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by Taurenzine
14 Aug 2017 05:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5603
Views: 1301231

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

So I have a question about articles: In english, articles used with plural nouns are a little strange; the article "the" works fine, but not the article "a". Some examples are that saying "The Apples" works but saying "An Apples" doesn't. You have to say "Some Apples" instead. This is a silly questi...
by Taurenzine
14 Aug 2017 05:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Articles and Demonstratives
Replies: 20
Views: 3371

Re: Articles and Demonstratives

shimobaatar wrote:I don't really understand what you're trying to ask, but you might get more answers by asking questions here instead of creating new threads. Good luck!
oh, Thank you! Never even knew this existed.
by Taurenzine
14 Aug 2017 03:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Articles and Demonstratives
Replies: 20
Views: 3371

Articles and Demonstratives

I always thought that there was no point in differentiating Articles and Demonstratives because they were practically the same thing in the way that they worked. But I'm not so sure now... So I've been making a list of demonstratives and such, and because of what until recently I've been thinking, I...
by Taurenzine
09 Aug 2017 20:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Specialised nouns? Clauses? Participles?
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Specialised nouns? Clauses? Participles?

...OK. A "clause" is a unit of speech; one or more together make a sentence. A main clause tends in English to have a verb and at least a subject, and can stand on its own as a sentence. Other types of clauses can't. One important type of clause is the relative clause - "the man, whom I ate , was A...
by Taurenzine
09 Aug 2017 03:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Specialised nouns? Clauses? Participles?
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Specialised nouns? Clauses? Participles?

The only one that I think I fully understand are Participles: they're basically just what I call verbal adjectives. e.g. The walking cat, The sleeping dog, The standing man
by Taurenzine
09 Aug 2017 03:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Specialised nouns? Clauses? Participles?
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Specialised nouns? Clauses? Participles?

So I recently made a post about noun cases and stuff and got a very detailed response, one that was very helpful. There was nothing wrong with the response itself, but rather there was a gap in my knowledge that caused me not to understand what they were describing to me. Basically, I'd like someone...
by Taurenzine
09 Aug 2017 03:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Too many noun cases!!! Questions about them
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Too many noun cases!!! Questions about them

Cases are ways to show the relationship between two nouns by putting some marker on one of them. English doesn't use many of them, or possibly none at all outside of pronouns, depending how you classify our genitive. So examples in English will not use cases, just give examples of situations where ...
by Taurenzine
08 Aug 2017 15:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Too many noun cases!!! Questions about them
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Too many noun cases!!! Questions about them

Cases are ways to show the relationship between two nouns by putting some marker on one of them. English doesn't use many of them, or possibly none at all outside of pronouns, depending how you classify our genitive. So examples in English will not use cases, just give examples of situations where ...
by Taurenzine
08 Aug 2017 05:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Too many noun cases!!! Questions about them
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Too many noun cases!!! Questions about them

So I'm at the point in my language where I need to setup noun cases. I had already decided that my language was going to quite case heavy (emphasis on quite), but as I kept picking out ones I though would be necessary, it eventually ended up being even more case heavy than I wanted it to be. As I th...
by Taurenzine
20 Jul 2017 20:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Junaux'
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Jun

there have been quite a few comments on my verb conjugation, but does anyone have anything to say about the three types of verbs I have? does it make sense? is there a more common term to depict what I was trying to? anything helps What, do you mean your active, passive/inverse and reflexive voices...
by Taurenzine
15 Jul 2017 00:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Junaux'
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Jun

there have been quite a few comments on my verb conjugation, but does anyone have anything to say about the three types of verbs I have? does it make sense? is there a more common term to depict what I was trying to? anything helps What, do you mean your active, passive/inverse and reflexive voices...
by Taurenzine
14 Jul 2017 03:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Junaux'
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Jun

there have been quite a few comments on my verb conjugation, but does anyone have anything to say about the three types of verbs I have? does it make sense? is there a more common term to depict what I was trying to? anything helps
by Taurenzine
14 Jul 2017 02:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Junaux'
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Jun

GamerGeek wrote:I thought you were asking which you should call it...





I'm an idiot.
No no no no, that is a really simple mistake trust me

your life is gonna be full of a bunch more way shittier mistakes, as anyone's life is, so don't worry about this one
by Taurenzine
13 Jul 2017 21:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Junaux'
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Jun

Based off of the comments, I changed the verb conjugations to the following:
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by Taurenzine
13 Jul 2017 21:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Junaux'
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Jun

It seems like commands might also be able to have different apects: "Eat carrots" (for a moment) vs. "eat carrots" (habitually), although "Be eating carrots", "Have eaten carrots" and "Have been eating carrots" are not very useful. It seems to me that a progressive imperative might mean something l...
by Taurenzine
13 Jul 2017 21:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Junaux'
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Jun

Interesting. I have some projects I'm working on with a similar set of aspects. One idea that appeals to me is to make the present progressive the "unmarked" present-tense form, since I feel like the present momentane is fairly rare. However, that would interfere with the regularity of the system a...
by Taurenzine
13 Jul 2017 20:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Junaux'
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Stuff about my conlang... Name might be 'Lenaux' or 'Junaux'

So I've been working on a personal language/auxiliary language for a while now, and although the goal set is that of an auxiliary language, the main purpose is to learn more about linguistics, and how I want to think about it. So because this is such a learning process for me, after I do a bunch of ...
by Taurenzine
09 Jul 2017 19:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Verbs Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

Re: English Verbs Questions

For a universal perspective, I think you'd have to study the semantics carefully. Classifications like "mood" and "tense" are just general labels; they are not very strictly defined. Focusing only on specific English words will not help you much with learning about how languages in general work, be...
by Taurenzine
07 Jul 2017 07:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Verbs Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

Re: English Verbs Questions

I am still quite confused... I would appreciate it if rather than looking at this from an English perspective you looked at this from a universally linguistic perspective. I'll rephrase my question I suppose: Can the words "would" "could" and "should" fit into any mood or aspect, or are they neither...
by Taurenzine
06 Jul 2017 03:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Verbs Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

English Verbs Questions

I personally believe that the way english verbs are "conjugated" if you can even call it that are quite broken, but because its the way I think and speak Its what I'd like to understand the way it works. So I have a question about a certain part of english verbs... The terms "Should", "Could" and "W...