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by holbuzvala
19 Jun 2019 19:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 956014

Re: What did you accomplish today?

What does 'ssǒǒgǒwa' mean, then?
by holbuzvala
19 Jun 2019 08:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14753
Views: 1254770

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

@Ahzoh

I mean, in English we can just say 'three four-hundredths' for 3/400. So if you wanted 1/27, you could say 'one twenty-and-seventh' or simply 'one twenty-seventh'.

However, I'm not entirely sure I've understood your question. What do you mean that your fractions are 'entirely nouns'?
by holbuzvala
08 Jun 2019 18:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14753
Views: 1254770

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

I've taken your advice, and I think I mostly have it sorted now. /p b t d k g h s z/ <p b t d k g h s z> /ʃ ʒ t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ <ś ź c dz ć dź> /Xʲ Xʷ/ <Xj Xw> /ʋ̥ ʋ/ <f w> /m n ŋ/ <m n ń> /r̥ r ɬ l ɣ/ <ŕ r ł l ǵ> /j ʝ/ <j y> This leaves only /ç/ to deal with. <x> perhaps? or a digraph <hj> (though I...
by holbuzvala
08 Jun 2019 18:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Keeping Track of Things
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Keeping Track of Things

This question may seem vague and boring, but how does one keep track of all the things in one's conlang? I specifically am talking about diachronics, and the interplay between grammatical, phonological, and semantic changes and one progresses from a proto-lang to its daughter. (N.B. not daughter s -...
by holbuzvala
05 Jun 2019 19:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14753
Views: 1254770

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

@Omzinesy Is the thing you mark with C+w labialization, velarization, or labio-velarization? Many Native American languages use <ł> to mark the lateral fricative. In Polish it has been a velarized lateral, nowadays its [w] though. <rh> or <hr> is maybe the most typical way to mark a sonorant being d...
by holbuzvala
05 Jun 2019 16:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14753
Views: 1254770

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

A question on romanisation: I have in the spoiler IPA on the left, and my romanisation thus far on the right. Ones I'm not sure about or don't have a symbol for have a question mark. p p b b t t d d k k g g pʷ pw bʷ bw tʷ tw dʷ dw kʷ kw gʷ gw pʲ pj bʲ bj tʲ tj dʲ dj kʲ kj gʲ gj t͡s ts d͡z dz s s z z...
by holbuzvala
02 Jun 2019 19:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14753
Views: 1254770

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

@Reyzadren Is it right to call it ‘passivisation’ though, in trigger langs, if there is no valence change? It is not more so a question of ‘focus-shifting’? So I have this phonology for a proto-lang. lbl alvlr pltl vlr glttl stop plain p t k labialised pʷ tʷ kʷ palatilised pʲ tʲ kʲ (af)fricative pla...
by holbuzvala
01 Jun 2019 18:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Help with making a Californian Language
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Help with making a Californian Language

My main question would be, presuming the language to be a posteriori, would it be descended from English, Spanish, or one of the Native American languages of California?
by holbuzvala
01 Jun 2019 15:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2329
Views: 280012

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Next: vȳra [ˈvʏːɾɐ] - friend, companion, mate.
jawir [ˈjaβir] - n. someone you've met (but don't necessarily like)

Next: aŕlekn [ˈar̥lekn̩] - n. an attempt to help (someone)
by holbuzvala
01 Jun 2019 15:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5181
Views: 634825

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

So I have this phonology for a proto-lang. lbl alvlr pltl vlr glttl stop plain p t k labialised pʷ tʷ kʷ palatilised pʲ tʲ kʲ (af)fricative plain ɸ β t͡s s ç ɣ h labialised t͡sʷ sʷ palatilised t͡sʲ sʲ nasal m n ŋ liquid l j trills r̥ r I was wondering: should I include a voiceless velar fricative /x...
by holbuzvala
01 Jun 2019 14:57
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions

On point 6, classifiers can often be a good starting point for creating genders/noun classes diachronically -> this can then lead to agreement structures for adjectives or verbs or whatever.
by holbuzvala
01 Jun 2019 14:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14753
Views: 1254770

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

@zekoslav thanks. @Benjaminmb I think you might have slightly misunderstood the purpose of passives. For this explanation, I won't be using the terms 'subject' and 'object' and 'indirect object', but rather 'agent' (the doer of an action), 'patient' (the thing the action is done upon), 'oblique' (an...
by holbuzvala
31 May 2019 12:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14753
Views: 1254770

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

The intransitive inflection are (ATM) something like: -ya sg1, -yu pl1exclusive, -yux pl1inclusive, -xix sg2, -xii pl2, -k sg3masculine, -c sg3feminine, -p pl3. My problem is that there is no clear value that should be zero-marked, like sg3>sg3 usually is. There are all M>M, M>F, F>M, F>F. If all o...
by holbuzvala
21 May 2019 15:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14753
Views: 1254770

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

Does anyone know of any resources for learning about how relative clauses are handled in polypersonal/polysynthetic marked languages?

Or failing that, can you write some ideas here if you know them off hand?
by holbuzvala
29 Apr 2019 08:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14753
Views: 1254770

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

@Linguofranco I think a good method is translation, so you can just trawl through your list when you need a new word. However, I think most people work in reverse where they are trying to translate something, and so coin a new word/compound/phrase to get across a particular meaning from the text the...
by holbuzvala
27 Apr 2019 21:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14753
Views: 1254770

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

Are syllable-initial [kʷu] and [ku] different enough to be phonemically distinct?

If not (or even if so), is the [kʷ] likely to fortition to [kv] in the environment preceding [ u] and [o], creating [kʷu] -> [kvu]?
by holbuzvala
23 Apr 2019 21:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14753
Views: 1254770

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

Does anyone know of a language/languages where arelative pronouns differ depending on the (theta) role of their referent in the matrix clause? i.e. if the relative pronoun refers to the subject of the matrix clause, it's "x": but if the relative pronoun refers to the object of the matrix clause it w...
by holbuzvala
11 Apr 2019 18:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14753
Views: 1254770

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

Also, what’s a way that an applicative might arise?
by holbuzvala
11 Apr 2019 17:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14753
Views: 1254770

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

I have both ‘tk’ and ‘kt’ onset clusters. Is both coexisting likely? Or is it likely that one will metathesise into the other?
by holbuzvala
03 Apr 2019 10:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14753
Views: 1254770

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

@Sal Sweet. My morphology ain't complex, so I'll bung it all into the syntax section. On a side note, I know that the change nasal+voiceless stop at same poa can lead to a voiced stop as so: nt -> nd -> d But do you think the same can occur if the stop come before the nasal (especially word initiall...