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by CarsonDaConlanger
13 May 2019 16:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5594
Views: 1297267

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

Speaking of which, how do langs with no tense and only aspect convey a generic past tense? Do they use perfective aspect? Wouldn't that just make it a tense anyways? For example how would they say "John fought the snake?" Langs without tenses don't convey tenses because they don't need to. Most con...
by CarsonDaConlanger
10 May 2019 18:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5594
Views: 1297267

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

Using perfective is a common strategy, but that doesn't make it a past tense; it's just that most of the time an event considered without internal structure takes place in the past. Any event in the present is ongoing to some extent, and while the future is a possibility, it's just less likely than...
by CarsonDaConlanger
10 May 2019 16:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5594
Views: 1297267

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

Speaking of which, how do langs with no tense and only aspect convey a generic past tense? Do they use perfective aspect? Wouldn't that just make it a tense anyways? For example how would they say "John fought the snake?"
by CarsonDaConlanger
19 Apr 2019 16:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Laameta: Another 'lang from Hoyyosa
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Laameta: Another 'lang from Hoyyosa

Verbs II (Voice & person) Verbs in Laameta feature polypersonal agreement to number person and gender (in the 3rd person only). They also have 7 voices: active, passive, reflexive, reciprocal, causative, and two forms of applicative. Let's start with voice: Voice affixes in Laameta can be divided i...
by CarsonDaConlanger
18 Apr 2019 03:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Laameta: Another 'lang from Hoyyosa
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Laameta: Another 'lang from Hoyyosa

Verbs I (The basics) Laameta is a highly head marking language, meaning verbs take a lot of information. There is a strict order for these affixes: Verb-instrumental(class 1)-instrumental(class 2)-voice-person-aspect-tense-mood-negative Instrumental class 1 is a closed class of highly productive af...
by CarsonDaConlanger
18 Apr 2019 02:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Laameta: Another 'lang from Hoyyosa
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Laameta: Another 'lang from Hoyyosa

Numerals & Minor Updates Also: I've decided on a color for Laameta (as you can probably tell). Numerals Laameta has a base ten counting system, and numbers exist in one of two forms: counting and enclitic. They are listed in that order. If there is only one form then the number simply doesn't chang...
by CarsonDaConlanger
17 Apr 2019 03:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Laameta: Another 'lang from Hoyyosa
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Laameta: Another 'lang from Hoyyosa

Before I type out the verbal paradigms (I may just link a PDF of the chart so I don't have to redo it), are some example sentences with glosses: Naantussa. [ná:n.tùs.sǝ] naan-tu-ssa-Ø eat-1s-PROG.PRE-DEC "I am eating." Naanweseslapo. [ná:n.wɛ.sès.lǝ.pɔ] naan-wese-sla-Ø-po eat-3sA>3sI-PERF.PRE-DEC-NE...
by CarsonDaConlanger
17 Apr 2019 03:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Laameta: Another 'lang from Hoyyosa
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Laameta: Another 'lang from Hoyyosa

Nouns, Pronouns & Adjectives Nouns Nouns in Laameta decline to 3 cases and two numbers, as well as definiteness. The three cases are direct (S, A, or O), genitive (when a noun modifies another noun) and oblique (when a noun isn't those two things. Genitive nouns/pronouns are usually affixed to the ...
by CarsonDaConlanger
17 Apr 2019 02:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Laameta: Another 'lang from Hoyyosa
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Laameta: Another 'lang from Hoyyosa

Hello boys, girls, any other humans, humanoids, and sentient beings! It's me CarsonDaConlanger, here with (gasp) yet another language! This language, known as Laameta, (Lit. "Island tongue"), is a highly agglutinative (maybe even a little polysynthetic..) nominative accusative language spoken in the...
by CarsonDaConlanger
17 Apr 2019 01:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kvíaros
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Kvíaros

I'll post subordinate clauses later, first I'm gonna post the intro to another lang in the world: Laameta.
by CarsonDaConlanger
17 Apr 2019 00:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kvíaros
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Kvíaros

Numerals & Adjectives Numerals and Adjectives behave like nominals in Kvíaros, meaning they decline to case and, in the case (no pun intended) of adjectives, number. Numerals Numerals only decline to case, and behave like either 2nd or 3rd declension nouns, based on their endings. Here are numbers ...
by CarsonDaConlanger
16 Apr 2019 23:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kvíaros
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Kvíaros

I like this because it doesn't remind me of any natlang I know :) I like that it's ergative-absolutive and has an antipassive. It took me such a long time to wrap my head around the concept of the antipassive. Thanks! Ya to me it just felt like a regular intransitive verb for a long time. I'd like ...
by CarsonDaConlanger
12 Apr 2019 18:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kvíaros
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Kvíaros

What would you guys like to see next?
by CarsonDaConlanger
12 Apr 2019 15:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Landau Core Vocabulary
Replies: 40
Views: 11931

Re: The Landau Core Vocabulary

half-siblings? widower? I should probably add "widower". Widowers will become nearly as common as widows as technology goes on. Come to think of it, I should probably add "orphan" too. Half-siblings, I'm less sure about. I would guess that widowers would become less common as technology advanced, s...
by CarsonDaConlanger
11 Apr 2019 23:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Religion in conworlds with magic
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Religion in conworlds with magic

Sorry for the confusion I'm bad at explaining [:)] The magic system doesn't require interaction with a god or spiritual entity per se, but a lot of things require more than what a human can do, so your potential is largely capped if you don't solicit help from (or bind) spiritual entities. But there...
by CarsonDaConlanger
11 Apr 2019 19:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2763
Views: 653297

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I've removed /ts/ entirely, and I've got diachronics where older /tɬʼ kxʼ/ > /tʼ kʼ/ > /kʼ kʼ/
by CarsonDaConlanger
11 Apr 2019 14:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kvíaros
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Kvíaros

Example 1: Schlicher's Fable So now you're probably thinking "What does it sound/look like?" Well wonder no more! here's our first example: [Ga fléng ve,] núhen vesā tvehhe ven oyyán ua pāya yé, madan ara shía ve long ven, ot madan ara madba ve long ven, ot madan ara si tēvos ve ven. Pen "Haleí du ...
by CarsonDaConlanger
11 Apr 2019 14:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kvíaros
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Kvíaros

I like this language. I'm not brave enough to even think about ergative alignment. Thanks! Ergative was confusing at first but now I love it! Is it going to be a big literary standard in this world? It will be a lingua franca in the area it has made contact with. Think of it as a lot like Latin dur...
by CarsonDaConlanger
11 Apr 2019 14:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Religion in conworlds with magic
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Religion in conworlds with magic

Sorry I guess I was a bit opaque lol. It is basically a C. The gods can be communicated with and interact with people relatively frequently. The magic system works through a sort of "ethereal plane" in which the gods also exist, so most magic has to go through that the gods and involves calling on o...
by CarsonDaConlanger
11 Apr 2019 01:11
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Religion in conworlds with magic
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Religion in conworlds with magic

How do you handle a world where there are defined gods (or a defined god) as well as a hard magic system? Would there be multiple religions and only one of them be right? One religion with minor variations? There are many cultures and many haven't interacted with each other at all, so I feel like on...