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by Omzinesý
22 Jun 2019 13:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256828

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

Hi. I've come up with three brief questions I'd be very thankful for someone to answer. •Are Nominative-Accusative languages likely to evolve into Ergative-Absolutive or viceversa? Are both types of alignment systems more common to evolve into split Ergative? •Is a conlang evolved from an a priori ...
by Omzinesý
18 Jun 2019 20:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinesý's short project
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Omzinesý's short project

Photactics

Allowed onset clusters are: one of [p, t, k, b, d, g, m, n, f, s] + one of [v, ɹ̝, l, j, ʁ], but /fv/ is not allowed
Allowed coda clusters are: one of [m, n, s/z, ɹ̝, l, j, ʁ] + one of [p, t, k, b, d, g, f, v]
by Omzinesý
18 Jun 2019 20:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinesý's short project
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Omzinesý's short project

Something on proto-language *p *t *k *b *d *g *m *n *z *l *j Stops become voiced fricatives inter-vocally, creating v, ɹ̝, and ɣ => ʁ *p => f, a new /p/ is acquired later Stress is usually positioned on the second syllable, so the first unstressed vowel reduces. CVCV => CCV /h/ derives from *sk => ʃ...
by Omzinesý
18 Jun 2019 15:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinesý's short project
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Omzinesý's short project

NUMBER AGREEMENT is formed by infixing/ablaut. The process is somewhat irregular. The plural form is also used as a kind of impersonal like in Russian. dareus 'are being done' Plurals are usually formed with infix -a- inside the root. It can also be accompanied by a reduplication. Some plural forms...
by Omzinesý
17 Jun 2019 23:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6966
Views: 840595

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

Is there a list of Germanic words of unknown origin?

I'm planning a European isolate language.
by Omzinesý
17 Jun 2019 10:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256828

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

Is it naturalistic for a language to have a separate piece of morphology added on transitive verbs for causatives, that is without a specified indirect object, and another for ditransitivation, that is, with a specified indirect object? I am practically certain that which you propose is both natura...
by Omzinesý
15 Jun 2019 04:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2913
Views: 285027

Re: Yay or Nay?

In that context, if the Goths switch to Cyrillic anytime, you might use the letter izhitsa, ѵ, to represent former /y/ as it was the letters function in Greek loanwords to Slavic (the existence of izhitsa is one of the clues that Greek still had /y/ in the 800's when the glagolitic and the cyrillic...
by Omzinesý
13 Jun 2019 14:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinesý's short project
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Omzinesý's short project

There are also two other verb forms in the voice slot, beside active and medio.passive. I cannot find good names but I call them Subject-Oriented Voice (SOV) and Object-Oriented Voice (OOV). Suggestions for better names are well come! Their markers are: SOV: -pa OOV: -to They are used in relative cl...
by Omzinesý
13 Jun 2019 13:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinesý's short project
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Omzinesý's short project - Copular clauses

Copular clauses There is a regular copula verb rh- gha 'is' ghau 'was' ghai 'will be' ghe 'is being' gheu 'was being' ghei 'will be being' ghu 'was for a time' ghi 'will be for a time' Its plural form is ghag- (1) Moze ghaga herzen. Moze ghag-a-∅ her-ze-n. pl1EXCL be.PL-HAB-PRS happy-PL-ESS. 'We are...
by Omzinesý
13 Jun 2019 13:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinesý's short project
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Omzinesý's short project

Verbs - Aspect: habitual, progressive, perfective - Tense: present, past, future - zero-marker active, medio-passive - no person agreement, but number agreement after the subject *There are all the three tenses for habituals but only the present habitual is synthetic. Perifrastic constructions "used...
by Omzinesý
13 Jun 2019 13:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinesý's short project
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Omzinesý's short project

I guess this will not last long. Aiming for some Scandinavic aesthetics , It seems this is closer to Turkish, no problem but repeating my favourite features. The lang has an essive case for complements of the copular verb, once again. I'll also noobishly borrow European words and a bit modify them. ...
by Omzinesý
09 Jun 2019 12:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Development thread of my newest project

I'm considering changing the phonotactics so that geminates are allowed but vowel length ceases from being contrastive. Nasal vowels could also be followed by a coda consonant. Because voiced plosives cannot appear in the coda position and nasal consonants cannot follow nasal vowels, coda nasals cou...
by Omzinesý
08 Jun 2019 21:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5185
Views: 635622

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

p t k <p t k>
b d g <b d g>
f s <f s>
z ɹ̝ <z r>
ʋ ɣ~ʁ <v q>

y i u
yø ie uo
ø e o
ä
by Omzinesý
08 Jun 2019 21:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Village, its people and its language (gḳóʔ)
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: The Village, its people and its language (gḳóʔ)

I like this project.

Not much to comment, predicates must be interesting.
by Omzinesý
08 Jun 2019 15:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Development thread of my newest project

Uses of the tenses There are three tenses: Non-Future, Future, and Perfect. In principle, there is no morphological constraint for forming a Future-Perfect tense, but I find it redundant. Aspect can be marked derivationally, but often it's lexical or inferred from the context, i.e. there is more cod...
by Omzinesý
08 Jun 2019 15:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Development thread of my newest project

Nouns Cases There are 5 or 4 cases, depending if Exclamative is a case or some deictic marking that only appears with the nominative. Morphologically, there are 5 case anyways. Nominative Exclamative Genitive Locative Essive All Nominative and Exclamative appear in the same syntactic positions. They...
by Omzinesý
08 Jun 2019 09:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 739
Views: 177648

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Im not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I started my current project in my Scrap Thread and Id like some moderator to move it to its own thread. It starts from the post Mon 29 Apr 2019, 12:18 (at some time zone I havent checked). Done [:)] I haven't changed the title or anything (I think...
by Omzinesý
07 Jun 2019 14:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256828

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

@Omzinesy Is the thing you mark with C+w labialization, velarization, or labio-velarization? Many Native American languages use <ł> to mark the lateral fricative. In Polish it has been a velarized lateral, nowadays its [w] though. <rh> or <hr> is maybe the most typical way to mark a sonorant being ...
by Omzinesý
07 Jun 2019 14:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

Adjectives The adjective system is inspired by that of French. Gender is not marked in nouns, but there are nouns of all genders in all declensions. Most adjectives, contrarily, mark gender by stem changes. Adjectives in the noun-modifying/attribute function do not have case inflection. In a predica...
by Omzinesý
07 Jun 2019 14:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

Verb pattern again 0 root - 1 MODE/FUT - 2 MOOD - 3 EPISTEMIC/IMP - 4 PERSON/PERFECT 1 There are four suffixes plus zero in the MODE/FUT slot . The zero markes form could be seen as 'realis nonfuture' Necessatice (must/should/has to) Potential (can) Volitional (wants to) and Future (will do) The tr...