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by clawgrip
23 Aug 2014 17:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 3587
Views: 912394

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

http://www.vgfun.net/lee/langpage/scripts/naduta/22.png Nadutay whe whirwa nhun eruun-yumu per kuwasdarey barey upurmu-san? Is there anyone who is interested in learning about Naduta? http://www.vgfun.net/lee/langpage/scripts/himmaswa/fluency/189.png Duool beym lian jong pngom Himmaswa deu? Do you ...
by clawgrip
23 Aug 2014 14:04
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Pluralses and rereduplication
Replies: 27
Views: 5199

Re: Pluralses and rereduplication

Somewhat unrelated, but I've read that Singapore English differentiates single reduplication from double, the former indicating a less sustained or casual action, and the latter indicating the action happening for a long time. So "walk walk" can mean take a walk, go for a stroll, and "walk walk walk...
by clawgrip
23 Aug 2014 14:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Waku
Replies: 21
Views: 18966

Re: Gaku

pauku [ˈpʲau̯k] to wind; to tie; to furl; to roll up
by clawgrip
23 Aug 2014 10:26
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Ask me anything about Crow
Replies: 16
Views: 4482

Re: Ask me anything about Crow

The English version of this poem doesn't have central embedding -- it's all end-embedding. (Supposedly some other language might use "left-" or "head-" or "initial-" embedding.) Japanese does...every line would end with the new element, rather than begin with it. Don't want to derail this thread th...
by clawgrip
22 Aug 2014 16:25
Forum: In other languages
Topic: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…
Replies: 95
Views: 128261

Re: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…

6年前、日本語能力試験2級お受かった。そのときから試験を受けてない。1級は多分まだ難しいかもしれない。一番難しいからあんまり使わない言葉がいろいろ出てくる。毎日仕事で日本語を聞いたりしゃべったり書いたりしてるけどやっぱり難しい言葉はほとんど要らないからその辺は勉強するしかないね。
by clawgrip
22 Aug 2014 03:49
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: 日本語を学ぼう Learn Japanese
Replies: 71
Views: 34607

Re: 日本語を学ぼう Learn Japanese

At long last, I am posting an update. Lesson 11: Adverbs and Adverbials This lesson is all about adverbial forms. It’s important to note that this is not simply a class of words; it’s a very important and basic feature of the language that affects sentence structure, verb conjugation, and verb compo...
by clawgrip
21 Aug 2014 15:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Complex orthography for conlangs
Replies: 20
Views: 4034

Re: Complex orthography for conlangs

/je we wi wo/ <イエ ウエ ウイ ウオ>(i.e u.e u.i u.o) The other characters with /j w/ exist normally. /j w/ are <イ ウ>(i u) after a vowel Consonant + /j w/. The character with <i u> is used and followed with the character with <y w> if it exists. Examples: /kwa/ <クワ>(ku.wa) /kja/ <キヤ>(ki.ya) /kwe/ <クエ>(ku.e)...
by clawgrip
21 Aug 2014 15:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Pluralses and rereduplication
Replies: 27
Views: 5199

Re: Pluralses and rereduplication

Sounds like something that needs to be hunted down by Harrison Ford.
by clawgrip
21 Aug 2014 12:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Pluralses and rereduplication
Replies: 27
Views: 5199

Re: Pluralses and rereduplication

I think by dupleme he just means the element that is reduplicated. In some languages, the entire root morpheme may not be reduplicated, so in that case you can't say it's just the root morpheme twice in a row. On the other hand, the reduplicated element has no consistent form, so it can't be recogni...
by clawgrip
20 Aug 2014 13:11
Forum: In other languages
Topic: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…
Replies: 95
Views: 128261

Re: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…

いっぱい勉強していっぱい練習するしかないですね。でもある程度分かっていますよね。今までどのぐらい勉強しましたか?
by clawgrip
19 Aug 2014 17:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Complex orthography for conlangs
Replies: 20
Views: 4034

Re: Complex orthography for conlangs

Just a couple more examples: http://www.vgfun.net/lee/langpage/scripts/marag/spelling.png nö /nœ/ <nea> “to teach” ghüch /γyʨ/ <γuuʨ> “shrub; bush” xönggödyaid /xœŋɡœdjai̯d/ <xujuŋeadjai̯d> “government” binöo /binœo/ <bineaw> “meat; flesh; muscle” menyye /meɲːe/ <meɲje> “language” yüö /jyœ/ <juea> “...
by clawgrip
19 Aug 2014 04:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Complex orthography for conlangs
Replies: 20
Views: 4034

Re: Complex orthography for conlangs

How complex is 'complex'? What are you looking for? Anything that doesn't happen to be the Roman alphabet? :wat: As complex as anything else the OP was asking about. i.e. spelling systems that are not easy to understand even if you are familiar with the particular alphabet, typically due to sound c...
by clawgrip
19 Aug 2014 01:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Complex orthography for conlangs
Replies: 20
Views: 4034

Re: Complex orthography for conlangs

Has anyone made a complex orthography for their conlang in their own conscript, rather than just the Roman alphabet?
by clawgrip
17 Aug 2014 01:21
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Quick Questions on English
Replies: 24
Views: 8767

Re: Quick Questions on English

Looking at it from another angle, what conlanger wouldn't consider adding a new phoneme (neutral per se ) as something positive or desirable, especially if they were really sweating and losing sleep over less-than-complete and or less-than-perfect phonology??? 'Cuz one thing I have learned by my ow...
by clawgrip
16 Aug 2014 04:03
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Quick Questions on English
Replies: 24
Views: 8767

Re: Quick Questions on English

Looking at it from another angle, what conlanger wouldn't consider adding a new phoneme (neutral per se ) as something positive or desirable, especially if they were really sweating and losing sleep over less-than-complete and or less-than-perfect phonology??? 'Cuz one thing I have learned by my ow...
by clawgrip
16 Aug 2014 03:38
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Quick Questions on English
Replies: 24
Views: 8767

Re: Quick Questions on English

...Unless you are a grade-school teacher and young Master Fragglewump due for her 3:00 detention finally arrives at 3:30, to which the teacher says, slathered in irony: "Ah, Mr. Fragglewump! So you have finally decided to grace us with your presence?" In this situation, is the presence 'desirable'?...
by clawgrip
15 Aug 2014 15:47
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Quick Questions on English
Replies: 24
Views: 8767

Re: Quick Questions on Eglish

'I graced Kahichali with a new phoneme'. I feel like that sentence needs a top hat and a monocle it's so fancy. Completely sidestepping the point of why I brought this sentence out of nothingness. [->] From a native speaker's point of view, Is it correct English, or incorrect English? BTW, I wear g...
by clawgrip
15 Aug 2014 15:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 882
Views: 153972

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

My Naduta script works that way. It is partially logographic (mainly content words) and partially syllabic (mainly function words and inflections). However, the logographic and phonetic glyphs are for the most part identical, and are not always reliably differentiated. The functionality of the scrip...
by clawgrip
14 Aug 2014 03:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Brahmic Scripts
Replies: 10
Views: 7598

Re: Brahmic Scripts

I've decided to turn this thread into a general Brahmic scripts thread. I've been working on assembling a family tree of the entire Brahmic family, which is no small task. I want to compare all the scripts, as well. I have been working on a comparison of consonants for some time now (WIP available h...
by clawgrip
14 Aug 2014 03:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Brahmic Scripts
Replies: 10
Views: 7598

Re: Brahmic Scripts

They were very busy at this past meeting and did not have time to cover my proposal. It will have to wait until the next conference in November!