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by Ahzoh
Sun 21 Oct 2018, 03:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11177
Views: 763712

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Been slowly working my way to completing the Swadesh list for Vrkhazhian and Haxyakian:
https://conworkshop.com/view_article.ph ... 10cde89e8f
by Ahzoh
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 14:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 99
Views: 15930

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

Looking good as usual. Unrelatedly I always pronounce the name like "cute Russian"
by Ahzoh
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 14:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: I'd Like to See Phonetic Irish
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: I'd Like to See Phonetic Irish

Well I also know that <aoi> like in Caoimhin is a velarized /ii/. Actually now that I think about it I could see how <ao> becomes a velarized /ii/ if the blackness of the /o/ shifted to the consonant and /a/ would have become a schwa and get deleted.
by Ahzoh
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 07:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: I'd Like to See Phonetic Irish
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: I'd Like to See Phonetic Irish

I mean even if you stick to the rule of broad to broad and slender to slender, it's still hard to tell which of two or three vowels actually gets pronounced.
by Ahzoh
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 00:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 933860

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

That could be an applicative construction, whereby an oblique argument is promoted to direct object, or circumstantial, where an oblique argument is promoted to subject.
by Ahzoh
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 10:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic
Replies: 15
Views: 462

Re: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic

>Syrġastas
>Maiganētas
I like these, they have a Greco-Roman feel.

You could try translating these commissive statements:
https://conworkshop.com/translation.php ... e69cd054a0
by Ahzoh
Sat 13 Oct 2018, 05:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11177
Views: 763712

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Vrkhazhian now has modal pronouns:
https://www.frathwiki.com/Vrkhazhian#Modal_Pronouns

ʾAt ṛ-ḳaẇna ḳaḳat ʾažkul.
And the sky shall fall / "and I promise that the sky will fall"
by Ahzoh
Sat 13 Oct 2018, 05:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iramite of the Pillars - Progeny of a Lost Semitic
Replies: 15
Views: 462

Re: Iramite of the Pillars - Progenitor of a New Semitic

I too use <c> to indicate pharyngeals.
by Ahzoh
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 21:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 933860

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

Is it possible for words for gendered children types be derived from a generic, gender neutral term + a gendered plural ending, like: wasa "child" > wasan "girls" / wasin "boys" > lexicalization, loss of singular form, and reanalysis > w(a)sana "girl" / w(a)sini "boy" yana "sibling" > yanan "sisters...
by Ahzoh
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 20:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What do a language and a dialect consist of?
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: What do a language and a dialect consist of?

Maybe a language is just a dialect with an army and a navy.
by Ahzoh
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 16:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1489
Views: 132465

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

That’s depressing.
by Ahzoh
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 14:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1489
Views: 132465

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Same. My serious conlanging began here and probably at the same time I decided to be an anthropologist.
by Ahzoh
Wed 03 Oct 2018, 23:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 933860

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

I'm not sure what case to put the actual recipient when an applicative turns a ditransitive like give into tritransitive because my language is secundative.

I gave him a book because of John (made me do it)= 1-NOM John-ACC give-APL book-INSTR 3ms-???
by Ahzoh
Wed 03 Oct 2018, 22:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 933860

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

Huh? Why? The point of the applicative is that the semantic role of the object is marked on the verb, so that the verb CAN be in the plain accusative. That's why I can't have distinctive applicatives without some additional affixes markers. With just an applicative there are many situations where c...
by Ahzoh
Wed 03 Oct 2018, 08:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1489
Views: 132465

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm pleased by how much of my Introduction to Linguistics course feels like review [:D] I guess I knew more about this subject than I thought. I owe most of that to conlanging, that's for sure :mrgreen: It is the same for me for my Intro to Bioanthropology and Archaeology course that I'm taking rig...
by Ahzoh
Wed 03 Oct 2018, 05:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11177
Views: 763712

Re: What did you accomplish today?

1) I have defined the interrogative proforms in Vrkhazhian: https://www.frathwiki.com/Vrkhazhian#Interrogative_Pronouns_and_Adverbs As one can see, the question words are nouns derived from the verb '-l-m "to ask about [something]". The pronouns decline more like nouns and they can also have non-pro...
by Ahzoh
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 15:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 933860

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

Well, I've realized that I couldn't really derive a causative from an applicative voice because an applicative promotes an oblique object to direct object.
by Ahzoh
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 13:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 933860

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

1-NOM 3-ABL run = I run away from him 1-NOM 3-ACC run-APL = I make him run That's not an applicative, that's a causative. Perhaps I was making too great of a leap. I looked at applicative solely as a valency increasing process. Of course, you could use applicatives to form causatives. Although I am...
by Ahzoh
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 03:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 933860

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

Well I had come up with these, which show there there might not be a very clear distinction between an applicative of superlative and a causative 1-NOM run = I run 1-NOM 3-ABL run = I run away from him 1-NOM 3-ACC run-APL = I make him run/I outrun him 1-NOM 3-ACC run-APL 1-ABL = I make him run away ...
by Ahzoh
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 01:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 933860

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

Instead of having causative voice and reflexive voice, I decided Vrkhazhian will have an all-purpose applicative voice.

How might I get cuasative or reflexive behaviours using an applicative construction?