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Idk Does Language Count As Art? A Small Sample Of Cohedic, A Language Of Mine

Discussion in 'Your Work' started by Oskhol1, Oct 1, 2019.

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  1. Oskhol1

    Oskhol1 Erevan Galanodel, 320-ish, Sorcerer/Warlock

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    Hello!

    For a while now, I've been working on a language that has gone through many changes. In terms of name it went from Laihiric (Lähjir then Läzao) to Cohedic (Xîrizao).
    It's a language I designed for fun, and wanted to share with you.
    Now, this document is just an introduction with a very small amount of words, so if you want a list of words, I can provide.

    The document is about the pronunciation of the romanised phonemes, the general structure of the language and a little bit about the writing. More will be added in time.

    Please feel free to leave feedback and thoughts.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Smx0GM6PAUIOIP2ZxyCOdppznErWS_tIH2jAYcsB6_8/edit

    You can post your qualified guesses for the challenge sentence in spoilers.


    PS: If I'm posting this in the wrong section, please tell me.​
     
  2. 84v

    84v Nothing will remain VIP+ Builder

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    Art is in many forms and subjective. I think what you've done is pretty damn cool, to come up with your own language and not get bored, pretty good feat I must say.

    Nice one! (Personally I'm not great at judging art in any form :()
     
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  3. Oskhol1

    Oskhol1 Erevan Galanodel, 320-ish, Sorcerer/Warlock

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    The main thing was if people use the art prefix it's generally drawings an such.
    Thank you! I think languages are fascinating. It's nowhere near done, and will probably go through lots of changes. But I think I have found a general way I want to keep it.
     
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    84v Nothing will remain VIP+ Builder

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    As long as you enjoy it, it's awesome!

    I look forward to seeing what you do with it in the future.
     
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    Oskhol1 Erevan Galanodel, 320-ish, Sorcerer/Warlock

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    I too look forward to seeing what becomes of it.

    If you like, do feel free to go through the rules and try your hands on the challenge sentence.
     
  6. StormKing3

    StormKing3 Well-Known Adventurer

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    So are all the words just in English but with this new alphabet and different ways of saying it?
     
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    Oskhol1 Erevan Galanodel, 320-ish, Sorcerer/Warlock

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    No, not really.
    The word order is different and so is how you put words together. You can look in the document to see details on word order and such.
    If you were wondering about the sentence, you need to read the information closely and take knowledge from the various examples I give throughout the document. There are no words that don’t appear anywhere else in the doc without a description.
     
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    Comrade Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communist HERO Builder

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    Damn, that's really cool. And really good, my first few constructed languages were (and still are) mostly garbage. I actually know of a way to "write" the symbols fairly quickly and very consistently, if you're interested, PM me!
     
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    Oskhol1 Erevan Galanodel, 320-ish, Sorcerer/Warlock

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    Thanks!
    My first one was pretty bad as well.
     
  10. Stormarend

    Stormarend Bonks

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    Doesn't "art" practically mean visual arts on these forums? Music and writing are also arts, but they have their own categories. If you asked me I would say it fits best into the latter, but even that's somewhat of a stretch.
     
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    Oskhol1 Erevan Galanodel, 320-ish, Sorcerer/Warlock

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    Nobody who thinks they've solved the sentence?
     
  12. Ghostie

    Ghostie Amateur corner-hugger

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    This is actually really cool! Languages are really hard, fictional or real, so kudos to you for making one from scratch o:

    I had a go at the sentence but it didn’t turn into anything comprehensible, sadly...
    Zi: Cat Za: Child Ojoi: Speak(plural with the ’i’ on the verb?) Varo: Person K’i: And Wo: (couldn’t find anything about it in the document) Œ|de|he: from the lake
    In the end, it turned into ”Cat child speak person and (X) in the lake.” and with some guesswork ”Kitten, person says, is from the lake”. Probably pretty far from the correct sentence, but it was fun trying to solve it lol)
     
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    Oskhol1 Erevan Galanodel, 320-ish, Sorcerer/Warlock

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    Thank you!

    Fun to see people attempting to solve the sentence.

    So, the sentence was: "Zi zaojoi vârok’ι wo œdehe".
    You are correct about "zi" being cat. Za is not child, since child is "Cza". The actual word is "Zao", meaning speech. "-jo" is the 3rd-person verb suffix. You are correct in assuming that the "-i" makes the verb plural. Person is correct, as well as and.
    As I said earlier, you need to look through the document very carefully to understand the sentence. There is a small star note saying that any instance of a Y-sound preceded of followed by another Y-sound, or a palatalized consonant (ex. "k'ι"), becomes a W-sound. As "Wo" is preceded by "ι", one can deduce that it was originally a Y-sound, "Yo", which means dog.
    A guide of the sentence would be: |Zi| |zao|-jo|-i |vâro|-k’ι| |w(y)o| |œ|de|he|
    Literally: "Cat speech-3rd_person_verb-plural person-and dog the-lake-from"
    The sentence means: "A person and a dog from the lake speaks to a cat."
     
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    Oskhol1 Erevan Galanodel, 320-ish, Sorcerer/Warlock

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    I now have a name in Cohedic.
    I’m Xîrik’ι Reo Dovâro.
    Try to understand what my name means.
     
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    Oskhol1 Erevan Galanodel, 320-ish, Sorcerer/Warlock

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    How would you guys like it if I made a classroom for this? xd
     
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    H0Y0Y0Y0Y0Y0B0Y A H0Y0Y0Y0Y0B0Y IMPROVED

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    yep cus i cant really understand this like i do with one other singular language
     
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    Oskhol1 Erevan Galanodel, 320-ish, Sorcerer/Warlock

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    Working on it! =D
    It'll take some time though. I need to make words and try to get some order in what I put up.
     
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