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by Nmmali
07 Sep 2020 00:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What languages influence your conlangs?
Replies: 90
Views: 6887

Re: What languages influence your conlangs?

The new Moonshine has again moved away from my original goals so long ago, but I'd say that unlike Poswa it retains a strong European influence in both its phonology and grammar, though I'm only just now working out the basics of the grammar as I've uprooted everything I came up with when I was you...
by Nmmali
06 Sep 2020 07:46
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Italiano | Italian Conversation Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 34196

Re: Italiano | Italian Conversation Thread

Penso che è molto possibile che tu sei l'unico italiano chi è ancora attivo nel forum, però certo questo non vuol dire che non ci sono altre persone che possono parlare con te 🙂 E' proprio così. Per esempio, anch'io parlo italiano, ma non ho niente da dire. La mia risposta, però, ha svelato che tal...
by Nmmali
13 Aug 2019 18:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1808
Views: 397491

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

... even if the planet ends up a hothouse I hope it could still be suitable for civilization. I suppose it could lead to cool sounding architecture. If you're inclined toward engineering you could handle their drainage systems. But for all I know your world is inhabited by nomadic sapient turtles w...
by Nmmali
13 Aug 2019 18:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 522
Views: 106953

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

200: e
201: a
202: a
by Nmmali
12 Aug 2019 22:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1808
Views: 397491

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

What effect on climate would the distribution of the continents have? There's land at both poles, which means no circumpolar currents and no stormy bands of low pressure: water from mid latitudes will regularly mix with water from high latitudes. On the other hand, there's water all around the equa...
by Nmmali
19 Apr 2019 07:05
Forum: Translations
Topic: Kilimanjaro
Replies: 6
Views: 5917

Re: Kilimanjaro

Ɖaujai, (very susceptible to later editing) I'm sorry I'm using colors but I really suck at making the code display thing. Davìrr yĭn kai sĭse sĭmbedìyĭn ve Kilimanjàru kai rollme ve Tandzania esse . stand.PL upright ART.FEM.INANIM peak snow-white GEN Kilimanjaro ART.FEM.INANIM savanna GEN Tanzania ...
by Nmmali
13 Apr 2019 23:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CHirpie, a musical conlang
Replies: 19
Views: 1122

Re: Chirpie, a musical conlang

Generally, words of similar meaning have similar sounds, as with "mother," "sister" and "grandmother." "Mother" is "do-re," "sister" is "do-re" with double notes, and "grandmother" is "do-re" with triples. Similarly, "daughter" is "re-do," "brother" is "re-do" with double notes, and "granddaughter"...
by Nmmali
11 Apr 2019 07:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kvíaros
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Kvíaros

I like this language. I'm not brave enough to even think about ergative alignment. Is it going to be a big literary standard in this world?
by Nmmali
09 Apr 2019 08:54
Forum: Translations
Topic: Don't talk to me or my son ever again!
Replies: 37
Views: 8095

Re: Don't talk to me or my son ever again!

for my conlang Ðaujai: Je bneiye keni aifenne jade sikke se za ziya taiü. [d͡ʒɛ 'bne.jɛ 'kɛ.ni ai.'fɛn.nɛ 'd͡ʒɑ.dɛ 'sik.kɛ zɑ 'zi.jɑ 'tɑi.u] je bneiye keni aifenne jade sikke se za ziya taiü. not talk-IMP once_again never neither to.1.MASC. to ART.ACC.MASC.ANIM. son my. Ðaujai's conjunctions tend to...
by Nmmali
09 Apr 2019 07:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 763
Views: 193035

Re: False cognates

This is a little off topic, but I was going to suggest :ita: cane and the on'yomi of :jpn: 犬, (けん, ​ken), but the wiktionary entry for the ultimate Proto-Sino-Tibetan ancestor of ken doesn't seem to rule that connection out. Of course, I am no scholar of Chinese linguistics. That article, if anyone ...
by Nmmali
09 Apr 2019 07:06
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Palatalization(?) help
Replies: 4
Views: 2349

Re: Palatalization(?) help

Thank you both for your help. As for [g], for now I'm going to have an unconditional shift to [ɣ]. This, in turn, will drop altogether word initially, become [j] elsewhere, and develop into [ʒ] when lenited left of [i:] and [ i ], the latter transforming into modern [ɪ]. The only issue I could think...
by Nmmali
04 Apr 2019 21:18
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Palatalization(?) help
Replies: 4
Views: 2349

Palatalization(?) help

I want my conlang to have palatalization in front of /i/ and /ɪ/, but in the voiced stops only (and the ones that are not labial, because, yeah). Like: /di/ > /d͡ʒi/ and /gi/ > /ʒi/. So first off, I can't really find any examples of languages that do this without doing the same thing in the voiceles...
by Nmmali
01 Apr 2019 11:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 167
Views: 86800

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Obviously, you can find symbols, iconography, motifs and narratives that are familiar from Christianity or Buddhism. But rather, the greater influence is upon the underlying conception & nature of the invented world. And, of course, this influence can perhaps best be observed in the lives and exper...
by Nmmali
01 Apr 2019 07:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 862
Views: 142493

Re: You

Alias(es) : Zhan - [ʒɑn]; Nmmàli - [nm̩ 'mɑ li]. That's a syllabic m folks. I don't know if you can see the tick. I sure can't. Location : the yoonaited states of əmurica Date of birth : 2000 Gender : male Occupation : Student Interests : Phonoaesthetics. Just aesthetics in general. I'm not sure......