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by Chagen
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 02:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1041
Views: 41980

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Egerius wrote:
Thu 16 Nov 2017, 21:38
Yes. This forum regenerated a few days ago. Do you like it?
It definitely looks like a modern forum now :o
by Chagen
Thu 16 Nov 2017, 17:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1041
Views: 41980

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

OMG what happened to this place :O

New look? NOTIFICATIONS!?
by Chagen
Wed 12 Jul 2017, 02:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 569302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I just realized I posted that in the complete wrong section. Derp. Well...uh...I came up with a word for "camel"? bamiy- . Tricky, as I have decided that au > ō before y or w, so for the indefinite, you get bamōṣ instead of the "expected" *bamauṣ . Also the indefinite singular accusative is by analo...
by Chagen
Wed 12 Jul 2017, 00:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 569302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Is it plausible for a simplification of a particular construction to occur alongside its non-simplified counterpart without overtaking it? For instance "like" in Pazmat (as in "like the wind") is normally formed with the Genitive + dū , a post-position with means "here" (the genitive is just to conn...
by Chagen
Tue 16 May 2017, 21:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 569302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Double post, but I just came up with this and I love it: savurayyaśamāmi... Since (he) will want to visit (soon)... And if you need to make it even longer... savurayyaśamallītāmi.. Given that (he) (soon) will want to visit (us) so strongly... Actually I think I can stretch these participles even fur...
by Chagen
Tue 16 May 2017, 18:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 569302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've run into yet another problem with Pazmat ablaut. So, <a> and <e> normally have the grades a > ē > ey and e > ī > ay. However, arC and erC have completely different grades (arV and erV do not, they behave as normal): vat- "look at" > vētana "I am looking at" > veytubbī "I begin to look at" gard-...
by Chagen
Tue 16 May 2017, 17:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13426
Views: 671220

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Is there any correspondence between the inflectional complexity of a language, and whether it tends towards ambitransitive verbs or distinct transitive and intransitive ones? For instance, English usually has ambitransitives: "I turn on the lights", "the lights turned on", whereas, e.g, Japanese is ...
by Chagen
Fri 12 May 2017, 19:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 569302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

So . . . what's the issue with 30 verbal classes? Surely the more the merrier? :mrgreen: Ridiculous complexity in a language that is already super complex. And worse: complexity that adds no new grammatical or syntactic wrinkles, just more brain-burden. I'm sure if anyone can uncover ever new ever ...
by Chagen
Fri 12 May 2017, 00:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 569302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

So . . . what's the issue with 30 verbal classes? Surely the more the merrier? :mrgreen: Ridiculous complexity in a language that is already super complex. And worse: complexity that adds no new grammatical or syntactic wrinkles, just more brain-burden. Are you reworking Polish or something? [xD] N...
by Chagen
Tue 09 May 2017, 19:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 569302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I worked on Pazmat today.

I ended up somehow ballooning the verbal classes from 7 to 25.

...no wait, I forgot the syllabics. That means we get 30+ with ease.

This is gonna need some simplification.
by Chagen
Tue 28 Mar 2017, 18:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13426
Views: 671220

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

If a language distinguishes transitive verbs from intransitive morphologically (that is, one verb can't be used for both valences as in English), what is more likely for derivation: transitive derived from intransitive, or intransitive derived from transitive? I'm going to guess the latter, since th...
by Chagen
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 00:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13426
Views: 671220

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Is it plausible for a language to mandatorily mark number on demonstratives/determiners but not nouns themselves?
by Chagen
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 04:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13426
Views: 671220

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I think they're talking about marked vs unmarked phrases.
by Chagen
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 01:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 437545

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

Nine hours later and I am worn out for the day. Welp. I got some writing done which is good though.
by Chagen
Tue 21 Mar 2017, 17:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 569302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I'm starting to realize this Sunbyaku reboot isn't going well. Well I knew that all along. Actually to be honest I barely conlang anymore. Stupid me! I guess it's time to go back to Pazmat. Now if only I didn't forget damn near everything. What I find funny is that the basic grammar never leaves me,...
by Chagen
Tue 21 Mar 2017, 16:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 437545

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

I am amazingly not dead~ I've just been spending so much time with my Discord buddies, mainly because I need to express my kink urges and never really had friends who shared them until now... After that possible-TMI, I took my ADHD meds as early as I possibly could (8 in the morning) so I'm hoping t...
by Chagen
Sat 11 Mar 2017, 01:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 437545

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

She was getting loud and violent...I didn't want to get hurt or yelled at. Most of this food has to be microwaved too, so I have to go into the kitchen and she notices instantly if I'm doing something in there.
by Chagen
Sat 11 Mar 2017, 00:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 437545

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

My mom forced me to give her the food I got from my school... -___-
by Chagen
Fri 10 Mar 2017, 23:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 569302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

...I've just realized that with a minor tweak to the new morphophonology rules I've made for Sunbyaku, I can derive an equivalent to Japanese's -ru verbs with it. Basically, internal hiatus verbs which end in -e or -o would suffix an epenthetic -r- or -y- between their themes: hame-a-ri > hamerari >...
by Chagen
Fri 10 Mar 2017, 22:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 569302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Having not conlanged in a while, I feel like picking up Sunbyaku again. I think this time I will not obsess over the specifics of diachronic phonology as much--I know that seems like a cop-out, but dealing with it is sometimes incredibly annoying as you have to keep in mind both the ancient forms an...