I wanted articles too, I think it will get way too confusing without articles and without cases. Either I say we have cases (latin AND russian, neither of which have articles for the and a), have articles (english) or have cases on articles (german). The only reason Russian works is because of it's specific use of cases and sentence structure, and even then you have words for some and no and one, etc. To not have articles and not have cases is going to complicate things. I mean, it's POSSIBLE to have no cases and no articles, but there's a strong correlation between them in language.
Bullshit. Articles and case have NOTHING to do with each other at all. A huge majority of languages get by without them.
First: someone with at least minimal care for linguistics would proof read his anger before he posts it. Your spelling of conception is impossible.
Latin - No articles, Has cases
Russian - No articles, Has cases
English - No cases, Has articles
French - No cases, Has articles
Spanish - No cases, Has articles
Esperanto - No cases, Has articles
Finnish - No articles, Has cases
Lithuanian - No articles, Has cases
Arabic - No cases (in modern arabic), Has articles
The list goes on and on and on and on. I'm not saying I'm right, but at least I'm not going to be an asshole. I'm not saying I'm a linguist, either, just that I've a large language background and have done a bit of studying. Frankly it's a very immature thing to come into a place and just start ranting about how stupid everyone else is, it's about the same level as "that's what she said" or "first." If you have nothing to contribute, then go back to drawing penises on sleeping people's faces, it wont bother us. Maybe there isn't any correlation between cases and articles at all, and that merely out of coincidence a whole lot of languages either have articles or they have cases. German has both cases and articles, so what? I'm going to go cry in the corner now because some arrogant, self righteous schoolboy twat thinks I'm wrong?
And if I am wrong, what reason is that to explode into a furious rage? What really is going to happen?
A relexification of english is precisely what I'm trying to avoid also. You blame me for noticing a pattern that has no real reason, and then you blame me for wanting what you want? Now that's just plain stupid! That is precisely as interpreting a painting in a different way, then you getting furious because I, like you, think it is pretty.
Now back on topic.
Maybe the children should get a completely own system of speech and language, similar to cultures where females and males have different languages. I feel this would add to dwarf fortress as it would explain why the dwarves do such cruel things to their kids (they just don't understand that they are screaming in pain not in joy )
I've never heard of any such culture, how would pairs communicate? I don't really like the idea, because dwarves that grow up will still know the language they knew as a kid. I just find it funny that that would happen. It may make sense to have slang for children, but still that seems like a bit of work.
While the subject of verbs is still floating among slues of retorts about a whole lot of holier-than-thou, how about we go with the Russian passive voice and add a suffix that means "self" on the end. Consider this:
я считаю - I consider
я считаюсь - I am considered
я считаю себя - I consider myself
The first is active, the second is passive, the third just sounds passive but means something slightly different. I believe that this would work wonderfully in this language.