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by Shemtov
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 20:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 496
Views: 36332

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

The fact that the first two polynesian numbers, dua rua, rhyme, seems a little suspicious to me. Why though? In German, 2 and 3 rhyme too. (zwei/drei). And yes, it causes a lot of confusion. There is an alternative form of 2, "two", that descriptively is exclusively used to distinguish 2 from 3. Bu...
by Shemtov
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 19:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'ohtęk'r̄tṛm'm̄tłeš Scratchpad
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: 'ohtęk'r̄tṛm'm̄tłeš Scratchpad

The Secondary Moods: These are deontic moods, that come after the TA or TM marker: Prohibitive: qā'- Used to indicate the action is, was, or will be prohibited. Permissive: ŕęh- Oppisite of prohibitive Adhortative: 'r̄š- Used to indicate that the action should be done. Dehortative: 'ūł- Oppisite of ...
by Shemtov
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 00:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

That... still doesn't really explain your reasoning. Because Phonemically, affricates, especially coronal ones, are one sound. If you tell the non-linguistically inclined English speaker that the first sound in <Jack> is a combonation of /d/ and /ʒ/, they either won't believe you, or it will blow t...
by Shemtov
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 20:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The History of the Greater West
Replies: 20
Views: 1656

Re: The History of the Greater West

Differences between the NT "There" and IRL: Acts is obviously different. The end of Chapter 15 mentions that Barnabas wished to preach to the Carthagians, as Cyprus was split between the Idumeans, the Hellenics, and the Carthaginians. Between IRL 16:5 and 16:6, Saul goes to Byzantium, the capital, w...
by Shemtov
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 18:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

Change the way coronal affricates are represented to single letter, mostly based on Americanist transcription- /t͡s d͡z t͡ɬ d͡ɮ t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ would be /c ⴛ* ƛ λ č ǰ/. I'm curious why you'd do this. The current method (with the tie bar) makes it immediately clear that these are affricates, and also clear...
by Shemtov
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 18:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Tue 20 Feb 2018, 09:54
It just always seemed weird to me that an arrow pointing down is rising: [ǎ] and an arrow pointing up is falling: [â]. Other than that, no good reason.
I've always thought of it as the direction of the right-most half of the arrow.
by Shemtov
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 05:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 27
Views: 1299

Re: Surprising cognates

:eng: "clan" "plant"
:lat: <planta> "shoot" >(Borrowed) O. :eng: M. :eng: <plante> > ;eng; <Plant>
:lat: <planta> "shoot" >(Borrowed) O. :wls: <Plant> "Children"> (borrowed) O. :irl: <Cland> > :sco: <Clann> > (Borrowed) :eng: <Clan>
by Shemtov
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 05:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 566
Views: 51992

Re: False cognates

:eng: "Smack" :mex: Jacaltec <smak> /smaq'/ "To hit" :kor: 못 /mos/ [mot] "cannot" :mex: Jacaltec <Mat> "NEG." :irl: :sco: <Clann> :ita: Etruscan /klan/ "Child"
by Shemtov
Tue 20 Feb 2018, 05:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'ohtęk'r̄tṛm'm̄tłeš Scratchpad
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: 'ohtęk'r̄tṛm'm̄tłeš Scratchpad

The stative prefix 'oh has two meanings: To nomanalize the verb and to be an existensial prefix for noun roots. Let's look at the first use: 'ohtęk'r̄tṛm'm̄tłeš 'oh-tęk-'r̄-tṛm-'m̄t-łeš STAT-PRSNT.PROG-look-south-water-1P.PLR.3P "We, who are the ones looking south at water" 'oh'n'nōsi'timūtnōw 'm̄t ...
by Shemtov
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 19:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'ohtęk'r̄tṛm'm̄tłeš Scratchpad
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: 'ohtęk'r̄tṛm'm̄tłeš Scratchpad

The verb so far have been in the Alethic Mood. This post will focus on evidential and interrogative moods. Moods do not distinguish aspect, but only tense: Emphatic Alethic Present: Yṛ́' Emphatic Alethic Past: Yưr Emphatic Alethic Future: Yā' Deductive Present: łę̄h Deductive Past: łak Deductive Fut...
by Shemtov
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 04:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sáhötan'ővan
Replies: 17
Views: 545

Re: Sáhötan'ővan

The Verbal Noun is formed by adding the prefix mÓ- to the verb root. one of the uses of this will be considered later in this post. Predicative Adjectives are simply a verb: Vö 'i'en hálahata "The Fish is red" Attributive adjectives are either instrumental nouns put between the article and the main ...
by Shemtov
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 01:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 496
Views: 36332

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Yeah, pointing out the coincidence is fair enough, but the hypothetical didn't need to be there. Also, "Negro" isn't as taboo as the N-word. In high school, when reading Huckleberry Finn (I was in a one-on-one "class", as I was thrown out of the "culturally appropriate" High School, and the School ...
by Shemtov
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 20:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Sprachbund Theory
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Sprachbund Theory

Damn, I missed this . Since I personally have a strictly scientific view on historical linguistics, I'm guessing this conversation might be pretty much doomed from the start. [:S] As I said to you in PM, aside from one family (or phylum) mentioned in that thread, I too have a strictly scientific vi...
by Shemtov
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 18:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

Change the way coronal affricates are represented to single letter, mostly based on Americanist transcription- /t͡s d͡z t͡ɬ d͡ɮ t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ would be /c ⴛ* ƛ λ č ǰ/. *From Nuskhuri Dzili This would require a change in /c/- /ᶄ/ or /ḱ/ If there is a language attested anywhere that has /t͡ʃ̩ d͡ʒ̩ c̩/ or ne...
by Shemtov
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 05:15
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: My view of linguistics
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: My view of linguistics

Salmoneus wrote:
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 02:58
I think the important thing to note here is that none of this is true.
I only posted it so people would understand why I tend not to talk about Diachronic Semitic or Afroasiatic, or why I refer to Afroasiatic as "So-called Afroasiatic".
by Shemtov
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 05:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'ohtęk'r̄tṛm'm̄tłeš Scratchpad
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: 'ohtęk'r̄tṛm'm̄tłeš Scratchpad

Noun Incorparation can be used in the following cases. Only one noun can be incorparated: A. Instrument: Nā'qatił'sūŕko cułtana Nā'-qatił-sūŕ-ko cułta-na PST-kill-stone-2P.3P ferret-1P "Thy killed my ferret with a stone" B. The point of motion that is marked by the directional slot. tęk'r̄tṛm'm̄tłeš...
by Shemtov
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 01:13
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: My view of linguistics
Replies: 6
Views: 321

My view of linguistics

I understand if this post gets deleted, as it's heavily Religion based, but I think my view needs explanation for further interaction with me. I am an Orthodox Jew, and I believe in Babel text as the word of G-d. However, this is a very different view then the Christian one. Basically, pre-Babel, th...
by Shemtov
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 00:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 496
Views: 36332

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Orthographically similar: :eng: N*gger; Niger. that's a good one..... It fooled me for a long time because it seems obvious and there are a cluster of other nations named after the dark skin of their inhabitants... see https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_of_the_blacks . How about this one ? The is...
by Shemtov
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 19:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 566
Views: 51992

Re: False cognates

:us-pa: Lenepe /ni/ :jpn: ニ /に /ni/ "Two"
by Shemtov
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 04:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sáhötan'ővan
Replies: 17
Views: 545

Re: Sáhötan'ővan

Oblique nouns: Nouns have no case, the utterance following a strict SVO order. However, nouns that are neither subject or direct object are called Oblique nouns, and take oblique particles before them. Dative or benefactive: Né: Ve 'o'ihatava 'an ré'ah né 'avi'avi 'óva "I gave my wives ambergris" Ve...