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by Nachtuil
17 Oct 2020 19:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 343
Views: 44969

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

When I do get back to it, I'll have forgotten so much of what I planned but at least I wrote a lot of things down haha.
by Nachtuil
15 Oct 2020 04:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 343
Views: 44969

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I'm sorry to hear that and I hope everything comes out okay. I obviously have not been doing much either but it has never left my heart haha. I still fully plan to get back to it.
by Nachtuil
12 Aug 2020 01:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 343
Views: 44969

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I want to but I guess we are already doing one in some sense [xD] I am hoping to get back to it after the 22nd.
by Nachtuil
11 Aug 2020 07:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English pronunciation thread (Dedicated EPT)
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: English pronunciations

Heck, I'll bite. :) "naïve" : /naˈjiv/ "naïvety", "naïveté": /naˈjivəˌti/, probably most often something like [nãˈjivəˌɾi] Honestly, I would not normally pronounce the last two differently as to me they are just alternative spellings for the same word. I might say /naˌjiviˈtej/ for the last one if I...
by Nachtuil
28 Jul 2020 16:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kojikeng / Kodikeng
Replies: 51
Views: 4692

Re: Kojikeng / Kodikeng

Khemehekis wrote: 24 Jul 2020 01:42 I considered something like 'ingira'.

Then, when I looked at my dictionary, I noticed this entry:

'ingi (I) whistle

Therefore, the word shall be:

'ingira' to call (an animal)
Oh that's so interesting! Whistling at animals. I like that :) I promise I have not abandonded this project.
by Nachtuil
09 Jun 2020 02:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?
Replies: 28
Views: 1282

Re: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?

I do try to pronounce things yeah. Not necessarily to learn the languages of course. While I am mindful my own sense of what is cumbersome to say is based on the combined phonotactics of the languages I have experience with, I think it is helpful to give clues to what kind of restrictions or allopho...
by Nachtuil
06 Jun 2020 07:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kojikeng / Kodikeng
Replies: 51
Views: 4692

Re: Kojikeng / Kodikeng

I have a word to pass back haha. I've just been working through grammatical relationships and prepositions and realized that I need a new word for outside because the one that exists in Txabao becomes a synonym for a genitive pronoun, which I mean... I guess I could deal with but I'd rather not hah...
by Nachtuil
04 Jun 2020 01:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 343
Views: 44969

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

The language sketch is called Mpetsa. It is mostly verb final and isolating. It has this phoneme inventory: m n ŋ ᵐp ⁿt ⁿts ᵑk p t ts k ᵐb ⁿd ᵑg b d g s r l w ɰ i u e o ɛ ɔ a ẽ õ ã /s/ -> [z] / V_V Syllable structure is CV. Only permissible word final vowels are {i u a ẽ õ ã} I've used it to figure ...
by Nachtuil
03 Jun 2020 14:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 343
Views: 44969

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

Go for it! https://damta.fandom.com/wiki/Txabao-English_dictionary I added lots of new words to my dictionary in the past hour. Lots of nouns, verbs, and conjunctions. Take a look and see if any words are missing. Like, "I really think you should have a Txabao word for 'prestidigitation'" or whatev...
by Nachtuil
03 Jun 2020 14:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kojikeng / Kodikeng
Replies: 51
Views: 4692

Re: Kojikeng / Kodikeng

Some good musing here. The gods and goddesses are often therianthropic, so the Txabao often do portray Neidu as a camel/human hybrid goddess. Kind of like the Egyptian deities. You know, it was bothering me last night that I hadn't actually double checked how you had described them haha. I'm glad i...
by Nachtuil
02 Jun 2020 18:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 343
Views: 44969

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I think I want to create a new language family just as a conduit to get Sitr words into Kojikeng before its classical stage around 11 000 PS. I imagine them having some coastal settlements along the western coast and engage in a lot of trade between north and south and the desert people who interact...
by Nachtuil
02 Jun 2020 17:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kojikeng / Kodikeng
Replies: 51
Views: 4692

Re: Kojikeng / Kodikeng

A bold new move -- and such a great consideration of how culture shapes language! A question: when do the ancestors of Kojikeng speakers stop worshipping Neidu and the other Txabao gods and goddesses? I haven't thought that far into the future. I actually would like to have them hang onto some form...
by Nachtuil
02 Jun 2020 17:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Txabao language
Replies: 51
Views: 4108

Re: The Txabao language

Potentially! I need to look at it again but I think I construed a construct case already that would be used in situations to for nouns of higher agency being possessed/associated with lower agency nouns. "The Queen of the city" versus "The Queen's city". So diachronics that keep the animacy hierarc...
by Nachtuil
26 May 2020 05:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Txabao language
Replies: 51
Views: 4108

Re: The Txabao language

The body parts idea may be restricted in scope, possibly with some body parts serving as new adverbs with many current adpositions retained. I just need to see how pick up the slack from the previous richer case structure.
by Nachtuil
26 May 2020 01:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kojikeng / Kodikeng
Replies: 51
Views: 4692

Re: Kojikeng / Kodikeng

I have decided that I'll actually merge the ethereal and female noun classes together. The ethereal singular is a set including and similar "mi" and the female plural is a set including and similar to "mo". Because of the huge importance of the mother camel goddess concepts of femininity and etherea...
by Nachtuil
25 May 2020 01:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Txabao language
Replies: 51
Views: 4108

Re: The Txabao language

I like these a lot. I think they will be gramaticalized even further going into Kojikeng :) Cool! You mean like these words replacing the Txabao genitive case? Potentially! I need to look at it again but I think I construed a construct case already that would be used in situations to for nouns of h...
by Nachtuil
24 May 2020 21:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Txabao language
Replies: 51
Views: 4108

Re: The Txabao language

Today I added some words about joining and belonging to Txabao. Using the metaphor of "Carrying is owning" . . . da'ibra' to carry (in the hand) Now also means: to own dzibra' to belong to (a group) (from dzib , part, piece, segment) muqdzib (I) member muqdzibra' to join (become a member of) muqer ...
by Nachtuil
02 May 2020 16:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 343
Views: 44969

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I'm confused. I thought the Txabao would exist and splinter a bit before the rise of the Neduki and the proto-group itself is not the Neduki.
by Nachtuil
30 Apr 2020 15:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 343
Views: 44969

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

So that would be Later Bokisig (not sure yet if this will be the classical stage or not), with distinct NOM vs ACC forms: NOM 1SG /mu/ 2SG /dɛx/ 3SG /ki [human] 1PL INC/mu'nɛtx/ 1PL EXC ʃɪg 2PL /dɛjtx/ 3PL ki.ki [human] ACC 1SG /kwu/ 2SG /ʤɛx/ 3SG ki [human] 1PL INC /kwu.'nɛtx/ 1PL EXC /tʃɪg/ 2PL /...
by Nachtuil
30 Apr 2020 15:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kojikeng / Kodikeng
Replies: 51
Views: 4692

Re: Kojikeng / Kodikeng

Interesting. The color words look different as nouns and as adjectives now. Sad and good become the same? Hee hee. One or the other will probably shift meaning. Or be outright replaced by a foreign borrowing. Yeah I think you're right. Also quick is a homophone of both say... yeah probably borrowin...