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by Tuyono
03 Aug 2019 00:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 737
Views: 141261

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: 882
Views: 288855

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)

Next:

myaʼiif [mʲaˈʔiːf] n. anthill; system of tunnels
by Tuyono
06 Jul 2019 00:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Źilaa Ruńu
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

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: 8
Views: 1037

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: 8
Views: 1037

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: 6614
Views: 987208

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.
by Tuyono
30 Jun 2019 20:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Źilaa Ruńu
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: Źilaa Ruńu

Nominal Modifiers A general note: Since inanimate nouns and their modifiers are not marked for number, anything I gloss as singular or plural is always animate, so I don't see a reason to indicate its gender. Źilaa Ruńu is almost completely head-initial, so adjectives, numerals and demonstratives f...
by Tuyono
30 Jun 2019 00:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Źilaa Ruńu
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: Źilaa Ruńu

I've developed Źilaa Ruńu quite a lot, and there are many translations etc. already on the board, so I think I can present it for real this time. Hopefully. Updated Phonology Consonants: /m n ɲ/ <m n ńj> /p t c k/ <p t c k> /b d ɟ g/ <b d j g> /ᵐb ⁿd ᶮɟ ᵑɡ/ <mb nd ńj ng> /s ʃ x h/ <s ś h> * /β z ʒ/ ...
by Tuyono
27 Jun 2019 21:54
Forum: Translations
Topic: Why isn't there just nothing?
Replies: 3
Views: 2333

Re: Why isn't there just nothing?

Źilaa Ruńu: ńjie lisru viema? why exist-IPF.3INAN world Why is there a world? ńjie lisru ebe uha nei? why exist-IPF.3.INAN also thing one-INAN.NOM Why is there even anything? ńjie lisru uha nduhee malse ngehu? why exist-IPF.3.INAN thing apart.from nothing alone Why is there something other than jus...
by Tuyono
27 Jun 2019 08:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297530

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

Thank you all for the answers! Classical Arabic has two reciprocal constructions I know of. One is to use the word 'some' ("ba3ḍ") /baʕdˤ/ twice, the first instance usually taking a plural pronoun suffix, and the second taking the definite article 'al'. li-ba3ḍ-ihim al-ba3ḍ for-other-3PL.M DEF-other...
by Tuyono
26 Jun 2019 20:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297530

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

Źilaa Ruńu is nearly two years old and still has no reciprocal construction [:|] I want some kind of adverb or particle to be used for that,but it's hard come up with anything that's not a direct translation of "one another". How do different languages handle this? I know that words for body parts a...
by Tuyono
23 Jun 2019 00:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Have you created any idioms in your conlangs? What are some examples?
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Have you created any idioms in your conlangs? What are some examples?

Źilaa Ruńu definitely needs more idioms! Right now I can only think of two: zematme źiihi heji! find-IMP.2SG wind-ACC good-ACC Find the good wind! This means both "goodbye" and "good luck!" kee mi ruvieh ńa alu lesiis? maz aspaavme. Q be.3SG viper.NOM 3SG.ANI.NOM or water.snake.NOM | NEG discover-2S...
by Tuyono
20 Jun 2019 11:35
Forum: Translations
Topic: I see you
Replies: 114
Views: 53003

Re: I see you

Źilaa Ruńu:

duriu ceeĺi.
see-IPF.1SG 2SG.ACC


Ak’aleniw:

ki'asaheti.

ki'as-ahe-ti-Ø
see-2s.P-1s.A-PRS.IND
by Tuyono
08 Jun 2019 21:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Ch’eweyõw̌e Blog
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: The Esseintial Ch’eweyõw̌e Blog

This is all very cool! A phonology full of "weird" sounds (like clicks and glottalised continuants) often makes me feel lost if it's the first thing I read about the language, but the way you present it is quite easy to understand. I'll definitely follow this thread, thanks for sharing :) * The maxi...
by Tuyono
08 Jun 2019 15:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 882
Views: 288855

Re: Lexicon sculpting

DesEsseintes wrote:
06 Jun 2019 17:01
Next: wìye conj. then, at which point
Ak'aleniw:
wiye ['wijɛ] - conj. and then

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somengāt [soməˈŋaːt] - n. map, detailed plan, blueprint
by Tuyono
06 Jun 2019 08:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 882
Views: 288855

Re: Lexicon sculpting

k1234567890y wrote:
05 Jun 2019 22:12
qina /qinɑ/ n. - dog
Ak'aleniw:

q'ina - n. wolf

Next: meyepha [ˈmejeɸɑ] - adj. faded (color)
by Tuyono
23 May 2019 20:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2764
Views: 653500

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

As for the symmetry, you can arrange your inventory like this: /m n/ /p t s k q/ /t’ ts’ k’ q’/ /h ʔ/ /l j w/ Only one gap. And now glottals are their own category. Oh wait, you didn’t have a glottal stop in your original inventory. Add one? I’ll stop interfering now. No, don't [:D] I asked for opi...
by Tuyono
22 May 2019 16:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 1089
Views: 375590

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

CivilixXXX wrote:
22 May 2019 07:20
Next: gardatik (verb)
Divide into equal parts

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heuna (noun related to weather)
by Tuyono
21 May 2019 15:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2764
Views: 653500

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 09:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proto-Lothopota
Replies: 6
Views: 228

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...