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by brblues
26 May 2020 19:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tulemo
Replies: 48
Views: 5709

Re: Tulemo

It's actually uralt without <h>, though it's pronounced the same, and is, as far as I know and wiktionary can be trusted, unrelated to Uhr , the former stemming from a Proto-Germanic root and the latter from Latin hora . ur- is a common prefix for anything that's old, and e.g. also used to refer to ...
by brblues
03 May 2020 17:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

The Txabao might attack from the west, sensing the weakness of the still fairly young confederation; or trade ties with the Txabao are strengthened, and there is consequently more cultural contact. I feel the latter might be better, unless Khemehekis has his heart set on a war around 8450PS [:D] I'...
by brblues
03 May 2020 11:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I'm confused. I thought the Txabao would exist and splinter a bit before the rise of the Neduki and the proto-group itself is not the Neduki. Yes that's exactly how I had thought of it too; to give an approximate date, in what I've sketched so far the Txabao would first cross the mountains around 8...
by brblues
02 May 2020 11:50
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I've posted a fair bit about the political landscape and the structure of the Bokisig Confederation on the wiki . Regarding contact with the other peoples of that time, that could mean: The Txabao might attack from the west, sensing the weakness of the still fairly young confederation; or trade ties...
by brblues
28 Apr 2020 14:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

The sun, however, got mad (about the theft) and did come out again for five hundred years. I believe you mean "did not come out again". Great story -- I've never heard a myth quite like that before! Thank you for the compliment as well as spotting the error - I'd noticed it myself even, b...
by brblues
27 Apr 2020 18:36
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I have now uploaded the glossed Early Bokisig translation of the first myth of Pessig, including some comments , on the conworkshop. I will also link it on the relevant fandom-article I made, mostly because the gloss shows up better on there (it might prove quite complicated to gloss on fandom-wikia...
by brblues
27 Apr 2020 10:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

Brblues: Do you have any sketchy idea of pronouns for a western Bokisig language during or after their age of confederation? The pre classical Kojikeng are in the market for a new 1st or 2nd pronoun :p Sure, the NOM / ACC (they are identical) Early Bokisig forms are: 1SG /mu/ 2SG /dɛx/ 3SG /ki/ [hu...
by brblues
26 Apr 2020 12:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I would also gladly loan the word for "ashes (cremated remains)" then in case the practice is also adopted by some of my people! On the historical timeline page, I've added a link to the newly created page for our mythical city, and I've already entered the earliest Bokisig myth about the ...
by brblues
20 Apr 2020 20:11
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

If you agree, I can have a go at trying to flesh out the mythical city, which would mean it'd be a Bokisig myth? That works for me. Like, the city is first attested in Bokisig writing? Yes, but it doesn't even have to be; there could still be attestations, even in earlier ones, elsewhere. I'd just ...
by brblues
19 Apr 2020 14:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

If you agree, I can have a go at trying to flesh out the mythical city, which would mean it'd be a Bokisig myth?
by brblues
18 Apr 2020 20:09
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

Yeah it's unfortunate. I guess one thing we could do is keep notes in the main timeline brief and important and leave full histories to dedicated pages. I have not looked into the details but something like the tables available to wikipedia would be great. That would be a possibility, especially ca...
by brblues
18 Apr 2020 12:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I will take a look at the timeline and hopefully be able to update some stuff about the Bokisig. If a table doesn't work, maybe we could add stuff regarding different regions in different colours (if that's possible)? I'll leave the decision about the modern power source up to you guys cause at my c...
by brblues
06 Apr 2020 18:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

I've entered etymologies for almost all entries in the dictionary on CWS so far, except of course for roots. Now that you got around 500 words, the etymology "Loan from Txabao" may also appear more frequently [:D]
by brblues
05 Apr 2020 18:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

Once again great work on the map, Nachtuil! I've started posting my lang, now renamed Early Bokisig (since the "proto" label didn't really fit anymore, given the time I've been spending developing that lang :D ), on conworkshop (cws), which I mostly find handy for the dictionary, which ca...
by brblues
05 Apr 2020 18:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

Once again great work on the map, Nachtuil! I've started posting my lang, now renamed Early Bokisig (since the "proto" label didn't really fit anymore, given the time I've been spending developing that lang :D ), on conworkshop (cws), which I mostly find handy for the dictionary, which can...
by brblues
23 Mar 2020 20:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

Woo, glad you're back, Nachtuil, and have brought us a map!

Would it be possible to add some more rivers in E4? I can't see any there, and feel like at least the savannah parts should have some, though some of them may also be seasonal.
by brblues
21 Mar 2020 20:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Damta: A collaborative world
Replies: 410
Views: 143795

Re: Damta: A collaborative world

". . . do show that voicing has changed". I believe you mean ". . . to show that voicing has changed". The glyphs are quite simple, but they work! I'm sure they'll evolve into lots of different abugidas, alphabets, and abjads, given time. Thanks for spotting the mistake! Yes, th...
by brblues
21 Mar 2020 18:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: An attempt at a lang with trigger alignment and pluractionality
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Re: An attempt at a lang with trigger alignment and pluractionality

The wacky idea here was to not only have no plural marking for nouns, but also include pronouns here That's not wacky, that's perfectly ordinary. Well, WALS says its actually very rare, but certainly it's not unrealistic. [for some reason, almost all WALS' examples are in the Americas] ; furthermor...
by brblues
21 Mar 2020 18:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: An attempt at a lang with trigger alignment and pluractionality
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Re: An attempt at a lang with trigger alignment and pluractionality

Thanks for your comments and encouragement! I will reply to more involved issue first. FWIW, this is usually the other way around, IIRC: pluractionality of a transitive usually implies plurality of an object before plurality of a subject. Moreover, I don't think you really have pluractionality: I th...
by brblues
18 Mar 2020 19:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: An attempt at a lang with trigger alignment and pluractionality
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

An attempt at a lang with trigger alignment and pluractionality

I always start a conlang with just a handful ideas, usually including one or two I myself find a bit wacky, that I want to try out, and build them from there then; for this conlang, it was the combination of two grammatical concepts I find fascinating on their own and wanted to see combined, namely ...