I don’t get to garden today. The Santa Ana winds damaged the fence so one of my roommates and the neighbor are fixing it. So instead, ya’ll get updates! Yay!
One of the fun but sometimes frustrating things about translating is that you keep finding situations where what you did before doesn’t work. This is one of them. In previous sentences zɯ got the accusative case marker, but it could be replaced by the answer. So, new rule was noted: if zɯ can’t be replaced by an object answering the question, it’s unmarked.
I’ve come up with a bunch of words for Nyjichxn because I was on a roll, but I have to do all the fiddly bits before they’re ready to share. It won’t be tomorrow, because I’m going to a thing. Probably won’t be Sunday because I’m going to prune the heck outta the tomatoes and do other gardening crap. But those eight words are coming soon.
Yup, doing Lexember again this year. Yup, I’m behind. The plan is actually to do it for the two languages I’m working on, Ŋyjichɯn and Ie. I’ll have to get caught up on Ie later, but it’s easier because it doesn’t have all the alternation and crap that Ŋyjichɯn does.
Anyway, here’s my first lexeme for the month:
Gloss: ice, slush, freeze
Irregularity: Noun – Type 1 (no plural or paucal)
Phonetic (IPA / Ŋyjichɯn transliteration): ˈtʃi.dʒɑɜ.ˌvʏ / chyjɒovi
I’ve eaten most of it. It’s Japanese style pickles, made from burdock root and sesame seeds. And it’s delicious.
I have more pickling in miso right now.
This is half of the burdock I harvested on Saturday. I have one more I’m letting grow more because it was stunted by the other two stealing all the sun.
This is an older picture. The burdock is in the blue things (because the root gets 12-16′ long with this variety – and other varieties get longer). Even with that they ended up below the level of the garden bed. At the end the leaves were bigger than my head (they got composted).
Also in this bed is cucumber, Mexican mint (tagetes lucida – a type of marigold), turnips, and round carrots. The carrots and turnips are gone now and there’s some flowers added.
Have you ever been working and then realized you’ve been working on the wrong layer? Of course you have. We’ve all done it. But if you just copy and paste it, by default Photoshop drops the art in the middle of the window, which is… not very good.
Here’s how to move copy & paste it without it moving.
I’m using a render of my DnD character (that I’m using to draw them properly in Manga Studio).
Select the art work and cut it (CTRL-X on Windows). Now you’re going to ‘paste it in place’. Under the Edit menu, it’s Paste Special > Paste in Place, or Shift+CTRL+V.