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by OTʜᴇB
11 Nov 2017 21:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)
Replies: 16
Views: 3217

Re: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)

Contents Questions The most basic form of question is that of a conformation or a yes/no question. These are marked by placing * on the end of the clause. Content questions are all formed from a single word that is substituted into the sentence. Where in a sentence it is and what surrounds it are w...
by OTʜᴇB
11 Nov 2017 21:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)
Replies: 16
Views: 3217

Re: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)

Contents Hierarchical Relation There are 3 hierarchical markers: PAR Parent * CHL Child * POS Possessive * The marker is placed on the insignificant noun - the noun that is not the Subject or Object of the encapsulating clause. For instance, if one wishes to state that they live in Somewhereshire, ...
by OTʜᴇB
11 Nov 2017 20:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)
Replies: 16
Views: 3217

Re: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)

Contents Auxiliary Verb The auxiliary verb is placed before the Action noun in a clause. Not only does it denote that the following noun phrase be interpreted as an action, but it conveys tense, aspect, and mood. Tense Tense follows a very simple Past-Present-Future distinction. Aspect SIM Simple "...
by OTʜᴇB
11 Nov 2017 19:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)
Replies: 16
Views: 3217

Re: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)

Contents

Plural

Plurals are very simple. There is only a singular-plural distinction:

Code: Select all

SG  "one"   _
PL  "many"  *
by OTʜᴇB
11 Nov 2017 19:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 320
Views: 223535

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

As much as I wouldn't want the mods and everything to be flooded with questions and suggestions and feedback and everything, I imagine they were prepared in part for it considering the severity of the changes made, so I'll put all the feedback I can see in this thread so far in a nice list for them ...
by OTʜᴇB
11 Nov 2017 18:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6682
Views: 1084097

Re: What did you accomplish today?

This new CBB theme is having an effect on me. It looks so new and nice and clean it made me go back to my Lang8 thread and start working on more things. Once I've finished laying out the grammar, I'll start working through making all my little grammatical words (that will takes some time what with h...
by OTʜᴇB
11 Nov 2017 18:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)
Replies: 16
Views: 3217

Re: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)

Contents Article Articles denote the scope of a noun, whether it be to refer to a specific instance of a noun, all the way up to every instance of one. There are 8 article markers: NDEF "a" * DEF "the" * PROX.DEM "this" * DIST.DEM "that" * 4.NDEF "another" * 4.DEF "the other" * GEN "_ in general" *...
by OTʜᴇB
11 Nov 2017 16:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 320
Views: 223535

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

As for the brightness, I'm wondering if this isn't just a question of habit, or perhaps what site you've just been looking at just before? The current background color for forum posts isn't brighter than say, Facebook or Wikipedia. It's a combination of that and a dislike for the bright themes. I a...
by OTʜᴇB
11 Nov 2017 14:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 320
Views: 223535

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

I think with some adjustments, it could look pretty good. What I think are the immediate issues are that the spoilers don't work, and it's blindingly bright. We need a dark theme that we can swap to from the user control panel.
by OTʜᴇB
10 Nov 2017 23:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 320
Views: 223535

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

*Sees that there will be updates to the forum*
"Eh, I won't need to use it. Probably just some security patches or something or modified role system."
*Logs on*
"... What the f-?"
by OTʜᴇB
28 Oct 2017 20:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)
Replies: 16
Views: 3217

Re: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)

Contents Noun Case Noun cases are split into 4 groups that each reference a different aspect about the noun, be it location, motion, time, or relation. Only some can be used on different parts of a clause. Location Cases These may be placed on either the Context or Subject in a clause. On the Conte...
by OTʜᴇB
28 Oct 2017 19:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)
Replies: 16
Views: 3217

Re: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)

Contents Pronouns Pronouns behave in much the way one might expect. They can be substituted in place of nouns to negate the need for repeatedly describing them. Some article markers can be used as pronouns: PROX.DEM "this" * DIST.DEM "that" * "everything" * The first two are to be treated as a 3SG ...
by OTʜᴇB
10 Oct 2017 20:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)
Replies: 16
Views: 3217

Re: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)

Reyzadren wrote:Example 1.1 looks amazing, of course. Both of us know why :P
Indeed. I think it was you that posted the textbook draft several months ago that I only mimicked a lot with LaTeX. To be fair, it is some exceptional styling work.
by OTʜᴇB
09 Oct 2017 22:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)
Replies: 16
Views: 3217

Re: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)

Iyionaku wrote:
Edit: Quick hint: Use the xlist package for your examples - it basically adds tab stops automatically so that one translated word, its gloss and the respective translation are all in the same column.
Hint taken. I was originally trying to use tables for that, but it was really clunky.
by OTʜᴇB
09 Oct 2017 11:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)
Replies: 16
Views: 3217

Re: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)

So, how is/was your textbook so far? (Dijo or language 8 etc) Collating all information about a conlang in one concise place is always a good thing. The textbook was and is still only in the design stage. I've planned out the contents and written a short introduction that I'll be rewriting to fit L...
by OTʜᴇB
08 Oct 2017 13:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 288
Views: 138151

Re: You

Hmmm. I can't remember the last time I updated this, and I have no idea what I put in. This will either be identical or completely different to the last one... Alias(es): OTheB or some variation such as 0TheB or of course OTʜᴇB Location: SW England Date of birth: Summer, 2000 Gender: Don't like the ...
by OTʜᴇB
08 Oct 2017 13:12
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: When beginning to make a conlang, where do you start?
Replies: 22
Views: 13475

Re: When beginning to make a conlang, where do you start?

Here's my process (YMMV): Make a phonology, orthography, phonotactics Pick a base word order and where on the isolating-polysynthetic line you want it Start making basic grammar Pick tenses, aspects, cases, moods etc. that you'd want to use Integrate the above features into the grammar Start coverin...
by OTʜᴇB
07 Oct 2017 21:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)
Replies: 16
Views: 3217

Re: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)

Contents Basic Syntax Basic word order is OSV, but it can be expanded to COSVA. C is a context section of a clause which would contain information about the context of a clause, such as where it happened, what was used to complete the action, or a deadline for an action. V is an auxiliary verb that...
by OTʜᴇB
07 Oct 2017 13:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)
Replies: 16
Views: 3217

Re: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)

Contents Phonology, Orthography, Phonotactics 1 / p~p̚ b~b̚ t~t̚ d~d̚ k~k̚ g~ɡ̚ / <p b t d k g > 2 / pʷ bʷ tʷ dʷ kʷ ɡʷ / <pw bw tw dw kw gw > 3 / pʲ bʲ tʲ dʲ kʲ ɡʲ / <pj bj tj dj kj gj > 4 / m~m̩ n~n̩ ŋ~ŋ̩ / < m n ŋ > 5 / mʷ nʷ ŋʷ / < mw nw ŋw > 6 / mʲ nʲ ŋʲ / < mj nj ŋj > 7 / ɾ / < rr > 8 / f v θ ...
by OTʜᴇB
07 Oct 2017 12:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)
Replies: 16
Views: 3217

Language 8 (or somewhere near 8)

I've wanted to get back into this for a long time. I'm revisiting Dijo to give it a new coat of phonemes, mess with its grammar a bit, and turn it into something new. The original Dijo post has been buried since February, as has been my motivation to conlang, but I'm getting back into it. So, here w...