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Santharian World Development => Languages and Runes => Topic started by: Mina on 27 December 2014, 16:48:05



Title: Volkek-Oshra Language Vocabulary Suggestion and General Discussion Thread
Post by: Mina on 27 December 2014, 16:48:05
Now that the Volkek-Oshra language has been posted, there should probably be a thread for new vocabulary, like the other languages.  You can also talk about other things regarding the language here.  

Here are the rules I followed when constructing Volkek-Oshra words:

  • Spelling and Pronunciation (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,15570.msg198863.html#msg198863)

  • The internal structure of a syllable:  (consonant other than r) - (r) - vowel - (consonant)

    The bracketed segments are optional, which means that a syllable can consist only of a single vowel and nothing else.   

    • However, vowels cannot appear next to each other.  So, for example, ka and ek are both acceptable syllables, but they cannot be put together to form the word kaek.  (Exceptions might be possible in words of foreign origin.)

    • The consonants t', ch', k', q', kw, khw, gw, ghw, qw, kw', and qw' cannot appear at the end of a syllable.  The exception is if that syllable is the last one in the word.  In that case, put the ', w, or w' in brackets.  

    • The consonant v cannot appear at the end of a syllable.  (I might be willing to allow some exceptions.)

    • Syllables cannot begin with the sequences mr, nr, or vr.  However, it is acceptable if a syllable ending in m or n is followed by a syllable beginning in r, such as anra.  Since v doesn't appear at the end of syllables, the sequence vr shouldn't be possible.  (I might be willing to allow some exceptions here too.)

  • Verb roots must begin with a consonant.  



Title: Re: Volkek-Oshra Language Vocabulary Suggestion and General Discussion Thread
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 13 January 2015, 03:49:03
Looks like there aren't many linguists around who can chip in here and provide suggestions, but anyway... Just wanted to say that this is a commendable effort and a very thorough one as well, Mina! :clap: :clap: :clap: Definitely worth an aura +1 - well, actually it would deserve some more auras, because you cover multiple aspects plus vocabulary and examples etc. - so what more can you wish for? :)

So I'm gonna prepare this bit by bit in the next weeks, so that we have a good deal in the next update. Great job at any rate! :thumbup:


Title: Re: Volkek-Oshra Language Vocabulary Suggestion and General Discussion Thread
Post by: Mina on 14 January 2015, 14:34:53
Thanks.  Honestly, I'm not really satisfied with it, but I figured it's never going to be finished if I decided to keep tweaking it until I was completely satisfied.  I kept finding more things I felt like changing whenever I really looked at it. 

By the way, could you sticky this thread?  All the vocabulary suggestion threads seem to be stickied. 


Title: Re: Volkek-Oshra Language Vocabulary Suggestion and General Discussion Thread
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 14 January 2015, 15:39:15
Well, there's always the option of updating things later, sure. Putting things up on site that maybe aren't completely perfect helps to generate the need to fix that. So see it as an incentive... :P

And yup, thread has now been stickified! :)