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by brblues
14 Jul 2019 19:16
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 55
Views: 1002

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

I've made a table modelled on a table found in Mark Rosenfelder's "Planet Construction Kit" as a kind of cheat-sheet very roughly tracking historical developments all over Damta. On the left-hand side, there's the very rough developments in our timeline for an orientation; I copied those as well as ...
by brblues
13 Jul 2019 21:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 55
Views: 1002

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

Just to be clear, whenever I referred to a 10k date, I meant 10,000BC i.e. 12,000 years ago ;)

Now that you mention goat: does "earthlike" entail that flora and fauna stay (largely) the same?
by brblues
13 Jul 2019 12:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammatical Sketch for Classical Sitr
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Grammatical Sketch for Classical Sitr

Cool to see your conlang, whether you end up using it for the conworld or not, though I myself would obviously encourage you to [:D] I can see a couple of similarities between my conlang BLSL, intended for the collabworld, and your lang; both are SOV, have verb-like adjectives (which in comparisons ...
by brblues
12 Jul 2019 21:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: BLSL thread
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: BLSL thread

Verbs Verb types All BLSL verbs (including the verb-like adjectives) are derived from a combination of a noun and a suffixed dummy verb or copula: https://i.ibb.co/ZLgKM9W/verbs.png Negation The general form of negation is to add the negative prefix “ sɛ -” to the verb. In addition to this verbal n...
by brblues
12 Jul 2019 20:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: BLSL thread
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: BLSL thread

Copulas There exist various copulas: https://i.ibb.co/QHRVFLz/copula.png Sorry for the image, but turns out I am too lazy to format tables here, and I'm not even sure how it works :?: Some further examples, all from a translation exercise on here in the relevant sub-forum: (ki) lum.bo.ki kun 3SG.AN...
by brblues
12 Jul 2019 18:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: BLSL thread
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: BLSL thread

Cases BLSL was an SOV language using nominative-accusative alignment, but without morphological marking of the accusative (nor the nominative cas). Its case system was asymmetric to an extraordinary degree, split between animate and inanimate nouns. Nouns take the following case suffixes: ANIMATE S...
by brblues
12 Jul 2019 10:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 55
Views: 1002

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

I normally quite love making those kind of things (referring to climate maps). Maybe major wind patterns and ocean currents would be good. I've already noticed I may be out of my depth here, as even when just projecting the map using https://www.maptoglobe.com/# , I was left a bit confused as the e...
by brblues
11 Jul 2019 20:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: BLSL thread
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: BLSL thread

I've edited my post about nouns to add the table of grammatical number suffixes, and also corrected the notation of allophones; however, I'm thinking about actually doing away with allophones altogether for now, and I would then just put the allophonies in as the very first diachronic changes, we wi...
by brblues
11 Jul 2019 18:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: BLSL thread
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: BLSL thread

I like this idea. I created a family were the protolang created plurals the same way as your language used to. One daughter has dropped plurals entirely, so do you mind if I "steal" use b to create new vocabulary for the daughter (the old plural for "Animal hide" now means "Trousers" for example)? ...
by brblues
11 Jul 2019 17:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 55
Views: 1002

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

That dating system works for me. We could make it super convenient for ourselves and make it exactly x(or something) years later that the first electric generator/or space launch was done. Maybe have Before Generation and After Generation. BG and AG. So that AG 0 and BG 0 would be PS x. I like the ...
by brblues
09 Jul 2019 13:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 55
Views: 1002

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

Thank you very much for taking the initiative and working on a map! I would think the Oratsem peninsula where Nachtuil's Kodikeng dwell would be on the Southwest of the continent? I've now made an attempt to come up with a term for the "era" of the first year 0 in my conlang, the founding of the myt...
by brblues
08 Jul 2019 18:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 55
Views: 1002

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

Here is a thing I've been working on. It is challenging to write about something without a specific vantage point. I was thinking that an alternative dating system based on something like the first electric generator or the first time something was sent into orbit might also be a suitable year 0 or...
by brblues
08 Jul 2019 18:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: BLSL thread
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: BLSL thread

Nouns Grammatical number While BLSL nouns have no grammatical gender, there has been the fairly recent development of forming inflected plurals by suffixing different collective nouns (according to semantic criteria) to nouns to make various differentiations in grammatical number. Before this devel...
by brblues
08 Jul 2019 13:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: BLSL thread
Replies: 8
Views: 260

BLSL thread

In this thread, I will be presenting a conlang I've been working on for a bit already, and the setting of which is a collabworld project . I haven't yet decided on the geographical and chronological setting yet, other than it is quite a bit in the past of the collabworld, so I will be skipping the b...
by brblues
06 Jul 2019 19:46
Forum: Translations
Topic: He is...
Replies: 88
Views: 16238

Re: He is...

:con: BLSL (ki) lum.bo.ki kun 3SG.ANIM fisher COP "He is a fisherman." “kun” is the copula for “noun = noun” constructions; personal pronouns are frequently dropped. (ki) ma.hɛ 3SG.ANIM ‘to be strong’ "S/he is strong." Stative verbs are used for predicative adjectives (ki) mu-he ki.ʔud.ki kun 3SG.AN...
by brblues
06 Jul 2019 18:41
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 55
Views: 1002

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

What is your proposal? Do you mean for the general layout? Thats how I understood it. Another question for Miranda: what timeframe would you set for the Lúume culture? Based on the assumption that the collabworld's present day is 500 to 1,000y in the future from our realworld present, giving us any...
by brblues
06 Jul 2019 17:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 55
Views: 1002

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

k1234567890y wrote:
06 Jul 2019 15:02
can I make a proposal for the homeworld map?
Would be amazing initiative in my opinion! As I said, I myself don't have any input at all there, and I'm not sure if Miranda or Nachtuil have come up with anything yet. In any case, even if they do have anything to add, it might be a good basis!
by brblues
05 Jul 2019 09:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 55
Views: 1002

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

I think it would in general be good to have both a rough timescale as well as geography. I'm afraid the conworlding itself, especially when it comes to geography, is an aspect where I can't contribute at all really. To keep the time scale managable and still somewhat connected to the later scifi con...
by brblues
02 Jul 2019 15:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?
Replies: 55
Views: 1002

Re: Any interest in starting a collaborative project?

I would also be interested! I have been working on a (human) conlang for a while but not really shared anything of it yet, as I was in the long process of making a short reference grammar - the thought behind the language was developing a kind of proto-lang and then developing (an)other lang(s) by s...
by brblues
22 Jun 2019 21:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanging in media
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Conlanging in media

Starting this thread as I wanted to post an article I just happened upon on the BBC website, and thought it might be a good idea to have a thread collecting instances of general media talking about conlangs/conlanging/conlangers. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-48364411 This one...