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by Keenir
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 22:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13254
Views: 614619

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

(I also think non-first world peoples would likely be perplexed/bemused about conlanging rather than offended like most other non-conlangers.) You may be right, but there's always someone getting offended by something, including indigenous peoples of non-first world countries: Fijians were offended...
by Keenir
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 04:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 165
Views: 2664

Re: Lexember 2017

trouble in Stoplang... :) Day 9: nyathanye...papa = for...it was done; double subordination (double in the sense that its subordinated from whatever preceeds it, and also from whatever follows it) [ kepamootha monyap a [ nyathanye gaba paapa [ bas bepaar a tee 'ee gemengoo ke ]]] kepamootha monyap a...
by Keenir
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 04:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stoplang scratchpad
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Stoplang scratchpad

Lexember: Day 9: nyathanye...papa = for...it was done; double subordination [ kepamootha monyap a [ nyathanye gaba paapa [ bas bepaar a tee 'ee gemengoo ke ]]] kepamootha monyap a nyathanye gaba papaa bas bepaar a tee 'ee gemengoo ke [ke.pa.mo:.Ta mo.ɲap ɲa.Ta.ɲe ga.ba pa:.pa bas be.pa:r.tee ʔe: ge....
by Keenir
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 19:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 365155

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

I firmly believe that Turkish uses <z̧> for /ʒ/ and <j> for /dʒ/, since I refuse to participate in a reality where a major language gets away with using <c> for the latter. I believe you're thinking of <ğ>, not any form of <z> It seems your beliefs concerning my beliefs are about as well-founded as...
by Keenir
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 18:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 365155

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

Xonen wrote:
Tue 07 Nov 2017, 20:51
I firmly believe that Turkish uses <z̧> for /ʒ/ and <j> for /dʒ/, since I refuse to participate in a reality where a major language gets away with using <c> for the latter.
I believe you're thinking of <ğ>, not any form of <z>
by Keenir
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 14:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10786
Views: 520973

Re: What did you accomplish today?

DesEsseintes wrote:
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 11:07
I suddenly want to ditch the minimal four-vowel /a e i u/ system I have and replace it with something Sōkoan/Korean. Nine consonant phonemes and nine vowel phonemes sounds really tempting all of a sudden.
Do it - the vowel thing. Worst case, its a dialect, right?
by Keenir
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 18:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13254
Views: 614619

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

*na:ujatam 'cultivation-tion' (lol) Don't laugh. In griuskant, these "tion-tion" suffix constructions are grammatically acceptable and encouraged enough to not be awkward, though unusual. In fact, I can even think of 1 particular griuskant word on top of my head now which goes as far as "tion-tion-...
by Keenir
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 18:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13254
Views: 614619

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

I have a few suffixes in Qutrussan that I am finding difficult to create a suitable etymology for. The -nóya suffix is for people involved in some sort of agriculture or farming, but the form of this word actually suggests a verbal-noun 'farming, cultivation' as a common method of derivation is to ...
by Keenir
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 09:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 165
Views: 2664

Re: Lexember 2017

:con: Stoplang:

Day 5:
Laara laara [la:.ra la:.ra] = fire

Day 6:
Bas mesere [bas me.se.re] = to follow, to trail, to be attentive {not for interpersonal interactions, mind; this is more dogs nuzzling each other}
by Keenir
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 04:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 165
Views: 2664

Re: Lexember 2017

December 4th: Stoplang: *petata [pe.ta.ta] = Are not. But this word from the time of the Syllabary's creation did not last to the present day. Instead, it eroded to petat a , and this would not have been a problem if the only other petat- words had been the ones with such meanings as shall not, have...
by Keenir
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 03:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stoplang scratchpad
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Stoplang scratchpad

Looks nice so far. I like the fairly simple aesthetic of its phonology. Thank you. What were the conditions for the dropping of the unpronounced word-internal and word-final vowels? Cause it looks like not all got dropped. My first thought was that it was just word-final eroding. But when it starte...
by Keenir
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 20:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stoplang scratchpad
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Stoplang scratchpad

some words from the various lexicon-building threads; most useful. Gaa, Baa [ga: ba:] croaking, toad calls; which are the source for their names: Bas Gaa [bas ga:] a large toad. Bas Baa [bas ba:] a tiny arboreal toad, very loud. loosa a small cut or tiny wound Faad So [fa:d so] - to discover, to cut...
by Keenir
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 19:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2228
Views: 147032

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Lao Kou wrote:
Fri 03 Nov 2017, 11:43
Next: gwaul [gwɔl]/[gwɒl] vi. croak (e.g. frogs)
Stoplang -
Gaa, Baa [ga: ba:] croaking, toad calls; which are the source for their names:

Bas Gaa [bas ga:] a large toad.
Bas Baa [bas ba:] a tiny arboreal toad, very loud.


Next: loosa a small cut or tiny wound
by Keenir
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 19:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 324
Views: 24592

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Tuyono wrote:
Tue 07 Nov 2017, 10:49
Next: faoso [fa.ɔˈso] - hidden, unknown, mysterious
Stoplang -
Faad So [fa:d so] - to discover, to cut away
{faad is the knife Class}

Next: Fasafee [fa.sa.fe: ] - a person's nose
by Keenir
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 19:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 4335
Views: 229764

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 08:17
(n. or v.; Something good, or positive, as it shares a logogram with the character for "good.")
Sharing, to share, (will share)

Stoplang -
Next: Bas Laara [bas la:r]
a noun or action
{bas is in the puppy Class}
by Keenir
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 19:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stoplang scratchpad
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Stoplang scratchpad

I made Stoplang with the purpose of taking part in Lexember, Some of Stoplang's letters are small and raised - these are the parts of the syllabary spelling that have eroded out of pronounciation. Syllabary: pa ba da ka ga ʔa sa fa ra la tha ta ma na nga nya [ma na ŋa ɲa] a ee oo aa (e) thaba = I m...
by Keenir
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 17:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stoplang scratchpad
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Stoplang scratchpad

I made Stoplang with the purpose of taking part in Lexember, Some of Stoplang's letters are small and raised - these are the parts of the syllabary spelling that have eroded out of pronounciation. Lexember Day Two: 'akanaka = numerous. count word. Optional in general situations but may not be droppe...
by Keenir
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 05:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8118
Views: 457490

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

A thaba seedere meese!
[a Ta.ba. se:d.re me:s]
I am happy!
by Keenir
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 05:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 165
Views: 2664

Re: Lexember 2017

Stoplang: Some of Stoplang's letters are small and raised - these are the parts of the syllabary spelling that have eroded out of pronounciation. Day Two: 'akanaka = numerous. count word. Optional in general situations but may not be dropped. [ʔa.ka.na.ka] e.g., A noonganya nhaab aa gaan. I wiggled ...
by Keenir
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 04:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10786
Views: 520973

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I worked a page or two on Stoplang - what began as a very belated entry for a past speedlanging session, and modified itself before I could stop it. If nothing else, Stoplang will survive til the end of Lexember i say very very hopefully.