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1  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: Grammar and Syntax Megathread on: December 20, 2016, 02:46:34 pm
I like these suggestions a lot, but the "-in" plural endings seem quite clunky...

sulnir, sulnol, and sulnon would be simpler even, if you really want to keep this construction
2  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: Basic Pronunciation on: December 20, 2016, 02:45:03 pm
Yes, sounds good.
3  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: Grammar and Syntax Megathread on: December 19, 2016, 02:31:38 pm
Do we want to have gendered nouns/adjectives?

Maybe some kind of noun classes that aren't tied to gender?

That seems a good idea

Based on the words we have so far, I think the three options should be "-is" nominatives,  "-ez" nominatives, and "-in" nominatives

How should those decline, then?

Tbh, imo, "-is" and "-ez" are far too similar sounding to really support different sets of inflections over a longer period. What you could have though is the nominative ending's grade of voicing influencing case inflections, so, idk, have a nominative in "-ez" turn the genitive (?) ending "-x" into "-g" or "-r" or whatever we would agree upon as a voiced equivalent to "x" (since the obvious option "ɣ" doesn't exist here).

Good idea. Perhaps the third ending could be "-ar" or "-ad"?
4  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: Basic Pronunciation on: December 19, 2016, 02:30:25 pm
Phonological inventory looks fine to me, don't you think though that all three of /b v w/ might be a bit much? Very few languages other than English have all three, and if our language is spoken, I'd assume most dialects would simplify to two or even just one forms ( just /β/ and /w/ for example).

Secondly, for the romanisation, why not take "x" for the sh-sound and "c" (or "ch") for the ch-sound? X for sh is common in many natural languages (Catalan, some South American Indian languages...), while I have never seen c for sh, tbh.

I actually think the "C" as sh and "TC" as ch makes sense... I also like having a letter for the hard h sound. But I agree that dialects would prove one of b, v, and w unnecessary. Which do y'all want to cut?
5  Off-Topic / Off-Topic / Re: Introduction thread on: December 19, 2016, 11:30:52 am
Stuff still going on here, people?

Name: Cranberry
Location: The deep dark valleys of the Eastern Alps
Interests: Politics (duh), languages (duh), mathematics, overall typically nerdy stuff
Languages I speak: German, English, Italian, Tyrolean dialect, basics of Spanish and Icelandic
Pet peeve: anything Iceland (or any cold, remote island in the polar regions basically, but still Ísland best í heimi)
Birthday: 4 June

We'll, were not super active right now, but over winter break it should pick up again. I'll go over your comments when I get home, by the way
6  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: Grammar and Syntax Megathread on: December 18, 2016, 12:58:23 pm
Do we want to have gendered nouns/adjectives?

Maybe some kind of noun classes that aren't tied to gender?

That seems a good idea

Based on the words we have so far, I think the three options should be "-is" nominatives,  "-ez" nominatives, and "-in" nominatives

How should those decline, then?
7  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: Grammar and Syntax Megathread on: December 18, 2016, 08:23:45 am
Do we want to have gendered nouns/adjectives?
8  Creation of the Language / Learn the Language / Re: Grammar Handbook on: December 17, 2016, 07:09:51 pm
Chapter 2: Cases in Nouns

The Cases

Nominative: The subject of a sentence

I walked the dog
Fish have eyes

Oblique: The object

I walked the dog
You have seen many stars

Genitive: Indicating possession

James' dogs are healthy
After seeing the basketball game, I went to all of Orlando's finest tourist attractions

Instrumental: More abstract, often indicating preposition use

I told a story in Terris
I was born near a house



Chapter 2.1: Case Endings

Singular:
Nominative: [basic form]
Oblique: -al
Genitive: -ux
Instrumental: -an

Plural:
Nominative: -(e)r
Oblique: -(e)rol
Genitive -(e)rux
Instrumental: -(e)ron
9  Creation of the Language / Learn the Language / Re: Grammar Handbook on: December 17, 2016, 07:02:46 pm
Chapter 1: Pronouns

1st person sing ("I"): Jo
2nd person sing ("you"): De
3rd Person Sing: Ed ("he") Ea ("she") Et ("they"/agender pronoun)
3rd person sing (inanimate): El ("it")

1st person plur ("we"): Ilor
2nd person plur ("y'all"): Delor
3rd person plur: personal: Eor ("they" - for people) inanimate: Elor ("they" - for objects)

These will prove important with verbs later
10  Creation of the Language / Learn the Language / Grammar Handbook on: December 17, 2016, 07:00:24 pm
Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Pronouns
Chapter 2: Cases in Nouns
11  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: Creating sentences etc on: December 17, 2016, 06:59:24 pm
Yeah, to echo what Figgy said, we need to figure out verbs first.
12  About / About This Forum / Re: Viva Transparency! Moderation Log on: December 17, 2016, 08:50:31 am
December 17, 2016

-Standardized the star system with membergroups

1 Yellow: "Newbie/Junior Contributor" 0-50
2 Yellow: "Contributor" 50-100
3 Yellow: "Member" 100-250
4 Yellow: "Notable Member" 250-500
5 Yellow: "Top Member" 500+
13  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: A name for the language and other vocabulary. on: December 17, 2016, 08:17:37 am
i've started a dictionary in google sheets (i'm assuming this is a publicly viewable forum, so pm your email for edit access)

keeping it solely to content words and not functional words for now

I've started to update this with full noun forms, FYI
14  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: Grammar and Syntax Megathread on: December 17, 2016, 07:11:37 am
Sorry for double-posting, but this is really a separate thought.

I don't want to exactly replicate English's case system, but I'd accept it with a little tweaking.  Like maybe throw in a fourth case, say, instrumental, to unite constructions like "in Terris" tarnuunan, "by road", "with jam" sogooan, "smiled upon by the stars" hodjeron (note metaphor), etc.

This is actually a great idea.

So "-n" in the singular and "-(e)rn" or "-(e)ron" in the plural?
15  Off-Topic / Off-Topic / Re: My introduction on: December 16, 2016, 09:06:02 pm
Pet peeve: My feet always being cold

More like pet Peebs, am I right?

Apologies
16  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: Grammar and Syntax Megathread on: December 16, 2016, 03:05:33 pm
We can't come up with too much vocabulary without grammar... Let's start with nouns - how many cases? And later, what should the endings be?
17  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: A name for the language and other vocabulary. on: December 16, 2016, 03:03:49 pm
My proposal

0. nue
1. aym
2. wal
3. con
4. vlare
5. gol
6. fwocp
7. yav
8. meqod
9. mirj
10. oj
11. jaym
12. jwal
13. jecon
14. jovlare
15. jegol
16. jefwocp
17. jyav
18. jemeqod
19. jemirj
20. walla
21. waym
22. walawal
etc.

30. cone
40. vlaras
50. golla
60. fwoce
70. yavin
80. meqaca
90. mirija
100. ayid
1000. mixa
1000000. mixain

what do you think
18  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: A name for the language and other vocabulary. on: December 16, 2016, 05:37:34 am
they might be a bit heavy on the consonants.

Yeah, I think "jefwocp" might be a little much.

How about fwe for 6, and qat for 8?

and thus, "jofwe" (jefwe sounds weird) and "jeqat"
19  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: A name for the language and other vocabulary. on: December 15, 2016, 11:04:01 pm
Random ideas for cardinal numbers:

1. aym
2. wal
3. con
4. vlare
5. gol
6. fwocp
7. yav
8. meqod
9. mirj
10. oj

What kind of number system do we want?

Roman numerals are not great but something similar


I meant, base-10, base-12, base-14? Also, how irregular should the number words be? E.g. Mandarin has very regular numbers--11 is ten-one, 17 is ten-seven, 34 is three-ten-four, etc. English is less regular, and French is even less regular than English.

Lol. Base ten is fine. I thing regular numbers with contractions is fine
20  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: A name for the language and other vocabulary. on: December 15, 2016, 10:45:25 pm


Wink
21  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: A name for the language and other vocabulary. on: December 15, 2016, 10:44:35 pm
Random ideas for cardinal numbers:

1. aym
2. wal
3. con
4. vlare
5. gol
6. fwocp
7. yav
8. meqod
9. mirj
10. oj

What kind of number system do we want?

Roman numerals are not great but something similar
22  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: Phonotactics! on: December 15, 2016, 10:16:15 pm
Thanks, Figueira! Big help. What next?
23  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: Phonotactics! on: December 15, 2016, 08:01:52 pm
ah! also we should allow w/y + any consonant in the coda

So like "isle" and "owl" in English? I like that.

I don't think that's a good idea. I would support stuff like wide and down in English though.

Oh I just assumed what I said was what evergreen meant... which is it?
24  About / About This Forum / Viva Transparency! Moderation Log on: December 15, 2016, 07:42:29 pm
December 15, 2016

-Promoted User "Figueira" to moderator of multiple boards
-Changed posts per page in a topic from 15 to 25
-Procrastinated on history paper - was miserable
25  Creation of the Language / The Lab / Re: Phonotactics! on: December 15, 2016, 07:39:21 pm
ah! also we should allow w/y + any consonant in the coda

So like "isle" and "owl" in English? I like that.
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