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by jute
Thu 08 Jun 2017, 19:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammar invented for your conlang?
Replies: 15
Views: 2696

Re: Grammar invented for your conlang?

Jutean mixes a split-s alignment with Austronesian triggers, which apparently is unattested Verb classes: Ergative, Unergative, Transitive Verbs in Jutean are usually sorted into two (or three) categories, objectless (the more scientific term being unaccusative or unergative), and split (or ergativ...
by jute
Mon 02 May 2016, 23:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jutean
Replies: 20
Views: 4016

Re: Jutean

Thanks for the comment! Sorry, I don't check this here often, so I didn't notice it earlier. What do you think is confusing about the script? I tried to make the glyphs distinct enough so they couldn't easily be mixed up, do you think they are still to similar? Other than that, it's largely a simple...
by jute
Mon 18 Apr 2016, 16:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mij bamê, Bî
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: Mij bamê, Bî

I think my phonology also has /ʋ/ rather than /v/ because I found it prettier and more interesting... so you are not the only one with arbitrary decisions :P
by jute
Tue 12 Apr 2016, 22:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: Parts of speech
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Parts of speech

GrandPiano wrote:Just so you know, the flag code for German is deu, not ger.
Oops. Fixed, thanks.
by jute
Tue 12 Apr 2016, 18:53
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fate
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: Fate

Oops, that was actually the literal translation back from Jutean into English. Sorry! The original sentence was as follows:
Some say that time is cyclical and that history inevitably repeats. My will is my own. I won't bow to fate.
by jute
Tue 12 Apr 2016, 18:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Parts of speech
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Parts of speech

:deu: German grammarians used to have a lot of now weird-seeming native compounds for parts of speech, though nowadays they seem for the most part to not be used much anymore, with Latin terms preferred now. Sometimes they are used in primary/elementary schools, and some seem to have deliberately ma...
by jute
Tue 12 Apr 2016, 17:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11134
Views: 713187

Re: What did you accomplish today?

A new translation Also thought a bit how to link the nominalized subclauses I use with the mainclauses, and how to prevent these from becoming too ambiguous. At first, I had no way to mark agent and patient in them, as I couldn't decide on a fixed word order. Now I repurposed a different prepositio...
by jute
Tue 12 Apr 2016, 17:22
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fate
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Fate

On Reddit I came across a nice translation exercise today: "People sometimes think of time as a cycle, and believe in the need of history to repeat. (But) only I myself control my mind. Life shall not oppress me." Jutean : Tesoamio saini a doonide ehe oonide donakiovif, u homano laf tehiti a tahifed...
by jute
Mon 11 Apr 2016, 18:39
Forum: Translations
Topic: The living fish swims in the water
Replies: 48
Views: 5327

Re: The living fish swims in the water

Jutean
Sao fenoi a ni un saanuvade / an saavade /sɐɑ fenɑi ɐ ni un sɐ:nuʋɐde | ɐn sɐ:ʋɐde/
Swim fish of life in.wilderness_gender ocean_depths-OBL / in.common_gender water-OBL

If it's coastal water, it could also be 'saanetavade', with rivers it would be 'tahoonavade'.
by jute
Mon 11 Apr 2016, 17:35
Forum: Translations
Topic: Are you learning a new language?
Replies: 69
Views: 9420

Re: Are you learning a new language?

Are you learning a new language? What language are you learning? Fuumo na tahivi a ilehi he, haa? /fu:mɑ nɐ tɐhiʋi ɐ ilehi he | hɐ:/ Meet 2S language of difference now, Q "You study a different language now, right?" Fuumo na tahivi a ilehi he, haaji? /fu:mɑ nɐ tɐhiʋi ɐ ilehi he | hɐ:ji/ Meet 2S lan...
by jute
Mon 11 Apr 2016, 17:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Go!
Replies: 29
Views: 3479

Re: Go!

Go! (to one person) Go! (to more than one person) Let's go! Let him go! Let them go! Toto (na/fan)! /tɑtɑ nɐ | fɐn/ IMP-go (2S/2S.HON) Toto (naf/fan)! /tɑtɑ nɐf | fɐn/ IMP-go (2P/2.COL) Tofe (fa) /tɑfe fɐ/ Go-HORT 1S Osof to na he la / Osooso to (na) he la /ɑsɑf tɑ nɐ he lɐ | ɑsɑ:sɑ tɑ nɐ he lɐ/ Le...
by jute
Sun 10 Apr 2016, 17:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ponies : Love them, hate them or whatever [Split Topic]
Replies: 78
Views: 10938

Re: Ponies : Love them, hate them or whatever [Split Topic]

I had largely stopped reading fanfics for a while last year or so, too, after having read hundreds in the years before, with my attention being in other places for the most part. Busied myself reading about grammatical alignments, moods etc. instead :P Though since last winter I have slowly began ag...
by jute
Sun 10 Apr 2016, 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2850
Views: 205673

Re: Yay or Nay?

Thanks for the reply! The "desire" I'm thinking of here is the emotional, often, but not necessarily lustful longing for something, usually a different person. It's not a simple request or earnest wish, it has to have some sort of strong emotions involved. Meanwhile, the passion I was thinking of wa...
by jute
Sun 10 Apr 2016, 12:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2850
Views: 205673

Re: Yay or Nay?

I made the word for "desire" literally mean "heart-language", and I was thinking of extending that to mean "passion", too, and disambiguate by context. What do you all think?
by jute
Wed 06 Apr 2016, 14:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pseudonyms
Replies: 26
Views: 1985

Re: Pseudonyms

I've written a book about bullying based on the CBB and ZBB threads I opened on that topic, and it only sold once up to now.
Wait, what? What happened that made you write a book based on it?
by jute
Tue 05 Apr 2016, 23:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pseudonyms
Replies: 26
Views: 1985

Re: Pseudonyms

What kind of controversial things are you talking about?
by jute
Tue 05 Apr 2016, 15:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What's on your clipboard?
Replies: 311
Views: 26487

Re: What's on your clipboard?

Asijo kiovihe hen he, moji hokonol memo ta a vide se.
(Jutean for Something's happening here, and what it is ain't exactly clear.)
by jute
Tue 05 Apr 2016, 13:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8393
Views: 648618

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Why do you think you know it seems weird for everyone? It only seems to you (like that) because you haven't been using it since birth (i.e. because it's not your native language). No one has used Jutean since birth... That second part was a joke. Also, that still doesn't mean it might not seen weir...
by jute
Tue 05 Apr 2016, 02:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8393
Views: 648618

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Saiho na a nohi al a tahivade ehe tahiva a net, haa? No ji, haano? Fuumo na efiti a tahivade un savanhude, haa? Saiho nesano na a hedojaohi a me ehi ma a iliki nuhe sainide a af, haano? :wat: Think 2S of be-GER NEG language-OBL like language of coast, Q? Be this.ABST, why? Know 2S entireness-IDR of...
by jute
Mon 04 Apr 2016, 17:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Uniqueness
Replies: 20
Views: 1250

Re: Uniqueness

Uniquity is only found in the way you combine features, not in the uniquity of the features themselves. So I can always expect another language to have all the features that I use? I think there is actually a very simple underlying paradox that never gets resolved, and so no progress is ever made. ...