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by KaiTheHomoSapien
11 May 2022 05:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlanging Features you Avoid
Replies: 150
Views: 24236

Re: Conlanging Features you Avoid

I guess one thing I avoid is an overly-complex phonology that I myself can't even pronounce. I like the idea of tones, for example, but I doubt I'll ever create a tonal language unless I can really master pronouncing different tones. There's not too much else that I consciously avoid. But it's alway...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
11 May 2022 05:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What is the newest word in your conlang?
Replies: 38
Views: 7836

Re: What is the newest word in your conlang?

Some reptilian words I came up with recently:

Arculese

bántis - snake, serpent
enávos - cobra, viper, adder, type of poisonous snake (which one being referred to varies by dialect) (cf. Lih. hnáwas - water snake)
by KaiTheHomoSapien
05 Apr 2022 00:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 109364

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

the majority of conlangs seem to be largely "unfinished", i.e. not at a point where such translations are possible. Boy is that ever true. I have been falling away from the hobby in recent years and I find that sad, but the ongoing and mammoth task that is conlanging tends to push me away...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
26 Feb 2022 21:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 661
Views: 110150

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

Thanks for your answers, guys. Very interesting :D This is the kind of hypothetical linguistics I love.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
26 Feb 2022 18:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 661
Views: 110150

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

Just a little hypothetical I thought of this morning: The Romance languages derive their words for "liver" from Latin ficatum , meaning "fig-stuffed". Evidently there was some kind of medieval dish called iecur ficatum "fig-stuffed liver". The actual word for liver, iec...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
01 Jan 2022 18:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 25944

Re: Lexember 2021

Thanks shimo! [:D] Although I didn't get past Week 3 this year (things just got really busy toward the end of the month to the point where I had little time online in general) it was still fun to participate and make an attempt with a brand new language (it was interesting how creating new vocabular...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
19 Dec 2021 08:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 25944

Re: Lexember 2021

18th

tsáwam - I turn

tsaúkar - wheel

tsawéppam - I keep turning, rotate, revolve (-epp forms iterative/frequentative verbs)
by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Dec 2021 06:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 25944

Re: Lexember 2021

17th Simple one for today: yéyam - I go yéyamas Peceléñats "We are going to Betelenya" go-1.PL.PRES Betelenya-ALL The allative ending -ats is a Tamagic innovation, but may be related to the -ze ending found in the Lihmelinyan allative plural (which has been reconstructed as -s-de (plural s...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
17 Dec 2021 07:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 25944

Re: Lexember 2021

15th cítyam - I come This verb seems to have its origins in a reduplicated present stem, but this is not a verb class in Tamagic (as it is in Lihmelinyan) and this verb has become part of the -yam class. cf. Arc. tótemi , with same meaning 16th thársām - I stretch (can be intransitive or transitive,...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
14 Dec 2021 23:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 25944

Re: Lexember 2021

12th lótsam - I jump, leap "Jump over the stream!" Lots wénwe léci! jump-2.SG.IMPER across stream-LOC cf. Lih. ledían "stream" 13th sérkšām - I touch, tap, hit, feel (all-purpose "physical contact" verb). Don't touch! Ki serkš! prohib. part. touch-2.SG.IMPER for the pro...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
11 Dec 2021 18:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 25944

Re: Lexember 2021

11th thalp - hammer, mallet This is a neuter thematic noun. Neuter thematics have lost their *-(thematic vowel)(nasal) nominative singular ending and exhibit the bare stem just like any other neuter. I like to think this word is of onomatopoeic origin. It has no parallels in Lihmelinyan or Arculese.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
11 Dec 2021 01:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 25944

Re: Lexember 2021

9th fletéssar - chair (from flétam - "I sit") fletéssari flétam "I am sitting in the chair" (this is about the level of sentence I am able to construct right now lol) 10th yunákam - I cook preview of verbal conjugation: yunáks - you cook yunákt - he/she/it cooks yunákamas - we c...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
09 Dec 2021 08:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 25944

Re: Lexember 2021

Sorry I'm late to the party but I'd been debating whether to use a previously-introduced conlang or use this as an opportunity to introduce a new language like I did last year with Arculese. I've opted for the latter and will be using this Lexember to introduce Tamagic, a heretofore unseen conlang o...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
25 Nov 2021 20:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 25944

Re: Lexember 2021 - Open to Weekly Theme Suggestions!

^That sounds like a good idea, though for those of us with "medieval" conlangs, we will have to adapt the theme to refer to preindustrial business and household practices. [:)] I tend to focus too much on nouns, so it might be nice to have a verbs-only week (perhaps with a category, like m...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
05 Nov 2021 06:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 661
Views: 110150

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

^Ah, thanks. I do remember reading something about it in Sihler, so I looked it up. He essentially says what you said. "-at- somehow continues -n-". There's a theory that it might have something to do with participle forms in -nt- but the connection between those and the n-stem nouns is no...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
04 Nov 2021 23:04
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 661
Views: 110150

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

For the Ancient Greek noun ὕδωρ (hýdōr) "water", why is the oblique stem ὕδατ- (hýdat-)? Where does that -at- come from?
by KaiTheHomoSapien
17 Oct 2021 03:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 661
Views: 110150

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

Ah, okay, that makes more sense. [:)]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
16 Oct 2021 20:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 661
Views: 110150

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

I'm studying Latin gerunds. Wictionary https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Latin_gerunds says: 'The gerund is typically used without an object in Latin. When an object of the gerund is included, the gerundive is used in place of the gerund and given an ending that agrees with the object noun.' ...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
16 Oct 2021 06:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 296
Views: 44261

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Been listening to a lot of J-pop. Japanese is still the most euphonic language to me. And I love hearing the alveolar trill in Japanese (rare as it is). Something about it. [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
16 Oct 2021 06:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What I have been working on
Replies: 224
Views: 44579

Re: What I have been working on

Man, many of you guys are another level from me. The amount of work and detail that goes into making your conlangs and conworlds truly something unique is staggering. Me, I'm just like "here's a conlang that's a lot like IE" and "here's a con-nation that looks kinda like California an...