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by loglorn
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 23:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 2057

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

Maybe if you couple that with intense derivation based on prefixes and weaken word final elements you could make ablaut both primary and triconsonantal.
by loglorn
Wed 21 Mar 2018, 18:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11050
Views: 648504

Re: What did you accomplish today?

AFAICT all romlangs mark gender in articles so that's not really surprising. Marking gender only in articles is a more interesting development. In my opinion marking gender only in articles would make the articles less likely to be dropped, due to having more semantic load. Like for instance vernacu...
by loglorn
Wed 21 Mar 2018, 17:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 11689

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

How on earth did it conclude Proto-Kame was Slovak?? I'd've expected something uralic or turkic, which are the usual answers i get when i ask about aesthetics.
by loglorn
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 16:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2789
Views: 186158

Re: Yay or Nay?

If you think they warrant being analyzed as classes, please do so. Dividing them into classes and explaining each classes' behavior is, if possible, much more descriptive than a plain "irregular" label.
by loglorn
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 21:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6562
Views: 467381

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

So there’s syntactic based marking like good old nom/acc and erg/abs and the likes, where some NPs are cast to S/A/P which then receive case marking as appropriate. There’s semantic based marking, where this intermediate step is skipped and nouns are marked based on their semantic roles (agent, pat...
by loglorn
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 13:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1240
Views: 77044

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

You're all complaining about winter and in the meanwhile i'm just sitting here happy cause we didn't really have any real summer this year. Except maybe a couple weeks in December. So far my January Autumn has been beautifully pleasant.
by loglorn
Thu 25 Jan 2018, 17:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2789
Views: 186158

Re: Yay or Nay?

Do the points 4 and 5 actually exist in natlangs? The closest I can think of is PIE accent, but that's so complicated and specific you can't really say that one pattern favours one word class over the other. There might be a language out there which behaves like this, but I would first wonder how t...
by loglorn
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 11:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 679
Views: 68886

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

Really cool stuff i might be stealing.
by loglorn
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 14:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 11689

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Iyionaku wrote:
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 12:28
Torch sent to opipik.
Fairly awesome of you to have handled Atruozan in under 24 hours.
by loglorn
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 22:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1240
Views: 77044

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

alynnidalar wrote:
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 18:59
Y'know, I hadn't even thought of dehydration. I've had problems with headaches from not drinking enough in the past, but it didn't even occur to me that it might be a factor this time, too. I should watch how much I drink and see if it helps.
And some kinds of teas are diuretic so there's that too.
by loglorn
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 10:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11050
Views: 648504

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 08:22
Why oh why do your posts say "clongo!" For what purpose do you change the abbreviation!?
Pretty sure there's a joke somewhere.
by loglorn
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 02:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 11689

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Torch sent to Dzêta
by loglorn
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 22:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 11689

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Received. Will work on it either later today or tomorrow afternoon.
by loglorn
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 12:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 11689

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

  The torch has been passed to Fluffy8x. And so it begins. To Fluffy and all other participants: Remember to cc me on your PM to the next person on the list, and also send me a copy of your English translation from the previous person's text. Just one question: If you have already received all the ...
by loglorn
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 15:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13662
Views: 770024

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

I've only ever seen the sprachbund in question referred to as "South-Asian" or "Indian", which is a common term for the region and definitely not to be confused with the SE sprachbund. As far as I can tell "Indosphere" refers to the wider cultural zone of Indic influence (e.g. Thai is in the Indosp...
by loglorn
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 04:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13662
Views: 770024

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

There is another sprachbund in the Indian subcontinent though. On the other hand I'm unaware of a conventionalized name for it. Indosphere strikes me as a cultural division, so i'm fairly certain it's not the correct term for a linguistic sprachbund.
by loglorn
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 03:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2789
Views: 186158

Re: Yay or Nay?

2) I do not really know the details of your idea, but every implementation I can think of looks cool, so yay again. No wait, I mean something like this: It amounts to something like I (nom) see 1 I (nom) see 2 him (acc) Where see 1 and see 2 are different words. Suppletion for transitivity. You wan...
by loglorn
Tue 09 Jan 2018, 00:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 11689

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

I'm up for the relay. I'll be using Proto-Kame, and i'd like to work the relay before the end of January if possible.
by loglorn
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 22:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1240
Views: 77044

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 20:57
Frislander wrote:
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 20:42
Salted caramel can go die in a ditch.
You're wrong. I just needed to let you know.
I honestly don't get all the hate for salted caramel.

Pineapple pizza on the other hand...
by loglorn
Wed 03 Jan 2018, 21:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6562
Views: 467381

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

Basque is usually described as having a closed class of verbs.i don't know the details, though. IIRC, it's because only a handful of verbs can be conjugated synthetically for things like person, number, and tense (I've not found a full list, but it's maybe a dozen or two), while the rest of verbs a...