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by spanick
23 Aug 2019 00:43
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2020
Views: 253140

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

This one's seems to have sputtered out; are people still interested in trying to solve it? Or should we throw in the towel and let another person have a word? For the record I’m also still interested but I’m kinda at a loss as well. On top of that, I have 4 new classes I’m teaching and I’ve been wo...
by spanick
18 Aug 2019 21:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)
Replies: 43
Views: 52205

Re: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:
18 Aug 2019 02:15
Look what just arrived in the mail for me today:

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[:D] Can't wait to start reading this.
I have this. Fantastic book.
by spanick
12 Aug 2019 05:39
Forum: Translations
Topic: Bear isn't brother to cow.
Replies: 14
Views: 5965

Re: Bear isn't brother to cow.

Turnnu
L’ursu n’e le frader de lä väch. (pruverbiu mongolu)
/luɾsʌ ne lə fɾadr̩ də læ vɛʃ | pruvəɾbjʌ moŋɡɔlʌ/

Nortseaenglis
Det ber ne is de bróder tó det kuu naucht. (mongolis soedseyn).
/dɛt bɛr nɛː ɪs də bɾøːdər tøː dɛt kuː naʊχt | moŋɡolɪs zøːdzɛɪn/
by spanick
12 Aug 2019 04:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 10154

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

I'm necroing this thread, as I have something very interesting I found in researching Crimean Gothic for my own conlang to add here, so I hope it will inspire discussion. Supposedly, there is evidence that after William the Bastard conquered England, a small group of Englishmen fled to Constantinop...
by spanick
10 Jul 2019 01:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6617
Views: 991457

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 05:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2098
Views: 294276

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 03:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2098
Views: 294276

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 16:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yanda Matra
Replies: 4
Views: 164

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 02:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yanda Matra
Replies: 4
Views: 164

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
03 Jul 2019 00:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5610
Views: 1301824

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 20:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yanda Matra
Replies: 4
Views: 164

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 22:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5610
Views: 1301824

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 22:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5610
Views: 1301824

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
01 Jul 2019 00:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Feedback on Nactlylf
Replies: 11
Views: 328

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 01:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yinše
Replies: 16
Views: 913

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 17:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: I see you
Replies: 115
Views: 53418

Re: I see you

Hoocąk (Winnebago)
Nįįjá.
/nĩːd͡ʒa/
"I see you."
by spanick
27 Jun 2019 15:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 49
Views: 2691

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 22:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: I see you
Replies: 115
Views: 53418

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 17:33
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2020
Views: 253140

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

I’m guessing it’s “seizure”
by spanick
16 Jun 2019 16:52
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2020
Views: 253140

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

From bifian “to shake, tremble”?