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by Burke
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Chavakani writing systems
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: Chavakani writing systems

First time back in a while, glad to se this is still going along! I'm concerned that the resulting syllabary will end up with more in common with Japanese kana systems than I'd like Then might I suggest avoiding the direction altogether. Maybe you can consider something along the lines of what devel...
by Burke
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang
Replies: 18
Views: 3896

Re: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang

Languages of Canada Chipewyan — both Ɂ and ɂ. Dogrib — both Ɂ and ɂ. Kootenai — ʔ only. Musqueam language — ʔ only. Nootka — ʔ only. Slavey — both Ɂ and ɂ. Nitinaht — ʔ only.Thompson — ʔ only. Lushootseed Squamish language, where it is usually represented as ⟨7⟩. Romanization of Hebrew Biblical — b...
by Burke
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang
Replies: 18
Views: 3896

Re: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang

The glottal stop as a letter actually has Unicode upper and lower cases: Ɂ and ɂ respectively. The IPA sound - /ʔ/ - is yet another value. I did not know that, but I don't think I should be too surprised. Are there any languages that use these in daily orthography? I'm going to stick with the <'> a...
by Burke
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 314778

Re: Lexicon Building

hwhatting wrote:
din wrote:next: bull
Tautisca: tórus "bull" (yes, cognate with Latin taurus)

Next: such
In Nawi: da'a /'laʔa/ -- such (pronoun as in such a situation)

Next: to float
by Burke
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: "Without" in languages without prepositions
Replies: 8
Views: 1206

Re: "Without" in languages without prepositions

English sort of does this, but you risk some lexical shifts sometimes. Suffixes like -less or -free are frequent. We could say a man is emotionless or without emotion. We often call drinks sugar-free or baked goods gluten-free when without sugar or without gluten would be roughly equivalent. Chinese...
by Burke
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang
Replies: 18
Views: 3896

Re: Nawi : Burke's Lang

I've noticed that I've hit a fair deal of trouble in word derivation for Nawi. Now, I'm not going to scrap the project since I like it a fair deal, but I've revised two things, one a little bit, another a fair deal. I still plan to treat Nawi as a proto-language. The first thing that was slightly mo...
by Burke
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang
Replies: 18
Views: 3896

Re: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang

well, what I find nice is that it resembles a natural language in every aspect. Some of its phonotactics are found in the Cretan and other dialects of Greek. Another thing I have to observe, consider using postpositions instead of prepositions, because your syntax is often head-last, in which postp...
by Burke
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang
Replies: 18
Views: 3896

Nawi: Burke's lang

Okay, let's keep moving! I've got a bit of a pump on, so let's type! Today I'm going to describe the way content questions in Nawi work along with the basics of relative clauses, though the two topics are essentially unrelated. Relativazation and How most of This is Really Nominalizing Phrases Relat...
by Burke
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Arka: an a priori conlang with 14,000 words from Japan
Replies: 197
Views: 22821

Re: Arka: an a priori conlang with 14,000 words from Japan

There's a chinese conlang group on facebook too if you like: https://www.facebook.com/groups/conlinguaphiles/ It's pretty young (like a month or two) but I think it should be decently active. As for necroing, C programmers got to see some epic necro this past week: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!...
by Burke
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang
Replies: 18
Views: 3896

Re: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang

Hoping to kick myself in the pants a bit here and reboot. I've been slagging because I needed to get school stuff in line, but hope to keep moving! Today is a quick and easy update, and at least one person will be happy. Janko Trigger: We got numbers The numbers in Nawi follow a decimal system with ...
by Burke
Wed May 18, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Μλός Βλάχεαν Vlachian Language: Greeklang (NP: Our Father)
Replies: 17
Views: 4547

Re: Μλώσα Βλάχεανα Vlachian Language: Hellenic Lang Scratchp

Following up from the stress stuff I said before, Wikipedia does a solid summary for you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varieties_of_Modern_Greek#Phonological_features I think you could also have fun with the dark /l/ trend as well, since it would be a fun way to reintroduce either /w/ or /u/. It wo...
by Burke
Mon May 16, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 314778

Re: Lexicon Building

SoapBubbles wrote:to polish, scrub away stains
Nawi : miku -- to polish, to grind | Comes from the m.kw root indicating grinding, fine grained things like sand, reflections, and white or brightness

Next: epiphany
by Burke
Fri May 13, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang
Replies: 18
Views: 3896

Re: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang

Hello! This looks interesting so far. I like the multiple copulae. Thanks a bunch. The multiple copulae was one of the few things I've done purely for fun in Nawi so far rather than trying to work with the idea of binaries. I was wondering, for purposes of assigning stress in Nawi, do the trochaic ...
by Burke
Thu May 12, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 314778

Re: Lexicon Building

Next: rope burn (along with rope if you don't have it) Nawi: hwasa usoma -- ['xwa.sa 'u.so'ma] -- lit rope-red xwasa comes from the root hw~s~ which deals with long things, pulling, etc. I will outline it in a future Nawi post for fun. Soma is inalienably possessed to form a new noun that intrinisc...
by Burke
Mon May 09, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang
Replies: 18
Views: 3896

Re: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang

I like seeing extensive use of reduplication in conlangs. Looks good. Thanks! It's a fun feature. Thanks for poking in too! Sorry for my slow response, on a wacky schedule and didn't see your post when I was writing my last one becuase I pecked away at it for a couple hours. ============= One small...
by Burke
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang
Replies: 18
Views: 3896

Re: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang

Today's update is mainly going to focus on lexical patterns and hit some cultural notes. I want to look at two root patterns, and hammer some vocab out. I hope to eventually edit the first post to have a link to a lexicon, a more formal grammar/language description, and a listing of particles or lex...
by Burke
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang
Replies: 18
Views: 3896

Re: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang

I've decided to do a smaller update today, and instead of focusing on a certain grammatical topic I'm shifting pace and focusing instead on a syntactic process and describing what it does for various words. That process is one of my favorites in linguistics in general and it is Reduplication redupli...
by Burke
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang
Replies: 18
Views: 3896

Re: Nawi (probably to be renamed later): Burke's lang

Okay, so I took 20 days off, I want to reboot this with a little look into "prepositions" and adjectives in NPs. The application of the two in an NP is unremarkably very similar to each other, but this section at least allows for a bit more depth to be seen in Nawi. Preposition Like Structures Prepo...
by Burke
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 314778

Re: Lexicon Building

Travis B. wrote: next: spray
Nawi : pase [pa.sε], verb from the p-s root that deals with scattering, dispersal, mist, etc

Next: intrusive
by Burke
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Mvithizu
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: Mvithizu

The noun class thing looks fun. As soon as I saw it I was hoping you were going to pull a Navajo and put lightening in the class associated with the highest animacy, along people. On that note, is there an implied animacy hierarchy here, and will that reflect itself in the verbal system where if I m...
by Burke
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Standard Average You
Replies: 33
Views: 5559

Re: Standard Average You

I like this idea! Sound Tendencies 1. Tendency to 4 vowel systems. Sometimes it is a vertical /a ε o i/ or a triangular /a i u/ with some unrounded central vowel 2. Stops tend not to make a voicing/secondary articulation, namely I'll tend to have /p/ but nothing else there aside from nasals 3. Inclu...
by Burke
Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB Census 2016
Replies: 127
Views: 15683

Re: ZBB Census 2016

alynnidalar wrote:
jal wrote:
clawgrip wrote:It as much a non-video game as a video game can possibly be.
Yeah, but it's still a video game :).
"Video", yes, but I remain unconvinced on the "game" part. "Esoteric torture device" seems to fit better.
Some people like that kind of "game"
by Burke
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB Census 2016
Replies: 127
Views: 15683

Re: ZBB Census 2016

Clawgrip got my intent on that one. I find the notion of that game pretty funny in itself.
by Burke
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB Census 2016
Replies: 127
Views: 15683

Re: ZBB Census 2016

While it could be a joke, I honestly didn't mean it like that. I've loved C for a while and been on a particular kick of it as of late, so it was the first thing that came to mind. Yeah, but, come on, this is a language forum, not a programmer's forum, so you kinda failed the Turing test here ;). I...
by Burke
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB Census 2016
Replies: 127
Views: 15683

Re: ZBB Census 2016

And how is C a language? Well, it's a programming language, so at least that can be explained as a somewhat unfunny joke... While it could be a joke, I honestly didn't mean it like that. I've loved C for a while and been on a particular kick of it as of late, so it was the first thing that came to ...