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by Shemtov
Fri 22 Jun 2018, 04:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shäkå̀wawan
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Shäkå̀wawan

Personal Pronouns come in two types: Those used by Peasents among themselves, and those used by nobles among themselves and peasents to nobles. Nobles to peasents can use either set, but the former ("Colloquial") set is considered insulting and dismissive. Peasents can also use the other set ("High"...
by Shemtov
Thu 21 Jun 2018, 04:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kamatakatìtongasöntà Koine
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Kamatakatìtongasöntà Koine

Numbers 1-10: 1. Sati 2. Binda 3: Katila 4. Tindi 5. Qam 6. Füta 7. Moto 8. Kùłi 9. Nofü 10: Kàwañ Numbered nouns take Measure Words based on gender: Nda for Humans, Tiñ for Animates and Qa for Inanimates. They are also singular: Binda nda toka "Two Captains" Kàwañ tiñ njiköka "Ten tunas" Tindi qa t...
by Shemtov
Wed 20 Jun 2018, 23:08
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Po Polsku
Replies: 41
Views: 12226

Re: Po Polsku

Sorry for speaking English here, but I figure this is probably the best place to ask: does anybody know what the Polish surname Chaś means? I don't speak Polish, but I did a quick search in a few dictionaries and nothing came up (except on Wiktionary, where it just says that it's a surname and does...
by Shemtov
Wed 20 Jun 2018, 00:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 546
Views: 51120

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Palestinian :ara: /fəkkər/ "Thought (verb)" :eng: "Fucker"
by Shemtov
Wed 20 Jun 2018, 00:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 603
Views: 67806

Re: False cognates

:ind: पैसा /pɛsa/"Unit of Indian currency" :esp: Peso "Unit of currency in many Hispanic countries"
by Shemtov
Tue 19 Jun 2018, 22:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kamatakatìtongasöntà Koine
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Kamatakatìtongasöntà Koine

The language has Philipine alignment; This post shows the verbal morphology and structure of simple sentences. The Koine has three Voices: Active (AV), Undergoer (UV) and Oblique (OV). Each voice also has two modals: Stative (STAT) and Potentive (POT), the latter being used when the action happens u...
by Shemtov
Tue 19 Jun 2018, 21:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 603
Views: 67806

Re: False cognates

:lat: IOVE /jowe/ "To Jupiter" :isr: The Tetragrammaton according to Genesius; both are /jVwe/ sequences.
by Shemtov
Tue 19 Jun 2018, 07:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kamatakatìtongasöntà Koine
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Kamatakatìtongasöntà Koine

Kamatakatìtongasöntà Koine is a common language used by the Kamatakatìtongasönta, who are tribes of semi-nomadic pirates who live on small islands at the intersection of Northwest and Southwest Wanian, and prey on the gem and tool trade from the south, and the more easily preserved food products of ...
by Shemtov
Tue 19 Jun 2018, 04:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 777724

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

How can a plain voiced vs. implosive contrast develop? [p b] > [b ɓ] maybe? I want to keep the unvoiced series, so the plain voiced series fuses with it. Though the proto-lang has unvoiced nasals, so would /m̥ p b/> /p b ɓ/> /p p˩ ɓ/ work? That seems possible to me. You could consider having some n...
by Shemtov
Tue 19 Jun 2018, 01:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 777724

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

shimobaatar wrote:
Tue 19 Jun 2018, 00:00
Shemtov wrote:
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 22:15
How can a plain voiced vs. implosive contrast develop?
[p b] > [b ɓ] maybe?
I want to keep the unvoiced series, so the plain voiced series fuses with it. Though the proto-lang has unvoiced nasals, so would /m̥ p b/> /p b ɓ/> /p p˩ ɓ/ work?
by Shemtov
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 23:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shäkå̀wawan
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Shäkå̀wawan

Possesion differentiates between alienable and inalienable possesions. Inalienable possesions: Ngutuka ku låni "The King's hand Alienable: Kìtunga ngutuka ku "The king's carrack" Numerals distinguish between Inanimate and animate: Inanimate: 1. Shäki 2. Pĩna 3: Kätira 4. Kikì 5. Kãm 6. Pita 7. Pũtu ...
by Shemtov
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 22:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 777724

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

How can a plain voiced vs. implosive contrast develop?
by Shemtov
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 17:58
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Po Polsku
Replies: 41
Views: 12226

Re: Po Polsku

Sorry for speaking English here, but I figure this is probably the best place to ask: does anybody know what the Polish surname Chaś means?
by Shemtov
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 17:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6566
Views: 471671

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

Does anybody know where the Polish family name Chaś comes from? And was it carried by any Polish Jews?
by Shemtov
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 08:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shäkå̀wawan
Replies: 11
Views: 385

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: 11
Views: 385

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: 11
Views: 385

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: 11
Views: 385

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: 11
Views: 385

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: 4925
Views: 398490

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/

/˥ ˧ ˩/