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by Solarius
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 01:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.
Replies: 17
Views: 1145

Re: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.

Aslian languages are wildly underrated and underused in conlangs--they do some pretty interesting stuff with non-configurational morphology.
by Solarius
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 16:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Koteg
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: Koteg

Tense and evidentiality are both marked periphrastically on verbs, in a way which is lightly intertwined. An unmarked verb is understood to be direct and past . hwõb "(Someone) prayed (and I saw it)" pŋágg "(someone) died (and I heard it)" To make the verb indirect, one adds the particle zlu after t...
by Solarius
Wed 03 Jan 2018, 02:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language

I don't totally understand your alignment--is it split intransitivity?

I quite like your inventory--especially the voicing harmony. Is there a natlang that does that? Either way it's very cool, especially the social variation in the voiceless nasals.
by Solarius
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 22:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Koteg
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Koteg

The Koteg Language (Koteg: <Ğghő ʔotegg> [ɣgo̰˥ ʔo˨.te˩g]) is my latest conlang project. It's intended to be an inversion of what I normally do in my conlangs: tonal, isolating, noun-incorporating, and loads of fricatives and front-rounded vowels. It's intended to be naturalistic but a bit weird as ...
by Solarius
Sun 17 Dec 2017, 00:19
Forum: Translations
Topic: The door opened, the door was opened... (voice)
Replies: 82
Views: 9769

Re: The door opened, the door was opened... (voice)

1. Peteči dufarači yamivi . Peter-SG door-SG open-INDIR.PST.3p.SG.OBJ "Peter opened a/the door" 2. Dufarači yamivi kevi . door-SG open-INDIR.PST.3p.SG.OBJ 3p.GEN.SG "The door opened (itself)." 3. (Anureči) dufarači yamivi . (someone-SG) door-SG open-INDIR.PST.3p.SG.OBJ "The door was opened." 4. Dufa...
by Solarius
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 23:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 630457

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Made a new language via some shallow diachronics. Like it a lot. Amusingly the 2nd person pronoun is /ju/.
by Solarius
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 23:05
Forum: Translations
Topic: The apple tree...
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: The apple tree...

:con: Classical Angalani

Sevičiňarak'u yu 'iši yurunači q'adhači dausi.
['ʂe.ʋi.t͡ɕi na.'ɹa.k'u jy ʔi'ɕi jy.ɹy.'na.t͡ɕi 'q'a.ɖa.t͡ɕi 'dau.ʂi]
apple-PL.GEN.SG-tree-PL LOC good eat-ADJ place-SG be-DIR.NPST.3p.OBJ
"The apple tree is a fine place to have a picnic."
by Solarius
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 23:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4892
Views: 379370

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Trying to start a new thing, as always. Scrappers never learn :'( /p t tʷ k kʷ/ /v s sʷ ɕ ɕʷ h/ /m n nʷ ŋ ŋʷ/ /l r w/ /i e a u/ The /l/~/r/ distinction is only barely phonemic. /r/ is pretty rare; the distinction between the two is only contrastive intervocallically as [r] never occurs word-initiall...
by Solarius
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 14:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 630457

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I made a bit of a minimalistic phonemic inventory which I'm quite pleased with. Of course, as it turns out it's nigh-identical to Tuscarora. [:$] Show us!!! Tuscarora = [<3] Haha sure! I wasn't kidding! /t t͡s k ʔ θ s h n ɾ l j w/<t ts k ' th s h n r l y w> /i i: e e: a a: u u:/<i ii e ee a aa u uu>
by Solarius
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 13:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 630457

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I made a bit of a minimalistic phonemic inventory which I'm quite pleased with.

Of course, as it turns out it's nigh-identical to Tuscarora. [:$]
by Solarius
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 15:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The languages of Southeast Muria--Some Hayakan grammar
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: The languages of Southeast Muria

This post is to sort of lay out where Hayakan is right now, as there have been a few changes. It's a summary so it definitely glosses over a lot of nitty gritty detail. This has only nouns and phonology right now. Phonology /i e ɛ a ɔ o u ɯ/<i ei e a o ou u eu> /p pʰ t tʰ t͡s t͡sʰ k kʰ ʔ/ <p ph t th...
by Solarius
Wed 08 Nov 2017, 18:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The languages of Southeast Muria--Some Hayakan grammar
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: The languages of Southeast Muria

https://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/GALLERY/9216_08_11_17_5_12_33.jpeg Hayakan kin terms--red is women, blue is men. Hayakan follows a pretty common Iroquois kinship system, distinguishing strongly between parallel and cross cousins. It should be noted that the traditional words for husband and wife ...
by Solarius
Sun 05 Nov 2017, 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4892
Views: 379370

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

With that many vowels and a scant list of consonants, I'm curious if you had any allophony in mind? Well, there's a system of roundedness harmony but obviously that's not what y're asking. I'm not super sure about what to do wrt: allophony there. I was thinking maybe some light frication on the rho...
by Solarius
Sat 04 Nov 2017, 17:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4892
Views: 379370

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p t k/<p t k>
/s/<s>
/m n ŋ/<m n ng>
/r ɾ/<rr d>
/ʋ ɹ j/<v r j>

/i y e ø æ ɑ ɵ ɨ o u/<i ü e ö ä a õ y o u>
by Solarius
Fri 03 Nov 2017, 13:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8261
Views: 564844

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ye ong oka angseyali tha amphara . be LOC boat N-live ABL peacefulness "Living on a boat sounds peaceful." Ye dem na tosu ga . be 1p.SG DAT wrong of.course "I'm probably wrong though." Eucam dem na oka bama jedu na khusipu . ADV-go 1p.SG DAT boat when 1p.SG-come DAT sickness "Whenever I go on a boa...
by Solarius
Mon 30 Oct 2017, 21:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The languages of Southeast Muria--Some Hayakan grammar
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: The languages of Southeast Muria

Hayaka naming practices are, on the surface, quite simple: individuals have a personal name, followed by the father's and mother's last names, in that order. These three are the names which appear on the individual's passport but they aren't the end of the story for Hayakan naming practices. To unde...
by Solarius
Sat 28 Oct 2017, 20:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The languages of Southeast Muria--Some Hayakan grammar
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: The languages of Southeast Muria

Proto-Hapolan's verbal system isn't especially well understood--but several things are universally accepted. There were two nonfinite verb forms: *xaga- and *gji-, which are the direct ancestors of Hayakan ang ( a )- and eu -. They aren't clearly separated in the proto-language and it's not clear wh...
by Solarius
Sat 28 Oct 2017, 19:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8261
Views: 564844

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ç'l'ett en aviòn bizarou. [slɛt.tɛ̃.əˈvjɔ̃ biˈza.ʁu] That's a weird plane. Lep pravvêri comprenne pà la sentasse. Mä comprenne-t-eùt ovi mènt la morfolojî ? [lɛp.pʁəˈveː.ʁi kɔ̃ˈpʁɛn.nə ˈpa la.sn̩ˈtah.hə | ˈmɛː kɔ̃.pʁɛn.nəˈtœt o.viˈmɛ̃t la.mɔʁ.fo.loˈʑiː] The priests don't understand syntax. But do t...
by Solarius
Fri 27 Oct 2017, 18:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8261
Views: 564844

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Yede angkukel na reina-oloka fene . [:P] be.NEG N-Google LAT world false "There's no google in this plane." Yede lingkisititi, ye berara pa ubeim . be.NEG linguist-PL priest-PL REL chant "Nor linguists, only priests that chant." Rarumiye sintaka . 3p.PL-understand-NEG syntax "They don't understand ...
by Solarius
Fri 27 Oct 2017, 17:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The languages of Southeast Muria--Some Hayakan grammar
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: The languages of Southeast Muria

Proto Hapolan is reconstructed as having a fairly simple phonology: */i a ə u/ */p b t d k g ʔ f s z x h m n l ʎ j/ Most of these phonemes are pretty uncontroversial. */ə/'s value is unknown; /ə/ is a bit of a placeholder for the various relexes--[e], [ɯ], [a], etc. However, there has been a lot of ...