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by WeepingElf
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 21:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10768
Views: 518370

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: 10768
Views: 518370

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: 10768
Views: 518370

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: 10768
Views: 518370

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: 2657
Views: 140535

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: 13232
Views: 611598

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: 1720

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: 2657
Views: 140535

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: 54216

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: 10768
Views: 518370

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, ...
by WeepingElf
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 20:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10768
Views: 518370

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I made a flag for Tusonstsagon: http://i.imgur.com/yAZs6w1.png It represents the three moons of Sedi and is an important part of Tusonstsagonian cosmology and theology as the moons are believed to be other worlds that humans reincarnate on after death. You live on Sedi (earth), then Shurdi, then Nn...
by WeepingElf
Fri 31 Mar 2017, 23:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13232
Views: 611598

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

Wikipedia has something to say about it and even though it is a citation needed, it looks reasonable to me. One of my conlang side projects is a Para-Anatolian IE language (i.e., more closely related to Anatolian than to Nuclear IE) where the "thorn" clusters (i.e., dental-velar stop clusters as in...
by WeepingElf
Thu 30 Mar 2017, 15:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 540
Views: 44367

Re: False cognates

In fact, :idea: schwa comes from Hebrew :isr: שְׁוָא shva . AFAIK, the latter means 'gap' or 'void', and originally refers to a vowel slot in a triconsonantal root that is not filled with a "real" vowel, but a reduced vowel is often inserted in such empty slots in order to break up unwieldy consona...
by WeepingElf
Wed 29 Mar 2017, 23:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10768
Views: 518370

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have found out that Hesperic, my main conlang family that Old Albic is a part of, is more closely related to Indo-European than I previously assumed. Under the old model, Proto-Hesperic was the language of the Linearbandkeramik culture, spoken ca. 5000 BC, and descending from a common ancestor wit...
by WeepingElf
Fri 10 Mar 2017, 22:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 289
Views: 28736

Re: Some Snippets from The World

Amazing.
by WeepingElf
Sun 19 Feb 2017, 22:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Your Early Conlangs?
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: Your Early Conlangs?

My first conlang (as far as I can remember) was an attempt at an auxlang; read what little I can recall here. It was pretty dreadful and sunk like a sack of lead.
by WeepingElf
Sun 19 Feb 2017, 22:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 424
Views: 28367

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:eng: I will come
:deu: Ich will kommen 'I want to come'
by WeepingElf
Sun 19 Feb 2017, 22:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10768
Views: 518370

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Why do you use an intransitive verb to demonstrate a transitive paradigm?
by WeepingElf
Sun 05 Feb 2017, 13:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 540
Views: 44367

Re: False cognates

Iyionaku wrote:Yeah, me too. Especially as there is no cognate of "feu" in other romance languages, it looked like an obvious borrowing from the Franconian people.
Actually, :fra: feu does have cognates in other Romance languages, such as :ita: fuoco and :esp: fuego. All from :lat: focus 'hearth'.
by WeepingElf
Fri 27 Jan 2017, 22:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Normanich
Replies: 25
Views: 1163

Re: Normanich

A nice and interesting project. Keep it up!