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by spanick
18 Apr 2019 17:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8587
Views: 832449

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ach ne! Du hest det stilnes astúred. Wie ne maues naucht in det "Speakdread" spekke.
Oh no! You disturbed the peace. We may not speak in the "Conversation Thread."
by spanick
18 Apr 2019 00:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nortsääenglisch
Replies: 31
Views: 9230

Re: Nortsääenglisch

Passive Voice Somehow, I managed to neglect this topic previously. In short, the passive is formed by a conjugated form of wórde "to become" plus the past participle of the main verb. A full conjugation of wórde is below. When the agent is needed, it is indicated by the preposition vram for animate...
by spanick
17 Apr 2019 15:37
Forum: Translations
Topic: Don't talk to me or my son ever again!
Replies: 33
Views: 3744

Re: Don't talk to me or my son ever again!

Yinše
Šekæ wano ča makno wak’uu ček k’ee yinnee!
/ʃekæ wano ʧa makno wak’uː ʧek k’eː jinːeː/
2-ERG 1-ACC or son-ACC 1-POS NEG again speak-IMP

Weddisch
Ne spek naucht widder mid mie ot myn sun!
/nɛː spɛk naʊχt vɪdər mɪd miː ɔt mɛɪn zʊn/
NEG speak not again with 1.OBJ or 1.POS son
by spanick
16 Apr 2019 22:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14604
Views: 1214031

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

What is a rough minimum number of glyphs that would be needed for a functioning naturalistic logography? Sumerian Cuneiform had about 1,000. Akkadian Cuneiform about 600. Hittite less than 400. It really depends on how heavily you balance the ideographic, semantic, and phonetic functions of the log...
by spanick
16 Apr 2019 17:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 19
Views: 1563

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

The bistems as described above are purely a product of inflectionally conditioned open syllable lengthening. In regular English these were leveled out to be either long or short in all cases, but I thought it would be fun to keep it around and morphologically productive. There are also what I might...
by spanick
16 Apr 2019 16:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nortsääenglisch
Replies: 31
Views: 9230

Re: Nortsääenglisch

I like the new orthography; it seems much more appropriate for the region its in. Thanks, that's what I was going for. The accent to mark front rounded vowels feels a bit odd, but that's the only head turner I saw. Yeah, I'm not entirely happy with it. Western Frisian uses the accent to mark /y/ so...
by spanick
16 Apr 2019 03:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 19
Views: 1563

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

So, the bad news is I got pulled of onto other life things and West Saxon wound up going into a 6+ month hibernation. No biggie. That's life! Gender and Animacy I really like this system. Animacy is relevant for a number of reasons in West Saxon, the most important of which are: The possessive case...
by spanick
16 Apr 2019 01:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nortsääenglisch
Replies: 31
Views: 9230

Re: Nortsääenglisch

A couple other changes: 1. The continuative/progressive is only formed by the construction súe an det + gerund 2. The conjugation of the verb súe "to be" has been modified slightly, aside from the spelling conventions the first and second person singular are now am and art , respectively. This chang...
by spanick
15 Apr 2019 21:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nortsääenglisch
Replies: 31
Views: 9230

Re: Nortsääenglisch

I've been wanting to rework Nortsääenglisch a little bit. Particularly, I've come to believe that the current Orthography is too German influenced. I hope this Orthography will have the aesthetic of a heavy dose of Middle English/Early Scots with West Frisian. I've also made a couple tweaks to the g...
by spanick
08 Apr 2019 23:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8587
Views: 832449

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

SkyFry wrote:
08 Apr 2019 22:01
Ha rohm, hvo sot ihkas rajarn'paa. [O.O]
Oh god, I killed the thread. [O.O]
Wältsch drääd? Dis? Dis drääd deies oft. Dät’s ne dein schüld naucht.
Which thread? This one? This thread dies often. That's not your fault.
by spanick
08 Apr 2019 16:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Oraata
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Oraata

Phonemic inventory A e i o u (all can be short or long) ɹ l k d t θ ð Romanization a e i o u r l k d t th ð I like this phonemic inventory. The total lack of anything like /m n s j w/ is very unique. It looks unnatural but still fairly well balanced and pleasing. Syllable structure V VV VCV CV is r...
by spanick
07 Apr 2019 01:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8587
Views: 832449

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Hvo gajor shan'paari, ali hvo sot jhayan'iv hol eh shan rahn'paa, se hvo ashjoth sot sohmodan'iv jaar rhoja. Laehoh rog adjon, yavabhral se dovyavabjhayan, ahgholtera'hvo ej yavhadol el yeramdhon. Tas tobac. I would love to, but I've seen the rules for doing such, and I wouldn't be able to fill the...
by spanick
03 Apr 2019 16:35
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Phonology choice
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Phonology choice

Phonoloɡy: /p b t d k ɡ/ <p b t d k ɡ> /m n ɲ ʀ/ <m n ň r> /f s ʃ x/ <v s š x> /l j w/ <l j w> /i u ə/ <i u e*> /a e o/ <a e o> Overall it's a nice, simple SAE kind of phonology but there's a couple of orthography questions I have: 1. why <v> for /f/ when you haven't even used <f>? 2. why <x> for /...
by spanick
29 Mar 2019 16:33
Forum: Translations
Topic: Indirect speech
Replies: 17
Views: 2333

Re: Indirect speech

Nortsääenglisch Hei zäide, “Wij zinn an dät cinema gangen.” /hɛɪ zɛɪdə | viː zɪnː an dɛt sɪnəma gaŋgən/ 3.P say-PST 1.P be.P on the cinema go.GER They said, “We are going to the cinema.” Hei zäide dät hei an dät cinema gangen wäärs. /hɛɪ zɛɪdə dɛt hɛɪ an dɛt sɪnəma gaŋgən vɛːs/ 3.P say-PST that 3.P...
by spanick
28 Mar 2019 13:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1973
Views: 241682

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
28 Mar 2019 13:03
Goodness me.

/o/?
Yup
by spanick
28 Mar 2019 12:57
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1973
Views: 241682

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
28 Mar 2019 12:46
Was it unrounded?
No
by spanick
27 Mar 2019 18:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: Kilimanjaro
Replies: 5
Views: 4113

Re: Kilimanjaro

Nortsääenglisch Over daa saavane of Tanzania standes daa besnau’d peike of Kilimanjaro. Hit’s dät heichste börou of Afrika (5.895 meter ot 19.341 fiit) ann hit’s ääk aan dääd vulkaan. /ovə daː zaːvanə of tanzania standəs daː bəsnaʊd pɛɪkə of kɪlɪmandʒaɾo | hɪts dɛt hɛɪçstə bøɾou of afrika vɛɪf duːz...
by spanick
26 Mar 2019 17:15
Forum: Translations
Topic: He is...
Replies: 82
Views: 15258

Re: He is...

Weddisch (Updated from Nortsääenglisch)

Hie’s vischer.
/hiːs vɪʒər/
He’s a fisherman.

Hie's mauchty.
/hiːs maʊχtiː/
He’s strong.

Hie’s myn gúedman.
/hiːs mɛɪn gyːdman/
He’s my husband.

Hie's in myn huus.
/hiːs ɪn mɛɪn huːs/
He is in my house.
by spanick
25 Mar 2019 21:49
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1973
Views: 241682

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
25 Mar 2019 20:19
Was it a front vowel?
No
by spanick
25 Mar 2019 13:05
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1973
Views: 241682

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
25 Mar 2019 13:03
A long vowel?
No, short vowel.