Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Help for a new conlang

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Thursday, October 24, 2002, 10:33
On Thursday 24 October 2002 03:30 am, Roberto Suarez Soto wrote:
> Hi, > > I've been recently thinking on a new conlang. The idea behind it > is, I think, semitic-like: words have a consonant-based root, and the > class of word (noun, verb, adjective) is derived of that form using > different vowels and particles. > > By now, the only things I've got are (besides that crazy idea > ;-)) two words that I want to relate, though I don't know how: "Urkun" > and "Orkurdan". "Urkun" is supposed to be a river, and "Orkurdan" a > mountain range that lies near. As I already have another word, > "Korkal", which is also the name of a river, I thought that "-rk-" could > be the root form for "river". It makes sense, then, that "Orkurdan" is > something related to a river, because it has the "-rk-" root too. > "River" as an adjective (let's say that it means "flowing [like a > river]") or verb ("to flow [like a river]") could be derived from this > too.
|urkun| - this could be |?rk| with a worn-down adjectival ending |-un|, simply "the river". Unless you wanted the definite article postposed, in which case |-un| is the said definite article. In which case it would be a combination of the Arabic form we see in |?islam| from |salaam|, with the Aramaic/Syriac postposed definite article. |?orkurdan| would probably be a compound. |?urdan| would be what? |?ork| could be adjectival, given that it is the name of a mountain range. |korkal| I have no suggestions on - it involves both preposed and postposed elements and my knowledge of the Semitic languages isn't that great. Wesley Parish
> > But I've got no idea of how to do O:-) And I'd like to know how > semitic languages (or whatever are similar to what I'm proposing; maybe > I'm unknowningly referring to another kind of language) behave on this > aspect. Any hints or URLs with information, any similar > conlangs/natlangs? O:-) > > Thanks on advance.
-- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."