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  1. Wow, simply fascinating! I clearly did not realize that portion of Jazz worked like that. I'll definitely have to refer back to this comment when I decide to pursue my personal Jazz studies.

  2. Not sure why you care so much about having a single word way to refer to the concept of "right hand" but I guess I have some coinages you can try out:

  3. Yeah i'd say so. This kind of design actually kind of reminds me of Languages like Navajo and Nahuatl where even single verbs can already clearly express a subject or even a subject and the object without having need to state it.

  4. Anyone remember that one conscript that's basically logographic-ish Pinyin? Like it encodes syllables and tones, and has Hanzi-like aesthetics, but I can't remember what is it called

  5. My best guess is that you're referring to this?

  6. This conlanger made a pretty good video on the topic:

  7. Size: shirt size can vary obviously so I guess the designs would too. The desigs took up a very sizable portion of the shirt space tho.

  8. Your idea reminds of Zero-Derivation. in a simplified way, Zero-Derivation is the derivation of a new word into a new part of speech without inflection or new morphemes being used.

  9. Here's a wild brainstorm. You're bound to find something:

  10. In a recent polysynthetic design I made, I basically form questions via 2 clauses ran together as a single utterance. The first clause uses the verb "to wonder, to question, to ask", while the second clause is basically what you would be questioning about.

  11. Hi guys! I'm the creator of Bariknaı. I have a question, an urgent one! I'm reconsidering my vocab. And i want it to be one of those lexicons that are connected to everything. Ex: milk: súv animal: a'a Súva'a: cow

  12. I dont really understand your question, but if you're referring to those languages which use a single letter morpheme to classify everything in the world, that is 0% naturalistic if naturalism is your goal.

  13. Wow, I really like this. It's like a beautiful mixture of some Salish or Mezoamerican languages with the advanced consonant root system of Hausa with its own peculiar themeings. Very unique. I'd love to see the evolution of this system if there is any.

  14. I think it's a cool idea. If you wish to evolve such a system naturalistically, it would require some pretty peculiar conditions. First off, perhaps a language borrows a logography, preferably from a language/culture of high status...

  15. Dang, I actually like your take on this. I'll have to write that down.

  16. First off, I can tell you've been influenced by Hentaigana or some cursive form of one of Japanese scripts. It looks quite lovely, ahaha.

  17. Okay, first off I would like to point out what may sound "weird" is really just a language exhibiting something different than what your native language expects or does. The general trend I noticed in language is that, regardless of whether the expression literally makes sense, as long as it clearly expresses the intended message, then it is functional. So an expression like "Ante zeid fu" could easily become an idiomatic expression and possibly introduce some naturalistic funk.

  18. Hmm, not sure what you may be getting at but maybe this guy's conlang will lead you in the right direction. You should PM the fella too as he's quite well versed with click research:

  19. As of now, humanity lacks the ability to fully understand the physiological mechanism behind emotions and such ignorance is self-evidently expressed within natural languages.

  20. Unfortunately, it's none of the 4x4 Evo games. But this is a nice guess. I appreciate your effort.

  21. Very fine. Yeah I was trying to figure out if it was a rally type game to narrow the list down a little. Those tend to be proper racing games set outside traditional tracks. But seems not. Hmm.

  22. Oh yeah, updated OP, it contains a lot of extra info on some details and organizes what I said into their appropriate groups. Hopefully this should add a bit more for sightseeing. Once again, thank you for your time.

  23. I'd have to check up on this but from what I remember off the top of my head, Japanese pronouns etymologically (as in, how the pronouns came to be) are based off of normal nouns and various Japanese pronouns have specific connotations and reflect various aspects about the speaker. Syntactically, Japanese pronouns are treated much like nouns. Indonesian is a lot more straightforeward as pronouns function identical to nouns and are quite connected with the base noun meaning. I imagine more languages around Southeast Asia may do similar things.

  24. This one doesn't fully fit the bill since it appears to mainly use a-priori and it uses tones which wouldnt be best design for auxlanging but I think you should give Toaq (

  25. You know, this post would be way better if you formally explained the purpose and reason for your Toki Pona derivation. You claim there are issues and yet you do not elaborate on them thus making your design goal very unclear. I can see you decided to remove the coda n, add some pronouns, and this unspecified "free word order", but I wonder how that contributes to your main goal.

  26. I go by the Middle English Compendium. If it has a word I mark that word as Middle English. 1550 seems like an alright threshold, too.

  27. anyone know any examples of musical conlangs?

  28. After making my prepositions an open class that includes all nouns, allowing sentences like “I’m front the house” rather than “I’m at house’s front,” I realized that I should just go all in and give all prepositions meanings as nouns. The only lexical classes left now are nouns, verbs, and conjunctions. I wonder now, is there any possibility of turning conjunctions into nouns? It seems like it would be too ambiguous, but the idea of a language with only nouns and verbs is intriguing.

  29. I'd say maybe you can. Even in English we can refer to conjunctions as nouns in certain cases. Mainly when stating that there's an and, or, but, if, etc. in a sentence or a sentence like "no ifs or buts!". As long as the speakers use some means like context, morphology that's used for indicating nouns/verbs, or even clarifying via saying something like "and word, and noun" versus "and and, and conjunction, just and".

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