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by Nachtuil
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 18:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2868
Views: 221793

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: 14110
Views: 926013

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: 14110
Views: 926013

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: 14110
Views: 926013

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: 1889

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: 432

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: 830

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: 3775
Views: 251828

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: 2804

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: 14110
Views: 926013

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: 7974

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: 14110
Views: 926013

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: 14110
Views: 926013

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: 2236

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: 7974

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.
by Nachtuil
Thu 17 May 2018, 01:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: American English Derived Collablang!
Replies: 81
Views: 7974

Re: American English Derived Collablang!

I'll break the tie by changing my own vote. Instead of 1.a. 2.a I will go 1.c 2.a
by Nachtuil
Sun 13 May 2018, 20:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: American English Derived Collablang!
Replies: 81
Views: 7974

Re: American English Derived Collablang!

We need someone to break the tie!
by Nachtuil
Sat 12 May 2018, 03:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6707
Views: 560796

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

Phonology question:
Are there languages where gemination of consonants is restricted to certain points of articulation? Say.. only coronals get geminated?
by Nachtuil
Thu 10 May 2018, 02:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 5121

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

You guys are so good for responding to everyone's speedlang! Davush: @Nachtuil Interesting phonology and orthography, especially /ʉ/. Are the case markers all particles? I can't say how much it resembles Latin without an example sentence though [;)]. Thanks! I too enjoy /ʉ/ and the use of <i v> in t...
by Nachtuil
Mon 07 May 2018, 03:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 5121

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

Geepers, I didn't finish this in time. Oh the sad irony but real life got in my way too. This is as far as I got though. I had to restart because my first phonology and orthography was driving me up the wall so I went with something simpler and visually would resemble latin a bit. I saw "Laitoin" in...