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by Parlox
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 18:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6537
Views: 449653

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

Does word order affect the placement of smaller word classes such as articles, demonstratives, numerals, adpositions, and others?
by Parlox
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 18:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The CBB Conlang Census
Replies: 92
Views: 26347

Re: The CBB Conlang Census

Bàsupan (2017) - agglutinative, largely SOV word order with tri-consonantal roots, complex nominative-ergative alignment, pharyngeal consonants, an extensive comparative system, and a native script. Bàsupan is widely spoken in mainland Bàsupan, and a prestige language of the region surrounding it. ...
by Parlox
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 03:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11032
Views: 629580

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've done a lot of work with Oddúhath Claire's basic syntax (noun phrases, possession order, dependent clauses, etc). Also I translated a sentence to test it's syntax. But it's mostly an excuse to have fun with the lexicon O malí madd coiniollanmw yen domhan. /ɔ ma.liː mað kɔɪ.nɪɔ.ɬan.mə jɛn dɔm.han/
by Parlox
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 20:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4892
Views: 378392

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/m mʲ m̥ m̥ʲ n̺ n̻ n̺ʲ n̻ʲ n̺̊ n̻̊ n̺̊ʲ n̻̊ʲ ɳ̺ ɳ̻ ɳ̺ʲ ɳ̻ʲ ɳ̺̊ ɳ̻̊ ɳ̺̊ʲ ɳ̻̊ʲ ŋ ŋʲ ŋ̊ ŋ̊ʲ/ m my mh mhy n n' ny ny' nn nn' nny nny' rn rn' rny rny' ng ngy ngh nghy /p pʲ b bʲ t̺ t̻ t̺ʲ t̻ʲ d̺ d̻ d̺ʲ d̻ʲ ʈ̺ ʈ̻ ʈ̺ʲ ʈ̻ʲ ɖ̺ ɖ̻ ɖ̺ʲ ɖ̻ʲ kʲ g gʲ/ p py b by t t' ty ty' d d' dy dy' rt rt' rty rty' rd rd' rdy r...
by Parlox
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 17:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Oddúhath Claire Scratchpad
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Oddúhath Claire Scratchpad

Oddúhath Claire is something like my 4th attempt to fuse the Celtic languages (particularly Welsh, and Irish), and the Semitic languages (Arabic, Aramaic). I'll be posting whatever I come up with here (or at least, for a little while). Phonology Phoneme Inventory /m̥ m n̥ n ŋ̊ ŋ/ mh m nh n-nn ngh ng...
by Parlox
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 04:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1207
Views: 67819

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

English speakers are incredibly frustrating... I'm trying to explain to a relative that she is pronouncing Onehunga as /ʌnihʌŋʌ/, and not as /ʌnihʌŋga/. But for some reason she thinks there's a /g/ in Onehunga, and she keeps telling me that I "need to make it softer".
by Parlox
Sat 21 Apr 2018, 04:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4892
Views: 378392

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

The phoneme inventory of my welsh-arabic inspired conlang, Oddúhath Claire. /m̥ m n̥ n ŋ̊ ŋ/ mh m nh n-nn ngh ng /p b pˤ bˤ t d tˤ dˤ k g kˤ gˤ q/ p b ph bh t d tt dh g-c gh gg ggh k /s sˤ ʃ ʃˤ/ s z sh zh /w f v fˤ vˤ θ ð θˤ ðˤ r̥ r j x ɣ h/ wh f v fh vh th dd tth ddh rh r y ch gc h /l ll/ l ll /ɪ i...
by Parlox
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 17:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Magazine Collab
Replies: 26
Views: 1072

Re: Conlang Magazine Collab

I don't have much of my article done yet (Because I thought we were starting at phase 2), so I likely won't be able to contribute anything substantial.
by Parlox
Thu 12 Apr 2018, 02:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1207
Views: 67819

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Are there any active collaborative world building projects?
by Parlox
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 20:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4892
Views: 378392

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Consonants for something still in its earliest conception: /m n ŋ/ /m̥ n̥ ŋ̊/ /ᵐb ⁿd ⁿd͡ɮ ᵑɡ/ /p t k/ /ʰp ʰt ʰk/ /ɸ θ ɬ h/ /l j/ To be served with 5 to 7 vowels and their manifold diphthongoid spawn. I love it! Could I use a modified version? (I would be adding more nasals and removing the preaspir...
by Parlox
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 23:30
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: The Kovur and Language
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: The Kovur and Language

Wolves would have a lot of trouble with bilabials. And dentals don't seem feasible to me(sharp teeth + tongue?). Vowels might be pretty different.

Take my ideas with a grain of salt, i know very little about wolf anatomy.
by Parlox
Thu 22 Mar 2018, 23:21
Forum: Translations
Topic: I was walking in the forest...
Replies: 54
Views: 5171

Re: I was walking in the forest...

:con: Bàsupan

Bvam no vuqīkunah al-qaknauhas thqubu shabatusim.
walk-INDIC.PRES.1ST.SING DEF.FEM forest-NEU.LOC.SING ADV.CLAU-branch-NEU.ERG.SING head-NEU.NOM.SING fall-INDIC.PAST.1ST.SING
I was walking in the forest when a branch fell on my head.
by Parlox
Thu 22 Mar 2018, 23:19
Forum: Translations
Topic: Appearances can be deceiving
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Appearances can be deceiving

:con: Bàsupan

Ka laqūn ashunuvotu yīnos.
DEF.MASC true soul-FEM.NOM.SING reveal-PRES.REFL.3RD.SING
Appearances can be deceiving


This sentence directly translates as "The true soul doesn't reveal itself".
by Parlox
Thu 22 Mar 2018, 16:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13607
Views: 744239

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

Theoretically, you could even have prenasalised preaspirated stops, but that's getting kinda ridiculous since AFAIK no language has those (and there are no results on Google for ʰⁿt, ⁿʰt, etc. or "prenasalised preaspirated", etc.) and they'd most likely simply be clusters of /h/ and a prenasalised ...
by Parlox
Thu 22 Mar 2018, 04:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13607
Views: 744239

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

In my conlang Manchi, stops have a five way distinction. Voiceless, voiced, voiceless aspirated, breathy voice stops, and prenasalised stops. How realistic is this, and what should i change?
by Parlox
Wed 21 Mar 2018, 18:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Itasaq- my go at a triconsonantal conlang
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Itasaq- my go at a triconsonantal conlang

I think quite a lot of people assume tri-consonantal systems must function the same way as in Semitic languages, but I don't see why Carson's idea here can't work. I actually quite like the idea of having strong/weak stems with prefixes being applied to the weak stem. Ok, that makes sense. As an as...
by Parlox
Wed 21 Mar 2018, 16:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Itasaq- my go at a triconsonantal conlang
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Itasaq- my go at a triconsonantal conlang

What does this "inflected' form do? I should have clarified. The inflected form takes other case prefixes. I just haven't figured out what those will be yet. Let's say genitive is ū-, then to form that you would use the inflected stem form to make ūCāCCa I.E the same word used before would be ūsāql...
by Parlox
Wed 21 Mar 2018, 16:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Itasaq- my go at a triconsonantal conlang
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Itasaq- my go at a triconsonantal conlang

CarsonDaConlanger wrote:
Wed 21 Mar 2018, 14:52
Most roots are triconsonantal, and nouns have two base forms:
Absolutive: CaCaC
Inflected: CāCCa
What does this "inflected' form do?
by Parlox
Wed 21 Mar 2018, 03:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11032
Views: 629580

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've completely redone Bàsupan noun forms, and am doing the same with verbs. I've also decided to have adjectives instead of using verbs.
by Parlox
Tue 20 Mar 2018, 21:09
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Triconsonantal roots: how?
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Triconsonantal roots: how?

In addition to what sangi said above, derived word forms can also be repurposed as roots. t-n-p “Computerize” > Untapiva “Hack”. This is repurposed as a quadrilateral root “ t-n-p-b , which can be used to to derive "Hacker”, with Imtunpav being the result. (Usually the -va in "Hack" would be -ba in ...