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by Ahzoh
16 Feb 2019 12:36
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What do I need to know?
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: What do I need to know?

I found this video lately:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjDqBz7kw1M

I think an objective thing to know is to have your conlang match your goals, whatever they may be.
by Ahzoh
16 Feb 2019 12:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 424
Views: 80535

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

Of those, I've read VotM, KotBR and both I Strahds - not Carnival of Fear or The Tapestry of Dark Souls. I remember thinking VotM was OK, I Strahd (I&II) were good, and I didn't like KotBR. Yea, VotM was definitely ok plotwise, I just always hope that Jander didn't burn to a crisp when he played th...
by Ahzoh
15 Feb 2019 04:51
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What do I need to know?
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: What do I need to know?

A good resource for any novice conlanger is Mark Rosenfelder’s Language Construction Kit.

I’d also browse Wikipedia articles on various linguistic topics like sound changes, grammatical aspect, grammatical mood, tense, and grammatical voice.

I think there are also wiki guides for conlanging.
by Ahzoh
15 Feb 2019 02:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 424
Views: 80535

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

...sometimes I forget how young some people are. Yes, I remember sort of liking VotM when I read it, a long while ago, although it was very conventional. It was the introduction to the setting in novels, and it had one of the better-known authors (Christie Golden, who more recently was chosen to wr...
by Ahzoh
14 Feb 2019 19:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 424
Views: 80535

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

You've never heard of Ravenloft!? Ugh, kids these days! Next you'll be saying you don't know about Dark Sun, or Spelljammer, or Planescape... Ravenloft is/was the D&D setting for horror stories. Different 'Domains' have different horror flavours, reflecting their different 'Darklords'. A Darklord i...
by Ahzoh
13 Feb 2019 19:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 903158

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I expanded the demonstrative pronouns, now they behave even more like personal pronouns: https://www.frathwiki.com/Vrkhazhian#Demonstrative_Pronouns ṣəhuñwinak šuddəm. [sʼəɦuŋwinɑk çudːəm] DEM.PROX-DIR-MASC-PL-GEN ACT.PRES-speak.to\ACT-PL These ones must speak to each other. šuñwin tšada vərxažšəya ...
by Ahzoh
08 Feb 2019 18:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Īsmay - Phonology - Part I
Replies: 14
Views: 608

Re: Īsmay - deverbal nouns

I wonder how much of my post your really read since 1) I have more than four voices; and 2) I do have a strictly adjutative voice. The voices were what stuck out to me first and I at first only saw active, passive and especially the lexical voices I had quoted. Mainly I wanted to make note of the i...
by Ahzoh
04 Feb 2019 22:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1102
Views: 132216

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

My conlang has come a long way since starting as this:
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To this:
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Much more polished.
by Ahzoh
01 Feb 2019 19:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 871

Re: underused settings in world building

Too many. And since high school is supposed to be the Japanese equivalent to college (and the partying and drinking) in terms of “what was the highlight of my youth”, it’s different that Western doesn’t really have a large number of college settings.
by Ahzoh
01 Feb 2019 18:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 871

Re: underused settings in world building

Doesn't anime have a crapton of that?
by Ahzoh
01 Feb 2019 17:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177635

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

I decided I'd have three or more multipurpose postpositions that work together with my case system. I have one defined as such: bar ("someone receives"): +INSTR = for (benefactive), by (means) +ACC = at (locative) +GEN = by (oblique agent) +ABL = out of (exessive) +ALL = into/through (inessive) I wa...
by Ahzoh
01 Feb 2019 16:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 871

Re: underused settings in world building

I see very few stories about people living in the arctic or a similar cold environment. Micamo's Mithe setting is quite wonderful.
by Ahzoh
29 Jan 2019 01:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Īsmay - Phonology - Part I
Replies: 14
Views: 608

Re: Īsmay - verbal system continued

LEXICAL VOICES The voices mentioned below have a strong lexical component, to the point of often being covered as separate lexicon entries. Because of that, they are often combined with other - syntactical - voice markers. Causative Voice The causative raises the valency of the verb by one, and pla...
by Ahzoh
22 Jan 2019 03:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177635

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

Anyway, I think I see where you're coming from now. I suppose the choice depends on your underlying principle. There's the one you described. Another one based on the active and passive is that the noun describes the nominative argument of the implied clause, leading to the causative interpretation...
by Ahzoh
22 Jan 2019 02:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177635

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

To further explain my reasoning, This Vrkhazhian sentence: Haššaki ʾulden t-ʾildan ʾaldəm All-DET.MASC soldier-NOM.MASC.PL ACC-civilian-FEM.PL guard\ACT.PRES-PL ulde (soldier, one who watches, watching one) is an agent noun, ilda (civilian, one who is watched, watched one) is a patient noun. In this...
by Ahzoh
22 Jan 2019 02:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177635

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

I don't know what the applicative nouns would mean, whether they have causative meaning or an instrumental one. https://media1.tenor.com/images/e17525775ef2f4138dc3bb4b5750179a/tenor.gif The two possible meanings are clearly related, and I'm sure context would clarify which was intended. I say both...
by Ahzoh
22 Jan 2019 02:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14465
Views: 1177635

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

My conlang has three voices, one of which is the applicative, which is used like this: a) John-NOM man-ACC write-APL "John made the man write [something]" b) John-NOM pen-ACC write-APL "John wrote [something] with a pen" I have a series of verb-to-noun morphemes, that are basically make the resultan...
by Ahzoh
20 Jan 2019 06:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 903158

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Reworked Vrkhazhian nominal derivation system leading to: Agent: C₁uC₂C₃- / C₁aC₂waC₃ Tool: NaC₁C₂uC₃e / NaC₁C₂uC₃ Action: C₁əC₂C₃awe / C₁əC₂C₃u Patient: C₁iC₂C₃- / C₁aC₂yaC₃ Object: NaC₁C₂iC₃a / NaC₁C₂iC₃ Place: C₁əC₂C₃aya / C₁əC₂C₃i Agitator: C₁əC₂C₂uC₃- / C₁əC₂C₂awaC₃ Concrete: NaC₁əC₂C₂uC₃e / Na...
by Ahzoh
11 Jan 2019 07:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 903158

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Completely changed the verb paradigms for Vrkhazhian again:
https://conworkshop.com/view_article.ph ... 4f538b754a
by Ahzoh
10 Jan 2019 17:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2886
Views: 269042

Re: Yay or Nay?

Yes, I did indeed provide a link to the phonology on the original question post. The syllable structure/phonotactics would also be there.