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by roninbodhisattva
27 Jun 2018 07:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 215
Views: 107179

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

eldin raigmore wrote:
26 Jun 2018 23:06
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: 6419

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: 4498

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: 4498

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: 4498

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 18:21
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Let's Talk about Syntax (NP: Topic Ideas etc)
Replies: 15
Views: 64174

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 17:14
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: That awkward moment when you...
Replies: 22
Views: 8366

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 01:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammar and Syntax in a conlang
Replies: 15
Views: 2716

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
21 Aug 2014 17:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Pluralses and rereduplication
Replies: 27
Views: 5164

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 09:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Pluralses and rereduplication
Replies: 27
Views: 5164

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
19 Aug 2014 21:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Finiteness in your Conlangs
Replies: 1
Views: 806

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
17 Aug 2014 07:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How do you create a conlang?
Replies: 24
Views: 3398

Re: How do you create a conlang?

I apologize for throwing it out there just like that. I didn't realize some of your technology did not have the magic cursor overlap thingimabob. In future posts, I'll endeavor to be more mindful of giving some advance warning before my CBB semaphore overkill begins. [:$] No worries, it didn't real...
by roninbodhisattva
17 Aug 2014 07:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1019698

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I wrote a proceedings paper. Didn't have anything to do with conlanging.
by roninbodhisattva
16 Aug 2014 23:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How do you create a conlang?
Replies: 24
Views: 3398

Re: How do you create a conlang?

The method I would follow nowadays would be to create lots of words. Words that sound nice, or look good in written form. The I'd create I'll arrange the grammar and fine-tune the phonology as I proceed. I have of course not made many new conlangs the last few months. Do you randomly assign meaning...
by roninbodhisattva
16 Aug 2014 23:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How do you create a conlang?
Replies: 24
Views: 3398

Re: How do you create a conlang?

shimobaatar wrote:My cursor confirms that it is, indeed, the symbol for Ancient Greek.
So then does :grc: :con: mean a conlang based off Ancient Greek do you think? I know you're not the OP but I'm just still very confused why you would use those mid sentence.
by roninbodhisattva
16 Aug 2014 19:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How do you create a conlang?
Replies: 24
Views: 3398

Re: How do you create a conlang?

Lambuzhao wrote: :grc:
What does this mean?
by roninbodhisattva
14 Aug 2014 20:50
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: About Glossing
Replies: 15
Views: 2682

Re: About Glossing

Hi again. One more thing: can anybody please elaborate on how I should use LaTex as a tool or a typeset (?) of glossing. Thank you. There are several good packages for formatting linguistics examples/glosses. The ones I'm familiar with are: linguex gb4e covington I personally use gb4e, and it's qui...
by roninbodhisattva
14 Aug 2014 04:40
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: About Glossing
Replies: 15
Views: 2682

Re: About Glossing

Micamo just said these wise things in the C&C quickies thread the other day: Here's my opinion on best glossing practices: 1. If two morphemes are formally segmentable, then show how they're segmented. This includes compounds so long as the compound is semantically transparent; Opaque, fossilized co...
by roninbodhisattva
11 Aug 2014 08:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Taahu
Replies: 10
Views: 5104

Re: Taahu

Have I said I love all of this? And that I'm going to use x for [θ] the next time I need to use something for [θ].