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by Lorik
12 May 2022 01:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlanging Features you Avoid
Replies: 150
Views: 24233

Re: Conlanging Features you Avoid

LinguoFranco wrote: - Fusional morphology and masculine/feminine gender. I have against these things, I just don't think it's that common outside of IE and Afro Asiatic languages.
Literally all of my conlangs have fusional morphology. I guess it's because my native language is fusional.
by Lorik
08 May 2022 03:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlanging Features you Avoid
Replies: 150
Views: 24233

Re: Conlanging Features you Avoid

Also, I think I've sometimes seen Spanish "su majestad" 'Your Majesty' with feminine agreement, in spite of a masculine referent, due to the noun majestad being feminine!?? I'm not quite sure though. No idea about Spanish, but I've already seen Portuguese "Vossa Majestade", whic...
by Lorik
07 May 2022 19:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlanging Features you Avoid
Replies: 150
Views: 24233

Re: Conlanging Features you Avoid

This is not how linguistic gender works in languages that actually have it. There, gender is simply a division of nouns into two categories, with agreement between the noun and other things (usually adjectives, pronouns, sometimes verbs). This makes it easier to tell which word goes with which. In ...
by Lorik
07 May 2022 12:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlanging Features you Avoid
Replies: 150
Views: 24233

Re: Conlanging Features you Avoid

Off the top of my head, I tend to avoid: - Any sounds that I can't easily pronounce, especially glottals; - Sibilants other than [s] and [z]; - Stress-timed languages (the conlang I'm currently working on is stress-timed, but it's the only stress-timed language I've ever made); - The use of any lett...
by Lorik
30 Apr 2022 15:07
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 551
Views: 63522

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

VaptuantaDoi wrote: 30 Apr 2022 14:44
qwed117 wrote: Is it from one of Vulgar Latin *accapō, *accaptō or *accaptiō?, and if so is it from the first?
None of those I'm afraid.
asciō?
by Lorik
24 Apr 2022 18:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Do you know why love is blind?
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Do you know why love is blind?

:bra: Portuguese Você sabe por que o amor é cego? Porque a sua mãe te amava mesmo antes de poder te ver. 2SG know.3SG.PRS for what DEF.SG.M love be.3SG.PRS blind | because DEF.SG.F 3SG.POSS.F.SG mother 2SG.OBL love-3SG.PST.IPF even before of be.able.to.INF 2SG.OBL see.INF [voˈse ˈsabi pʊɾ ke w ɐˈmoɾ...
by Lorik
15 Apr 2022 16:23
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Conjugating in Miwonša
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Conjugating in Miwonša

I've tried to do the exercises. How did I do? (1) Kjunšo kjanjan wancai. (2) Wanca kjanjan kjunšoi. (3) Kjanimišan.* (4) Kjanišimjan.* (5) Kjanimjan wancai. (6) Wanca kjanifimjan. (7) Kjanišan kjunšoi. (8) Kjunšo kjanifišan. (9) Kjunši kjanjan wance. (10) Kjunši kjanjawamjan. (11) Kjanamišan. (12) K...
by Lorik
15 Apr 2022 00:21
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Conjugating in Miwonša
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Conjugating in Miwonša

Got it now, thank you very much for the detailed explanation!
by Lorik
14 Apr 2022 19:51
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Conjugating in Miwonša
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Conjugating in Miwonša

"Žweniwa" ("to speak" or "to talk") is a durative action, while "kwonša" (to say) is punctual and telic. You can say something only once and then the action is performed. So what you're saying is that "žweniwa" can only be imperfective and "kwo...
by Lorik
14 Apr 2022 15:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What languages influence your conlangs?
Replies: 128
Views: 19139

Re: What languages influence your conlangs?

My now abandoned conlangs Lohdan and Adunî were inspired by Romance languages and also by Tolkien's conlangs in general. My newest conlang, Лохдан, is essentially Lohdan and Adunî mixed together with influence from Russian (and a bit from Portuguese too).
by Lorik
05 Apr 2022 19:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 661
Views: 110138

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

Russian Wikipedia says <ȟ> represents [X] in Lakhota.
by Lorik
04 Apr 2022 18:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How many conlangs have phonemic nasal vowels?!
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: How many conlangs have phonemic nasal vowels?!

My main conlang, Lohdan, has phonemic nasal vowels. Some people told me it sounds like French, but I don't really mind that, since I like the sound of French.
by Lorik
03 Apr 2022 17:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 109361

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Well, personally, I only saw the debate when it was already closed, and besides, I didn't find it very funny, so I wouldn't have participated anyways.
by Lorik
26 Mar 2022 03:04
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Basic vocabulary in Miwonša (artlang created in 2011)
Replies: 15
Views: 980

Re: Basic vocabulary in Miwonša (artlang created in 2011)

sangi39 wrote: Checking the wiki for the conlang, from what I can tell <c> is /c ~ tɕ/ (<ti> is also pronounced [tɕi], I think?) while <č> is /tʃ/
Got it, thank you.
by Lorik
25 Mar 2022 23:43
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Basic vocabulary in Miwonša (artlang created in 2011)
Replies: 15
Views: 980

Re: Basic vocabulary in Miwonša (artlang created in 2011)

Could you please explain the difference between <c> and <č>? I've listened to your audio a few times and they sound the same to me.
by Lorik
23 Feb 2022 12:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 661
Views: 110138

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

All4Ɇn wrote: 23 Feb 2022 01:59 Given the evolution of Old Portuguese /õ/ into /ãw̃/, why is good bom and not bão?
That's because bom is (usually) pronounced as [bõ] (don't ask me why). However, in some dialects bom is pronounced [bãw̃]. In fact, sometimes bom is spelled as bão to convey that pronounciation.
by Lorik
13 Feb 2022 15:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlanging challenge X
Replies: 23
Views: 1611

Re: Speedlanging challenge X - Participate now

I ended up writing 10 pages about this conlang, so here's a pdf.
by Lorik
10 Feb 2022 20:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lohdan
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Re: Lohdan

What is <ka'>? <ká> is a relative pronoun roughly equivalent to a combination of English "which", "that" and "who". It can also be used as a conjunction. A better comparison would be with the Portuguese word "que", but I don't know how helpful that is to you....
by Lorik
05 Feb 2022 00:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlanging challenge X
Replies: 23
Views: 1611

Re: Speedlanging challenge?

I'm interested.
by Lorik
25 Jan 2022 19:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1304
Views: 295259

Re: Other Creativity

SLiV wrote: 25 Jan 2022 18:28 Last week I made a little space horror gamejam game called You Will Return.
Very nice game! Took me 87 tries to finish it.