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by Ahzoh
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 23:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 982
Views: 68480

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I actually made a lot of modifications to letters and now they have word-initial forms:
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by Ahzoh
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 14:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan
Replies: 21
Views: 362

Re: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan

Salmoneus wrote:
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 12:47
No offence, but the blackface (redface?) is kind of repulsive. I'd be more likely to be interested in the language if it weren't nested inside a blackface-LARP.
Where are you seeing that?
by Ahzoh
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 19:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 982
Views: 68480

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I've been working on a horizontal script for Onschen. I want it to be a syllabary, but it will likely be an abugida. As for its letterforms, I'm trying to make it a mix between Devanagari and Mongolian alphabets, without trying to make it look like either. The writing system was originally written o...
by Ahzoh
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 20:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10768
Views: 518370

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Actually, i made changes to the verb. There might be conjugation classes similar to Romance ar/er/ir verbs, or there might not. If I do, it will likely be based on the tones present in the verb roots. INF: pálác PST: páláñmà (< pálá-ñma) PRES: páláwàkp (< pálá-wakp) FUT: páláwàkp sáp I'm fleshing ou...
by Ahzoh
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 18:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10768
Views: 518370

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I made the first sentence in Ngucamic:

Pálácàñmà co hum còyít (ā) jēttzōp (ā) ssím.
go-PST 3.ERG to 3-GEN EMP-PL-mother-GEN PL-house-ABS
[páláqàŋbà qɔ xum qɔ̀jít (aː) ɣeːt͡ːsoːp (aː) sːím]
They went to their mothers' houses.

At the moment word-order is VSXO, though I'm pondering VOSX.
by Ahzoh
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 13:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13232
Views: 611598

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

Why not?: /ʁ/ (as a "loaneme") > /ɢ/ (word-initial fortition) > /q/ /ʁ/ > /ʕ/ To answer your first question: Yes, this is possible, even though your descriptions and the terms you use might seem a bit unorthodox. The problem is I don't know how to describe it. Related to your second question. You sh...
by Ahzoh
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 19:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13232
Views: 611598

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

Revisiting my tone question, how naturalistic is it to have tonal harmony? As I said before, entire words can have one of a set of contours spread throughout the entire word and the addition of certain morphemes can even modify one contour into another, as shown below by the ergative marker, which h...
by Ahzoh
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 16:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10768
Views: 518370

Re: What did you accomplish today?

My conlang Ngucam now marks ergativity by heightening the tone of the first syllable. Low tone becomes mid tone: ḳgȅwò - pillar, absolutive ḳgēwò - pillar, ergative Mid tone becomes high tone: ṭzikg - year, absolutive ṭzíkg - year, ergative High tone unaffected: m̃ók - city, absolutive m̃ók - city,...
by Ahzoh
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 14:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10768
Views: 518370

Re: What did you accomplish today?

My conlang Ngucam now marks ergativity by heightening the tone of the first syllable. Low tone becomes mid tone: ḳgȅwò - pillar, absolutive ḳgēwò - pillar, ergative Mid tone becomes high tone: ṭzikg - year, absolutive ṭzíkg - year, ergative High tone unaffected: m̃ók - city, absolutive m̃ók - city, ...
by Ahzoh
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 12:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)
Replies: 17
Views: 277

Re: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)

The Vrkhazhians and many others divide the calendar into ten months and each week has 6 days and so each month has 6 weeks or 36 days, except for the last month which has 41 or 42. This arrangement is more in line with Sedi's three moons, as there is Uzzoti, the weekday moon, which rotates every 6 d...
by Ahzoh
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 06:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13232
Views: 611598

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

I may be completely wrong, so apologies if so (and someone please correct my understanding), but if words (other than monosyllables) all look like LLH HLL LHL HLH, isn't that more or less like a downstep system except some words of the HLH shape might have two downsteps? I think I am thinking if e....
by Ahzoh
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 00:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13232
Views: 611598

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

I think what I'm trying to say is, if the contrast ends up basically being L vs H, and how they interact with suffixes is predictable, then it seems more like a pitch-accent system than purely tonal? I.e. in those examples, you could use the Japanese notation of downstep, where the syllable before ...
by Ahzoh
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 18:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13232
Views: 611598

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

There are a good number of monosyllabic words, although they could be any of L, M, or H. This is where tonal harmony comes in; the tones in an affix would have to change if necessary to fit a contour, usually, but not always, in the direction of the tone of the root: L + LL > LML > LHL M + HH > MMH ...
by Ahzoh
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 16:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13232
Views: 611598

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

Creyeditor wrote:
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 16:36
Does that mean that the first tone spreads to the second syllable?
I guess so. But the mid-tone should not be perceived as atonal.
by Ahzoh
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 15:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13232
Views: 611598

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

From what you wrote it seems realistic, but I don't get really get your LMH schemes, could you elaborate a bit? E.g. syllable or mora boundaries would help. An example is: /mù.pu.ná/ - long rising /mú.pu.nà/ - long falling The relative pitch slowly increases or decreases throughout the word, as opp...
by Ahzoh
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 13:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13232
Views: 611598

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

So, my conlang has word-wide tone as well as a sort of tonal harmony: LM (˨˧) > LLH (˨˨˦) > LLLH (˨˨˨˦) > LLLLH (˨˨˨˨˦) - short rising HM (˦˧) > HHL (˦˦˨) > HHHL (˦˦˦˨) > HHHHL (˦˦˦˦˨) - short falling MH (˧˦) > LMH (˨˧˦) > LMHH (˨˧˦˦) > LMHHH (˨˧˦˦˦) - long rising ML (˧˨) > HML (˦˧˨) > HMLL (˦˧˨˨) >...
by Ahzoh
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 07:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13232
Views: 611598

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

I've read something on wiki that tones are relative to surrounding tones and not absolute. Does this mean if my language has only low tone and high tone and no "mid/neutral" tone, that there is no point in marking the low tone, both in romanization and in IPA transcription?
by Ahzoh
Sat 02 Dec 2017, 22:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1555
Views: 115463

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

I have the idea of creating a writing system that originated from writing on whale or sea bones, but I do not know how the medium would affect the shape of the letters, if at all, nor do I know what implement would be involved.
by Ahzoh
Sat 02 Dec 2017, 04:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 24211

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I had the idea of indicating plurality through gemination of the first consonant:

m̃ók [ŋ͡mɔ́k] / (ā) m̃m̃ók [(aː) ŋ͡mɡ͡bɔ́k]
ki̋amù [kíː.a.mù] / (ā) kki̋amù [(aː) kːíː.a.mù]
ṭzíkg [t͡sˤík͡x] / (ā) ṭṭzíkg [(aː) t͡ːsˤík͡x]
by Ahzoh
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 17:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4740
Views: 305210

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Re-did the phonology of Ñúcȁm (/ŋúqàːm/): /b~m d~n g~ŋ ɡ͡b~ŋ͡m/⟨m n ñ m̃⟩ /p pˤ t tˤ k kˤ k͡p k͡pˤ q qˤ ʔ*/⟨p ṗ t ṭ k ḳ kp ḳp c ċ q*⟩ /t͡s t͡sˤ k͡x k͡xˤ/⟨tz ṭz kg ḳg⟩ /s z x ɣ/⟨s z h j⟩ /l j w/⟨l y w⟩ *In loanwords only. /a ɛ i ɔ u/⟨a e i o u⟩ /á ɛ́ í ɔ́ ú/⟨á é í ó ú⟩ /à ɛ̀ ì ɔ̀ ù/⟨à è ì ò ù⟩ /aː eː...