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by Shemtov
19 Jun 2021 00:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yonataoran Religions
Replies: 35
Views: 10270

Re: Yonataoran Religions

Khanarian Monotheism was founded during a period when Khanaria was an independent kingdom. There was a minority of Yonataorans who settled there, to provide religious service to Yonatoaran traders. The kings of Khaneria often outlawed conversion of ethnic Khanerians to Mikhonism at worst, and at bes...
by Shemtov
18 Jun 2021 20:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Үрйәнэрэс/Üryäneres: A Turkic-Influenced IE lang
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Үрйәнэрэс/Üryäneres: A Turkic-Influenced IE lang

First point: The original draft of the language was a Satem Tocharian, and all the stop series were to fuse. However, I wanted a voiced series to continue. Therefore, I made the following assumption: I would speculate that in Pre-Proto-Tocharian the plain voiced series fused first, and it also under...
by Shemtov
17 Jun 2021 20:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Үрйәнэрэс/Üryäneres: A Turkic-Influenced IE lang
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Үрйәнэрэс/Üryäneres: A Turkic-Influenced IE lang

While Üryäneräs has lost gender, it preserves three declensions: äth nouns, a nouns, and plain nouns. Regular äth noun: Врикәҫ "wolf" Singular: Nominative: Врикәҫ Accusative: Врикәҫ Dative-Locative: Врикәҫе Genetive-Ablative: Врикәҫөҫ Plural: Nominative: Врикөҫ Accusative: Врикөҫ Dative-Locative: Вр...
by Shemtov
15 Jun 2021 20:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Үрйәнэрэс/Üryäneres: A Turkic-Influenced IE lang
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Үрйәнэрэс/Üryäneres: A Turkic-Influenced IE lang

Үрйәнэрәс/Üryäneräs is a Satem IE language, belonging to its own branch, Üryäneric, that has been heavily influenced by Turkic. It is spoken in the Russian Republic of Üryäneristan, which is the IRL Orenburg Oblast, north and west of the Ural River, by around 800,000 speakers. This post will focus o...
by Shemtov
05 Jun 2021 01:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The History of the Greater West
Replies: 35
Views: 17054

Re: The History of the Greater West

One of the most interesting passages in Shimoni scripture is a section of the book Da'ath Rabå (Greater Knowledge) known as Shir Al Ithro WaMoshe, the Song Concerning Jethro and Moses: My sons, know some of this knowledge was known By one who never saw the Son or Daughter Walk this Earth, or in Huma...
by Shemtov
05 Jun 2021 00:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The History of the Greater West
Replies: 35
Views: 17054

Re: The History of the Greater West

From now on I will call the Simonists, Shimonim, and the singular and adjective form is Shimoni The Shimoni story of of the Life of Simon of Gaza and his Wife, Batda'ath: They were born in Gaza, and knew who they were since they could speak. However, both kept quiet about it. After they were married...
by Shemtov
31 May 2021 02:09
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The History of the Greater West
Replies: 35
Views: 17054

Re: The History of the Greater West

One of the most important of the occasional Surats was the First Occasional Surat "Flame", not because of its primacy and length, but, because In the Death Surat, it says: The Occasional Surat on Flame is a commentary on many verses in the Foundational Surats. He who seeks out this connection and fi...
by Shemtov
27 May 2021 00:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The History of the Greater West
Replies: 35
Views: 17054

Re: The History of the Greater West

The Friday service was one of the Afternoon prayers. They would gather in a Atash-Allahe, a bare hall with nothing but a pulpit in front, and fire pits in front of the pulpit, at the front, on the sides, and on a set-off area towards the back, and a fountain of water at the entrance, and boxes of sa...
by Shemtov
24 May 2021 23:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The History of the Greater West
Replies: 35
Views: 17054

Re: The History of the Greater West

How a Neo-Zoroastrian would pray: They would face The Oasis of Merv, in IRL Turkmenistan, as that is where Nog-Zardosht was said to receive his first revelation, and where he taught Zoroaster received his first revelation. The Neo-Zoroastrians built a major shrine there. They would pray five times a...
by Shemtov
23 May 2021 19:59
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Guerrero Mixtec "Field" work
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Guerrero Mixtec "Field" work

Syntax: Syntax: The Noun Phrase: Adjectives and deictics come after the noun. They require the noun classifier to occur with the noun. ti kwayi ⁿdaa CLASS horse black “The black horse” ti kwaji kaa CLASS horse that Numerals come before the noun, and do not require the classifier, except to mark the ...
by Shemtov
20 May 2021 19:34
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Guerrero Mixtec "Field" work
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Guerrero Mixtec "Field" work

I just finished a course where we did "field" work (over Zoom) with Mixteco immigrants from Guerrero. This is my sketch of the phonology and morphology, and I will post a syntactic analysis soon. Phonemes in Mixteco: /ⁿb t ⁿd k (kʷ) ʔ/ /m n ɲ ŋ/ /β s ʃ x/ /t͡ʃ/ /r/ /j l/ /i u/ /ĩ ũ/ /ɛ ɔ/ /ɛ̃ ɔ̃/ /a...
by Shemtov
15 May 2021 00:44
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 318
Views: 208539

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

Also, I just finished a course where we did "field" work (over Zoom) with Mixteco immigrants from Guerrero. If people are interested I could post my grammar sketch in the next week, as I'm working on it.
by Shemtov
15 May 2021 00:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 114
Views: 67615

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Mixtec was created by a fan of Niger-Volta languages who wanted a similar language in Mesoamerica. I'm changing this after looking more at the morphosyntax of Mixteco and having read about Fulani: Mixteco is an attempt to mix Fulani and Yoruba, and somehow place it in Mexico. :roll: I mean, a Niger...
by Shemtov
12 May 2021 21:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Bàtùumi Bààcineé-Njúkaì
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Bàtùumi Bààcineé-Njúkaì

Verbs have two stems, a non-past and a past. These can be formed by the following methods: Shifting the kind of sibalant: Sísíi "Eat" Shíshíi "Ate" Raising a low tone to a mid tone: Mùka "Run" Muka "Ran" Shifting a mid tone to a high tone: Rechái "Kill" Recháí "killed" Prefix Yé: Hundà "Fall" Yéhund...
by Shemtov
10 May 2021 21:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Bàtùumi Bààcineé-Njúkaì
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Bàtùumi Bààcineé-Njúkaì

Nouns can be marked for possesion. For the first and second persons, the suffixes are: 1P sing: -mo 1P plr exlc: -no 1P plr incl. -nòò 2P sing: -to 2P plr: -zo/jo For the 3p, it simply takes the class prefix as a suffix. Example: Vèesì "Power" Vèesìmo "My power" Vèesìno "Our [excl] power" Vèesìnòò "...
by Shemtov
10 May 2021 18:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Bàtùumi Bààcineé-Njúkaì
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Bàtùumi Bààcineé-Njúkaì

Bààcineé-Njúkaì (Meaning "Language of the Breaker Waves) is a language group spoken on islands off the southwest Momṭẓʿālemeōm coast. This post will focus on the variety of the island of Bàtùumi. PHONOLOGY: /t t͡s t͡ʃ k/ <t c ch k> /b d d͡z d͡ʒ/ <b d z j> /ⁿb ⁿd ⁿd͡z ⁿd͡ʒ/ <mb nd nz nj> /m n ɲ/ <m n...
by Shemtov
10 May 2021 16:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 303
Views: 33887

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

This might become something: /t t͡s t͡ʃ k/ <t c ch k> /b d d͡z d͡ʒ/ <b d z j> /ⁿb ⁿd ⁿd͡z ⁿd͡ʒ/ <mb nd nz nj> /m n ɲ/ <m n ñ> /ⁿp~m̥ ⁿt~n̥/ <mp nt> /ɸ v s ʃ/ <f v s sh> /l/ <l> /r/ <r> /j w/ <y w> /i u/ <i u> /i: u:/ <ii uu> /e o/ <e o> /e: o:/ <ee oo> /a/ <a> /a:/ <aa> /ai au/ <ai au> /oi eu/ <oi e...
by Shemtov
10 May 2021 06:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Waanian
Replies: 8
Views: 1294

Re: Waanian

Mood is marked by using the aspect markers as auxillaries. For the unmarked imperfective aspect, the dummy marker Gomo. The deontic mood is used for things like "should" or "must". It is also used for the protasis of implicative conditional sentences. It has two allomorphs, -yei for when the aux end...
by Shemtov
30 Apr 2021 23:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 466
Views: 125695

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

An alternative history which came to my mind when stepping out of the shower two days ago: What if Rome had adopted the Etruscan language, and built its empire speaking and spreading that language? (After all, they did once have an Etruscan nobility.) So the whole Romance branch of Indo-European wo...
by Shemtov
23 Apr 2021 23:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Waanian
Replies: 8
Views: 1294

Re: Waanian

Numbers come in two forms: Human and Non-Human, though they only differ for 1-9. Human: 1. Keel 2. Biil 3. Sani 4. Jokil 5. Peel 6. Pokeel 7. Pobeey 8. Silarebil 9. Silarekil Non-Human: 1. Key 2. Buu 3. Sang 4. Joko 5. Poo 6. Pokee 7. Poboow 8. Silarëbu 9. Silarëke Over Nine: 10. Silam 11. Ketoosila...