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by Solarius
02 Mar 2019 03:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8609
Views: 843843

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Fua "Germanic" maŋ hóó fafi, xoŋax hóó hepepere fménax.
voice Germanic COND be fun.thing but exist too.many-vowel rounded
"Germanic langs would be fun, but there are too many front rounded vowels."

Hhhh.
Eww.
by Solarius
27 Jan 2019 23:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5165
Views: 625918

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Which one of these do you think is the most pleasing? I have inventory 1 for my current project, but I've been thinking of switching to 2, as I quite like the minimalism: Inventory 1: /p b t d t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ d͡ʒ k g q/ /t͡s' t͡ʃ' k' q'/ /s z/ /s'/ /m n ŋ/ /l ɾ w/ Inventory 2: /p b t d t͡s d͡z k g q/ /s...
by Solarius
14 Jun 2018 00:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Coalescing Morphosyntactic Gel
Replies: 0
Views: 2151

Coalescing Morphosyntactic Gel

I've been trying to conlang in a way which is less formal and standard, and is instead more ad-hoc. This thread will be an attempt to make a language out of the muck, with scraps taken shamelessly from natlangs and my former projects, as well as glossolalia and reparsing random gibberish. I'm in the...
by Solarius
05 Mar 2018 01:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.
Replies: 17
Views: 4328

Re: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.

Aslian languages are wildly underrated and underused in conlangs--they do some pretty interesting stuff with non-configurational morphology.
by Solarius
06 Jan 2018 16:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Koteg
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: Koteg

Tense and evidentiality are both marked periphrastically on verbs, in a way which is lightly intertwined. An unmarked verb is understood to be direct and past . hwõb "(Someone) prayed (and I saw it)" pŋágg "(someone) died (and I heard it)" To make the verb indirect, one adds the particle zlu after t...
by Solarius
03 Jan 2018 02:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

Re: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language

I don't totally understand your alignment--is it split intransitivity?

I quite like your inventory--especially the voicing harmony. Is there a natlang that does that? Either way it's very cool, especially the social variation in the voiceless nasals.
by Solarius
02 Jan 2018 22:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Koteg
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Koteg

The Koteg Language (Koteg: <Ğghő ʔotegg> [ɣgo̰˥ ʔo˨.te˩g]) is my latest conlang project. It's intended to be an inversion of what I normally do in my conlangs: tonal, isolating, noun-incorporating, and loads of fricatives and front-rounded vowels. It's intended to be naturalistic but a bit weird as ...
by Solarius
17 Dec 2017 00:19
Forum: Translations
Topic: The door opened, the door was opened... (voice)
Replies: 82
Views: 14994

Re: The door opened, the door was opened... (voice)

1. Peteči dufarači yamivi . Peter-SG door-SG open-INDIR.PST.3p.SG.OBJ "Peter opened a/the door" 2. Dufarači yamivi kevi . door-SG open-INDIR.PST.3p.SG.OBJ 3p.GEN.SG "The door opened (itself)." 3. (Anureči) dufarači yamivi . (someone-SG) door-SG open-INDIR.PST.3p.SG.OBJ "The door was opened." 4. Dufa...
by Solarius
16 Dec 2017 23:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11360
Views: 939874

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Made a new language via some shallow diachronics. Like it a lot. Amusingly the 2nd person pronoun is /ju/.
by Solarius
16 Dec 2017 23:05
Forum: Translations
Topic: The apple tree...
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

Re: The apple tree...

:con: Classical Angalani

Sevičiňarak'u yu 'iši yurunači q'adhači dausi.
['ʂe.ʋi.t͡ɕi na.'ɹa.k'u jy ʔi'ɕi jy.ɹy.'na.t͡ɕi 'q'a.ɖa.t͡ɕi 'dau.ʂi]
apple-PL.GEN.SG-tree-PL LOC good eat-ADJ place-SG be-DIR.NPST.3p.OBJ
"The apple tree is a fine place to have a picnic."
by Solarius
05 Dec 2017 23:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5165
Views: 625918

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Trying to start a new thing, as always. Scrappers never learn :'( /p t tʷ k kʷ/ /v s sʷ ɕ ɕʷ h/ /m n nʷ ŋ ŋʷ/ /l r w/ /i e a u/ The /l/~/r/ distinction is only barely phonemic. /r/ is pretty rare; the distinction between the two is only contrastive intervocallically as [r] never occurs word-initiall...
by Solarius
23 Nov 2017 14:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11360
Views: 939874

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I made a bit of a minimalistic phonemic inventory which I'm quite pleased with. Of course, as it turns out it's nigh-identical to Tuscarora. [:$] Show us!!! Tuscarora = [<3] Haha sure! I wasn't kidding! /t t͡s k ʔ θ s h n ɾ l j w/<t ts k ' th s h n r l y w> /i i: e e: a a: u u:/<i ii e ee a aa u uu>
by Solarius
23 Nov 2017 13:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11360
Views: 939874

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I made a bit of a minimalistic phonemic inventory which I'm quite pleased with.

Of course, as it turns out it's nigh-identical to Tuscarora. [:$]
by Solarius
21 Nov 2017 15:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The languages of Southeast Muria--Some Hayakan grammar
Replies: 12
Views: 1807

Re: The languages of Southeast Muria

This post is to sort of lay out where Hayakan is right now, as there have been a few changes. It's a summary so it definitely glosses over a lot of nitty gritty detail. This has only nouns and phonology right now. Phonology /i e ɛ a ɔ o u ɯ/<i ei e a o ou u eu> /p pʰ t tʰ t͡s t͡sʰ k kʰ ʔ/ <p ph t th...
by Solarius
08 Nov 2017 18:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The languages of Southeast Muria--Some Hayakan grammar
Replies: 12
Views: 1807

Re: The languages of Southeast Muria

https://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/GALLERY/9216_08_11_17_5_12_33.jpeg Hayakan kin terms--red is women, blue is men. Hayakan follows a pretty common Iroquois kinship system, distinguishing strongly between parallel and cross cousins. It should be noted that the traditional words for husband and wife ...
by Solarius
05 Nov 2017 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5165
Views: 625918

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

With that many vowels and a scant list of consonants, I'm curious if you had any allophony in mind? Well, there's a system of roundedness harmony but obviously that's not what y're asking. I'm not super sure about what to do wrt: allophony there. I was thinking maybe some light frication on the rho...
by Solarius
04 Nov 2017 17:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5165
Views: 625918

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p t k/<p t k>
/s/<s>
/m n ŋ/<m n ng>
/r ɾ/<rr d>
/ʋ ɹ j/<v r j>

/i y e ø æ ɑ ɵ ɨ o u/<i ü e ö ä a õ y o u>
by Solarius
03 Nov 2017 13:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8609
Views: 843843

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ye ong oka angseyali tha amphara . be LOC boat N-live ABL peacefulness "Living on a boat sounds peaceful." Ye dem na tosu ga . be 1p.SG DAT wrong of.course "I'm probably wrong though." Eucam dem na oka bama jedu na khusipu . ADV-go 1p.SG DAT boat when 1p.SG-come DAT sickness "Whenever I go on a boa...
by Solarius
30 Oct 2017 21:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The languages of Southeast Muria--Some Hayakan grammar
Replies: 12
Views: 1807

Re: The languages of Southeast Muria

Hayaka naming practices are, on the surface, quite simple: individuals have a personal name, followed by the father's and mother's last names, in that order. These three are the names which appear on the individual's passport but they aren't the end of the story for Hayakan naming practices. To unde...
by Solarius
28 Oct 2017 20:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The languages of Southeast Muria--Some Hayakan grammar
Replies: 12
Views: 1807

Re: The languages of Southeast Muria

Proto-Hapolan's verbal system isn't especially well understood--but several things are universally accepted. There were two nonfinite verb forms: *xaga- and *gji-, which are the direct ancestors of Hayakan ang ( a )- and eu -. They aren't clearly separated in the proto-language and it's not clear wh...