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by Shemtov
22 Sep 2019 18:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pëgeitwaw
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Pëgeitwaw

Solarius wrote:
22 Sep 2019 15:56
Do you have a map of your setting?
I don't have the chops to draw a map; as I've said before, I have disgraphia, which even impedes my ability to make acceptable conscripts, but I have a mental map of the World of Fuhe. If there was an app that made drawing maps easy, I would use it.
by Shemtov
22 Sep 2019 18:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pëgeitwaw
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Pëgeitwaw

Verbs take two tenses, Non-Past and Past. To mark other aspects, aspectual verbs are used with the infinitive. Verbs have three conjugations based on the infinitive ending: Am, Im, and Um. The verbs are marked for the person and number, and in the third person singular, gender, of the absolutive arg...
by Shemtov
20 Sep 2019 22:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

r/badlinguistics? Thanks for letting me know that exists. There's a post pointing out that someone advanced the theory "The Origin of Indo-European is not Sanskrit, as linguists claim, it is Serbian, and thus I suspect that "linguistics" is a pseudoscience created by Indian supremacists who want to...
by Shemtov
20 Sep 2019 22:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pëgeitwaw
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Pëgeitwaw

Feminine nouns take Hai as their definite article, and Ën as their indefinate. ̌ Feminine declension I: -ay. Example noun Šomay "star" Singular: Absolutive: Šomay Ergative: Šomei Dative: Šomẽ Genitive: Šomeh Instrumental: Šomai Prepositional: Šomiče Plural: Absolutive: Šomeyei Ergative: Šomiča Dativ...
by Shemtov
20 Sep 2019 22:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pëgeitwaw
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Pëgeitwaw

The plural of the above declensions: asculine declension 1: -aw declension. Example noun: "Mwigyãtaw" "Wave" Absolutive: Mwigyãtawau Ergative: Mwigyãtek Dative: Mwigyãtẽ Genitive: Mwigyãtũ Instrumental: Mwigyãtäyũ Prepositional: Mwigyãtin Masculine Declension 2: -ong declension. Example noun: Ãskalo...
by Shemtov
20 Sep 2019 10:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pëgeitwaw
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Pëgeitwaw

DV82LECM wrote:
20 Sep 2019 02:44
Neat! ALWAYS enjoy a good old Shem-lang. This one in particular.

But, why <ë̈>? And not <ë>?
Thanks.
<ë̈> was a mistake, as can be seen from words the have the phoneme. It should be <ë>.
by Shemtov
19 Sep 2019 19:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pëgeitwaw
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Pëgeitwaw

Pëgeitwaw is a language spoken by a minor civilazation in Fuhe, on the shorline west of the North Aimdul Mountains. It has some relatives in the western foothills, and on some barrier islands off the coast, extending north and south of their territory. Phonology: /p~b pʰ t~d tʰ t͡ʃ̃~d͡ʒ t͡ʃʰ c~ɟ cʰ ...
by Shemtov
19 Sep 2019 03:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

I'd prefer to hear more from thevietguy, especially regarding this claim: "In Nature there are 19 consonants and more than 50 vowels" ...made over on Quora (where it would seem they've been posting a link to their site a lot since last Friday). Arabic has 28 consonants in my. Biblical Hebrew had at...
by Shemtov
19 Sep 2019 03:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

Sorry, Elidin, but while psuedoscientific BS, the Timecube guy managed to make his little conspiracy a bit more sensible within the world of psuedoscientific BS. At least you could tell what the psuedoscientific BS was.
by Shemtov
18 Sep 2019 22:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

I'd prefer to hear more from thevietguy, especially regarding this claim: "In Nature there are 19 consonants and more than 50 vowels" ...made over on Quora (where it would seem they've been posting a link to their site a lot since last Friday). Arabic has 28 consonants in my. Biblical Hebrew had at...
by Shemtov
18 Sep 2019 22:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iberika redone
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

Re: Iberika redone

Μαι-verbs, so called after their 1P.Sing present ending, are conjugated like passives in all cases. Example verb "Αποκρινο" "to Answer" Present: 1P sing: Αποκρινομαι 1P Plural: Αποκρινομεθα 2P sing: Αποκρινοσαι 2P plural: Αποκρινοθε 3P sing: Αποκρινοται 3P Plural: Αποκρινονται Past: 1P sing: Αποκριν...
by Shemtov
18 Sep 2019 21:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

I'd prefer to hear more from thevietguy, especially regarding this claim: "In Nature there are 19 consonants and more than 50 vowels" ...made over on Quora (where it would seem they've been posting a link to their site a lot since last Friday). Arabic has 28 consonants in my. Biblical Hebrew had at...
by Shemtov
18 Sep 2019 00:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yonataoran Religions
Replies: 25
Views: 4687

Re: Yonataoran Religions

An extract from The Testimony of Mikhon A Testimony, by Mikhon, first King of The Yonataoran Empire, who entered into a covenant with almighty ADON THEOS, making him and his people the Chosen from the Unchosen. When Theos first spoke to me, he told me of things I could not publicize. But he said tha...
by Shemtov
17 Sep 2019 08:09
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yonataoran Religions
Replies: 25
Views: 4687

Re: Yonataoran Religions

Note that The Account of the Fall of Tasimon was not so much a potshot at Tasimonism, but rather an answer to those who claimed that MoT Aslan was attempting a syncretism of Orthodox Mikhonism and Tasimonism, the latter of which he was mostly ignorant of, other then it was a "blasphemous" sect, that...
by Shemtov
16 Sep 2019 20:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yonataoran Religions
Replies: 25
Views: 4687

Re: Yonataoran Religions

Another religious movement, which is loosely- very loosely- inspired by Mormonism, though only via the idea of LDS's D&C and Books of Abraham and Moses in The Pearl of Great Price, is Aslanism. It was started by a "settled" Man of Theos named Aslan, who, given his namesake, gave much attention to Th...
by Shemtov
16 Sep 2019 20:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kšaisnnã
Replies: 9
Views: 2613

Re: Kšaisnnã

DesEsseintes wrote:
16 Sep 2019 03:25
I like the aesthetic of this language. Your best so far.
It's heavily inspired by Blackfoot, though the phoneme /ə̃/ is due to Cherokee.
by Shemtov
16 Sep 2019 02:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kšaisnnã
Replies: 9
Views: 2613

Re: Kšaisnnã

Transitive verbs that have an animate object take special prefixes that mark both the subject and object. Verb 'aihaaw "to love" I love thee: Mmaa'aihaaw I love you: Mmaa'aihaawãkš I love him/her/it: Nnai'aihaaw I love them: Nnai'aihaawãkš We love thee: Nuk'aihaaw We love you: Nuk'aihaawãkš We love ...
by Shemtov
10 Sep 2019 03:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 97
Views: 53367

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Props to whoever did Quechua. It looks at first like they took Hungarian, removed the VH, made it more "Native American" and placed it in Tagalog-like relationship with Spanish. But no, a closer look shows a fine attention to detail: The vowel allophony before /x/ is great, and then there are some m...
by Shemtov
07 Sep 2019 00:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iberika redone
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

Re: Iberika redone

The Subjunctive Mood only has two tenses, Non-Past and Past. In the non-past, in the first person, the main difference from the Indicative is only orthographic. Non-Past: 1P sing: παιδεω 1P Plural: παιδεωμεν 2P sing: παιδεης 2P plural: παιδεειτε 3P sing: παιδεη 3P Plural: παιδεωσ Past: 1P sing: παιδ...
by Shemtov
30 Aug 2019 20:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4376
Views: 888017

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

The Yiddish word for the color black, whose feminine form has been borrowed into Jewish English as a racial slur (and the use of it to mean "African-American" in Yiddish itself is controversial, and depends on the speaker. Most people I know have no trouble using it in Yiddish, but online I encounte...