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by cedh
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 11:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 387149

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

All4Ɇn wrote:
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 21:03
According to Wiktionary the character 殿, which now means hall, originally meant buttocks. How did a change like that take place?
'buttocks' > 'area to the rear of sth.' > 'place where people go during a break' > 'place where people meet' > 'hall', maybe???
by cedh
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 17:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 1543

Re: Grammuary 2018

ixals wrote:
Thu 04 Jan 2018, 19:50
Lambuzhao wrote:
Thu 04 Jan 2018, 18:40
Lexember
Grammuary

What's next, I wunder?
How about we switch every month? Vocabruary, Grammarch? [:P]
Last year somebody somewhere announced a challenge called Verbruary.
by cedh
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 17:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6653

Re: Lexember 2017

Thrice Xandvii wrote: vyagh /vɪə̯ɣ/ — (v) · to be old; (n-ABS) · dusk
rang /raŋ/ — (v) · to be new; (n-ABS) · dawn
I really like these polysemies!
by cedh
Sun 31 Dec 2017, 17:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6653

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô: 31) wôblauteu (v.) [A-I] 'finish, complete, conclude' ← NT malâwe ta 'successful-DYNAMIC' Bonus words: 31a) ruhuk (v.) [C-II] 'be reckless, be impatient, behave riskily' ← NT rukuk 'always be in a hurry' 31b) nilik (adj.) 'honest, frank, authentic, genuine' ← Tlaliolz nilīk' 'honest' (bor...
by cedh
Sat 30 Dec 2017, 11:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6653

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

30) maihoi (n.) 'yolk (of an egg)' ← NT ulmài ngkai 'egg yellow' (initial *ul dropped due to confusion with the definite article *lu)
by cedh
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 16:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6653

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

29) ngahêboi (v.) [C-V] 'connect, combine, assemble' ← NT ngane kîbai 'tie a connection'
by cedh
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 12:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6653

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

28) ntsexelseu (v.) [C-III] 'have a fever' ← NT ntse relsi 'hot blood'
by cedh
Wed 27 Dec 2017, 20:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6653

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

27) tohêt (n.) 'ginger' ← NT ton ngket 'withered hand'
by cedh
Tue 26 Dec 2017, 20:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6653

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

26) ntespoi (n.) 'boat' ← NT ntetspu 'that which floats'
by cedh
Mon 25 Dec 2017, 11:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6653

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

24) luk'êb (adj.) 'elegant, graceful' ← Tlaliolz lūk'im 'agile, competent' (borrowed)

25) bêdug (adj.) 'detailed, elaborate, sophisticated' < NT benung 'complete, finished'.
A nod to Guitarplayer's work on the grammatical description of his conlang Ayeri.
by cedh
Sat 23 Dec 2017, 12:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6653

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

22) wôgil (v.) [A-II] 'be worried, be stressed, be under pressure' < NT orngil 'be squeezed'

23) nus (v.) [C-II] 'move back and forth; happen regularly' < NT nus 'high tide'
by cedh
Thu 21 Dec 2017, 09:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6653

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

21) ngiboi (n.) 'twin; lookalike; copy' < NT ngi 'two' & -bu 'person'
by cedh
Wed 20 Dec 2017, 13:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6653

Re: Lexember 2017

This year's december appears to plot against me doing much conlanging, but I've still managed to come up with a couple of new words for Ndok Aisô , so here's a massive catch-up post. Most of the word meanings are inspired in some way by other people's Lexember posts here, on the ZBB, or on the Conla...
by cedh
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 16:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13358
Views: 646584

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

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 11:04
What are some suggestions to represent creaky voice phonation in a Romanization? (Note: an underdot is already in use, and will need to be able to combine with whatever is suggested.)
What about using vowel letters with grave (à è ì ò ù) or circumflex (â ê î ô û)?
by cedh
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 10:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13358
Views: 646584

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

Is it plausible that all nouns in a language have a non-class related suffix attached to them that is separated when the noun undergoes things like noun incorporation? I ask because I would like it to be clear why only a portion of the word (i.e. the root) is used for certain applications, and yet ...
by cedh
Thu 28 Sep 2017, 17:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4776
Views: 324967

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I've been thinking about revisions for Proto-Muyan and this is what I came up with for the phonology. /t s ʈ k kʷ q/ <t s tr k kw q> /tʰ t͡sʰ ʈʰ kʰ kʷʰ qʰ h/ <th sh trh kh khw qh h> /t’ t͡s’ ʈ’ k’ kʷ’ q’ ʔ/ <t' s' tr' k' kw' q' ‘> /n j ɺ˞ w ʁ/ <n y l w r> /i u/ <i u> /ə/ <e> /æ ɒ/ <a o> Additionall...
by cedh
Thu 21 Sep 2017, 09:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 985
Views: 35368

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

There's also different dating cultures?? When I was sixteen, I went on a student's exchange to Ireland for half a year. And yes, there were some differences in dating cultures between the two countries. One of my fellow German exchange students summed them up as follows: "In Germany, you first get ...
by cedh
Sat 09 Sep 2017, 07:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2701
Views: 150698

Re: Yay or Nay?

DesEsseintes wrote:I think the gods of conlanging are telling me to go with the new ooı diphthong, and I'd still be interested in yays and nays on that.
Yay.
by cedh
Thu 07 Sep 2017, 09:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10879
Views: 547400

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I decided descendants of Takshian would be distinguished between the transformation of the emphatic series, differentiating between aspiration, labialization, pharyngealization, and ejectivization. East Charric /p̰ t̰ k̰ q̰ l̰ r̰/ > /pʷ~ʍ tʷ~θʷ kʷ~xʷ qʷ~χʷ lʷ rʷ/ West Charric /p̰ t̰ k̰ q̰ l̰ r̰/ > ...
by cedh
Wed 06 Sep 2017, 07:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlanging from an Ancestral Language
Replies: 14
Views: 705

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

Somewhat of an open ended question, but how do you guys usually conlang when going from an ancestor language to a modern language? Do you do it in stages or all at once? Doing it in stages definitely adds more realism and may also provide ideas for grammatical developments (e.g. if these developmen...