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by gestaltist
Tue 23 Jan 2018, 00:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4778
Views: 325535

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I thought about a phonology were every segment corresponds to a semantic primitive in Natural Semantic Metalanguage. This means I need about 50 segments. I also thought that prosodic constituents, like words or syllable correspond to sentences or clauses in NSM. This means that probably every segme...
by gestaltist
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 15:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Magic and Gods on Yantas
Replies: 27
Views: 1926

Re: Magic and Gods on Yantas

Initially, I'd say that what's happening there is a) belief that that person existed, but b) belief in a different "version" of that person takes over. Honestly, I'm not sure how that might be resolved. On the one hand, people are definitely remembering their name. On the other hand, they aren't re...
by gestaltist
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 12:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 1589

Re: Grammuary 2018

Nakarian 20-22 I am struggling with the verbal system for Nakarian and have been experimenting, re-doing, etc. Nothing I could state here as I haven't made any final decisions. Likely, stuff I posted before will also change. Not sure if I'll be able to participate in this thread - I might need unti...
by gestaltist
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 12:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lextreme2018
Replies: 32
Views: 793

Re: Lextreme2018

Nakarian - Jan 20-22

A few words coming from the nominal stem *gwizá = wind/air

thìikwìzá noun bellows (Class 7)
sâkwìza noun hurricane (Class 9)
w̃ìza noun wind (Class 10)
kwìza noun vapidity, shallowness, superficiality (Class 11)
by gestaltist
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 14:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3578
Views: 164473

Re: Romanization game

/p b t d ʈ ɖ k g/ <p b ht hd t d k g> /s z ʂ ʐ/ <s z sh zh> /t͡s d͡z/ <q j> /m n ɳ/ <m n ny> /j̥ j/ <hy y> /ɾ̥ ɾ ɽ̥ ɽ/ <hr r hw w> /l̥ l ɭ̥ ɭ/ <hl l hł ł> /i/ <i> /u ɑ/ <u a> Next : Let's see how you guys would romanize Nakarian: Unvoiced Plosive t tˤː t͜s t͜ʃ k kˤː kʷ q Voiced Plosive b bˤː bʲ d͜ʒ ...
by gestaltist
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 12:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game
Replies: 615
Views: 23536

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game

[gʷɯˈʔisːinək] < [guːˈcestink]
by gestaltist
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 11:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 4834
Views: 165038

Re: Sound Changes Game

<ñyng>

[ʏ̃ŋ˩] > [ɥ̃yŋɡ]
by gestaltist
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 11:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lextreme2018
Replies: 32
Views: 793

Re: Lextreme2018

Nakarian - Jan 19 Let's have some fun with this one. The changes in the word go like this: /ɸaʂra/ "to attack" > /hahra/+back harmony "to fight" > /haara/+back harmony + making preceding vowel checked "to wage war". haara intransitive verb "to wage war". This stem triggers back vowel harmony on aff...
by gestaltist
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 10:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 1589

Re: Grammuary 2018

Nakarian 19 I've decided there will be decidedly less marking on the participle and the light verb than I initially envisioned. Instead, auxiliaries will be added after the light verb to provide additional TAM information. Subject agreement will be added to the last verb in the chain. So, a simple ...
by gestaltist
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 00:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10880
Views: 548086

Re: What did you accomplish today?

My Nakarian lexicon has reached 70 entries. Not much, but it's something.

Great avatar, Thrice. :)
by gestaltist
Thu 18 Jan 2018, 15:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 57
Views: 1509

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Guys, take your time, I still can't build sentences in Nakarian. [:'(]
by gestaltist
Thu 18 Jan 2018, 14:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 1589

Re: Grammuary 2018

Nakarian 18 As the middle voice is used for situations with an underspecified subject, it is also shown in grammar: the only argument of a middle voice verb is set in the Accusative. E.g., "girl-ACC MID-wash do-C2" = The girl bathes/washes herself. This gives me a natural way to have a subjectless ...
by gestaltist
Thu 18 Jan 2018, 14:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lextreme2018
Replies: 32
Views: 793

Re: Lextreme2018

Nakarian 18

teje (flying) bird /tedZe/
DesEsseintes wrote:
Thu 18 Jan 2018, 03:22
I like the look of these. [:D]
Thank you! I had to add the allophony /o/ > [ø] before palatals to be satisfied with those.
by gestaltist
Thu 18 Jan 2018, 10:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Immortality, Zombies, and Vampires (Yantas, Magic, and Gods)
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Immortality, Zombies, and Vampires (Yantas, Magic, and Gods)

Loving this, especially this part: The reconnection has to be maintained, with the body continuing to decay, albeit at a slower rate, and the soul does naturally start to "drift". I'm imagining a half-rotten Genghis-like conqueror ruling over half of Yantas for three centuries with human sacrifices ...
by gestaltist
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 10:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 1589

Re: Grammuary 2018

Nakarian 16-17 1. There are three verbal participles divided by voice: active, middle, and passive. 2. The passive voice is valency-reducing (duh), and the agent can only be added via noun incorporation or further valency-altering operations. Otherwise, a passive sentence is treated like a normal i...
by gestaltist
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 09:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lextreme2018
Replies: 32
Views: 793

Re: Lextreme2018

Nakarian - Jan 16-17

sạrbán - to be sarcastic, acerbic, prone to stinging comments

hang - tree (core word of class 8)
vyohang [vʲøhaŋ] - forest (tree+prefix of class 12)
banìvohang - orchard (forest+prefix of class 7)
by gestaltist
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 13:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13359
Views: 647288

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

Sounds like you may have gone a bit overboard with the closed class. I feel like something like "to speak" would qualify in even a small inventory of verbs. Maybe. To be fair, there is apparently one natlang that has no more than three verbs, at least according to the Wikipedia article about parts ...
by gestaltist
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 11:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13359
Views: 647288

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

Hey all. I come to you with a conundrum regarding a new project I want to start working on. I want to begin working on a personal conlang, for my own personal use and not as a part of my conworld. This relieves me of the constraints of naturalism to an extent, but I still want to do things right. I...
by gestaltist
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 11:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lextreme2018
Replies: 32
Views: 793

Re: Lextreme2018

Nakarian - Jan 15

- 1. used as a light verb with verbs of feeling; 2. used as a content word: "to experience, to believe"; 3. used as a standalone verb taking a noun describing a feeling as its direct object: "to feel"
by gestaltist
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 10:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 1589

Re: Grammuary 2018

Grammuary 15 - Nakarian I decided a few things about expressing feelings: this will be one exception where the light verb "to feel" can act as a content verb taking the noun describing the feeling as its direct argument otherwise verbs expressing feelings will be prototypically intransitive and won...