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by Chagen
Tue 25 Sep 2018, 19:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pazmat mk.II (NP: Roadmap for future posts)
Replies: 53
Views: 11253

Re: Pazmat mk.II (NP: Roadmap for future posts)

Hey y'all. I ain't dead. Holy crackers! Yeah, depression and shit tore a hole right through me. Pazmat will never die though. I swear it will not. However, in my long absence there are a few things I want to change and tweak. I'm always changing and tweaking Pazmat! Keeping it the same beautiful lan...
by Chagen
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 06:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14153
Views: 934970

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

How concievable is it that a future desiderative become a sort of "polite imperative"--that is "please X" So basically, "you will turn to page 20 in your textbooks" eventually meaning effectively "please turn to page 20 in your textbooks". The basic idea is that the first, when spoken by an authorit...
by Chagen
Fri 17 Nov 2017, 02:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1489
Views: 132753

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Egerius wrote:
Thu 16 Nov 2017, 21:38
Yes. This forum regenerated a few days ago. Do you like it?
It definitely looks like a modern forum now :o
by Chagen
Thu 16 Nov 2017, 17:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1489
Views: 132753

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

OMG what happened to this place :O

New look? NOTIFICATIONS!?
by Chagen
Wed 12 Jul 2017, 02:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11178
Views: 764541

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I just realized I posted that in the complete wrong section. Derp. Well...uh...I came up with a word for "camel"? bamiy- . Tricky, as I have decided that au > ō before y or w, so for the indefinite, you get bamōṣ instead of the "expected" *bamauṣ . Also the indefinite singular accusative is by analo...
by Chagen
Wed 12 Jul 2017, 00:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11178
Views: 764541

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Is it plausible for a simplification of a particular construction to occur alongside its non-simplified counterpart without overtaking it? For instance "like" in Pazmat (as in "like the wind") is normally formed with the Genitive + dū , a post-position with means "here" (the genitive is just to conn...
by Chagen
Tue 16 May 2017, 21:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11178
Views: 764541

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Double post, but I just came up with this and I love it: savurayyaśamāmi... Since (he) will want to visit (soon)... And if you need to make it even longer... savurayyaśamallītāmi.. Given that (he) (soon) will want to visit (us) so strongly... Actually I think I can stretch these participles even fur...
by Chagen
Tue 16 May 2017, 18:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11178
Views: 764541

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've run into yet another problem with Pazmat ablaut. So, <a> and <e> normally have the grades a > ē > ey and e > ī > ay. However, arC and erC have completely different grades (arV and erV do not, they behave as normal): vat- "look at" > vētana "I am looking at" > veytubbī "I begin to look at" gard-...
by Chagen
Tue 16 May 2017, 17:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14153
Views: 934970

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

Is there any correspondence between the inflectional complexity of a language, and whether it tends towards ambitransitive verbs or distinct transitive and intransitive ones? For instance, English usually has ambitransitives: "I turn on the lights", "the lights turned on", whereas, e.g, Japanese is ...
by Chagen
Fri 12 May 2017, 19:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11178
Views: 764541

Re: What did you accomplish today?

So . . . what's the issue with 30 verbal classes? Surely the more the merrier? :mrgreen: Ridiculous complexity in a language that is already super complex. And worse: complexity that adds no new grammatical or syntactic wrinkles, just more brain-burden. I'm sure if anyone can uncover ever new ever ...
by Chagen
Fri 12 May 2017, 00:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11178
Views: 764541

Re: What did you accomplish today?

So . . . what's the issue with 30 verbal classes? Surely the more the merrier? :mrgreen: Ridiculous complexity in a language that is already super complex. And worse: complexity that adds no new grammatical or syntactic wrinkles, just more brain-burden. Are you reworking Polish or something? [xD] N...
by Chagen
Tue 09 May 2017, 19:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11178
Views: 764541

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I worked on Pazmat today.

I ended up somehow ballooning the verbal classes from 7 to 25.

...no wait, I forgot the syllabics. That means we get 30+ with ease.

This is gonna need some simplification.
by Chagen
Tue 28 Mar 2017, 18:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14153
Views: 934970

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

If a language distinguishes transitive verbs from intransitive morphologically (that is, one verb can't be used for both valences as in English), what is more likely for derivation: transitive derived from intransitive, or intransitive derived from transitive? I'm going to guess the latter, since th...
by Chagen
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 00:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14153
Views: 934970

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

Is it plausible for a language to mandatorily mark number on demonstratives/determiners but not nouns themselves?
by Chagen
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 04:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14153
Views: 934970

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

I think they're talking about marked vs unmarked phrases.
by Chagen
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 01:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 557740

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

Nine hours later and I am worn out for the day. Welp. I got some writing done which is good though.
by Chagen
Tue 21 Mar 2017, 17:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11178
Views: 764541

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I'm starting to realize this Sunbyaku reboot isn't going well. Well I knew that all along. Actually to be honest I barely conlang anymore. Stupid me! I guess it's time to go back to Pazmat. Now if only I didn't forget damn near everything. What I find funny is that the basic grammar never leaves me,...
by Chagen
Tue 21 Mar 2017, 16:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 557740

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

I am amazingly not dead~ I've just been spending so much time with my Discord buddies, mainly because I need to express my kink urges and never really had friends who shared them until now... After that possible-TMI, I took my ADHD meds as early as I possibly could (8 in the morning) so I'm hoping t...
by Chagen
Sat 11 Mar 2017, 01:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 557740

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

She was getting loud and violent...I didn't want to get hurt or yelled at. Most of this food has to be microwaved too, so I have to go into the kitchen and she notices instantly if I'm doing something in there.
by Chagen
Sat 11 Mar 2017, 00:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 557740

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

My mom forced me to give her the food I got from my school... -___-