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by Creyeditor
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 09:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13248
Views: 612836

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

I would say that makes it even more realistic. Grassfields noun classes are not your standard Bantu noun class system, they are just ... Bantoid :D
by Creyeditor
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 01:01
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Which use can I give to my conlang
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Which use can I give to my conlang

One answer is 'art', which changes the question to 'what is the function of art?'. One possibly answer is 'art for art's sake'.
by Creyeditor
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 22:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13248
Views: 612836

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

Is it plausible that all nouns in a language have a non-class related suffix attached to them that is separated when the noun undergoes things like noun incorporation? I ask because I would like it to be clear why only a portion of the word (i.e. the root) is used for certain applications, and yet ...
by Creyeditor
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 17:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6217
Views: 363587

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

Correct me if i'm wrong. My thought experiment tells me that of a topic comment language, topicarized noun is similar to interjection. I'm wrong if there is fusional topicarizer. Aside suffix and vocative case. See you later. I think the answer is no. Someone with more knowledge about a really topi...
by Creyeditor
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 16:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10777
Views: 519274

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Núta now has a rough verb template outline and seriously serial verb stems! Noun incorporation is not going to be a feature apart from some vestigial nominal class stuff which exists in my head but has to be I suddenly want to ditch the minimal four-vowel /a e i u/ system I have and replace it with...
by Creyeditor
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 00:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13248
Views: 612836

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

Some questions that might help you: 1. Which constructions can be used predicatively (meaning 'I have a dog.') and which can be used adnominally (meaning 'my dog (is green).')? 2. Which constructions can be used for kinship relations? 3. Which constructions can be used for body parts? 4. Which const...
by Creyeditor
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 19:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 808
Views: 24592

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 22:11
Somehow I got unsubscribed from the Lexember thread. Has anyone encountered any similar problems?
I head a similar problem once, because the "first unread post" button is exactly where the "unsubscribe topic" button is, if there are no unread posts. So I accidentally clicked the wrong button.
by Creyeditor
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 12:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 808
Views: 24592

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

He is kind of well known in Germany, espcially to older generations, but it seems for different songs.
by Creyeditor
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 21:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2657
Views: 140819

Re: Yay or Nay?

I think this makes sense and it attested.
by Creyeditor
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 19:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2657
Views: 140819

Re: Yay or Nay?

I recently read an article about some English variety were woman and man had different burst spectra for glottalized /t/. Not quite the same, but similar.
by Creyeditor
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 22:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13248
Views: 612836

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

Took me long enough to remember this one, but the Icelandic word for "farmer", bóndi , comes from the present participle of Old Norse búa , "to reside". I don't know, though, whether the change came about because it was modifying a noun, e.g. maðr , that was later dropped, or if it underwent some s...
by Creyeditor
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 20:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: unambiguous syntax and grammar
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: unambiguous syntax and grammar

shanoxilt wrote:
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 22:08
I second researching Lojban and similar languages like Gua\spi and Toaq.
Toaq is for once a loglang based really on Chinese.
by Creyeditor
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 19:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What language could this person speak?
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: What language could this person speak?

My first guess was Indonesian (mainly for the lack of inflection), but as Crey already comments and knows much about it (afaik), he would have come up with it beforehand. I don't really know how you would ask that question in Indonesian, but nothing rings a bell. The (over)use of 'to' and the compl...
by Creyeditor
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 20:29
Forum: Translations
Topic: A man walks into a bar
Replies: 24
Views: 686

Re: A man walks into a bar

I hadn't thought of this [:D]
by Creyeditor
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 19:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10777
Views: 519274

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I made the first sentence in Ngucamic: Pálácàñmà co hum còyít (ā) jēttzōp (ā) ssím. go-PST 3.ERG to 3-GEN EMP-PL-mother-GEN PL-house-ABS [páláqàŋbà qɔ xum qɔ̀jít (aː) ɣeːt͡ːsoːp (aː) sːím] They went to their mothers' houses. At the moment word-order is VSXO, though I'm pondering VOSX. I really like...
by Creyeditor
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 15:15
Forum: Translations
Topic: A man walks into a bar
Replies: 24
Views: 686

Re: A man walks into a bar

Stupid because you don't like bars or because it is a joke?
by Creyeditor
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 15:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6217
Views: 363587

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

I don't know how Chinese converbs started out, were they verbs or prepositions. Does anyone know?
Maybe the new Conlangery episode will reveals the answer.
by Creyeditor
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 14:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13248
Views: 612836

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

To answer your first question: Yes, this is possible, even though your descriptions and the terms you use might seem a bit unorthodox. The problem is I don't know how to describe it. I think reading up on autosegmental representations of tone might really help you here, I feel that's what you are g...
by Creyeditor
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 00:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: "Make these work together" game.
Replies: 100
Views: 10107

Re: "Make these work together" game.

So, I forgot to post a new challenge it seems [:D] Incidentally there is a challenge that just came to my mind. It's a bit tone-y, accent-ish and stress-like. Here are the three requirements. 1. There is weight dependent stress on the right edge of a word, mostly expressed by a pitch peak. 2. The la...
by Creyeditor
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 23:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6217
Views: 363587

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

Here's my question: "Stop killing me" in "he would stop killing me" is clearly an argument of "would". So, if it isn't an object, what is it? (Or, if it actually isn't an argument of "would", what would you call its relationship?) I'm glad you ask. This is what people (at least) in Generative lingu...