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by Nachtuil
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 14:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14164
Views: 937970

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

It seems that collaborative conlangs seems especially ephemeral. I know the prevailing wisdom is they are difficult to sustain so I wonder, are there any easy examples of collaborations that lasted a really long time and were super productive? What makes for a successful collab-conlang?
by Nachtuil
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 03:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14164
Views: 937970

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

Okay, let me explain. The Kalaallisut have only /p t k q/ without voiced or aspirated pairs. Old Norse likely had /pʰ p tʰ t kʰ k/. Of course I could have /q/ in the conlang, but it is far more likely to have /q/ -> /k/ on the Kalaallisut side and /pʰ tʰ kʰ/ -> /p t k/ on the Norse side. I agree /p...
by Nachtuil
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 03:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Attempts of a new collablang
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Attempts of a new collablang

1) d
2) b
3) b
4) b
5) b
6) c
7) c
8) b
by Nachtuil
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 21:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14164
Views: 937970

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

I'm working on an Old Norse-Kalaallisut creole, and I am trying to create sound correspondences for each language. Could it be possible for one language to take in another languages /q/ sound as something like /kʰ/? I've noticed the loanword for "kayak" in Faroese is taken as "kajakk" [kʰajaʰkː] fr...
by Nachtuil
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 21:40
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Beginner's Conundrum
Replies: 11
Views: 1062

Re: Beginner's Conundrum

I want to say making a conlang for Wakanda makes so much sense and I love it. I found it such a disappointment that they made them speak Khosa, despite how cool it may be. I hope you continue to develop this.
by Nachtuil
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 18:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2876
Views: 224971

Re: Yay or Nay?

I'm not sure if this the right place to mention it but I've been working on a sort of conlanging exercise. It's a Germanic language similar to Dutch and Low German which has technically removed cases from its grammar, but one that uses fossilized case usages so frequently that it's still practicall...
by Nachtuil
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 05:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14164
Views: 937970

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

Thank you guys for the information about non-verbal possession strategies! I'm going to look into them :)
by Nachtuil
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 20:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14164
Views: 937970

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

In languages with a system of polypersonal agreement on the verb, is that marking ever lacking for possession verbs? Especially if the possession verb is irregular? uncertain, maybe unlikely? I guess either they still exist on possession verbs or such verbs have become highly irregular...or maybe y...
by Nachtuil
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 02:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14164
Views: 937970

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

In languages with a system of polypersonal agreement on the verb, is that marking ever lacking for possession verbs? Especially if the possession verb is irregular?
by Nachtuil
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 21:59
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Dealing with Conlanger's Block
Replies: 24
Views: 1990

Re: Dealing with Conlanger's Block

I utterly understand conlanger's block. For me it also stems from indecision... knowing how many options there are to do things and which I'd prefer is a struggle. I often don't feel I understand new grammatical features enough to use them.
by Nachtuil
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 12:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tirbish
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Tirbish

Neat! I am interested to see this develop!
So is the inventory something like:
/m n/
/p b t d k g/
/s/
/r l j w/
With /t k/ to [ s ʃ ] intervoclaically.
How will you handle the so called laryngeals?
by Nachtuil
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 00:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

I am interested to see where this goes. I hope to see an update at some point :) Orthographically I am interested in how you'll go about it and how much you'll derive from historical Old English for everything else. Will the spelling conventions have been "reset" in the last few centuries (like Dutc...
by Nachtuil
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 23:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3792
Views: 256462

Re: Romanization game

/p b t d k g ʡ/ <p b tt d cc gg t> /f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ x ɣ h/ <f v s z ts dz sj zj c g h> /t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ <tj dj> /m n ŋ/ <m n n> /j/ <j> /ɽ/ <l> /i y ɛ œ æ a/ <ii ui eh oe ae a> /ɜ ɝ ɵ ə ɚ ɒ̈/ <i ir eo e er ao> /ɯ u ʌ ɔ/ <uh u oh o> Next: /m̥ m n̥ n ɲ̊ ɲ ŋ̊ ŋ/ /pʰ p tʰ t cʰ c kʰ k/ /f s θ ç h/ /l̥ l/ /i ḭ ɯ...
by Nachtuil
Wed 20 Jun 2018, 02:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shäkå̀wawan
Replies: 12
Views: 2828

Re: Shäkå̀wawan

It’s been speculated in print (by reputable professional linguisticians), that if modern French were analyzed by someone with no knowledge of its diachronics nor its close relatives, it would be taken to be a language that incorporates into its verbs reduced forms of pronouns for up to three partic...
by Nachtuil
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 22:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14164
Views: 937970

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

Is a base-seven numerical system unnauturalistic? If so, what can I do to it? It does strike me as unnatural in so much that I've never heard of one. I've heard of base 5, 8, 10, 12 and 20. Don't ask me for examples of 5 and 8 because I don't know them off hand. Maybe you could make it base 8, but ...
by Nachtuil
Tue 22 May 2018, 18:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: American English Derived Collablang!
Replies: 81
Views: 8107

Re: American English Derived Collablang!

Honestly, that works for me. Shouldn't into become "int" though?
by Nachtuil
Tue 22 May 2018, 03:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14164
Views: 937970

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

Birdlang: You could consider just not indicating them with orthography. It really does depend on the rest of your phonology and the phonotactics of the language. Like if you have no /x/ or /h/ using <h> for /ħ/. For the retroflexes, I have seen combinations of regular stops and <r>s done. Like /ʈ/ c...
by Nachtuil
Tue 22 May 2018, 03:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14164
Views: 937970

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

(oops double post)
by Nachtuil
Sat 19 May 2018, 13:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse
Replies: 15
Views: 2307

Re: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse

The rivers instantly jumped out at me too. It is easiest to think of rivers as trees in how they branch. You don't get trees with multiple trunks. There is the matter of deltas but those tend to be very confined relatively speaking. I'd buy that split directly around that green bay settlement for in...
by Nachtuil
Sat 19 May 2018, 04:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: American English Derived Collablang!
Replies: 81
Views: 8107

Re: American English Derived Collablang!

I need to think on this. What are all our prepositions looking like after the sound changes?

I feel as though the /t/ in "to" would stick around and be an excellent candidate for cliticization.

I think that is a good point about "gonna" that Idov makes.