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by Creyeditor
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 20:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13899
Views: 859091

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

Well phonoogically it looks like it is a cluster in your conlang from what you have told. The problem with the phonetics is that fricatives usually do not have a release. But this idea is disputed with some people saying that e.g. aspirated fricatives exist and have a release phase. So you could do ...
by Creyeditor
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 17:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13899
Views: 859091

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

While Wikipedia's article on prenasalized consonants implies that analyses such as [ⁿf] are plausible, its article on nasal release focuses on stops, such as [dⁿ]. Are analyses such as [z̪ᵐ] plausible? The example is from jarkvazma, which is—currently—analyzed as [ˈʝɑr̩.kvɑ.z̪m̪ɑ]. I think nasal re...
by Creyeditor
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 11:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13899
Views: 859091

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

Could construction [copula + active participle] have the antipassive meaning? say "I wrote poem" is the normal active clause that presupposes some kind of an object. "I am writer [poem]" is an antipassive clause that doesn't presuppose an object. The question is not about English. The pseudo-clause...
by Creyeditor
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 22:59
Forum: Translations
Topic: I am king of kings
Replies: 77
Views: 11503

Re: I am king of kings

I thouht how to express this in Project Tri3. I think you would actually use an active verb.

:con: Project Tri 3
Harset hahrisi.
/'xar.sɛt xaː.'xriː.siː/
hars-et ha-hrisi.
rule\PRS.ACT-1SG PL-rule\A.NMLZ
`I rule over the kings. '
by Creyeditor
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 22:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 643
Views: 105272

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

I was born in 1993 and I feel a lot like I am a bit in between. I grew up in a rural area and I am not really digital native as much as my little brother is for example. On the other hand, my older friends grew up very differently regarding music and media culture.
by Creyeditor
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 10:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 637
Views: 69518

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Sorry for derailing btw And i dont feel this is something regional, it just seems that germans havent found a clearly preferred word so far... Silly billy -- you didn't tell us how you say "wallet" in your varietal neck of the woods. <Porte­mon­naie ~ Port­mo­nee> [pɔː.mɔ.ne~pɔːt.mɔ.ne] is the only...
by Creyeditor
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 22:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 55335

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: 637
Views: 69518

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: 593
Views: 55335

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: 637
Views: 69518

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: 13899
Views: 859091

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: 13899
Views: 859091

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: 176815

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: 13
Views: 320

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: 176815

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: 13899
Views: 859091

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: 4992
Views: 441181

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

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

Code: Select all

        [+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: 593
Views: 55335

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: 13899
Views: 859091

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: 192

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...