Archive for January, 2013

Conlangery #82: Rikchik

Monday, January 28th, 2013
Today we talk to Denis Moskowitz about his wonderful experiment Rikchik and the strange aliens who speak it. Top of Show Greeting:  Forkëzoq Feature Conlang: Rikchik Rikchik physiology Smiley award

Conlangery #82: Rikchik

Monday, January 28th, 2013
Today we talk to Denis Moskowitz about his wonderful experiment Rikchik and the strange aliens who speak it. Top of Show Greeting:  Forkëzoq Feature Conlang: Rikchik Rikchik physiology Smiley award

Conlangery #82: Rikchik

Monday, January 28th, 2013
Today we talk to Denis Moskowitz about his wonderful experiment Rikchik and the strange aliens who speak it. Top of Show Greeting:  Forkëzoq Feature Conlang: Rikchik Rikchik physiology Smiley award

sweet is moze (revisited)

Saturday, January 26th, 2013
moze = sweet (adjective) (some things Google found for "moze": a very common term; an uncommon last name; Tomislav Moze Photography of Croatia; character Jennifer "Moze" Mosely on the Nickelodeon series Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide; Moze Guitars is a store in the San Diego area; an unusual masculine first name that can be a form of Moses; Moze Cafe in south suburban Denver area; similar môže means "can, may" in Slovak; Mozé-sur-Louet is a place in France; name of a place in Nigeria)

Word derivation for "sweet" (taste):
Basque = gozo, Finnish = makea
Miresua = moze

This is a small change, due to what it looks like I'll be doing for grammar. My previous Miresua word for sweet was mozea. In Basque, adjectives can, as well as nouns, get a suffix of -a when used with the definite article. Miresua will follow Basque in this respect, in most cases. Hence, the current Miresua word, moze, can become mozea again.

Relative Clauses: Part 2

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
When the verb of a relative clause is something other than ni, it goes AFTER the noun phrase(s), at the end of the clause.

Compare:

Ilugan mysiu ar abad. Shyltin miyn mysu.
Vomit cat-past at floor. Scold I-past cat-dir.obj.
The cat vomited on the floor. I scolded the cat.

Shyltin miyn mysu na ar iabad ilugan.
Scold I-past cat-dir.obj rel at floor-past vomit.
I scolded the cat that had vomited on the floor.

P.S. It occurs to me that my choices of example sentences reveal a lot about what my daily life is like. Mostly references to food, cats, and cleaning up after cats.

Relative Clauses: Part 2

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
When the verb of a relative clause is something other than ni, it goes AFTER the noun phrase(s), at the end of the clause.

Compare:

Ilugan mysiu ar abad. Shyltin miyn mysu.
Vomit cat-past at floor. Scold I-past cat-dir.obj.
The cat vomited on the floor. I scolded the cat.

Shyltin miyn mysu na ar iabad ilugan.
Scold I-past cat-dir.obj rel at floor-past vomit.
I scolded the cat that had vomited on the floor.

P.S. It occurs to me that my choices of example sentences reveal a lot about what my daily life is like. Mostly references to food, cats, and cleaning up after cats.

Relative Clauses: Part 2

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
When the verb of a relative clause is something other than ni, it goes AFTER the noun phrase(s), at the end of the clause.

Compare:

Ilugan mysiu ar abad. Shyltin miyn mysu.
Vomit cat-past at floor. Scold I-past cat-dir.obj.
The cat vomited on the floor. I scolded the cat.

Shyltin miyn mysu na ar iabad ilugan.
Scold I-past cat-dir.obj rel at floor-past vomit.
I scolded the cat that had vomited on the floor.

P.S. It occurs to me that my choices of example sentences reveal a lot about what my daily life is like. Mostly references to food, cats, and cleaning up after cats.

wind is huzi (revisited)

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
huzi = wind (noun) (weather) (some things Google found for "huzi": an uncommon term; Huzi Design of Hong Kong sells handcrafted toys; user names; Huzi is a Shanghai-based female painter of stylized portraits; a rare last name; a very rare first name; in several Japanese romanizations Mount Fuji is transliterated as Mount Huzi; huzi or similar húzi means "beard, mustache" in Mandarin (transliterated); a city and an administrative ward in Tanzania; name of places in China)

Word derivation for "wind" :
Basque = haize, Finnish = tuuli
Miresua = zuati

I'm having another go at the word for wind. My previous word for wind was zuati, a somewhat odd scramble of letters. The new word is shorter than both the Basque and the Finnish words, but only by one letter, which is allowable.

Bodily Functions

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
achu / uchi (n/v)
sneeze

bwrpu / burpi (n/v)
burp, belch

vazo / vozi (n/v)
fart

ulygan / ilugan (n/v)
vomit

Point of trivia, vazo is the demon gendered variation of fasa (air).

Bodily Functions

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
achu / uchi (n/v)
sneeze

bwrpu / burpi (n/v)
burp, belch

vazo / vozi (n/v)
fart

ulygan / ilugan (n/v)
vomit

Point of trivia, vazo is the demon gendered variation of fasa (air).