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by Shemtov
24 Apr 2019 22:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A ridiculous conlang: how to?
Replies: 8
Views: 84

Re: A ridiculous conlang: how to?

Ubykh plus clicks, plus implosives and voiced aspirates and retroflexes. Take out the velars, only dorsals are palatals and uvulars. Full aspirated and ejective fricative seires. Danish vowels, but with a back unrounded vowel and a full mid series, with nasals, breathy and creaky voice. Tripartite a...
by Shemtov
24 Apr 2019 01:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: South Foothill Paida Siph
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: South Foothill Paida Siph

Verbs have three tenses: Present, Past and Future. Present verbs take the verb stem and add the same markers as the possessives. Past tense takes the marker (a)šk'a before the person markers, while future verbs take the marker ti. There is also a set of object markers before the tense marker: khai- ...
by Shemtov
23 Apr 2019 23:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: South Foothill Paida Siph
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: South Foothill Paida Siph

Nouns take personal endings to mark posession. These come after the Case:
Alindak
"of my friend"
Alindanki
"of our (excl.) friend"
Alindagki
"of our (inclus.) friend"
Alindas
"of thy friend"
Alindañči
"of your friend"
Alindan
"of his/her friend"
Alindanti
"of their friend"
by Shemtov
23 Apr 2019 07:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: South Foothill Paida Siph
Replies: 2
Views: 70

South Foothill Paida Siph

In the north of and in the Northern foothills of the Suppuyaaru mountains, there is a dialect continuum called, in this variety, Paida Siph. This is the southern foothill dialect of Paida Siph. Phonology: /p p' pʰ b t̪ t̪' t̪ʰ d t͡s t͡s t͡s' t͡sʰ d͡z ʈ ʈ' ʈʰ ɖ t͡ʃ t͡ʃ' t͡ʃʰ d͡ʒ k k' kʰ q q' qʰ/ <p p...
by Shemtov
23 Apr 2019 03:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Bejrra'
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Bejrra'

Polar Questions are formed by the sentence final particle jee': Biga'gaaŋnyiw'al Beenyji thaart ngaagrliw jee' Did Beenyji shout too much at a Tasmanian devil today?" The unspecified pronouns that are considered "standard" are: Someone: Rhet Something: Rna They take Nom-acc alignment. They have the ...
by Shemtov
15 Apr 2019 23:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Bejrra'
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Bejrra'

Possesion: Inalienable possesion is shown by putting the possesed noun after the Absolutive/Nominative form: Nyi yern "My eye" Alienable possesion is shown by using the Genitive-Locative Case: Nyiirra gaarl nheebagŋa bij "My Eucalyptus Globus leaf" The Semblative-Ornative case may be used to express...
by Shemtov
15 Apr 2019 04:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Bejrra'
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Bejrra'

Bejrra' verbs are very complex. The tenses are three which can be divided into five, as two tenses have subtenses which are proxal and distal. The tenses are: Future: rnii Hodiernal: ∅ Pre-Hodiernal: rheg The last two are divided into Proxal and distal: Proxal: ∅ Distal: 'al The Hodiernal Proxal fun...
by Shemtov
15 Apr 2019 00:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Bejrra'
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Bejrra'

Proper names take ∅ in the Nominitive. They take -rta in the accusative. Otherwise, they are like a common noun. Beenyji "Masculine Proper name" Nominative: Beenyji Accusative: Beenyjirta Dative-Purposive-Allative: Beenyjihijde Instrumental: Beenyjiaŋii Semblative-Ornative: Beenyjinhim Absemblative-...
by Shemtov
14 Apr 2019 20:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CHirpie, a musical conlang
Replies: 18
Views: 314

Re: CHirpie, a musical conlang

Whitewings wrote:
14 Apr 2019 20:24
An interesting thought, but the language design is already quite demanding, so I’ll put it aside for now.
I'm actually working on an Australian-style language, and you've inspired me to make an initiation musical language that incorporates that idea.
by Shemtov
14 Apr 2019 20:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CHirpie, a musical conlang
Replies: 18
Views: 314

Re: CHirpie, a musical conlang

Just a thought: Like the opposite of how tones work in English, you could have the phonetic structure that each note is sung with convey para-linguistic information I'm not quite sure what you're suggesting. I mean using phonetics like prosody is in European Languages. There's two ways you can do t...
by Shemtov
14 Apr 2019 04:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Bejrra'
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Bejrra'

Bejrraa' /pəcraʔ/ [pø̞ɟraʔ] is a language spoken in the world of Fuhe, on an isolated island about the size of Madagascar, in the southern Tropics-subtropics. This language is spoken in the northern rainforest, along the Bejrraa' Creek. The main influence is Australian Languages, though I have taken...
by Shemtov
14 Apr 2019 03:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CHirpie, a musical conlang
Replies: 18
Views: 314

Re: CHirpie, a musical conlang

Just a thought: Like the opposite of how tones work in English, you could have the phonetic structure that each note is sung with convey para-linguistic information
by Shemtov
14 Apr 2019 02:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A riddle for you guys
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: A riddle for you guys

I agree with Grandpiano's assessment, now that I've looked at the data a bit more. I'm leaning towards sin being an aspect marker, possibly some kind of perfect or perfective (?), but it may be a more complicated TA marker.
by Shemtov
12 Apr 2019 05:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Spʲʼa:rˤʃtʰi
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Spʲʼa:rˤʃtʰi

Evidential Moods come after the Gender Marking. Visual is unmarked. Auditory: ʃqa Non-Visual, Non-Auditory: pˤaʝ Direct Hearsay: βu:l Indirect hearsay: ʔʰai θu ħu:skaut lʲau ainausˤasas ʃqaβa:mlʲaʃt'a "It sounds like the woman is leading some men" θu ħu:skaut lʲau ainausˤasas βu:lβa:mlʲaʃt'a "Someon...
by Shemtov
11 Apr 2019 23:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A riddle for you guys
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: A riddle for you guys

Is In some type of mood marker?
by Shemtov
11 Apr 2019 05:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 684
Views: 161832

Re: False cognates

On that note ,Cantonese /hyːn³⁵/ Danish <hund> /hun/ both "Dog" As noted in the previous post, these may be true cognates (Cantonese hyun2 is cognate with Japanese ken, and Danish hund is cognate with Italian cane). The Wiktionary entry doesn't explain how the IE and the ST words. It says that the ...
by Shemtov
10 Apr 2019 22:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6914
Views: 817275

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

Does anybody know of good resources on Navajo especially regarding current language use?
by Shemtov
10 Apr 2019 05:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 684
Views: 161832

Re: False cognates

On that note ,Cantonese /hyːn³⁵/ Danish <hund> /hun/ both "Dog"
by Shemtov
10 Apr 2019 03:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Spʲʼa:rˤʃtʰi
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Spʲʼa:rˤʃtʰi

Adjectives have different forms for attributive and predicative uses. Attributives decline for case and gender, while predicative adjectives are just the adjectival stem. Example adjective: ʃt'aiθ "Tall; long" Animate: Nominative : ʃt'aiθan Genitive :ʃt'aiθi Oblique : ʃt'aiθas Inanimate: Nominative ...
by Shemtov
09 Apr 2019 23:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mos/مُس
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Mos/مُس

Nouns can be made definite with the proclitic aʒ: aʒ goloman aðɗanor raθonoj "They will smell the roses" Adjectives inflect for case, number and definiteness; a definite adjective cancels the need for aʒ: Adjective: Mil "red" Indefinite: Nominative singular: Mil Nominative Plural: Mili Accusative si...