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by Chagen
07 Jul 2020 00:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 150
Views: 4401

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: 14090

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: 150
Views: 4401

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: 1050

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: 150
Views: 4401

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: 150
Views: 4401

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: 258
Views: 20299

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: 150
Views: 4401

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: 14090

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: 150
Views: 4401

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: 3281

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: 14090

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
Replies: 11855
Views: 1430835

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: 1093680

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: 1093680

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...
by Chagen
16 May 2017 22:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today? [2011–2019]
Replies: 11462
Views: 1093680

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Double post, but I just came up with this and I love it: savurayyaśamāmi... Since (he) will want to visit (soon)... And if you need to make it even longer... savurayyaśamallītāmi.. Given that (he) (soon) will want to visit (us) so strongly... Actually I think I can stretch these participles even fur...
by Chagen
16 May 2017 19:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today? [2011–2019]
Replies: 11462
Views: 1093680

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've run into yet another problem with Pazmat ablaut. So, <a> and <e> normally have the grades a > ē > ey and e > ī > ay. However, arC and erC have completely different grades (arV and erV do not, they behave as normal): vat- "look at" > vētana "I am looking at" > veytubbī "I begin to look at" gard-...
by Chagen
16 May 2017 18:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11855
Views: 1430835

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

Is there any correspondence between the inflectional complexity of a language, and whether it tends towards ambitransitive verbs or distinct transitive and intransitive ones? For instance, English usually has ambitransitives: "I turn on the lights", "the lights turned on", whereas, e.g, Japanese is ...
by Chagen
12 May 2017 20:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today? [2011–2019]
Replies: 11462
Views: 1093680

Re: What did you accomplish today?

So . . . what's the issue with 30 verbal classes? Surely the more the merrier? :mrgreen: Ridiculous complexity in a language that is already super complex. And worse: complexity that adds no new grammatical or syntactic wrinkles, just more brain-burden. I'm sure if anyone can uncover ever new ever ...
by Chagen
12 May 2017 01:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today? [2011–2019]
Replies: 11462
Views: 1093680

Re: What did you accomplish today?

So . . . what's the issue with 30 verbal classes? Surely the more the merrier? :mrgreen: Ridiculous complexity in a language that is already super complex. And worse: complexity that adds no new grammatical or syntactic wrinkles, just more brain-burden. Are you reworking Polish or something? [xD] N...