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by Trailsend
30 Jan 2020 14:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 4584

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

Wow I missed a lot of nuance present in the Hiding Waters text lol On the contrary, you caught a ton of nuance in the Hiding Waters text! Perhaps my friend spoke in such a way, but the strange spirits are getting afraid that she is talking to them. I was excited to see if something like this happen...
by Trailsend
17 Jan 2020 14:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 4584

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

total pleb wrote:
17 Jan 2020 13:52
I have received the torch and am now working on it.

ok technically I got it last night but I was about to go to sleep so shhh
Feel free to PM me if I can help clarify anything!
by Trailsend
16 Jan 2020 06:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 4584

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

Torch passed to loglorn!
by Trailsend
15 Jan 2020 18:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 4584

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

Sorry for the holdup folks, I’m still here! Just wrapping up the grammar guide, will pass it on soon.
by Trailsend
13 Jan 2020 19:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 4584

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

loglorn wrote:
13 Jan 2020 13:32
I don't do examples on relay torches because I don't want people to be too sure of what's going on.
Historically, people being too sure of what HW was doing has...not been a concern.

I’m...including a lot of examples this time :/
by Trailsend
12 Jan 2020 03:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 4584

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

My translation is complete! Now I just have to somehow create a grammar guide that will be as pleasant and smooth for loglorn to work with as alynnidalar's was for me. This...is not likely to happen, but I'm going to try my level best.

I should be able to pass it on tomorrow, or Monday at the latest.
by Trailsend
09 Jan 2020 09:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 4584

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

Received!
by Trailsend
06 Jan 2020 21:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 4584

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

Unfortunately, I'm going to need another day or so--sorry for the delay but I haven't quite gotten the translation/grammar finished yet! I've ended up using Tirina rather than Azen, because neither Azen nor I was quite up to the task. No worries! I have a good block of time to work on this on Thurs...
by Trailsend
05 Jan 2020 06:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413668

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

Galactic Standard's rules on tone and reduplication are below. Are they morphological or phonotactical? Without reduplication, word may only contain vowels adjacent in tone, such as a high-tone vowel and a mid-tone vowel, or vowels sharing a tone, such as two high-tone vowels. Reduplication only af...
by Trailsend
31 Dec 2019 05:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 4584

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

I see the tradeoff, and vote in favor of letting the relay finish sooner, even if it means one ring has fewer links. If you decide to move anybody loglorn, I volunteer :)
by Trailsend
30 Dec 2019 14:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 4584

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

Iyionaku wrote:
30 Dec 2019 08:56
Given that ring II is a lot behind ring I, wouldn't you all think it makes sense if one or two of the remaining participants from ring II switch to ring I?
I'm not opposed to that.
by Trailsend
27 Dec 2019 15:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 4584

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

this_is_an_account wrote:
26 Dec 2019 02:44
Sorry about this, but I don't think I'll be able to complete this in a timely manner. I'm going to have to drop out.
Have you forwarded Davush's torch to Doormouse?
by Trailsend
15 Dec 2019 03:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 4584

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

Oh gosh! I'm a bit slow to report, but is it too late to join one of the rings? If so I'd love to participate with Hiding Waters
by Trailsend
22 Oct 2019 23:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Updated Hiding Waters (née Feayran) Grammar
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Updated Hiding Waters (née Feayran) Grammar

Overall, I think this is one of the coolest conlangs ever. Wow! Thanks much! Glad to hear the romanization grew on you. It's definitely got some wrinkles, but overall, it's grown on me as well. ...the demonstrative system is brilliant and just perfect; "something the speaker can smell but not see" ...
by Trailsend
19 Oct 2019 01:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413668

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

With regard to questions in particular, languages do this differently. Spanish uses "¿Y _?", paralleling English's "And _?" method that Sal mentioned. German uses "Was ist mit _?" Mandarin uses "_呢?" I guess what I'm wondering is whether, in the same way you can ask "How does this language form pola...
by Trailsend
18 Oct 2019 04:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413668

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

That's incidental to the example; consider this one.

"What did Alice bring to the archvillain convention?"
"A bunch of ridiculous death-ray variations, as usual."
"What about Bob?"

Same structure, but no longer polar.
by Trailsend
18 Oct 2019 03:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413668

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

Is there a technical term for a "what-about" question? "Are you the murderer?" is a polar question. "Who is the murderer?" is a non-polar question. "Is Alice the murderer, or Bob?" is an alternative question. "Alice is the murderer, isn't she?" is a leading question. "Is Alice the what?! " is an ech...
by Trailsend
07 Oct 2019 19:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Updated Hiding Waters (née Feayran) Grammar
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Updated Hiding Waters (née Feayran) Grammar

your horrific consonant clusters That's an odd way to romanize [tɹ.ˈɪf.ɪk] ;) Thanks, holbuzvala! "Interesting and fresh" feels like high praise, I'm glad you enjoyed the read! I'm working to get something more interesting written up for phonology, and get the Questions section filled out. It occur...
by Trailsend
06 Oct 2019 09:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Updated Hiding Waters (née Feayran) Grammar
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Updated Hiding Waters (née Feayran) Grammar

Great work. I am okay with the romanization. I like the presentation, too. I haven't been able to read through the morphosyntax. I would like to comment on the phonology part though. Sorry, I am realy into phonology and I would love a bit more text explaining the sounds. Which sounds are phonemic a...
by Trailsend
03 Oct 2019 04:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Updated Hiding Waters (née Feayran) Grammar
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Updated Hiding Waters (née Feayran) Grammar

Hello, friends! It has been...entirely too long. Years and years and years ago, I had a thread here detailing my primary project, Hiding Waters (known in previous eras as Feayran). Alas, it did not survive the Great Culling of 2019. But! I got the itch to dust off some notes and make them presentabl...