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by tommus
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: New auxlang: Atlas
Replies: 103
Views: 2236

Re: New auxlang: Atlas

Discussion on separating Atlas derived words by hyphens (-) We had some discussion about this earlier and Rodiniye agreed to hyphenate all derived words (essentially compound words) longer than two components. My example was: great white shark: besi-baisi-hazari-pexa (big white hazardous fish) I exp...
by tommus
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: New auxlang: Atlas
Replies: 103
Views: 2236

Re: New auxlang: Atlas

AtlasPopupDictionaryV6.0 I have updated the Atlas Popup Dictionary to reflect the changes to the Atlas Grammar and Vocabulary, up to 22 July 2017. I have also updated the functionality to display the Atlas word and its translation in the top field. In the second field, it also displays information a...
by tommus
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: New auxlang: Atlas
Replies: 103
Views: 2236

Re: New auxlang: Atlas

Comments on adjectives. The Grammar says: "All adjectives in Atlas are formed by adding “-i” to the appropriate root:" But then the Grammar shows this:  Positive comparison (bi) [X+(V)+adj+bi+(de+Y)]  Negative comparison (men): [X+(V)+adj+men+(de+Y)]  Equality comparison (dago): [X+(V)+...
by tommus
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: New auxlang: Atlas
Replies: 103
Views: 2236

Re: New auxlang: Atlas

It is impossible to have a 1-to-1 translation to English in every case. I am suggesting that an Atlas-English dictionary should not look like this: u (blank) [time] but like this: u in, on [time] In the Grammar, the only place you find a possible word for "u" is in the example sentences, ...
by tommus
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Questions about Dutch sentences
Replies: 130
Views: 4072

Re: Questions about Dutch sentences

The '-lijk' in 'zienlijk', 'baarlijk' and 'gelijkelijk' is the adjectival suffix and hence pronounced [lək]. OK. Thanks very much. Does that mean that the only Dutch words ending in "lijk" that take the sound of the English "like" for that suffix are lijk, gelijk, vergelijk and ...
by tommus
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Ridiculous Prices for Out-Of-Print Materials?
Replies: 23
Views: 1602

Re: Ridiculous Prices for Out-Of-Print Materials?

I suppose that's also a nice segway into mentioning Powells Bookstore Thank you for increasing my vocabulary by one. I know that a segway is a recently-invented two-wheeled vehicle. I did not know it was also a "smooth transition from one topic to another". However, despite a lot of diffe...
by tommus
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: New auxlang: Atlas
Replies: 103
Views: 2236

Re: New auxlang: Atlas

OK. I have had a partial look at the Grammar revisions. With quite a few changes, and quite a few versions, it is difficult to sort out just what has changed, in the Grammar, in the Vocabulary, and on the Website. I suggest using version numbers and dates for all three of these. Also, I suggest that...
by tommus
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Questions about Dutch sentences
Replies: 130
Views: 4072

Re: Questions about Dutch sentences

Pronunciation of "...lijk" There are many Dutch words ending with "lijk". Here are 486: 486 Dutch words ending in lijk For the vast majority of these words, "lijk" is a suffix meaning approximately "-like" or "-ly". And most are pronounced approximat...
by tommus
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Questions about Dutch sentences
Replies: 130
Views: 4072

Re: Questions about Dutch sentences

" En tijdens het bestuderen van laatstgenoemde ster ontdekten de wetenschappers iets geks." And during the study of the last-named star, the scientists discovered something weird. I would have expected "de" in front of "laatstgenoemde ster". The previous sentence had a ...
by tommus
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: New auxlang: Atlas
Replies: 103
Views: 2236

Re: New auxlang: Atlas

Rodiniye wrote:Ok, changes:

I look forward to having a good look at these changes. Very interesting. Unfortunately, I won't have any time for the next four days.

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