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by clawgrip
Wed 13 Jun 2018, 02:16
Forum: In other languages
Topic: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…
Replies: 174
Views: 42138

Re: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…

Ghoster wrote:
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 22:14
So, thank you everyone for your answers, it really shed some light on what kind of an approach I should begin it with.
話してから3ヶ月が経ちました。日本語の勉強はどうですか?進んでいますか?
by clawgrip
Fri 18 May 2018, 00:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 3579

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

I don't think buying a good book is a waste of money.
by clawgrip
Wed 02 May 2018, 07:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources
Replies: 9
Views: 984

Re: asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources

https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%99%82%E4%BB%A3%E5%88%A5%E5%9B%BD%E8%AA%9E%E5%A4%A7%E8%BE%9E%E5%85%B8%E3%80%88%E4%B8%8A%E4%BB%A3%E7%B7%A8%E3%80%89-1967%E5%B9%B4/dp/B000JA6C7G If you have 30,500 yen to spare. Also it's 1967, so any reconstruction developments made since then won't be in it. Contents unk...
by clawgrip
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 11:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic
Replies: 27
Views: 2025

Re: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic

I have to say I like how the tenses are represented phonetically through sound changes, but graphically through the use of a separate character. I did pretty much the same thing in one of my own languages (but for pluralization), but I quite like the way yours works. Do you have a list of all the so...
by clawgrip
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 01:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 546
Views: 51077

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Japanese has stuff like this too since it took Chinese vocabulary but ignored the tones. So we have things like 校門 kōmon "school gate" and 肛門 kōmon "anus" (both gates, of different sorts). Also since you're talking about diarrhoea, the name Gary gets Japanesified as Geirii , even though e.g. Mary is...
by clawgrip
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 03:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Anyone got this?
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Anyone got this?

Ah, I didn't know there was a ᵻ. Thanks!
by clawgrip
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 01:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Anyone got this?
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Anyone got this?

It doesn't exist. You can build it, but it looks like garbage in this font: ı̵̣
by clawgrip
Thu 12 Apr 2018, 00:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ame language
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Ame language

I've wondered about Ame, because you have posted very little on the grammar of the language. I will have to read up on this thread.
by clawgrip
Thu 12 Apr 2018, 00:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1081
Views: 94228

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

So the glyphs have no specific meanings yet?
k1234567890y wrote:
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 13:25
also should I change the aesthetics?
It's your script, and you should do whatever you feel like doing.
by clawgrip
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 09:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1081
Views: 94228

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Very Chinese-looking, and quite different from the last sample of Ame I saw. Do you have an English word list?
by clawgrip
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 06:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1081
Views: 94228

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Yes, I would like to know more about this one as well, it looks very good, very syriac-inspired. I assume it's an alphabet, because you're marking vowels, but sometimes I lose track of them. Is it because of ligatures, or is there something else going on? Also can you share the process of making it...
by clawgrip
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 13:52
Forum: In other languages
Topic: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…
Replies: 174
Views: 42138

Re: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…

Of these I'm also aware, although I tried to find some answers about simplified Japanese and failed to. How common are they? Because if it comes to Chinese, for the most part I could just skip learning any traditional ones whatsoever, because it seems that most of the country standardized on simpli...
by clawgrip
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 07:49
Forum: In other languages
Topic: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…
Replies: 174
Views: 42138

Re: 日本語で人工言語と世界を…

I don't know any good websites or anything, sorry. Things that can be tricky for learners of Japanese include politeness distinctions and the extreme head-final directionality of the language, which for me was a major hurdle early on in my studies, because nearly everything is essentially backwards ...
by clawgrip
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 16:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic
Replies: 27
Views: 2025

Re: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic

pbastronaut wrote:
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 00:06
In case you're interested in the etymology here, I took "天", "ама̎ң" from the Kyrgyz "асман", "sky", and "語" "юу̎" from the Old Chinese /*ŋaʔ/.
I had just assumed Japanese, because 天 can be pronounced ama in Japanese.
by clawgrip
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 13:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1081
Views: 94228

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

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Unur mat pungkabu egu rĭnerdalu ḅim xudenang.
Nothing is impossible if you try hard (enough).

I never thought I would be able to make a font of this cursive script, and yet, here it is.
by clawgrip
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 05:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1081
Views: 94228

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I actually think the original variable height one looks pretty good, but I think these could easily coexist as just different styles of the same script.

What would make it impossible to make a font?
by clawgrip
Thu 22 Mar 2018, 14:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 777395

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Salmoneus wrote:
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 22:43
Do you have examples for animacy? Not doubting you, just not familiar with that, I don't think.
Unfortunately, I don't, I was just listening things off the top of my head that seemed possible. I wish I had an example.
by clawgrip
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 05:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 777395

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

questions, transitivity, animacy, volition, focus shifting, topicalization, pragmatic functions, for example.
by clawgrip
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 08:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naduta
Replies: 49
Views: 6724

Re: Naduta

That would work out as:

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Hesdata sarih gisey tah-kumu.
swim-ATTR-ANIM.NOM mountain-UKNW-OBJ from-COMPL-ANIM.OBJ PST=see-3
by clawgrip
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 05:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naduta
Replies: 49
Views: 6724

Re: Naduta

In thinking I want to make this nominal complement form actually able to decline as a noun. In my post above, with relative clauses, adjectives, and genitives, you can see that these all take the exact same case marking a regular nouns, and in fact, the noun can be dropped and it will still be gramm...