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by Creyeditor
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 22:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2777
Views: 171832

Re: Yay or Nay?

It looks like you prefer option 4) [:D] What makes you say that? I haven't really noticed shimo prone to sarcasm, and if the above comment isn't that, I suspect what Creyeditor means is that I stacked the deck/loaded the dice to get the result I wanted in the first place. Perhaps, perhaps not. I wa...
by Creyeditor
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 10:09
Forum: Translations
Topic: "saw him kill" vs "saw him killing"
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: "saw him kill" vs "saw him killing"

I am not 100% sure if it's the same difference as in English though. Hmm, I'm not sure either, but if you change the als to während , even if it's not really a normal thing to say, it'd make it more explicitly imperfective, wouldn't it? True, but I thougt about it this way: If someone asks: "What i...
by Creyeditor
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 10:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Number Systems, and number derivation
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Number Systems, and number derivation

Have you looked at bodypart counting systems in natlangs? I think especially Papuan languages exhibit this.
by Creyeditor
Sun 22 Apr 2018, 15:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: "saw him kill" vs "saw him killing"
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: "saw him kill" vs "saw him killing"

I think this difference can be conveyed in German by using a different conjunction: (1) Ich hab gesehen, wie er eine Spinne getötet hat. ich hab ge-sehen-en, wie er ein-e Spinne ge-töt-et ha-t 1SG.NOM have.AUX.1SG.PRS PTCP.PST-see-PTCP.PST like 3SG.NOM INDEF.F.NOM spider PTCP-kill-PTCP have.AUX.3SG....
by Creyeditor
Sat 21 Apr 2018, 13:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2777
Views: 171832

Re: Yay or Nay?

It looks like you prefer option 4) [:D]
by Creyeditor
Sat 21 Apr 2018, 13:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: semantics
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Random ideas: semantics

A language where full situations are coded into single words, so the radical absence of compositionality.
by Creyeditor
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 21:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11004
Views: 605878

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I re-wrote my folklore story which showcases the new modified version of the Lorthoan script. The Unlucky Fox http://lortho.conlang.org/wiki/images/3/3b/TheUnluckyFox.JPG IPA ˈʃadaɾ lhaˈɾanɛ ˈdasat dʰaˈɾakʰinat ˈhaɾlikʰi ˈnupʰi. kʰaˈbalikʰi ˈnupʰi dalˈhotamɛkʰon dʰaˈhaɾlikʰa ˈhalhadaɾ a. kiˈlikʰikʰ...
by Creyeditor
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 22:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lingue Romance
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: Lingue Romance

I really like how this sound so German [:)]
I have a question: Did the vowel reduction/deletion also apply to pronouns? It seems, it didn't.
by Creyeditor
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 09:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 593
Views: 72552

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

home.uni-leipzig.de/zimmerma/Talks/Rep16_sl.pdf are slides about multiple CV-reduplication, just skip the theory and look at the data (e.g. 12/51).
by Creyeditor
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 20:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang
Replies: 22
Views: 698

Re: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang

It still has a unique flavour and some Romance nuance.
by Creyeditor
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 20:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 593
Views: 72552

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

Does it result in something being said 3 times? Or 4 times? Depends on the kind of reduplication, e.g. CV reduplication should result in things being said three times, full reduplication in things being said four times. CV-rereduplication: result > rer~esult > re~reresult full reduplication: result...
by Creyeditor
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 14:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: Vowels Exist
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: Alál: Vowels Exist

OMG. I like these vowels so much, my nose starts bleeding. [O.o]
by Creyeditor
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 13:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 672
Views: 62693

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

I really like this idea. It is innovative in a way and takes a step aways from the morpheme based - concatinative - view of meaning. If you use this idea for grammatical cases, you could probably also mark genitive, possessed noun, subjects of intransitive verbs, subjects and objects of transitive v...
by Creyeditor
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 16:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 672
Views: 62693

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

That's morphophonology, and it really is part of morphology. You should have mentioned this in the beginning and nobody would have gotten confused [:)]
by Creyeditor
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 16:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang
Replies: 22
Views: 698

Re: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang

Wow, this looks much more Arabic-like [:)]
by Creyeditor
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 23:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3683
Views: 186398

Re: Romanization game

/n̼ ɲ/ <n nj> /m̥ n̥ ŋ̊/ <m nh ng> /t̼ c ʔ/ <t c k> /ɓ ɗ ɠ/ <b d g> /ʡʼ/ <q> /s̼ ɕ/ <s ch> /ð̼ j ʕ/ <v z qh> /ɬ̼ ʎ/ <lh lj> /ʄ͡ʎ̝/ <l> /t̼͡ɬ̼ʼ k͡ʟ̝̊ʼ/ <tl kl> /ɑ æ ɪ ʊ/ <a e i u> /ə̥ː i̥ː u̥ː/ <ah ih uh> Next: /m̥ m n̥̻ n̻ n̥ n ŋʲ̥ ŋʲ ŋ̥ ŋ/ /p b t̻ d̻ t d t͡ɕ d͡ʑ k g/ /s̻ s ɕ xʲ xʷ h/ /ɾ j w/ /i iː ...
by Creyeditor
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 22:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 672
Views: 62693

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

Can you elaborate on that?
by Creyeditor
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 16:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1163
Views: 57610

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I often feel conlangers are more dependent on terminology and standardization than actual linguistics, even though description is always more important than phoneme inventories, schemata or the like.
by Creyeditor
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 15:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1163
Views: 57610

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I really like the new conlangery short.
by Creyeditor
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 11:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6497
Views: 430886

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

Austronesian languages in general are rather close to English from their general profile, I would say. Indonesian/Malay is also an idea.The most difficult thing, -phonologically speaking, for an English native is to get rid of vowel reduction. But that's what you need to do for learning every langua...