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by sanskacharu
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 174813

Re: Help your conlang fluency

reegušan booyaanwe, jaale. shoe-craft knower=COP-1.SG, true. wenikemɔcure. ;) 1.SG-find-2.AN-INV-PERF weeċɛ ṭi 'ii weeċɛ 'dɛk' bii. 1.SG=OBL tea but 1.SG=OBL dick/fear* NEG. Pada bee. forget IMP.POL I am truly a shoe connoisseur. You have caught me. ;) Tea is for me, but dick is not/I am not scared...
by sanskacharu
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Naming a Fantasy World
Replies: 24
Views: 3801

Re: Naming a Fantasy World

And sanskacharu, it would be a good idea to come up with some naming conventions. If it weren't for the fact that this is a proto language and they probably wouldn't have that. A proto-language is still a full language spoken and used by a group of people, and I don't know of any group that does no...
by sanskacharu
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Naming a Fantasy World
Replies: 24
Views: 3801

Re: Naming a Fantasy World

And sanskacharu, it would be a good idea to come up with some naming conventions. If it weren't for the fact that this is a proto language and they probably wouldn't have that. A proto-language is still a full language spoken and used by a group of people, and I don't know of any group that does no...
by sanskacharu
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Protolang Reconstruction Challenge (Akana)
Replies: 23
Views: 8632

Re: Protolang Reconstruction Challenge (Akana)

Fascinating! I'll take a look at what's been done so far and see if I have anything to add after I finish my classwork for the day.
by sanskacharu
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Protolang Reconstruction Challenge (Akana)
Replies: 23
Views: 8632

Re: Protolang Reconstruction Challenge (Akana)

To clarify: is this a project to reconstruct a protolanguage that has not already been developed, or are there "answers" already?

I think it looks very interesting. I might give it a go, though how fast I'd make progress given my schedule remains to be seen.
by sanskacharu
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Naming a Fantasy World
Replies: 24
Views: 3801

Re: Naming a Fantasy World

Generally speaking, thinking of the naming conventions your conlang already has is a good start. For instance, my Ayakadiya speakers (aya) enjoy naming customs that are effectively whole sentences or phrases (if short ones) smooshed into one word. Their word for 'world' is mašaaḥkaana , which litera...
by sanskacharu
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 174813

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Zijuka šan. :) happy-2.AN-all sing Mɔɔjaċɛ ṗɛkal ṭi weciiyɔyare, wereṭya. 2.AN-PL=OBL pickle tea 1.SG-receive-3.INAN-PERF, 1.SG-consume-3.INAN Ɛtako ṭikkaċɛ han ḳunya, han ziinwe. accepting body-all=OBL many good=COP-3.INAN, many happy=COP-1.SG Thank you all. :) I have received your pickles and tea...
by sanskacharu
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 174813

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Šannaatɛ, ṭikka. Daasi booḥandɛ welaadɛ, tɛċɛ han ziinwe.
hello body-all. wonderful idea=COP-2.INAN 1.SG-think-2.INAN, do=OBL many happy=COP-1.SG

Hello, everyone. I think this is a wonderful idea and I'm excited to participate.
by sanskacharu
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Ayakadiya
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: Ayakadiya

I'm super stupidly stuck on what to write for my next post, and considering that I got slammed with homework, I might not have time to write anything more significant until the weekend. In the meantime, have a glimpse into one of the notebook pages that I scribbled on back when I was designing Ayaka...
by sanskacharu
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: English syllabification discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3869

Re: English syllabification discussion

I second the longer /n/ in 'inner'.
by sanskacharu
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Standard Average You
Replies: 33
Views: 7415

Re: Standard Average You

This will certainly be a challenge to write. I do feel like I definitely have certain preferences, though... Phonology Minimalist phoneme inventories. I'm a minimalist myself, and I always end up trimming rather than adding. Lack of voicing contrast in plosives and fricatives. Usually the default be...
by sanskacharu
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 214343

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

All I can think of for this is dominate [dɑwmɪnejt] and dominant [dɑwmɪnænt]... no schwa there for me. "Dominate" cannot possibly be considered an adjective for me, so part of me had no idea what you guys were on about for a while. Some I can think of from the top of my head: - subordinate - coordin...
by sanskacharu
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Ayakadiya
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Phonology

Finally, something gets done. Phonology I would enjoy listing these by the type of sound change they are... but they're also ordered rules, under rule-based SPE phonology. I've briefly considered doing an OT writeup but tossed the idea last semester because of my thesis -- maybe I'll come back to it...
by sanskacharu
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you reading, watching and listening to?
Replies: 469
Views: 72289

Re: What are you reading, watching and listening to?

Listening to the Porcelian Black EP "Porcelain and the Tramps" from 2007.
by sanskacharu
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Post Your Conlang's Inspiration
Replies: 112
Views: 27742

Re: Post Your Conlang's Inspiration

This looks like fun... Though, Ukumusi and Mupuasa don't truly have much in the way of inspiration, because of how I designed and developed them. I'll leave them out for now. Ayakadiya has a fairly straightforward inspiration in Sumerian (what little we know of it), at least for the sound system and...
by sanskacharu
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sawaan
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: Sawaan

Aah! This is so lovely! Am I correct that Sawaan is partly inspired by Austronesian languages? I like how exhaustive your post is, while still giving a short, sketch-overview of the language. I do have one question: You have a number of infixes that I see, but I can't determine the method you use fo...
by sanskacharu
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: kårroť scratchpad - Necroes welcome!
Replies: 49
Views: 14469

Re: kårroť scratchpad - Necroes welcome!

There is no fixed word order. The topic is marked before nouns with the ti particle. Verbal negation is done by a sentence-final ne particle. SOV – imperative OSV – declarative SVO – interrogative prohibitive is negated imperative This is a really interesting word order system. I think I like it. I...
by sanskacharu
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Ayakadiya
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Phonemes; Phonotactics

I found out that the pretty pretty tables I saw in the phonology thread were images. I feel sad, and fairly stupid. Phonemes http://i.imgur.com/4JZ7HbQ.png http://i.imgur.com/fy8GxUD.png These clippings are from the odt document where I'm currently keeping my Ayakadiya reference grammar repository. ...
by sanskacharu
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Ayakadiya
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: Ayakadiya

I wish most people here, including me, could put this much detail in their conlangs. Aaah, thank you so much for this. I'm really glad you appreciate it, and I hope it's interesting. Thanks to Frislander for your comments as well! I hope you enjoyed the read -- I've responded to some of your commen...
by sanskacharu
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Ayakadiya
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Overview of Language Features

Overview of Features Roughly speaking, Ayakadiya includes the following features. I will explain these in a truncated, sketch-like manner. Agentivity Hierarchy The key to comprehending agent/patient assignments in any sentence. Agent/patient is the most saliant binary by which Ayakadiya determines ...
by sanskacharu
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Ayakadiya
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Basic Typology

I'm leaving the phoneme inventory and the phonology until I figure out how to make those pretty pretty tables I see in the phonology thread. Anyway. Basic Typology Ayakadiya is an agglutinative language, with a heavy focus on verbal morphology. A number of the example sentences I have been translati...
by sanskacharu
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Ayakadiya
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Ayakadiya

Herein is contained a compilation thread for Ayakadiya. This language is not technically spoken by humans, but the speakers inhabit bodies humanoid enough that there are no relevant differences to be noted. General phonetic capabilities for speech are identical -- general musical capabilities, on th...
by sanskacharu
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Proto-Haethic of the Haethic Language Family
Replies: 19
Views: 3604

Re: Proto-Haethic of the Haethic Language Family

Suffixation is really just the most common form of affixation you'll find, cross-linguistically. It's not just Indo-European that's fond of it, though it is fair to feel sick of them. Infixes are fun, and not terribly out there, so if the rest of the language rests on prefixes and infixes then you'r...
by sanskacharu
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 214343

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

I'm usually pretty forgiving when I judge what can and can't be a verb, but verbing 'wanderlust' just strikes me as... intensely strange. I feel like I'd do a double take if I heard it in conversation.
by sanskacharu
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 289167

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

Doesn't compile for me. Law is [lɔw], Drawer (as in a chest of drawers) is [dʒɹoɹ], perhaps [dʒɹowɹ]. They didn't even get the vowels to match... I do appreciate the slogan itself, though.