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by Creyeditor
10 Jun 2019 11:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammatical Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Grammatical Numbers

I think the lesser/greater distinction and the paucal/plural distinction should depend on the discourse context. Let's say you are talking about animals. Imagine a situation with 1000 flies, 500 mosquitos, 10 frogs and 3 pigs. Speaker A: Oh no, there are flie-GREATER.PL in the swamp. Speaker B: But ...
by Creyeditor
09 Jun 2019 19:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 426
Views: 84809

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

Zekoslav wrote:
07 Jun 2019 19:55
Make an alternate Earth based on the medieval T and O map.

Step 1: Exchange longitude and latitude around a point centered on Jerusalem.

Step 2: Reclimatize.

Step 3: ???

Step 4: Profit!
Step 3a: Exchange longitude and latitude for cultural and linguistic parameters
Spoiler:
[:D] [xP] [xD]
by Creyeditor
03 Jun 2019 19:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

There are several ways, that I see: 1. Onset voicing: high tone because voiceless /k/ 2. Stress(a): High tone because stressed 3. Stress(b): Falling tone because stressed-unstressed 4. Coda voicing: Low tone because voiced /ddz/ 5. Coda manner: High tone because stop /d/ You can go for either option...
by Creyeditor
21 May 2019 23:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 837930

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

Some people claim that there is a difference. I'm not sure if this is true though, for me some very frequent verbs use past tense (`war' and not `ist gewesen') and other verbs use the perfect (`hat gearbeitet' not `arbeitete'). The example usually claimed to differentiate is: Past tense ungrammatic...
by Creyeditor
20 May 2019 22:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

I don't think there is a conclusive answer based on natlangs. Not enough data to generalize.
by Creyeditor
20 May 2019 22:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 837930

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

Some people claim that there is a difference. I'm not sure if this is true though, for me some very frequent verbs use past tense (`war' and not `ist gewesen') and other verbs use the perfect (`hat gearbeitet' not `arbeitete'). The example usually claimed to differentiate is: Past tense ungrammatica...
by Creyeditor
18 May 2019 09:42
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Rumhängethread [Deutsch]
Replies: 261
Views: 141760

Re: Rumhängethread [Deutsch]

Ich hab in der letzten Zeit viel anderes zu tun. Hab viele Ideen, aber mir fehlt die Geduld das durchzusetzen. Und ich war lustigerweise in Edinburgh dieses Jahr. Hab die Inspiration für Hogwarts gesehen. Das war cool. Und übrigens: Hat wirklich jemand was neues zum Voynich-Manuskript zu sagen oder ...
by Creyeditor
16 May 2019 19:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

Hello, I am hoping to develop a descendent of Classical Qutrussan which develops pitch accent or register tone. I don't really want full contour-tones à la Chinese, but I am struggling to come up with ways to develop pitch accent or a register tone system. Does anyone know of any papers that descri...
by Creyeditor
13 May 2019 16:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

From the context and world knowledge. Or you don't know at all, if it does not matter.
by Creyeditor
11 May 2019 23:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

Sorry, I don't understand your question. Could you rephrase it?
by Creyeditor
09 May 2019 00:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

Word initial geminates are rare and onsets bearing moras is to. There are some language though where similar things happen, so it might be natural after all. Nina Topintzi has worked on this topic a lot IIRC.
by Creyeditor
08 May 2019 13:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

I would say it can, but not in the way you showed it in your example. Postvocalic consonants make more sense IINM. Starting out from English, which slightly lengthens vowels before voiced consonants, you could have the following. /ata a:ta asa a:sa/ > /ata a:da asa a:za/ > /ata ada asa aza/ Another ...
by Creyeditor
06 May 2019 23:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 4014
Views: 380930

Re: Romanization game

/p b t d k ɡ/<p b t d k g> /m n/<m n> /ts tʃ dʒ/<c q j> /f v s z ʃ ʒ h/<f v s z x y h> /r l/<r l> /i ɨ u/<i î u> /e ə o/<e ê o> /a/<a> /eo ea oa eoa/<í é ó á> Next: /p b pʲ bʲ pˤ bˤ t d tˤ dˤ tʲ~kʲ dʲ~gʲ k g q~kˤ ʡ ʔ/ /f v fʲ vʲ fˤ vˤ s z sˤ~ʂ zˤ~ʐ sʲ~ɕ~xʲ zʲ~ʑ~ɣʲ x ɣ χ~xˤ ɢ~ʁ~ɣˤ~gˤ ħ ʕ h/ /w r~l j ...
by Creyeditor
28 Apr 2019 08:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 837930

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

There is a phonotactics database and thus probably a way to answer questions 1 to 3. Don't know about 4 though. The sample is not the largest one though, one should keep that in mind. Answers based on a short query: 1. 0.1 % 1a. Georgian, Oowekyala 1b. ? 2. 0.1 % 2a. Haisla, Mixe, Oowekyala 2b. ??? ...
by Creyeditor
25 Apr 2019 20:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Spiú - A monosyllabic descendant of Spanish
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Spiú - A monosyllabic descendant of Spanish

I also like the Arabic/triconsonantal touch of the verbal morphology [:)] I was wondering if there is nominal derivational morphology. What happened to the diminutives?
by Creyeditor
25 Apr 2019 20:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A ridiculous conlang: how to?
Replies: 22
Views: 480

Re: A ridiculous conlang: how to?

If ridiculous means heavily unnatural, than this is easy. A language without plosives or vowels, consisting of only voiced fricatives and voiceless sonorant consonants (no glides). Maybe have some weird morphological categories e.g. for verbs 'happening on the top of a roof' vs. 'not happening on th...
by Creyeditor
25 Apr 2019 20:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

The sounds are already palatal, and clicks, which the language has several of, tend to multiply. Thus, I don't think it'd be too much of a stretch for the palatal fricative/affricate to become a fricative click. However, I wan't to gauge the plausibility thereof before making the changes official. ...
by Creyeditor
25 Apr 2019 20:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 837930

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

What languages other than Celtic have word-initial consonant mutations expressing grammatical meanings? Celtic langs cannot be that unique it only appears in them. At our university we are working on a mutation database. If you just want to know about initial consonant mutation, I can PM you a list...
by Creyeditor
22 Apr 2019 21:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 4014
Views: 380930

Re: Romanization game

/p pʲ t c k/<p pj t tj k> /b bʲ d/<b bj d> /m mʲ n ɳ/<m mj n nj> /ts tʂ tɕ/<c cj kj> /dz dʐ dʑ/<dz dj gj> /f fʲ s ɕ ç x/<f fj s sj hj h> /v vʲ z ʑ ʝ ɣ/<v vj z zj rj r> /w l ʎ j ɰ/<w l lj x> /i ɨ u/<i y u> /e ə o/<e ' o> /a/<a> Yeah, no trigraphs [:)] Next: /m n ɳ ɲ ŋ/ /p t ʈ c k/ /ts tʂ cç/ /s ʂ ɕ h...
by Creyeditor
22 Apr 2019 21:00
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Could [ l̰ ], [n͡l], [lⁿ] and [nˡ] be the same phoneme?
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Could [ l̰ ], [n͡l], [lⁿ] and [nˡ] be the same phoneme?

I don't think the question was silly at all, and I see no need to be embarassed. There is no general answer to your first question, but there are some tendencies: if you have only one series of stops, they tend to be voiceless. The same is often true for affricates. If you have only one series of fr...