The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby dEhiN » 2016-12-07, 20:07

No, I know the word archaic already. But in some of the RPGs, I've seen the term "arcane magic" and so, I assume arcane was a synonym of archaic. Meaning, I thought the term in the game was referring to some really old magic, as opposed to hidden magic (or long-forgotten magic which I think I've seen sometimes added as a connotation to arcane: something hidden or secret from long ago so it's been forgotten over the years).
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-12-09, 22:51

vijayjohn wrote:He also taught me the word വസീകരിക്കുക [ʋəˈsiːgəɾikʲʊga] 'to influence'.

This is wrong and should be വശീകരിക്കുക [ʋəˈɕiːgəɾikʲʊga].

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby mōdgethanc » 2016-12-11, 5:47

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Olinguito » 2016-12-19, 16:08

dun
(v)
to press or importune (a debtor) for the payment of a debt
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2016-12-19, 17:58

Olinguito wrote:dun
(v)
to press or importune (a debtor) for the payment of a debt

See also: dunning letter a reminder to pay a debt sent by post; a pre-collection letter.
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2017-01-17, 16:50

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby mōdgethanc » 2017-01-17, 21:46

graupel ice pellets that form from a mixture of snow and freezing rain

I learned a bunch of meteorological terms after waking up to everything being covered in ice and being confused by the differing meanings of "sleet".

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2017-01-17, 21:51

mōdgethanc wrote:graupel ice pellets that form from a mixture of snow and freezing rain

I have taught several people this word. It's one of my favourite meteorological terms, up there with derecho and seiche.

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Osias » 2017-01-18, 15:17

mōdgethanc wrote:graupel ice pellets that form from a mixture of snow and freezing rain

Portuguese Wikipedia says it's the same word in my language! :shock:
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2017-01-18, 15:23

Osias wrote:Portuguese Wikipedia says it's the same word in my language! :shock:

*waits for mōdge to provide authentic transcription of the Portuguese pronunciation*
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Osias » 2017-01-18, 20:59

2
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby dEhiN » 2017-01-19, 10:34

Osias wrote:2

Does that mean the last word of your mother tongue you learnt was 2?
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-01-19, 13:20

dEhiN wrote:
Osias wrote:2

Does that mean the last word of your mother tongue you learnt was 2?

I understand it to mean that he's seconding linguoboy's comment.

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby dEhiN » 2017-01-19, 13:25

vijayjohn wrote:
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Osias wrote:2

Does that mean the last word of your mother tongue you learnt was 2?

I understand it to mean that he's seconding linguoboy's comment.

I thought so too; I was actually being facetious with my comment, but I guess I should've used an emoji! But I think I've only ever seen it spelled out as seconded, never as the numeral 2. So that was a bit confusing for me.
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-01-19, 13:26

I've seen this usage on UniLang before. :P

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vijayjohn wrote:I've seen this usage on UniLang before. :P

Gotcha, good to know!
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Osias » 2017-01-19, 16:06

Does this forum have emojis? I thought they were emoticons.

I mean, emojis are kind of standardized and/or included on fonts and/or Unicode, right?
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Postby Osias » 2017-01-19, 16:15

dEhiN wrote:
Osias wrote:2

Does that mean the last word of your mother tongue you learnt was 2?

Não é uma palavra, é um número!
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Postby dEhiN » 2017-01-19, 18:12

Osias wrote:Does this forum have emojis? I thought they were emoticons.

I mean, emojis are kind of standardized and/or included on fonts and/or Unicode, right?

Afaik the words emoji and emoticon can be used interchangeably. At least that's how I've always thought of them. But maybe you're right: emojis are standardized. From what I recall learning, emoticon started as a portmanteau of the term "emotional icon": an icon to express your emotion. And I saw emoji used heavily by East Asians in English, so I figured emoji was an East Asian English way of saying emoticon.
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2017-01-23, 17:12

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