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by vo1dwalk3r
27 Jun 2020 03:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ȧbhannı
Replies: 26
Views: 6347

Ábḫanni: an etymology ('vision')

Instead of trying to write out grammatical stuff which will inevitably change, I think I'll just have fun working out some etymologies. This post will be the etymology of just one word, zéja ; future posts will have etymologies for more words derived from the proto-language root considered here. Ety...
by vo1dwalk3r
09 Jun 2020 17:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: pö’ li’
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: pö’ li’

I am going to be watching this. Is Tibetan an inspiration? Glad you like it! I don't really have any specific influences other than keeping the Oceanic/Polynesian languages in the back of my mind (specifically, the sometimes-wierd phonologies of the former and the isolating nature of the latter). I...
by vo1dwalk3r
08 Jun 2020 02:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: pö’ li’
Replies: 3
Views: 165

pö’ li’

I've been making lots of progress on Ábḫanni but also continuously overhauling it. Because it's become such a massive project (trying to create the language while evolving it through four earlier forms, and also trying to think about conworld stuff, which I always suck at), I thought it would be a g...
by vo1dwalk3r
17 May 2020 19:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 74
Views: 7040

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

The Ábḫanni word for 'cat', habái [ɦɐˈβáɪ̯], I got from putting my cat's name (as close as the phonology could allow) into my protolanguage and evolving it. I doubt anyone could guess what his name is lol. (And it's further complicated by the fact that the Ábḫanni word isn't a direct phonological de...
by vo1dwalk3r
02 Apr 2020 18:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ȧbhannı
Replies: 26
Views: 6347

Re: Ȧbhannı

Ope it's... verb time again? Verb morphology time again??? The strong stem Aight, here's our proto-Ábḫanni root: *gǝ́sa 'to fall' (changed from the old *fǝ́sa ). Evolving this root as is, we get ḫáza , which is the "strong" stem for the modern Ábḫanni word. The strong stem comes into play in one oth...
by vo1dwalk3r
29 Mar 2020 04:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Re: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?

About two thirds of conlanging, for me, it seems, is muttering to myself while playing around with strings of phonemes until I get them just right...
by vo1dwalk3r
20 Mar 2020 02:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ȧbhannı
Replies: 26
Views: 6347

Re: Ȧbhannı

This isn't really a big post, but I had a go at developing the Ábḫanni pronouns just now and I think it turned out rather nice. Ábḫanni just has first, second, and third persons, but the third person (and hence all the pronouns) is used for human referents, so determiners are used as non-human third...
by vo1dwalk3r
17 Mar 2020 20:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ȧbhannı
Replies: 26
Views: 6347

Re: Ȧbhannı

It's been quite a while since I've posted but I've still been regularly thinking about and working on Ábḫanni when I have time. So in this post I'm going to talk about the revisions to the verbal system I've made. —————— There are now six (main) aspects: perfective, progressive, imperfective, habitu...
by vo1dwalk3r
09 Feb 2020 19:17
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Language practice thread 2
Replies: 118
Views: 837

Re: Language practice thread

C'est une deuxième langue populaire. It's a popular second language. Perso, j'utilise le français parce que c'est la seule langue autre que l'anglais que je parle. Personally, I use French because it's the only not-English language I speak. Moi aussi. Avant de faire du français je voulais faire un ...
by vo1dwalk3r
08 Feb 2020 23:47
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Language practice thread 2
Replies: 118
Views: 837

Re: Language practice thread

Il me semble que beaucoup de gens savent le français ici. It seems like a lot of people here know French. C'est mon troisième semestre du français mais je ne suis pas aussi compétent avec ça que je veux. I'm on my third semester of French but I'm definitely not as competent with it as much as I'd l...
by vo1dwalk3r
02 Feb 2020 01:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 120
Views: 50193

Re: Surprising cognates

:eng: worm ~ :ukr: червоний 'red'

Assuming that the PIE roots *kʷŕ̥mis and *wŕ̥mis (both meaning 'worm') are related.
by vo1dwalk3r
28 Jan 2020 14:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ȧbhannı
Replies: 26
Views: 6347

Re: Ȧbhannı

DesEsseintes wrote:
28 Jan 2020 12:25
Beautiful aesthetic [<3] do post more [:D]
Thanks Des, I appreciate the compliment [:D] We'll see how well I can find time outside of work and classes but I really hope to post more soon!
by vo1dwalk3r
28 Jan 2020 07:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ȧbhannı
Replies: 26
Views: 6347

Re: Ȧbhannı

I figured out, for the most part, the phonological development of Ábḫanni, which should span at least a thousand years. Unlike in some of my older posts I'm not really interested in the older forms of Ábḫanni but am simply developing the history in order to be able to have realistic and interesting ...
by vo1dwalk3r
17 Jan 2020 18:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ȧbhannı
Replies: 26
Views: 6347

Re: Ȧbhannı

I'm sorry. I'm again fucking with terms. I think that what you call "perfective" is actually "perfect". In linguistics they are two different things, although in Romance languages they are expressed with the same form. Perfect can also be called "retrospectative" if you want to emphasize that it is...
by vo1dwalk3r
03 Jan 2020 19:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ȧbhannı
Replies: 26
Views: 6347

Ábhanni

Well, it's been a while. I haven't done a whole lot of conlanging since I was last here but I have some motivation to get back into it. I have a lot of material on Ábhanni (plus a little bit of orthography change lol) but most of it is scattered across many different revisions that didn't get very f...
by vo1dwalk3r
24 Mar 2018 04:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ȧbhannı
Replies: 26
Views: 6347

Re: Ȧbhannı

Blech, ok I'm starting over again. Well, I'm keeping most of what I did since the first restart but overhauling it quite a bit. Not so much a restart as simply reorienting myself. But first I'd like some advice from you guys on how most efficiently to make my grammar. The way I've been doing it sinc...
by vo1dwalk3r
21 Mar 2018 17:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: American English Derived Collablang!
Replies: 81
Views: 11526

Re: American English Derived Collablang!

1. C (Shimo's suggestion)
2. A
3. D: i > i, ɪ > ǝ, u > au, ʊ > ə
4. A
5. B
by vo1dwalk3r
17 Mar 2018 02:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 785
Views: 165530

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Final answer: *i.pa.laːxˈkaː.xak͡x Reasoning below The first group I noticed was 15, 16, 17. This seems to come from something like *jip.rɑːˈkɑː Proto-15-17 → 15 *p → f *j → Ø *Vː → V *ɑ → æo̯ / _[+stress] Proto-15-17 → 16 *p → (*b →) β *Vː → V Proto-15-17 → 17 *p → b *j → d͡ʑ syllabification chang...
by vo1dwalk3r
15 Mar 2018 16:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: American English Derived Collablang!
Replies: 81
Views: 11526

Re: American English Derived Collablang!

1. B
2. B
3. B

Are we using Canadian raising?
by vo1dwalk3r
15 Mar 2018 05:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422599

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

Quick question. Ȧbhannı marks neither person nor number on the verb and I want to keep it that way. These things seem to be, in my experience, almost ubiquitous for very synthesizing natlangs. I'm just curious, how synthesizing can natlangs get while lacking both of these markings?