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by Shemtov
24 Feb 2021 19:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Waanian
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Waanian

Waanian also has Benafactive-Dative, Instrumental, and Locative voices. They are formed based on the patient voice. The Benafactive-Dative takes the suffix -(w)on, the instrumental the circumfix ge(y)--(w)on, and the locative the suffix -(y)il. If an utterance has more then two arguements, and it is...
by Shemtov
21 Feb 2021 21:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Cooking and dining!
Replies: 22
Views: 4850

Re: Cooking and dining!

In the Yonotaorian Empire, a kind of pancake called a "Pan-Fry" was a very common dish, especially for the higher classes. This is fried dough with honey and wine, though savory versions were made, even with honey. Pan-fries were often the way the flour brought with the Feast Offering was eaten. Thi...
by Shemtov
09 Feb 2021 19:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Waanian
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Waanian

Verbs: The base form of the verb is the active voice: Mërout "love" Houdis "kill" Luwaap "construct; make; create" To turn this into the patient voice, one adds the infix <inh> after the first consonant. Note that this may change the first consonant in some stems where they are velar: Minhërout "Lov...
by Shemtov
27 Jan 2021 19:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 791
Views: 209120

Re: False cognates

I doubt it. For one thing the final -i in the English is clearly from Latin, not the original Persian, so that brings the intersection down to just two phonemes, /ul/, unless we count /z ~ l/ as an intersection. The etymology given on Wiktionary eliminates even this correspondence, and although wit...
by Shemtov
26 Jan 2021 19:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Classical/Cuātlicañ Court Momṭẓʿālemeōm
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Classical/Cuātlicañ Court Momṭẓʿālemeōm

The Timitive Mood, Huēñ, is used as a negative of the Optative-Imperative: Huēñ maliyehīh cāzliñ Huēñ mali-ye-hīh cāzliñ TIM live-3P.MASC-FUT thief "May the thief stop living!" Huēñ cʿīmhalīhōhuix juētlatāḷē Huēñ cʿīmhal-īh-ō-huix juētlatāḷ-ē TIM walk-go.DIST-3P.PLR-PST.PLR spearman-PLR "The spearme...
by Shemtov
24 Jan 2021 19:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ziḥñā'ī
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Ziḥñā'ī

Verbs: The Verbal system is made from Biliteral or Triliteral roots. The Imperfective stem is made from the pattern CāC or CāCiC, and takes person, number, and (in the 2P and 3P) gender prefixes: Dāṣ "To eat" 1P singular: Īdāṣ 1P Plural: Ñïdāṣ 2P singular masc: Qadāṣ 2P singular fem: C̣adāṣ 2P plr: ...
by Shemtov
24 Jan 2021 17:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 792
Views: 185377

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

eldin raigmore wrote: 24 Jan 2021 04:22
k1234567890y wrote: 16 Jan 2021 21:53 English Norse "the collective Scandinavian people" v.s. Swedish nors "smelt(fish)"
Is that a sense-verb with an incorporated object? Like “saw(stars)”?
Smelt is the name of a kind of fish, which before checking on it, is what I assumed K1234567890Y meant.
by Shemtov
22 Jan 2021 07:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ziḥñā'ī
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Ziḥñā'ī

The genitive case: This case takes the nominative definate marker. Monosyllabic noun roots and some irregular multisyllabics take the suffix ī or 'ī. Hil "god; deity" Hilī "a god's" Most multisyllabic roots have the heaviest vowel and lighten it. The heaviness hierachy in vowels is long vowels>short...
by Shemtov
20 Jan 2021 23:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Momṭẓʿālemeōm Mythology
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Momṭẓʿālemeōm Mythology

To understand the mythical history of the Momṭẓʿālemeōm one needs to understand the ethnic makeup of the Momṭẓʿālemeōm empire. There are three major ethnic groups: The Momṭẓʿālemeōm proper, who came over the sea from a southern continent, who make up the majority, The native Ziḥanic peoples, who liv...
by Shemtov
20 Jan 2021 14:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ziḥñā'ī
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Ziḥñā'ī

This is the language of the Ziḥña people, toward the Northeast of the Momṭẓʿālemeōm empire. They are the last independent Ziḥanic people, who are the natives of the territory of the Momṭẓʿālemeōm empire. Phonology: /p b ɓ t d t' t͡s' t͡ɬ' t͡ʃ d͡ʒ c͡ç' k g k' k͡p g͡b k͡p' ʔ/ <p b ḅ t d ṭ ṣ ḷ c j c̣ k...
by Shemtov
12 Jan 2021 22:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Classical/Cuātlicañ Court Momṭẓʿālemeōm
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Classical/Cuātlicañ Court Momṭẓʿālemeōm

Modal proclitics occur before the verb to mark mood. This post will discuss the one of the most complicated one, the Optative-Imperative: Cʿuōl Based on tense and/or context, this proclitics may have optative or permissive modality when preceding a verb with person markers: Cʿuōl maliyehīh mālcʿuṭẓ ...
by Shemtov
12 Jan 2021 07:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 791
Views: 209120

Re: False cognates

Otto Kretschmer wrote: 08 Jan 2021 23:26 : :pol: cnota (virtue)
:isr: tzniut (modesty)

Not related at all
Note that Jews living in Poland would have pronounced the :isr: word, and the Yiddish loanword as [t͡sniʔʊs] or [t͡sniʔɪs].
by Shemtov
10 Jan 2021 00:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Classical/Cuātlicañ Court Momṭẓʿālemeōm
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Classical/Cuātlicañ Court Momṭẓʿālemeōm

The reflexive verb is formed by using the following conjugations of the transitive verb: 1P singular: Huachʿecāme 1P plr: Huachʿecāmē 2P sing: Huachʿecānil 2P plr: Huachʿecāntli 3P sing Masc-Fem: Huachʿecāñe 3P plr Neuter: Huachʿeñā 3p plr : Huachʿecāmo Huachʿecāmehīh juētlēiuh "I will commit suicid...
by Shemtov
08 Jan 2021 19:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Waanian
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Waanian

Before I continue to present Waanian grammar, I must note that the language has an Austronesian-based alignment. Nouns also have natural gender: Human and Non-Human. Nouns take Definate (Target) and Oblique (non-target) proclitics. The Human Definate proclitic is invariably Nhëë. The Non-Human Defin...
by Shemtov
04 Jan 2021 07:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 399
Views: 25140

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

In languages with "Austronesian Alignment", is it possible to have one root for UV, and one for other voices, that when unmodified means AV? And in a lot of cases, the UV to AV change is a unpredictable affix or change on the UV, but they're clearly related, and the other voices are just extra affi...
by Shemtov
03 Jan 2021 16:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 399
Views: 25140

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

In languages with "Austronesian Alignment", is it possible to have one root for UV, and one for other voices, that when unmodified means AV? And in a lot of cases, the UV to AV change is a unpredictable affix or change on the UV, but they're clearly related, and the other voices are just extra affix...
by Shemtov
03 Jan 2021 00:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Waanian
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Waanian

Waanian is a major language of the Island of Waan, an island off the east-northeast coast of Fuhe, about the size of IRL Ireland. About a dozen native languages of the Waanic Family are spoken there, in addition to two Kanic languages (North Waanese Kanic and South Waanese Kanic), but the Waanian-sp...
by Shemtov
01 Jan 2021 05:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Momṭẓʿālemeōm Mythology
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Momṭẓʿālemeōm Mythology

In their prehistory, the people who would become the Momṭẓʿālemeōm migrated from a tropical region to a subtropical/temperate area. Their prehistoric calendar was thus lunar, consisting of 12 months, of the following order (corresponding to the modern Tlapōcātl): Sun Earth I Mind I Storm I Death I J...
by Shemtov
01 Jan 2021 03:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 16482

Re: Lexember 2020

Day 27: Maillys: "Táunyŕŕ" "Year" Momṭẓʿālemeōm: Tʿāoniṭl "Solar Year, used for farming and the crop tax" Day 28: Maillys: "Ásus" "A six-month period used in some city states for political functions" Momṭẓʿālemeōm: Ātzōṭẓʿ "Lunisolar Year, used for ritual purposes" Day 29: Maillys: "Gáś " "Month" Mo...
by Shemtov
27 Dec 2020 19:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Momṭẓʿālemeōm Mythology
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Momṭẓʿālemeōm Mythology

Extract from the General Commands to All Conquered Nation Upon them Making Peace : At first, only the All-God, hermaphroditic, existed. They impregnated themselves and had four children: The Earth-Goddess, The Sun God, The Moon Goddess, and the Great God Juēitz῾iḷapōcātl, who created mankind. The Su...