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Post by HJH » 23 Apr 2019 08:24

Hello! Here is the first draft of my personal language: Casia. It has a large variety of palatal consonants, ergative-absolutive alignment, highly irregular plural formation, six tenses, and agglutinative morphology that shows some fusionality. I am also developing a logography for it.

The text at the bottom of the second picture means:
oebielm aja-o

/aoðjœlm aɥaɦɔ/

SUPER.NEG.noise exist.ITER

It's silent again.

The top picture says:
coex monb bagomp jaxoab

coe-x mo-nb b-a-go-mp jaxoa-b

sister.ERG.SG.DEF 1.GEN.SG.DEF IND.NONVIS.TEL.DUR.TRANS.make.HODPST.COMP biscuit.ABS.PL.DEF

/coex munθ θɶɟʝɔmp ɥɶɣoaθ/

My sister has made biscuits. (I can smell them)
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The root word is shown with a single glyph and grammatical categories are shown with diacritics. Here are some of the glyphs:
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I would really appreciate constructive criticism, especially of the grammar.
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Re: Casia

Post by Khemehekis » 23 Apr 2019 09:10

Only six kinship roots? How do Casia speakers express "daoghter" and "son"?
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Re: Casia

Post by HJH » 23 Apr 2019 10:32

Khemehekis wrote:
23 Apr 2019 09:10
Only six kinship roots? How do Casia speakers express "daoghter" and "son"?
I have words for them, but forgot to put them in the grammar document. They are:

oev, eoz (son)
tjo, cio (daughter)
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Re: Casia

Post by HJH » 23 Apr 2019 15:16

More of the logography
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... 684386.jpg
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Mob	 ayeyk		xiao	sat            apgak				 monb	    noekec          
1.SG.ABS love.FP.COMP because lord.ERG TEL.DUR.TRANS.hear.FF.PROG 1.SG.GEN speech.GEN

bielm	     e	aoova-a      geb	      ner	          molb        e      mob         io-eaoekek.
sound.OBL REL ALL.go.HAB ear.ABS 3.SG.GEN 1.SG.DAT REL 1.SG.ABS TEL.PUN.INTR.ABL.say.FF
The first two verses of Psalm 114.
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Re: Casia

Post by HJH » 27 Apr 2019 18:17

New Casia Grammar

I have created a 2nd version of the grammar that has some major changes to the phontactics and morphology. The only downside is that it makes most of my old translations redundant [:S].
  • Polarity is now expressed grammatically in the classifier prefixes along with lexical aspect and transitivity.
  • The mood prefixes have been split into epistemic and deontic moods, so that they can be combined.
  • I have added a description of my personal lunisolar calendar and a description of the logography.
  • Root words can now only be one syllable. Syllables cannot begin with vowels.
  • The vowel mutations have been simplified from nine options to six, creating a more even spread of vowel allophones.
  • Permissive, necessative and desiderative moods have been added.
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Re: Casia

Post by HJH » 09 May 2019 19:02

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All of Psalm 114 in Casia.

The text is just 55% the length of the English.
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Re: Casia

Post by DV82LECM » 10 May 2019 23:06

I like this, especially the phonology. But that orthography makes my head hurt. Lol.

There's only one other conlang I've ever seen use all 26 letters like you do: Muplo ['mu.plø].

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Re: Casia

Post by HJH » 11 May 2019 07:24

DV82LECM wrote:
10 May 2019 23:06
I like this, especially the phonology. But that orthography makes my head hurt. Lol.

There's only one other conlang I've ever seen use all 26 letters like you do: Muplo ['mu.plø].
I appreciate that the orthography is strange. I wanted to make something that was compact and that I could type easily.
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Re: Casia

Post by eldin raigmore » 12 May 2019 05:53

HJH wrote:
09 May 2019 19:02
http://i.imgur.com/o0nPj1A.png

All of Psalm 114 in Casia.

The text is just 55% the length of the English.
I’m sorry, I cannot detect the semantics of Psalm 114 in your interlinear morphemic gloss.

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Re: Casia

Post by HJH » 13 May 2019 21:39

eldin raigmore wrote:
12 May 2019 05:53
HJH wrote:
09 May 2019 19:02
http://i.imgur.com/o0nPj1A.png

All of Psalm 114 in Casia.

The text is just 55% the length of the English.
I’m sorry, I cannot detect the semantics of Psalm 114 in your interlinear morphemic gloss.
Psalm 114 is the first 9 verses of Psalm 116 in some versions.
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Re: Casia

Post by eldin raigmore » 14 May 2019 05:29

I do see Ps 116:1-9 in your Casia IMG.
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I don’t understand at all how the Psalms could be re-capitulated, re-versified, re-ordered, and re-numbered, so confusingly?
Of course that’s not your fault.
Probably there’s been a long-standing tradition among Biblical scholars that, when translating Psalms, one should be high on mushrooms.
Or something.

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