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by ian9113
30 Sep 2013 23:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 955817

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Figured out how Minten will handle subordinate clauses (yay conditional mood!), as well as diminutives and the usage of adjectives as states of being (e.g., he sick = he is sick). (yay essive!) Now, of course, I might have to rewrite all of my translations, seeing as they use the old system of verb-...
by ian9113
18 Aug 2013 01:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14752
Views: 1254520

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

While working on my conlang Minten, I recently hit a bit of a stumbling block... I don't know what to work on next! I've covered a lot of parts of speech, relative clauses, verbal moods, comparatives, etc. I know I need to work on a couple things like adpositions and vocabulary in general, but what ...
by ian9113
12 Jul 2013 18:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14752
Views: 1254520

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

Is it naturalistic/plausible for a language to have no present tense, only a past and future?
by ian9113
16 May 2013 01:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2329
Views: 279972

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Ithisa wrote:aise: the universe
Root y-s:

y(e)-s4 :
yisi "universe"

y-s3:
yesi "everything"
yusou "omnipresent"


Next: /sentsi/ "to bake" (as in bread)
by ian9113
26 Apr 2013 00:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14752
Views: 1254520

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

Thanks for the responses. It is interesting, I think sometimes that whatever syllables in a word carry the most semantic meaning would be most likely to be stressed... does this make sense? In any case, Minten has much more suffixing than prefixing. It is also very ablaut-ing, and many changes in ro...
by ian9113
25 Apr 2013 03:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14752
Views: 1254520

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

I need to figure out how I'm going to handle stress in Minten... up to this point I have been considering first-syllable stress, but recently I considered final-syllable... is it possible to have no stress? How might this affect the morphology? Is there any relationship between morphology (e.g. whet...
by ian9113
25 Apr 2013 03:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 955817

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Figured out how I want to form the perfective in a way I finally like... Basically, add ç-e/u-(h)- to the desired verb... e.g. saru -> çusaru , serü -> çeserü . The fun part is in vowel-initial verbs, because the h gets deleted but changes the vowel: ehe -> ē /e:/ (yes that is a colon) ehi -> ei ehö...
by ian9113
20 Mar 2013 05:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 955817

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I made some noun declensions for my first introflecting conlang (as predicted), Minten. Creating roots is actually a lot easier than I thought it would be, the trouble is making the derivations so all of the words don't rhyme. The language uses 1, 2, 3, and 4-consonant roots, which I guess is not re...
by ian9113
10 Mar 2013 01:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8615
Views: 855880

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ge tzavaz eśeg mind.
/jɛ 'tʃɑvɑz 'ɛʃɛg 'mind/
ge tzav-az eśeg mind-Ø
1sg.nom cat-acc.pl also enjoy-1sg.Npst
I also like cats.

Mer häg.
/mɛɾ heg/
mer hä-g
two 1sg.GEN-adjectivizer(?)

I have two.

Er vizum.
/ɛɾ 'vidzʊm/
er viz-um
3pl.NOM cute-Npst.pl

They are cute.
by ian9113
28 Feb 2013 03:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What's your favourite word in your conlang?
Replies: 81
Views: 9358

Re: What's your favourite word in your conlang?

nagoni eggplant
kimine brussels sprouts
ksavra melon

... apparently I saved all the best words for vegetables.
by ian9113
21 Jan 2013 05:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: what languages influence your conlangs?
Replies: 43
Views: 6164

Re: what languages influence your conlangs?

Adranik's phonology is rather Hungarian with a dash of Hebrew, and I suppose the grammar has its inspiration in Hungarian. There are some Japanese things, but not too many, mostly because I have difficulty understanding Japanese grammar. But for the most part, the language does its own thing when it...
by ian9113
09 Jan 2013 15:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 955817

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Yes, it is not "weird" in the sense of irregular. I just find the abundance of <n>s to be rather excessive. I may end up changing the rules a bit, because as you can see, the consonants get a little bit crowded. And you are correct, some of the rules are reduplication rules that cause different vowe...
by ian9113
09 Jan 2013 06:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 955817

Re: What did you accomplish today?

So... many... paradigms... [:'(] This is what happens when you set out to "spice up the verb system." [:|] I especially LOVE what happens to this verb: Root: anni Perfective Aspect: annenin Optative Mood: annitta Optative-perfective: anneninta Conditional mood: annika Conditional-perfective: annenin...
by ian9113
04 Jan 2013 06:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 955817

Re: What did you accomplish today?

That sounds right. But most Latin names seem to be pretty noun-y in the first place... e.g. Caesar being the noun for "emperor" too. I suppose it would make sense if the names are noun-derived to still, to a certain extent, behave like nouns.
by ian9113
04 Jan 2013 04:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 955817

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Described the A class of verbs... in four pages... only 4+ more classes left to go! Also decided that "My name is X" should be expressed using "I X call (middle voice)" = "I call myself X". Now I'm not sure whether names should decline for cases and such. Is there any natlang where names decline?? [...
by ian9113
30 Dec 2012 07:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8615
Views: 855880

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ge benözöks gez sarau.
/jɛ bɛnœˈdzøks jɛz ˈsɑɾɑʊ/
I don't eat red meat. [¬.¬]

Teg.
/tej/
Ever.

Gez dam, kalédirözöks benözöke śem.
I don't know if boar meat is really red meat, though. [:S]
by ian9113
30 Dec 2012 07:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does your conlang satisfy you?
Replies: 38
Views: 4048

Re: Does your conlang satisfy you?

Most of the time, I am satisfied with Adranik. Sometimes I wish it was a bit more complex or less SAE in certain areas. I also really wish I had implemented a vowel harmony system earlier in its development, now it is literally screaming for one. In fact, the "non-existant" vowel harmony has begun t...
by ian9113
13 Dec 2012 23:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 2288
Views: 221745

Re: CBB Lexicon Building

zeleśtegi [zɛlɛʃˈtɛgɪ] "to rot away, to degrade over time"

Next: hope (either noun or verb)
by ian9113
13 Dec 2012 04:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 955817

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Added the passive and middle voice to verb structure... still not sure what I'm going to use the middle voice for though. Probably reflexives. The conlang still needs a verb to be, it so far has been dealing without! Grammar is now up to 47 pages total, 37 discounting corpus + title/contents (36 wit...
by ian9113
07 Dec 2012 21:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14752
Views: 1254520

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

Trailsend wrote: These are called existential clauses.

Many languages handle existential statements via a similar pattern to possessive statements. Mandarin does this (examples from tatoeba):
Ah, thanks for the link! That is what I was looking for. Interesting stuff :)