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by Omzinesý
03 Dec 2018 12:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A new project (again)
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: A new project (again)

Auxiliary "Discourse particle" or conjunction is the only category that cannot be zero-marked. It has - at least - the following forms: -Temporal relations. - Meanwhile - Before that - Thereafter Causal relations - Because of that/thus Conditional relations Because megamodality isn't a big category,...
by Omzinesý
03 Dec 2018 11:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A new project (again)
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: A new project (again)

rgj40q wrote:
01 Dec 2018 14:53
I'm curious how you are going to do discourse (why in quotes btw?), focus, megamodality and switch reference. I look forward to examples.
"Discourse" means here a morphological category that expresses relations between clauses. Conjunctions could be a better term.
by Omzinesý
03 Dec 2018 11:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14316
Views: 1080850

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

Creyeditor wrote:
01 Dec 2018 08:22
Omzinesý wrote:
30 Nov 2018 20:16
Prestopping of resonants is my favourite phonetic feature ATM.
What languages have them?
In which contexts they have appeared diachronically?
Hiw has a prestopped velar lateral from Proto-Oceanic *r.
Is that an unconditioned change?
by Omzinesý
30 Nov 2018 20:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14316
Views: 1080850

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

Prestopping of resonants is my favourite phonetic feature ATM.
What languages have them?
In which contexts they have appeared diachronically?
by Omzinesý
30 Nov 2018 18:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A new project (again)
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: A new project (again)

Syntax [particle][NP 1]... [NP n][(ad)verb 1]...[(ad)verb n] Only the particle is obligatory but it demands some other participant. Categories code by the particle auxiliary - "discourse" - Evidentiality/egophoricity - Focus structure - tense? - megamodality Categories encoded by the "verb" - Switch...
by Omzinesý
30 Nov 2018 17:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A new project (again)
Replies: 4
Views: 287

A new project (again)

This is my newest a-priori project. It doesn't have a name yet. The scedule of the project is to start from the functional categories I want the language to encode, then go to syntax, then morphological processes, and the last phonology. Usually when one starts from phonology, one gets to problems w...
by Omzinesý
28 Nov 2018 09:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 834
Views: 120322

Re: English Orthography Reform

That's why the Cut Spelling reform doesn't change the spelling of <sine>. The <e> at the end already indicates that the preceding <i> is pronounced as /ai/ rather than /i/. As laid out in the book I linked to, the <y> is only substituted in situations like <igh>, <ig> and <ie> that all denote /ai/....
by Omzinesý
22 Nov 2018 22:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Singular inclusive; also, or-inclusive vs and-inclusive
Replies: 3
Views: 3132

Re: Singular inclusive; also, or-inclusive vs and-inclusive

So the singular or-inclusives mean "one of us" "one of you"?
by Omzinesý
12 Nov 2018 23:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14316
Views: 1080850

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

(personally tbh I think the whole idea of "allophones" is complete shit, but that's by the by). Just out of curiosity, might I ask why? Because I'm an exemplar theory man, who believes "phonology" is merely an emergent property of a multitude of remembered phonetic word tokens, so while ideas like ...
by Omzinesý
12 Nov 2018 22:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France
Replies: 8
Views: 4067

Re: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France

Declension [to be edited later] Gehtic, like most IE languages, has two productive declensions. They derive from IE -o and -ā declensions, that is Proto-Germanic -az and -ō declensions. After Gehtic forms, they are however called -e and - a declensions respectively, here. E-declension Singular NOM -...
by Omzinesý
10 Nov 2018 13:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France
Replies: 8
Views: 4067

Re: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France

Definite Articles Proto-Germanic had demonstrative *sa, which the articles of all the modern Germanic languages derive from. Wikipedia has this reconstruction: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/sa Gehtic also derives its articles from it. I like to make Gehtic have some hu...
by Omzinesý
07 Nov 2018 23:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France
Replies: 8
Views: 4067

Re: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France

y i u <u i ou>
(œ) ɛ ɔ <(eu) e o>
a ɒ <a ao>

ei <ei>
ai, ay, ɒu <ai, au, aou>
by Omzinesý
07 Nov 2018 23:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France
Replies: 8
Views: 4067

Re: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France

no nasal vowels? Strange, as those German dialects on the French border do have them at least. You are right, on the phonemic level, no nasal vowels. That is there is no distinction between [ɛ̃] and [ɛ̃n]. Vowels preceding nasal consonants are very nasalized though. Borrowing some features from Fre...
by Omzinesý
06 Nov 2018 09:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France
Replies: 8
Views: 4067

Re: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France

Jackk wrote:
05 Nov 2018 23:42
Looks v cool!
Does s > h before consonants even word-initially?
I'm still considering that.

'school' is either scole or ehcole. I'm not sure.
by Omzinesý
05 Nov 2018 23:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France
Replies: 8
Views: 4067

Re: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France

Development of consonants: Plosives mostly remain as they are in PG. p t k b d g *g => ʒ / before front vowels *θ => s *s => h / before consonants *s => z *sj => ʃ *sw => ʃ *rs => ʃ *f remains *w => v *r => ʁ *x => h / word-initially something happens to *x elsewhere Orthography of consonants: p <p>...
by Omzinesý
05 Nov 2018 22:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France
Replies: 8
Views: 4067

Gehtic - Germanic lang in France

Gehtic [ʒɛɦt̪ik] is "West-Germanic" lang that has eneded up to Western France. Its grammar will (maybe) be quite similar to that of my project where I tried to generate a very Germanic language from Uralic. Phoneme inventory p t k b d g f s ʃ h v z ʒ ʁ m n (ɲ) ŋ (w?) l (ʎ) j y i u (œ) ɛ ɔ a ɒ ei ai,...
by Omzinesý
30 Oct 2018 10:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: Some & all
Replies: 7
Views: 5742

Some & all

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

Lincoln
by Omzinesý
24 Oct 2018 13:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad
Replies: 33
Views: 14728

Re: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad

Tristan Radicz wrote:
21 Oct 2018 04:16
Interesting. It does look vaguely Tocharian-like, which is something I don't remember seeing done in conlangs before.
Knowing basically nothing of Tocharian, what is Tocaharian-like in this lang?
by Omzinesý
22 Oct 2018 21:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5088
Views: 556908

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

p t t͡s k
b d g
m n ŋ
s x
l ʟ
r
ʋ j
by Omzinesý
20 Oct 2018 10:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11880

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread XIX

A Uralic lang more or less closely related to Finnic. Only basic 5 vowel system. Nouns have three declensions, where distinction between Nominative and Accusative is made with changing the last vowel. i-stem NOM -i ACC -e (Estonian meri - mere 'sea') a-stems NOM - zero ACC -a (Estonian linn - linna ...