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by brblues
01 Dec 2020 18:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 452

Re: Lexember 2020

Lexember 1: Classical Bokisig <jez> /jez/ n 1. leaf of a plant; plural: <jeskom> /'jes.kom/ 2. the colour green; plural: <jeziz> /je.ziz/ Etymology: Early Bokisig /ɣez/ n = 1. leaf of a plant 2. the colour green Given that stative verbs functioning as adjectives were derived from the root in the Ea...
by brblues
02 Nov 2020 12:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 365
Views: 50148

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

btw everyone, I have written that Kompalia is a pioneer in contacting non-human extraterrestrial civilizations, but I am not sure if this is ok for you all. Also I want to keep the mechanism of FTL drives unexplained as of now, is it ok for you all? Both fine by me. I am still a few ages away from ...
by brblues
31 Oct 2020 13:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 365
Views: 50148

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I've done a bit more conworlding - written some more about the Second Confederation, and started an article about religion/philosophy in the Bokisig culture. I've also measured some distances, and though I've only occupied a small part of the map so far, some of the distances were huge. I'd like to ...
by brblues
29 Oct 2020 19:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 365
Views: 50148

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

k1234567890y wrote: 29 Oct 2020 11:38 Also

I am having an idea of sharing the Querlongs, a group of non-human aliens from my conworld(s) with Damta.
I wouldn't have any problem with that, but would just like to keep non-human aliens to very late in the timeline, i.e. a fair bit after the beginning of the space age.
by brblues
24 Oct 2020 19:11
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 365
Views: 50148

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

Glad to have an interested reader in elemtilas, and good job on Khemehekis for the tireless work on our collab! I've not yet gotten to reading what you've created in the time I was mostly absent, but I hope to get to that soon. I've just added some new history, this time about The Second Confederati...
by brblues
13 Oct 2020 14:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 365
Views: 50148

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I'm going through a massively stressful time just now, so haven't been Damta-ing much. Hopefully soon again!
by brblues
27 Sep 2020 11:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Russlish
Replies: 20
Views: 980

Re: Russlish

What's the numbers from 1 to 10? [:D]
by brblues
05 Sep 2020 12:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mbath
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: Mbath

Verb template Now that we already know about noun incorporation, definiteness marking and transitivity, we can finally take a look at the whole verb template! An important thing to note is that, through diachronic vowel harmony processes, verbs generally contain only front vowels, with the notable ...
by brblues
03 Sep 2020 13:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1808
Views: 403615

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

Thanks, will look into it!

Problem now is that, besides the conlang, I don't have any specific setting in mind yet, while I would like to present one. So I will give that some thought, while browsing the IB wiki.
by brblues
02 Sep 2020 14:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1808
Views: 403615

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

You could put it in Ill Bethisad . I'm not sure if it will be well thought-out enough for this, and there's also the issue of limited freedom of choice in where I want things to go then. On the other hand, I quite like restrictions in order to jumpstart ideas/creativity. But I think Ill Bethisad is...
by brblues
02 Sep 2020 13:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mbath
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: Mbath

Ditransitivity As noted above, it is possible to further increase the valency of transitive roots by using the causative morpheme <teh>, essentially making the verb ditransitive. The same process applies to intransitive roots too; also, the causative morpheme can simply be reduplicated, cf. the fol...
by brblues
02 Sep 2020 13:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mbath
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: Mbath

I vote secundative (dechticaetiative), not on the basis that it fits better with what else you’ve decided, but simply on the basis it’s what I’d like to see you do! I'm afraid I've decided against it, as you will see in the following post, but I will definitely keep secundative marking in the runni...
by brblues
01 Sep 2020 19:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1808
Views: 403615

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

2) Iceland. It's an island, like you said, and it's at least within reason that history could play out in much the same way as in our timeline if Iceland had been settled by a group culturally similar to Scandinavians but linguistically isolated. Perhaps they could be descended from the pre-Sámi hu...
by brblues
01 Sep 2020 19:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mbath
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: Mbath

While I was writing up the next bit of grammar to be unleashed here, I ran into an issue, or rather an element where I'm on the fence, so I'd like to ask for people's opinions about it. As noted above, it is possible to further increase the valency of transitive roots by using the causative morpheme...
by brblues
31 Aug 2020 15:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mbath
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: Mbath

Valency and the causative morpheme <teh> Mbath verb roots are either lexically intransitive or transitive, but never both (ambitransitive). Both intransitive and transitive verb roots can generally be increased in valency by the causative morpheme <teh> in the relevant slot of the verb template (I ...
by brblues
23 Aug 2020 14:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mbath
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: Mbath

Noun incorporation for definiteness-marking on an agent Since the definiteness morpheme on the verb always relates to an “absolutive” argument (subject of intransitive clauses, object of transitive clauses; never the agent of a transitive clause), the only way to make an agent definite is to incorp...
by brblues
22 Aug 2020 19:36
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 365
Views: 50148

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I'd like to introduce Gwapikiru, a language first created as an example in the Snowball Game thread, as a present-day rain-forest language on Damta. Its phonemic inventory: m /m/ n /n/ p /p/ b /b/ t /t/ d /d/ k /k/ g /g/ q /q/ ' /ʔ/ kw /k w / gw /g w / qw /q w / s /s/ x /ɕ/ j /ʑ/ v /ʋ/ r /ʀ/ w /w/ ...
by brblues
22 Aug 2020 19:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1808
Views: 403615

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

I would like to make my first foray into althist, and I'm particularly interested in more modern times from say the 19th century onward. As my conlanging preferences, however, are very strongly towards the a priori end of the spectrum, I have been wondering how I could best throw an a priori conlang...
by brblues
20 Aug 2020 19:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mbath
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: Mbath

Mbath pronouns are fairly standard, and only the 3SG uses different forms according to grammatical gender, while the 3PL differentiates only between human and non-human. There exist a few variant forms, although none of them are too common. 1SG <nyn> /nyn/ [nyn] 2SG <suh> /suħ/ [sux] 3SG MASC <sredi...
by brblues
18 Aug 2020 10:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mbath
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: Mbath

Lovely. I like everything so far. Forgive my ignorance / take it as curiosity willingly waiting to be informed: are there natlangs with consecutive aspirated stops forming a cluster, and both retaining aspiration? How exactly is this realised for you - with an epenthetic devoiced vowel, perhaps? Th...