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by Micamo
12 Jul 2017 12:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5756
Views: 1347342

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

Probably the closest to this that's happened is some language where agreement is hosted on a clitic rather than on the verb itself (e.g. Warlpiri) where the subject and object clitics become fused. That's not really what you want though. The closest I can see to something you want that's naturalisti...
by Micamo
09 Jun 2017 19:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Government
Replies: 43
Views: 9602

Re: Government

The Chosen of Yen'darik is a theocratic monarchy based on the principles of Yen'darism . Yen'darism teaches that all of reality is a corrupted, degenerate representation of a perfect realm simply called Heaven. Heaven contains copies of everything in our reality, including people and places, but in ...
by Micamo
06 Jun 2017 20:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Government
Replies: 43
Views: 9602

Re: Government

What happens if the executor's policy goal is unreasonable? Is there anybody who is able to take the executors aside and quietly tell them their goals aren't possible, without being at risk for execution? Freedom of thought and expression is surprisingly encouraged in the Imperium, despite its dict...
by Micamo
06 Jun 2017 17:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Government
Replies: 43
Views: 9602

Re: Government

I see. What happens if things don't run so smoothly? Then you have a succession war, with all the death and destruction that implies. The last such war was over 300 years ago, and it led to the Imperium breaking apart into several nations. This only lasted for about 70 years before the Imperium was...
by Micamo
06 Jun 2017 14:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Government
Replies: 43
Views: 9602

Re: Government

The Second Executor has no access to life abbreviation technology? They do, but a Second assassinating a First has not happened in centuries. That's part of the reason why the First and Second share so much power, to give the Second as little incentive for assassination as possible. It's actually t...
by Micamo
06 Jun 2017 08:16
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Government
Replies: 43
Views: 9602

Re: Government

I've been sketching on a new setting so why not. The Great Kirinthi Imperium is a hereditary monarchy led by the First Executor , Kirinthiax Wian Bianande IX, and her heir the Second Executor , Kininthiax Maxi Welal VII. The two executors rule conjointly, with the Second being promoted to the First ...
by Micamo
28 May 2017 11:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Is the idea of a succubus too cheesy for a modern audience?
Replies: 37
Views: 7181

Re: Is the idea of a succubus too cheesy for a modern audien

I'll be honest, I don't think a female character who uses her sexuality to destroy men like a predator, whether in a supernatural sense like a succubus or in a more mundane way like the femme fatale, has any value played straight. It honestly only makes sense turned on its head, with the feelings of...
by Micamo
01 Apr 2017 13:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2785
Views: 683552

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Maybe, I don't remember. Sonorant-only languages are an idea I've been fascinated with for a while though so it wouldn't surprise me if I've made something similar to this.
by Micamo
01 Apr 2017 09:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2785
Views: 683552

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Abandoned naming language I came up with for a short story I was writing that I probably won't finish.

/ʔ h m m̊ n n̊ r r̊ l l̥ j j̊ w ʍ/ <' h m mh n nh r rh l lh y yh w wh>
/a e i o/ <a e i o>

Words:

yaena
rheoara
a'eina
reah
hael
eyha'ielah
mhae
weowa'ah
by Micamo
25 Mar 2017 13:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5756
Views: 1347342

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

Would "he sees him" be "ki-ki-zaga"?
by Micamo
03 Feb 2017 05:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sabellan language (Warning: "rom"lang)
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: Sabellan language (Warning: "rom"lang)

Go, Tara, go!
by Micamo
29 Dec 2016 20:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030820

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Don't ask me about my new conlang project.
Mari enconlangi csakvatot ennagzasietta.
by Micamo
20 Nov 2016 20:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5756
Views: 1347342

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

Is it plausible to consider the negative to be a sort of irrealis mood, leading to a situation where the same irrealis marker is used for both things like Potential, Subjunctive, Jussive, etc. and the negative (obviously with another marker for reinforcement)? After all, the negative is the "ultima...
by Micamo
07 Nov 2016 21:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5756
Views: 1347342

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

Chagen wrote:Is it attested in natlangs to have "marginal" phonemes, which are only phonemic in some places while being allophones in others?
Yes, especially common for them to be phonemic only in loanwords.
by Micamo
20 Oct 2016 09:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alaian
Replies: 13
Views: 2485

Re: Alaian

It's not an aspectual category, it's just fused with aspect as part of the stem mutation system.
by Micamo
19 Oct 2016 23:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5756
Views: 1347342

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

Distributive number when applied to nouns can also mean that the group the noun refers to are spread out in space (dogs spread out in multiple places) or in kind (dogs of different breeds). Some languages with distributive plurals allow only one or the other. Also demonstratives can be noun affixes,...
by Micamo
19 Oct 2016 09:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5756
Views: 1347342

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

If you're just going for maximum kitchen sink overdrive, some ideas.

- Possessor agreement markers
- Associative number
- Distributive number
- Nominal tense
by Micamo
18 Oct 2016 06:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030820

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Testing phonoaesthetics for a potential new project:

βʉkaʔʙɜ̨ːnʙɘ̨ʔt̼a
ʔąŋʙʉ̨ːʔbaθ̼ɘː
waːɸaʔmąn̼ʉ̨ːʔɸɜ
by Micamo
12 Oct 2016 17:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5756
Views: 1347342

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

Ahzoh wrote:Is it necessarily Arabic/Semitic to have a fused superlative and comparative adjective?
Not at all. In fact, far as I can determine, this seems to be the most common option. (It's hard to tell though, because language grammars usually don't talk about superlative constructions at all.)
by Micamo
11 Oct 2016 21:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5756
Views: 1347342

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

Nachtuil wrote:I just want to confirm I am understanding something correctly. Is the following correct?

"The cat caught the mouse"
Cat = agent and subject
Mouse = patient and object

"The mouse was caught by the cat"
Cat = agent and object
Mouse = patient and subject
Yes.