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by Shemtov
15 Apr 2019 23:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Bejrra'
Replies: 3
Views: 124

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: 3
Views: 124

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: 3
Views: 124

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: 296

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: 296

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: 3
Views: 124

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: 296

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: 13
Views: 472

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: 423

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: 13
Views: 472

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: 161675

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: 6908
Views: 816030

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: 161675

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: 423

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: 209

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...
by Shemtov
09 Apr 2019 20:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mos/مُس
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Mos/مُس

The future is expressed by using the verb raθon as an auxillary. raθon conjugates normally, except as an auxillary, it takes a suffix i/j to the conjugated form.
goloman aðɗanor raθonoj
گُلُمان ازدّانُر راثُنُی
"They will smell roses"
by Shemtov
08 Apr 2019 23:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mos/مُس
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Mos/مُس

The existensial/copular verb is irregular. Its stem is hoj. 1P sing: haʒon 1P plr:haʒono 2P sing. haʒot 2P plr: haʒoɗo 3P sing: hoj 3P plr: haʒo Past: 1P sing: hajoson 1P plr:hajosano 2P sing. hajoset 2P plr: hajoseð 3P sing: hajos 3P plr: hajose mosliman haʒono مُسليمان هاژُنُ "We are Muslims" It c...
by Shemtov
07 Apr 2019 20:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mos/مُس
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Mos/مُس

Verbs: Verbs have two morphological tenses: Non-past and Past. Example verb: aðɗan "To smell smth." Present: 1P sing: aðɗanon 1P plr:aðɗanano 2P sing. aðɗanot 2P plr: aðɗanoð 3P sing: aðɗan 3P plr: aðɗano Past: 1P sing: aðɗanesen 1P plr:aðɗanesano 2P sing. aðɗaneset 2P plr: aðɗanseð 3P sing: aðɗanes...
by Shemtov
05 Apr 2019 23:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mos/مُس
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Mos/مُس

Thoughts on allophony:
Stress is word-final. /a/ in stressed syllables is fused with /o/. /p b/ become [f ʋ] as codas. The interdentals become the sibilants and the sibilants shibalants before /i/ and stressed /e/. Coda /q/ is realized as [ʁ]
by Shemtov
05 Apr 2019 21:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mos/مُس
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Mos/مُس

Mos is an isolate spoken around the border of the Ardabil and Gilan provinces of Iran by 30,000 speakers. Based on the name, folk belief is that al-Khiḍr was from their ancestors, and the name was given to them by interaction with the Banu Israil, given al-Khiḍr's association with Musa. The speakers...