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Post by Frislander » 14 Jan 2019 12:21

Khemehekis wrote:
14 Jan 2019 02:12
Frislander wrote:
12 Jan 2019 17:15
Khemehekis wrote:
12 Jan 2019 05:16
Is it "xul", the word for fish? Reminds me of words like "hal" and "kal".
Correct! It's based mainly off of Mansi forms like /xuːl/.
Awesome!

I remember reading a list of words for fish several years back, and I recalled how the Uralic languages had forms like the Hungarian hal, the Finnish kala, and the Vogyl xul.
Indeed, proto-Uralic *kala - the Ugric forms (Hungarian, Khanty and Mansi/Vogul - those two mean the same) feature their characteristic spirantisation of *k before back vowels, a change which has spread to my IE-lang.

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Post by Reyzadren » 18 Jan 2019 23:41

I published my 10th griuskant book (1 textbook + 5 translated novels + 4 general fiction), and added it to the bibliography list on frathwiki.
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Post by Keenir » 19 Jan 2019 06:10

I went to hospital for removal of gall bladder mine; and when I woke up, I was pro-dropping everything. Mostly articles and pronouns (then adding one or two later in my statements), but the occasional verb and noun. In hindsight it was fun; at the time, it was probably as close as I've ever come to being woozy.

I'm fine now, in both health and speech. I hope you all are as well.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by elemtilas » 19 Jan 2019 17:19

Reyzadren wrote:
18 Jan 2019 23:41
I published my 10th griuskant book (1 textbook + 5 translated novels + 4 general fiction), and added it to the bibliography list on frathwiki.
Awesome!

(And thanks for keeping the bibliography updated!)
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Post by Frislander » 19 Jan 2019 19:01

Well my new Ugricised IE-lang continues to expand, and I now have a proper name for it: Khomsener, from the native term Xŏmsəńər Kele, "Words of the marsh-island people", etymologically from Khanty χŏməs "tree-covered area on a moor" plus PIE *h2ner "man" plus Ugric kel- "word", which of course is related to Finnish kieli "language".

ɣək wəktəm putəpś jəla
sturgeon gut-PPRT pot-INST boil-1SG.PST
Upon gutting the sturgeon I boiled it in the pot

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ahzoh » 20 Jan 2019 06:31

Reworked Vrkhazhian nominal derivation system leading to:

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Agent:    C₁uC₂C₃-   / C₁aC₂waC₃
Tool:     NaC₁C₂uC₃e / NaC₁C₂uC₃
Action:   C₁əC₂C₃awe / C₁əC₂C₃u

Patient:  C₁iC₂C₃-   / C₁aC₂yaC₃
Object:   NaC₁C₂iC₃a / NaC₁C₂iC₃
Place:    C₁əC₂C₃aya / C₁əC₂C₃i

Agitator: C₁əC₂C₂uC₃-   / C₁əC₂C₂awaC₃
Concrete: NaC₁əC₂C₂uC₃e / NaC₁əC₂C₂uC₃
Abstract: C₁əC₂C₂uC₃awe / C₁əC₂C₂uC₃u

State:    C₁əC₂taC₃C₃a / C₁əC₂taC₃aC₃
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"...It was in this year of the 35th day of Nasfiha, that ʾIxmeke, son of Ḳaryap-Mime, gained the favour of the Ssəlya tribe by marrying their leader's beautiful daughter, ʾOša.

With this marriage, ʾIxmeke had united all of the tribes living in the land that he called Yat-Vərxaža (The Great Land), and thus he became ruler of that land and took the name ʾAraš-Hurṗin (Vessel of the Creators).

By ʾOša he fathered seven children; all but two had died in the Demon War. One that survived was his eldest daughter, Šat-Zmira. She became heir to his throne and was renamed as ʾAraš-Hijun (Vessel of the Gods). Shortly after, her father disappeared..."
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Post by bbbourq » 23 Jan 2019 17:26

I am creating a "how-to" guide for Lortho's writing system, dhadakha:
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Post by elemtilas » 23 Jan 2019 18:33

bbbourq wrote:
23 Jan 2019 17:26
I am creating a "how-to" guide for Lortho's writing system, dhadakha:
Spoiler:
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Definite yay!!

Lortho's script is, by far, one of favouritest, natural, invented, controlled or otherwise. Definitely in the top five!
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Post by bbbourq » 23 Jan 2019 19:07

elemtilas wrote:
23 Jan 2019 18:33
Definite yay!!

Lortho's script is, by far, one of favouritest, natural, invented, controlled or otherwise. Definitely in the top five!
Aww schucks [:$] Thank you!
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Post by eldin raigmore » 23 Jan 2019 23:49

@bbbourq,
I also very much admire Lortho’s script.

But I’m also waiting to hear/read your follow-up on your double-star double-habitable-planet two-habitable-satellites-of-a-gas-giant setup you were working on on the CWBB.
BTW have you been told about the upcoming merger of CWBB into gtx0 ?

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As for what I’ve accomplished:

I’ve decided on a conculture/conworld for my Arpien conlang.
It will be spoken by the “Plains People” (aka humans) of my multiracial fantasy world.
(I haven’t decided on languages for the Mine People (dwarves), or the Woods People (elves), or the Lake&River People (mer-centaurs).)

I’ve come up with native names — or rather, their literal translations — for the types of clans in Adpihi/Reptigan.
Matriclans will be “milk-houses”.
Patriclans will be “blood-paths”.
Ropes will be “robes”.

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Post by Ælfwine » 24 Jan 2019 01:49

I've been inspired to create a descendant of the Gothic language spoken in Crimea. I was somewhat influenced by Spanick's Gotski.

Right now I am screwing around with the definite article <ѳа>. It declines similarly in the nominative and accusative case. The attested Crimean Gothic form was "the" or "tho," I took this as a gender distinction instead of allomorphy.

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		Singular	Plural
Masculine:	ѳа [θa]		ѳе [θe]
Feminine:	ѳο [θo]		ѳοс [θos]
Neuter:		ѳат [θat]	ѳο [θo]
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by DesEsseintes » 24 Jan 2019 12:02

In accordance with my policy of never really making permanent decisions for any of my conlanging projects, here is my latest idea for the vowel inventory of TLFKAT:

/a e i ɨ/

Now, TLFKAT has lots and lots of labialised consonant phonemes, and the four vowels are realised [wa we wi u] following such segments.

Somehow I prefer this simple system to all the convoluted monstrosities I came up with in earlier versions.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by gestaltist » 24 Jan 2019 14:50

DesEsseintes wrote:
24 Jan 2019 12:02
Somehow I prefer this simple system to all the convoluted monstrosities I came up with in earlier versions.
Not surprising. You seem to prefer 4 vowel systems anyway.

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Post by eldin raigmore » 24 Jan 2019 15:29

DesEsseintes wrote:
24 Jan 2019 12:02
... TLFKAT ...
I know TLFKAT is an acronym for “The Language Formerly Known As T-something”, but by now repeated usage has made it the language’s new name.
How do you pronounce it?

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Post by DesEsseintes » 24 Jan 2019 15:34

eldin raigmore wrote:
24 Jan 2019 15:29
DesEsseintes wrote:
24 Jan 2019 12:02
... TLFKAT ...
I know TLFKAT is an acronym for “The Language Formerly Known As T-something”
Tlííeno
but by now repeated usage has made it the language’s new name.
How do you pronounce it?
[tl̩fkat]
“Tifflecat”
“Toffeecat”

Take your pick! [:D]

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Post by eldin raigmore » 24 Jan 2019 15:46

I use the L as a syllabic nuclear consonant. So I say “tlf” as a syllable with a consonantal nucleus.
It’s weird in two ways, the way I say it.
First, this all-consonant syllable has both an onset and a coda; that’s not usual. Consonantal syllables tend to have neither or either, but not both. (That’s a tendency, not an absolute.)
Second, I pronounce the two-syllable name trochaically; stress on the first syllable. Consonantal syllables tend to be unstressed.
You said to take my pick; that’s been my unofficial pick for some time now!

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Post by WeepingElf » 27 Jan 2019 16:53

I have begun to rework Proto-Hesperic from a sister to a daughter of PIE; the first step has been to add the sound changes to the grammar sketch.
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Post by bbbourq » 27 Jan 2019 20:49

eldin raigmore wrote:
23 Jan 2019 23:49
@bbbourq,
I also very much admire Lortho’s script.

But I’m also waiting to hear/read your follow-up on your double-star double-habitable-planet two-habitable-satellites-of-a-gas-giant setup you were working on on the CWBB.
I haven't focused on that in a while since I started developing my second conlang, Dhakhsh [ðæxʃ], an analytic, SOV language that is written with a RTL, vertical script. You can see my progress here. I have a few ideas about the conworld rattling around in my head; only I have yet to write them down on paper. I will definitely update the information as soon as I get it!
eldin raigmore wrote:
23 Jan 2019 23:49
BTW have you been told about the upcoming merger of CWBB into gtx0 ?
No, I had no idea. What is gtx0?

And I'm interested to know what you mean by "robes." I get milk-houses and bood-paths, but that last one has me stumped.
https://lortho.conlang.org

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Post by elemtilas » 28 Jan 2019 02:32

bbbourq wrote:
27 Jan 2019 20:49
eldin raigmore wrote:
23 Jan 2019 23:49
BTW have you been told about the upcoming merger of CWBB into gtx0 ?
No, I had no idea. What is gtx0?
GTX0 has primarily been a gaming & game world discussion forum. Relatively low volume. Xhin owns it and offered to merge the two for various reasons. http://gtx0.com
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Post by WeepingElf » 28 Jan 2019 18:31

Work on the "new" Proto-Hesperic continues. Today: noun inflection.
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