Search found 5312 matches

by Xing
21 Jul 2018 12:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Volapük-inspired language (JFF)
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Volapük-inspired language (JFF)

Just for fun... /p t t͡ʃ k/ <p t c k> /b d d͡ʒ g/ <b d j g> /f s ʃ h/ <f s x h> /v~ʋ ʝ~j/ <v y> /l/ <l> /i e ɑ o u æ ø y/ <i e a o u ä ö ü> Each root has the form CVC. /v j h/ cannot occur in coda; this gives us 15*8*12 = 1440 possible roots, which stands for basic concepts. More complex words may b...
by Xing
19 Jul 2018 15:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 56
Views: 20000

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

Is there a full grammar and/or dictionary of Europan (or whatever the language is called?)
by Xing
05 Oct 2017 22:55
Forum: Translations
Topic: Nobody is born a thief.
Replies: 13
Views: 2192

Re: Nobody is born a thief.

:con: Kuri taka kiru ke miadelle.
kuri taka kiru ke miadelle
NEG.be man be_born ESS AGENT-thief
[ˈkuːri ˈtaːkɑ ˈkiːru kə mʲiaˈdelːe]
by Xing
04 Oct 2017 11:53
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Do noun cases tend to fall out with time?
Replies: 12
Views: 2441

Re: Do noun cases tend to fall out with time?

Cases may disappear with time, as they have in many European languages. But I don't think cases are any different that other kinds of inflection in this respect. In fact, it would be strange if languages would forever keep all those inflectional categories it has at a given time.
by Xing
01 Oct 2017 11:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 28794

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

I try to take the original noun (sometimes it is in different languages, so in one of them) and then transcribe it by pronunciation. Obviously in many cases Atlas will not be able to copy that pronunciation exactly or it might not be easy, so in those cases there might be a difference. Take "Arhent...
by Xing
29 Sep 2017 09:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language with different PoS
Replies: 8
Views: 1601

Re: Language with different PoS

Alessio wrote:
Indeed, it didn't go as expected... but it might be the beginning of something... maybe?
What went wrong?
by Xing
24 Sep 2017 13:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 28794

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

Some more thoughts in the post on nations: As you would expect, country names can take also an -i ending (adjectives): Zi esset al-itsa Barati - He/she was the Indian person. Could you use just the a-suffix to render the meaning 'person from (country)'? Like Vranse 'France' -> Vransa 'Frenchman'? I...
by Xing
19 Sep 2017 00:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 28794

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

Well having a very small and for most people unknown country as an example does not really invalidate the Atlas. Following your phylosophy you could have added Australia as well for instance, or New Zealand... But still. I fly every day. I am uncapable of saying where every country begins/ends, exc...
by Xing
17 Sep 2017 13:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 28794

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

Oh, a new post . "As you will be able to see, countries have an -e ending (abstract), in opposition to cities, that have a -u ending (Barsalonu, Novi-Iorku, Moskbu, Tokiu...). This is based on the idea that cities can actually be seen, but countries? can you really see the borders when flying on a p...
by Xing
12 Sep 2017 16:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 28794

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

From what I can grasp, its seems as if 'permanent aspect' might – more or less – include stative and habitual events, while 'non-permanent' might include progressive and momentary events. Correct!! Ok, but why would it be more natural (1) to merge ongoing and momentary events, while treating habitu...
by Xing
10 Sep 2017 22:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 28794

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

Permanent seems a kind of stative aspect, and non-permanent a kind of progressive aspect... dunno if this opposition stative/progressive is so unusual... From what I can grasp, its seems as if 'permanent aspect' might – more or less – include stative and habitual events, while 'non-permanent' might...
by Xing
10 Sep 2017 18:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 28794

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

I think it is an easy way of dealing with it. The permanent/non-permanent distinction was not taken from any natural language, it was more like an "accident" from reducing aspects from 4 initially to only 2. The permanent/non-permanent distinction makes it easy for the speaker to identify which one...
by Xing
07 Sep 2017 22:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 28794

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

You are right. The noun to the left is the modified noun, and to the right the modifier noun. No, no no... It's not that the one nouns is modified, and the other is a modifier. It's that the way in which the modifier modifies the modified is very different in the different examples. Take the follow...
by Xing
06 Sep 2017 22:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 28794

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

That is an interesting question Xing. - a noun modifies another noun using "de" when they both keep their full meaning. But even if both words 'keep their full meaning', they ways in which the one word is modified by the other may be very different. Compare 1) 'teacher of meteorology' with 2) 'begi...
by Xing
06 Sep 2017 00:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 28794

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

Are there any (semantic) difference between the following kinds of construction: -A noun modified by another noun -A noun modified by an adjective -A compound of two (or more) roots. Take, for instance, the example oixa de he-tene , 'teacher of meteorology', that appears in the grammar. Would it mak...
by Xing
31 Aug 2017 13:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 28794

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

Ok, so first of all: -Form nouns out of verbs? same root, different endings. For instance, from root "cit" (eat, food), you have "citu" (food) or "cites" (eat), etc. -Form noun out of adjectives? s ame, you take the root and change the endings. For instance, from "more" (death), you take the root "...
by Xing
30 Aug 2017 13:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 28794

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

I'd like to see more detailed descriptions of which derivational processes there are in the language. How do you: -Form nouns out of verbs? -Form noun out of adjectives? -Form adjectives out of nouns? -Form adjectives out of verbs? -Form verbs out of nouns? -Form verbs out of adjectives? The crucial...
by Xing
29 Aug 2017 17:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 28794

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

What's worse, I searched the whole dictionary and did't find the word for 'quizzaciously'. Obviously, Atlas will never function as an IAL.

[:)]
by Xing
09 Aug 2017 22:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 28794

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

Setting aside the optional dual for a moment, does the plural indicate 'more than one' or 'two or more'? (This can be a somewhat tricky question...) Dual is optional, so plural is +1. There's numbers between 1 and 2, you know--I assume Xing is asking if something like "1.5" takes the singular or pl...
by Xing
09 Aug 2017 20:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 28794

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

There was a TC about that.