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by Davush
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 21:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13245
Views: 611991

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

I don’t think many academic authors actually make much from books at all? Or at least certainly not enough for it to be a main source of income (apart from the small number which also fall into semi-popular stuff) It’s mostly only other university libraries which buy a copy and maybe the odd special...
by Davush
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 19:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13245
Views: 611991

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

Don’t debit cards exist in Finland? I buy nearly all my books online and don’t own a credit card. Also I’m sure people here wth university access would be happy to send over the odd pdf... 🙂 (I also think non-first world peoples would likely be perplexed/bemused about conlanging rather than offended...
by Davush
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 16:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13245
Views: 611991

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

Oh thanks for the recommendation Frislander, that sounds like a good read! I always want to know more about the ‘larger’ processes at work but don’t know where to start.
by Davush
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 13:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan
Replies: 24
Views: 393

Re: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan

I am enjoying reading through this read and browsing the reference grammar - not many languages posted seem to be this fleshed out! I do have to admit that the orthography makes it quite difficult to read the examples though, all those <y>s circumflexes!
by Davush
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 13:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Núta Blog
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: The Esseintial Núta Blog

I would say nay to coda /k/ - those example words seem quite different from previous examples for some reason
by Davush
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 13:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 130
Views: 2139

Re: Lexember 2017

Have been neglecting verbs so I decided to make some vowel-stem verbs which probably come from earlier causative somehow. Civmu- To send (a thing) Nanti - To injure Zagva- To sink (trans.) I think vowel-stem verbs will behave differently when it comes to the past tense as well. Instead of the usual ...
by Davush
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 17:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8118
Views: 454996

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: 3575

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: 130
Views: 2139

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: 140624

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: 140624

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: 10770
Views: 518678

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: 130
Views: 2139

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: 130
Views: 2139

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: 13245
Views: 611991

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: 13245
Views: 611991

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: 130
Views: 2139

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: 130
Views: 2139

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: 130
Views: 2139

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: 13245
Views: 611991

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]