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by Vardelm
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Dwarvish vowel question)
Replies: 51
Views: 33086

Re: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Jin updates)

Jin: Voice pt 2 Voice Suffixes: Voice | Active | Stative -------------+-------------------+--------------------- Intransitive | V+ja C+aj | V+ya C+iya Transitive | V+nza C+anza | V+wi C+awi Passive | V+sh C+ish | V+m C+im Antipassive | V+qi C+iq | V+ta C+at Reflexive | V+jun C+ajun | V+bu C+abu Rec...
by Vardelm
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Aʻatun Scratchpad: Inventory questions
Replies: 116
Views: 64667

Re: Altrunian Conlang Scratchpad: Inventory questions

Could the palatalizations with corresponding consonants have morphed into those consonants (/nʲ→ɲ/) somewhere along the line? If you mean palatalized consonants becoming palatal consonants, then I would say absolutely. Palatalization could just be dropped at some point for all consonants (so the pa...
by Vardelm
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Dwarvish vowel question)
Replies: 51
Views: 33086

Re: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Jin updates)

Jin: Voice pt 1 I realized after I posted about using Persian ezafe style suffixes that I wanted Jin to not be head-marked, and to not have person-marking on the verbs. That's just because my eventual "elvish" conlang needs to be head-marking and have person/number/gender marking, and I'm making th...
by Vardelm
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Dwarvish vowel question)
Replies: 51
Views: 33086

Re: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Jin updates)

Jin: Dropping Pronouns Using independent pronouns to head every verb argument, and then adding dependant pronouns for every relative clause is technically correct, but becomes tedious & isn’t always needed for understanding. Both independent and dependent pronouns can be dropped as long as there is...
by Vardelm
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Dwarvish vowel question)
Replies: 51
Views: 33086

Re: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Jin updates)

Jin: Subordination (or Apposition?) Subordination Clause subordination plays an important role in conveying information in Jin because there is only one class of content words: “verbs”. There are 2 types, which are independant and dependant subordination, although they behave pretty much the same w...
by Vardelm
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Dwarvish vowel question)
Replies: 51
Views: 33086

Re: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Jin updates)

Jin: Pronouns Jin has the personal & demonstrative pronouns listed below. I haven't done other types yet (indefinite, interrogative, etc.). I also need to do another pass at some point and add vowel registers to the vowels of the pronouns. That is just an arbitrary, aesthetic choice though. Pronoun...
by Vardelm
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Dwarvish vowel question)
Replies: 51
Views: 33086

Re: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Jin updates)

Jin: Basic Syntax Word Classes Jin has the following word classes: Content words ( “verbs” ) Content words identify events, qualities, and objects. The line between verbs and nouns in Jin is very fine, if not non-existent. This grammar refers to content words as “verbs” since they all can be used f...
by Vardelm
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Dwarvish vowel question)
Replies: 51
Views: 33086

Re: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Jin updates)

Jin: Glossing Abbreviations Personal Pronouns 1SA = 1st person singular active 1SS = 1st person singular stative 1PA = 1st person plural active 1PS = 1st person plural stative 2PA = 2nd person active 2PS = 2nd person stative 3PA = 3rd person active 3PS = 3rd person stative NDA = near demonstrative ...
by Vardelm
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Dwarvish vowel question)
Replies: 51
Views: 33086

Re: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Jin updates)

Jin: Syllable Structure Technically, Jin's syllable structure can be seen as (C)V(V)(C). In practice, it's mostly CV, and there are no consonant clusters in onsets or codas. Initial syllables can omit the onset consonant. Final syllables of a word can have a coda consonant, and the "linker" preposi...
by Vardelm
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Dwarvish vowel question)
Replies: 51
Views: 33086

Re: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Devani orthography question)

Jin: Vowels & Tone Registers Vowels Front: Mid: Back: Close: / i / / u / Open: / a / [/size] Tone Registers Jin's vowels are subject to registers consisting of pitch/tone and phonation. The tones and phonations are: Tones: low, high Phonations: modal, murmured/breathy, creaky These combine to form ...
by Vardelm
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Dwarvish vowel question)
Replies: 51
Views: 33086

Re: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Devani orthography question)

Plenty of over time at work, studying & taking the GRE test, and applying to grad school has contributed to my typical glacial pace of conlanging. I'm going to just post some of the updates I made to Jin with the idea that writing some of the posts might help me develop things a bit further. Jin: Co...
by Vardelm
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Age, Leisure Work and Motivation
Replies: 24
Views: 13673

Re: Age, Leisure Work and Motivation

I've had a 40+ hour per week job since well before I started conlanging in 2008, aside from going back to get my bachelors in 2009-11. Although I still go slow, the past couple years have been more productive just because I have a better idea of what I want to create. The past 6 months have been slo...
by Vardelm
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: inflection categories using differing affix types
Replies: 17
Views: 6037

Re: inflection categories using differing affix types

I think you might be confusing "stem" with "root" . Yep. I'm using them interchangeably. I've now learned something new today! You might want to take a look at Goddard 1990 for more on Algonquian stem derivation (tell me if the link doesn't work). Link works. Eyes going crossed. Good stuff. Thanks!
by Vardelm
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: inflection categories using differing affix types
Replies: 17
Views: 6037

Re: inflection categories using differing affix types

Probably the best thing I could recommend short of emailing you some PDFs (which I could do for you, just send me a PM) is to recommend you read Leonard Bloomfield's 1946 sketch of Proto-Algonquian and read through the sections on verb finals. A very quick Google search got me [urlhttps://home.cc.u...
by Vardelm
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: inflection categories using differing affix types
Replies: 17
Views: 6037

Re: inflection categories using differing affix types

Probably the best example of what you appears to be getting at that I know of is the Algonquian languages. Yep, this looks like a good language family to look at more. I looked up Ojibwe on Wikipedia, and specificially this chart . That's another good example of conjugations varying besides Semitic...
by Vardelm
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: inflection categories using differing affix types
Replies: 17
Views: 6037

Re: inflection categories using differing affix types

You might be interested in Hindi, whose verbal system is all over the place. First, there's a distinction between simple verbs (e.g. the perfective), and forms with auxiliaries (which are actually more common). Then, there's the paradigms that inflect with person/number, and those which go with gen...
by Vardelm
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: inflection categories using differing affix types
Replies: 17
Views: 6037

Re: inflection categories using differing affix types

Thanks. That's helpful extra credit! :)
by Vardelm
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: inflection categories using differing affix types
Replies: 17
Views: 6037

inflection categories using differing affix types

I'm looking for languages where a given inflection or category of inflections use differing types & forms of affixes. I'm thinking of something like Arabic's perfective/past vs. imperfective/non-past, where person is basically marked via suffixes (kataba) or prefixes (yaktubu). I'm also somewhat fam...
by Vardelm
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Vulgarlang.com
Replies: 13
Views: 5966

Re: Vulgarlang.com

xxx wrote:only for those who trade art for technique of engineers...

only for those who devalue their humanity for normalized artefacts...
I could take your melodramatic snobbery a bit more seriously if I saw more examples of your conlangs and less elipses...
by Vardelm
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Vulgarlang.com
Replies: 13
Views: 5966

Vulgarlang.com

Has anyone seen Vulgarlang.com yet? I don't think it has enough features to be useful to most ZBB posters, but it's a rather impressive work. For example, the "Generate new language" button gives a bunch of verb conjungations, etc., but I don't see that you can customize that anywhere (unless it's i...
by Vardelm
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Dwarvish vowel question)
Replies: 51
Views: 33086

Re: Primordial Scratchpad (NP: Dwarvish Syllable Cannon)

Been quite a while since I posted in this thread! I've done a major rework on Jin, and I just need to work out some details on how tone is used before posting a bunch on that. I'm also looking at revamping Devani, and I'm considering an Indic/Dravidian phonology like this: / p b t̪ d̪ t d ʈ ɖ k g / ...
by Vardelm
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: verbal agreement other than person
Replies: 4
Views: 2889

Re: verbal agreement other than person

Thanks for the replies! For my conlang, I ended up with a solution that very vaguely feels like agreement but isn't. Verbs will have inherent voice/diathesis/transitivity/valence, and there are suffixes which change that. The voice suffixes control whether there is an active argumement, stative, bot...
by Vardelm
Fri May 19, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: verbal agreement other than person
Replies: 4
Views: 2889

verbal agreement other than person

I was looking at WALS regarding verbal person agreement . Out of 378 languages, 82 do not have person agreement marked on the verbs (21%). The chapter discusses languages that mark verbs for number and/or gender, but not person. Does anyone have any idea or information about what percentage of langu...
by Vardelm
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Naming a Fantasy World
Replies: 24
Views: 7568

Re: Naming a Fantasy World

What you call your world / universe as a "brand" can be different from what the inhabitants call it.