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by MONOBA
13 Aug 2015 14:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Most in-depth descriptions of conlangs?
Replies: 16
Views: 2339

Re: Most in-depth descriptions of conlangs?

Thrice Xandvii wrote:OT: Is it more correct to use 'Siwa' or 'Siųa'?
I use Siwa in English since I can't be bothered to use the funky u unless at home.
by MONOBA
12 Aug 2015 05:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Most in-depth descriptions of conlangs?
Replies: 16
Views: 2339

Re: Most in-depth descriptions of conlangs?

Well it certainly doesn't hurt to get that answer. But I asked because I do in fact suspect Siwa to be up there but I'd like to get to know the other very detailed works that exist about either amateur or professional conlangs. I knew about Novegradian and I'm quite impressed by it, although it is a...
by MONOBA
12 Aug 2015 05:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Most in-depth descriptions of conlangs?
Replies: 16
Views: 2339

Re: Most in-depth descriptions of conlangs?

I just mean, about which conlangs do we have the most wealth of linguistic information?
by MONOBA
12 Aug 2015 04:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Most in-depth descriptions of conlangs?
Replies: 16
Views: 2339

Most in-depth descriptions of conlangs?

I'm curious to know if anyone here knows of any very thoroughly described conlangs? I'm not so interested in the communities that form around conlang and more in the extent to which the languages have been described/catalogued. So I mean works that talk about the language itself, not works IN the la...
by MONOBA
13 Apr 2015 18:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: updated Siwa
Replies: 25
Views: 4812

Re: updated Siwa

Of course! It would be silly not to use such a big, beautiful book (full of spelling mistakes), I say! :mrgreen: Spelling mistakes in English or in Siùūúû.... Siwa? I don't know how to get that weird u. Having been the sole editor and proofreader, the English is riddled with strange mistakes that I...
by MONOBA
13 Apr 2015 16:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: updated Siwa
Replies: 25
Views: 4812

Re: updated Siwa

Of course! It would be silly not to use such a big, beautiful book (full of spelling mistakes), I say! :mrgreen:
by MONOBA
06 Apr 2015 03:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: updated Siwa
Replies: 25
Views: 4812

Re: updated Siwa

I did put a lt of effort into it. But I was 15, my English was still not very good, I hadn't studied any linguistics and I was just not experienced at this. I think everyone would feel the same sharing projects from when they were 15yo.
by MONOBA
05 Apr 2015 15:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: updated Siwa
Replies: 25
Views: 4812

Re: updated Siwa

I'm so very glad my work has a positive influence on conlanging/conlangers. I really do see a lot of value in it and I think people should realize that it is a totally legitimate form of art, worthy of all the effort you can put into it. Even though it's not something I'm willing to share with anyon...
by MONOBA
04 Apr 2015 16:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: updated Siwa
Replies: 25
Views: 4812

Re: updated Siwa

:D I think it's also important to concentrate on describing your conlang through examples. It's not enough to talk about the way nouns work, you need to actually use them in sentences and describe what happens from them. I often see people describe whole grammars with only a handful of examples. Con...
by MONOBA
04 Apr 2015 15:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: updated Siwa
Replies: 25
Views: 4812

Re: updated Siwa

Oh it's been way more than 5 years. The thing is that I never entirely scrapped a conlang. Sure, I changed the names, but I always had only one project at a time that I just recycled constantly. There are still many elements and ideas in Siwa from a conlang I was working on more than 10 years ago. A...
by MONOBA
04 Apr 2015 14:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: updated Siwa
Replies: 25
Views: 4812

Re: updated Siwa

I think it's just because FB is more practical when it comes to this type of thing, even though the quality over there is dismal at best. I'm mostly annoyed by the seemingly epidemic proportion of people who simply never keep going long enough to get to that sweet spot where you have done enough wor...
by MONOBA
04 Apr 2015 02:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: updated Siwa
Replies: 25
Views: 4812

updated Siwa

Hey folks and peepholes. I don't hang out here as much as I used to but I've noticed that I haven't kept you updated with the most up-to-date version of Siwa's Descriptive Grammar, which you can find here . You can also find the first couple of lessons of the Beginner's Course here . You can also ha...
by MONOBA
15 Jan 2015 12:13
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How is your nick pronounced?
Replies: 301
Views: 30681

Re: How is your nick pronounced?

It really does vary by intent, IMO. Also, with regard to Clawgrip's point above about it being externally applied, I don't know if that's as true as it used to be. Many people, including me, self-identify as gay. As such, I think the term may be losing some of its power as a pejorative term. Howeve...
by MONOBA
15 Jan 2015 12:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2876
Views: 245375

Re: Yay or Nay?

I had no idea about the Icelandic features mentioned in the article on logophoric pronouns. Cool. But. I've never actually seen Icelandic do that, or else I would've reacted, since it looks really weird from a mainland Scandinavian viewpoint. I wonder how common it really is... I cannot say whether...
by MONOBA
30 Jun 2014 14:30
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Siųinietṡat - Siwa Lesson
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: Siųinietṡat - Siwa Lesson

:) The only tricky parts of Siwa are really quite simple anyways. There are rarely ever more than two forms for each word/verb/adjective (marked/unmarked or nonpast/past), but it is so pattern based that you easily get an intuition for what is right. Everything else is just fun little pieces that ca...
by MONOBA
17 Jun 2014 04:02
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Siųinietṡat - Siwa Lesson
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: Siųinietṡat - Siwa Lesson

Lesson 2 is up! Click on the Siwa dialogues to hear the recordings.
by MONOBA
16 Jun 2014 02:01
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Siųinietṡat - Siwa Lesson
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Siųinietṡat - Siwa Lesson

I've finally started writing lessons for Siwa. I'm going to try to have something like 10-15 lessons. Here is the first one.
If you have any requests, comments, suggestions or you'd like to answer the questions and get the correct answers, let me know!

Here is the first lesson and the audio.
by MONOBA
16 Jun 2014 02:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Siųa
Replies: 391
Views: 46197

Re: Siųa

:)


Here are finally some lessons! I've completed the first one only. Take a look and learn some Siwa!

Here is the first lesson and the audio.
by MONOBA
13 Jun 2014 21:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Siųa
Replies: 391
Views: 46197

Re: Siųa

Here is a short text I read out loud about Siwa clothing. Tulmu Euka tulmuma-hi damġa te tůrůma okuhka muṡid moskko-uli ki Siuragi. Ketsġo on henna aiska tulmuma aihka gala te tonkamo seita ỉskigi, da ka kůira tunna toḥḥanta Siustagi ismet te almi, katibogįi daikota saṡkaba. Seppen maldota puna nel...
by MONOBA
08 May 2014 14:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Siųa
Replies: 391
Views: 46197

Re: Siųa

@loglorn, it should definitively inspire you! It's taken me a lot of time and self-control to get this far, neither of which is impossible to attain! I've been working on Siwa for a long time, and it's hard to say exactly how long. I'd say upwards of 6 years now? And yes, I made up a lot of not-so-l...