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by Creyeditor
Thu 17 May 2018, 20:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13607
Views: 744152

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

Maybe, I just took Wikipedia's word for split-intransitive. What kind of split where you thinking about? Lexical classes of verbs? So, rewriting the examples, that could mean that different verbs take different subject marking if passivized. a) Sa-0 jatu. 1SG-ACC slip `I slipped and fell.' b) Sa-ya ...
by Creyeditor
Thu 17 May 2018, 17:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13607
Views: 744152

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

Let's say we have a split-S system based on control over something. In a) the person does not do the action on purpose, he just slipt and fell accidentally. In b) the person slides on purpose, maybe for even fun. a) Sa-0 jatu. 1SG-ACC slip `I slipped and fell.' b) Sa-ya jatu 1SG-ERG slip `I slided.'...
by Creyeditor
Wed 16 May 2018, 22:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 538
Views: 38650

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

My guess is: ˈtsæk:ɛkʷ . Sorry for not having enough time for a full reconstruction at the moment.
by Creyeditor
Tue 15 May 2018, 22:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My hatelang: Omlűt
Replies: 59
Views: 8172

Re: My hatelang: Omlűt

Finally, some information on: 27. Related Languages I will include here languages that are derived from Proto-O., but did not undergo the defining Umlaut sound change. The ones that did undergo Umlaut are called dialects of Umlueuet and the ones derived from Proto-Northern, but not from Proto-O. are...
by Creyeditor
Sat 12 May 2018, 22:37
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 826
Views: 38953

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

I was thinking of *haiduz.
by Creyeditor
Sat 12 May 2018, 21:52
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 826
Views: 38953

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is the second part cognate to a derivational suffix in other Germanic languages?
by Creyeditor
Sat 12 May 2018, 18:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6536
Views: 449595

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

Concerning "Tanti" etc., the -i diminutive is fairly new I'd say and it never causes umlaut. "Fairly new" is a relative term, certainly. But our family's "Tanti" was about 175 when I knew her as a child (a gypsy witch -- her, not me), making her about 215 when she crossed over, and I've been around...
by Creyeditor
Sat 12 May 2018, 17:59
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 826
Views: 38953

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is the second part related to or derived from *haitaną?
by Creyeditor
Sat 12 May 2018, 13:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 27
Views: 1337

Re: English Dialects

Rate my English 101 [:D] Mine probably screams German. One big reason might be that I merge TRAP and DRESS vowels. I just find it really hard to distinguish these. I also sometimes confuse CURE and NURSE vowels. Another problems are low vowels. LOT and CLOTH are both very variable for me, often depe...
by Creyeditor
Sat 12 May 2018, 13:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2343
Views: 138676

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

On the Chinese video site provided by Tencent, I've stumbled upon a German series, Das Traumhotel (listed under "movies", I guess, because each episode is 90 minutes long). The plots are utterly vapid, but it's great German practice, since you know where the story trajectory is going early on (and ...
by Creyeditor
Sat 12 May 2018, 13:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6536
Views: 449595

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

Okay, so as I've mentioned over in the "What are you watching thread?", I've been watching a bad German knock-off of "The Love Boat". Two questions arise: 1) Our protagonist refers to his aunt as "Tante". Easy enough. But he also says "Tantchen". My question is: what's blocking the umlauting here? ...
by Creyeditor
Fri 11 May 2018, 17:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6536
Views: 449595

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

Is there any semantic or pragmatic difference in English between “I am retired “ and “I have retired”? And what is it, exactly? ————— Cross-linguistically the questions might be: * what’s the difference in meaning between the (to be)+(passive participle) and the (to have)+(active participle) constr...
by Creyeditor
Fri 11 May 2018, 17:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 1490

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

I think you have some great ideas k1234567890y! My ideas A Germanic language spoken by the descendents of some Javanese people in the Netherlands who intermarried with Dutch people during their fight for their independence written in Javanese alphabet. So basically Betawi with more Germanic influen...
by Creyeditor
Wed 09 May 2018, 22:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1839

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

Yes, it gives me a very strong North American feel.
by Creyeditor
Wed 09 May 2018, 14:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13607
Views: 744152

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

I would do both. The best grammars always give a phoneme inventory and a segment inventory
by Creyeditor
Wed 09 May 2018, 14:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 28
Views: 1623

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

Nortaneous wrote:
Wed 09 May 2018, 12:27
symbol for the 'glottal pulse' (Gimi, Finnish)...
What is the glottal pulse?

Nortaneous wrote:
Wed 09 May 2018, 12:27
Insisting on single-story g is dumb, especially since some applications use a special Unicode value for it and oops your query says no languages have voiced velar plosives.
The IPA does not really insist on it.
by Creyeditor
Wed 09 May 2018, 14:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language evolution for long-lived people
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Language evolution for long-lived people

@Scytheria: I really the first part of that idea. Not being able to understand your own written language. Scytheria: doesn't matter - the 'inflexible' language will still change! After all, if nobody remember the language of 200 years ago, nobody knows that their language has changed over the last 2...
by Creyeditor
Wed 09 May 2018, 14:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eroki Gǂama
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Eroki Gǂama

I just wanted to mention that there are a lot of natlangs with an anaphorical article that can only be used when the word has appeared before in the discourse. I don't know if this is what you (Shemtov) means though.
by Creyeditor
Wed 09 May 2018, 00:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1839

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

Edit:
shimobaatar wrote:
Wed 09 May 2018, 00:01
I don't get a North American feel from the language at all, myself. What makes you say that, if I might ask?

Maybe the word <Ðiiqú> /θiː˧qu˥/ was already enough :)

Edit: Sorry for being unclear. I edited the post accordingly.
by Creyeditor
Tue 08 May 2018, 23:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1839

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

Here are my reviews: @k12's: I like the very subtle interpretation of non-phonemic orthography. Not writing the glottal stop word initially makes totally sense. I feel like there is a lot of interesting stuff going on with the compound vs. non compound distinction, but I somehow cannot help but to m...