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by Tuyono
14 Oct 2019 21:09
Forum: Translations
Topic: Bear isn't brother to cow.
Replies: 16
Views: 8382

Re: Bear isn't brother to cow.

My conlangs are set on a continent which has no cows, so... Źilaa Ruńu: maz mi ajil uveelun teirag. /mɑz ˈmi ɑˈɟil u.βɛːˈlun tejˈrɑg / NEG be.3SG brother.NOM goat-OBL bear.NOM The bear is not the goat's brother. There isn't really a distinction between "the goat's brother" and "a brother to the goat...
by Tuyono
10 Oct 2019 22:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Orundi Scratchpad
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Orundi Scratchpad

Looks good! And yay, prenasalized stops and palatals :)
Do you have some example words to show the feel of the language?
by Tuyono
05 Oct 2019 20:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5752
Views: 1346297

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

@sangi39: Thanks!
Personally, thinking harder because people see what I make might actually hinder me from deciding anything at all! That's one reason I have posted very little about my main conlang, although I have more stuff in my notes. It can work better for a side project, I hope.
by Tuyono
05 Oct 2019 16:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5752
Views: 1346297

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

I have a couple of early conlang sketches and I'm wondering if posting them would be a good idea.
So, people who have posted here about conlangs in very early stages of development - did it help you develop them? And would a lack of feedback discourage you?
by Tuyono
05 Oct 2019 16:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 71
Views: 21431

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

Wow, I thought there were more women here. But not everyone answered this poll, so who knows? Anyway: 1. Female 2. Not sure 3. Right-handed 4. Israeli (I have a German citizenship but have never lived there so I don't count it) 5. Jewish; family originaly came from Russia, Germany and I think also R...
by Tuyono
26 Sep 2019 20:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Comfortable
Replies: 17
Views: 330

Re: Comfortable

Not a native speaker, but let's see: Both "comfortable" and "interesting" are always 3 syllables for me, but I've heard people pronounce them as four syllables. I didn't know this was considered more correct. I think I've never heard /ˈfɛb.ɹuˌɛɹi/ in my life, but maybe I just didn't notice? What I k...
by Tuyono
16 Sep 2019 12:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 411
Views: 75533

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Corphishy wrote:
16 Sep 2019 06:43
Next: *sulikʰil n. twin
suĺiik [suʎiːk] (n. hu.) twin

Next: miigo'ap [miːgoˈʔap] (adj.) famous, well known
by Tuyono
11 Sep 2019 16:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 411
Views: 75533

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Lao Kou wrote:
07 Sep 2019 19:32
Next: zhangarauzçaks [ʒaˈŋaɾɔˌʑaks] n. landslide, avalanche
źanga [ˈʒɑŋgɑ] (v.) collapse
uzak [uˈzɑk] (n. inan.) slope, mountainside

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li'inesk [ˈli.ʔi.nɛsk] (n.) sparrowhawk
by Tuyono
10 Sep 2019 17:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 905
Views: 296482

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Void wrote:
10 Sep 2019 16:02
Next: tûlpracʼâwa /tuːl.pratsʼ.aːw.a/ n. map, chart, layout
tulpaas [tulˈpɑːs] (n. inan.) map

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dweyōnhe [dweˈjoːn.ɦe] (adj.) strange, unusual
by Tuyono
08 Sep 2019 17:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 905
Views: 296482

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Lao Kou wrote:
08 Sep 2019 16:36
Next: chnéöbs [t͡ʃneˈøbs] n. moss
eśneeb [ɛʃˈnɛːb] (n. inan.) moss, lichen

Next: meoqal [ˈme.o.qal] (n.) basalt
by Tuyono
06 Sep 2019 22:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 411
Views: 75533

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Void wrote:
06 Sep 2019 13:49
Next: tʼaŋhalmzih /tʼaŋ.hal.mzih/ n. "horizon"
Akʼaleniw:
t'almih [ˈtʼal.mih] (n.) horizon
k1234567890y wrote:
06 Sep 2019 15:45
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koppa /kop:ɑ/ n farmer
Źilaa Ruńu:
kupa [ˈku.pɑ] (v.) plow

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ndilaat [ⁿdiˈlɑːt] (n.) fence, boundary
by Tuyono
06 Sep 2019 18:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 905
Views: 296482

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Next (doubles as a sculpt): Wǽmi [ˈʝ˕æː.mi]: Deity of portals veem(i) [ˈβɛː.mi] (v.) wander, roam iveem [iˈβɛːm] (n. hu.) 1. wanderer, traveler, nomad 2. A person of the specific group able to walk through my world's network of portals I still havn't decided what they call themselves :P Next: ptaoś...
by Tuyono
05 Sep 2019 13:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 905
Views: 296482

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Void wrote:
05 Sep 2019 10:14

Next: jraččagut /ˈdzratʃ.tʃaɣ.ut/ n. "volcano"
źeracag [ʒɛrɑ'cɑg] (n. inan.) earthquake

Next: ye'amdhi [jeˈʔamði] (v.) show up, appear suddenly
by Tuyono
23 Aug 2019 15:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Źilaa Ruńu
Replies: 9
Views: 1535

Re: Źilaa Ruńu

I've neglected this thread for a while, so here's some stuff I created long ago but never presented before (because my notes were too messy!) Stative verbs in Źilaa Ruńu are verbs that do not describe any event or change. They are a small class, but some of them are very common. They include copulas...
by Tuyono
03 Aug 2019 00:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 738
Views: 152867

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

I don't know if this one has been mentioned before:

:isr: סוס [sus] 'horse'
:lat: sūs 'pig'
by Tuyono
22 Jul 2019 15:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 905
Views: 296482

Re: Lexicon sculpting

bbbourq wrote:
17 Jul 2019 04:54
xildesh [xɯlˈdɛɕ]
v.t.
1. bury, inter, hide, cache, immerse, plunge
2. (informal) stab, impale (with intent to maim or kill)
Źilaa Ruńu:

hildeś v. bury, hide (an object or a fact)

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myaʼiif [mʲaˈʔiːf] n. anthill; system of tunnels
by Tuyono
06 Jul 2019 00:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Źilaa Ruńu
Replies: 9
Views: 1535

Re: Źilaa Ruńu

The Perfective Verb roots can only have one or two syllables. All monosyllabic roots end in a consonant (except the copula mi , which is a stative verb). Bisyllabic roots can end in a consonant or a short vowel , but not in a long vowel. Furthermore, none of them end in -i .This is important becaus...
by Tuyono
03 Jul 2019 11:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Źilaa Ruńu
Replies: 9
Views: 1535

Re: Źilaa Ruńu

Using ĺ is brave. I tried it once (I wish I remembered what for... oh, I remember! It was for accented syllabic laterals in one of the earliest sketches of Limestone), but I couldn’t make it work. It works quite well alongside ź . I like the word eeź and its relatives. Looking forward to reading ab...
by Tuyono
01 Jul 2019 23:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Źilaa Ruńu
Replies: 9
Views: 1535

Re: Źilaa Ruńu

Źilaa Ruńu verbs are marked for aspect, tense, and the subject's person and number. This part is going to be long so I'm going to divide it into a few posts. Nonstative verbs have two main aspects, imperfective and perfective. The imperfective is the most basic form, created by adding a subject suff...
by Tuyono
30 Jun 2019 20:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1029844

Re: What did you accomplish today?

DesEsseintes wrote:
30 Jun 2019 09:09
Had new ideas for Ch’eweyõw̌e. Coming soon!
Yay!

I didn't create something new but I updated the Źilaa Ruńu thread. This took way longer than I thought it would! My notes are a mess but explaining things here helps me clarify them.