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by Chagen
27 Aug 2014 20:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Declination and Conjugation
Replies: 45
Views: 4774

Re: Declination and Conjugation

What the hell...I typed it in wrong to my calculator, it seems. Oh well. I swear I remember this thing on WALS saying that out of all the languages observed (at least in that article) the amount without cases was only like 30%. Maybe it was somewhere else, maybe it just doesn't exist...
by Chagen
27 Aug 2014 19:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Declination and Conjugation
Replies: 45
Views: 4774

Re: Declination and Conjugation

perhaps we should just forget about the idea of "conciseness" and focus on the more correct and universally accurate idea of it simply being a different strategy of encoding information than used in English. Since we're eschewing that piece of sage advice... [:P] Conciseness is one main thing. To n...
by Chagen
27 Aug 2014 19:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Declination and Conjugation
Replies: 45
Views: 4774

Re: Declination and Conjugation

I counted actually, it's one MORE: wur-frī-yya tnas-a-ra-na 7 syllables I want to scold those boys 6 syllables Oops. Pazmat has odd syllabification, despite the constant consonant clusters like gdrēśana "I am wasting away" and selqtāva "on the Earth/planet", the syllabification tries to reduce final...
by Chagen
27 Aug 2014 18:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Declination and Conjugation
Replies: 45
Views: 4774

Re: Declination and Conjugation

DesEsseintes wrote:
Chagen wrote:wurfrīyya tnēsarana
I want to scold those boys
Gloss! Gloss!
It's just [boy-DEF.PL-ACC scold-DESI.PRES-1S]

Also I misspelled it, it should be wurfrīyya tnasarana
by Chagen
27 Aug 2014 17:20
Forum: Translations
Topic: In the beginning
Replies: 37
Views: 18490

Re: In the beginning

:con: Pazmat:

Bantrāva Najhanā selqtāya jambrīyya ōsavyū.
beginning-DEF-LOC.SG God-DEF.NOM earth-DEF.ACC.SG heaven-DEF.PL-SG create-PERF-3S
by Chagen
27 Aug 2014 16:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: Predicative possession
Replies: 6
Views: 7954

Re: Predicative possession

Pazmat just has a boring verb meaning "have". 1. Tuucos sei cat-ACC have-1SG 2. Anscos sei brain-ACC have-1SG 3. Rawaqisjtaros sei mechanical-mover have-1SG New Pazmat has....the exact same verb. But this time, the noun is in the instrumental. The whole construction basically means " I an engaging ...
by Chagen
27 Aug 2014 16:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Declination and Conjugation
Replies: 45
Views: 4774

Re: Declination and Conjugation

Conciseness is one main thing. To name an example from my conlang Pazmat:

wurfrīyya tnēsarana
I want to scold those boys

And Pazmat is in the low end for conciseness, something like Latin is even more.
by Chagen
18 Aug 2014 23:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1029922

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Oh please, that's just being obnoxiously prudish. I'm not meeting the damn president here.
by Chagen
18 Aug 2014 20:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1029922

Re: What did you accomplish today?

For whatever reason while taking a piss two minutes ago I formulated the Pazmat expression for various things like "no fucking way!", "you've got to be shitting me!", or "are you insane?!": kāṣṣit! , a worn-down and slurred pronunciation of kāyōsit! , itself a shortening of kāyōsit yefe! "you're wit...
by Chagen
17 Aug 2014 19:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1029922

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I got rid of the split-ergativity in Pazmat and added two new cases: The first is called the Abessive, and acts like an "anti-locative". It means "not at/away from" in terms of location: Vūqnāsam yena "I'm not at the school ", literally "I'm away from the school". With a verbal infinitive it has the...
by Chagen
17 Aug 2014 02:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pazmat mk.II (NP: Roadmap for future posts)
Replies: 36
Views: 13220

Re: Pazmat mk.II (NP: Adjectives)

A minor bump--not an update, sorry. I will be going through the -C stems and the -eqh stems and rebuilding them from the ground up. I don't like them at all compared to the 1st-declension words so I'm gonna be fixing that. This might delay the participles post. Hell, at this point I might even chang...
by Chagen
17 Aug 2014 02:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1029922

Re: What did you accomplish today?

After thinking for two minutes some long and hard thought I've decided I'm gonna completely tear down and rebuild the 2nd declension endings for Pazmat. I'm just not feeling their current implementation. The new markers will take some inspiration from Proto-Indo-European but only a little. EDIT: Oh ...
by Chagen
16 Aug 2014 23:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 1199
Views: 283500

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I'm having a crisis about college right now, so this requires drastic measures to calm. The perfect cure is an infusion of Liquid Dubstep from Ramseses B with his nurse aide, Laura Brehm, titled Transformations.

I love this song so much. Possibly one of my favorite songs ever.
by Chagen
16 Aug 2014 22:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1029922

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've decided to alter the ar-stems and ablauting suffix stems of Pazmat a bit. I'm getting rid of the final -v's that show up in the indefinite plural, originally from the PP collective suffix - *bʰo . The original paradigm, with the words varśō "night", and wūsan "guardian, bouncer": varśōvo varśar...
by Chagen
16 Aug 2014 22:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: Five boys in the garden (definiteness)
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: Five boys in the garden (definiteness)

:con: Pazmat: Pazmat uses numbers in the indefinite with a definite noun (the only time adjectives may differ from their nouns in regards to definiteness) to express the "semi-indefinite": 1: jnosāya wurfrīyya dhaufnāva thawina five-DEF-ACC boy-DEF.PL-ACC garden-DEF.SG-LOC see-IMPER-1S 2: jnosya wur...
by Chagen
15 Aug 2014 00:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 3587
Views: 912166

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Koyī, dṛk furstīm lorpeḥīyō >_>
know-PERF-1S but nonetheless annoying
I know but it's still annoying >_>

(Fun fact: The Pazmat word for "annoying" literally means "like an old person" and also means "wise")
by Chagen
14 Aug 2014 23:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 3587
Views: 912166

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Dwaver kodlunoe! much<COMPAR> ignition<PL>GEN Too many fires! [:(] Hi Čagen a? INTERR.ADV <Chagen> CNJ And where's Chagen at? Laudhina, du yotīm yī. be.here-IMPER-1S only alot-ATHE-DAT.SG NEG.PERF-1S I'm here, just not as often. Vūqanā ḥijīm bantū. Ḥṛg.... school-DEF.SG.NOM soon start-PERF-3S. INTE...