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Re: The Dwarven Language Codified
« Reply #180 on: August 08, 2019, 10:10:02 am »

They are all in the first post. I did not invent many, as I wanted to only use language_DWARF as much as possible.
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Re: The Dwarven Language Codified
« Reply #181 on: August 08, 2019, 10:12:51 am »

Alright then. I will only add those after the initial vanilla phase
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Re: The Dwarven Language Codified
« Reply #182 on: August 13, 2019, 01:41:38 am »

Just commenting to say I like this project and I wish it success.

One problem I believe is very important to adress is about the alphabet and the sound system. In my opinion it would be best not to have any letters but those that English has. All phonemes (sounds) should be familiar and simple too. Otherwise the language will be practically impossible to use (to write) for most people.
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« Reply #183 on: August 13, 2019, 02:09:53 am »

No. I want to use the original language_DWARF file as much as possible, so the special characters shall remain. Moreover, I do not want it to just be English but written differently. Although I don't care much about what phonetic system is used, I am open to using non-English sounds like ä or î or ø.
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Re: The Dwarven Language Codified
« Reply #184 on: August 13, 2019, 05:08:54 am »

No. I want to use the original language_DWARF file as much as possible, so the special characters shall remain. Moreover, I do not want it to just be English but written differently. Although I don't care much about what phonetic system is used, I am open to using non-English sounds like ä or î or ø.
also most native english speakers already use all umlauts in other "words" (where they pronounce it "wörds", although it's an O )
but they suddenly cannot use them when it comes to "übertrieben" (exaggerated) although most pronounce "universe" like "üniverse" without even realising it.
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Re: The Dwarven Language Codified
« Reply #185 on: August 13, 2019, 05:52:52 am »

No, the umlaut sounds are not in English. The o in "words" is not the same as ö. Just because they mispronounce the letters doesn't make them correct.
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Re: The Dwarven Language Codified
« Reply #186 on: August 13, 2019, 06:15:54 am »

No, the umlaut sounds are not in English. The o in "words" is not the same as ö. Just because they mispronounce the letters doesn't make them correct.
"The o in "words" is not the same as ö" yes it is.
it is pronounced the same as in "öffentlich".
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« Reply #187 on: August 15, 2019, 09:02:26 am »

Another pun maxim, this time philosophical:

Thur var-udiz Thun-longThunen

The Universe is the Dominion of Life.

In other words, things in the world were made to be used. Basically a fancy maxim "carpe diem" style saying one should permit themselves to enjoy life.

Another one of those maxims:

Udos var-zilir Tumam og Udos var-udiz Tunom!

Be moral, oh man, for you are mortal!
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Re: The Dwarven Language Codified
« Reply #188 on: August 15, 2019, 09:31:23 am »

Finished all the T and TH nouns. Only U, V and Z left!

40 out of 43 entries done.

You can check out all the entries already published at Dwarven Dictionary
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« Reply #189 on: August 15, 2019, 09:33:03 am »

Ah, very good! I like your creativity and I think those sayings are quite apt for Dwarves.
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« Reply #190 on: August 15, 2019, 04:47:32 pm »

A Grammar Issue:

How do you say We in Dwarven? My first instinct was "The same as saying I, since Dwarven has no plural, so Kutam". But that does not really make sense because Kutam means speaker and the person in question is referencing himself (the speaker) AND other people that are not speaking. One answer could be simply using their classification. As in, if the We are dwarves you can say "These dwarves" (in the workaround manner you invented for saying these). What is the current rule for it?
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« Reply #191 on: August 15, 2019, 10:12:03 pm »

Finished all the U nouns. Only V and Z left!

41 out of 43 entries done.

You can check out all the entries already published at Dwarven Dictionary
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« Reply #192 on: August 16, 2019, 02:56:53 am »

You can say "we" however you want, so long as the meaning is clear. While Kutam might be the most common way to say I, you don't have to say it that way. Because Dwarven has no pronouns, you can use whatever third-person identifier makes sense to you.
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« Reply #193 on: August 16, 2019, 05:07:30 am »

You can say "we" however you want, so long as the meaning is clear. While Kutam might be the most common way to say I, you don't have to say it that way. Because Dwarven has no pronouns, you can use whatever third-person identifier makes sense to you.

That's what I thought. It requires a bit of workaround to stay clear, but it works nicely
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« Reply #194 on: August 16, 2019, 08:55:50 am »

Finished all the V nouns. Now I'm going to finish the Z nouns and after that I'm going to put up the Verbs.

42 out of 43 entries done.

You can check out all the entries already published at Dwarven Dictionary
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