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by kiwikami
02 Dec 2021 09:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 574

Re: Lexember 2021

Alál: Day 2
mıtka /'mɛt̪kə/
Evidental no, negative (as answer to a polar question) where the information is new to the speaker

¿Ṭûırǎmı ḳaṭusùx? /'t̪ˈwerɑmi ŋɐʔʊ'sox/ "Have you gotten over your phobia?"
Mıtka. /mɛt̪kə/ "Clearly not."
by kiwikami
01 Dec 2021 21:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 574

Re: Lexember 2021

Alright. Time to actually participate consistently for once! (...maybe) Alál maıḷ /mɐjt͡ɬ/ or ṭḷ /ǁ/ Interjection; expression of surprise, particularly when an event known to be unlikely to occur has done so. Ṭḷ Tuhùukàx! "Wow, you hunted and caught something!" Mulas maıḷ! "I did (and...
by kiwikami
29 Nov 2021 20:40
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Tools for grammatical evolution?
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Tools for grammatical evolution?

The closest thing I've found is the World Lexicon of Grammaticalization, which is unidirectional but has been pretty useful to me in the past (there's a 'source>target' list in the appendices that show what elements seem to like turning into what other elements). Not much in the way of syntactic cha...
by kiwikami
23 Nov 2021 21:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: Why is it so cold today?
Replies: 18
Views: 2224

Re: Why is it so cold today?

:con: Alál

Kıuḳùllusí rasa haúh úl·sa ma?
[kɛv'ŋoɬʊz̪i rɐz̪ çʕ̞uç uz̪ mɐ]
ku<ıv>ḳ-ùl-ls-í ra<a.#a>s ha<aú>h úl=sa ma
be_cold<3>-AFF-PRS-STAT now<OBL> air<PAT> because=that.OBL Q
Why is the air so cold today?
by kiwikami
18 Nov 2021 22:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Maps: how my countries and cities look like
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Maps: how my countries and cities look like

Another [+1] from me, these maps are gorgeous! I used to dabble in hand-drawn mapmaking but could never get this kind of detail and realism. Awesome work.
by kiwikami
10 Nov 2021 10:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: Now Conforming to Cartesian Coordinates
Replies: 36
Views: 7949

Alál: Now Conforming to Cartesian Coordinates!

  Axes Part 3: Y - fore-to-aft, east-to-west I could say front-to-back but I want to talk about boats, damn it. Third verse, same as the first. And the second. With this, we go back to ambiguity between cardinal and relative direction.   After all these years I'm finally correcting the Y-Z axis mix-...
by kiwikami
30 Oct 2021 00:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 12522

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Xa·sa arìzẓàx Latàah·tızılîax kalımut x·rııskùaúẓ Uḷìmtumraıá : ıs·sa Ramrakàzaı áza·htakàaúḳ múh·alaẓál. I hosted a Halloween tea for my department yesterday, and we all had linguistics-themed costumes. Álı·sám ḳamlamaḳmàma ırì·alàl (ḳamlamaḳmàx rııskùr·alàl) : Hàxraı harùsa ltahám ruá... I was a ...
by kiwikami
22 Oct 2021 12:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "Remix Earth"
Replies: 16
Views: 760

Re: "Remix Earth"

I really love/appreciate your world map - how did you determine what regions would have what climates? I've reached both extremes of waving a hand and saying magic did it, versus modeling ocean currents to determine realistic average temperatures, so I love to hear other people's processes. Also, I ...
by kiwikami
08 Oct 2021 07:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)
Replies: 148
Views: 10355

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - SIGNUPS OPEN UNTIL MON 13th SEP

Click wrote: 02 Sep 2021 00:24 Count me in! [:)] This time I’m going with Tlahuányeuc.
I don't want to pressure (life happens), but any news?
by kiwikami
07 Oct 2021 05:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 12522

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

~ ~ ~ Sì·Uḷìmtumraıá kamut zaḷá·zḷam! ~ ~ ~ 25 days to Halloween! Kǔulàmàx htuǔlum? Do y'all have any spooky plans? https://c.tenor.com/SmKGlfj3-b8AAAAC/spooky-scary.gif Á·Mrızmı·mrıızkǐmı skalı. It's always been my favorite holiday. Mızuhìtıu·mırımı kıús ak·tmímazk·amtırraıḳmàma ak·hıḳaxı amìràkk ...
by kiwikami
21 Sep 2021 12:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)
Replies: 148
Views: 10355

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)

Torch sent to Jackk and Click! [:D]

This took a long while, but it was a fun one.
by kiwikami
18 Sep 2021 10:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)
Replies: 148
Views: 10355

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)

Text is translated from Osroene (translated well , I can't promise), currently working on translation into Alál. I have a conference tomorrow so this will likely take until Sunday and possibly Monday; this is one of the longer and more complicated texts I've seen in these, probably because I'm so ea...
by kiwikami
17 Sep 2021 19:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)
Replies: 148
Views: 10355

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)

Torch received! I'll tackle that this evening.
by kiwikami
16 Sep 2021 00:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 408
Views: 73264

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Real life linguistics-related accomplishment: Started getting a ton of participants for my dissertation research. Exciting. Slightly terrifying. Why am I, a person who in general does not like talking face-to-face with strangers, doing sociophonetics? Why did I make these decisions? Why have I not y...
by kiwikami
08 Sep 2021 11:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: Now Conforming to Cartesian Coordinates
Replies: 36
Views: 7949

Alál: Compound Nouns, Briefly

I play a frankly ridiculous amount of DnD (currently in three campaigns, which is a rather low number - one pathfinder game and a Call of Cthulhu campaign have been on hold for some time now) and should absolutely give some thought one of these days to how I would derive terms for things like 'criti...
by kiwikami
02 Sep 2021 00:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)
Replies: 148
Views: 10355

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - SIGNUPS OPEN UNTIL MON 13th SEP

Definitely up for this again! Will probably use Alál, unless I feel particularly inspired to work some more on V4.
by kiwikami
31 Aug 2021 23:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: Now Conforming to Cartesian Coordinates
Replies: 36
Views: 7949

Re: Alál: Some More Stuff

Form and Pattern (Part IV) shape angle bump (on the head) bump (in a road) curve dot drop hole (in the ground) hole (in a wall, sofa) hole (that goes all the way through) knot (in rope or string) knot (in ribbon) line mark (leaves a ~) opening (in cave, tunnel, etc.) pit (hole) point (in space) rin...
by kiwikami
24 Aug 2021 06:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: Now Conforming to Cartesian Coordinates
Replies: 36
Views: 7949

Re: Alál: Some More Stuff

I'm figuring you already have a word for "hexagon", since you seem to have all the basic n-gon words. Do you have a word for "honeycomb"? If not, you could derive it from "hexagon"! I do indeed have 'hexagon' ( tumú ) - it's actually the highest n-gon with a word right...
by kiwikami
23 Aug 2021 08:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: I am a dangerous fellow...
Replies: 2
Views: 2084

I am a dangerous fellow...

I've been rereading the Animorphs books. Again. :eng: You do not know me, but I am a juvenile delinquent. I do not trust authority figures, I probably will not graduate from high school, and statistics say my present rowdiness and vandalism will likely lead to more serious crimes. I am a dangerous f...
by kiwikami
20 Aug 2021 07:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: Now Conforming to Cartesian Coordinates
Replies: 36
Views: 7949

Alál: Some More Stuff

When you add a word for "cube", are you also going to add "tetrahedron", "octahedron", "dodecahedron", and "icosahedron"? What about "tesseract"? I absolutely should! I'm thinking of deriving 'cube' from some prior word for '(six-sided) di...