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by Zekoslav
21 Jul 2019 10:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 852354

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

As for dialectal variation, Old Walloon is the real thorn in the eye... but first I'd like to respond to some of your points. This , this and this paper are a must (has anyone found a full version of the last one?). 1. Vulgar Latin regularisation of perfect endings The comparison of modern Romance L...
by Zekoslav
20 Jul 2019 11:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278616

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

If I understood this well, stress would be fixed on the penultimate mora, and pitch would be independent of it? I can imagine this, it exists in Latvian, which is an interesting mixture between pitch accent and tonal language: there's stress on the first syllable of the word, and a distinction of th...
by Zekoslav
20 Jul 2019 11:21
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is diachronic conlanging worth it?
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Is diachronic conlanging worth it?

I concur with Salmoneus: for me the process of doing diachronics is even more fun than the end result... I find it more fun to play with the development of a language than to flesh out any of the stages of that development. And it's worth it, because as you decide one some changes, other changes sug...
by Zekoslav
20 Jul 2019 10:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 92
Views: 1471

Re: Sound Changes Game

<īndže>

[ˈiːɳdʒe] > [ˈíɳɖɤ̀]
by Zekoslav
18 Jul 2019 12:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 852354

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

Are there other natlangs that have different forms of adjectives depending on whether they're used attributively or predicatively? I'm sure I know examples, I just can't think of any right now. Are they always a few irregular forms (like English my vs. mine and lone vs. alone) or are there any lang...
by Zekoslav
17 Jul 2019 12:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 852354

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

Do it appear in natlangs that the accusative marker is used only in clause-initially, where it is necessary for telling the subject and the object apart? That appears in Ido but it's not a natlang. Turkish marks only definite objects with the accusative case, but that's not quite what you're lookin...
by Zekoslav
13 Jul 2019 12:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 48
Views: 2128

Re: Goþesch Razde

I like this system a lot. I've always liked number systems radically reshaped by contact with unrelated languages and thus different from the number systems of related languages (hello Romanian!).
by Zekoslav
10 Jul 2019 14:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278616

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

I don't know of any other way except obligatory use of personal pronouns which then fuse with the verb to become affixes (but there may well be another way...). That's what I was thinking too. The protolang is SVO and will evolve to VSO and then VOS. If the protolang is SVO, then personal pronouns ...
by Zekoslav
09 Jul 2019 19:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278616

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

I don't know of any other way except obligatory use of personal pronouns which then fuse with the verb to become affixes (but there may well be another way...).
by Zekoslav
05 Jul 2019 08:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278616

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

I had an idea about a Romance language with a robust case system, while still being descended from Vulgar Latin, and I've come up with this: 1. Existing Romance languages have either nominative - accusative (Old French, Old Occitan) or nominative/accusative - genitive/dative (Romanian). 2. The diffe...
by Zekoslav
30 Jun 2019 13:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278616

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

I agree. I think in that case /mj/, /pj/ and /bj/ would likely be reanalyzed as palatalized labials, because of the limited distribution of /j/: you'd have a larger phoneme inventory but CV syllables.
by Zekoslav
30 Jun 2019 12:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 852354

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

Apparently, it's unlikely that a novel inflectional class would be created ex nihilo by analogy with other inflectional classes. Well, I don't think that's what I was proposing. Several, though not all, verbs that ended up with a past participle from -ūtum also ended up with a passé composé based o...
by Zekoslav
29 Jun 2019 10:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 852354

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

Does anyone know a book or a paper which discusses the origin of Old French weak preterites in -ui (like valui , valus , valut ...)? I'm writing a paper for my master's degree and I've been unable to find anything detailed (and the topic is fiendishly complicated [D;]). Hmm, you never got answer to...
by Zekoslav
28 Jun 2019 11:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6181
Views: 546321

Re: Language practice thread

On peut déduire des exemples que Tolkien a laissés, que ces langues sont fondées sur des langues indo-européennes différentes. From the examples Tolkien has left one can infer that these languages are based on different Indo-European languages. - La langue des Nandor ressemble au vieil anglais, ave...
by Zekoslav
28 Jun 2019 11:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1278616

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

Just a quick question. From the change in PIE of /penkʷe/ to Latin's /kʷinkʷe/, the initial /p/ has changed to /kʷ/ due to assimilation (or some kind of assonance). But what I was wondering is: what caused the vowel /e/ to change to /i/? Was is just the effect of the high tongue in /k/ in the /kʷ/ ...
by Zekoslav
27 Jun 2019 16:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 48
Views: 2128

Re: Goþesch Razde

Overall it looks nice, personally the <dede> sequence looks a bit repetitive, <budedeþ> in particular is quite a tongue twister! Other than that, I got two questions: 1. Did you mean that the past participle got an extra -t on analogy with the present participle, and not the other way around (as you...
by Zekoslav
24 Jun 2019 17:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 852354

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

Does anyone know a book or a paper which discusses the origin of Old French weak preterites in -ui (like valui, valus, valut...)? I'm writing a paper for my master's degree and I've been unable to find anything detailed (and the topic is fiendishly complicated [D;]).
by Zekoslav
23 Jun 2019 15:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1192
Views: 180472

Re: Other Creativity

Here's a map of that world I asked climate questions about recently, made with the help of GPlates, Print Screen and Paint: https://i.postimg.cc/rpvTnFGS/World-Map.png It has four continents: Australia , a Gondwana-sized supercontinent in the Southern Hemisphere Borealia , a North America-sized cont...
by Zekoslav
15 Jun 2019 09:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2928
Views: 289179

Re: Yay or Nay?

Ah, if they switched to Cyrillic only in the 20th century, then there's not reason at all to use izhitsa.
by Zekoslav
14 Jun 2019 18:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2928
Views: 289179

Re: Yay or Nay?

In that context, if the Goths switch to Cyrillic anytime, you might use the letter izhitsa, ѵ, to represent former /y/ as it was the letters function in Greek loanwords to Slavic (the existence of izhitsa is one of the clues that Greek still had /y/ in the 800's when the glagolitic and the cyrillic ...