Coveny's ConLang

A forum for all topics related to constructed languages
Post Reply
User avatar
Coveny
rupestrian
rupestrian
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri 17 Nov 2017, 20:38
Contact:

Coveny's ConLang

Post by Coveny » Tue 05 Dec 2017, 23:22

So I've been working on my ConLang and I'd like to get some feedback.

How I got to my letters and glyphs - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

Fonts - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vIk99I ... sp=sharing
- *Note* The idea is that the glyph should give you an idea of how to pronounce it.

My idea is to have words structured as follows
No more than two consonants in a row
No more than one vowel in a row
No consonants or vowels repeating
Can end with a vowel but can't start with a vowel
Direct Orthography

NOUNS will "NADG" case-systems
Verbs will morph for past, present, future, perfect, and adpositions for Continuous

If you wouldn't mind looking it over and telling me what you think I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,
Mark
ForDebating.com is coming in February. A debating website that I hope to populate with intelligent critical debator. You can follow updates at https://www.facebook.com/fordebating

Feature comparison chart
Iyionaku
roman
roman
Posts: 1467
Joined: Sun 25 May 2014, 13:17

Re: Coveny's ConLang

Post by Iyionaku » Wed 06 Dec 2017, 07:52

Coveny wrote:
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 23:22
Fonts - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vIk99I ... sp=sharing
- *Note* The idea is that the glyph should give you an idea of how to pronounce it.
This is called a featural writing system. You may want to have a look at Hangeul, Korean's writing system which is the only natural writing system that follows that principle. In fact, you may have already had a look at it, because your writing system looks similar. However, I can't really tell about the principle you used because I don't know your phonemes.
Coveny wrote:
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 23:22
No more than two consonants in a row
No more than one vowel in a row
No consonants or vowels repeating
Can end with a vowel but can't start with a vowel
So your syllable structure is in fact like that:

C(C)V

Gemination (doubling of consonants) is prohibited, vowel lengthening is prohibited.

I cannot say much more to your language because so far you haven't provided information to phonetics, phonology, morphology or syntax.
Heaven and Earth, but I feel the color of the cake when you keep the Victoria.
I had a mantra on the moss and I had to go to bed.


Oh, and there is a [ɕ] in my name!
User avatar
Coveny
rupestrian
rupestrian
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri 17 Nov 2017, 20:38
Contact:

Re: Coveny's ConLang

Post by Coveny » Wed 06 Dec 2017, 14:26

Iyionaku wrote:
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 07:52

This is called a featural writing system. You may want to have a look at Hangeul, Korean's writing system which is the only natural writing system that follows that principle. In fact, you may have already had a look at it, because your writing system looks similar. However, I can't really tell about the principle you used because I don't know your phonemes.
They should be visible on the second tab (Glyphs) of the first link. Which should also list the IPA phonetics associated to my glyph. All glyphs directly connect to one and only one phoneme. I don't have the lexicon yet, but I intend to pull the same word in IPA form from all 8 of my base languages and then compare them side by side to look for similarities, and try to take whatever the most common/popular between them is, and convert it to by system.
Iyionaku wrote:
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 07:52
Coveny wrote:
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 23:22
No more than three consonants in a row
No more than one vowel in a row
No consonants or vowels repeating
Can end with a vowel but can't start with a vowel
So your syllable structure is in fact like that:

C(CC)V

Gemination (doubling of consonants) is prohibited, vowel lengthening is prohibited.

I cannot say much more to your language because so far you haven't provided information to phonetics, phonology, morphology or syntax.
Should have been three consonants sorry. Changed above. I want two to be the norm but I want the ability to go three for rare words.

Syntax I'm going with SVO.

Morphology will be a different letter for a different tense except for Continuous which will use adpositions. The general idea will be something like this:

Verbs
Tense: English - mine
Simple Present: He sings. - He sings
Present Perfect: He has sung. - He sung
Present Continuous: He is singing - He singing
Present Perfect Continuous: He has been singing - He sunging

Simple Past: He sang - He sang
Past Perfect: He had sung - He song
Past Continuous: He was singing - He sanging
Past Perfect Continuous: He had been singing - He songing

Simple Future: He will sing - He seng
Future Perfect: He will have sung - He sɛng
Future Continuous: He will be singing - He senging
Future Perfect Continuous: He will have been singing - He sɛnging

Not likely that I will use "ing" as the affix, but this shows the general concept. That leaves /ə/ out, so I will likely say it can be Present as well as /i/. But also the vowel to tense correlation is not "set", and is subject to change. So I'm open to feedback/ideas on the subject, especially if there is a basis for it in the 8 languages.

Nouns: English - mine
Nominative (Subject of verb): I - mi
Accusative (Direct objects): ? - mo
Dative (Indirect objects): me - me
Genitive (Possession): mine - ma

With the nouns I have can double up and still have one extra so it will be two letters for each. Of course I could be missing something I'm not thinking of and need those vowels elsewhere. I also haven't worked on adjectives or adverbs yet. I'm hoping not to have any prepositions in the language at all, but we'll see how that turns out.

I'm new to all this but hopefully what I'm talking about is clear, and haven't made some major error...
ForDebating.com is coming in February. A debating website that I hope to populate with intelligent critical debator. You can follow updates at https://www.facebook.com/fordebating

Feature comparison chart
User avatar
eldin raigmore
fire
fire
Posts: 5680
Joined: Sat 14 Aug 2010, 18:38
Location: SouthEast Michigan

Re: Coveny's ConLang

Post by eldin raigmore » Wed 06 Dec 2017, 20:45

I'm just posting this here now, to remind myself to make a useful post later, when I have more time.
Post Reply