Archive for March, 2017
A language that features clicks, but they’re only used in a specific class of words pertaining to baked goods, e.g. cookies.
Create words in your language that revolve around a basic word/concept, but have different meanings for the word based on the state that the word is in. For example: A word that means "rushing water" and a word that means "cold water," which are both completely different from the word for "water." Bonus points if there is no word for water (ie, the base concept)Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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I can do that if you come off anon, but I can’t do that on anon.
Kier-kər lend-itiś mesl-i
does Kier steal apples?
Kier lend-ijiś mesl-i-kər
does Kier steal apples?
lend-ijiś Kier mesl-i-tər
Kier lend-ijiś mesl-i-tər
Apples is what Kier steals, aren't they?
lend-(ijiś)-tər Kier mesl-i
does Kier steal apples?
bec a Alas staŋn-u-tor kinl-əc'a' is an optional complementizer that introduces subordinate clauses.
you (c) Alas answer_yes-Q ask-2sg ?
you ask whether Alas answers yes?
Parsing -tor/-tər in this way is only permitted with verbs of knowledge and perception.
The 'regardless of'-meaning usually goes after the verb, but can go elsewhere - clause-initial position or even just before the verb.
wərs-ic sewk-ər kurćap(-utćo) au-tor.Autor sometimes is rendered as 'ator', aukor as 'akor'.
walrus-meat eat-1sg salty(-obj.compl.) is-Q
I eat walrus-meat regardless if it's salty
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