That's really an interesting answer.. Can we talk in PM I have more to discuss."Both of you should ..." says what two people should do. Doing requires a verb. Meet is a verb. Colloquy is not a verb. It cannot be used here.
Discussion is not a verb either, but discuss is. So, you can say "Both of you should meet and discuss your problems."
Could you explain why..? According to Google definition it is a formal conversation, so a serious conversation.. And I don't know why are you conceding it as incorrect?I think there's a significant difference. Have you looked at the dictionary definitions?
As regards your "sentence", the answer is "No".
The main difference is, as Egmont said in #4, that "colloquy" isn't a verb. You can't use it in the same way as "discuss" which is a verb.Could you explain why..?
"Please take your colloquies to a private meeting".Can we say "Please take your colloquies in a private meeting." instead?
I had to look it up in a dictionary.<-----Threads have been merged at this point by moderator (Florentia52)----->
I made up this sentence:
"My friends were having a colloquy about which game we should play next."
Instead of conversation.
Does it sound pretentious/awkward/weird/odd?
How did you know that?Yes, it sounds all of those things in that context. Colloquy is a very formal word; it is most often used in specific situations such as academic conferences and legal proceedings.
Native speakers know how words are used by speaking English all our lives. You have to learn these things by asking, reading, watching movies, etc. You cannot learn these things by reading dictionaries.How did you know that?
Can you please tell me how you figured out when the word is used? (even in PM would be nice if you want I don't mind)