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by J Reggie
03 Apr 2019 01:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 973299

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Working on an a priori lang with historical spelling. Got to a point where the 2nd person plural past tense of the verb meaning "to see" is spelled dogrpfa and pronounced /doːp/. Looking forward to working more with this language!
by J Reggie
28 Mar 2019 19:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1280500

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

Thanks for the answer, Zekoslav. I think I have a better understanding now. Would I be correct in summarizing it as an analogy to a similar grammatical construction? So my idea now is that one language allows more than one finite verb per clause, where the primary verb is nominative-accusative and t...
by J Reggie
27 Mar 2019 22:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1280500

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

Hey, I have a few questions based on a family of languages I'm developing (currently in the very early stages). How does a split-ergative alignment evolve from a non-split alignment? And if two languages came into close contact with each other and each of those languages had different alignments (po...
by J Reggie
07 Dec 2018 20:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 973299

Re: What did you accomplish today?

... my grandpa and his college roommate created an international auxlang (probably back in the 40s or 50s). ... Serious request: if it looks at all like a "serious" (thoughtful, maybe scholarly) attempt at an IAL, please gather all the notes and resources and present it at the Language Creation Con...
by J Reggie
06 Dec 2018 22:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 973299

Re: What did you accomplish today?

This isn't really something I accomplished so much as something I found out, but i just learned that my grandpa and his college roommate created an international auxlang (probably back in the 40s or 50s). I'm really excited to look over the notes he's lending me!
by J Reggie
05 Dec 2018 06:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11661

Re: Lexember 2018

4 Lex 2018 tùma Part of speech: wíwá Eye Kijíra cùtongỳgytútùma. Ki-jír-a cù-tongỳg-ytú-tùma. 2SG-have.INALIEN-GNO 3DU-come.across.well-EVID-eye. Your eyes are beautiful (diminutive). This would generally be said to a kid or someone you know very well. The nací "tongỳg" usually refers to food but ca...
by J Reggie
04 Dec 2018 19:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 83585

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

I think some people were talking about the second mention of the restaurant in ring 1. That started with me, and that was one of the things that I thought for a while about. You can't really just say someone turned away in Mýr; they have to turn away from something (because of the fact that preposit...
by J Reggie
03 Dec 2018 23:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11661

Re: Lexember 2018

3 Lexember 2018

Mýr
càtín
Part of speech: nací
to burn, to be on fire

Curùxópàgarìwu tacàtínúxỳmỳpùngỳgi.
Cu-rùx-ó-pàga-rìwu ta-càtín-úxỳ-mỳpùngỳ-gi.
3SG-set.into.effect-SJV-fire-small 4SG-burn-COND-forest-whole.

A small fire can cause the whole forest to burn.
by J Reggie
03 Dec 2018 03:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11661

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 2nd

Mýr:
dútar
Part of speech: nací
To study (a topic)

Cúkàbugarúbínùpù mudútari.
Cú-kàbug-a-rúbí-nùpù mu-dútar-i.
3PL-be.spoken-GNO-language-many 1SG-study-EMPH.

I study many languages. (Or the use of many languages)
by J Reggie
01 Dec 2018 16:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11661

Re: Lexember 2018

Mýr: xó Part of speech: xajá (Determiner) the only Mongóxỳna cojòrìdimóxíxó butuxýmababàru Mo-ngóxỳn-a co-jòrìd-i-móxí-xó bu-tuxým-a-babàru 1SG-travel-GNO 3SG-point.the.way-EMPH-road-only 4SG-east.or.west.to-GNO-babàru. "I travel along the only road to babàru [a city]." Or more accurately: "The road...
by J Reggie
30 Nov 2018 19:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 83585

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

I'm not surprised, but it's cool that the two rings are so different. I really like the fiery path of ice. I'd be excited for the next one of these, whenever that may be. If it's not too soon, I might have a different conlang ready. loglorn, I think the wagon was a car originally. The car maybe came...
by J Reggie
05 Nov 2018 00:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1738
Views: 350410

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

That sounds like a really cool idea that I'd love to see developed further. I wonder if people would try to find people they knew in the previous life. What would the response be to someone who didn't say who they were? Would people automatically assume they were someone awful? There are so many int...
by J Reggie
02 Nov 2018 00:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1280500

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

Has anyone created an alien language with sounds that humans can't produce? How would you go about notating these sounds? I had an idea for a language spoken by creatures with rattles on their faces among other things. Any ideas?
by J Reggie
17 Oct 2018 17:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mýr language (Rúbímýri)
Replies: 10
Views: 1432

Re: Mýr language (Rúbímýri)

More góro stuff - í Góro tend to be mood markers, but í functions in ways that are not traditionally thought of as grammatical mood. Its two main uses are providing contrary evidence and confirming a previous statement. These two functions are not generally differentiated by native speakers, but the...
by J Reggie
07 Oct 2018 22:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 83585

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Torch sent to Iyionaku, but I was ninja'd!
by J Reggie
06 Oct 2018 00:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 62
Views: 22030

Re: English Dialects

Yeah, I'm from Philly too, and I always found it interesting that we have [ˈwʊ̞ɾɚ] but no other similarly-pronounced words. It's just kind of its own thing.
by J Reggie
04 Oct 2018 16:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 83585

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Jackk wrote:
04 Oct 2018 15:05
All done! [:D] I've definitely ruined it already [B)]
Torch sent to Click and J Reggie.
Torch received! Now I won't feel as bad about ruining it myself [:P]

Edit: all translated, but the write-up might take a little while.
by J Reggie
02 Oct 2018 18:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!
Replies: 214
Views: 80168

Re: I don't understand what you're saying. Speak English!

:con: Mýr

Kicìcỳtytú mipìnynagídidi. Cakàbugíbírýbímýri.

Ki-cìcỳt-ytú mi-pìnynag-í-didi. Ca-kàbug-íbí-rýbímýri.

2SG-speak-EVID 1SG-understand-but-NEG. 3SG-be.spoken-IMP-Mýr.language

I hear you speaking, but I don't understand. Speak Mýr! (Lit. Mýr must be spoken.)
by J Reggie
01 Oct 2018 00:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mýr language (Rúbímýri)
Replies: 10
Views: 1432

Re: Mýr language (Rúbímýri)

Person in Mýr I’ve made some changes to the person markers (mínà): m - 1st singular mà - 1st dual exclusive rí - 1st plural exclusive fù - 1st dual inclusive ngí - 1st plural inclusive k - 2nd singular kì - 2nd dual wú - 2nd plural c - 3rd singular cù - 3rd dual cú - 3rd plural t - 4th singular tò -...
by J Reggie
26 Sep 2018 18:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mýr language (Rúbímýri)
Replies: 10
Views: 1432

Re: Mýr language (Rúbímýri)

Góro: the difference between -a- and -i-: These are the two most commonly used moods, and the distinction between them is a bit complicated. The Góro i is used to mark the emphasis of a statement. This is the point you're trying to get across in a sentence. There can be more than one word in a sente...