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by k1234567890y
Wed 16 May 2018, 16:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 775848

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

I guess yes...and different natlangs vary considerably in deciding which nouns are animate...although a general tendency exists.
by k1234567890y
Mon 14 May 2018, 22:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 775848

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

however, there are, at least in my memory, languages where the emergence of the ergativity is through the regularization of the original passive voice.
by k1234567890y
Mon 14 May 2018, 22:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 775848

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

Can a nominative-accusative language derive from an absolutive-ergative proto-language? Theoretically by making the passive tense into a regular present one, by some other eldritch means? yes, it is said that some Aleut-Eskimo languages are evolving into nominative languages. maybe you can do this:...
by k1234567890y
Sun 13 May 2018, 20:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ideas for new conlangs
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Ideas for new conlangs

#6

This is the least restricted and you can unleash your ideas, and all other purposes can also be done under #6
by k1234567890y
Fri 11 May 2018, 03:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 775848

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

Can a nominative-accusative language derive from an absolutive-ergative proto-language? Theoretically by making the passive tense into a regular present one, by some other eldritch means? yes, it is said that some Aleut-Eskimo languages are evolving into nominative languages. maybe you can do this:...
by k1234567890y
Thu 10 May 2018, 02:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 2157

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

Lots of interesting ideas here. A little while ago, probably a few months at this point, I was inspired by something Isfendil said about an Indo-European language with a phonology reminiscent of Arabic's, but with morphosyntax more like that of a typical "Classical" Indo-European language. I've had...
by k1234567890y
Wed 09 May 2018, 21:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How Do YOU Create Words?
Replies: 20
Views: 1025

Re: How Do YOU Create Words?

at first you can do it more freely, but you need to determine the phonology, and how roots may look, and maybe make a "proto-form" to furher control the look of the outcome words too. then you may start to derive new words from existing words. Well, control yourself from adding new roots, most words...
by k1234567890y
Wed 09 May 2018, 20:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 3540

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

mine is not that dramatic though just an astronaut girl(she is ageless) sent to an alien world because the alien did not send any radio signals as a reply after 20 years(the aliens live on a planet 10 light years away), and when they arrived, she found the real reason why the aliens did not reply: t...
by k1234567890y
Wed 09 May 2018, 15:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 3540

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

another idea: write a human anthropologist entering an alien world, making records about the alien culture and history.

but just like quantums...when it comes to a culture, what we observe is not the culture itself, but the culture exposed to our method of questioning.
by k1234567890y
Wed 09 May 2018, 03:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language evolution for long-lived people
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Language evolution for long-lived people

Tolkien's elves are immortal if they are not killed, but nonetheless their language still evolve...I don't know how realistic this is though

I have heard something about Znex's example of the Queen's speech before though, but he has provided some more details here.
by k1234567890y
Mon 07 May 2018, 15:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 2559

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

I love everybody's entries. :) I must say this is exactly the kind of languages I wanted to see when I set the rules. Hope to see some more still. I also made a sketch and will post it when I have some time to clean it up. Thanks for making me go outside my comfort zone, even if it did just comfort...
by k1234567890y
Sat 05 May 2018, 17:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 2559

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

Jampot911 wrote:
Sat 05 May 2018, 15:11
First time, hope I've done this right! [xD]
nice job you have done (:
by k1234567890y
Sat 05 May 2018, 13:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 775848

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

I’m interested in designing a conlang that is suitable for Artificial Intelligence. However before doing so I’m interested in finding any existing conlangs that use a smallish number (500 to 1000) of root words to make compound nouns. I’m particularly interested in any conlang that makes compound n...
by k1234567890y
Sat 05 May 2018, 12:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 2559

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

more about my lang: syntax: - word order: free, but SOV and SVO are the most commmon - adpositions are postpositions - modifiers usually precede the noun they modify, but adjectives may precede or follow the noun they modify - negation is marked by a specific negative aux verb mawa morphology: noun ...
by k1234567890y
Fri 04 May 2018, 14:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 2559

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

consonant: nasals: /m n ŋ/<m n ng> plosives: /p b t d k ʔ/<p b t d k '>(glottal stop is not expressed initially> affricates: /t͡s/<c> fricatives: /s z ʁ~ʕ h/<s z g h> sonorants: /w r l j/<w r l y> vowel: stressed: short: /ɑ æ ɛ ɪ ɔ ʊ/<a ae e i o u> long: /ɑ: ɛ: e: i: o: u:/< aa ei ie ii oo uu> non-s...
by k1234567890y
Thu 03 May 2018, 16:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Need help with developing creole
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Need help with developing creole

As for "foreign" sounds, they would replace it with similarly-sounding native sounds, as all other languages. Would any "new" sounds develop relative to the two parent languages? I don't think so, I heard that the phonemes are often roughly the intersection of the substrata, e.g. it is going to be ...
by k1234567890y
Wed 02 May 2018, 18:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2351
Views: 145912

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8q8-KmHuok

ce Manju gisun jai Sibe gisun be gisurembi! - They are speaking Manchu and Sibe!
by k1234567890y
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 15:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Full translated pieces?
Replies: 11
Views: 1534

Re: Full translated pieces?

uncertain... also maybe I should translate the bible into a more complete conlang...like Town Speech/Urban Basanawa? Well like English, the bible in Town Speech/Urban Basanawa would contain more native Germanic word, as in the case of daily speech; but on the other hand, some if not many of the term...
by k1234567890y
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 12:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Full translated pieces?
Replies: 11
Views: 1534

Re: Full translated pieces?

not really although I want...

I might translate Edmund Landau's Differential and Integral Calculus into my conlangs(e.g. Lonmai Luna)...
by k1234567890y
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 11:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Re: asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources

LinguistCat wrote:
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 03:39
k1234567890y wrote:
Sun 29 Apr 2018, 10:25
I also want an online resource for Old Japanese...especially a dictionary that lists the two types of vowels..
Honestly I've considered compiling my own, but I'm not sure I'm organized enough for that. If I find one specifically for Old Japanese, I'll be sure to share.
ok thanks (: