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by Davush
10 May 2021 10:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 569
Views: 47862

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

it would be so: a) Aḳālum uśśêkun âdī pariñtu sun-FEM arms-3fs many-MASC vanish-3fs the many-armed sun vanished / the sun with many arms vanished b) Uśśê Aḳālam âdī pariñti arm-CNS sun-FEM many-MASC vanish-3ms the many arms belonging to the sun vanished It is a difference over whether the possessor...
by Davush
14 Apr 2021 17:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 264
Views: 17166

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

What's going on here? Well, this is an example of a 17th (and early 18th) century avant garde musical genre known as the prélude non mésuré, or 'unmeasured prelude'. They evolved out of earlier French lute music, but later were exclusively associated with the keyboard. Often (as in this case) they ...
by Davush
14 Apr 2021 17:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 569
Views: 47862

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

Probably getting off topic, but my take: 1) Common grammatical/morphological categories are probably more likely to be represented by the overall more-common phonemes cross-linguistically (not just in "Borean") simply because those categories mean their representative phonemes will appear a lot, and...
by Davush
21 Mar 2021 11:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Making a Music Culture?
Replies: 75
Views: 3126

Re: Making a Music Culture?

I think it would be unusual if Arabic music hadn't left *any* trace on music of Iberia, given how long that period lasted...although I think the influence is more broad as Elemtilas mentioned, and overall far less than commonly assumed. After all, Arabic music relies on unfretted instruments and int...
by Davush
19 Mar 2021 18:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Making a Music Culture?
Replies: 75
Views: 3126

Re: Making a Music Culture?

(and within occidental, I'd include levantine). Do you mean Levantine Church music? Surely not Levantine music in general? since the vast majority of Levantine music is firmly within the Arabic tradition. I would actually consider Arabic specifically and levantine generally to be broadly occidental...
by Davush
19 Mar 2021 17:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Making a Music Culture?
Replies: 75
Views: 3126

Re: Making a Music Culture?

elemtilas wrote: 19 Mar 2021 15:00 (and within occidental, I'd include levantine).

Do you mean Levantine Church music? Surely not Levantine music in general? since the vast majority of Levantine music is firmly within the Arabic tradition.
by Davush
19 Mar 2021 16:22
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Making a Music Culture?
Replies: 75
Views: 3126

Re: Making a Music Culture?

Just chiming in to say I am enjoying this discussion a lot, and it was cool to hear your music, Elemtilas! I particularly enjoyed the Tsarqan Rovant. In case anyone is interested in some "very" Arab/less European sounding modes, here are some oud players (it is all improvised, and improvisation or "...
by Davush
17 Mar 2021 17:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 94
Views: 8339

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII [now running + sign-ups still open!]

I will unfortunately have to drop out, apologies for any inconvenience, but I look forward to seeing everyone's translations!
by Davush
13 Mar 2021 15:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zouštri – an IE/SAE-inspired language
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: Zouštri – an IE/SAE-inspired language

Do you have enough for a little (wellish known) text example? Just a little paragraph which gives more of an idea how the language looks overall... A kàlaštar vemà zo i žalmea taksèrasu-s gal ifa vosnà me a durgambra, kanč pirastar k'afla dýmkuta blafnavou hariedu. Čién advagu-s me a n'ifa eargiža ...
by Davush
09 Mar 2021 17:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zouštri – an IE/SAE-inspired language
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: Zouštri – an IE/SAE-inspired language

I think it, the declensions at least, resemble old Germanic languages. Maybe there are a bit less consonant clusters than in SAE on average, but there are still quite few words. Where did you get the idea of lowering diphthongs? They are common on the east coat of Baltic sea, but not in the prototy...
by Davush
09 Mar 2021 16:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Making a Music Culture?
Replies: 75
Views: 3126

Re: Making a Music Culture?

* the good old fashioned major scale: I don't know if it's a proper universal, but it pops up in a lot of nonwestern traditions. some people claim there are acoustic reasons for this having to do with the overtone series. The major scale using Western intervals is called "Ꜥajam" (literally "foreign...
by Davush
08 Mar 2021 22:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Making a Music Culture?
Replies: 75
Views: 3126

Re: Making a Music Culture?

Cool! I love how ouds sound, never seen/heard one in real life but it seems like such a cool instrument. ... Oof, that sounds like even just owning one is kinda risky, like it might break easily in general? Oud (and the Arab musical traditional more generally) are wonderful [:D] With the right stri...
by Davush
08 Mar 2021 21:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Making a Music Culture?
Replies: 75
Views: 3126

Re: Making a Music Culture?

[there's also an oud for under $10, but there's only one and I'm assuming that'll be bid up by the time it the auction's over] I can guarantee you none of the ouds on that site (if we're looking at the same one) would be good for anything other than as an ornament. Also, since we're talking about o...
by Davush
07 Mar 2021 12:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zouštri – an IE/SAE-inspired language
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: Zouštri – an IE/SAE-inspired language

<bakýlleše> gives me Akkadian vibes, maybe because of long words, gemminates, relatively simple syllables and <š>, whereas <bakylloš> also has some strong Ancient Greek feel, due to <y> and words ending in a variation of <-os>. Ancient Greek is at least IE, so maybe that's closer to the title. Inte...
by Davush
06 Mar 2021 15:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zouštri – an IE/SAE-inspired language
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: Zouštri – an IE/SAE-inspired language

For some reason, this conlang does not strike me as very SAE, aesthatically at least. Might be the vowel inventory or the word structure, I can't quite pin it down. It has moved away from the aesthetic somewhat, but SAE is still the main inspiration! I am deliberately not using familiar morphemes, ...
by Davush
06 Mar 2021 14:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zouštri – an IE/SAE-inspired language
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: Zouštri – an IE/SAE-inspired language

Nouns Nominal (and adjectival) morphology in Zouštri is similar to that of many other European languages—nouns inflect for gender, case, and number. There are three genders: masculine, feminine, neuter . Six cases: nominative, accusative, vocative, genitive, dative, instrumental; and two numbers: s...
by Davush
05 Mar 2021 14:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: Ruritanian

I think there are a number of ways of looking at it... I suppose, first of all, is to decide how geographically isolated and/or how strong the cultural/linguistic identity of these speakers is, as well as population size. With a strong identity and a big enough population, I don't think it's totally...
by Davush
28 Feb 2021 13:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zouštri – an IE/SAE-inspired language
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Zouštri – an IE/SAE-inspired language

Introduction Zouštri /'zuʃtɾi/ is an a-priori language which is broadly inspired by Indo-European, and more specifically, 'Standard Average European' (SAE). It is intended to look and feel as if it could be at home somewhere in Central-to-Eastern Europe, phonologically and grammatically. (Although ...
by Davush
17 Feb 2021 11:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 94
Views: 8339

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII

Thanks for organising! I'd also like to join with an as-of-yet unnamed language.
by Davush
07 Feb 2021 14:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 279
Views: 29496

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I recently feel like making a maximally a-priori "SAE" language (phonology and grammar) which, ironically, is outside of my comfort zone. I am playing with this inventory: /p t k/ /b~v d~ð ɡ~ɣ/ /m n/ /ts tʃ/ /f v s z ʃ ʒ x/ /r r: l l:/ /j/ /a ɛ e i ɔ o u/ (possibly also with length) I think this see...