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by Mándinrùh
09 Sep 2022 03:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XV - A NEW BEGINNING
Replies: 42
Views: 1763

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XV - A NEW BEGINNING

Realized I didn't say what language I would use. I'll use Atili again, since it's the one I've got.
by Mándinrùh
06 Sep 2022 14:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XV - A NEW BEGINNING
Replies: 42
Views: 1763

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XV - A NEW BEGINNING

I'm up for another round, but I'll be out of town from the 21st through the 28th, so I can't go in that timeframe.
by Mándinrùh
08 Jul 2022 04:30
Forum: Translations
Topic: Untranslatable words
Replies: 32
Views: 7586

Re: Untranslatable words

Atili, being spoken in a fantasy world, has many words with no natlang translations. I like to invent words for these out of Greek roots. For example, the magic force of Atil, called in Atili eta , I translate as "aether" from Greek αἰθήρ "pure sky." Along with this come derived ...
by Mándinrùh
08 May 2022 00:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlanging Features you Avoid
Replies: 150
Views: 28027

Re: Conlanging Features you Avoid

- Defective writing systems; Oh, I love defective writing systems. In Atili, you can have a word pronounced /nɨŋˈɡɛ/ that's spelled the equivalent of NILKUNEE. On the contrary, I don't like fully predictable writing systems, because outside of languages that only just picked up writing, they don't ...
by Mándinrùh
02 Apr 2022 19:21
Forum: Translations
Topic: I have a moon, but I ignored it
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

Re: I have a moon, but I ignored it

I'm also experimenting with using <s> to represent the modern reflexes of historical coda [​s], which means the letter would indicate gemination or spirantization of the following consonant, or a [h], depending on dialect. An example above is mes jho [mɛʒ.ʒo]. But then there are borrowed words with...
by Mándinrùh
26 Feb 2022 15:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)
Replies: 187
Views: 27863

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)

Does anybody know when the next one will start?
by Mándinrùh
25 Jan 2022 05:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nicely presented conlangs
Replies: 10
Views: 3607

Re: Nicely presented conlangs

Matt Pearson's Okuna Grammar is one of my favorites. If 337 pages is more than you want to read through, William Annis's Kahtsaai Grammar is also great and makes for better light reading at "only" 80 pages.
by Mándinrùh
25 Jan 2022 04:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?
Replies: 40
Views: 11056

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

A newer recording of me speaking https://aray.conlang.org/img/eccles_atili.png Atili: XIV CBB Conlang Relay , Ring A Torch 9 (Atili/Mándinrùh) Recording Nesyar’os, nemanovi omen l’ otanuyodoné ronal bigzus asri. Mitani urusim dyo ita raranhalo la kinwostanvante. Kavóÿk! Nenkazba l’ uwoynva ïsasumlen...
by Mándinrùh
25 Jan 2022 04:11
Forum: Translations
Topic: No one can understand this language
Replies: 12
Views: 2588

Re: No one can understand this language

I'm surprised to see the number of translations here that apply a second-person verb conjugation "you are" to the word "nobody." I would encourage people who have done this to consider whether this was intentional or just a translation of a quirk that leads English speakers to so...
by Mándinrùh
09 Jan 2022 02:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)
Replies: 187
Views: 27863

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)

I noticed that ring 1 ended up with several extra instances of "sitting" or "standing," which I take responsibility for. In Atili, intransitive verbs with animate subjects take an obligatory positional marker that indicates that the subject is sitting, standing, lying down, falli...
by Mándinrùh
27 Dec 2021 13:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 33218

Re: Lexember 2021

shimobaatar wrote: 26 Dec 2021 14:19 Very interesting! Does devil mean "godly"?
Yes, it does. No relationship to the similar English word. It is the adjectival form of devi "god."
by Mándinrùh
26 Dec 2021 02:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 33218

Re: Lexember 2021

https://aray.conlang.org/img/eccles_atili.png Atili: heteta /χɛˈtɛ.tʌ/ "aetheric energy," "magic" ( het "power" + eta "aether"). The heteta is the energy that powers the aether. In addition to being physically taxing, using the aether reduces one's reserves o...
by Mándinrùh
25 Dec 2021 04:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 33218

Re: Lexember 2021

Image Atili: dwenut /ˈdwɛ.nut/ "candle" (dwenu "fire" + -t (diminutive)). Many religious ceremonies involve candles.

I'm sorry, it's late and I'm too tired to come up with anything interesting to say today.
by Mándinrùh
24 Dec 2021 00:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 33218

Re: Lexember 2021

https://aray.conlang.org/img/eccles_atili.png Atili: Tamaraÿbum /ˌtɑ.mʌˈʁaɹ.bum/ ( tamara "holy" + ïbum "ordering, ranking"). Atili culture is very hierarchical, and this extends to the Orthodoxy. The Tamaraÿbum is the hierarchy of gods. All forty-five gods are ranked according ...
by Mándinrùh
23 Dec 2021 01:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 33218

Re: Lexember 2021

https://aray.conlang.org/img/eccles_atili.png Atili: zumuno /ʒuˈmu.no/ - great awakening (etym. zu "to wake up" + -muno (augmentative)). Zumuno , the Great Awakening, is an event described in Zumunol Ligram (The Book of the Great Awakening), one of three sacred texts of the Orthodoxy. Zum...
by Mándinrùh
22 Dec 2021 01:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 33218

Re: Lexember 2021

https://aray.conlang.org/img/eccles_atili.png Atili: mazivi - group of people, company, household, class, team (etym. mazi "person" + -vi (collective)). Duskedi mazivi (the company of Dusked) is a horde of phantoms said to haunt the deserts of Western Teremi. Some versions of this myth cl...
by Mándinrùh
21 Dec 2021 00:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 33218

Re: Lexember 2021

Weddisch mosschuk (pl. mosschukken ) /mɔz.ʒʊk/ [mɔʒʊk] 1. moss sprite Also known as houtschuk /hoʊt.ʃʊk/ “wood sprite” or waudschuk /vaʊd.ʒʊk/ “forest sprite.” Schuk is derived from Old English scucca (cf. English shuck) meaning “evil spirit, demon, devil” but has undergone semantic bleaching. I wa...
by Mándinrùh
20 Dec 2021 03:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 33218

Re: Lexember 2021

https://aray.conlang.org/img/eccles_atili.png Atili: rulayh /ʁuˈɫɑjχ/ - orthodox (etym. rula "one" + -ih (participle)). The Orthodox Church ( Rulayh Kutevi ), or Orthodoxy ( Rulayhkom ) is the predominant religion on Atil. Despite the name literally translating as "the one church,&qu...
by Mándinrùh
19 Dec 2021 21:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 33218

Re: Lexember 2021

First of all, I just want to make a general comment about how much I've enjoyed all of the detailed worldbuilding notes you've been including in your entries! Thank you! My apologies if I've accidentally overlooked the answer, but how long does each round last? Is there a set amount of time for eac...
by Mándinrùh
19 Dec 2021 04:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 33218

Re: Lexember 2021

https://aray.conlang.org/img/eccles_atili.png Atili: ugram /ˈuɡ.ʁɑm/ - "sonnet." A sort of fourteen-line Atili poem that is written as a form of meditation and religious advancement. Nobility and other well-off people will write poems that attempt to divine the nature of the gods. Poems a...