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by spanick
Tue 22 May 2018, 22:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: American English Derived Collablang!
Replies: 81
Views: 3748

Re: American English Derived Collablang!

2. B (from gonna)
by spanick
Thu 10 May 2018, 21:19
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 826
Views: 39599

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Lambuzhao wrote:
Thu 10 May 2018, 21:09
Either a bovid/ovid/caprid with its horns shorn off
Or
a recently Sopranified member of the Barnyard choir, of indeterminate specie.
[xD]
by spanick
Thu 10 May 2018, 16:28
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 826
Views: 39599

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 10 May 2018, 16:14
Gelding?
There we go.
by spanick
Thu 10 May 2018, 05:46
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 826
Views: 39599

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 10 May 2018, 05:00
spanick wrote:
Thu 10 May 2018, 04:45
Bull is closer. Remember that the word basically means “cut (one)”
Oh, I was thinking more like "one who cuts".

Is it an equine?
Yeah
by spanick
Thu 10 May 2018, 05:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1959

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

@Spanick: Poma Šanera The first and foremost thing I enjoy about your speedlang is the general feeling. It has a very cohesive and uniform note to it, which I like. And you managed to accomplish this with a really standard inventory. Thanks, I really appreciate that. I’m very happy with this langua...
by spanick
Thu 10 May 2018, 04:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 826
Views: 39599

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Not a bovid.
by spanick
Thu 10 May 2018, 04:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 826
Views: 39599

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 10 May 2018, 04:35
Is it a cow? Or bull, I suppose?
Bull is closer. Remember that the word basically means “cut (one)”
by spanick
Thu 10 May 2018, 04:32
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 826
Views: 39599

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 10 May 2018, 02:43
Would it be reasonable to call it dangerous?
I suppose any large mammal could be considered dangerous. But no, it’s not normally considered dangerous in the way say, a bear would.

I’ll go ahead and narrow it down further since this has been going on for so long...it’s a type of farm animal.
by spanick
Thu 10 May 2018, 02:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 826
Views: 39599

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 10 May 2018, 00:18
Does it have horns?
No
by spanick
Thu 10 May 2018, 00:13
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 826
Views: 39599

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Wed 09 May 2018, 21:58

Is this animal a predator?
Nope
by spanick
Wed 09 May 2018, 21:44
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 826
Views: 39599

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

I keep trying to give other people a chance to guess, but I never learn my lesson. [xD] Anyway, is this animal larger than a person? Hahaha Yes it is. Is it used as a name for a specific species or is it used as something an animal can be (predator etc.)? To help speed this along I’ll elaborate a b...
by spanick
Mon 07 May 2018, 16:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1959

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

My comments on everyone's languages: @Spanick This also feels quite IE. (in a good way) to me, kind of minimalist Baltic meets Punjabi somehow. Huh, interesting! I can’t say either of those entered into my mind. For the tone system I was inspired actually more by pitch accent systems in Africa. The...
by spanick
Sun 06 May 2018, 16:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1959

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

I spent too much time trying to come up with a cool prosody system then finally just said “F it” and went a little ridiculous but it was way more fun haha. I’ve never really done an ergative-absolutive language before so I didn’t get around to things like the anti-passive but I think there’s enough ...
by spanick
Wed 02 May 2018, 19:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1959

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

I think I’ll try to participate too. Should be able to piece together enough time over a couple days.
by spanick
Tue 01 May 2018, 16:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Dnukta'u
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: Dnukta'u

Dnukta’ (or Proto-Dnukta’ or PD) was spoken c. 3000 BC but by c. 1200 BC PD has broken up into the language/dialect groups I mentioned before. At this time, the society began coalescing around eight major tribes (PD: *Mái’qanta’) which correspond roughly to the dialect groups. I wanted to quickly sh...
by spanick
Sun 29 Apr 2018, 20:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Telemiska - Orthography
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Telemiska - Orthography

My new language has a nice small variety of phones/phonemes this go around (I still struggle understanding the difference, fyi) A phone is just any sound (or with in s language the actuial way a phoneme and its allophones are pronounced) but phonemes are the sounds that actually distinguish one wor...
by spanick
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 04:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2789
Views: 180879

Re: Yay or Nay?

I can't give you much advice about realism/naturalism, I'm afraid, but I do know that future and irrealis moods are and have been conflated in some languages, so I think your idea #1 is interesting. Yeah. Intuitively, I thought that the future was connected to the irrealis but when looking at other...
by spanick
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 18:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2789
Views: 180879

Re: Yay or Nay?

I have a couple ideas for my Romlang Túrnnan that is like to get some opinions on. 1) initially, I didn’t design Túrnnan with a subjunctive because the present subjunctive and present indicative of Latin became identical in Túrnnan. It didn’t take long for me to wish there was some subjunctive so I ...
by spanick
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 14:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lazin (Romlang)
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: Lazin (Romlang)

Here’s the updated sound changes. This should be complete but there’s always a chance I forgot about some ad hoc rule I came up with. It’s also worth mentioning that I take for granted some things like the loss of -s in the nominative singular forms. ai > εː au > ɔː Vns > Vːs iː > i i > ɪ eː > e e >...
by spanick
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 23:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lazin (Romlang)
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: Lazin (Romlang)

I'm interested in seeing the historical phonology. The sound changes are in a spoiler above (I think it’s my third post in this thread in response to Shimo). For the most part, it’s accurate but it some of the rules are out of order and I’ve had to add a few more since I started doing more translat...