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by DesEsseintes
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 13:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 827
Views: 25242

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Thanks, Kai, Thrice and Brother Kou! You’ve outdone yourself in the bakery department this time, Kou. Bravo!

I also like that there are only fifteen candles...
by DesEsseintes
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 03:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 827
Views: 25242

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Whew, I'm officially done for the semester! I'll be flying home tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully I'll be able to be more active on here over the next few weeks. Congrats! [:D] You should join the Discord server . It's fun over there... [+1] In other shimo-related news, it’s my birthday and shimo (unkn...
by DesEsseintes
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 02:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520750

Re: What did you accomplish today?

gestaltist wrote:
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 17:55
DesEsseintes wrote:
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 16:05
diatribe about own thought processes
Given that after reading this I wrote two pages' worth of ideas, I'd say it was immensely helpful. Thanks Des.
[:D]

I’m glad if it was helpful! Do share the morfofo you come up with.
by DesEsseintes
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 16:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Núta Blog
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: The Esseintial Núta Blog

You two will like my Áánene clicklang then. It has consonant clusters and clicks* in word-initial onset, but only allows a very limited subset of sounds anywhere else in a word. Strictly no codas, either. And there may not be velars at all. :mrgreen: *and psst, perhaps even click clusters, but don’t...
by DesEsseintes
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 16:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520750

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Could you talk a bit about how you come up with the morfofo needed for your aesthetic goals? Hmm, that’s a difficult thing to describe, but perhaps I can try. First of all, I have to say that I’ve familiarised myself with the aesthetic and morfofo of quite a lot of languages and it is the thing tha...
by DesEsseintes
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 15:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 364996

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

I'm not sure that that example works, because the object of "rob" is always the possessor. You can't normally say, "He robbed my hat," unless he took something of value out of my hat, i.e. the hat is the possessor. Of course, if I ask you to define "rob" it is likely that the stolen object will bec...
by DesEsseintes
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 13:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 364996

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

Thanks guys. So it seems I'm trying to do something unprecedented by making the possessor the head? I'm worried I'm gonna break some kind of universal. So “I took John’s hat” would be I took John-ACC hat-POSS ? If so this is probably possessor raising. This is attested. Compare English ‘He robbed m...
by DesEsseintes
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 09:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520750

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Núta stuff I like it, too. I want to complain a bit. After working on Nakarian some more, I am dissatisfied with my phonology. The results I get from my sound changes aren't quite what I am expecting. I am not sure how to fix it. I notice you don't work entirely with diachronics - I don't know how ...
by DesEsseintes
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 05:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 364996

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

The answer is probably really simple and obvious but I couldn't find anything. I have envisioned an "inverted Genitive" for Nakarian, and I am looking for a real-world equivalent. Basically, the idea is to not mark the possessor but the possessed object. It also changes the head of the phrase from ...
by DesEsseintes
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 18:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Núta Blog
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: The Esseintial Núta Blog

Glide Elision Glide elision applies to the glides w y when these segments follow vowels lengthened due to accent placement. The following simple rules always apply: 1. w y elide after a homorganic long vowel 2. w y elide after any long vowel before a homorganic vowel Here are some examples: /te‘éyı...
by DesEsseintes
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 08:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Núta Blog
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: The Esseintial Núta Blog

Hmmm, while I like coda /k/, it seems like a bit of an odd man out being the most back consonant to be in the coda. Almost seems like /x/ should join it as an allophony of /h/? Or maybe dump it for symmetry? I understand all too well what you mean about /k/ and yes, the fact that - shock horror - a...
by DesEsseintes
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 06:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520750

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Words in Núta can look quite weird, especially when there is a surfeit of dots above, interpuncts, <‘>s, and accents in one short word. Take a look at this little monster:

ėh‘é·ru

I kinda like it though. [:D]
by DesEsseintes
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 08:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Núta Blog
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: The Esseintial Núta Blog

In my original conception, I envisaged all Núta words ending in a vowel, but now I’m considering word-final consonants. I’d probably restrict these to t k s r , that is no glottals and no glides (and n in Núta seems to share some characteristics with glides). So these kinds of words would then be pe...
by DesEsseintes
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 08:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 364996

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

All4Ɇn wrote:
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 23:06
Vlürch wrote:
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 16:58
𩇓, 惢, 䖘, 䘊, 䆐, 龘, 龖, 𪚥, 圞, 𭂼... basically any complex characters are cool in my opinion, so I could go on forever. I have no idea what the last one even means, and there are only five results on Google for it, so it's definitely rare. [xD]
I can't even see 𩇓, 𪚥, 𭂼 on my computer [:(]
[+1]
by DesEsseintes
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 08:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520750

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 06:19
The sound, the form, or both?
The form.
by DesEsseintes
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 05:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520750

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 02:13
My favorite glyph so far is for "pfrg" /p͜ɸɹ̩g//.

Image
It is nice!
by DesEsseintes
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 16:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520750

Re: What did you accomplish today?

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? Indeed. And I always wanted a diale...
by DesEsseintes
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 14:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: An Unofficial CBB Discord Server
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: An Unofficial CBB Discord Server

As an added bonus, I’m there too! [>:D]
by DesEsseintes
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 11:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10783
Views: 520750

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Núta now has a rough verb template outline and seriously serial verb stems! Noun incorporation is not going to be a feature apart from some vestigial nominal class stuff which exists in my head but has to be worked out. So altogether I’m pretty pleased with the progress I’m making. Except. I suddenl...
by DesEsseintes
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 05:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 2619

Re: Lexember 2017

Núta Lexember 2nd yenyus- v. - to be done/ready A combination of two otherwise dependent resultative verb endings: -yen- - to finish -yus- - to be good/as it should be Hyé·nyuse h-yen-yus-e 3sm.S-finish-good-E He’s ready. Lexember 3nd né·we n. - water Lexember 4th té·yu n. - bird Lexember 5th -test...