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by brblues
24 Apr 2019 20:06
Forum: Translations
Topic: Flaming Telepaths
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: Flaming Telepaths

As I love the song, and the band, I'm taking the challenge on! mu mu-he h’il.ʔik-kom he.no.b’o.mɛ lu.l’u.mɛ l’ig.ma-mɛ.ʔu 1sg 1sg-GEN vein-PL too often open-PFV [I opened my vein-forest* too often] * Plurals are formed from a number of collective nouns, depending on the semantics of the referent no...
by brblues
03 Mar 2019 15:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14748
Views: 1253931

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

All three options are interesting, especially the third, but I think it would easily develop into a finite form, some sort of subordinate mood (it reminds me more of the Portuguese personal infinitive than a typical converb) so if you want converbs pure and simple it's probably best avoided. Of the...
by brblues
01 Mar 2019 21:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14748
Views: 1253931

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

Hey guys, I'm currently working on a baseline lang which I then want to put through sound changes, so it won't be that fleshed out, but I do wanna give it some character! At this stage, I got a very assymetric case system, which is still incomplete, and the "split" is between animate and inanimate n...
by brblues
27 Jan 2019 20:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5181
Views: 634470

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

For my second conlang I want to do at least some diachronics, so have sketched some stages of the language. Sorry for not using the correct notation, I will get on that, likely with lots of questions ( ;) ), once I know I will have something I could generally work with, and am kind of just throwing ...
by brblues
25 Jan 2019 16:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14748
Views: 1253931

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

Thanks to both of you! If I understood eldin raigmore correctly, they weren't referring to adverb endings/markers, but rather the fact that adverbs themselves can develop into a case ending. I can't think of an example for that myself though.
by brblues
22 Jan 2019 21:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14748
Views: 1253931

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

Does anybody have an overview of sources of case marking? The reason I ask is the following - according to https://wals.info/chapter/51 , case suffixes are vastly more common than prefixes, and I would like to use suffixes in the proto-language for my second conlang. The only source I could think of...
by brblues
31 Dec 2018 20:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11344

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 29: vuka noun mouth Related to: vụkataf noun spicy From: vuka tāva ['mouth fire'] => 'vukatava => 'vukatav Example: vụkataf sud bága sog ò-dúnga bes? spicy CLF ERG.food 2sg TR.DEF-IRR.please Q "Do you like spicy food?" Ironically, an extremely literal translation might end up with "Does sp...
by brblues
28 Dec 2018 21:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11344

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 28: okpo noun (pair of) eye(s) Related to: ókpó / ákpó verb tr to see (sth/sb) Irregular: verbal prefix integrated into stem Example: Húlod okpo vùdu bes? COP.snake eye COP.POSS.quantity Q "How many eyes do snakes have?" Alternative: Húlod òkpo, gū bes? COP.snake COP.POSS.eye CLF Q The cla...
by brblues
28 Dec 2018 18:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11344

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 26 [/b] kvum(u) noun 1. stomach acid, bile 2. disgust(ing) Related to: kvomum stomach, using vowel pattern u-u, usually frequently with properties/traits Drùl, dūꞥplá kvum! - Işe! ew COP.POSS.orange disgusting - yes "Ew, that orange is disgusting!" - "I know!" NB: This could not be interpr...
by brblues
26 Dec 2018 13:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11344

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 25 gasu noun thumb Related term: gáságúd (ì-/ù-) verb intr to be important (never referring to animates), from: gasu ágúd = 'use/have thumb(s)'; vowels fronted through the process of noun incorporation, and the unstressed /y/ was lost Example: Bes saksta ù-gáságud svokulad şáꞥ? Q speed INT...
by brblues
24 Dec 2018 19:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11344

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 24 pupla noun blood Related to: puplu noun the colour "red" Example: çako ì-púplá mù, ì-lácá mara gù untạn, soldier INTR.DEF-bleed although INTR.DEF-fight goodness INSTR PST "Even though the soldier was bleeding, he fought well." Here, " mù " indicates that a relationship between the event...
by brblues
23 Dec 2018 23:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11344

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 23: baktarş noun hunger From bag taraş = need/want for food (archaic) rumaktarş noun thirst From rumag taraş = need/want for water (archaic); often shortened to maktarş Derived from them, the following intransitive verbs: báktárş (ì-/ù-) verb intr to starve, to suffer hunger máktárş (ì-/ù-...
by brblues
23 Dec 2018 12:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11344

Re: Lexember 2018

I've again neglected posting daily despite having done the words and examples more or less daily, so another mega post incoming [:|] Lexember 17: hulad noun thunder Related word with different vowel pattern: hulod noun music [man-made thunder] Example: Bes háno pşvan ò-şuhán bes, hulód? INDF ERG.per...
by brblues
16 Dec 2018 20:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang breakthroughs thread
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Conlang breakthroughs thread

Due to my indecisive nature, I'm constantly agonizing over conlanging decisions. Same here, and I do go back and forth on decisions too and change everything constantly. It helps somewhat to put all the discarded options into an "abandoned ideas" scratchpad, so I could revisit them, and maybe at on...
by brblues
16 Dec 2018 20:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11344

Re: Lexember 2018

Warning, this is gonna be a huge post! Lexember 10: kvomom noun heartland Etymology: From kvomum "stomach" with the vowel pattern o-o for man-made locations Example: Tvasú-qe sūfug vada pnało, kvomom sao estoló COP.light-NEG DEM CLF night heartland LOC COP.problem ♬Lights out tonight, trouble in the...
by brblues
09 Dec 2018 18:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11344

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 8: Bit late, but first idiom, though still contained in a single word.... dɍúgkóyhúvúqe (ì-/ù) verb intr to be in trouble, hot water [drygkhɔʏ̯'hyvyxə] Etymology: "dɍugko ì-húvú-qe" ABS.horse INTR.DEF-remember-NEG= to not remember the bone The direct object "bone" is incorporated here, so t...
by brblues
07 Dec 2018 18:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11344

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 7: tovo noun ['thovo] 1. fireplace/stove/location of fire in a house 2. campfire site 3. ritual fire Etymology: tava "fire", in vowel pattern o-o for man-made locations. Example: Páha gọmásma à-yálún, kamù tovó untạn! ERG.1sg COP.ghost TR.DEF-think really COP.campfire PST "I thought it was...
by brblues
06 Dec 2018 21:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11344

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 6: nákit (bì- / bù-) verb intr to warm up, to keep oneself warm Etymology: be-ì/ù-nákit CAUS-INTR-'feel warm'; the latter from nakat /'nakhath/ the quality of being warm The schwa of the causative prefix is "swallowed" by the long vowel of the verbal prefix. Example sentence: klayo kukūno ù...
by brblues
05 Dec 2018 21:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11344

Re: Lexember 2018

mēkyat /ˈmeːkjat/ (n.) moon, moonlight Turns out we had a similar idea there, and your lang also appears to be ergative-absolutive [B)] Lexember 5: pnałas n moonlight, full moon Etymology: pnało ("night)" + as ("day, sun, daylight") - basically "night sun" For the moon itself, pnałusa is used rathe...
by brblues
04 Dec 2018 13:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11344

Re: Lexember 2018

tvasu n ['tvasu] artificial light Etymology: From tava ("fire") + as ("day, sun, daylight"), using the vowel pattern a-u , which can - but does not have to - indicate that the root refers to human-made tools/instruments etc. Example sentence: As ì-yásá, sóga tvasu ò-gfadá! sun INTR.INDEF-shine ERG....