Conlang Outline: LlorkxeelaName: The Elven Language (Imaginative, I know)
Native Name: Llorkëla /ˌɬoɾ.'kʼé.la/
Native Short Name: N/A
A Priori or Posteriori?: A Priori
Isolate or in a Family?: Llorësan family (dragon languages)
Inherited Language Features: Palatal laterals, ejectives, some vowel devoicing
How Many Numbers?: 4
Which Numbers?: Singular, dual, trial, plural
Native Script: Yes, though it is the only written Llorësan language.
Romanised?: Yes. The only diacritic is the diaresis, which indicates high tone. Why did I use the diaresis instead of the macron like Pinyin? Because a macron doesn't look Elvish.
Predominant Affix Type: Some prefixes, some suffixes, but no infixes here.
Variable or Absolute Suffixes?: Some amount of variance is planned.
Morphosyntactic Alignment: Tripartite (because I can)
Primary Word Order: SOV
Alternate Word Order: VSO (when us
Atheism: the truthRecently I have gotten into a number of arguments with atheists about whether atheism is or is not a religion. Whereas I claim that it exhibits a number of characteristics that also define religions, they vehemently and vociferously oppose me, claiming ardently that atheism is the absence of religion, belief or faith. After fuming and pacing for a while, I decided to prove my case once and for all.Atheism: the truth3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
We'll start with what atheism is not. I commented on a video on YouTube in reply to a user who said they had subscribed to this particular channel, but then unsubscribed upon hearing the host say, "Atheism is [ ] a religion". My response to this comment was that "atheism is a set of beliefs that fundamentally affect the lives of its subscribers." Another user replied with a "correction" as follows: "[It's] actually the lack of belief. An atheist would believe in something only when there is proof and when there is proof [it's] no longer a belief. [The] reason [it's] not a religion is be
The longest word I can make in Iseren - 39 lettersIn Iseren, there a lot of clitics. Ergative, absolutive, and benefactive pronouns can be cliticized as can certain adverbs like the words for again, maybe, usually, really, still, and a few others. Cliticizing adverbs is conidered archaic and is no longer used(with the exception of a few words) and cliticizing pronouns(with the exception of the benefactive, which is ALWAYS cliticized because pronouns have no independent benefactive) is usually avoided unless it's a simple sentence like "He's sick"("Xál st'íigang" -> "St'íigangxál"), so hearing this would be like the Iseren equivalent of something like "Whence comest thou?".The longest word I can make in Iseren - 39 letters4 months ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Note that the inferential in Iseren is used if you're not 100% sure about the verb´s occurrence, you heard about it from someone, or you inferred it.
Here is the sentence in English:
--It is possible that if it still will always become mine again for our benefit,
Here is what is in normal Iseren:
--Náa hlu húus áhlk déenax’slaangtuminix’atl’,
Random Interesting Words and Phrases in IserenÁadaa gid - to be differentRandom Interesting Words and Phrases in Iseren3 months ago in Academic Essays More Like This
- Xál áadaa gidax'w.
- They say he used to be different.
Literally "from them" - from(áadaa) them(gid)
Íldgagwaang - To make a loud banging noise/To thunder
- Gám úu íldgagwaanggán.
- It did not thunder.
Sk'uutl'uusdagii - To jump into water and make a big splash
- Ách awé, xál sk'uutl'uusdagiijáan.
- I heard that, one time, she jumped into water and make a big splash.
K'ún náaguusii - Underpants
- Díina díi k'ún náaguusii chat'íijanslaang.
- I put on my underpants.
Literally "inner pants"- pants(k'ún) inner(náaguusii)
The clitic -slaang - Marks the inchoative
It is used to translate many English phrases that express change or the beginning of something.
- To Wear(Chat'as)/To Put On(Chat'aslaang)
- To Be Brown(Xúuts)/To Turn Brown(Xúutslaang)
- To Be(Íijaa)/To Become(Íijaaslaang)
Hak'ún - Thus,/Like that,/In that way,
- Xál x'út hak'ún híiluuganggán.
- Like that
Nuirn nouns: introductionThe Nuirn noun also is clearly marked by the hybrid origins of Nuirn itself, as contact language, cryptolect, and art language.Nuirn nouns: introduction5 months ago in Personal More Like This
There are really only two declensions of Nuirn nouns, and the second declension is rather a catchment of irregularities, and a closed class. The open class encompasses the vast majority of Nuirn nouns. Although it is inaccurate historically, we can call it the "consonant declension", because currently it lacks theme vowels.
Nuirn nouns have two genders: animate and inanimate. There is also a small closed class of relict feminines.
Early Nuirn had four cases: nominative, accusative, genitive, and dative. The accusative was only minimally distinguished from the nominative in the plural in animate nouns, and always the same as the nominative for inanimates. On the other hand, both the dative and genitive cases split. The dative ending acquired a secondary stress when it stood alone, a stress that did not ma
Nuirn: sounds and spellingNuirn is now usually written in the Latin alphabet.Nuirn: sounds and spelling5 months ago in Personal More Like This
When written in the Latin alphabet, Nuirn uses the following characters:
a b c d e f g h i (j k) l m n o p q r s t u v (w) x y z þ æ ø
The characters j and w are not frequently used; the vowels i and u, combined with the grave accent, fulfil the function of representing the sounds of English /y/ and /w/ respectively. The letter k is used chiefly as the second element of the digraph ck, and sk, indicating the English "sh" sound.
Two diacritical marks can appear over vowels. The acute accent:
á é í ó ú ý
originated as an indication of vowel length. In fact, the long vowels differ in articulation as well as in length from their short counterparts. The typical values of a fully pronounced vowel are:
æ /æ, ɛ:/
The low vowels are:
o /o, ʊ/
Thie Werold irth ond forliesth hineself...Thie werold irth ond forliesth hineself. Men sind ekarcernod fan hiere wurtes the forblindeth heam ; hea thenceth an thinges the sind nietalls allwurthey ; eanlice sieth hiere laif aftor thie karcernfenstor the hea hebbeth eheten naghwist. Ack worward gath naghwist? Wat is thie awurd af ean naghwist the doth his midwunors niet blaithe? Wat naghwist yewiss forblindth his inwunors mid lustbære dwaimors swothat hea werthen swo hondwaldbær swulce swo scæpes? Hebbeth thie men all foryeten hiere alde yeloves ond hiere alde craftes? Ack worward gast’u Man? Ack worward gath naghwist? Ack worward gath thie werold?Thie Werold irth ond forliesth hineself...6 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Man, thu hæst forlorn thyself, thu hæst all foryeten wat thu wistest. Furte cieren an thie righte wey mœst’u foryete wat thu huyst wite, ond thonne mœst’u gæ tœ doalniss, minst thu wille sterve in dumbniss ond allwerring.
Rinap OutlineName: RinapRinap Outline10 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Native Name: Kni Nape Rinhikhyr (translation: 'the Language of Ancestors', even though it has changed a lot and is the main language of modern day Eastern Empire)
Native Short Name: Rinap (which comes from older period)
A Priori or Posteriori?: A priori (over 500 words at the moment, February 22nd)
Isolate or in a Family?: Family of Herookuan languages (this is the first created)
How Many Numbers?: 2
Which Numbers?: Singular and plural
Native Script: Yes, Doslox
Romanised?: Yes (That's kind of where I began with the script)
Script "Depth": Doslox is quite similar to Latin. It has 35 graphemes derived from words' pictograms, and some of those are for common syllables like 'zo-' and 'na-'.
Predominant Affix Type: Postfix
Variable or Absolute Suffixes?: Small changes happen rarely
Morphosyntactic Alignment: Nominative-accusative
Primary Word Order: VSO
Alternate Word Order: SVO in some dialects
Head Position: Initial
Language Type: Rather isolating
Secondary Type: Synthetic