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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:37 pm 
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What's your favourite Almean language and why?

Mine is . I like isolating languages, the way they rely so much on syntax to do things. I like the fact that it's tonal and I like the writing system.

My second favourite is Uyseʔ for similar reasons.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:44 pm 
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I like Elkarîl and Flaidish.
Elkarîl mostly because of the writing system--I never in a million years would have come up with writing based on pictures of faces.
Flaidish because it's similar to English phonologically while being utterly unlike English in grammar.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:51 am 
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I like Xurnese most. It meets a balance of friendliness and unfamiliarity for me.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:42 pm 
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I also pick Xurnese as my favorite. It's very strange yet very fun.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:19 am 
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If I could only pick one it would be Flaidish. I also have a soft spot for Wedei. But I can think of something good to say about all of them.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:45 pm 
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I haven't looked at many of the Almean languages in a while, but if I had to pick a favorite from what I remember, I would probably choose Elkaril for its interesting sentence structure, meaning changing vowel shifts, and unique face writing system. Actually, (This is opposite to what justin said) it sounds like just the kind of wrting system I would think up. I actually once made up a writing system where individual eyes stand for syllables. Really though, I'm not sure it could work in real life. It seems a little too artificial and unwieldly to be practical.
I've also always especially liked Flaidish, Xurnese, Old skourene and Munkhashi, in that order. All the Amean conlanga are very cool in their own way. I constantly wish I had some natlangs layed out the same way. :-D

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:00 am 
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I've always liked Old Skourene, the triconsonantal roots are fun (but who doesn't love those?), but the sound, feel and look of the language is just divine. I'd name a kid in Old Skourene if they wouldn't get bullied for it. Xurnese is also great, it looks so intimidating on the front of it but isn't so scary once you dig a bit. And wedei is nice too. I can't think of what praises i'd give it, but it's nice overall.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:47 am 
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I get a special kick out of Elkarîl and Kebreni. Out of the Eastern languages I like Ismaîn and Cuêzi the most.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:39 pm 
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I like the Flaids in general, and to a lesser extent the Kebreni, along with their languages. The Flaids are the non-humans we see the most of, since they are near Verduria which is the viewpoint country, and I enjoy hearing about the non-human Almeans. Kebri has similar panache since they are 'good' guys that we hear a lot about (nothing against the Ktuvok empires, they just didn't have their languages posted as early as Kebreni was posted) and they have a non-Eastern language.

Barakhinei is also pretty cool, since no one else has mentioned it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:03 pm 
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I thought I'd pop back after a few days and do some totals, look for patterns etc., but voting is all over the place. I think the only firm conclusion we can draw so far is that there's something in Almea to suit a wide range of tastes. Keep voting, folks!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:51 pm 
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Kebreni would be my number one. But I do retain soft spots for Cuêzi and Verdurian.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:00 pm 
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I like most of the Erelaean languages -- Eastern, Eynleyni, Old Skourene, Flaidish. I seem to prefer inflecting languages over isolating (too boring) or agglutinating (too mechanical), so I'm sort of the opposite of the OP. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:43 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:24 pm 
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Old Skourene and Kebreni are my faves, although I think Verdurian has a nice feel to it.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:30 pm 
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I've always had a soft spot for Ismaîn.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:30 am 
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Wede:i. Are we ever going to see a Cuolese or Jeori grammar?

Though based purely on the phonotactics, I think it goes for Nanese, even though it's just a few scattered names at the moment. And Neinuoian, which looks ... well, intriguing.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:10 am 
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I like all of the Almean languages, especially Lé, Uyse (sorry, I don't have glyf), Verdurian, Wede:i and Old Skourene, because they mostly use diacritics (some on vowels like Lé and Verdurian, some on consonants like Uyse Old Skourene and Wede:I and Verdurian, and some on both like Verdurian). What style of capital eng is used for your conlangs?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:49 pm 
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Third Place: Verdurian. It has a pleasing familiarity for I-E fans, and the Romance/Slavic combination pretty much guarantees a beautiful sound. Also it's hard not to like a language that has a strong dictionary and its own native grammatician.

Second Place: Kebreni. The Monkhayic languages in general have a "lost world" appeal to them, like Breton or Basque. I love that the verbs conjugate for something other than the usual person, tense, number, etc. It's just alien enough.

First Place: It's a tie! Barakhinei and Ismain. I like the languages around the periphery of Verduria the most. They have unique characters while being recognizably related to Verdurian. I love the toughness of Barakhinei (especially since its literary scene is mostly women), and the nancy-pants crypto-French quality of Ismain. Now all we need is the language of Viminia, which would undoubtedly be full of unnecessarily long, lilting vowels and charmingly out of date vocabulary. Swoon!

Honorary mention: Since I am clearly a greater Eretald chauvinist, I should point out that I also like Xurnese and Dhekhnami. Actually, the more I think about it, the harder it is for me to keep this list short.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:21 am 
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For reasons completely unrelated to linguistics, Xurnese is my favorite.

I like all languages, though Kebreni is completely spoiled, as I am a speaker of French, English and Japanese.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:23 pm 
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Cuezi and Xurnese are my top two. I really want to see finished Tžuro and Teôši though

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:32 am 
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But my favorite has to be Lé, I have always wanted to make an African style language, and Elkarîl, I like the use of the circumflex for a lax vowel set, and the face script.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:27 am 
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http://www.zompist.com/wedei.html My favorite, by far.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:16 pm 
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Using the super secret math that only I understand, I came up with this:
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Sorry for the digraphs; I am a lazy lady when it comes to charts.

Xurnese is the clear winner, but aside from that the Eastern languages fared poorly. Also, nobody likes the classical languages Cadhinorian or Axunashin, or the Eynleyni languages. Also nobody voted for Proto-Eastern. Such a shame.

Zompist, if you're using this list as customer feedback, the path is clear: stop wasting time giving diachronic context to languages, and stop trying to make us care about the Ktuvok minions. We want more weird hobbit languages and Xs. Lots of Xs.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:49 am 
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I suspect it's because the Eastern languages have been up for longest and have lost the shiny newness sparkle in people's heads.

Mind you I'd hate to have to struggle with the Munkhashi & Dhekhnami verb systems.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:03 am 
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Mornche Geddick wrote:
I suspect it's because the Eastern languages have been up for longest and have lost the shiny newness sparkle in people's heads.

Mind you I'd hate to have to struggle with the Munkhashi & Dhekhnami verb systems.


The Munkhashi and Dhekhnami verb systems are rather pretty straightforward to me, though.

(Then again, I speak Japanese, which when used in a certain way, has the exact same way of expressing rank!)

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