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by DesEsseintes
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 08:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Núta Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 255

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: 6191
Views: 362329

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: 10767
Views: 517925

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: 10767
Views: 517925

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: 10767
Views: 517925

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: 994

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: 10767
Views: 517925

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: 114
Views: 1853

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...
by DesEsseintes
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 17:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10767
Views: 517925

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I made a Núta sentence:

Arınyukwawaterúkserı kú·ru̇hsa.
You and I hunted and caught a warbane.
by DesEsseintes
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 08:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan
Replies: 19
Views: 327

Re: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan

No offence, but the blackface (redface?) is kind of repulsive. I'd be more likely to be interested in the language if it weren't nested inside a blackface-LARP. Are you referring to us calling the community a "tribe"? e Note: What Salmoneus was not blackface as in blackened face (to mock people wit...
by DesEsseintes
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 16:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13229
Views: 611058

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

The Spanish forms in -ante -iente are descended from the Latin present participle in -āns /-ēns and are called present participles in traditional grammar. However, they’ve largely lost their participial functionality* in verbal constructions and are mostly used as adjectives and nouns. The gerundio...
by DesEsseintes
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 16:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2657
Views: 140412

Re: Yay or Nay?

Genderlects, as you termed them, are attested. An examples that pops to mind is Chukchi. I was actually inspired by Yanyuwa and how male and female speakers will use different morphology. I thought I'd play around with this concept but I don't know if phonological differences are attested. I looked...
by DesEsseintes
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 15:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 23956

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I just noticed that my "s" key doen't seem to be working all the time anymore. First the "z" key and now the "s" key? I guess I'll need a new keyboard. I already noticed in some post I've written on here that there are some letters missing. So if it looks like I don't know how to form plurals or co...
by DesEsseintes
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 15:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2657
Views: 140412

Re: Yay or Nay?

Genderlects, as you termed them, are attested. An examples that pops to mind is Chukchi.
by DesEsseintes
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 14:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan
Replies: 19
Views: 327

Re: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan

Ahzoh wrote:
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 14:20
Salmoneus wrote:
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 12:47
No offence, but the blackface (redface?) is kind of repulsive. I'd be more likely to be interested in the language if it weren't nested inside a blackface-LARP.
Where are you seeing that?
[+1]

The creation myths?
by DesEsseintes
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 14:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13229
Views: 611058

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

Present participles are a fairly common agentive in Romance languages. Take Spanish cantante (singer), hablante (speaker) and andante (wanderer) for example. Isn't the present participle ending in Spanish -ando and not -ante, though? Yes, it is -ando. The translations given for those three words ar...
by DesEsseintes
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 15:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6191
Views: 362329

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

I don't know how Chinese converbs started out, were they verbs or prepositions. Does anyone know? Maybe the new Conlangery episode will reveals the answer. Chinese coverbs were verbs, and many of them retain the ability to function as verbs in their own right. 我跟他一起去。 Wǒ gēn tā yìqǐ qù I follow he ...
by DesEsseintes
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 14:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: CBBers Photos
Replies: 432
Views: 26869

Re: CBBers Photos

gestaltist wrote:
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 13:57
DesEsseintes wrote:
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 15:18
Wow, you actually look like your avatar!
I'm sure, you do, too. ;)
Hahaha, is that a dare?
by DesEsseintes
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 12:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13229
Views: 611058

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 DesEsseintes
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 17:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Núta Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: The Esseintial Núta Blog

I imagine all that vowel sandhi would be a nightmare for learners of the language... [:D] Interesting to see how the vowel shifts messed it up so much. Does it occur across word boundaries as well? For now at least, I don’t think it occurs across word boundaries. However, I envisage quite a high mo...