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by Creyeditor
22 Jan 2019 18:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14417
Views: 1141268

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

Is it naturalistic for a language with person and/or gender agreement on a verb for the verb to agree to the person/gender of the possessor when it would agree with a possessed noun? I.E Pora ra kyebra. dog-nom.sg def run-pres-3sg.an The dog runs Eli pora kyebre. 1sg.Gen dog-nom.sg run-pres-1sg And...
by Creyeditor
12 Jan 2019 21:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14417
Views: 1141268

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

Both sound good. You could check Larry Hyman's website for examples from natlangs. He has worked a lot on directionality in tonal processes.
by Creyeditor
09 Jan 2019 15:43
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 383
Views: 97117

Re: Jokes

I like this one [:D]
by Creyeditor
03 Jan 2019 20:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The great Asta thread - not soon enough
Replies: 27
Views: 14555

Re: The great Asta thread - not soon enough

I like the general feel of your conlang, in syntax and orthography/phonology. The only thing that bugs me is the (my?) font that is displayed in this forum. All schwas look really wide and it looks better in other fonts. That's not really something you should care about though [:D]
by Creyeditor
03 Jan 2019 02:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random Conlang Concepts
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Random Conlang Concepts

Nortaneous wrote:
02 Jan 2019 18:33
Early branch of IE splits off and goes so far east that it somehow ends up in the PNW where it belonged
or in PNG.
by Creyeditor
01 Jan 2019 13:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas
Replies: 39
Views: 6231

Re: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas

I like the combination of several layers of dualism with the idea of four or five elements. In some respects it feels almost alchemistic.
by Creyeditor
18 Dec 2018 21:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6823
Views: 769674

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

Does anyone know of any languages with fairly simple phonologies - especially ones with small phoneme inventories, and possibly ones with very simple phonotactics - that have a good amount of morphological alternations? I can think of rendaku and Lyman's law in Japanese, and those stem extensions t...
by Creyeditor
16 Dec 2018 22:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 651
Views: 116856

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I didn't have access to the forum for some time, and I am busy with christmas stuff now, so you might as well have a go @GrandPiano.
by Creyeditor
06 Dec 2018 08:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 52
Views: 21990

Re: Lapdeutsch

Feminine Agent Nouns Suffixes [...] -er → -ster By far the most common way to form the feminine form from the suffix -er Bäcker → Bäckster (baker) Schreiver → Schreivster (writer) I think I heard of all of these in either German or Low German, except the -st- suffix. What was the inspiration? Engli...
by Creyeditor
05 Dec 2018 07:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6823
Views: 769674

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

Does anyone know of any vowel length alternation systems that have developed recently? Or that otherwise have a well-understood origin? And would anyone happen to have links or info about such a system? Well, I did just hold a presentation on the development of certain vowel-length alternations in ...
by Creyeditor
05 Dec 2018 07:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14417
Views: 1141268

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

I haven't read Francois' article, but it's worth pointing out that PAn *R is just insane everywhere. Reflexes of "*R" span literally an entire alphabet - /d/, /g/, /h/, /j/, /k/, /l/, /n/, /N/, /r/, /R/, /s/, /w/, /x/, 'y' (Blust lists both 'y' and 'j', not sure what values they have) and /z/, as w...
by Creyeditor
04 Dec 2018 20:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8954

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember fourth: Er'u < üpfe'uh > /ypfəʔuː/ [ˈʔʏp.fə̹.ˌʔuː] preclausal modal particle 'it seems that ...' (related to the current theme because it German 'to shine' and 'to seem' are the same verb) < Üpfe'uh erwe'ü wie je'uhsu. > /ypfəʔuː ɐvəʔy viː jəʔuːsu/ [ˈʔʏp.fə̹.ˌʔuː ˈʔɐ.və̹.ˌʔʏ ˈviː ʝə̟ˈʔuːsʊ...
by Creyeditor
04 Dec 2018 10:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 52
Views: 21990

Re: Lapdeutsch

Feminine Agent Nouns Suffixes [...] -er → -ster By far the most common way to form the feminine form from the suffix -er Bäcker → Bäckster (baker) Schreiver → Schreivster (writer) I think I heard of all of these in either German or Low German, except the -st- suffix. What was the inspiration? Engli...
by Creyeditor
03 Dec 2018 21:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8954

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember third: Er'u

<özie> /øtsiː/ preclausal causative particle (related to the current theme because light and heat are pur causation [xP] )

<Fü özie erwe'ü wie je'uhsu.>
/fy øtsiː ɐvəʔy viː jəʔuːsu/
1SG CAUS people eat ANTIP
"I make people eat."
by Creyeditor
03 Dec 2018 16:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 651
Views: 116856

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Is there anyone who still wants to make a guess for round three?
by Creyeditor
03 Dec 2018 16:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14417
Views: 1141268

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? Hiw has a prestopped velar lateral from Proto-Oceanic *r. Is that an unconditioned change? I am not sure. You can read about it on Francois' website, here . ...
by Creyeditor
02 Dec 2018 16:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8954

Re: Lexember 2018

Lexember 2nd < je'uhsu > /jəʔuːsu/ postverbal antipassive particle (vaguely related to the theme, because the opposite ("anti") of passive is active, which heat and light are.) < Erwe'ü wie je'uhsu. > /ɐvəʔy viː jəʔuːsu/ people eat ANTIP " People eat. " Syntax tree https://abload.de/img/lexemberseco...
by Creyeditor
01 Dec 2018 22:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 8954

Re: Lexember 2018

Er'u Lexember first Pföhne /pføːnə/ resumptive pronoun for object relative clauses (related to the theme because theses are considered the first grade pronouns because they are bound in the lowest containing noun phrase excluding their own noun phrase) < Ü'upfien ahwäh erwe'ü wie pföhne fie'uh ahpf...
by Creyeditor
01 Dec 2018 11:48
Forum: Translations
Topic: I am king of kings
Replies: 86
Views: 37614

Re: I am king of kings

Old Gotski Eм конѧгс конѧьеро. / 𐌴𐌼 𐌺𐍉𐌽𐌴𐌼𐌲𐍃 𐌺𐍉𐌽𐌴𐌼𐌾𐌴𐍂𐍉 /em konẽg̊s konẽro/ Mordern Gotski (Sortsbergish) Em konegs konejas. /em koneg̊s konejas/ Túrnnu E sun lu régh de réghes. /e sun lʌ reɪɣ də reɪɣəs/ Nortzääenglisch Ik öm de küninng of küningen. /ɪk øm də kynɪŋː of kyniŋgən/ Dnukta’u Bu’lqhah bui...
by Creyeditor
01 Dec 2018 08:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14417
Views: 1141268

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

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.