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by clawgrip
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 11:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic
Replies: 19
Views: 652

Re: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic

I have to say I like how the tenses are represented phonetically through sound changes, but graphically through the use of a separate character. I did pretty much the same thing in one of my own languages (but for pluralization), but I quite like the way yours works. Do you have a list of all the so...
by clawgrip
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 01:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 516
Views: 42050

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Japanese has stuff like this too since it took Chinese vocabulary but ignored the tones. So we have things like 校門 kōmon "school gate" and 肛門 kōmon "anus" (both gates, of different sorts). Also since you're talking about diarrhoea, the name Gary gets Japanesified as Geirii , even though e.g. Mary is...
by clawgrip
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 03:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Anyone got this?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Anyone got this?

Ah, I didn't know there was a ᵻ. Thanks!
by clawgrip
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 01:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Anyone got this?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Anyone got this?

It doesn't exist. You can build it, but it looks like garbage in this font: ı̵̣
by clawgrip
Thu 12 Apr 2018, 00:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ame language
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: Ame language

I've wondered about Ame, because you have posted very little on the grammar of the language. I will have to read up on this thread.
by clawgrip
Thu 12 Apr 2018, 00:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1065
Views: 85469

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

So the glyphs have no specific meanings yet?
k1234567890y wrote:
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 13:25
also should I change the aesthetics?
It's your script, and you should do whatever you feel like doing.
by clawgrip
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 09:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1065
Views: 85469

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Very Chinese-looking, and quite different from the last sample of Ame I saw. Do you have an English word list?
by clawgrip
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 06:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1065
Views: 85469

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Yes, I would like to know more about this one as well, it looks very good, very syriac-inspired. I assume it's an alphabet, because you're marking vowels, but sometimes I lose track of them. Is it because of ligatures, or is there something else going on? Also can you share the process of making it...
by clawgrip
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 13:52
Forum: In other languages
Topic: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…
Replies: 173
Views: 36979

Re: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…

Of these I'm also aware, although I tried to find some answers about simplified Japanese and failed to. How common are they? Because if it comes to Chinese, for the most part I could just skip learning any traditional ones whatsoever, because it seems that most of the country standardized on simpli...
by clawgrip
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 07:49
Forum: In other languages
Topic: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…
Replies: 173
Views: 36979

Re: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…

I don't know any good websites or anything, sorry. Things that can be tricky for learners of Japanese include politeness distinctions and the extreme head-final directionality of the language, which for me was a major hurdle early on in my studies, because nearly everything is essentially backwards ...
by clawgrip
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 16:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic
Replies: 19
Views: 652

Re: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic

pbastronaut wrote:
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 00:06
In case you're interested in the etymology here, I took "天", "ама̎ң" from the Kyrgyz "асман", "sky", and "語" "юу̎" from the Old Chinese /*ŋaʔ/.
I had just assumed Japanese, because 天 can be pronounced ama in Japanese.
by clawgrip
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 13:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1065
Views: 85469

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

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Unur mat pungkabu egu rĭnerdalu ḅim xudenang.
Nothing is impossible if you try hard (enough).

I never thought I would be able to make a font of this cursive script, and yet, here it is.
by clawgrip
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 05:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1065
Views: 85469

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I actually think the original variable height one looks pretty good, but I think these could easily coexist as just different styles of the same script.

What would make it impossible to make a font?
by clawgrip
Thu 22 Mar 2018, 14:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13534
Views: 712361

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

Salmoneus wrote:
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 22:43
Do you have examples for animacy? Not doubting you, just not familiar with that, I don't think.
Unfortunately, I don't, I was just listening things off the top of my head that seemed possible. I wish I had an example.
by clawgrip
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 05:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13534
Views: 712361

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

questions, transitivity, animacy, volition, focus shifting, topicalization, pragmatic functions, for example.
by clawgrip
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 08:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naduta
Replies: 49
Views: 5703

Re: Naduta

That would work out as:

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Hesdata sarih gisey tah-kumu.
swim-ATTR-ANIM.NOM mountain-UKNW-OBJ from-COMPL-ANIM.OBJ PST=see-3
by clawgrip
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 05:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naduta
Replies: 49
Views: 5703

Re: Naduta

In thinking I want to make this nominal complement form actually able to decline as a noun. In my post above, with relative clauses, adjectives, and genitives, you can see that these all take the exact same case marking a regular nouns, and in fact, the noun can be dropped and it will still be gramm...
by clawgrip
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 00:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naduta
Replies: 49
Views: 5703

Re: Naduta

Another thing I just invented when making that post was the complementiser suffix -s for postpositions that are complements of nouns. You can see it in the word kipatus above. http://www.vgfun.net/lee/langpage/scripts/naduta/31.png Rusrena aharna Phaismuh gi tah-ehurmu. this-PL.NOM good-PL-KNW.NOM F...
by clawgrip
Wed 07 Mar 2018, 15:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naduta
Replies: 49
Views: 5703

Re: Naduta

I noticed recently that I had no strategy in Naduta for forming the attributive of a copular clause with a nominal complement, so I went ahead and solved that. Here is the background, and how I went about it. There are three distinct attributive forms in Naduta: Verbs add the attributive suffix -da ...
by clawgrip
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 12:30
Forum: Translations
Topic: Pizza Hut
Replies: 12
Views: 1646

Re: Pizza Hut

:jpn: Japanese
想像もつかない所にもチーズを入れていますよ。
Sōzō mo tsukanai tokoro ni mo chīzu o irete imasu yo.
imagination also reach-NEG place LOC also cheese ACC insert-CONJ be-POL EMPH