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by Shemtov
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 08:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shäkå̀wawan
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Shäkå̀wawan

The nasal coloration phenomenon is amazing. Quite South American feeling. I definitely agree. I don't think I've seen anything quite like it in a conlang before! It actually comes from the fact that I cannot pronounce a ṼN sequence- I have trouble pronouncing nasalized vowels in general, usually th...
by Shemtov
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 21:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shäkå̀wawan
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Shäkå̀wawan

Derivational Morphology: A doer of an action is formed by the verb stem followed by the suffix tì: Matapatì "Murderer" Both verbs and nouns can be augmented by Kì and diminished by På̀: Kìtunga "Carrack" På̀tunga "Canoe" Ngukåli kàkĩñkåñ mokikengi på̀på̀tunga "The woman destroyed canoes" Ngukåli kàk...
by Shemtov
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 18:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shäkå̀wawan
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Shäkå̀wawan

The Verbal noun is formed by the prefix mo- before the verb. For normal use as a verbal noun, it is always definite, but when used with an aux verb, it is indefinite. Aux. Verbs take the voice marker, if there is any, and are immediately followed by the Verbal Noun, as the verb phrase is, in most ca...
by Shemtov
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 04:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shäkå̀wawan
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Shäkå̀wawan

The voice system seems more like direct vs inverse voices than like active vs passive voices. Coupled with the use of the animacy hierarchy, especially so. It is supposed to morphosyntacticly be Malayan-based (Various synchronic and diachronic varieties, with some Malay Pidgins involved), with a bi...
by Shemtov
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 23:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shäkå̀wawan
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Shäkå̀wawan

Shäkå̀wawan /ʃækɒwɐwɐn/ is the Southwest Wanian language of the Kingdom of Kå̀wawan, a long island and some border Islands in the Sea south pf Fuhe, below the equator, in the tropics. Phonology: /p t k / <p t k> /m n ɲ ŋ/ <m n ñ ng> /s ʃ x h/ <s sh c h> /l/ <l> /ɹ w j/ <r w y> /i e u o ɐ æ ɒ/ <i e u...
by Shemtov
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 22:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4924
Views: 394162

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

A Southwest Wanian language:
/p t k /
/m n ɲ/
/s ʃ x h/
/l/
/ɹ w j/

/i e u o ɐ æ ɒ/
/ĩ ẽ ũ õ ɐ̃ æ̃ ɒ̃/

/˥ ˧ ˩/
by Shemtov
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 22:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13657
Views: 769672

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

Is a base-seven numerical system unnauturalistic? If so, what can I do to it?
by Shemtov
Wed 13 Jun 2018, 23:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some info on the World of Fuhe
Replies: 12
Views: 2151

Re: Some info on the World of Fuhe

An ethnography of the !qónǂàma (speakers of Ūnǂàma: http://aveneca.com/cbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6684): They are a mixture of Ngǂamian immigrants from the Oman island, and native Ngǂamian speakers, however the former group is dominant, and in their myths, they act like the immigrants were the only inh...
by Shemtov
Wed 13 Jun 2018, 03:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ūnǂàma
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Ūnǂàma

The progessive aspect is rarely used in the modern language, being only used for emphasis in the present tense, and for traditional oral religious mythic/historic epics (Mpoumiso Ūmāmari). Its aux. verb is "Hāǂò" "To exist": Hayiǂhethe phehoulitheǀô hahāǂò ūʘqoʎêky "The woman is going to the waterin...
by Shemtov
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 02:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ūnǂàma
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Ūnǂàma

The Subjunctive: The Subjunctive is formed by the auxillary verb ǂqàhlé, which in its non-aux use means "To make". The subjunctive mood, when unmarked, means that the subject should do something: Hayiǂhethe phehoulitheǀô hapàǀoǂqàhlé ūʘqoʎêky "The woman should have gone to the water-hole" If the ver...
by Shemtov
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 23:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 545
Views: 50257

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

When talking ideology, I generally tend to interpret American 'liberal' as European 'social-democrat' or perhaps 'social-liberal'. I wouldn't agree that 'liberal' means 'libertarian' in Europe, but maybe it depends on where you are, as the political landscape is far from homogenous. In Sweden we us...
by Shemtov
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 05:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 545
Views: 50257

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:pol: <być>/bɨt͡ɕ/ "To be" :eng: Bitch :lat: :esp: :ita: :por: Zona :rus: зона [zonə] "Zone" vs. :isr: [zona] "Whore" :rus: сука /suka/ "Bitch" vs. :isr: /suka/ "Ritual hut for the Feast of Tabernacles" Pal. :arab: /ʔe:ʃ/ "What" :isr: /ʔeɪʃ/ "fire" :kor: -니다 [ɲida] "POL.DEC" :isr: /nida/ "Menstruat...
by Shemtov
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 05:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 43
Views: 4127

Re: Surprising cognates

:eng: <iron> <sister> <sangria> PIE *h₁ésh₂r̥ "Blood">Proto-Celtic *īsarnom "Iron ["Bloody Metal"]">borrowed by PGerm *īsarną>O. :eng: īren> :eng: <Iron> >*PIE su-h₁ésh₂-ōr "self-blood-FEM">PGerm *swestēr> O:eng:sweostor>:eng: sister > :lat: sanguis "blood"> :esp: sangre>:esp: sangria "blood like [d...
by Shemtov
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 05:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4924
Views: 394162

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

BTW what’s a long diphthong? Exactly what it sounds like. I don’t remember ever seeing one in a natlang. Some have long vowels, and some have diphthongs, but I’ve never seen a natlang vowel inventory that had both phonemic short vowels and phonemic long vowels, and also had both phonemic monophthon...
by Shemtov
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 07:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ūnǂàma
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Ūnǂàma

The Copula is irregular, having two stems, one for the past, one for non-past (<ntàcei>and <nǀàscī>, respectively), which takes the class marker of the predicate, and occurs between the two nouns, instead of the regular SOV word order. Neither noun takes case. !àqithuthe nǀàscī !hǔqithu "The rat is ...
by Shemtov
Thu 07 Jun 2018, 19:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 545
Views: 50257

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:pol: <być>/bɨt͡ɕ/ "To be" :eng: Bitch :lat: :esp: :ita: :por: Zona :rus: зона [zonə] "Zone" vs. :isr: [zona] "Whore" :rus: сука /suka/ "Bitch" vs. :isr: /suka/ "Ritual hut for the Feast of Tabernacles" Pal. :arab: /ʔe:ʃ/ "What" :isr: /ʔeɪʃ/ "fire" :kor: -니다 [ɲida] "POL.DEC" :isr: /nida/ "Menstruati...
by Shemtov
Thu 07 Jun 2018, 01:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4924
Views: 394162

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Omzinesý wrote:
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 22:50
p' k' q' k͡p' q͡p'
p k q ʔ k͡p q͡p
ɸ x χ h x͡ɸ χ͡ɸ
m̥ ŋ̥ ɴ̥ m͡ŋ m͡ɴ
ʙ ʟ̥
ʘ

u, o, ɑ
Kitchen Sink and Minimalist. I like the idea.
by Shemtov
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 23:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 1974

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

What about an Old Hungarian dialect spoken in what's now Ukraine's Zakarpattia Oblast that became Slavicized? I can see /y ø/ becoming /ʲu ʲo/.
by Shemtov
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 22:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ūnǂàma
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Ūnǂàma

The Verb system is much more conservative then Eroki Gǂama. The verb is templitic, being agent-tense-object-root. It must be noted that for Class I concord, the class is split into two subclasses: Masculine and Feminine. The Feminine concord markers are Yei (sing) and Mi (PLR), but this is optional....