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by teotlxixtli
18 Jan 2021 22:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My Proto-Language and Where to Go from Here
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: My Proto-Language and Where to Go from Here

The full list of sound changes I ended up going with resulted in the Ujo thread I posted a little while ago: https://cbbforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7440 But to summarize the full change list, it is: 1. p is realized as b word-medially and f word-initially 2. tʃ is realized as dʒ word-medially and ...
by teotlxixtli
14 Jan 2021 00:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ujo
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Ujo

Irregularities - Some words beginning with f will have that f change to b when prefixed; fāviji means “surround”, but dōvubāviji means “will surround”. - Some verbs that begin with ʃ will have that ʃ change to dʒ when prefixed; shes means “come”, but dōvujes means “will come”. - Words that contain ...
by teotlxixtli
13 Jan 2021 23:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ujo
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Ujo

Grammar Agglutinative language Adjectives are actually types of verbs Verb-Subject-Object word order Noun phrases are consistently head-initial Adjectives follow nouns Possessors follow possessees Auxiliaries precede lexical verbs Prepositions Personal pronouns are distinguished by person (1st, 2nd...
by teotlxixtli
12 Jan 2021 04:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ujo
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Ujo

Phonology m, b <m, b> n, t, d, s, z, r, l <n, t, d, s, z, r, l> dʒ, ʃ, ʒ <j, sh, zh> k, g, w <k, g, w> h <h> i, i:, u, u: <i, ī, u, ū> e, e:, o, o: <e, ē, o, ō> a, a: <a, ā> (C)(C)V(C) syllable structure Onset clusters take the form obstruent + [w] - bwef , meaning "try, attempt" Vowels must be sep...
by teotlxixtli
12 Jan 2021 04:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ujo
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Ujo

Ujo Ujo is a constructed language created by me. It is part of the first generation of the Ujoan language family alongside its sister languages, so far yet to be created. Its proto-language, Proto-Ujo, was primarily phonologically inspired by Swahili, while Ujo included some more Arabic-inspired ph...
by teotlxixtli
11 Jan 2021 21:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Question About Interrogatives
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: A Question About Interrogatives

I see, the words "yes" and "no" just get cliticized onto the verb, they don't get categorized as separate positive and negative interrogative moods. Thanks!
by teotlxixtli
10 Jan 2021 21:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Question About Interrogatives
Replies: 6
Views: 242

A Question About Interrogatives

Hello all! I've got a language that denotes yes-no questions by following the question with either ewo "yes" or owi "no" depending on which answer the speaker suspects. I had an idea for two interrogative moods, Positive and Negative, that both pose a question but which imply different expected answ...
by teotlxixtli
06 Jan 2021 21:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My Proto-Language and Where to Go from Here
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: My Proto-Language and Where to Go from Here

An update on my first daughter language: I've made the following sound changes so far, which have led to all kinds of weird grammatical mix-ups (like f turning to b when certain verbs are conjugated, or phantom vowels appearing and disappearing with declensions). I've been trying to derive inspirati...
by teotlxixtli
06 Jan 2021 00:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My Proto-Language and Where to Go from Here
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: My Proto-Language and Where to Go from Here

Thanks qwed, some of the sound changes you suggested were knocking around my head before I even posted. Some Bantu languages have that wonderful advanced tongue root harmony thing going on with /i ɪ u ʊ e ɛ o ɔ a/ and I can see a number of different ways to derive them (although several involve losi...
by teotlxixtli
05 Jan 2021 04:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My Proto-Language and Where to Go from Here
Replies: 7
Views: 299

My Proto-Language and Where to Go from Here

Below is my naturalistic proto-language, as of yet unnamed, from which I want to derive three daughter languages. The phonology was inspired by Swahili, but the grammar is a hodgepodge of features I happen to like. First I'd like to know from the community what I've done well, what I can improve on,...