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by mbrsart
13 Oct 2017 20:19
Forum: Translations
Topic: I'm going to go to the market to buy some food.
Replies: 37
Views: 7280

Re: I'm going to go to the market to buy some food.

:con: Łoresla (early stages) Azhnohera mað ilesoþen teaþ. [ˈaʒˌnohɛɾa mað ilɛˈsoθɛn ˈteaθ] ajale-noh-era mað i-lesoþ-en Ø-teaþ market-go-1S.IPFV for INF-buy-INF ACC-food "I market-go for to buy food." (I'm kind of using this language to play with noun incorporation, polypersonal agreement, and optio...
by mbrsart
12 Oct 2017 23:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 971053

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I finished filling out the initial lexicon for my redo of Łoresla. This is the first—and last—time I conlang by writing a poem and then analyzing it. [:|]
by mbrsart
05 Oct 2017 18:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 971053

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I haven't worked out the morphology yet, but I decided to slaughter a pair of auxiliary verbs and turn their reduced forms into markers for the inchoative and cessative aspects in Łoresla. I'm probably also going to take the word for "again" and use a reduced form as a habitual aspect marker.
by mbrsart
28 Sep 2017 23:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 971053

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I was wondering how the heck a simple verb root like nal could mean only to conceive a child. So I added half a dozen senses: to do something to make or assemble something to conceive (a child) to create something to think something up, get an idea (Magic) to conjure something On another note, anybo...
by mbrsart
23 Sep 2017 16:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Count to 10 in your Conlang
Replies: 202
Views: 32362

Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

:con: Łoresla Łoresla uses an octal system, but I'll provide decimal values for clarity. I based it partly on Hebrew. I also stole the -im plural ending directly from Hebrew. So sue me. It's still a work in progress, and I changed it a bunch from what I had in my notes, but I think it might work a l...
by mbrsart
23 Sep 2017 03:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1721
Views: 266158

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Yeah, in California we get all the wonderful shades of green, yellow, and brown. My mom went to high school in Maine, and she hates California plant life.
by mbrsart
22 Sep 2017 02:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2331
Views: 283976

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Next: kẽtso [kẽ↓t͡so] "cockroach". :con: Łoresla k'etso [ˈkʼɛ t͡so] noun. Class I-a One of any species of cockroach (metaphorically) A persistent annoyance that is difficult to rid oneself of: can apply to things like lice, athlete's foot, psoriasis, asthma, etc. (derogatory) Any elf or dragon who ...
by mbrsart
15 Sep 2017 18:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 971053

Re: What did you accomplish today?

@ mbrsart : It's a strange combo of fun and nostalgia glancing back over old projects, isn't it? I know for me it is also a great source of "what in the hell did I mean by this notation!?" I know, right? I spent a few minutes going back over my noun and numeral systems, laughing, and saying, "This ...
by mbrsart
15 Sep 2017 04:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naturalism question: compound/hierarchical gender systems
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: Naturalism question: compound/hierarchical gender system

The masculine animate-masculine inanimate distinction in some Slavic languages is like this, in that they're "half-genders" of a sort. Interesting. I'll have to do more Slavic research, especially since I'm trying to pull Slavic influences into another conlang (at this point, it's a mostly a tricon...
by mbrsart
15 Sep 2017 04:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naturalism question: compound/hierarchical gender systems
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: Naturalism question: compound/hierarchical gender system

Nah, this looks realistic even if there is no precedent. Actually, this break down of categories reminds me quite a bit of the animacy hierarchy in some North American languages. Ojibwe and Navajo use similar categories, though not necessarily as noun classes but in other ways such as indicating gr...
by mbrsart
15 Sep 2017 00:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naturalism question: compound/hierarchical gender systems
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Naturalism question: compound/hierarchical gender systems

So I recently revisited the elvish/draconic conlang I'm creating for my WIP high fantasy novel series, and I'm questioning the naturalism of the gender system I came up with. I don't know whether to call it nested, hierarchical, compound, or all of the above, but it's basically animate/inanimate wit...
by mbrsart
15 Sep 2017 00:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 971053

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Today I reread my years-old notes on my dragon/elf language, Łoresla (/ɬoˈɾɛsla/). I'm really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things after years of real life getting in the way.
by mbrsart
27 Jun 2016 01:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6181
Views: 545829

Re: Language practice thread

Yo soy vegetariano verdadero. Pues, por lo general, no como ningun carne. He probado el pollo o la carne de vaca. (¿Vacuno? No sé qué palabra.) Una vez comí salchicha porque mi orden era incorrecto y no tenía tiempo para volver a McDonald's. Ahora, cada vez, yo digo, "NO carne." I'm a true vegetari...
by mbrsart
20 May 2015 02:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Great Thread on Non-Concatenative Conlanging
Replies: 26
Views: 3993

Re: The Great Thread on Non-Concatenative Conlanging

I now have a few examples from Velyesh (Вэлеш), my experimental triconsonantal lang with a slavic sound system (heavily inspired by Biblical Hebrew). гус - lip гис - to kiss Then there are a couple of different ways to describe the act of kissing, depending on how poetic you want to get. Ски́зной По...
by mbrsart
13 May 2015 00:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Great Thread on Non-Concatenative Conlanging
Replies: 26
Views: 3993

Re: The Great Thread on Non-Concatenative Conlanging

I'm currently working on a triconsonantal lang with a Slavic-inspired sound system, written with the Russian alphabet. It's going to have a lot of stuff inspired by Ancient Hebrew.
by mbrsart
01 May 2015 03:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6181
Views: 545829

Re: Language practice thread

¿Por qué tienes que cantarlas? Why do you have to sing them? Porque tengo un recital el próximo mes. Quería cantar en el ruso, así que escogí unas dos canciones de Rajmaninov. Because I have a recital next month. I wanted to sing in Russian, so I chose a couple of Rachmaninoff songs. mbrsart a dit ...
by mbrsart
29 Apr 2015 16:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6181
Views: 545829

Re: Language practice thread

Necesito aprender el ruso porque tengo que cantar dos canciones de Rajmáninov.
I need to learn Russian, because I have to sing two Rachmaninoff songs.
by mbrsart
18 Apr 2015 07:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 971053

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have begun work on Велѣш (Veljesh), a triconsonantal language with a Slavic flavor.
by mbrsart
15 Apr 2015 03:45
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Tema de jamonada [español/castellano]
Replies: 653
Views: 158075

Re: Tema de jamonada [español/castellano]

En mis buenos momentos puedo explicar cosas muy tecnicas del español, casi professional, y puedo decir cosas muy finos pero también muy cololquiales. En mis malas momentos no tengo ninguna idea de algunas cosas basicas (género y conjugaciones) y me siento como el guiri que soy. [xD] ¡Yo también! Er...
by mbrsart
28 Feb 2015 21:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 664774

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Spam Thread

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-is- ... lor-2015-2

Linguistic determinism on a biological level. Basically, they're saying that if your language doesn't have a word for blue, you literally can't see blue. This article gave me cancer.