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by Shemtov
25 Aug 2019 10:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iberika redone
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Iberika redone

The copula/existensial verb is irregular in two ways: It uses two roots, depending on tense, Ει and Υπαρχ, and it inflects for the complex tenses, instead of using a helping verb. Ει is used for the simple present and past, while Υπαρχ is used for the future and the complex tenses Present: 1P sing: ...
by Shemtov
23 Aug 2019 20:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iberika redone
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Iberika redone

Verbs have five tenses: Simple Present, Simple Past, Simple Future, Present progressive, and Past perfect. This post will consider only the Simple Tenses, as the last two can be formed either as a full verb, or with a helping verb, depending on the verb and the level of speech. Example Verb: παιδε- ...
by Shemtov
22 Aug 2019 23:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Iberika redone
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Iberika redone

This is a revision of Iberika, the Hellenic language of the northern Iberian peninsula, spoken in an altworld where instead of the Romans, a second Hellenic empire arose, and conquered west. Phonology: /p b~β t d~ð t͡ʃ k/ < π β τ δ κι/κε/κη κ> /f (θ) s ʃ x ɣ/ <φ θ σ/ζ χι/χε/χη χ/γι/γε/γη γ> /m n ɲ/ ...
by Shemtov
22 Aug 2019 01:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 95
Views: 50187

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

The palatal emphatic is a glottalized /j/. Does that look natural?
by Shemtov
20 Aug 2019 22:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ṛemese
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Ṛemese

Ṛemese is the Official Language for the The Crowned Republic of Ṛem and The United Islands, an altcountry consisting of the Sakishima and Daitō Islands, with its capital on IRL Iriomote-jima (Great Ṛem), and it being an Austronesian language. The country gained independence after the Second World Wa...
by Shemtov
20 Aug 2019 22:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 656817

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

The Phonology of Ṛemese, (From the Endonym of the largest island, Ṛem, /ɻem/ whose language acts as a lingua franca for the The Crowned Republic of Ṛem and The United Islands), an altlang which is an Austronesian language spoken in the IRL South Ryukyu Islands: /t k/ <t k> /t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ <ch j> /m n ɲ/ <...
by Shemtov
20 Aug 2019 07:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 10156

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

An Austranesian language spoken in Ryukyu
by Shemtov
20 Aug 2019 07:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 95
Views: 50187

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

The creator of Hausa must be a PhD in Linguistics, whose thesis was about theoretical morphosyntax, who created a test lang, and fell in with some fringe followers of Elijah Muhammad, thus placing it in an altversion of Africa. And probably barely passed Phonetics, because what is up with that empha...
by Shemtov
19 Aug 2019 01:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kšaisnnã
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Kšaisnnã

eldin raigmore wrote:
17 Aug 2019 02:19
How do they say:
“I scream, you scream, we all scream, for ice cream!”?
They don't have ice cream.
by Shemtov
18 Aug 2019 03:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Benjamin and Southpaws
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Benjamin and Southpaws

"Benjamin" is because to the Ancient Hebrews, one was always seen as facing east. I think in Job, there's a reference to "North and South, To my front, Behind me" because of this. I think this is a panSemitic cultural thing, as IIRC, the Qu'ran uses similar metaphors as Tanakh. This metaphor is miss...
by Shemtov
16 Aug 2019 22:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kšaisnnã
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Kšaisnnã

Indicative Intransitive Verbs: Verbs take the same prefixes that mark possesion to indicate the subject. Some irregulars take the singular markers only, and suffix -(o)mpšã to mark plural subjects. Regular verb Kšáákkaa"to shout" Nokšáákkaa "I shout" Ankakšáákkaa "We shout" Tiikšáákkaa "Thy shout" K...
by Shemtov
16 Aug 2019 21:04
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 675
Views: 169547

Re: False cognates

καλώ /kalo/ "I call to" :eng: "to call" The former is from PIE *kelh, and thus its :eng: relative is "to low [as an ox]" while the :eng: is from PIE *gols-, cognate to the Slavic words for "Voice".
by Shemtov
16 Aug 2019 02:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 675
Views: 169547

Re: False cognates

:hun: Nő "Woman" vs. the Mandarin, Shanghainese and Xiang pronounciation (without tones) of :chn: 女 "Female", /ny/
by Shemtov
16 Aug 2019 01:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kšaisnnã
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Kšaisnnã

Inanimate nouns are different from Animates, by not distinguishing Definiteness in the plural, and by never having a genitive form. They mark possesion by attaching the Inanimate possession marker Klã(y)- to the possessed noun. Let's take two words, one vowel final, and one consonant final to show t...
by Shemtov
16 Aug 2019 00:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zeko-Romance development thread
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Zeko-Romance development thread

Could Noricum work, with HG influence, and be a transition between Dalmatian and Rhaeto-Romance? If it was cut off from Rhaetia at an early date, it could be a minority language of Austria.
by Shemtov
15 Aug 2019 19:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zeko-Romance development thread
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Zeko-Romance development thread

I think these two loose final /s/, I don't think Dalmatian did, so in an early stage, the language as a transition between Dalmatian and Daco-Romance, that just is like Dalmatian in that regard. An earlyish date of isolation is possible, if it became surrounded by Hungarian as soon as the Hungarian...
by Shemtov
14 Aug 2019 23:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zeko-Romance development thread
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Zeko-Romance development thread

Could a minority language in Hungary work? Maybe in Pannonia? It could have started as a transition between Dalmatian and Daco-Romance, and then got Hungarian and German influence
by Shemtov
11 Aug 2019 23:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kšaisnnã
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Kšaisnnã

Kšaisnnã is a language spoken by an isolated tribe in a hill valley in the middle of the Mountains North of Aimdul. Phonology: /p p: t t: k k: ʔ / <p pp t tt k kk '> /p͡s p͡ʃ t͡s t͡ʃ k͡s k͡ʃ/ <ps pš ts tš ks kš> /s s: ʃ ʃ: h~x/ <s ss š šš h> /m m: n n:/ <m mm n nn> /l/ <l> /w j/ <w y> /i o a/ <i o a...
by Shemtov
11 Aug 2019 19:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5610
Views: 1301830

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

I have a phonology, that allows for /ps ts ks pʃ tʃ kʃ/ clusters, initially and finally, in addition to stop+glide clusters initially. Is it better to analyze /ps ts ks pʃ tʃ kʃ/ as: Clusters Clusters except for /t͡s t͡ʃ/ /t͡s t͡ʃ/ are phonemes, and /ps ks pʃ kʃ / are heterorganic affricates, and ar...
by Shemtov
02 Aug 2019 01:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Classical Pyütypüysh
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Classical Pyütypüysh

The language has converbs, other non-finite verbs that indicate time relation between them and the finite verb. The Converb of "at the same time" is -khyI, for "Before the main verb" is -khÍkAr, and for "after the main verb" it is -"khÍt" Nomokhyu tyichärin "I drank as I ate" Nomokhúkar tyichärin "I...