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by Davush
23 Dec 2020 13:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
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22 and 23 puru 'leg' purui- 'to run (away)' (from puru + i to move away) puruma- 'to run towards' (from puru + ma to move towards) Puruisa samoote run-go-PST-3sg mountain-OBL 'He ran (away from here) to the mountain' paki- 'to ascend, go up' peema- 'to ascend, come up' Peemarea samoote nuuse ascend...
by Davush
21 Dec 2020 01:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10203

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20th sasap 'a type of grain' (likely a loan: a number of nouns of the form CVCV-C with an initial reduplicated syllable and final stop appear, but nowhere else in the language) sasapatsi 'an ear of grain' nanzasap 'field for growing grain ( nan 'place, house' + sasap ) panzuma 'table, flat surface'...
by Davush
19 Dec 2020 12:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
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18 & 19 teni hand mtan- to hold (with OBL), to grab, snatch (with ACC) saripa feather pukohu bird Mtanga poora sariapin pukohu hold-IMPF-3sg father feather-GEN.OBL bird '(Your) father is holding the bird’s feather' Mtanzoa poora saripa ni pukohu hold-PST-3sg-3sg father feather GEN bird '(Your) fath...
by Davush
17 Dec 2020 17:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10203

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17 Inspired by Spanick's kinship terms... ama 'mother' (one's own) apa 'father' (one's own) apuna 'mother' (someone else's) poora 'father' (someone else's) kutsipi 'child' (one's offspring) kiri 'child' (young person) surim- (suriung- suriunr- suriunz-) 'to play, have fun' nandanosa 'park, flower g...
by Davush
16 Dec 2020 18:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hakuan (Hakua Nari)
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: Hakuan (Hakua Nari)

Again interesting [:)] I am not sure yet, if I am fully convinced by the associative-as-inclusive story, but maybe it makes sense because it is an atypical inclusive marker. I feel it somehow makes the hearer an associate of speaker, like starting a sentence with 'between you and me'. A minor quest...
by Davush
16 Dec 2020 13:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10203

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16 sunha 'dog' (OBL: suanhe) pik- 'to sting, scratch' (IMP: pii- PST: piks- IRR: pikr- ) pingipi ' mosquito' (possibly onomatopoeic with influence from pik-) (OBL: pingiipe) Pikrauk pingipi omuitse /piˈkrauk piŋˈgipi omuˈitse/ sting-IRR-3sg-2sg mosquito river-OBL 'Mosquitoes will sting you at the r...
by Davush
16 Dec 2020 12:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hakuan (Hakua Nari)
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: Hakuan (Hakua Nari)

The post was definitely an interesting read. I like how nunber is not just a monolithic noun feature. Also the demonstratives nicely "solve" both plural marking on obliques and 3>3 scenarios. Thanks! I'm glad someone is enjoying it, and thank you for the thoughtful questions. [:D] More on Plurals a...
by Davush
15 Dec 2020 23:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10203

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15 wamo 'river' (OBL: wamawe , -o stem with -awe OBL. Probably from earlier *wamaw) kiso 'people' (OBL: ksame , -o stem with -ame OBL. Probably from earlier *kisam). May take singular or plural agreement on the verb. Sapsinea kiso samatu harae sapsoan kiso wamawe see-PST-1sg-3sg people mountain tha...
by Davush
14 Dec 2020 12:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 377
Views: 16928

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

Salmoneus wrote: 12 Dec 2020 21:19
Thank you for the informative reply! That helps a lot.
by Davush
14 Dec 2020 12:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10203

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Weekly Wrap Up Like Week 1, I'm just gonna give some appreciative comments to everyone who participated in Week 2 (by order of first participation). I'm a bit strapped for time because I had a test earlier today, so I apologize if I missed someone or if my comments seem a bit rushed. Thank you for ...
by Davush
13 Dec 2020 21:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hakuan (Hakua Nari)
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: Hakuan (Hakua Nari)

I like the general quirkiness of the verbal agreement system. Also, thumbs up for number marking only through polypersonal affixes. I would love to hear more about this. How do you mark plural on obliques for example? Thanks! Hopefully this post will give you an idea how plural marking works. Adjus...
by Davush
12 Dec 2020 14:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 377
Views: 16928

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

Some languages have restrictions on pro drop, e.g. in a 3sg on 3sg scenario, only the object pronoun can be dropped. Other languages just tolerate similar ambiguities, but have a default way of interpreting such sentences. Thanks! Do you happen to know any languages in particular which do this type...
by Davush
12 Dec 2020 14:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10203

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12 Hakuan: psoa /'psoa/ 'air, atmosphere' (OBL: psawe) psoenuki /psoe'nuki/ 'mist, fog' (psoa 'air' + inuki 'heavy') (OBL: psoenuike) tsup- 'to pour' (Inflectional stems: tsuik-, tsups-, tsupr-) kundara /kun'dara/ 'cup' Tsupsina simua kundahare /tsu'psina si'mua kunda'hare/ Pour-PST-1sg-3sg water c...
by Davush
12 Dec 2020 13:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 377
Views: 16928

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

I have realised in Hakuan the following "problem": When both agent and patient are 3rd person, and one is pronominal, it is impossible to retrieve which one is the A and which the P. Although both arguments are marked on the verb, they don't have separate A/P forms to distinguish. For example: saps-...
by Davush
11 Dec 2020 15:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10203

Re: Lexember 2020

11th

Hakuan:

samatu /sa'matu/ mountain (ADV: samoote)

sandutsi /san'dutsi/ hill (samatu + tsi 'DIM, with elision). (ADV: sanduitse)
by Davush
11 Dec 2020 15:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hohétyé - Hooti qyà an
Replies: 24
Views: 1509

Re: Hohétyé - Hooti qyà an

I'm also enjoying this! Although I did not get the impression of African languages. My first thought was that it reminded me of some Latin American languages. I particularly like the evidentiality distinction in the past.
by Davush
11 Dec 2020 15:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hakuan (Hakua Nari)
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: Hakuan (Hakua Nari)

That looks really nice [:)] Thanks! Taking this one slowly and without a particular direction in mind is working quite well so far it seems. I really like this! The initial /m̩/ and the combination of a simple phoneme inventory and complex morphophonology reminds me a lot of Yimas. Thanks! I didn't...
by Davush
10 Dec 2020 14:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10203

Re: Lexember 2020

10th Fell off the wagon, but some words are better than no words I suppose! Hakuan trap- 'to play music' Inflectional forms: PROG trookin , PST: trapsin , IRR: traprin ) trapua music (trap- + ua 'NMLZ suffix') nindara 'stringed instrument, lute' ADV form: nindahare pumba 'drum' ADV form: puambe tak...
by Davush
04 Dec 2020 00:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10203

Re: Lexember 2020

3rd kam- 'to eat' Inflectional Stem: kaún- (kaúngin, kaúnzin, kaúnrin) kamua 'food' ( kam + ua 'NMLZ') Kaunrisina kamua nuúse /kaunri'sina kamˈua nuˈuse/ eat-IRR-PST-1sg-3sg food night-ADV 'I would have eaten the food at night' sim- 'to drink' Inflectional Stem: siún- (siúngin, siúnzin, siúnrin) si...
by Davush
03 Dec 2020 13:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hakuan (Hakua Nari)
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re: Hakuan (Hakua Nari)

Nouns and Noun Phrases: The Adverbial Case Nouns are distinguished from verbs by their relative lack of inflectional morphology. Case, number, gender, etc. are not marked on the noun. Instead they are either absent, marked on the verb, or marked via other means such as particles and independent wor...