ ; nom. plural: палми pálmi /ˈpal.mi/ From Latin palma‏ "palm". бреза f/inan - birch tree, birch wood brjéza /ˈbʲrʲe...
by ixals
Sat 23 Dec 2017, 15:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6636

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 20th: :con: Cissian гладни adj. - hungry hládni /ˈɦla.dni/ From Proto-Slavic goldьnъ "hungry". совецки adj. - Soviet sovjécki /soˈʋʲe.t͡ski/ From Russian советский (sovétskij) "Soviet". Lexember 21st: :con: Cissian алкогол m/inan - alcohol alkohól /al.koˈɦol/ ; gen. singular: алкоголя alko...
by ixals
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 16:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6636

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 16th: :con: Cissian парадайз m/inan - tomato parádajz /paˈra.dai̯s/ ; gen. singular: парадайза parádajza /paˈra.dai̯.za/ ; nom. plural: парадайзи parádajzi /paˈra.dai̯.zi/ From German Paradeiser/Paradiesapfel‏ "tomato", calqued from Czech rajské jablko "tomato". земляк m/inan - potato zjem...
by ixals
Thu 21 Dec 2017, 13:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6636

Re: Lexember 2017

дyхан (duhan) "tobacco" Masc. 4 ; borrowed from Ottoman Turkish دخان Finally back home and I remembered to steal this the whole time! [:P] Lexember 14th: :con: Cissian дуган m/inan - tobacco duhán /duˈɦan/ ; gen. singular: дуганя duhánja /duˈɦa.nʲa/ ; nom. plural: дуганi duhánji /duˈɦa.nʲi/ From Ot...
by ixals
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 21:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 980
Views: 35212

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm on mobile right now, so I can use them because they're part of my keyboard 🦂
by ixals
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 17:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 980
Views: 35212

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I welcome this new addition! Emojis offer a greater variation of facial expressions that the forum's smilies are just missing sometimes! And I can post these in case I'd ever feel the need to do it: 🍕👅🐧

Oh, and one day too late, but this is for you, Des: 🎂
by ixals
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 19:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 980
Views: 35212

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

My family and I were really lucky this year it seems. The day after we flew to Spain, a lot of German flights were cancelled. One day later and we wouldn't have been able to be on vacation this year. I just hope we're able to fly back home in a week [:S]