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by LinguoFranco
10 Apr 2019 17:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14614
Views: 1216835

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

So, do non-configurational languages still have a preferred or default word order? I’ve heard that Ancient Greek, or at least the literary language, was radically non-configurational, but many languages still have a default word order even if it is very loose. Is this the same way for non-configurat...
by LinguoFranco
10 Apr 2019 17:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Welskian Language
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: The Welskian Language

I was expecting a Scandinavian language spoken in Wales. This is not what you are aiming for, right? Kind of disappointed [xD] I actually derived the name from Wales even though it has no connection to it. I just took Welsh and changed one of the letters around to get “Welsk”, the name “Welskerland...
by LinguoFranco
09 Apr 2019 17:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Welskian Language
Replies: 3
Views: 145

The Welskian Language

The Welskian language, or /vel.sce/, is the official language of Welskerland, a landlocked constitutional monarchy. It belongs to the Velskenic Family, but is the only surviving language in it, and so is kinda an isolate. It is spoken by more than eleven million people. There are a few Welskian peop...
by LinguoFranco
01 Apr 2019 12:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928730

Re: What did you accomplish today?

DesEsseintes wrote:
01 Apr 2019 02:24
LinguoFranco wrote:
31 Mar 2019 19:57
Felt a sudden burst of inspiration the other night and added no words to my language.
Sounds like one of my achievements.
Ha! I meant new words, not no words.
by LinguoFranco
31 Mar 2019 22:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 49
Views: 1421

Re: underused settings in world building

I have one “world” (more accurate to call it a country” that exists in an AU. It’s a Caribbean archipelago that used to be a hideout for pirates and a place of refuge for criminals. Eventually, it reforms and becomes more civilized like much of the world. I never got past the planning stage, but I a...
by LinguoFranco
31 Mar 2019 19:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928730

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Felt a sudden burst of inspiration the other night and added no words to my language. I was mostly stuck on verbal morphology as I was not sure how I want to conjugate verbs. I decided it would be best not to have infinitives since I don’t really use them.
by LinguoFranco
29 Mar 2019 04:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14614
Views: 1216835

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

I’m working on an SOV language. It’s going to be fairly head marking, at least with verbs. I want include singulative/collective number, but all of the natlang examples that O know of are VO languages. I’m sure an SOV language, even a dependent-marking one, could have such a feature, I just don’t k...
by LinguoFranco
28 Mar 2019 17:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14614
Views: 1216835

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

I’m working on an SOV language. It’s going to be fairly head marking, at least with verbs. I want include singulative/collective number, but all of the natlang examples that O know of are VO languages. I’m sure an SOV language, even a dependent-marking one, could have such a feature, I just don’t kn...
by LinguoFranco
23 Mar 2019 20:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 695
Views: 95336

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

A language with four existential copulas. There is a distinction between a more permanent or long-term state of being, and a more temporary state. There is a further a distinction between the animate and inanimate versions of those two copulas. You could also add a presentative copula à la French "...
by LinguoFranco
13 Mar 2019 04:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 695
Views: 95336

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

A language with four existential copulas. There is a distinction between a more permanent or long-term state of being, and a more temporary state. There is a further a distinction between the animate and inanimate versions of those two copulas.
by LinguoFranco
12 Mar 2019 05:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928730

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I’ve started work on an analytic language. I got irritated with my lack of conlanging progress and have nothing to show anyone, so I think an analytic language might be good to make just to do something different from the synthetic languages I like to create. I have tried making analytic languages ...
by LinguoFranco
09 Mar 2019 22:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14614
Views: 1216835

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

I want to create a language with a non-configurational syntax, but I need some clarifications. I get how it works in theory, but I want to be able to incorporate it into a conlang. I might have gotten confused, but I have heard from a couple of sites that non-configurational (NC from now on) languag...
by LinguoFranco
04 Mar 2019 18:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928730

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I’ve started work on an analytic language. I got irritated with my lack of conlanging progress and have nothing to show anyone, so I think an analytic language might be good to make just to do something different from the synthetic languages I like to create. I have tried making analytic languages i...
by LinguoFranco
03 Mar 2019 17:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6918
Views: 817689

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

I know I’m being horribly vague, but I honestly can’t seem to find it anywhere.

Anyway, I read somewhere on the Conlang Mailing List about Balkan languages and how they have a feature that is only found in that region, but nowhere else.

Does anyone know what I am talking about?
by LinguoFranco
03 Mar 2019 03:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5156
Views: 619535

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/m n ɲ ŋ/
/p t c k ʔ/
/mb nd ŋɟ ŋg/
/f s ɕ x θ/
/l ʀ/
/ʋ ɥ/
/t͡s t͡ɕ/

/i iː u uː/
/a aː/

I don't know if it is odd to have palatals, but no /j/. /mb nd ŋɟ ŋg/ are supposed to be prenasalized, but I don't know how to type that. It's syllable structure is CV(S), where S stands for any sonorant.
by LinguoFranco
24 Feb 2019 01:11
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1681
Views: 337384

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

How should I handle gryphons in my world? The gryphons are just as intelligent as humans and have their own language and religion. In the past, they were at war with the humans. The reason for this war was because the gryphons saw humans as a tasty snack, and the humans retaliated by constructing s...
by LinguoFranco
22 Feb 2019 17:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1681
Views: 337384

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

How should I handle gryphons in my world? with tongs. very very long-handled ones. :) Some humans ride into battle on the backs of gryphons. However, why would a gryphon agree to let a human ride them? increased amount of firepower per individual attack? because each gryphon hand-selects the human?...
by LinguoFranco
22 Feb 2019 07:08
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1681
Views: 337384

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

How should I handle gryphons in my world? The gryphons are just as intelligent as humans and have their own language and religion. In the past, they were at war with the humans. The reason for this war was because the gryphons saw humans as a tasty snack, and the humans retaliated by constructing si...
by LinguoFranco
18 Feb 2019 06:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6918
Views: 817689

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

Would a non-configurational syntax require extensive agreemnt?
by LinguoFranco
04 Feb 2019 16:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 49
Views: 1421

Re: underused settings in world building

I think aboriginal Australia would make the perfect fantasy setting. My setting Áánene is, geographically speaking, based loosely on sth in between Australia and the Great Plains of North America. I don’t really read fantasy, because the mediaeval settings that seem to predominate are not appealing...