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by Chagen
14 Oct 2020 02:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pazmat Relative Clauses [Split]
Replies: 10
Views: 201

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

I find it odd that you're confused, but I think I've figured out what's tripping you up: when I talk about participles agreeing with particular nouns, I'm referring to them agreeing with them in declension and case , similar to how adjectives in many European languages agree with them. Part of the r...
by Chagen
13 Oct 2020 22:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pazmat Relative Clauses [Split]
Replies: 10
Views: 201

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

I don't think I understand. To start with, I think your terminology is unusual. When you say "a nominative", do you mean a subject? Or anything that happens to be in the nominative case? It's best to distinguish role from case (marking of role). I also don't understand about relatives "agreeing" pa...
by Chagen
13 Oct 2020 00:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pazmat Relative Clauses [Split]
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Pazmat Relative Clauses [Split]

Split from (Conlangs) Q&A Thread Pazmat bans participial phrases and infinitive phrases from having a nominative (with the former, it's more that the phrases cannot have a nominative different from the noun that the participle is agreeing with). Since Pazmat uses participial phrases for relative cl...
by Chagen
20 Aug 2020 22:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: I did it..
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Re: I did it..

:con: Pazmat Pazmat's genitive often has an ablative sense, and also a sense of "because". It prefers to place the dependent clause before the main clause, so here it uses a participle (an infinitive would NOT be used because the sentence is about a specific instance of wanting) śrayērratātra śrēvyī...
by Chagen
20 Aug 2020 21:58
Forum: Translations
Topic: Why is it so cold today?
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: Why is it so cold today?

:con: Pazmat

jmi jawa tamītāva?
today cold-COMP-ATHEM-LOC

Pazmat uses a comparative adjective in the athematic singular definite locative--that is, it says "why (is it) at very-cold-ness?".
by Chagen
07 Jul 2020 00:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 194
Views: 10828

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have been working on Pazmat infinitives which are a hilariously complicated mess whose use alongside the participles appears to be extremely scattershot. Nevermind the complete lack of passive ones--they do exist, but they're archaic and usually the once-exclusively-active infinitives are combined...
by Chagen
27 Jun 2020 23:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pazmat mk.II (NP: Roadmap for future posts)
Replies: 55
Views: 14638

Re: Pazmat mk.II (NP: Roadmap for future posts)

The Translative Case Four years ago, a single post on this forum shows that I planned a translative case for Pazmat at the same time I added the proximative. I completely forgot about it until yesterday whereupon I happened on it completely by chance while searching my past posts for a completely d...
by Chagen
19 Jun 2020 19:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 194
Views: 10828

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I finally actually worked on Paz cuisine. I guess this is more conworlding, but there are new words! For now what I have is that it's going to be heavily inspired by Indian (mainly Punjab) and Middle-Eastern cuisine. One thing that makes it quite different from those two is that the Paz have no reli...
by Chagen
08 Jun 2020 21:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?
Replies: 28
Views: 1675

Re: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?

Yes, but I absolutely cannot distinguish /ʂ ʐ ʈʂ ɖʐ/ from /ɕ ʑ tɕ dʑ/ so it sounds pretty bad (they all just kinda become /ʃ ʒ tʃ dʒ/).
by Chagen
08 Jun 2020 19:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 194
Views: 10828

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Yesterday I spent a ton of time coming up with passive infinitives for Pazmat. Today, I decided that Pazmat expresses passive infinitives by simply using a passive copula infinitive with a passive participle. Genius move, Nazoc. Something along the lines of torrītāya naśvā "to be hit" tārusāya naśvā...
by Chagen
20 Apr 2020 00:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 194
Views: 10828

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Upon realizing that a proximative could easily be used to show possession ("a book is beside him" > "he has a book"), I thought to do something like that with Pazmat. Except Pazmat already has a verb se- "to have". What to do? I've decided to merge the two. The proximative construction is used when ...
by Chagen
01 Apr 2020 02:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 352
Views: 29313

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

My parents are insufferable. Literal denialists in the midst of a pandemic and calling me an idiot millennial for actually listening to medical experts who know what they're talking about. Nothing but "why can't we believe what we want to believe" and "well, it's not literally killing me this instan...
by Chagen
31 Mar 2020 00:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 194
Views: 10828

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Now that I have decided that Pazmat's two sets of verbal person endings aren't arbitrary but are specificly aorist/perfective and imperfective, I'm doing some extra stuff with that. For a while L,-S formed a regular ol' present tense, usually with imperfective/progressive meaning: tor- "hit" > tāron...
by Chagen
10 Mar 2020 00:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pazmat mk.II (NP: Roadmap for future posts)
Replies: 55
Views: 14638

Re: Pazmat mk.II (NP: Roadmap for future posts)

Holy shit! I am not dead! I recently re-entered college. Rather than learn I decided to mess around conlanging in class. Don't worry, I actually still mostly pay attention, but college makes me want to conlang. I dunno why. Of course, I returned to my old flame of Pazmat. It's wild how much of this ...
by Chagen
05 Mar 2020 05:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 194
Views: 10828

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have created a new verbal derivative formant for Pazmat. It is L,-os and forms verbs from adjectives that means "find s.one/s.thing [adjective]". Thus from damm- "annoying" we get dēmmos- "to find annoying. The thing being found annoying is in the dative--this is actually common for Pazmat verbs a...
by Chagen
04 Jul 2019 09:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kirroŋa (Now Playing: Tweaks)
Replies: 22
Views: 3489

Re: Kirroŋa (Now Playing: Tweaks)

I just want to bump this to let everyone know I reread this topic and I have literally no fucking clue how 20-year-old me made something this absurdly complex and professional.
by Chagen
25 Sep 2018 20:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pazmat mk.II (NP: Roadmap for future posts)
Replies: 55
Views: 14638

Re: Pazmat mk.II (NP: Roadmap for future posts)

Hey y'all. I ain't dead. Holy crackers! Yeah, depression and shit tore a hole right through me. Pazmat will never die though. I swear it will not. However, in my long absence there are a few things I want to change and tweak. I'm always changing and tweaking Pazmat! Keeping it the same beautiful lan...
by Chagen
15 Jul 2018 07:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here [2010-2020]
Replies: 11605
Views: 1460746

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

How concievable is it that a future desiderative become a sort of "polite imperative"--that is "please X" So basically, "you will turn to page 20 in your textbooks" eventually meaning effectively "please turn to page 20 in your textbooks". The basic idea is that the first, when spoken by an authorit...
by Chagen
12 Jul 2017 03:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today? [2011–2019]
Replies: 11462
Views: 1119646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I just realized I posted that in the complete wrong section. Derp. Well...uh...I came up with a word for "camel"? bamiy- . Tricky, as I have decided that au > ō before y or w, so for the indefinite, you get bamōṣ instead of the "expected" *bamauṣ . Also the indefinite singular accusative is by analo...
by Chagen
12 Jul 2017 01:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today? [2011–2019]
Replies: 11462
Views: 1119646

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Is it plausible for a simplification of a particular construction to occur alongside its non-simplified counterpart without overtaking it? For instance "like" in Pazmat (as in "like the wind") is normally formed with the Genitive + dū , a post-position with means "here" (the genitive is just to conn...