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by Clio
20 Sep 2019 02:52
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation
Replies: 18
Views: 22752

Re: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation

If it helps, I was really looking forward to a post on clitics, but I didn't say anything since I didn't want to seem pushy. I'm going to read through this thread again as well, hoping to be prepared for wherever it leads next.
by Clio
25 Aug 2019 06:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 1194
Views: 280804

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Recently I've been putting together a spreadsheet of podcasts in my target languages, so I've been listening to episodes from both podcasts I normally listen to and new ones that have come up in my recommendations. It's my immediate goal to have two or three dozen German-language podcasts organized ...
by Clio
24 Aug 2019 23:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)
Replies: 51
Views: 17229

Re: What have you been reading lately? (non-linguistic ed.)

Thomas Mann, Der Tod in Venedig . Technically I'm listening to it; this is my first attempt with an audiobook. I just reached von Aschenbach's first sighting of the Polish boy, about an hour into the reading. I'm thinking about going through the book a second time with the text in front of me, to ap...
by Clio
21 Aug 2019 17:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zeko-Romance development thread
Replies: 14
Views: 1363

Re: Zeko-Romance development thread

I believe it's been said that there are two kinds of novice Romlangers: those who reinvent Occitan, and those who reinvent Catalan. EDIT: I should say something substantive. Zekoslav, you've mentioned a few times adopting Greek third declension nouns in -ης. Did you know that in Greek many of these ...
by Clio
21 Aug 2019 17:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4376
Views: 888017

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

Out of curiosity, do the vulgar poems you've been looking at exhibit any other phenomena common to Latin quantitative meter (e.g., penthemimeral caesura--maybe defined somewhat more forgivingly as word-end after a long syllable, or after the seventh syllable of the line)? Trouble is, the sources wh...
by Clio
18 Aug 2019 23:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4376
Views: 888017

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

You probably know about as much about Latin meter as I do; I've just read a lot of stichic verse. I think you're right that absence of quantitative verse isn't strong evidence for absence of phonemic vowel length. Creating consistently incongruous ictus and accent probably wasn't easy for anyone (ex...
by Clio
18 Aug 2019 18:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4376
Views: 888017

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

What I meant to say about spontaneous "hexametres" is this: the people writing them understood the dum da da dum dum part, but didn't understand the more complex part preceding it, so what they write doesn't obey classical rules and may as well be prose. From that I deducted that the stress pattern...
by Clio
12 Aug 2019 04:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 308
Views: 201088

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Is anyone else having issues with the "Show unread posts" button sending them to posts from 2014, or seeing discrepancies between the reported last post's author and the actual last post in a thread, after the cull? I had the first issue with the Conlangs Q&A thread and the second with the "What kin...
by Clio
11 Aug 2019 23:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2981

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Glad I copied over that Romlang idea to my new scratchpad just before the server issues!

sangi39, I think that means we'll have to start conversating more rapidly, right?
by Clio
11 Aug 2019 01:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5689
Views: 1334575

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

I'm thinking of making a Slavic language spoken in southern Thrace. The problem is I have no idea how to go about this. I've never made a conlang decended from a natlang before, and I don't know very much at all about Slavic languages. Any tips on the matter would be appreciated. You should get hol...
by Clio
04 Aug 2019 02:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Clio's scratchpad
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Clio's scratchpad

Three verbs from a different language: 'vaʎo 'vaʎome vallo vàllome 'vaʎes 'vaʎed valles valled 'vaʎe 'vaʎosi valle vàllosi 'istem 'istame istem ìstame 'istes 'istad istes istad 'iste is'tasi iste istasi o'rɔ o'rɔme orò oròme o'ras o'rad oràs oràd o'ra o'rasi orà orasi
by Clio
03 Aug 2019 02:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Clio's scratchpad
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Clio's scratchpad

Here are a few possible case systems (giving singular then plural) nom/acc equa rosa cela fratra gen equi rosi celi fratri dat/abl equu rosa celu fratri nom/acc equi rosi cela fratri gen equóra rosára celóra fratra dat/abl equi rosi celi fratribi ------------------------------------------ nom equi r...
by Clio
02 Aug 2019 05:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Clio's scratchpad
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Clio's scratchpad

Right now I'm playing around with a Romlang with a common and a neuter gender. To start I'll summarize the content of this post : Nouns basically develop like this: equum, equos > equũ, equoj > equõ, equi > equa, equi rosam, rosas > rosã, rosaj > rosã, rose > rosa, rosi caelum, caela > celũ, cela > ...
by Clio
29 Jul 2019 00:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5689
Views: 1334575

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

Maybe it could end up with the dative if it was used as an adverb accompanying a dative of motion first... like *vādō Mārcī, casam "I'm going to Mark, in the house" > "I'm going chez Mark" ? But I'd like to refresh my knowledge of Latin to see if it's plausible in the least. My Sprachgefühl for Cla...
by Clio
27 Jul 2019 19:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5689
Views: 1334575

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

I was going to chime in with some information about Ancient Greek genitives with prepositions, but Zekoslav said better in one sentence what I would have said in my entire post. Instead I'll say: Zekoslav, have you considered creating new adpositions from nouns? Classical Latin already had gen. + ca...
by Clio
05 Jan 2019 16:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Y²KS
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Y²KS

/ˈpərjatiː/ > [ˈbaːʎati] ([baˈʎaːði]) /ˈduːleːd͡ʒiː/ > [ˈduːleʒi] ([ˈduːrʒi]) /ˈʔajbiː/ > [ˈeːvi] ([ˈjeːvi]) /ˈsammeːjat/ > [ˈsaːmeʝatə] ([ˈsaːmʒa]) /ħaˈluntiː/ > [xaˈluːndi] ([xaˈroːndi]) /ˈɬiːllə/ > [ˈsiːla] ([ˈsiːler]) Wow, sorry, that ended up much longer than I expected. I have a feeling that'...
by Clio
05 Jan 2019 05:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2661

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Is anything going to be done to this thread given that even the brief lessons on the last few pages were effectively an advertisement (as far as I can tell, intended to make us interested enough to buy the whole book)? I admit that I haven’t the inclination to go read up on the relevant forum guide...
by Clio
05 Jan 2019 04:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5689
Views: 1334575

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

I see, my bad. So it'd be more proper to come up with just how the sounds work/go together first, then assign them to written letters, yes? No need to apologize! If naturalism is your goal, then the advice is generally given to reproduce to some extent the way in which natural languages develop. Th...
by Clio
05 Jan 2019 03:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5689
Views: 1334575

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

At the moment, there's no historical reasoning. I was just thinking about how I'd assign sounds, and I'd just work out a rule for how exactly it'd sound depending on where it is. As for /ɲ/, same deal really, I just assigned it to <na>, or maybe <nha>. So, from what I understand of what you wrote h...
by Clio
05 Jan 2019 02:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Y²KS
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Y²KS

The history of scholarship about this language reminds me very much of that concerning real-life classical languages (Alexandrian and Byzantine scholars on Greek, Panini on Sanskrit, etc.), and I think it's an excellent facet of both your presentation and your conworlding. And although there are pla...