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by manu
Thu 19 May 2011, 00:39
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Italiani
Replies: 41
Views: 16163

Re: Italiani

L'università: linguistica e tedesco

Sperduto nelle campagne a nord o a sud di milano ????
by manu
Thu 19 May 2011, 00:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: peto - a new minimalistic language which is a reform of puna
Replies: 99
Views: 4400

Re: peto - a new minimalistic language which is a reform of

I think very few Italians would be interested in a language whose name means "fart":
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/peto#Italian

:-D
by manu
Mon 16 May 2011, 15:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14228
Views: 964620

Re: Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Thanks! I'll propably do something similar to this, but i think i'll use something else for ɬ and ɮ. :D And k for k. I don't think missionaries would like to develop orthographies that mimic that sort of unneccesary complexity of french orthography, since preferrably the natives should also be able...
by manu
Sun 15 May 2011, 18:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14228
Views: 964620

Re: Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

since i don't know very much about orthographies developed during that time. I don't think french ortography was different fromt he current one (which is quite conservative) Here's my suggestion: n = n p b t d = p b t d ke, ko = que (or qué), co ɡe go = gue (or gué), go ɸ β = maybe f and v since th...
by manu
Sun 15 May 2011, 17:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Spalna
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Spalna

Hello everybody, the university is litterally stealing my precious time that i'm supposed to spend conlanging, but I managed to find some spare time and writing about fronting/movement in spalna: Fronting and Topicalisation Topicalisation is the process which an element of the sentence can be emphas...
by manu
Fri 13 May 2011, 22:35
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Italiani
Replies: 41
Views: 16163

Re: Italiani

Milanese di dove ??
Io sono originario di Saronno, ma ora vivo e studio a Londra
by manu
Fri 13 May 2011, 22:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11190
Views: 784437

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I'm trying to translate all my conlangs' grammars into English, but university is litterally stealing me time, but i'll try to do my best... :-)
by manu
Thu 05 May 2011, 21:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Word Order Favorites
Replies: 36
Views: 2629

Re: Word Order Favorites

OSV -1
SOV - 6
VSO - 4
VOS - 2
OVS - 3
SVO - 5
by manu
Mon 18 Apr 2011, 00:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English is Freaky
Replies: 85
Views: 6370

Re: English is Freaky

roninbodhisattva wrote:In certain varieties of of Inuktitut you can elide the verb base and just leave the suffixes...

Which is more badass.
Interesting, can you give me an example ?
by manu
Mon 18 Apr 2011, 00:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English is Freaky
Replies: 85
Views: 6370

Re: English is Freaky

Sorry, I didnt mean to flame by talking about the spelling system :-P Let's talk about something very interesting about English langauge, which is not found in other European language (and, at least for Italians, can be quite difficult to master): the deletion of the whole VP (I think is called elli...
by manu
Mon 18 Apr 2011, 00:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Spalna
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Spalna

You've put a damn lot of work into this ;] Great job. You've taken the phonology usually created by the newbies, and made it into a brilliant lang :D Wow thanks, i'm glad you like it. I usually do not like complex phonology, basically because it will make my conlang unpronounceable and it will dive...
by manu
Sun 17 Apr 2011, 16:09
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: Hand hoch wer fehlt!
Replies: 53
Views: 21104

Re: Hand hoch wer fehlt!

Hallo Ich bin Italiener aber studiere Linguistik und Deutsch. Ich finde Deutsch nicht schwerich aber wie alle Fremdsprache braucht es Verpflichtung und Übung. Außerdem, obwohl kein internationale Sprache wie English ist, ist es wichtig es zu lernen weil Detuschland und andere deutschsprachige Länder...
by manu
Sun 17 Apr 2011, 15:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Poll: What is the best sounding natlang?
Replies: 101
Views: 8364

Re: Poll: What is the best sounding natlang?

Here in London, I've been told hundreds of time how my native language (Italian) sounds amazing, which makes me proud but also annoyed when I'm talking at the phone and people are listening. Or when people ask me "say somthing in Italian" and I do not know what to say except from "ciao". I think its...
by manu
Sun 17 Apr 2011, 15:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English is Freaky
Replies: 85
Views: 6370

Re: English is Freaky

Yeah, I remember that :P. And it is quite weird. Also, isn't English the only Germanic language without a V2 word order? Of course you do... V2 sucks. :P No, V2 is awesome! A Topic-Comment structure through verb placement, what's not to love? I agree, I like V2, I think it's very elegant. Could Eng...
by manu
Sun 17 Apr 2011, 14:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Passive Voice
Replies: 31
Views: 1852

Re: Passive Voice

But in that sentence, it isn't an expletive, at least not for me. It's just a pronominal subject: it refers to a concrete object in the real the world..unlike "it rains" where it is an expletive, only there to fulfill the subject constraint. In context I think it is a dummy pronoun here. The origin...
by manu
Sat 16 Apr 2011, 19:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 850
Views: 108659

Re: You

conlangconstructor wrote:Thanks for sharing, manu; and welcome to the forums!
Thanks ;-)
by manu
Sat 16 Apr 2011, 19:00
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Italiani
Replies: 41
Views: 16163

Re: Italiani

Già, la nazionale è l'unica cosa che ci tiene unita ;-)
by manu
Sat 16 Apr 2011, 15:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Spalna
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Spalna

Ok, so, I would start by talking about the Noun Phrase, which is quite easy: As I said in my first message, nouns, adjectives and determiners end in -a. Determiners precede the noun and adjectives follow it There is neither gender/class distinction (adjectives teska = male and grina = female are use...
by manu
Sat 16 Apr 2011, 13:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What languages do you speak?
Replies: 497
Views: 66345

Re: What languages do you speak?

Native: http://aveneca.com/cbb/images/smilies/icon_ita.gif Proficient: http://aveneca.com/cbb/images/smilies/icon_eng.gif http://aveneca.com/cbb/images/smilies/icon_deu.gif Elementary: http://aveneca.com/cbb/images/smilies/icon_esp.gif http://aveneca.com/cbb/images/smilies/icon_fra.gif Forced to stu...
by manu
Sat 16 Apr 2011, 13:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Passive Voice
Replies: 31
Views: 1852

Re: Passive Voice

There are many way to express passive voice. Just remember that syntactically the subject of a passive verbs (i.e. is the logical patient) originates from the object position. English moves it at the beginning of the sentence, since the grammatical subject must always precede the verb: the dog chase...