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by Jackk
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 21:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Boral scratchpad - romlang
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Boral scratchpad

One sentence - an in-depth analysis Let's look at the phonology and grammar of Boral by looking at one example sentence: T'a fini par l'eç cauçur acatar ou ? Did you end up buying these shoes? Pronunciation: /ta fiˈni paʁ ˌleʦ koˈʦiʁ ˌakaˈtaʁ u/ [ta fiˈni pɑː ˌlɛs koˈʣɪːʁ‿ak(ə)ˈtɑːʁ‿u] Gloss: tu a ...
by Jackk
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 19:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Boral scratchpad - romlang
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Boral scratchpad - romlang

I thought I'd make a new thread for ramblings about my Romance conlang, since it has evolved in many ways since I last wrote anything down about it. The old thread can be found here . Questions, corrections and comments will always be appreciated. [:D] Context: In what we know as the North Sea there...
by Jackk
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 19:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13883
Views: 856099

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

The Southern vowel shift also has ai > a:, while in Pittsburgh one hears au > a: this is just a very common sound change in English. I am guessing something internal motivates it. I have hunch that it's because of the rareness of a-like sounds in English, with the old /a/ having fronted except in f...
by Jackk
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 12:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13883
Views: 856099

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

It turns out the Silvish numbers sí [ˈsi] "six" and sé [ˈse] "seven" are pronounced the same in a very specific circumstance. Before a word with an initial nasal, they both end up pronounced [sɛ̃]. This ambiguity is more than a little onerous. (Is that 6 million or 7 million euros?) Does anyone kno...
by Jackk
Sat 24 Feb 2018, 12:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 16548

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

The other most obvious confusing is Moc o ziem avua gadoddi obe nest for "The kind man opened the window" when the gloss is put pfv man kind window away open . I'm sure I explained the phrasal verb moc obe "push" anywhere" :D. There's so much interesting stuff to read through - this is why I love pa...
by Jackk
Sat 24 Feb 2018, 12:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 16548

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Actually the tables were part of Jackk's Duban language, not Lozkazmat. Fixed! The meanings changed pretty drastically. The big handedness was my fault, it seems i messed up quite a bit when translating Duban. Following the link, it seems Jackk has an impressively extensive dictionary, so I think s...
by Jackk
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 18:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 16548

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Torch sent to Parlox.
by Jackk
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 04:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 16548

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Torch received from Ser.
by Jackk
Thu 01 Feb 2018, 07:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 16548

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

I'm ready to go whenever. Just waiting for the torch from Ser.
by Jackk
Wed 31 Jan 2018, 08:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 16548

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

kiwikami wrote:
Wed 31 Jan 2018, 05:03
Have you gotten the torch from Ser?
Not yet. :-)
by Jackk
Mon 29 Jan 2018, 19:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 16548

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Cool, just checking :-)
by Jackk
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 17:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 16548

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

@Ser, did you receive the torch?
by Jackk
Thu 18 Jan 2018, 17:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 16548

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

If possible I would like to be moved to after Tuesday 23rd Jan, as I have work to do with a deadline that day. Sorry if I cause any inconvenience.
by Jackk
Sun 07 Jan 2018, 23:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 16548

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

I'd like to participate with my conlang Duban. Here's the torch I sent in a previous relay for comparison: Ba s’nuk ei a jon llu res wot ōg s’llu res inam s’llu res guwak s’llu ma – dadū jonak; b’ō ūrunte s’tebe a jon ti b’illow is. embēr k’llu ti belān s’tebe is llibu s’ked āron. llibu s’nati llu a...
by Jackk
Thu 09 Nov 2017, 14:33
Forum: Translations
Topic: Before the car hit it
Replies: 23
Views: 2220

Re: Before the car hit it

:con: Duban Moc non o zouvu te paris cur cu yuc om ose. put 1d.ex pfv dog from danger on time beat man 3s.an.obl We saved the dog and then the man beat it. Moc non o zouvu te paris cur cu yuc eppe om ose. put 1d.ex pfv dog from danger on time beat irr man 3s.an.obl We saved the dog before the man co...
by Jackk
Mon 09 Oct 2017, 17:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Duban - scratchpad
Replies: 17
Views: 2465

Re: Duban - scratchpad

Questions Yes/No Questions Any statement can be turned into a question with just sentence-final rising intonation: Hian os o bes. / Hian os o bes? lose 3s pfv ball She lost the ball. / Did she lose the ball? Optionally we can add the tag , teom? (literally sure? ) in the same manner as English tag ...
by Jackk
Sun 01 Oct 2017, 17:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Duban - scratchpad
Replies: 17
Views: 2465

Re: Duban - scratchpad

Writing Duban is written vertically and then left-to-right, having an alphabet with a few ligatures: https://preview.ibb.co/nc58fb/IMG_20171001_165621.jpg (there are other ligatures for geminate consonants but most of them are not really different from just doubling the glyph.) A couple of the desi...
by Jackk
Sun 01 Oct 2017, 00:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Duban - scratchpad
Replies: 17
Views: 2465

Re: Duban - scratchpad

Tomorrow I'm going to do a post on the writing system, but I need sleep, so for now here's a snippet (same quote as in my signature):

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by Jackk
Wed 27 Sep 2017, 23:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Duban - scratchpad
Replies: 17
Views: 2465

Re: Duban - scratchpad

Quick update - first version of the Duban-English dictionary is done and can be found here. It's woefully incomplete, even missing some words I've already made, and the entries need filling with examples and derivation, but I like it as a start.
by Jackk
Wed 27 Sep 2017, 12:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Duban - scratchpad
Replies: 17
Views: 2465

Re: Duban - scratchpad

Voice Duban has several valency-changing strategies. Covered before is the passive suffix -pan , which becomes -ban after vowels, voiced stops and nasals: sip ~ sippan take ~ be taken fey ~ feiban kill ~ be killed Sip o simi mur spar. Sippan o mur sparde. take pfv man-p 4 spear | take-psv 4 spear-s...