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by Zekoslav
Sat 13 Oct 2018, 12:13
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation

I haven't taken the time to read through this thread yet, but I wanted to say thank you for making it. I look forward to learning something when I finally get around to it! Thank you! I've been rather busy recently, but I intend to continue the thread. In the last post I tried to explain too many t...
by Zekoslav
Sun 07 Oct 2018, 09:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14110
Views: 926012

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

Old High German used <z> to represent the laminal /s/ derived from PG. *t, while using <s> to represent the apical /s̺/ derived from PG. *s, which later becomes /ʃ/ in word-initial consonant clusters. That could be used as a precedent for writing /s/, /ʃ/ as <z>, <s>, if your orthography was establi...
by Zekoslav
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 15:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14110
Views: 926012

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

Considering that in ergative languages, absolutive is generally the unmarked case, I'd guess titles would be in the absolutive. Although, it might depend on how your conculture (if relevant) comes up with titles - I wish I knew more about that in other real-world cultures (I still think the unmarked...
by Zekoslav
Tue 25 Sep 2018, 19:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2868
Views: 221793

Re: Yay or Nay?

@ shimo: Thank's for your input, since Proto-Tewanian is undergoing an unexpected revision atm. I'm currently inclined to decide the outcome on a word-to-word basis (simulating messy analogical changes), but having irregularities be concentrated in the a-conjugation is appealing, since it is otherwi...
by Zekoslav
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 17:39
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation

Accent of longer words pt. 1 The rules of accent assignment detailed in the last post apply to words containing any number of morphemes. In this post, I will demonstrate how this works with words containing three morphemes (a root, a derivational suffix and an inflectional suffix). 1. Classes of st...
by Zekoslav
Wed 12 Sep 2018, 17:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tewanian languages - a subfamily of Indo-European
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: Tewanian languages - a subfamily of Indo-European

A revision of Proto-Tewanian accent system While writing the Beginner's Guide to Slavic Accentuation, I researched the PIE. accent system and decided to make it's development in Proto-Tewanian more nuanced than simply "it's too complex so it's replaced by a fixed stress system". So, everything that...
by Zekoslav
Wed 12 Sep 2018, 09:25
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation

Thank's everyone for your feedback! @Clio: Yes, it's just a coincidence (I choose nominative and accusative singular so I don't overwhelm the reader with whole morphological paradigms). For example, the a-stem genitive singular /-aːs/ is strong and non-acute, while the a-stem accusative plural /-âːn...
by Zekoslav
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 19:41
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation

A phonological analysis of free, mobile accent systems. The way a free, mobile accent system (of the Slavic type) works is in fact quite simple -it's a weight-based accent system , such as that of Latin, Sanskrit or Classical Arabic, but instead of being based on the (surface) weight of syllables ,...
by Zekoslav
Sat 08 Sep 2018, 09:35
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation

Very well written introduction. You seem to be very thorough with terms and such which is very good. Cannot wait for seeing the real description. Thanks! Proper definition of terminology is my own contribution, since usually different linguistic schools have different terminologies and reading diff...
by Zekoslav
Sat 08 Sep 2018, 09:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: A question for any Slavisists.
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: A question for any Slavisists.

According to Wiktionary, it seems to be a Common Slavic word (although it's further origins are unclear - it's accent paradigm suggests a denominative verb, so I think Wiktionary's comparison with Sanskrit ghorá "terrible" is reasonable) - it's probably become obsolete in Russian. It's still used in...
by Zekoslav
Thu 06 Sep 2018, 10:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14110
Views: 926012

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

I've got an idea for a vowel system, but I'm not sure it's naturalistic. Basically, each vowel can be either heavy or light. The first heavy syllable (or first light syllable if their aren't any heavy ones) gets stressed. For example, take these made up words (in which heavy vowels are marked with ...
by Zekoslav
Wed 05 Sep 2018, 18:39
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation

Slavic accentuation (the free, mobile accentuation seen in South and East Slavic languages) is extremely complex and extremely interesting, and it seems to be a good time to share my knowledge about it. Should I develop it properly, this thread will be a good resource for anyone interested in Slavic...
by Zekoslav
Sat 01 Sep 2018, 10:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2868
Views: 221793

Re: Yay or Nay?

Yesterday, while researching Indo-European, I decided to rethink the way that Pinault's law and laryngeal vocalization will interact in Tewanian. At first, I thought I simply wouldn't include Pinault's law in my conlang since it shows multiple exceptions in Greek and Latin. Later, I found out that t...
by Zekoslav
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 11:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6707
Views: 560795

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

The only free online resource I can remember is this page by prof. Piotr Gąsiorowski, and his blog also contains interesting information if you dig deeply. Sadly, both haven't been updated in a long time... Other than that, you'll have to read books, most of which aren't available for free on the in...
by Zekoslav
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 19:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jezik Panoski
Replies: 20
Views: 1297

Re: Jezik Panoski

Concerning my guide for accenting Slavic words, I should probably make that into a thread of it's own... I just wanted to say, I've been half-following this thread and was about to ask where I could find this Guide. Please, if you have a chance, make that thread! Oh, it's just a jokingly named PM I...
by Zekoslav
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 12:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: K'otê (formerly "An Unnamed Conlang")
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Re: K'otê (formerly "An Unnamed Conlang")

I've always liked synthetic languages, especially those which differ from the usual IE. model (which, as an aspiring Indo-Europeanist, I'm all to familiar with), and this one fits the bill with it's numerous non-finite verb forms. I'm impressed that you're already putting so much thought into vocabu...
by Zekoslav
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 11:47
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6707
Views: 560795

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

I have had a look at some Slavic languages. Russian, which is the only one I know even a bit, has many "y-verbs". Russian: читать (čita-t') 'to read' , читает (čita-ye-t) 'reads' Czech: čtat 'to read', čte 'reads' (Serbo-)Croatian: čitati 'to read', čita 'reads' Both sub-conjugations (adding "ye" t...
by Zekoslav
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 09:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jezik Panoski
Replies: 20
Views: 1297

Re: Jezik Panoski

I've read your Guide, Zeko, however I am quite unsure on what direction I want to take accent and stress in Pannonian. I think innovating vowel length like my neighbors is more than likely though. Now, stress. It seems to me likely that, due to the loss of yers, stress would have a tendency to be r...
by Zekoslav
Mon 27 Aug 2018, 09:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jezik Panoski
Replies: 20
Views: 1297

Re: Jezik Panoski

I haven't found much information about southwestern Slovak dialects, but looking at the available word lists, Slovak in general preserves palatalization of /t/, /d/, /n/ and /l/ in all positions.
by Zekoslav
Sun 26 Aug 2018, 10:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jezik Panoski
Replies: 20
Views: 1297

Re: Jezik Panoski

Re: Ælfwine: Had Pelsodian eliminated the proparoxytones, essentially limiting stress to the last two syllables of the words, I'd have introduced the same limitation into Pannonian as a result of substrate influence (maybe even introducing predictable, syllable weight-based stress). However, I think...