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by Shemtov
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 08:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sakasõdakakowi
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Sakasõdakakowi

Thanks. I was inspired by Tobati to make Sakasõdakakowi (a really bonkers Austronesian language spoken on New Guinea). It, despite being Oceanic, does not distinguish between alienable and inalienable possession, which I transferred over to Sakasõdakakowi, as the most other Wanian languages have tha...
by Shemtov
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 00:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 628
Views: 67367

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

k1234567890y wrote:
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 23:56

you can share this to the false cognate thread too
Jewish culture doesn't allow the same semantic linkage between "Horse" and "mule" that Western culture does, as mule-breeding is forbidden.
by Shemtov
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 03:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13868
Views: 850727

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

Would an althistory where the Romans conquered part of Ireland, which had or has a Romance language competing in those parts with Gaelic work? I don't see why not. OTL the Irish were very much influenced by Rome, even though they never spoke Latin. Are people willing to do a collablang of this? I w...
by Shemtov
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 01:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sakasõdakakowi
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Sakasõdakakowi

Possesion is marked POSSESOR ko POSSESEE. The POSSESOR never takes the subject-marker, and is always Oblique if a pronoun: N̈õ tẽ n̈õ ko n̈ugfa nedmekòke "My spear will be thrown by me at you" If consenquences of an action are being spoken of, the object effected, always in non-subject form is put b...
by Shemtov
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 22:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 628
Views: 67367

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:isr: /pɛrɛd/~/fɛrɛd/ "Mule" Yiddish /fɛrd/ "Horse". And they're not cognates; the Yiddish comes from MHG *pfɛrd with the regular sound change in Yiddish /pf/>/f/.
by Shemtov
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 03:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13868
Views: 850727

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

Would an althistory where the Romans conquered part of Ireland, which had or has a Romance language competing in those parts with Gaelic work?
by Shemtov
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 07:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sakasõdakakowi
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Sakasõdakakowi

Now, we get into syntax: If multiple nouns take the same grammatical role the conjuction Mã may be used. In a simple transitive sentence, objects are stringed together without Mã: Sõda kowi nè n̈otokakẽ "I gestured to the man and woman" But Different subjects take mã: Gfa n̈ukowi mã kamete siyakon̈i...
by Shemtov
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 03:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3739

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

The truth is I know Christianity and the Bible better than the vast majority of Christian laymen. That reminds me of an inspiration from my own religion on the Monotheism of Fuhe: The idea that references to the Zlaund cults in Momčalsumai texts are censored or restricted. Orthodox Jews are not all...
by Shemtov
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 01:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Will Indo-Aryan no longer be an accepted term in Linguistics?
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: Will Indo-Aryan no longer be an accepted term in Linguistics?

Also, just a thought, but what do Israeli Linguists do about Cushitic languages? The :isr: word that would translate to "Cushitic" is also the :isr: equivalent to the N-word. We could learn from them, if this becomes a legitimate issue.
by Shemtov
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 01:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 628
Views: 67367

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:eng: Libido :eth: /libido/ "Name of Cushitic language"
If someone could tell me the code for Ethiopia, thanks.
EDIT: Thank you, GrandPiano.
by Shemtov
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 01:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sakasõdakakowi
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Sakasõdakakowi

Verbal Derivational Morphology: This is the last topic in Morphology before I move on to syntax. There is also a lot to say on Nominal Derivational Morphology, but I will leave for later. The Causitive of Intransitive verbs: Prefix Wã- Verb "Potaka" "To Die" Wãpõtaka "To kill" N̈usõda põtakasa "The ...
by Shemtov
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 22:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 628
Views: 67367

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:chn: 漢 Hàn (South) "Chinese people" :kor: 한 /han/ "Korea; Korean". This isn't as confusing as :kor: uses 중 /t͡ɕuŋ/ for most Chinese things, except for 한자 "Hanja; Hanzi". Add to this a :can:/ :us-ak: First people/Native Ethnic group called the Hän.
by Shemtov
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 21:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sakasõdakakowi
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Sakasõdakakowi

Attributive adjectives are created by a verb chain. If the described noun is the object, it usually changes the order to SOV: N̈è gfa pãlapã yadmekò "I threw a red spear" Change this particular sentence to passive voice, and the OSV order stays: N̈õ n̈ugfa pãlapã yadmekò "The red spear was thrown by...
by Shemtov
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 06:07
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Biblical Hebrew
Replies: 23
Views: 3646

Re: Biblical Hebrew

Askenazic Pronunciation: <g d > do not have their fricative pronunciations. The fricative pronunciation of <t> is /s/. Emphatic consonants are depharyngialized. <h̟> is pronounced /x/. <ʕ>is pronounced as /ʔ/ syllable initially; and ∅ syllable finally. <w> is pronounced /v/. What about the weird th...
by Shemtov
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 05:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3739

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Have you ever considered making a world where the rebels are more fervent in their religious beliefs than the People in Power? isn't that generally the case IRL, from the nowadays back to the Mormon Church and its splinters, to the Second Temple and the Essenes, and on even earlier still. So this i...
by Shemtov
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 04:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 126
Views: 3739

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

It's not as if religious beliefs never adapt either; in the Middle Ages, the Church position was that the sun revolved around the earth and to say otherwise was heresy that contradicted the Bible. No one seems to claim that anymore. Sometimes things undergo a bit of "reanalysis". Exactly. I'm using...
by Shemtov
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 00:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sakasõdakakowi
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Sakasõdakakowi

The Benefactive Applicative is added to verbs to make them ditransitive. The applicative marker depends on the verb class. The benefactive applicative is for class 1 Reduplication of penault, and for class 2, prefix Ne-. It cabn change the meaning of the verb. Class 1: Bùyehõfati "To lift" Bùyehõfaf...
by Shemtov
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 20:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sakasõdakakowi
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Sakasõdakakowi

Which form do you use when the pronoun is a non-subject core-term of a clause, such as an object of the verb? Those are arguments, not obliques; but neither are they subjects. English’s solution is to use the “objective” form of the pronoun for all non-subject uses, including non-subject core terms...
by Shemtov
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 10:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sakasõdakakowi
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Sakasõdakakowi

Personal Pronouns come in Subject and Oblique forms:
Subject:
1P singular: N̈è
1p plr exclusive: Mù
2P sing Tẽ
2P plr: Tĩ
3p sing: Tà
3P plr: Sè

Oblique:
1p sing: N̈õ
1p plr : Mõ
2P : Nĩ
3p sing: Dã
3P plr: Sĩ

Example sentence:
Nĩ n̈è n̈otokakẽsa
"I gestured at you"