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by Batailleur
23 Jul 2015 21:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Fasimāķu Language
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: The Fasimāķu Language

Forgot grammar document, sorry: http://is.gd/kFc1sp
by Batailleur
23 Jul 2015 21:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Fasimāķu Language
Replies: 1
Views: 738

The Fasimāķu Language

Hello, all, I've finally finished the conlang I've been working on for almost 3 years. I wrote a grammar which hopefully explains all the features enough for other people to understand. It's supposed to be naturalistic to some extent, so if anything is "weird" or a "noob mistake" don't hesitate to t...
by Batailleur
08 Jan 2014 01:04
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Long-longs
Replies: 5
Views: 2250

Re: Long-longs

You made a race of sentient power outlets?
by Batailleur
11 Oct 2013 02:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sapir-Whorf Fact
Replies: 34
Views: 5041

Re: Sapir-Whorf Fact

Teddy wrote:I wonder, for native Russian speakers who learn English (or any of the other perfectly valid languages for this scenario), when they think of "blue" as in English <blue>, what shade is the default?
I've always thought of English "blue" as corresponding to Russian "синий" (dark blue).
by Batailleur
30 Aug 2013 19:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Verbicide
Replies: 44
Views: 4416

Re: Verbicide

So much perscriptivism it hurts.
by Batailleur
22 Aug 2013 16:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Little-endian Numeral System?
Replies: 12
Views: 1637

Re: Little-endian Numeral System?

The Universals Archive seems to suggest that big-endian is much more common. From what I could gather the only little-endian language that exists today is Malagasy.
by Batailleur
17 Aug 2013 18:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Little-endian Numeral System?
Replies: 12
Views: 1637

Little-endian Numeral System?

Are there any natural languages that place the least significant digit first?

Specifically, consistently and with large numbers (i.e. not in compound words like "fourteen").
by Batailleur
16 Aug 2013 15:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Wácacyeʔiɬ̺’
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Wácacyeʔiɬ̺’

Ah, thank you for correcting me.
by Batailleur
14 Aug 2013 15:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What kind of conlanger are you?
Replies: 150
Views: 34673

Re: What kind of conlanger are you?

Probably scrapper. The languages I worked on previously were scrapped due to being unnaturalistic and noobish or due to being little more than sketches. I've been conlanging for little more than a year I think, so that doesn't reveal much about long-term trends.
by Batailleur
11 Aug 2013 01:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Flexible word order without case marking [and the opposite]
Replies: 15
Views: 1786

Re: Flexible word order without case marking [and the opposi

(For strict word word with cases): You can use cases for things besides marking the roles in the clause, in which case word order can be strict and cases would still exist.

Examples: Active-stative languages and every non-core case ever.
by Batailleur
10 Aug 2013 20:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Mass Nouns Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Mass Nouns Thread

(reposted from ZBB because few replies) Are there natural languages that have no mass nouns? How about only residual instances of these or of count nouns? Of those languages that use mass nouns in opposition to count nouns, what criteria do they use to determine whether a noun will be count or mass?...
by Batailleur
10 Aug 2013 19:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang text-to-speech
Replies: 10
Views: 2419

Re: Conlang text-to-speech

Wouldn't it depend on what kind of orthography you use?
by Batailleur
31 Jul 2013 01:23
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: The Amount of Sound Changes and the Nature of Dialects
Replies: 10
Views: 2910

Re: The Amount of Sound Changes and the Nature of Dialects

1. "A language is a dialect with an army and a navy." There is no real consensus on what it takes to be a real language, but usually mutual intelligibility and/or the political/social/historical situation play a role. 2. It depends. A standard language can be a language ancestral to a group of langu...
by Batailleur
30 Jul 2013 15:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Fluid Noun Class Categories
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Fluid Noun Class Categories

I've had the idea to have noun classes with the possibility of one word belonging to a different noun class depending on which quality is stressed. Then it turns out that the Niger-Congo languages beat me to it. For example, Fula forms diminutives and augmentatives by changing the noun class. I deci...
by Batailleur
30 Jul 2013 02:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Wácacyeʔiɬ̺’
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Wácacyeʔiɬ̺’

This language doesn't seem very Salishan-like except for the phonology (the gender system is especially suspicious).
by Batailleur
15 Jun 2013 15:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Phonological Questions: Ask and Answer
Replies: 22
Views: 3528

Re: Phonological Questions: Ask and Answer

How do speakers of languages with phonemic vowel length distinguish between it and stress (especially if the stress is irregular)?
by Batailleur
19 May 2013 23:10
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1170
Views: 169611

Re: Other Creativity

Fixed.
by Batailleur
19 May 2013 22:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1170
Views: 169611

Re: Other Creativity

A...COA would be cool to accompany this. Voila: http://i.imgur.com/QgQBcez.jpg EDIT: The image is also quite big. Instructions on how to resize the image would be appreciated. I am horrible at image manipulation though, so if anybody wants to fix it I have the original vector file. Due to CC elemen...
by Batailleur
17 May 2013 20:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Stress in conlangs
Replies: 62
Views: 19368

Re: Stress in conlangs

Weight-based stress ftw.
by Batailleur
15 May 2013 23:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Guess The Language!!!
Replies: 5373
Views: 338226

Re: Guess The Language!!!

Ithisa wrote:Zenk nrah gu tho, zhuh ngay a deng ngo.
My guess: Tibetan (or at least something Sino-Tibetan).