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by roninbodhisattva
27 Jun 2018 06:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 695
Views: 97374

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

eldin raigmore wrote:
26 Jun 2018 22:06
A ‘Lang in which the last syllable (or so) of any proper noun is homophonous with the 3rd-person pronoun by which one refers to the proper noun’s referent.
A phenomenon similar to this is attested found (rather rarely). See this paper for an analysis of one such system.
by roninbodhisattva
23 Mar 2015 01:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reference grammar of conlangs?
Replies: 40
Views: 6133

Re: Reference grammar of conlangs?

Check out Matt Pearson's Grammar of Okuna. It's one the best conlang grammars I know of.
by roninbodhisattva
12 Dec 2014 22:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Quirky subjects in polysynthetic languages
Replies: 19
Views: 4303

Re: Quirky subjects in polysynthetic languages

One thing that could a be little helpful towards the search: What properties specifically are you ascribing to "quirky" subjects here? Are we just looking for those subjects that bear non-regular subject cast but seem to share other subject like properties?[/quote] Yes, that's right.[/quote] You ma...
by roninbodhisattva
11 Dec 2014 09:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Quirky subjects in polysynthetic languages
Replies: 19
Views: 4303

Re: Quirky subjects in polysynthetic languages

One thing that could a be little helpful towards the search: What properties specifically are you ascribing to "quirky" subjects here? Are we just looking for those subjects that bear non-regular subject cast but seem to share other subject like properties? Also, you might want to check out Muskogea...
by roninbodhisattva
09 Dec 2014 08:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Quirky subjects in polysynthetic languages
Replies: 19
Views: 4303

Re: Quirky subjects in polysynthetic languages

Hi all--I would like to know what polysynthetic languages, if any, have quirky subjects and perhaps are split-S/fluid-S. I'm a tad confused at this phrasing. Are you looking for: Option 1: (A) Polysynthetic languages that have quirky subjects (B) Polysynthetic languages that have Split/Fluid-S alig...
by roninbodhisattva
17 Oct 2014 17:21
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Let's Talk about Syntax (NP: Topic Ideas etc)
Replies: 50
Views: 59643

Re: Let's Talk about Syntax (NP: Topic Ideas etc)

I'll eventually be back around and maybe do something with it. Very busy at the moment.
by roninbodhisattva
27 Aug 2014 16:14
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: That awkward moment when you...
Replies: 27
Views: 8154

Re: That awkward moment when you...

Over the summer I spent a lot of time at home going through old piles of papers and such that my mother wanted me to go through so that I could clear out my old room...oh boy did I find all the old conlanging things. It was quite the trip down memory lane. I've got a couple big folders of these thin...
by roninbodhisattva
24 Aug 2014 00:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammar and Syntax in a conlang
Replies: 15
Views: 2560

Re: Grammar and Syntax in a conlang

Great Angemon wrote:@Xing: I use affixes to show things like case, plurality and inflection.
Just a nitpick correction here: case and plurality are inflectional categories, or they can be. Inflection refers to the type of process that indicates the values of these categories, if that makes sense.
by roninbodhisattva
22 Aug 2014 00:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256773

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

Is V:C a valid rhyme in the proto-language? I would find something like the following plausible, which is pretty similar to your original idea, where "v" is the shortest of the three lengths: vC > VC: VC > VC V:C > V:C Neutralizes the contrast in the shorter two vowel quantities but moves the distin...
by roninbodhisattva
21 Aug 2014 16:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Pluralses and rereduplication
Replies: 27
Views: 4945

Re: Pluralses and rereduplication

I think by dupleme he just means the element that is reduplicated. In some languages, the entire root morpheme may not be reduplicated, so in that case you can't say it's just the root morpheme twice in a row. On the other hand, the reduplicated element has no consistent form, so it can't be recogn...
by roninbodhisattva
21 Aug 2014 08:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Pluralses and rereduplication
Replies: 27
Views: 4945

Re: Pluralses and rereduplication

Some languages have a "dupleme", if that's the word, that is, partial or full reduplication counts as an -eme of some sort (probably a morpheme, but maybe a phonish-eme.) What you call a dupleme here is generally called the reduplicant in the reduplication literature. I don't really get what you me...
by roninbodhisattva
20 Aug 2014 20:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256773

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

On the other hand, it does appear, IIRC, as a paralinguistic feature in Norwegian in which the word "ja" is sometimes spoken while inhaling. It's similar in a way to the paralinguistic use of clicks in that it's not part of the phoneme inventory, but still appears in speech. My advisor is Danish an...
by roninbodhisattva
20 Aug 2014 19:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256773

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

I have never heard of a vowel system that contrasts ingressive vs. egressive vowels.
by roninbodhisattva
20 Aug 2014 05:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256773

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

Ahzoh wrote:
roninbodhisattva wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:all right, I suppose ANADEW.
Well, more like "that's a pretty standard vowel 9 vowel system"
Really? I wonder how many languages have it.
Many of these questions can be answered by looking at WALS (found here) and then checking sources.

Also, look at this page on vowel systems.
by roninbodhisattva
20 Aug 2014 03:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256773

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

Ahzoh wrote:all right, I suppose ANADEW.
Well, more like "that's a pretty standard vowel 9 vowel system"
by roninbodhisattva
19 Aug 2014 20:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Finiteness in your Conlangs
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Finiteness in your Conlangs

Just wondering really, does your conlang make a finite/non-finite distinction? And if so, what characterizes finite vs. non-finite clauses?
by roninbodhisattva
18 Aug 2014 18:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256773

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

Heterosyllabic consonant cluster, maybe?
by roninbodhisattva
18 Aug 2014 07:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256773

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

so you say that /s/ becomes nasalized fricative in the environment of before nasal vowels? Well, the language doesn't have nasal vowels, so I'll have to develop those. V/V[+nasal]/_N? Sure, that's a way you could do it to. I wasn't saying that's the only way. Just that it's one way to do. You could...
by roninbodhisattva
18 Aug 2014 06:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256773

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

by s[+nasal] I mean a nasalized fricative. By Ṽ I mean a nasalized vowel. Oh, all right. Yea, I'm not familiar with all this sound change syntax. The general syntax is: X > Y / Z Where... X = the beginning state of the sound in question > = "goes to" Y = it's changed state / = in the environment of...