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by Ahzoh
20 Nov 2019 16:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5798
Views: 1374625

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: 5798
Views: 1374625

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: 5798
Views: 1374625

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: 6639
Views: 1051336

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: 5798
Views: 1374625

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: 5798
Views: 1374625

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: 5798
Views: 1374625

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: 5798
Views: 1374625

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 ...
by Ahzoh
18 Sep 2019 14:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5798
Views: 1374625

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

What's the nature/relationship of names with regards to the grammar of a language? Like, how would they work if the name is still transparent in meaning? For example, if there was a name like the Akkadian names Šamaš-šuma-ukin "Shamash has established an heir" and Nabû-kudurri-uṣur "O god Nabu, pres...
by Ahzoh
04 Sep 2019 15:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5798
Views: 1374625

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

The language's lenition process is blocked by <p, t, k, x, r, w, l>. Is <p, t, k> blocking lenition while <b, d, g> get lenited strange at all? This is basically what Spanish does intervocally; only the voiced stops get lenited. How do I turn this set of vowels... i iː u uː e eː o oː æ æː ɑ ɑː ...i...
by Ahzoh
03 Sep 2019 05:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random Conlang Concepts
Replies: 10
Views: 937

Re: Random Conlang Concepts

The fusion of Swedish and Mongolian with exactly the Zulu gender system.
by Ahzoh
03 Sep 2019 01:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6639
Views: 1051336

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Vrkhazhian now has some new morphology: Voices: ṣarah (Base) ṣarah-wəš (Instrumental, Causative) ṣarah-ku (Adpositional, Benefactive, Dative) ṣarah-diñ (Adjutative) Aspects: ʾan-ṣarah (Inchoative) Act.Sg / Act.Pl | Pass.Sg / Pass.Pl nu-ṣrah / nu-ṣarh-əm | ni-ṣrəh / ni-ṣərh-əm ṣarah / ṣarh-əm | ṣarəh...
by Ahzoh
22 Aug 2019 03:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6639
Views: 1051336

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have only one punctuation and it is the period, indicated by four lines in a plus shape:
https://i.imgur.com/jWmlr1b.png
by Ahzoh
17 Aug 2019 18:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Benjamin and Southpaws
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Re: Benjamin and Southpaws

Completely unrelatedly, “Benjamin and the Southpaws” sounds like a great name for a country band.
by Ahzoh
15 Aug 2019 03:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5798
Views: 1374625

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

Can a language have /ʝ ɣʷ/ without /j w/?
by Ahzoh
07 Aug 2019 17:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 882
Views: 157851

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

It's the same script but with more letters.
by Ahzoh
07 Aug 2019 06:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 882
Views: 157851

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I made the letter Wa:
Image

Also some punctuation.
by Ahzoh
06 Aug 2019 23:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5798
Views: 1374625

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

I have two civilizations in relatively constant contact with each other by way of coastal trade, despite the two civilizations being hundreds of kilometres apart. But the contact is frequent enough that one civilization adopts the writing system of the other. Problem is one of the languages has clic...
by Ahzoh
06 Aug 2019 23:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Making a logography, so intimidating
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

Re: Making a logography, so intimidating

No you don't need to start with a logographic writing system. Maybe your proto-lang wasn't even written and the descendants adopted the writing system of another culture. And you overthink logographic systems too much, just draw literal stickmen doing things and go from there. For abstract concepts ...