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by OTʜᴇB
21 May 2016 17:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative auxlang (2)
Replies: 78
Views: 8453

Re: Collaborative auxlang (2)

For those interested, I'm keeping a "final copy" of all the notes on phonology, grammar etc. in this document. Commenting is enabled to make suggestions for edits.
by OTʜᴇB
21 May 2016 15:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative auxlang (2)
Replies: 78
Views: 8453

Re: Collaborative auxlang (2)

I have done some research and have devised (and romanised) a phonology for the language as below:

/i a u ʏ o e ɑ ɛ/ <i a u è o é â e>
/m j b g ŋ n l ɲ d/ <m y b g ŋ n l ñ d>
/k p h ʔ s t f/ <k p h ‘ s t f>
/w ɕ/ <w š>
/t͜s/ <ṫ>
by OTʜᴇB
20 May 2016 22:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kāzaron (Cazaron)
Replies: 24
Views: 7034

Re: Kāzaron (Cazaron)

What category does this fall into? aux-lang? nat-lang etc.?
by OTʜᴇB
20 May 2016 18:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative auxlang (2)
Replies: 78
Views: 8453

Collaborative auxlang (2)

Hello. I have previously asked about a collaborative conlang but it didn't go very far so I decided to revive it in the form of a new thread with new ideas and a new goal. I'm sure many of us dream of the entire world speaking one ultimate and "perfect" language that everybody understands and it's g...
by OTʜᴇB
19 May 2016 20:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Vocabulary
Replies: 11
Views: 1425

Re: Vocabulary

A good point. I'm basing my vocabulary on the universal language dictionary and intend to have a vocabulary of between 1000 and 2000 words which is more than enough to begin with. But I think I'll work on grammar first as that's the bit I'm more interested in.
by OTʜᴇB
19 May 2016 19:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Vocabulary
Replies: 11
Views: 1425

Re: Vocabulary

I think the "tik" would be an affix as it is not describing the noun as an adjective would. For instance, I might use "tik" in the word for "sapling" being small-tree, or maybe in the word for "lamp" being small-star. I have planned an affix structure in which I will use 2 levels of prefix and suffi...
by OTʜᴇB
19 May 2016 17:48
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Let's Talk about Syntax (NP: Topic Ideas etc)
Replies: 15
Views: 68391

Re: Let's Talk about Syntax (NP: Topic Ideas etc)

This hasn't been replied to in a while but I really do hope you're still working on this. My first conlang crashed and burned because I skipped a LOT of grammatical features, most significantly prepositions and conjunctions, so this would be a perfect guide of things to remember to add and consider....
by OTʜᴇB
19 May 2016 17:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Vocabulary
Replies: 11
Views: 1425

Re: Vocabulary

Ok now I'm starting to get it. Like in a poly-synthetic language, prefixes and suffixes are applied to a word to change or define its meaning, so would I be correct to say that, to create a word/group of words, I would start with a root (I'll call it "kath" and it could relate to a person). Then wou...
by OTʜᴇB
18 May 2016 17:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Vocabulary
Replies: 11
Views: 1425

Re: Vocabulary

This is very interesting. Elemtilas, the language I'm making serves two purposes: It's an auxlang that I intend to teach to others and form a group for but my friend is an author and needs a family of conlangs for various creatures so I'm going to use sound changes and various other little edits to ...
by OTʜᴇB
17 May 2016 20:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Vocabulary
Replies: 11
Views: 1425

Vocabulary

What are people's techniques for creating the vocabulary for their conlangs? I'm interested to learn more as it's the place I always get stuck. Where do you start from? How do you not make it almost a code of a language? What thought processes do people go through when deciding how to do it?
by OTʜᴇB
15 May 2016 23:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative Conlang?
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Collaborative Conlang?

I guess my language is rather poly-synthetic, but this one doesn't have to be. It can be anything, I just liked the idea of the prefixes and suffixes at the time - which I later regretted when I had to create a grouping pair to act like parentheses to make the grammar legible.
by OTʜᴇB
15 May 2016 22:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative Conlang?
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Collaborative Conlang?

Hello. I recently (yesterday) completed my first ever conlang. And, as one would expect, it barely works. What of it that does work, works exceptionally. The language supports all 12 tenses, a variety of person(s), and uses the ULD to generate vocabulary. It is based very heavily on the use of suffi...
by OTʜᴇB
15 May 2016 21:55
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vocabulary creation for constructed language
Replies: 14
Views: 2182

Re: Vocabulary creation for constructed language

Then yes I should use a different term. Because "eat" would be the indicative. I'm also using it to say "May you eat?" as "eat-2ndPresentSimple-indicative-question" as a pose to "You must eat" which would be "eat-2ndPresentSimple-imperative"
by OTʜᴇB
15 May 2016 12:56
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vocabulary creation for constructed language
Replies: 14
Views: 2182

Re: Vocabulary creation for constructed language

For instance, if I take "kalet" to mean "Parent" for the purpose of this example, then: "kaletaʔi" is "Father" and "kaletai" is "Mother" where "aʔi" is the imperative suffix and "ai" is the indicative suffix in my language. Why do you use the imperative and indicative suffixes for "father" and "mot...
by OTʜᴇB
14 May 2016 23:01
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vocabulary creation for constructed language
Replies: 14
Views: 2182

Re: Vocabulary creation for constructed language

Ok I think I have a solution! :idea: :idea: :idea: :!: :!: :!: I will take the ULD categorization as I was using previously, but use Creyeditor's method for "numbering" them in a way. My system will work as follows: I have 10 "areas", each with a base string of letters. Within each area is a selecti...
by OTʜᴇB
14 May 2016 20:18
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vocabulary creation for constructed language
Replies: 14
Views: 2182

Re: Vocabulary creation for constructed language

Ok so now I have a way of having diversity within the words, I need a method of categorizing English words so that I may derive a new word from them. For instance I may have a bit of categorization as such: >Material >>Solid >>>Metal >>>>Copper >>>Wood >>>Plastic >>Liquid >>Gas The general request o...
by OTʜᴇB
14 May 2016 19:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vocabulary creation for constructed language
Replies: 14
Views: 2182

Re: Vocabulary creation for constructed language

Creyeditor, this is a very good idea and I will definitely use this. However, the problem I'm having is less in choosing the strings of letters, but more in categorizing the words in the first place. Oh, sorry, I might have misunderstod you, I thought you were using the ULD categorization successfu...
by OTʜᴇB
14 May 2016 19:03
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vocabulary creation for constructed language
Replies: 14
Views: 2182

Re: Vocabulary creation for constructed language

I would suggest the following litmus test: Run a pair of words (mebbe make multiple copypastas of each) through a TTS program. EG: "iʔisakaʔalilɛnit" "iʔisakaʔalilinit" record the TTS and play it back. Play with the speed, making it faster and faster, if the program u use can do that. Can you tell ...
by OTʜᴇB
14 May 2016 18:52
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vocabulary creation for constructed language
Replies: 14
Views: 2182

Re: Vocabulary creation for constructed language

Creyeditor, this is a very good idea and I will definitely use this. However, the problem I'm having is less in choosing the strings of letters, but more in categorizing the words in the first place.
by OTʜᴇB
14 May 2016 14:58
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Daughter Languages or Dialects?
Replies: 8
Views: 2101

Re: Daughter Languages or Dialects?

All three versions here use very similar sounds. They could be 3 closely related languages if the rest of each differ more significantly. However, if they all use the same grammar then they would be very convincing accents of the same language. For instance received pronunciation, London English, an...