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by Shemtov
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 00:03
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Arabic Dialects Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Arabic Dialects Thread

I'm learning Leventine :ara:, specifically Qudsi, and I will try in between semesters to write a comparison with MSA. The thing that strikes me most is that the clusters would put Georgian to shame(!) As an example, the word for "and to the great one" is /wlkbi:r/ You read that right, an initial /wl...
by Shemtov
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 21:37
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Biblical Hebrew
Replies: 28
Views: 4373

Re: Biblical Hebrew

I don't understands, did you not introduce Yiddishisms? I discussed the modern pronunciations, and a discussion about "Ashkenazis" led to a digression about Yiddish, and how its dialects map with the Hebrew pronunciations of Ashkenazim, and how the Yiddish World saw itself, only to discuss the idea...
by Shemtov
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 21:24
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Biblical Hebrew
Replies: 28
Views: 4373

Re: Biblical Hebrew

Why not just use a romanization or the script and just let people choose how they pronounce it? That's how my class worked. Hell, the rabbi didn't even attempt a historical pronunciation himself (he was north american), he was fond of some of ours though. Ultimately conlangers and linguists are gon...
by Shemtov
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 17:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Irish Romlang Collablang
Replies: 56
Views: 1927

Re: Irish Romlang Collablang

shimobaatar wrote:
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 17:55
20: d (/t͡s d͡z ʃ/)
Brilliant idea, Shimo! I'll add it.
by Shemtov
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 17:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Irish Romlang Collablang
Replies: 56
Views: 1927

Re: Irish Romlang Collablang

Answers In! 15. How will the definite article be derived? From Latin Ipsum 16. Will indefinite articles be required in the singular? No 17. What will be the primary word order? SVO 18. How will Latin <x> /ks/ develop? /s/ Round 6: 19. How will /k g/ develop before /i/? A. /t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ B. /ʃ ʒ/ C. /t͡s ...
by Shemtov
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 01:23
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Biblical Hebrew
Replies: 28
Views: 4373

Re: Biblical Hebrew

So basically, the thread is now doomed because people couldn't just let Shemtov get on with it? I would be interested in a simple introduction to Biblical Hebrew without hearing endless debates about whether this, that or other group of people are correct in analysing or using this, that or other i...
by Shemtov
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 00:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Who were the Áifiúraí/Ábhad Ibhereiu of County Donegal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Re: Who were the Áifiúraí/Ábhad Ibhereiu of County Donegal?

They have published a paper on gender in the Language: Áifiúraí had two genders: Masculine and Feminine. Most nouns were Masculine, but those of "natural" females are Feminine, as are inanimates begining with t-. Thus, Taí /ti:/ "water" is Feminine. Nouns can be made feminine by the prefix T(a). Thu...
by Shemtov
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 20:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tübbih
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Tübbih

The subaspect resultative <Pi> has use in the protasis of conditional sentences, with the apodeisis preceded by the particle <aza>:
H̠owakke pi h̠órégga sü akoh, aza nü bókkéh
"If the kills birds, I would cry"
by Shemtov
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 23:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tübbih
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Tübbih

Wh-questions in Tübbih, are formed by the four Y̌-words: Who (masculine; mixed group): Y̌é Who (Feminine) Y̌i What (animal): Y̌ũ What: Y̌ü Note that as a conquered territory of the more egalitarian Ngasalu, y̌i is used less and less, except to to emphasize that one knows that it's a woman or girl. Y...
by Shemtov
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 19:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 648
Views: 88245

Re: False cognates

:eng: Earth (and :deu: Erde) - :ara: أَرْض 'ard "earth" I'm sure this one has been brought up many times before, but I just read it in a book about Arab history and that's just weird. I mean, how can they not be related? One has to wonder... There are speculations that this could be a Neolithic Wan...
by Shemtov
Sun 07 Oct 2018, 01:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tübbih
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Tübbih

The Negation of Verbs is made by affixing -y̌ĩ to the secondary aspect particle. This means that in verbs without secondary aspect, Zhéh resurfaces: Wã nü zhéhy̌é̃ h̠óréggathéh akoh "I do not regularly kill birds" H̠owakke lökkey̌ẽ h̠órégga sü akoh "The man does not keep killing birds" Negative pola...
by Shemtov
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 20:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Irish Romlang Collablang
Replies: 56
Views: 1927

Re: Irish Romlang Collablang

People who are giving multiple answers to 18: Do you mean a split (conditioned how?) or are you casting a double vote (which I will accept.)?
by Shemtov
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 19:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 34
Views: 4920

Re: English Dialects

I'm not sure exactly of my vowels- I'm basically General American, but my /ə ʌ/ might be slightly untypical from GA, as I have a light Philly accent, and the stronger varieties of Philly Dialect do weird things to unstressed vowels, but for me, it's pretty much unoticible unless you're doing a narro...
by Shemtov
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 16:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Irish Romlang Collablang
Replies: 56
Views: 1927

Re: Irish Romlang Collablang

11: d d c d b 12: a a a c a 13: /e ɛ o ɔ/ <e è o ò> (x2) a a a 14: a a a a c Answers in! 11. What noun cases of Vulgar Latin will Old Hibernian retain? They should merge into a Nominative and Oblique case. 12. Will Old Hibernian keep the Neuter gender? Yes 13. How will the pairs /e ɛ/ /o ɔ/ be marke...
by Shemtov
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 03:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tübbih
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Tübbih

Polar questions are formed in sentences with secondary aspect by putting the particle after the verb: H̠owakke h̠órégga lökke sü akoh "Does the man keep killing birds?" For sentences without secondary aspect the particle Zhéh after the verb. Diachronically, this was a null-marker for secondary aspec...
by Shemtov
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 21:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926776

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

Can a language with primary and secondary aspects have a null secondary aspect marker? I see no reason why not. Null markers are possible for any grammatical category. I was considering using a transformation using the secondary aspect marker for polar question, but had a problem with how it would ...
by Shemtov
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 02:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14113
Views: 926776

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

Shemtov wrote:
Wed 03 Oct 2018, 22:07
Can a language with primary and secondary aspects have a null secondary aspect marker?
Just making sure people see the question.
by Shemtov
Wed 03 Oct 2018, 22:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 698
Views: 80448

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:eng: "Geisha" "Gay Show". Someone once told me he liked watching "Geishas" and I misheard him and responded "I didn't know you were gay. This seems a weird way to come out."
by Shemtov
Wed 03 Oct 2018, 22:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 648
Views: 88245

Re: False cognates

:hkg: /kei˨/ "Prostitute" :eng: Geisha "Japanese Prostitute". The latter is misapplication of a word for "Traditional Japanese Female Dancer"
by Shemtov
Wed 03 Oct 2018, 22:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 648
Views: 88245

Re: False cognates

This is loose, as at is really the same idiom being used across time, space, and linguistic families, but they sound nothing alike, but I'd thought I'd share it:
:eng: Streetwalker Mishnaic :isr: /josˤejɛθ haħuwsˤ/ "id.; Lit. 'she who goes outside'"