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by Creyeditor
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 22:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4778
Views: 325617

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I thought about a phonology were every segment corresponds to a semantic primitive in Natural Semantic Metalanguage. This means I need about 50 segments. I also thought that prosodic constituents, like words or syllable correspond to sentences or clauses in NSM. This means that probably every segmen...
by Creyeditor
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 21:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Scratchpad: Experiments with trees
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: Scratchpad: Experiments with trees

Are these trees correct?
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by Creyeditor
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 21:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Scratchpad: Experiments with trees
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: Scratchpad: Experiments with trees

So I think I get your representations now. Maybe I could provide the trees?
by Creyeditor
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 19:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Scratchpad: Experiments with trees
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: Scratchpad: Experiments with trees

Could you maybe translate the bracket notation into 'real' trees? That would make it easier to understand, at least for me [:$]
by Creyeditor
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 15:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 632
Views: 54471

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

It wouldn't be stealing, because it is so random, I won't even put it in my random ideas language [:D]
by Creyeditor
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 18:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Scratchpad: Experiments with trees
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: Scratchpad: Experiments with trees

Wow, that really sounds like an interesting idea. So many phoneme charts, but you don't usually see trees in conlangs (there are some notable exceptions though).
by Creyeditor
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 18:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 632
Views: 54471

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

So I thought about a language with core and non core cases marked by prepositions 1 , and there is an obligatory topic at the beginning of the sentence that will always get stripped of all adpositions and you can onyl see it's a topic, because it is unmarked. Let's look at some made-up examples. (1)...
by Creyeditor
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 16:17
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)
Replies: 128
Views: 21820

Re: The Cool Animals/Plants Thread (Dead or Alive)

Gotta say, I love aquatic mamals [:)]
by Creyeditor
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 10:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13359
Views: 647389

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

Curious, what do you guys do to come up with interesting semantics? I often struggle to come up with unique, multifaceted and nuanced definitions for my words. I'm also considering them from a historical perspective. I use the conlanger's thesaurus and Wiktionary to help but it's still tricky. Also...
by Creyeditor
Sun 14 Jan 2018, 21:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 1591

Re: Grammuary 2018

Fluffy8x wrote:
Sun 14 Jan 2018, 01:58
Middle Rymakonian: Deontic recommendation ("should") is marked by <-₄> on the verb. (<₄> is a "halfway" version of the rod signal <4>.)
Is there also Epistemic recommendation?
by Creyeditor
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 19:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2701
Views: 151007

Re: Yay or Nay?

Why not have an alien language where only the tones matter and the segments are predictable? Apart from the fixed Hertz (which is really alien) that would make it even more alien.
by Creyeditor
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 19:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Thoughts on Problematic Stuff in Mesak
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Thoughts on Problematic Stuff in Mesak

I really like your way of presentation.1 I have a question though. What is the pragmatic effect of your antipassive? Is it used for indefinite objects and things like that? This might have a bearing on your problem, IINM.

Also I like your footnotes.
by Creyeditor
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 19:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13359
Views: 647389

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

It is attested in natlangs, if that is what you are asking. I think West Africa is the place again, IINM.
Another 'solution' is to call it an allative prefix instead of a preposition, so that the vowel harmony remains inside one phonological word.
by Creyeditor
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 19:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Noun apposition compounds in other languages
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: Noun apposition compounds in other languages

Sorry, just my non-native English. I translated word by word from German 'Hühnerstall', shouldn't have done that. [:D]
by Creyeditor
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Noun apposition compounds in other languages
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: Noun apposition compounds in other languages

Mee (Ekari, Ekagi, Kapauku) has a lot of prepositions that are used for compounding, some of which can be translated as 'with' (comitative), 'with' (instrumental), 'of' (possessive) and several not so easy to translate locatives, e.g. 'chicken stable' is 'stable with chicken'. I think the general id...
by Creyeditor
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hala
Replies: 16
Views: 486

Re: Hala

I think having [ i ] and [ɪ] in free variation is as naturalistic as it gets. Vowels tend to spread out in the vowel space.
Edit: forgot about the [ i ] BB-Code thing.
by Creyeditor
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 21:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Utha: My Latest Conlang
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Utha: My Latest Conlang

Most of the allophony stuff I really like, but I don't really get what 'dental/alveolar' means. Is it the opposite of retroflex?
by Creyeditor
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 21:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Utha: My Latest Conlang
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Utha: My Latest Conlang

What do the ||'s mean?
by Creyeditor
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 15:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 145
Views: 8878

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

I am asking this because natlang allotonic rules are often iterative. Suppose you have underlying /˧˩.˧˩.˧˩.˧˩/, do you get [˧˩.˩.˩.˩] (because the rule says every underlying fall is a low after an underlying fall) or do you get [˧˩.˩.˧˩.˩] (because the second surface fall now comes after a low tone...
by Creyeditor
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 00:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2701
Views: 151007

Re: Yay or Nay?

1) I just learnt that they exist. I would say yay, but you should have a look at the examples in this 'paper'PDF first, especially examples (1) to (11).
2) I do not really know the details of your idea, but every implementation I can think of looks cool, so yay again.