Does anyone actually have the time and want to invest it in constructing a new language here? What is expected to be gained from this endevour? I certainly don't have the time to even learn about all the research that has been done into constructed languages, and if I did, I think I would find actual communities of linguists to research with. Maybe I'm taking this to seriously, but I don't have that much time, and I question how anyone who feels they do have enough time feels that way.
>>12764 # No one person has to have the time to make this. Everyone just has to put in a little bit. Also fun is to be gained. I think youre taking this a bit too serious lol.
I feel like we could get a lot of places by setting up the basic structure of the language and then making a list of the most common words spoken in the most popular languages and just letting anyone make a word.
>>12764 # I have the time. And anyways, it can be done casually through use. This isn't brain surgery. Start with something akin to Toki Pona then expand upon it until it is viable for everyday conversation. >>12765 # Got any suggestions? I've been thinking of "ch_n" as one of our main roots, where the underscore represents a vowel.
>>13590 # Well I think word order should be SVO or VSO. I heard someone suggest free word order but I don't really know how that works. I think we could make this like heavy slang where more common words are similar to their english translation just for ease of use and everything.
I think chen should mean something positive. Like "good" or "chill" or something like that. When people are enjoying something they could say "chen chen" to show their approval or happiness or whatever.
>>13752 # A list of the most commonly used words, some common agreements, and people to make words and catalog them
>I heard someone suggest free word order but I don't really know how that works. Either with cases or particles, usually. > I think we could make this like heavy slang where more common words are similar to their english translation just for ease of use and everything. Initially, yes but I'd like to drift away from that in the long run. >I think chen should mean something positive. Like "good" or "chill" or something like that. Sort of like "toki"? >A list of the most commonly used words, some common agreements, and people to make words and catalog them We can use the Leipzig-Jakarta List and use the "common phrases" page from Omniglot.
Ive been thinking about this and since this is a conlang developed for an imageboard of sorts our main words that we should be building should be based around computers, the internet, and an online experience first. I think we could pull the names for colors directly from solresol (roygbiv to the musical scale)
red == do orange == re yellow ==mi green == fa blue == so indigo == la violet == si
Its a little bit above my understanding but I think I get the basic concept. Before we make words we need maps of ideas that correspond with the words so they are more natural and relate with eachother.
like for instance: since this is an imageboard we will need words for different forms of media. I was thinking of words for picture, gif, and video. A word for sight or see needs to be created first since an image is dependent on sight, and for gif and video we need to have a word for motion or movement.
>>13922 # >>13924 # I am trying to keep track. As for "motion", we could use "k_n", then fill in the blanks for various media and/or personal pronouns. Maybe something like "akine" or "akino" for "anime", where the base "k_n" means "motion" and/or "to move".
>>13937 # I like the country code idea. But i think we could decide a different root. We need a root for the word place first I think, and we can modify that for countries. Maybe s*t? I thinking a place online is a => site => s*t. Japan could be Japasat, and we could fill in the vowel either with what appears in the code or with the first vowel in the english language of the word.
>>20625 # Yeah sure! I don't know all the fancy lingo lol. It could work that way specifically in nouns. We could make all words a noun by default and have some way to modify it to be very or adjective or whatever. That could get messy though.
>>31421 # "bed" would be used because it is a shared computer. Or you could use "bid" to show that you want it. It would be something like... well I guess I cant say what word order are we doing? I just want object last idc if its SVO or VSO
What are some other things that you would like to add?
we should appreciate our newfriends over at blacked general by translating blacked as friends eg. i enjoyed our time together lets get blacked together sometime i put my child in daycare to get blacked with the other kids hey wanna go behind the library and get blacked? etc etc etc
This is a neat project. >>27582 # As for conjugation, -u- could be second person, and a dipthong ending with a- could be for past tense. Ex: chean is "what we spoke". >>31421 # Chon mem "os ot tirn (on the?) bed" if one were to just replace vowels from the English words.
Also is anyone keeping track of our words? Or should I be compiling a list also? One thing I really like about this is that we never have to worry about pronunciation because it is all digital, and similarly if someone felt inclined we could use characters from our keyboards also like !@#$%^&*
>>131569 # Word order will be first and foremost. If for some reason word order is unclear as to what is what we could fall back on an affix, or something else even.
I think we should start making sentences to speak with eachother and update our personal dictionaries as new words are added.
Speaking of affixes, should we have them? And what about diacritics? I take it that we will have at least 1 digraph (<ch>). The last time we tried making this language, we had a suffix <-tu> as in Chentu.
Considering the way we're going I think we should be able to perhaps borrow some rules from latin. Romance languages are heavy on conjugations and declension rules, but I believe their format remains effective for something as compressed and direct as imageboards. I don't know of many free resources online as I learned from high school, though I found: http://learn101.org/latin.php