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by Davush
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 17:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8117
Views: 454487

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Saraqlássă sanuc sĭhrĭqótu shuvu Qutrus nĭ Qashrus qullurmi, Stias nĭ Qanshar paitharmi, Shirilzúr hiltharmi, Bályáthma nĭ Htuppu bállurmi yúshă. Gilga s-Saraqlás Qutrussán yaḥ. Mŭtséni gilgai-bai táḥ. /saˈɾaqla:ssǝ saˈnuk ˈsǝħɾǝqo:tu ˈʃuvu ˈqutɾus nǝ ˈqaʃɾus ˈqulluɾmi sti:ǝs nǝ ˈqanʃaɾ ˈpaiθaɾmi ʃ...
by Davush
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 12:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 78
Views: 3532

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

Some more thoughts about place names etc. Originally, the island/continent (at what point does a large island become a continent?) was called Qutrus, however I am unsure whether this should etymologically be 'The people of Qútur' or 'The place of the Qútur'... I am thinking about changing the island...
by Davush
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 10:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 1912

Re: Lexember 2017

I really like the sound of Wäjāpu and Lortho! 11: Continuing to create words for grammatical terms... yógga verb (from yógg-, now obsolete in this form, meaning 'to say') lairaq noun (from laira 'name' +-q 'having' i.e. 'something having a name' related to lér- 'to point out') tsillairaq ( ṣillairaq...
by Davush
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 00:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2657
Views: 140461

Re: Yay or Nay?

<ts z> to be replaced with underdot <ṣ ẓ>? I quite like this, as Qutrussan already uses <ḥ ṛ>. tsăyuan vs ṣăiúan mŭtsa vs mŭṣa qadzi vs qaẓẓi I'm guessing you're not gonna budge on the <c> for /k/ front, so <c z> is not an option, so I think I'll actually say nay. Yeah, I usually prefer <k> for /k/...
by Davush
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 20:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2657
Views: 140461

Re: Yay or Nay?

Thinking of some orthographical changes to Qutrussan: Word initial /j/ as <i> instead of <y>? I feel this adds to the classical feel, but I hate how it is difficult to distinguish capital 'i' from lowercase 'L' in some fonts. Also it has moved away from the classical feel somewhat, so that isn't too...
by Davush
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 19:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10767
Views: 518098

Re: What did you accomplish today?

So this new (still nameless) polysynthetic language I'm working on has increased in size, and has seen a couple of alterations from the initial vision (for example, ablaut is no longer found in nominal case marking, while verbs are now polypersonal and mark for aspect with regular reduplication and...
by Davush
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 15:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 1912

Re: Lexember 2017

That's really interesting! How did they/you decide which sounds were "impure" and which were "pure" or "elegant"? The elegant series are liquids + /q ħ/ because they are perceived to sound 'smooth', and also because correct pronunciation of /q ħ/ is a marker of the prestige dialect (and because I l...
by Davush
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 11:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 1912

Re: Lexember 2017

10: Trying to think of how native Qutrussans would divide up their phonology. So I will use these words for today: Yuthán mírni - Vowels (voice-y sounds) Catyuthán mírni - Consonants (between-voice-y sounds) Vowels are divided into: Shóni mírni - pure sounds /a i u/ Mŭsshóni mírin - impure sound /ǝ/...
by Davush
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 11:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13229
Views: 611251

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

Thanks - those are helpful. I don't think alienable/inalienable possession is a feature of Qutrussan, and none of the above are used predicatively as there is a verb for 'to have' 'Strong' Genitive: (This is probably used mostly for inalienable possession, but isn't restricted to it, maybe it will d...
by Davush
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 23:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13229
Views: 611251

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

I'm struggling to name the types of 'genitive' which Qutrussan has. There is a 'normal' genitive express possession, e.g. parnă mur man-GEN house 'the man's house' An alternative to the above is the s- prefix genitive, it is often used in 'looser' types of relationships: gilgapatra s-Qutrussán gramm...
by Davush
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 18:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 1912

Re: Lexember 2017

Day 8 - Zhilaa Runju Today's theme is the landscape the language was spoken in: I will also go with this theme, thanks! Tsăyuan Flat-land, Plain (nearly synonymous with qáshar) (Probably loaned from *ʈɽa:jowon or similar) Vallarán Ṣăyuan - The Lavender Plains (thinking of changing <ts z> to <ṣ ẓ>. ...
by Davush
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 13:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 1912

Re: Lexember 2017

8:

Sĭhrĭqót (from sĭhrĭ 'region' + -qót (aug. suffix).
Province, Administrative Region

Tharnă Sanuc Sĭhrĭqótu
'The 7 Provinces of the Land'

(I was trying to come up with a more original etymology for this, but this will do for now.)
by Davush
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 19:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 1912

Re: Lexember 2017

7:

Grammar
Gilgapatra

Part can be used as a suffix to mean 'law, information, guide, method'.

Naggiapatra - The laws of the city
Nauyapatra - Farming methods
by Davush
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 11:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13229
Views: 611251

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

@Sangi: Thanks for the example.

@Salmoneus: Thanks, yes once you put it like that I can see what you mean. Not something I had considered before.

@Reyzadren: Perhaps you could give us an example of a tion-tion-tion in action...? [:D]
by Davush
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 11:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 78
Views: 3532

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

[Edit: I actually decided to wait until I can post a more 'in-world' phonology of Qutrussan using native terms and categories - I think that would probably be more fun to create and read. [:D] ]
by Davush
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 15:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13229
Views: 611251

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

I have a few suffixes in Qutrussan that I am finding difficult to create a suitable etymology for. The -nóya suffix is for people involved in some sort of agriculture or farming, but the form of this word actually suggests a verbal-noun 'farming, cultivation' as a common method of derivation is to ...
by Davush
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 11:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13229
Views: 611251

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

I have a few suffixes in Qutrussan that I am finding difficult to create a suitable etymology for. The -nóya suffix is for people involved in some sort of agriculture or farming, but the form of this word actually suggests a verbal-noun 'farming, cultivation' as a common method of derivation is to a...
by Davush
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 09:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 1912

Re: Lexember 2017

6: Lavender Vallar Wagħlar from *walʕar Orange Phélŭs Heilas borrowed from *feilɤʂ Suffix -nóya / -noi meaning 'cultivator/farmer of', probably from the root *nauj- 'to cultivate' (even though such a form should really mean 'cultivation'...) Vallarnóya, Wagħlarnoi - Lavender farmer Phélŭsnóya, Heila...
by Davush
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 09:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lihmelinyan
Replies: 21
Views: 1567

Re: Lihmelinyan

Wow I can't believe I didn't notice this earlier! I love it! I also began working on a conlang which was intended to be strongly Indo-European with more of a 'classical' feel to it - I think this is more 'truly' IE though!
by Davush
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 14:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13229
Views: 611251

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

Why not?: /ʁ/ (as a "loaneme") > /ɢ/ (word-initial fortition) > /q/ /ʁ/ > /ʕ/ Thanks, the same occurred to me too, but proto-Qutrussic doesn't have /q/, this was a later development in Qutrussan. I suppose I could make that a *very* early change, though, i.e. more or less as soon as the first Qutru...