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Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

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𢺺價 (Vã·Gà)- Discounts
𢺺價 is the Ởnh·Vú word for discount and literally means "divide the price". Like in Mandarin, Ởnh·Vú discounts are expressed in a way that is basically the opposite of how they are in English. Rather than saying how much of a price's total was subtracted off the original price, Ởnh·Vú discounts simply show what percentage something costs now compared to the original price. Why so many languages don't do it this way I'll never know because even as a native English speaker, this method makes way more sense to me! Below are explanations behind two phrases used for expressing discounts


𢺺(名詞)X百分 (Vã (menh·rư) X bac·pun)- To make (a noun) X% off
This expression literally means "to split (a noun) (to) X percent" and has a variety of translations into English including not only the above but also "to slash (a noun's) price to X%" and other similar expressions. Given how discounts are calculated in Ởnh·Vú, whatever number is placed in X, is the percentage of the total that is paid, not the percentage taken off.

众𢺺利率60百分
Đrí vã lì·luit nam·sủ bac·pun
We are slashing interest rates by 40% (1p.EX.FORM split interest-rate sixty percent)

If expressing a reduction not in something, but in the price of something, the word for price, 價 (gà), must be included in the sentence:
众𢺺𨔈ヌ𧶮價60百分
Đrí vã màinh·màinh mờ gà nam·sủ bac·pun
We are slashing the price of toys by 40%/We are discounting toys 40% (1p.EX.FORM split toy PREP price sixty percent)


抷罖(名詞) (Sãnh sả (menh·rư)) - To make (a noun) 50% off
The only discount that can't be used with the previous is 50% which has the completely different expression 抷罖姅 (sãnh sả) which literally means "to make be half".
众抷罖姅利率
Đrí sãnh sả lì·luit
We are slashing interest rates by 50% / We are halving interest rates (1p.EX.FORM be.CAUS half interest-rate)

Like with the previous expression If expressing a reduction not in something, but in the price of something, the word for price, 價 (gà), must be included in the sentence.
众抷罖姅𨔈ヌ𧶮價
Đrí sãnh sả màinh·màinh mờ gà
We are slashing the price of toys by 50% / We are halving the price of toys (1p.EX.FORM be.CAUS half toy PREP price)


X𢺺 (Vã)- X% off
This expression can't exactly be translated literally as 𢺺 is not really used in any similar sense outside of this expression. This expression works identically to Chinese 折, thus in order to find the price of the discounted item from the number listed, the number is multiplied by one tenth and then turned into a percentage:
4𢺺 (Pãt vã) = (4*0.1) = 0.4 = 40% = 60% off
6𢺺 (Nam vã) = (6*0.1) = 0.6 = 60% = 40% off

The only weird number is once again 50%. Although in writing it's still completely regular, in pronunciation the 5 is irregularly said as sả, the word for half:
5𢺺 (Sả vã)- 50% off
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Brilliant share! I've never before seen a conlang description that explained how to express discounts in that language.
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Khemehekis wrote:
06 May 2020 18:46
Brilliant share! I've never before seen a conlang description that explained how to express discounts in that language.
Glad you appreciated it! I just went back and made some major changes to it if you're interested. Made things a little less inconsistent

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Love these types of deep lexical posts! I’m gonna have to go back through the thread and read more

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