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by Creyeditor
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 22:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 590
Views: 54631

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Ah fudge! Sorry, Creyeditor, I appear to have misspoken. Your purple group wasn't a valid grouping . I know you said it would be your final guess, but I'd like to see what you come up with given that update, and so sorry for the mistake. Okay, so instead of giving a totally new guess, I wil just mo...
by Creyeditor
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 12:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 634
Views: 68606

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Sorry, for the confusion. For me "used in some German varieties" means it's not used in my variety, no matter what is standard. I am also not sure about Briefbeutel.
by Creyeditor
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 23:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 590
Views: 54631

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

So, this is my third and last guess. I hope I did better with the grouping, I also tried to make some imrovements on the proto-word. I an really uncomfortable with initial voicing , but I still assumed it twice. https://abload.de/img/p1mohk8bmsiki.png Solid lines are grouping that IINM you already c...
by Creyeditor
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 19:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 634
Views: 68606

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Stumbled across this one: :deu: Postbote - postman :lux: Bréifboîte - postbox It may not be immediately clear why this is a false friend. But in German, you could also say "Briefbote" and even though the word does not exist everyone would understand that "Postbote" is meant. So when I stumbled acro...
by Creyeditor
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 17:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13876
Views: 854025

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

Wikipedia describes it as "sounding a little like a simultaneous [r] and [ʐ] (or [r̥] and [ʂ] when devoiced)," which means it could be a retroflex (native speaker, please help). Do I need to include purely allophonic sounds in a language's IPA chart? For example, A'atun's chart currently includes t...
by Creyeditor
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 12:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13876
Views: 854025

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

Isn't the second one the Czech r?
by Creyeditor
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 08:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1601
Views: 175390

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

It has somethin similar with three, though the distribution is more limited.
by Creyeditor
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 23:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Another triconsonantal project
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Another triconsonantal project

What is the Chaos form of a verb? What does it mean? Is it shiny? [:P]
by Creyeditor
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 23:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1601
Views: 175390

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

Another question: Is there such a thing as a dualative (dualitive?) derivation? Like a collective, but instead of turning "a tree" into "a group of trees," it would turn it into "a pair of trees." Just to give another answer. In Mee (Trans-New Guinea; Papua, Indonesia), you can suffix a reduced for...
by Creyeditor
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 23:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13876
Views: 854025

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

I think it does not. Pre-defined comparative concepts like the categories in WALS cannot be used to proof the absence of structures that do not fit the categories. But if this was a big category of languages that clearly didn't fit the categories WALS used, you'd expect there to be a 'none of the a...
by Creyeditor
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 09:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4982
Views: 438303

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Porphyrogenitos wrote:
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 04:15
A simple vowel thing:

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        [+stress]  [-stress]
/i/     [i]        [i]
/e/     [e]        [i]
/a/     [a]        [ə]
/o/     [o]        [u]
/u/     [u]        [u]
/ai̯/   [ai̯]      [e]
/au̯/   [au̯]      [o]
I like the chain-shift like properties of this [:)]
by Creyeditor
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 19:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 590
Views: 54631

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

So, I revamped my grouping and reconstruction a bit. I feel like I am making progress, although the proto word might not be the most realistic guess. https://abload.de/img/p1mohk8flfri.png Proto-word: ****ʛwaŋwar ---Proto-golden: ***ɠo'ŋar --Pre-proto-yellow: **go'ʔa:r Proto-yellow: *gu'ʔa:r ɦu'ʔar ...
by Creyeditor
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 11:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13876
Views: 854025

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

I think it does not. Pre-defined comparative concepts like the categories in WALS cannot be used to proof the absence of structures that do not fit the categories. On a a related note, the WALS chapter mentions adjectival possession coding: A second instance of grammaticalization of predicative poss...
by Creyeditor
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 10:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The scarcity of SVO ergative languages
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: The scarcity of SVO ergative languages

For some reasons, I feel it might not be uncommon at all for conlangs to have both of the ergative alignment and SVO as the basic word order; however, I need to say, such a combination seems to be very scarce among natlangs. Hmm. Wonder why? The paper that k linked offers two grammar theoretical ex...
by Creyeditor
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 00:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 615

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

Neat idea. How does it work for monosyllabic words? No final vowel devoicing there? I suspect suffixation saves syllables from being word final?
by Creyeditor
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 19:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13876
Views: 854025

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

If you're referring to the dative construction, I have heard "Mir [DATIVE PRONOUN] ist ..." for "I have ..." in German, although it sounded *very* weird to my native (Swabian) ears, probably being something more North German (and non-standard). Also, it is likely used rather in the context of "XXX ...
by Creyeditor
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 19:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 590
Views: 54631

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Here is my guess. The grouping is probably a bit far off, but I am pretty satisfied with my proto-word, for a first guess at least. Oh and sorry for the fancy brushes. https://abload.de/img/p1mohk89lia7.png ----Proto-word: q'ə'gar ---Pre-proto-spark: k'ə'gar --Proto-spark: k'ə'ga:r -Proto-sausage: *...
by Creyeditor
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 18:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11132
Views: 710589

Re: What did you accomplish today?

An idea for the zero grade: how about making it toneless. Tone languages often have toneless syllables that get their tone from somewhere else. You could argue that the zero grade gives you just the tonal combination of onset+coda then, or only one of them if the other one is missing. If there would...
by Creyeditor
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 15:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13876
Views: 854025

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

If you're referring to the dative construction, I have heard "Mir [DATIVE PRONOUN] ist ..." for "I have ..." in German, although it sounded *very* weird to my native (Swabian) ears, probably being something more North German (and non-standard). Also, it is likely used rather in the context of "XXX ...
by Creyeditor
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 20:42
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1363
Views: 70560

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Does the English word you're looking for begin with the prefix "re-"? Post #9966. No. Actually, I will just give it away: to water (especially flowers, but also other plants) was the meaning I imagined. Similar to German gießen ( wiktionary 3. ). Shimo probably got closest, but qwed made some very ...