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by Ehesh
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 23:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13619
Views: 747825

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

I recently saw the conlanging film an have recently been inspired by Tapissary and logographic writing systems and wish to make one. However, I believe the organization to be a lengthy process and confusing process. I saw on the film that on Tapissary Steven Travis had a form of software to do this,...
by Ehesh
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 02:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13619
Views: 747825

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

On Noun Class systems there tends to be a "catch all" class where stuff that doesn't fit on other languages tend to end up on. Is this a process of languages where Noun Classes tend to become obsolete? I would believe so but not sure. Languages tend to move out from orderly things into messy ones
by Ehesh
Sat 21 Oct 2017, 05:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13619
Views: 747825

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

Hello. I am looking for languages with noun classifiers that are non numerical or for mass nouns. I still dont understand very much the difference between noun class VS noun classifier
by Ehesh
Sat 14 Oct 2017, 00:25
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Are noun classes divided to be solely prefix/suffix?
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Are noun classes divided to be solely prefix/suffix?

I'm wondering if noun classes are limited to be only as prefix or suffix. For example Y have a gender variant class for male, female and animals. Male and Female are suffix while animal is prefix. So that way I could specify dog (without specifying gender) ngirru , a male dog Ngirrutse of a female d...
by Ehesh
Wed 04 Oct 2017, 05:19
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Do noun cases tend to fall out with time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1301

Re: Do noun cases tend to fall out with time?

Axiem wrote:It's not like noun cases appear ex nihilo. Sure, in some languages they seem to be on their way out; but I'd bet there's other languages where they're starting to form.
I would like to see an example on a language where they are beginning to form, if any. [:D]
by Ehesh
Wed 04 Oct 2017, 04:07
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Do noun cases tend to fall out with time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1301

Do noun cases tend to fall out with time?

I was a very big fan of noun cases when i started creatng my language. However, after running into some recent info on Russian and Korean I save that Grammatical case tend to stop being used. For example in Russian although you can have free word order to the extensive cases, there is still a prefer...
by Ehesh
Sat 23 Sep 2017, 15:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Resources o posteriori langs and language evolution
Replies: 0
Views: 1002

Resources o posteriori langs and language evolution

Hi guys, I just ran into Trigedasleng, which was created by David J Peterson as an evolution of the English language for the show the 100. I found it very interesting since I've had the idea of a Spanish/Chicano (Mexican American English) on the back of my head for a while now. I have not found that...
by Ehesh
Wed 20 Sep 2017, 00:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Understanding noun class
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: Understanding noun class

If it can be used as a stand-alone word, that could be analyzed as it belonging to a noun class that is marked by a lack of affixation (or if the noun class system as a whole is known to be consistently marked by prefixing, you could analyze it as having a "null" prefix). There is nothing wrong tha...
by Ehesh
Wed 20 Sep 2017, 00:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Understanding noun class
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Understanding noun class

I'm trying to incorporate noun classes and make sure to understand them propperly and I beliwve I got the grasp of it but I still want to make sure. If I have a noun class for Plants ( fko ) and a class dor body parts ( sla ) can these be added to the same noun as a prefix to mean different things? ...
by Ehesh
Tue 19 Sep 2017, 02:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What other Languages, feature the term love this way?
Replies: 7
Views: 758

What other Languages, feature the term love this way?

I'm trying to implement a love terms as the greek to make it more specific and not so broad as in some romance languae (English, Spanish etc): Greek: - Agápe - Éros - Philia - Storge I saw in Na'vi you only have yawne which means beloved and at least originally did not have love as a verb (I may be ...
by Ehesh
Sun 17 Sep 2017, 22:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What phonemes occur as syllabic consonants in natlangs
Replies: 9
Views: 1349

What phonemes occur as syllabic consonants in natlangs

I have ony ran into liquids into nasals an liquids as syllabic consonants /l r m n/ I believe there are other examples but I'm not sure
by Ehesh
Fri 15 Sep 2017, 00:35
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What is vowel harmony?
Replies: 16
Views: 1909

Re: What is vowel harmony?

However, I could imagine a system like /a e i o y/ where there originally was rounding harmony in high vowels only (as in Turkish), and then /u/ fronted to /y/. Alternatively, if you really want /u/, you could say that it only occurs in root syllables, and causes rounding harmony (i.e. takes /y/ af...
by Ehesh
Wed 13 Sep 2017, 06:10
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What is vowel harmony?
Replies: 16
Views: 1909

Re: What is vowel harmony?

meri "sea" mer ta (irregular back variant) mer-tA sea-PART "(of the) sea" meriä mer-i-A sea-PL-PART "(of the) seas" meressä mere-ssA sea-INE "in the sea" The notation A corresponds here to the a ~ ä (= /ɑ ~ æ/) vowel harmony pair. There's no obligation to look at any of the more complicated pattern...
by Ehesh
Tue 12 Sep 2017, 03:30
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What is vowel harmony?
Replies: 16
Views: 1909

What is vowel harmony?

I've spent about 5 hours listening to David J Peterson explain vowel harmony on conlangery but I till have no clue what it is [:'(] [>_<] .
by Ehesh
Wed 06 Sep 2017, 22:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Requesting opinion on phonetic set
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Requesting opinion on phonetic set

Is /g/ meant to be /ɣ/? If not, then why is it placed with the other fricatives... and if it isn't a fricative, why is it the only voiced stop? This occured because there used to be more stops, b and d but through time it morphed to β, ð It's not that there's a problem with it per se, it's jut that...
by Ehesh
Wed 06 Sep 2017, 01:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Requesting opinion on phonetic set
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Requesting opinion on phonetic set

What do you guys think of the following phonetic set: p' t' k' ʔ p t k β g ð r l s d͡z ʃ m n ŋ x /dj/ a i u e o Is this to crazy, i feel like something is out of place but cant identify what. [O.o] If you feel like something is missing, it could be semivowels, a voiced stop series, a voiceless affr...
by Ehesh
Wed 06 Sep 2017, 00:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Requesting opinion on phonetic set
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Requesting opinion on phonetic set

What do you guys think of the following phonetic set:

Updated version

p t k β ð g m n ŋ ɾ l r ʃ ts x dʒ w


Ejective p' t' k' only occur if their correspondent plosives (p t k) are on the last syllable of a word. If a suffix is added, lenition occurs


vowels are:

a i u e o