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by Ahzoh
25 Jun 2019 03:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
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Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

clawgrip wrote:
21 Jun 2019 14:18
Seven ten two = 27?
Seven ten two one = 20/7?
Yes, minus the "one", it's just "seven-NMLZ ten two"
by Ahzoh
20 Jun 2019 06:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278616

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

I mean, in English we can just say 'three four-hundredths' for 3/400. So if you wanted 1/27, you could say 'one twenty-and-seventh' or simply 'one twenty-seventh'. No, because one twenty seventh or "seventh ten two (one)" would be interpreted as 20/7. However, I'm not entirely sure I've understood ...
by Ahzoh
18 Jun 2019 23:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278616

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

I don't know how my language can do fractions above 1/10 (e.g. 1/11 or 1/27) since my fractions are entirely nouns.

my numbers also behave like this:
20 = 2x10
200 = 2x100
2000 = 2x1000
2222 = 2 2x10 2x100 2x1000

This only works since the cardinals and ordinals are adjectives, not nouns.
by Ahzoh
18 Jun 2019 22:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 972034

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Vrkhazhian now has a new syntactic order for ditransitive verbs that is dependent on the presence of adverbs and other oblique arguments: S O₁ V O₂ (no adverbs) S O₁ O₂ V X (adverbs) My applicative voice is now a dedicated prefix tar- (which assimilates in MOA with other alveolars): ʾama tu-śim-a nu...
by Ahzoh
18 Jun 2019 04:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 972034

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Finally devised a satisfactor numer system: ʾIšñuhhən "numbers" Cardinal | Ordinal | Fractional 1 tibs- | hatbis- | tibsəyca / tibsij 2 śdar- | haśdar- | śidrəyca / śidrij 3 ʾaxw- | haʾxəw- | ʾaxwəyca / ʾaxwij 4 ṭməh- | haṭməh- | ṭamhəyca / ṭamhij 5 maʾar- | hamʾar- | maʾrəyca / maʾrij 6 śiddax- | ...
by Ahzoh
14 Jun 2019 22:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 972034

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Finally devised a satisfactor numer system: ʾIšñuhhən "numbers" Cardinal | Ordinal | Fractional 1 tibs- | hatbis- | tibsəyca / tibsij 2 śdar- | haśdar- | śidrəyca / śidrij 3 ʾaxw- | haʾxəw- | ʾaxwəyca / ʾaxwij 4 ṭməh- | haṭməh- | ṭamhəyca / ṭamhij 5 maʾar- | hamʾar- | maʾrəyca / maʾrij 6 śiddax- | h...
by Ahzoh
17 May 2019 07:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 972034

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Reworked Vrkhazhian postpositions. So now postpositions have both a static meaning or a dynamic meaning depending on the type of verb, static when used with stative verbs or the null copula predicate and dynamic when used with motion verbs. Noun that are the objects of post positions are always in t...
by Ahzoh
08 May 2019 07:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 972034

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Completely reworked the numeral system of Vrkhazhian. The system is still base-12 as it always has been, but the words are different. Grammatically, they don't behave any different than adjective and thus agree in case (only nominative and genitive) and gender. Note: X = 10, E = 11 1₁₂ = tibs- (< tī...
by Ahzoh
07 May 2019 22:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?
Replies: 23
Views: 774

Re: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?

I think displaying a conscript in some real world writing system is good practice just as much as it's good practice to use the IPA. I've seen people Hellenize their conlangs instead of Romanize which is fine, and I Cyrillicize one of my conlangs, which is fine. But, that's really only for convenien...
by Ahzoh
27 Apr 2019 17:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A ridiculous conlang: how to?
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: A ridiculous conlang: how to?

I have no idea how to pronounce most of those, and I'm a native English speaker with exposure to many, many dialects of English, which possesses possible the largest vowel inventory known. And I've studied French, and sung in Latin, Hebrew, German, archaic Spanish, Hindi, Japanese and Italian. http...
by Ahzoh
27 Apr 2019 06:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A ridiculous conlang: how to?
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: A ridiculous conlang: how to?

Or one hundred plus vowels? i ɨ u | i̤ ɨ̤ ṳ | ḭ ɨ̰ ṵ e ə o | e̤ ə̤ o̤ | ḛ ə̰ o̰ æ ɐ ɒ | æ̤ ɐ̤ ɒ̤ | æ̰ ɐ̰ ɒ̰ ĩ ɨ̃ ũ | ĩ̤ ɨ̤̃ ṳ̃ | ḭ̃ ɨ̰̃ ṵ̃ ẽ ə̃ õ | ẽ̤ ə̤̃ õ̤ | ḛ̃ ə̰̃ õ̰ æ̃ ɐ̃ ɒ̃ | æ̤̃ ɐ̤̃ ɒ̤̃ | æ̰̃ ɐ̰̃ ɒ̰̃ iː ɨː uː | i̤ː ɨ̤ː ṳː | ḭː ɨ̰ː ṵː eː əː oː | e̤ː ə̤ː o̤ː | ḛː ə̰ː o̰ː æː ɐː ɒː | æ̤ː ɐ̤ː ɒ̤ː...
by Ahzoh
24 Apr 2019 18:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A ridiculous conlang: how to?
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: A ridiculous conlang: how to?

well if it's a kitchen sink language, you could have 4,000 phonemes.

If not a kitchen lang, you could still have... 100+ vowels.
by Ahzoh
22 Apr 2019 23:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278616

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

cedh wrote:
22 Apr 2019 23:46
Yes. (Although your system is a bit unusual in that you are marking inverse voice on the unexpected agent rather than on the verb, which makes it superficially look a bit like a kind of "pseudo-ergative" case with a slightly odd distribution.)
It's more like an inverse case.
by Ahzoh
22 Apr 2019 23:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278616

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

My conlang follows this animacy hierarchy: 1 > 2 > 3/kin > humans > animals > concrete objects > abstract objects Given that, I have a suffix I use to indicate a less animate noun acting on a more animate noun. Would this be an example of direct-inverse marking? a) eeˀwąąʱs-kekăăwt-kuuw skooˀ tiw. 3...
by Ahzoh
19 Apr 2019 14:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 972034

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I made more sentences in Ho'nwaa': Eeˀkiˀkekăăwtkuuw skooˀ tiw. 3>3s-eat-PST man seal /ḛːkḭkekɐːwtkuːw sko̰ː ciw/ The man ate the seal. Eeˀkiˀkekăăwtkuuw tiwsää skooˀ. 3>3s-eat-PST seal-sää* man /ḛːkḭkekɐːwtkuːw ciwɕæː sko̰ː/ The seal ate a man. (*marker indicating less animate entity acting on more...
by Ahzoh
17 Apr 2019 22:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278616

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

Can you clarify the second half of your post? Are each of those lines supposed to be a distinct morpheme? What's > vs <? And what do you mean by "kinda separate"? It's pretty common to mark who is acting on who in a gloss by indicating it with > or <, like 1>2 (one acting on 2) By separate I mean t...
by Ahzoh
17 Apr 2019 19:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278616

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

What would animacy hierarchy look like for polypersonal prefixation if the person markers were kinda separate?

Would it look like this?:
1>1
1>2
1>3

1<2
2>2
2>3

1<3
2<3
3>3
by Ahzoh
17 Apr 2019 19:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278616

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

That also looks reasonable, though the bottombspace might be a bit crowded. Perhaps if ɑ was rounded tho. i ɨ u | i̤ ɨ̤ ṳ | ḭ ɨ̰ ṵ e ə o | e̤ ə̤ o̤ | ḛ ə̰ o̰ æ ɐ ɒ | æ̤ ɐ̤ ɒ̤ | æ̰ ɐ̰ ɒ̰ ĩ ɨ̃ ũ | ĩ̤ ɨ̤̃ ṳ̃ | ḭ̃ ɨ̰̃ ṵ̃ ẽ ə̃ õ | ẽ̤ ə̤̃ õ̤ | ḛ̃ ə̰̃ õ̰ æ̃ ɐ̃ ɒ̃ | æ̤̃ ɐ̤̃ ɒ̤̃ | æ̰̃ ɐ̰̃ ɒ̰̃ iː ɨː uː | i̤ː...
by Ahzoh
17 Apr 2019 18:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278616

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

Ælfwine wrote:
17 Apr 2019 18:28
The vowel space tends to be the most open with "close" vowels, so I'd get rid of schwa at least.
Would you propose the same with a vowel system like this:

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i ɨ u | i̤ ɨ̤ ṳ | ḭ ɨ̰ ṵ
e ə o | e̤ ə̤ o̤ | ḛ ə̰ o̰
æ ɐ ɑ | æ̤ ɐ̤ ɑ̤ | æ̰ ɐ̰ ɑ̰
by Ahzoh
17 Apr 2019 17:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278616

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

I want to create a language with 100 or more vowels with the vowels as distinguishable from each other as naturalistically possible for such a large system. There is at least creaky vs modal distinction, short vs. long, and nasal vs. oral. I thought of this inventory: i y ɨ ɯ u e ø ə ɤ o æ ɐ ɑ But o...