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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Iyionaku » 04 Dec 2017 16:21

Ahzoh wrote:
04 Dec 2017 14:37
My conlang Ngucam now marks ergativity by heightening the tone of the first syllable.

Low tone becomes mid tone:
ḳgȅwò - pillar, absolutive
ḳgēwò - pillar, ergative

Mid tone becomes high tone:
ṭzikg - year, absolutive
ṭzíkg - year, ergative

High tone unaffected:
m̃ók - city, absolutive
m̃ók - city, ergative

Tone is nice because i'm tired of coming up with affixes.
This is indeed very nice. You could now switch things around and say that emphasis is marked with an affix instead.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ahzoh » 04 Dec 2017 16:36

Iyionaku wrote:
04 Dec 2017 16:21
Ahzoh wrote:
04 Dec 2017 14:37
My conlang Ngucam now marks ergativity by heightening the tone of the first syllable.

Low tone becomes mid tone:
ḳgȅwò - pillar, absolutive
ḳgēwò - pillar, ergative

Mid tone becomes high tone:
ṭzikg - year, absolutive
ṭzíkg - year, ergative

High tone unaffected:
m̃ók - city, absolutive
m̃ók - city, ergative

Tone is nice because i'm tired of coming up with affixes.
This is indeed very nice. You could now switch things around and say that emphasis is marked with an affix instead.
I'm thinking of marking the genitive with a floating tone too, only in the opposite direction.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by eldin raigmore » 05 Dec 2017 01:11

I got out of bed, got dressed, thought really hard about leaving the apartment, got undressed, and went back to bed.

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Post by KaiTheHomoSapien » 05 Dec 2017 04:20

^Sometimes I relish days like that.

Today I finally added something to my conlang page, and developed more of the verbal system. I'm almost done with college apps. Things are going well [:D]

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by gestaltist » 05 Dec 2017 10:53

eldin raigmore wrote:
05 Dec 2017 01:11
I got out of bed, got dressed, thought really hard about leaving the apartment, got undressed, and went back to bed.
I envy you. I was 12 hours at work yesterday, and today doesn't look much better. Coming here for a few minutes is all the rest I'm going to get today.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by LinguistCat » 05 Dec 2017 13:58

I have worked out a good portion of back story for a D&D character for a campaign starting... probably after the new year.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by DesEsseintes » 05 Dec 2017 15:03

gestaltist wrote:
05 Dec 2017 10:53
eldin raigmore wrote:
05 Dec 2017 01:11
I got out of bed, got dressed, thought really hard about leaving the apartment, got undressed, and went back to bed.
I envy you. I was 12 hours at work yesterday, and today doesn't look much better. Coming here for a few minutes is all the rest I'm going to get today.
The grass is just always so much greener...

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ahzoh » 05 Dec 2017 18:52

I made the first sentence in Ngucamic:

Pálácàñmà co hum còyít (ā) jēttzōp (ā) ssím.
go-PST 3.ERG to 3-GEN EMP-PL-mother-GEN PL-house-ABS
[páláqàŋbà qɔ xum qɔ̀jít (aː) ɣeːt͡ːsoːp (aː) sːím]
They went to their mothers' houses.

At the moment word-order is VSXO, though I'm pondering VOSX.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Creyeditor » 05 Dec 2017 19:57

Ahzoh wrote:
05 Dec 2017 18:52
I made the first sentence in Ngucamic:

Pálácàñmà co hum còyít (ā) jēttzōp (ā) ssím.
go-PST 3.ERG to 3-GEN EMP-PL-mother-GEN PL-house-ABS
[páláqàŋbà qɔ xum qɔ̀jít (aː) ɣeːt͡ːsoːp (aː) sːím]
They went to their mothers' houses.

At the moment word-order is VSXO, though I'm pondering VOSX.
I really like the style [:)]
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ahzoh » 05 Dec 2017 20:24

Actually, i made changes to the verb. There might be conjugation classes similar to Romance ar/er/ir verbs, or there might not. If I do, it will likely be based on the tones present in the verb roots.
INF: pálác
PST: páláñmà (< pálá-ñma)
PRES: páláwàkp (< pálá-wakp)
FUT: páláwàkp sáp

I'm fleshing out Ngucam because it will be a large source of loanwords for the Northeast Charric languages. Even sím (house) is a loanword from Northeast Charric languages.

And I definitely don't want the language to look like Chinese or Vietnamese or similar languages.
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Post by Egerius » 05 Dec 2017 21:13

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Thrice Xandvii » 06 Dec 2017 08:44

LinguistCat wrote:
05 Dec 2017 13:58
I have worked out a good portion of back story for a D&D character for a campaign starting... probably after the new year.
I am intensely jealous! I have wanted to play DnD for a long time and just don't know anyone near me who plays. I am saddened. I may just lurk at a local gaming store and see if I can't join up with a group that comes in there on the regular. I'm just... not all that social with folks I don't know.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by LinguistCat » 06 Dec 2017 15:11

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
06 Dec 2017 08:44
LinguistCat wrote:
05 Dec 2017 13:58
I have worked out a good portion of back story for a D&D character for a campaign starting... probably after the new year.
I am intensely jealous! I have wanted to play DnD for a long time and just don't know anyone near me who plays. I am saddened. I may just lurk at a local gaming store and see if I can't join up with a group that comes in there on the regular. I'm just... not all that social with folks I don't know.
I was going to suggest looking into roll20, since it's online and doesn't require meatspace friends. But then you'd still need people online to do things. I think it offers a way to find parties, but that doesn't help if being social with strangers is hard.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by eldin raigmore » 06 Dec 2017 20:19

eldin raigmore wrote:
05 Dec 2017 01:11
I got out of bed, got dressed, thought really hard about leaving the apartment, got undressed, and went back to bed.
gestaltist wrote:
05 Dec 2017 10:53
I envy you. I was 12 hours at work yesterday, and today doesn't look much better. Coming here for a few minutes is all the rest I'm going to get today.
DesEsseintes wrote:
05 Dec 2017 15:03
The grass is just always so much greener...
(@gestaltist): Yeah, what DesEsseintes says. I think I'd rather be able to work.
I suffered a little from S.A.D. every winter while I lived in Texas; but it really took off when I started trying to make it through Michigan's winters!
I'm glad to see that, since my "got out of bed" post, more people are posting accomplishments much more brag-about-able than that one!

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by gestaltist » 06 Dec 2017 21:42

eldin raigmore wrote:
06 Dec 2017 20:19
eldin raigmore wrote:
05 Dec 2017 01:11
I got out of bed, got dressed, thought really hard about leaving the apartment, got undressed, and went back to bed.
gestaltist wrote:
05 Dec 2017 10:53
I envy you. I was 12 hours at work yesterday, and today doesn't look much better. Coming here for a few minutes is all the rest I'm going to get today.
DesEsseintes wrote:
05 Dec 2017 15:03
The grass is just always so much greener...
(@gestaltist): Yeah, what DesEsseintes says. I think I'd rather be able to work.
I suffered a little from S.A.D. every winter while I lived in Texas; but it really took off when I started trying to make it through Michigan's winters!
I'm glad to see that, since my "got out of bed" post, more people are posting accomplishments much more brag-about-able than that one!
Sorry to hear that. As a Pole, I can relate to depressing winters all too well.

Obviously, I wouldn't want to not have my job. It pays well, the people are great, and I feel accomplished. But after yet another 12-hour workday, it can be hard to be thankful...

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Iyionaku » 08 Dec 2017 14:51

I am about to change the system of plural marking in Ular. Before it was done by reduplication (facultative for inanimate nouns). Now I want to change it to plural classifiers, i.e. similar to Chinese measure words, you have particles dedicated to mark plural of a certain class. So far I've got the following:

táng - plural word for humans
păn - plural word for plants
lhā - plural word for big mammals
thăw - plural word for buildings

I don't want a system that is as exhaustive as Chinese's measure word system, but on the other hand I don't want a general classifier like 个 either. Students of Ular shall suffer. [}:D]
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by WeepingElf » 08 Dec 2017 21:58

The phoneme inventory of a new conlang. The thing is meant to be distantly related to Kartvelian, like Hesperic is related to IE, though at a greater time depth.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Thrice Xandvii » 09 Dec 2017 03:46

LinguistCat wrote:
06 Dec 2017 15:11
Thrice Xandvii wrote:
06 Dec 2017 08:44
LinguistCat wrote:
05 Dec 2017 13:58
I have worked out a good portion of back story for a D&D character for a campaign starting... probably after the new year.
I am intensely jealous! I have wanted to play DnD for a long time and just don't know anyone near me who plays. I am saddened. I may just lurk at a local gaming store and see if I can't join up with a group that comes in there on the regular. I'm just... not all that social with folks I don't know.
I was going to suggest looking into roll20, since it's online and doesn't require meatspace friends. But then you'd still need people online to do things. I think it offers a way to find parties, but that doesn't help if being social with strangers is hard.
It's not so much that being social (with strangers) is hard, its just that I like to have at least one person as an "in" to the group. Just walking up to a group of strangers who all presumably know each other somewhat is the issue. Also, I have thought about on-line options, but I don't think i'd enjoy that option nearly as much. Oh well. I might just pop over to the group this next Wednesday and see, IIRC, that was when some of the D&D folks met.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by DesEsseintes » 09 Dec 2017 17:12

I made a Núta sentence:

Arınyukwawaterúkserı kú·ru̇hsa.
You and I hunted and caught a warbane.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by DesEsseintes » 10 Dec 2017 11:07

Núta now has a rough verb template outline and seriously serial verb stems! Noun incorporation is not going to be a feature apart from some vestigial nominal class stuff which exists in my head but has to be worked out. So altogether I’m pretty pleased with the progress I’m making.

Except.

I suddenly want to ditch the minimal four-vowel /a e i u/ system I have and replace it with something Sōkoan/Korean. Nine consonant phonemes and nine vowel phonemes sounds really tempting all of a sudden. I haven’t put this in the yea or nay thread because I’m afraid.

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