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by Nloki
03 Feb 2019 16:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 905
Views: 296433

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Corphishy wrote:
31 Jan 2019 00:04
NEXT: gʷaðn̩ adj. full
Vuodi [ˈβʷɔðɪ], adj.: boring.

Next: Łoje [ˈɬɔjɛ], n.: night.
by Nloki
03 Feb 2019 12:18
Forum: Translations
Topic: Do you want to go home?
Replies: 27
Views: 26074

Re: Do you want to go home?

:con: Nłokjenkaitää.
Kid'mii Kuivältää meniike daa?
want-DCL;PST,2ndP;SG move/go/come-1stINF YES/NO?
Do you want to go home?
by Nloki
03 Feb 2019 12:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: Don't talk to me or my son ever again!
Replies: 33
Views: 5730

Re: Don't talk to me or my son ever again!

:con: Nłokjenkaitää.
Engii vinzken säike niþ Ron'nihjäþ!
Negative-FUT;IMP,2ndP;SG again-MOD;ADV say-1stINF 1stP,SG;ACC son-1stP,SG;POSS-or;CLT-ACC.
Don't ever again talk to me or to my son!
by Nloki
03 Feb 2019 10:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nłōkjenkā̤itää
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: Ą̈väriäŋką̈itää: an introduction.

And how could I fit passive or antipassive voices in a tripartite alignment (ergative, accusative and unmarked intransitive)? Can both voices coexist in a language's verbal system? Yes. It happens that the passive is more readily useful in nominative-accusative languages, and the antipassive is mor...
by Nloki
02 Feb 2019 23:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nłōkjenkā̤itää
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: Ą̈väriäŋką̈itää: an introduction.

I've chosen a tripartite alignment for it, but I've started feeling that split-ergativity would be also useful in this conlang, or maybe even the antipassive voice (which I haven't understood yet: how is to omit P useful to some point? I would be very thankful if someone could explain it here) The ...
by Nloki
21 Jan 2019 21:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nłōkjenkā̤itää
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: Ą̈väriäŋką̈itää: an introduction.

Cẅènyon: sorry for hijacking your thread a bit with this discussion. I remember you being a bit apprehensive due to your Quenya adventures, and I'm happy that you overcame your block and started this thread. I like what I'm seeing so far, and sorry for getting hung up on the minor detail of romaniz...
by Nloki
20 Jan 2019 15:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nłōkjenkā̤itää
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: Äväriäŋkäitää: an introduction.

OK, a few things. So ogoneks are a very odd choice as stress markers, they're pretty much always nasalisation (and in the one exception, Lithuanian, afaict they reflect old nasal vowels anyway). I already knew that. Actually, I based my conlang's Romanisation from Lithuanian (at least in that aspec...
by Nloki
19 Jan 2019 23:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nłōkjenkā̤itää
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Nłōkjenkā̤itää

Nłokjenkaitää (not Ą̈väriäŋką̈itää anymore) is my first conlang on this year 2019, I've been working on it since a week ago, and it's based on my very first conlang (at least, in the matter of verbal declensions and some other details). Its main phonoaesthetical influencers are Finnish and Basque or...
by Nloki
13 Jan 2019 20:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang breakthroughs thread
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: Conlang breakthroughs thread

Since November 2018, when I started focusing on Quenya, I began trying to make my conlangs as similar as possible to it, which led me to disaster. I kept some time focused on Quenya, but then I realised that I was just going to lose all my conlanging skills and now I'm trying to remake something ori...
by Nloki
10 Jan 2019 19:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5751
Views: 1345973

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

Thank you all for the comments above. Finally I could get rid of all that Quenya case suffixes, so now I am conlanging again. I did not hope creating any other conlangs, and just because I could not agree with the orthography I was trying to design! Thank to God the situation has become better. But ...
by Nloki
05 Jan 2019 21:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5751
Views: 1345973

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

Hello. Since I have been learning Quenya, much of my conlanging skills were lost, and just because of the matter that Quenya is a beautiful conlang, but there are many words of common use that Tolkien never created or that were never published and many, many other roots that I would like to replace ...
by Nloki
28 Dec 2018 17:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5751
Views: 1345973

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

Hello, does someone know what is the apostrophe in Quenya used for? Like in "...lumenn' omentielvo." instead of lúmenna or in "...úcaremmar sív' emme apsenet..."? I think it could be used to replace vowels at the end of a word if the next word starts with a vowel, but I'm not quite sure on that.
by Nloki
16 Dec 2018 16:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5751
Views: 1345973

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

Hello. I would want to be aware of what do you conlangers think of a conlang which marks diacritically vowels in syllables not belonging to the lexeme of a word, or shorter: should every declension in my conlang contain a diacritic over its vowel, in my case, a circumflex? Let's take an example from...
by Nloki
15 Dec 2018 21:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: An introduction to Cẅènyon.
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: An introduction to Cẅènyon.

Grammar: Cẅèlyenþròrmeni . ¶Plurals: •Simple: -i, -ye, -a, -o, -u, -e > -ëa. -n: +i. -(consonant): +ëa. •Dual: -i, -ye, -a, -o, -u, -e > -u. -n: -uin. -(consonant): +u. •Partitive: -i, -ye, -a, -o, -u, -e > -ẅe. -n: -ẅen. -(consonant): +ẅe. ¶Case System: •Nominative. •Acusative: -s. •Genitive: -vên...
by Nloki
15 Dec 2018 21:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: An introduction to Cẅènyon.
Replies: 4
Views: 410

An introduction to Cẅènyon.

Phonology: Cẅèlyencòiltëa . •Vowels: -Long: Ỳỳ /iː/, Èè /eː/, Àà /ɑː/, Òò /oː/, Ùù /uː/. -Short: Ii, Yy /i/, Ee /ɛ/, Aa /a/, Oo /ɔ/, Uu /u/. •Consonants: -Plosives: Tt /t/, Pp /p/, Cc /k/. Dd /d/, Bb /b/, Gg /g/. -Fricatives: Dd /ð/, Bb /β/, Gg /ɣ/. Þþ /θ/, Ff /f/, Vv /v/. Ss /s/, Hh /h, x/. -Nasal...