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by Dormouse559
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 22:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926652

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

felipesnark wrote:
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 19:09
Thanks. What about θ > ts ?
I got around to checking out the Index Diachronica, and it looks like θ > ʃ has happened a handful of times. Likewise with θ > ts.
by Dormouse559
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 18:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926652

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

You implied that you've made a decision, but I'll just throw in my two cents. My own question: I am planning on using -th /θ/ as the nominative plural suffix for Denkurian. However, this would occasionally lead to the sequence that I would rather avoid of /θ/V/θ/, where V is any vowel or diphthong. ...
by Dormouse559
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 23:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 242
Views: 40830

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Just realized something amazing that has led the perfect phono-semantic matching. Ởnh·Vú has the word 陪 (bõy), a French borrowing meaning servant, and the word 㺏 (cão), which is the native word for buffalo. Because of this I think it's obvious that the Ởnh·Vú word for cowboy has to be 㺏陪 (cão·bõy) ...
by Dormouse559
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 00:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926652

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

Why is it that in French, most adjectives follow nouns, but (what I would describe as) 'generic' adjectives preceed the nouns they describe? Cross-linguistically, it's not uncommon to treat a certain subset of adjectives differently. In languages with closed adjective classes, these meanings may be...
by Dormouse559
Sun 07 Oct 2018, 23:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 61
Views: 1930

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Torch sent to Frislander.
by Dormouse559
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 23:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Words to mean Friend
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: Words to mean Friend

It seems to be that the French ‘ami’ has something to do with love Yes, most Romance languages have a descendant of Latin amicus , which derives from amo , "to love". Salmoneus' mention of drinking buddies reminds me of companion , "one with whom one shares bread". Words for siblings or other famil...
by Dormouse559
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 18:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926652

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

<ß>.

Ess-zed
Eszett
Same diff
by Dormouse559
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 16:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926652

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

There are also title formulas based on clauses. Chapter titles in older books occasionally take the form: "In which [such-and-such happens]"
by Dormouse559
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 07:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 61
Views: 1930

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Torch sent to Corphishy. And now I can sleep. [:3]
by Dormouse559
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 18:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 130654

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

sangi39 wrote:
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 18:01
Ahzoh wrote:
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 16:24
That’s depressing.
Yes it is! Welcome to my life! HAHAHA! [xP] [xD] [xP]
It really do be that way sometimes. [>_<]
by Dormouse559
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 16:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926652

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

Essentially, adjective declensions now have the same height-based characteristic vowels as the verb conjugations (/i/ for first declension/conjugation, /ɑ/ for second declension/conjugation (roua (noun)/rouayak (derivative adjective)), and /ø̞/ for third declension/conjugation). How odd is this arr...
by Dormouse559
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 14:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926652

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

Can a language with primary and secondary aspects have a null secondary aspect marker? I see no reason why not. Null markers are possible for any grammatical category. Whereas Ddoean's adjectives used to be formed with suffixes similar to <-xi>, they're now formed with suffixes based on the formati...
by Dormouse559
Wed 03 Oct 2018, 23:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926652

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

You say you've 'realised' that you can't make an applicative into a causative. But that's not what I said. I pointed out that applicatives often ARE used as causatives, and showed you how: I-nom him-ACC ate-APP = I ate because of him (i.e. he made me eat). I thought in a causative the cause has to ...
by Dormouse559
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 18:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926652

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

I have ku'et [kuʔet]: collection of something or mass uncountable noun modifier këng [kɜŋ]: seed Together they make këngku'et: grain. Or ku'etkëng or two words... maybe? What is your question exactly? If it's about what order to put the morphemes in and whether to treat them as one word or two, tho...
by Dormouse559
Mon 01 Oct 2018, 22:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 61
Views: 1930

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X (starting Oct 1)

Torch received [:D]
by Dormouse559
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 05:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8448
Views: 694109

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Oua, l'ig a l'aer delicious ! Tu m'a fait un gastel a mey desirar. [:P] Oo, that sounds delicious! You've made me want my own cake. [:P] Youpì ! Quinta sorta de jattel ? [juˈpi | kɛ̃n.təˈsɔʁ.tə de.ʑɑˈtɛl] Yay! What kind of cake? Ni cours j'er un cançon traðuyent, j'ay l'occasion auð d'y parol « pal...
by Dormouse559
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 21:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 706
Views: 118979

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

Well, Mothfolk in question apparently have no problem "... wear(ing) silk from other races than their own. they find it rude to wear your slik." Then you see my point. Either wearing the silk of your dead speciesmates only rises to the level of “rude” for the moths (possible, just probably an impor...
by Dormouse559
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 17:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8448
Views: 694109

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

a, tlepayona Yes, academic writing. S’ l’ e ccool. [slɛˈkul] That’s cool. Quin qu’ l’ eccritteuwa accademica l’ à que t’ ema ? [kɛ̃ŋ.klɛk.kʁiˈtø.wə ʔɑk.ka.dəˈmi.kə ˈla kəˈte.mə] What do you like about academic writing? Yé j’ ê fé in jattel breto avé in farsa de confiteuwa d’ abrecot. [ˈje ʑɛˈfe ʔ ɛ...
by Dormouse559
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 01:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8448
Views: 694109

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Suffi oc parol : meðes morn-il noc (cos usual), y fem aun við cortessem a ci hom morent, a meyan. [B)] Suffice it to say that though they do not (usually) die, the women have on average shorter lives than the men, who do die. :wat: Wî … s' l' a de sinsou. [ˈwiː | sla.dəˈsɛ̃n.su] Yeah … that makes s...
by Dormouse559
Sat 22 Sep 2018, 23:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 130654

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I never understood the second line and I figured you were joking about it. Didn't realize that was the actual line! Well, as one of the the song's co-writers said, "Never let the lyric get in the way of the groove". [B)] Drats, where did I leave my sequin pantsuit? *Looks down at sequin pantsuit* H...