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by Creyeditor
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 09:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 61
Views: 1940

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Torch received from gestaltist.
by Creyeditor
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 12:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6714
Views: 561351

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

This is a difficult question, because many grammars just describe the only sibilant in a language as simple /s/ no matter how it is realized. I would think it is fairly common. Some Indonesian varieties seem to have [s̠]. I especially noticed that when they were learning German and often neutralized...
by Creyeditor
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 18:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 616
Views: 64019

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I am up for it. Just give me a few days more. As shimo said: RL and stuff.
by Creyeditor
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Words to mean Friend
Replies: 18
Views: 454

Re: Words to mean Friend

Omlueuet words uses a word that means also 'cousin' to mean 'colleague'. This is similar to some varities of Indonesian 'saudara' which means 'brother' (it's a Sanskrit loanword actually) but also is used for some kind of friends.
by Creyeditor
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 17:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926866

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

The unmarked case is obviously most natural as a default; however, I'd begin by question your assumptions. What is a "title", and why do your people have them? For instance, book titles that just explain what the book is about may well use the dative or the like ("[on/about] the origin-DAT of speci...
by Creyeditor
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 16:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926866

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

Well, I've realized that I couldn't really derive a causative from an applicative voice because an applicative promotes an oblique object to direct object. Indonesian -kan is either an applicative or a causative, depending on the verb it attaches to. Also some (Amazonian IIRC) languages have a tran...
by Creyeditor
Sun 30 Sep 2018, 23:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 61
Views: 1940

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X (starting Oct 1)

I'm so excited. @Click: Thank you for organizing the relay and doing a great job at the ordering of people, especially given that many people are busy at some point.
by Creyeditor
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 12:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 61
Views: 1940

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X (sign-up open until Oct 1)

Thanks all for the interest! I'll start making the relay queue soon. If you won't be able to participate at some time during the relay, do tell me what dates you're unavailable so that I can adjust the queue accordingly. New sign-ups are still welcome. I will be more busy than usual from 4th to 8th...
by Creyeditor
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 11:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926866

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

Judging by Wiktionary, the vowels in göttlich and Öl have an un-trilled /r/ tagged onto the end in Standard German. Having fronted [o→ø], does Dyoan need the trilled /r/ in words similar to ᴀʟꜱɪɴᴅᴏᴇʀ? Although I don't hear anything rhotic in " göttlich ", the audio Wiktionary gives for " Öl " sound...
by Creyeditor
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 23:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6714
Views: 561351

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

[:D] I feel like pre-Internet popculture mainly consisted of memetic comedy routines (at least in Germany and maybe only IMHO).
by Creyeditor
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 22:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 61
Views: 1940

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

I want to join in with project Tri3
by Creyeditor
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 17:47
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 31
Views: 954

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

I just had an idea. What about very small bats? It seems that some species of bat are only a few centimeters large, if you check Wiki.
by Creyeditor
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926866

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

In linguistic typology one can usefully distinguish two types of SOV languages in terms of their type of marking: dependent-marking has case markers to distinguish the subject and the object, which allows it to use the variant OSV word order without ambiguity. This type usually places adjectives an...
by Creyeditor
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 16:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 242
Views: 40841

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Nice, I like how this gives the directional verbs a kind of sentence-final-particle-like kind of touch.
by Creyeditor
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 22:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 242
Views: 40841

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

I know you asked for an East Asian language, but here's a South East Asian one. Sorry for the very long post. I guess I just don't fully understand how it works. Indonesian (or at least Papuan Malay), which is kind of verb framing, has some serial verb contructions. I feel like the general order is ...
by Creyeditor
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 21:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926866

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

Ahzoh wrote:
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 19:31
Shemtov wrote:
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 19:46
Question:
What are some reflexes of prenasalised stops, other then stop+nasal vowel? Could a Geminate Nasal work?
One of my conlang derived prenasals from germinate nasals.
(geminate) Stops and (geminate) nasals are possible. The voicing might also change.
by Creyeditor
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 15:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sadhín: A Biconsonantal Artlang
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: Sadhín: A Biconsonantal Artlang

What's more, Burmese and the Chumashan languages also have/had aspirated stops. So did Ofo, and so does Chone, two other languages that had/have this sound. I can't find the specific Oto-Manguean languages you're talking about, but I'll bet they do. Also, the aspirated /s/ in Burmese isn't actually...
by Creyeditor
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 22:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 242
Views: 40841

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Nice [:)] So Onhvu is a verb framing language? Also, could you remind us how these verbs are used in serial verb constructions? Do they always appear last in such a chain?
by Creyeditor
Sun 02 Sep 2018, 20:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 698
Views: 80466

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Shemtov wrote:
Sun 02 Sep 2018, 18:23
Aren't all :deu: words with a /x/ that is not syllable-final, loan words, unless their is a vowel-initial suffix?
Sound's about right.
by Creyeditor
Sun 02 Sep 2018, 11:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926866

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

I searched for such a natlang for some time, and I am not sure if I found a really good example. One analysis of Chacobo is pretty close with /ɯ/ for /u/. The same is true for Iloko . Tatana and Tiwi are 'purer' examples, but still 3 inventories out of 74 four-vowel inventories in Phoible is really ...