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by Plusquamperfekt
13 Jun 2017 21:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Prepare to die.
Replies: 20
Views: 9439

Re: Prepare to die.

:usa: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. [<3] Miwonša: Tara šei. Mankwiwmo Inigo Montoya. Kwoyaniš nički anžiwmoi. Yahwo šul zaščiš, sja ši. tar-a šei mankw-iwm=o Inigo Montoya kwo<ya>n-iš ničk-i anž-iwm=oi Yahwo šul zašč-iš, sja ši. day-SG good=NOM.SG name-1SG.PO...
by Plusquamperfekt
13 Jun 2017 21:10
Forum: Translations
Topic: in order to
Replies: 8
Views: 4545

Re: in order to

[<3] Miwonša:

I went to Russia in order to learn Russian.

Mayaškim aš Rusjaš miskjanti Rusjonšai.

Mayašk-im aš Rusj=aš miskj-anti Rusjonš=ai.
(go-1SG to Russia=DAT.SG learn-SPN Russian=ACC.SG)
by Plusquamperfekt
16 Nov 2015 18:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5613
Views: 1302278

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

Hey people, can you help me to learn how to pronounce implosives? OK, what I know is that stops or plosives have basically three phases... One in which you form the closure in your mouth and, the moment when you release the stop and the time between the release of the stop and the onset of voice (if...
by Plusquamperfekt
06 Nov 2015 19:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: What will not kill you makes you stronger.
Replies: 37
Views: 8598

Re: What will not kill you makes you stronger.

Miwonša:

Čwasta žai ničkifišan, sja chazifišan.

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čwast-a žai ničk-if-iš-an, sja chaz-if-iš-an
REL-NOM not kill-3SG-2SG-IPFV, that strong-3SG-2SG-IPFV.
by Plusquamperfekt
26 Oct 2015 22:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Supines and gerundives in Miwonša - are they moods?
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Supines and gerundives in Miwonša - are they moods?

I am currently working on an official grammar book for my conlang Miwonša and my problem is not that I would not know how my own conlang works, but how to classify some grammar categories correctly... Please take a look first at the chart which contains the complete conjugation of the verb "žaniwa" ...
by Plusquamperfekt
16 Oct 2015 01:00
Forum: Translations
Topic: Depressing Sentences to Test Conlang Syntax
Replies: 10
Views: 2197

Re: Depressing Sentences to Test Conlang Syntax

:con: Miwonša 1. The sun dies. - Swonsa zaščit. (sun=NOM.SG die-3SG.PFV) 2. The sun is dying. - Swonsa zaščan. (sun=NOM.SG die-IPFV) 3. The sun died. - Swonsa zayaščit. (sun=NOM.SG die<PAST>-IPFV) 4. The sun will die. - Swonsa zaščao. (sun=NOM.SG die-FUT) 5. The sun has been dying. = 2 6. The sun is...
by Plusquamperfekt
15 Oct 2015 23:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: I am not a cactus
Replies: 35
Views: 6107

Re: I am not a cactus

:con: Miwonša

Žai kwamišan chokti!
not COP-1SG-IPFV cactus=ACC.SG.
"I am not a cactus"

Trenšiman siwai kwančanti!
need-1SG-IPFV water=ACC.SG live-SPN
"I need water to live"


SPN = supine
by Plusquamperfekt
15 Oct 2015 22:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: Conlang accents
Replies: 77
Views: 11670

Re: Conlang accents

The phonology of Miwonša does not get along well with English at all :D


ɔl 'ɕu.mãː 'pĩː.s‿aː 'pɔːn friː ãː 'i.kwal wit 'tik.ni.ti ã 'raɪ̯.tsi. tɛ.j‿aː ɛ̃ː'taʊ̯t wit 'riːzɛ̃ː ãː 'kɔ̃ːʃɛ̃ːs ãː ʃu.'t‿ak tu.'waːs wãː a'nata ĩː a 'spirit ɔp 'pratahut
by Plusquamperfekt
15 Oct 2015 19:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: The North Wind and the Sun - Translation thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1739

Re: The North Wind and the Sun - Translation thread

Miwonša Spira yošna ya suonsa čhayačan lhanskai, čwo uyak yakwiwan caskul, nak acui kjačwan wa manti cušni čhiwakwonit. Ti khayanjat, stai ula sanšai caskul, šula phašai kjačwani ak mantik aklašastanti. Spira khuyašan ti hašno cam pašli, nač cam hašnul khuyašiwan, ti pjučul kjačwan wa mantiš mayats...
by Plusquamperfekt
15 Oct 2015 19:06
Forum: Translations
Topic: The North Wind and the Sun - Translation thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1739

The North Wind and the Sun - Translation thread

There has already been a thread for this fable, but it only contained recordings and no translations, so I thought we should have a new one. Original text: The North Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger, when a traveler came along wrapped in a warm cloak. They agreed that the one w...
by Plusquamperfekt
23 Feb 2015 21:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlangs with no infinative
Replies: 21
Views: 3378

Re: Conlangs with no infinative

Modal verbs in Miwonša: Yežiman maškiwa. = want-1SG-IPFV go-INF = I want to go (infinitive) Kwamišan maškjanti. = COP-1SG-IPFV.IND go-SPN = I must go. (supine + indicative) Kwamišai maškjanti. = COP-1SG-SBJ go-SPN. = I should go. (supine + conditional) Trenšiman maškiwa. = need-1SG-IPFV go-INF = I n...
by Plusquamperfekt
23 Feb 2015 20:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Swear words!
Replies: 9
Views: 4775

Re: Swear words!

Three very offensive ways to say "I don't need my teeth anymore and I would like you to break them all." in Miwonša :mrgreen: (Don't read the spoilers if you are easily offended. You have been warned. [:P] ) --- (1) Maškiman khočni nanžiwšai wa krišmai matiwšak! Translation: I am going to rape your ...
by Plusquamperfekt
30 Jan 2015 10:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My conlang, not yet named, but Angelic.
Replies: 67
Views: 7586

Re: Gender in a conlang

Miwonša has several declensions, but don't ask me how to determine the number of genders... Here is an overview of my noun declension -a -i -o (1) -o (2) -n NOM.SG -a -i -o -o -n ACC.SG -ai -i -oi -oi -ni GEN.SG -ak -ik -ok -ok -nka DAT.SG -aš -iš -oš -oš -nša NOM.PL -i/e -a -i -a -nje ACC.PL -i/e -...
by Plusquamperfekt
28 Jan 2015 20:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon of Conlangs
Replies: 22
Views: 5121

Re: Lexicon of Conlangs

Is there a standard format you're looking for? Will you be providing an example if yes, and how strictly must we follow it? Take a look at the "contents of your conlang grammar" thread to see how different we organize our grammars. You might consider one standard format so readers won't have to dea...
by Plusquamperfekt
28 Jan 2015 19:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon of Conlangs
Replies: 22
Views: 5121

Re: Lexicon of Conlangs

Update: Guidelines: Please submit your papers until Oct 30, 2015. The papers should be composed of the following parts: __________________________ 1 page: Introduction - Which type of conlang have you created? (a priori, a posteriori, artlang, auxlang, philosophical conlang, personal languages etc.)...
by Plusquamperfekt
27 Jan 2015 19:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon of Conlangs
Replies: 22
Views: 5121

Re: Lexicon of Conlangs

Here you can find a facebook group as this is not going to be an internal issue of this forum... http://www.facebook.com/groups/696437337143400/ Unfortunately, I am not on Facebook. Will it be possible to follow the whole project from this forum? Yes of course, I will post relevant information into...
by Plusquamperfekt
27 Jan 2015 19:04
Forum: Translations
Topic: Go!
Replies: 29
Views: 4846

Re: Go!

:con: Miwonša:

Go!: Maški! (2SG)
Let's go!: Maškjami! (1PL)
Go!: Maškjaši! (2PL)

Let him/her/them go!: Pju woi/wai/wei maškjanti! (2SG/3SG)
Make him/her/them go!: Skju woi/wai/wei maškjanti! (2SG/3SG)
by Plusquamperfekt
27 Jan 2015 18:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon of Conlangs
Replies: 22
Views: 5121

Re: Lexicon of Conlangs

Very good. Here you can find a facebook group as this is not going to be an internal issue of this forum... http://www.facebook.com/groups/696437337143400/ Later I'll probably post this in Zompist's forum, too. Do you know any other places where we could recruit participants? (Even though I like the...
by Plusquamperfekt
27 Jan 2015 17:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon of Conlangs
Replies: 22
Views: 5121

Re: Lexicon of Conlangs

I would be in. However, I have to say that this is basically a conlang wiki fit into a book. Well, there are some differences: (1) Anyone can create a Wikipedia article, even though most conlang projects never get finished. Therefore it is hard to find the good articles between the rest, because mo...