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by teotlxixtli
23 Jul 2021 03:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Kabu, more sentient elephants
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: The Kabu, more sentient elephants

Creyeditor wrote: 22 Jul 2021 09:00 What about paper-like or curtain-like walls that are easy to repair?
Or perhaps gigantic yurts made from some sort of woven fiber or skins recovered from carcasses?
by teotlxixtli
21 Jul 2021 21:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 695
Views: 70827

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

I'm trying to develop a tense system with four past tenses and two future tenses, but I have no idea how to go about generating those endings organically. How does such a system evolve in the real world? In at least one natlang the four past tenses are accomplished with a stem-alternation and an au...
by teotlxixtli
21 Jul 2021 15:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 695
Views: 70827

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

I'm trying to develop a tense system with four past tenses and two future tenses, but I have no idea how to go about generating those endings organically. How does such a system evolve in the real world?
by teotlxixtli
18 Jul 2021 01:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Kabu, more sentient elephants
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: The Kabu, more sentient elephants

Really good stuff, Torco. I can really tell you thought through the details on this species to make a real complete picture with all the variation of human beings. I wonder what kind of foods these guys make. I imagined the Tembo as being master salad makers, with all kinds of different sauces and l...
by teotlxixtli
11 Jul 2021 19:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 695
Views: 70827

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

Are there any documented languages with a syllabic ŋ? the cantonese surname https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ng_(name) also exists. they also have a syllabic /m/, and, though i havent looked, i imagine there's probably a syllabic /n/ too. I had heard of this surname before but I wasn't certain if it w...
by teotlxixtli
10 Jul 2021 16:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 695
Views: 70827

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

Are there any documented languages with a syllabic ŋ?
by teotlxixtli
09 Jul 2021 01:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 143
Views: 39986

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

I read about Estonian syllable length and stressing and am quite fascinated. I must make a lang that utilizes length as a marker of morphological forms. I think I cannot stuck it to any of my old langs. But I leave this as a note to myself. Do you also plan on including three degrees of distinguish...
by teotlxixtli
06 Jul 2021 20:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shëyzngaa: The Ancient Mountain Tongue
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: Shëyzngaa: The Ancient Mountain Tongue

The Babel Text Ay lĩ muy ĩ piitë lëyint’ë ĩ niigëwt’ë mëtayt’ë. Taa ngananmũ suynũ wũgant’ë, am nu angĩtë Shinayzngit’un ĩ am shatë p’ënt’um. Am niik’um ngamp’igan ngananmũgan, “Khim, wam ĩgan mũ nganzhimaatë ĩ wam ĩgan ant’ë khi t’imazmũ mayum.” Am k’um jimaatë kan lun ĩ litiñuutë tiñumaa lun. K’ũ...
by teotlxixtli
04 Jul 2021 20:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shëyzngaa: The Ancient Mountain Tongue
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: Shëyzngaa: The Ancient Mountain Tongue

Irregularities Words that end in a nasal will have that nasal assimilate to the following consonant when suffixed Words that once began with /ŋ/ will have that /ŋ/ reappear when prefixed. Some words that begin with /x/ will have that /x/ become /ʔ/ when prefixed with a prefix that ends in a vowel a...
by teotlxixtli
04 Jul 2021 20:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kfadipqh language
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: Kfadipqh language

*tsitǽ.ɑ-k => tsitǽ.ɑ́ʔ 'was a boy for a while' (whatever that means) This made me laugh when I read it, but it also made me think of the potential for the con culture to have non-Western ideas about gender and sex. And trans people exist, of course Actually, it is any limited time. 'He was a boy w...
by teotlxixtli
03 Jul 2021 18:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants
Replies: 35
Views: 1231

Re: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants

I'm torn regarding no dwellings for elephants, tbh. on the one hand, sure, they're large and strong, but I mean... they do get sunburns (though mud helps) and probably are as discomforted by cold, wind and ambient noise as anyone else. chimps, after all, also sleep outside, and even our nomads carr...
by teotlxixtli
02 Jul 2021 22:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shëyzngaa: The Ancient Mountain Tongue
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: Shëyzngaa: The Ancient Mountain Tongue

Syntax Word order in Shëyzngaa is Subject-Verb-Object in most clauses and Subject-Object-Verb when the object of the sentence is a pronoun, with adjectives that precede nouns, possessors that precede possessees, auxiliaries that follow lexical verbs and postpositions. Uy luy uyë watë ënuyt'ë /uj lu...
by teotlxixtli
02 Jul 2021 19:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants
Replies: 35
Views: 1231

Re: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants

Three very different, but all highly fertile areas! Africa has no problem with agricultural production: most of Africa, even wildly under-utilised as it is, is able to provide more than enough food for the entire population of 21st century Africa - hundreds of times more people than in early agricu...
by teotlxixtli
02 Jul 2021 07:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants
Replies: 35
Views: 1231

Re: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants

Three very different, but all highly fertile areas! Africa has no problem with agricultural production: most of Africa, even wildly under-utilised as it is, is able to provide more than enough food for the entire population of 21st century Africa - hundreds of times more people than in early agricu...
by teotlxixtli
02 Jul 2021 06:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 695
Views: 70827

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

I had read about how in some languages the word “no”, instead of simply preceding the verb it negates, also takes all the subject and tense/aspect marking of the verb. How does such a thing come about?
by teotlxixtli
02 Jul 2021 02:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shëyzngaa: The Ancient Mountain Tongue
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: Shëyzngaa: The Ancient Mountain Tongue

Verbs Verbs in Shëyzngaa are marked for tense (Non-Future and Future), aspect (Perfective, Progressive, Habitual), and evidentiality (Eyewitness, Secondhand, and Deductive). The Non-Future tense (representing both Present and Past) is unmarked The Future tense is marked with the suffix –nũ ; amp'ëy...
by teotlxixtli
02 Jul 2021 00:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 8305

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Lun uyë kaylëyim, uy suynũ uyë luzngii lamzngii man ĩ uy khikhimĩ luzngiitë p'ĩmaatë! Uyë sazë shënshënt'ĩznamuy, ĩ shun ii lëwum uyt'ë. Uy ñi shun layë tũmaa nunuy wa! /lun 'ujə kajlə'jim uj suj'nũ 'ujə lu'zŋi: lam'zŋi: man ĩ uj xixi'mĩ lu'zŋi:tə p''ĩ'ma:tə 'ujə 'sazə ʃənʃənt'ĩzna'muj ĩ ʃun i: lə'...
by teotlxixtli
02 Jul 2021 00:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants
Replies: 35
Views: 1231

Re: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants

I’d also like to ask the forum how they feel about the Tembo practicing agriculture. They live in a habitat much like African elephants do now, which does not exactly come to mind when I think of agricultural fertility. But on the other hand as herbivores they would have greater benefits from the p...
by teotlxixtli
01 Jul 2021 22:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants
Replies: 35
Views: 1231

Re: The Tembo: A Race of Sapient Elephants

I’d also like to ask the forum how they feel about the Tembo practicing agriculture. They live in a habitat much like African elephants do now, which does not exactly come to mind when I think of agricultural fertility. But on the other hand as herbivores they would have greater benefits from the pr...
by teotlxixtli
01 Jul 2021 22:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Shëyzngaa: The Ancient Mountain Tongue
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: Shëyzngaa: The Ancient Mountain Tongue

Personal Pronouns, Adjectives and Numbers Personal pronouns in Shëyzngaa are distinguished by person (1st Person, 2nd Person, and 3rd Person) and number (Singular, Dual, Trial, and Plural). uy - I, me lay - you (singular) ii - he/she/it kwuy - we two kway - you two kwii - they two ni'uy - we three ...