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by Nachtuil
21 Oct 2020 20:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 346
Views: 45334

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

elemtilas wrote: 17 Oct 2020 23:05 For what it worths, I do actually read this thread and so appreciate the Damta updates! (Also hope the stress in your life reduces soon, brblues!
It's really heartening to know someone else is reading it :)
by Nachtuil
17 Oct 2020 19:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 346
Views: 45334

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

When I do get back to it, I'll have forgotten so much of what I planned but at least I wrote a lot of things down haha.
by Nachtuil
15 Oct 2020 04:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 346
Views: 45334

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I'm sorry to hear that and I hope everything comes out okay. I obviously have not been doing much either but it has never left my heart haha. I still fully plan to get back to it.
by Nachtuil
12 Aug 2020 01:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 346
Views: 45334

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I want to but I guess we are already doing one in some sense [xD] I am hoping to get back to it after the 22nd.
by Nachtuil
11 Aug 2020 07:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English pronunciation thread (Dedicated EPT)
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: English pronunciations

Heck, I'll bite. :) "naïve" : /naˈjiv/ "naïvety", "naïveté": /naˈjivəˌti/, probably most often something like [nãˈjivəˌɾi] Honestly, I would not normally pronounce the last two differently as to me they are just alternative spellings for the same word. I might say /naˌjiviˈtej/ for the last one if I...
by Nachtuil
28 Jul 2020 16:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kojikeng / Kodikeng
Replies: 51
Views: 4719

Re: Kojikeng / Kodikeng

Khemehekis wrote: 24 Jul 2020 01:42 I considered something like 'ingira'.

Then, when I looked at my dictionary, I noticed this entry:

'ingi (I) whistle

Therefore, the word shall be:

'ingira' to call (an animal)
Oh that's so interesting! Whistling at animals. I like that :) I promise I have not abandonded this project.
by Nachtuil
09 Jun 2020 02:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?
Replies: 28
Views: 1353

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

I do try to pronounce things yeah. Not necessarily to learn the languages of course. While I am mindful my own sense of what is cumbersome to say is based on the combined phonotactics of the languages I have experience with, I think it is helpful to give clues to what kind of restrictions or allopho...
by Nachtuil
06 Jun 2020 07:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kojikeng / Kodikeng
Replies: 51
Views: 4719

Re: Kojikeng / Kodikeng

I have a word to pass back haha. I've just been working through grammatical relationships and prepositions and realized that I need a new word for outside because the one that exists in Txabao becomes a synonym for a genitive pronoun, which I mean... I guess I could deal with but I'd rather not hah...
by Nachtuil
04 Jun 2020 01:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 346
Views: 45334

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

The language sketch is called Mpetsa. It is mostly verb final and isolating. It has this phoneme inventory: m n ŋ ᵐp ⁿt ⁿts ᵑk p t ts k ᵐb ⁿd ᵑg b d g s r l w ɰ i u e o ɛ ɔ a ẽ õ ã /s/ -> [z] / V_V Syllable structure is CV. Only permissible word final vowels are {i u a ẽ õ ã} I've used it to figure ...
by Nachtuil
03 Jun 2020 14:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 346
Views: 45334

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

Go for it! https://damta.fandom.com/wiki/Txabao-English_dictionary I added lots of new words to my dictionary in the past hour. Lots of nouns, verbs, and conjunctions. Take a look and see if any words are missing. Like, "I really think you should have a Txabao word for 'prestidigitation'" or whatev...
by Nachtuil
03 Jun 2020 14:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kojikeng / Kodikeng
Replies: 51
Views: 4719

Re: Kojikeng / Kodikeng

Some good musing here. The gods and goddesses are often therianthropic, so the Txabao often do portray Neidu as a camel/human hybrid goddess. Kind of like the Egyptian deities. You know, it was bothering me last night that I hadn't actually double checked how you had described them haha. I'm glad i...
by Nachtuil
02 Jun 2020 18:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 346
Views: 45334

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I think I want to create a new language family just as a conduit to get Sitr words into Kojikeng before its classical stage around 11 000 PS. I imagine them having some coastal settlements along the western coast and engage in a lot of trade between north and south and the desert people who interact...
by Nachtuil
02 Jun 2020 17:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kojikeng / Kodikeng
Replies: 51
Views: 4719

Re: Kojikeng / Kodikeng

A bold new move -- and such a great consideration of how culture shapes language! A question: when do the ancestors of Kojikeng speakers stop worshipping Neidu and the other Txabao gods and goddesses? I haven't thought that far into the future. I actually would like to have them hang onto some form...
by Nachtuil
02 Jun 2020 17:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Txabao language
Replies: 51
Views: 4147

Re: The Txabao language

Potentially! I need to look at it again but I think I construed a construct case already that would be used in situations to for nouns of higher agency being possessed/associated with lower agency nouns. "The Queen of the city" versus "The Queen's city". So diachronics that keep the animacy hierarc...
by Nachtuil
26 May 2020 05:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Txabao language
Replies: 51
Views: 4147

Re: The Txabao language

The body parts idea may be restricted in scope, possibly with some body parts serving as new adverbs with many current adpositions retained. I just need to see how pick up the slack from the previous richer case structure.
by Nachtuil
26 May 2020 01:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kojikeng / Kodikeng
Replies: 51
Views: 4719

Re: Kojikeng / Kodikeng

I have decided that I'll actually merge the ethereal and female noun classes together. The ethereal singular is a set including and similar "mi" and the female plural is a set including and similar to "mo". Because of the huge importance of the mother camel goddess concepts of femininity and etherea...
by Nachtuil
25 May 2020 01:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Txabao language
Replies: 51
Views: 4147

Re: The Txabao language

I like these a lot. I think they will be gramaticalized even further going into Kojikeng :) Cool! You mean like these words replacing the Txabao genitive case? Potentially! I need to look at it again but I think I construed a construct case already that would be used in situations to for nouns of h...
by Nachtuil
24 May 2020 21:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Txabao language
Replies: 51
Views: 4147

Re: The Txabao language

Today I added some words about joining and belonging to Txabao. Using the metaphor of "Carrying is owning" . . . da'ibra' to carry (in the hand) Now also means: to own dzibra' to belong to (a group) (from dzib , part, piece, segment) muqdzib (I) member muqdzibra' to join (become a member of) muqer ...
by Nachtuil
02 May 2020 16:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 346
Views: 45334

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I'm confused. I thought the Txabao would exist and splinter a bit before the rise of the Neduki and the proto-group itself is not the Neduki.
by Nachtuil
30 Apr 2020 15:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 346
Views: 45334

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

So that would be Later Bokisig (not sure yet if this will be the classical stage or not), with distinct NOM vs ACC forms: NOM 1SG /mu/ 2SG /dɛx/ 3SG /ki [human] 1PL INC/mu'nɛtx/ 1PL EXC ʃɪg 2PL /dɛjtx/ 3PL ki.ki [human] ACC 1SG /kwu/ 2SG /ʤɛx/ 3SG ki [human] 1PL INC /kwu.'nɛtx/ 1PL EXC /tʃɪg/ 2PL /...