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by basilius
Tue 29 Apr 2014, 20:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Some "Universals" of Phonology
Replies: 17
Views: 2804

Re: Some "Universals" of Phonology

After five minutes of googling, I’ve found this paper which conflates stress with tone as it tries to reduce the accentual/tonic system, so I’m thoroughly confused now. I suggest simply ignoring that article. What it tries to tell you is how the author(s) is/are creative and innovative, rather than...
by basilius
Fri 28 Mar 2014, 02:37
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Overrated Historical people
Replies: 117
Views: 14735

Re: Overrated Historical people

I'd mostly concur with Salmoneus; <...> Obviously, I was replying to the unabridged version of Salmoneus' message; but to be sure, I consider his editing it away a prudent thing. But on yet another tentacle I swear I didn't notice this before. Well, I mean, a thread labelled "Overrated Historical p...
by basilius
Thu 27 Mar 2014, 21:53
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Overrated Historical people
Replies: 117
Views: 14735

Re: Overrated Historical people

I'd mostly concur with Salmoneus; among other things, religion is too prominent to be never mentioned, realistically speaking. So the rule can't be consistently enforced without also excluding a lot of other subjects quite directly relevant to what CBB is about. On the other hand, I understand why t...
by basilius
Thu 27 Mar 2014, 19:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2876
Views: 231805

Re: Yay or Nay?

For some reason, I feel really hesitant to introduce postbases starting in a vowel that would just happily tack onto the preceding root along the lines of eka + osů → ekosů So the question is whether I should allow such user-friendly postbases? Yea or Nay? If your postbases are closed class, you ca...
by basilius
Thu 27 Mar 2014, 19:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966630

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

Relativization also can apply to oblique arguments (in some languages), but not to adjuncts (in any language so far as I know). With the definition of adjunct at hand, I seem to know one language your claim may be wrong for :) ( For one language in this claim may be wrong for one languge is an NP w...
by basilius
Thu 20 Feb 2014, 15:30
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: This phonology: yes or no?
Replies: 1
Views: 782

Re: This phonology: yes or no?

Saras /kʷ/,/gʷ/, and /gʰʷ/ changed to /kp/, /gb/ , and /gbʰʷ/respectively. All other labialized consonants disappeared, thus /gʷʰ/ became /gʰ/ and /tʷ'/ to /t'/ /k'ʷ/ to /kʷ/, etc. Wait, did the protolanguage contrast /gʰʷ/ and /gʷʰ/? Or is this a typo, like (I think) /kʷ/? There are no uvular voic...
by basilius
Thu 20 Feb 2014, 13:57
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Русский язык!
Replies: 140
Views: 27334

Re: Русский язык!

засмоктался Вот сам теперь объясняй людям, что это значит. Мне, кстати, тоже =) А кто бы хотел его снимать, когда к тебе парни липнут, как мухи к варению?!.. Ну, разве что ты, Басиляка. [:)] Снимать с тебя свитер?!! Кончай меня кадрить, я не гей ;) Мне стоило бы купить такой свитер? Я знаю это слов...
by basilius
Wed 19 Feb 2014, 20:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966630

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

Is it possible for implosives, ejectives, and clicks to be geminated? Well, implosives, ejectives, and clicks are plosives and there are certainly some languages which distinguish geminate plosives from unitary plosives. In my mind and in practice, all that would be involved is holding the articula...
by basilius
Wed 19 Feb 2014, 20:34
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Русский язык!
Replies: 140
Views: 27334

Re: Русский язык!

Привет, DesEsseintes! Извините, если часто ошибаюсь. :) Да нет, ты довольно складно пишешь :) Ну разве что... Я такие положения слышал, но не понимал. Сейчас лучше понимаю. Спасибо Басилиюс. :) Выражения (expressions)? Предложения (sentences)? Пока, хочу спрашивать Пирку: <...> Лучше хочу спросить ....
by basilius
Wed 19 Feb 2014, 20:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: † Charles J. Fillmore (1929-2014)
Replies: 1
Views: 724

† Charles J. Fillmore (1929-2014)

"The Case for Case", frame semantics, and a lot of other stuff.

Passed away on February 13.
by basilius
Fri 14 Feb 2014, 11:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966630

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

doesn't it seem redundant to have different patterns for singular and plural if you have affixes for that? I don't think I understand the question. You cited examples from a natural language and asked if the patterns are "redundant". Obviously, you didn't mean redundancy as understood in informatio...
by basilius
Fri 14 Feb 2014, 11:02
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Русский язык!
Replies: 140
Views: 27334

Re: Русский язык!

Pirka wrote:Для твоих жизненных функций необходимо поправлять других каждый раз, когда они делают какую-нибудь незначительную ошибку, или чё?
by basilius
Fri 14 Feb 2014, 10:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Bimorphemic Case
Replies: 13
Views: 1531

Re: Bimorphemic Case

Micamo: you made me feel like an idiot. Thank you for teaching me something.
by basilius
Fri 14 Feb 2014, 02:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966630

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

shimobaatar: what Salmoneus said, and... I feel like I HAVE to make only a few, basic root words, and derive the rest of the lexicon from those roots (like making a word for "sun" from a root meaning "to shine", which seems weird to me because such derivations are obscured in most modern languages)....
by basilius
Fri 14 Feb 2014, 01:42
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Русский язык!
Replies: 140
Views: 27334

Re: Русский язык!

хотя, может быть, это то, что каждый лингвист-гей должен быть? < не приходя в сознание > ...хотя, может быть, это то, чем должен быть каждый лингвист-гей должен быть ? (Хотел было ответить длинным нытьём в стиле "есть одна тян", но раздумал...) Иногда мне кажется, что я единственный натурал на этом...
by basilius
Fri 14 Feb 2014, 01:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Bimorphemic Case
Replies: 13
Views: 1531

Re: Bimorphemic Case

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by basilius
Wed 12 Feb 2014, 19:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Morpheme-boundaries and syllable-boundaries
Replies: 7
Views: 2739

Re: Morpheme-boundaries and syllable-boundaries

Are there any natlangs in which each syllable is a morpheme and each morpheme is a syllable? Old Chinese, for the most part, probably counts. It had fewer, IIRC, fewer compounds than, say, Mandarin, and due to the lack of phonological mergers, where compounds did turn up, they were much more transp...
by basilius
Wed 12 Feb 2014, 15:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Morpheme-boundaries and syllable-boundaries
Replies: 7
Views: 2739

Re: Morpheme-boundaries and syllable-boundaries

What chris_notts said is valid. Also, I think there's a reason for things being like they are. Syllables and syllable boundaries can indeed be something unambiguously defined, in a specific language (although note that it's not always the case). Conversely, neither morphemes (resp. morpheme boundari...
by basilius
Tue 11 Feb 2014, 21:53
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Русский язык!
Replies: 140
Views: 27334

Re: Русский язык!

(лу́чше по́здно, чем никогда́...) Спасибо за корректур ! ... за исправле́ния (or perhaps за пра́вку ). The word корректу́р а exists, but it normally refers to professional activity of a корре́ктор . Отличные тексты means, literally, 'excellent texts'. Was it what you meant? No, I actually meant some...
by basilius
Thu 30 Jan 2014, 21:57
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Русский язык!
Replies: 140
Views: 27334

Re: Русский язык!

Да, мой / у меня (?) родной язык - немецкий. Можно и так, и так. It's OK either way. На старом CBB был топик, где мы играли с немецким, как с праязыком для наших конлангов. There was a thread on the Old CBB where we toyed with German as the protolanguage for our conlangs. "Deutsch als Ursprache, mi...