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by pyrrhic
Tue 06 Aug 2013, 22:31
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Português
Replies: 32
Views: 11170

Re: Português

Desculpe-me escrever sem os diacriticos, pois estou no trabalho com teclado em Ingles e nao o posso mudar! Sou nascido e criado no Brazil, portanto falo o portugues brasileiro perfeitamente. O europeu eu entendo, mas alguns sotraques sao mais dificeis de entender. Acho o portugues lisboeta muito eng...
by pyrrhic
Tue 06 Aug 2013, 19:06
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Little-Known Countries
Replies: 80
Views: 9276

Re: Little-Known Countries

I grew up in Brazil, went to a private school and always had a string geography teaching. I find amazing that people don't know half the countries in the world. In school we had to learn all the countries, their flags, their capitals, location on world map, etc. Looking back on it I think it was an ...
by pyrrhic
Mon 29 Jul 2013, 00:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Start from the beginning
Replies: 19
Views: 2216

Re: Start from the beginning

What is up with /m/ as a verb marker? I'm not faulting you in the least. It's just very interesting how Russenorske also uses /om/, /um/ as a verbal morpheme. I think one or two natlang pidgins/creoles (English based?) also do this. Whaddupwitdat? It's not immediately apparent but I am getting a lo...
by pyrrhic
Sun 28 Jul 2013, 23:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Start from the beginning
Replies: 19
Views: 2216

Re: Start from the beginning

Well, thank you all for the replies, input and constructive criticism. I am far from a linguist, just a language-phile you might say. Without backpedaling too hard, and with no apologies I'd say this new proto-civilization is definitely homo sapiens, they are a primitive people, while the language i...
by pyrrhic
Fri 26 Jul 2013, 11:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Start from the beginning
Replies: 19
Views: 2216

Re: Start from the beginning

FORMING QUESTIONS Questions are formed by changing the word order from the standard SOV to OVS: kiko nam suheka diom 2SG fish eat you eat fish suheka diom kiko nam? fish eat 2SG? do you eat fish? FUTURE TENSE Like the past tense it is formed by using temporal words that go before the verb: nago sen...
by pyrrhic
Fri 26 Jul 2013, 07:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Start from the beginning
Replies: 19
Views: 2216

Re: Start from the beginning

Well, I guess I could have started with a disclaimer, but I'd rather not. But barring the discovery of a lost tape recorder from an alien linguist who might have been researching our ancestors in the early stages of human communication, we really have no clue exactly how it all happened. It could ha...
by pyrrhic
Thu 25 Jul 2013, 23:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Start from the beginning
Replies: 19
Views: 2216

Start from the beginning

I got this idea of creating a colang from the very beginnings of human speech and slowly develop it from there. That means starting at the "Me Tarzan" stage as explained on Guy Deutscher's The Unfolding of Language . I would prefer calling it a "paleo" stage as it is all very primitive. So the gramm...
by pyrrhic
Thu 11 Jul 2013, 22:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New conlang I am planning
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

Re: New conlang I am planning

Yes, absolutely. The language used a native alphabet (which itself was created in the 1800s, based on the Greek and Cyrillic alphabtes) until the late 1940s, when it adopted the Latin alphabet. Why on Earth was the native alphabet based on the Greek and Cyrillic? The only users of one of these anyw...
by pyrrhic
Thu 11 Jul 2013, 07:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New conlang I am planning
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

Re: New conlang I am planning

Ambrisio wrote:
I renamed the accusative case as tensional since it will carry the verb tense.
The subject case is the nominative, not the accusative.
Argh, dumb dee dumb, you got me! I stand corrected!
by pyrrhic
Thu 11 Jul 2013, 07:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New conlang I am planning
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

Re: New conlang I am planning

Ambrisio wrote:
I renamed the accusative case as tensional since it will carry the verb tense.
The subject case is the nominative, not the accusative.
Argh, dumb dee dumb, you got me! I stand corrected!
by pyrrhic
Thu 11 Jul 2013, 06:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New conlang I am planning
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

Re: New conlang I am planning

Valkura wrote:So is this a language meant to be in the realworld, because it natively uses the Latin alphabet?
Yes, absolutely. The language used a native alphabet (which itself was created in the 1800s, based on the Greek and Cyrillic alphabtes) until the late 1940s, when it adopted the Latin alphabet.
by pyrrhic
Wed 10 Jul 2013, 22:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New conlang I am planning
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

Re: New conlang I am planning

Wouldn't it be simpler just to use <v>, <g> and <f> for these three? They are recent imported, non-native sounds and local laws mandate the change of spelling of foreign words to the local language, much like Finland used to do. No non-native letters allowed. Coca-Cola is spelled Kóka-Kóla. The Vol...
by pyrrhic
Wed 10 Jul 2013, 21:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New conlang I am planning
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

Re: New conlang I am planning

The work continues. The language has been named Yom in English, Ömhwat in Yomer (Öm = Yom, hwat = language). The Yom are a south Atlantic caucasian people who were left undiscovered by the modern world until WWII. They call their land Ömkuko, Yomland in English, and they call themselves Öm, which si...
by pyrrhic
Wed 10 Jul 2013, 20:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New conlang I am planning
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

Re: New conlang I am planning

- verb tense not marked on the verb, but on the subject (1SG_past; 1SG_present; 1SG_future, etc); Do all nouns have tenses, or do you have to always use a pronominal subject? Is there a marker for all tenses, in the subject? I think you could simply differentiate the nominative and the accusative w...
by pyrrhic
Wed 10 Jul 2013, 15:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New conlang I am planning
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

Re: New conlang I am planning

I'm doing a small change to simplify the orthography of the language, changing the use of üü for the use of w to denote the semi-vocalic u sound. a /ɑ/ ä /jɑ/ b /b/ bÿ /v/ b: /bh/ d /d/ d: /dh/ e /ɛ/ ë /jɛ/ h /h/ i /i/ ï /ɪ/ k /k/ kh /kʔh/ kÿ /g/ k: /kh/ l /ɫ/ m /m/ n /n/ o /o/ ö /jo/ p /p/ pÿ /f/ p...
by pyrrhic
Wed 10 Jul 2013, 08:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New conlang I am planning
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

Re: New conlang I am planning

Why wouldn't you start with IPA? You're probably more likely to get a better phonology if you do. Well, to tell the truth, I am not too well versed in IPA, and I put that together yesterday before hitting the bed for the night. I can IPA it for you! Thank you, and I'll be using that! I was going to...
by pyrrhic
Tue 09 Jul 2013, 23:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New conlang I am planning
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

Re: New conlang I am planning

I started working on the language's writing and sound systems. Not IPA, I know, but more like I would pronounce it. Think standard North American English as the basis for the sounds. IPA comes later. This is by no means a finished list: Alphabet a a as in car ä ya as in yarn b b as in bed, not aspir...
by pyrrhic
Tue 09 Jul 2013, 23:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New conlang I am planning
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

New conlang I am planning

I'm new here to CBB, but not to conlanging. My first conlang, made over a decade ago was Akbiekdi, which has been immortalized in Anglefire here: http://www.angelfire.com/ak/akbiekdi/. But I no longer have access to that page. I am currently planning a new conlang, name immaterial now, but these are...
by pyrrhic
Tue 09 Jul 2013, 22:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Number types
Replies: 31
Views: 6364

Re: Number types

Korean has two sets of numerals, native Korean and Sino-Korean. The native Korean is used more as an ordinal, while the Sino-Korean as a cardinal (although the distinction is not black and white). In some instances they are used together, as on the telling of time (native Korean for the hour, Sino-K...