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by Nloki
21 Jul 2019 22:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nlokian 5
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Nlokian 5

Hello. I recently came up with a conlang I've been developing since July 7th, although most of the actual conlanging process has been done in the couple last days. So, as the title might suggest, this is actually my fifth attempt to develop a conlang with the same name (sort of loyalism (although th...
by Nloki
21 Jul 2019 21:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278614

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

Maybe I'm contradicting myself right now according to what I previously said, but the main problems don't concern grammar. I kind of know what I want my conlang to be like in terms of grammar, but I want it to be as a priori stic as possible I can definitely understand wanting your conlangs to be "...
by Nloki
09 Jul 2019 08:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278614

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

With this I don't mean that I'm used to compare myself with Tolkien (since doing so would be at least one of the worst sins in conlanging history (even if no one could know)), not at all, but rather that the perfection of his languages inhibits me from creating other things. Hopefully I won't sound...
by Nloki
23 Jun 2019 21:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278614

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

Edit2: Nloki, if you're only going to compare your own languages to a singular source of inspiration you're never going to match it except by copying it. Tolkien didn't have access to anywhere near the diversity of language grammars we now enjoy. I guarantee for instance you can find different and ...
by Nloki
23 Jun 2019 13:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278614

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

Thank you Sumeli. Now, another "question" (not to say an extensive topic): For a long time I've been (psychologically) unable to conlang, and I need help. Yes, I know this sounds kind of weird (or even worse), but I'll better set a context and explain in detail. Right now I don't remember when did I...
by Nloki
22 Jun 2019 17:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278614

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

Hi. I've come up with three brief questions I'd be very thankful for someone to answer. •Are Nominative-Accusative languages likely to evolve into Ergative-Absolutive or viceversa? Are both types of alignment systems more common to evolve into split Ergative? •Is a conlang evolved from an a priori ...
by Nloki
22 Jun 2019 12:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278614

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

Hi. I've come up with three brief questions I'd be very thankful for someone to answer. •Are Nominative-Accusative languages likely to evolve into Ergative-Absolutive or viceversa? Are both types of alignment systems more common to evolve into split Ergative? •Is a conlang evolved from an a priori c...
by Nloki
16 Jun 2019 10:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278614

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

Hello. While developing my protolang's phonology, I've been wondering: are proto-languages likely to develop allophony from the very beginning or not? For instance, my proto-lang's phonetic inventory is thus: /m n ɲ ŋ/ /p b t̪ d̪ c ɟ k g/ /ɸ θ ɬ s̠ ɹ̠̊˔ ç h/ /l/ /i iː ʏ ʏː u uː/ /e eː ø øː o oː/ /æ ...
by Nloki
01 Jun 2019 18:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nlokian 3
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Nlokian 3

NOUNS & PRONOUNS: Nlokian has a moderately high degree of synthesis, with nouns getting inflected into ten grammatical cases (Intransitive, Ergative, Accusative, Genitive, Dative, Instrummental, Commitative, Locative, Ablative and Allative) and three numbers (Collective, Singulative and Distrubutiv...
by Nloki
01 Jun 2019 18:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nlokian 3
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Nlokian 3

So here comes my third attempt to present may a-priori latest conlang Nlokian, which has undergone major changes since last time I posted anything on the matter. As even phonology has been modified, I'll start from there. PHONOLOGY: ¶Classical Nlokian: •Phonetic Inventory: /m n ɲ ŋ/ /p b t̪ d̪ c ɟ k...
by Nloki
01 Jun 2019 16:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2331
Views: 284266

Re: Lexicon sculpting

holbuzvala wrote:
01 Jun 2019 15:19
Next: aŕlekn [ˈar̥lekn̩] - n. an attempt to help (someone)
Airrelkēgi [ˌäiɹ̠˔elˈkɛːɰi] - v. try to help (someone) psychologically, encourage, cheer at.

Next:
Senri [ˈsɛːn̠d̠ɹ̠˔i] - n. sky.
by Nloki
01 Jun 2019 16:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278614

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

Hello. I've been having some problems regarding code display, since I just don't know how to use it. I know that there's an image explaining the process (or at least that's what I think) at the Rules for Posting Conlangs topic. Although, I just can't see the image, whatever I try, seems like I cann...
by Nloki
01 Jun 2019 15:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2331
Views: 284266

Re: Lexicon sculpting

DesEsseintes wrote:
01 Jun 2019 02:54
Next: nèm̌o, pl. ním̌o (I) - boy
Nȳxma [ˈɲʏːçmɐ] - n. little child (not necessarily a boy, and aged between 2 and 4 years old (approximately)).

Next: vȳra [ˈvʏːɾɐ] - n. friend, companion, mate.
by Nloki
01 Jun 2019 09:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278614

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

Hello. I've been having some problems regarding code display, since I just don't know how to use it. I know that there's an image explaining the process (or at least that's what I think) at the Rules for Posting Conlangs topic. Although, I just can't see the image, whatever I try, seems like I canno...
by Nloki
25 May 2019 18:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 4368
Views: 371723

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

Tuyono wrote:
22 May 2019 15:28
Next:

heuna (noun related to weather)
Squall, gust

Next: taida (noun related to physical geography).
by Nloki
17 May 2019 15:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Compound generator thread
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Compound generator thread

Hello. Quite recently, I started wondering what kind of roots could provide semantical meaning for certain compounds, such as abstract concepts like "enthropy", to give a clear (not quite common, though) example. Which roots would derive or attach together in order to create such complex vocabulary?...
by Nloki
22 Apr 2019 14:16
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Could [ l̰ ], [n͡l], [lⁿ] and [nˡ] be the same phoneme?
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Could [ l̰ ], [n͡l], [lⁿ] and [nˡ] be the same phoneme?

Thank you very much, Creyeditor. I'm sorry for not answering before, in fact I was quite embarrassed after realising that my question was worse than silly... Anyway, I have come up with a new pair of doubts about phonology so far: •Would it be sensible to use a set of obstruents where some of them a...
by Nloki
23 Mar 2019 17:00
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Could [ l̰ ], [n͡l], [lⁿ] and [nˡ] be the same phoneme?
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Could [ l̰ ], [n͡l], [lⁿ] and [nˡ] be the same phoneme?

While trying to create a set of lateral consonants for my conlang, Nlokian, I noticed that the digraph "nl" in its name wasn't just a pair of separate phonemes. Try to pronunce [n] and [l] simultaneously. The problem is I found nothing on the Internet about nasalized lateral approximants so I quite ...
by Nloki
16 Feb 2019 20:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278614

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

I'm assuming plain < ā > is already being used, so have you considered < a̋ > or < â >? I think I'll take the one with the circumflex. Thanks for that. And another question: can collective, singulative, singular and plural numbers exist and a same language? Would it be logical or naturalistic to us...
by Nloki
16 Feb 2019 19:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278614

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

Sorry for my previous question, I don't know what I was thinking on. Next question: which letter would you use to romanize an stressed [æ] sound? First, an unestressed [æ] is spelled as <ä> in my conlang, and I use macrons to mark stress. Though I know <ǟ> is used in some languages' romanizations, I...