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by CarsonDaConlanger
22 Jan 2019 15:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Soulla: an introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Soulla: an introduction

I've been kinda busy the past month or so (senior year is rough), so I haven't posted a lot. I've updated a few things about the language so I'll change that. After that what would you peeps like to see next? If anyone's interested that is.
by CarsonDaConlanger
22 Jan 2019 15:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5823
Views: 1385801

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

Is it naturalistic for a language with person and/or gender agreement on a verb for the verb to agree to the person/gender of the possessor when it would agree with a possessed noun? I.E Pora ra kyebra. dog-nom.sg def run-pres-3sg.an The dog runs Eli pora kyebre. 1sg.Gen dog-nom.sg run-pres-1sg And ...
by CarsonDaConlanger
08 Jan 2019 15:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Y²KS
Replies: 18
Views: 946

Re: Y²KS

... Light: (C)V (an open syllable with a short vowel) Heavy: (C)Vː (an open syllable with a long vowel) or (C)VC (a closed syllable with a short vowel and a single coda consonant) Superheavy 1: (C)VːC (a closed syllable with a long vowel and a single coda consonant) or (C)VCC (a closed syllable wit...
by CarsonDaConlanger
16 Dec 2018 20:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Soulla: an introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Soulla: an introduction

Interlude: Example Sentences One Here are some simple sentences to give you a feel for how Soulla looks and sounds, and provide in the wild examples of some of the grammar rules I have explained so far. (And maybe introduce some that haven't been listed already.) This is just a basic sentence. Kína...
by CarsonDaConlanger
16 Dec 2018 17:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Soulla: an introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Soulla: an introduction

Interlude: Lexicon Two I'm taking another break from grammar today so I'm posting some more lexicon: Basic Verbs All verbs are listed in their reference form (intransitive infinitive). pri [pri] be, copula íri [i:ɾi] do pari [pʰari] build, put together, create, write hari [hari] clean rari [rari] m...
by CarsonDaConlanger
15 Dec 2018 22:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Soulla: an introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Soulla: an introduction

Part 7: Negation, Interrogatives, and Causatives Negation Verbs in Soullas can be negated using the auxiliary verb vaki, which is also used as a negative copula. It conjugates like a regular intransitive verb; and blocks conjugation on the negated verb, leaving it in the infinitive. E.X: Pari vako....
by CarsonDaConlanger
15 Dec 2018 19:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Soulla: an introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Soulla: an introduction

Part Six: Pronouns There are four personal pronouns, 2 demonstrative pronouns, and a relative pronoun in Soulla. Pronouns decline to 4 cases: nominative, accusative, genitive, and dative. 1: Sg. ya yav yal yas Pl. áyan yavan yava yansa 2: Sg. mi vim mal misa Pl. min mivan mil mis 3A: Sg. ja avij já...
by CarsonDaConlanger
13 Dec 2018 19:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5823
Views: 1385801

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

How do you parse sentences with "told"?
I.E "The man told you why you are poor."
How about sentences with a quote?
I.E "He said you are funny."
by CarsonDaConlanger
13 Dec 2018 18:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Soulla: an introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Soulla: an introduction

Part Five: Modifiers (Adjectives, Adverbs & Adpositions) Adjectives Adjectives come before the nouns they modify. Adjectives agree to number and class, with the following endings: Animate: Sg. -ag Pl. -á Inanimate: Sg. -us Pl. -os EG: skus "black" skag lúsba "black dog" ská lúsban "black dogs" skus...
by CarsonDaConlanger
13 Dec 2018 15:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Soulla: an introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Soulla: an introduction

Interlude: Lexicon 1 I'm going to take a short break from grammar and post some lexicon. Basic people/family terms Here are some basic nouns for people and family: (Stress is always word initial so it isn't marked. palya [pʰaʎa] N.a Person (no gender) kína [kʰi:na] N.a Man aukína [aʊkʰi:na] N.a wom...
by CarsonDaConlanger
08 Dec 2018 00:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Soulla: an introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Soulla: an introduction

Is split Erg based on gender of Agent attested? So far I haven't found much, but there is this . The split is based on the presence of a 1st or 2nd person pronoun. Still, I like the stop series. I was going to ask why the aspiration was specified, but the idea of say /g/ becoming [k̚] and /kʰ/ stay...
by CarsonDaConlanger
07 Dec 2018 18:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Soulla: an introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Soulla: an introduction

I do like that there are some extra limitations lied out like this on intervocalic sequences of consonants. I haven't seen that often. The voice and TAM system as well as split ergativity are all nice to see too. Right now, it all appears a bit bare-boned without much going on, but I think I will k...
by CarsonDaConlanger
06 Dec 2018 18:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Soulla: an introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Soulla: an introduction

Part Four: Verbs Verbs in Soullas have an extensive conjugation system where verbs are marked for voice(transitive, intransitive, passive, and reflexive), tense(past, present, future), mood (declarative, hypothetical, optative, and imperative), and aspect(perfective and imperfective), as well as an...
by CarsonDaConlanger
06 Dec 2018 16:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Soulla: an introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Soulla: an introduction

Part Three: Nouns Nouns in Soullas decline to case and number. They come in two classes: animate and inanimate, and the declension relies on the classes. There are also definite and (optional) indefinite articles. Articles agree to number and class: Definite Animate: Sg ra Pl ran Inanimate: Sg ru P...
by CarsonDaConlanger
06 Dec 2018 05:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Soulla: an introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Soulla: an introduction

Part Two: Grammar Basics General info/typology SOVX word order and generally right branching grammar Agglutinative with some fusion on verb TAM suffixes Animate nouns behave as nominative/accusative and inanimate nouns behave as ergative/absolutive 7 cases on nouns Adjective-numeral-noun-determiner...
by CarsonDaConlanger
05 Dec 2018 21:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Soulla: an introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Soulla: an introduction

Soulla Main Page Part One: Phonology Consonants /m n ɲ/ <m n ny> /p h b t h d tʃ h dʒ k jh g j k h g/ <p b t d ch j ky gy k g> /f s ʃ ç h/ <f s sh hy h> /ʋ l r ʎ j/ <v l r ly y> Vowels /i u/ <i u> /e o/ <e o> /a/ <a> /ai au/ <ai au> Both consonants and vowels can be gemminated: v́=v: CC=C:. Gemmina...
by CarsonDaConlanger
05 Dec 2018 16:06
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Word Order Tendencies
Replies: 2
Views: 11583

Re: Word Order Tendencies

https://wals.info/chapter/91 , “Order of Degree Word and Adjective” Here are Feature 91A interacting with each alignment feature: https://wals.info/combinations/91A_98A#2/19.7/154.7 https://wals.info/combinations/91A_99A#2/19.7/154.7 https://wals.info/combinations/91A_100A#2/19.7/151.7 Can you do t...
by CarsonDaConlanger
05 Dec 2018 01:30
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Word Order Tendencies
Replies: 2
Views: 11583

Re: Word Order Tendencies

What about the placement of adjectives-adverbs? I.E very tall.
by CarsonDaConlanger
03 Dec 2018 18:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5823
Views: 1385801

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

I assume you're using A, O, and S as they're used here ? Yeah. You have it backwards. The usual pattern is: Animate - A/S nominative, O accusative Inanimate - A ergative, S/O absolutive Wherein the nominative and the absolutive are zero-marked, and the functions of the ergative and accusative may b...
by CarsonDaConlanger
03 Dec 2018 16:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5823
Views: 1385801

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

How realistic is it that my conlang marks animate and inanimate nouns differently?
In animate nouns, A is ergative and O/S are absolutive.
In inanimate nouns, A/S are absolutive and O is ergative.