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Amicitia concero omnis
 Post subject: Langs and Conlangs
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:13 am GMT 
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Ah lord help me, why do I keep making these random topics? Ah well...

M'bored, so here's a list of languages and conlangs I'm itching to poke at (probably unwisely).

Poke me if you wanna join me on one or more.
I'll put your names next to whichever languages you choose to poke at with me.

Natlangs:
Swedish - MusicMan
German - MusicMan?
Spanish - MusicMan, Webwood
Finnish
Sámi
Japanese
Swahili
Nahuatl
Persian
Gaelic or Welsh
Tagalog or Hawaiian
Czech
Afrikaans
Icelandic
Basque
ASL


"Dead" Natlangs:
Gothic
Latin
Old Norse
Ancient Hebrew or Aramaic/Classical Syriac
Egyptian


Conlangs:
Esperanto
Dovahzul (Elder Scrolls dragon language)
Ta'agra (Elder Scrolls Khajiit language)
Quenya - Webwood
Dothraki
Valyrian
Atlantean
Na'vi (maybe)

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 Post subject: Re: Langs and Conlangs
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:06 pm GMT 
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Poke at in terms of learning, or something else?

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 Post subject: Re: Langs and Conlangs
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:38 pm GMT 
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In terms of learning if someone else wants to learn too. Otherwise, just idly looking at grammar in a more passive manner rather than actively learning.

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 Post subject: Re: Langs and Conlangs
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Sure! Could be some good fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Langs and Conlangs
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Lololol, which ones?

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Ah, yes, that would be helpful wouldn't it? XD

Hmm...I recall a long time ago I looked at Swedish, so I'd say that...maybe German and/or Spanish? (Considering I might have to take Spanish at college that might be a good idea...)

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 Post subject: Re: Langs and Conlangs
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:22 pm GMT 
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Sure~

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 Post subject: Re: Langs and Conlangs
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Ah, many thanks! Curious to see how this goes myself.

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If it's not too late to ask, I would love to try learn some Quenya (because my inner Nerd speaks to me) or Spanish (which is more practical, but less cool). I've been fiddling with the language for some RPG things I've been running.

I don't have a ton of time on my hands, but it would be great to have someone to bounce the language off of.

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 Post subject: Re: Langs and Conlangs
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:18 pm GMT 
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Let's all do Spanish for now! :3 I might make another thread with it, and we'll see if we can't get Frank to join us (since he is Argentine). That way he could correct us if we make any glaring errors! He'll be back next week.

As for some resources:
Duolingo is always great and my name on there is Taskuhecate.
This langblr is pretty much one of the premier Spanish langblr (language-learning tumblr).
SpanishDict is a great dictionary. Wiktionary and Verbix can also be helpful.

If you have Skype I can also send you some other resources!


@MM: If you want, I can also do a bit of side stuff with Swedish and maybe some German, too - but since we've all listed Spanish, we should probably focus on that. ^^

Now, I recommend a separate thread that we can tag [Langs Group] or something, and then we can just semi-clumsily put into practice what we learn! Might wanna sub for a while till we get better, and simple sentences are good for a start. It doesn't have to be deep conversation - just something to use the language. There's also the option of using tumblr for this; I can easily make another sub-tumblr from my main, that way we could also reblog things that are helpful between each other, or reblog funny pics in said target language.


@Webwood: I wouldn't mind trying a bit of Quenya on the side, either. Here's the best resource I could find right off the bat (I'll keep looking though).

Other interesting Quenya sites:
Quenya101
Quenya subreddit
Quenya wordlists

Bonus - Tengwar:
Amanye Tenceli
Tengwar Textbook 4th ed
Tolkien Gateway page
Forodrim.org

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 Post subject: Re: Langs and Conlangs
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Sounds good, Hecate! I think if you set up a thread here on Lackadaisy that would be stellar, but I'll look around for other resources to post here!

As for the Quenya, I've been touching on Tengwar writing this summer (for Tabletop RPG things). It would be cool to work on that as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Langs and Conlangs
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Sounds good! I'd agree about the thread, could help with progression and updates and such (resources would work well too I think!)

And I'd be game for whatever you'd suggest-I think I'd agree about focusing on Spanish for now. X3

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 Post subject: Re: Langs and Conlangs
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:22 am GMT 
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I forgot two resources (from the same site):
Unilang Resources [Spanish]
Unilang Spanish Forum


I'll pop up a thread in a bit, all right, guys? :3


@Webwood: I learned tengwar ages ago, but I haven't used it much - mostly used it for writing English when I was bored. XD Unfortunately, there's not a good way to write it on the internet. . .

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