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by Omzinesý
23 Feb 2020 15:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 82
Views: 22294

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

Phoneme inventories again Consonants p t k t͡s (t͡ɕ) k q v s (ɕ) m n l r j Vowels: ʲi, ɨ, u ʲe, e, o ä /ʲi/ and /ʲe/ palatalize the preceding vowel. It should be seen as a feature of the vowel because it only appears before the two vowels. /t͡s/ and ɕ/ palatalize to t͡ɕ and ɕ respectively, but t͡ɕ a...
by Omzinesý
18 Feb 2020 23:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 82
Views: 22294

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

Let's suppose a culture admits the fact that human is an animal and they are not antonyms.

The word for animal would logically be nonhuman.
by Omzinesý
18 Feb 2020 18:14
Forum: In other languages
Topic: suomi
Replies: 6
Views: 95357

Re: suomi

Aika paljon näistä käytetään sivistyssanoja formulalla: i loppuun. applikatiivi klassifikaattori komplementoija (ei ole välttämättä alistuskonjunktio), (fennistit yleensä käyttävät komplementista sanaa määre) kompletiivi ~ kompletiivinen konverbi deklaratiivi, väite distaalinen (ehkä), kaukainen dua...
by Omzinesý
18 Feb 2020 17:54
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Curiosities in Finnish
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: Curiosities in Finnish: Pro-Drop

Pro-drop As usual, pro-drop is one of the features that differ quite much between standardized Finnish and spontaneous spoken Finnish. Standard Finnish In Standard Finnish, the rules are simple. 1st and 2nd person pronouns can can (and are preferred to) be dropped. Personal pronouns express "emphas...
by Omzinesý
18 Feb 2020 15:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 82
Views: 22294

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

p t t͡s t͡ɬ k q ʔ
b d g
f s ɬ χ h
m n ŋ ɴ
pm tn kŋ qɴ
l j
tl cj

i u
e o
ɛ ɔ
a
+ a short schwa

iu, au, eu

Phonotactics: SCVSC where S stands for a fricative.
by Omzinesý
07 Feb 2020 17:09
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Curiosities in Finnish
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: Curiosities in Finnish

Modal verbs for potentiality Finnish has several modal verbs meaning 'be able'. They encode what makes you (un)able to do something. Voida is the most generic potential verb. It often implies that the thing is also done, (1). B doesn't usually continue that they can but will not. (1) A: Voitko tisk...
by Omzinesý
04 Feb 2020 14:08
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Curiosities in Finnish
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: Curiosities in Finnish

Khemehekis wrote:
04 Feb 2020 12:36
Omzinesý wrote:
21 Jan 2020 14:33
It has been suggested that the original usage of hän was a logihoric pronoun, one referring to the subject of a main clause in a subordinate clause.
I've never seen the word "logihoric". Did you mean "logophoric"?
Me neither. Let us celebrate its first appearance!
Corrected.
by Omzinesý
03 Feb 2020 18:59
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Curiosities in Finnish
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: Curiosities in Finnish

Word Order This time, I am lazy and just link an article https://web.stanford.edu/~laurik/publications/archive/parsingfreewrdord.pdf , which gach once linked to me. I summarize something though. The following examples are from the article. Finnish word order is called free. There is a dogma in lingu...
by Omzinesý
01 Feb 2020 12:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tyrbis ~ Bsarhus - a PIE lang
Replies: 45
Views: 7875

Re: Tyrbis ~ Bsarhus - a PIE lang

Adjectives There are two paradigms: one for restrictive adjective modifiers and one for nonrestrictive uses. Restrictive adjectives have only two forms: one used for Nominative, Genitive, and Vocative, and one for the other cases. Nonrestrictive adjectives have a full paradigm, which is like that of...
by Omzinesý
30 Jan 2020 13:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 938474

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

What is the word for a language without a continuous VP?
by Omzinesý
29 Jan 2020 16:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Leeta language
Replies: 13
Views: 437

Re: Leeta language

Leeta has many interesting features - Verbs are a closed class - Negation is expressed supletively for every verbal lexeme - Tone expresses some kind of finiteness - Diathesis is expressed in the verb - The boundary between verbs and prepositions is vague But Leeta still lacks something. What could ...
by Omzinesý
25 Jan 2020 12:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 82
Views: 22294

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread - A Coptic-style grammar

NOUNS Two genders: masculine & feminine, and plural that does not have gender distinction Two states: absolute and construct Any noun can be made a predicate for copular clauses Absolute state lem 'a parent' p(a)lem 'the father' t(a)lem 'a mother' walem 'the parents' Construct state pulem '(the) fat...
by Omzinesý
21 Jan 2020 14:33
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Curiosities in Finnish
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: Curiosities in Finnish

Pronouns hän/he vs. se/ne Standard Finnish third person pronouns are easily understandable for an English speaker and less easily for a German speaker because the distinction is based on humanness: hän ’she/he’, he ’they (plural of hän)’ se ‘it’, ne ‘they (plural of se)’ It was one of the biggest mi...
by Omzinesý
21 Jan 2020 10:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)
Replies: 40
Views: 1015

Re: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)

I'm fascinated that so many of us picked VOS word order. I count three or four out of the six sketches posted so far. Does it have some special attraction, at least in the absence of SVO and SOV? Personally, I picked VOS because I imagine Lësha Bek was originally SVO, with some auxiliary constructi...
by Omzinesý
20 Jan 2020 17:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 938474

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

Thanks for the answers, everyone [:D] What do you think of my theory that because the dual is inherently marginal (people are simply more likely to refer to one of something or more than two of something than just two) it is inherently unstable and prone to decline? In terms of markedness (as used ...
by Omzinesý
20 Jan 2020 17:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)
Replies: 40
Views: 1015

Re: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)

I don't know where I should publish this because the lang doesn't quite fit the idea of speedlanging. I was however inspired by the constraints. I think this time they were good ones. First most of the ideas are uhralt ideas of mine. Second many of the constraints are broken or I never achieved the ...
by Omzinesý
14 Jan 2020 20:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Leeta language
Replies: 13
Views: 437

Re: Leeta language

I once again try to make an analytic lang. It seems to be the hardest possible type of lang. My Analytic langs are usually called Reeta, Ve'eta, Je'eta... , so let this lang be Leeta ['ɭe:ʔetə]. It's very possible this lang will be like most of my E'eta langs, but we will be. Ta is the people speak...
by Omzinesý
14 Jan 2020 13:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 82
Views: 22294

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread - A Speedlang

Somebody once posted this consonant inventory in Random Phonemic Inventory Thread. I like it though it's quite SAE. p t t͡s k <p t c k> s x <s x> z ɣ <z g> m n <m n> l ɾ <l r> j w <j w> Let vowels be 5 + central. i ɨ u <i y u> e o <e o> ä <a> Nouns: Stem - possessor - definiteness/gender - case Nom...
by Omzinesý
10 Jan 2020 11:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 82
Views: 22294

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread - A Random Note

I've been thinking about Saami consonant gradations. This is an idea of consonant gradations based on them. Single consonants are geminated: p - pp, z - zz, ll - ll The fist component of geminated plosives is lengthened and voiced: tt - ddt <dt>, kk - ggk <gk>. There may be a short vowel element bet...
by Omzinesý
09 Jan 2020 21:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 82
Views: 22294

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread - A Speedlang

Somebody once posted this consonant inventory in Random Phonemic Inventory Thread. I like it though it's quite SAE. p t t͡s k <p t c k> s x <s x> z ɣ <z g> m n <m n> l ɾ <l r> j w <j w> Let vowels be 5 + central. i ɨ u <i y u> e o <e o> ä <a> Nouns: Stem - possessor - definiteness/gender - case Nomi...