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by Zekoslav
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 13:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6391
Views: 405591

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

Is there any chance that the Slavic patronymics in -ov, etc are a direct loan of Greek masculine genitive -ou, which is also a patronymic? I couldnt find info on the etymology of the Russian sufx paradigm. I know rhat the gk is from pie. A cognate, more like. I am not entirely sure and couldn't fin...
by Zekoslav
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 17:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6391
Views: 405591

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

So, my question is this: How did the phonemic distinction between two rhotic consonants found in many Iberian Romance languages arise? Well it kind of exists in Italian as well as [r] is more often than not pronounced as /ɾ/ while [rː] remains pronounced as /rː/. Iberian languages originally contra...
by Zekoslav
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 12:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13443
Views: 677865

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

Suppose my proto-language has agent markers -a and -an and patient markers -eo and -igu: How easy would it be for just -a and -an to replace -eo and -igu and as such now mark both agent and patient, without undergoing phonological change? What is the morphosyntactic alignment of your language? I ca...
by Zekoslav
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 13:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2738
Views: 159324

Re: Yay or Nay?

I say b/c; keep it on as a habitual , with the later possibility of having it become the unmarked present, maybe even losing the IE present altogether (and if you think this is far-fetched, trust me it's nothing compared to what's gone on in Algonquian). Now that's an interesting suggestion! I have...
by Zekoslav
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 16:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2738
Views: 159324

Re: Yay or Nay?

I say b/c; keep it on as a habitual , with the later possibility of having it become the unmarked present, maybe even losing the IE present altogether (and if you think this is far-fetched, trust me it's nothing compared to what's gone on in Algonquian). Now that's an interesting suggestion! I have...
by Zekoslav
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 13:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2738
Views: 159324

Re: Yay or Nay?

So, I am making an Indo-European descendant. I am preserving the Pie. aorist and innovating a new perfect. I can't decide what to do with the Pie. perfect, though. Should I a) merge it with the aorist, b) merge it with the present, or c) keep it distinct, with the possibility of later loosing it wit...
by Zekoslav
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 12:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13443
Views: 677865

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

2. How does a masculine/feminine gender distinction arise? I know it is believed to come from animate vs. inanimate, with the animate class splitting into masculine and feminine and inanimate becomes "neuter." Some languages go further and end up doing away with the neuter. To my knowledge, it seem...
by Zekoslav
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 23:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13443
Views: 677865

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

2. How does a masculine/feminine gender distinction arise? I know it is believed to come from animate vs. inanimate, with the animate class splitting into masculine and feminine and inanimate becomes "neuter." Some languages go further and end up doing away with the neuter. To my knowledge, it seem...
by Zekoslav
Sat 27 Jan 2018, 11:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Núta Blog
Replies: 26
Views: 1329

Re: The Esseintial Núta Blog

I like your conlangs a lot - there's something appealing in a minimalistic phoneme inventory coupled with complex phonotactic rules. I don't know why, but it just seems "artistic" to me, like a painting carefully constructed from a small colour palette. There's also not many polysynthetic conlangs a...
by Zekoslav
Sat 30 Dec 2017, 12:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6391
Views: 405591

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

The Wikipedia article on Pali has a detailed account of consonant cluster simplification. There is also this article https://www.academia.edu/379001/Syllable-_and_word-related_developments_in_earlier_Indo-Iranian on Indo-Iranian syllable structure in general. I know it's not exactly what you asked f...
by Zekoslav
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 16:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang

It does seem to depend on font, but generally, all fonts distinguish cedilla on ç, ş and comma below on other letters. If you want consistency, I suggest using diacritics for either set of sounds, and digraphs for the other.
by Zekoslav
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 15:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zekoslav's conlang attempt thread - Indo-European descendant
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Zekoslav's conlang attempt thread - Indo-European descendant

Here's the complete phonology and diachronics for the first phase of my conlang: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1b9N7h7aU0Wur4dfI5DGOTdzNcvUhCHDA It seems that uploading the file to Google Drive has somewhat ruined it's layout, but I don't know how to fix it. If anyone does know, I'd be happy if y...
by Zekoslav
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 14:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13443
Views: 677865

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

Quick question regarding the diachronics of South a Slavic. When would Serbo-Croatian have separated from OCS? I’m asking because the Gotski were conquered by South Slavs by the 9th Century and they continued to be the ruling class until the 15th Century. The situation is meant to be similar to Nor...
by Zekoslav
Sat 02 Dec 2017, 18:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zekoslav's conlang attempt thread - Indo-European descendant
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Zekoslav's conlang attempt thread - Indo-European descendant. EDIT: heavily edited for readability.

Diachronics time! [:D] First, a taste of what the endpoint is: a particularly divergent dialect spoken in modern times, spoken a couple of centuries after the dialect from the last post. All examples will be in IPA because I haven't decided it's orthography yet. 1. SKETCH OF THE LANGUAGE NOUNS: [ˈmu...
by Zekoslav
Sat 25 Nov 2017, 16:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zekoslav's conlang attempt thread - Indo-European descendant
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Zekoslav's conlang attempt thread - Indo-European descendant

Where is this language spoken? Most likely on a conworld, whose geography is currently a work in progress. It started as a silly story I wrote as a teenager and I am trying to make it more serious now. If spoken on Earth, it would probably be located somewhere in the Carpathians since it is a satem...
by Zekoslav
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 19:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zekoslav's conlang attempt thread - Indo-European descendant
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Zekoslav's conlang attempt thread - Indo-European descendant

Does this language preserve laryngeals? Are the fricatives descended from them? I'm interested in seeing the diachronics in gen eral, and if you're interested ,the phonology you used as a starting point from PIE itself. Also, regArding the two x's.... Some mobile browsers merge those two, so I had ...
by Zekoslav
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 18:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zekoslav's conlang attempt thread - Indo-European descendant
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Zekoslav's conlang attempt thread - Indo-European descendant

I have decided to create a fictional branch of Indo-European, currently nameless, with three main languages, for now named language A, B and C, and their ancestor, Proto-ABC (I suck at making up names). Each language has a detailed history, with an old-, middle- and new- phase, describing language c...
by Zekoslav
Sat 18 Nov 2017, 14:10
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 569
Views: 66614

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Hello, I'm Zekoslav. I've been interested in languages (both conlangs and natlangs - I actually study linguistics [;)] ) for a long time, but only recently I managed to come up with something worth sharing. Usually I make a posteriori languages, because I can't for the love of all that is holy ever ...