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by CarsonDaConlanger
20 Mar 2019 15:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Central Maric
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Central Maric

Verbs Verbs in Central Maric have present, past, future distinction. The future is derived from Ancient Maric's hypothetical mood. Present: 1s -a 2s -(e)ìs 3m -(e)da 3f -palatalization of final consonant of stem 3n -(e)diã 1p -(a)ma 2p -(e)te 3p -aìt Past: 1s -Ø 2s -e 3m -(e)dhia 3f -(e)ìd 3n -(e)d...
by CarsonDaConlanger
20 Mar 2019 12:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Central Maric
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: High Maric

I like this language- the Phonology reminds me of Slavic mixed with Proto-Finnic. I like some of the sound changes. Two criticisms, however: Why "High"? For HG, that's a geographic marker. The only Language I can think of that uses that title is High Elvish = Quenya, and that's a Conlang in a conwo...
by CarsonDaConlanger
19 Mar 2019 18:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Central Maric
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: High Maric

Nouns Nominal declension has simplified to three cases: direct(NOM/ACC), genitive, and dative. Ablaut is not preserved in the oblique. 1st Declension: Vaga < wakas < *wĺ̥kʷos "Wolf" DIR.SG: vaga DIR.PL: vagae GEN.SG: vacha GEN.PL: vagã DAT.SG: vaìg DAT.PL: vagas This declension comes from Ancient M...
by CarsonDaConlanger
19 Mar 2019 18:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 800

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

First Daughter Lang
The first daughter language in the Maric family has begun. Click here to see it.
by CarsonDaConlanger
19 Mar 2019 18:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Central Maric
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Central Maric

High Maric High Maric is an Indo European language of the Maric Family. The proto lang is here . Sound changes from Ancient Maric: C=Any consonant V=Any Vowel E=i,ī,e,ē,j N=m,n ʃ > x b,d,g > β,ð,ɣ/V_V p,t,k > b,d,g/V_V ɣ > j/_E ɣ > x w > β C > C j /_E ē > ā ā > ō ī > ē ai > ē au > ō V[-long] > Ø/VC...
by CarsonDaConlanger
19 Mar 2019 17:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 800

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

Do the numbers 1, 2, and 3 decline or are they all indeclinable? They all decline. Numbers that end in a are declined as a-stem 1st declension nouns, those ending in i or u are i/u-stem 2nd declension, and those ending in consonants are consonant stem 3rd declension. How did you derive the 3rd pers...
by CarsonDaConlanger
19 Mar 2019 17:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 800

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

Numerals Cardinal 1. īna 2. dwa 3. tri 4. ketur 5. penke 6. ses 7. septa 8. astu 9. newa 10. desat 11. desaina 20. wīsat 30. trísat 40. ketwăsat 50. penkăsat 60. sésat 70. septăsat 80. astŭsat 90. newăsat 100. satàm Ordinal Ordinal numbers are formed with the suffix -ta. Īnata "first" Sesta "Sixth"...
by CarsonDaConlanger
18 Mar 2019 23:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 800

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

Have you posted pronouns, relative, interrogative, personal, demonstrative, indefinite, etc.? I know they're not the most exciting part of speech, and I've been putting them off for last myself, but they're important. I'd forgotten about those! Here are the pronouns for Ancient Maric: Personal Pron...
by CarsonDaConlanger
18 Mar 2019 13:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 800

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to post now. Any ideas?
by CarsonDaConlanger
13 Mar 2019 21:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14513
Views: 1197221

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

Yes, there is. (Mono)transitive constructions can be derived from monovalent verbs by a causative or an applicative voice. ('X causes Y to verb' or 'X verbs on Y'). They can also be derived from trivalent verbs by a passive or antipassive voice. ('X is verbed a Y' or 'X verbs Y (s.th)') Intranstive...
by CarsonDaConlanger
13 Mar 2019 18:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14513
Views: 1197221

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

In a language that has morphological valency/voice, is there a difference between antipassive and intransitive? How about active/transitive? For example, a scratchlang I'm working on has the following categories for verbs: Transitive/active (X does it to Y) Passive (It is done to Y) Antipassive/intr...
by CarsonDaConlanger
08 Mar 2019 17:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 800

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:
08 Mar 2019 06:58
Very nice [:D] It sounds very archaic IE, which is awesome. I don't see enough of that in conlangs. I hope you continue this!
I'm really glad you like it! This is first "serious" diachronic conlang I've done so I wasn't sure how it would turn out.
by CarsonDaConlanger
08 Mar 2019 01:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 800

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

Now that I've got the basics covered, let's see what it looks like! Here is the first translation into Ancient Maric: The King and the God Ancient Maric Áres estas. Nēstas patér. Weledas sŭnum. Pasedas saşa abrùm "eşes búm kapibu sŭnum?" Áres abrùm werşedas "pase dĭwam Werunos." Áres gētas ad Weruno...
by CarsonDaConlanger
07 Mar 2019 02:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 800

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

How about some revised noun declensions! 1 st declension The 1st (a-stem) and 2nd declension (as-stem and am-stem) nouns have merged into one declension, which can end in -a -as or -am. There are some irregular a-stem nouns that end in -a but have radically different endings. -a(s) kīna F "revenge, ...
by CarsonDaConlanger
06 Mar 2019 16:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 800

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

Paraphrasis: Future tense The future tense is formed using the copula "bu" conjugated to person and tense, and leaving the verb in the infinitive. "Bu" is fossilized and not used for any other purpose. Búm berbu. "I will give" Būs berbu. "You will give" Būtas berbu "He will give" Būti berbu. "She wi...
by CarsonDaConlanger
06 Mar 2019 16:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 800

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

Now that's a cool way to have verbs conjugate for gender (the *-t endings reinterpreted as pronouns, I did it as well in one of my descendant languages but not to introduce gender, rather to get rid of plural conjugation and introduce some novel vowel alternations)! As for the rise of pitch accent,...
by CarsonDaConlanger
06 Mar 2019 13:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 800

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

Time for some verbal paradigms. Ancient Maric innovated and symplified the verbal system quite a bit, to basically 2 systems of "regular" verbs: thematic and athematic. They conjugate to 6 "tenses" (TAM combinations): present imperfective, past imperfective, perfect, preterite, hypothetical, and imp...
by CarsonDaConlanger
03 Mar 2019 22:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 800

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

Now that's an interesting pitch accent system! I don't think I've ever heard of a pitch accent system that was completely predictable, with the exception of Iroquoian languages, which are rather different from what you describe (something like that was also proposed for Classical Latin, but it's li...
by CarsonDaConlanger
03 Mar 2019 19:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 800

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

UPDATE 1: Name, sound changes, and accent Name This lang now has a name: Ancient Maric based off off the word for ocean: "mari" Sound Changes PSA underwent the satam shift meaning palatals remained distinctive while the labiovelars and plain labials merged. The aspirated series merged with the plai...
by CarsonDaConlanger
28 Feb 2019 15:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders

Hey another question about PIE (I'm not great at understanding all of this lol):
Did verbs not agree to gender? If not how did the daughter languages get that feature?