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by littlesalmon
07 Aug 2020 00:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11855
Views: 1428861

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

Okay, thank you for clarifying that the glosses don't need to be fully self-sufficient and self-explanatory; that was the main point I didn't understand. Though if I ever need to convey a thing like that, your suggestion works (but now I realize that this wasn't my situation).
by littlesalmon
05 Aug 2020 18:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11855
Views: 1428861

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

Another glossing question: If an attribute of a word, like, for example, its tense is indicated by a phonologically distinkt word that is separated from the main word by another, how can I gloss this? There is an option I used before (not conveying at all which word's attribute I'm describing), but ...
by littlesalmon
02 Aug 2020 20:18
Forum: Translations
Topic: Do you want to go home?
Replies: 54
Views: 27042

Re: Do you want to go home?

:con: itota itiko moni kija imali kija sipa kijo isa isa nino: ['ɱonʲi 'kʲijä 'iɱalʲi 'kʲijä 'sʲipä 'kʲijo 'isa 'isa 'nʲino] mon-i kij-a imal-i kij-a sip-a kij-o isa isa_nino want-VM[PST;IPRF] you-NM be_at-VM[PST;IPRF] you-NM place-NM you-ADJM NOUNIF Q Do you want yourself already being at your home...
by littlesalmon
02 Aug 2020 15:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 148
Views: 3696

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Not deliberately and not before writing this poem, but it coalesced into something while I was writing. Basically, constancy of line length isn't always adhered to: if there are minor length changes between lines, some words can go entirely unstressed so that there is an equal number of stressed syl...
by littlesalmon
01 Aug 2020 23:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 148
Views: 3696

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I wrote my first ever poem in itota itiko . Unfortunately, I do not have the resolve to gloss it all, but there is a translation here. Concerning the stress: it nearly always falls on the first vowel, and the only exception here is the second word. The rhythmic structure is a mess, but I still like ...
by littlesalmon
01 Aug 2020 18:06
Forum: Translations
Topic: I see you
Replies: 307
Views: 64552

Re: I see you

:con: itota itiko

alani taja kija.
['aɫänʲi 'tajä 'kʲijä]

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alan-i      taj-a kij-a
perceive-VM I-NM  you-NM
I see/perceive you.
by littlesalmon
01 Aug 2020 14:46
Forum: Translations
Topic: I did it..
Replies: 15
Views: 2144

Re: I did it..

:con: itota itiko ilaki moni taja tasa isa tasiti taja tasa isa. ['iɫäkʲi 'ɱonʲi 'tajä 'tasä 'isä 'tasʲɪtʲi 'tajä 'tasä 'isä] ilak-i mon-i taj-a tas-a isa tasi-ti taj-a tas-a isa cause-VM[PST;IPRF] want-VM[PST;IPRF] I-NM action-NM NOUNIF do-one;VM I-NM action-NM NOUNIF Me wanting (the) action was ca...
by littlesalmon
01 Aug 2020 00:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11855
Views: 1428861

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

Do you mean when two words in the target language can only be translated as one word in the metalanguage? This is actually a gap in the Leipzig Glossing Rules. My professor suggested the hash mark on the target language line to join the two words, like some people do in phonology. That's actually a...
by littlesalmon
31 Jul 2020 19:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11855
Views: 1428861

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

I meant that the words don't have individual meaning. And I've seen this in the Leipzig glossing rules, but I don't know if it quite works. Maybe if combined with the space-and-hyphen for morphologically bound, but phonetically separate morphemes, like that: itot-a -itik-o language-NM-language-ADJM ...
by littlesalmon
31 Jul 2020 18:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11855
Views: 1428861

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

There's a phrase consisting of two or more words in the object language and a basic root in the metalanguage, and they have the same meaning. For example, I can imagine a singular word that means "rocking chair"; alternatively, in itota itiko "itota itiko" means "language". How do I gloss this?
by littlesalmon
31 Jul 2020 18:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 1100

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

ijati pa taja akini taja itoka ma isa ilapa ilaki taja itota itiko ma. /'ijati pa 'taja 'akini 'taja 'itoka ɱa 'isa 'ilapa 'ilaki 'taja 'itota iti'ko ɱa/ ijat-i -pa taj-a akin-i taj-a itoka -ma isa ilapa ilak-i taj-a itota itiko -ma be_proficient-VM[PST;IPRF]-NEG I-NM understand-VM[PST;IPRF] I-NM l...
by littlesalmon
31 Jul 2020 15:49
Forum: Translations
Topic: Don't talk to me or my son ever again!
Replies: 37
Views: 7893

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

There are two translations here for the same language: the first one is more archaic and dramatic, the second one is more casual, and I couldn't decide which of these variants is closer to the original phrase. :con: itota itiko moni vo taja itiki pa kija apa taja ila ilaka to tajo isa. ['ɱonʲi 'vo '...
by littlesalmon
16 Jul 2020 03:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The CBB Conlang Census
Replies: 111
Views: 130560

Re: The CBB Conlang Census

Well, there I go! I guessed I should write a little about my conlangs, since I'm joining a conlang relay. Shintæmild , concieved about two to three years ago (2017-2018), is an abandoned conlang (probably was supposed to be vaguely naturalistic, but I'm not sure) that was mainly completed except for...
by littlesalmon
16 Jul 2020 02:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)
Replies: 108
Views: 2917

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - IT BEGINS (signups remain open)

I would like to join too, as an excuse to flesh out some of the less basic grammar features, and, of course, the vocabulary. The langage will be itota itiko, as it's the only conlang that I'm still actively working on.
by littlesalmon
16 Jul 2020 02:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11855
Views: 1428861

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

Thank you (and for the compliment too, I drew the avatar myself)! I'll probably go with N or NM (noun or noun marker), because, for example, NCM would be too unwieldy, since the vowel markers appear in almost every word. Though the words can't be used in bare form, but I think some affixes actually ...
by littlesalmon
15 Jul 2020 22:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11855
Views: 1428861

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

In one of my conlangs ( itota itiko specifically), all nouns end with a specific vowel, all verbs end with another, and most adjectives/adverbs (there is no distinction between the two) end with a third one. To derive a word of a different part of speech from a word that has the appropriate vowel fo...