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by Ahzoh
Thu 18 Jan 2018, 20:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645553

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

I want to know if this is plausible/naturalistic: There are two copular verbs -іуп- and -буту- and their negative counterparts -агні- and -цал- . The verbs -іуп- / -агні- are used when the predicate is a noun and functions like a transitive verb. The verbs -буту- / -цал- are used when the complement...
by Ahzoh
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 19:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 975
Views: 34919

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Well, it's more likely in dry times and winter is patently so.
by Ahzoh
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 16:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 975
Views: 34919

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Could be air pressure or dehydration.
by Ahzoh
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 00:22
Forum: Translations
Topic: Person, language, speaker, country
Replies: 72
Views: 4861

Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Image Ӯсцӣ (Onschen)

Person:
Џаринӯсцагеі ("inhabitant of the land of our words") / Џареі ("a Jar", an exonym)

Language:
Ӯсце ("language") / Инӯсцао ("our words")

Speaker:
Инӯсцанше ("speaker of our words")

Country:
Инӯсцаго ("land of our words")
by Ahzoh
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 10:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1053
Views: 74695

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

It would appear he is giving examples of how to describe the writing system.
by Ahzoh
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 10:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1053
Views: 74695

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

sevenorbs wrote:
Sun 14 Jan 2018, 07:41
Any ideas, since I have never/rarely see script documentation before?
You can take a look at Omniglot for how they describe various writing systems.
by Ahzoh
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 10:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10874
Views: 546396

Re: What did you accomplish today?

A feature that I think makes Onschen distinctive is its ability to use conjugated verbs (as opposed to a bare verb root) to express possessiveness by turning them into nouns. For instance, there is a verb root ѕер ['d͡ʒer] and one of its conjugations, лунѕера [lun̪d͡ʒe'ra], is glossed as 3.ERG-NFUT-...
by Ahzoh
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 14:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2701
Views: 150271

Re: Yay or Nay?

I also have a sort of animacy hierarchy where humans > animate > inanimate. One place I can see a marked absolutive working is in a split-ergative system where animate nouns are default ergative due to their high level of agency while inanimates are unmarked for either case. How would the split-erg ...
by Ahzoh
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 13:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2701
Views: 150271

Re: Yay or Nay?

1) Marked absolutive is extremely rare to the point where it was for a long time believed to be virtually impossible. It doesn’t seem to bring with it any advantages either. Also bear in mind that there is a difference between a true marked absolutive (which makes ergative the default case and ther...
by Ahzoh
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 04:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2701
Views: 150271

Re: Yay or Nay?

almost every
by Ahzoh
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 00:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2701
Views: 150271

Re: Yay or Nay?

Creyeditor wrote:
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 00:04
2) I do not really know the details of your idea, but every implementation I can think of looks cool, so yay again.
No wait, I mean something like this:

It amounts to something like
I (nom) see1
I (nom) see2 him (acc)

Where see1 and see2 are different words.
by Ahzoh
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 23:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2701
Views: 150271

Re: Yay or Nay?

Yay or nay?
1) Should Onschen have an unmarked ergative case and marked absolutive? It's surrounded by languages with nom-acc alignment if that means anything.

2) Should Ngu Cam have different verbs depending on whether the subject is nominative or accusative?
by Ahzoh
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 22:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: One third of the way through the decade
Replies: 74
Views: 6336

Re: One third of the way through the decade

This decade will be remembered as the rise of fascists but with a twist as Karl Marx said, "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce."
by Ahzoh
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 03:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1053
Views: 74695

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Their phonetic values don't have to match up for it to be considered to a modified Latin alphabet.
by Ahzoh
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 11:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1053
Views: 74695

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I've been trying all week to come up with new letters for my script and looking at various scripts for inspiration, but nothing comes to mind. Meanwhile, I've got archaic forms of my script's letters. https://s9.postimg.org/r08eenca7/comparison.png And put some of the letters into a table: https://c...
by Ahzoh
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 08:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 2998

Re: The Avatar Creation and (Re-)Design Thread

I like it. It's like an abstract butterfly.
by Ahzoh
Wed 03 Jan 2018, 13:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10874
Views: 546396

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I now have the name of the language, Onshchen, written in its script:
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It also looks like a face.
by Ahzoh
Wed 03 Jan 2018, 04:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 975
Views: 34919

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

My laptop's screen has been incredibly wonky since yesterday after I downloaded a new graphics driver from the Dell people. I turn on computer, I get flashing screen with a bunch of 1 or 2 pixel wide horizontal and vertical bars all over the place. This occurs for exactly 1 minute before it goes to ...
by Ahzoh
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 11:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1053
Views: 74695

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

The script now has vowel diacritics:
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by Ahzoh
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 02:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 975
Views: 34919

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

It looks similar to Max Stirner:
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