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by Chagen
03 Oct 2016 00:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've been getting heavily involved with anime, manga, light novels, and otaku culture recently. It's making me want to reboot Sunbyaku much as I did Pazmat. This hypothetical reboot will not be as extreme as Pazmat's was, but quite a few things will change nonetheless--both to make it more Japanese,...
by Chagen
30 Sep 2016 03:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Head-final compounds just make more sense to me, regardless of the actual branching of the language itself. I know this is only because I speak a language with head-final compounds, but head-initial compounds just break my brain. I can handle things like cases, free word orer, noun-adjective, etc. b...
by Chagen
30 Sep 2016 03:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have a plan for a Pazmat script in place. The history of it was that the Paz borrowed a script from a small culture they had conquered (this culture being one of the few which had independently discovered writing). This script was a Brahmic-style abugida with an inherent vowel of /a/. The Paz enco...
by Chagen
30 Sep 2016 02:04
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Conscripts that don't accurately display phonemes?
Replies: 27
Views: 5182

Re: Conscripts that don't accurately display phonemes?

If I ever make it, my planned script for Pazmat is a Devanagari-esque quasi-abugida (there are glyphs for each consonant, and diacritics for the vowels, but the consonant glyphs do not have "inherent" vowels like an abugida) where each consonant has a reduced form to be used in clusters. The vowels ...
by Chagen
29 Sep 2016 04:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 1200
Views: 283653

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

How Typical !! by TAMAONSEN

Such a fucking good song. Rappubito and Maji's verses (second and fourth) are so fucking good, the only problem with this song is that the vocal sections end too quickly and the end is stretched out too long.
by Chagen
27 Sep 2016 19:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Yup!

That's supposed to be "Maryusic", a Latinized term that ultimately means "sea-dwellers".
by Chagen
27 Sep 2016 19:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5755
Views: 1347147

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

William Annis' "A conlanger's Thesaurus" gives get, obtain as a verb that is likely to have a semantic connection to the past tense and sit and stand have a connection to the continious aspect in some languages according to him. So, I guess in principle locational verbs are a naturalistic solution,...
by Chagen
27 Sep 2016 19:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have decided to take some time off Kirronga and Maryusic and return to Pazmat. My baby has been left alone for so long and it breaks my heart a little. I have several things I left alone even though they were nearly done: conditional clauses (including the conditional mood itself), and a new poten...
by Chagen
27 Sep 2016 03:00
Forum: Translations
Topic: Transitivity, Case, Mood, Animacy, and Gender.
Replies: 21
Views: 8527

Re: Transitivity, Case, Mood, Animacy, and Gender.

:con: Maryusic Maryusic is a PIE descendant, so it handles this pretty much exactly as one would expect. No funny stuff here. hąras atti man-NOM.SG eat-3S vanē dośatra woman-NOM.SG see-3S.MEDIOPASSIVE hąras yamų atti man-NOM.SG food-ACC.SG eat-3S vanē hąritas dośatra woman-NOM.SG man-ABL.Sg see-3S.M...
by Chagen
26 Sep 2016 01:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I appear to have figured out how to pronounce /k'/ after much triggering of gag reflexes. I'm proud now. I found ejectives to be easy to learn, though I think I'm still pronouncing them wrong (I run out of breath after only saying a few of them). Now aspirated consonants, those can go die in a fire.
by Chagen
25 Sep 2016 01:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I just came up with a tremendously complex law governing how laryngeal reflex in my PIE apost lang. I don't think I've ever written diachronics this complex before this language; laryngeals behave differently depending on if they are: word-final, in a consonant cluster but pre-vocally, between vowel...
by Chagen
24 Sep 2016 06:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Progress has continued on my PIE apost language after being stalled for a while. A major innovation of this language is that it allows "stacking" of multiple tense, aspect, or mood suffixes, allowing for such thing as the Aorist Causative Desiderative: hramūsānavayavam "both of us had wanted (him) t...
by Chagen
24 Sep 2016 04:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5755
Views: 1347147

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

In my PIE apost lang I have innovated a new imperfect tense, which was formed from using the verb stem (or perhaps an infinitive) along with a verb (which was used as a root present aorist, but with Perfect endings). Later, the two verbs coalesced so that the Imperfect is now formed from a suffix, a...
by Chagen
24 Sep 2016 01:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've just been rereading through my copy of Teach Yourself Sanskrit by Micheal Coulson, as well as my PIE books, and it's made me think about Pazmat. Pazmat was supposed to be a PIE (grammar) and Sanskrit (looks, but also grammar; then again Sanskrit is painfully conservative) rip-off. The end resul...
by Chagen
22 Sep 2016 05:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

man who am I kidding, who the hell is gonna read all this shit I did. idataka "because of the boy" Unless i am reading something wrong, "because of the boy" is actually longer than "idataka", but who knows. You are right and it only makes my weird complex about length even more stupid. As a side no...
by Chagen
22 Sep 2016 02:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kirroŋa (Now Playing: Tweaks)
Replies: 22
Views: 2949

Re: Kirroŋa (Now Playing: Tweaks)

Epenthesis and Metathesis in Old Kirroŋa and Kirroŋa Here is yet another thing I came up with recently and incorporated into the language. This derives from a problem I put off to the side for too long: what exactly happened when a suffix beginning with a cluster was added onto a word ending in a c...
by Chagen
21 Sep 2016 22:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Working on Kirroŋa is gonna drive me insane, and there's one reason for it: the nominal case affixes. I spent several hours on Monday creating a new set of nominal case affixes and I still cannot get them in a way I like. I don't know why. The verbal affixes--all of the TAM markers and the verbal ca...
by Chagen
19 Sep 2016 19:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I am perpetually unsatisfied with Kirronga's cases no matter what I do. I'm going to truly tear down and rebuild endings (the actual set of cases will almost certainly remain very similar). I'm never going to be content with this language, am I? Watch this new anotherer situation where I say that I'...
by Chagen
19 Sep 2016 02:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kirroŋa (Now Playing: Tweaks)
Replies: 22
Views: 2949

Re: Kirroŋa (Now Playing: Tweaks)

Phonology Post Part 2 (Errata and Additions) I've realized that I didn't mention a few things or didn't clarify things well in the above Phonology post, and I also have made a few minor adjustments. I could simply edit the post, but then the changes were be opaque due to the lack of a bump (or anyt...
by Chagen
18 Sep 2016 23:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2109
Views: 305375

Re: Yay or Nay?

Should I allow final aspirates to appear in verbal roots in Kirroŋa? This would allow for hypothetical roots such as *naph akh haṭh , etc. If I do, they will have some noticeable restrictions: namely, I will probably limit their appearances to unvoiced aspirates (i.e no **nabh **agh ) and they would...