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by Nachtuil
26 Apr 2019 02:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6946
Views: 828652

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

Creyeditor wrote:
13 Apr 2019 22:22
You can leave a comment and correct/ask about data points in WALS. Would be good if you used sources though. They regularily update it.
That's good to know. I'll try to when I get some more time.
by Nachtuil
13 Apr 2019 20:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6946
Views: 828652

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

Assuming no noun class system means no gender/noun class system at all, this page gives you the statistics. There is 1 languages with gender distinctions in the 3rd person singular and plural pronouns without a gender system (Carib). Also another 4 languages with gender distinction only in third pe...
by Nachtuil
11 Apr 2019 03:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6946
Views: 828652

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

Assuming no noun class system means no gender/noun class system at all, this page gives you the statistics. There is 1 languages with gender distinctions in the 3rd person singular and plural pronouns without a gender system (Carib). Also another 4 languages with gender distinction only in third pe...
by Nachtuil
08 Apr 2019 14:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6946
Views: 828652

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

Does anyone know the statistics around languages that have 3rd person pronouns based on semantic sex and but also lack a noun-class system? I basically wonder how common English is to have semantic gender but lack grammatical gender on its pronouns. It seems far more normal that if you have that dis...
by Nachtuil
18 Mar 2019 04:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How to make 1st person Neutr?
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: How to make 1st person Neutr?

I don't have a solution, but I once had a similar issue in a language that had 3 animacy based genders that the verb marked. For first and second person pronouns I settled on treating everything as belonging to the most animate class with the other sentients. Non-animate entities being spoken to or ...
by Nachtuil
27 Dec 2018 03:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: PhD Thesis About Constructed Languages
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: PhD Thesis About Constructed Languages

Hi Lisa,
I also have filled out your questionnaire.
by Nachtuil
25 Dec 2018 05:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

If this forum is all about just dreaming of the ideal language-to-be that never goes anywhere beyond the forum, then great, if that's what you want to do. This might be a major reason why your ideas are not likely to obtain a favourable reception on this forum. I apologise in advance if I sound lik...
by Nachtuil
20 Dec 2018 21:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11160

Re: Lexember 2018

Day 20: (This is my first contribution sadly) Nekurah <Agava> . Noun. Inanimate gender / a .ga.va/ (bold represents stressed syllable) A contraction of “aga” (bone) and “ava” (lack) Cowardice when associated with people. A lack of robustness or rigidity when associated with constructed objects, usua...
by Nachtuil
26 Nov 2018 21:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 36
Views: 45078

Re: Today I learned ...

I learned that nasals are also considered stops. Maybe I knew once but quickly just started referring to oral stops as stops and nasal stops as nasals. [:$] [O.O]
by Nachtuil
15 Nov 2018 05:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6946
Views: 828652

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

I just wanted to say thank you all for the responses.
by Nachtuil
13 Nov 2018 13:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6946
Views: 828652

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

In an introductory linguistics book I am reading, vowel tenseness/laxness is listed as a distinct feature along with vowel height, backness and rounding. For the languages I know this property almost certainly seems deftly explained by vowel pitch and duration for non-central vowels rather than bein...
by Nachtuil
23 Oct 2018 14:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14707
Views: 1236108

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

It seems that collaborative conlangs seems especially ephemeral. I know the prevailing wisdom is they are difficult to sustain so I wonder, are there any easy examples of collaborations that lasted a really long time and were super productive? What makes for a successful collab-conlang?
by Nachtuil
23 Oct 2018 03:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14707
Views: 1236108

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

Okay, let me explain. The Kalaallisut have only /p t k q/ without voiced or aspirated pairs. Old Norse likely had /pʰ p tʰ t kʰ k/. Of course I could have /q/ in the conlang, but it is far more likely to have /q/ -> /k/ on the Kalaallisut side and /pʰ tʰ kʰ/ -> /p t k/ on the Norse side. I agree /p...
by Nachtuil
23 Oct 2018 03:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Attempts of a new collablang
Replies: 11
Views: 3044

Re: Attempts of a new collablang

1) d
2) b
3) b
4) b
5) b
6) c
7) c
8) b
by Nachtuil
16 Oct 2018 21:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14707
Views: 1236108

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

I'm working on an Old Norse-Kalaallisut creole, and I am trying to create sound correspondences for each language. Could it be possible for one language to take in another languages /q/ sound as something like /kʰ/? I've noticed the loanword for "kayak" in Faroese is taken as "kajakk" [kʰajaʰkː] fr...
by Nachtuil
16 Oct 2018 21:40
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Beginner's Conundrum
Replies: 11
Views: 7093

Re: Beginner's Conundrum

I want to say making a conlang for Wakanda makes so much sense and I love it. I found it such a disappointment that they made them speak Khosa, despite how cool it may be. I hope you continue to develop this.
by Nachtuil
04 Oct 2018 18:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2886
Views: 280208

Re: Yay or Nay?

I'm not sure if this the right place to mention it but I've been working on a sort of conlanging exercise. It's a Germanic language similar to Dutch and Low German which has technically removed cases from its grammar, but one that uses fossilized case usages so frequently that it's still practicall...
by Nachtuil
06 Aug 2018 05:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14707
Views: 1236108

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

Thank you guys for the information about non-verbal possession strategies! I'm going to look into them :)
by Nachtuil
04 Aug 2018 20:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14707
Views: 1236108

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

In languages with a system of polypersonal agreement on the verb, is that marking ever lacking for possession verbs? Especially if the possession verb is irregular? uncertain, maybe unlikely? I guess either they still exist on possession verbs or such verbs have become highly irregular...or maybe y...