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Jarhead
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Eil - My Conlang

Post by Jarhead » 14 Jul 2013 15:16

Here is the first public draft of my conlang, Eil. It's been now several years into development. There's more of it but I don't think it's all ready to be judged... Let me know what you think so far. More will come.

http://www.2shared.com/document/O_W9fXT ... atica.html
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Re: Eil - My Conlang

Post by Alomar » 20 Aug 2013 01:35

Jarhead wrote:Here is the first public draft of my conlang, Eil. It's been now several years into development. There's more of it but I don't think it's all ready to be judged... Let me know what you think so far. More will come.

http://www.2shared.com/document/O_W9fXT ... atica.html
I like what I see so far. I'd like to see more examples though. And sentences perhaps.

A few questions:
If you don't have adjectives strictly, how do you describe things like "old man" is there a distinct noun for an old man, or do you use some noun like "oldness" in an adjective position before the head noun, like you say.

Also, you say that you can drop dative endings when the indirect object is found between the S and the DO if the DO is present. but can't this be confused for the adjective position?


Also, when can you tell nouns aren't in this adjectival position, but are compounded? Are there affixes that are inserted, or does compounding cause stress shifts?


Note: I'm not sure why all my questions were about your "adjectives", I typically don't care much for them.
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