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by CarsonDaConlanger
11 Apr 2019 14:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Religion in conworlds with magic
Replies: 10
Views: 2391

Re: Religion in conworlds with magic

Sorry I guess I was a bit opaque lol. It is basically a C. The gods can be communicated with and interact with people relatively frequently. The magic system works through a sort of "ethereal plane" in which the gods also exist, so most magic has to go through that the gods and involves calling on o...
by CarsonDaConlanger
11 Apr 2019 01:11
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Religion in conworlds with magic
Replies: 10
Views: 2391

Religion in conworlds with magic

How do you handle a world where there are defined gods (or a defined god) as well as a hard magic system? Would there be multiple religions and only one of them be right? One religion with minor variations? There are many cultures and many haven't interacted with each other at all, so I feel like on...
by CarsonDaConlanger
11 Apr 2019 00:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 937423

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

For heavily head marking agglutinative languages, what is the general order of affixes? If a verb could take affixes for: tense aspect mood subject object voice affixes (applicative/passive/etc) incorporated instrumental nouns participle Is there a trend in which affixes are closer to the stem and w...
by CarsonDaConlanger
10 Apr 2019 23:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2813
Views: 719190

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/m n/
/p t d ts tɬ k ʔ/
/ɓ ɗ k'/
/s ɬ x/
/l j w/

/i u/
/e o/
/æ ɑ/

+vowel length

CV(V/R)
R=l,n,m

How realistic do you think this is?
by CarsonDaConlanger
10 Apr 2019 16:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kvíaros
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Re: Kvíaros

Pronouns Kvíaros has an abundance of pronouns, including 3 personal pronouns, a reflexive pronoun, an indefinite pronoun, and several interrogative pronouns. Personal Pronouns 1st Person (SG PL): ABS dú dút ERG dús dút GEN doí/-do dío/-jo LAT dól dolt ABL dolí dolít 2nd Person ABS bar bare ERG bars...
by CarsonDaConlanger
10 Apr 2019 03:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kvíaros
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Re: Kvíaros

Verbs Verbs in Kvíaros conjugate to 3 tenses: present, past, and future. Perfective, passive, and antipassive, verbs can be formed by derivation. There are two regular conjugations for verbs: ís- and ús-. (Note not all verbs are accented on the final syllable of the infinitive, see the first post f...
by CarsonDaConlanger
10 Apr 2019 03:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 937423

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

Adjunct clauses are non-obligatory subordinate clauses that modify other clauses. In English, they can be introduced by words like when , if , and because , and can occur in a peripheral position (like at the left edge of a modified clause). They contrast with (i) complement clauses, which are intr...
by CarsonDaConlanger
10 Apr 2019 03:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kvíaros
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Re: Kvíaros

Nominals Nominals (nouns and adjectives) decline to case and number. There are two numbers (SG & PL) and 6 cases (ABS ERG VOC GEN LAT ABL) The structure of a noun is as follows: Prefix-root-suffix-possessive pronoun-ending All nouns must have at least a root, a noun with no ending will always belon...
by CarsonDaConlanger
10 Apr 2019 03:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kvíaros
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Re: Kvíaros

Typology/basic description Description Kvíalos is a language spoken on the mythical planet Hoyyosa. Specifically it is spoken by the Kvíos Empire, a pseudo empire formed of multiple tribes and vassal states united under one monarchical ruler. They have late Iron Age technology but very advanced sea...
by CarsonDaConlanger
10 Apr 2019 02:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kvíaros
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Kvíaros

Kvíaros Table of Contents Phonology/Phonotactics/Accent Typology/Introduction Noun Basics Verb Basics Phonology Consonants /m n ŋ~ŋ:/ m n ng /p b t d tɕ dʑ k g/ p b t d ch j k g /f s ɕ h/ f s sh h /ʋ l r j/ v l r y~i All consonants can be geminated unless word initially or finally, written double. ...
by CarsonDaConlanger
10 Apr 2019 01:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 937423

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

When in English is ambiguous between a wh-pronoun ( When did Pat eat? ) and a relative pronoun ( Pat ate when I left ). If languages have morphologically distinct wh- and relative pronouns, they'll form adjunct clauses with the latter (indeed you can think of these adjunct clauses as a kind of rela...
by CarsonDaConlanger
09 Apr 2019 23:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 937423

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

How are interrogatives formed in most languages? Do they all use pronouns? Are they similar like in English? How about temporal clause linking words (I have no idea what to call these) like when (X happens)?
by CarsonDaConlanger
04 Apr 2019 22:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 937423

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

Do split ergative languages usually have a separate nominative case, or do they repurpose another case? Specifically the kind that experience the split along the lines of tense.
by CarsonDaConlanger
01 Apr 2019 16:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 3443

Loss of morphological complexity over time

There has been a general loss of morphological complexity in Indo European languages, at least the European ones (I'm not very knowledgeable about the Asian languages). For example PIE > Latin lost many cases, derivational classes, and verb conjugations. Then Latin > Spanish lost all cases and a who...
by CarsonDaConlanger
01 Apr 2019 14:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Favesi
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Favesi

This looks nice: IE. is an obvious inspiration, but it's still very distinct in terms of sounds and sound changes. I've got no comments at the moment, other than asking where did ğ come from? It's not listed in the phoneme inventory (I thought you might have respelled it as ƿ or vice-versa). Correc...
by CarsonDaConlanger
29 Mar 2019 20:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Favesi
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Favesi

Hey! I'm sidetracked again from Maric so here's a conlang from a fictional language family I am working on. The proto lang's phonology is as follows: /m n ŋ ŋ w / m n ŋ ŋw /p b p h p' t d t h t' k g k h k' k w g w k wh k w ' ʔ/ p b t d k g kw gw ʔ (aspiration is Ph and ejective is P') /s ɬ X 1 h 2 /...
by CarsonDaConlanger
20 Mar 2019 15:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Central Maric
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Central Maric

Verbs Verbs in Central Maric have present, past, future distinction. The future is derived from Ancient Maric's hypothetical mood. Present: 1s -a 2s -(e)ìs 3m -(e)da 3f -palatalization of final consonant of stem 3n -(e)diã 1p -(a)ma 2p -(e)te 3p -aìt Past: 1s -Ø 2s -e 3m -(e)dhia 3f -(e)ìd 3n -(e)d...
by CarsonDaConlanger
20 Mar 2019 12:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Central Maric
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: High Maric

I like this language- the Phonology reminds me of Slavic mixed with Proto-Finnic. I like some of the sound changes. Two criticisms, however: Why "High"? For HG, that's a geographic marker. The only Language I can think of that uses that title is High Elvish = Quenya, and that's a Conlang in a conwo...
by CarsonDaConlanger
19 Mar 2019 18:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Central Maric
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: High Maric

Nouns Nominal declension has simplified to three cases: direct(NOM/ACC), genitive, and dative. Ablaut is not preserved in the oblique. 1st Declension: Vaga < wakas < *wĺ̥kʷos "Wolf" DIR.SG: vaga DIR.PL: vagae GEN.SG: vacha GEN.PL: vagã DAT.SG: vaìg DAT.PL: vagas This declension comes from Ancient M...