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by kiwikami
11 Jun 2021 02:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 103
Views: 11346

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII

Click wrote: 11 Jun 2021 02:31 Apologies to all, I’ll try to post the results this weekend.
No worries! Hope you're feeling better.
by kiwikami
05 Jun 2021 10:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 376
Views: 45302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Yeah, I think the split alignment makes things hard to understand. This is the basic intransitive clause where 'man' is the subject and 'war' is not an argument/complement? Ḳaılsìà ḷár kaúh. die<3>.FUT war.OBL man.PAT The man dies after the war. Right! In the inverse voice clause, 'war' becomes a s...
by kiwikami
01 Jun 2021 11:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 376
Views: 45302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Aìḳìlàt (kaha) ḷuá. INV.die<A> (man.OBL) war.PAT The war was died for (by men). If the circumstantial construction derives from an inverse voice instead of a passive, should the agent still be an obligatory complement? Or do I misunderstand? Mm, syntax definitely isn't my forte, so I may be using t...
by kiwikami
31 May 2021 07:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 376
Views: 45302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've been messing around with voice in Alál and reasoning out how the inverse works in intransitive verbs - I've always wanted to have that be some kind of circumstantial construction, and I've played with it before but never settled on anything definitive. A verb has three possible argument slots: ...
by kiwikami
24 May 2021 01:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The longest and the shortest word in your conlang
Replies: 22
Views: 2710

Re: The longest and the shortest word in your conlang

In Alál, the shortest words are a handful of prepositions: u /ɔ/ 'after and because of' ù /vo/ 'identity copula' á /a/ 'set-membership copula' The longest would likely be a verb, but I haven't put together a verbal lexicon yet and the instructions say not to coin a new lexical entry, so just going o...
by kiwikami
13 May 2021 21:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: A brief imperative interlude
Replies: 17
Views: 2895

Re: Alál: A brief imperative interlude

Sorry for getting caught up in the phonology. I just wanted to mention that things that happen between light syllables only are sometimes linked to mosaic foot structure. Ah - I should definitely read up more on how feet and moras work; that's a bit of a gaping hole in my phonological knowledge! Th...
by kiwikami
13 May 2021 08:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: A brief imperative interlude
Replies: 17
Views: 2895

Re: Alál: Vowels and Stress. And [f]'s here, too.

\I agree that presenting autosegmental analyses is always painful. I usually draw the structures with forest in Latex and the just snip them, upload them on some website. Still not so much of a pleasure. Three further notes: could the system be called pitch-accent, in the same way Sanskrit is somet...
by kiwikami
07 May 2021 08:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 376
Views: 45302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

The computer words from the LCV (Landau Core Vocabulary): Oooh, many thanks - I'll tackle some of these at some point! I re-made my old one-page reference/morphology cheat-sheet for Alál. Funnily enough, despite containing more information than the last, it actually has a bit of empty space because...
by kiwikami
07 May 2021 06:43
Forum: Translations
Topic: Relative tense
Replies: 21
Views: 5537

Re: Relative tense

:con: Alál Kàtlıà rîıẓràaı hraús. [ə'qɑtɬjɑ ɾi'et͡ʃɾɑhɪ çɾʕ̞us] ka<à>t-lı-à rı<îv>ẓ-rà-ı-a hra<aú>s see<1.3>- PST R- - CONC eat<4.3>- NMLZ.PAT-DUR-VOL.ACT cake< PAT > I saw that someone was eating the cake. Kàtlıà rîıẓràkûax hraús. [ə'qɑtɬjɑ ɾi'et͡ʃɾɑˌqwɑx çɾʕ̞us] ka<à>t-lı-à rı<îv>ẓ-rà-kú-à-x hra<a...
by kiwikami
07 May 2021 06:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 6796

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

... Is·Rıkàẓsùaı ḷısùıár mıtzàl : kú·mas Xǎṭulǎ mízím ẓa·rá alál ù·alùla mıtzal. ıs rı<vkà>ẓ-sù-ı-a ḷısù<ıá>r mı<ıt-zà>l kú mas xa<à>ṭ-ùl-à-á mı<í>z-vŕ-m ẓa rá la<a#.á>l ù la<ù.#a>l mı<ıt-za>l during eat<1.3pl>-too.much- DUR-VOL.ACT cloudy.day< OBL > sleep< NEG -liquid. PAT > because that create<1.3...
by kiwikami
29 Apr 2021 23:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 376
Views: 45302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Working on getting myself a proper desktop computer for gaming / video editing / 3d modeling purposes after years of secondhand laptops; figured I'd add a heap of miscellaneous computer terminology to Alál's noun lexicon. In general, I think in the digital age the language ends up co-opting the some...
by kiwikami
27 Apr 2021 02:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 376
Views: 45302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

In honor of one of my favorite video games' 10-year anniversary this year, I'm working on translating a song into Alál that was actually one of the first long-form things I ever translated into my very first conlang. That first 'lang is very long dead, but this is a fun nostalgia trip and also a gre...
by kiwikami
26 Apr 2021 21:08
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Database software reccomendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Database software reccomendations?

I've had success with Lexique Pro before, which is very dictionary-like, though I don't recall what its searching capabilites are exactly (I moved later to an OpenOffice spreadsheet-based lexicon, which sounds like the opposite of what you're looking for). Lexique is free and a little clunky in the ...
by kiwikami
20 Apr 2021 21:53
Forum: Translations
Topic: My postillion has been struck by lightning
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: My postillion has been struck by lightning

:con: Alál Although Alál's speakers don't have, and thus wouldn't have domesticated, horses, a similar-enough word could be derived from kṭamal 'rider/driver': kṭazìmal 'the rider/driver in front'. Also have a new verb Taṭkâax 'drive a hole into the ground, (of lightning) to strike', from Taṭàx 'cle...
by kiwikami
08 Apr 2021 21:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 376
Views: 45302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Thanks, all! I am really looking forward to this - I didn't expect the department to even consider a conlang-focused class as a serious possibility, but they're actually very enthusiastic about it, especially since it's a good way to give an overview of typology and how different linguistic subfield...
by kiwikami
07 Apr 2021 23:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 376
Views: 45302

Re: What did you accomplish today?

This isn't related to a specific conlang, but today my advisor and other faculty gave me the go-ahead to teach a course on typology and constructed languages for undergrads next year. Originally I was supposed to teach something related to my dissertation, but I argued against that for personal reas...
by kiwikami
05 Apr 2021 06:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: Never interrupt
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: Never interrupt

:con: Alál Tarìàktatîlkuàx xamàx uṣǐẓuı. · [tɐ'ɾeɑqtədilˌkoɑχ xɐ'mɑχ f̩'t͡sed͡ʒuj] tra<ìvr̀-ktv>t-îlku-à-x xam<à>x ṣu<ì>ẓ-vŕ-ı interrupt<4.4-NEG>-never E-+ -CONC-VOL.ACT enemy<PAT> err<4>-ATTR-DUR Never interrupt an erring foe. --- This was fun - coined the verb Tratàx 'interrupt/bother/knock out of...
by kiwikami
29 Mar 2021 23:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 113
Views: 19123

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

Khemehekis wrote: 29 Mar 2021 21:31
Hālian wrote: 21 Mar 2021 10:15 Glàdos “obsessive” should need no explanation. [:3]
I don't get this one. Does it have something to do with gladiators, or the Everglades?
My first thought was

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by kiwikami
28 Mar 2021 08:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 103
Views: 11346

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII [now running + sign-ups still open!]

Torch sent to Click and k1234567890y! Sorry this took a bit longer than expected - some verbs got a little wonky.
by kiwikami
24 Mar 2021 09:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 103
Views: 11346

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII [now running + sign-ups still open!]

Torch received!