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by Valosken
Sat 22 Mar 2014, 16:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Great Thread on Non-Concatenative Conlanging
Replies: 26
Views: 3118

Re: The Great Thread on Non-Concatenative Conlanging

If I've got the meaning of "concatenative" right, my language is that.

I know I've succeeded, because when I've shown people it, they say it sounds like the languages I chose to combine the sounds of.
by Valosken
Fri 21 Mar 2014, 10:29
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Germanic qualities of language
Replies: 8
Views: 1056

Re: Germanic qualities of language

Word order:
- Verb second in declarative sentences.
- Verb first in closed questions.
by Valosken
Sat 22 Feb 2014, 21:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Depuy
Replies: 20
Views: 3106

Re: Depuy

No desire to stifle creativity - but does anyone else feel like the tense system's a bit kitchen-sinky?
by Valosken
Fri 21 Feb 2014, 21:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: To be or not to be
Replies: 90
Views: 11022

Re: To be or not to be

:con: Dorska: Era au en era - qe on onkona.
by Valosken
Fri 21 Feb 2014, 01:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 4-dimensional creatures and language.
Replies: 19
Views: 1967

Re: 4-dimensional creatures and language.

It's also not the 4th dimension because dimensions are not ordered. Also, I thought about this 4D creature idea as well, but alas; 4 dimensional mouths. It's clearly ordered, otherwise it would not be called the 4th spatial dimension... Though 3D, 2D, 1D are not ordered, yet we give then names as s...
by Valosken
Thu 20 Feb 2014, 19:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 4-dimensional creatures and language.
Replies: 19
Views: 1967

Re: 4-dimensional creatures and language.

It's also not the 4th dimension because dimensions are not ordered.
Also, I thought about this 4D creature idea as well, but alas; 4 dimensional mouths.
by Valosken
Thu 20 Feb 2014, 18:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 4-dimensional creatures and language.
Replies: 19
Views: 1967

Re: 4-dimensional creatures and language.

The 4th dimension is not time. There are hypothesised up to 11 physical dimensions. Time is considered seperate to all of them.
by Valosken
Wed 12 Feb 2014, 22:32
Forum: Translations
Topic: Follow your bliss
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: Follow your bliss

:con: Dorska
Jos jor veseqie mara, ðos omme aumejen portað ai jorwen, qen nor moroi ende.
If a man follows being happy, everything will open doors for the man, when only walls were.

I'll gloss it later.
by Valosken
Tue 11 Feb 2014, 21:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Are english articles prefixes?
Replies: 18
Views: 3459

Re: Are english articles prefixes?

It could be considered a clitic, perhaps. But as said - the people think it is a word, thus it is one. Language - the perfect democracy.
by Valosken
Sun 09 Feb 2014, 15:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: ConWorkShop
Replies: 40
Views: 4457

Re: ConWorkShop

This website is truly beautiful. Thanks.
by Valosken
Sat 08 Feb 2014, 22:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Notion of "love" in your conlangs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2139

Re: Notion of "love" in your conlangs?

Yep - Elska is intransitive. The "object" of one's love is the indirect object. I suppose this is part of my philosophy; that we are responsible for our own emotions and they are quite separate from externals. "I love you." Male > Female: Ei vir elskar. Female > Male: El dir elskar. Where dir and vi...
by Valosken
Thu 06 Feb 2014, 19:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What kind of conlanger are you?
Replies: 148
Views: 15767

Re: What kind of conlanger are you?

Former loyalist-Scrapper now Loyalist. The scrappings have all been in the name of creating the "perfect" Conlang. I'm very satisfied with the language's current form, and while it could still change, it won't change much at all.
by Valosken
Wed 05 Feb 2014, 18:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Verbs in your conlang
Replies: 18
Views: 5861

Re: Verbs in your conlang

I work with: - 3 aspects (Simple/Perfective/Imminent (future version of perfective)) - 5 tenses (Present/Past/Far Past/Future/Far Future - 3 moods (inflected) (Indicative/Subjunctive/Conditional) - 3 persons (1st/2nd/3rd) Each inflection has a base suffix, one that is generally used to mark this gra...
by Valosken
Sun 02 Feb 2014, 01:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: In your opinion, how would the most difficult language be?
Replies: 16
Views: 1504

Re: How would be the most difficult language?

Making a "most difficult language" needs a reference. It seems you've used generally isolating/modern European languages or something as yours. There's no absolute.
by Valosken
Mon 27 Jan 2014, 20:59
Forum: Translations
Topic: Ordering Coffee
Replies: 17
Views: 1682

Re: Ordering Coffee

:con: Dorska : Jarai mei Kaven sun assi kermar ja onno ose. Jar-ai mei Kave-n su-n assi kerma-r ja onno ose have-1:SBJV 1:GEN coffee-ACC ADOR*-ADJ two cream-PL and:NMZ** one sugar *ADOR = Adornative **NMZ is used with this because the conjunction is used as "and" for connecting nouns alone, and not ...
by Valosken
Mon 27 Jan 2014, 20:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: One old grouch and one nice lady lives here...
Replies: 0
Views: 961

One old grouch and one nice lady lives here...

My friend pointed out to me a sign someone hung up on their door. It said "One old grouch and one nice lady lives here." and he asked me "Shouldn't it be ' live here'?". I said that it depended on whether you grammatically class the two subjects as one plural unit or two singular units, omitting one...
by Valosken
Tue 14 Jan 2014, 21:21
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Advice on behemoth vowel system
Replies: 15
Views: 1876

Re: Advice on behemoth vowel system

This isn't unusually large. It seems pretty standard to me really. I like it.
by Valosken
Sat 11 Jan 2014, 12:18
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: Geliebte eigene Sprachen, Gehasste eigene Sprache
Replies: 12
Views: 8362

Re: Geliebte eigene Sprachen, Gehasste eigene Sprache

Ich fühle es ein bisschen. Meine Sprache ist mir so gut wie es sein könnte, aber das Gefühl besteht noch. Es ist wahrscheinlich eine menschliche Sache, immer unzufrieden zu werden.
by Valosken
Mon 30 Dec 2013, 23:01
Forum: Translations
Topic: Whom did you see Jennifer and?
Replies: 27
Views: 1679

Re: Whom did you see Jennifer and?

Not once have I ever seen the title of this thread's rule used. It's only ever been "You saw Jennifer and whom?". I honestly thought this was some kind of typo.
by Valosken
Sat 28 Dec 2013, 19:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 593
Views: 101538

Re: Self-Introduction

I'm looking forward to that Romance language.