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by Davush
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 19:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo

If you want to use Rongorongo as inspiration for a conlang just go ahead and do it, I’m sure it would be interesting. I think people are just puzzled (and being slightly pedantic) by the wording of ‘resurrecting’ it - as you said it’s a conlang project and was probably the wrong choice of words.
by Davush
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 13:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1571
Views: 139803

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

I am planning to draw a map of my con-continent, and I am struggling to determine the climate of it's northeastern region. Here is a quick sketch: It is basically a slightly larger, Rockies-less North America, with a large but narrow island to the east. I wonder, though, what effect that subcontine...
by Davush
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 17:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 92
Views: 6964

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

Some Random Things A limited form of reduplication occurs in nominals. It has mostly become lexicalized, but in general indicates 'all, every' of the base noun, or 'a large group of'. This form of reduplication is no longer productive, and the rules behind it are obscured. It generally only appears...
by Davush
Sun 08 Apr 2018, 15:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang
Replies: 22
Views: 651

Re: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang

That's interesting about the spelling of stops in Mozarabic. My comment was also based on the current Spanish realisation of /t/ which is dental and unaspirated as I know some Arabic speakers perceive Spanish as full of emphatic /t/. I'd be inclined towards the third theory as Arabic emphatics in ge...
by Davush
Sat 07 Apr 2018, 20:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang
Replies: 22
Views: 651

Re: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang

I like that it’s not ‘over’ Arabized - I think there’s a temptation to do that, but this looks like a more natural outcome to me. Also just a quick note regarding emphatics - Spanish /t/ was (and still is) perceived as actually closer to Arabic emphatic /t/ than the plain counterpart, hence the olde...
by Davush
Sat 07 Apr 2018, 16:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang
Replies: 22
Views: 651

Re: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang

First of all I love it, especially the orthography.

Second of all, at first glance it looks like there is Arabic influence, but upon closer look I don't see any (none of the vocab looks derived from Arabic), so there's definitely something interesting going on here which makes me want to see more.
by Davush
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 15:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 92
Views: 6964

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

Refining the Case System (and some other stuff) I have played around with the Qutrussan case system quite a bit, but the original idea of: Nom, Acc, Gen, Dat, Loc is still present. I've made slight changes here and there which helps thinking about the diachronics behind it as well. The main point o...
by Davush
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 12:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4873
Views: 360644

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Jokes aside, I haven’t shelved Núta entirely, but its creation precipitated new ideas for literally all my older conlangs so I’ve been frantically adding bits and pieces to Híí, Proto-Híí, Apwapɨrɨng, and TLFKAT. I was then going to start tweaking old Nınuıntı but decided to use the ideas I came up...
by Davush
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 11:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13534
Views: 713090

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

Yes, changes of that sort are attested. A fairly well-known natlang example is the palatalisation of *k → tʃ → ʃ before /a/ in French. But: Usually there's a phonetic motivation somewhere underneath; in this case most likely that /a/ was pronounced a bit closer to the front of the mouth than today ...
by Davush
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 21:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13534
Views: 713090

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

Are some instances of sound change seemingly unmotivated/random in that the surrounding phonetic context does little to explain the change but are nonetheless attested? I.e. palatalisation is very common around high vowels due to how the sounds interact, and most sound changes can be explained in a ...
by Davush
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 20:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4873
Views: 360644

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

DesEsseintes wrote:
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 18:20
Consonants for something still in its earliest conception:

/m n ŋ/
/m̥ n̥ ŋ̊/
/ᵐb ⁿd ⁿd͡ɮ ᵑɡ/
/p t k/
/ʰp ʰt ʰk/
/ɸ θ ɬ h/
/l j/

To be served with 5 to 7 vowels and their manifold diphthongoid spawn.
That is a nice phonology! But the question is...what happened to Núta? [:D]
by Davush
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 23:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Let's see how this one goes...
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Let's see how this one goes...

I think /i/ without /ji/ is very common and well attested, after all /j/ is generally just a non-syllabic /i/ so acoustically it's not an easy distinction to maintain. Palatalization after /i j/ may or may not occur, it's not a given, and there's no reason to say it must happen in OTheB's language e...
by Davush
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 18:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 92
Views: 6964

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

I thought I'd leave a short comment just so you know that I'm still reading all of your posts here and that I definitely enjoy them [:D] (Looks like I've unintentionally added a (very limited) Semitic type root alteration...Oh well, this language was inspired after all by a 'lost IE-lang gets isola...
by Davush
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 18:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Let's see how this one goes...
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Let's see how this one goes...

The lexicon has always been the downfall of my conlangs (I've recently reached the grand total of around 300 words in Qutrussan which is a first) so I'm with you on that. Nice templates always help as well. Also looking forward to seeing the writing system! 300?! My record is about 28, with a close...
by Davush
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 17:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Let's see how this one goes...
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Let's see how this one goes...

The lexicon has always been the downfall of my conlangs (I've recently reached the grand total of around 300 words in Qutrussan which is a first) so I'm with you on that. Nice templates always help as well. Also looking forward to seeing the writing system!
by Davush
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 16:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 92
Views: 6964

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

It's been nice to be able to do some conlanging recently. I've been thinking about a few things in Qutrussan, notably stress and its effects. My initial idea for Qutrussan was that it wouldn't become too morphologically or phonologically complex, so I'm still trying to stick to that principle while ...
by Davush
Sat 24 Mar 2018, 19:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13534
Views: 713090

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

Can you make a 3 way distinction of /k/ vs /ci/ vs /c/? If so then the /c/ has to be phonemic. For the other question, I'll try to word my answer better if I think of another way, but the Semitic langs may be a better example anyway, as they have neologisms formed from elements that are the exact s...
by Davush
Sat 24 Mar 2018, 00:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Help with conscript
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: Help with conscript

Here you are: ʌ̣
by Davush
Sat 24 Mar 2018, 00:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13534
Views: 713090

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

[/quote] I think it's a false dichotomy. Derivations become new roots given enough time and diachronic change. In other words: I don't worry about it. [/quote] I'm probably overthinking...maybe I should just let me instincts decide the ratio of roots words to derivations. [:D] Well, I like to keep w...
by Davush
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 15:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Help with conscript
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: Help with conscript

Doing some purging of two sounds, so certain symbols have become obsolete. Am going a slightly different direction...does anyone have /ʌ/ with an above and below dot? Are you able to access combining diacritics? Microsoft Word should let you, although that of course means manually clicking the abov...