What did you accomplish today?

A forum for all topics related to constructed languages
User avatar
kiwikami
roman
roman
Posts: 1153
Joined: 26 May 2012 17:24
Location: Oh, I don't know, I'm probably around here somewhere.

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by kiwikami »

Real life linguistics-related accomplishment:
Started getting a ton of participants for my dissertation research. Exciting. Slightly terrifying. Why am I, a person who in general does not like talking face-to-face with strangers, doing sociophonetics? Why did I make these decisions? Why have I not yet abandoned academia to work as a SCUBA instructor?

More relevant conlang-related accomplishment:
Alál's noun dictionary has hit 1500 entries and is maybe a third of the way through existing roots. Newest additions include various interpretations of HIR, including hısar (HISAR2) 'funeral parlor', hıár (HIR1) 'mourning period', and hıḳàarı (HIḳàR2) 'keening', itself with the derived hıḳàṭur (HIḳàṬUR2) 'professional mourner'. Cheerful stuff.

I also did some looking into what the most and least common declension patterns were for all these nouns. A2, N2, N3, and U2 were the most common; I1 and U1 were the least. Though N2 and N3 can both be divided into N2A/U/I and N3A/U/I depending on how exactly they were derived, so it isn't really fair to class them as one pattern each. I'm not surprised about all the A2s; I'd noticed there are a lot of C(C)aCa-patterned nouns in the oblique column of the spreadsheet. In the process I had to error-check a bunch of N-declension ones I'd accidentally labeled as their respective normal, vowel-based ones, and stumbled across the word for laundry ḳíḷaım which I'd completely forgotten deriving from 'cloth' and 'mushy matter'. Honestly I think every language should have a 'mushy' infix.
Edit: Substituted a string instrument for a French interjection.

:eng: :mrgreen: | :fra: [:)] | ASL [:S] | :deu: [:|] | :tan: [:(] | :nav: [:'(]
User avatar
Man in Space
roman
roman
Posts: 1050
Joined: 03 Aug 2012 08:07
Location: Ohio

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Man in Space »

I successfully managed to digitize all 170 currently-extant glyphs in the CT cuneiform mode of Atski.
Twin Aster megathread

AVDIO · VIDEO · DISCO

CC = Common Caber
CK = Classical Khaya
CT = Classical Ĝate n Tim Ar
Kg = Kgáweq'
PO = Proto-O
PTa = Proto-Taltic
PTO = Proto-Tim Ar-O
STK = Sisỏk Tlar Kyanà
Tm = Təmattwəspwaypksma
User avatar
Pabappa
greek
greek
Posts: 548
Joined: 18 Nov 2017 02:41
Contact:

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Pabappa »

it seems i cant attach external images anymore, so i will just link it:

http://pabappa.com/pics/fish/climates.png

Ive been spicing up the climates of my planet since they were so boring before, and since Ive moved the focus time of my writing backwards by about 4500 years, and had been planning on having a changing climate all along, I had the opportunity to retool what I had planned for the earlier climates to be.


This planet has its eccentricity about 0.45, which greatly overwhelms the axial tilt (about 16 deg), meaning that the whole planet has its hot and cold seasons at the same time, apart from some areas far out to sea which don't change that much, and perhaps the extreme polar regions (which are also ocean).

Humans, and for that matter vertebrates, cannot survive in the bottom climate, and hence the area is completely barren and nobody makes their habitat there, but various animals do show up during the ephemeral winter where there is lots of snow, which melts in spring and then boils away soon afterward.

In the top climate, there are hardy trees that are able to withstand the extreme heat since it lasts only a few weeks each year. Humans retreat further up into the mountains, and thus have an advantage over most animals, and can live there. Nonetheless, birds are common because they can also flee to cooler climates during the summer and then return when the temperatures are milder.
Fafa žayas šifap tanaba.
The wind combs the hair of the unkempt. (Play)
w.a.zantema
rupestrian
rupestrian
Posts: 3
Joined: 16 Sep 2021 18:38

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by w.a.zantema »

I made my first ever irregular verb in my first conlang!
User avatar
Dormouse559
moderator
moderator
Posts: 2900
Joined: 10 Nov 2012 20:52
Location: California

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Dormouse559 »

w.a.zantema wrote: 24 Sep 2021 22:44 I made my first ever irregular verb in my first conlang!
Congrats! :mrgreen:
User avatar
Ahzoh
mongolian
mongolian
Posts: 4120
Joined: 20 Oct 2013 02:57
Location: Canada

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Ahzoh »

Made a text sample:

Nardis kūnēse, kitîs nakābna le Daras Lumbūñu nakūsi.
[ˈnɒr.dis kuːˈnæː.sæ kiˈtiːs nɒˈkɒːb.nɒ ˈlæ dɒˈrɒs lumˈbuː.ŋu nɒˈkuː.si]
"I, who am Narad, will create a son and he will be the father of humanity."

Mamûs kūnēse, pitûs nakābna le Naras Lumbūñu nakūsu.
[mɒˈmuːs kuːˈnæː.sæ piˈtuːs nɒˈkɒːb.nɒ ˈlæ nɒˈrɒs lumˈbuː.ŋu nɒˈkuː.su]
"I, who am Mamu, will create a daughter and she will be the mother of humanity."

An excerpt from from a stele called the Oath of Creation, regarding the two moon deities, who created humanity.

And in the spoken register:
Anu, Nardi, kitê nakābna le Dar-Lumbā nakūsi.
[ˈɑ.nu ˈnɑr.di kiˈtɛː nɑˈkɑːb.nɑ lɛ dɑrˈlum.bɑː nɑˈkuː.si]

Anu, Mamû, pitâ nakābna le Nar-Lumbā nakūsu.
[ˈɑ.nu mɑˈmuː piˈtɑː nɑˈkɑːb.nɑ lɛ nɑrˈlum.bɑː nɑˈkuː.su]
Last edited by Ahzoh on 24 Nov 2021 22:01, edited 4 times in total.
Image Śād Warḫālali (Vrkhazhian) [ WIKI | CWS ]
User avatar
Man in Space
roman
roman
Posts: 1050
Joined: 03 Aug 2012 08:07
Location: Ohio

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Man in Space »

Ahzoh wrote: 27 Sep 2021 22:17 Made a text sample:

Mamût kūnēsa, kitît nakābna le Dar-Lumbūk nakūsi.
[mɒˈmuːt kuːˈnæː.sɒ kiˈtiːt nɒˈkɒːb.nɒ ˈlæ dɒr.lumˈbuːk nɒˈkuː.si]
"I who am Mamu, will create a son and he will be the father of humanity."

Nardit kūnēsa, pitût nakābna le Nar-Lumbūk nakūsu.
[ˈnɒr.dit kuːˈnæː.sɒ piˈtuːt nɒˈkɒːb.nɒ ˈlæ nɒr.lumˈbuːk nɒˈkuː.su]
"I who am Narad, will create a daughter and she will be the mother of humanity."

An excerpt from from a stele called the Oath of Creation, regarding the two moon deities, who created humanity.

And in the spoken register:
Anu, Mamû, kitê nakābna ye Dar-Lumbā nakūsi.
[ˈɑ.nu mɑˈmuː kiˈtɛː nɑˈkɑːb.nɑ jɛ dɑrˈlum.bɑː nɑˈkuː.si]

Anu, Nardi, pitâ nakābna ye Nar-Lumbā nakūsu.
[ˈɑ.nu ˈnɑr.di piˈtɑː nɑˈkɑːb.nɑ jɛ nɑrˈlum.bɑː nɑˈkuː.su]
I like this!
Twin Aster megathread

AVDIO · VIDEO · DISCO

CC = Common Caber
CK = Classical Khaya
CT = Classical Ĝate n Tim Ar
Kg = Kgáweq'
PO = Proto-O
PTa = Proto-Taltic
PTO = Proto-Tim Ar-O
STK = Sisỏk Tlar Kyanà
Tm = Təmattwəspwaypksma
User avatar
Titus Flavius
sinic
sinic
Posts: 211
Joined: 13 Apr 2021 14:53
Location: Poland

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Post by Titus Flavius »

Made the declension system in proto-lang:
Vowel-final, polysyllabic declension

Code: Select all

		Sg	Pl	Sg Def	Pl Def
Erg		mānas	mānane	mānahe	mānahis
Abs		māna	mānan	mānah	mānahi
Gen		mānak	mānanu	mānahu	mānahik
And in its descendant:

Code: Select all

		Sg	Pl	Sg Def	Pl Def
Erg		mānā	mą̄ne	mānǣ	mānǣ
Abs		māna	māną	mānā	mānǣ
Gen		mānak	mą̄n	mānǣ	mānǣk
Vowel-final, monosyllabic declension

Code: Select all

		Sg	Pl	Sg Def	Pl Def
Erg		sas	sane	sahe	sahis
Abs		sa	san	sah	sahi
Gen		sak	sanu	sahu	sahik
And in its descendant:

Code: Select all

		Sg	Pl	Sg Def	Pl Def
Erg		sā	sane	sǣ	sǣ
Abs		sa	są	sā	sǣ
Gen		sak	sąn	sǣ	sǣk
Consonant-final, monosyllabic declension

Code: Select all

		Sg	Pl	Sg Def	Pl Def
Erg		pate	patis	patas	patane
Abs		pat	pati	pata	patan
Gen		patu	patik	patak	patanu
And in its descendant:

Code: Select all

		Sg	Pl	Sg Def	Pl Def
Erg		pate	pǣt	patā	pąne
Abs		pat	pæt	pata	patą
Gen		pat	patik	patak	pąn
Consonant-final, polysyllabic declension

Code: Select all

		Sg	Pl	Sg Def	Pl Def
Erg		batake	batakis	batakas	batakane
Abs		batak	bataki	bataka	batakan
Gen		bataku	batakik	batakak	batakanu
And in its descendant:

Code: Select all

		Sg	Pl	Sg Def	Pl Def
Erg		bāke	bǣk	bākā	batąne
Abs		batak	bǣk	bāka	bāką
Gen		bāk	bākik	bākak	batąn
Sound changes:
Spoiler:
ahe ahi ahu > ǣ
aho > ꜵ̄
Syncope:
In words with three or more syllables the penultimate vowel drops, even if it's long
VN > V̨ / _[C#]
Vs Vh > V̄ / _[C#]
Word-final {i u o} disappear, leaving umlaut:
i-umlaut:
a > æ
u o > i
u-umlaut:
ꜵ æ > a
i o > u
o-umlaut:
a > ꜵ
i u > o
If the umlauting vowel was long, the umlauted vowel also becomes long.
w j > v z
r ɫ l > l w j
g > ɦ
aw aj > ꜵ æ }
æw æj > a e }
ꜵw ꜵj > o a } } /[C#]
ew ej > u i }
w j > 0 / [iuo]_ }
---
<ꜵ æ> are [ɒ æ], <i u o> are [i ɘ u].
ω - near-close near-back unrounded vowel.
XIPA
:pol: :mrgreen:
:eng: [:)]
:esp: [:S]
:lat: [:'(]
Post Reply