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by Tuyono
21 May 2019 14:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5166
Views: 626013

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I keep changing my mind about the phonology of this not-so-new project. Right now I have: /m n/ /p t t͡s k q/ /tʼ t͡sʼ kʼ qʼ/ /s h/ /l/ /j w/ /i u/ /e o/ /a/ /e o/ might actually be [ɛ] and [ɔ]. /w/ is [ʍ] before voiceless consonants and at the end of a word. Syllable structure is (C)(wj)V(S) where ...
by Tuyono
13 May 2019 08:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proto-Lothopota
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Proto-Lothopota

I also use double letters for long vowels and don't see a problem with that, it even remineds me to actually pay attention to length. Except that to modern readers of many languages, including English, double vowels already have values, But so do many other symblols and letters! You could also worry...
by Tuyono
10 May 2019 21:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14682
Views: 1231835

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

It at least appears to have been that way in (Late) Proto-Indo-European: stative verbs ("perfects") are a third category besides imperfective ("present") and perfective ("aorist") verbs. Thanks for the answer! So in that system, how do you describe a state that's in the past and no longer true? Als...
by Tuyono
09 May 2019 11:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14682
Views: 1231835

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

What are some common ways to handle stative verbs in a language that distinguishes perfective/imperfective? Are they likely to have similar marking to other verbs, with the perfective form meaning "X was in Y state but isn't anymore"? That was what I originally did in Źilaa Ruńu, but I'm not sure if...
by Tuyono
05 May 2019 10:04
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6930
Views: 826193

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

Concerning gerunds and their participants, and possessive classifiers. ... ObConLang: Would this be a good idea in a conlang? Has anyone already done it? I only saw this now, but I have something similar in Źilaa Ruńu. It was inspired by the section about Middle Welsh here: https://web.archive.org/...
by Tuyono
12 Apr 2019 14:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14682
Views: 1231835

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

holbuzvala wrote:
11 Apr 2019 17:24
I have both ‘tk’ and ‘kt’ onset clusters. Is both coexisting likely? Or is it likely that one will metathesise into the other?
Modern Hebrew has both:
/ktana/ 'small(F)'
/tkufa/ 'time period'
We also have /pt/ but not /tp/ (because פ becomes [f] in that position)
by Tuyono
05 Apr 2019 17:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 855
Views: 128993

Re: You

Alias(es): Tuyono Location: Israel Date of birth: I'm 23 (and had no idea so many people here were younger!) [/b] Gender: Female Occupation: Working at a temporary job until I start university next year Interests: Birds, biology in general, history, mythology, fantasy worlds, poetry, linguistics (d...
by Tuyono
17 Feb 2019 14:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 381
Views: 68519

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

k1234567890y wrote:
15 Feb 2019 06:28
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naasta [na:sta] n. plant
Źilaa Ruńu

naasta [ˈnɑːstɑ] (n. inan.) vine

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tmive'o [tmiˈveʔɔ] adv. constantly, all the time, always
by Tuyono
08 Feb 2019 16:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2319
Views: 275800

Re: Lexicon sculpting

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Qaflac [t͡sɑ'fɬɑk] adv. dreadfully, incredibly slowly
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capla ['cɑp.lɑ] - (n. ani.) snail

next: čejadun [t͡ʃeˈʝadun] - stairs, levels
by Tuyono
13 Jan 2019 12:26
Forum: Translations
Topic: Indirect speech
Replies: 17
Views: 2383

Re: Indirect speech

Źilaa Ruńu Assuming they were just heading out: śaluhaa: deźan (al) nde leen naberaĺar. say-PFV-3PL go.from.IPF-1PL (here) to house.OBL VN-dance-OBL They said: we are going to the dancing-house. śaluhaa nguha deźa (al) nde leen naberaĺar. say-PFV-3PL COMP go.from.IPF-3PL (here) to house.OBL VN-danc...
by Tuyono
03 Jan 2019 17:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: Purple Cow
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Purple Cow

I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Cow How do different natlangs and conlangs handle the use of "one" here? In Hebrew you could easily leave out the first "one": ,אף-פעם לא ראיתי פרה סגולה (א...
by Tuyono
29 Dec 2018 21:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11120

Re: Lexember 2018

Day 29

ngeb [ŋgeb] (v. st.) live (in a place), dwell

ute, ban suumasi! ngeb ńume huun siv eeźan.
yes hill yellow-INAN.NOM | live cousin.NOM 1SG.OBL near there
Yes, Yellow Hill! My cousin lives around there.
by Tuyono
28 Dec 2018 22:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11120

Re: Lexember 2018

Missed two days again [:|] Anyway: Days 26-28 lasa [ˈlɑsɑ] (v.) promise; agree śaluhe lesiis nde kikaźun: "emejiu, liukme al. lasiu nguha maz islujiu ceeĺi!" say-PFV.3SG water.snake.NOM to frog-OBL |ask.IPF-1SG come.to-IMP.2SG here | promise.IPF-1SG COMP NEG FUT-eat-1SG 2SG.OBL The water snake said ...
by Tuyono
25 Dec 2018 23:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11120

Re: Lexember 2018

Day 24 ladem [lɑˈdem] (v. st.) be painful, hurt (intransitive) kee ladem tes ceeĺu? Q hurt.IPF.3SG head 2SG.OBL Does your head hurt? Day 25 ńeekśa [ˈɲeːkʃɑ] (n. inan.) fingernail caĺem mia ulbacui teig seegu ebe ńeekśa (seegu) mia satui cii pemadi. always COP-3PL ADJ-grease-INAN.NOM hand 3SH.HU.OBL ...
by Tuyono
23 Dec 2018 22:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11120

Re: Lexember 2018

Day 22 iugat [i̯uˈgɑt] (n. inan.) season, time of year iugatar vara seseśunan hedia tviimbi saa śandar ehasa. season-OBL this-INAN.OBL HAB~collect-1PL fruit much-INAN.ACC from tree-OBL all-INAN.OBL This time of year we collect a lot of fruit from all the trees. Day 23 imeź [iˈmeʒ] (n. hu.) family me...
by Tuyono
21 Dec 2018 19:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11120

Re: Lexember 2018

I quite like the look and sound of the language you've been using as well, with the prenasalized stops, acute accents, and doubled vowels. Thanks [:D] Day 20 sepra [sepˈrɑ] (adj) wet, humid mia seprai tegiih huun. COP-3PL wet-INAN.NOM boot 1SG.OBL My boots are wet. Day 21 mbedu [ˈmbedu] (v.) grow, ...
by Tuyono
19 Dec 2018 20:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11120

Re: Lexember 2018

Šuḥayyin tawīn rajwa. Can I just say this language looks really beautiful? Day 19 eńiit [eˈɲiːt] (n. inan.) dew - kee liukihe haab al akaim? - śa, vari mi eńiit ngehu. Q arrive-PFV.3SG rain.NOM here night no this-INAN.NOM COP.3SG dew alone -Did it rain during the night? -No, this is only dew.
by Tuyono
17 Dec 2018 23:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11120

Re: Lexember 2018

Źilaa Ruńu Day 16 ĺemahas [ʎemɑˈhas] (n. inan.) dryness; summer From mahas "dry" + ĺe- (Nominalizer for adjectives) vari mi atuu ĺemahasar. maz lis haab ĺaar. this-INAN.NOM COP.3SG cloud summer-OBL | NEG exist.IPF.3SG rain.NOM in 3.INAN.OBL This is a summer cloud. It has no rain in it. Day 17 ńjedva...
by Tuyono
15 Dec 2018 23:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11120

Re: Lexember 2018

Źilaa Ruńu Days 12-15 adek [ɑˈdek] (v.) divide, separate --> aadekti [ɑːˈdek.ti] (n. inan.) part, section - from adek + e-...-di (result nominalizer) caś [cɑʃ] (v.) go up, ascend, climb ńiab [ɲi̯ɑb] (v.) do down, descend vaame [ˈvɑːme] (adj.) shallow (water) reeh [reːx] (adj.) flat; smooth
by Tuyono
12 Dec 2018 00:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11120

Re: Lexember 2018

Day 10 litaz [liˈtɑz] (n. inan) heel; lowest part of something, base, foundation lis uuludi satui cii kuruni asep litazar śambrur . exist.IPF.3SG NMLZ-dig-NMLZ long-INAN.NOM and deep-INAN.NOM around base-INAN.OBL tower-INAN.OBL There's a long and deep ditch/trench around the base of the tower. Day 1...