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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Khemehekis » 27 Mar 2019 07:45

This isn't actually within the last 24 hours, but I overhauled my Landau Core Vocabulary lately. You may read about it here.

Is anyone interested in being sent an updated copy of the LCV as I have it polished up right now? Or recommending new foreign language dictionaries?
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by LinguoFranco » 31 Mar 2019 19:57

Felt a sudden burst of inspiration the other night and added no words to my language. I was mostly stuck on verbal morphology as I was not sure how I want to conjugate verbs. I decided it would be best not to have infinitives since I don’t really use them.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by DesEsseintes » 01 Apr 2019 02:24

LinguoFranco wrote:
31 Mar 2019 19:57
Felt a sudden burst of inspiration the other night and added no words to my language.
Sounds like one of my achievements.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by LinguoFranco » 01 Apr 2019 12:33

DesEsseintes wrote:
01 Apr 2019 02:24
LinguoFranco wrote:
31 Mar 2019 19:57
Felt a sudden burst of inspiration the other night and added no words to my language.
Sounds like one of my achievements.
Ha! I meant new words, not no words.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Dormouse559 » 01 Apr 2019 17:10

LinguoFranco wrote:
01 Apr 2019 12:33
DesEsseintes wrote:
01 Apr 2019 02:24
LinguoFranco wrote:
31 Mar 2019 19:57
Felt a sudden burst of inspiration the other night and added no words to my language.
Sounds like one of my achievements.
Ha! I meant new words, not no words.
I'll admit I was confused, but eventually I was just like, who am I to judge other people's bursts of inspiration? [xD] But yeah, that makes more sense.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Reyzadren » 02 Apr 2019 00:40

In addition to my website that has all content displayed in my conlang and its conscript, I recently started a blog that shows bilingual posts, ie excerpts with English and griuskant translations.

I'm not really a person who follows schedules, but perhaps small regular translations like these would be easy enough to keep up, at least throughout the season.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by J Reggie » 03 Apr 2019 01:26

Working on an a priori lang with historical spelling. Got to a point where the 2nd person plural past tense of the verb meaning "to see" is spelled dogrpfa and pronounced /doːp/. Looking forward to working more with this language!

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Post by Keenir » 04 Apr 2019 20:47

LinguoFranco wrote:
01 Apr 2019 12:33
DesEsseintes wrote:
01 Apr 2019 02:24
LinguoFranco wrote:
31 Mar 2019 19:57
Felt a sudden burst of inspiration the other night and added no words to my language.
Sounds like one of my achievements.
Ha! I meant new words, not no words.

*shrugs* I figured you were emphasizing that no new words were added, because your work was building up the rest of your conlang.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Zekoslav » 05 Apr 2019 14:19

J Reggie wrote:
03 Apr 2019 01:26
Working on an a priori lang with historical spelling. Got to a point where the 2nd person plural past tense of the verb meaning "to see" is spelled dogrpfa and pronounced /doːp/. Looking forward to working more with this language!
That's as "bad" as Tibetan! Keep up the good work!
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Post by gokupwned5 » 12 Apr 2019 02:21

I finished making a basic outline of the grammar for a postapocalyptic conlang I made, Cuvao. Here is an example sentence from a translation challenge on Reddit.

Ela no tenía querzo pa azeutal, pro parre sujo li oliwama.
/ela no tenia kerzo pa azewtal pro parre suʒo li oliwama/
3FS.NOM NEG have.PST.SG want.PRT.PST to agree-INF but father 3S.POSS 3S.OBL force-PST.SG
She would not have agreed (to marry), but her father forced/pressured her.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by bbbourq » 12 Apr 2019 14:15

I recently discovered a new marker (prefix?) which changes the state of a tangible noun to an intangible concept.


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I do not think this applies to all tangible nouns—more research is needed.
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Post by Dormouse559 » 12 Apr 2019 17:51

gokupwned5 wrote:
12 Apr 2019 02:21
I finished making a basic outline of the grammar for a postapocalyptic conlang I made, Cuvao. Here is an example sentence from a translation challenge on Reddit.

Ela tenía querzo pa azeutal, pro parre sujo li oliwama.
/ela tenia kerzo pa azewtal pro parre suʒo li oliwama/
3FS.NOM have.PST.SG want.PRT.PST to agree-INF but father 3S.POSS 3S.OBL force-PST.SG
She would not have agreed (to marry), but her father forced/pressured her.
It's looking quite nice. I see some clear Spanish influence. I can't seem to find any kind of negation in the gloss of the first clause. Is that intentional?
bbbourq wrote:
12 Apr 2019 14:15
I recently discovered a new marker (prefix?) which changes the state of a tangible noun to an intangible concept.
It doesn't mean the same thing as "psyche" or "mind", but your derivation reminds me of :eng: "headstate". I like it. [:)]

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by gokupwned5 » 12 Apr 2019 20:15

Dormouse559 wrote:
12 Apr 2019 17:51
gokupwned5 wrote:
12 Apr 2019 02:21
I finished making a basic outline of the grammar for a postapocalyptic conlang I made, Cuvao. Here is an example sentence from a translation challenge on Reddit.

Ela tenía querzo pa azeutal, pro parre sujo li oliwama.
/ela tenia kerzo pa azewtal pro parre suʒo li oliwama/
3FS.NOM have.PST.SG want.PRT.PST to agree-INF but father 3S.POSS 3S.OBL force-PST.SG
She would not have agreed (to marry), but her father forced/pressured her.
It's looking quite nice. I see some clear Spanish influence. I can't seem to find any kind of negation in the gloss of the first clause. Is that intentional?
No, that was a mistake. The sentence should be:

Ela no tenía querzo pa azeutal, pro parre sujo li oliwama.
/ela no tenia kerzo pa azewtal pro parre suʒo li oliwama/
3FS.NOM NEG have.PST.SG want.PRT.PST to agree-INF but father 3S.POSS 3S.OBL force-PST.SG
She would not have agreed (to marry), but her father forced/pressured her.

And you were right about the Spanish influence. It is supposed to be a descendant of Caribbean Spanish. Also, here's the same sentence but replaced with the words from Modern Spanish:

Ella no tenía querido para aceptar, pero padre suyo le obligaba.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by HJH » 15 Apr 2019 18:48

I created some words for birds in Casia:

Singular, Plural

fiev, fiez- blackbird /fjytɬ/ /fjyɬ/

hox, huoho- woodpigeon /hɔx/ /hwɔhɔ/ (Onamatopoeic derivation from a pigeon's call)

tmean, nean- bluetit /tmean/ /ɲean/

korl, korla- goldfinch /kʌrl/ /kʌrla/

ham, xem- greater woodpecker /hɒm/ /xœm/ (Another example of onamatopoeia from the noise that woodpeckers make)

mand, danma- green woodpecker /mɶnd/ /danma/

uax, auia- parrot /wɒx/ /awjɒ/ (Derived from parrot's call)

wle, wlea- magpie /tɕʎʉ/ /tɕʎea/

goerw, coerwa- crow /cçoertɕ/ /coerdʑɒ/

jeas, sjea- jay /ɥeas/ /zɥea/

qlaolna, qlaolne- sparrow /ʝlaolna/ /ʝlaolna/

oqo, toqo- starling /oʝɔ/ /toʝɔ/

epjelm, hohuo- feral pigeon /ebjɨlm/ /hɔhwɔ/ (The plural form is another onamatopoeia)
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ahzoh » 15 Apr 2019 21:00

I made a nightmare language with over 100 vowels but only 11 consonants. It is called Hööˤñÿăăˤ:

/æ æː ɐ ɐː ɑ ɑː e eː ø øː ə əː ɤ ɤː o oː i iː y yː ɨ ɨː ɯ ɯː u uː/
<ä ää ă ăă a aa e ee ö öö ĕ ĕĕ ë ëë o oo i ii ü üü ĭ ĭĭ ï ïï u uu>

/æ̃ æ̃ː ɐ̃ ɐ̃ː ɑ̃ ɑ̃ː ẽ ẽː ø̃ ø̃ː ə̃ ə̃ː ɤ̃ ɤ̃ː õ õː ĩ ĩː ỹ ỹː ɨ̃ ɨ̃ː ɯ̃ ɯ̃ː ũ ũː/
<äñ ääñ ăñ ăăñ añ aañ eñ eeñ öñ ööñ ĕñ ĕĕñ ëñ ëëñ oñ ooñ iñ iiñ üñ üüñ ĭñ ĭĭñ ïñ ïïñ uñ uuñ>

/æ̰ æ̰ː ɐ̰ ɐ̰ː ɑ̰ ɑ̰ː ḛ ḛː ø̰ ø̰ː ə̰ ə̰ː ɤ̰ ɤ̰ː o̰ o̰ː ḭ ḭː y̰ y̰ː ɨ̰ ɨː ɯ̰ ɯ̰ː ṵ ṵː/
<äˤ ääˤ ăˤ ăăˤ aˤ aaˤ eˤ eeˤ öˤ ööˤ ĕˤ ĕĕˤ ëˤ ëëˤ oˤ ooˤ iˤ iiˤ üˤ üüˤ ĭˤ ĭĭˤ ïˤ ïïˤ uˤ uuˤ>

/æ̰̃ æ̰̃ː ɐ̰̃ ɐ̰̃ː ɑ̰̃ ɑ̰̃ː ḛ̃ ḛ̃ː ø̰̃ ø̰̃ː ə̰̃ ə̰̃ː ɤ̰̃ ɤ̰̃ː õ̰ õ̰ː ḭ̃ ḭ̃ː ỹ̰ ỹ̰ː ɨ̰̃ ɨ̰̃ː ɯ̰̃ ɯ̰̃ː ṵ̃ ṵ̃ː/
<äˤñ ääˤñ ăˤñ ăăˤñ aˤñ aaˤñ eˤñ eeˤñ öˤñ ööˤñ ĕˤñ ĕĕˤñ ëˤñ ëëˤñ oˤñ ooˤñ iˤñ iiˤñ üˤñ üüˤñ ĭˤñ ĭĭˤñ ïˤñ ïïˤñ uˤñ uuˤñ>

/m n/<m n>
/p t k~q/<p t k>
/s h~ħ/<s h>
/j ɥ ɰ~ʁ w~ʁʷ/<y ẅ ÿ w>

The alternation between velar and uvular is based on whether the following vowel is creaky voiced or not.

Some grammar:
skööˤ "human being"
ĭppëët "meat"

Animate plural:
-üsää/-usaa/-ẅsää/-wsaa
e.g. skööˤ > skööˤẅsää "people"

Inanimate plural:
-ühää/-uhaa/-ẅhää/-whaa
e.g. ĭppëët > ĭppëëtuhaa "meat"

It has polypersonal agreement:

eeˤsĭk-paahaˤ-kuuw-naaˤñ
2>1s-see-PST-PL
/ḛːsɨkpɑːʁʷɑ̰kuːwnɑ̰̃ː/
You all saw me.

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by shimobaatar » 15 Apr 2019 21:25

Could you theoretically analyze creaky voice and nasalization as being the surface realizations of underlying consonants? That would add a few consonants to your inventory, but that would leave you with, if I'm counting correctly, 26 phonemic vowels (13 qualities x 2 lengths). Unless the goal is to have a number of vowels that seems obscenely high?

In any case, are the conditions for the /ħ~h/ alternation the same as those for the velar~uvular alternations?

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ahzoh » 15 Apr 2019 23:03

shimobaatar wrote:
15 Apr 2019 21:25
Could you theoretically analyze creaky voice and nasalization as being the surface realizations of underlying consonants?
Nasalization as an underlying coda nasal archiphoneme, maybe. Creaky is definitely phonemic.
Unless the goal is to have a number of vowels that seems obscenely high?
The goal is to have an obscenely high number of vowels, or at least make it seem that way.
In any case, are the conditions for the /ħ~h/ alternation the same as those for the velar~uvular alternations?
Yes, /ħ/ before creaky, /h/ before modal.
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Khemehekis » 15 Apr 2019 23:26

Ahzoh wrote:
15 Apr 2019 23:03
Yes, /ħ/ before creaky, /h/ before modal.
What does "modal" mean, besides being the adjective for the moods of verbs?
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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by shimobaatar » 15 Apr 2019 23:42

Khemehekis wrote:
15 Apr 2019 23:26
Ahzoh wrote:
15 Apr 2019 23:03
Yes, /ħ/ before creaky, /h/ before modal.
What does "modal" mean, besides being the adjective for the moods of verbs?
In regards to vowels, it's the "default" voicing. In this case, "not creaky".

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Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Khemehekis » 16 Apr 2019 00:02

shimobaatar wrote:
15 Apr 2019 23:42
Khemehekis wrote:
15 Apr 2019 23:26
Ahzoh wrote:
15 Apr 2019 23:03
Yes, /ħ/ before creaky, /h/ before modal.
What does "modal" mean, besides being the adjective for the moods of verbs?
In regards to vowels, it's the "default" voicing. In this case, "not creaky".
So modal means it's not nasal, not breathy, not creaky, not any of those things . . . right?
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Squirrels chase koi . . . chase squirrels

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