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by All4Ɇn
07 May 2020 22:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 263
Views: 75868

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Khemehekis wrote:
06 May 2020 18:46
Brilliant share! I've never before seen a conlang description that explained how to express discounts in that language.
Glad you appreciated it! I just went back and made some major changes to it if you're interested. Made things a little less inconsistent
by All4Ɇn
05 May 2020 23:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 263
Views: 75868

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

𢺺價 (Vã·Gà)- Discounts 𢺺價 is the Ởnh·Vú word for discount and literally means "divide the price". Like in Mandarin, Ởnh·Vú discounts are expressed in a way that is basically the opposite of how they are in English. Rather than saying how much of a price's total was subtracted off the original price,...
by All4Ɇn
02 May 2020 05:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 263
Views: 75868

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

What does buit mean? (Kankonian often uses ohos (soul) where IE languages would use "heart".) It has the general meaning of both heart and soul but can also mean feeling or mind. Some common compounds and expressions with it are below: 固𢚸𠌨 (A buit pá) - To wonder about (to have heart towards) 𢚸曰 (B...
by All4Ɇn
01 May 2020 23:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 110
Views: 60595

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Creyeditor wrote:
01 May 2020 07:37
Onset /θp/... Coda /tp/
I wasn't familiar with Palauan at all and what makes this even more interesting is that /p/ on its own is only used in loanwords
by All4Ɇn
01 May 2020 08:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 263
Views: 75868

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

身體部分 (Xin·Téy·Bứ·Pun)- Parts of the Body Before listing some of the parts of the body I thought I'd explain the differences between the Ởnh·Vú words for "body" itself -阿身 (A·xí) is the most generic word for body and is the only one not borrowed from Chinese -身體 (Xin·téy) is the word used for "the b...
by All4Ɇn
01 May 2020 06:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 110
Views: 60595

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Basque is terribly unrealistic, I'm afraid. Nobody could ever possibly reliably produce the s̻/s̺ distinction, which the designer doubled down on with corresponding affricates, let alone actually hearing the distinction. Even less realistic when you remember that the entire rest of the phonology is...
by All4Ɇn
28 Apr 2020 20:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7297
Views: 943449

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

Steven Pinker's theory is that some basic words referring to more immediate things, e.g. "here", "this", "me", etc. contain front/high vowels as well and that this gives them primacy, hence why the front-high-vowel syllable occurs first. It's interesting that this largely lines up in German too and...
by All4Ɇn
28 Apr 2020 19:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7297
Views: 943449

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

There are a lot of instances of reduplication in English where the first element contains /ɪ/ and the second contains some other vowel (often /æ/ or /ɑ/), so-called "ablaut reduplication". For example: wishy-washy, mish-mash, bric-a-brac, pitter-patter, flip-flop, chit-chat, hip-hop, etc. Is there ...
by All4Ɇn
26 Apr 2020 02:43
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 2334
Views: 353005

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

He will sting me?
by All4Ɇn
25 Apr 2020 06:34
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 2334
Views: 353005

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

qwed117 wrote:
25 Apr 2020 02:39
*novacula + are?

So something like "I will stab him" or "I will kill him"?
Based on that same etymology, I'm gonna guess "he will shave me"
by All4Ɇn
25 Apr 2020 01:50
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 2334
Views: 353005

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is it from this change: nVv -> nv -> inv ?
by All4Ɇn
24 Apr 2020 09:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 263
Views: 75868

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Ởnh·Vú vs. Indonesian & Tagalog I just recently got through watching Langfocus' new video comparing Indonesian and Tagalog and I was really surprised how many cognates with Ởnh·Vú I could still easily recognize. I've included all of the ones mentioned in the video below. Some of them really highlig...
by All4Ɇn
24 Apr 2020 01:14
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 2334
Views: 353005

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Does inv from the i and the n switching places? So originally being something like niv or nev?
by All4Ɇn
21 Apr 2020 07:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ceruliado: Iberian Romance Language
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Ceruliado: Iberian Romance Language

Copulas Ceruliado had 3 copulas: estar, ser, and passarse. Ester and ser are virtually identical to how they are in Spanish and Portuguese, and in the few cases where the 2 languages differ in regards to the verb it often sides more with Portuguese. Below are the present tense conjugations for each...
by All4Ɇn
15 Apr 2020 00:52
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 2334
Views: 353005

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

So does -òt mark either past infinitive or the perfect infinitive?
by All4Ɇn
15 Apr 2020 00:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 763
Views: 167923

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:esp: Sueco "Swede" and zueco "clog"
Both pronounced exactly the same outside of Spain and I could see people thinking they're related since Sweden is home to träskor
by All4Ɇn
14 Apr 2020 04:19
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 2334
Views: 353005

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Salmoneus wrote:
14 Apr 2020 01:51
Yes.
Is it a descendent of a form of habeō?
by All4Ɇn
14 Apr 2020 00:53
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 2334
Views: 353005

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Does -òt mark tense/mood/etc?
by All4Ɇn
11 Apr 2020 07:50
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 2334
Views: 353005

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Salmoneus wrote:
10 Apr 2020 01:55
shimobaatar wrote:
10 Apr 2020 00:53
Is s- reflexive?
Good guess, but no.
Is it indefinite à la French "on" or Italian "si"?
by All4Ɇn
08 Apr 2020 22:57
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 2334
Views: 353005

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is the stem related to invāsiō/invāsus?