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by Pabappa
20 Feb 2020 19:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 704
Views: 187959

Re: False cognates

:ind: (Hindi) संत sant "saint" ≠ :eng: saint
by Pabappa
14 Feb 2020 19:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6678
Views: 1082549

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Ejectives? Does that mean your language has *four* stop series, or did you drop the aspirates as in modern Greek? ________________________________________ Me ... I havent done much conlanging for the last four months. But yesterday I decided to revive an idea that I started last fall and didnt reall...
by Pabappa
14 Feb 2020 01:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Something new
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Something new

In the last sentence of phonotactics, Im not sure what you mean. Did you leave something out? Also. Can /ng/ be a cluster?
by Pabappa
12 Feb 2020 00:39
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Creating pronouns and grammatical words/affixes
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Creating pronouns and grammatical words/affixes

Yes I should have added that my languages are spoken by cultures with a very flat social hierarchy and no politeness distinctions. My idea might seem the most logical at first, but humans are complicated, so it's possible that the straightforward "speak"/"listen" origin has never actually happened. ...
by Pabappa
11 Feb 2020 00:46
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Creating pronouns and grammatical words/affixes
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Creating pronouns and grammatical words/affixes

Poswa gets its verb markers from the evidentials: "I feel", "I see", and "I know" became 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person. These are not pronouns though because Poswa doesnt have any pronouns. I dont know of this ever happening in any natlang, but it felt right to me. Of course that only helps you if your p...
by Pabappa
09 Feb 2020 14:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 340
Views: 253871

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

"in the ship" made me think of spaceships. Maybe submarines would also use it, but for me the use of "in" implies a ship that fully encloses the adventurers like a spaceship would.
by Pabappa
08 Feb 2020 20:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 938477

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

Sal, the original poster wanted help deriving a word for daughter from the unattested PIE form, which had a /g/, not a /gʰ/. You made a silly mistake and brushed over it by talking at great length about something else. i wish you didnt need to always turn every discussion into a debate .... in this ...
by Pabappa
07 Feb 2020 22:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 938477

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

the PIE root in the word for daughter didnt have /gh/ to begin with though, unless by /gh/ you mean /g/ + laryngeal. the medial consonant cannot possibly be /h/ even given all that youve said in that last post.
by Pabappa
07 Feb 2020 19:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 938477

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

i think the Latin reflex of intervocalic /gh/ was /g/, not /h/. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-Italic_language#Post-Italic_developments unless the largyneal somehow intereferes with it edit: its hard to say, actually .... youre right according to the first line, but then why are there so few (n...
by Pabappa
05 Feb 2020 06:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 112
Views: 49220

Re: Surprising cognates

If so, it wouldn't be the only such pair..... wiktionary also lists kʷerb- and werb- both meaning "to turn, bend". It that where the word "swerve" ultimates from? Probably, .... I dont see that particular connection made in wiktionary, but wiktionary lists "swipe" and "wipe" as cognates without exp...
by Pabappa
04 Feb 2020 07:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 112
Views: 49220

Re: Surprising cognates

If so, it wouldn't be the only such pair..... wiktionary also lists kʷerb- and werb- both meaning "to turn, bend".
by Pabappa
03 Feb 2020 20:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1412988

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

I missed the question above. Swahili has lost its tones, and with no compensation, and it's doing fine. It happens a lot more when the tones carry a low functional load, as in most Bantu languages. Also, Japanese foreign learners often don't learn the tones and they also do fine; there are a few are...
by Pabappa
02 Feb 2020 20:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Man who created 199 writing sytems
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Man who created 199 writing sytems

Those are amazing. some of my favorites: http://www.skyknowledge.com/perssonsscripts/nomobel.htm , http://www.skyknowledge.com/perssonsscripts/Matsoerebik.htm , http://www.skyknowledge.com/perssonsscripts/Emmetian.htm , and http://www.skyknowledge.com/perssonsscripts/Macisnen.htm. so basically i lik...
by Pabappa
01 Feb 2020 17:55
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: A modern Faliscan descendant?
Replies: 17
Views: 264

Re: A modern Faliscan descendant?

What if there was some religious connection, such as maybe it survives as the language of a sect of Christianity, and therefore resists all outside military pressure? This could be temporary, with it regaining territory of its own after the fall of Rome.
by Pabappa
31 Jan 2020 21:23
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: A modern Faliscan descendant?
Replies: 17
Views: 264

Re: A modern Faliscan descendant?

a posteriori languages are a lot of work, yes. I've never been able to make a decent one. And the further back you go, the more work it will be. On the other hand, you can work more changes into the modern language that might relieve you of the need to make arbitrary decisions for the reconstructio...
by Pabappa
30 Jan 2020 02:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1412988

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

indeed. we also have a history of swordfighting and fashioning ceremonial weapons. i wasnt intending to imply English lacked such a vocbulary, but that English lacks vocabulary for other concepts that in a con-culture might be greatly expanded.
by Pabappa
30 Jan 2020 00:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1412988

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

There was a nice thread on the old ZBB at http://www.incatena.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=19697 but the database has been corrupted and now a lot of the most crucial posts are blank. I couldnt find it preserved on archive.org either. There's still a few good ones left, e.g. http://www.incatena.org/view...
by Pabappa
25 Jan 2020 06:15
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2284
Views: 292025

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Weddisch wúrd drúge wild guess probably wrong but the first thing i thought of when i saw it ... to cheat fate, to escape, to get lucky from proto-Germanic roots https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/wurdiz and https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/dreu...
by Pabappa
19 Jan 2020 19:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlang YouTube, Metal Music, Emotions, Etc. [Split]
Replies: 54
Views: 156

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

I hit myself in the word whenever I hear or read someone use the word "whxxps". (I had to censor the vowels out with X's, so I don't cause myself to slam my forehead by writing it.) I was never a cutter, but I've bitten myself since I was about 10. : / We may have a few things in common. I got over...
by Pabappa
17 Jan 2020 07:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 938477

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

Okay thank you ,I understand better now. But .... I guess what I dont get is why, if /yomi te/ > /yonde/, why are there still instances of /mp nt ns ŋk/ in modern Japanese? Are they all known to be transparent modern compounds in which the old rules were simply not applied? Or is there a reason to b...