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by spanick
10 Jul 2019 00:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 973230

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Started work on a proto-language today and already have over a hundred words. Breaking out of my comfort zone in a couple ways with this. First, I almost never explicitly do proto-languages. I tried one but I didn’t work very well. I normally just put together a final language from scratch and call ...
by spanick
08 Jul 2019 04:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2928
Views: 289502

Re: Yay or Nay?

Denê, pace Dormouse, I think would at the very least get most English speakers to pronounce the -e. I have to admit that I don't actually pronounce the -e. [O.o] Even though I know it's supposed to be there! Lol well that muddies the waters a bit. If you don’t pronounce the final e and are comforta...
by spanick
08 Jul 2019 02:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2928
Views: 289502

Re: Yay or Nay?

So, yea or nay: aesthetics in mind foremost, leave the the name as is (Daine), assuming that most readers will say /den/, or adopt the more linguistically correct name (Denê), assuming that many readers will say /dene/ or at worst /din/? What is the proper pronunciation? /'tɑnɑ/ and /dɛ'neː/ respec...
by spanick
03 Jul 2019 15:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yanda Matra
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Yanda Matra

Note on terminology Do I understand right that what you call auxiliaries do not inflect and what you call participles do? Usually the criteria for defining a word a finite verb is "verby" inflection, especially that of TAM. Whit the info have I would call your participles just normal finite verbs a...
by spanick
03 Jul 2019 01:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yanda Matra
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Yanda Matra

I was going to ask what “Yanda Matra” means in Yanda Matra; but you already snuck the answer in. “Yanda” is language; “Matra” is man. I haven’t yet absorbed the numbers and cases and states. But I’m sure it means “the Language of the People”, or something a lot like that. Men’s Language, or Humans’...
by spanick
02 Jul 2019 23:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1280366

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

I'm working on a conlang right now with split ergativity and need some help making sure that this makes sense/is how split ergativity works. It has three cases: Nominative (NOM); Oblique (OBL); and Possessive (POS). In the cases where the alignment is NOM-ACC, S and A are both marked NOM and P is m...
by spanick
02 Jul 2019 19:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yanda Matra
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Yanda Matra

Here's a new project I've been putting together for the last couple days, Yanda Matra /yanda maʈa/. A lot of the ideas that manifest here are ones I've had for a while and I finally got the bug to put it all down. There's still some more I need to nail down, but this post is pretty substantial, more...
by spanick
01 Jul 2019 21:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1280366

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

I'm working on a conlang right now with split ergativity and need some help making sure that this makes sense/is how split ergativity works. It has three cases: Nominative (NOM); Oblique (OBL); and Possessive (POS). In the cases where the alignment is NOM-ACC, S and A are both marked NOM and P is m...
by spanick
01 Jul 2019 21:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1280366

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

I'm working on a conlang right now with split ergativity and need some help making sure that this makes sense/is how split ergativity works. It has three cases: Nominative (NOM); Oblique (OBL); and Possessive (POS). In the cases where the alignment is NOM-ACC, S and A are both marked NOM and P is ma...
by spanick
30 Jun 2019 23:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Feedback on Nactlylf
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: Feedback on Nactlylf

So, let me begin by echoing what has been said already. This is a great “first” conlang! It’s probably better than every conlang I’ve made (I’ve been at it for a while but that doesn’t mean I’m any good [xD] ). So the couple criticisms I do have should be taken with that in mind. The phonology is co...
by spanick
28 Jun 2019 00:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yinše
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Re: Yinše

Sorry for my infrequent posts lately. I'm working on my thesis and haven't had much time to conlang. I forced myself to take a break and conlang and came back to Yinšé for a bit. I'm re-posting my stuff for Yinšé. My previous posts were too short, disorganized, and ambiguous. This post is far from p...
by spanick
27 Jun 2019 16:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: I see you
Replies: 299
Views: 52359

Re: I see you

Hoocąk (Winnebago)
Nįįjá.
/nĩːd͡ʒa/
"I see you."
by spanick
27 Jun 2019 14:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 48
Views: 2146

Re: Goþesch Razde

Comment? I'm wondering if I should merge the subjunctive with the infinitive. There is already a lot of syncretism between the two, so it couldn't be too impossible, but I don't know. Yeah, I mean that's what I would do in that situation. Although maybe just in the past tense? That seems more likel...
by spanick
24 Jun 2019 21:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: I see you
Replies: 299
Views: 52359

Re: I see you

Yinše

Če (wam) šoopo.
če-Ø (wa-m) šoo-pM
2-INT (1-LOC) see-PASS
"I see you."
by spanick
16 Jun 2019 16:33
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2014
Views: 249777

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

I’m guessing it’s “seizure”
by spanick
16 Jun 2019 15:52
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2014
Views: 249777

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

From bifian “to shake, tremble”?
by spanick
11 Jun 2019 23:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yinše
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Re: Yinše

Making a modification to Yinše's prosody. Previously, Yinše had a syllable-weight stress system but I'm going to pitch accent system instead. So, the new system can be described as follows: 1. The third mora from the beginning of the word receives the accent. 1.1 All vowels (V) and sonorant consonan...
by spanick
10 Jun 2019 18:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Dnukta'u
Replies: 13
Views: 1658

Re: Dnukta'u

The first of the langauges mentioned above I want to develop a little bit more is the Nukkạ-C dialect of the Nukkan branch of the Dnukta’ family. Nukkạ-C is refered to as Nukkạ Bẹlís “Royal Language” and for our purposes called “Classical Nukkan”. It is the prestige dialect of the Nukkan branch. 1. ...
by spanick
07 Jun 2019 02:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Dnukta'u
Replies: 13
Views: 1658

Re: Dnukta'u

I’m revisiting this conlang and defining more coherent photactics. As I started in the OP, this is mean to be a proto-Lang and infer it should be more clearly laid out in order to have better, more consistent evolution. Some words or grammatical posts will be obsolete and require changes after this ...
by spanick
15 May 2019 15:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 48
Views: 2146

Re: Goþesch Razde

So, I am a in a rut here. There are two ways i can take this conlang, but I am undecided how I want to proceed. The first route is the route I am currently taking here, faithfully reconstructing Crimean Gothic according to scholarly consensus rather than my own personal interpretation and taste. Th...