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by Creyeditor
22 Sep 2019 12:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332297

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

Are there any plausible contexts for a conditional sound change of unrounding u o > ɯ ɤ? And while I've seen iw > ju, how plausible is the reverse change ju > iw (and wi > uj)? And weː joː > wej jow > oːj eːw? I bet there are. I think you were looking for something like: "ju jo > wɯ wɤ", right? Thi...
by Creyeditor
16 Sep 2019 22:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332297

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

There are languages where most if not all non-finite clauses look like nominalizations, so yes.
by Creyeditor
14 Sep 2019 17:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332297

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

Well, if you already have creaky voice, [a, a̰ → ɑ, æ̰] is plausible.
by Creyeditor
14 Sep 2019 00:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332297

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

Are changes similar to {u y → ṵ} plausible? Is this meant to be ""becoming creaky" without any condition context? Lacking any further context on the phonological system I would say "no!", but... If you have a breathy vs. plain contrast this can morph into a plain vs. creaky contrast (plain -> creak...
by Creyeditor
10 Sep 2019 21:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 76
Views: 32403

Re: Lapdeutsch

I quite like this. Is this the way things are in German as well, at least colloquially, or am I misremembering? I think it is also like German for those examples [:)] Das ist gut. - That/this is good. Das sind meine Brüder. - Those/these are my brothers/siblings. I think this is standard German and...
by Creyeditor
10 Sep 2019 21:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332297

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

Are changes similar to {u y → ṵ} plausible? Is this meant to be ""becoming creaky" without any condition context? Lacking any further context on the phonological system I would say "no!", but... If you have a breathy vs. plain contrast this can morph into a plain vs. creaky constrast (plain -> crea...
by Creyeditor
08 Sep 2019 20:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reconstruction Relay
Replies: 20
Views: 458

Re: Reconstruction Relay

I also have an account, so I could join on discord. As I said, I'm just not that used to it [:D] Of course, I will not oppose a majority decision, if I am the only one.
by Creyeditor
07 Sep 2019 19:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reconstruction Relay
Replies: 20
Views: 458

Re: Reconstruction Relay

I'm in. I'm not that used to using Discord, so I prefer other options. This sounds like a really cool idea. I hope there will be enough people to make it fun.
by Creyeditor
07 Sep 2019 19:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2868

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

To cheer everyone up: Here is a conlang-comedy video.
by Creyeditor
25 Aug 2019 18:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332297

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

Painting with very broad strokes, could devoicing of nasals (cf. [mˠ → m̥ˠ]) or aspiration (cf. [pˠ → pˠʰ]) be classified under lenition, or do I have to come use other markers for those changes? Currently, my main language uses Gaelic's old dot above diacritic to mark all forms of mutation that co...
by Creyeditor
24 Aug 2019 21:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2522
Views: 563906

Re: Language practice thread

Bagus sekali mau belajar bahasa indonesia. Ada teman orang indonesia yang bisa bantu kamu?
Great that you are learning Indonesian. Do you have an Indonesian friend that can help you?
by Creyeditor
24 Aug 2019 19:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 97
Views: 53237

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

We might talk about different varities of Hausa and from very different perspectives. I learned a variety were /j/ plus glottal stop gives a glottalized /j/. From a semicist perspective having a glottalized palatal as your palatal emphatic indeed looks crazy. From a general perspective if you want s...
by Creyeditor
21 Aug 2019 23:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 97
Views: 53237

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

I see the morphosyntax part, but as for the phonetics part, he simply would not have been very well versed in Semitic linguistics. He just had a very general typological introduction à la bilabial implosives are least marked, velar ejectives are least marked, etc. He even did a very standard tone sy...
by Creyeditor
03 Aug 2019 13:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1018125

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Wrote my first word in my ridiculous script and probably-going-nowhere language. Which, honestly, is fine. I'm just glad to get the wheels turning again and remembering the things I have forgotten in the lull between forays unto this strange terra firma we call conlanging. https://www.frathwiki.com...
by Creyeditor
02 Aug 2019 23:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 215
Views: 107017

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

I really like the idea of combining these. This is very construction grammar like conlanging, I feel. I think assuming n to be the same for all three categories (preposition, postposition, suffix) is not strictly neccessary, right? I can't do the math, but even with small numbers I think this gives ...
by Creyeditor
31 Jul 2019 22:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Languages with interesting phonotactics
Replies: 16
Views: 3906

Re: Languages with interesting phonotactics

I definitely want to add something to this thread. I remember this language that allowed really complex codas but only relatively simple onsets. I forgot, which one it was. Also Austroasiatic phonotactics are always fun. Sesquisyllabicity, cool clusters like the ones in Khmer.
by Creyeditor
20 Jul 2019 22:56
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Referring to a subject only once
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

Re: Referring to a subject only once

German has a reflexive dative argument in some of these situtaion. The possessor of an argument appears as a dative object instead of the expected genitive/possessive modifier. Ich wasche mir die Hände. Ich wasch-e mir die Händ-e. 1SG wash-1SG 1SG.REFL.DAT DEF.F hand\-PL I wash my hands. (lit. I was...
by Creyeditor
18 Jul 2019 00:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886617

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

Are there other natlangs that have different forms of adjectives depending on whether they're used attributively or predicatively? I'm sure I know examples, I just can't think of any right now. Are they always a few irregular forms (like English my vs. mine and lone vs. alone) or are there any lang...
by Creyeditor
16 Jul 2019 19:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886617

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

Maybe the marker could have some other uses, say object is expressed by the nominative in the end of the clause and with the dative, which has usual dative meanings too, in the beginning of the clause. Sounds very plausible. This would be kind of a split-alignment between neutral marking and nom-ac...