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by Ahzoh
07 Jan 2020 19:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 13568

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Question 2: what examples do you know of of this, dating from before, say, 1970? I’d say The Iron Heel by Jack London, published in 1901 or 1904. An althist fiction wherein some historian from the future reads the diary of some woman who was married to what the historian’s society considers a hero ...
by Ahzoh
26 Dec 2019 04:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413817

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

tibsa , śiṭṭa , meǧāla , ṣebāsa (S-S S-S S-L-S S-L-S) kurya , tuǧta , menāpa , ḳerāda (S-S S-S S-L-S S-L-S) yasna , ʾañla , pesāwa , lamma (S-S S-S S-L-S S-S) I like this, but I wonder if stress accent dependent on syllable weight would affect things too? Because stress would be on the last heavy o...
by Ahzoh
26 Dec 2019 00:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413817

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

Are the stem forms for the cardinal forms the forms that numbers appear in when counting? That seems to be thing that most influenced numbers affecting each other in Indo-European languages (adjacent numbers seem to have had the most affect on each other, which some have suggested it happened as th...
by Ahzoh
25 Dec 2019 00:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413817

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

Yes

How might the numeral words influence each other phonetically/phonemically?:

https://www.frathwiki.com/Vrkhazhian#Numerals
by Ahzoh
17 Dec 2019 05:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How to Handle Politics in a Modern Day World?
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: How to Handle Politics in a Modern Day World?

May or may not be time to split the thread... TLDR the idea that my examples can be compared to Milo is so ridiculous.. It's not. There will always be some members of an oppressed group who act against their best interests and will sell themselves or others out for a variety of reasons, like money o...
by Ahzoh
05 Dec 2019 06:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413817

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

LinguistCat wrote:
05 Dec 2019 06:25
What are some things a habitual marker is likely to turn into, or would it be more likely to just fall out of use somehow?
Habitual marker could turn into something used to denote a state or ownership.
by Ahzoh
05 Dec 2019 06:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413817

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

In a ditransitive applicative voice construction with a word order of SOV, I can't decide if the applied object (AplO) should come before the basic object (BasO) or vice versa. Subject-AplO-BasO-V or Subject-BasO-AplO-V? Whats the order in inherent ditransitives? AplO and BasO should pattern with d...
by Ahzoh
05 Dec 2019 05:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413817

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

In a ditransitive applicative voice construction with a word order of SOV, I can't decide if the applied object (AplO) should come before the basic object (BasO) or vice versa.

Subject-AplO-BasO-V or Subject-BasO-AplO-V?
by Ahzoh
02 Dec 2019 18:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammar milestones
Replies: 27
Views: 7821

Re: Grammar milestones

Vrkhazhian figured out how to do to-infinitive clauses without an an infinitive.
by Ahzoh
28 Nov 2019 22:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Miscellaneous fun facts about your conlang to share and know
Replies: 35
Views: 1072

Re: Miscellaneous fun facts about your conlang to share and know

Vrkhazhian... Has /ɬ ɬʼ ɮ/ but no /l/ Possesses a triconsonantal root system Possesses a verbal infix -ess- that indicates an anaphoric reference or relative clause Is written in a vertical cursive script Possesses a secundative alignment for ditransitive verbs, whereby the recipient is treated as a...
by Ahzoh
27 Nov 2019 08:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6679
Views: 1083167

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Changed the phonology a bit: https://www.frathwiki.com/Vrkhazhian#Phonology Changed the verb paradigms: https://www.frathwiki.com/Verbs_in_Vrkhazhian Dēśi amāk paseǧ bi nārā Wērxālu pāwēśū ḳūyun sunpāddim. [ˈdɛː.ɬi ɑˈmɑːk pɑˈsɛɣ bi nɑːˈrɑː ˈwɛːr.xɑː.ɮu pɑː.wɛːˈɬuː kʼuːˈjun sunˈpɑːd.dim] My heart is ...
by Ahzoh
23 Nov 2019 19:08
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Traitor's Blade
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: The Traitor's Blade

Demons:
>can rip apart steel and punch holes through stone like wet paper
>can take a direct hit from a trebuchet boulder.
>can be (with a lot of effort) subdued with some rope.

Must be some magical rope.
by Ahzoh
20 Nov 2019 16:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413817

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

I'd love to help, but I can't accurately picture your conlang's syllable structure. Is it underlyingly CVC or CV with a coda consonant allowed word-finally? Where does stress fall if there are no long vowels in the word? The syllable is CV(:)(C) and classed into light (CV), heavy (CVC or CV:) and s...
by Ahzoh
19 Nov 2019 23:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413817

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

My conlang's stress rules are that stress always falls on the last heaviest syllable. Pretonic short vowels syncopate except in CVCVC syllables. So, this creates syllables ( a and ā here represent short and long vowels, respectively) like CaC.Ca(C) and CCā.Ca(C) and Cā.Cā.Ca(C) but what natural proc...
by Ahzoh
12 Nov 2019 23:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413817

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

I don't know how naturalistic it is that the gender endings tend to be phonological opposites to the voice vowels. e.g. /a u/ is basically the ablaut vowel for tenses in the active voice while /e i/ are the ablaut vowels for tenses in the passive voice. [saras vs sares, sarus vs saris] But /a u/ are...
by Ahzoh
05 Nov 2019 23:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6679
Views: 1083167

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Completely revamped Vrkhazhian phonology again, so now there are no palatal consonants (except /j/) and the vowels are /a a: e e: i i: u u:/ There is a core distinction between indicative mood and subjunctive mood, which is now indicated on the verb instead of the noun. The subjunctive affix is prim...
by Ahzoh
08 Oct 2019 19:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413817

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

I don’t want anglicized names, I’m just not sure if old names consisting of transparent components fuse into unanalyzable units after, say, 600 or so years and if so, looking for some general principles for determining the outcome of such a process.
by Ahzoh
07 Oct 2019 22:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413817

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

Well, I got these names: ʾĀraž-Hējun Näṣrup-Worxǟžu Dawwal-ʾAx̣śuhi Yǟnuñu-Ḳu-ʾÄnsaǧul / Wahuñu-Ḳu-ʾÄnsaǧul Ḳuñwa-Rebu-Nobnǟbu / Ḳuñwe-Rebi-Nobnǟbi Theophoric Compound Names: Hǟḳala-Ḳu-Sad / Hǟḳala-Ḳi-Sad Hǟḳala-Ḳu-ʾĀlad / Hǟḳala-Ḳi-ʾĀlad Hǟḳala-Ḳu-ʾĀwaškō / Hǟḳala-Ḳi-ʾĀwaškō ʾĒḳola-Ḳu-Myar / ʾĒḳola...
by Ahzoh
07 Oct 2019 22:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413817

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

So, you know how names like Nebuchadnezzar and Nabopolassar in the original Akkadian were Nabû-kudurri-uṣur and Nabû-apla-uṣur? I want to shorten names like that, but I can't think of any guiding principles for deciding what syllable is clipped and what is not.
by Ahzoh
06 Oct 2019 10:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413817

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

Ok, so I have these sound changes (I = high vowel, e.g. /i u/): Vj, Vw > Vː wI > uː jI > iː i iː u uː > /i əj u əw/ e eː o oː > /ə i ə u/ a aː ɒ ɒː > /ɑ/ /c cʼ ɟ/ > /tʃ tʃʼ dʒ/ > /ʃ ʃʼ ʒ/ /ç çʼ ʝ/ > /ʃ ʃʼ ʒ/ Now given these sound changes, do the following paradigm changes make sense? It is Singular ...