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What did you accomplish today?

Post by Micamo » Sun 24 Apr 2011, 01:10

What conlanging work have you been doing recently?

I've been slowly solidifying Midhera verbs, working on case suppletion in Acoi, incorporation and phonology in Blith (yet another rewrite), and most recently a verb conjugation for my own personal attempt at a CBS extension.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ossicone » Sun 24 Apr 2011, 01:13

When the genitive is used as the possessive in Amjati the noun must be made definite.

My cat.
Tosjak zem.
toɕ-ak zem
cat-DEF.m.ABS 1sg.GEN


Oh god this is psuedoswedish... I might have to change it.
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Post by roninbodhisattva » Sun 24 Apr 2011, 01:30

I tried to solidify P1's phonology, and ended up kind of spinning it off into a very isolating language with a very similar but at the same time different phonology. It'll be interesting.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by MrKrov » Sun 24 Apr 2011, 01:35

Adjusted permitted consonant clusters, tidied-up when to use several allomorphs, changed the from-comparative to a to-comparative, added tag questions and the daily 5 words.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Itsuki Kohaku » Sun 24 Apr 2011, 02:41

Got a basic idea for my new conlang, Now time to think of phonology.
In order of knowledge: :eng: :vls: :epo: :fra: :deu: :esp: :jpn: :zho: :fin: :tur: :eus:
Conlangs: :con: Literary Makurungou, :con: Common Makurungou
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Xing » Sun 24 Apr 2011, 03:01

I've been working a bit with the use of prepositions in Watteetexu.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Sankon » Mon 25 Apr 2011, 03:02

I began devising sound changes from P1 to P2.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Itsuki Kohaku » Mon 25 Apr 2011, 03:03

Got phonology for conlang finalized.
In order of knowledge: :eng: :vls: :epo: :fra: :deu: :esp: :jpn: :zho: :fin: :tur: :eus:
Conlangs: :con: Literary Makurungou, :con: Common Makurungou
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by MrKrov » Mon 25 Apr 2011, 03:16

Worked out answering questions, relative clauses, tidied-up descriptions of what some morphemes do, added the daily 5 words.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Czwartek » Mon 25 Apr 2011, 03:23

Sod all, as usual. I don't have an active conlang.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ossicone » Mon 25 Apr 2011, 03:28

I did fuck all. Everything I tried to do just ended in complete frustration.
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I think I might be due to take a break from conlanging.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Micamo » Mon 25 Apr 2011, 04:22

Same here. Spent all day playing Portal 2 and sleeping. But I did get a nifty morpheme slot idea while I was eating dinner.
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Post by roninbodhisattva » Mon 25 Apr 2011, 04:36

Micamo wrote: But I did get a nifty morpheme slot idea while I was eating dinner.
Which was?
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Micamo » Mon 25 Apr 2011, 04:37

My dinner? A beef sandwich.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Micamo » Mon 25 Apr 2011, 04:50

Ah, that. My idea was that, considering person marking on Midhera verbs at maximum agrees with three arguments, and what persons the verb needs to agree with depends on the verb's transitivity as well as its active-stative status, how do I differentiate a zero-marked person from the absence of agreement at all with that argument? A few ways I could handle this:

A. Simply have no zeroes anywhere within the person system. This is the option I want to avoid as Midhera verbs already get pretty long.
B. Whether the marker is a zero or a lack of agreement is determined by the context of the rest of the clause. You can tell that it's not third-person patient agreement because there's no constituent in the clause marked in the patientitive case.

And the idea I came up with while eating dinner,

C. Introduce the person markers as varying sub-slots to certain transitivity markers. The transitive marker has both A and P persons as sub-slots, but the intransitive marker has only A or P as a sub-slot. This option also allows me to be a bit more... creative with my verb conjugations without sacrificing parsability.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ainuke » Tue 26 Apr 2011, 19:10

Just about to start the person distinction on Verbs, which will finish the Verb section of my lang.
Vasak Kseni du Lamisa Sensen sen.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Thakowsaizmu » Tue 26 Apr 2011, 19:16

Here's everything I accomplished today:

Phonology
<i e ä u o a>
/i e æ u o ɒ/

<m n ng>
/m n ŋ/

<p b t d c g>
/p b t d k g/

<f v th dh s z h>
/f v θ ð s z h/

<j w r lh l>
/j w r~ɾ ɬ l/

Grammatical Cases
Nominative -s
Accusative -n
Partitive -t
Oblique --
Possessed u

Pronouns
1ps 1pd 1pp 2ps 2pd 2pp 3ps 3pd 3pp 4ps 4pd 4pp
Cas cicas icas das cidas idas jas cijas ijas was ciwas iwas
Can cican ican dan cidan idan jan cijan ijan wan ciwan iwan
Cat cicat icat dat cidat idat jat cijat ijat wat ciwat iwat
Ca cica ica da cida ida ja cija ija wa ciwa iwa
Cu cicu icu du cidu idu ju ciju iju wu ciwu iwu

Verbs
Infinitive -am
Present -a
Past -i
Future -u

Energetic -al-
Conditional -es-
Imparative -ur-
Command -az-

To see - edham
I see - cas edha
I saw - cas edhi
I'll see - cas edhu
I don't see - cas edhaso
I didn't see - cas edhiso
I shan't see - cas edhuso

To speak - talham
I speak with her - Cas talha le jan
I spoke with her - Cas talhi le jan
She spoke to herself - Jas talhi le jan
She spoke to her - Jas talhi le wan

I spoke to him, and he spoke to her - Cas talhi le jan cai jas talhi le wan

I may see her - Cas edhesa jan
I saw her! - Cas edhali jan
If I speak to you, you must look at me - Cas telhesa, das edhura can

To go - läwam
Go! - Das läwaza
You must go - Das läwura

To like - ogam
To eat - mazam
To hear - hägam
To want - hengam
To think - zijam
To be (exist) - äjam
To be (placement) - äram

I like to listen to her voice - Cas oga hägam na ja cingu (cingas)
I am going to her house - Cas läwa ni ja domu (domas)
I see her - Cas edha jan
I am looking at her - Cas edha jat

I don't like you - Cas ogaso dan
I really like you - Cas ogala dan

Don't eat! - Das mazazaso
You mustn't eat - Das mazuraso
I want to see her - Cas hengala edham jan
I really don't want to see her - Cas hengalaso edham jan
I must speak with her - Cas talhura le jan
I think of her - Cas zija ce ja
Do you think of her? - An das zija ce ja?
What do you think? - An das zija man?
What do you want? - An das henga man?

I am - Cas äja
I am - Cas ära

Where are you? - An das ära madhan?
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Micamo » Tue 26 Apr 2011, 19:39

Good stuff, good stuff, but you should probably have 3rd and 4th person as 3prox and 3obv respectively. "Fourth person" isn't descriptive enough due to it meaning so many things.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Itsuki Kohaku » Tue 26 Apr 2011, 19:59

Decided that new conlang will be polysynthetic and it will have 8 noun cases so far.
Progress is slow.
In order of knowledge: :eng: :vls: :epo: :fra: :deu: :esp: :jpn: :zho: :fin: :tur: :eus:
Conlangs: :con: Literary Makurungou, :con: Common Makurungou
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