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by Dormouse559
10 Jan 2021 04:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10445

Re: Lexember 2020

Another response to shimo [:P] Iluhsa immediately captured my attention at the beginning of last month, and I'm so glad to be able to take the time now to go back and more properly look over everything you've posted about it. I'm absolutely a fan. […] Silvish is unquestionably among my favorite a po...
by Dormouse559
09 Jan 2021 02:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Clusters of Stops
Replies: 14
Views: 281

Re: Clusters of Stops

Axthieb wrote: 08 Jan 2021 22:47I think the noteworthy /tst/ clusters are not in the same syllable here. [ˈpladzdo] seems like [ˈpladz.do], which is essential, because that seems very pronounceable to me.
English does put /tst/ in a single syllable, with verbs that end in /ts/. Take "spritzed" and "blitzed" for example.
by Dormouse559
01 Jan 2021 09:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10445

Re: Lexember 2020

31 lexembre - Iluhsa A few minutes late, here are some words on ending and beginning: bénita [ˈbenita] v - begin (sth); open (sth) (< béniti "opening" + -a , verbalizer) hòum [ˈhɔu̯m] v - begin (middle voice) (< *paum ) surti [ˈsurti] v - end, finish, come to an end (< surza + -ti , inchoative) sur...
by Dormouse559
30 Dec 2020 22:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10445

Re: Lexember 2020

I fell off the wagon there for a bit. Well, have eight nine days' worth of words! 22 lexembre - Iluhsa arši [ˈarʃi] n - moon (< *arkʷe ) Kuruivónta hindaþina aršai landi. [kuru̯iˈvonta hinˈdaθina ˈarʃai̯ ˈlandi] kóru-évónta hindaþin-a arš<a>i landi shine_on-IPV.3S milk_white-ERG moon<ERG> house The ...
by Dormouse559
26 Dec 2020 04:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 36106

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Khemehekis wrote: 25 Dec 2020 09:09Here's a holiday quiz for all of you. Which Christmas carol reverses the animacy hierarchy for all the verses except the last?
"Do You Hear What I Hear?" with its "Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy" and such.
by Dormouse559
23 Dec 2020 01:09
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Draft Linguistics Families
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Draft Linguistics Families

P.S.: Still have no idea how I can embed images in a post thus the link instead. Hey there! I am not able to comment on your language movements, but I can help with the image. The img tags require a URL pointing directly to an image file; what you have put between the tags links to a OneDrive inter...
by Dormouse559
22 Dec 2020 10:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10445

Re: Lexember 2020

Taġuivituk undoġ kintónuora bódora andéhus. [taŋu̯iˈvituk ˈundoŋ kinˈtonu̯ora ˈbodora anˈdehus] taġu-évit-k und-òġ ként-ónu-òu-za bód-òu-za andi-hus see-PFV-1S.NOM egg.PAUC-GEN five-twenty_eight-DAT-PRED fourteen-DAT-PRED nine-and I saw one hundred sixty-three eggs. (declension example, dative) Did...
by Dormouse559
22 Dec 2020 08:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10445

Re: Lexember 2020

21 lexembre - Iluhsa Building on what I said yesterday about Iluhsa, I decided on the cardinal numbers. I'm doing a combination of base-14 and base-28. The numbers 1-4 behave mainly like adjectives in that the noun they modify is the head of the phrase. In contrast, higher numbers are more noun‑y, ...
by Dormouse559
21 Dec 2020 06:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10445

Re: Lexember 2020

20 lexembre - Iluhsa Not much on Iluhsa for today. Related to this week's theme, I imagine the speakers have or had a focus on the moon. I've decided the language should have a base-14 number system because that's roughly half the number of days in the sidereal month, and the moon's been on my mind...
by Dormouse559
19 Dec 2020 21:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10445

Re: Lexember 2020

19 lexembre - Iluhsa ila [ˈila] v - to speak (< *fil "word" + *-a , dynamic verb suffix) iluhsa [iˈluhsa] n/adj - Iluhsa; language (< *filəpza < *fil + *-əpza "collection") lód [ˈlod] n - word, message (< *lod "message") Z ileluhsa ivóntar? [zileluhsai̯ˈvontar] zé-ila-iluh-sa-évónta-r INT-speak-ilu...
by Dormouse559
19 Dec 2020 01:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 776
Views: 202923

Re: False cognates

:eng: verbiage :eng: verb "Verb" of course comes from Latin verbum . "Verbiage" was derived from the Middle French verb verbier/verboier "to trill, warble", itself a derivation of Picard dialect werbler "to sing expressively, trill", which is the origin of English "warble". So "verbiage" has more to...
by Dormouse559
18 Dec 2020 20:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10445

Re: Lexember 2020

18 lexembre - Iluhsa For today, I have a word dealing with food. I also have some conjunctions and a negative morpheme, which technically deal in relationships (between words, with the truth [:P] ). hindi [ˈhindi] n - milk (< *pinte ) -hus [hus] conj - and; noun-phrase conjunction (< *-pus ) sa [ˈs...
by Dormouse559
17 Dec 2020 22:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10445

Re: Lexember 2020

17 lexembre - Iluhsa héinin [ˈhei̯nin] n - child; offspring or young human (irregular PL: heiniézza ; < *poine "birth" + *-en "product of") Koubžimzar heiniénara . [kou̯bˈʒimzar hei̯ˈni̯enara] kòub-žim-za-r heinién-a-za love.ABS-1S.GEN-PRED-COP children-ERG-PRED I love my children. I stumbled acros...
by Dormouse559
17 Dec 2020 07:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10445

Re: Lexember 2020

16 lexembre - Iluhsa I spent today breaking my brain over the passive voice in a language whose nouns somewhat recently developed ergative case marking while the rest of the language stayed nominative-accusative. Here's what I wrote: The passive voice is communicated in one of two ways: by adding t...
by Dormouse559
16 Dec 2020 08:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10445

Re: Lexember 2020

15 lexembre - Iluhsa méa [ˈmea] v - to please (< *meifa ) miaxazza [mi̯aˈxazza] n/adj - happiness, pleasure; happy ( miaxan- ; < méaxa "be pleased" + -azza , stative deverbal) kað [ˈkað] n - water (< *kʷad + *-əd , no-longer-productive nominalizer) Órži miaxana muðai libetkumòbeni kað. [ˈorʒi ˈmi̯a...
by Dormouse559
15 Dec 2020 07:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10445

Re: Lexember 2020

13 lexembre - Iluhsa tavani [ˈtavani] n - father (suppletive stem: bab- ; < *tabbane , *babə ) 14 lexembre suġnara [ˈsuŋnara] n/adj - (romantic/sexual) love (< *souk "to pursue" + *-ənaza , deverbal) sóktis [ˈsoktis] v - to pursue, follow (< *souk + *-tis , intensive) suktisata [sukˈtisata] v - to ...
by Dormouse559
13 Dec 2020 07:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10445

Re: Lexember 2020

12 lexembre - Iluhsa kalli [ˈkalli] n - flower (< kʷarəl ) órži [ˈorʒi] v - drink (< ordʷe ) uržéhalu [urˈʒehalu] v - water, give water to an animal (< órži + -halu , causative) Contrasting with uržéhalu is watering plants; in that case, one says kad , which debuted on Lexember 9 . Zikadri kallira?...
by Dormouse559
12 Dec 2020 07:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10445

Re: Lexember 2020

11 lexembre - Iluhsa baþi [ˈbaθi] n - sheep (suppletive PL: biznara ; < *bautte , *beizənaza ) baþkói [baθˈkoi̯] n - cloud (< baþi + -kói diminutive) biznara [ˈbiznara] n/adj - herd; livestock (< *beizənaza ) Since this language is supposed to have noun incorporation, might as well test it out: Tus...
by Dormouse559
11 Dec 2020 09:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: An IE lang
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: An IE lang

I'm not going to engage with... all that. I just think I should point out that this is not a great way to respond to feedback. If you feel attacked by feedback, maybe you should be writing all this in your journal. Good luck, and goodbye. Constructive feedback isn't usually a list of all the decisi...
by Dormouse559
10 Dec 2020 22:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 10445

Re: Lexember 2020

10 lexembre - Iluhsa zèiti [ˈzɛi̯.ti] n - olive (< *zaite ) zeitézza [zei̯ˈtezza] n/adj - olive oil (< *zaite + *-enza "product of") Ziburórmi zeitišimza ? [zibuˈrormi zei̯tiˈʃimza] zé-buróm-r zèit-i<šim>ra INT-eat.PFT-2S.NOM olive-PL.ABS<1S.GEN> Did you eat my olives? I forgot to post yesterday, b...