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by Omzinesý
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 13:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6368
Views: 402152

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

Thank you both.

I have a deja vu that I have actually asked that before.
An interesting feature. Must utilize.
by Omzinesý
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 17:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6368
Views: 402152

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

I read about Dothraki. In it, the nominal predicat(iv)e in the present is in Nominative but in the past it is in Ablative. This is quite interesting an idea to code tense with case. Russian and Standard Arabic also have different cases (Instrumental and Accusative respectively) as complements of the...
by Omzinesý
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 14:48
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Syntactic alignment and pivot constraints
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: Syntactic alignment and pivot constraints

Nice!
There aren't too many thorough posts here.
by Omzinesý
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 10:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Vålkakil
Replies: 65
Views: 5591

Re: Vålkakil

Pronominal possession The possessor suffixes of nouns have been described above. Singular personal pronouns have two sets of genitive-dative forms: short and long ones. men - mena - mah 'I - my - my' cen - cena - cah 'you - your - your' töm - töma - tah 'he/she/it - his/her/its - his/her/its' The lo...
by Omzinesý
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 10:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Vålkakil
Replies: 65
Views: 5591

Re: Vålkakil

I save this old post of mine: In my Uralic lang Vålkakil, there is Uralic root pån- 'to put' which is back-vocalic påno 'puts' pånë 'I put' pånohk 'to put' and a borrowed root from Slavonic pån- 'understand' which is front-vocalic pånö 'understands' påne 'I understand' pånöhk 'to understand' That is...
by Omzinesý
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 17:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6368
Views: 402152

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

So there’s syntactic based marking like good old nom/acc and erg/abs and the likes, where some NPs are cast to S/A/P which then receive case marking as appropriate. There’s semantic based marking, where this intermediate step is skipped and nouns are marked based on their semantic roles (agent, pat...
by Omzinesý
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 17:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6368
Views: 402152

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

So there’s syntactic based marking like good old nom/acc and erg/abs and the likes, where some NPs are cast to S/A/P which then receive case marking as appropriate. There’s semantic based marking, where this intermediate step is skipped and nouns are marked based on their semantic roles (agent, pat...
by Omzinesý
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 22:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13427
Views: 672068

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

B. If I went k > x > h conditionally (or something similar), what else could I do feeding into this or branching off? I don't really understand the question since if it's unconditional, it's... well... unconditional. It wouldn't be unconditional, I just don't know what the conditions would be just ...
by Omzinesý
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 22:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13427
Views: 672068

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

Does it happen somewhere that if a language does not allow word-initial consonant clusters, s+t clusters undergo metathesis and become geminate ts ?
by Omzinesý
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 20:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 53
Views: 6609

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

Ideas fpr Proto-Vtayn-Mhilva Phonotactic patterns are: 1. (s/f)CVC(C) 2. (s/f)CVCVC(C) (stress on the second syllable) Unstressed syllables have 5V system (i, e, a, u, o). Stressed syllables also have two diphthongs (ai, au). Vtayn also has partial reduplication, like PIE perfect. The first consonan...
by Omzinesý
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 14:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 479
Views: 35713

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Finnish word "rauha" 'peace' "raaha" in Savo dialect.
Arabic راحة /ra:Ha/ 'rest, stillness etc.'
by Omzinesý
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 13:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6368
Views: 402152

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

Is Japanese wa-marked topic always fixed in the position of the first constituent in a clause?
by Omzinesý
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 13:47
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6368
Views: 402152

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

Thank you all!
Now I know I haven't done things wrong at least.
by Omzinesý
Thu 04 Jan 2018, 16:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4804
Views: 337794

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

p t k b d g m n ŋ s ʃ z ʒ l ʟ r Semivowels ʋ j and prestopped resonants: bm dn gŋ dl gʟ dr vowels i u ɛ ɑ vowels can be short or long. There are three phonations: normal, creaky, and breathy voice. Syllable: (C)(semivowel)V(liquid or /n/ or /ŋ/) Coda nasals nasalize the preceding vowel like in Manda...
by Omzinesý
Thu 04 Jan 2018, 12:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6368
Views: 402152

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

How are these " " and ' ' used?

I've learnt the standard: "word" and 'its meaning', like "al-kaatib" means 'the scribe'.
But sometimes I see them used vice versa.
by Omzinesý
Mon 01 Jan 2018, 01:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 564
Views: 51651

Re: False cognates

I was thinking that something like "he is" would be rendered as он /on/ in :rus: Russian, which means just "he" and implies "is", whereas in :fin: Finnish you could render it as on , which means just "is" and implies "he/she/it" (and is of course unrelated to он ). Still, at least in the spoken lan...
by Omzinesý
Sat 30 Dec 2017, 19:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6368
Views: 402152

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

Which natlangs use subject-verb inversion in dubitative, and/or hypothetical, and/or protatic conditional, and/or subjunctive, clauses? (I know that: Several use subject-verb inversion in interrogatives. That isn't what I'm asking about, though.) I think somebody once linked here a paper on a langu...
by Omzinesý
Sat 30 Dec 2017, 19:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13427
Views: 672068

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

Would it make much sense for /i/ and /u/ to lower to /e/ and /o/ whenever they are next to /x/? That's typically how uvulars affect high vowels. So I think I depends how back your /x/ really is. Of course a uvular fricative can cause the mentioned sound change and then become velar /x/. I have actu...
by Omzinesý
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 11:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6368
Views: 402152

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

Do you have resources to recommend on sound changes between Sanskrit and Hindi.
I'm especially interested in simplification of consonant clusters.
by Omzinesý
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 23:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Vålkakil
Replies: 65
Views: 5591

Re: Vålkakil

Plural and Dual Both of them only have four cases: Nominative-Accusative, Genitive-Dative, Ablative, and Comitative. The plural forms are: Nom-Acc: -at Gen-Dat: -it Abl: -ira Comit: -ikker The plural forms are: Nom-Acc: -ach Gen-Dat: -ich Abl: -ira Comit: -ichker Dual forms are dissappearing from th...