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by Evynova
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 16:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13344
Views: 643796

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: 13344
Views: 643796

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: 13344
Views: 643796

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: 399

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: 308

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: 1898

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: 3
Views: 139

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: 3
Views: 139

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: 3
Views: 139

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: 265

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: 134

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 ...
by Evynova
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 23:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nagrgnda scratchpad
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Nagrgnda scratchpad

Because my exams at uni are coming up and work is piling up, I haven't been able to be very active and I missed a few days of Lexember that I might try to catch up on if I have more time. However, that did not stop me from thinking about conlanging and I have come up with a new idea that just can't ...
by Evynova
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 12:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6451

Re: Lexember 2017

:con: Urxan

Jegë
f. /jeɣa͡i/
m. /jɛɣə/
  • House, habitation
  • Hut
by Evynova
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 12:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 964
Views: 34090

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'd honestly rather have snow than this horrendous weather we're having down here in Belgium. The wind is strong enough to send bins flying down the street and with the copious rain, my computer, along with all of my notes, are this close to being ruined and taking my academic year along in its down...
by Evynova
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 12:30
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Which use can I give to my conlang
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Which use can I give to my conlang

I'm still kind of a noob to this whole thing myself too. I started making conlangs as part of a conworld, itself for no real purpose other than just for the sake of it. They don't have any purpose other than to please me, and with a bit of luck, other people on the internet. Honestly, as long as you...
by Evynova
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 20:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Urxan language
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: The Urxan language

Stative and active verbs & passive constructions In the first post, I briefly mentioned the transitivity suffixes of Urxan, but I feel like there still is some explaining to do and this is precisely what I am going to do here. The transitivity suffixes are only ever used with dynamic verbs . That i...
by Evynova
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 12:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 6451

Re: Lexember 2017

Day 10 :con: Urxan Ter , v. m. /t͡sɛr/ f. /da͡ir/ To murder; to assassinate To kill (with intent) To slaughter (an animal) Note: this is a taboo word. In the presence of women, men are not allowed to say it. A common workaround would be the verb ejcan , "to cause the end of". Example: Kijan caxfawux...
by Evynova
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 11:59
Forum: Translations
Topic: He feels lied to
Replies: 30
Views: 1942

Re: He feels lied to

:con: Urxan Ki gerxanoc lijënaxe. m. /k͡xʲə ɣer.xɑ.noʃ ʎʲə.jə.nɑ.xɛ/ f. /ɟʲə ɣer.xa.nɔʃ ʎʲə.ja͡i.na.xe/ Ki gerxa-noc lijëna-xe 3AN deceived-as feel-PRS S.he feels as (if) deceived. :con: Aangiian Géleg ké fe lîžá̃. / ŋ ge͡ɪɫɜg kʰe͡ɪ ɸɜ ɫɨ͡iʑæ̃ː/ deceived 3 PRS believe S.he believes (s.he was) deceiv...
by Evynova
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 11:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Urxan language
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: The Urxan language

Liking the vertical wood carving that can go left to right [<3] [+1] Also, who cares if it is original; my conscript symbols look like typical runes. I care about style, and you have style~ Thanks, I really appreciate it! I have to admit, I'm always a tad worried when I post anything; I'm always sc...
by Evynova
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 16:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Urxan language
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: The Urxan language

The writing system The Urxan alphabet was developed recently, and was for a long time only used for religious purposes. It is read from top to bottom, and then usually from left to right (though right to left is also possible). It was traditionally carved into the barks of trees with knives, all ar...