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by mira
05 Feb 2023 19:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 787
Views: 230121

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Made some words and managed to translate my first sentence into this so-far-unnamed thing I'm working on: krokroft sjfwasroctaroft, pontrafwj wsjjanjkstask. /kʀo.kʀoft si.fwɑs.ʀoʃ.tɑ.ʀoft pon.tʀɑf.wi ɯ.si.jɑ.niks.tɑsk/ kro(f)-krof sj(n)-fw(j)-a(k)-sro(t)-c-taroft, po(k)-n-tra(kt)-fwj wsjjanjkstask. ...
by mira
03 Feb 2023 20:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Finding fun in wordbuilding
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Finding fun in wordbuilding

True. I think the trick really is in organisation. I do think it would be nice to have very related words look similar which is why I was working the way I was, though a lot of the similarities are from the "productively generated" words so perhaps I needn't think too much about them when ...
by mira
03 Feb 2023 15:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Finding fun in wordbuilding
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Finding fun in wordbuilding

Hello ^^ I started working on something new a few days ago after quite a long time and I'm very close to the point where previously I would very quickly burn out. Coming up with words was always my arch nemesis in conlanging and I'm trying to experiment with ways I can make it fun or at least bearab...
by mira
23 Sep 2021 03:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1375
Views: 372851

Re: Other Creativity

So my intention was to only post the one musical thing because I didn't want to feel like I was just plastering my music wherever I could, but I felt the need to make an exception for this one because I think it actually has some relevance to this place because the lyrics are in a conlang! Not one o...
by mira
28 Aug 2021 18:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 609
Views: 170122

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

"Hey what if we put together a phonology *after* doing the phonotactics?" - My brain, 2 hours before I was awake Syllable structure: (C)V(N) Certain sounds are changed to others when placed in the coda. If the sound they are changed to is a vowel then it is (sort of?) separated into its ow...
by mira
08 Aug 2021 04:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1375
Views: 372851

Re: Other Creativity

I just spent 12 hours straight (though the night) making this Your face mask is very azure mullety argent. Are you from Washington or Sunderland West or Tyne and Wear or Durham County? I'm am not. I'm much further south west. I just liked the pretty stars,,,, also it's a little large so it hides lo...
by mira
25 Apr 2021 11:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1375
Views: 372851

Re: Other Creativity

I just spent 12 hours straight (though the night) making this I've been finding a lot of the melodic parts of my writing seem to convey a sense of yearning (to me at least), so I made this one about friends and partners that live far away and the various feelings that come with it, like loneliness ...
by mira
25 Apr 2021 10:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Little isolating thing
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: Little isolating thing

When is the progressive form used? I imagine it would most often show up alongside non-present tenses e.g. to create a distinction between aki ke miju a "the cat meowed" and aki ke miju an "the cat was meowing". Which word has the -n morpheme, tense marker or the verb? (Could ei...
by mira
20 Apr 2021 18:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Little isolating thing
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: Little isolating thing

Ok, problem solving time. Say we have a sentence in some form "A B C o D" where B has both a verb and adjective meaning and C has both a verb and adverb meaning. How do we tell which of B or C is the verb? Because B could be the verb and be described by C, or C could be the verb and B coul...
by mira
20 Apr 2021 03:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Little isolating thing
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Little isolating thing

Vague idea: Mostly isolating a priori engelang with a small vocabulary (possibly expandable later on). Attempting to optimise not so much for quantity of grammar rules, but rather quantity of grammatical "things" required to construct different kinds of sentences, which I know sounds like ...
by mira
20 Apr 2021 01:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 946
Views: 273454

Re: You

Alias(es): Formerly OTheB (and variations) though that's based on my deadname so uh... Now M/Mi/Mira/Mirage, MiraMira, MiraOnTheWall, HeyItMi... You may already be aware, but if you'd like, you can request to have your username changed ! I have done so! Not gonna wait for it to happen before deposi...
by mira
20 Apr 2021 01:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 946
Views: 273454

Re: You

I return once again with a spark of inspiration to inevitably abandon. Maybe this time will be different. I'm certainly different at least. Went back and found the last time I did this which was 3.5 years ago for a laugh. Alias(es): Formerly OTheB (and variations) though that's based on my deadname ...
by mira
24 Jul 2020 22:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 2580

Re: The Valley

...and read. First impressions: well, I certainly don't feel as if I've just been through some kind of creepy bondage session. On the contrary, it is liberating in a sense, to be invited into this person's world and to coexist with her for a time. To just let the narration wash over one like a cool...
by mira
24 Jul 2020 15:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 2580

Re: The Valley

It's pretty interesting how polarising it seems. A lot of the narration and writing I've experienced has also been the CYOA-type stuff, so maybe the two are kind of connected? I hadn't thought about the authoritarian side of it so much though, so that was an interesting perspective. I guess the chal...
by mira
24 Jul 2020 00:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 2580

Re: The Valley

One immediate observation you may want to be made aware of, if you're not already, is that a lot of editors will still automatically reject any story submission with present tense, second-person narration - I'm told the proportion of editors rejecting such things automatically has gone down from it...
by mira
23 Jul 2020 23:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 2580

The Valley

Some meta information: This is more an attempt at creative writing than specifically conworlding, but it is about a very small conworld-type thing I've had in my head for a while. Bear in mind the last time I did any creative writing was in secondary school some 4 years ago so don't expect anything ...
by mira
01 Mar 2020 12:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Forth
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: Forth

Ok, let's add some more to this. I'm going to give it active morphosyntactic alignment. You have an "agent" and a "patient" which with transitive verbs looks much the same as NOM/ACC. With intransitive verbs, which is used depends on volition e.g. "eat" and "walk&q...
by mira
25 Feb 2020 11:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What kind of conlanger are you?
Replies: 229
Views: 108961

Re: What kind of conlanger are you?

Closest match is scrapper, but I don't really "scrap" languages. I start plenty of things, work on them for a while, then for any of a variety of reasons don't touch it for a while - either I'm occupied with other things or I've hit a block or something else entirely, then I either have an...
by mira
21 Feb 2020 14:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Forth
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: Forth

You are aware, presumably, of Fith? ... well that just killed all my excitement. I'm not that surprised it had already been done though. On the other hand, it can't've been too bad an idea if it has already been explored. That said, I think I'll continue with it and see what differences emerge betw...
by mira
21 Feb 2020 00:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Forth
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Forth

So Khemehekis claims I'm a "prolific engelanger", and while I'm not quite so convinced I'm "prolific", engelangs are absolutely my thing, so I thought I'd try and deliver on that. After toying with some more "usual" ideas to get back into conlanging, I want to see how f...