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dhoklang scratchpad...3.0? NP: Bosporan (2017-10-23 04:18:08) :
Decided "cow" is not irregular; strong stem [i]*gʷow[/i] generalized, and Brugmann's + Szerémenyi's yielded a uniform stem [i]ⲕⲟⲩ-[/i].

"Water" ([b]ⲡⲟⲩⲧⲉⲣ[/b]) shows an irregular singular paradigm. The nom./acc./voc. shows the reflex of [i]*wódṛ[/i]; elsewhere the oblique stem [i]*uden-[/i] appears.

nom. ⲡⲟⲩⲧⲉⲣ
gen. ⲟⲧⲉⲥ
dat. ⲟⲧⲓⲛⲉ
ins. ⲟⲧⲓⲛⲙⲓ
loc. ⲟⲧⲓⲛⲓ

'Earth' shows a highly irregular paradigm. Note that the instrumental continu...
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dhoklang scratchpad...3.0? NP: Bosporan :
[no_emote](shamelessly kidnapped from the Zeeb, because the Zeeb is shit at doing tables. Also, mèþru et sim.)

Bosporan (spoken in Crimea and the Krasnodar area, not the area around Constantinople) is attested over a time period spanning about 1200 years in numerous texts and inscriptions; it is about as well-attested as Tocharian. Two main stages are attested: [i]Old Bosporan[/i], written with the Greek alphabet, from about 400 BC to around 150 AD. A relative lull of about two centurie...
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dhoklang scratchpad...3.0? NP: Bosporan (2017-10-22 19:39:00) :
[b]The Noun[/b]

The usual story: three genders, seven cases (nom/gen/acc/dat/ins/loc/voc), and several declensions. The dual is retained in that most things that come in pairs have a nominative/accusative/vocative plural deriving from the dual, and this ending also appears on any noun when it is modified by [b]ⲍⲟⲩ[/b] 'two'.


Our masculine paradigm is [b]ⲡⲓⲉⲭⲟⲥ[/b] 'wolf'.

[code] sg.    pl.
nom. ⲡⲓⲉⲭ-ⲟⲥ ⲡⲓⲉⲭ-ⲉ
gen. ⲡⲓⲉⲭ-ⲉⲥ(ⲟ)...
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Speak in Your Conlang Thread (2017-07-14 09:20:13) :
[b]ⲧⲟⲭⲟ ⲙⲓⲙⲟⲣⲓ ⲧⲟⲭⲓ ⲛⲉⲥⲓ ⲙⲓⲙⲟⲅⲓ ⲙⲟⲣⲥⲟⲛ.[/b]
[i]What is dead can never die.[/i]
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Quote Thread (2017-01-05 21:27:09) :
<nort> if Hitler were alive today there's no way he wouldn't be a furry
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Quote Thread (2016-11-20 14:54:15) :
<@H13> it's okay
<@H13> now that donald trump has made anime real, girls actually enjoy rape
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dhoklang scratchpad 2.0 (NP: Turkish but ergative) :
In recent months, all of my conlanging efforts have been either a) Algonquian thinly disguised or b) a posteriori. I'm starting to get bored with those, so I'm going to start an a priori family that's a bit easier to handle.

*p *t *tʲ *k *kʲ
*b *d *dʲ *g *gʲ
*m *n *nʲ
*ts *tsʲ
*dz *dzʲ
*ɸ *s *sʲ *x *xʲ
*w *l *lʲ *j
*ɾ *ɾʲ

Vowels and diphthongs:

*i~ɨ *u
*e~ə *o
*æ~ä *ɒ
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Talk in a natlang, y'all (2016-09-25 13:46:51) :
[b]ἀλεθινὼς ἱστορικὸν βιβλίον περὶ τῆς γλώσσας τῆς ἑλληνικῆς, ᾧ ἥδε γλῶσσα ἔχει μανθάνεσθαι, ζήτεόν εστι. [url=]οἷον βιβλίον[/url] περὶ τῆς σανσκρίτης ἐστί, καὶ φασιν ὅτι ἀγαθὸν ᾖ, ἀλλὰ δὴ εὔωνον οὔκ ἐστι.[/b].
A book about Greek from a really historical perspective that you could learn the language with would be much-desired. Such a book exists for Sanskrit, and I've heard it's good, but it's not cheap.

[b]ἐγώγ' ἐλπίζω τὸν Τϝάβα σὺν ἡμῖν τῇ ἑλληνικῇ τῇ πα...
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Nahtak family Scratchpad (NP: PN phonology) :
This is the umpteenth iteration, give or take, of the project affectionately referred to as 'Shit Algonquian'. We'll start, as usual, with phonology.

*p *t *ts *tʃ *k *kʷ *ʔ
*m *n *ŋ
*θ *s *ʃ *h
*l *j *w

[b]*ts *tʃ *ʃ *j[/b] are written [i]c č š y[/i], respectively, in accordance with usual Americanist practice.

*i *i: *ɨ *ɨ:
*e *e: *o *o:
*a *a:
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Celebratory Diplo Game! (2016-07-26 13:38:14) :
Since I won't be going to Latin Camp by Opus Dei this autumn, I'll reaffirm my commitment to play. H13, you can stay judge.

We could always try a new map if we wanted- there are plenty of well-balanced Diplo variants out there.
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Celebratory Diplo Game! (2016-07-23 09:08:35) :
Yeah, I'm down. I suppose I could be judge this go-round, since H13 did it last time.
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i'm glad is back (2016-07-17 09:27:34) :
Came here to say this.
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Catalonian Greek Scratchpad (2016-07-17 07:33:27) :
Équi u uranós áza remádo za ò u ántrobus paréqueda.
['ɛki u uɾa'nos 'aza ʁe'mado za 'ɔ u 'antrobus pa'ɾekeda]

U ántrobus uguéqui ucén za u andabuciçò bir tu uranú.
[u 'antrobus u'geki u'ðen za u andabuði'ðɔ biɾ tu uɾa'nu]

Abótini. Abótini. Abótini. Abótini. Abótini. Abótini. Abótini.
[a'botini  a'botini  a'botini  a'botini  a'botini  a'botini  a'botini]
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Catalonian Greek Scratchpad (2016-07-17 06:07:25) :
Keep in mind I've been doing four classes a day of actual historical ling. this week and next, so I'm a little bit burned out to do imaginary historical linguistics. But I'll do my best.

I think I'll sidetrack a bit and tackle verbs. Normally, of course, the paradigm used would be the reflex of λύω- but in Catalonian Greek this verb has a front rounded vowel in the root, and that screws everything up because of vowel harmony; if the stress falls on a front rounded vowel (and these only ...
owned by dhok, last edited 2016-07-17 06:12:45.
Catalonian Greek Scratchpad :
Mostly a paradigm/vocab dump until the diachronics are finalized. (Can we get the lovely [cols] tags they have on the Zeeb?)


Dative and accusative merge as the oblique, with the dative forms dropping (thus neuters only have two cases, mȧsc/fem have three). Dual is dropped. Catalonian Greek has a stress accent derived from the location of the pitch accent, much like actual Modern Greek, with the added complication that word-final vowels drop if the accent was on the...
owned by dhok, last edited 2016-07-07 17:09:32.
ARE WE DOING A GROUPLEARN? (2016-06-25 11:13:58) :
FSI is your best bet for a lot of African languages: Fula, Hausa, Chinyanja, Kirundi, Kituba, Lingala, Moré, Shona, Luganda, Swahili, Igbo and Twi all have FSI courses. (As does Amharic, but that doesn't really count.) I'd be down for an African language- always wanted to dabble in something with tone. We could do Fula, though- while not tonal, it's still got more than enough nuttiness to please my inner tryhard.
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ARE WE DOING A GROUPLEARN? (2016-06-22 05:07:20) :
I'm down for Quechua, though if I go to Rome this fall I may not be around much. Actually, I'm probably down for most things, though my vote is cast for either Quechua or Cree.

One benefit to doing Cree is that there's an excellent three-part book course with audio that's just recently been completed- though we'd have some scanning to do. To my knowledge nothing of the sort exists for Quechua.
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Celebratory Diplo Game! :
After a four-month hiatus, Anthologica has risen from the limbo of hard drive failure, and what better way to celebrate that than with a nice game of Diplomacy? Post to join.
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Kansan Algonquian Scratchpad (2016-02-19 10:05:39) :
There are too many schwas in the above system, so I'm going to unshitten the diachronics a bit.

1) If you think Proto-Algonquian had [i]*we[/i] and [i]*ye[/i] sequences, they simplify to [i]*o[/i] and [i]*i[/i] as everywhere but Eastern: [i]*nekwetwi[/i] > [i]nikut[/i].

2) There is a shift of *e to *i in word-initial syllables: [i]nemene[/i] > [i]nimen[/i]

3) Short vowels are lengthened before clusters starting in *h or *ʔ, which then drop.

4) Word-final...
owned by dhok, last edited 2016-02-19 10:33:53.
Kansan Algonquian Scratchpad :

This is a scratchpad for an Algonquian language spoken in Kansas. As envisioned, it would have broken off fairly early, and so, although it's more conservative than the other Plains languages, it also shows some differences from the Central languages, such as distinguishing *θk from *sk.

General notes on development:

* final vowels retained

* no vowel contraction (reconstructed *we was probably *o anyways and doesn't count)

* PA *r and *n merge...
owned by dhok, last edited 2016-02-19 08:00:14.

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