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by Informer
22 Feb 2024 16:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Non-decimal number systems in conlangs
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Non-decimal number systems in conlangs

I'm planning on having a conlang with a base 12 number system due to the speakers counting with their thumbs as a pointer on the right hand and to count dozens on the left hand (this can get up to 144, I stole the idea from a method used parts of the middle east), what about your conlang(s)?
by Informer
21 Feb 2024 22:19
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?

Now that I'm thinking about this more I might try something like that with some voiceless stops since I've already decided I don't want to have too many of those (I've heard somewhere that could help a language flow better and I want it to sound very flowy for lack of a better word ) so maybe inste...
by Informer
21 Feb 2024 21:58
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?

Now that I'm thinking about this more I might try something like that with some voiceless stops since I've already decided I don't want to have too many of those (I've heard somewhere that could help a language flow better and I want it to sound very flowy for lack of a better word ) so maybe instea...
by Informer
21 Feb 2024 21:30
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?

Sorry I saw this and then forgot to answer, that seems like it could work. What's an ANADEW by the way? "A Natlang Already Did it, Except Worse." I have an easter egg for this in Ruykkarraber: anadeu means "weird." Ohhh, that makes sense. I'd probably have to research those two ...
by Informer
21 Feb 2024 18:25
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?

Sorry I saw this and then forgot to answer, that seems like it could work. What's an ANADEW by the way?
by Informer
14 Feb 2024 23:58
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?
Replies: 9
Views: 262

How can I do intentionally non-naturalistic diachronics?

I had asked about this in the end of my last post but I think this can qualify for a whole post since I haven't been able to find anything on this since usually the entire point of diachronics IS being natural. If you didn't see that one, the gist of it is that I have this group of bored gods who ar...
by Informer
14 Feb 2024 15:57
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is it alright if I don't evolve my language?
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Is it alright if I don't evolve my language?

I'd also like to add: it's possible to have non-naturalistic diachronics as well. Tolkien's languages, for instance, strictly speaking have non-naturalistic diachronics, despite the end result being largely naturalistic. This is because his elves have considerably more conscious control over their ...
by Informer
14 Feb 2024 03:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 150
Views: 109036

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Egerius wrote: 24 Dec 2016 07:53 English revisitedorthography:
Then others took over and only tweaked unnecessary details! What even...?
Even then the graphemes they did remove just made it all worse!
by Informer
14 Feb 2024 03:22
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is it alright if I don't evolve my language?
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Is it alright if I don't evolve my language?

When I really think about it, I'm not sure this conlang even should be crazy naturalistic in the first place just because of the fact that its only spoken by a relatively small number of immortal beings (I haven't decided how many yet but it certainly won't break 300) so while there would be change ...
by Informer
14 Feb 2024 01:52
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is it alright if I don't evolve my language?
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Is it alright if I don't evolve my language?

I constantly see people talking about evolving their languages and while I will probably make an evolved language later, I'm not sure if I want to do all that with my current project but it I'm not sure if it would still turn out well if I don't. What should I do? Is there anything extra I should do...
by Informer
13 Feb 2024 01:44
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Too many pronouns?
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Too many pronouns?

Oh, thats a good idea and could probably help cut down on my root word count. If you're wondering, here's the mess I'm currently working with https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hRkUJFC6Ha2Me3PJI5DvS0pRh-2NEDQPI3VRd0xzOAY/edit?usp=sharing edit: By the way, the ones in there that don't have phonetics...
by Informer
12 Feb 2024 22:55
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Too many pronouns?
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Too many pronouns?

I'm not sure I plan on them being truly omniscient and all-knowing but they will pretty much have creations with genders from the beginning (humans, dwarves etc. will probably have come later though when they get more bored) and only have them to differentiate for clinical purposes, but fair point o...
by Informer
12 Feb 2024 11:59
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Too many pronouns?
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Too many pronouns?

Thankfully I have still been able to have regular patterns for all the cases so far by changing the ending vowel of the pronoun according to a pattern/rule for each case. I'll have to make it different for the possessive mortal pronouns than the possessive immortal/inanimate ones since the latter al...
by Informer
12 Feb 2024 02:06
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Too many pronouns?
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Too many pronouns?

I'll preface this with this being my first conlang. So, I've started work a conlang for a story I wanna write/world I'm building which is to be spoken primarily with gods who have no means of reproduction and don't really have genders. As such, I'm making the language have grammatical genders based ...