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by Lao Kou
06 Dec 2018 10:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 2373

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 4th - tumukapwíbs [tuˌmukaˈpwibs] n. tag ( children's game ) Chöik sékletsöip lé chö tumuküapwíbsöt chü mörveksüv chöik zçövatsöid vrí travnath. DEF.PL child- NOM.PL AUX.PAST DEF tag- ACC DEF yard- LOC DEF.PL hydrangea- POST.PL among make The children were ...
by Lao Kou
06 Dec 2018 09:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1537
Views: 208956

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Safe journey home, and thank you for your service, President Bush 41.
by Lao Kou
05 Dec 2018 10:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 2373

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 3rd - ftelömals [ˌftɛløˈmals] n. alibi Ríçardhs lé fí ftelömafsít vö shekhsöb rathé vü nggavödsüs ven. Richard- NOM.NEG AUX.PAST INDEF.NEG alibi- ACC.NEG DEF.NEG night- POST.NEG on.the.occasion.of DEF.NEG murder- GEN.NEG have Richard didn't have an alibi fo...
by Lao Kou
02 Dec 2018 15:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 64465

CBB Conlang Relay X

Actually, I'm getting the impression that some people might be interested in this kind of relay as a way to see how accurately everyone can translate the text, with the goal of keeping it as close to the original as possible by the end, while I've always considered the point of such relays to be th...
by Lao Kou
02 Dec 2018 14:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 64465

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

gestaltist wrote:
02 Dec 2018 13:00
We clearly have a different idea of what a good torch is.
If I understand gestaltist correctly, I'm inclined to agree.
by Lao Kou
02 Dec 2018 08:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 2373

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 2nd - dvüdaurhörs [ˌdvydɔˈXøɾs] n. metronome Chau dvüdaurhörs lé chö dunabsöv, sau zhömauíörsaub sherböraub sfen cha ftalansas, haíömé mnözçethnala ' u mal. DEF metronome- NOM AUX.PAST DEF piano- LOC, INDEF friend- POST old- POST like DEF family- GEN, as.al...
by Lao Kou
01 Dec 2018 14:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 2373

Re: Lexember 2018

http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns 1st - havnaurs [haˈvnɔɾs] n. cenotaph Chí haibesíölsív, cha Öns lé, höi sí dhodelsít chau havnaursaub vasököi chau athíanalörsaut che alürhethses doichlatöithes dimtel. DEF balcony- LOC, DEF queen- NOM AUX.PAST, PTCL INDEF wreath- ACC DEF cenotaph- POST at....
by Lao Kou
30 Nov 2018 10:43
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 262
Views: 311351

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

To Germans or anyone else who may know:

What exactly does a Regierungsamtsinspektor(in) (RAI'in) do? The document I'm looking at seems to have her signing off on the authenticity of someone's signature, but couldn't a notary do that?
by Lao Kou
11 Nov 2018 12:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Armistice Day 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month
Replies: 4
Views: 1998

Re: Armistice Day 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month

Who, if any, of us, intend to observe 11 seconds of silence at 11:11 on November 11th this Sunday? I'm seven hours ahead of France, so I'm watching the ceremony in Paris live. Macron is currently delivering a speech under the Arc de Triomphe. I was sleeping at 11:11 local time, if that counts as a ...
by Lao Kou
10 Nov 2018 06:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 667
Views: 134600

Re: False cognates

:chn: :twn: 焙 bèi bake
:eng: bake
by Lao Kou
10 Nov 2018 05:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 709
Views: 115227

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:fra: empire empire
:fra: empire gets worse, worsens

:chn: :twn: 焙 bèi bake
:eng: bake
by Lao Kou
06 Nov 2018 08:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Some & all
Replies: 7
Views: 5528

Re: Some & all

With all due deference to President Lincoln, Géarthnuns adopts the Dean Martin approach, i.e. Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime : http://i.imgur.com/DL5vo8E.png Géarthnuns Seth lav híauíalörsaut shahömnwethsev fan veçö, kfö shahöchethset híaumnwethsev fan veçö, de feg lav híauíalömsaut híaumnwegsev ...
by Lao Kou
31 Oct 2018 13:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 369
Views: 58479

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Corphishy wrote:
29 Oct 2018 13:01
Next: baz [baz] v. fill; stop, complete
baz [baz] vt. plate (up) (for food presentation), present (food)

Next: shkaröns [ʃkaˈɾø̃s] n. cradle
by Lao Kou
20 Oct 2018 10:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1537
Views: 208956

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So… I just turned 21, which feels a little weird, but also, of course, completely normal at the same time. Happy Birthday! Just so! https://tse1-mm.cn.bing.net/th?id=OIP.IG3cssMhwTdKbtONGLaiTAHaJ5&w=203&h=271&c=7&o=5&pid=1.7 Wait until you are 24, then you'll start to feel old. Oh, I do hope not. T...
by Lao Kou
14 Oct 2018 12:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 369
Views: 58479

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Corphishy wrote:
09 Oct 2018 12:58
NEXT: tmele [ˈtmɛlɜ] n. tooth
tnels [tnɛls] n. stitch
Gluestick wrote:
13 Oct 2018 06:58
ihu:math [i'ʔuːmaθ̼] - n. (the flow of) time
íhumaths [ˌihuˈmaθs] n. zen garden

Next: tsakrubs [tsaˈkɾubs] n. gecko
by Lao Kou
14 Oct 2018 11:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 369
Views: 58479

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

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by Lao Kou
10 Oct 2018 14:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2298
Views: 247919

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Gluestick wrote:
08 Oct 2018 14:45
Next: Ojtap [ɑjtaɪβ] adj. childish
öitaib [øjˈtajb] adj. petulant, peevish, irritable, ill-tempered, cranky, fussy (a baby)

Next: algurs [ˈalguɾs] n. dais
by Lao Kou
22 Sep 2018 06:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1537
Views: 208956

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Do you remember, the 21st night of September? Love was changing the minds of pretenders. Drats, where did I leave my sequin pantsuit? ( I love this song, but if I'm honest with myself, I mumbled my way through all the lyrics and then ba-dee-ya'ed it on out at the refrain, be it in a dorm hallway, a...
by Lao Kou
20 Sep 2018 03:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1537
Views: 208956

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So as not to derail the original thread: I want to see humanoid insects riding dragonflies. [:D] Speaking of dragonflies, the weather is hot and steamy in Shanghai at the moment, and the dragonflies are out in swarms. They must love this weather. I think dragonflies are a folksy way of gauging barom...