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by Isfendil
11 Nov 2019 16:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Modern Khotanese -- "reviving" an extinct Eastern Iranian language (advice needed)
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Modern Khotanese -- "reviving" an extinct Eastern Iranian language (advice needed)

I just want to say that that's a lovely bibliography you've assembled and its a shame some of the sources aren't as well constructed as they could be.
by Isfendil
20 Mar 2019 05:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How to make 1st person Neutr?
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: How to make 1st person Neutr?

Would it be possible that lexical pronouns would be devised for poetic use, if that society tended to devise lexical items for pronouns frequently? [Such as the numerous examples previously mentioned from east asian languages, thank you all] Then that poetic use might be grammaticized later in some ...
by Isfendil
06 Mar 2019 07:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How to make 1st person Neutr?
Replies: 6
Views: 877

How to make 1st person Neutr?

What possible ways could grammatical diachrony produce a neuter and/or animate neutral distinction in the first person pronouns of a language with MF+ Gendered pronominal classes? Possible paraphrasis or other strategies? Scribal practice influencing spoken language? I speak of course from a grammar...
by Isfendil
16 Jan 2019 08:09
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How would one go about making a Slavic language?
Replies: 2
Views: 2130

How would one go about making a Slavic language?

Same question as title: How would one go about making a Slavic language? To elaborate, what are the best sources to consult? (Besides wikipedia) How would one go about a language of a particular branch of slavic? How would one make a language of a unique branch? I may add more questions as I think o...
by Isfendil
08 Jan 2019 08:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic
Replies: 26
Views: 10664

Re: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic

Syrgastuata is spoken inside one such pocket dimension, which stretches from the shadows of the Arabian Peninsula to the Western Sahara and is named in the upper world ("our" world, so to speak) after the most famous city therein, Iram of the Pillars. People have been bleeding into these realms thr...
by Isfendil
08 Jan 2019 06:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic
Replies: 26
Views: 10664

Re: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic

Syrgastuata is spoken inside one such pocket dimension, which stretches from the shadows of the Arabian Peninsula to the Western Sahara and is named in the upper world ("our" world, so to speak) after the most famous city therein, Iram of the Pillars. People have been bleeding into these realms thr...
by Isfendil
04 Jan 2019 23:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic
Replies: 26
Views: 10664

Re: Phonology and Topic List

So, to clarify, they had a great deal of cultural impact on the Upper World in the past, but they don't really anymore, despite continuing to have a large presence there? Oh the djinn continue to impact the upper world, arguably more after globalization, in much the same way any large class of peop...
by Isfendil
15 Nov 2018 18:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6652
Views: 1059866

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I fixed the verbal paradigms in my semitic language! They all had bad etymologies, malformances, and arbitrary irregularities that have been completely resolved! They're still a bit weird, but in good, justifiably semitic ways.
by Isfendil
04 Nov 2018 04:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic
Replies: 26
Views: 10664

Re: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic

BASIC NOMINAL MORPHOLOGY PART 2 QRPS = Qualitative Relative Pronominal Suffix Case Irregularities Before I go over the definite article and the . . . Qualitative Relative pronominal suffix (I need a better name for that, open to suggestions) I realize I forgot to go over additional irregularity in t...
by Isfendil
03 Nov 2018 21:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic
Replies: 26
Views: 10664

Re: Phonology and Topic List

You posted this at quite the auspicious time, I was working on the second nominals post! PHONOLOGY OF THE NOBLE SPEECH Are the affricates more like [d͡zz d͡ʒʒ] or [dd͡z dd͡ʒ]? Can any consonant be geminated? Is there anything you'd consider notable about the language's prosody? The affricates are mo...
by Isfendil
25 Oct 2018 03:14
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"
Replies: 24
Views: 182827

Re: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"

Rock Stick Bone? Stone Stick Bone? In my journal, I've referred to stories/films like The Dark Crystal , as a kind of Rock,Stick & Bone fantasy. I've also referred to the Dark Ages of my conworld Tirga as the Age of Stone, Stick & Bone. :wat: That's great. I just wanted to comment on how perfect th...
by Isfendil
17 Oct 2018 17:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic
Replies: 26
Views: 10664

Re: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic

I like it. It has a Maltese-Somali feel in the alphabet. And maybe you should translate the Tower Of Babel, which would be great to compare with the other Semitic language versions. Oh that's a very good idea, thank you for suggesting! I will get on that after I've done the commissive statements. I...
by Isfendil
16 Oct 2018 20:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yǒłra'eli
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Yǒłra'eli

Diachronically modern hebrew in .... The Caucasus? Well wherever it is, its wonderful! Actually, in Pakistan. The protolanguage was a very Aramaic influenced dialect of Hebrew, and it has words from Dravidian, Iranian, Elamite and possible relatives of Burashaski Oh well then there's a slight chron...
by Isfendil
16 Oct 2018 19:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yǒłra'eli
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Yǒłra'eli

Diachronically modern hebrew in .... The Caucasus? Well wherever it is, its wonderful!
by Isfendil
16 Oct 2018 05:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: I'd Like to See Phonetic Irish
Replies: 15
Views: 8444

Re: I'd Like to See Phonetic Irish

I don't think Salmoneus was joking. As you said yourself, the rules of Irish spelling are very systematic, so why can't you create your own phonetic spelling system? I am of course guessing here, but the reason he is asking might be because creating his own spelling would require quite a lot of tim...
by Isfendil
16 Oct 2018 04:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: I'd Like to See Phonetic Irish
Replies: 15
Views: 8444

Re: I'd Like to See Phonetic Irish

Would it be possible for someone to take a fairly long irish text and try their best spell it pseudo phonetically, using the entire latin alphabet? I would like to see irish as it is and even though I'm told the spelling is very systematic its just . . . . So obtuse. I've been spoiled by welsh. You...
by Isfendil
15 Oct 2018 17:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: I'd Like to See Phonetic Irish
Replies: 15
Views: 8444

I'd Like to See Phonetic Irish

Would it be possible for someone to take a fairly long irish text and try their best spell it pseudo phonetically, using the entire latin alphabet? I would like to see irish as it is and even though I'm told the spelling is very systematic its just . . . . So obtuse. I've been spoiled by welsh.
by Isfendil
15 Oct 2018 06:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic
Replies: 26
Views: 10664

Re: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic

I really like the phonation chain shift! Is that kind of change attested in any Semitic natlangs? Not to my knowledge, though Ge'ez tends to borrow emphatic roots from other semitic languages that pharyngealize the emphatic consonants by replacing the emphatic consonants with voiced ones e.g. Qaṭal...
by Isfendil
15 Oct 2018 06:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic
Replies: 26
Views: 10664

Re: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic

I am afraid that the thread title might be bugged in the "front page" section so I am posting this message BUT it would be kinda silly to post a message with no content so I will translate the first of the comissive statements, just as a teaser of morphology, with gloss and IPA. "I will kill you if ...
by Isfendil
15 Oct 2018 04:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic
Replies: 26
Views: 10664

BASIC NOMINAL MORPHOLOGY, AND BROKEN PLURALS

BASIC NOMINAL MORPHOLOGY, AND BROKEN PLURALS There are three major developments with regard to the morphology of nouns in Syrġastuata, pertaining to the reformation of its case system, the formation of plurals, and the definite article. All of these developments are similar but not exactly the same ...