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by Omzinesý
20 Sep 2019 19:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886661

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

It seems that word order encodes which participant is the topic in all languages (?), while there must be some morphological marker for semantic roles (voice or case). Do languages that have morphological marker for topic but code semantic roles with word order exist? X-top V Y. 'X is Ving Y.' X V Y...
by Omzinesý
12 Sep 2019 22:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676654

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I'm still playing with the same-ish phonology. pʰ tʰ t͡ɕ kʰ <p t cx k> p~b t~d c~ɟ k~g <b d c g> m̥ʰ n̥ʰ ɲ̥ʰ ŋ̥ʰ <mh nh nch ngh> m n ɲ ŋ <m n nc ng> s ɕ <s x> l j ɰ w <l j q w> i ɯ u <i y u> e̞ ɘ̞ o̞ <e a o> a ɑ ɒ <e̩ a̩ o̩> Stress is fixed on the penultimate syllable. Stressed syllables have either...
by Omzinesý
10 Sep 2019 20:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reconstruction Relay
Replies: 20
Views: 458

Re: Reconstruction Relay

Sounds interesting.
The forum has been lacking collaborative projects with limited number of participants.
I though think I don't have time just now.
But good luck guys!
by Omzinesý
10 Sep 2019 16:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Interested in a conlanging challenge?
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Interested in a conlanging challenge?

There haven't been a conlanging challenge for a while.
Would anybody be interested to make one?

I'm personally running a bit out of ideas, so I would be happy if somebody else made in.
by Omzinesý
03 Sep 2019 17:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676654

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

p t k ʔ
f θ x h
s
m n ŋ
l j w
by Omzinesý
03 Sep 2019 17:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5678
Views: 1332382

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

I'm wondering subject properties of chain verb constructions. In (1), come and give share the subject and subject marking is straightforward, but in (2), the subject of die is the object of hit . How do languages with serial verbs mark it or should it just be understood from the context? I understa...
by Omzinesý
01 Sep 2019 19:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My newest project
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: My newest project

Dictionary

Nouns
pí 'person', 'human'
xẹ́ 'toy'

verbs
bạ 'think'
io 'have', 'be there'
- ie 'belong to', 'be owned'
kạ 'be not'
by Omzinesý
01 Sep 2019 19:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My newest project
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: My newest project

Basic clause types 1. Intransitive clause A typical intransitive clause is of the pattern: [subject][verb] (possible adjuncts). Because the verb does not have an own stress, the subject NP and a monosyllabic VP usually form phonetically one phrase. (1) [pʰi:˧˥bɑ] Pì bạ. person think.AG 'The person i...
by Omzinesý
01 Sep 2019 01:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676654

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Attempt for an orthography where <s> represents / ʃ/ and <c/ci> represents/s/ p t c k (/k/ only appears after back vowels) <p t c(after back vowels)/k after front vowels k> b d ɟ g (/g/ only appears after back vowels) <b d g g> m n ɲ <m n nj> f s ʃ <f c(after front vowels)/ci(after back vowels) s> v...
by Omzinesý
27 Aug 2019 15:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886661

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

How faithfully do mixed languages copy the grammar of the "parent" language, i.e. are the same grammar rules used or just similar grammar rules? Basically the same question I have! I also ask how faithfully they copy the phonology. I have some odd phonemes like /w_m/ and /k_w/ from one of the paren...
by Omzinesý
27 Aug 2019 14:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My newest project
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: My newest project

Next, I'm going to syntax. I'm (kindof) back after a long time away! I was re-reading "Intransitive Predication" by Stassen, and I thought it might make a good conlang quiz, one which I may or may not have done before. Without going into too many details, Stassen looks at patterns in the encoding of...
by Omzinesý
27 Aug 2019 14:50
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request
Replies: 24
Views: 3587

Re: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request

Differentiating between adpositions and adverbs in modern Germanic langs is even harder than in Finnish. (3) I [went in] the house. or (4) I went [in the house]. This is fine if it's about the writing system, but these interpretations have different pronunciations. Adverbs are more strongly stresse...
by Omzinesý
21 Aug 2019 23:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886661

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

How faithfully do mixed languages copy the grammar of the "parent" language, i.e. are the same grammar rules used or just similar grammar rules?
by Omzinesý
20 Aug 2019 16:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My newest project
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: My newest project

The verbs are more or less copied from my older project https://cbb.aveneca.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7001&p=292394#p292394 All verbs are monosyllabic and of the pattern CV. They don't have their own tone. They have only one inflectional/derivational category: orientation (or trigger or voice if you w...
by Omzinesý
19 Aug 2019 16:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My newest project
Replies: 4
Views: 813

My newest project

Phonology pʰ tʰ cʰ kʰ <p t c k> b d ɟ g <b d j g> mʰ nʰ ɲʰ ŋʰ <mh nh ñh ?> m n ɲ ŋ <m n ñ ? f s ɕ <f s x> l <l> (I'm still considering if there should be more laterals.) j ɰ w <i y u> Velars don't appear before front-vowels. Because syllable structures are very simple, no remarkable allophony appear...
by Omzinesý
14 Aug 2019 22:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5678
Views: 1332382

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

I'm wondering subject properties of chain verb constructions. In (1), come and give share the subject and subject marking is straightforward, but in (2), the subject of die is the object of hit . How do languages with serial verbs mark it or should it just be understood from the context? I understan...
by Omzinesý
12 Aug 2019 08:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Languages with interesting phonotactics
Replies: 16
Views: 3909

Re: Languages with interesting phonotactics

Salmoneus wrote:
12 Aug 2019 00:07
Omzinesý wrote:
11 Aug 2019 18:22
Chechen allows geminates on onset.
Likewise, famously, much of Italian.

EDIT: although in Italian iirc it's a syntactic mutation, not lexical.
You mean the a[k] casa thing? Or does Italian do something else?
by Omzinesý
12 Aug 2019 08:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Miršian - a Finnic conlang
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: Miršian - a Finnic conlang

The terminative will be -nk from *-nik The approximative will be -mp from *-mba-s Are terminative and approximative: Aspects? Or Moods? Or Cases? Or Something else? They are noun cases, in the above paradigm. Approximative mean "towards" and Terminative "into, as far as". The lang distinguishes the...
by Omzinesý
11 Aug 2019 18:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Languages with interesting phonotactics
Replies: 16
Views: 3909

Re: Languages with interesting phonotactics

Chechen allows geminates on onset.
by Omzinesý
11 Aug 2019 16:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Miršian - a Finnic conlang
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: Miršian - a Finnic conlang

The newest version of the case paradigm. ćeli 'language/tong' (Finnish kieli, Estonian keel) Singular NOM ćeli GEN/ACC ćele DAT ćelel <= ćele-le (old allative) LOC ćeles ABL ćelet <= ćele-sta (old elative) APPR ćelemp <= ćele-mba-s (old comparative lative) TERM ćelenk <= ćele-ni-k (Estonian [i]keele...