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by Evynova
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 16:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8176
Views: 509484

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Sar mıradindan iri sa'ar tal powen tewa akoimapa hin topenloda ın iri. then AN-be_left-PST.PERF 3SG.ANIM for two week in apartment when MASC-find-PST INDEF.SG.ANIM 3SG.ANIM He had been abandoned for two weeks in an apartment when he was found. Pahteir mak, guar peneruor deimegyrenyd dzi cśeaiŋagyre...
by Evynova
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 11:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8176
Views: 509484

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

We wa‘‘ạuru me Eọha-Ma‘ara? /ɥe waʔːau̯ɾu me e̯oɦamaʔaɾa/ PST see 2S Honey-Lemon? Did you see Honey-Lemon? Ui kaahanguị me neạ? /ui kaˈɦaŋu̯i me ne̯a/ FUT welcome 2S 3S Are you going to adopt it/him/her? Nena, iẹ iira ngi, iẹ suula Redeli-Liminil . /nena | i̯e iːɾa ŋi | i̯e suːla ɾeteliliminili/ Al...
by Evynova
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 11:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8176
Views: 509484

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Śor geneido. Keneir fysour mar, śer gawazar mar.
/ɕor gene̯idə | kene̯ir fysou̯r mar ɕer gawɑzɑr mar/
It's a shame. Black cats are the best looking.
by Evynova
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 11:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language

I really like the way the verbs work in general and in particular the deontic, and how you incorporated some cultural stuff into it that's pretty much the opposite of what would seem intuitive (at least to me). The consonant harmony is also cool, not enough conlangs make use of it; it being based o...
by Evynova
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 14:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language

Adjectives Inflection Adjectives agree in gender and number with their nouns. Furthermore, it is common for some accents to also harmonise the consonants with those of the noun, though this is not frequent in formal speech, and hardly ever documented in the written form of the language. Some adject...
by Evynova
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 20:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kiwia o miwii: a personal conlang
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Kiwia o miwii: a personal conlang

Syntax & bits of grammar Kiwia is strongly verb-initial, with a VSO word order. Adjectives and adverbs follow, whereas prepositions are used. As for determiners, some of them precede (the definite article, demonstratives) but others follow (possessives, quantifiers). Kiwian verbs have a peculiarity...
by Evynova
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 12:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sáhötan'ővan
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: Sáhötan'ővan

I really like the concept of having different roots that change depending on the sex of the speaker. Though this begs the question: what about trans people? Are they recognised, and if so, do they have to change their speech?

I'm looking forward to seeing more. I like what I've seen so far :)
by Evynova
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 17:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kiwia o miwii: a personal conlang
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Kiwia o miwii: a personal conlang

Kiwia is a conlang I did not make as a part of my conworld, or any conworld for that matter. Kiwia is my personal language; I intend to make it as I see fit, and let it represent who I am. As such, I am taking inspiration from several natlangs. I am going to use some of their grammatical features I ...
by Evynova
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 12:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My invented language
Replies: 64
Views: 3704

Re: My invented language

You may want to actually present some info about your language in the thread. So far, it seems like the vast majority of info here is from people making guesses about your language, I mean, it wasn't until the second page that we even found out it was a creole! I second this; it would be nice to ac...
by Evynova
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 16:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13442
Views: 676892

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

Thank you for your replies. I understand better what the problem is. I will experiment with the solutions you have suggested, and I will see which one feels better. Of course, the problem you're having has nothing to do with verbs being a closed class, but with oligosynthesis. Realistically, a langu...
by Evynova
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 12:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13442
Views: 676892

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

Sounds like you may have gone a bit overboard with the closed class. I feel like something like "to speak" would qualify in even a small inventory of verbs. Maybe. To be fair, there is apparently one natlang that has no more than three verbs, at least according to the Wikipedia article about parts ...
by Evynova
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 10:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13442
Views: 676892

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

Hey all. I come to you with a conundrum regarding a new project I want to start working on. I want to begin working on a personal conlang, for my own personal use and not as a part of my conworld. This relieves me of the constraints of naturalism to an extent, but I still want to do things right. I ...
by Evynova
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 10:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hala
Replies: 16
Views: 591

Re: Hala

/i/ and /ɪ/ probably are just free variants at this point. So far they don't distinguish words or anything else. I would personally get rid of that feature. If there is no particular reason for the variation and /i/ is the only vowel to do that, it's safe to assume the two would merge. Or maybe you...
by Evynova
Wed 10 Jan 2018, 19:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Urxan language
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: The Urxan language

I don't think you need the superscript J after the palatals... palatalization is only marked as secondary articulation, because a palatal consonant is palatalized by definition. Some Slavic languages seem to have a distinction even so, but I'm told this is really about the presence or absence of a ...
by Evynova
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 13:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: Yes/No
Replies: 31
Views: 2085

Re: Yes/No

:con: Urxan Jan kiwux casmal? m. /jɑn c͡çʲəwəx ʃɑsmɑl/ f. /jan ɟʲəwəx ʃasmal/ Ja-an ki-wux cas-mal? 2-ERG 3.AN-ACC see-PST Did you see that? Geg! Ele kimy asmal? m. /ɣɛɣ | ɛlɛ c͡çʲəmy ɑsmɑl/ f. /ɣeɣ | ele ɟʲəmui̯ asmal/ Geg! Ele ki-my as-mal? No! What 3.AN-INTR be-PST? No! What was it? Ne! Ki ene je...
by Evynova
Thu 04 Jan 2018, 14:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language

Verbs Roderan verbs are better described as using a sort of split intransitivity system, with some unique peculiarities. In a regular active-stative language, it is only the sole argument of an intransitive verb that may use either the agentive or patientive case according to semantics; in Roderan,...
by Evynova
Wed 03 Jan 2018, 11:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language

I don't totally understand your alignment--is it split intransitivity? I'm sometimes not very good with nomenclature, and I will edit my post. But yes, it's some sort of split intransitivity. My idea is that instead of having the arguments of the verb be marked according to grammar and grammar alon...
by Evynova
Mon 01 Jan 2018, 16:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language

Roderan is the language of the Roderan Empire. This thread will introduce the standard variety, as spoken by the educated masses and the nobility. Countless local dialects exist, but their use is usually prohibited and perceived as "uneducated" and even offensive in certain contexts. For this reason...
by Evynova
Sun 17 Dec 2017, 18:35
Forum: Translations
Topic: The apple tree...
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: The apple tree...

:con: Urxa Lyfecnen-la ewnenin ew. m. /lyfɛʃnɛnlɑ ɛwnɛnʲən ɛw/ f. /lu͡ifeʃnenla ewnenʲən ew/ apple-tree-LOC-DEF.INAN picnic-PURP good Near the apple tree is good for a picnic. :con: Nagrgnda Tuta-'n'-padī bi ka'na ttakadi padadda gu dimbada. /tutaʔn̩ʔpadī bi kaʔna t͡ɬakadi padad͡ɮa gu dimbada/ tree-...
by Evynova
Sun 17 Dec 2017, 13:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nagrgnda scratchpad
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Nagrgnda scratchpad

Syntax Nagrgnda uses a rigid SVO word order. There is very little morphology, and syntax will carry most of the grammatical information. Dagu bi'a nattata. /dägu biʔä nät͡ɬätä/ Person play music. Someone is playing music. The morphology is extremely limited; prepositions are common. Jabrgi bi 'ǹbá ...