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by Davush
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 20:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6369
Views: 402954

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

Shemtov wrote:
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 18:30
This is a more specific question, for one language, so it may not belong here, but would an :ara: speaker ever use "La' Inshallah" to mean "May it not be so"?
I don’t think this is usual. Usually it’s حاش الله which means something like ‘May God prevent it’.
by Davush
Sun 07 Jan 2018, 12:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2613

Re: Grammuary 2018

Adverbs may appear sentence initially or after a subject, but not between object and verb.

Haccin (ná) vahraṃ ícsĭrĭn ( / Ná haccin vahraṃ íscĭrĭn / *Ná vahraṃ haccin íscĭrĭn. )
yesterday (I) wood.ACC chop.PAST.1
I chopped the wood yesterday
by Davush
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 10:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13430
Views: 673727

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

What would be a good way to get something that introduces a complement clause in a predominantly SOV language? Qutrussan is SOV, but the colloquial language is shifting a bit by having longer 'objects' (complement clauses and relative clauses) move to after the head. The standard language is still m...
by Davush
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 14:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13430
Views: 673727

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

It makes you wonder just how much Japanese speakers associate words/meaning with kanji rather than sound (to an extent anyway), in that Aomori + Hakodate (both presumably kun-yomi) becoming Seikan (on-yomi) is like an extreme example of reading pronunciation.
by Davush
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 14:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 85
Views: 5315

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

Conjunctions and Complement clauses Yau Yau is used to connect nouns. It usually only appears between the nouns connected, but can appear after both nouns in more archaic language. tsél yau parraq (yau) 'the tree and the fruit' Vai...Vai Means 'both...and...'. It must be repeated. tsél vai parar va...
by Davush
Thu 04 Jan 2018, 14:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13430
Views: 673727

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

Thanks ixals. A few of those seem to be quite irregular shortening of words? Brighthelmeston > Brighton seems to have just deleted a few syllables. Most of the place names I am using are of old origin, having only vague etymologies or being borrowings from previous languages, but as the Qutrussans h...
by Davush
Thu 04 Jan 2018, 14:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2613

Re: Grammuary 2018

I hate adjective related stuff, but I quite like this idea so I'll probably use it. Qutrussan has inherited a closed set of adjectives which agree in number when used attributively. Perhaps all adjectives agreed in number in Proto-Qutrussic, but only the following do so in Qutrussan. There is also a...
by Davush
Wed 03 Jan 2018, 12:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13430
Views: 673727

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

Thanks all. Perhaps I should have been a bit clearer in my question. With reductions of the -ton/town type, must they follow regular sound change rules? I feel that simply applying the normal sound changes wouldn't result in much shorter words, but if there were some more sporadic reductions then I ...
by Davush
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 13:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13430
Views: 673727

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

Is it at all reasonable to have words contract in place names, when they otherwise wouldn't? Mostly to avoid place names becoming too lengthy. E.g. taisat - new phalas - river Taiphlas - (name of a place - 'New River') So there would be a closed set of abbreviated forms used only for compounding.
by Davush
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 13:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2613

Re: Grammuary 2018

rá a postposition/particle meaning 'from, for, because of' - can be used with nominalised verbs or subjunctive. Can be used with plain adjectives to mean 'because of being xxx' Căn cúcŭr rá / cussurta rá because you went With the genitive, it means 'because of', usually in a negative sense: Shăn rá...
by Davush
Mon 01 Jan 2018, 13:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2613

Re: Grammuary 2018

This could be fun, although I doubt I'll end up doing all 31 days. Full Reduplication Since I heard that languages with partial reduplication are likely to also make use of full reduplication, I thought Qutrussan could do the same. Reduplication of monosyllable or disyllable nouns indicates 'all' of...
by Davush
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 20:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 85
Views: 5315

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

A translation of a few lines from a random Spanish poem... Há sarau haini, laithcamubba, cón tsúna, tíril rá ṛhímnaḥ tsá, zallia, cón ăn tsúsnam, róqarmi tsunúḥ? /haː saˈɾau ˈħaini ˈlaiθkamubba/ /koːn ˈt͡suːna ˈtiːɾil ɾaː əħˈħiːmnaɦ t͡saː/ /ˈd͡zalliːə koːn ən ˈt͡suːsnam ˈɾoːqaɾmi t͡suˈnuːɦ/ VOC clea...
by Davush
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 13:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 8220

Re: Lexember 2017

Fallen quite behind...oh well.

shal-
to come to an end (said of time)

Hívas áshlaḥ
The day has ended

shalva-
to finish sth.

Ná csádamaqqa bársa shalávan (lol all vowels are /a/)
I finished the work in the field
by Davush
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 01:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13430
Views: 673727

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

Something like ante facto > anti=facto (this stage a coverb) > antifacto or factanto make-past-1ps Here ante transitions from a preposition to coverb to an auxiliary and finally a morphological feature. Not sure if I will go this route but it is interesting to play with Hungarian coverbs and prever...
by Davush
Wed 27 Dec 2017, 11:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 85
Views: 5315

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

Proto-Qutrussic Stress and its Implications Proto-Qutrussic almost certainly had lexical stress. That said, word-initial stress was the most common. *káta *paráː *k’árɛːna *pátoŋo Word-finally, long vowels only appear stressed: ?páraː *paráː Classical Qutrussan, however, has developed a system of p...
by Davush
Sun 24 Dec 2017, 11:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 488
Views: 27455

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I would love to join but I fear this is well beyond my capabilities and anything I do now will be a rip off sangi's attempt. I am enjoying following this though.
by Davush
Sun 24 Dec 2017, 11:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 85
Views: 5315

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

I have been working on the diachronics of Qutrussan so I don't have to go back and change a load of words down the line. It's been a bit tedious, but I think it gives a richer history to it and allows for interesting dialectal stuff. So without further ado... (also: flag! with due thanks to Thrice f...
by Davush
Sat 23 Dec 2017, 13:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13430
Views: 673727

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

Trying to figure out what happened to Proto-Qutrussic plain unaspirated stops. Generally they remain as they are in bisyllabic words, but voiced when the previous (stressed) syllable contains an aspirate/ejective, or if a pretonic vowel precedes i.e. *tata > tata , *tʰata > θada , *atáta > ᵊdada BUT...
by Davush
Sat 23 Dec 2017, 12:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Carnassus & The Dream Engine
Replies: 25
Views: 915

Re: Carnassus & The Dream Engine

I am enjoying the story behind this - I'll probably need to reread the first section a few times as quite a lot of info was packed in there! As you know already, I love the map and I'm happy to help where I can with climate stuff. As for how that large bay type area might affect climates - you're be...
by Davush
Sat 23 Dec 2017, 10:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2733
Views: 158157

Re: Yay or Nay?

Word-initial clusters are quite rare in Qutrussan, but so are vowel-initial words. In fact, no roots are vowel initial and this only occurs due to certain inflections. However, if a word ends in a consonant and the next word begins with a cluster, there is an epenthetic vowel. I'm thinking of making...