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by shukudai
26 Dec 2018 17:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

So, I looked at the book on Amazon and had a peek inside ... The vowels "a", "e", "i", "o" and "u" in Sikwenchu™, sound like the vowels in "hop", "bet", "me", "boat" and "true" in English. Ah, so [ɔ] [ɛ] [ɪi̯] [ɐʉ̯] and [ʉː] then. Weird vowel inventory! If you prefer, it's "ah", "eh", "ee", "o" and...
by shukudai
26 Dec 2018 05:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

One thing I should probably note, if it hadn't been clear at this point, is that we tend to be somewhat more "critical" of auxlangs in general than with other sorts of conlangs, most likely due to the fact they have specific aims beyond "interesting" or "based mostly on attestation". For example, o...
by shukudai
26 Dec 2018 04:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Always - Fraq Usually - Freq Sometimes - Friq Rarely - Froq Never - Fruq By just remembering one word in the group, or the keyword, when you become comfortable with the vowel set, the other words naturally fall into place. Just give it a couple of days and see if you don't remember these new words....
by shukudai
26 Dec 2018 03:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Always - Fraq Usually - Freq Sometimes - Friq Rarely - Froq Never - Fruq By just remembering one word in the group, or the keyword, when you become comfortable with the vowel set, the other words naturally fall into place. Just give it a couple of days and see if you don't remember these new words....
by shukudai
26 Dec 2018 01:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Let's continue on with the First Categorization Method in Sikwenchu, as shown in the Essential Grammar volume. There are many different forms of categorization to help differentiate between different types of words. Currently, I categorize and encode words in groups of 5, 6 or 9, depending upon the ...
by shukudai
26 Dec 2018 00:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

You keep insisting that your language is very simple and super quick to learn, but you still haven't said what makes it so easy. There are plenty other languages with regular grammar and allegedly simple vocabulary out there, how is your language simpler than them? Several other posters have also b...
by shukudai
25 Dec 2018 23:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Did you go to Japan? - Na di chu Nihon? Have you gone to Japan? - Na vi chu Nihon? There is no difference in the sentence above, according to many non-native English speakers that I encounter. Just like almost all other auxlangs, its assumed "easy grammar" isn't really geared towards them. And this...
by shukudai
25 Dec 2018 23:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Plus I hope to solve a much more important problem - the issue of first generation immigrants who raise children in their new country and whose children, only learning English, are unable to speak with their own relatives who got left behind in their native country. Generations pass and these indiv...
by shukudai
25 Dec 2018 22:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

I only post the trademark mark symbol as the company, Sikwenchu™ Press, has the registered trademark for Sikwenchu™. The trademark applies to the publishing company which is the publishing arm of the language. There is no trademark on the language itself. The language is simply a registered work wi...
by shukudai
25 Dec 2018 22:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

SiKwenchu sounds like it could be a Bantu language. I don't really know; I'll have to research that. When I first found this forum, reading through the posts, I had, and still have, great difficulty in understanding a lot of the terminology used here. It's way over my head. I'll be posting more les...
by shukudai
25 Dec 2018 22:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

The language is simply a registered work with the Copyright office as is typical for book publications. No, it isn't. Languages probably aren't copyrightable. What is copyright is the specific text of your book. And above you talked about having a registered trademark, yet used the 'TM' symbol. 'TM...
by shukudai
25 Dec 2018 18:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

In case anybody wants to learn a tidbit more about the Sikwenchu™ language, without buying the book or watching the YouTube videos, here's another piece of the puzzle. You can find this material in the book, plus a boatload more. Two gals, Yanatasa and Midivili are very good friends, always doing ev...
by shukudai
25 Dec 2018 18:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Just a note on the legal aspect of your would be auxlang: I think you might want to get in contact with Sai . He is probably the single most knowledgeable person in the entire universe when it comes to all the legal aspects of language invention. It's cute (for about one second) that you write a "T...
by shukudai
25 Dec 2018 17:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

I am interested in the objectives of Sikwenchu ™... how do you intend to make the project more attractive culturally and commercially than English... how do you intend to prevent its propagation (which is strange goal for an auxlang project) and its anarchic mutations... I hoping that the appeal to...
by shukudai
25 Dec 2018 17:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

If this forum is all about just dreaming of the ideal language-to-be that never goes anywhere beyond the forum, then great, if that's what you want to do. This might be a major reason why your ideas are not likely to obtain a favourable reception on this forum. I apologise in advance if I sound lik...
by shukudai
25 Dec 2018 05:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

If this forum is all about just dreaming of the ideal language-to-be that never goes anywhere beyond the forum, then great, if that's what you want to do. This might be a major reason why your ideas are not likely to obtain a favourable reception on this forum. I apologise in advance if I sound lik...
by shukudai
25 Dec 2018 03:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

I'm pretty much with Sal and Frislander on this one. Attempting to create an auxlang is all well and good, but (setting aside the "trademark" issue) the idea of having people pay to learn it seems particularly counter-intuitive. Yes, of course, you can pay to be taught something, but generally spea...
by shukudai
25 Dec 2018 02:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

how much vocabulary does Sikwenchu have in total? So far, I've categorized about 700 words between nouns, verbs, adverbs etc. The first volume, Essential Grammar, focuses primarily on grammar limiting the total vocabulary to less than a couple of hundred words, intentionally. It's about 3 to 4 week...
by shukudai
25 Dec 2018 00:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Correct, this is not my target market. That's why I was inquiring in my first message whether there was any interest in the language. About me taking the business route, that's the necessary evil required to make a language go universal. I learned a long time ago that successful brands don't succeed...
by shukudai
24 Dec 2018 16:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2916

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Hi there, Thanks kindly for the feedback. In response to your questions... 1) Sikwenchu™ means "Sequence Language". "Sikwen" means "Sequence" and "chu" is the verb meaning "to go", which is a play on words as the Japanese language appends "go" onto some country names, turning it from the country nam...