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by Shemtov
14 Jun 2019 03:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yonataoran Religions
Replies: 21
Views: 3247

Re: Yonataoran Religions

Another Homily of the Theologos, "The Prohibition of Meat" (not sure which number): 1 A Homily from Theos, of his Logos, the Theologos: 2.Listeners and readers who believe! Hearken to my command 3. Do not harm any animal; do not cause them pain. 4. Do not cause any pain to them, [even when] they wor...
by Shemtov
12 Jun 2019 06:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Chébǒtlląñ
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Chébǒtlląñ

The negative marker is -llÀ after a verb stem and the question marker is -llǍ in the same position. Between a noun root and the case an augmentative or a diminutive can be added. The augmentative is bÂ, and the dimunitive is tAnÁ for nominatives, and thlÁñ for the marked cases. Bą̌ñfoląbebą̂ Ąñbóbǒt...
by Shemtov
11 Jun 2019 07:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Chébǒtlląñ
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Chébǒtlląñ

The Nasal Vowels have interesting allophonic properties. Before a stop, they make the stop prenasalized. Before the afrricates, they produce, for example, the sequence //ĩt͡ɬ/ would be realized as [iⁿt.t͡ɬ]. This is why /t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ are on the stop row: for purposes of nasal allophony, they are stops. ...
by Shemtov
08 Jun 2019 00:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Chébǒtlląñ
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Chébǒtlląñ

There are two patterns for case: Those for Classes I-III, and those for Classes IV-VI, known as the first and second declensions respectively. Note that there may be some exeptions, especially with proper names dirived from First Declension: Nom: -∅ Acc. -tllÚ Dat-All: shÌyU Gen-Abl: kǏñ Instr-Loc: ...
by Shemtov
06 Jun 2019 09:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Chébǒtlląñ
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Chébǒtlląñ

Noun-classes seem to be taken from the Bantu languages for the most part. Class I: Proper names. For verbs they are treated like the noun class they fall in (personal names are Class II, place names are Class VI ) Class II: Humans. Singular AñbÚ plural: BǍñ Class III. Animals. Singular: Àñ plural: Á...
by Shemtov
05 Jun 2019 21:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Chébǒtlląñ
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Chébǒtlląñ

So far, we have been dealing with the Alethic mood. The language has a number of epistemic moods, which are shown by a different marker for the tense: Speculative Distant past: BÀb Past-Present: ǂÙ Future-present: ShÚt Deductive: Distant past: SÚ Past-Present: NUWÀ Future-present: DǍtllÌñ Assumpti...
by Shemtov
05 Jun 2019 20:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Fí nTà Gɛɛ́
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Fí nTà Gɛɛ́

Compound words are common, especially Noun+Noun. As the high tone cannot occur next to a low tone in the same word, if the last mora of the first noun ends in a high tone and the first mora of the second noun is low, the second noun begins with a mid tone, and if he last mora of the first noun ends ...
by Shemtov
05 Jun 2019 19:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Chébǒtlląñ
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Chébǒtlląñ

/t͡s t͡ɬ t͡ɬʲ t͡ɬˠ/ <c thl tly tll> /f s ɬ ɬʲ ɬˠ ʃ h/ <f s hl hly hll sh h> /l lʲ ɫ/ <l ly ll> Is there any reason not to romanise /t͡ɬ/ simply <tl>? It looks to me as if that would make the romanisation more regular and symmetrical. I preferred the symmetry of having all the lateral affricates bei...
by Shemtov
05 Jun 2019 19:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Chébǒtlląñ
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Chébǒtlląñ

WeepingElf wrote:
05 Jun 2019 15:51
But please tell us what the capital letters in your morphology examples stand for.
As the language has tense/lax harmony, the capital letters represent that it depends on the root of the word what vowel it takes. So NI means either /ni/ <ni> or /nɪ/ <ne>.
by Shemtov
05 Jun 2019 01:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Chébǒtlląñ
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Chébǒtlląñ

Chébǒtlląñ /t͡ʃɪ́bʊ̌t͡ɬˠɐ̃/ is a language spoken by c. 700 Pygmies in the Boumba-et-Ngoko department of Cameroon. It is an isolate, but is theorized to be the last survivor of the ancestral language(s) of the Pygmies. Phonology: /m n/ <m n> /p b t d t͡ʃ d͡ʒ k / <p b t d ch j k> /t͡s t͡ɬ t͡ɬʲ t͡ɬˠ/ <...
by Shemtov
02 Jun 2019 03:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yonataoran Religions
Replies: 21
Views: 3247

Re: Yonataoran Religions

The next half of that Homily, that talks about Noah: 41. And Adam lived for a century and a millennium passed. 42.And the sons of Adam corrupted themselves, killing animals for food and drinking wine 43. (For the Prince of Lies had scattered the seeds of the wine-vine throughout the world.) 44. And ...
by Shemtov
01 Jun 2019 00:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yonataoran Religions
Replies: 21
Views: 3247

Re: Yonataoran Religions

The Tasimonian version of the story of Adam is the first half of the second Homily of the Theologos "Adam and Noah". The first Homily acts as an introduction to the other 51 Homilies, and gives a "taste", a summary of them. 1. A Homily from Theos, of his Logos, the Theologos: 2. I created the world ...
by Shemtov
31 May 2019 19:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you pronounce everyone else's nick?
Replies: 36
Views: 2001

Re: How do you pronounce everyone else's nick?

Really, I'm a bit annoyed that everyone except for Vlürch pronounces the second vowel of my nick as [ɔ], instead of [o], though Gestaltist gets a pass, as Polish doesn't have an /o/ sound. The second syllable should be read just like IPA.
by Shemtov
31 May 2019 19:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Various Styles
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Various Styles

If you're wondering why I see a Hebrew influence, the second block in the left column of the hand written looks like a Hebrew word <ZH> /zɛ/ "This" with a hastily written (or the handwritten style of Jews living in the Early Islamic World) glyph for <z>/
by Shemtov
30 May 2019 02:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Fí nTà Gɛɛ́
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Fí nTà Gɛɛ́

The antipassive voice is formed by using the prefix ǹw(a)- before the verb. Pɔɔpɔú ń njɔ lɔ scááfɔatá peí ndoò peí, saátáaǹsaátáaǹ ǹweé Pɔɔpɔú ń njɔ lɔ scááfɔatá peí ndoò peí, saátáaǹ-saátáaǹ ǹw-eé father 1P HAB move beach to red to crab-PLR AP-catch "My father often goes to a red beach, [and/to] ca...
by Shemtov
29 May 2019 23:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you pronounce everyone else's nick?
Replies: 36
Views: 2001

Re: How do you pronounce everyone else's nick?

Top 35: 1 shimobaatar [ʃɪmoʊbɐtɹ̩] 2 Lambuzhao [læmbudzaʊ], 3 Micamo [mɪkʌmoʊ] 4 eldin raigmore [ɛldɪn ɹæ5:gmoɹ] 5 Ahzoh [æzoʊ] 6 Lao Kou [lɑʊ kɑʊ] (I misread your name as <Lao Kao> at first, and old habits die hard.) 7 Xing [siŋ g ] 8 DesEsseintes [dɛsɛseɪtɛs] 9 Creyeditor [kreɪʔɛdɪtoɹ] 10 qwed117 ...
by Shemtov
29 May 2019 07:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Classical Ĝate n Tim Ar
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Classical Ĝate n Tim Ar

I like this language. A lot. Just two questions: why edh instead of thorn, and I assume the Metathesis to form plurals is ANADEW, but what is the source natlang(s)?
by Shemtov
28 May 2019 23:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Various Styles
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Various Styles

I like the handwritten and kufic, but the former looks like the bastard lovechild of hanguel and simplified hanzi with Hebrew ad the godfather. The kufic is more unique.
by Shemtov
28 May 2019 22:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Fí nTà Gɛɛ́
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Fí nTà Gɛɛ́

There are four main locative postpositions: màu- at; in gí- coming from peí- going to giì- going through They are put after the location noun. The last three are used with verbs of motion, such as lɔ "to move" Pɔɔpɔú ń njɔ lɔ scááfɔatá peí ndoò peí "My father often goes to a red beach.: The first po...
by Shemtov
28 May 2019 22:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 692
Views: 164600

Re: False cognates

This are racist slurs, for a group that isn't mine but when I learned they weren't related, it blew my mind, so please don't shoot me: :eng:Ching-Chong; Chink; Both racist slurs for East Asians. I always thought the latter was a corruption of the first syllable of the former- my English doesn't all...