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by Valosken
22 Mar 2014 16:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Great Thread on Non-Concatenative Conlanging
Replies: 26
Views: 3860

Re: The Great Thread on Non-Concatenative Conlanging

If I've got the meaning of "concatenative" right, my language is that.

I know I've succeeded, because when I've shown people it, they say it sounds like the languages I chose to combine the sounds of.
by Valosken
21 Mar 2014 10:29
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Germanic qualities of language
Replies: 8
Views: 1326

Re: Germanic qualities of language

Word order:
- Verb second in declarative sentences.
- Verb first in closed questions.
by Valosken
22 Feb 2014 21:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Depuy
Replies: 20
Views: 3895

Re: Depuy

No desire to stifle creativity - but does anyone else feel like the tense system's a bit kitchen-sinky?
by Valosken
21 Feb 2014 21:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: To be or not to be
Replies: 90
Views: 14608

Re: To be or not to be

:con: Dorska: Era au en era - qe on onkona.
by Valosken
21 Feb 2014 01:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 4-dimensional creatures and language.
Replies: 19
Views: 2192

Re: 4-dimensional creatures and language.

It's also not the 4th dimension because dimensions are not ordered. Also, I thought about this 4D creature idea as well, but alas; 4 dimensional mouths. It's clearly ordered, otherwise it would not be called the 4th spatial dimension... Though 3D, 2D, 1D are not ordered, yet we give then names as s...
by Valosken
20 Feb 2014 19:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 4-dimensional creatures and language.
Replies: 19
Views: 2192

Re: 4-dimensional creatures and language.

It's also not the 4th dimension because dimensions are not ordered.
Also, I thought about this 4D creature idea as well, but alas; 4 dimensional mouths.
by Valosken
20 Feb 2014 18:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 4-dimensional creatures and language.
Replies: 19
Views: 2192

Re: 4-dimensional creatures and language.

The 4th dimension is not time. There are hypothesised up to 11 physical dimensions. Time is considered seperate to all of them.
by Valosken
12 Feb 2014 22:32
Forum: Translations
Topic: Follow your bliss
Replies: 3
Views: 1188

Re: Follow your bliss

:con: Dorska
Jos jor veseqie mara, ðos omme aumejen portað ai jorwen, qen nor moroi ende.
If a man follows being happy, everything will open doors for the man, when only walls were.

I'll gloss it later.
by Valosken
11 Feb 2014 21:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Are english articles prefixes?
Replies: 18
Views: 4041

Re: Are english articles prefixes?

It could be considered a clitic, perhaps. But as said - the people think it is a word, thus it is one. Language - the perfect democracy.
by Valosken
09 Feb 2014 15:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: ConWorkShop
Replies: 40
Views: 5359

Re: ConWorkShop

This website is truly beautiful. Thanks.
by Valosken
08 Feb 2014 22:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Notion of "love" in your conlangs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2846

Re: Notion of "love" in your conlangs?

Yep - Elska is intransitive. The "object" of one's love is the indirect object. I suppose this is part of my philosophy; that we are responsible for our own emotions and they are quite separate from externals. "I love you." Male > Female: Ei vir elskar. Female > Male: El dir elskar. Where dir and vi...
by Valosken
06 Feb 2014 19:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What kind of conlanger are you?
Replies: 152
Views: 36933

Re: What kind of conlanger are you?

Former loyalist-Scrapper now Loyalist. The scrappings have all been in the name of creating the "perfect" Conlang. I'm very satisfied with the language's current form, and while it could still change, it won't change much at all.
by Valosken
05 Feb 2014 18:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Verbs in your conlang
Replies: 18
Views: 6351

Re: Verbs in your conlang

I work with: - 3 aspects (Simple/Perfective/Imminent (future version of perfective)) - 5 tenses (Present/Past/Far Past/Future/Far Future - 3 moods (inflected) (Indicative/Subjunctive/Conditional) - 3 persons (1st/2nd/3rd) Each inflection has a base suffix, one that is generally used to mark this gra...
by Valosken
02 Feb 2014 01:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: In your opinion, how would the most difficult language be?
Replies: 16
Views: 2162

Re: How would be the most difficult language?

Making a "most difficult language" needs a reference. It seems you've used generally isolating/modern European languages or something as yours. There's no absolute.
by Valosken
27 Jan 2014 20:59
Forum: Translations
Topic: Ordering Coffee
Replies: 17
Views: 2107

Re: Ordering Coffee

:con: Dorska : Jarai mei Kaven sun assi kermar ja onno ose. Jar-ai mei Kave-n su-n assi kerma-r ja onno ose have-1:SBJV 1:GEN coffee-ACC ADOR*-ADJ two cream-PL and:NMZ** one sugar *ADOR = Adornative **NMZ is used with this because the conjunction is used as "and" for connecting nouns alone, and not ...
by Valosken
27 Jan 2014 20:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: One old grouch and one nice lady lives here...
Replies: 0
Views: 1171

One old grouch and one nice lady lives here...

My friend pointed out to me a sign someone hung up on their door. It said "One old grouch and one nice lady lives here." and he asked me "Shouldn't it be ' live here'?". I said that it depended on whether you grammatically class the two subjects as one plural unit or two singular units, omitting one...
by Valosken
14 Jan 2014 21:21
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Advice on behemoth vowel system
Replies: 15
Views: 2426

Re: Advice on behemoth vowel system

This isn't unusually large. It seems pretty standard to me really. I like it.
by Valosken
30 Dec 2013 23:01
Forum: Translations
Topic: Whom did you see Jennifer and?
Replies: 27
Views: 2621

Re: Whom did you see Jennifer and?

Not once have I ever seen the title of this thread's rule used. It's only ever been "You saw Jennifer and whom?". I honestly thought this was some kind of typo.
by Valosken
28 Dec 2013 19:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 609
Views: 190683

Re: Self-Introduction

I'm looking forward to that Romance language.
by Valosken
26 Dec 2013 18:16
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Corso d'Italiano - Italian Lessons
Replies: 162
Views: 32106

Re: Corso d'Italiano - Italian Lessons

"I wish you well."?