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by Evynova
10 Mar 2018 14:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1537
Views: 208918

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

That is terrible. My condolences go to the victims' families.

It would seem like bloodbaths aren't about to stop in the US. I wonder how many more it's going to take for sensible gun laws to be passed. These tragedies have got to stop.
by Evynova
08 Mar 2018 10:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Linguistic purism in conlangs
Replies: 22
Views: 4152

Re: Linguistic purism in conlangs

The K'anerhtóh are fiercely nationalistic and will usually refuse to borrow words from other languages. They will do everything they can to create a neologism, whether by metaphor/analogy or compounding. If loan words do occur, they are systematically naturalised so as not to sound foreign. They are...
by Evynova
06 Mar 2018 20:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 490
Views: 102329

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

Next: What gesture would your conpeople consider rude/vulgar/offensive? Among the K'anerhtóh, hands are one of those body parts that are better off hidden in mittens/gloves or inside pockets. It is considered uneducated to walk around with your hands exposed. The harsh, icy climate most K'anerhtóh ...
by Evynova
05 Mar 2018 20:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Magazine Collab
Replies: 27
Views: 2968

Re: Conlang Magazine Collab

I'm interested, count me as a participant. I just have one question. Well, two actually: what are the deadlines, and what happens with late submissions? Not saying I'm planning on being late, but I know how bad I am with deadlines lol.
by Evynova
05 Mar 2018 17:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Non-pulmonic consonants
Replies: 17
Views: 1783

Re: Non-pulmonic consonants

What features do you mean? I didn't have any example in particular in mind; but if I were to give some, I'd say, unusual verb alignments, word orders other than SVO or SOV, consonant harmony, reduplication, genderlects, stuff like that. It's always pleasantly surprising to see any of those pop up i...
by Evynova
03 Mar 2018 10:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Non-pulmonic consonants
Replies: 17
Views: 1783

Re: Non-pulmonic consonants

I have used ejectives too, albeit in just a single conlang so far. I don't like the sound of implosives all that much though, but I'm planning on playing around with them in the future. I believe the reason they are so rare in conlangs is because a majority of conlangers speak languages that do not ...
by Evynova
01 Mar 2018 14:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language

Adverbs Adverbs in Roderan are a class of inflectable words. That is to say, they will in most cases agree with the words that they refer to. They are always placed after the word that they qualify. In the case of a verb, the adverb will agree in tense and mood with the verb, taking the same morphe...
by Evynova
15 Feb 2018 16:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8456
Views: 748866

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Sar mıradindan iri sa'ar tal powen tewa akoimapa hin topenloda ın iri. then AN-be_left-PST.PERF 3SG.ANIM for two week in apartment when MASC-find-PST INDEF.SG.ANIM 3SG.ANIM He had been abandoned for two weeks in an apartment when he was found. Pahteir mak, guar peneruor deimegyrenyd dzi cśeaiŋagyre...
by Evynova
14 Feb 2018 11:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8456
Views: 748866

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

We wa‘‘ạuru me Eọha-Ma‘ara? /ɥe waʔːau̯ɾu me e̯oɦamaʔaɾa/ PST see 2S Honey-Lemon? Did you see Honey-Lemon? Ui kaahanguị me neạ? /ui kaˈɦaŋu̯i me ne̯a/ FUT welcome 2S 3S Are you going to adopt it/him/her? Nena, iẹ iira ngi, iẹ suula Redeli-Liminil . /nena | i̯e iːɾa ŋi | i̯e suːla ɾeteliliminili/ Al...
by Evynova
13 Feb 2018 11:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8456
Views: 748866

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Śor geneido. Keneir fysour mar, śer gawazar mar.
/ɕor gene̯idə | kene̯ir fysou̯r mar ɕer gawɑzɑr mar/
It's a shame. Black cats are the best looking.
by Evynova
06 Feb 2018 11:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language

I really like the way the verbs work in general and in particular the deontic, and how you incorporated some cultural stuff into it that's pretty much the opposite of what would seem intuitive (at least to me). The consonant harmony is also cool, not enough conlangs make use of it; it being based o...
by Evynova
05 Feb 2018 14:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: Gynzua Roderuara: the Roderan Language

Adjectives Inflection Adjectives agree in gender and number with their nouns. Furthermore, it is common for some accents to also harmonise the consonants with those of the noun, though this is not frequent in formal speech, and hardly ever documented in the written form of the language. Some adject...
by Evynova
26 Jan 2018 20:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kiwia o miwii: a personal conlang
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: Kiwia o miwii: a personal conlang

Syntax & bits of grammar Kiwia is strongly verb-initial, with a VSO word order. Adjectives and adverbs follow, whereas prepositions are used. As for determiners, some of them precede (the definite article, demonstratives) but others follow (possessives, quantifiers). Kiwian verbs have a peculiarity...
by Evynova
26 Jan 2018 12:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sáhötan'ővan
Replies: 17
Views: 2125

Re: Sáhötan'ővan

I really like the concept of having different roots that change depending on the sex of the speaker. Though this begs the question: what about trans people? Are they recognised, and if so, do they have to change their speech?

I'm looking forward to seeing more. I like what I've seen so far :)
by Evynova
20 Jan 2018 17:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kiwia o miwii: a personal conlang
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Kiwia o miwii: a personal conlang

Kiwia is a conlang I did not make as a part of my conworld, or any conworld for that matter. Kiwia is my personal language; I intend to make it as I see fit, and let it represent who I am. As such, I am taking inspiration from several natlangs. I am going to use some of their grammatical features I ...
by Evynova
20 Jan 2018 12:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My invented language
Replies: 66
Views: 8118

Re: My invented language

You may want to actually present some info about your language in the thread. So far, it seems like the vast majority of info here is from people making guesses about your language, I mean, it wasn't until the second page that we even found out it was a creole! I second this; it would be nice to ac...
by Evynova
15 Jan 2018 16:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14307
Views: 1075157

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

Thank you for your replies. I understand better what the problem is. I will experiment with the solutions you have suggested, and I will see which one feels better. Of course, the problem you're having has nothing to do with verbs being a closed class, but with oligosynthesis. Realistically, a langu...
by Evynova
15 Jan 2018 12:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14307
Views: 1075157

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

Sounds like you may have gone a bit overboard with the closed class. I feel like something like "to speak" would qualify in even a small inventory of verbs. Maybe. To be fair, there is apparently one natlang that has no more than three verbs, at least according to the Wikipedia article about parts ...
by Evynova
15 Jan 2018 10:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14307
Views: 1075157

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

Hey all. I come to you with a conundrum regarding a new project I want to start working on. I want to begin working on a personal conlang, for my own personal use and not as a part of my conworld. This relieves me of the constraints of naturalism to an extent, but I still want to do things right. I ...
by Evynova
12 Jan 2018 10:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hala
Replies: 16
Views: 1574

Re: Hala

/i/ and /ɪ/ probably are just free variants at this point. So far they don't distinguish words or anything else. I would personally get rid of that feature. If there is no particular reason for the variation and /i/ is the only vowel to do that, it's safe to assume the two would merge. Or maybe you...