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by Nloki
18 Aug 2019 13:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297525

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: 5596
Views: 1297525

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: 5596
Views: 1297525

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: 5596
Views: 1297525

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: 5596
Views: 1297525

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: 5596
Views: 1297525

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...
by Nloki
23 Jul 2019 00:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nlokian 5
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Nlokian 5

Classical Nlokian features three main types of verbs, depending on the final vowel of the infinitive: -a, -u, and -i verb classes. Spoken Nlokian retained the three of them, although the -i class dropped the /i/ from the infinitive. Each verb class is easily recognizable not just because of the vowe...
by Nloki
22 Jul 2019 16:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nlokian 5
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Nlokian 5

Syntax . Classical Nlokian is strongly head-final: •Adjectives follow nouns. •Verb auxiliaries come after main verbs. •Relative clauses follow the noun they modify. That’s head-initial. Oh my god... It seems I've got my wires crossed, I actually had almost no time to type that post accurately. I wa...
by Nloki
22 Jul 2019 14:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nlokian 5
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Nlokian 5

Syntax . Classical Nlokian is strongly head-final: •Adjectives are followed by nouns. •Verb auxiliaries come before main verbs. •Relative clauses precede the noun they modify. •Verb final. Etc. Although, mainly influenced by foreign tendencies, Vernacular Nlokian is predominantly OVS, placing the v...
by Nloki
22 Jul 2019 08:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nlokian 5
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Nlokian 5

Verb Morphology . ¶TAM (Tense, Aspect and Mood): ✓REALIS: •Aorist: -i, -e, -u/y-. •Present: -ā, -ā, -ī. •Past: -ū/ȳ- (+ImperfENAT). —Past Perfective: -ȳi-, -ū/ȳ- + PerfENAT. •Perfect: -si/zi (+ImperfENAT). —Pluperfect: -si/zi (+PerfENAT). •Future: -ilta (+ImperfENAT). —Future Perfective: -ilta (+Pe...
by Nloki
21 Jul 2019 23:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nlokian 5
Replies: 7
Views: 274

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 22:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297525

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 09:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297525

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 22:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297525

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 14:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297525

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 18:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297525

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 13:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297525

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 11:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297525

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 19:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nlokian 3
Replies: 1
Views: 130

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 19:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nlokian 3
Replies: 1
Views: 130

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...