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by mahagugu
26 Sep 2016 12:09
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: List of most common verbal roots for making a conlang
Replies: 3
Views: 2409

Re: List of most common verbal roots for making a conlang

Thank you for providing the lists. The second one is much closer to what I intended or wanted to get. However I wanted a basic noun free list, but since your 2nd list is small that should not be a problem. It will currently take more then a week to present what I came up with. It is just an idea of ...
by mahagugu
21 Sep 2016 11:46
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Creating a simple writing system
Replies: 7
Views: 1975

Re: Creating a simple writing system

one idea would be to just use five symbols or less and combine them. A dot above , a dot below and some other diacritic .... Years ago I created following quite easy writing system which has just very few basic elements and mostly uses the vowel dot and the nasal dots to modifiy sounds. . (dot) belo...
by mahagugu
21 Sep 2016 11:15
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Conscripts that don't accurately display phonemes?
Replies: 27
Views: 4693

Re: Conscripts that don't accurately display phonemes?

It is only necessary if the glottal stop is phonemic. In German or Esperanto, it is not. However you have to use it in order to be understood. Okay, there are whole sentences in German where it simply would not mind. "Ihre Antwort ist wichtig." ( It is clear that you can not join "Antwort" to "Ihre...
by mahagugu
20 Sep 2016 21:27
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Conscripts that don't accurately display phonemes?
Replies: 27
Views: 4693

Re: Conscripts that don't accurately display phonemes?

So, if the glottal stop is forgotten but used ... does this count? So many conlangers probably have forgotten that because it is not common in so many European languages although they are using it. No one thought it necessary to add a glottal stop in "blauäugig" . Esperantists did not find it necess...
by mahagugu
20 Sep 2016 21:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Idiotic minimalist approached conlang
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: Idiotic minimalist approached conlang

I would not call it 'idiotic' because it is illogical. I agree with that ... "illogical" is a good term. The subject I used "Idiotic minimalist approached conlang" did not really cover what I intended to communicated. As I think about it now "minimalist approach for a conlang based on verbal roots ...
by mahagugu
20 Sep 2016 20:52
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: The lazy man's passive.
Replies: 8
Views: 1582

Re: The lazy man's passive.

I think it's alright and I do not have a problem if I would come up with something new accidently. There are thousands of languages and not all can be checked but the very fact that you are human makes it natural somehow. However "Mir gehört ... " isn't really "passive" (okay, it is somehow) , but a...
by mahagugu
20 Sep 2016 08:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Idiotic minimalist approached conlang
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: Idiotic minimalist approached conlang

The intention for this IMA-conlang is however that i want to derive or build all of the words from verbal roots. To make it clear I give some samples I thought of. mirror : "Someone is reflected." or " Given Image. = Image is given. " sun: "Shines on everything." or "Gives light to everything" plane...
by mahagugu
20 Sep 2016 08:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Idiotic minimalist approached conlang
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: Idiotic minimalist approached conlang

By "idiotic" I mean an affix which can have multiple meanings and thus is some kind of "stupid" or "idiotic" in that it doesn't follow logical rules for word derivation. Maybe sample would make it clear. TokiPona relies so much on word building that its users came up with quite illogical constructio...
by mahagugu
19 Sep 2016 20:12
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: List of most common verbal roots for making a conlang
Replies: 3
Views: 2409

List of most common verbal roots for making a conlang

I look for a list of possible or real used verbal roots for making a conlang. I already found a list of verbal roots for Sanskrit and other resources like the Basic English word list and the most frequent morphems in Esperanto from which verbal roots could be extracted, but I know here are experienc...
by mahagugu
19 Sep 2016 20:05
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Toki Pona conversation thread
Replies: 8
Views: 14823

Re: Toki Pona conversation thread

sina ken kepeken e toki pona lon tomo sina la ni li pona tawa sina.

sina kepeken toki pona tan seme?
by mahagugu
19 Sep 2016 13:46
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Biblical Hebrew
Replies: 31
Views: 17524

Re: Biblical Hebrew

It is quite easy to make an own keyboard and you find lots of resources on the net.
by mahagugu
19 Sep 2016 13:42
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Deriving new pronouns
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: Deriving new pronouns

You already derived the plural forms from the singular forms.

Do you want the language to have an own pronoun for "-self" ?
It is quite practical and I think most languages have it.
by mahagugu
19 Sep 2016 13:34
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Minimum grammar?
Replies: 6
Views: 1307

Re: Minimum grammar?

Just don't go for the 100% of everything. Even natives have troubles to express certain ideas new to them sometimes. Just go for 95 % covering of everyday speech. At least that what I plan to do and still asking myself what could be the "minimum grammar" or "essential grammar" but to mean that means...
by mahagugu
19 Sep 2016 10:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Þrinn: The Mid-Germanic Language
Replies: 460
Views: 55811

Re: Þrinn: The Mid-Germanic Language

I read the samples and looked at the phonems and I conclude that I would think of it as North Germanic and would not understand anything accept some words but not a single words and lots of words would be so called "false friends". A common Germanic language to me allows only voiceless consonants at...
by mahagugu
18 Sep 2016 21:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Idiotic minimalist approached conlang
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Idiotic minimalist approached conlang

hi, I'm new here to this forum but I conlanged for nearly two decades now and now I thought of something which is quite revolutionary for me , but just might probably be boring for others. I wrote quite some text on it ... one is at https://mahagugu.gitbooks.io/idiotic-minimalistic-approach-conlang/...