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by hadad
Sun 23 Feb 2014, 04:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean

Artaxes wrote:When I will have a time for this, I'll do a better version.
It's because I'm still fleshing out the details. In part, because I'm still debating the PAmerind elements idea.
by hadad
Sat 15 Feb 2014, 19:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: SapirWhorf
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: SapirWhorf

I hate to be an advocate of the theory, but I've noticed that I'm starting to be able to hear the differences between tones and length now of vowels. Perhaps my studying of linguistics has been opening up neuropathways?I haven't noticed this before and its creating some exciting ideas for languages...
by hadad
Sat 15 Feb 2014, 03:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: I need some advice on PaleoCaspian
Replies: 15
Views: 2185

Re: I need some advice on PaleoCaspian

Alot of native american languages at first glance have similarities to IE. Though admittingly, I know nothing of that language. Kinda makes me want to revive my old idea for paleocaspian. I have a hard time imagining languages that far afield being closely related to eachother. Then again, Malagasy ...
by hadad
Sat 15 Feb 2014, 03:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: SapirWhorf
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

SapirWhorf

I hate to be an advocate of the theory, but I've noticed that I'm starting to be able to hear the differences between tones and length now of vowels. Perhaps my studying of linguistics has been opening up neuropathways?I haven't noticed this before and its creating some exciting ideas for languages....
by hadad
Fri 14 Feb 2014, 09:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean

The man man, manam
The two men Manak, Manakm
The men Manat, Manaim
Of the man, the man's manan
Of the two men, the two men's manakn
by hadad
Fri 14 Feb 2014, 09:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean

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by hadad
Fri 14 Feb 2014, 09:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean

~ will denote, for now, breathy vowels. The Nouns have been heavily influenced by Uralic, as this is a trade language. Though most of these forms got lost in the later language when it developed from this dialect: Singular / Dual / Plural Nominative-Vocative - / -(a)k / -(a)t Objective -(a)m / -(a)k...
by hadad
Fri 14 Feb 2014, 09:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean

I may or may not decide to keep PaleoCaspian, and have it influence this branch of IndoEuropean, but either way, doesn't matter. ProtoUralic has influenced this dialect, spoken along the Volga River by traders. It has 20 vowels and 20 consonants. Essentially, you take ProtoIndoEuropean just after it...
by hadad
Fri 14 Feb 2014, 03:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: I need some advice on PaleoCaspian
Replies: 15
Views: 2185

I need some advice on PaleoCaspian

I've redone it a few times, and quite like it. Though I'm bothered by the fact that Nostratic and Amerind may not be valid language families with at least somewhat valid reconstructions. I'm tempted to start over and make a descendant of only ProtoIndoEuropean and go from there. Though in thinking o...
by hadad
Sat 08 Feb 2014, 00:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: In your opinion, how would the most difficult language be?
Replies: 16
Views: 1534

Re: In your opinion, how would be the most difficult languag

Navajo for me. That's because I'm still getting used to the concept of polysynthesis, and to throw onto that many grammatical forms and complex sound changes, it would be much to get accustomed to, and be a confusing start. IndoEuropean languages if I wasn't born speaking them, and wasn't already fa...
by hadad
Sat 08 Feb 2014, 00:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Are english articles prefixes?
Replies: 18
Views: 3500

Are english articles prefixes?

At least where english is spoken here where I live, and seemingly with everyone I knew from elsewhere, it seems like a(n)/the are used more like prefixes that seperate words. Kinda like how -s is used to mark plural nouns. Think about it..... Definite - The man (refers to a specific "man") General -...
by hadad
Thu 31 Oct 2013, 15:38
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Differences between semivowels and diphthongs
Replies: 18
Views: 4530

Re: Differences between semivowels and diphthongs

To be, i and j have always sounded about as similar as u and w. They sound different if you pay close attention. Plus, the shape of the mouth is a little different. It's a minute difference, but it is there. It's just not frequently differentiated in the IE languages from what I know.
by hadad
Thu 31 Oct 2013, 15:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: China as a Future Superpower?
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

Re: China as a Future Superpower?

The United States isn't going anywhere. It won't join Italy and Iran anytime soon either, as miniregional powers that used to be superpowers. It'll likely become more like the Russian Federation, a superpower insofaras it is a global power with global influence, but it won't enjoy the top spot anymo...
by hadad
Tue 08 Oct 2013, 13:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sapir-Whorf Fact
Replies: 34
Views: 4160

Re: Sapir-Whorf Fact

I don't have a colorword for my bedpost nor nightstand. I can use the same colorwords to describe both, and know of no others for them. Brown stained wood. Yet, I clearly see that they are different colors. Also, with optical illusions, I know the differences between different colors in different il...
by hadad
Tue 01 Oct 2013, 14:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A

eldin raigmore wrote:Why is there a "Caspian" in the language's name?
Because despite the earlier preproto part being spoken in southwestern siberia, nearly all the rest of the branches were centered around the Caspian Sea.
by hadad
Thu 26 Sep 2013, 03:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A

In order to say that someone introduced someone to someone, you'd say that someone helped someone meet someone: The man introduced the woman to him/The man helped the woman meet him. Kemannure nannu takwyasedi. The man introduced him to the woman/The man helped him meet the woman. Kemannure takwyase...
by hadad
Thu 26 Sep 2013, 03:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A

Just for a little more on word order and some of the verbal weirdness. man - man/male relative/male band or tribal member. takw, when there is neither an agent in the sentance, nor is one implied, the verb means "to know". When there is an agent in the sentance, or one is implied, the verb becomes "...
by hadad
Thu 26 Sep 2013, 02:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A

Adjectives, when not attached to nouns as a suffix, also function as verbal roots. For instance, "good" yets, is also "(to do) good". Here is basically the inflectional layout for verbs: yets "good" yets-ya "doing good" Used as an stem to form adverbs, as well as continuous verbs. "goodly/good" (nev...
by hadad
Wed 25 Sep 2013, 22:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Agent Patient Word Order
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Agent Patient Word Order

Could you specify a bit what you mean with "agent" and "patient" in this context and does the agent-patient order differ from the plain old SO word order? The example sentence you give in the PreProtoPaleoCaspian A thread fits perfectly fine into the SVO word order without any quirky definitions of...
by hadad
Mon 16 Sep 2013, 15:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Agent Patient Word Order
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Agent Patient Word Order

Could you specify a bit what you mean with "agent" and "patient" in this context and does the agent-patient order differ from the plain old SO word order? The example sentence you give in the PreProtoPaleoCaspian A thread fits perfectly fine into the SVO word order without any quirky definitions of...