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by Isfendil
22 Nov 2017 01:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: May I have some basic Greek Glosses?
Replies: 0
Views: 3073

May I have some basic Greek Glosses?

Would it be possible to have a bunch of key phrases outlining basic grammatical constructions glossed? Or at least an explanation of how Modern Greek and modern greek languages handle some basic things such as superlatives/comparatives, adjectival agreement and proper use of adjectives, proper use o...
by Isfendil
08 Nov 2017 16:29
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Phonemes
Replies: 7
Views: 2245

Re: Phonemes

(Also, imo, seems pretty similar to Arabic, which I don't think has tʃ, but has d͡ʒ) Which I always found interesting. IIRC, Arabic /dʒ/ derives from an older /g/, just fronting it, then shifting to an affricate, but that process didn't affect Old Arabic /k/, except in a few dialects like Iraqi Ara...
by Isfendil
06 Sep 2017 02:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Requesting opinion on phonetic set
Replies: 14
Views: 2118

Re: Requesting opinion on phonetic set

it's honestly fine. a little assymetrical but its fine.
by Isfendil
28 Aug 2017 02:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 3587
Views: 912393

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

شپردك پاى
šepärdkë pāi

Shepherd-GEN pie
Shepherd's pie.
by Isfendil
02 Aug 2017 00:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Islogian
Replies: 90
Views: 15715

Re: Islogian

Sun and moon is a fairly reasonable phonological process, I don't it'd be too farfetched, but given that there are many different forms of definite article which might hold it due to analogy and al in islogian was a larger particle with romance origins, I am unsure.
by Isfendil
27 Jul 2017 05:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Islogian
Replies: 90
Views: 15715

Re: Islogian

I am very much loving how this romlang is. Thank you for making it.
by Isfendil
21 Jul 2017 17:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Islogian
Replies: 90
Views: 15715

Re: Islogian

Although, especially now, these people were almost certainly bilingual (otherwise this can't have happened unless the entire speaker population was fully educated) so you need to pay attention to the spoken varieties that influenced it. Will do [:D]. Although what exactly makes it necessary for the...
by Isfendil
20 Jul 2017 22:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Islogian
Replies: 90
Views: 15715

Re: Islogian

I really like this. Especially this type of borrowing. Although, especially now, these people were almost certainly bilingual (otherwise this can't have happened unless the entire speaker population was fully educated) so you need to pay attention to the spoken varieties that influenced it.
by Isfendil
20 Jul 2017 05:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Bandilinu- A Semitic influenced Romlang
Replies: 9
Views: 1348

Re: Bandilinu- A Semitic influenced Romlang

qwed117 wrote:So, does Sardinian not exist in this universe? Is Bandilinu spoken on Sardinia?
It says in the intro that Bandilinu is spoken in Tunisia. Though whether or not sardinian still exists is an interesting question.
by Isfendil
16 Jul 2017 15:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Islogian
Replies: 90
Views: 15715

Re: Islogian

This looks very interesting! I can't add anything to the Romance side of things, but I was wondering if it would be more realistic for the Arabic words to come from a spoken dialect not Fuṣḥa? Of course you may prefer Fuṣḥa for other reasons. Now wait just a moment, it is not at all more or less re...
by Isfendil
16 Jul 2017 06:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Islogian
Replies: 90
Views: 15715

Re: Islogian

Could be migrations?
by Isfendil
15 Jul 2017 17:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Islogian
Replies: 90
Views: 15715

Re: Islogian

Well this is certainly a break from the norm! And it's moving to head-final too! I really like this. Tell me, has this language become agglutinative due to the turkish influence? Does it use prepositions or postpositions? I was wondering how this language treated arabic plurals. Most languages that ...
by Isfendil
13 Jul 2017 02:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Is conlanging sexually transmitted...
Replies: 28
Views: 6119

Re: Is conlanging sexually transmitted...

It would have to be a special scenario, indeed. While my son is interested in languages (French, Spanish, decoding words written in Greek alphabet), he does not demonstrate the Tasmanian Devil/PACMANish voracity for natlangs, writing systems, exploring cultures and then glossopoesis/cosmopoesis tha...
by Isfendil
10 Jul 2017 20:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 895856

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

Does anyone have any resources about what happens to languages under extreme stress from rapid population decrease, and reconsolidation of a dialect continuum? I'd especially like to hear about conditions in Europe and North America. I know the answer to the polar question you actually asked: "Yes,...
by Isfendil
06 Jul 2017 23:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Interesting Ideas
Replies: 135
Views: 18113

Re: Interesting Ideas

gokupwned5 wrote:A Brythonic language with great influence from Romance languages.
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Breton is not this?
by Isfendil
05 Jul 2017 03:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 895856

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

What is a good sketch or quick-facts-style grammar or cheat sheet for Imperial Aramaic? Any resources on Old Aramaic as well would be appreciated.
by Isfendil
17 Jun 2017 18:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Future English Conlang
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

Re: Future English Conlang

GamerGeek wrote:
spanick wrote:I'm doing something similar but with Californian English.
Damn it, I was going to start something like that... [:P]
It is very feasible that two different languages could arise from Californian english spoken in different parts of the very sizable state of california.
by Isfendil
16 Jun 2017 18:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Future English Conlang
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

Re: Future English Conlang

I have done this. Here is a sample from a conlang 3000 years removed from a mix of Eastern Seaboard and AAV english. wey žómnar punvüraw uhwé ń épä nernrun ń wesarun [wej 'ʒómˌnäɹ ˈpunvʉɹa͡ŭ uˈhwɛ́ n̩ ɛ́pə neɹnɹun n̩ wesäɹun] Wey žómn-ar pun-v-ür-aw u-hwé ń épä nernr-un ń wes-ar^un All human-PL born...
by Isfendil
13 Jun 2017 02:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Guess the language from the gloss!
Replies: 184
Views: 21874

Re: Guess the language from the gloss!

Is it spoken in Central Asia?
by Isfendil
09 Jun 2017 07:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5755
Views: 1346776

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

I need a proto indo european morpheme that will allow me to form a present tense besides the nasal infix. My language uses the /r/ endings for middle voice, so based on that chronology, what affix is the most likely candidate? What about reduplication? Though in my IE-lang I primarily use reduplica...