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by Shemtov
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 00:54
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Dealing with Conlanger's Block
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Dealing with Conlanger's Block

Many people here know I have many, many conlangs. That may be because I'm a Filler- The World of Fuhe has been going on for almost two years now, and it must have at least two dozen languages by now. But it's also that I get "Conlanger's Block", I don't know were to take a language next, so I add a...
by Shemtov
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 05:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nnaçmàa-yà
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Nnaçmàa-yà

I'm making a little change here: the fronting of Oblique Pronoun to make an SOV sentence has an effect on the sentence: it makes it perfective. Compare: Ttà thaazza naa "You saw me" Ttà naa thaazza "You have seen me" Nàa á pxácaxa tta "I slapped you" Nàa tta á pxácaxa "I have slapped you" In the non...
by Shemtov
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 01:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nnaçmàa-yà
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Nnaçmàa-yà

To form genitive phrases, one places <yà> between the possesor and possesee: Çaqá yà lla "a woman's flower(s)" Pronouns are unusual, as they have case, but this limited to Nominative, Genitive and Oblique.: Nominative: 1P sing: Nàa 1P Plr: Ka 2P Sing: Ttà 2P plr: Sáa 3P Sing: Ẍaà 3P plr: Pxa Oblique...
by Shemtov
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 64
Views: 1512

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

As for how government interacts with religion, in Fuhe, there is freedom of Religion, though most people believe in some strain of Monotheism, though the exact theology varies from region to region. The desendants of the Proto-ɣo speakers may believe in a version of the Proto-ɣo religion, which is D...
by Shemtov
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 607
Views: 72732

Re: False cognates

:ind: पैसा /pɛsa/"Unit of Indian currency" :esp: Peso "Unit of currency in many Hispanic countries" How do we know this is a false cognate? The Hindi word actually comes from PIE *pods "Foot", meaning "A Foot-Length of something" that somehow became a unit of weight. Peso comes from a Latin word re...
by Shemtov
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 08:36
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 64
Views: 1512

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Question: does the World of Fuhe also have one or more kabbalistic conlangs -- all the relationship among letters, numbers and meaning that Hebrew is purported to have? I've wanted to do something like that in one of my conlangs for a long time (or is that my Jewishness showing?) As "Magic- Ki-" ex...
by Shemtov
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 07:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 56
Views: 720

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

I don't understand this whole gematria=Jewish Stars thing. It sounds like some kind of Conmath thing.
by Shemtov
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 04:01
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Dealing with Conlanger's Block
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Dealing with Conlanger's Block

Many people here know I have many, many conlangs. That may be because I'm a Filler- The World of Fuhe has been going on for almost two years now, and it must have at least two dozen languages by now. But it's also that I get "Conlanger's Block", I don't know were to take a language next, so I add a ...
by Shemtov
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 21:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nnaçmàa-yà
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Nnaçmàa-yà

Nnaçmàa-yà is an isolate language spoken on an island to the west of the Ngǂamian languages. /p pʲ pˠ t tʲ tˠ c k q/ <p py pp t ty tt c k q> / pç px tʰ tç tx cç kx qX/ < pç px th tç tx cc kk qq> /m mʲ mˠ n nʲ nˠ/ <m my mm n ny nn> /çm xm ʰn çn xn/ /çm xm hn çn xn/ /θ θʲ θˠ s sʲ sˠ ç x X/ <z zy zz s ...
by Shemtov
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 19:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 56
Views: 720

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

the Torah and Tanakh Sorry for being pedantic, but that phrase is redundant- the word "Tanakh" is an acronym, the Ta part standing for "Torah". Separating the Torah from the rest of the Tanakh, we are left with what is called "Nakh" but as most people here probably don't know the word, "Torah and t...
by Shemtov
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 06:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4942
Views: 422067

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

A isolate language spoken on an island to the west of the Ngǂamian languages. /p pʲ pˠ t tʲ tˠ c k q/ <p py pp t ty tt c k q> / pç px tʰ tç tx cç kx qX/ < pç px th tç tx cc kk qq> /m mʲ mˠ n nʲ nˠ/ <m my mm n ny nn> /çm xm ʰn çn xn/ /hm çm xm hn çn xn/ /θ θʲ θˠ s sʲ sˠ ç x X/ <z zy zz s sy ss ç x ẍ>...
by Shemtov
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 20:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 56
Views: 720

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

I'll avoid my own view as much as possible, but I think this raises three interesting questions: 1. To Religious Jews and some Christian Denoms, who believe that Hebrew is Adamic, can Religious Studies Academia and Anthropologists analyze their believe as that Bib. Hebrew is a Conlang and G-d is a c...
by Shemtov
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 04:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 568
Views: 59787

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:zho: 猪 zhū /t͡ʂú/"pig" ;eng: "Jew" The following Orthographic pair actually got the Beatles called "Anti-Semitic" when they advertised the "Hey Jude" single in a minimalist manner, while a wave of Neo-Nazism was sweeping England: :eng: Jude "Masculine Name" :deu: Jude "Jew" I learnt the German wor...
by Shemtov
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 04:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 568
Views: 59787

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:zho: 猪 zhū /t͡ʂú/"pig" ;eng: "Jew"
The following Orthographic pair actually got the Beatles called "Anti-Semitic" when they advertised the "Hey Jude" single in a minimalist manner, while a wave of Neo-Nazism was sweeping England:
:eng: Jude "Masculine Name" :deu: Jude "Jew"
by Shemtov
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 19:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: ယြး語/Yr̄ Phāsā
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: ယြး語/Yr̄ Phāsā

This looks really cool so far. I'm not sure how likely it'd be though for a mixed Hanzi script to develop in just over 80 years though. Are there any irl instances of the Communist Party of China forcing hanzi on non-Sinitic languages? You're right and i'm changing it so that the current system com...
by Shemtov
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 19:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Classical Momucharusumuko/Momčalsumai
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Classical Momucharusumuko/Momčalsumai

Compound Verbs: Even though most verbs are disyllabic, it is possible for there to be compound verbs. These are a closed class, but there is evidence that before the earliest preserved texts, it was productive. These verbs have only one graded vowel; the "secondary" verb, ussually the first takes an...
by Shemtov
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 17:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing /θ/ and /ð/ to languages with neither
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: Introducing /θ/ and /ð/ to languages with neither

. Oceanic is an interesting counter-example, which proves that prenasalized stops are the most resistant to fricativization: Proto-Oceanic had a contrast between plain and prenasalized stops, with plain stops being voiceless. Talking of Oceanic, the Peripheral Papauan Tip Sudest (an Exonym) had the...
by Shemtov
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 01:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Classical Momucharusumuko/Momčalsumai
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Classical Momucharusumuko/Momčalsumai

Negation of Aspectual and Future Verbs: As the aspects and future tense are not distinguished on Negative Verbs, to specify this as a Negative, in the first 150 years of texts, an auxillary was used. This post will not discuss this, as most other texts use a particle before the verb if it is not sim...
by Shemtov
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 22:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing /θ/ and /ð/ to languages with neither
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: Introducing /θ/ and /ð/ to languages with neither

I agree with creyeditor for the most part. In response to (2), I think intervocalic fricativization is quite common, especially with voiced stops. It would only take a couple other sound changes to make that phonemic. (2a) yes, palatization can lead to africates which can then be smoothed to fricat...
by Shemtov
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 19:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 568
Views: 59787

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:ara: /ʃiʕa/ "Branch of Islam" Yiddish and Judeo-English /ʃiʔa/ "nickname for /jɪhoʃuʔa/ or /jɪhojʃiʔa/ 'Joshua'"