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by k1234567890y
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 14:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 627
Views: 67193

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Shemtov wrote:
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 00:42
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.
ok o.o
by k1234567890y
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 23:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 627
Views: 67193

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

English Gypsy (derogative term for Romani people) and English Gypsum English Rome and English Romani :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/. wow you can share this to the false...
by k1234567890y
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 00:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Another triconsonantal project
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Another triconsonantal project

wow that's great...

I recently also started a language with a triliteral root...which is geneologically related to two languages without triliteral root structures, but my new project does not rely on internal changes of vowels within the triliteral roots that much...
by k1234567890y
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 20:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ancient Vaal - my first conlang scratchpad
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Ancient Vaal - my first conlang scratchpad

I haven't abandoned the project yet, just busy with work right now, but will try and get a revised version of the phonology introduction up soon, including more examples, and a first peek at the grammar. After trying around a wee bit, I still feel drawn more to SVO than SOV despite liking SOV in ge...
by k1234567890y
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 03:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mata People
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Mata People

well, let's keep moving: Housing Traditional Mata villages were located in river basins and seashores where food was readily available, particularly in the basins of rivers through which salmon went upstream. A village consisted basically of a paternal clan. The average number of families was four t...
by k1234567890y
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 07:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 80
Views: 1023

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

25 c(shimobaatar)
26 b
27 b
28 a
29 b
by k1234567890y
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 06:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2850
Views: 204202

Re: Yay or Nay?

In respect of morphosyntax...I guess I need to try an open pronominal system based on social relationship and something like, as in Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian languages...
by k1234567890y
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 21:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4979
Views: 436381

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Birdlang wrote:
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 21:22
Yeah. At the beginning, it disappears.
nice (:
by k1234567890y
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 21:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1095
Views: 105606

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

not bad, Shemtov (:

Also the Culet-Mayato script:

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The script is an abugida, the inherent vowel is /ɤ/ in Culet, and /e/ in Mayato; also, the vowel sign for <ie> in Culet indicates <ae> in Mayato.
by k1234567890y
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 21:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11128
Views: 708301

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Came up with a functional example of the ergative case. Here you have the neuter noun "fésnan" meaning "stone, rock" in the ergative in the first sentence, and in the instrumental in the second sentence: Fésnanza yégeman estaúnet . "The stone was blocking the road". Yégems fésnah estaúnetar . "The ...
by k1234567890y
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 21:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4979
Views: 436381

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

you don't seem to have nasals as phonemes though...you forgot to list them? maybe next time sort sounds according to manners of articulation? |N| is the nasal, it just shows up different depending on context. ok sorry to birdlang It’s ok. The /N/ idea comes from Japanese but twisted a bit. ok nice ...
by k1234567890y
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 17:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The scarcity of SVO ergative languages
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: The scarcity of SVO ergative languages

For some reasons, I feel it might not be uncommon at all for conlangs to have both of the ergative alignment and SVO as the basic word order; however, I need to say, such a combination seems to be very scarce among natlangs. Hmm. Wonder why? The paper that k linked offers two grammar theoretical ex...
by k1234567890y
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 17:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 627
Views: 67193

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

... are there any lexemes that are <báo mǔ> in Pinyin that we can add? 薄? 雹? I think what Shemtov was asking, if I've understood correctly, was if there were other words bǎomǔ or báomǔ in Mandarin. There certainly may well be, but nothing else springs to mind, and I'm not particularly inclined to l...
by k1234567890y
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 17:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11128
Views: 708301

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I decided to make the Town Speech/Urban Basanawa word /land̥/ "land" and /gɹʊnd̥/ "ground" share the same Kanji, which is 地...as I feel it might be the best choice considering the semantics. With a little prodding, I was able to get my boyfriend to recall how to say 捉迷藏 (zhuō mí cáng - hide-n-seek)...
by k1234567890y
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 06:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11128
Views: 708301

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I decided to make the Town Speech/Urban Basanawa word /land̥/ "land" and /gɹʊnd̥/ "ground" share the same Kanji, which is 地...as I feel it might be the best choice considering the semantics.
by k1234567890y
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 06:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The scarcity of SVO ergative languages
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: The scarcity of SVO ergative languages

Hmm. Wonder why? Does head-marking vs dependent-marking correlate with word-order? Are head-marking languages likely to be verb-initial and/or vice-versa? Are dependent-marking languages likely to be verb-final and/or vice-versa? Does locus-of-marking correlate with morphosyntactic alignment? If so...
by k1234567890y
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 06:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 627
Views: 67193

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Dialectical Albanian grundë "bran, pollard, sawdust" v.s. Standard German Grund "ground"
Shemtov wrote:
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 02:38
<báo>
薄? 雹?
by k1234567890y
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 05:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 80
Views: 1023

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

18. b
19. a
20. b
21. b
by k1234567890y
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 00:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4979
Views: 436381

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Linguifex wrote:
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 00:42
k1234567890y wrote:
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 17:03
you don't seem to have nasals as phonemes though...you forgot to list them?

maybe next time sort sounds according to manners of articulation?
|N| is the nasal, it just shows up different depending on context.
ok

sorry to birdlang
by k1234567890y
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 22:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The scarcity of SVO ergative languages
Replies: 4
Views: 165

The scarcity of SVO ergative languages

For some reasons, I feel it might not be uncommon at all for conlangs to have both of the ergative alignment and SVO as the basic word order; however, I need to say, such a combination seems to be very scarce among natlangs. Wikipedia's article on ergative-absolutive language says "Ergative language...