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by Creyeditor
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 08:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1601
Views: 174066

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: 4
Views: 121

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: 174066

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: 13857
Views: 849011

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: 4979
Views: 435985

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: 584
Views: 53830

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: 13857
Views: 849011

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: 164

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: 22
Views: 476

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: 13857
Views: 849011

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: 584
Views: 53830

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: 11128
Views: 707890

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: 13857
Views: 849011

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: 1361
Views: 68042

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 ...
by Creyeditor
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 13:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11128
Views: 707890

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have no idea what I'm doing anymore conlanging-wise but I was messing around and accidentally came up with an aesthetic I like, probably will just make a naming language out of it tho, if I do anything with it at all ẍuú saʔnáašuʔwa xaʔxaína tiʔšaá cuʔčuʔsa yuʔníaʔi ẍaúhíusuúhi tíasaʔta níanihúi ...
by Creyeditor
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 10:55
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1361
Views: 68042

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 19:44
Is it more of a technical term?
No, not really
by Creyeditor
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 19:42
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1361
Views: 68042

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

eldin raigmore wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 13:45
Would that idiosyncratic meaning be considered obscene by some?
No.
shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 19:06
Is it an agricultural or biological term?
Yes, in a broader sense.
by Creyeditor
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 13:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13857
Views: 849011

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

For a naturalistic conlang, is it unrealistic to have separate personal endings on verbs for active, middle, and passive voice? Here is what I have for Denkurian at the moment: https://i.imgur.com/tL2uGus.png My idea is that the middle voice evolved from an old reflexive pronoun. IIUC, you just hav...
by Creyeditor
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 13:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1361
Views: 68042

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Ver, very close. I am tending to declare you the winner, but I kind of want to wait for the next guess, because it has a somewhat more idiosyncratic meaning.
by Creyeditor
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 13:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2850
Views: 204054

Re: Yay or Nay?

Micamo wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 11:33
Would anyone care if I started conlanging again
Yes, yes, yes [:)] I always loved your work