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by Xonen
Sun 14 Jan 2018, 19:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Spanish Por Para issue. Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Spanish Por Para issue. Help!

Oh, sorry, I meant 'syntactic' in a sense that included the syntax of bound morphemes - the sense in which case usage occurs in 'syntax' chapters, while 'morphology' chapters just have the, you know, mechanics of word alteration, as it were. The point is that the categories of syntactic function ar...
by Xonen
Sun 14 Jan 2018, 18:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 326
Views: 26900

Re: Linguistic pet peeves

The French "language", if it can be called that. It's just a string of uvular trills and nasalized front round vowels: Average French sentence in IPA: [ʀỹʀø̃ʀỹʀœ̃ỹʀʏ̃ʀœ̃] Er, I'm not a huge fan of the way French sounds myself, but... standard French doesn't actually have any of those sounds. :wat: ...
by Xonen
Sun 14 Jan 2018, 03:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 326
Views: 26900

Re: Linguistic pet peeves

The French "language", if it can be called that. It's just a string of uvular trills and nasalized front round vowels: Average French sentence in IPA: [ʀỹʀø̃ʀỹʀœ̃ỹʀʏ̃ʀœ̃] Er, I'm not a huge fan of the way French sounds myself, but... standard French doesn't actually have any of those sounds. :wat: ...
by Xonen
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 17:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Spanish Por Para issue. Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Spanish Por Para issue. Help!

You are talking about the semantic role (function, whatever) of nouns. This is entirely different from case , which is a syntactic category. It's probably useful to say that case doesn't require morphology - that it may be indicated by word order, say I suppose that might make sense in some languag...
by Xonen
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 16:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Metal Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 23649

Re: Metal Thread

Aw hell, now Fast Eddie's dead. [:(] Turns out he was a pretty decent vocalist, too.
by Xonen
Wed 20 Dec 2017, 21:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 980
Views: 35178

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Wed 20 Dec 2017, 07:09
You know, Russian + Jamaican... err, wait, Jamaican isn't a language... is it?

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by Xonen
Sun 17 Dec 2017, 17:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 386904

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

Is it not simpler to assume that me and my simply merged either in function or just pronunciation? This does seem simpler. But that doesn't fit because this merger of function isn't found anywhere else in the paradigm except in some varieties where "you" and "your" are both reduced to [jə]. And pho...
by Xonen
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 01:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How would you romanize Kazakh?
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: How would you romanize Kazakh?

Аа > Aa Әә > Ää Бб > Bb Вв > Vv (or just merge with Ww) Гг > Gg Ғғ > Ğğ Дд > Dd Ее > YEye (word-initially and after vowels), Ee (elsewhere) Ёё > YOyo Жж > Jj Зз > Zz Ии > İYiy Йй > Yy Кк > Kk Ққ > Qq Лл > Ll Мм > Mm Нн > Nn Ңң > Ññ Оо > Oo Өө > Öö Пп > Pp Рр > Rr Сс > Ss Тт > Tt Уу > Ww Ұұ > Uu Үү ...
by Xonen
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 386904

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

The answer is probably really simple and obvious but I couldn't find anything. I have envisioned an "inverted Genitive" for Nakarian, and I am looking for a real-world equivalent. Basically, the idea is to not mark the possessor but the possessed object. It also changes the head of the phrase from ...
by Xonen
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 19:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 980
Views: 35178

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Me: "Yes, snow, ta-duh. ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS? THIS WAS INEVITABLE IN D E C E M B E R , DON'T ACT SURPRISED. " Living in Helsinki, I'm perplexed by thought of snow being "inevitable" in December. Based on the last ten years or so, I'd say it's probable in February and maybe (late) January, and po...
by Xonen
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 15:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 386904

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

Now, perhaps this is to some degree a matter of taste, but having been originally introduced to linguistics by Tolkien and Zompist back when the internet was young, I can't help but feel that inconsistent use of diacritics when creating an orthography is, at best, a rookie mistake. I'd agree if it ...
by Xonen
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 19:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 980
Views: 35178

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Me: "Yes, snow, ta-duh. ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS? THIS WAS INEVITABLE IN D E C E M B E R , DON'T ACT SURPRISED. " Living in Helsinki, I'm perplexed by thought of snow being "inevitable" in December. Based on the last ten years or so, I'd say it's probable in February and maybe (late) January, and po...
by Xonen
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 18:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 386904

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

Using <c> for /d͡ʒ/ makes sense Your face makes sense. since at least it doesn't leave <c> unused and makes a nice pair for <ç> /t͡ʃ/. Right, in the same way as <s> /ʒ/ makes a nice pair for <ş> /ʃ/... no, wait. Now, perhaps this is to some degree a matter of taste, but having been originally intro...
by Xonen
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 12:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 386904

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

shimobaatar wrote:
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 19:49
In Turkish, /ʒ d͡ʒ/ are <j c>. From what I can tell, it sounds like Xonen was saying that they don't like that, and that they'd prefer it if it were /ʒ d͡ʒ/ <z̧ j>.

<ğ> is not /ʒ/. It's complicated.
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by Xonen
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 19:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 386904

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

I firmly believe that Turkish uses <z̧> for /ʒ/ and <j> for /dʒ/, since I refuse to participate in a reality where a major language gets away with using <c> for the latter. I believe you're thinking of <ğ>, not any form of <z> It seems your beliefs concerning my beliefs are about as well-founded as...
by Xonen
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 02:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 386904

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

Well, you have auxillary inversion, but no object inversion in questions, does that count? I would do it. > Would I do it? I like beans. > *I beans like? Beans, I like. > *I beans like? I did think about this. One thing to consider is that the inversion is only between the subject and the auxiliary...
by Xonen
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 23:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 386904

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

Well, you have auxillary inversion, but no object inversion in questions, does that count? I'm quite sure it does. There are also other tests for objecthood that the main verbs of auxiliaries seem to fail, such as passivization: I would be killed by him. * Killing me is would by him. Replacing the ...
by Xonen
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 02:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 980
Views: 35178

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I was in my teens That would explain the hate, yes. [:P] Seriously, though, the films, from what I've seen, seem to be mainly visualizations of selected scenes from the books; the idea that the movie might need to present the plot in a way that someone previously unfamiliar with it can understand s...
by Xonen
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 14:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 980
Views: 35178

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Right. While I agree about not telling people they can't use a slur in group, I think we (outsiders) are certainly justified in questioning the practice. Some slurs, I think, would be best left to the rubbish heap of history. We really need to rise above that kind of behaviour. Yet here we are casu...
by Xonen
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 01:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 980
Views: 35178

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Right. While I agree about not telling people they can't use a slur in group, I think we (outsiders) are certainly justified in questioning the practice. Some slurs, I think, would be best left to the rubbish heap of history. We really need to rise above that kind of behaviour. Yet here we are casu...