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by bbbourq
18 Aug 2017 17:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6652
Views: 1061504

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Just looking at the Frath-Wiki page I can say that's actually a pretty decent writing sytem, and it doesn't fall into many of the traps many conscripts fall into. Thank you very much! I wanted to make a realistic script that is aesthetically pleasing as well as practical for the language it is inte...
by bbbourq
18 Aug 2017 00:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6652
Views: 1061504

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Many languages that are nom-acc and have cases would put both arguments in the nominative, so I think that's fine. That's what I do with Shonkasika, which is also a nom-acc language with cases. Your language looks interesting by the way. Where can I see more? Thank you! Here are a few links where I...
by bbbourq
05 Aug 2017 22:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6652
Views: 1061504

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I was at an impasse earlier. I hit a snag while writing out a sentence and I didn't know how to search for this specific issue. My language is nominative-accusative and it has ten cases: Nominative Accusative Dative Genitive Sublative Ablative Allative Instructive Vocative So here is where I was stu...
by bbbourq
05 Aug 2017 01:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6652
Views: 1061504

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Lambuzhao wrote: I've been doing this for 30+ years. I hope I get there, too.
What's your secret, bbbourg?
:wat:
This is not my secret. This secret pertains to Parlox. I'm lucky enough to translate simple sentences, never mind ones with clauses.
by bbbourq
05 Aug 2017 00:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6652
Views: 1061504

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Parlox wrote:I have reached a point with O Sumrol where i can translate most sentences without making many new words.
That is a very cool achievement. I hope to get there soon.
by bbbourq
02 Aug 2017 00:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6652
Views: 1061504

Re: What did you accomplish today?

It has been a while since I have posted anywhere in this forum. Thus, I think I'm due to give an update. My language is Lortho (IPA:['loɾ.tʰo]). It is an agglutinating language and its alignment is nominative-accusative. Instead of writing a tome, I will just include my sites for your perusal. I've ...
by bbbourq
28 Mar 2017 04:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6652
Views: 1061504

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I created noun constructs from verbs to denote the doer of the action. The verbal root receives the circumfix [mo] + gender marker where - i is masculine and - u is feminine. Examples: -o verbs [kon'pʰɑɾo] to speak [kon'pʰɑɾ] verbal root [mokon'pʰɑɾi, -u] speaker -t verbs ['hɑmɛt] to think ['hɑmɛd] ...
by bbbourq
19 Mar 2017 18:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What Iranian Grammar is Most Beloved?
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Re: What Iranian Grammar is Most Beloved?

What grammar book of any dialect of any language in the Iranian family of the IE phylum do people here who are familiar love the most? And why? I have Lambton's Persian Grammar as well, but I find L.P. Elwell-Sutton's Elementary Persian Grammar to be just as useful, if not easier to use (in my opin...
by bbbourq
19 Mar 2017 17:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5844
Views: 1388027

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

Hello! A posteriori = vocabulary strongly based on a natural language or on several natural languages (examples: Latino sine flexione , a substantial amount of Esperanto , Brithenig ). A priori = vocabulary mostly created "from scratch" with no clear source in natural languages (examples: Dothraki ...
by bbbourq
19 Mar 2017 16:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5844
Views: 1388027

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

Hello, Brian here. I am a novice conlanger. Could someone be so kind and describe to me what is meant by a priori and a posteriori languages? I looked up the definitions of both phrases and tried searching here and on ZBB, but I am none the closer to a firm understanding of how this applies to gloss...
by bbbourq
19 Mar 2017 15:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6652
Views: 1061504

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I created a FrathWiki page for my language, Lortho. It includes the script I created for it. It is still a work in progress, but nonetheless an accomplishment.
by bbbourq
17 Mar 2017 19:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Cultural effects of living in a binary star system
Replies: 29
Views: 5137

Re: Cultural effects of living in a binary star system

I realize that this thread is a little old, but I find it relative in that I, also, am creating a conworld in which the planet revolves around a binary star. I read all of the posts and I am grateful to have found this treasure trove of information. Aside from cultural effects a binary star would ha...
by bbbourq
12 Mar 2017 23:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 389
Views: 218258

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Egerius wrote: Oh, a fellow practitioner of calligraphy!
Hello!
Well hello! I love it and it is quite therapeutic for me. 'Tis nice to meet a fellow calligrapher.
by bbbourq
12 Mar 2017 20:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 287
Views: 136883

Re: You

Alias(es): Brian Location: Los Angeles Date of birth: 1976 Gender: Male Occupation: Security Interests: diachronic linguistics, etymology, conlanging Favorite music: Death/Extreme Metal, Chill-out music (talk about paradoxical) Political ideology: Prefer not to say Conlangs: Lortho [loɾtʰo] Other h...
by bbbourq
12 Mar 2017 20:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 389
Views: 218258

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Hello! My name is Brian. I live in Los Angeles. I am a polyglot, calligrapher, and conlanger. I have joined quite a few conlanging (or glossopoeist, if you prefer) communities and I am consistently astounded by the volume of linguistic knowledge that pours out. I speak five languages (of which I use...