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by GoshDiggityDangit
02 Nov 2020 22:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 194
Views: 10896

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Is Mánnìkà tonal? I love how it looks, it's so strange compared to the others.
by GoshDiggityDangit
30 Oct 2020 06:16
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: I need help again, this time with a Romlang
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: I need help again, this time with a Romlang

Wightish would be, because of its distance from other related languages, be one of the most innovative Romance languages, if not the most innovative. That's not quite how it works, though - isolated, peripheral languages are generally more conservative, not more innovative. However, it is of course...
by GoshDiggityDangit
29 Oct 2020 13:12
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: I need help again, this time with a Romlang
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: I need help again, this time with a Romlang

Thank you all for your help. As per usual you are all very knowledgeable and have a lot of resources. I should give a bit of context, though I am happy with all of the resources I have been given. I think the context would help narrow stuff down. Remember the old British Romance Language thread? I d...
by GoshDiggityDangit
28 Oct 2020 08:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 194
Views: 10896

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Recently, as in two days ago, Catralian reached 259 words. All are various meanings of wīr. It can mean worm as in the animal, worm as in to squirm, and it can mean struggle as in a fight. I don't remember why I added all these words.
by GoshDiggityDangit
28 Oct 2020 08:25
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: I need help again, this time with a Romlang
Replies: 12
Views: 578

I need help again, this time with a Romlang

Hi. I presume that you read the title. My main issue is that I don't know where to find sound changes or a Proto-Romance dictionary (assuming Proto-Romance isn't Vulgar Latin, because if it is, then the first issue applies.) I'm aware that Romlangs have a reputation for being something beginners do,...
by GoshDiggityDangit
17 Oct 2020 09:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 91
Views: 8832

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

I know I posted this in the discord, but in P.I.P, the word for boring and useless is *āwān₂as₂. The word comes from the Christian youth organization Awanas.
by GoshDiggityDangit
09 Oct 2020 12:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 368
Views: 7651

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

Why do, in some old documents, Russians call the Tlingits "колюжах" meaning thorns? I'm very confused.
by GoshDiggityDangit
07 Oct 2020 11:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 25
Views: 963

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

DesEsseintes wrote: 05 Oct 2020 15:20 Next:

téne, pl. tèno
An inanimate, countable noun.m
Stick

Next, please:

Clārum
A verb of perception
by GoshDiggityDangit
07 Oct 2020 07:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Canocua (ona:taʔwę): an Iroquoian conlang
Replies: 17
Views: 898

Re: Canocua (ona:taʔwę): an Iroquoian conlang

Take your time, we'll be happy to see what's in store [:)] .
by GoshDiggityDangit
17 Sep 2020 02:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 225
Views: 8712

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I’ve been wanting to do a restrictive phonology for a while, and I recently came up with one. It’s inspired by the Lakes-Plain languages of Papua New Guinea. /t tː k kː/ [t d tː k kː ʔ] <d d t g k g> /m n/ [m n ŋ] <m n n> [ɾ] <d> [ʃ h] <d~t g~k> /i iː u uː/ [ɪ i ʊ u] <i ee u oo> /e eː/ [ɛ e] <e ei> ...
by GoshDiggityDangit
10 Sep 2020 00:10
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Birthdays!
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Birthdays!

This is a thread for birthdays! If you are going to celebrate, are celebrating, or have already celebrated your birthday, post it here!
I just turned 15 yesterday. It feels mostly the same, I’m a little disappointed.
by GoshDiggityDangit
07 Sep 2020 10:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What languages influence your conlangs?
Replies: 90
Views: 7916

Re: What languages influence your conlangs?

Catralian takes its aesthetics from Latin, but its grammar is something I came up with myself. The influences on grammar from real-world languages are too many to count.
Kumarian is inspired by Tamil, Sinhala, and Japanese in particular.
by GoshDiggityDangit
06 Sep 2020 07:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kumarian Revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Kumarian Revisited

eldin raigmore wrote: 05 Sep 2020 14:43 Your writing system isn’t Tamil; what is it?
It's the Sinhala writing system https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinhala_script.
by GoshDiggityDangit
05 Sep 2020 14:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 868
Views: 146815

Re: You

Birdlang wrote: 16 Jul 2020 12:07 former student (graduated vocational and high school this year).
Congratulations on graduating high school! Let's hope I can do the same [:'(].
by GoshDiggityDangit
05 Sep 2020 13:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kumarian Revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Kumarian Revisited

PHONOLOGY It should be noted that all Kumarian samples are in Germā's idiolect, and so may not be representative of the rest of the language. Consonant Inventory IPA | Romanization | Sinhala Script /p b t d ʈ ɖ t͡ʃ d͡ʒ k g q~qʰ/ <p b t d ṭ ḍ c j k g q> <ප බ ත ද ට ඩ ච ජ ක ග ඛ> /m n ɳ ŋ/ <m n ṇ ng> <...
by GoshDiggityDangit
03 Sep 2020 01:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kumarian Revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Kumarian Revisited

Though I am determined to keep the project a-priori, I have thought of an interesting direction I could take this language. I could make it either a descendant of Tamil, or a divergent Dravidian language. The people of Kumari Nadu were supposedly Tamil.
by GoshDiggityDangit
01 Sep 2020 14:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kumarian Revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Kumarian Revisited

I kind of botched the last attempt at this language, so I'm overhauling it and starting a new thread. It's still the same backstory, but the language is going to be changed to better suit my goals. My goals for Kumarian are: - Look and sound like languages of India (Tamil, Sinhala, Hindi, etc). - In...
by GoshDiggityDangit
01 Sep 2020 13:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Canocua (ona:taʔwę): an Iroquoian conlang
Replies: 17
Views: 898

Re: Canocua (ona:taʔwę): an Iroquoian conlang

This is a very interesting concept, and I'm excited to see more! Where did you find resources for Proto-Iroquoian?
by GoshDiggityDangit
07 Jul 2020 10:30
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would be the best approach for an Antarctic 'lang?
Replies: 20
Views: 5532

Re: What would be the best approach for an Antarctic 'lang?

Thank you for your input! I was already working on the South American scenario, trying to reproduce a Proto-Chon language to work from. I'm thinking now because of your last suggestion, however. What if there was an earlier, smaller people in Tierra del Fuego, who were pushed out of South America by...
by GoshDiggityDangit
24 Jun 2020 12:52
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would be the best approach for an Antarctic 'lang?
Replies: 20
Views: 5532

Re: What would be the best approach for an Antarctic 'lang?

Wow, I feel like I was pretty rude in these posts. I've dropped the project for now, but I might pick it back up someday. I thank everyone who contributed to this thread.