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by Taurenzine
26 Jul 2018 03:54
Forum: Translations
Topic: Help with Chinese/Japanese character? Please translate
Replies: 5
Views: 4644

Help with Chinese/Japanese character? Please translate

So I found this hat way in the back of my closet, and it's very obviously Michigan Football (American) themed, because my father was a fan, but I have no idea what it says. It looks very similar to the character for cat, but I'm pretty sure that it isn't the character for csssssssat, so I have no id...
by Taurenzine
10 May 2018 19:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ideas for new conlangs
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Ideas for new conlangs

So I've been interested in languages for like the past 3-4 years, and considering that that's almost a 4th of my current life, I can pretty definitively say that I'd enjoy making a language. However, I'd prefer if said language had a real purpose to it, something that gave it some real worth in my e...
by Taurenzine
14 Jan 2018 17:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: I need more phonemes!!! Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: I need more phonemes!!! Help!

Well, as far as phoneme inventories go, yours is far from the smallest. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotokas_language or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_phonology). So I wouldn't say you don't have enough sounds! But if you want more phonemes, perhaps add another kind of contrast? Aspi...
by Taurenzine
14 Jan 2018 02:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: I need more phonemes!!! Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 953

I need more phonemes!!! Help!

so I'm making a language duh
I decided to cut voiced plosives and fricatives they're a pain in the ass
now I don't have enough sounds so like what do I do
https://imgur.com/a/UwceA
by Taurenzine
12 Jan 2018 14:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Spanish Por Para issue. Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 2290

Re: Spanish Por Para issue. Help!

*Sigh* So basically It's just not possible? fair enough... it makes sense in its own way, its a natural language after all... *Sigh* But thank you for the information about how case is syntactic and how case isn't what I think it is, because now I have an actual reason to agree with you. I have no f...
by Taurenzine
11 Jan 2018 21:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Spanish Por Para issue. Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 2290

Spanish Por Para issue. Help!

So I've been into language nerds for like the past year and a half and that's given me enough time to understand a lot more about linguistics than most people. I'm not saying that I'm particularly good at it, but its still not common that people understand linguistics because they think its good, us...
by Taurenzine
01 Dec 2017 03:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Conlang: Junaks (Please Review)
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: New Conlang: Junaks (Please Review)

Are aspects also expressed by auxiliaries? What is the semantics of the aspects with stative verbs like 'be sick' or active verbs like 'bake'? I mean if any of the auxiliaries that you saw can be considered an aspect, then yes. And thank you for bringing up the idea of stative and active verbs, 'ca...
by Taurenzine
26 Nov 2017 02:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Conlang: Junaks (Please Review)
Replies: 3
Views: 717

New Conlang: Junaks (Please Review)

So I've been working on a language that I call Junaks, and I just want feedback on it. It's not done, but I'm far enough in that if I want to change anything that I've already done I should. The goal of this language is to: -be a personal language that's used by my friends and me -be logical when it...
by Taurenzine
25 Nov 2017 04:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aspects and stuff. Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Re: Aspects and stuff. Help

You know, after thinking about it, I think its actually a better Idea just to not have any tense at all. Perfect and perfect-progressive are kinda intertwined with tense anyways, so if I get rid of tense and only have aspects as well as adpositional phrases that state when an action took place, it w...
by Taurenzine
12 Nov 2017 19:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aspects and stuff. Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Re: Aspects and stuff. Help

Thank you for both of your answers. My first question has been answered, and for my second question, I think I'll just call it perfect-progressive and call it a day. The perfect aspect in my opinion is a little bit uneccesary if you have a language with a past tense. But for languages like Mandarin ...
by Taurenzine
12 Nov 2017 18:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aspects and stuff. Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Aspects and stuff. Help

So I'm making a language, duh (most of us are) and I'm want to use some aspects, three to be exact: first one is momentane- action done one time. Ex:Jump Second one is progressive- action that is being done. Ex:Running (not jumping, explained in next aspect) third one (the subject of half this topic...
by Taurenzine
26 Aug 2017 23:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1369861

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

shimobaatar wrote:This might be what you're looking for.
Reflexive pronouns it is.
by Taurenzine
26 Aug 2017 23:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1369861

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

So, There's something I might wanna add into my language but once again I'm going to ask the more educated crowd about it before I go and screw it up: Its easier to give you an English example, so here, "He punched him" so my question is this. have there been languages that mark the two pronouns he ...
by Taurenzine
26 Aug 2017 23:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1369861

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

So there's something that I want to add into my language and know that I will add into my language, but before doing so I want to understand and classify it so that I use it properly. I think that it's a noun case, but I'm not very sure. Its very common in Japanese when quoting somebody else during...
by Taurenzine
24 Aug 2017 22:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1369861

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

So there's something that I want to add into my language and know that I will add into my language, but before doing so I want to understand and classify it so that I use it properly. I think that it's a noun case, but I'm not very sure. Its very common in Japanese when quoting somebody else during ...
by Taurenzine
22 Aug 2017 06:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1369861

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

holbuzvala wrote:Would it be weird/super unnatural to have only voiced fricatives in a phonetic inventory (alongside voiced/unvoiced pairs for the stops)?
I would say that it's fine, but I'm no veteran so wait for more opinions or look into other natural languages to see how common or uncommon it is.
by Taurenzine
22 Aug 2017 06:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1369861

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

Question: I looked up the definition of copula... Wouldn't the only copula be the verb 'to be' or are there others?
by Taurenzine
15 Aug 2017 10:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1369861

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

also, in the sentance "the car is blue" is the object of that sentance "blue"? or is the entire verb "to be blue" and there's only one argument? "The car is blue" is not considered to have an object, because the word "object" generally can only refer to a noun phrase. "Blue" is an adjective. The ve...
by Taurenzine
14 Aug 2017 21:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1369861

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

also, in the sentance "the car is blue" is the object of that sentance "blue"? or is the entire verb "to be blue" and there's only one argument?
by Taurenzine
14 Aug 2017 21:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1369861

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

Is there a point in having a pronouns for "it" in my language if I have a demonstrative pronoun that means "the thing"? like, I don't need it right?