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22 Cirese Terms of Sex and Intimacy by SonarSnow 22 Cirese Terms of Sex and Intimacy by SonarSnow

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As the title suggests, twenty-two terms having to do with sex and intimacy. Comments are wanted, and questions, critical comments, and so on are very much welcome. :) You can also ask me to use a term in a sentence, or about the word itself, or whatever.

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mcmisher Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
be careful to avoid relexification - I'm seeing signs of it here.
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SonarSnow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah, yeah. Thanks! A number of the words I've borrowed landed in this example, but the majority of my lexicon comes from its Latin roots. I do admit I sometimes fall into simply borrowing loanwords, but I avoid it when I can. =P
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mcmisher Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you realize the importance of avoiding relexification :)
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SonarSnow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah. :) I enjoy deriving word from Latin and changing their meanings in creative ways more, anyhow. :D Take the Cirese words for penis and vagina, haha. They originally meant "tongue" and "clam", respectively, and I find it very amusing. :meow:
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mcmisher Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
have you made regular and predictable sound changes to evolve your language from Latin? so far, Cirese sounds like an a posteriori conlang.
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SonarSnow Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Eh, to be honest I haven't quite figured out how to do that. >_>
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mcmisher Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
most romance languages are derived from vulgar latin, which was the "informal" latin used among the veryday roman folk, while classical latin was the latin that the nobility used. here is a website that might help you with your romlang(romance language): [link]

it has the basic sound changes from classical latin to vulgar latin.
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SonarSnow Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
That seems helpful, but I don't really want to go the general route the real Romance languages went, at least not entirely. In current Cirese, for example, I've kept Latin's three grammatical genders and five noun cases (nominative, accusative, dative, genitive, and prepositional) similar to that of Latin. There are some features, like that, that I'm stubborn with and that I don't want to give up.

I've recognized for a while now that someday I'll have to overhaul my language, but what I've been wanting to figure out is how to come up with a regular set of sound changes that is realistic yet unique and to my personal taste.
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EmperorZelos Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
I think you might want to revise these, they are dangerously alike english and it doesn't look like they have been filtered through 2 thousand years of their own phonological changes.
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SonarSnow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, I've recognized for a while that I need to apply better and more realistic sound changes to my lexicon. The thing is, I have very little idea on how to do it. :/ Wikipedia is confusing as hell and I've not been able to find any resources specifically on how to apply realistic sound changes.
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EmperorZelos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
read the different sound changes, use the SCA, add latin words, and out comes your words :P
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SonarSnow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't know how to come up with sound changes, is what I was getting at. >_< Sorry. As I told another commenter on this deviation, I want the sound changes to be realistic but not necessarily go the route the other Romance langs went. I want it to be unique and to my own personal taste, you know?

But yeah, once I make a set of sound changes I'll simply run the SCA and fix my lexicon.
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EmperorZelos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Sound changes are random you can have almost any sound change.
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SonarSnow Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Alright, so I've been doing a lot of research and trying stuff out, and I've gotten quite a bit accomplished. It's still very likely unfinished, but I think it's a good start, at least.

I'll Note you what I have so far. ^.^
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k1234567890y Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
is there any challenge for creating 22 terms for sex and intimacy?
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SonarSnow Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha, no, this isn't a challenge, simply something I did on my own.
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k1234567890y Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
ok.
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