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by brblues
24 Apr 2021 11:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: Ruritanian

Reginald Masters: The Old Ruritanian Verb System. Published in: Ruritanistic Review. University of Edinburgh, 1866 The Old Ruritanian stage is not well-known, but mostly surmised from fragmentary evidence from the past as well as meticulous study of the present language. It can be safely said that ...
by brblues
16 Apr 2021 17:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Ruritania
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Ruritania

I've started an althist project as home for my a priori conlang Ruritanian , placed at the border of the Balkans region. While I originally wanted to start the althist in the 19th century only, which is then the true major deviations will happen (starting from 1849), I also feel the need to give the...
by brblues
15 Apr 2021 19:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: Ruritanian

I've been working on the protolang for Ruritanian a bit for some time now, calling it Old Ruritanian. This is spoken by the Ruritanian people in the northern Balkans area around the year 1000, so roundabout the latest stage of Common Slavic, from which I've taken cues about the phonology and also so...
by brblues
15 Apr 2021 16:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 403
Views: 70694

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

Welcome! I will hopefully also be more active again, not had too much time for conlanging and conworlding recently, and when I was, focussed more on another project. But the Bokisig shall rise again [B)]
by brblues
15 Apr 2021 11:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: Ruritanian

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by brblues
20 Mar 2021 12:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: Ruritanian

I think the /ø/ was a bit of a misstep, or rather a step out of tune. I want the language to diachronically develop rounded front vowels, and for some reason already included one of them there. The main route I wanted to go for the front rounded vowels was to have the labialised vowel round [ i] and...
by brblues
18 Mar 2021 20:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: Ruritanian

I've had a think about things, and decided to try the diachronic route, starting my language around the year 1000AD with an inventory were similar to that of Late Common Slavic, from what I could glean from wiki articles. The dentals I took from Greek, which I think had them around the time. https:/...
by brblues
10 Mar 2021 13:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: Ruritanian

I've tried that new phonology and orthography out on two previously posted short sentences: <Ksijmtzüu!> ksij-mt-sy-w /’k h ʃijmt h .syw/ [‘kʃi:mt h .ʃu] take-PST-2PL-FEM.DEF “You guys took her/it!” <Bimtlirnins go moṅ Mjandrasun.> bi-mt-lir-nins go moṅ Mjandraz-un /pimt h .liɻ.ninʃ ko moɲ ‘Mjɒnd.ɻ...
by brblues
07 Mar 2021 14:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: Ruritanian

I have revised the whole thing somewhat and removed the retroflex nasal, stop and lateral, making those palatal, added an alveolar lateral, and moved the pharyngeal to velar. There might have been some other changes I've now forgotten about, plus some cosmetic ones. The new system looks as follows:...
by brblues
05 Mar 2021 19:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: Ruritanian

Thanks for your replies Davush and Omzinesý! If you did want it to blend into the surrounding languages a bit more, my personal opinion would be to just remove the retroflex stop and nasal, the pharyngeal (or change to uvular/velar), and change the aspirated/unaspirated distinction to a voiced/voice...
by brblues
05 Mar 2021 12:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: Ruritanian

I've been thinking about how to "Balkanise" this lang, and there might be a few options, but none seem ideal to me. Maybe you guys can help me decide! a) The first option would of course be to simply not do that, and claim "suspension on disbelief", based on the fact that natlangs can be quite out o...
by brblues
04 Mar 2021 19:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: Ruritanian

Thanks for your feedback! You've voice some concerns I had myself about simply planting an a-priori in a real-world area without changing the phonology too much. Main reason for that was that I just rather liked the phonology (ofc that could less charitably be called pure laziness...), and it was ha...
by brblues
03 Mar 2021 13:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: Ruritanian

Verbs! Verbs are the morphologically most complex part of Ruritanian and convey not only information about the action, but also about the arguments, such as the grammatical number of arguments as well as the definiteness of the S/O argument (subject of intransitive clauses, object of transitive cla...
by brblues
02 Mar 2021 18:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Ruritanian

Hi everyone! I’ve decided to revamp my conlang sketch Mbath into a conlang called Ruritanian, and the lang is now rooted in an althist world whose major difference from “here” is the existence of the ethnic group of the Ruritanians in the Balkans. Sometime in the 18th century or so, the territories ...
by brblues
13 Dec 2020 17:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 23603

Re: Lexember 2020

My last two Lexember entries consist mainly of tables, which are a bit of a pain to render here, so I'm just linking the tweets for yesterday and today.
by brblues
11 Dec 2020 19:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 23603

Re: Lexember 2020

10 lexembre - Iluhsa zèiti [ˈzɛi̯.ti] n - olive (< *zaite ) zeitézza [zei̯ˈtezza] n/adj - olive oil (< *zaite + *-enza "product of") Ziburórmi zeitišimza ? [zibuˈrormi zei̯tiˈʃimza] zé-buróm-r zèit-i<šim>ra INT-eat.PFT-2S.NOM olive-PL.ABS<1S.GEN> Did you eat my olives? I forgot to post yesterday, b...
by brblues
11 Dec 2020 19:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 23603

Re: Lexember 2020

Lexember 11: Classical Bokisig (CBKSG) CBKSG <dosot> /’do.sot / n = tower Etymology: Early Boksig /do-sot/ (“high*” + “house”) * Actually just “extending a lot into one direction”, so can also mean “long” or “wide” Not too exciting an etymology, as no sound changes wreaked havoc on the word, but th...
by brblues
10 Dec 2020 18:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 23603

Re: Lexember 2020

I forgot to post yesterday, but here's the link to my tweet to show I actually fulfilled my obligations. Lexember 10: Classical Bokisig (CBKSG) CBKSG <lēz> /le:z / n = goat Etymology: Txabao /ɾeu̯/ (“goat”) > Early Bokisig /le.ʔu/ > Pre-Classical /le/; Due to homophony with /le/ (“top”; “mountain”) ...
by brblues
08 Dec 2020 18:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 23603

Re: Lexember 2020

Lexember 8: CBKSG <jestom> /'jes.tom/ v = to become green Etymology: The last of the verbalisers, the second dynamic verbaliser aka VBZ2! It has more passive semantics than VBZ1, <ma>; the dummy verb it derived from originally meant “to take”. With colours it usually means “to become/turn colour X”.
by brblues
06 Dec 2020 12:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2020
Replies: 252
Views: 23603

Re: Lexember 2020

Lexember 6 Classical Bokisig <jezde> /'jez.de/ ['jez.dɛ] v = to be fertile (of soil) Etymology: For Early Boksig /ɣez-he/, the second stative verbaliser (VBZ 4 ) /he/ was added to the noun “green”. This verbaliser conveys that something has the quality of (potentially) putting something or somebody...