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by Shemtov
Sun 21 Oct 2018, 02:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 81
Views: 10725

Re: Surprising cognates

Per the False Cognate thread:
:eng: <what> and <quote>.
by Shemtov
Sun 21 Oct 2018, 01:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 654
Views: 89071

Re: False cognates

Honestly, I've always encountered "Quoth" in the 3P.SING, so I figured it was an irregular verb without a past tense, *Quoe, and "Quote" was *Quoe with some obscure Old/Middle English deverbalizer, that when *Quoe fell out of normal speech, was reverbalized, and "Quotation" was a misapplication of t...
by Shemtov
Sun 21 Oct 2018, 01:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tübbih
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Tübbih

Another use of the the moods: The tertiary AM marker <sitta>, which takes the main aspect, is used with the subjunctive for "should" sentences, and the optative for "must". That is, with the subjunctive mood it has the meaning of "X is a recommended course of action" and with the optative, "X must o...
by Shemtov
Fri 19 Oct 2018, 17:26
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Arabic Dialects Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1816

Re: Arabic Dialects Thread

Question: Is the vowel epenthesis mentioned by Davush universally applied, or is it applied at the phrase level, e.g. if /wlkbi:r/ were preceded by a word ending in, say, /a/, would /wlkb/ necessarily be broken up? Their are times where a cluster is broken up by a proceeding vowel-final word (notat...
by Shemtov
Fri 19 Oct 2018, 16:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Irish Romlang Collablang
Replies: 64
Views: 2295

Re: Irish Romlang Collablang

I now regret not creating an option C for 26- prenasalized voiceless stops. If people like that idea, or if someone wants to change to that, I'll add it.
by Shemtov
Fri 19 Oct 2018, 16:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: I'd Like to See Phonetic Irish
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: I'd Like to See Phonetic Irish

Yes Irish is quite transparent overall, although there are a few ambiguous cases like <oi> which Salmoneus mentioned. I would be willing to IPA-ise an Irish text, although I am only familiar with Munster Irish. The three main dialect groups (Ulster, Connemara, Munster) do have quite a few differenc...
by Shemtov
Fri 19 Oct 2018, 15:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tübbih
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Tübbih

Moods: Tübbih has three moods: Subjunctive, Optative and Imperative. The Subjunctive suffix is -cIh It is used: As an alternative to the pi-conditional, mostly used when speaking about social superiors, or, since Ngasalu domination, Ngasalus: H̠owakke h̠óréggacéh sü akoh, aza nü bókkéh "If he kills ...
by Shemtov
Fri 19 Oct 2018, 12:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Irish Romlang Collablang
Replies: 64
Views: 2295

Re: Irish Romlang Collablang

19. How will /k g/ develop before /i/? /t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ [b\] 20. How will /t d s/ develop before /i/? /t͡s d͡z ʃ/ [b\] 21. How will /n/ devolop before /i/? /ɲ/ [b\b] 22. Will the diphthongs become monophthongs? No [\b] Round 7 23. How will Latin <qu gu> develop? A. /kw gw/ B. /k g/ 24. Will /n: l:/be palat...
by Shemtov
Wed 17 Oct 2018, 01:03
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Arabic Dialects Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1816

Re: Arabic Dialects Thread

I actually looked earlier in my book; The Qudsi realization of the definite article is so complex, they do a one-size fits all thing. So <wlkbiir> should be read /wilkbi:r/
by Shemtov
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 19:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yǒłra'eli
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Yǒłra'eli

Diachronically modern hebrew in .... The Caucasus? Well wherever it is, its wonderful! Actually, in Pakistan. The protolanguage was a very Aramaic influenced dialect of Hebrew, and it has words from Dravidian, Iranian, Elamite and possible relatives of Burashaski Oh well then there's a slight chron...
by Shemtov
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 18:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yǒłra'eli
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Yǒłra'eli

Isfendil wrote:
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 18:36
Diachronically modern hebrew in .... The Caucasus? Well wherever it is, its wonderful!
Actually, in Pakistan. The protolanguage was a very Aramaic influenced dialect of Hebrew, and it has words from Dravidian, Iranian, Elamite and possible relatives of Burashaski
by Shemtov
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 18:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yǒłra'eli
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Yǒłra'eli

Masculines come in two declensions for the plural: The œ̃ declension and the õ declencsion. The former is more common: 'ȍdh "Hand" 'ȍdhœ̃ "Hands" An example of the õ-declension: 'ah̠ "Brother" 'ahõ "Brothers" There are some suppletive plurals: Chèlèv "Dog" Kłavœ̃ "Dogs" Feminines come in two declens...
by Shemtov
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 17:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yǒłra'eli
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Yǒłra'eli

I would like to start this project by saying that it is based on my own Religious views. However, as it is pure speculation, I hope that people understand, and if they do not wish to read further I understand. Yǒłra'eli is the language of the Ten Tribes, descended from Ancient Hebrew. They live in a...
by Shemtov
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 00:03
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Arabic Dialects Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1816

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: 4474

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: 4474

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: 64
Views: 2295

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: 64
Views: 2295

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: 4474

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: 1108

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...