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General Languages Discussion

Post by Nibiko » Mon May 15, 2017 10:00 am

To start this off, a couple of thoughts that I would've posted over at the SEGA Forum were it not PG-rated:
I added soulwinning to Wiktionary.
18th October 2016: I was going through terms in the 1963 Okinawan dictionary trying to figure out the kanji for ちびぬみー (chibi nu mii), and then I realised that it's literally "eye of the butt".
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Re: General Languages Discussion

Post by Nibiko » Mon May 15, 2017 10:00 am

I just realised...
Bilabial begins with a bilabial.
Fricative begins with a fricative.
Sibilant begins with a sibilant.
Nasal begins with a nasal.
Dental begins with a dental.
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Re: General Languages Discussion

Post by Nibiko » Tue May 16, 2017 1:52 pm

I had a nice day three days ago. Two Punjabi families and an old Indian friend came over. When the old Indian friend came over, everyone switched from Punjabi to Hindi since that was his native language. I can understand Hindi, but I only know a little, though it's pretty easy to figure out if you speak Punjabi, since it sounds like an eloquent version of Punjabi. We were watching The Jungle Book, but the stupid baby changed the channel. I totally forgot about myself there.

ਤਰਸੋਂ ਆੱਛਾ ਸੀ। ਦੋ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਅਤੋ ਇੱਕ ਭਾਰਤੀ ਦੋਸਤ ਆਇਏ ਸਨ। ਜਿਦੋਂ ਭਾਰਤੀ ਦੋਸਤ ਆਇਆ ਸੀ, ਸਾਰੇ ਜਾਨੇ ਹਿੰਦੀ ਬੋਲਨ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕੀਤੇ ਸਨ, ਕਿਓਂ ਉਹ ਉਹਦੀ ਲਾਂ ਬੋਲੀ ਸੀ। ਸੈਂ ਹਿੰਦੀ ਸਲਝ ਸਕਦਾ, ਪਰ ਸਿਰਫ ਥੋਰੀ ਬੋਲਦਾ, ਪਰ ਜੇ ਬੰਦਾ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਬੋਲ ਸਕਦਾ, ਫੇਰ ਸਮਝਨ ਸੌੱਖਾ ਹੈ, ਕਿਓਂ ਕੀ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਰਗੀ ਲੱਗਦੀ ਹੈ। ਅਸੀਂ ਦਾ ਜਾਂਗਲ ਬੁੱਕ ਵੇਖਦੇ ਪਈੇ ਸਨ, ਪਰ ਭੈਰਾ ਕਾੱਕਾ ਨੇ ਚੈਨਲ ਬਦਲਤਿਆ ਸਿ। ਬਹੁਤ ਮਜਾ ਆਇਆ ਸੀ।
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Re: General Languages Discussion

Post by Nibiko » Wed May 17, 2017 2:21 pm

Just published my 20th Punjabi grammar lesson. Good night.
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Re: General Languages Discussion

Post by Nibiko » Sun May 28, 2017 1:53 pm

I came across these videos (fox's sleep and fox guarding the henhouse).
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Re: General Languages Discussion

Post by Nibiko » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:34 pm

I beefed up my "Japanese Linguistics Terms" blogpost and now it's looking pretty complete right now :)
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Re: General Languages Discussion

Post by Nibiko » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:13 am

Nibiko wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 10:00 am
I just realised...
Bilabial begins with a bilabial.
Fricative begins with a fricative.
Sibilant begins with a sibilant.
Nasal begins with a nasal.
Dental begins with a dental.
And plosive begins with a plosive. I realised this when editing 禿 (kamuro, "baldness"), which comes from "kaburo". Sometimes the voiced bilabial plosive (b) becomes a bilabial nasal (m) in Japanese, or vice versa.

A couple more: lateral approximant and rhotic, although the latter was coined intentionally.
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Re: General Languages Discussion

Post by Nibiko » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:02 pm

I added 重厚 (juukou, "profound") to Wiktionary because I had noted that it had appeared in the English Wikipedia article for Sonic X, describing its story.
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