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Shidei wrote:Marnie's the exact opposite of caustic though...

She comes across as caustic initially and then winds up being ultrachill.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=360717&p=36488549#p36488549
This guy would make a great movie ngl. Also this has lots of references and I hope people actually read lmao

PC’s having some boot issues. Depending upon what it takes to fix things it might be a while before I pop back on here / discord. At present, it’s probably a case of HDD failure so...

Redid a major portion of my conlang's grammar and will continue tomorrow, I think I will have a finished factbook on the subject ready by then

Negarakita wrote:viewtopic.php?f=4&t=360717&p=36488549#p36488549
This guy would make a great movie ngl. Also this has lots of references and I hope people actually read lmao

Nice writing skillz

The Aziran Islands wrote:Nice writing skillz

Thanks

Important Notice

Hey, folks, it's me.

Over the course of the weekend and leading into this week several factors in my life have ... let's say gone the less desirable direction. If you don't mind I won't go into detail here, and it's a real bummer (massive understatement) as I was really ready to become the Asian Tiger of the Isles. Feel free to telegram me anytime, I'll still be around, oh and Razzgriz I'll try to get your flag request done as soon as I can, but my activity will dip.

Oh, and as for all the S.o.I stuff and Financial TWImes for November I will try and get on it A.S.A.P, but again, it'll be slow.

I hope you understand. Lotta homie love to you all.

Austro :)

Austrovik-Germania wrote:Important Notice

Hey, folks, it's me.

Over the course of the weekend and leading into this week several factors in my life have ... let's say gone the less desirable direction. If you don't mind I won't go into detail here, and it's a real bummer (massive understatement) as I was really ready to become the Asian Tiger of the Isles. Feel free to telegram me anytime, I'll still be around, oh and Razzgriz I'll try to get your flag request done as soon as I can, but my activity will dip.

Oh, and as for all the S.o.I stuff and Financial TWImes for November I will try and get on it A.S.A.P, but again, it'll be slow.

I hope you understand. Lotta homie love to you all.

Austro :)

I understand mate.

Austrovik-Germania wrote:Important Notice <snapperdesnap>

Announcements like this one always make me incredibly curious/nosy. But although NS is fun it's better to focus on your real life when it could use your attention; it's far more important.

Nhoor wrote:Announcements like this one always make me incredibly curious/nosy. But although NS is fun it's better to focus on your real-life when it could use your attention; it's far more important.

Same with me, I can be very nosy at times as well, with one of my bad habits being to listen in to other people's conversations.

Biaten wrote:Same with me, I can be very nosy at times as well, with one of my bad habits being to listen in to other people's conversations.

Other people's conversations are fun! They are some kind of fragments of real life soap operas!

And as long as you don't use whatever you heard against those people it's harmless, right? ;)

At risk of sounding like a boomer, how do you re-open a draft after saving and closing it?

The Aziran Islands wrote:At risk of sounding like a boomer, how do you re-open a draft after saving and closing it?

draft of what

The Aziran Islands wrote:At risk of sounding like a boomer, how do you re-open a draft after saving and closing it?

Load draft

now that I have a real person job I can really go to town on gifts for my family and shrimp for myself which is neat

I had a real person job once but was replaced by permanent committee to determine if my job was essential to the company. XD

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4FB1yPlfJQRbXJg6F_seJvxZJDJYU7bWOaIjkQuGJ1_V9Ow/viewform

I need help here.

Post self-deleted by The Aziran Islands.

Okay, shopping is done, now to whip up this year's christmas card featuring me and the pets

Prime Minister of Finland is to resignate today on 2 pm

Aprosian People's Democratic Union
S E V E R I Ó K

L I B E R T Y,U N I T Y,S O C I A L I S M!
.

“For centuries we flourished, for centuries we faltered and now, with an Aprosian rebirth, we shall turn back the pages of history and prosper for untold centuries to come!”

- Dimíras Ketséluv


E N C Y C L O P E D I AO FT H EA P R O S I A NU N I O N

Severiók, also referred to by its translated name Common Speech or Common Aprosian, is the official language of the Aprosian People’s Democratic Union. It is the most widely spoken Aprosiatic language, with over 36 million total speakers inside Aprosia and several thousand more outside in the Aprosian diaspora.

Historically, Severiók is a mixed language between the now extinct Múzan language and several other Aprosiatic languages. It was formed with the intention of creating a unifying language for the new unified state, without giving any individual ethnic group a superior position by granting their ethnic language the position of an official language. Severiók was created over the span of decades from the 19th century to the 20th century through poetry and literature, alongside nationalistic linguistic pushes.

By law, Severiók is the official language in both federal and local affairs. Official documents and road signs are all written in Severiók alongside the local official languages. Severiók also maintains supremacy in the media and education, with the majority of media and educational institutes employing Severiók as their language of use.

Despite its status as the official language, most Aprosians reportedly tend to use their own vernacular languages as their means of communication unless conversing with members of other ethnicities. Even then, Severiók has through the decades been divided into a formal written language and a dialectical spoken language used in unofficial matters.

Phonology


Severiók has 36 consonant phonemes and 14 vowel phonemes, with the vowels maintaining both long and short variants and consonants having either palatalised or aspirated forms, two consonants having both forms alongside the base form. Both palatalisation and aspiration are based on the length of the succeeding vowel and with the consonants ‘k’ and ‘t’, is based on the situation of the consonant or the vowel succeeding it. Severiók consonants maintain consonant length and can occur as geminates.

The 14 vowel phonemes maintain a system of vowel length, with the short and long vowels treated as their own phonemes. Vowel length or stress is an important part of the language and is used to bring meaning. The location of stress within the the word can alter depending on grammatical inflection. While the most common word roots and words themselves maintain a single pressurised vowel, the stress in grammatical endings is commonly preserved to differentiate the ending from other endings. Some compound words may also preserve the stress of both of the root words.

Consonants

Consonant

IPA

B

(b), (bʲ)

Č

(tʃ)

D

(d), (dʰ)

F

(f), (fʰ)

G

(g), (gʰ)

H

(h), (hʰ)

J

(j)

K

(k), (qʲ), (kʰ)

L

(l), (lʲ)

M

(m)

N

(n), (nʲ)

P

(p), (pʲ)

R

(r), (rʲ)

S

(s), (sʲ)

Š

(ʃ), (ʃʲ)

T

(t), (tʲ), (tʰ)

V

(ʋ)

Z

(z), (zʲ)

Ž

(ʐ), (ʐʲ)

Vowels

Vowel

IPA

A

(a), (ɐ)

Á

(a:)

E

(ɛ), (ɵ)

É

(ɛ:)

I

(i)

Í

(i:)

O

(o)

Ó

(o:)

U

(u)

Ú

(u:)

Y

(y)

Ý

(ɨ)

It should be noted that while the latinisation of Severiók and both the literary and spoken forms when spoken distuinguish short and long vowels, the Aprosian Arabic script used officially for the language does not distuingish them as separate letters. Instead, those familiar with the language recognize the short and long vowels from the text through context.

Grammar


Severiók is a heavily inflected language. Nouns and adjectives are inflected by case, number and definiteness; pronouns through cases and verbs through tense, voice, aspect, person and number. Inflection is shown through modifying the root word or adding suffixes at the end of the root word. While a SVO language officially, the inflection in Severiók allows for flexible alteration of the word order.

Example sentince:

(Mán) sénrelar žánut álzan

I intended to eat an apple

(I) intend-1st singular-preterite eat-base form apple-accusative

Nouns

Severiók nouns are inflicted by case, number and definiteness. The language has 9 noun cases, divided into 3 forms based on number and definiteness. The language has both indefinite and definite nouns, with definiteness in singular shown by articles inflicted alongside the definite singular noun. In plural, the Severiók nouns maintain both definite and indefinite forms, displayed through altering the root word and the case inflection of the word.

Severiók

English

dárýk, méd dárýk, dárýt, dárýi

a song, the song, songs, the songs

The demonstrative words ‘that’ (méd) and ‘this’ (máš) have historically developed into articles for the singular nouns. The demonstrative word used as an article is inflected alongside the noun and the descriptive adjective of the noun.

Ablative case

Illative case

médit modámit, from the house

mášin modámšin, into the house

The primary inflection of nouns in Severiók is done through the 9 noun cases, which bring additional meaning to the noun through suffixes. Number and definiteness are shown through the noun inflection by modifying the root word and then adding the grammatical suffix after the either modified or unmodified rootword. Most suffixes can be directly compared to English prefixes.

Case

Ending
(Singular / Definite Singular / Indefinite Plural / Definite Plural)

Example

Usage

Nominative

No case ending

álza, méd álza, álzud, álzu

Subject

Genetive

-ní, -ní, -í, -ní

álzaní, médní álzaní, álzudí, álzuní

Attribution, owning

Accusative

-n, -n, -in, -n

álzan, mášen álzan, álzudin, álzun

Object

Locative

-ra, -ra, -ira, -ra

álzara, mášera álzara, álzudira, álzura

Location

Ablative

-it, -it, -it, -it

álzait, médit álzait, álzudit, álzuit

Motion away

Illative

-šin, -šin, -išin, -šin

álzašin, mášin álzašin, álzudišin, álzušin

Motion into

Instrumental

-lan, -lan, -ilan, -lan

álzalan, médlan álzalan, álzudilan, álzulan

Instrument to achieve something

Abessive

-geš, -geš, -igeš, -geš

álzageš, médgeš álzageš, álzudigeš, álzugeš

Absence

Distributive

-nént, -nént, -dént, -nént

álzanént, médýt álzanént, álzudént, álzunént

Per each

Pronouns

Severiók pronouns are conjugated in all of the noun cases except the distributive case. In these cases, the pronouns work relatively similarly to Indo-European languages and other regional languages.

Severiók pronoun

English pronoun

Mán

I

Eré

You

Kán / Dér

He (neutral) / It

Már

We (inclusive)

Dán

We (exclusive)

Erír

You (plural)

Jér

They

Orthography



Picture unfinished, modify later

Severiók, like all other contemporary Aprosian languages, is written using the Aprosian Arabic script, based on the Persian script, ultimately tracing its origins to the Arabic script used to write the Arabic language. Shia Muslim influences and eventual rule brought the Persian script to Aprosia in the early XXth century and eventually ecplised the XXXXX script as the style of writing for the arts, administration. After the period of islamisation of the society, the Persian script was modified to suit the Aprosian languages in an improved manner and the Nastaʿlīq style of calligraphy was adopted. Nastaʿlīq is the primary style of writing Severiók, with a majority of media, culture, official papers etc. being written using the calligraphic style.

Unlike the Persian script, the Aprosian script writes short vowels but does not distuinguish them from the long vowels; the reader has to know the stress of the word from context. As such, most of the harakat diacritics used to write short vowels in the Persian script are not largely used in Aprosia. In colloquial writing or with learners of the language, the harakat may be used to distuinguish the long vowels from short vowels. Despite this, most consider that the writing system used in Severiók largely correspond to the language when spoken, with all of the primary phonemes of the language being represented in the written system.

Read dispatch

What I have so far in my new language dispatch. Questions, criticism, fixes etc on lingustics appreciated

New Aapelistan wrote:Prime Minister of Finland is to resignate today on 2 pm

Update: The Prime Minister of Finland, Antti Rinne, has now resigned and the President of the Republic has requested that the current government stay in power temporarily until new parliamentary elections are organized.

Governments fallen in 2019 Finland: 2

Corindia wrote:gifts for shrimp

My tank somehow became a bunch of Hikari purists, so I have to shill the Crab Cuisine they sell. My amanos adore the stuff and bolt for the pellets to carry them off the second they hit the gravel. I like watching them clutch their loot and eyeball the rest of the tank dwellers like they don't trust anybody

Nhoor wrote:Other people's conversations are fun! They are some kind of fragments of real life soap operas!

And as long as you don't use whatever you heard against those people it's harmless, right? ;)

Eh, sometimes my snooping often becomes obvious because sometimes I join in the conversation XD.

Update

Things are getting better. Definitely. Also, can you please fill in this form if you have the time:

https://forms.gle/DzDpku6Wr3jmGzYK8

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