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by RobElks
15 Jun 2016 19:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ranian language (second attempt)
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Ranian language (second attempt)

Omzinesý wrote: It's though very possible that I have misinterpreted the usage of some of your forms.
To be fair, I barely understand them myself. It's my hardest language so far
by RobElks
15 Jun 2016 19:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ranian language (second attempt)
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Ranian language (second attempt)

[quote="Omzinesý"]Interesting ideas! I'm commenting your terminology. - Could the intransitive case just be called the prepositional case. How I understand the intransitive case is the only subject argument of an intransitive verb, contrasted to arguments of transitive verbs. - The common name of pr...
by RobElks
15 Jun 2016 18:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ranian language (second attempt)
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Ranian language (second attempt)

Very interesting conlang. In fact, you've given me some ideas for my own conlang. I assume it's a priori? It has a very slavic feel, with a bit of Hindu and Caucasian in it. Yeah, it's a priori. The country it's spoken in is in Eastern Europe, in the northwestern corner of Belarus, but it's descend...
by RobElks
28 Apr 2016 19:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Meigri language
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Meigri language

What I find a bit baffling is your defective ejective system: Why is there no [p'] and [t']? How would one say: "Did I keep"? "U go zlik ja" or something like that? Also, please describe the usage of the tenses more properly. You differentiate between "Imperfect" and "Perfect", but the English tran...
by RobElks
17 Apr 2016 19:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Azorean language
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: West Azorean language

Hm.. it may be nice if you stuck the phonemic inventory in a featural chart, and give a bit of information about syllable structure and allophony. What's the difference between old and new orthography? When is VSO used? The old orthography was used by Portugese missionaries during the colonization ...
by RobElks
14 Apr 2016 20:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Azorean language
Replies: 3
Views: 567

West Azorean language

The story behind this is similar to Proto-Atlantic ( http://aveneca.com/cbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5196 ) - around 6000 years ago, the Azores were colonised by settlers from modern-day Galicia, Portugal and the Canaries. Over time, a few small fishing settlements on the islands developed into a powerfu...
by RobElks
03 Apr 2016 12:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The CBB Conlang Census
Replies: 109
Views: 124016

Re: The CBB Conlang Census

Yeah, I guess I do.
by RobElks
03 Apr 2016 11:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The CBB Conlang Census
Replies: 109
Views: 124016

Re: The CBB Conlang Census

in the text, I use the term "ergative" to refer to the object of intransitive verbs, since at the time of its creation, I was not aware that the ergative refers to the subject Don't intransitive verbs by definition have no object? Well, technically they do, since the "object" takes a preposition. I...
by RobElks
02 Apr 2016 19:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Made up language for a book
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Made up language for a book

It DOES NOT need to be fancy, or look super nice, or be a fully formed language. The language I'm creating is specifically being used as a plot point (one of my characters does not understand it). It's not being used very heavily. That being said I'd like some suggestions. Most of the people who ha...
by RobElks
01 Apr 2016 12:00
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 105
Views: 172121

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

GrandPiano wrote:
RobElks wrote:Also, perhaps Japanese.
Check out these Japanese lessons by clawgrip.
Ok, thanks!
by RobElks
31 Mar 2016 23:13
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 105
Views: 172121

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

This topic is for requesting lessons or guides that you'd like to see. I know this one might be a bit weird, but how about a Polynesian language like Rapa Nui or Hawaiian? The Rapa Nui are my favourite ancient culture, and I've been trying to learn their language from Internet-based resources with ...
by RobElks
26 Mar 2016 18:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: W̃yovavã language
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: W̃yovavã language

Omzinesý wrote:Is the difference between actions and objects just defined by particles and word order?
How us the durative temporal structure of actions defined?
Pretty much, yes. In this language, verbs are shown entirely through temporary nouns.
by RobElks
26 Mar 2016 11:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: W̃yovavã language
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: W̃yovavã language

Brahmanseau wrote: A language of vowels is something I have wondered if is possible. Very cheeky.
[>:D]
by RobElks
20 Mar 2016 11:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rostinian language (2nd attempt)
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Rostinian language (2nd attempt)

Yeah, I guess I have a lot of free time at the moment!
by RobElks
18 Mar 2016 21:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rostinian language (2nd attempt)
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Rostinian language (2nd attempt)

The Rostinian language, spoken on Rostinia, an island in the Baltic Sea. It is Slavic, but is hyperagglutinative, to the point where very long sentences fit into single words. This is my second attempt at this language. http://relkton.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/rostinian-language-2nd-attempt.html Роштин...
by RobElks
10 Mar 2016 17:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unglish language
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Unglish language

Your orthography is... unique? Why is /N/ romanized as <q> for instance? Because /ŋ/ can occur initially in words, and this has its own character in the Unglish writing system. Therefore, in transcription, it's logical to give it its own character. And besides, not all languages are logical - that'...
by RobElks
10 Mar 2016 17:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unglish language
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Unglish language

A lot of features, including the reflexive verbs, were derived from other languages, but most vocabulary and grammar is descended from modern English, for example, the feature of definite articles. The locative was originally a preposition, which became a postposition and was ultimately merged with ...