The Priest Wrote the King a Letter

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Re: The Priest Wrote the King a Letter

Post by Frislander » 03 Jun 2017 21:00

Threr wrote:Everything I create for my universe (including conlang) is set to the rule that I can only add things. I can't remove or change things. Whether it is something bad or not is a matter of opinion. :)
What, you mean you never go back and feel that you didn't make something quite to your satisfaction and want to change it, or want to implement this neat new feature but have to alter part of what's already there?
Deyryck is not specifically meant to be spoken (using sound). The actual sounds used to speak deyryck I describe here are sounds chosen for human interactions. But they are merely directions. As long as the sounds are close enough to that direction and far enough from other directions to be understood, they're ok.
Well if it's not meant to be spoken using sound then what medium is it for? And why does all the stuff you've posted so far on phonology seem to be based around the human throat tract?
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qwed117 wrote:I assumed this was held even over word boundaries.
Ooooh I see! I didn't think it could be interpreted that way!
Well there's a lesson for you: phonological processes can happen even over word boundaries.

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Re: The Priest Wrote the King a Letter

Post by Threr » 03 Jun 2017 21:32

Frislander wrote:What, you mean you never go back and feel that you didn't make something quite to your satisfaction and want to change it, or want to implement this neat new feature but have to alter part of what's already there?
I don't create that way. I've never created things thinking "Hey that'd be cool in here!". It's more like I let the things that comes naturally in my head be the correct thing. Of course, I'm influenced by what I like, want, etc... But I don't (or rarely) purposely add stuffs. I'm having trouble finding my words to explain it correctly. xD
Frislander wrote:Well if it's not meant to be spoken using sound then what medium is it for? And why does all the stuff you've posted so far on phonology seem to be based around the human throat tract?
specifically. It's meant to be spoken using any kind of communication. In my conworld many species use this language and not all communicate through sounds and even those who do don't use it the same way. This language is supposed to be used as a template that adapt to one's way of talking.

Frislander wrote:Well there's a lesson for you: phonological processes can happen even over word boundaries.
Of course, that's not what I meant...

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Re: The Priest Wrote the King a Letter

Post by Void » 05 Jun 2017 14:30

Funny that I'm posting yet another translation to my own thread. Ó well.

Sorna ardhal duulordu soruuš.
[ˈso̞rnɑ ˈɑrðɑɮ ˈduːɮo̞rdu ˈso̞ruːʃ]
write-3SG.PST priest king-ALL letter-ACC
The priest wrote the king a letter.

Զարբւլւր դեմի ւլգախելւմ ֆալահդաճ.
Zarbulur demi ulgakhelum falahdach.
[zɑrbuˈlur dɛˈmi ulgɑχɛˈlum fɑlɑhəˈdɑt͡ʃ]
write-3SG.PST priest letter-ACC king-DAT
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Re: The Priest Wrote the King a Letter

Post by Iyionaku » 28 Jul 2017 10:25

:con: Ular

坛人个哲人忒信意写有他。
Răngngō kū ánngō thò kùphŭ phú jù tōn.

priest DAT king DAT letter write PST 3.ANIM
As for the priest, he wrote the king a letter.
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Re: The Priest Wrote the King a Letter

Post by Frislander » 10 Jan 2019 13:50

:con: Asta

waxpəsə ‘iwitasə‘intəra we‘ə wənta‘ə.
waxpəsə ‘i-w-itax-yə-‘intə-ra we‘ə w-ənta-‘ə
shaman 3erg-Is-send-PRF-message-REP man Is-big-NOM
The shaman sent the big man a message.

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Re: The Priest Wrote the King a Letter

Post by gestaltist » 10 Jan 2019 15:18

Īsmay

letter write<3sm>\AOR.GNO priest to=king
eppatlī pat<∅>âl balbhāy nu=krasda
eppatlī patal balbhāy nukrasda
/epːatliː patal balbʱaːj nukrasda/
[ˈepːatliː paˈtal balˈβ̞aːj nuˈkɹasta]

(You'll notice that "letter" and "to write" are formed from the same root.)

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Re: The Priest Wrote the King a Letter

Post by Imralu » 10 Jan 2019 21:05

:con: Ngolu / Iliaqu

Kue tuna ju oUoqu eji Taqu.
create letter NOM.3S.DEF.ICS devotee.of.Uoqu DAT.3S.DEF.ICS emperor
The one devoted to Uoqu wrote the king a letter.

Kue tuna ju oNiqu eji Taqu.
create letter NOM.3S.DEF.ICS devotee.of.Niqu DAT.3S.DEF.ICS emperor
The one devoted to Niqu wrote the king a letter.
Glossing Abbreviations: COMP = comparative, C = complementiser, ACS / ICS = accessible / inaccessible, GDV = gerundive, SPEC / NSPC = specific / non-specific, AG = agent, E = entity (person, animal, thing)
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