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by Khemehekis
19 Jan 2020 06:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2111
Views: 319061

Re: Yay or Nay?

An LCV yay-or-nay question rather than a conlang yay-or-nay, but oh well . . .

Should I add the noun "spell", as in a magical spell, to the Landau Core Vocabulary? I imagine it would go under the Life, Philosophy, Religion category.
by Khemehekis
19 Jan 2020 04:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4465
Views: 932983

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

The dual is alive and well in languages as familiar to Americans as Hebrew and Arabic. A neat thing about the dual: In Hebrew some nouns such as "eyes" are so inveterately dual, that one would use the dual instead of the plural even to say things like, "The spider has eight eyes" or "The alien had t...
by Khemehekis
19 Jan 2020 04:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Landau Core Vocabulary
Replies: 47
Views: 15439

Re: The Landau Core Vocabulary

With some help from The Secret Dictionary of Modern Verdurian , I added 26 new words to the LCV today: atom bomb degree (of temperature) doubt (lack of certainty) fair (for entertainment) fair (for selling and buying things) fair (agricultural) fair (book ~) first lady fortune-teller head (adj.) inc...
by Khemehekis
19 Jan 2020 04:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 246
Views: 35962

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

You can place one major river in the desert. The speakers of one of the daughterlangs of Txabao will settle there, and they'll speak Damta's equivalent of Ancient Egyptian (this river, with hippopotami, crocodiles, ibises, and plovers, will be like the Nile).
by Khemehekis
19 Jan 2020 04:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon milestones
Replies: 230
Views: 74544

Re: Lexicon milestones

Behold, a list of 47 conlangs with a lexicon of over 10,000 words, in all their compendious glory!




@Iyionaku: Hopefully in 2024, Yélian will reach its ten thousandth word, and then it'll be eligible for this list!
by Khemehekis
19 Jan 2020 04:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252424

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

Oh yeah, I like it too, but prefer the uvular ones at least adjacent to non-high back vowels (both the voiceless and voiced ones). I'm not too big a fan of the uvular trill, though, because so many of the languages that have it have it as the only rhotic... that's one of the reasons I like Amdo Tib...
by Khemehekis
13 Jan 2020 00:34
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to answer this question of phonology?
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: How to answer this question of phonology?

What about the allomorphs for the past tense/participle -ed? After another /d/ or /t/, you get /ɪd/; after a voiceless consonant that isn't /t/ you get /t/; elsewhere you get /d/. Sort of an analogous set of rules to /s/ vs . /z/ vs. /ɪz/.
by Khemehekis
12 Jan 2020 03:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Txabao language
Replies: 30
Views: 2032

Re: The Txabao language

To express the generic pronoun "one", the word zhin (person), which belongs to the human gender, is used: Nominative: zhin Accusative: zhin'ak Genitive: zhin'iq Dative: zhin'aix Vocative: zhin'ub Instrumental: zhin'im Oblique: zhin'e' Then there are the correlative pronouns. Before we introduce them...
by Khemehekis
12 Jan 2020 02:03
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'
Replies: 53
Views: 38392

Re: petaQ, tlhIngan Hol yIghojqu'

At https://www.kli.org/chabal/, a few of the members made word request lists for Christmas. Included are a lot of good words that appear on the LCV: "pronoun", "cotton", "sodium", "algae", "edit, revise", "stress, emphasize", "esophagus", "calcium", "marble", "spleen", "pancreas", "absorb". There ar...
by Khemehekis
12 Jan 2020 01:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252424

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

it probably extends a fair bit from "ugly = bad" and there's a strong trend for finding certain sounds, especially /x/, "ugly" amongst English speakers (I'm not sure why, it's probably a mix of "it's not a sound we have" and probably over-annunciation when trying to teach new learners, and describi...
by Khemehekis
11 Jan 2020 23:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252424

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

I first heard of YouTube in 2006, when I was reading a Wikipedia article on the LEN song "Steal My Sunshine", and it linked to the music video on YouTube. I started looking for other songs I liked, and by the end of 2006, YouTube was a household word and "You" were the Time's Person of the Year for ...
by Khemehekis
11 Jan 2020 22:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 246
Views: 35962

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

With all the personal pronouns added to https://damta.fandom.com/wiki/Txabao-English_dictionary, Txabao is up to 266 words.
by Khemehekis
11 Jan 2020 22:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252424

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

So it just means the norm is to not delete offensive comments, then? I mean, I know none of the huge youtubers delete any comments, but at least it seemed like in the past deleting negative comments of any kind was a lot more common than it is nowadays, especially offensive ones... so if that's cha...
by Khemehekis
09 Jan 2020 05:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 5553

Re: Lexember 2019

Dormouse559 and Khemehekis: Thanks for stopping by occasionally to comment and show interest in some participants' entries! Thank you! I got to enjoy the names of, and conworlding behind, all sorts of mythical creatures (even mythical within these conlangers' conworlds) and Pigeonese music genres f...
by Khemehekis
09 Jan 2020 05:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 392
Views: 219717

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Miar wrote:
08 Jan 2020 20:19
I have an entire planet to fill.
Welcome, Miar!

Are you a filler, by any chance? (I am one too!)
by Khemehekis
05 Jan 2020 03:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sumro-Letaeric language family
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Sumro-Letaeric language family

All this semantic drift is well-done . . . and very imaginative. Too many conlangers doing diachronic languages will make every word in the daughter language mean the same thing it does in the mother language.
by Khemehekis
03 Jan 2020 03:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Survey 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Conlang Survey 2020

Aaaaaaand taken.

5,000 words or over? Kankonian has over 61,000 words.
by Khemehekis
02 Jan 2020 09:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Txabao language
Replies: 30
Views: 2032

Re: The Txabao language

Female nouns ending with a consonant 'ilaog: woman Singular Nominative: 'ilaog Accusative: 'ilaog'ae Genitive: 'ilaog'ai Dative: 'ilaog'oi Vocative: 'ilaog'aq Instrumental: 'ilaog'ax Oblique: 'ilaog'idz Plural Nominative: 'ilaog'ae Accusative: 'ilaog'ae'ae Genitive: 'ilaog'ae'ai Dative: 'ilaog'ae'o...
by Khemehekis
02 Jan 2020 09:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Txabao language
Replies: 30
Views: 2032

Re: The Txabao language

Third-person pronouns Third person ethereal singular (She, He, it) Nominative: mu Accusative: munun Genitive: munax Dative: muno' Vocative: muneu Instrumental: munei Oblique: munib Third person ethereal plural (they) Nominative: thap Accusative: thap'un Genitive: thap'ax Dative: thap'o' Vocative: t...
by Khemehekis
02 Jan 2020 08:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Nomadic Language Family
Replies: 24
Views: 511

Re: The Nomadic Language Family

Aspect The part of verbal morphology referred to as aspect in terms of proto-Nomadic is more like a grammaticalised day marking system. There were four aspects: continuous, hodiernal (same day/to-day), cratinal (following day/to-morrow) and perendinal (two days time/the day after to-morrow). These ...