Search found 2366 matches

by Omzinesý
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 11:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 56
Views: 8012

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

There are primarily preverbless verbs like pisac 'be writing/ usually write' that can be made perfective with a preverb propisac 'write' There are also primary preverbed verb like popisac 'to sign' that form their imperfective forms from the l-participle, which is always imperfective, propisal 'he w...
by Omzinesý
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 11:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Siglisc (Germanic lang) 4.0
Replies: 53
Views: 5851

Re: Siglisc (Germanic lang) 4.0

eldin raigmore wrote:
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 01:42
Do your modifiers (adjectives and adverbs) have an equative (“as .... as”) degree of comparison?
Of course.
I think it would be something like:
X s gval glad as Y. 'X is as happy as Y.'

gval deriving fron equal
by Omzinesý
Wed 11 Jul 2018, 18:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 56
Views: 8012

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

Preliminary declensions

Masculine definite
NOM -zero
DAT -u
INSTR -om, em
VOK -e

Masculine indefinite
NOM -a
DAT -u
INSTR -on, -en
VOK -a

Feminine definite
NOM -a
DAT -e (or -i ?)
INSTR -ëm, -em
VOK -o

Feminite indefinite
NOM -i
DAT -e
INSTR -ën, -en
VOK -i
by Omzinesý
Wed 11 Jul 2018, 18:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 56
Views: 8012

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread Project XVII

Ideas for a Slavic lang in Balkan: - Cases reduced to 4: nominative (accusative), dative (genitive, locative~prepositional), instrumental, vocative. - Both definite and indefinite declension (old genitives preserved as indefinite nominatives) - Neuter gender merges with Masculine (not very Balkan I ...
by Omzinesý
Wed 11 Jul 2018, 17:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Siglisc (Germanic lang) 4.0
Replies: 53
Views: 5851

Re: Siglisc (Germanic lang) 4.0

Back to this old project :) I'm adding a new diphthong /ei/ as an umlauted pair of /ai/. The problem is just that the West-Germanic /i:/ -> /ai/, which also appears in Siglisc, is apparently a quite late sound change. German has umlaut pairs like haus 'house' - häuser 'houses' but nothing like that ...
by Omzinesý
Wed 11 Jul 2018, 17:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Esperantidos - pros and contras?
Replies: 21
Views: 609

Re: Esperantidos - pros and contras?

I regret the abandonment of the building a priori for the switch to a Romance language ... the false good idea of tackling the European roots on a 17th century language operation a little at random seems tantalizing to attract the average learne, but victim of its success the rigid olygosynthetic p...
by Omzinesý
Sun 01 Jul 2018, 13:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Esperantidos - pros and contras?
Replies: 21
Views: 609

Re: Esperantidos - pros and contras?

Aszev wrote:
Sun 01 Jul 2018, 09:10
This is relevant to your points 2 and 3.
I read it. The points are very similar to mine.
We can also comment them if we want.
by Omzinesý
Sun 01 Jul 2018, 13:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Esperantidos - pros and contras?
Replies: 21
Views: 609

Re: Esperantidos - pros and contras?

The big problem with esperanto is that almost nobody speaks it, which severely limits its utility as a language of international communication. Esperantidos have so far not succesfully addressed this problem; quite the contrary. As a conlang, everyone here would like his creation to be spoken as on...
by Omzinesý
Sat 30 Jun 2018, 21:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Esperantidos - pros and contras?
Replies: 21
Views: 609

Esperantidos - pros and contras?

There are plenty of new version of Esperanto, called Esperantidos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperantido . They have changed some problems of Esperanto. What do you find problematic in Esperanto and have the new versions succeeded to solve the problem? ------------------------------------ My idea...
by Omzinesý
Thu 28 Jun 2018, 14:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mishero مِسْهَرو
Replies: 18
Views: 1487

Re: Mishero مِسْهَرو

eldin raigmore wrote:
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 20:54
Interesting!
Nice that you like it!

-------------

I'm changing the Ablative marker to /i ~ j/.
by Omzinesý
Wed 13 Jun 2018, 12:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: semantics
Replies: 14
Views: 1335

Re: Random ideas: semantics

Who considers proto-IE a split-S language? I don't think I've heard that before, please tell. E.g. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282686165_Observations_on_the_active-stative_alignment_of_Early_Proto-Indo-European for an article that marshals evidence against that hypothesis. But it has r...
by Omzinesý
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 18:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13712
Views: 814843

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

I'm trying to understand how morae work. If I'm understanding it correctly, then a basic syllable such as V or CV are 1 mora, or a light syllable, while something like VV or CVV or even CVC in some languages are 2 morae, or a heavy syllable. You are right. Languages are called syllable-timed or mor...
by Omzinesý
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 13:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mishero مِسْهَرو
Replies: 18
Views: 1487

Re: Mishero مِسْهَرو

The converbs of manner The action nominals/participles can be made adjuncts or manner/mood by adding the ablative case suffix. (At least historically, it is the case suffix). eɹ-i-t 'going' eɹ-er-t 'not doing' Temporal subordinate clauses Temporal subordinate clauses are not as non-finite as those ...
by Omzinesý
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 12:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mishero مِسْهَرو
Replies: 18
Views: 1487

Re: Mishero مِسْهَرو

I'm wondering if pronominal possessor should however be coded by a suffix, which is common in the area?
by Omzinesý
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 22:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4940
Views: 419034

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

p' k' q' k͡p' q͡p'
p k q ʔ k͡p q͡p
ɸ x χ h x͡ɸ χ͡ɸ
m̥ ŋ̥ ɴ̥ m͡ŋ m͡ɴ
ʙ ʟ̥
ʘ

u, o, ɑ
by Omzinesý
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 09:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 220
Views: 27863

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

You call the morpheme a preposition but it seems to appear between the possessor and the possessed. Which of them forms the PP or is [N P N] a strict construction? In the third example the adposition seems to be dropped with the possessor. Should it be a postposition instead? Nu mờ màinh·màinh yõ 3...
by Omzinesý
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 09:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Active alignment, head-marking, aktionsart, version, and other stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: Active alignment, head-marking, aktionsart, version, and other stuff

I had formerly understood aktionsart to be a near-synonym for “lexically-inherent aspectual class”; but if a verb can be inflected for it, maybe aktionsart means something else here? I can easily see lexical suppletion to change aktionsart. I can imagine being persuaded that derivation might change...
by Omzinesý
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 08:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Active alignment, head-marking, aktionsart, version, and other stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: Active alignment, head-marking, aktionsart, version, and other stuff

————— If the language requires speakers to indicate somehow whether the subject of an intransitive verb is a patient or an agent; but never does so by voice-marking the verb; that leaves “voice”-marking available to show something else. An action is “introversion” if it is directed towards the agen...
by Omzinesý
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 16:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Active alignment, head-marking, aktionsart, version, and other stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: Active alignment, head-marking, aktionsart, version, and other stuff

In Frans Plank’s “Universals Archives” ( https://typo.uni-konstanz.de/archive/nav/browse.php?number=257 ), universal #257 suggests the following features of various languages are statistically correlated with each other to a significant degree. 1. Active/stative morphosyntactic alignment. 2. Gramma...
by Omzinesý
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 15:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 220
Views: 27863

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

eldin raigmore wrote:
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 13:13
I don’t think that’s how the alienable vs inalienable opposition works IRL mostly.
What is unnatural in the system of the lang, then?