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by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Mar 2019 08:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5687
Views: 1334371

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

Multiple times. I knocked most of the number marking out of Silvish because it felt like nouns and adjectives were declining for too many categories. The Silvish version of ablaut has shifted more times than I care to count. I cut a ton of complexity out of the orthography some time ago because it ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
17 Mar 2019 23:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5687
Views: 1334371

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

Have you ever changed something about your conlang because it was getting frustrating to deal with?

I'm starting to really hate the Lihmelinyan verbal system and I feel like it prevents me from getting anything done on this language. Strongly considering revamping (i.e. simplifying) it.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
15 Mar 2019 21:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1019821

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Edit: So my intent last night was to update my Lihmelinyan thread with pronouns and really polish up the language. In the process of attempting that, I inadvertently created a whole new conlang called Arculese (a sister language to Lihmelinyan). Was not expecting that. I've never had another conlang...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
13 Mar 2019 20:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4375
Views: 887857

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

ixals wrote:
13 Mar 2019 10:38
My theory is that it would be from Chinese 孩子 (háizi /xaɪ̯³⁵ d͡z̥z̩³/).
Thanks! I'm sure that's what it is. I never would've figured that out [:)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
13 Mar 2019 06:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4375
Views: 887857

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

So there's this Japanese song I'm obsessed with now called 夜行性ハイズ (Yakousei Haizu). The translation I've found is "Nocturnal Kids". But how do you get "kids" from ハイズ? Does ハイズ actually mean anything in Japanese?
by KaiTheHomoSapien
08 Mar 2019 06:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

Very nice [:D] It sounds very archaic IE, which is awesome. I don't see enough of that in conlangs. I hope you continue this!
by KaiTheHomoSapien
06 Mar 2019 06:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4375
Views: 887857

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

Sihler is my main PIE source. My copy has like 100 bookmarks in it. It has a lot of information about PIE and about the early stages of Latin and Greek. It goes point by point through the sound changes and morphology in both languages. It's about as thorough as you can get.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
28 Feb 2019 22:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 905
Views: 294993

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Gluestick wrote:
28 Feb 2019 22:00
Next:
Dumbgha
[dʷʊmb'ŋɐ] n. bird of prey
dúmnā - n. (fem) - buzzard

Next:

saláhnas /sa.'lax.nas/ - n. (masc) - cave, cavern, grotto
by KaiTheHomoSapien
26 Feb 2019 21:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

I like it. This really reminds me of Lihmelinyan. Actually the phoneme inventory is very close; only difference is I have /f/ and /x/ instead of /h/. [:D] Your 2nd declension genitive singular ending is the same as mine: -aša /'a.ʃa/ (from -osyo) I like any IE-lang that preserves archaic features (l...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
26 Feb 2019 06:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4375
Views: 887857

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

CarsonDaConlanger wrote:
25 Feb 2019 18:40
Is there a place where I can find a table of verb endings from PIE for my conlang?
This article compiles a good sample of the various reconstructed endings:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-Indo-European_verbs

It uses four different sources, including Sihler and Ringe, and compares them.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
25 Feb 2019 17:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 57429

Re: Weird Dream Thread

I have a doctor's appointment this morning, so naturally, as someone who is afraid of hospitals and going to the doctor's, I had no fewer than two dreams about it last night. It was the first one that interested me the most: I was in the hospital, but everything looked very retro, as if it were the ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
24 Feb 2019 19:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 308
Views: 201048

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

A like button could be useful, but no dislike button. That would just spread discord.

A like button is a good way to show that you've read and appreciated someone's post without having to make a token response. Otherwise it may look like you've ignored the post.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
21 Feb 2019 18:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 97
Views: 53360

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

^The creator of English spent way too much time on a non-intuitive and inconsistent orthography, but when it came to morphology, they really half-a***d it. [xD]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
20 Feb 2019 17:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

Re: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders

Right, most of the reconstructions on Wikipedia/Wiktionary seem to be based on Ringe (2006), which is not the final word on this (not there ever will be a final word on it). I’ve used it, along with Sihler, for the nouns in my conlang because my goal was to be as “archaic” as possible. But it’s true...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
19 Feb 2019 19:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

Re: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders

Well, here are some links to reconstructed declensions of the various PIE noun stems: I-stem (animate): https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/mértis I-stem (neuter): https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/móri U-stem (animate): https://en.wiktio...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
19 Feb 2019 01:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

Re: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders

So the wikipedia article on Proto-Indo-European nouns only lists endings for thematic/athematic and animate/neuter. When PIE animate split to masculine vs feminine did the two genders get different endings? If so could someone give me resources on those? If not, how did its daughter languages devel...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
15 Feb 2019 18:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4375
Views: 887857

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

Nevermind [:P] Answered my own question.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
09 Feb 2019 06:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 905
Views: 294993

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Gluestick wrote:
03 Feb 2019 22:43
Nnkie [ŋkʲɨː] n. Twin, duo
nínkis - a twin, one in a pair (pl. nínkeyes "twins, a pair")
Tuyono wrote:
08 Feb 2019 16:03
next: čejadun [t͡ʃeˈʝadun] - stairs, levels
šeídus (pl. šeídewes) - stair, step (can be used metaphorically too!)

Next: gláwaras - crown, tiara, garland
by KaiTheHomoSapien
27 Jan 2019 19:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 1194
Views: 280777

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I've been listening to examples of vocal fry after we had a discussion about it one of my linguistics classes. It's commonly associated with young women and especially the "California" accent (which I do have to some degree. Recently I heard myself say the word "what" and it came out as [wʌɪʔ])! I t...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
08 Jan 2019 04:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Y²KS
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Y²KS

Very cool [:D] I like the Sanskrit-like vowel system and the Akkadian influence. And I love ancient languages, so a fictional ancient language appeals especially to me. This is the kind of conlang I aspire to create some day.