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by Omzinesý
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 08:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Equivalent of Proto-Indo-European language - speedlang contest
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Equivalent of Proto-Indo-European language - speedlang contest

So are you asking us re-reconstruct PIE?
Or do you mean an alternate universe 4000 years ago where there was another language instead of PIE which conquered the world?

How does this differ from making a normal a-priori conlang and saying this could have been there instead of PIE?
by Omzinesý
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 09:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 15
Views: 334

Re: Script preference

I think somebody used logographs for their consonant-radical conlang. I dont know how far it went. I also tried to copy the idea but my consonant-radical conlang had very few inflection. I used just phonetic vowel singns as inflections, marking all sandhi etc. But in principle, Semitic languages hav...
by Omzinesý
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 10:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mýr language (Rúbímýri)
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Mýr language (Rúbímýri)

I just mean if I say "I saw and John ran." how you infer that it was John or his running that I saw, not the flying spaghetti monster? You could infer that my seeing of the flying spaghetti monster was the cause of his running, instead.
by Omzinesý
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 15:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13997
Views: 892689

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

What could be a natural etymoly/earlier meaning of a word meaning 'town'? 'wall' is very usual one: Estonian linn, Finnish linna 'castle' English town, German Zaun 'fence' Mordvian osh, apparently 'a dam' 'selling' r 'market place' is another one: Finnish kaupunki, German kaufen 'to sell', Swedish k...
by Omzinesý
Wed 12 Sep 2018, 18:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Non-English Orthography Reform
Replies: 292
Views: 43872

Re: Non-English Orthography Reform

Finnish should also adapt <q> for "final gemination", like Voru/Setu.

<tee> 'tea'
<teeq> 'do!'

<palaa> 'returns'
<palaaq 'return!'

etc.
by Omzinesý
Wed 12 Sep 2018, 16:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mýr language (Rúbímýri)
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Mýr language (Rúbímýri)

Mínà: The beginning of a word marks the person. Mýr has two repeating 3rd persons (3 and 4) as well as a generic person marker. No vowel denotes duplication of following vowel as neutral tone. m 1st singular mà 1st dual exclusive rí 1st plural exclusive fù 1st dual inclusive ngí 1st plural inclusiv...
by Omzinesý
Wed 12 Sep 2018, 11:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tyrbis ~ Bsarhus - a PIE lang
Replies: 42
Views: 5100

Re: Tyrbis ~ Bsarhus - a PIE lang

I'm adding some new cases and revising the declensions. CASE The old cases deriving from PIE cases are: Nominative, Accusative, Genitive, Vocative, and Ablative Three of the new cases deriving from adpositions: Locative, Dative, Vialis Two of the new cases derive from adjective derivations: Comitati...
by Omzinesý
Sat 08 Sep 2018, 11:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11163
Views: 735383

Re: What did you accomplish today?

DesEsseintes wrote:
Tue 04 Sep 2018, 07:16
A possible gradation system for Limestone?

Code: Select all

p     x     w
ps    xs    y
pł    xł    r
px    x(x)  w
t     s     r/y
ts    s(s)  ry
tł    ł     r
tsx   sx    rw
k     x     w
ks    xs    y
kł    xł    r
kx    x(x)  w
What sound changes in what contexts cause them?
by Omzinesý
Sat 08 Sep 2018, 11:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tyrbis ~ Bsarhus - a PIE lang
Replies: 42
Views: 5100

Re: Bsarhus - a PIE lang

I think the northern dialect will be called Tyrbis Търбис and the southern dialect Bsargus Бсаргус.
by Omzinesý
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 22:22
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation

Very well written introduction. You seem to be very thorough with terms and such which is very good.
Cannot wait for seeing the real description.
by Omzinesý
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 21:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6666
Views: 541172

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Can Latin conjugations somehow be derived from PIE? The Latin conjugations are not a direct reflex of PIE verb classes, but they contain PIE classes within them (not always evenly distributed). The 1st conjugation is mostly denominative verbs (formed from o- and ā-stem nouns), as well as causatives...
by Omzinesý
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 21:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tyrbis ~ Bsarhus - a PIE lang
Replies: 42
Views: 5100

Re: Bsarhus - a PIE lang

Consonants Bsargus Norther Dialect consonant inventory is: p t k kʷ b d g gʷ (f) s ʃ x β ð ɣ~j w l r m n In Cyrillic it's written: п, т, к, кв бб, дд, гг, ггв (ф), с, ш, х б, д, г, в л, р м, н In Romance it was written very similarly: p, t, k, kw bb, dd, gg, ggw (f), s, š, ch b, d, g, w l, r m, n Bs...
by Omzinesý
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 20:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tyrbis ~ Bsarhus - a PIE lang
Replies: 42
Views: 5100

Re: Bsarhus - a PIE lang

Bsargus has 7 vowels: /i/, /ɨ/, /u/ /ʲe ~ je/, /wo/ /ɛ/, /ə/, /ɔ/ /ä/ In Cyrillic they are written: <и>, <ы>, <у> <(ь)e>, <во> <э>, <ъ>, <о> <а> Before Soviet era, <аи> or <ай> was used for /ɛ/ instead of <э>. That represents the older pronunciation. In Tyrbish, old /je/ has changed to /ʲe/ because ...
by Omzinesý
Thu 06 Sep 2018, 20:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6666
Views: 541172

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Can Latin conjugations somehow be derived from PIE?
by Omzinesý
Tue 04 Sep 2018, 11:21
Forum: Translations
Topic: Kleine Fabel (A Little Fable) by F Kafka
Replies: 12
Views: 3838

Re: Kleine Fabel (A Little Fable) by F Kafka

Siglisc "A" sad de maus. "De velt vend ma lit ale dag." oh said the mouse the world becomes more little every day blablabla "Du mosz nisc ma as scansc daue direkcon." sad de kat and mat sy de maus in. You must not more than change your direction said the cat and feed REFL the mouse in Verb met sy is...
by Omzinesý
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 09:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 58
Views: 9090

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

A language where a consonant can appear only word-initially. Normal word patterns are: CV.V(N) CV.SV(N) *Where S stands for a semivowel. *Where N stands for n ŋ which also nasalize the following vowel, like in Mandarin. Inflection is mostly done with nonal changes and mutations of the first consonan...
by Omzinesý
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 09:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6666
Views: 541172

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Could anyone recommend some resources about Indo-European verbs? I'm especially interested in how different branches reorganized the PIE state of affairs. Books, journal articles, and free online resources will all be appreciated! I found Tense and Aspect in Indo-European Languages very illuminatin...
by Omzinesý
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 09:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6666
Views: 541172

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I have had a look at some Slavic languages. Russian, which is the only one I know even a bit, has many "y-verbs". Russian: читать (čita-t') 'to read' , читает (čita-ye-t) 'reads' Czech: čtat 'to read', čte 'reads' (Serbo-)Croatian: čitati 'to read', čita 'reads' Both sub-conjugations (adding "ye" t...
by Omzinesý
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 11:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6666
Views: 541172

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I have had a look at some Slavic languages. Russian, which is the only one I know even a bit, has many "y-verbs". Russian: читать (čita-t') 'to read' , читает (čita-ye-t) 'reads' Czech: čtat 'to read', čte 'reads' (Serbo-)Croatian: čitati 'to read', čita 'reads' Both sub-conjugations (adding "ye" to...
by Omzinesý
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 11:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately?
Replies: 69
Views: 12916

Re: What have you been reading lately?

Is this thread for discussing what linguistic books I have been reading?

Lately, I have just read Wikipedia on Slavic languages. It seems West Slavonic and South Slavonic are much less like Russian than I have though.