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by Systemzwang
20 May 2015 21:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Adjectives
Replies: 32
Views: 4773

Re: Adjectives

It seems to be very popular for conlangers to merge adjectives with either verbs or nouns; I guess some kinda merge them both ways (i.e. what we'd translate as nouns, some of them are verbs in the language, some are nouns). However, why doesn't anyone ever split adjectives into two new categories?
by Systemzwang
20 Apr 2015 02:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 527
Views: 190640

Re: Other Creativity

New piece of music (still not completed, but good enough to be in presentable shape), this time alternating between the LsLsLsL scale of 11-edo (L=tone, s=semitone) and the sLLLLL scale of the 11-edo.

https://soundcloud.com/markus-miekk-oja/party-regret
by Systemzwang
16 Apr 2015 10:14
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: This is possibly the dumbest of questions.
Replies: 40
Views: 5514

Re: This is possibly the dumbest of questions.

Quick Crash Course. Recognize the parts of a sentence The cats jumped over the cliff There's some problems here. I'll try and explain. The - Article. Shows which noun is being used Well, not really. In English, the article shows that the noun referred to is known from before. I.e. it's either a cat...
by Systemzwang
16 Apr 2015 10:11
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: This is possibly the dumbest of questions.
Replies: 40
Views: 5514

Re: This is possibly the dumbest of questions.

A while ago, I started a blog where I intended to write understandable primers to concepts like these. It never really got off the ground, but it might be of some help. Here:
http://http://jargonforconlangers.blogspot.com/
by Systemzwang
16 Apr 2015 09:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Non-traditional economies
Replies: 25
Views: 3861

Re: Non-traditional economies

No, socialist is not non-traditional, Ahzoh. So, let's talk about economies that function in ways different from real life. Here's a few, off the top of my head: Post-scarcity : Where everything is so abundant, everybody can have effectively everything they want. Most people assume such a system wo...
by Systemzwang
09 Apr 2015 21:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Who's actually learning conlangs?
Replies: 310
Views: 30861

Re: Who's actually learning conlangs?

IMHO from birth is a very noble intention. I would think though that the main "prestige" language ought to be taught. If you natively speak a non-prestige language, it's turned out that speaking your native language to your kid is better than speaking the prestige language - unless they're basicall...
by Systemzwang
09 Apr 2015 12:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Who's actually learning conlangs?
Replies: 310
Views: 30861

Re: Who's actually learning conlangs?

I see I have shaken up some controversy again. Well and good. Let's consider some things here. For a child to turn out bilingual, it almost certainly needs a speaker community with which to interact. In fact, parents who speak a foreign language but live in an almost monolingual milieu often fail to...
by Systemzwang
30 Mar 2015 17:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Unique and/or odd distinctions
Replies: 185
Views: 20059

Re: Unique and/or odd distinctions

Simply said, you don't have to drink to live, Uhh… are you sure about that? Generally, we can find a large amount of water in fresh food, if you are mainly eating vegetables and *soups* as we discussed. In theory we could avoid every liquid other than those and still live, although with a dangerous...
by Systemzwang
28 Mar 2015 13:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Unique and/or odd distinctions
Replies: 185
Views: 20059

Re: Unique and/or odd distinctions

Might be a difference between cultures that consume soup with cutlery (spoons) as opposed to actually drinking straight out of the bowl. Might be a difference between cultures that consume thicker soups or soups with more substance (like potatoes) that one actually has to chew as opposed to thin so...
by Systemzwang
24 Mar 2015 21:46
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: How to make a phonology
Replies: 6
Views: 1952

Re: How to make a phonology

Someone really needs to write a guide to phonology that goes beyond 'phonological inventories' soon. I am just getting the daunting feeling that it'll have to be me. :(
by Systemzwang
31 Jan 2015 11:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 677
Views: 174710

Re: False cognates

English 'be' and Nanai (Tungusic) 'bi'.

Georgian genitive -(i)s, Germanic genitive -s.
by Systemzwang
30 Jan 2015 15:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My conlang, not yet named, but Angelic.
Replies: 67
Views: 7769

Re: Gender in a conlang

Can anyone explain to me what the purpose of gender in a language is, and how to apply it to a conlang? Like, for example, if I created a small base word and added a vowel to the end, is that enough? e.g. sen is the base for person, then adding an a makes it Divine gender, adding e makes it Mortal ...
by Systemzwang
14 Jan 2015 13:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How can I teach a Conlang online?
Replies: 10
Views: 2333

Re: How can I teach a Conlang online?

A relevant question: why? Do you think there'll be an audience for it? Do you think the effort you're going to put into that will have any returns whatsoever? Do you think your conlang genuinely is far along to be worth learning for anyone?
by Systemzwang
11 Nov 2014 23:54
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Can anybody give me tips on grammar?
Replies: 14
Views: 3639

Re: Can anybody give me tips on grammar?

For some inspiration as to dimensions your language can seep into, I do recommend my blog http://miniatureconlangs.blogspot.com

I know this is tooting my own horn, but it's intended as an inspiration as to all the kinds of cool things you can do with language.
by Systemzwang
23 Oct 2014 10:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Usage of the English language (languages?)
Replies: 18
Views: 3943

Re: Usage of the English language (languages?)

Hypothesis: if there exist alternatives to those two, 'they have' is among them.
by Systemzwang
13 Oct 2014 12:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: NaS PaLaRo, an oligoanalytic language
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

Re: NaS PaLaRo, an oligoanalytic language

Examples plox! Word order is highly flexible, based on tags like Japanese, with a verb-first structure (usually). I would've expected strict word order being an analytic language. Strict word order might allow for less ambiguous statements, as I've read is a problem with olilangs. There are other w...
by Systemzwang
09 Oct 2014 22:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 527
Views: 190640

Re: Other Creativity

A new song
https://soundcloud.com/markus-miekk-oja ... -ascension

Not entirely complete yet though, needs some production values
by Systemzwang
23 Sep 2014 07:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New words for Kala
Replies: 9
Views: 1788

Re: New words for Kala

If you ever go about to make a detailed grammar, you may want to be pretty specific on the title page (e.g. "Khemehekis' Kala" or somesuch)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kala_language
by Systemzwang
18 Sep 2014 22:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: North germanic neuter /t/
Replies: 29
Views: 5445

Re: North germanic neuter /t/

If the English missionaries showed up and say /ˈtʃiritʃe/ to the heathen northerners, why is it that that they end up pronouncing it "etymological"? with /k/? Maybe [tʃ] would be interpreted as being merely a weird form of [k] by the norse? How do the Finnish speaking people approximate the Finland...
by Systemzwang
17 Sep 2014 03:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How to identify someone's native language?
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: How to identify someone's native language?

And also some grammatical constructions: Using " of " instead of a S-genitive e.g. Car of Mark instead of Mark's car . Rejection of preposition stranding e.g. The person with who I'm going instead of The person who I am going with . AFAIK, both alternatives are correct. Portuguese speakers also pre...