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well, I have Navajo, Japanese, Welsh, Irish, Cherokee, Spanish, Tagalog, Hawaiian, Maori, Igbo, Swahili, German, Russian...

Let's just say that the language looks like none of these. At all.
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Russian, Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Gaelic

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Mostly Hungarian, then Latin, Finnish, and Russian.
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Everything on every language that I can find, of course.
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Depends on what culture is inspiring the conculture in my case.

The Aidisese, for instance, are mostly inspired by Byzantium in terms of conculture, but have elements borrowed from China, the Middle East, and generic medieval Europe; Aidisese is inspired by Greek and to a lesser extent Latin, although its grammar shows a strong Japanese (and Altaic, perhaps) inspiration.

Djakhetian, Aidisese's ancestor, is undeniably influenced by what most people *think* is ancient Egyptian. The actual conculture itself is, well, also inspired by ancient Egypt.

Then we have Cedarinian, another descendant of Djakhetian. Conculturally, it's basically imperial China. Thus, the Cedarinian conlang greatly resembles Chinese, at least in a superficial sense.

And so on. Not all my concultures/conlangs have such clear inspirations, and some are rather mishmash-y, but a number of them are pretty obvious. I like to find inspiration from all across the world, no region left behind.
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For Castelese and Cayese, mostly Spanish and Portuguese, with a bit of French.

Sarian has no main influences yet.
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Naðiskt is mainly influenced by Swedish, a few other Scandinavian languages and German.

Ejnoq is mainly influenced by German and English but overall it is quite... unique?

Simíqua is mainly influenced by Spanish.

Cateleo is based on Vulgar Latin but with sound changes. It has most influences from Spanish and Italian.

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The sound profile of Vanga is mainly influenced by Icelandic, Greenlandic, Arabic and Finnish, in no particular order, I suppose.

We'll have to see what happens to the grammars of both Vanga and Kozea (now properly genetically related from my proto-language project, PVK), as I'm redoing these from scratch.
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TeutonicMice wrote:mm Chuvash.
Chuvash is quite tasty indeed.

For mine, mainly Finnish, Nahuatl, and Hebrew.
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Mamambam is influenced by Sanskrit and Spanish, although it uses ergative alignment and aspects.
Pøplish is influenced by English, German and French, although it is very isolating.
Kobardon is influenced by Latin and Swahili.
Omlűt is influenced by Scandinavian, Rotuman, German and English.
Ponuhi is influenced by various Oceanic languages, Turkish and some Bantu stuff. Oh, and it uses Georgian script at the moment.
In fact I guess none of my languages looks like one of those languages [;)]
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Mhoárunh's phonology and orthography is based on Irish, but my main inspirations for grammar and lexicon are based on Basque, Russian, Finnish, Hungarian, and Tatar.
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Harkani wrote:well, I have Navajo, Japanese, Welsh, Irish, Cherokee, Spanish, Tagalog, Hawaiian, Maori, Igbo, Swahili, German, Russian...

Let's just say that the language looks like none of these. At all.
I'm astonished at how many languages some of you draw from. In my experience I have found that many conlangers base languages on no more than one or two natlangs. I always felt as though Tolkien never strayed very far from welsh or Finnish, at least in phonology, I have no idea what grammar his languages incorporate.
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Adranik's phonology is rather Hungarian with a dash of Hebrew, and I suppose the grammar has its inspiration in Hungarian. There are some Japanese things, but not too many, mostly because I have difficulty understanding Japanese grammar. But for the most part, the language does its own thing when it feels like it.
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Sadraas -
Phonology- (Ingvaeonic) Germanic langs
Grammar - Mostly like Middle :eng:, somewhat like Old :eng:
Vocab - Old :eng:, :eng:, some :nor:, :deu:

Rozwi -
Phonology - :eng: -ish/:ukr: (overdosed on chuintantes)
Grammar - :grc: , :ukr: ; some Semitic triconsonantal stuff buried
Vocab: :heb: , :ukr: , Ancient Egyptian, :grc: , :lat: & :zho: ; a couple of idioms culled from :jpn:

Çetara -
Phonology - Mostly :ita:/ Ecclesiastical :lat: & some :fra:
Grammar - ibid.
Vocab: Tried to stay as close to :lat: without blindly parroting other
Romance langs.

Iveriki -
Phonology - Predominantly :grc: . Slight touches of :fra: and Slavic. Changes to vowels + vowel combinations. Digamma /w/ present. Quoppa /q/ present.

nasal+unvoiced consonant monophthongize to either voiced consonant or
related fricative.
/nt/ → /d/ or /θ/
/mp/ → /b / or /φ/
/pt/ → /ft/ or /vθ/
However /ŋk/→ /ŋk/
Grammar - 95% :grc: . 5% [o.O] (Imperfect Participles, more periphrastic constructions with participles).
Vocab - Essentially :grc:, but a couple of naughty :ell: words crept in.

Yauchuan -
Phonology - Decidedly Sino-japanese
Grammar - at first tried to be "agrammatical" like :zho: ; other aspects like :jpn: . No real declensions or conjugations to speak of. Particles and markers.
Vocab - Based on Rozwi, with patterned sound changes.

Kwijin -
Phonology - Just to the Left of what's going on in Rozwi.
Fewer affricates. Reduction of fricatives. Nonetheless,
I wanted it to sound "breathy", like :cym: or :gle:, with
[ɬ] and aspirated [r].
Rounding/backing Rozwi's front vowels.
fronting/raising Rozwi's back vowels.
Rozwi bilabial mutation becomes palatalization and vice-versa.
At times, it sounds just plain :ara: (especially the predominantly /a i u/ vowel inventory, with less frequent /ε: o:/.
Also, funky syllabic (almost swallowed) nasals, which I had no idea how to pronounce like I wanted, until I heard people speaking Aguaruna in :per:; their coda-nasals are what I'm after. Also, there are a lot of :khm: speakers in my neighborhood, and some of them pronounce those nasals like a Kwijin.

Grammar - Appears more Indo-european influenced than Rozwi.
Vocab - Based on Rozwi, with patterned sound changes.
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Atlantika:

Phonology: rather standard European, a little influence from Image and Image
Vocab: mostly Image, some original words, some Image, many loanwords from Image and various Western European languages
Grammar: basically Image influenced by Image, a little Image, traces of Image and Image, some constructions are innovative though
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Vtain has a SAE phonology, almost identical to Latin, (or used to have before I added lateral fricatives). Its phonotax resambles, or is inspirated by, the Slavonic langs. Its morphology also somewhat resambles slavonic langs, though I replaced the palata/velar distinction with simple a voice distinction. I know very little of Khmer but it has interesting first syllables, where I got the idea of derivational infixes. Vtain syntax and semantics of the inflextions are Australian. Yidiny is the lang I know the best.
The influence in all parts can be very implicit, though.

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I thought that Halliädthura was influenced by
Germanic languages (especially older ones) for the phonology
agglutinative languages like Finnish, Hungarian, and Turkish for grammar
German and Greek (I actually know these languages) for various little tidbits of random stuff that I liked
but it ended up sounding vaguely like an unfortunate mixture of Icelandic and Japanese, and the Grammar (especially the nouns) is most like Tsez, which I only found out about today.
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My dokian language was influenced mainly by romance languages: portuguese, spanish, catalan, french, italian, sardinian, and some minor influences of english, romanian, latin and greek.
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Polynesian and Micronesian.
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Eveleranil was influenced by French (a teeny, tiny little bit), Genljong by English and Old Norse (neither of which it resembles), HyPry by... ah... nothing, really, and Culphecc Glyw... well. It's really not influenced by anything either, but considering what everyone seems to think it's influenced by, I'm greatly considering incorporating aspects of Welsh.
Edit: Substituted a string instrument for a French interjection.

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