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by WeepingElf
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 21:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ghoster's Conlangerium
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Ghoster's Conlangerium

Your scripts are GORGEOUS!!!! Imfursa looks like a bastard of Voynich Manuscript and Burmese. The Arabo-Chinese mix has grown to a unified whole. I like those scripts very much. My own Old Albic alphabet is nothing compared to yours.
by WeepingElf
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 17:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6359
Views: 401401

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

All4Ɇn wrote:
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 16:37
How, if at all, are vulgar characters taught in Chinese and Japanese schools?
What are "vulgar characters"?
by WeepingElf
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 18:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10942
Views: 569031

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Very interesting! On a worldbuilding note, I hope that the Elbim of the Elvenisles will have a better time of simian indentured servitude than us humans. I don't know yet to which extent monkeys were domesticated in the Commonwealth of the Elves; they probably weren't very widespread (I also don't ...
by WeepingElf
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 00:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10942
Views: 569031

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Found a new Old Albic etymology that may be interesting enough to mention here. Old Albic has a word pana 'monkey', which appears to have been borrowed into Germanic as an n-stem with alpha mobile ("alpha mobile" refers to the phenomenon that Hesperic nouns are often borrowed with the preceding arti...
by WeepingElf
Sat 13 Jan 2018, 21:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10942
Views: 569031

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have discovered a new sound rule in Old Albic, the "phangcva rule". In Old Albic, there is a dissimilation rule affecting aspirated stops which resembles Grassmann's Law in Greek: of two aspirated stops, the first loses the aspiration. So /thakh/ becomes /takh/. But there is an exception: if the f...
by WeepingElf
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 17:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13424
Views: 670903

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

Yes, there is a South Asian (comprising Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Munda and some Sino-Tibetan languages) and a Southeast Asian (comprising some other Sino-Tibetan, Mon-Khmer, Tai-Kadai, Hmong-Mien and some Austronesian) Sprachbund, and they are very different from each other, even if many languages fro...
by WeepingElf
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 21:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13424
Views: 670903

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questi@ons go here

Yeah, I'm leaning toward Option 2 myself, since Shàt has a lot of influence from both the Dravidian and Indo-Aryan langs (especially the former) and I know they use a similar system for their non-infinites, though the Indo-Aryan family's application is much broader and makes finer distinction then ...
by WeepingElf
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 23:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1053
Views: 78065

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

http://i67.tinypic.com/30uzuqt.png What would happen if China had colonized Persia. This rocks. Is it Hanzi for roots and Perso-Arabic for affixes, like the Japanese use Kanji and Kana? At any rate, it looks stunningly beautiful; it is amazing how well these two utterly different scripts play toget...
by WeepingElf
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 20:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?
Replies: 64
Views: 6955

Re: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?

All my current con-people are human - including the Elves. This has two reasons: First, the Elvenpath is a historical fantasy setting in which the Elves exist in a version of the real world, and we know pretty much for sure that there never were any kind of immortal, magical, pointy-eared humanoids ...
by WeepingElf
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 21:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6359
Views: 401401

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

The answer is probably really simple and obvious but I couldn't find anything. I have envisioned an "inverted Genitive" for Nakarian, and I am looking for a real-world equivalent. Basically, the idea is to not mark the possessor but the possessed object. It also changes the head of the phrase from ...
by WeepingElf
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 21:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10942
Views: 569031

Re: What did you accomplish today?

The phoneme inventory of a new conlang. The thing is meant to be distantly related to Kartvelian, like Hesperic is related to IE, though at a greater time depth.
by WeepingElf
Tue 07 Nov 2017, 22:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10942
Views: 569031

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Something I already found out last Saturday, but I did not happen to post here. In the Hercynian languages (a branch of Hesperic, thus related to Old Albic; however, unlike Old Albic, the Hercynian languages are accusative and inflect their verbs only for the person and number of the subject, not th...
by WeepingElf
Sun 30 Jul 2017, 21:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10942
Views: 569031

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Finished the basics of Proto-Hesperic morphology . Of course, this is still a draft and may be revised later. ¡Regocíjate! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-1W2POb34E Round and round and round until we pick it up again. [;)] Thank you! Yes is my favourite band, the music could not have been chosen ...
by WeepingElf
Sat 29 Jul 2017, 20:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10942
Views: 569031

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Finished the basics of Proto-Hesperic morphology. Of course, this is still a draft and may be revised later.
by WeepingElf
Sun 25 Jun 2017, 19:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2733
Views: 157440

Re: Yay or Nay?

@ All4Ɇn Borrowing the 'an' dual ending from Arabic is groovy. You might be interested to know too that in Arabic all parts of the body that occur in pairs (eyes, hands, feet; not heart, liver, stomach) are ALL feminine, regardless of what they look like morphologically. Might be an interesting thi...
by WeepingElf
Thu 15 Jun 2017, 14:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13424
Views: 670903

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

(another romlang question, this one more open ended) What sort of characteristics would a romlang spoken near Turkey take on? Maybe turkish vowels (/ɯ/) or grammatical structure? Depending on how far back you go, Phoenician Luwian Hittite Tyrsenian (Lemnian) Ionian Greek Aeolic Greek Eastern Doric ...
by WeepingElf
Tue 16 May 2017, 15:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Neo-Akkadian/Kaschdean/A-Leschān A-Labār
Replies: 30
Views: 1969

Re: Neo-Akkadian/Kaschdean/A-Leschān A-Labār

I gave up on this language, after being worn down with rude claims on the other boards about how "this language can't exist" since, given that it's also Semitic, it would be so assimilated to Arabic it would basically be an Arabic dialect Who ever did make this claim, they're fuckwits who lack an u...
by WeepingElf
Sat 22 Apr 2017, 00:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2733
Views: 157440

Re: Yay or Nay?

I'd prefer the first; I have it in Old Albic, too. But as Frislander says, it is a matter of diachrony.
by WeepingElf
Wed 05 Apr 2017, 15:39
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: Rumhängethread
Replies: 259
Views: 57708

Re: Rumhängethread

Ich hatte auch einen Moment lang über ein Linguistikstudium nachgedacht, nachdem ich festgestellt hatte, dass das mit der Informatik für mich ein ganz großer Zonk war. Mein Ergebnis: Mach es nicht. Warum? Zum einen die hier schon erwähnte Verquickung mit Literaturwissenschaft, eine Disziplin, die ic...
by WeepingElf
Tue 04 Apr 2017, 17:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10942
Views: 569031

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I also have a realm of the dead on the Moon (just one moon, as the conculture is set on Earth) in my Elvish conculture. However, this realm is a kind of Nirvana or Heaven, where those go who have fulfilled their Purpose. The others either reincarnate (on Earth), or if they have done too much evil, ...