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by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
23 Nov 2017 08:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zekoslav's conlang attempt thread - Indo-European descendant
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Re: Zekoslav's conlang attempt thread - Indo-European descendant

You might consider using an extension like Stylish, at least until the default font is changed to something other than Trebuchet MS.
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
06 Nov 2017 19:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5848
Views: 1388741

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

3. For some languages, e.g. certain Semitic languages, certain numerals have the opposite gender from the noun they are counting. It might be something like: For numerals from two to ten, when expressing that many masculine objects, mark the numeral as feminine, but when expressing that many femini...
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
26 Oct 2017 22:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5848
Views: 1388741

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

Suppose that the old simple past gave way to a progressive form like English “was X-ing”. hasate riba-ma kudi farmer till-PST field hasate li-ma riba-n kudi farmer COP-PST till-GER field After syncope of unstressed vowels, the copula became a clitic attached onto the noun. haste=ľ-ma riba-n kuď farm...
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
26 Oct 2017 21:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5848
Views: 1388741

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

How plausible is it for the nominative ending in a marked nominative language to develop from a copula?
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
25 Oct 2017 16:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5848
Views: 1388741

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

gestaltist wrote:Do you have any justification for the centralization at all? I think /i u/ > /ə və/ makes sense in that the /v/ distinguishes the two vowels. I'm just wondering why the centralization would happen in the first place?
Doesn’t /e o/ > /i u/ count as justification?
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
09 Oct 2017 04:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Priori Diachronic Collablang
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: A Priori Diachronic Collablang

My ISP blocks Pastebin. Can someone host the lexicon elsewhere?
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
06 Oct 2017 01:55
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1915
Views: 342325

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is the first word tantum ‘so much’?
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
05 Oct 2017 19:21
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1915
Views: 342325

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is the second word the dative singular of a noun?
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
02 Oct 2017 09:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4415
Views: 923036

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

When did Standard German become non-rhotic? According Renata Szczepaniak, around the end of the 10th century Are you implying that Middle High German was non-rhotic? Karl Lepsius and Alexander Ellis both described final /r/ in German as a consonant well into the 19th century, and Japanese transcrip...
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
02 Oct 2017 06:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4415
Views: 923036

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

When did Standard German become non-rhotic?
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
28 Sep 2017 19:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5848
Views: 1388741

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

Creyeditor wrote:Yes, it certainly is. Plus it sounds interesting. Just remember that natlangs (and the ideal naturalistic conlangs) are not Esperanto.
I'm aware. My correlatives table isn't completely regular, nor is it totally filled in.
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
28 Sep 2017 08:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5848
Views: 1388741

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

I’m thinking of making pro-verbs a part of the correlative system in my personal conlang, that is, have a semi-regular series of verbs meaning "to do this", "to do what", "to do nothing", "to do something else", etc. Does this seem reasonable?
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
18 Sep 2017 21:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ashtarlang scratchpad
Replies: 21
Views: 4196

Re: Ashtarlang scratchpad

The phonology of the language from the last post: /i ɨ u e ə o a/ i y u e ă o a /m p b f v~ʋ/ m p b f v /n t d θ ð l ɾ~ɹ/ n t d th dh l r /ts s dz z/ ts s dz z /tʃ ʃ dʒ ʒ/ ch sh dzh zh /k χ g ʁ j/ k kh g gh j All consonants (except /j/) are palatalized when followed by /j/, which is usually then eli...
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
18 Sep 2017 04:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ashtarlang scratchpad
Replies: 21
Views: 4196

Re: Ashtarlang scratchpad

Okay, time to show off the verbal system of my main personal conlang. Can you tell me if this is realistic at all? (I just mean the morphology. I’ll explain the semantics later.) The verbal template is basically: [polarity] - [evidentiality] - [mood] - [verbal prefix] - [object] - root - [aspect+rel...
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
17 Sep 2017 23:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2796
Views: 708185

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I'm not sure if syllable-final clicks are even possible, let alone attested anywhere...
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
16 Sep 2017 08:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6652
Views: 1062011

Re: What did you accomplish today?

While bored in my Electric Machines class, I came up with a vague idea for a romlang. Looking at it now, it’s just another boring Gallo-Romance dialect, but it was fun to play around with at the time (or at least more fun than listening to my professor go on and on about the wiring of three-phase tr...
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
13 Sep 2017 21:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5848
Views: 1388741

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

It’s mostly a Euroclone semantically and phonologically, with 12 noun cases and an increasingly complex verbal system that I haven’t built in full. (The template for the verb is something like [negation]-[evidentiality]-[mood]-[verbal prefix]-[object]-[root]-[aspect.relative tense]-[main tense]-[sub...
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
13 Sep 2017 20:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5848
Views: 1388741

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

Thanks. I think you wrote "progressive" rather than "prospective" a number of times, but it was clear anyway. As for your edit, the main use for the present perfective in my language is as a recent past. It can also be used when telling a story ("... and then he turns around and says..."), or to ref...