What did you accomplish today?

A forum for all topics related to constructed languages
User avatar
Shemtov
runic
runic
Posts: 2654
Joined: Mon 29 Apr 2013, 03:06

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Shemtov » Tue 07 Aug 2018, 00:58

Posted Sakasõdakakowi, an idea for a Wanian language that had been brewing for a couple of days, as I had read about the Natlang Tobati (which is crazy as all hell), as I want Wanian to express the variety of Austronesian (as it is the Austronesian equivalent of tWoF), and while I had languages based on the Formosan Languages, Phillipine, Malagasy, Javanese, Malayic, Moken, Fijian–Polynesian, I had no Western Oceanic equivalent, so I created the Tall Islandic Branch, which is based on WO, with Sakasõdakakowi being influenced by the North New Guinea Linkage, plus some Malayic.
Many children make up, or begin to make up, imaginary languages. I have been at it since I could write.
-JRR Tolkien
yangfiretiger121
hieroglyphic
hieroglyphic
Posts: 63
Joined: Sun 17 Jun 2018, 02:04

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by yangfiretiger121 » Tue 07 Aug 2018, 02:11

Added a base 1,000 measurement system. It's noted as base 1,000 because the prefixes equivalent to 1000−2/3 (centi), 1000−1/3 (deci), 10001/3 (deca), and 10002/3 (hecto) are rarely used artifacts of a previous time.
User avatar
WeepingElf
cuneiform
cuneiform
Posts: 127
Joined: Tue 23 Feb 2016, 18:42
Location: Braunschweig, Germany
Contact:

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by WeepingElf » Tue 07 Aug 2018, 14:21

shimobaatar wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 21:09
WeepingElf wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 18:03
Last night, I got an idea of how tones work in Lo Dang, a monosyllabic, isolating and tonal IE language spoken in northwestern China.
Sounds like a cool project! Given the language's location, is there any close relation to Tocharian (apart from both being Indo-European)? What's the etymology of the language's name, if I might ask?
Yes, I imagine it to be quite close to Tocharian, but I don't know yet which way. I haven't worked out much of the Lo Dang sound changes yet, and know almost nothing about the Tocharian ones. The etymology of the language name is *h1leudhrom dnghh2, i.e. 'People's Tongue'.
... brought to you by the Weeping Elf
User avatar
Lao Kou
korean
korean
Posts: 5650
Joined: Sun 25 Nov 2012, 10:39
Location: 蘇州/苏州

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Lao Kou » Tue 07 Aug 2018, 15:37

shimobaatar wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 21:09
Lao Kou wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 10:21
稲子豆 inagaumamée - carob
稲子/蝗 inagaue - locust
霧笛 moutéquie - foghorn

(Bringing the English dictionary count to 666 [}:D])
So nice to see Japoné語 again, even if the Beast is tagging along!
Thanks. One was able to move away from the Evil One today. Following 霧笛 yesterday, I ended up on the train to Enkaville (♪ ♫ Won't you take me to -- Enkatoooown?! ♫ ♪) (演歌). I wouldn't want a daily streaming diet of it, but I really enjoy enka. Anyway, I stumbled upon a very enka song, 霧笛の宿 (Muteki no Yado), sung by Miyako Ōtsuki (大月みやこ) -- plenty of new words, and we're just through the first stanza.

Man, I'd forgotten, yet again, how much slogging is involved (enjoyable, therapeutic slogging, but slogging nonetheless) in working with a fledgling dictionary. The Géarthnuns dictionary is hefty enough so that a new word or entry doesn't take much effort (but the entry count increases more slowly than before). In contrast, the Japoné語 dictionary entry count goes up really quickly since there are so few of them, but the establishment of new entries and the cross-referencing -- oy. A nice thing about today was that some entries were expanded on, so it's beginning to look less like a one-to-one gloss, entry = word, wordlist.
道可道,非常道
名可名,非常名
shimobaatar
darkness
darkness
Posts: 10179
Joined: Fri 12 Jul 2013, 22:09
Location: PA → IN

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by shimobaatar » Tue 07 Aug 2018, 17:03

(Post #9996.)
Keenir2 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 23:07
I (Rodlox,Keenir) got a new CBB ID because I got locked out of my Hotmail last night


tried to work out how the Classical Greek words "nix" / "nyx" would evolve if given an island where they'd go nuts from sheer isolation have the place to themselves for forever and all time (*g*)...thus far, its at [nytS] / [nAs] though I'm not wild about either.
Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that!

Any ideas regarding where this island might be?
User avatar
k1234567890y
runic
runic
Posts: 2953
Joined: Sat 04 Jan 2014, 04:47
Contact:

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by k1234567890y » Tue 07 Aug 2018, 17:10

Keenir2 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 23:07
I (Rodlox,Keenir) got a new CBB ID because I got locked out of my Hotmail last night
that's bad to hear
私のアツい人工言語活動!言カツ!始まります!!
User avatar
KaiTheHomoSapien
greek
greek
Posts: 551
Joined: Mon 15 Feb 2016, 06:10
Location: Napa Valley, California

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by KaiTheHomoSapien » Tue 07 Aug 2018, 17:31

Is it weird that it took me this long to create a "to be" verb? The fact is, I had a preliminary one, simply because I would have almost no ability to write example sentences without one, but it's only now that I'm writing out the full conjugation of it.
Don't live to conlang; conlang to live.

My conlang: Image Lihmelinyan
User avatar
k1234567890y
runic
runic
Posts: 2953
Joined: Sat 04 Jan 2014, 04:47
Contact:

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by k1234567890y » Tue 07 Aug 2018, 18:47

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 17:31
Is it weird that it took me this long to create a "to be" verb? The fact is, I had a preliminary one, simply because I would have almost no ability to write example sentences without one, but it's only now that I'm writing out the full conjugation of it.
not really


also I think it is ok if a language has no verbs equivalent to "to be", you can just use "X Y" to indicate the meaning "X is Y", and in some of my conlangs I do this...like Lonmai Luna
私のアツい人工言語活動!言カツ!始まります!!
Keenir2
rupestrian
rupestrian
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon 06 Aug 2018, 22:51

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Keenir2 » Wed 08 Aug 2018, 00:05

shimobaatar wrote:
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 17:03
(Post #9996.)
Keenir2 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 23:07
I (Rodlox,Keenir) got a new CBB ID because I got locked out of my Hotmail last night


tried to work out how the Classical Greek words "nix" / "nyx" would evolve if given an island where they'd go nuts from sheer isolation have the place to themselves for forever and all time (*g*)...thus far, its at [nytS] / [nAs] though I'm not wild about either.
Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that!

Any ideas regarding where this island might be?
right now, its in some sort of manipulated reality....a Snapshot https://dalecozort.wordpress.com/ (and yes I asked and got permission beforehand)
User avatar
k1234567890y
runic
runic
Posts: 2953
Joined: Sat 04 Jan 2014, 04:47
Contact:

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by k1234567890y » Wed 08 Aug 2018, 20:14

I just made the Culet-Mayato script...which is going to be an abugida written horizontally from left to right.

As its name suggests, it is shared by both of the Mayato language and the Culet language.
私のアツい人工言語活動!言カツ!始まります!!
User avatar
Lambuzhao
earth
earth
Posts: 7552
Joined: Sun 13 May 2012, 01:57

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Lambuzhao » Wed 08 Aug 2018, 20:47

Keenir2 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 23:07
I (Rodlox,Keenir) got a new CBB ID because I got locked out of my Hotmail last night


tried to work out how the Classical Greek words "nix" / "nyx" would evolve if given an island where they'd go nuts from sheer isolation have the place to themselves for forever and all time (*g*)...thus far, its at [nytS] / [nAs] though I'm not wild about either.
A potential new :grc: lang in the works?

[:)]
User avatar
Lambuzhao
earth
earth
Posts: 7552
Joined: Sun 13 May 2012, 01:57

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Lambuzhao » Wed 08 Aug 2018, 20:48

k1234567890y wrote:
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 20:14
I just made the Culet-Mayato script...which is going to be an abugida written horizontally from left to right.

As its name suggests, it is shared by both of the Mayato language and the Culet language.
Huzzah for abugidas!
Proceed!!
[:D]
User avatar
k1234567890y
runic
runic
Posts: 2953
Joined: Sat 04 Jan 2014, 04:47
Contact:

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by k1234567890y » Wed 08 Aug 2018, 20:51

Lambuzhao wrote:
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 20:48
k1234567890y wrote:
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 20:14
I just made the Culet-Mayato script...which is going to be an abugida written horizontally from left to right.

As its name suggests, it is shared by both of the Mayato language and the Culet language.
Huzzah for abugidas!
Proceed!!
[:D]
thanks (:
私のアツい人工言語活動!言カツ!始まります!!
Keenir2
rupestrian
rupestrian
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon 06 Aug 2018, 22:51

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Keenir2 » Wed 08 Aug 2018, 20:58

Lambuzhao wrote:
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 20:47
Keenir2 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 23:07
I (Rodlox,Keenir) got a new CBB ID because I got locked out of my Hotmail last night

tried to work out how the Classical Greek words "nix" / "nyx" would evolve if given an island where they'd go nuts from sheer isolation have the place to themselves for forever and all time (*g*)...thus far, its at [nytS] / [nAs] though I'm not wild about either.
A potential new :grc: lang in the works?
[:)]
sadly, no, at least not thus far: so far, its a barebones naming lang
nox -> [nAs]
nix -> [nytS]
? -> Naia {fm character's given name; former child soldier, so I was thinking of an Achilles reference for a nickname or non-famial surname she'd been given - on the logic of "perhaps achilles becomes a synonym or replacement for myrmidon" }

unfortunately, what few resources I have on surname formation and the origins of surnames, gives short shrift to the Greek surnames and patrynomics: only covering modern Greek. any suggestions on Classical or pre-Classical patrynomics/sites for said patrynomics?

thank you.

{ps: I may fuse this naming lang with my Faux Anatolian that's been simmering in my notebooks for a few weeks now...that may help them both}
User avatar
Lambuzhao
earth
earth
Posts: 7552
Joined: Sun 13 May 2012, 01:57

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Lambuzhao » Wed 08 Aug 2018, 21:00

Turning and returning to some untied laces and unfinished business from last summer,
I helped my son brainstorm a bit further on his work-in-progress Subnautica+Spore game mashup.
We were discussing some of the biomes of the planet in question, and then the conversation turned to what the planet looked like, with regard to landmasses and bodies of water. He had some vague notions, but, despite his artistry, never drew sketch one of the planet's geography.

So, we visited Donjon's Fractal World Generator. We tinkered with parameters, and came up with 4~5 planetary maps that came closest to what he had in mind, moving him on to happily create in more directions.


It was all I could do to help nudge my son beyond the cusp of dogday doggery.


Slowly, slowly sprint ye Stallions of Summerswane!
User avatar
Lambuzhao
earth
earth
Posts: 7552
Joined: Sun 13 May 2012, 01:57

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Lambuzhao » Wed 08 Aug 2018, 21:11

Keenir2 wrote:
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 20:58
Lambuzhao wrote:
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 20:47
Keenir2 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 23:07
I (Rodlox,Keenir) got a new CBB ID because I got locked out of my Hotmail last night

tried to work out how the Classical Greek words "nix" / "nyx" would evolve if given an island where they'd go nuts from sheer isolation have the place to themselves for forever and all time (*g*)...thus far, its at [nytS] / [nAs] though I'm not wild about either.
A potential new :grc: lang in the works?
[:)]
sadly, no, at least not thus far: so far, its a barebones naming lang
nox -> [nAs]
nix -> [nytS]
? -> Naia {fm character's given name; former child soldier, so I was thinking of an Achilles reference for a nickname or non-famial surname she'd been given - on the logic of "perhaps achilles becomes a synonym or replacement for myrmidon" }

unfortunately, what few resources I have on surname formation and the origins of surnames, gives short shrift to the Greek surnames and patrynomics: only covering modern Greek. any suggestions on Classical or pre-Classical patrynomics/sites for said patrynomics?

thank you.

{ps: I may fuse this naming lang with my Faux Anatolian that's been simmering in my notebooks for a few weeks now...that may help them both}
so I was thinking of an Achilles reference for a nickname or non-famial surname she'd been given
Achilliades?

Some possibles references:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_G ... onal_names

https://www.britac.ac.uk/pubs/proc/files/104p015.pdf

https://books.google.com/books?id=UQLm4 ... cs&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=E1Jwa ... cs&f=false

:wat:
Keenir2
rupestrian
rupestrian
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon 06 Aug 2018, 22:51

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Keenir2 » Wed 08 Aug 2018, 22:10

Lambuzhao wrote:
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 21:11
Keenir2 wrote:
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 20:58
so I was thinking of an Achilles reference for a nickname or non-famial surname she'd been given
Achilliades?

Some possibles references:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_G ... onal_names
https://www.britac.ac.uk/pubs/proc/files/104p015.pdf
https://books.google.com/books?id=UQLm4 ... cs&f=false
https://books.google.com/books?id=E1Jwa ... cs&f=false

:wat:
Thank you very much for these; they are already proving most useful, and I expect that usefulness of the sites to continue. much appreciated.
User avatar
k1234567890y
runic
runic
Posts: 2953
Joined: Sat 04 Jan 2014, 04:47
Contact:

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by k1234567890y » Thu 09 Aug 2018, 06:20

I decided to make the Town Speech/Urban Basanawa word /land̥/ "land" and /gɹʊnd̥/ "ground" share the same Kanji, which is 地...as I feel it might be the best choice considering the semantics.
私のアツい人工言語活動!言カツ!始まります!!
User avatar
Lao Kou
korean
korean
Posts: 5650
Joined: Sun 25 Nov 2012, 10:39
Location: 蘇州/苏州

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Lao Kou » Thu 09 Aug 2018, 11:44

k1234567890y wrote:
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 06:20
I decided to make the Town Speech/Urban Basanawa word /land̥/ "land" and /gɹʊnd̥/ "ground" share the same Kanji, which is 地...as I feel it might be the best choice considering the semantics.
With a little prodding, I was able to get my boyfriend to recall how to say 捉迷藏 (zhuō mí cáng - hide-n-seek) in Shanghainese. According to him, it's 伴羊磨磨 and 摸瞎子. So, k1234567890y, would you happen to know how to say this in 台語/学佬话?
道可道,非常道
名可名,非常名
User avatar
k1234567890y
runic
runic
Posts: 2953
Joined: Sat 04 Jan 2014, 04:47
Contact:

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by k1234567890y » Thu 09 Aug 2018, 17:00

Lao Kou wrote:
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 11:44
k1234567890y wrote:
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 06:20
I decided to make the Town Speech/Urban Basanawa word /land̥/ "land" and /gɹʊnd̥/ "ground" share the same Kanji, which is 地...as I feel it might be the best choice considering the semantics.
With a little prodding, I was able to get my boyfriend to recall how to say 捉迷藏 (zhuō mí cáng - hide-n-seek) in Shanghainese. According to him, it's 伴羊磨磨 and 摸瞎子. So, k1234567890y, would you happen to know how to say this in 台語/学佬话?
uncertain...sorry
私のアツい人工言語活動!言カツ!始まります!!
Post Reply