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by Chagen
04 Jul 2019 09:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kirroŋa (Now Playing: Tweaks)
Replies: 22
Views: 2949

Re: Kirroŋa (Now Playing: Tweaks)

I just want to bump this to let everyone know I reread this topic and I have literally no fucking clue how 20-year-old me made something this absurdly complex and professional.
by Chagen
25 Sep 2018 20:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pazmat mk.II (NP: Roadmap for future posts)
Replies: 36
Views: 13221

Re: Pazmat mk.II (NP: Roadmap for future posts)

Hey y'all. I ain't dead. Holy crackers! Yeah, depression and shit tore a hole right through me. Pazmat will never die though. I swear it will not. However, in my long absence there are a few things I want to change and tweak. I'm always changing and tweaking Pazmat! Keeping it the same beautiful lan...
by Chagen
15 Jul 2018 07:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5755
Views: 1346884

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

How concievable is it that a future desiderative become a sort of "polite imperative"--that is "please X" So basically, "you will turn to page 20 in your textbooks" eventually meaning effectively "please turn to page 20 in your textbooks". The basic idea is that the first, when spoken by an authorit...
by Chagen
12 Jul 2017 03:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030381

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I just realized I posted that in the complete wrong section. Derp. Well...uh...I came up with a word for "camel"? bamiy- . Tricky, as I have decided that au > ō before y or w, so for the indefinite, you get bamōṣ instead of the "expected" *bamauṣ . Also the indefinite singular accusative is by analo...
by Chagen
12 Jul 2017 01:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030381

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Is it plausible for a simplification of a particular construction to occur alongside its non-simplified counterpart without overtaking it? For instance "like" in Pazmat (as in "like the wind") is normally formed with the Genitive + dū , a post-position with means "here" (the genitive is just to conn...
by Chagen
16 May 2017 22:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030381

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Double post, but I just came up with this and I love it: savurayyaśamāmi... Since (he) will want to visit (soon)... And if you need to make it even longer... savurayyaśamallītāmi.. Given that (he) (soon) will want to visit (us) so strongly... Actually I think I can stretch these participles even fur...
by Chagen
16 May 2017 19:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030381

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've run into yet another problem with Pazmat ablaut. So, <a> and <e> normally have the grades a > ē > ey and e > ī > ay. However, arC and erC have completely different grades (arV and erV do not, they behave as normal): vat- "look at" > vētana "I am looking at" > veytubbī "I begin to look at" gard-...
by Chagen
16 May 2017 18:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5755
Views: 1346884

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

Is there any correspondence between the inflectional complexity of a language, and whether it tends towards ambitransitive verbs or distinct transitive and intransitive ones? For instance, English usually has ambitransitives: "I turn on the lights", "the lights turned on", whereas, e.g, Japanese is ...
by Chagen
12 May 2017 20:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030381

Re: What did you accomplish today?

So . . . what's the issue with 30 verbal classes? Surely the more the merrier? :mrgreen: Ridiculous complexity in a language that is already super complex. And worse: complexity that adds no new grammatical or syntactic wrinkles, just more brain-burden. I'm sure if anyone can uncover ever new ever ...
by Chagen
12 May 2017 01:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030381

Re: What did you accomplish today?

So . . . what's the issue with 30 verbal classes? Surely the more the merrier? :mrgreen: Ridiculous complexity in a language that is already super complex. And worse: complexity that adds no new grammatical or syntactic wrinkles, just more brain-burden. Are you reworking Polish or something? [xD] N...
by Chagen
09 May 2017 20:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030381

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I worked on Pazmat today.

I ended up somehow ballooning the verbal classes from 7 to 25.

...no wait, I forgot the syllabics. That means we get 30+ with ease.

This is gonna need some simplification.
by Chagen
28 Mar 2017 19:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5755
Views: 1346884

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

If a language distinguishes transitive verbs from intransitive morphologically (that is, one verb can't be used for both valences as in English), what is more likely for derivation: transitive derived from intransitive, or intransitive derived from transitive? I'm going to guess the latter, since th...
by Chagen
24 Mar 2017 00:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5755
Views: 1346884

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

Is it plausible for a language to mandatorily mark number on demonstratives/determiners but not nouns themselves?
by Chagen
22 Mar 2017 04:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5755
Views: 1346884

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

I think they're talking about marked vs unmarked phrases.
by Chagen
21 Mar 2017 17:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030381

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I'm starting to realize this Sunbyaku reboot isn't going well. Well I knew that all along. Actually to be honest I barely conlang anymore. Stupid me! I guess it's time to go back to Pazmat. Now if only I didn't forget damn near everything. What I find funny is that the basic grammar never leaves me,...
by Chagen
10 Mar 2017 23:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030381

Re: What did you accomplish today?

...I've just realized that with a minor tweak to the new morphophonology rules I've made for Sunbyaku, I can derive an equivalent to Japanese's -ru verbs with it. Basically, internal hiatus verbs which end in -e or -o would suffix an epenthetic -r- or -y- between their themes: hame-a-ri > hamerari >...
by Chagen
10 Mar 2017 22:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030381

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Having not conlanged in a while, I feel like picking up Sunbyaku again. I think this time I will not obsess over the specifics of diachronic phonology as much--I know that seems like a cop-out, but dealing with it is sometimes incredibly annoying as you have to keep in mind both the ancient forms an...
by Chagen
27 Jan 2017 22:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030381

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Pazmat has a new imperative. buntarus! "eat!" (sg.) bunturre! "eat!" (pl.) -urre is a contraction of earlier -aruse : -aruse > -urse* > -urre *: In Pazmat, it's common for a syncopated vowel to "jump back" and "replace" a preceding /a/--this also often happens when a syncopated mid vowel follows a h...
by Chagen
22 Jan 2017 22:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030381

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I am back after another disappearance out of nowhere. Discord is taking up all of my time! Also, I'm not going to school this semester, which should give me lots of more free time. I want to actually continue work on Pazmat now. Of utmost importance now: -Straightening out the nominal system: I want...
by Chagen
02 Jan 2017 23:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030381

Re: What did you accomplish today?

...Think I just figured out a paradigmn for er-stems I actually LIKE. Wow. vagurū "the book" vagūrram "in the book" vagūrros "next to the book" vagayyū "the books" vagayyāram "in the books" vagayyāros "next to the books" The plural e.g locative was once -ayyayīram , but of course that's stupid long ...