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by gach
05 Dec 2019 04:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 658

Re: Lexember 2019

4.

Inaki

ćæspa, ceremonial feast n

Sei

xo, eat v
by gach
04 Dec 2019 04:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 658

Re: Lexember 2019

3. Inaki ītə , good adj ītaŋ , along adv ītaŋ is derived from ītə by the suffix -aŋ that forms local and temporal adverbs. Sei t'owa , good adj Inland family reige , good adj rage , well adv fas , by giving baqes , by helping Converbs and manner adverbs commonly derive through the lowering of the r...
by gach
03 Dec 2019 03:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 658

Re: Lexember 2019

Well, why not. I've never participated in these before, but I could use an excuse to fill in proto forms for my various families. 1. Inaki særnə , help n sæŋki , help v tr. The verb stem sæŋki involves the deletion of the root final /ə/ before the causative suffix -ki and the subsequent simplificati...
by gach
29 Nov 2019 15:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 7567

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Also working on papers as well, including starting for an invited (!) article. (And by invited, oddly enough, I got a personal invitation.) And this is balanced with job search activities: the job I tried for in Luxembourg didn't work out, and since my research doesn't mesh too well with the curren...
by gach
03 Nov 2019 21:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 1203
Views: 296400

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

A snippet from what I've found to be good background music for paper writing while also trying to avoid your office mate's aggressive typing:

Saimaa – Myrskyluodon Maija (orig. Lasse Mårtenson)
Snarky Puppy, Metropole Orkest – The Curtain
Trio Töykeat – Dedication
by gach
03 Nov 2019 20:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 7567

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Okay, I just submitted my first abstract for a presentation at a linguistics conference. [:|] Feeling kind of like this penguin, which I can only presume was butchered and gibbeted as a warning to others immediately after these photos were taken. Heh, what I find happens pretty often is that your t...
by gach
11 Aug 2019 21:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 310
Views: 220670

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Khemehekis wrote:
11 Aug 2019 00:50
A reminder to everyone that Google Cache is your friend.
Or, indeed, a notebook and a pen. That way you won't depend on any computer infrastructure at all, except for communication.
by gach
10 Jul 2019 13:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5819
Views: 1385668

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

Participles can also be coopted as person markers, as seen for example in Finnic and Saamic. The obvious choise is from an active/agentive participle into 3rd person.
by gach
14 May 2019 20:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 32
Views: 867

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

Actually I think egophoricity markers usually develop from existential copulae. But it's some years since I have read about them. That's true for Tibetan at least, but I wouldn't know how wide that typology extends beyond it. At least in Bunan egophoric marking developed from the reanalysis of pers...
by gach
07 May 2019 20:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 32
Views: 867

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

The problem with egophoricity and morphology is that I don't know any language with both egophoricity marking and subject person agreement. Typologically they are distinct phenomena but I have no exemplars of natlangs. They usually don't occur together and egophoric marking certainly can develop fr...
by gach
07 May 2019 01:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 32
Views: 867

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

What’s egophoricity again? It's about coding personal authority over the information; in the classical case being personal knowledge by the subject. The characteristic egophoric pattern is that you mark the 1st person in applicable declarative clauses and the 2nd person in questions, meaning that y...
by gach
24 Apr 2019 13:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Bodus and the Bodusians
Replies: 19
Views: 4207

Re: Bodus and the Bodusians

Khemehekis wrote:
24 Apr 2019 07:47
What does the diamond symbol (◊) in the equation mean?
That looks like fairly mangled up notation. The Wikipedia article on the Roche limit has what you seem to be looking for along with good discussion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roche_lim ... satellites
by gach
16 Apr 2019 16:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Astronomy workshop
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

Re: Astronomy workshop

I seem to recall that R needs to be in AUs, M is in Solar Masses and T is in Earth Years in years Yep, these particular units are in common use by people working with Solar System dynamics since they simplify the mathematics quite a bit. I will say that deciding the planet's orbit first and then tr...
by gach
12 Mar 2019 16:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4414
Views: 921407

Re: Un-dotted...

What about a dotless ı + the combining short stroke overlay (U+0335) " ̵" > ı̵? At least for me it renders ugly on this board but that's not to say that it won't work properly in a correctly chosen font.
by gach
21 Feb 2019 07:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Constructed languages with only one vowel a or e, .....?
Replies: 18
Views: 1164

Re: Constructed languages with only one vowel a or e, .....?

Ohhhhh, I think I remembered it incorrectly, then [:P] I thought, when I wrote that post, that /i/ and /u/ were epenthetic (and conditioned or only appeared in borrowings. It's a cool system either way (unlike the Northwest Caucasian languages, it looks like there's less variation in how vowels are...
by gach
20 Feb 2019 07:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Constructed languages with only one vowel a or e, .....?
Replies: 18
Views: 1164

Re: Constructed languages with only one vowel a or e, .....?

Although there are languages with just two vowels, most notably the Northwest Caucasian languages (although, as gestaltist points out, these tend to have a number of phonetic realisations depending on the surrounding consonants), but my favourite language for this sort of thing is Yimas. The proble...
by gach
26 Jan 2019 00:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lkal sik
Replies: 13
Views: 2020

Re: Lkal sik

I’d recommend reading the 1976 book “Subject and topic”, edited by Charles N. Li. https://books.google.com/books?id=EP5sAAAAIAAJ&q=inauthor:%22Charles+N.+Li%22&dq=inauthor:%22Charles+N.+Li%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwinlMi0h4jgAhVLOq0KHdiQCZ4Q6AEINTAC Well, that book went on order then. Thanks for the...
by gach
24 Jan 2019 22:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lkal sik
Replies: 13
Views: 2020

Re: Lkal sik

OK, seems that I at least need to grab Lambrecht and finally read it cover to cover. And if I don't find anything terribly useful, there's always the chance in conlanging to have a go at experimental typology and try to figure out yourself what sort of things work out better than others. How do you ...
by gach
23 Jan 2019 01:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lkal sik
Replies: 13
Views: 2020

Re: Lkal sik

Another thing I've been thinking of is that despite paying a lot of attention to dealing with information structure in conlanging, I've never actually started a topic prominent language. This is an obvious gap that needs to be filled and I've chosen to use Lkal sik for the purpose. As you may notice...
by gach
22 Jan 2019 23:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Miršian - a Finnic conlang
Replies: 17
Views: 4186

Re: Miršian - a Finnic conlang

- Lack of partitive singular, partitive plural develops to an indefinite plural absolutive Do you have anything more ready on this subject? It sounds like it could be interesting. Is the partitive plural supposed to be in contrast with the definite nominative/accusative plural or do you have a more...