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Losam
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Conlang

Postby Losam » 2016-02-15, 23:06

Hi guys, how's going?

So, in new here, most with conlang, I trying to building a language by my own without verb to be and articles. Do you have a nature language that's don't know verb to be and any articles? Or what do you think about this?

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Re: Conlang

Postby Levike » 2016-02-16, 9:33

Losam wrote:Do you have a nature language that's don't know verb to be and any articles?

The majority of Slavic languages doesn't use articles, like Polish, Russian, Czech, Croatian, etc.
But that's easy, just take any language that has articles, imagine as if they weren't there and that's it.
Imagine English without the words "the/a/an". It's that simple.

My mother tongue (Hungarian) does have a "to be" verb, but there are instances when we don't use it.
For example we don't say "He is a doctor", but simply "He doctor". (Ő orvos)

Or what do you think about this?

Personally I think articles are useless anyway. I left them out from my conlang as well.
Nem egy nap alatt épült Buda vára.

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Re: Conlang

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-02-16, 15:44

Losam wrote:Do you have a nature language that's don't know verb to be and any articles?

Yes, Indonesian/Malay.
Levike wrote:The majority of Slavic languages doesn't use articles, like Polish, Russian, Czech, Croatian, etc.

Russian also doesn't use 'to be' in the present tense at all.
My mother tongue (Hungarian) does have a "to be" verb, but there are instances when we don't use it.
For example we don't say "He is a doctor", but simply "He doctor". (Ő orvos)

Yeah, a lot of languages do this. There are at least some varieties of English where things just like this happen.

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Re: Conlang

Postby WallOfStuff » 2016-02-17, 22:29

vijayjohn wrote:Yeah, a lot of languages do this. There are at least some varieties of English where things just like this happen.

*cough*Ebonics*cough*

"He a doctor!"

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Re: Conlang

Postby Losam » 2016-02-19, 0:34

Guys, thanks a lot. I'll search/study about these languages (like Russian).


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