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by gestaltist
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 11:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)

I have a problem with how calendar and astrology/astronomy should work on Nakar. For the most part, the orbit of Nakar and its moon is stable and predictable (I still haven't decided on actual numbers but I think the year will be a bit shorter than on Earth, but the day length will be a bit longer.)...
by gestaltist
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 11:34
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Which use can I give to my conlang
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Which use can I give to my conlang

For me, conlangs are always a part of a conworld, and their chief usage is so I can give local names to stuff.
by gestaltist
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 11:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 114
Views: 1853

Re: Lexember 2017

Lexember 11 - Nakarian ba - new root with historical meaning of "earth, ground" And some actual nouns derived from that root: mba soil, fertile ground Class 0 of 'ba' pam farmer Class 1 of 'ba' na˦ba noble landowner, landlord Class 3 of 'ba' memba farmers (as a class) Class 4 of 'ba' rehba worm Cla...
by gestaltist
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 22:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 114
Views: 1853

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: 216

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: 114
Views: 1853

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: 216

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: 114
Views: 1853

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: 327

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: 327

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: 114
Views: 1853

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: 10767
Views: 517926

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: 26869

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: 26869

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: 6191
Views: 362330

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: 13229
Views: 611060

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: 114
Views: 1853

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: 114
Views: 1853

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: 10767
Views: 517926

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.