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Re: Angos

Postby razlem » 2012-09-28, 0:22

I think I'm going to de-front the interrogatives and see how that works out.

So instead of:
Kove to ba? (What do you have?) -> To ba kove?
Kewe to? (What are you doing?) -> To kewe?
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Re: Angos

Postby language learner » 2012-09-28, 6:51

That's the way I do it. Using the question words in the front seems to anglo-centric to me. When you think about it, not changing the word order in a question sentence makes more sense.

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Re: Angos

Postby razlem » 2012-10-04, 16:34

I'm going to try moving word stress from the penultimate syllable to the first syllable.
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Re: Angos

Postby Ashucky » 2012-10-04, 21:45

razlem wrote:I'm going to try moving word stress from the penultimate syllable to the first syllable.
That's so mainstream ... :P
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Re: Angos

Postby razlem » 2012-10-05, 3:14

Yeah :/ But I think it'll be easier for listening comprehension.
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Re: Angos

Postby razlem » 2012-11-22, 5:57

I'd like some opinions/suggestions regarding this-

I usually use the root 'emas*' (gold/money) to say 'buy', and 'mabad*' (change/exchange) for 'sell'. But now I feel that these rely too heavily on context. I'm thinking of adding a new root ('may*') that would be 'a monetary exchange', and use prepositions to signal the direction.

So I would have:
Wo maya de tofao - I buy an apple [I {monetary exchange} {direction to} apple]
Wo maya ve tofao - I sell an apple [I {monetary exchange} {direction from} apple]
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Re: Angos

Postby language learner » 2012-11-22, 7:21

I agree that ex/change is too different than sell. As for gold/money, to me it seems more suitable for sell than buy (you get money by selling). But then it's probably better to have a seperate root for these things.

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Re: Angos

Postby razlem » 2012-11-29, 4:56

I think I solved my relative clause crisis. A catch-all particle lae

Na-omo lae wo me via - The man who I saw
Oyo lae me cea - The place where it happened
Leisos lae vindawgos tayli - The house whose windows are broken
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Re: Angos

Postby razlem » 2012-11-29, 5:02

Actually, I think that makes "omo poste wo" incorrect now (sorry Dormouse) XD
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Re: Angos

Postby Dormouse559 » 2012-11-29, 5:11

Well, I think it was already an exception, treating prepositions as if they had built in relativizers. If you want to regularize it, "Omo lae poste wo" isn't too much different (plus I've been doing that in my own conlangs for a while, so it's second nature for me :D ).
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Re: Angos

Postby Kshaard » 2012-11-29, 19:41

Ashucky wrote:That's so mainstream ... :P


Really? I thought everyone used penultimate syllable stress in their conlangs. Or maybe I'm not looking far enough.
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Re: Angos

Postby razlem » 2012-11-29, 23:51

Most auxlangs I've seen do. But I realized the sounds of many of my root words were based on penultimate stress.
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Re: Angos

Postby razlem » 2012-12-14, 22:38

Things are looking good for...dare I say...completion.

I'm going to have to translate a bunch of stuff to make sure I can express everything accurately, and then it's onto the final phase of testing :para:

Also working on adding quizzes and vocab exercises to the lessons on the wiki. Excited for those :)
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Re: Angos

Postby language learner » 2012-12-16, 10:57

razlem wrote:Things are looking good for...dare I say...completion.

I'm going to have to translate a bunch of stuff to make sure I can express everything accurately, and then it's onto the final phase of testing :para:

Also working on adding quizzes and vocab exercises to the lessons on the wiki. Excited for those :)

Does this mean that nothing is going to be changed anymore?

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Re: Angos

Postby razlem » 2012-12-16, 16:04

имен wrote:Does this mean that nothing is going to be changed anymore?

I can't guarantee it, but I think the grammar is finished. Now I'm just thinking about words and definitions that might change.
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Re: Angos

Postby Kshaard » 2012-12-17, 11:47

Wo yada le kalim-balans-kopitos de le dove hevo ye le ando, mice wo nae bisaa via yoye dave ti web-oyos. Wo ba los me moye.

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Re: Angos

Postby razlem » 2012-12-17, 17:13

Kshaard wrote:Wo yada le kalim-balans-kopitos de le dove hevo ye le ando, mice wo nae bisaa via yoye dave ti web-oyos. Wo ba los me moye.

"kwe le dove hevo ye le ando" - assuming you meant the exercises about them

"wo nae yoye bisaa via" - the -oye correlatives act as adverbs, so they would go before the other verbs. But if you want to keep that word order, you could use a preposition: "wo nae bisaa via de yoye".

"Wo ba los moye me." - Same thing as above. You could say "los moye me" or "los me de moye"
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Re: Angos

Postby razlem » 2013-01-15, 7:15

Should I use a subordinate noun phrase conjunction?

Right now it's set up:
(noun phrase) [comma] (subordinate noun phrase)
Wo eska, to kali.

With the conjunction:
Wo eska gae to kali.

I started using 'lae', the relative clause marker, but it struck me as very Latinate. So the question now is, would it be better to have no particle, and keep the comma structure, or introduce a new conjunction?
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Re: Angos

Postby Kshaard » 2013-01-15, 17:14

In my opinion, the less different particles, the better, especially for an IAL. I do like the comma structure, but in casual speech the pause introduced by the comma could slightly disappear a bit? There's probably some way this could cause ambiguities :P

So I think it's probably your best bet to add the 'gae' particle and make it recommended but not necessary?
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Re: Angos

Postby razlem » 2013-01-15, 21:54

I think I'll just keep it how it is. No need to make it more complex than it already is.
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