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by sasasha
17 Sep 2020 22:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: If you were to write one novel...
Replies: 19
Views: 872

Re: If you were to write one novel...

Several times, in fact, I've thought of a story, then thought about the setting so much that I lose interest in writing the story... This chimes with me. I don't exactly lose interest in writing the story, I just get distracted by aspects of conworlding that are relevant to the story and dive so de...
by sasasha
17 Sep 2020 17:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 10353

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

I would hypothesise that mistranslations go through a cycle: coherent > incoherent > coherent Or more accurately: fraying > patching > reworking > fraying In phase 1, the text is more or less coherent. Translators feel confident in translating fairly directly. However, over time oddities build up, ...
by sasasha
17 Sep 2020 17:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 10353

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

Tune in next time for more Relay ShenanganryTM! Just want to chime in my thanks to Jackk. This was really fun - it has felt like an epic journey continuingly checking in throughout lockdown to find out how far we have got, anticipating the results. I know Jackk has been on call for any queries for ...
by sasasha
10 Sep 2020 15:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Phrase Building
Replies: 55
Views: 9935

Re: Phrase Building

next: They have lived their whole lives by gathering firewood. Peoppaeq: su tuhleondao a peoppoan naffahkiqqyeh. [su ˈt̪ux͜ɬʲʊ̃d̪aʊ ɐː ˈpʲʊpːʷãːɴ ˈnɐfːaʰcɨɢᶭɛh] PAST ((life-3.AN)-all) ESS (tale-foot) (((plant-big)-child)-fire) 'His/her/their entire life/reality was a story of walking (for) fire sti...
by sasasha
31 Aug 2020 15:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What is the newest word in your conlang?
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Re: What is the newest word in your conlang?

My newest word in Ethi is šermo 'calendar'. It is derived from the root šer- 'night', plus the affixes -m- (an honorific which can be attached to a some roots to indicate things which are sacred or special in some way) and -o (collective). Literally 'the many sacred nights / the collection of festiv...
by sasasha
26 Aug 2020 13:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1134
Views: 167198

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I made the letter Wa: Image, which I can't get to show for some reason. Also some punctuation. Lovely!! You could have just used a single dot to get y from sh. The yogh shape is fine too, but the single dot would appeal to me as you already have dots as a feature, and when you have two dots meaning...
by sasasha
25 Aug 2020 00:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Cooking and dining!
Replies: 18
Views: 3960

Re: Cooking and dining!

Aretian cuisine largely splits into two halves, the south-eastern redroot sphere and the north-western goldear sphere. Redroot is something I liked the sound of about seventeen years ago but have never quite decided what it was. I think of it as a cross between carrot, beetroot and sweet potato, but...
by sasasha
24 Aug 2020 18:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang
Replies: 19
Views: 1013

Re: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang

I have settled on a system to transcribe the three tones of Tuktin in the Romanisation . Any suggestions for the Hangul? Tone 0 - short, high. The default:- ms 'we', Tone 1 - long, level/high:- mơ̂ 'horse', tala̛ 'sea', Tư̈ktiˋn Tone 2 - long, drop-rise (cf. Mandarin 3rd tone or An. Greek circumfle...
by sasasha
22 Aug 2020 19:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 10353

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

Hooray! This victory was obviously a 30th birthday present to me from the conlanging gods. [:3]
by sasasha
17 Aug 2020 23:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mbath
Replies: 15
Views: 523

Re: Mbath

Lovely. I like everything so far.

Forgive my ignorance / take it as curiosity willingly waiting to be informed: are there natlangs with consecutive aspirated stops forming a cluster, and both retaining aspiration? How exactly is this realised for you - with an epenthetic devoiced vowel, perhaps?
by sasasha
03 Aug 2020 17:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: AmEng-based conlang
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: AmEng-based conlang

The cases of /aI/ and /eI/ aren't equivalent, though. True. However, this is clearly right at the edge of what's possible, I think, as shown by the ways the system is collapsing - diphthongisation, regularisation to a length contrast, merger of several qualities by many speakers. ------------- Lang...
by sasasha
03 Aug 2020 15:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 10353

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

I have passed the torch to Yrusia. [:)]
by sasasha
03 Aug 2020 10:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Klingon, Vulcan, and Mutsun: Quick Okrand Languages Translation Projects
Replies: 52
Views: 2245

Re: Klingon, Vulcan, and Mutsun: Quick Okrand Languages Translation Projects

There were 167 new words revealed at the last qep'a' ! The thing is, compound words or altogether new roots invented by translators other than Marc Okrand himself are not considered canon , and the concept of canonicity is important in the culture of the human Klingon speaker community. This is coo...
by sasasha
03 Aug 2020 09:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: AmEng-based conlang
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: AmEng-based conlang

The English words seat, sit, sate, set, sat, sot, soot, suit show that English has at least 8 different vowel sounds. Is there some reason this list includes "sate" but not "site"? You could argue that /ai/ is a diphthong and shouldn't be counted, but /ei/ is also a diphthong, and they listed the w...
by sasasha
03 Aug 2020 08:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: AmEng-based conlang
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: AmEng-based conlang

Hi, I'm sure you're going to add to this, and I'm curious to see what you're going to do. [:)] But I just want to query something: did I count 43 vowel segments? With 18 different quality distinctions? This is a lot! Quite possibly more than any natural language. Of 564 natlangs surveyed by WALS, th...
by sasasha
31 Jul 2020 14:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 10353

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

Torch received, work has begun. [:)]
by sasasha
21 Jul 2020 00:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ivka language
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: Ivka language

Following this with interest and enjoyment. I have nothing to add, but curious to see how this develops.
by sasasha
11 Jul 2020 05:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My reverse enge-lang: V:1g3n1n:1
Replies: 19
Views: 1209

Re: My reverse enge-lang: V:1g3n1n:1

Thoughts: 1. Woooah 2. wow 3. Reminds me of the interplay of taal and raag in Indian classical music; and in general rhythmic and melodic material coming together to create something more than the sum of its parts in the composite. Also maybe bellringing and knitting patterns... 4. If you were to ch...
by sasasha
09 Jul 2020 13:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Creating a Creole
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Creating a Creole

I enjoyed this. Looks like an interesting and well thought-through project, nicely presented too. Was interested in the avoidance of languages which are too closely related. In a language contact of two closely related, but not mutually intelligible languages, am I right in thinking creolisation is ...
by sasasha
08 Jul 2020 22:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 10353

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - SIGNUPS OPEN

Assuming it is not a prerequisite to be coming at this with a massively developed conlang, I'd like in on this. I need some motivation to keep going with my most recent project. I'd like to do it with Peoppaeq. You can absolutely join—I've myself used several relays as an excuse to flesh out ny lan...