"I love you" in your conlang?

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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2013-08-25, 20:02

What do the <h>s and <'>s represent?
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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby kostica1 » 2013-08-25, 21:29

There is no real purpose for the <'> as of yet, I just put them because it looked better. (There are rules when you put them and when you don't). The <h>, in this case don't have a purpose. In my mind I always know when the <h> is/isn't pronounced, but I'm having a tough time figuring out the patterns and writing them down.
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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2013-08-25, 21:55

In most cases, it's preferred for a letter to represent a phoneme, the smallest meaningful unit of sound. For instance, English "cat" /kæt/ has three phonemes, /k/, /æ/, and /t/. Changing any one of those to another phoneme could change the meaning.

Silent letters can be justified in a language's native script, if the letters used to represent a phoneme that was lost because of sound changes. For example (if the Latin alphabet is your language's native script and not a transcription), <h> might have represented /h/, and <'> /ʔ/, but perhaps both phonemes were lost through lenition.
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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby kostica1 » 2013-08-26, 22:01

I don't know, it just looks more clean to me with the <'> and the <h>. But hey, the language is made up, so I can do what ever I think looks/feels best :)
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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby ~jakip » 2013-11-30, 22:18

This is my translation in Spitind
Iou lovitti
I love you
/iou lo'viʦi/
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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby aappaatsoq » 2013-12-08, 22:46

It's translated in Dilaxca as:

Ta iasevim
I don't speak English natively, so feel free to correct me if necessary.
I'm also a conlanger, my language is Dilaxca.
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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2013-12-16, 21:38

There are a few different ways to say this. Saying "I love you" romantically has different implications than it does in Western cultures. Marriage as such doesn't exist in this conculture and women may have multiple sexual partners; when a woman becomes pregnant, a male must acknowledge that he is the father. When a male member of a couple says "I love you", in addition to emotional attachment, it also means that he is willing to acknowledge any children as his own.

Romantic love:

On a uph ethmesse.
[ˈɔn a upʰ ˈɛtʰm̥ɛsˌsɛ]
1SG IND 2SG CONT-love
I love you.

ʻA on uphuth utthuum messe.
[ˈʔa ɔn ˈupʰutʰ ˈuttʰuːm ˈmɛssɛ]
IND 1SG 2SG-about CONT-feel love
I love you (polite).


Platonic/Familial love:

Uph a on othjook wely.
[ˈupʰ a ɔn ˈɔtʰj̥ɔːk ˈwɛly]
2SG IND 1SG CONT-please good
I love you.
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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby Koko » 2013-12-20, 6:49

Bristiesic:
Ti pro grafo--You are who I love

Kōnen:
Qês chà wrîyan aî---I have strong feelings for you.
[kis tʃa ul.ajan aj]

Phei'l:
Që cas uyian haseny aiy.---I have emotions concerning you.
[ki ʃas wi.jan has.en.i aj]

Jurran:
Viond sares.---I love you.(informal/friend/family)
Vein sares.---I love you.(formal/to lover)
Vein sarases.---I love you.(your love for the object is very strong/to someone you know you will love always)

Isaraso:
Amayo ti.---I love you.

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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby Skahi » 2013-12-22, 6:26

First post! O:! Forgive me as I am new to conlanging~

Kōtonāpakʔwaiapu
Raʔdāiweʔēhōqiŋxāʔ
[rɑʔsɑ̆d̪ˈɑː.iwɛʔˌɛːˌhɔːqiŋˌxɑːʔ]
"I-you-love (emphasizer dai+like weʔēhōqiŋ)-at this time"

This sentence can be modified by temporal affixes, a common feature in Kōtonāpakʔwaiapu; the one here is xāʔ.
Sătewēdāiweʔēhōqiŋnăxāʔ rēoʔtē. ||| Love life.

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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby Ultimate Ridley » 2014-02-26, 4:43

This is my first post as well. It's been two months since the last post in this thread, but the forum rules said "unless you have something to contribute" without giving a specific frame, so I'm hoping two months isn't necroposting.

I'm also not 100% versed in IPA, so please bear with me.

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[rʊ'laɪ 'mɑsi]
Literally "You exist (as) mine."

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[o:pʰˈɪ:lɔvɛ˥ ɑ˧˦ lø:g]
Rough translation: "Enjoy(the company of)•I•constant to•you."
Literally "I enjoy (the company of) you on a constant basis."


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[dʒˈala tʰo: lˌɛ‿gʒaʔ ɛʰl‿maʔ sɛ:nva ʊlɛ:m]
Rough translation: "Thank'I to you (past) (permission) see (as in visit) multiple."
The closest translation is "I thank (you) (for) allowing (me) to see you very often in the past."
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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby yasmin-kasumi » 2014-03-21, 21:40

You, love, [IPA], (Context)
Casual (if listener is younger, of lower social standing, or extremely intimate):
욘 [naga no goː jon] (mostly friendly)
愛주돈 [naga we oːd͡ʑudon] (mostly familial)
戀부돈 [naga we dabːudon] (mostly romantic)
好루루욘 [goːɾuɾu naga jon] (mostly friendly)
愛주루욘 [oːd͡ʑuɾu naga jon] (mostly familial)
戀부루욘 [dabːuɾu naga jon] (mostly friendly)

Polite (If listener is of same age or equal social standing):
貴前욘 [god͡ʑu no goː jon] (friendly/romantic)
貴前愛조타돈 [god͡ʑu we oːd͡ʑutadon] (familial/romantic)
好루루貴前욘 [goːɾuɾu god͡ʑu] (friendly/romantic)
愛주루貴前욘 [oːd͡ʑuɾu god͡ʑu] (familial/romantic)

Formal (If listener is older or of higher social standing):
義方愛조타돈 [ɕid͡ʑugan we oːd͡ʑutadon] (all)
愛주루義方요탄 [oːd͡ʑuɾu ɕid͡ʑugan jotan] (all)

As you can see, the older or higher socially the listener is, the more ambiguous the phrase 'I love you' becomes. The pronouns also change.
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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby Levike » 2014-03-21, 21:51

Katrom vesti [Katrom vesti]

Katrom comes from the name Katherine which is my favourite character in a television series.

And vesti is the accusative form of ve which means you.
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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2014-03-30, 22:51

Selvesc can be incredibly brief about this. It's reduced from my first post in this thread.

T'am.
[ˈtam]
2SG[OBL]=love[1SG]

I love you.
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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby panamicua » 2014-04-01, 3:26

Kutya lóspya fyosuju.

[ˈku.tʲɑ ˈɬʊs.ʙʲɑ fʲo.su.ˈʒu]

I-NOM you-ACC PRES-love

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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby Levike » 2014-04-01, 11:57

Haha, kutya means dog in Hungarian.

I'm not going to forget that any soon.
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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby ~jakip » 2014-04-01, 14:22

Flinderan:
Améo téu / Té'améo

Spitind:
Iou lovitti

Kĭelvarta:
Mi kion dum

Arartafala:
Abegala catalabegalavadalo
Literally: the person of me loves the person of you
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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby Uiiqupeuus » 2014-04-11, 16:26

In my conlang, Uiiqupeuus:

I love you = Or goblou [oɣ χo'blow]

Or: you (accusative)
Goblou: I love

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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby Nimh » 2014-04-11, 23:04

Consi:
Rapu me. - I love you.
RapuSu me. I love you (like family)
IreRapu me. I love you (extremely)
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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby puoteen_uusinesta » 2014-04-29, 21:36

Ntoga (Ngxóta) for 'I love you:

mpwaziwe xi (romantic)
Nampwaziwe xiwé xiwé (to kids, others)

Uusi for 'I love you:

Jäpittä tuomeä

Hhadashim:

Jikh raftolezyah dikht
[flag=]sv[/flag] -> know very well.
[flag=]en[/flag] -> native
[flag=]de[/flag] -> sort of...good enough
[flag=]fi[/flag] -> Beginner
[flag=]nl[/flag] -> Good enough

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Re: "I love you" in your conlang?

Postby s.wilhelmy0247 » 2014-06-03, 15:24

Jag gentein ouj.
I love you


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