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by Salmoneus
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 18:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang
Replies: 20
Views: 515

Re: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang

OK, so I've been working on a little translation (a few changes from the last version - notably merger of unstressed short /i/ and /a/). Aaandd.... well, maybe I've gone too far now? It certainly doesn't look like Spanish to me. Thoughts? Bizme ma’abze il-Dzu, ed bizme iḷ-ḷase nwêtṛ umṭai In_the_nam...
by Salmoneus
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 17:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo

The obvious objection here is that your steps 3 and 4 have never existed, and that this isn't how writing works.

The other objection is that you're not "resurrecting" rongorongo, you're appropriating another culture's artifacts to use as the raw material for your own conlang.
by Salmoneus
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 23:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang
Replies: 20
Views: 515

Re: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang

So, a revised version! Going back to that wordlist the land - il teṛa the home - il zaṛi Christmas - La Intfṭád (or Intefṭád ? not sure yet...) the key - la wavi the hand - il meu the cause - la qau’a the light - il zumi the castle - il cxtel the frog - la ṛá the penknife - la invaza the tile - la t...
by Salmoneus
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 21:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 844

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

The one zone where Romance, Germanic and Slavic strata have actually been present is in western pannonia and surrounding areas (like lowland styria, and also carinthia). It wouldn't take much, however, to produce the effect elsewhere in althistories: slightly further Roman conquest could put such a ...
by Salmoneus
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 14:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 844

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzQ_HwO792o So I learned two things from watching this cool video. 1.) The Chinese and Romans were aware of each other. 2.) The Chinese actually sent an envoy to seek out Rome So my idea of an altlang would be, what if the Romans not only defeated their Asiatic rival...
by Salmoneus
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 17:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6497
Views: 428882

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

I should make clear that I'm only speculating! I'm not actually a linguist, and I don't know what the scholarly literature says on the subject. But my explanations make sense to me, and they don't conflict with anything else I know, so in the absence of a professional opinion they'll probably do. Se...
by Salmoneus
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 13:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6497
Views: 428882

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

Well, the past tense is naturally associated with if-then protases, because the 'if' is logically and almost always temporally prior to the 'then'. So if the apodosis is in the present, it's natural to put the protasis in the past (and if the apodosis is in the past, it's natural to put the protasis...
by Salmoneus
Sun 08 Apr 2018, 14:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang
Replies: 20
Views: 515

Re: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang

I like that it’s not ‘over’ Arabized - I think there’s a temptation to do that, but this looks like a more natural outcome to me. Thank you. I think I might want a little more influence, rather than just relying on the underdot to flag it, but I think I also want to go about it in a slightly more o...
by Salmoneus
Sun 08 Apr 2018, 11:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What do you recommend? What to do?
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: What do you recommend? What to do?

Whoa! I didn't know Swadesh list. Is there something that is like Swadesh list, but grammar, not base vocabulary? Edit: I mean I want to make grammar while translating sentences Well, if you really want a project, there's something called the Graded Sentences for Analysis . It's a little over a tho...
by Salmoneus
Sun 08 Apr 2018, 11:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13533
Views: 711574

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

I'm not fully clear on your intent here. You ask what you should do, or what would be appropriate, but we have no way to judge that. The appropriate construction is whatever the rules of your language demand - different languages have different grammars, so there is no single answer to what your gra...
by Salmoneus
Sat 07 Apr 2018, 19:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang
Replies: 20
Views: 515

Re: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang

Well, sorry it's not very good. Although I think it's hard to have anything be "coherent" when you have more than four or five words - after all, it's not as though "aeon" and "texts" have identical phonotactics either... aelfwine: interesting - why Malta? Just the vibes I got. If you put it on say...
by Salmoneus
Sat 07 Apr 2018, 12:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang
Replies: 20
Views: 515

Re: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang

Well, sorry it's not very good. Although I think it's hard to have anything be "coherent" when you have more than four or five words - after all, it's not as though "aeon" and "texts" have identical phonotactics either...

aelfwine: interesting - why Malta?
by Salmoneus
Fri 06 Apr 2018, 22:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang
Replies: 20
Views: 515

La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang

I've been playing around a little with a romlang recently, for old times' sake. La Ziunga certainly isn't a fully fleshed-out language, and probably won't ever be, but it seemed interesting enough to me that I thought it might be worth sharing. I'm not going to say anything about setting yet; I'm in...
by Salmoneus
Thu 05 Apr 2018, 21:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1571
Views: 139270

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

Thank you all for the information [:)] I sort of see the Mantian religion as being a combination of both of those ideas you mention, Salmoneus. On one hand, it could be said that it's a variation on monotheism, considering that the 12 are inseparable, they only exist as long as they exist together,...
by Salmoneus
Wed 04 Apr 2018, 22:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1571
Views: 139270

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

Are there examples of polytheistic religions where the number of deities is fixed? I know the Game of Thrones religion is like that, but any real-life examples? This is how I view the Mantian religion: it consists of a pantheon of 12 deities, six gods and six goddesses, but the number is very much ...
by Salmoneus
Mon 02 Apr 2018, 16:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6497
Views: 428882

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

Irish has a mixture - some are Latin (Eanáir, Feabhra, Márta, Iúil) and some are native (Bealtaine, Meitheamh, Lúnasa, Meán Fómhar, Deireadh Fómhar, Samhain) and some are mixed (Aibreán, Mí na Nollaig)
by Salmoneus
Mon 02 Apr 2018, 16:11
Forum: Translations
Topic: French fries? My boyfriend dumped me.
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: French fries? My boyfriend dumped me.

Complicated! This is just off the top of my head and may contain errors, but I think the Wenthish would be: Ná will thu sa that ie gá at keypung thie chips, ay ie afters tellung thie as hu me boy mie hav ydumpt? NEG intend you so COMP I go to buy-PTCP you fries, and I after-ADV tell-PTCP you COMP CO...
by Salmoneus
Sun 01 Apr 2018, 21:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 737
Views: 61732

Re: English Orthography Reform

I don't know if I'd say "abitrary", but I do find your vowels systematically counterintuitive. And given that you go to so much effort, I'm not sure why you retain ambiguities like your "y" standing for either /i:j/ or /jU:/, two totally different sounds. It probably goes without saying that you've...
by Salmoneus
Sun 01 Apr 2018, 16:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 737
Views: 61732

Re: English Orthography Reform

I don't know if I'd say "abitrary", but I do find your vowels systematically counterintuitive. And given that you go to so much effort, I'm not sure why you retain ambiguities like your "y" standing for either /i:j/ or /jU:/, two totally different sounds. It probably goes without saying that you've ...
by Salmoneus
Sat 31 Mar 2018, 21:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13533
Views: 711574

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

Are there root-control ATR languages? I distinctly seem to remember reading about vowel harmony that all vowel harmony is fundamentally either left-right or right-left (though certain morphemes may be immune). But I don't think that article really talked much about ATR specifically, so...?