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Accomplished a rethink of Limestone vowels.

The Old Híí vowels were most likely *a *e *i *u (though *u may just as well have been *o). There were two offglides: *j *w. In Limestone the vowels underwent the following shift:

*a *e *i *u → /o a i ɯ/ o a i u

The vowel-offglide combinations however developed like so:

*aj *ej *ij *uj → ai ii ii ui~wi
*aw *ew *iw *uw → ao iu iu ou

This makes for fun alternations:

a - ii - iu
i - ii - iu
o - ai - ao
u - ui - ou


Note that on its own or doubled u is unrounded /ɯ/, whereas it is rounded /w~u/ as part of a diphthong.

I’m also reconsidering how Limestone verbs work and am now leaning towards a (near-)exclusively suffixing template with very complex stems loosely based on Algonquian. The closest equivalent would thus be the affirmative order in Arapaho but without the preverbs. Or Kalaallisut Lite.
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rainbowcult wrote: 23 Sep 2020 22:54 Accusative case: arrWORD
Nominative case: valWORD
Dative case: apWORD
Genitive case: ta,aWORD
Vocative case: lemWORD
Abessive case (without): teWORDte
Ablative case (from): meWORD
Adessive case (at): jeWORD
Allative case (to): teWORD
Benefactive case (before): reWORD
Elative case (out of): heWORD
Inessive case (in): geWORD
How does "ta,aWORD" work/sound? Is the comma a glottal stop?
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Khemehekis wrote: 25 Sep 2020 20:30
rainbowcult wrote: 23 Sep 2020 22:54 Accusative case: arrWORD
Nominative case: valWORD
Dative case: apWORD
Genitive case: ta,aWORD
Vocative case: lemWORD
Abessive case (without): teWORDte
Ablative case (from): meWORD
Adessive case (at): jeWORD
Allative case (to): teWORD
Benefactive case (before): reWORD
Elative case (out of): heWORD
Inessive case (in): geWORD
How does "ta,aWORD" work/sound? Is the comma a glottal stop?
Yup! Most people seem to use ' instead, but I honestly preferred a comma.
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rainbowcult wrote: 26 Sep 2020 01:46
Khemehekis wrote: 25 Sep 2020 20:30 How does "ta,aWORD" work/sound? Is the comma a glottal stop?
Yup! Most people seem to use ' instead, but I honestly preferred a comma.
Well, that's fine, I interpreted it correctly. The glottal stop is an intuitive interpretation.
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I came up with some fun umlaut for Ch’eweyõw̌e.
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I’ve revived a super ancient conlang of mine called Meyyın and I’m redoing it from the start. It’s so fun.

The first word coined in it is

yeyssiig n. - mounted warrior
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At some point today I hit 1000 lexical entries in Alál's noun dictionary, but I'm not sure which word it was. Counting back I would guess either lmuál drought, lumùlal jerky, dried meat strips, or lmalu powdered cosmetics. I can say with certainty that the 1082nd word is ḷuḳuùàum feigned weakness/vulnerability, as that's where I stopped for the morning.

Case declensions:
[Class] | AGT | OBL | PAT
[U1] | lumìul | lmuál | lmul | 'drought'
[NA3] | lumùlaıl | lumùlal | lumùlàl | 'jerky'
[U2]| lmıul | lmalu | lmúl | 'powdered cosmetics'
[U3] | ḷuḳuǔıum | ḷuḳuùàum | ḷuḳuùmùm | 'feigned weakness'
Edit: Substituted a string instrument for a French interjection.

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