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by Davush
06 Nov 2019 13:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Re: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language

Some Overhauls I've decided to change some things quite significantly. They now replace anything from the above posts. Notably, aspect (perfective/imperfective) now combines with definiteness on the subject (excluding pronouns, which have their own system). -ö for Imperfective (<ö> now replaces <wë...
by Davush
01 Nov 2019 12:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Re: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language

Some Verbal Aspect Stuff (Still very much a work in progress, so this is likely to change.) The imperfective pronominal affixes were mentioned in the last post. The perfective pronominal affixes are quite different: 1sg be- 2sg me- 2sg de- 3sg the- 3sg dhe- I'm not totally sure yet whether verbs ma...
by Davush
27 Oct 2019 11:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Re: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language

Some thoughts on Verbs Verbs in Uuxh are marked for imperfective or perfective aspect, which can combine with other markers for further TAM nuance. Aspect combines with the subject pronouns. The singular forms tend to be prefixed, and the plural forms suffixed, although this is not always the case....
by Davush
23 Oct 2019 12:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Re: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language

The Existential Copula The existential copula peng and its negative equivalent meng are used to express existentials and possession (e.g. to have). Unlike English, Uuxh uses the definite plural form when expressing a general statement of existence. They can combine with xhag and xhgyëll to make the...
by Davush
21 Oct 2019 15:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Re: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language

The Interrogative This may also hold true for verbs in general, but I'll focus only on the copula(e) for now. An interrogative is formed by the prefix ħó- /ɔ/ to the relevant word in question. It is always stressed, hence the acute. It is usual to add the sentence final particle ůů . Although this ...
by Davush
20 Oct 2019 01:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 68
Views: 27297

Re: English Dialects

Less on the lines of phonology, but I just wanted to share my favourite thing from up here in Yorkshire, which is the word "gizzit", a contraction of "give us it" where "us" means "(to) me" [:P] Same in Scotland! The usual written form is "gies it". It can also be used for the original 1PL meaning ...
by Davush
19 Oct 2019 11:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Re: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language

More Noun Stuff An indefinite singular is marked by the prefix dh': dh'noom /ðnɔːm/ 'a girl' dh'jůůp /ðdʒɯːp/ 'a flower'' dh'gor /ðgɔr/ 'a forest' etc. A definite singular is marked by the suffix -a or -s. The speaker is free to choose between these. nooma / nooms 'the girl' jůůpa / jůůps 'the flow...
by Davush
18 Oct 2019 16:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Re: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language

This puzzles me a little, because it kind of reads like a parody of 'hatelangs'... in that every word in Uuxh is really beautiful. The phonology and phonotactics seem design for maximum euphony, which seems rather at odds with the normal 'hatelang', which is typically harsh and ugly... I suppose it...
by Davush
17 Oct 2019 23:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Re: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language

Introduction to Nominals Uuxh will have a very rich system of derivational morphology as well as grammatical morphology. Nouns are divided into two basic categories: countable and uncountable . Countable nouns include all nouns which represent a physical entity. Uncountable nouns include abstract c...
by Davush
16 Oct 2019 14:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Re: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language

Khemehekis wrote:
16 Oct 2019 06:01
brblues wrote:
13 Oct 2019 17:44
So, will you change your nick to Davuuxh too? [:D]
Or maybe Davuuçh, because XH represents /ʒ/ and Davush's screenname has an SH.
Davuuxh and Davuuçh are tempting, but I think I'll remain Davush (or Dāvush more accutately). [:D]

Edit: See updated phonology.
by Davush
15 Oct 2019 12:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Re: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language

Thanks all for the replies. Yes apologies for the sloppy formatting, it needs a good overall edit. (I am aware of // [ ] ). @Des Uglang is fun 😁 @Ser Apostrophes will be a-plenty, don't worry! 😉 Mostly used when applying certain affixes. Speaking of which, I'm considering having <sh> become <x'> or ...
by Davush
13 Oct 2019 15:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language

I know some people have made languages based on features they dislike, affectionately known as a hate-lang (although I prefer the more sophisticated label of 'Anti-Aesthetics-Lang'), Similarly, I recently decided to make a language which I find very unaesthetic, particularly in the orthography which...
by Davush
22 Aug 2019 14:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4405
Views: 911727

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

It will be adapted from a dialectal pronunciation of Tulaib طليب which in many dialects becomes /tle:b/ or similar. (With pharyngealised /t/). It is originally a diminutive of Taalib, as happens in quite a few Arabic surnames.
by Davush
20 Aug 2019 20:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370442

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

Ahzoh wrote:
15 Aug 2019 03:39
Can a language have /ʝ ɣʷ/ without /j w/?
Arguably some dialects of Spanish have this, where initial /w/ is fortified to /gw/ or /ɣw/ which is most notable in loans but also things like huevo as /gwevo/.
by Davush
03 Jun 2019 19:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370442

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

Quick tonogenesis question: Let's say Classical Qutrussan has the word /qáddzi/ (acute = stress, where stress involves a higher pitch). This later becomes /kaddʑ/ with loss of final vowel. Now, it seems the word could take one two routes regarding pitch. Either, it retains high-pitch due to the prev...
by Davush
16 May 2019 21:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370442

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

Thanks, Creyeditor! I didn't know Franconian dialects have developed pitch accent - how interesting. I will check them out.
by Davush
16 May 2019 20:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370442

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

Hello, I am hoping to develop a descendent of Classical Qutrussan which develops pitch accent or register tone. I don't really want full contour-tones à la Chinese, but I am struggling to come up with ways to develop pitch accent or a register tone system. Does anyone know of any papers that describ...
by Davush
07 May 2019 17:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 102
Views: 23377

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

A Brief History of Classical Qutrussan The following is a brief history of the rise and development of Classical Qutrussan. I will hopefully eventually update this with maps to illustrate, but for now I'm just noting that the Qutrussan Peninsula is a landmass slightly smaller than Europe (excluding...
by Davush
21 Feb 2019 10:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 102
Views: 23377

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

Thank you Ahzoh! It has been a while since I worked on Qutrussan, but I have updated the adjectives somewhat. I always find adjectives to be one of my least favourite aspects of conlanging, perhaps because it is one of the areas which I know little about outside of IE/Semitic languages. Anyway... Ad...
by Davush
20 Nov 2018 13:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370442

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

I'm skeptical of a language with low tone on stressed syllabbles but the OP seemed to want the 1st setup anyway. I think that it should be easy to research if need be and may be I'm wrong. Any word-level binary tone contrast is functionally equivalent to any other .... MLM/MHM can surface as MML/MH...