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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by gestaltist » 18 Jan 2016 14:46

What is the provenance of "Taulkish". I like the word but I can't pinpoint where it comes from.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by elemtilas » 18 Jan 2016 14:56

opipik wrote:Write more, Gestaltist! I like it!
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I have missed your writing about WoTS!

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by gestaltist » 18 Jan 2016 15:18

elemtilas wrote:
opipik wrote:Write more, Gestaltist! I like it!
[+1]

I have missed your writing about WoTS!
Thanks you both.

This one is not set in WoTS though. I kinda hate WoTS at the moment. This is me trying something new.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by elemtilas » 18 Jan 2016 15:25

gestaltist wrote:
elemtilas wrote:
opipik wrote:Write more, Gestaltist! I like it!
[+1]

I have missed your writing about WoTS!
Thanks you both.

This one is not set in WoTS though. I kinda hate WoTS at the moment. This is me trying something new.
Fair enough! Why do you hate WoTS at the moment, though??

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Egerius » 18 Jan 2016 15:38

gestaltist wrote:What is the provenance of "Taulkish". I like the word but I can't pinpoint where it comes from.
It's taken from a surname. The one connected with Frodo and Sméagol.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by gestaltist » 18 Jan 2016 15:39

elemtilas wrote:
gestaltist wrote:
elemtilas wrote:
opipik wrote:Write more, Gestaltist! I like it!
[+1]

I have missed your writing about WoTS!
Thanks you both.

This one is not set in WoTS though. I kinda hate WoTS at the moment. This is me trying something new.
Fair enough! Why do you hate WoTS at the moment, though??
I wish it was an easy question to answer. It has a lot to do with my perfectionism, and my need for everything to fit and to be thought through. WoTS is a bit of an amalgamate of my various ideas and it keeps showing despite my attempts to make it more congruent. Also, I started to hate it having two suns for some reason - might be because some of the lands I added to it didn't originally have two suns and the two visions clash in my imagination.

This way or another, my every attempt to work on the setting ends in frustration.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by elemtilas » 18 Jan 2016 15:45

gestaltist wrote:
elemtilas wrote:Fair enough! Why do you hate WoTS at the moment, though??
I wish it was an easy question to answer.
Such questions rarely are!!
It has a lot to do with my perfectionism, and my need for everything to fit and to be thought through. WoTS is a bit of an amalgamate of my various ideas and it keeps showing despite my attempts to make it more congruent. Also, I started to hate it having two suns for some reason - might be because some of the lands I added to it didn't originally have two suns and the two visions clash in my imagination.

This way or another, my every attempt to work on the setting ends in frustration.
All fair points, and good reasons to work on something else. Though you know I'll caution you against throwing out all your WoTS work! You never know what will fit within the new world. It could well be that some of your older (WoTS) work was just locationally misplaced.

In any event, I hope you keep writing for us, and don't hesitate to start up a new thread over in the Conculture forum!

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ahzoh » 19 Jan 2016 19:19

I decided that adjectives would agree with its noun in number and gender and now, in noun state as well.
That is, construct state adjectives modifying construct state nouns.
It certainly solves my "beautiful queen of the wretched city" problem.

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DEF=ruler-SG.CONST city-GEN.NEUT.SG pleasant-SG.CONST vile-NEUT.SG
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by loglorn » 22 Jan 2016 02:06

After a very, very long time, there is a new Chífjaeśí post. This time dealing with Prepositions. I also started the sound changes between Retla and its descendants, but that little voice in my head tells me i shouldn't do that until i've documented more langs from the first generation.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by opipik » 22 Jan 2016 17:04

loglorn wrote:but that little voice in my head tells me i shouldn't do that until i've documented more langs from the first generation.
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loglorn wrote:After a very, very long time, there is a new Chífjaeśí post. This time dealing with Prepositions. I also started the sound changes between Retla and its descendants, but that little voice in my head tells me i shouldn't do that until i've documented more langs from the first generation.
Link? URL?

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by loglorn » 22 Jan 2016 18:54

eldin raigmore wrote:
loglorn wrote:After a very, very long time, there is a new Chífjaeśí post. This time dealing with Prepositions. I also started the sound changes between Retla and its descendants, but that little voice in my head tells me i shouldn't do that until i've documented more langs from the first generation.
Link? URL?
That's the one. Here, more specifically.
Diachronic Conlanging is the path to happiness, given time. [;)]

Gigxkpoyan Languages: CHÍFJAEŚÍ RETLA TLAPTHUV DÄLDLEN CJUŚËKNJU ṢATT

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by eldin raigmore » 22 Jan 2016 19:08

loglorn wrote:
eldin raigmore wrote:
loglorn wrote:After a very, very long time, there is a new Chífjaeśí post. This time dealing with Prepositions. I also started the sound changes between Retla and its descendants, but that little voice in my head tells me i shouldn't do that until i've documented more langs from the first generation.
Link? URL?
That's the one. Here, more specifically.
Thanks!
I just finished reading it; I like it a lot!

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by jute » 23 Jan 2016 17:18

Updated the verb section of my grammar and added a separate section for transitivity, clearing up some things and fixing some discrepancies between how I wanted the language to work and how it actually turned out to work (again :P )
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Larryrl » 23 Jan 2016 18:15

jute wrote:
Dormouse559 wrote:
Lao Kou wrote:No Géarthnuns word for microwave?! [D:] [:'(]

That's been fixed. [B)]
Ooh, what did you come up with? My water molecules are vibrating with anticipation.
Personally, I'd use "heat-machine", vanivaili (from 'vani' heat + 'vaili' tool/machine derivation suffix)
Though I'm sure there are more creative possibilities here.
Not sure what I'd use but heat machine could also be a clothes dryer [:)] Personally I like food zapper [:D]
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by jute » 23 Jan 2016 20:18

Larryrl wrote:
jute wrote:
Dormouse559 wrote:
Lao Kou wrote:No Géarthnuns word for microwave?! [D:] [:'(]

That's been fixed. [B)]
Ooh, what did you come up with? My water molecules are vibrating with anticipation.
Personally, I'd use "heat-machine", vanivaili (from 'vani' heat + 'vaili' tool/machine derivation suffix)
Though I'm sure there are more creative possibilities here.
Not sure what I'd use but heat machine could also be a clothes dryer [:)] Personally I like food zapper [:D]
Well, I hardly use dryers except sometimes for sheets (never have used them for clothes) so I didn't think of it. "heat-machine for clothes" could be a word for that, vanivaili nuhe ejotamatiti
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Thrice Xandvii » 24 Jan 2016 12:10

Sorry, I can't move past it... you don't use a dryer for your clothes?!
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Jackk » 24 Jan 2016 14:45

Perhaps they hang out their washing to dry...
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Thrice Xandvii » 24 Jan 2016 15:45

Jackk wrote:Perhaps they hang out their washing to dry...
I guess I am just stuck in my midwestern US mindset here. In Wisconsin, that solution will only really work for you something like 2.5 to 4 months of the year, requiring an alternate solution for the other 2/3rd of the year.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ketumak » 24 Jan 2016 17:39

Not just Wisconsin. There's a similar chance of success with outdoor drying here in the north of England.

My own accomplishment today is that I've posted an overview of Old Lemohai-Letsuri on my blog. This was the immediate ancestor of the modern Lemohai and Letsuri languages. The real world model for this is the way Galician-Portuguese split ino Galician and Portuguese in late medieval/early modern times.

With that and the timeline I did last month, I'm starting to get some real, historical depth to a conlang for the first time ever.
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