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by Creyeditor
24 Aug 2019 21:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2512
Views: 554419

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: 95
Views: 50187

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: 95
Views: 50187

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: 6617
Views: 991457

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: 101517

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: 1233

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: 430

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: 4346
Views: 866323

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: 4346
Views: 866323

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...
by Creyeditor
15 Jul 2019 22:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4346
Views: 866323

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

You could say it's differential object marking and accusative is only marked on topicalized objects. Is the fronted-accusative used for anything else? Are in-situ objects unmarked? Could you give an example from your conlang?
by Creyeditor
15 Jul 2019 00:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4346
Views: 866323

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

People would probabky call it a topic marker or something, maybe object topic marker. Fronting object is often called topicalization independent of the actual information structure status. IIUC, you could call the marker a topic marker. If you are talking about something else, please let me know.
by Creyeditor
07 Jul 2019 20:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: German/Yiddish <z>/<tz>
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: German/Yiddish <z>/<tz>

German (and Yiddish?) double letters to show that the preceding vowel is short. For <z> however, the doubled version is <tz> insted of <zz>, i.e. in words like <spitz> the <i> is short.
by Creyeditor
04 Jul 2019 20:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 49
Views: 2691

Re: Goþesch Razde

I'm somewhat tempted to split this project into two: one thread for "Crimean Gothic," which is my reconstruction of the language of the same name, another one for "Gothish" which is less of a reconstruction and more of a real "conlang." I want to do something with all those Cj clusters dangnabbit. ...
by Creyeditor
03 Jul 2019 00:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How would you denote this grammatical category
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: How would you denote this grammatical category

How would you call a category in verbal morphology in which you add affixes to a verb stem of an activity you want to perform to express what you need to do first in order to be able to carry out the final action? Like for example: kota = to find kota-ba = to search (find-X) mera = to eat meraba = ...
by Creyeditor
03 Jul 2019 00:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5610
Views: 1301824

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

I'm working on a conlang right now with split ergativity and need some help making sure that this makes sense/is how split ergativity works. It has three cases: Nominative (NOM); Oblique (OBL); and Possessive (POS). In the cases where the alignment is NOM-ACC, S and A are both marked NOM and P is m...
by Creyeditor
29 Jun 2019 11:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 737
Views: 142653

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

k1234567890y wrote:
29 Jun 2019 10:38
The word for "dictionary" in Azerbaijani, as Wiktionary states, is lüğət
Which is a false friend to German Lüget! lie! (imperative plural)
by Creyeditor
28 Jun 2019 21:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 254
Views: 67703

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

I would [:)]
by Creyeditor
28 Jun 2019 11:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5610
Views: 1301824

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

Vowel tone-to-length conversion may have been touched on before, but I don't feel it looking it up. Is a system deriving current vowel length from past vowel tone, such as [é è e → eː eˑ e], plausible? Something else to think about: contour tones often phonetically extend the duration of their vowe...
by Creyeditor
28 Jun 2019 11:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5610
Views: 1301824

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

Tuyono wrote:
27 Jun 2019 08:41
Creyeditor wrote:
26 Jun 2019 23:33
`baku' can also mean 'standard' or 'core'
Also this one! I can't really imagine how it got both meanings
I guess it had a more body-part related meaning (maybe akin to French `coeur' > `core') once and maybe went a similar route to `body(part)' > REFL grammaticalization
by Creyeditor
26 Jun 2019 23:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5610
Views: 1301824

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

Źilaa Ruńu is nearly two years old and still has no reciprocal construction [:|] I want some kind of adverb or particle to be used for that,but it's hard come up with anything that's not a direct translation of "one another". How do different languages handle this? I know that words for body parts ...