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by imperialismus
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 22:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Thoughts on Ayummati Culture
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Thoughts on Ayummati Culture

I have an image in my head of Genghis Khan riding into battle on a giant reindeer. How awesome wouldn't that be? I have a fairly well-developed conlang called Ayuma, but I've reached an impasse. The grammar is not quite finished--there are some flaws and issues I have with it which I've been unable ...
by imperialismus
Tue 18 Jul 2017, 22:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Is modern grammar writing simply better?
Replies: 13
Views: 2243

Re: Is modern grammar writing simply better?

It's like the grammar was written only for the half-dozen experts in the world who are not the author; everyone else is just screwed, unless they want to spend years dedicating themselves to a new subfield when all they wanted was a basic understanding. I think pulling out a Punic Grammar and tryin...
by imperialismus
Tue 18 Jul 2017, 20:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Is modern grammar writing simply better?
Replies: 13
Views: 2243

Is modern grammar writing simply better?

I've been looking at grammars of various languages, hunting for a nice target for some a posteriori conlanging. And I'm struck by how poorly most of them are organized, putting up another hurdle in addition to that of learning, or at least gaining a good understanding of, a foreign language. To clar...
by imperialismus
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 15:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Topics in Ayuma Linguistics
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: Topics in Ayuma Linguistics

I actually have a question about your pdf. I found the following statements. Simple vowels are monomoraic. Syllables can maximally bear three moras. Diphthongs are bimoraic. Geminates (and simple preaspirates) are bimoraic. Overlong aspirates are trimoraic. A combinaion of diphthongs and geminates ...
by imperialismus
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 09:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Topics in Ayuma Linguistics
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: Topics in Ayuma Linguistics

Note how nominalized relative clauses can be used to form agent nominals: qide geana=teht-en zonos 3TOP dare.IMPF=NMNZ-NOM win.IMPF "he who dares, wins" qide geana=teht-na 3TOP dare.IMPF=NMNZ-NOM.SG "bold, daring ones" The 3 Verb Classes and the Case System So, in this post I'm going to take a step ...
by imperialismus
Mon 06 Feb 2017, 12:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Topics in Ayuma Linguistics
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: Topics in Ayuma Linguistics

2. Only subjects and direct objects may be topicalized. Indirect objects may be raised to the status of direct object and subsequently topicalized. So you can't topicalise locations? Instruments? Nouns with no other grammatical role in the sentence other than "this is the subject of discussion" (e....
by imperialismus
Sat 04 Feb 2017, 13:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Topics in Ayuma Linguistics
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Topics in Ayuma Linguistics

Aka scratchpad thread for my a priori conlang, Ayuma. This conlang is fairly well-developed already, and I'll use this thread to present stuff that I'm unsure about and which are subject to change. The current work-in-progress grammar can be found here . Since that document is fairly extensive, I ca...
by imperialismus
Fri 03 Feb 2017, 10:10
Forum: Skandinaviskt
Topic: Mål og dialekter
Replies: 250
Views: 51188

Re: Mål og dialekter

300 sidor! Mäktigt! Vad är /ledʒi/ på norska? Lege ? Finns motsvarande k-ljud förmjukat också, som i leke ? När du säger vi, menar du 'vi' som oss läsare eller 'vi' som pratar dialekten? Tänkte om du själv härrör från Hallingdalen? /ledʒi/ er nynorsk leggja, sv. lägga. Jeg er ikke fra Hallingdalen,...
by imperialismus
Mon 30 Jan 2017, 21:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Aesthetic
Replies: 28
Views: 2757

Re: Conlang Aesthetic

I need to know what/where this is. Looks amazing.
by imperialismus
Wed 21 Dec 2016, 19:42
Forum: Skandinaviskt
Topic: Mål og dialekter
Replies: 250
Views: 51188

Re: Mål og dialekter

En gang var jeg på et antikvariat og kom over ei gammel og veldig interessant bok, og måtte bare kjøpe den. Den hetter "Hallingmålet" av Kjell Venås (Samlaget, 1977), og er en full grammatikk på over 300 sider om dialektgruppen i Hallingdalen på Østlandet i Norge. Boka er gammel og dekker datidens m...
by imperialismus
Mon 12 Dec 2016, 07:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Which conlangs have >=500 words and >=100 sentences?
Replies: 56
Views: 6299

Re: Which conlangs have >=500 words and >=100 sentences?

None. My biggest stats are 94 words and 0 sentences - though to be fair, this is my second conlang and the first to have properly created vocab, and I've only been working on vocab for 2 days. If I can keep working at the same rate (basically impossible), then I should have over 500 in about 10-11 ...
by imperialismus
Tue 29 Nov 2016, 12:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Koulesch: High German dialect with an army and navy
Replies: 30
Views: 3228

Re: Koulesch: High German dialect with an army and navy

Rosenkohl wrote:
(I don't mean to be harsh, I'm just a fellow Germlanger who sees a few issues and would like to help. :)
Germlanger sounds like you're making languages for bacteria. Now that would be something other than the usual fare. I imagine lots and lots of chemical formulae.
by imperialismus
Mon 10 Oct 2016, 05:08
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Anglish Spamthread
Replies: 493
Views: 80146

Re: Anglish Spamthread

In any case I was just poking fun. I don't think the meaning of Anglish is to sound outdated for its own sake.
by imperialismus
Tue 04 Oct 2016, 02:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Don language family
Replies: 10
Views: 1671

Re: The Don language family

For your diachronic considerations you have to keep in mind that the Sovjet Union prohibited that the peoples living in its borders stop using a Kyrillic alphabet. A new alphabet would have to be a relatively new invention (or an older one that was revived after 1990, but that didn't seem to happen...
by imperialismus
Sun 02 Oct 2016, 19:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Gender ideology in languages
Replies: 46
Views: 5240

Re: Gender ideology in languages

A wizard, in fantasy, is always male, right? (I read in an article on the Harry Potter books that the boys were called wizards and the girls witches). In its sense of "genius", however, the word is gender-neutral. Not necessarily. Having "witches" and "wizards" be gendered terms for the same kind o...
by imperialismus
Sun 02 Oct 2016, 19:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Don language family
Replies: 10
Views: 1671

Re: The Don language family

For your diachronic considerations you have to keep in mind that the Sovjet Union prohibited that the peoples living in its borders stop using a Kyrillic alphabet. A new alphabet would have to be a relatively new invention (or an older one that was revived after 1990, but that didn't seem to happen...
by imperialismus
Sun 02 Oct 2016, 05:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Gender ideology in languages
Replies: 46
Views: 5240

Re: Gender ideology in languages

I agree, but as long as it is, it should be equal for all genders. I do find it particularly silly that we (by which I mean my own country, can't speak for others) allow women in the military, but allow them to fulfill more relaxed restrictions as to physical fitness. I would think if the enemy is ...
by imperialismus
Sun 02 Oct 2016, 03:54
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Anglish Spamthread
Replies: 493
Views: 80146

Re: Anglish Spamthread

GrandPiano wrote:Not Middle English, but Early Newfangled English...
"Thome"? Really? That was folk speech in Shakespeare's time?
by imperialismus
Sun 02 Oct 2016, 02:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Gender ideology in languages
Replies: 46
Views: 5240

Re: Gender ideology in languages

Well, obligatory military service for one sex only is indeed sexist, so I'm not sure what you're getting at. Drafting shouldn't even be a thing. And said person whom I was debating did make implications of their beliefs in women's inability to fight. I agree, but as long as it is, it should be equa...
by imperialismus
Sun 02 Oct 2016, 02:38
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Anglish Spamthread
Replies: 493
Views: 80146

Re: Anglish Spamthread

Soothly, but thome is a teachword, and teachwords with hodewords oft keep hir speechwayfalls. teachword = demonstrative hodeword = pronoun hir = their Wherefore dost thou go against such an ur-Germanish word as "their"? Surely we can make use of words borrowed from our Germanish neighbors? Liken to...