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by kiwikami
29 Apr 2021 23:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 346
Views: 37882

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: 346
Views: 37882

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: 3
Views: 210

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: 277

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: 346
Views: 37882

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: 346
Views: 37882

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: 845

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: 111
Views: 16994

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: 93
Views: 7712

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: 93
Views: 7712

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

Torch received!
by kiwikami
20 Mar 2021 12:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: Vowels and Stress. And [f]'s here, too.
Replies: 13
Views: 2301

Alál: Vowels and Stress

This is the way I want to see conlangs presented [:)] Great work. Thank you! I am very glad this mess can bring joy. Vowels and Stress. And [f]'s here too. For [f]unsies.   Alál has either a three- or nine-vowel system, depending on analysis. Effectively, there are three vowel 'classes' with three ...
by kiwikami
20 Feb 2021 06:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 93
Views: 7712

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII

I'd like to join with Alál!

My conlanging's been on hold for a while for real-world linguistics stuff to get done, but I need to do something fun with morphology before I go entirely mad, and these are always a blast.
by kiwikami
10 Dec 2020 04:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 23090

Re: Lexember 2020

Day 9 (Alál) hmıuzuaár /çmɪfʃʉ̞ˈhaɾ/ 'mudflat' AGT hmıuzaìur | PAT hmıuzuar Declension class U1 | Handling class saŕ From √ HMUR 'mud' and -ıza- 'plain, stretching onwards'. Ut·Amìàrmâ hmıuzuaár ḳaúl. at find<4.4>-far.away mudflat<OBL> corpse<PAT> Someone found a dead body out in the mudflat.
by kiwikami
09 Dec 2020 04:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 23090

Re: Lexember 2020

Oof, I've fallen quite a bit behind. Time to catch up! Day 8 below, days 1-7 in spoiler: Day 8 (Alál) kıḳaḷı /ˈkɛŋəd͡ɮɪ/ 'island chain' AGT kıḳıḷ | PAT kıḳıúḷ Declension class I2 | Handling class saŕ From KIḶ2 'island' and -ḳ- 'homogeneous group'. Ṭıtkàa kıḳıúḷ hrıulìr. bite<3.3> island.chain<PAT> b...
by kiwikami
19 Nov 2020 22:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 754
Views: 133384

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

Isn't (some version of) Kiwikami's Hypry a bit like that? The very first version required tenses to be marked with some agreement indicating what entity's perspective they were from - I'm planning to do the same thing with V4, but haven't figured out how it'll work just yet. Effectively, there were...
by kiwikami
19 Nov 2020 02:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Survey 2020 #2 Result
Replies: 8
Views: 1586

Re: Conlang Survey 2020 #2 Result

Always neat to see some statistics! How many participants did you have? Looking at the gender question, it looks to be in the 250+ range. Not a bad turnout at all. Any interesting changes in the data from Survey #1? --- *looks at "number of words" question* Perhaps the categories should be going ......
by kiwikami
19 Nov 2020 02:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Typological voting game
Replies: 184
Views: 17736

Re: Typological voting game

A, C, C!

This is neat; I like the idea of using WALS to build structure.
by kiwikami
18 Nov 2020 08:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Book of the Dead Chapter 12
Replies: 10
Views: 2993

Re: The Book of the Dead Chapter 12

:con: Alál Xa·Mamıskımıkûraḳma xáṭuṭ : xa·Hamḳatzıkûraḳmá kalıáh rıẓaúẓ. Mluùzrumuaráaı : Ḷaùzsuruaı : ahà·Laùzlatalṭıutàḳma xáṭuṭ tıûrum. Xa·Mamıskımıkûraḳma xáṭuṭ : xa·Hamḳatzıkûraḳmá kalıáh rıẓaúẓ. [xǝ ˈmɐmɪskɪmɪguˌɾɑŋm̩ ˈxaʔʊtʼ xǝ ˈçɐmŋǝt͡ʃɪguˌɾɑŋma kɐˈɬjaç ɾɪˈt͡ʃʰut͡ʃ] xa mı<amv>s-k-mı<kú>ŕ-à-ḳ...
by kiwikami
04 Nov 2020 23:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 346
Views: 37882

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I really like the triangular script. Very unique and still a continuation of the earlier ideas [:)] Thanks! Yeah, I think I've finally got it to a place where it feels like its own thing. Messed with the phonology a bit this morning, added an ejective series because V4 needs to continue V3's tradit...
by kiwikami
04 Nov 2020 10:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 346
Views: 37882

Re: What did you accomplish today?

This is a great sentence! Looks great so far. I am looking forward to hearing more. [<3] I promised triangles; have some triangles. | në zɜ ma n ᴌıövu na ʜe u uë ra ᴌıövu ᴋuı ma . ʟë n . a n . a ʜe | 1 fear IPFV A 1 future A 1 A abst and person PL future love IPFV A hum 1 A abst A 1 IND A abst /ne ...