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by Shemtov
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 21:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Irish Romlang Collablang
Replies: 34
Views: 966

Re: Irish Romlang Collablang

Results: 8a) (Tiebreaker): Will Hibernian develop in Parallel from Vulgar Latin with the shift from Primitive to Old Irish (Sprachbund)? A. Lenition and Eclipsis 9) How much Gaelic lexicon will enter Old Hibernian? B. Pre-Old Irish is to Old Hibernian like Old French is to Middle English, minimal Ol...
by Shemtov
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 19:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 637
Views: 83518

Re: False cognates

This might be a stretch, which is why I hadn't posted it yet: :eng: Nota bene :isr: /bina/ "Understanding"
by Shemtov
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 03:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 690
Views: 75805

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Maybe I wouldn't hear it if they didn't have a lose semantic connection:
Judeo- :eng: /biə/ "Sex; Coitus" :bgd: /bie/ "wedding"
by Shemtov
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 20:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family
Replies: 33
Views: 1129

Re: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family

Ngasalu pronouns have the same cases as regular nouns, except the Prepositional is descended from the PR Dative. 2P does not distinguish number: 1P sing: Nom: Nga Accusative: Ngý Prepositional: : Ngas Genitive: Ngu 1P plr: Nom: Ngaf Accusative: Ngýf Prepositional: : Ngasfun Genitive: Nguf 2P sing: N...
by Shemtov
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 21:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family
Replies: 33
Views: 1129

Re: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family

The Ngasalu future is formed by using the aux verb Buktal, with the infinative, which is formed by the plain root.: Buktali samfuf seda bobonejý "I will see the girl" Buktal can also be used with the past tenses for future-in-the-past: Buktalid samfuf seda bobonejý "I was going to see the girl" The ...
by Shemtov
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 19:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family
Replies: 33
Views: 1129

Re: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family

Ngasalu sentences: My balydym samfufu sýmǔ bobonejif "A man is looking at the girls" My balydym saamfufal sýmǔ bobonejif "A man looked at the girls" My balydym saamfufal sýmǔ bobonejif adý patýn "A man looked at the girls at the river" Samfufadak sýmǔ bobonejif adý patýn! "I heard you were looking a...
by Shemtov
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 18:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family
Replies: 33
Views: 1129

Re: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family

Ngasalu verbs have plain tenses, though one tense takes a mood. All the aspects and the future are made by auxillaries. They will not be discussed here. Regular verb "Samfuf" "To see" Non-Past: 1P sing: Samfufi 1P plr: Samfufin 2p sing: Samfufik 2p plr: Samfufak 3p sing: Samfufu 3p plr: Samfufe Witn...
by Shemtov
Sun 16 Sep 2018, 04:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Irish Romlang Collablang
Replies: 34
Views: 966

Re: Irish Romlang Collablang

Answers are in! 5) How far North will Hibernian extend? B. To the Southern shore of Dundalk Bay 6) How far south will Hibernian extend? C To Brittas Bay 7) When will the Roman presence end? C. 410, due to the Sack of Rome 8) Will Hibernian develop in Parallel from Vulgar Latin with the shift from Pr...
by Shemtov
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 21:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Irish Romlang Collablang
Replies: 34
Views: 966

Re: Irish Romlang Collablang

I'm adding an extension to Saturday Night, by midnight EST.
by Shemtov
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 19:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sadhín: A Biconsonantal Artlang
Replies: 19
Views: 365

Re: Sadhín: A Biconsonantal Artlang

What's more, Burmese and the Chumashan languages also have/had aspirated stops. So did Ofo, and so does Chone, two other languages that had/have this sound. I can't find the specific Oto-Manguean languages you're talking about, but I'll bet they do. Also, the aspirated /s/ in Burmese isn't actually...
by Shemtov
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 09:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family
Replies: 33
Views: 1129

Re: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family

Ngasalu Nouns lack gender, and have definite and indefinite articles. The former is Seda in the singular, and Sýmǔ in the plural. The indefinite article is My in the singular, and Myf in the plural Regular Noun "Balydym" "Man" Nominative: Balydym Accusative: Balydymý Genitive: Balydymu Prepositional...
by Shemtov
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 03:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family
Replies: 33
Views: 1129

Re: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family

Ngasalu, a North Islandic language: Sound changes: To Proto-North W=Labiovelar P=Labial R=Retroflex K=velar Č=alveo-palatal obstruent I=front unrounded vowel Y=Front rounded vowel V=Vowel W>Pˠ JI>JY /ɕ/>/ʂ/ KI:>ČI V:>V /ʍ/>/fˠ/ Proto-North: /p b ⁿb pˠ bˠ ⁿbˠ t d ⁿd ʈ ɖ ⁿɖ t͡ɕ d͡ʑ ⁿd͡ʑ k g ⁿg / /m mˠ...
by Shemtov
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 21:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family
Replies: 33
Views: 1129

Re: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family

The Khőőtín copula undergoes suppletion based on tense. It declines fully, except the endings of the plain tenses is always present, and does not occur in the periphrastic tenses: Past: Níl̟ísh Present: Jídőt Future: Nil̟ish Baryl̟ym níl̟íshí "I am a man" Baryl̟yméél mbózha jídőtú "The man was a boy...
by Shemtov
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 19:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13997
Views: 892321

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

Can a Retroxflex and Palatal series merge? And if so, which direction is more naturalistic? I'd say it's more plausible for a palatal to retroflex direction rather than vice-versa, because retroflexes resit any kind of palatal co-articulation simply due to their articulatory properties, whereas pal...
by Shemtov
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 05:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13997
Views: 892321

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

Can a Retroxflex and Palatal series merge? And if so, which direction is more naturalistic?
by Shemtov
Wed 12 Sep 2018, 21:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Irish Romlang Collablang
Replies: 34
Views: 966

Re: Irish Romlang Collablang

Extended time: One extra week.
by Shemtov
Wed 12 Sep 2018, 21:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family
Replies: 33
Views: 1129

Re: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family

Adjectives in the Proto-lang have two more forms: The Augmentive: Translates into English as "Very" Formed by the insertion of -ke- after the gɨ- prefix. Plain Adjectives: ⁿɖɔⁿbɛɪwʊ: gəxʷɐhɔ:β̞ʊ g͡bɪɳʈə "Red fruit" ⁿɖɔⁿbɛɪwʊ: gəkɛxʷɐhɔ:β̞ʊ g͡bɪɳʈə "Very red fruit" The Moderative: Translates into Eng...
by Shemtov
Sun 09 Sep 2018, 04:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family
Replies: 33
Views: 1129

Re: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family

More about the adjective in the Proto-lang: Let's take the adjective ŋɑʂɑnu: gəxʷɐhɔ:β̞ʊ: "Black", with the noun bɛsəm "Spice" So the comparative is formed by the suffix /ⁿdi:/. Thus: ŋɑʂɑnu: gəxʷɐhɔ:β̞ʊⁿdɪ: "Blacker" To make a comparative sentence, one uses the contruction N COP COMP.ADJ N-PREP: kɛ...
by Shemtov
Sun 09 Sep 2018, 03:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: A question for any Slavisists.
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: A question for any Slavisists.

The Russian Wiktionary (Wikislovo) says it now means "To scold", and gives a quote from Chekhov (does no more recent ones mean it is old-fashioned even in the new meaning?) Wiktionary itself lists the Belorussian cognate as "Zhuritssi", which means that the versions with "Zhuritze" probably a reflec...
by Shemtov
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 23:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: A question for any Slavisists.
Replies: 4
Views: 198

A question for any Slavisists.

There's a Jewish-Russian song from Belorussian Jews in the Russian Language, called Nie Zhurites', who's first words are "Не журитесь, хлопцы,""Nie zhurites' khloptzy" translated as "don't worry, fellows". I have been unable to find a source for the word <журитесь> zhurites', anywhere online, and I ...