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by Nloki
12 Jan 2020 20:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ketanian
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: Ketanian

NOUN MORPHOLOGY: ¶Stem reduction system: Nouns in Ketanian tend to behave differently in the nominative than any other form in the singular (plural involves reduplication so it doesn't happen there). Basically, in prior stages of the language, quite a strict stress pattern forced inflected nouns to...
by Nloki
12 Jan 2020 11:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ketanian
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Ketanian

For some time I've been working on a new a-priori project of mine, namely Ketanian (the modern lang's endonym is Kthndvöshk ([kθn̩ˈdvøʃk])). Although neighbouring cultures and sister languages within the context of the conworld I'm working on are still blurry, the defying characteristics of the Keta...
by Nloki
05 Jan 2020 20:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413435

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

I recently came up with a conlanging idea I don't really know how to continue developing. Basically, either nouns and verbs have an unaltered form, and undertake reduction into a contracted form when inflected (though it has already other uses, not just any sort of inflections). In verbs, this may r...
by Nloki
22 Dec 2019 12:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413435

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

Would there be any way to combine animacy-based split-ergative and Austronesian alignments? More specifically, like a combination of Biblaridion's Nekāchti and Tagalog alignments. It might be a mess since the reason I'm asking here is the fact I can't imagine how is that hypothetic alignment suppos...
by Nloki
21 Dec 2019 18:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413435

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

Would there be any way to combine animacy-based split-ergative and Austronesian alignments? More specifically, like a combination of Biblaridion's Nekāchti and Tagalog alignments. It might be a mess since the reason I'm asking here is the fact I can't imagine how is that hypothetic alignment suppose...
by Nloki
24 Nov 2019 16:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413435

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

By the way, which diacritic would you use to represent /ɪ/ and /ɤ/ in a romanization (same diacritic applied to two different letters)? So far I've tried ĕ and ŏ with breves but I wasn't quite satisfied with the resulting orthography. Which one would you use instead? That'd depend on the rest of th...
by Nloki
23 Nov 2019 20:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413435

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

I've done the last feature, bringing it to its fullest extent in Late Andanese . There's not a whole lot of grammar info on that page, but if it can somehow help even a little bit, Im glad to help out. I should note, though, that Late Andanese is not intended to be naturalistic, and I think not eve...
by Nloki
23 Nov 2019 19:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413435

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

I'm thinking on starting a conlang with the following features: •Diverse number affixation sources (derivationality/optionalism). •Head-marking. •Animacy based alignment split. •Selective pro-dropping. An then; •¿Inherent noun classifiers/noun class suffixes functioning as referent pronouns on their...
by Nloki
15 Sep 2019 00:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 430
Views: 83172

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

síkin [ˈsikɪn] v. sing or play with vibrato Sigoin [ˈsigʟ̝ɪn] v. - ( tr ) to gargle, ( ntr ) to choke (while drinking a liquid). chrakaz [t͡ʃɾaˈkaz] v. tap dance Hraksen [ˈɹ̠̊˔aks̠en] v. - to sidestep across a crowd. Next: laitezöns [ˌlajtɛˈzø̃s] n. astronomy Senrnomkēa [sen̠t̠ɹ̠̊˔ˈnomp̚ˌke̞.ɐ] n. ...
by Nloki
15 Sep 2019 00:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 256
Views: 240194

Re: CBB Lexicon Building

Pabappa wrote:
14 Sep 2019 23:53
planet; celestial object
Nlokian:

Senrkuhuŋ [ˈsen̠t̠ɹ̠̊˔kɯːŋ] - (lit. "sphere in the sky") planet, satellite, core star in solar systems.

Keeping the subject then, next:
Electromagnetic force.
by Nloki
14 Sep 2019 23:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 256
Views: 240194

Re: CBB Lexicon Building

Next: throat Nlokian: Koahho [kʟ̝̊ɐˈɧːɤ̞] - "throat, pharynx". Also Hubenkēa [ˈɧɯβ̝enˌke̞.ɐ] - (lit. "the one by means of which (you) breath") rather for trachea or larynx. Next please... Entropy . *I know it's a tough one (perhaps not for everyone!). I 'm just curious on which metaphors or technic...
by Nloki
11 Sep 2019 18:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413435

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

I'm currently researching on split-ergative alignments for my project and I've come up with a new idea, not sure if naturalistic enough though. It would show animacy-based split-ergativity on nouns but pure ergativity on verbs (the language has polypersonal agreement). Noun animacy-based split-ergat...
by Nloki
01 Sep 2019 01:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Compound generator thread
Replies: 15
Views: 3546

Re: Compound generator thread

Also, as a question to Nloki, are there any rules governing how your compounds link together? Does the second element modify the first? What if there are three elements? Does each 'root' need to be noun-y, or can there be verb-y ones too? I just wonder what the parameters are, as 'typewriter' could...
by Nloki
25 Aug 2019 00:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413435

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

Are synthetic languages likely to evolve nominal classifiers?

For instance, telling apart the meanings of "word" and "concept" by means of those classifiers? Or is that just derivation? If so, are classifiers more characteristic of analytic languages?
by Nloki
18 Aug 2019 13:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413435

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

Does any natlang feature (a set of) preglottalized (voiceless) nasals? Preglottalized nasals are attested, but I don't know if there are any attestations of a voicing contrast in preglottalized nasals. Partial voicelessness could be a phonetic detail, maybe - 'voiceless' nasals usually still have n...
by Nloki
15 Aug 2019 02:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413435

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

The only thing that seems unrealistic to me is that some sound changes seem to reverse, for example [pʰʊːʔɴ̩̊] > [pʰɯˀᶰɢə] > [pʰʊʔɴ̩̊]. Otherwise it looks fine. As far as similarity goes, even if this word remains relatively similar, others may become unrecognizable, depending on the exact sound ch...
by Nloki
14 Aug 2019 22:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413435

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

The only thing that seems unrealistic to me is that some sound changes seem to reverse, for example [pʰʊːʔɴ̩̊] > [pʰɯˀᶰɢə] > [pʰʊʔɴ̩̊]. Otherwise it looks fine. As far as similarity goes, even if this word remains relatively similar, others may become unrecognizable, depending on the exact sound ch...
by Nloki
14 Aug 2019 17:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413435

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

Hi again. Recently I decided to create a language family tree for my future conlangs I'm trying to develop (for the first time), not having tried before because of the many factors that would lead me to a conworlding dead end, even those times I used to get stuck the most. Although, I'm not sure if ...
by Nloki
11 Aug 2019 10:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413435

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

Hello again. Just as a question: does it make any sense to create a naturalistic conlang or even its language family without working on any conworlding project beyond basic diachronics? For instance, the only "functional" use my conlang(s) would have is writing poetry or personal letters, apart from...
by Nloki
06 Aug 2019 17:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413435

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

Regarding this matter Tolkien said his (elvish) languages to have been designed with the purpose of being as beautiful as they could have been according to his phonoaesthetic taste. And I think that's what I lack: phonoaesthetic taste! (or however it could be called like). I cannot discern among lo...