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by Omzinesý
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 10:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858017

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

Could construction [copula + active participle] have the antipassive meaning? say "I wrote poem" is the normal active clause that presupposes some kind of an object. "I am writer [poem]" is an antipassive clause that doesn't presuppose an object. The question is not about English. The pseudo-clauses...
by Omzinesý
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 15:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 13
Views: 298

Re: Fish smoking cigarettes

Kôrem "Please do not throw your cigarette butts on the ground!!! , and we're trying to help them quit. Thank you." Ôl obeli nute sigareteg Lomba!!! ôl ob<e>l-i nuta-e sigarete-g Neg throw<AG>-IMPER/FUT butt-SOME cigarette-POSS DEF.ground Please do not throw your cigarette butts on the ground!!! node...
by Omzinesý
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 15:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kôrem language
Replies: 36
Views: 3493

Re: Kôrem language

From the translations thread "Please do not throw your cigarette butts on the ground!!! , and we're trying to help them quit. Thank you." Ôl obeli nute sigareteg Lomba!!! ôl ob<e>l-i nuta-e sigarete-g Neg throw<AG>-IMPER/FUT butt-SOME cigarette-POSS DEF.ground Please do not throw your cigarette butt...
by Omzinesý
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 14:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kôrem language
Replies: 36
Views: 3493

Re: Kôrem language

Is having only one phonemic nasal but de facto having prestopped nasals very unnaturalistic? Unstable at least
by Omzinesý
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 09:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Siglisc (Germanic lang) 4.0
Replies: 54
Views: 6350

Re: Siglisc (Germanic lang) 4.0

Word-final stressed /i:/ is written <ij>. en kopi [ɛŋ'kɔbi] 'a copy' kopij [kɔ'pi:] 'copies (v)' /'i:/ is the most productive derivational verb suffix. It's a cognate to English -ise/-ize, German -ieren, and Swedish -era. Its infinitive is <ijn>, which is pronounced [i:n] in vernacular but [i:jᵊn] i...
by Omzinesý
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 13:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858017

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

Hello! This is my first question here. I have an idea for noun declensions that don't change the inflexional affixes of nouns (so a noun in declension 1 would take identical case markings and number markings as a noun in declension 2), but instead would affect what derivational markings a noun got ...
by Omzinesý
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 17:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kôrem language
Replies: 36
Views: 3493

Re: Kôrem language

I see I still have not discussed consonant phonology much. So there are 3 plosives, 1 fricative, 3 voiced fricatives/approximants, and 2 semivowels (a lateral and a nasal). p t k <p t k> s <s> β ɹ ɣ <b r g> n l <n l> Voiced fricatives are voiced plosives after /n/ and /l/. /n/ assimilates with a fol...
by Omzinesý
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 17:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kôrem language
Replies: 36
Views: 3493

Re: Kôrem language

Vocabulary Characteristics: tasku 'beautiful' taski 'a beauty' Pronouns: nos 'I' ere 'you' sao '(s)he/they' Perceptions: ngat_t 'see' States: ronbu 'to stand' pa 'there' Events: ron_b 'stand up' munta 'hunter' pel_k 'kill/die' Grammatical particles: re "the complementizer" 'that' To be continued
by Omzinesý
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 17:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kôrem language
Replies: 36
Views: 3493

Re: Kôrem language

Statives can be used as pseudo-relative clauses, because they can be modifiers of nouns.

Nos ngatit ere ronbu pa.
SG1 see<DAT> SG2 stand there
'I saw you standing there.'

Nos ngatit re ere ronob pa.
'I saw you standing up there.'
by Omzinesý
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 16:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kôrem language
Replies: 36
Views: 3493

Re: Kôrem language

Statives again There is a class of lexical statives. They end in -u. They correspond to SAE adjectives. They can be as modifiers of nouns and as intransitive predicates (2). They cannot be used as nouns but a noun must be derived for that use (3). Like verbs, statives are stressed on the penultimat...
by Omzinesý
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 20:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kôrem language
Replies: 36
Views: 3493

Re: Kôrem language

Renewing the verb morphology: I'l take off person agreement. The only obligatory grammatical morpheme is the voice/trigger marker. It is an infix left to the last consonant of the stem. Most verb roots are: CVC<>C. Some of the most frequent are just C<>C. Polysyllabic verbs always have the stress o...
by Omzinesý
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 13:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tirbish
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Tirbish

Neat! I am interested to see this develop! So is the inventory something like: /m n/ /p b t d k g/ /s/ /r l j w/ With /t k/ to [ s ʃ ] intervoclaically. How will you handle the so called laryngeals? Very much like that. Implosives and sibilants are phonemic in modern language, though. When it comes...
by Omzinesý
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 13:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tirbish
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Tirbish

Vowels The vowel inventory is quite simple: Long vowels are the basic 5: a:, e:, i:, o:, u: <ā, ē, ī, ō, ū> Short vowels are: a, ə, ɪ, ʊ <a, e, i, u> Long vowels can only appear in open syllables. Schwa cannot appear in stressed syllables. Sort and long a and a: seem to differ only by quantity. Der...
by Omzinesý
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 13:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tirbish
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Tirbish

Vowels The vowel inventory is quite simple: Long vowels are the basic 5: a:, e:, i:, o:, u: <ā, ē, ī, ō, ū> Short vowels are: a, ə, ɪ, ʊ <a, e, i, u> Long vowels can only appear in open syllables. Schwa cannot appear in stressed syllables. Sort and long a and a: seem to differ only by quantity. Deri...
by Omzinesý
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 13:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tirbish
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Tirbish

Consonant changes PIE 'aspirated voiced' series of stops becomes plain voiced, like in Germanic. bh dh gh -> b d g The 'voiceless' series stays voiceless. p t k -> p t k The 'voiced' series is devoiced and merges with the voiceless series. b d g -> p t k Nasal + voiced stop clusters become voiced im...
by Omzinesý
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 13:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tirbish
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Tirbish

This is my a-posteriori PIE project and a renewed version of Bsarhus http://aveneca.com/cbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5808 - Centum language - Some stuff is very similar to Germanic. Their relation might be alike Baltic and Slavic languages. - Lacks most "s mobile" sounds The name of the lang "Tirbi" is r...
by Omzinesý
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 11:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 56
Views: 8541

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: 54
Views: 6350

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: 8541

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: 8541

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 ...