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by Ahzoh
18 Apr 2021 00:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 521
Views: 40381

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I need help determining what kinds of words might be borrowed and even replace native vocabulary in Vrkhazhian as well "rules" for fitting the foreign vocabulary into Vrkhazhian triconsonatal root system. The loaner language is question is Hussite, spoken by the Hussite peoples. They are long-standi...
by Ahzoh
17 Apr 2021 07:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 332
Views: 34403

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have at least these four kinship terms defined: nar-um "mother" dar-im "father" was-um "daughter" yas-im "son" And they have special possessed stems: nā- > nā-ni "my mother", nā-ti "our mother", nā-mu "your mother", nā-ku "her mother" dā- > dā-ni "my father", dā-ti "our father", dā-mu "your father...
by Ahzoh
16 Apr 2021 22:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 332
Views: 34403

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Omzinesý wrote: 16 Apr 2021 13:53 What about 'a woman and a man'? Is it also a case?
Like a comitative? I only have like five cases so far because coming up with them is hard, but comitative sounds neat as well.
by Ahzoh
16 Apr 2021 05:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 332
Views: 34403

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Been working on cases in Hussite, not entirely satisfied with them. Hussite is supposed to fulfill a role similar to Sumerian to Akkadian, but it sure sounds less like a Mesopotamian language and more like some weird Caucasian language cāḫuiḵ hāfaš 0-cāḫu-iḵ h-āf-aš SG-city-GEN PL-man-ACC [tʃʰɑː.χwɪ...
by Ahzoh
15 Apr 2021 22:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 332
Views: 34403

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have /ʟ/ too in Hussite, where I spell it <ḻ>. It contrasts with /ʁ/ spelled <ṟ>
by Ahzoh
12 Apr 2021 06:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 332
Views: 34403

Re: What did you accomplish today?

@Ahzoh & others I contacted an independent publisher to print a sample copy. I'm not sure if the LCS provides such service, but we know that several conlangers made their own grammar books via other avenues. Oh cuz I saw the Tower of Babel picture on the book and I know that's part of their logo. I...
by Ahzoh
11 Apr 2021 04:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1135
Views: 185645

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I'm not sure if I should be making more letters less tall and have their ascenders and descenders be more standard
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by Ahzoh
10 Apr 2021 07:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Languages with interesting phonotactics
Replies: 27
Views: 10546

Re: Languages with interesting phonotactics

One thing I notice about Semitic languages is that they don't seem to have a lot of homorganic nasal+stop clusters. /mb mp nt nd/ etc. Assimilation involving nasals and non-nasals is a common occurrence in Semitic languages. They also strongly dislike certain homoorganic clusters in the first and s...
by Ahzoh
10 Apr 2021 07:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 332
Views: 34403

Re: What did you accomplish today?

^^I didn't even know the LCS made books. Something to think about when I have enough written in Vrkhazhian
by Ahzoh
08 Apr 2021 11:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 521
Views: 40381

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Can a language have proximate/obviation distinction without marking nouns themselves? That is, only existing in pronouns, possessive affixes, and verbal agreement markers Isn’t that the usual thing in Niishnibaamwen (sp?) and other Algonquian languages? No, they have obviation markers even on norma...
by Ahzoh
08 Apr 2021 07:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 521
Views: 40381

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Can a language have proximate/obviation distinction without marking nouns themselves? That is, only existing in pronouns, possessive affixes, and verbal agreement markers
by Ahzoh
04 Apr 2021 20:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 332
Views: 34403

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Newish language, Hussite (Miṟi Hussuī [me.ʁe hu.sːu.iː) /m n ŋ~ɴ/< m n ṉ > /p pʰ t tʰ k kʰ q qʰ/< b p d t g k ḡ ḵ > /f s ʃ h/< f s š h > /l ɾ ʟ̠ ʁ/< l r ḻ ṟ > /a aː i iː u uː/<a ā i ī u ū> The vowels are [ɑ ɑː e eː o oː] when adjacent to uvulars. Syllable structure is maximally C(ː)CV(ː)CC That is, ...
by Ahzoh
02 Apr 2021 10:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 332
Views: 34403

Re: What did you accomplish today?

You madlad
Vrkhazhian now has ligatures. The seen ligature is ab in the first word.
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by Ahzoh
01 Apr 2021 02:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 332
Views: 34403

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Decided that numbers are nouns and they are mass/uncountable nouns, so they are always grammatically singular Cardinally: formula: numeral of nouns tibis śimā = one of houses śidiṭ śimā = two of houses ṣabās śimā = four of houses tuğut śimā = six of houses naḫar śimā = nine of houses ḫarāṭ śimā = tw...
by Ahzoh
28 Mar 2021 08:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 332
Views: 34403

Re: What did you accomplish today?

While tryna figure out what to do about adjectives and whether they should be more nounlike or more verblike, I came up with a pattern fromwhich to turn nouns into verbs and those verbs into adjectives: sağilna "I am old" > sağğalna "I make old" > sağğalum / sağğalim "old" damimna "I am heavy" > dam...
by Ahzoh
26 Mar 2021 10:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 521
Views: 40381

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Use <ĝ> like the Sumerians
by Ahzoh
25 Mar 2021 05:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 332
Views: 34403

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Like, "Why do the sun rising/setting directions end in -st, and the polar stars' directions end in -th?" Because they're derived from earlier forms, much like mother, father, brother, and all the wh-words are. They thus at least have some objective internal history to them, no matter how opaque the...
by Ahzoh
25 Mar 2021 05:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 332
Views: 34403

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Dormouse559 wrote: 25 Mar 2021 04:29 Humans like patterns. That might make the naming scheme more attractive for the conpeople. If anything, someone probably wonders why mağādum doesn't contain /b/ [:P]
because it's an agent noun derived from a verb
by Ahzoh
25 Mar 2021 03:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 332
Views: 34403

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Khemehekis wrote: 25 Mar 2021 02:57 Is the /b/ thing a coincidence, or is there a diachronic explanation?
Definitely a coincidence, but a suspiciously-artificial-like one
by Ahzoh
25 Mar 2021 02:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 332
Views: 34403

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I am, however, concerned over the overuse of the phoneme /b/ in all these words
You have ḳebb- "ruler", lumb- "woman, wife", rēb- "man, husband", damb- "domesticated animal", and ēb- "wild animal" all common and close in semantic relation, all ending in /b/ or /mb/