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by k1234567890y
12 Apr 2019 23:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 684
Views: 161787

Re: False cognates

just found this:

Vietnamese hố "hole,pit" v.s. English hole

https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/hố#Vietnamese

also Vietnamese lỗ "hole" v.s. Standard German Loch "hole, pit"

https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/lỗ
by k1234567890y
03 Apr 2019 14:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Is there anything like Schleicher's fable for other language groups?
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Is there anything like Schleicher's fable for other language groups?

A possibility is to use the the story "The North Wind and the Sun"( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_North_Wind_and_the_Sun ), it has been proposed as a parallel text in comparative linguistics as it provides more natural language than the Lord's Prayer. An old school way is to use texts from the B...
by k1234567890y
30 Mar 2019 14:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1661
Views: 255153

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I want to define the word "Bermuda triangulate" as a verb meaning "to add mysteries on an ordinary object or event and to exaggerate the myths with rumors, hearsays, etc." and thus its participle form would mean "Bermuda triangulated" would mean "being added with exaggerated mysteries then processed...
by k1234567890y
16 Mar 2019 14:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: "Japonic-North-West-Caucasian" Phonology
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: "Japonic-North-West-Caucasian" Phonology

sounds ok to me

I have a language with a phonology being inspired by (Old) Japanese, too, but the grammar is quite different from Japanese.

Below is the link of the CWS page for that language of mine:

https://conworkshop.com/view_language.php?l=AMX
by k1234567890y
13 Mar 2019 15:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 695
Views: 95271

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

LinguoFranco wrote:
13 Mar 2019 04:59
A language with four existential copulas. There is a distinction between a more permanent or long-term state of being, and a more temporary state. There is a further a distinction between the animate and inanimate versions of those two copulas.
nice (: I have done this before btw.
by k1234567890y
13 Mar 2019 13:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 49
Views: 1411

Re: underused settings in world building

The 8th World, the world where Long-longs live, has elements inspired by some alternative beliefs to the fact like pleistocene civilization(e.g. "Atlantis", Lonmai Luna is set as the 8th World version of "Atlantean" language) and illuminati-freemasonry-new world order conspiracy theories, which I u...
by k1234567890y
08 Mar 2019 03:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2319
Views: 273116

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Next: kfermekh [ˈkfɛɾmɛx] vti. threaten, menace Another language project for others: kvemak [kvə'mak] v. to threaten mak [mak] n. threat mak [mak] v. be afraid of dmak [dmak] n. fear remak [rə'mak] v. to intimidate Next(from the same language): tvik [tvik] n. firewood
by k1234567890y
07 Mar 2019 16:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 695
Views: 95271

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

I've just had a bit of a brainwave for a diachronic idea. The language starts off with a third person form. Later from this is grammaticalised a reflexive pronoun. At a later date these both become cliticised to the verb as post-verbal "object" markers. Later on these both become grammaticalised - ...
by k1234567890y
02 Mar 2019 19:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2319
Views: 273116

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Frislander wrote:
01 Mar 2019 18:46
Next: xurəmən n. III "willow" (from -urəmə v. intr. "to bend, flex (as in a branch, but not a joint)")
Another language project for others:

may [me] - adj bent

remay [rə'me] - v. to bend

next:

enkan [əŋ'kan] - v. to swallow
by k1234567890y
02 Mar 2019 19:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 381
Views: 67849

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Corphishy wrote:
28 Feb 2019 23:56
NEXT: *bɤgandɤni n. skin-walker
Another language project for others:

gan [gan] - n. spirit, supernatural being

bran(older byan and bgan) [bran] - n. wizard, witch

dni[dni] - n. skin

ni [ni] - v. to cover

Next:

spay [spe:] - n. poison
by k1234567890y
23 Feb 2019 09:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5154
Views: 618997

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Porphyrogenitos wrote:
22 Feb 2019 20:42
A weird throwaway toy inventory and a weird rule that appeared in a small question on my phonology homework:

/n ŋ/
/p t t͡ʃ k/

/a e i o u/

t → t͡ʃ / _{a e i o u k ŋ}
wow such a small phonology

I once had a conlang with 6 consonants and 4 vowels, with vowel harmony
by k1234567890y
22 Feb 2019 06:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8593
Views: 833528

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

:con: Plattdytch Plattdytch is fele meer English-like, und laat me showen de de Englishlikeness von Plattdytch! /platdaɪt͡ʃ ɪs fe:ɫ mi:ɹ ɛŋglɪʃlaɪk ʊn lɑ:t mɪ ʃo:wən dɪ də ɛŋglɪʃlaɪknəs fɔn platdaɪt͡ʃ/ Plattdytch is much more English-like and let me show you the Englishlikeness of Plattdytch! In de ...
by k1234567890y
20 Feb 2019 11:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Yiddish
Replies: 10
Views: 1407

Re: Yiddish

I think the [x]>[ʃ] in nisht could be an example of irregular sound changes, maybe due to influences from dialects with ich-laut i,e, dialect levelling . While sound changes are largely regular, there can be small irregularities, it happens in English too, the pronounciation of blood and flood seems...
by k1234567890y
20 Feb 2019 08:33
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What do I need to know?
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: What do I need to know?

While knowing more does not hurt and helps, what you have known are enough to start a conlang.
by k1234567890y
20 Feb 2019 08:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Dalar: Culture, Biology, and Other Things I Think Of
Replies: 41
Views: 10214

Re: The Dalar: Culture, Biology, and Other Things I Think Of

how do dalars get old? what do old dalars look like?
by k1234567890y
17 Feb 2019 13:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: Conlang accents
Replies: 79
Views: 9966

Re: Conlang accents

Due to the highly restrictive phonotactics, the Ame accent of English would be extremely distorted, more so than that of Japanese, maybe comparable to how Jennifer becomes Kinipela in Hawaiian. Hawntow is the same, if not more so. But I have included two readings below: one more pidginesque, and on...
by k1234567890y
15 Feb 2019 06:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2319
Views: 273116

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Next : dibakhigh [diˈbaxiɢ] v. reveal, expose dveg [tvek] - adj. real Next: gláwaras - crown, tiara, garland A conlang I do for a project: glavrax [klavraʃ] - n. emperor rax [vraʃ] - n. monarch, king, queen glamir [klamir] - n. empire vur [vur] - n. family, kin vir [vir] - adj. related -ax [aʃ] - a...
by k1234567890y
15 Feb 2019 06:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 381
Views: 67849

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Gluestick wrote:
13 Feb 2019 22:28
Next:
Fiphü [ɸipʰuː] - n. Incense, smell
A conlang I do for a project:

vib [vip] v. to smell

viib [vi:p] n. smell

viv [viv] n. nose
DesEsseintes wrote:
13 Feb 2019 17:07
Next: ćé·ć [t͡ʃeːt͡ʃ] n. rock
A conlang I do for a project:

txex [t͡ʃəʃ] n. gravel

Next:

naasta [na:sta] n. plant
by k1234567890y
15 Feb 2019 04:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 49
Views: 1411

Re: underused settings in world building

back to the topic, how many creations have used elements from the Voodoo religions for a fantastic setting, or have religions with elements inspired by Voodoo religions in a more realistic conworld setting?
by k1234567890y
15 Feb 2019 03:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 49
Views: 1411

Re: underused settings in world building

Quick example: Most members here present low fantasy conworlds with bronze age analogues or get really technical with scifi, except 1 conlanger who does urban fantasy (you go girl! [:D]). I guess I am one of the few who use "typical mixed fantasy" for the conworld. The Lehola Galaxy is based on new...