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by Zekoslav
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 14:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1576
Views: 148331

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

Thank you for your comment. I apologize for the bad quality of the map - here is a better one. [:D] Assuming an Earth-sized planet, the continent should stretch from a bit below the equator to a bit above the northern polar circle, and about the same distance from west to east at it's widest point -...
by Zekoslav
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 13:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1576
Views: 148331

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

I am planning to draw a map of my con-continent, and I am struggling to determine the climate of it's northeastern region. Here is a quick sketch: It is basically a slightly larger, Rockies-less North America, with a large but narrow island to the east. I wonder, though, what effect that subcontinen...
by Zekoslav
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 19:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6542
Views: 452130

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

Thank you for your thorough explanation. It makes sense that, protasis being logically prior to apodosis, and the present tense already being used for deductive sentences, (especially in languages such as Greek or Latin, where even the subjunctive and optative moods are already used there), one woul...
by Zekoslav
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 12:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6542
Views: 452130

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

While thinking about the uses of moods in my IE. conlang I tried to look at how different moods and tenses are used in different IE. natlangs. Since my native language (Croatian) is comparatively poor in that regard, I've never completely understood some of the ways different moods and tenses are us...
by Zekoslav
Fri 30 Mar 2018, 14:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4893
Views: 380564

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

This is a phonology I came up with this week: consonants: /p t s k b d z g m n ŋ/ <p t s k b d z g m n ng> vowels: /i u ə a əi̯ əu̯ ai̯ au̯/ <i u ä a äi äu ai au> syllable structure: (C)V(C) Morpheme-internally, only the following clusters are allowed: /mp nt ŋk mb nd ŋg tk sk dg zg/ <mp nt ngk mb n...
by Zekoslav
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 13:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6542
Views: 452130

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: 6542
Views: 452130

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: 13618
Views: 747487

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: 2789
Views: 180816

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: 2789
Views: 180816

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: 2789
Views: 180816

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: 13618
Views: 747487

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: 13618
Views: 747487

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: 1957

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: 6542
Views: 452130

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: 16
Views: 1535

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: 775

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: 13618
Views: 747487

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: 775

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: 775

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...