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by Omzinesý
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 20:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 53
Views: 6227

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: 444
Views: 32503

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: 6314
Views: 386611

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: 6314
Views: 386611

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: 4776
Views: 324154

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: 6314
Views: 386611

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: 549
Views: 48326

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: 6314
Views: 386611

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: 13354
Views: 645569

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: 6314
Views: 386611

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: 63
Views: 5075

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...
by Omzinesý
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 20:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645569

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

Ælfwine wrote:
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 18:08
Could I change some of Latin's prepositions (e.g. ante-) to become preverbs/coverbs that could later on become grammaticalized as auxilary verbs? I was thinking of deriving my past tense this way, but I don't know how realistic it is.
Please, give an example.
by Omzinesý
Wed 27 Dec 2017, 18:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645569

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

LinguoFranco wrote:
Wed 27 Dec 2017, 18:28
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/.
by Omzinesý
Wed 27 Dec 2017, 10:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645569

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

What could cause a word-initial resonant consonant to become prestopped (if there aren't prefixes to make to consonant not be initial). Do you need a reason? Just prestop initial resonants. Of course I do! I want to create phonemes, not change all of them. Maybe just before oral vowels? Or maybe wh...
by Omzinesý
Wed 27 Dec 2017, 10:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 386611

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 23 Dec 2017, 15:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645569

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

Frislander wrote:
Sat 23 Dec 2017, 14:24
Omzinesý wrote:
Sat 23 Dec 2017, 13:09
What could cause a word-initial resonant consonant to become prestopped (if there aren't prefixes to make to consonant not be initial).
Do you need a reason? Just prestop initial resonants.
Of course I do!
I want to create phonemes, not change all of them.
by Omzinesý
Sat 23 Dec 2017, 13:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645569

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

What could cause a word-initial resonant consonant to become prestopped (if there aren't prefixes to make to consonant not be initial).
by Omzinesý
Thu 21 Dec 2017, 00:16
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Help with Topic & Focus
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: Help with Topic & Focus

Terminology of information structure is very messy and (nearly) same things are called by different terms and same terms are used for (nearly) same concepts. Basically "topic" can either refer to a "meaning" entity of a referent mentioned before in the discourse or other ways derivable from it, or a...
by Omzinesý
Tue 19 Dec 2017, 14:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Máʐuqpo
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Máʐuqpo

A new derivation of the vowels from a different pre-language: Pre-language has three monophthongs with a length distinction (a, a:, u, u:, i, i:) and two diphthongs (ai, au). 1. Stage 1 Diphthongs become monophthongs (ai -> e, au ->o) u and u: are fronted (u -> y, u: -> y) This initiates a chain shi...
by Omzinesý
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 18:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10874
Views: 546413

Re: What did you accomplish today?

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 possible because low (central...