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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by KaiTheHomoSapien » 19 Dec 2017 05:31

I think I'm finally starting to figure out how to codify the ablaut patterns in Lihmelinyan. Essentially from strong stems to weak stems in nouns you have this:

e --> [deleted]
a --> e
a --> [deleted] in some situations
eu, we --> u
ei, ye --> i
ar, er, ra, re --> r̩
al, el, la, le -->l̩
long vowel --> short vowel

Also some sound changes:

dt --> tt
ds (intervocalically) --> z
nr --> ndr
mr --> mbr
kt --> ht

Some sound changes from IE to Lihmelinyan (in the grammatical endings that I've borrowed):

tH --> f
dʰH --> ž

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Parlox » 20 Dec 2017 05:38

I have added two new nations to Pasithea and created four new flags. I have also created a new government type/economic system hybrid, which i am tentatively calling a Bonumactiocracy.
  • :con: Cajun, a descendant of French spoken in Louisiana.
  • :con: Bàsupan, loosely inspired by Amharic.
  • :con: Oddúhath Claire, a fusion of Welsh and Arabic.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Thrice Xandvii » 20 Dec 2017 07:07

I'd like to see the flags! [:)]
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by eldin raigmore » 20 Dec 2017 09:51

Parlox wrote:
20 Dec 2017 05:38
.... I have .... created a new government type/economic system hybrid, which i am tentatively calling a Bonumactiocracy.
What's that? Sounds interesting!

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Inkcube-Revolver » 20 Dec 2017 12:02

I am officially on Winter Break! To commemorate the yuletide recess, I've been working on a conlang that gives me somewhat strange results based on the sound changes I have in place. For making it easier to show the differences in how related langs handle the changes shown, I will put them in bold and divide them with this bar: |

*núnu- > *nʷúnə- > mína- "to rise, to be tall, elevated, prominent" (stressed /u/ loses its labialization while giving it to the preceding /n/, but retains its height, changing both consonant and vowel).

This kind of process is very abundant in this conlang to the point that it's a regular system, but isn't 100% consistent. There are, of course, a few hiccups afoot.

Using the same root:
*menúnu > *mənʷúnɯ > mamúna "sun" | mamína "moon; star" (nature class)+("rise")

Here, the classifier prefix reinforces a labial shape for the vowel in one result, and the other disregards the preceding consonant.

*únunu "rose" (past) > *únɯnu > *únənu > únenu | únanu "rose"
*unúnu "to make rise" (causative) > *ɯnúnɯ > *ənúnə > enúne | anúna "to make rise, to raise, to lift"

And a second root to drive the idea home:

*pidi- "to stick out" > *pʲidɨ > *pʲuɾɨ > pura-
*gapída > *gapʲída > *gapʲíɾi > gatúra | giʃúri | gipúri | gábdi "head, neck; limb in general" (part of group)+("project")
or
*kapídi > *kapʲídɨ > kaʃúra | katúra "hand, finger, toe, digit" ; kapúra | kábdi "nose, ear"
ka- (tool/dimin.)+ -ʃura/-pura ("project")
/moʃˈʃaja ˈtwita iˈsagijasgalana/ "The Sun makes them all bend to him/it." "The Sun subjugates them all."

m-oʃʃaja t-wita isagi-jas-gal-ana

(nature class)+("rise") (people class)+("many") (CAUS "bend")+(3rd ps. sg.)+(3rs ps. pl OBJ)+(ALLATIVE SUB)
Sometimes, the present forms can look nothing like their roots, but it's been mostly a process on having regular sound changes in place. One of my favorites roots is currently:

*loko- "to fill" > *lʷəgo > lʷego | lwegu | dwego | dwegu | dwago | bagu

Tell me what'cha think!
I like my languages how I like my women: grammatically complex with various moods and tenses, a thin line between nouns and verbs, and dozens upon dozens of possible conjugations for every single verb.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Parlox » 21 Dec 2017 07:10

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
20 Dec 2017 07:07
I'd like to see the flags! [:)]
eldin raigmore wrote:
20 Dec 2017 09:51
Parlox wrote:
20 Dec 2017 05:38
.... I have .... created a new government type/economic system hybrid, which i am tentatively calling a Bonumactiocracy.
What's that? Sounds interesting!
I will likely be making a thread for Pasithea soon. Nations, culture, history, maybe stories, flags, economic systems, and others will all feature there.
  • :con: Cajun, a descendant of French spoken in Louisiana.
  • :con: Bàsupan, loosely inspired by Amharic.
  • :con: Oddúhath Claire, a fusion of Welsh and Arabic.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ahzoh » 21 Dec 2017 16:01

I have four letters in my seal bone script (written right to left):
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Inkcube-Revolver » 21 Dec 2017 19:29

Ahzoh; Those look really good! What letters are they? And what does the inscription on the right say?
I like my languages how I like my women: grammatically complex with various moods and tenses, a thin line between nouns and verbs, and dozens upon dozens of possible conjugations for every single verb.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ahzoh » 21 Dec 2017 19:33

Inkcube-Revolver wrote:
21 Dec 2017 19:29
Ahzoh; Those look really good! What letters are they? And what does the inscription on the right say?
As of the moment, the letters have no values, I will decide those once I have more letters and am satisfied with their forms. As such, the inscriptions are gibberish.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Inkcube-Revolver » 21 Dec 2017 20:48

Aw, alrighty. Based on how the inscription looks, is it going to be an abjad?
I like my languages how I like my women: grammatically complex with various moods and tenses, a thin line between nouns and verbs, and dozens upon dozens of possible conjugations for every single verb.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Thrice Xandvii » 21 Dec 2017 22:04

He could easily add some dots and things to add vowels, or modify consonants (or both). In fact, I think some extra flourishes above and below the letters would add a ton to the look of the script.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ahzoh » 21 Dec 2017 22:10

It will be an abugida and yes, I plan on marking vowels solely by dots, lines, and curves. The /a/ vowel, in particular looks similar to a tilde and goes below the letterform.

The width of of the descender and ascender space in the font making program is 400 ems each while the x-space is 768 ems. I'm thinking of reducing this to either 650 or 400, although it is a very hard thing to do to resize everything while trying to keep the width of the lines at 150 ems.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by samthewoxx » 21 Dec 2017 23:34

Working on a neography.
https://imgur.com/jTbQvYX

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Lambuzhao » 24 Dec 2017 16:41

Ahzoh wrote:
21 Dec 2017 22:10
It will be an abugida and yes, I plan on marking vowels solely by dots, lines, and curves. The /a/ vowel, in particular looks similar to a tilde and goes below the letterform.

The width of of the descender and ascender space in the font making program is 400 ems each while the x-space is 768 ems. I'm thinking of reducing this to either 650 or 400, although it is a very hard thing to do to resize everything while trying to keep the width of the lines at 150 ems.
Very interesting connected script!

Reminds me of Syriac, which I like reading a lot more than Arabic.

Here's at least one example of Syriac engraved on stone
http://www.aina.org/images/agmbelgium16.jpg

On the Assyrian Genocide Monument in Belgium.

Here's a more 'demotic' scritchy-scratchy Syriac engraved inscription (much more linear/angular, not really rounded) around Nestorian Cross
https://i.pinimg.com/236x/d7/f2/76/d7f2 ... -china.jpg

Chinese & Syriac Bilingual Inscription of Hsian Fu
http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoroas ... sianFu.jpg


Hatran Aramaic Inscription
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _Hatra.jpg


Stone is certainly more resistant than bone, but to give you some ideas.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by bbbourq » 26 Dec 2017 18:18

I revamped my cases in Lortho to reduce the amount of syllables each ending had from two to one syllable; however, I kept one ending as two syllables to keep it unique. It was brought to my attention that it is not common for languages to have mutli-syllabic endings being that they are used so often. So... there it is.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Thrice Xandvii » 26 Dec 2017 22:45

I just recently had my 37×100th post!
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Frislander » 26 Dec 2017 23:14

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
26 Dec 2017 22:45
I just recently had my 37×100th post!
And the significance is?

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ahzoh » 26 Dec 2017 23:32

Frislander wrote:
26 Dec 2017 23:14
Thrice Xandvii wrote:
26 Dec 2017 22:45
I just recently had my 37×100th post!
And the significance is?
His username and stuff involve the number 37
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Post by Dormouse559 » 27 Dec 2017 01:18

Ahzoh wrote:
26 Dec 2017 23:32
Frislander wrote:
26 Dec 2017 23:14
Thrice Xandvii wrote:
26 Dec 2017 22:45
I just recently had my 37×100th post!
And the significance is?
His username and stuff involve the number 37
Which wouldn't necessarily be obvious to someone who joined after Thrice changed his username.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Thrice Xandvii » 27 Dec 2017 01:43

Thirty-Seven has been my favorite number for a long time? I dunno, more of a bit of a jokey accomplishment for today. *shrug* (Ahzoh is also right.)
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