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Re: Catlang

Post by Ossicone » 06 Nov 2010 20:36

Meow.

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Re: Catlang

Post by Pe King » 08 Nov 2010 02:03

your not done. I myself will not speak this language but come on keep going. Finish a task!
  • Phonology
    m n n_0 n` n`_0 J N\
    t` d` c J\ k g q G\ ?
    s_m z_m s\ z\ s` z` C j\ x G X R X\ ?\ H\ <\ h h\
    r\ r`\ j M\
    r R\
    4 r`
    K K\ K` K`\
    L\

    i 1 M
    @
    { 6 A

    i` 1` M`
    @`
    {` 6` A`

    Lengthened
    m: n: n_0: n`: n`_0: J: N\:
    s_m: z_m: s\: z\: s`: z`: C: j\: x: G: X: R: X\:
    r: R\:
    K: K\: K`: K`\:
    L\:

    i: 1: M:
    @:
    {: 6: A:

    i`: 1`: M`:
    @`:
    {`: 6`: A`:

    Tones
    _H
    _M
    _L
    _R
    _R_F
    _F
    _F_R
    _k


  • Consonants (syllabe initals)
    m n ɳ ɲ ŋ
    p t ʈ c k ʔ
    s ɬ ʂ ɬ˞ ç x ħ
    ɹ l ɻ ɭ (j ɰ˞) ʕ
    (Are retroflexes really retroflexive, cerebral consonants, unlike Polish, Russian and Mandarin?)

    Vowels (syllabe nuclei)
    ə a ai ɑ˞ ɑɯ˞
    i ja jai jɑ˞ jɑɯ˞
    ɯ˞ ɰa ɰai ɰɑ˞ ɰɑɯ˞

    Tonemes
    à á à: á: â: ǎ:
    (low, high, long low, long high, falling, rising)


  • [m n ɳ ɴ] m n nh ń
    [t ʈ c k q ʔ] t th c k q '
    [s ɬ ʂ ɬ˞ ç x χ ħ] s ł sh łh ç x h ħ
    [ɹ l ɻ ɭ (j ɰ˞) ʁ ʕ] r l rh lh i u g ğ
    What now?


  • m n ɳ ɴ
    k q ʔ
    ɬ ɬ˞ x χ ħ
    l ɭ ʁ ʕ
    It Still counts. Simply identify with your favorite with the number given to it. Voting now O_O
    Last edited by Pe King on 09 Nov 2010 22:40, edited 2 times in total.
    One just isn't enough.

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    That requires patience, an art I have little practice in.

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    Re: Catlang

    Post by Pirka » 09 Nov 2010 01:30

    Whether the cats use one or two paws to scratch depends on how they position their writing surface. If they put their writing material on horizontal surface, they most likely have to use one paw to scratch, using another to balance themselves and to hold the material in place (assuming it's something looseleaf like birch bark). On the other paw, if they put things onto a vertical surface (or scratch on fences and trees and couches and such), they would have to use both paws for more force.

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    Re: Catlang

    Post by Pe King » 09 Nov 2010 05:26

    Hello, Voting, Phonology, ring a bell?
    One just isn't enough.

    I am praying for you all, with sincerity and on occasion gritted teeth.

    Mathew 5:43-44

    I seldom think before I speak.
    That requires patience, an art I have little practice in.

    -Pe King, I hope.

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    Re: Catlang

    Post by Ear of the Sphinx » 09 Nov 2010 15:35

    Pe King wrote:Hello, Voting, Phonology, ring a bell?
    Are we voting by PM?
    Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.

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    Re: Catlang

    Post by teh_Foxx0rz » 09 Nov 2010 18:29

    Cats usually use two paws to scratch on surfaces. I think that might have been the idea.
    I like Ossicone's "script", anyway :)

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    Re: Catlang

    Post by Pe King » 09 Nov 2010 21:58

    No, voting will just be out in the open.grumble grumble
    One just isn't enough.

    I am praying for you all, with sincerity and on occasion gritted teeth.

    Mathew 5:43-44

    I seldom think before I speak.
    That requires patience, an art I have little practice in.

    -Pe King, I hope.

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    Re: Catlang

    Post by jseamus » 09 Nov 2010 22:06

    I vote "maybe" on all counts.
    This is the world.

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    Re: Catlang

    Post by Ear of the Sphinx » 09 Nov 2010 22:08

    I vote for 4 (consonants) and 2 (anything else).
    Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.

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    Re: Catlang

    Post by Pe King » 09 Nov 2010 22:41

    jseamus wrote:I vote "maybe" on all counts.
    What good does that do?
    One just isn't enough.

    I am praying for you all, with sincerity and on occasion gritted teeth.

    Mathew 5:43-44

    I seldom think before I speak.
    That requires patience, an art I have little practice in.

    -Pe King, I hope.

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    Re: Catlang

    Post by jseamus » 09 Nov 2010 23:10

    Pe King wrote:
    jseamus wrote:I vote "maybe" on all counts.
    What good does that do?
    It annoys you, just as planned. Mwahahaha!

    But seriously, I vote for 5-10 consonants, preferably relying most heavily on nasals and rhotics; yes on gemination, possibly distinguishing more than two lengths; 2-3 vowel qualities, multiple lengths + r-coloring (and possibly nasalization?).
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    Re: Catlang

    Post by Pirka » 10 Nov 2010 07:52

    teh_Foxx0rz wrote:Cats usually use two paws to scratch on surfaces. I think that might have been the idea.
    I like Ossicone's "script", anyway :)
    Well, I did say that it depends on the orientation of the writing surface. Try to forcefully scratch two parallel lines with two pencils, one in each hand, on a loose-leaf material on a horizontal surface, and you'll see what I mean.
    But I like her script too. Looks boss.

    EDIT #31249012840921834 (:P)

    A pencil isn't the best analogy; try using fishhooks on a piece of birch bark.

    Which just forces me to ask the question; loose-leaf or stationary recording surfaces?

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    Re: Catlang

    Post by Pe King » 12 Nov 2010 05:26

    I want this to have a long happy life no abortions!
    One just isn't enough.

    I am praying for you all, with sincerity and on occasion gritted teeth.

    Mathew 5:43-44

    I seldom think before I speak.
    That requires patience, an art I have little practice in.

    -Pe King, I hope.

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    Re: Catlang

    Post by Pe King » 13 Nov 2010 13:34

    breath little (I say with a calm voice) thread. I said breath damn it! LIVE!
    One just isn't enough.

    I am praying for you all, with sincerity and on occasion gritted teeth.

    Mathew 5:43-44

    I seldom think before I speak.
    That requires patience, an art I have little practice in.

    -Pe King, I hope.

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    Re: Catlang

    Post by Ear of the Sphinx » 13 Nov 2010 18:09

    *nothing to say*

    I can only write that "catlang" is "rot-syr'atkan" in my conlang Emmut and "kasan kien" / "kien u kasan" in Usu.
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    Re: Catlang

    Post by Pirka » 13 Nov 2010 20:39

    PeKing: Maybe it would breathe if you could spell/use commas.

    Milya: *FB-style like*

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    Re: Catlang

    Post by jseamus » 20 Nov 2010 23:20

    If we're gonna do this, what comes next?
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    Re: Catlang

    Post by Ear of the Sphinx » 20 Nov 2010 23:37

    Caturday?

    And grammar then.
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    Re: Catlang

    Post by jseamus » 21 Nov 2010 00:24

    ai kan haz morphologeez?
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    Re: Catlang

    Post by Thakowsaizmu » 21 Nov 2010 00:37

    jseamus wrote:ai kan haz morphologeez?
    Boo...

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