If natlangs were conlangs

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Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Post by DesEsseintes » Wed 15 Feb 2017, 04:58

Znex wrote:
All4Ɇn wrote:
Frislander wrote:
All4Ɇn wrote:I mean if you're going to have a heavily Chinese influenced conlang, complete with tones and everything, at least have the audacity to use Chinese characters like that Japanese one.
They tried and it worked fairly well, but the creator must have chickened out, what with all the effort it would have taken.
At least they tried being creative with it what with all the new characters for words that already had Chinese characters
I've always been a fan of this Chinese-influenced script. The creator didn't feel like they had to stick with pictographs; they just made their own from bits and pieces and forcing character parts together. The Chinese conlanger would look at it with complete horror, but I think it just ends up being such an interesting deconstruction and creative way to work with a predecessor conscript.
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Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Post by Egerius » Wed 15 Feb 2017, 09:46

Frislander wrote:And instead of creating something truly unique when it came to the conworld they just had all of the languages become endangered due to British imperialism. Really? England conquered an entire continent? Seems unlikely
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Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Post by LinguoFranco » Fri 17 Feb 2017, 03:49

Basque, a language, despite being so close to Spain is almost nothing like Spanish except for the vowels. How did you do it, Basque? How?
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Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Fri 17 Feb 2017, 23:36

Clearly, the creator of Romagnol doesn't know much about phonology. You can't have /θ ð ʂ ʐ/ but not have /s z/. That just doesn't happen.
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Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Post by LinguoFranco » Thu 23 Feb 2017, 23:06

Nahuatl, created by a guy who chose a VSO word order just to be different, yet it doesn't follow a lot of the rules that VSO languages normally do. Nahuatl has an animacy distinction while the majority of VSO languages have a masculine and feminine gender. Not to mention Nahuatl is agglutinating/polysynthetic while the other VSO languages are fusional or isolating. Oh, and Nahuatl only has singular and plural forms while Ancient Hebrew, Arabic, Scottish Gaelic and Hawaiian all have dual numbers.

Pay more attention to what VSO languages do, Nahuatl creator.
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Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Post by Creyeditor » Thu 23 Feb 2017, 23:10

If all natlangs are just bad conlangs, why is naturalistic artlanging such a hype?
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Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Post by LinguoFranco » Thu 23 Feb 2017, 23:50

Creyeditor wrote:If all natlangs are just bad conlangs, why is naturalistic artlanging such a hype?
So we can make better natlangs, of course!
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Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Post by Lao Kou » Fri 24 Feb 2017, 03:25

Creyeditor wrote:If all natlangs are just bad conlangs, why is naturalistic artlanging such a hype?
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Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Post by All4Ɇn » Fri 24 Feb 2017, 04:21

Lao Kou wrote:to pass a panel of linguists who could say, "This may well be real. Spoken in PNG, is it?[/size]
Our very own Turing Test [;)]
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Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Post by Frislander » Sat 25 Feb 2017, 15:20

LinguoFranco wrote:Nahuatl, created by a guy who chose a VSO word order just to be different, yet it doesn't follow a lot of the rules that VSO languages normally do. Nahuatl has an animacy distinction while the majority of VSO languages have a masculine and feminine gender. Not to mention Nahuatl is agglutinating/polysynthetic while the other VSO languages are fusional or isolating. Oh, and Nahuatl only has singular and plural forms while Ancient Hebrew, Arabic, Scottish Gaelic and Hawaiian all have dual numbers.

Pay more attention to what VSO languages do, Nahuatl creator.
Oh, and they only say it's VSO, but in reality they do whatever they want when it comes to word order: "all of my numbers move off to the end of the sentence" and nonsense like that.
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