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by Cellular Automaton
07 May 2022 04:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlanging Features you Avoid
Replies: 150
Views: 28004

Re: Conlanging Features you Avoid

Titus Flavius wrote: 07 May 2022 01:03 I tend to avoid isolating languages. Most of my languages have full voicing contrasts, many have voiced fricatives, and I like vowel systems with atypical rounding (front rounded or back unrounded vowels).
Together, we can make either no language or every language.
by Cellular Automaton
07 May 2022 04:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Lehola Galaxy Megathread
Replies: 11
Views: 2563

Re: Lehola Galaxy Megathread

[..] Besides, I don't know if you know this, but I'm Jewish myself[...] I did not! That does reassure me about your intent. Not that I had assumed the worst of you, but in a lot of fantasy-related spaces I find myself grateful when I've been cautious; hopefully you understand. btw, I'll see your La...
by Cellular Automaton
06 May 2022 19:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Lehola Galaxy Megathread
Replies: 11
Views: 2563

Re: Lehola Galaxy Megathread

[...] The biwis will often abduct commoners from the mammalogue species on the other planet I mentioned, and biwis drink bodily fluids of other sapients and non-sapient animals. The biwis will have an agreement and a partnership with the ruling class, and will work with them, clandestinely, to oppr...
by Cellular Automaton
06 May 2022 16:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlanging Features you Avoid
Replies: 150
Views: 28004

Re: Conlanging Features you Avoid

I tend to avoid agglutinative or fusional languages. Most of my languages don't have full voicing contrasts, none have voiced fricatives, and I don't often use vowel systems with atypical rounding (front rounded or back unrounded vowels). As for what I do tend towards, I often find myself making lan...
by Cellular Automaton
04 May 2022 21:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Has anyone ever reinvented something for a conworld? (ex: numerical system, religion, music composition, etc)
Replies: 10
Views: 1620

Re: Has anyone ever reinvented something for a conworld? (ex: numerical system, religion, music composition, etc)

For my conworld, I've been working on what musical traditions they have. One of my cultures has a series of non-octave-repeating scales with simple structures, designed for vocal melody. The simplest such scale is made of an alternating series of 7/6 and 14/13 just intervals, since human voices tend...
by Cellular Automaton
04 May 2022 21:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 772
Views: 161989

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

Every word, including nouns, would be inflected for tense? I meant verb, not word. Silly me. That is another interesting idea, though, nouns declining for tense - maybe the subject could take tense instead of the verb? Then the object (and thus sentence) would automatically have the same tense as t...
by Cellular Automaton
04 May 2022 20:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 772
Views: 161989

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

Creyeditor wrote: 04 May 2022 19:26 [...] sounds a bit like an auxiliary verb with extra steps[...]
That's exactly what I meant, just didn't know the term, so thank you!
by Cellular Automaton
04 May 2022 20:24
Forum: Games
Topic: Odd glossing game v2
Replies: 17
Views: 2942

Re: Odd glossing game v2

Enkelten wurd för a bluumpot aptaanj. /ɛnˈkʰɛltʰɛn ʋuɽt fœɽ a ˈpluɑ̯mpʰɔtʰ apʰˈtʰɑɲ/ en~kelten wu<r>d fö-r a bluum-pot a<pt>aanj IMP~fall PL<AN> 2-AN NEG LAT.PL-INAN rock<INAN> Close translation: All of you must fall not onto rocks (but somewhere else). Loose translation: Don't fall on the rocks, e...
by Cellular Automaton
04 May 2022 17:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 772
Views: 161989

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

I've been thinking of a system where (like several Asian languages I think) every noun is preceded by a classifier noun such as "person", "animal", etc. Hopefully unlike those languages, while the noun root never declines, the classifier can be inflected for number, case, etc. Yo...
by Cellular Automaton
03 May 2022 19:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What languages influence your conlangs?
Replies: 129
Views: 22939

Re: What languages influence your conlangs?

My first "real"* conlang, Nyosangeyish, was inspired by Turkish and Malay. My current one**, 'aadachi, has aesthetic and grammatical influences from Bengali, Portuguese, and various languages of the southeast US (primarily Cherokee, since it has a lot of documentation). I'm also playing wi...
by Cellular Automaton
09 Apr 2022 23:24
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Knowing when I'm done making grammar
Replies: 9
Views: 2116

Knowing when I'm done making grammar

Hey everyone! I'm working on my first conlang. I've made a phonology I'm pretty happy with, and I'm working on "reconstructing" the historical sound changes now, but I'm a little overwhelmed by the next steps: syntax and morphology. With phonology, I basically know what I need (consonants,...