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kore wrote

I always thought that the idea of "noun class" rather than "gender" made a whole lot more sense, using different markers for people, colors, plants, etc. with the ability to create new noun classes (like raddle-user class or objects-in-my-house class) would be cool.

Also, very flexible noun inflection would be neat. By that I mean a large amount of markers, like instead of having just one "locative" case it'd be more like

"city-here", "city-there", "city-far", "city-next", "city-over-the-river"

Or like, if you're familiar with Ancient Greek the genitive case has a lot of functions so just uncollapsing that would be cool. e.g. having separate case endings for objective and subjective genitive, separating possessive genitive and partitive genitive, having a specific case ending for agent of passive verbs, etc.

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jadedctrl wrote

Here're some random ideas that might be fun to do:

  • ``Bit-preface'' sentence declarations. A simple three-character preface to every sentence that would dictate, for example, the tense, mood, and/or subject, etc.? I.E.: ``sfj lorem ipsum igpum atinlāy…'' (Where ``sfj'' is the preface.)

  • Total negation of anything: ``Ny-'' (or something) can negate any word, phrase, etc.

  • Total questionization of anything: ``Ky-'' (or whatever) can turn any word, phrase, etc. into a question.

  • IPA for the alphabet? It would make pronunciation totally unambiguous, and be hella cool.

  • Verb arguments, like in Lojban. It makes verbs like functions (I don't have a better analogy, jajaja). The words that come after the verb (to a point) represent certain things dictated by that particular verb... for instance, ``run'' arguments might be ``runner, destination, speed, tool,'' so you might say ``run Albert, Lyon, 100km, shoes.'' Stuff like that. Fun, no?

  • Base vocabulary off of Russian? Gaelic? Maybe a few different languages?

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shanoxilt wrote

``Bit-preface'' sentence declarations.

Could you explain this a bit more?

Total negation of anything: Ny-'' (or something) can negate any word, phrase, etc. Total questionization of anything:Ky-'' (or whatever) can turn any word, phrase, etc. into a question.

So, I assume you intend it to be agglutinative.

IPA for the alphabet? It would make pronunciation totally unambiguous, and be hella cool.

Yes, but also difficult to type.

Verb arguments, like in Lojban.

I'd like that, but we'd need ways of modifying the verb. Maybe with an ablaut (like Germanic languages) or suffixes for parts of speech (like Esperanto).

Base vocabulary off of Russian? Gaelic? Maybe a few different languages?

I leave this to the will of the people. I'd prefer either an a priori vocabulary or from multiple language families.

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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

Could you explain this a bit more?

It could go a couple different ways, I guess-- first character could be tense, second character mood, third character could be subject, maybe.

Here's a type of it done on English:

fus run home.

(Tense: future; Mood: urgent; Subject: self)
Meaning:

I will run home urgently.

So, I assume you intend it to be agglutinative.

I'm fine either way-- it could have prefix-negation/questionization without being aggluntinative.

Yes, but also difficult to type.

;_:

I'd like that, but we'd need ways of modifying the verb.

Modifiying the verb in what sense? General meaning?

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shanoxilt wrote

Modifiying the verb in what sense? General meaning?

Yes, so we could add, remove, or change the argument structure.

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jadedctrl wrote

Heck, a collaborative & raddle-based glossopoeic language would be so rad!

I'm in. :)

Any idea what kind of language it should be/general tenants its construction should follow?

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I'd try to follow what is happening in the forum and possibly have some things to contribute, but can't commit to anything substantial.

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shanoxilt wrote

Contribute whatever you can, but please do send some die-hards my way. These sorts of projects flounder without an enthusiastic core group.