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by Tuyono
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 18:28
Forum: Translations
Topic: I was walking in the forest...
Replies: 48
Views: 3461

Re: I was walking in the forest...

:con: Źilaa Ruńu: abisiu cra heśand rim embaas ji tes huun xesi ne. walk.IPF-1SG inside forest CONJ PRF\fall<3SG> on head 1SG.OBL branch one I was walking in the forest, and (at the same time) a branch fell on my head. rim means that the second part of the sentence happened in the same time as the f...
by Tuyono
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 00:27
Forum: Translations
Topic: He is...
Replies: 75
Views: 9186

Re: He is...

:con: Źilaa Ruńu mig idveniś. be.IPF-3SG.HU fisher.NOM He/she is a fisherman/woman. Fishing was considered women's work in this culture, so if a man was doing it they would need to specifically say something like: ame al mig idveniś. man here be.IPF-3SG.HU fisher.NOM This man, he's a fisher. mig eek...
by Tuyono
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 19:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kiwia o miwii: a personal conlang
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Kiwia o miwii: a personal conlang

I like it so far! It will be interesting to see more.
by Tuyono
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 11:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13427
Views: 671890

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

<lh> would fit in with <sh> and <zh>, although that option does then leave <ń> feeling a little out of place (<nh> would be more consistent there, and <nj> for /ɲɟ/ might only be an problem if it contrasted /nɟ/). <ĺ> would fit with <ń>, and since /ʃ/ and /ʒ/ aren't "truly" palatal, then having the...
by Tuyono
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 23:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13427
Views: 671890

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

What's the rest of the phoneme inventory and orthography look like? I have some more places where I'm not sure about the orthography, but these are the options: /m n ɲ/ <m n ń> /p t c k/ <p t c k> /b d ɟ g/ <b d j g> /mb nd ɲɟ ŋg/ <mb nd ńj ng> /s ʃ x h/ <s ś x h> OR <s sh kh h> /v~β z ʒ/ <v z ź> O...
by Tuyono
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 22:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13427
Views: 671890

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

I'm looking for a way to represent /ʎ]/.
At first I used <lj> but I want <j> to be /ɟ/. <ly> would be confusing for me at the end of words or in clusters, because it looks like it has a vowel. I could go with <ll>, but are there other ideas?
by Tuyono
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 00:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: Wants and needs
Replies: 54
Views: 6725

Re: Wants and needs

:con: Źilaa Ruńu (I'm still playing around with a lot of things about it, including the orthography) Cahiu pexin. want-1SG money I want money. Ula klu huun pexin. be.necessary<3SG> for 1SG.OBL money I need money. (money is needed for me) Ucer dji huun pexin. be.absent<3SG> on 1SG.OBL money I lack mo...
by Tuyono
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 23:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: I am king of kings
Replies: 68
Views: 4997

Re: I am king of kings

:con: Zhilaa Runju A literal translation: Miu nuhad nuhaadar ehas. [mi͡u nuˈhɑd nu.hɑːdˈar eˈhɑs] COP-1SG ruler.NOM ruler<P>-PL.OBL all I am the king of all kings This feels forced, though. A better way to say it would be: Lisiu ngaar nuhaadai ehas. [lisˈi͡u ᵑɡɑːr nuhɑːˈda͡i eˈhɑs] COP.LOC-1SG over ...
by Tuyono
Tue 09 Jan 2018, 22:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 569840

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I worked on conjunctions in Zhilaa Runju. cii means "and" without anything too special going on. ebe is more like "and also " - it implies that what comes after it is surprising in relation to the first part, or that the connection between the two parts isn't obvious. These can be used to connect bo...
by Tuyono
Sun 31 Dec 2017, 22:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 8109

Re: Lexember 2017

:con: Zhilaa Runju

mbaazh /ᵐbaːʒ/ (v.) finish, complete

This was fun even though I skipped some days and had to make them up [:)]
by Tuyono
Sat 30 Dec 2017, 21:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 8109

Re: Lexember 2017

:con: Zhilaa Runju Days 29-30 muive /ˈmu͡i.βe/ (n. inan.) - village imuive /iˈmu͡i.βe/ (n. hu.) - villager, farmer ries /ri͡es/ (v.) sow, plant seeds Example: tuulj sungiisar, riesa imuiveta itiig dji ndusa. /tuːʎ su.ŋgiːsˈar ˈri͡esa i.mu͡iˈβe.ta iˈtiːg ɟi ˈⁿdusa/ before winter-OBL.INAN plant-3PL vi...
by Tuyono
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 20:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 8109

Re: Lexember 2017

:con: Zhilaa Runju

Day 28

apun /aˈpun/ (v.) matter, be important, make a difference
by Tuyono
Wed 27 Dec 2017, 22:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 8109

Re: Lexember 2017

:con: Zhilaa Runju

Day 26

celid /ceˈlid/ (v.) write

njav /ɲaβ/ (v.) think, belive


Day 27

tluum /tluːmiz/ (n. inan.) species of plant, very similar to cotton and used for the same purpose (but native to a somewhat colder climate).

kezde /ˈkez.de/ (n. inan.) the ground
by Tuyono
Mon 25 Dec 2017, 21:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 8109

Re: Lexember 2017

:con: Zhilaa Runju

Day 25

rihag /riˈhag/ (v.)
1) sew
2)connect different pieces or parts to each other, assemble

nulukh /nuˈlux/ (n. inan.) peace, happiness, harmony

caipeh /ca͡iˈpe/ (n. hu.) a wise, knowledgeable person
by Tuyono
Sun 24 Dec 2017, 23:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: All roads lead to Rome.
Replies: 80
Views: 5677

Re: All roads lead to Rome.

:con: Zhilaa Runju Dedezh tiime lale ehas nde Ruma /deˈdeʒ ˈtiːme ˈlale eˈhas ⁿde ˈruma/ HAB.go.3SG among way all to Rome "Lead" is transitive so it can't have an inanimate subject. Instead the verb has zero person marking, used when the subject is less specific (or animate but non-human), creating ...
by Tuyono
Sun 24 Dec 2017, 22:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 8109

Re: Lexember 2017

:con: Zhilaa Runju

Day 24

ljum /ʎum/ (v.) sing, hum

gamve /ˈgam.βe/ (n. inan.) oven or stove (normally located outside)

murash /muˈraʃ/ (n. ani.) storm, flood
by Tuyono
Sat 23 Dec 2017, 22:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 8109

Re: Lexember 2017

:con: Zhilaa Runju

Day 23

cuta/ˈcu.ta/ - (n. inan.) wall(s), fortifications

mirgu /ˈmir.gu/ - (adj.) sharp, pointed
by Tuyono
Sat 23 Dec 2017, 14:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Help with Topic & Focus
Replies: 12
Views: 597

Re: Help with Topic & Focus

@gach Thank you again [:)]
by Tuyono
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 15:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 275
Views: 8109

Re: Lexember 2017

:con: Zhilaa Runju

Day 21

keid /ke͡id/ - (v.) open (something), make way.

Example:

ekeideg eluzh ne khund.
/e.ke͡idˈeg eˈluʒ ne xuⁿd/
PRF-open-3SG.HU girl.NOM one.NOM door
A girl opened the door.

Day 22

zree /zreː/ - (n. ani.) sound, noise.
by Tuyono
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 15:20
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Help with Topic & Focus
Replies: 12
Views: 597

Re: Help with Topic & Focus

Thanks for the answers, everyone! Another common pattern is to move whatever strongly contrasting element in a sentence to its beginning, be it focus (new information) or topic (old information). This is what people usually think of when they write about "emphasis" in the grammar. These are typicall...