Conditional & Subjunctive - What's your solutiI've been working for the better part of today and last night on wrapping my head around conditionals and the subjunctive tense for Helfametl.
I'm wondering how each of you address the subjunctive and conditionals in your language-- Do you have a separate tense for each? Do you use aspect or mood? Syntax? How do you differentiate between factual and hypothetical situations?
I think I've finally settled on two subjunctive tenses and two conditional tenses, that have 8 different possible combinations - each with its own nuance; plus a conditional particle or two. These will cover "I hope --", "I wish --", "I might --", "I could --", "If I were to -- ", "If I --", "I would --" and a couple other nuances.
I'm still not sure how to cover "I ought to --" or "I should --".
Ways to Present Your Conlang OnlineThis is something that I use to think about a lot when I was first starting out but now that I've a little more exposed to the community than I was before here are some of my tips on how to present your conlang to the world wide web!Ways to Present Your Conlang Online2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Google Docs This is what I use to make my grammars and dictionaries. The nice thing about Google Docs is that it does almost everything that Microsoft Word can do only it saves periodically online as you edit it. PLUS! You can access it from any computer by signing in wit your GMAIL sign in. You can change the fonts, size and colour of your headings to make it look all appealing and such. For your dictionary I wouldn't necessarily suggest spreadsheets unless your conlang has a one to one word translation. This likely won't be the case to just make a format for your entries and stick to it! EXAMPLE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MuSrz-cmywbETJkA2N-__X2ivDfheTxhGUQI21IbUMA/edit
Conlang Outline Info -TemplateName: Name of the conlangConlang Outline Info -Template4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Alignment: The Morphosyntactic Alignment
Primary Word Order: Default Word Order
Language Type: Synthetic, Agglutinating? Polysynthetic even?
Conjugated? A simple yes/no.
Amount of Phonemes: A simple 1, 2,(God forbid)3 or 4 digit number.
Basic Syllable Structure: Like CCVC, CNCVC etc.
Significant Sound Changes?: Another one of them "yes/no"s
Inflections?: Are there any? Or articles and apositons?
Cases? A simple yes/no.
Amount of Cases: A number of under four digits, please
Verb Categories: Moods, tenses and the likes.
Pronouns?: A simple yes/no. Rarely no.
Adjectives Agree with Nouns?: Simple
Purpose of Conlang: Artlang? IAL even?
Emoticonists on dA (8):iconkrissi001:Emoticonists on dA (8)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I asked in a previous Journal that every Emoticonist should write a comment there.
You can still do it on this Journal if you haven't commented yet.
I sent notes to all of those who commented there and asked them a couple of questions.
And now I am going to feature all of this deviants and their answers
If you saw that I have featured you and i didn't include all of your answers/or any answers, you could write a Journal and include all of your answers there. ;D
What is your first reaction when you find a new Emoticonist?
If they are really good and just started, i will watch them and give them positive comments! if they are just a beginner, i will watch them and give them constructive feedback.
Pick 5 of your most favourite Emoticonists and describe why they are special to you, wha
Every Day I'm Conlang'n- Furry TermsWhile looking at random Anthro images here on dA, I thoguht to myself, "Hmm, I don't have any Furry-based terms in my little conlang...", and thus I made some! As with most of my conlang, many of the words are borrowed and/or altered from real languages, mostly English, Spanish, and Latin, though an increasing number of words are original (i.e., completely made up or made using root words and prefixes/suffixes). So enjoy!Every Day I'm Conlang'n- Furry Terms3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
peltaru- furry (adjective and noun)
getaru- athropomorphic (adjective)
getara- an anthopomorphic character
[Bullet; Red] mairal- feral (adjective and noun)
Fursuits and Conventions-
[Bullet; Red] pieltasa- fursuit
Exting: Gurlz Weuren Briek - A Myonian StoryExtiŋ: Gurlz Weuren BriekExting: Gurlz Weuren Briek - A Myonian Story2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Slattia bien femilin slatti. Šaix, ken ši samhwat ron iezaa weuršen. Shiera cien wi Petrisha Toobi iend hura san Eemiel.
“Hwat se i?” Sprook Petrisha hwiel shi gooda nier Eemielz tiimbuu. Shi bekgooda iend lukta in.
Ya, Eemiel waz a bruk weurin.
“Šyuu, Eemiel! Hwat aart šyuu duin?! Aart šyuu a miedliŋ? Gurlz weuren anbriek!” Kaalt shi.
“Bat šeur wur anbriechez in mia tiimbur! Aalsoo, liixs ši blest mi sheŋks.” Enswurža Eemiel.
“Liixs ši blest ši sheŋks?”
“Hwu yiev šri šet bruk?”
“Mia friend wurkta it for mu. I wil miu onu pežur goon. Aalsoo, tachen knuu laŋan briek gud.”
“Hwat? Tachen knuu laŋan briek gud?” Weendurža Petrisha, biefor shiftin šet šet waz nat šut wilta shi abyuut esken. “Iend hwat ist šisez friendz niema?” Eskta shi.
“Meuri; shi yiev it mu šiez fižs.”
“Weurst šyuu šet nixts?