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by WeepingElf
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 19:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11050
Views: 653854

Re: What did you accomplish today?

So arik shyulargyuph 'inkhorn word' is itself an inkhorn word? Yeah!
by WeepingElf
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 12:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 546
Views: 50941

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:por: social democratico 'centre-right' (in politics) vs. :deu: sozialdemokratisch 'centre-left' (in politics)
by WeepingElf
Mon 21 May 2018, 13:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 3555

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

Speaking of my own project, The Elvenpath , the main reason why my Elves are humans, nothing more and nothing less, is: I want to express my views of the human condition and the meaning of life through the project. And that demands that the characters are human , because with non-human characters, ...
by WeepingElf
Sun 20 May 2018, 15:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 3555

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

Speaking of my own project, The Elvenpath , the main reason why my Elves are humans, nothing more and nothing less, is: I want to express my views of the human condition and the meaning of life through the project. And that demands that the characters are human , because with non-human characters, I...
by WeepingElf
Tue 15 May 2018, 21:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Keplerian Proto Arab Writing System
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Keplerian Proto Arab Writing System

Is it one of the planets discovered by means of the Kepler space telescope?
by WeepingElf
Thu 08 Mar 2018, 16:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11050
Views: 653854

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Three so far unnamed branches of my Hesperic language family now have names - Puranian (in France), Durian (in the Iberian Peninsula), and Padivian (in Italy).
by WeepingElf
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 21:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ghoster's Conlangerium
Replies: 14
Views: 1562

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: 6566
Views: 470897

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: 11050
Views: 653854

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: 11050
Views: 653854

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: 11050
Views: 653854

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: 13671
Views: 776218

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: 13671
Views: 776218

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: 1081
Views: 94060

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: 67
Views: 10527

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: 6566
Views: 470897

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: 11050
Views: 653854

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: 11050
Views: 653854

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: 11050
Views: 653854

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: 11050
Views: 653854

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.