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by wakeagainstthefall
25 Sep 2016 22:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14308
Views: 1076900

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

I've been making a language that marks dynamic and stative verbs differently, but I've been running into certain verbs that are technically dynamic but I would rather mark stative. My question is can I make different distinctions from what are normally considered active and stative? For example, wha...
by wakeagainstthefall
21 Aug 2016 23:47
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Grammaticalization
Replies: 15
Views: 1552

Grammaticalization

So recently I made an isolating conlang with the purpose of being the proto-lang for another conlang. The goal is to derive a fusional language that develops over the course of 1000-1500 years and has an Indo-Europeanesque phonology (I like my conlangs pretty.) The sound changes are easy enough for ...
by wakeagainstthefall
03 Sep 2015 22:23
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)
Replies: 33
Views: 3588

Re: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)

Shemtov wrote:
cntrational wrote:Well, I guess Hellenolangs are coming in now
Or this can team up with Iiłò'ełìt to make Hebreolangs a thing.....
Would he/she be interested? Wonder if I can get in contact with them. Anyway, I should probably post a phonology.
by wakeagainstthefall
03 Sep 2015 02:23
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)
Replies: 33
Views: 3588

Re: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)

Well, I guess Hellenolangs are coming in now Quick, wish for something else! [:)] Hey, 1. Greek is really cool. 2. I've been attempting this for years. 3. I've been away from the conlanger community for awhile, so I would have no idea what the trends are now or even what they were a year ago. I'm p...
by wakeagainstthefall
03 Sep 2015 02:14
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)
Replies: 33
Views: 3588

Re: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)

HEY GUY, I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE BUT no just kidding. It wasn't meant to be as defensive as it came off, I guess. That's pretty good. I've been interested in the Greek of the Septuagint because of its Hebraicisms, but I'd like to go much further than that. Basically, my goal is to have a...
by wakeagainstthefall
02 Sep 2015 23:05
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)
Replies: 33
Views: 3588

Re: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)

Well, I guess Hellenolangs are coming in now Quick, wish for something else! [:)] Hey, 1. Greek is really cool. 2. I've been attempting this for years. 3. I've been away from the conlanger community for awhile, so I would have no idea what the trends are now or even what they were a year ago. I'm p...
by wakeagainstthefall
02 Sep 2015 19:51
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)
Replies: 33
Views: 3588

Re: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)

I was afraid of simplification. I love the case system and conjugation of Greek. I would want to simplify a bit, but it would be hard for me to let go of them altogether. Is there any conceivable way in which I could maintain some of the complexeties of Greek while making something plausible? Anothe...
by wakeagainstthefall
02 Sep 2015 18:31
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)
Replies: 33
Views: 3588

Re: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)

Hebrew uses triconsonantal roots and only the consonants are written. Old Hebrew vowels are not known with accuracy. Then, you should use Greek vowels. It will be very difficult to create a grammar for systems too different. Hebrew has triconsonantal roots and Greek has declensions and conjugations...
by wakeagainstthefall
02 Sep 2015 18:24
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)
Replies: 33
Views: 3588

Re: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)

So, what would be belieavable phonologically? Grammatically? And so on and so forth. I have a small amount of work done on it, but I don't really want to move forward until I know I have something good. Since creoles are the second stage after the pidgin , I think you should first make a Greek/Hebr...
by wakeagainstthefall
02 Sep 2015 18:21
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)
Replies: 33
Views: 3588

Re: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
cntrational wrote:Well, I guess Hellenolangs are coming in now
Quick, wish for something else! [:)]
Hey, 1. Greek is really cool. 2. I've been attempting this for years. 3. I've been away from the conlanger community for awhile, so I would have no idea what the trends are now or even what they were a year ago.
by wakeagainstthefall
02 Sep 2015 03:10
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)
Replies: 33
Views: 3588

Greek/Hebrew creole (attempt #2)

Hey everybody. It's been a long time. Glad to be back. Now, I posted about this a few years ago: How do I make a somewhat believable creole out of classical Hebrew and Koine Greek? Somewhat disregarding history, of course. Believable more on the linguistics side of things, a good blend to make sure ...
by wakeagainstthefall
02 Sep 2015 00:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: I see you
Replies: 293
Views: 45151

Re: I see you

Any Mandarin? I am much too lazy to look. Oh well.

:zho: 我看到你。

I see you.
by wakeagainstthefall
28 May 2014 07:21
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Grammatical gender
Replies: 17
Views: 2813

Grammatical gender

Right now I'm making a conlang loosely based on linguistic phenomena in European (not necessarily Indo-European) languages such as Latin, Greek, Finnish, etc., but that also has a few quirks of its own. The people that speak this language will be to their own world what the Greeks and Romans were to...
by wakeagainstthefall
04 Sep 2013 04:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your username
Replies: 160
Views: 23231

Re: Your username

So... I had this band... It's been over for quite awhile now, but when I made this account, it was still goin' on. Thus, wakeagainstthefall.
by wakeagainstthefall
08 Apr 2013 22:07
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Romlang attempt
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: Romlang attempt

What do you mean? Oh, I forgot some things. SVO, adjective before noun under influence of Greek, forms basic subjunctives sentences like Baltic languages, for example: Spanish: Puedo correr. (lit. I can to run.) But the same sentence would be subjunctive in my romlang, similar to Greek and Romanian:...
by wakeagainstthefall
08 Apr 2013 01:49
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Romlang attempt
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Romlang attempt

This language, which I don't have a name for yet, is supposed to be lexically and to an extent phonologically influenced by Greek. My goal was just to make a romance language that was to my liking, not for the language to be completely plausible, although that would be preferred. A a /a/ B b /β/ (on...
by wakeagainstthefall
22 Jan 2013 23:24
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Romlang sound changes
Replies: 16
Views: 2307

Re: Romlang sound changes

Ah, my mistake. I forgot to edit that. It should be all short u > u.
by wakeagainstthefall
22 Jan 2013 22:17
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Romlang sound changes
Replies: 16
Views: 2307

Re: Romlang sound changes

Salmoneus wrote:
Salmoneus wrote:
wakeagainstthefall wrote:Classical Latin and Vulgar Latin shared these vowels (besides /u:/.)
Huh?

No.
Latin only had two u-sounds. Your soundrules require there to be three.
How?
by wakeagainstthefall
21 Jan 2013 20:31
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Romlang sound changes
Replies: 16
Views: 2307

Re: Romlang sound changes

Thank you so much, you're being super helpful. [:)] What do you mean by phonological reductions? Do you mean like what happened in Spanish, where the reduced forms of VL "abere" became future tense inflections? And can you give me an example of a Latin verb of motion with the supine and a translation?
by wakeagainstthefall
21 Jan 2013 02:07
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Romlang sound changes
Replies: 16
Views: 2307

Re: Romlang sound changes

I would say that the religious terms would come more from Greek than Latin. And another question: What's another way I can derive a future tense for verbs? I'm going to use vemile (to come) instead of the word for "to go" as far as the analytic way to form it, but how about inflections? I want it to...