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by gestaltist
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 22:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 1802

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 10 - Nakarian boh˨ - empty verbal root used with noun incorporation to make denominal verbs (something like “to vacation”). Nakarian has very productive noun incorporation. boh˨ is the result of historical sound change for 24 different proto-Nakarian roots. It just so happens that several ...
by gestaltist
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 21:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld

I like it so far. When you create the thread, I would like to know about the origin story for the Onlookers.
by gestaltist
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 16:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 1802

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 9 - Nakarian pau̯ - particle used in adjectival phrases. Since adjectives typically only differ from nouns by a tone on the final syllable, modern colloquial Nakarian borrowed a possessive particle “pau̯” from Samhan. It is used in the form: Adjective pau̯ Noun” but another noun can also b...
by gestaltist
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 22:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld

I like your premise. I would like to hear more about the Onlookers, if you don't mind.
by gestaltist
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 22:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 1802

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 8 - Nakarian ɾɛi̯˨ - good, harmonious, true to its nature, beautiful sɤ˦ - bad, evil, deformed, false These two terms have a key philosophical and cultural significance in Nakarian culture. Linguistically, they have led to the association of the low tone and front vowels a/e/i with positiv...
by gestaltist
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 15:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan
Replies: 19
Views: 319

Re: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan

Salmoneus wrote:
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 12:47
No offence, but the blackface (redface?) is kind of repulsive. I'd be more likely to be interested in the language if it weren't nested inside a blackface-LARP.
I’m not seeing that.
by gestaltist
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 12:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan
Replies: 19
Views: 319

Re: A Reference Grammar of Sajem Tan

I have been reading your reference grammar and I'm loving it! Such a unique project.

BTW: the original orthography was much better than the reformed one.
by gestaltist
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 12:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 1802

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 7th - Nakarian Today, I have finished fleshing out the 14 noun classes of Nakarian. A few more words based on the root for "fire". ɤt͜so - torch (Class 10) nənso - passion, desire (Class 12) qaso/qəso - (Class 14) hellfire, the Flaming Place (a specific geographic place with extremely high...
by gestaltist
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 21:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10758
Views: 517660

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I got out of bed, got dressed, thought really hard about leaving the apartment, got undressed, and went back to bed. I envy you. I was 12 hours at work yesterday, and today doesn't look much better. Coming here for a few minutes is all the rest I'm going to get today. The grass is just always so mu...
by gestaltist
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 17:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: CBBers Photos
Replies: 432
Views: 26849

Re: CBBers Photos

DesEsseintes wrote:
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 14:11
gestaltist wrote:
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 13:57
DesEsseintes wrote:
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 15:18
Wow, you actually look like your avatar!
I'm sure, you do, too. ;)
Hahaha, is that a dare?
Why not :)
by gestaltist
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 13:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: CBBers Photos
Replies: 432
Views: 26849

Re: CBBers Photos

DesEsseintes wrote:
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 15:18
Wow, you actually look like your avatar!
I'm sure, you do, too. ;)
by gestaltist
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 13:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6190
Views: 362127

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

I don't know how Chinese converbs started out, were they verbs or prepositions. Does anyone know? Maybe the new Conlangery episode will reveals the answer. I'm quite sure they were verbs originally, but I can't find a verification source. I definitely have read about it. Follow-up question: How are...
by gestaltist
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 11:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13226
Views: 610795

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 gestaltist
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 09:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 1802

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 6th - Nakarian

χot͜so - volcano. (Class 7 of "so" - fire. Class 7 generally refers to places.)
by gestaltist
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 11:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 1802

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 5 - Nakarian
I continue with the stem for fire as I'm working out the class prefixes in the process.

donso - wildfire (Class 6 of "so")
by gestaltist
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 10:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10758
Views: 517660

Re: What did you accomplish today?

eldin raigmore wrote:
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 01:11
I got out of bed, got dressed, thought really hard about leaving the apartment, got undressed, and went back to bed.
I envy you. I was 12 hours at work yesterday, and today doesn't look much better. Coming here for a few minutes is all the rest I'm going to get today.
by gestaltist
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 15:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Learning a New Language
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Learning a New Language

A trick I used to use in your situation was to have imaginary conversations in my head. I would go on a bus ride and pretend I was talking to someone about what I was seeing outside. Not out loud, obviously...
by gestaltist
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 10:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 1802

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 4th - Nakarian ɾɛh˨ - "(that one) there" - distal demonstrative pronoun. It comes from the root *res meaning "place" which conflated with the root *ta̤i̯s (personal pronoun for "lower" animate beings like children and animals) creating Noun Class 5 referring to both animals and terms of ti...
by gestaltist
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 09:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10758
Views: 517660

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I created a spreadsheet with all 8092 valid syllables of proto-Nakarian and put the modern forms next to them, checking how many of them became homophones. Now I'm expanding the spreadsheet with class prefixes, also checking what happens to monosyllabic roots after the addition of a prefix. For now,...