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by Creyeditor
17 Feb 2019 15:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 658
Views: 120838

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I am a bit confused. I did try to reconstruct (a), (b), and (c) and was really confident about each of the groupings and reconstructions until I realized that they do not match up at all. So I'm going to give my guess for (a) first and then wait and see if I come up with any idea to link the reconst...
by Creyeditor
14 Feb 2019 09:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Zhér·dûn

I enjoyed the post on seperable verbs. Maybe you could say that the separated form is kind of a present tense antipassive? It only occurs in the absence of an overt object in the present tense. Two related questions: Can adverbs come in between the parts of a separable verb? What is the passive form...
by Creyeditor
14 Feb 2019 08:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 901529

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I am a bit confused. Gothic is an East Germanic language. It is not a Celtic language. Or is the facepalm because Nat Geo History magazine did such an obvious mistake.
by Creyeditor
09 Feb 2019 22:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Zhér·dûn

DV82LECM wrote:
09 Feb 2019 20:29
Oh, and why is "monkey" ONE syllable? Care to show the evolution of THAT one?
I would suspect it's cognate to English ape, but I would also be really happy to see the derivation.
by Creyeditor
08 Feb 2019 21:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 686
Views: 91991

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

I had two new ideas, this time about syntax really. I will use pseudo english, because I haven't made up my mind about phonology and lexicon yet. The first idea is a conlang based on the following premises: 1. Every verb has to be overtly adjacent to its arguments. 2. All words are either nouns (can...
by Creyeditor
08 Feb 2019 18:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Zhér·dûn

Sorry for bothering you and jumping ahead, but today I was wondering how passives will be formed in Zhér·dûn. It seems to me that Germanic languages use a variety of auxiliary verbs/light verbs. German uses sein to be , werden to become , and bekommen to get . English uses at least to be and to get ...
by Creyeditor
05 Feb 2019 19:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23065

Re: Lapdeutsch

I am curious. What usage are you referring to? Me, as a native German speaker, I have difficulties to think of what you mean, since at least the second one overlaps with what you mention later in the post, IIUC. Looking at it from a German perspective you're definitely right in that "es sind" in th...
by Creyeditor
04 Feb 2019 21:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tamin
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Tamin

Phonotactics/Notes 1. /b d g/ are devoiced word initially and unreleased word finally. 2. /k h g ŋ h/ are palatal [c h ɟ ɲ ç/ before /i(:) e(:) j/. 3. /l̪/ is palatalized [l̪ j ] adjacent to /i(:) e(:) j/, and velarized [ɫ̪] adjacent to /u(:) o(:) a(:) w/. If /l̪/ is adjacent to a velarizating envi...
by Creyeditor
04 Feb 2019 21:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 59
Views: 23065

Re: Lapdeutsch

There Means there in 3 common expressions: Dat givt - There is/are (identical in usage to German es gibt) Dat sind - There are (identical in usage to German es sind) I am curious. What usage are you referring to? Me, as a native German speaker, I have difficulties to think of what you mean, since a...
by Creyeditor
04 Feb 2019 21:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: ŗahrih raçnann
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: ŗahrih raçnann

ŗahrih raçnann Phonology b d c m n ɲ ʀ ɾ ç h ɺ ʎ s' p' t' q' i u e o a Allophones I suck at allophones and would appreciate help on this one. Maybe I'm to late, but there is another way of "fixing" the consonant inventory, without adding or substracting phonemes. You can use allophony. Let me show ...
by Creyeditor
04 Feb 2019 20:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Zhér·dûn

Will there be a topic/focus marker for nouns? I am asking because: most Germanic languages use intonation for this purpose. This is rather complicated in a tone language -- not impossible to do, but definitely advanced conlanging. (almost) all natlangs have some way to indicate information structure...
by Creyeditor
03 Feb 2019 21:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14458
Views: 1174958

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

Heartlangs don't need conpeople.
by Creyeditor
03 Feb 2019 19:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Zhér·dûn

Wow, thanks for the detailed replay. I really like the idea of clusters creating a neutral tone. I also like the idea of neutral low sequences becoming falling, etc. This looks a lot like dissimilation to me [:)]
by Creyeditor
03 Feb 2019 15:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Zhér·dûn

@ixals

Could you explain the tonogenesis a bit more. I really enjoy reading about it and I have to admit that I don't fully understand that part of the sound changes section. Maybe a table with the syllables types in the proto languages that correspond to each of the tones now?
by Creyeditor
03 Feb 2019 14:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 658
Views: 120838

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Better late than never: Here is the ranking: The winner is Sangi Overall ranking 1. Sangi, 10 points 2. Shimo, 5 points 3. Grand, 3 points 4. cedh, 1 point In each round, you could get points for the best guess and the best grouping. The winner got 2 points and the runner up got 1 point. For the Bes...
by Creyeditor
31 Jan 2019 21:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 86
Views: 46487

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Why do people always say bad things about natlangs in this thread? I just want to say that I would really enjoy the crazyness of the languages of Vanuatu if they were conlangs. They are so nicely crafted.
by Creyeditor
31 Jan 2019 21:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Yiddish
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Yiddish

And even though people often claim that Northern German varieties of German do still have the preterite forms in spoken language, I and the people I talk to usually have it only for a closed class of verbs, like modal verbs and so on.
by Creyeditor
31 Jan 2019 20:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 658
Views: 120838

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Thanks for letting me know. I had a busier January than expected, but I will probably manage to write it up in the next two weeks.
by Creyeditor
31 Jan 2019 20:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1661
Views: 324644

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

What kind of clothing would people wear in the mountains? I expect maybe something thick for higher altitudes, but what about lower altitudes or at the base of the range or in valleys? Don't forget that high altitudes in the tropics are still pretty warm. The mountain dwelling people on the island ...
by Creyeditor
22 Jan 2019 18:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14458
Views: 1174958

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...