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by So Haleza Grise
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Flags
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: Flags

I had no idea that Kebri's flag was what was depicted on the grammar.

My favourite is probably Xurno's; it has a pleasing simplicity to it, just like the flag of Japan.

I suppose that Dhekhnam doesn't have a flag?

Does the saffron on the flags of Ctésifon and Krasnaya represent Caďinas?
by So Haleza Grise
Mon May 07, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Questions about elcari
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

Re: Questions about elcari

What about lineages though? Is it taboo to date within your clan or can you get away with it?
by So Haleza Grise
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Questions about elcari
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

Questions about elcari

I was shocked to realise the other day that the grammar of Elkarîl is over 15 years old! It still feels new somehow. I remember reading that elcari have long relationships but not lifelong - the Count of Years also mentions that they only marry members of a different clan than themselves. So does th...
by So Haleza Grise
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Relative clauses: cross-linguistic comparison
Replies: 23
Views: 2853

Re: Relative clauses: cross-linguistic comparison

Fantastic info! Thank you very much for this.
by So Haleza Grise
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Relative clauses: cross-linguistic comparison
Replies: 23
Views: 2853

Re: Relative clauses: cross-linguistic comparison

Ergative languages will do relative clauses differently Will they though? Switch reference markers seem universally to mark *subject*, not agent or patient, even in languages that exhibit ergativity. Of course, switch reference is not the only way to form relative clauses. Of course, IME some ergat...
by So Haleza Grise
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: New Almeopedia
Replies: 29
Views: 5884

Re: New Almeopedia

The link in the Dhekhnami grammar to the dhodhnora page on the Almeopedia no longer works.
by So Haleza Grise
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Age, Leisure Work and Motivation
Replies: 24
Views: 2354

Re: Age, Leisure Work and Motivation

I haven't "finished" a conlang since I started doing this way back in my early teens, but I have had a lot of fun along the way. What is this "finished conlang" thing you're talking about? Do tell. I always thought finishing a conlang was like the proverbial irresistible force proverbially meeting ...
by So Haleza Grise
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Latin -ta < Greek της
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: Latin -ta < Greek της

In addition, like I said before, Greek borrowings into Latin tend to keep their declension class, because the two have such similar systems. Yeah this is what made me wonder, because I know that even though they are different, there is some level of correspondence between Greek 3rd declension and L...
by So Haleza Grise
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Age, Leisure Work and Motivation
Replies: 24
Views: 2354

Re: Age, Leisure Work and Motivation

I thought having a baby would mean that I have less time to conlang, but I'm surprised how much I do get time to do (you just have to sit there sometimes!). I haven't played video games in weeks though. Really what's impeding my progress, even more than work or family commitments, is the inability t...
by So Haleza Grise
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Terghbaz (Generic Orkish)
Replies: 12
Views: 2076

Re: Terghbaz (Generic Orkish)

Any more word on this? I was keen to find out how the verbs work.
by So Haleza Grise
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Latin -ta < Greek της
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Latin -ta < Greek της

I don't know much Greek. Is there a logical reason why this ending went to the Latin first declension (e.g. nauta etc.) rather than third declension in borrowings?
by So Haleza Grise
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: 16th C Spanish and Nahuatl
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: 16th C Spanish and Nahuatl

six?! How many damn distinct coronal fricatives does one language need?!

Anyway, thanks.
by So Haleza Grise
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The word "gal".
Replies: 21
Views: 1554

Re: The word "gal".

I remember watching one of the Mighty Ducks movies and a girl character getting upset over "you guys", so the feeling extends at least as far as 90s LA. Movie scripts should not be taken as an accurate depiction of actual usage. They should be taken as accurate reflections of what screenwriters are...
by So Haleza Grise
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Soi ureki
Replies: 0
Views: 1253

Soi ureki

Tróunai ti-ďami im soin urekin. Im tveren urekán: <<So hutorom vule žusir koupi lië. Eluá ila ne meršán.>> Eto lače e << eluá ilu>>. Im panen urekán: Susana er Mihel mizu <<zet nomai.>> Laču mizec <<et nomai>>. Im suesen urekán: So esec i <<elirec>> lače ese <<elire>>, řo <<elirre>>. Erotál so scrif...
by So Haleza Grise
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Cadhinorian Religion
Replies: 20
Views: 5031

Re: Cadhinorian Religion

Perhaps it's good that the gods don't see you publish that blasphemy then!
by So Haleza Grise
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The word "gal".
Replies: 21
Views: 1554

Re: The word "gal".

I remember watching one of the Mighty Ducks movies and a girl character getting upset over "you guys", so the feeling extends at least as far as 90s LA.
by So Haleza Grise
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: 16th C Spanish and Nahuatl
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

16th C Spanish and Nahuatl

Reading about Classical Nahuatl, I can mostly understand why the system developed by Spaniards to transcribe it looks the way it does except in one detail: Why did they choose to write the Nahuatl phoneme which I am pretty sure is standard [s] as either <z> or <c>? What was going on with Spanish at ...
by So Haleza Grise
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Him and I.
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Him and I.

Yeah, a lot of speakers in my experience treat "and I" as the only possible way to include a first person pronoun in this construction. I have definitely heard "him and I" in speech a fair few times.
by So Haleza Grise
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: "elder brother" and "elder sister".
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: "elder brother" and "elder sister".

I wouldn't say "old fashioned". I would definitely use "older brother" in preference but I wouldn't be especially surprised if someone used the other form.
by So Haleza Grise
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Getting rid of grammatical features
Replies: 12
Views: 1307

Re: Getting rid of grammatical features

Yeah, special constructions where definiteness is *not* marked is a good place to start - these can be extended by analogy. Also "I became President". It's possible to speak English without using articles at all. If the language had a large influx of new learners whose native language did not make u...
by So Haleza Grise
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: New Almeopedia
Replies: 29
Views: 5884

Re: New Almeopedia

The "Diversions" and "Tourism" links on the front page seem not to work because I think they are pointing to articles rather than categories.
by So Haleza Grise
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Pretistelen
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

Re: Pretistelen

This is interesting. It reminds me of some languages I have sketched: vaguely IE, without much in the way of specific influence, but with a more regular morphology. Is it part of a family?
by So Haleza Grise
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Terghbaz (Generic Orkish)
Replies: 12
Views: 2076

Re: Terghbaz (Generic Orkish)

I like this, an "orkish" sounding language was an idea that I played around with for a while without ever getting anywhere. I'm eager to see more.

Rather than Slavic, I would say based on what little vocab we have that it sounds a little bit like Persian - at least the name of the language does!
by So Haleza Grise
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: New Almeopedia
Replies: 29
Views: 5884

Re: New Almeopedia

It does look like the "Sample Wordlist" page stil doesn't have the language box it had on the old version.
by So Haleza Grise
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: New Almeopedia
Replies: 29
Views: 5884

Re: New Almeopedia

It looks like there is an error with the language box that means the words for "big" and "river" are identical in every language. E.g. in the Verdurian article, both are listed as selë. The "Sample wordlist" page appears like it doesn't have the box in it. The map on the "multilingualism" page doesn...