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by ixals
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 18:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13532
Views: 711339

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

Did you mix the harmony systems up? Rounding harmony fits better to Swto because of the labialised nasals. I didn't really take vowel harmony in account so the harmony probably develops at the very end of the sound changes. But maybe it's earlier and it's an ongoing process, I don't know, you decide...
by ixals
Wed 04 Apr 2018, 22:57
Forum: Translations
Topic: Commands and requests
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: Commands and requests

:con: Cissian I had to do a lot of research for this, but I think I finally how Cissian will handle imperatives. The perfective is used for actions asked to be done/completed whereas the imperfective asks for merely doing something for a while. In this example, the first one would mean “Help me wit...
by ixals
Mon 02 Apr 2018, 23:01
Forum: Translations
Topic: Why are you hitting yourself?
Replies: 58
Views: 6410

Re: Why are you hitting yourself?

:con: Cissian unstressed reflexive: Зачо ся беш? /zaˈtʃo sʲa ˈbʲeʃ/ [z̪äˈt͡ʂɔ s̪ʲä ˈbʲeʂ↗] začó sya b-yeš why REFL.ACC hit.IMP-2SG “Why are you hitting yourself?” stressed reflexive: Зачо сам себе беш? /zaˈtʃo sam sʲeˈbʲe ˈbʲeʃ/ [z̪äˈt͡ʂɔ s̪äm s̪ʲeˈbʲe ˈbʲeʂ↗] začó sam-∅ syebyé b-yeš why REFL.EMPH-...
by ixals
Mon 02 Apr 2018, 14:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6497
Views: 428726

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

Speaking of Ukrainian, does anyone know how exactly Ukrainian has maintained it's own completely unique names for the months of the year while the rest of Europe has adopted the Latin names? I don't know the answer to that (but I'd like to know, too!), but there are many more languages in Europe wi...
by ixals
Mon 02 Apr 2018, 14:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6497
Views: 428726

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

Does anyone know the origin of Ukrainian's word for food їжа? What is it's relationship to the word for eat (їсти) The root for "to eat" *ěd- + *-ja as a deverbal suffix > *ěďa > їжа . Compare Lower Sorbian jěza which means the same. And guess what vocabulary I'll add to Cissian now, heh
by ixals
Sun 01 Apr 2018, 22:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6497
Views: 428726

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

Omzinesý wrote:
Sun 01 Apr 2018, 21:51
Swedish has a distinction between -ar verbs and -er verbs. Where does it derive from?
I don't know for sure but I checked a couple of Swedish verbs and it looks like verbs in -ar come from Germanic verbs ending in -ōną whereas -er verbs come from -aną, -ijaną, etc.
by ixals
Sat 31 Mar 2018, 22:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: He is...
Replies: 77
Views: 10433

Re: He is...

:con: Cissian Вон е рыбарь. /ˈʋon je reˈbarʲ/ [ˈʋɔ.ɲe reˈbär] von-∅ ye rebár' 3SG.M-NOM COP.3SG fisherman “He is a fisherman.” Вон е сільни. /ˈʋon je ˈsʲilʲ.ni/ [ˈʋɔ.ɲe ˈs̪ʲiʎ.n̪i] von-∅ ye syíl'n-i 3SG.M-NOM COP.3SG strong-SG.NOM.M “He is strong.” Вон е мой съпруг. /ˈʋon je moj sɘˈpruɦ/ [ˈʋɔ.ɲe mu...
by ixals
Sat 31 Mar 2018, 19:13
Forum: Translations
Topic: A man walks into a bar
Replies: 27
Views: 1459

Re: A man walks into a bar

:con: Cissian “to go into” Мъж иде в крчму. /mɘʒ iˈdʲe ʋ krt͡ʃˈmu/ [mɘʐ iˈɟeu̯ kr̩t͡ʂˈmu] myž-∅ id-yé v krčm-u man-SG.NOM go.IMP.CNC-3SG into tavern-SG.ACC “A man walks into a bar.” “to enter” Мъж вхоѕi в крчму. /mɘʒ ˈʋxo.dzʲi ʋ krt͡ʃˈmu/ [mɘʐ ˈfxɔ.d̪͡z̪ʲu kr̩t͡ʂˈmu] ~ [... ˈfxɔ.d̪͡z̪ʲiu̯ ...] ~ [....
by ixals
Sat 31 Mar 2018, 17:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: I was walking in the forest...
Replies: 52
Views: 4511

Re: I was walking in the forest...

:con: Cissian male speaker: Хоѕiл-сам в лiсе кагди мi на главу падла гранка. /xoˈdzʲil.sam ʋ ˈlʲi.sʲe kaɦˈdi mʲi na ɦlaˈʋu ˈpad.la ˈɦran.ka/ [xuˈd̪͡z̪ʲo.s̪äm ˈʋʲʎi.s̪ʲe käˈdi mʲi nä läˈʋu ˈpäd̪.ɫä ˈräŋ.kä] xodz-yíl-∅=sam v lyís-ye kahdí myi na hlav-ú pád-l-a hránka walk.IMP.ABS-PST-M=COP.1SG in for...
by ixals
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 20:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 169
Views: 7937

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

61. a (Vlürch's suggestion)
62. a
63. a
64. b/c
65. a
by ixals
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 00:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 515
Views: 33574

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Spoiler:
[tick] [:P] , but I do see how that was very difficult to find out in hindsight, so I apologise!
by ixals
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 17:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 92
Views: 6910

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

I thought I'd leave a short comment just so you know that I'm still reading all of your posts here and that I definitely enjoy them [:D] (Looks like I've unintentionally added a (very limited) Semitic type root alteration...Oh well, this language was inspired after all by a 'lost IE-lang gets isolat...
by ixals
Sat 24 Mar 2018, 16:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 515
Views: 33574

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

sangi39: 1: pwo:i̯'ɕca:.hæʔ 2: pla:'ksa:.ŋá 3: pla:'ksa:.ʔá 4: pla:'ɕa:.há [...] Perhaps, *pla(i)s'ka:.haʔ. This grouping is correct, your sound changes as well, the reconstruction has a little mistake in the first syllable, otherwise everything's right. 6: a.pà:'ka:.hà 14: a.pa.lo'kʰo.hagɣ [...] I...
by ixals
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 23:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 515
Views: 33574

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

So far I would say that sangi's reconstruction looks the closest to the proto-word whereas vo1dwalk3r definitely has the right ideas, groupings, etc. Everyone didn't get the relationship between the eastern languages right by the way, so that was interesting to see actually! [:D] Creyeditor: Proto-a...
by ixals
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 15:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 515
Views: 33574

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I might be wrong, but I think I've thrown a schwa into every one of my challenges so far [:P] If that's the case, then it's even worse that I didn't think of it [:P] Anyways, here's the next challenge. "à" is low tone and "á" is high tone, just in case. The last vowel in 15 is /æo̯/, it looks a bit...
by ixals
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 17:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 515
Views: 33574

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Sometimes I forgot that schwas exist, wow. Seeing the schwa now makes the vowel outcomes look so obvious :roll: [:D] I'll go out with some friends in a minute, so I try to come up with a quick challenge tomorrow!
by ixals
Wed 14 Mar 2018, 13:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: heteronyms and homographs - how to avoid?
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: heteronyms and homographs - how to avoid?

Context often helps distinguishing words like these. Your example words have very different meanings so I think speakers will have no problems distinguishing them. Sentences like "grasham nam", with nam meaning "to run", would very clearly be interpreted as "the cat runs" because it would be highly ...
by ixals
Sat 10 Mar 2018, 15:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2769
Views: 170708

Re: Yay or Nay?

I agree with gestaltist, I really like the schwa in Qutrussan.
by ixals
Thu 08 Mar 2018, 18:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13532
Views: 711339

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

I knew Brazilian Portuguese exchanged some number for phone numbers so I looked it up and found this on Wikipedia: Similarly, três "three" becomes [tɾejs], making it rhyme with seis "six" [sejs]; that may explain the common Brazilian replacement of seis with meia ("half", as in "half a dozen") when ...
by ixals
Wed 07 Mar 2018, 00:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11001
Views: 602883

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I played with suffixing and prefixing in Cissian a little bit and I created the longest word - so far -, “безcтрдячнoсть” (byezstrdyáčnost') , meaning heartlessness . The instrumental plural “безcтрдяцчнoстямi” is even longer with two additional letters but I don't think anyone would encounter it th...