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by HoskhMatriarch
27 Jan 2017 07:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Is Naturalistic Conlanging a Coherent Idea?
Replies: 13
Views: 2656

Is Naturalistic Conlanging a Coherent Idea?

(I apologize in advanced for the rambling on several different points, some of which are contradictory, but all can potentially lead to the same conclusion.) Well, the whole idea behind "naturalistic conlanging" is that conlanging is an art form. The problem with that is that any idea of "naturalism...
by HoskhMatriarch
12 Jan 2017 10:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4366
Views: 879451

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

Do satellite-framed and verb-framed languages correlate with head-marking vs. dependent-marking? It seems that most languages with applicatives, derivational or inflectional prefixes in general (undo, outrun, etc. in English), and verb particles (whether Northern European-style or like in many "anal...
by HoskhMatriarch
14 Dec 2016 22:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1322150

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

LinguoFranco wrote:Do you prefer agglutinative or fusional languages?
All the languages. Mostly somewhere in-between though because that's where most of the fun stuff happens. There's only so much you can do with Turkish and German.
by HoskhMatriarch
14 Dec 2016 09:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang with a bunch of phonemes
Replies: 6
Views: 1282

Re: Conlang with a bunch of phonemes

Linguifex wrote:Because every conworld needs a Ubykh.
This looks like an awesome language so far, but I would hardly call it a Ubykh...
by HoskhMatriarch
12 Oct 2016 17:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1322150

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

If it is possible to do in a non-Arabic/Semitic language, then no. I would just go light on the Arabic stuff if I didn't want my language to be a clone of Arabic. @Frislander Ergativity doesn't make you not need a passive, since it's about the subject, not semantic roles. Ergativity isn't really a c...
by HoskhMatriarch
11 Oct 2016 08:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1322150

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

I've always thought of (modifier) "what" and "quel" as determiners, rather than adjectives. For example, in both English and French, nouns modified by adjectives can also take articles (e.g. the old car, la vieille voiture). But a noun modified by "what" or "quel" can't take an article (e.g. * the ...
by HoskhMatriarch
10 Oct 2016 00:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Howe & Strauss generational theory
Replies: 22
Views: 16135

Re: Howe & Strauss generational theory

We can be heroes

(This is a silly theory. Where did he pull this from? I don't see where he could have and am tempted to say "a certain body part" but I should probably be more polite than that.)
by HoskhMatriarch
06 Oct 2016 07:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alaian
Replies: 13
Views: 2436

Re: Alaian

This is cool. Why are you not going to be conlanging though? Well, you said "probably", so that's not an "I solemnly swear to never conlang again".
by HoskhMatriarch
06 Oct 2016 00:11
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Joining affixes to words, and word endings
Replies: 9
Views: 1995

Re: Joining affixes to words, and word endings

Yes. Regular morphophonological processes, even quite baroque ones, are not only possible but pretty common in agglutination (although usually it's not quite Navajo-level).
by HoskhMatriarch
19 Aug 2016 07:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Sciency planet stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 3019

Re: Sciency planet stuff

didn't you once mention that this was taking place in a hollowed-out world/asteroid/other place? that means somebody took the time to make it hollow, and to put struts and concrete or whatever to ensure it won't collapse. No, I think you have me confused with someone else. But anyways, even if I ma...
by HoskhMatriarch
19 Aug 2016 03:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Sciency planet stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 3019

Re: Sciency planet stuff

Well, it was just supposed to be questions about how to do stuff. I don't really know much about geography or astrophysics or whatever I need to know. The different color planets are supposed to be how they look from the ground to humans (like Mars is the "red planet", I want to have some that obvio...
by HoskhMatriarch
18 Aug 2016 22:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4366
Views: 879451

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

Why is it that English has the /eɪ/ diphtong yet we have the /ɛ/ vowel and not /e/? Well, I consider English to have /e/ and /ɛ/, since [eɪ] never contrasts with [eː]. /e/ also seems to have a decent number of allophones besides [eɪ] but always including something like [e] or [ɛ]. The same is true ...
by HoskhMatriarch
18 Aug 2016 22:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Sciency planet stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 3019

Sciency planet stuff

As far as sciency planet stuff goes, I'm rather lost. I know what Kön' is supposed to look like but not what would cause it to look that way. I'm also not sure if certain things are realistic, like having a planet considerably bigger than Earth (well, at least a couple times bigger) or having the mo...
by HoskhMatriarch
18 Aug 2016 09:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Areal Tests
Replies: 25
Views: 4067

Re: Conlang Areal Tests

Naturalistic conlangs are relex [es] of natural languages, My understanding of the term "relex" is a little more stringent than that. Yes. Which natlang is Tz'reichs a relex of? I made up a lot of the grammatical constructions, pragmatics, and semantics myself rather than taking them from any natla...
by HoskhMatriarch
18 Aug 2016 08:09
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 1193
Views: 276004

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCOCiXk6ZMM I think now I'm going back to listening to things other than metal, but eh, had to listen to someone recite Hildebrandslied to a metal song for 9 minutes and 20 seconds :P That also kind of makes me want to sketch out the heavy metal jokelang again. Edit: ...
by HoskhMatriarch
18 Aug 2016 06:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1009797

Re: What did you accomplish today?

- I made more words (although not many) excellent! (can we see?) Well, I put a lot of the words in the CWS dictionary, and that's public. - started working on how the lang is going to be named (which is a bit more complicated than how langs are named in English, mostly because you say "the language...
by HoskhMatriarch
18 Aug 2016 04:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Areal Tests
Replies: 25
Views: 4067

Re: Conlang Areal Tests

Someone in a chatroom posted a link though, not from ZBB, so that context wasn't there. They just said "hey there's this SAE test from ZBB" and everyone did it.. But once you got to the thread and looked at it and saw that the title of the thread explicitly labelled it a phonology thread, you figur...
by HoskhMatriarch
18 Aug 2016 00:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Areal Tests
Replies: 25
Views: 4067

Re: Conlang Areal Tests

I think the point originally was that it was in phonology that people were being cliché-edly SAE, ergo the test. Yes, even the name of the thread in question is " How to design a non-European phonology ". Why would anyone expect it to be about anything but phonology is beyond me. Someone in a chatr...
by HoskhMatriarch
18 Aug 2016 00:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Interesting Ideas
Replies: 135
Views: 17912

Re: Interesting Ideas

Ælfwine wrote:I really want to do an agglutinating Norse-Greenlandic language, but I am already working on two other Germanic conlangs. [xD]
An agglutinating Germanic language? That would be cool.


-A language derived from Old Frankish but with the sound changes (and probably grammatical changes) of French.
by HoskhMatriarch
17 Aug 2016 10:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Areal Tests
Replies: 25
Views: 4067

Conlang Areal Tests

Someone on ZBB made a "SAE Test". I was quite excited to take it so I could put down all the internally-headed relative clauses and locational comparatives and such in my language that I thought were so cool, after all, I'm sure it would be non-SAE enough that ZBB people wouldn't make fun of it othe...