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by markski
22 Dec 2017 03:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2109
Views: 311824

Re: Yay or Nay?

So I scrapped the pə́ssaj- compound strategy since it seemed unnecessary and then started trying other verbs of motion ku mef tīxə́t naŋít ku=mef=tīx-ə́t naŋi-ə́t 1sg.AGT=water=drink=top-DAT drink-DAT "I bring/brought up water to drink" I think your glossing is slightly confusing here, why are ther...
by markski
21 Dec 2017 00:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2109
Views: 311824

Re: Yay or Nay?

Should I form verbs of motion (specifically, moving other objects) in my language derive from incorporated object + relational noun + dative? example: at first I wanted to make a verb meaning "pull", and I thought "why not make some compound w/ the word for "arm" and "inwards", i.e. "move inward w/ ...
by markski
02 Jan 2017 23:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proto Vauqun-Adzovъd
Replies: 0
Views: 1289

Proto Vauqun-Adzovъd

So. I already made a post for this language on the bboard (I also have a link in my signature b/c of my immense humility). I covered quite a bit of morphology and phonology there, but recently I started working on syntax and I wanted to post the work I've done here. The typical unmarked order of PVA...
by markski
02 Jan 2017 20:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Verbs in three Omayna languages
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: Verbs in three Omayna languages

I saw this and was immediately tempted to try my hand a reconstruction. So here it goes... I'll use Proto-Omayna or PO to refer to the ancestor. The root of the verb was probably *ʤurək. Two out of three languages attest ʤ, whereas only one has ʒ. Same with k vs x. Again, two out of three languages ...
by markski
23 Dec 2016 16:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 99
Views: 57708

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Nuxálk is literally just a kitchen sink someone made after seeing PIE syllabic resonants and thinking "oh mah gawsh I wanna make a language where ALL CONSONANTS ARE SYLLABIC SCREW VOWELS BWAHAHAHA" Like really k w , ʔnc and clhp'xwlhtlhplhhskwts' are all phonotactically legal word structures in this...
by markski
23 Dec 2016 03:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative (diachronic) conlanging?
Replies: 7
Views: 1231

Re: Collaborative (diachronic) conlanging?

I might be interested in participating as well
by markski
29 Oct 2016 02:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Resources for a Beowulf Paper
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Re: Resources for a Beowulf Paper

Would you be able to scan or photocopy the pages discussing meter by any chance?
by markski
26 Oct 2016 22:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Resources for a Beowulf Paper
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Resources for a Beowulf Paper

Howdy folks, We have a research paper project on Beowulf for my AP English class and I was gonna talk about the origins and nature of Germanic alliterative verse. I've found some good resources but there are a couple of things I could use assistance with: Anyone else love the UT Linguistics Research...
by markski
13 Jul 2016 22:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Orthographic quirks in natlangs
Replies: 127
Views: 17468

Re: Orthographic quirks in natlangs

According to both the UT Linguistics Research center and Omniglot, a separate letter <X> named iggws was used for the purpose, thus Χριστος > Xristus.
by markski
12 Jul 2016 15:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proto-Caspian
Replies: 7
Views: 1527

Re: Proto-Caspian

Omzinesý wrote:What does H stand for?
In PIE studies H is usually used as a stand-in for any laryngeal. Eg. the reconstructed varient of the first person pronoun (h1)eǵHóm could contain h1, h2, h3 or h4 if such a phoneme even existed :p
by markski
12 Jul 2016 14:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Guesque, PIE conlang scratchpad
Replies: 31
Views: 4734

Re: Guesque, PIE conlang scratchpad

I have no idea on how to get a infinitive . . . How did infinitives arise in Italo-Celtic natlangs? Latin used a suffix *-se (which later rhotacized to -re), Sabellic languages have -fi- from PIE *-d h y-, and -om. I'm not sure what the etymology of *-se or *d h y is but *-om looks like some sort o...
by markski
12 Jul 2016 01:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proto-Caspian
Replies: 7
Views: 1527

Re: Proto-Caspian

Good job so far! I like the phonological changes, particularly how the vowel system worked out and the tonic/atonic allophones. One thing I'm confused on, though, is why there are subscripts next to some of the consonants. Is it solely for the purpose of etymology or is there a phonetic difference b...
by markski
07 Jul 2016 23:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nereifa
Replies: 24
Views: 3184

Re: Nereifa

I also have a suffix demoting an agent. In passive voice sentences it's what does the verb, and in active voice sentences it adds a connotation of the agent making the subject do something. That would for sure be a case. Cases used like that are typically called either "instrumental" or "ergative."...