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by Shemtov
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 20:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 709
Views: 87428

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:nld: :swe: :nor: :dan: <jurist> :rus: <юрист> /jurist/ "Lawyer" :eng: "Jurist"
by Shemtov
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 20:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 709
Views: 87428

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Bukharian (a Jewish dialect of :irn: spoken originally in :uzb: ) /kajk/ "flea" :eng: "Kike"
by Shemtov
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 04:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Slowarian
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Slowarian

I'm returning this project after a break. A cultural note: Though freedom of speech is protected by the post-Usczyksky constitution, the government requires that news anchors can only describe themselves as " Slowara Ęzyća" "Slowarian language" if they "overwhelmingly use the form described in the c...
by Shemtov
Fri 16 Nov 2018, 20:52
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Arabic Dialects Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 2933

Re: Arabic Dialects Thread

I was actually able to talk to a Yemenite Arab using a very Shami/Qudsi dialect.
by Shemtov
Fri 16 Nov 2018, 20:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 659
Views: 94714

Re: False cognates

"Channukah" and Bukharian /xunokijo/ "Coldness"
by Shemtov
Fri 16 Nov 2018, 13:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Irish Romlang Collablang
Replies: 77
Views: 5246

Re: Irish Romlang Collablang

Round 9:
32. What is the position of Attributive adjectives?
A. Before the noun
B. After the noun

33. The Optional Masculine Indefinite Article is:
A. Un
B.U+eclipsis
C. Eclipsis

34. The Optional feminine indefinate article is:
A. Un
B Un+ lenition
C. Lenition
D. Same as Masculine
by Shemtov
Fri 16 Nov 2018, 02:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhaai
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Zhaai

The prepositions of the locative case: For location at or on, the most common preposition is Wash: Wash naal'anh taaunakva "I was by the strait" However, for locations that one can be by or in, this is only used for the former. The "in" preposition is Tauk: Tauk naal'anh taaunakva I was in the strai...
by Shemtov
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 22:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhaai
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Zhaai

Allophony: Palatalized /t d/ become postalveolar affricates before /i i:/, while the plain alveolar stops become palatalized. Similarly, the alveopalatal fricatives become palatals, and the alveolar fricatives become alveopalatal. The same thing happens to said stops syllable finally, and <l'> becom...
by Shemtov
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 23:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhaai
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Zhaai

Adjectives take the plural of the noun class they modify: T'araw naal'aw "Narrow Straits" They take case marking even if the noun is indefinite, except for locative and prepositional cases: Nominative: T'aral Accusative: T'arash Dative: T'aru Genitive: T'arizh T'arish naal' "Narrow strait [ACC]" The...
by Shemtov
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 00:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Irish Romlang Collablang
Replies: 77
Views: 5246

Re: Irish Romlang Collablang

Results! 27. How will the cluster /kt/ develop? C. Palatal off-glide followed by /t/, as in French and Portuegeuse. - - 28. Will geninates be retained? B. No, but block lenition - 29. Will Vulgar Latin /β/ become /b/? A. Yes 30. How will the Singular Nominative of a word like <mūrus> "Wall" be reali...
by Shemtov
Fri 09 Nov 2018, 21:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhaai
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Zhaai

Verbs are negated by the preposition Nhaail: uussras nhaail wiwinakanhuhuu "I have not drunk the water" The copula/existensial has the present stem Zhash, and the past stem Taaunak. It is unusual, as the present stem takes the alternate past endings (as does the past stem), and the past stem doesn't...
by Shemtov
Fri 09 Nov 2018, 19:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Irish Romlang Collablang
Replies: 77
Views: 5246

Re: Irish Romlang Collablang

Delayed until Sunday
by Shemtov
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 20:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhaai
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Zhaai

Verbs are templatic. Following the stem, is the aspect-mood marker. For now, we will introduce only the Perfect marker, the only aspect; the others are moods. It is -hu-. For now, until we indroduce the future, it is only used for the past. Then comes the person markings: 1p sing:uu 1P plr: ainh 2P ...
by Shemtov
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 04:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhaai
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Zhaai

Verbs have two tenses: Non-Past and Past. These are formed by diferent roots. There are five classes of Verbs: 1. Those that have the vowels /i i: u u:/ in one of the syllables. /a/ is inserted in this syllable to make the past stem, to make a diphthong or triphthong. If the present stem has multipl...
by Shemtov
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 03:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhaai
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Zhaai

Zhaai [ʑa:i] is a language spoken in the Zha Islands, an archipelago of the southwest coast of Fuhe. It belongs to the Zha Family, which is distantly related to Momčalsumai. Phonology: /p b t d tʲ dʲ k/ <p b t d t' d' k> /m n ɲ/ <m n nh> /β s z ɬ ɬʲ ɕ ʑ h/ <w s z l l' sh zh h> /r/ <r> /ʋ/ <v> /a i u...
by Shemtov
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 02:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tübbih
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: Tübbih

The non-core "cases": Tübbih has a rich set of prepositions relating to motion and state. Locative: Y̌a' Lative: Dheh Ablative: Mili Perlative: Béna Mukili y̌a'Ꞑasalu "The woman is in Ꞑasalu" Mukili chő̃ niya dheh Ꞑasalu "The woman is starting to sail to Ꞑasalu" Mukili chő̃ niya mili Ꞑasalu "The wom...
by Shemtov
Fri 02 Nov 2018, 20:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Irish Romlang Collablang
Replies: 77
Views: 5246

Re: Irish Romlang Collablang

Delayed a week.
by Shemtov
Fri 02 Nov 2018, 01:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6752
Views: 588548

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

Does anybody know of a good, free online source for Farsi (including Tajik and Dari) grammar, especially the morphology? You probably already know this site . Here 's a pdf about Persian grammar, but it's apparently just a sketch and is missing a lot of stuff. Another pdf , specifically for Dari. T...
by Shemtov
Wed 31 Oct 2018, 02:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6752
Views: 588548

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

Does anybody know of a good, free online source for Farsi (including Tajik and Dari) grammar, especially the morphology?
by Shemtov
Fri 26 Oct 2018, 21:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)
Replies: 37
Views: 15587

Re: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)

I'm reading a lot about Farsi, as I am doing a research paper on its morphology.