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by Tristan Radicz
31 Jan 2019 19:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: An r-Turkic conlang in eastern Hungary/Transylvania?
Replies: 24
Views: 1154

Re: An r-Turkic conlang in eastern Hungary/Transylvania?

I'm not sure how come Hungarian orthography uses <s sz> for /S s/; presently I use <cy sy zy> for /tS S Z/ as in Hungarian historical spelling used in names, and <cz> for /ts/ as in Hungarian before 1920; <dy> is used instead of <gy>. Long vowels are indicated by doubling, as it was sometimes in Hu...
by Tristan Radicz
31 Jan 2019 17:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 234
Views: 33725

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

The weird thing with Tolkienesque races in fantasy is they're actually almost never "Tolkienesque", being rather "DnD-esque" instead; that is, the dwarves and elves in most generic high fantasy media are derived (intentionally or not) from the pop-culture image of the respective races as popularised...
by Tristan Radicz
31 Jan 2019 15:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: An r-Turkic conlang in eastern Hungary/Transylvania?
Replies: 24
Views: 1154

Re: An r-Turkic conlang in eastern Hungary/Transylvania?

This is entirely subjective and probably informed by unconscious stereotypes, but I always find it odd when Czech-style diacritics are applied in the orthographic systems of non-Slavic (or non-Baltic) languages. It's a rather elegant and economic system, but it just doesn't "click" for me aesthetica...
by Tristan Radicz
27 Jan 2019 12:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14769
Views: 1257761

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

Bulgarian has predominantly fusional⁄flective verbal system and marks definiteness on nominals and determiners in agglutinative-fusional fashion, while demonstrating otherwise rather analytic syntax.
by Tristan Radicz
26 Oct 2018 16:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad
Replies: 42
Views: 19429

Re: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad

Omzinesý wrote:
24 Oct 2018 13:57
Knowing basically nothing of Tocharian, what is Tocaharian-like in this lang?
Frislander wrote:
24 Oct 2018 16:41
I think they're referring in particular to the collapse of the stop system and the new fricatives.
Yep, plus the overall aesthetics the resulting phonology and phonotactics has.
by Tristan Radicz
21 Oct 2018 18:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6969
Views: 841185

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

I'm working on a conlang, but I need some natlang examples for a certain feature. I plan on have palatals, particularly the /ɲ/, occurring in the coda position. Honestly, I have a hard time pronouncing it when it follows an onset consonant. Do you have any natlang recordings of such a thing being s...
by Tristan Radicz
21 Oct 2018 04:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad
Replies: 42
Views: 19429

Re: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad

Interesting. It does look vaguely Tocharian-like, which is something I don't remember seeing done in conlangs before.

You mention that the speakers of this language were (possibly) situated somewhere near the Urals; have they been in contact with Finno-Ugric peoples?
by Tristan Radicz
21 Oct 2018 03:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6969
Views: 841185

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

Does anybody know whether a Phoenician word for "cat" is attested somewhere (given the paucity of the sources, I suppose not)?
by Tristan Radicz
10 Oct 2018 13:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6969
Views: 841185

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

Speaking of proto-Germanic what is the origin of the -t in the neuter definite articles in Icelandic eitt, Swedish ett, etc? Apparently it's even the origin of the t in German's etwas so it seems to be something that predates Old Norse. Uncertain, as far as I know. It has been compared to the first...
by Tristan Radicz
10 Oct 2018 00:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6969
Views: 841185

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

Could anyone link me to a resource on Proto Norse and/or Proto Germanic language? I need phonology, grammar and lexicon if they're available. Stuff that is easy to find on the internet in English: Winfred P. Lehmann, A Grammar of Proto-Germanic ; Don Ringe, A History of English, vol. 1: From Proto-...
by Tristan Radicz
09 Oct 2018 13:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6969
Views: 841185

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

I read an Wikipedia article on Old High German declension. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_High_German_declension#The_-a_declension Does anybody know what the alternate forms (?) tages (-as), tage (-a) etc. are? orthographic differences, dialectal differences, a real sub-declension? The latter en...
by Tristan Radicz
09 Oct 2018 13:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Words to mean Friend
Replies: 29
Views: 6941

Re: Words to mean Friend

If there be a connection to the PIE homonyms *dʰrewgʰ- (deceive, mislead) and *dʰrewgʰ- (support, retain), it might be thru 'holding fast': When one lies, one holds fast to a story that is untrue or deceptive, as if it were the truth. When one is a friend, one holds fast to the side/aide of their c...
by Tristan Radicz
07 Oct 2018 13:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Words to mean Friend
Replies: 29
Views: 6941

Re: Words to mean Friend

Although the common neutral one, draugas, has its own root, I think. Balto-Slavic *dråugås must have meant something like "brother-in-arms" initially, if related to Proto-Germanic *druhtiz 'host, troop'. Alternatively, if the Slavic adjectival meaning of "other, another" is basal and not a semantic...
by Tristan Radicz
25 Sep 2018 20:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jäzik Panúski
Replies: 28
Views: 6147

Re: Jezik Panoski

A small note about positional palatalisation: in South Slavic it correlates with the distinction of yers' reflexes - in Bulgarian (sans part of the Western dialects) and Macedonian, the two reflexes are different (front and back respectively) and there is palatalisation in position before front vowe...
by Tristan Radicz
22 Sep 2018 18:32
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Grammatical cases derivation
Replies: 6
Views: 4532

Re: Grammatical cases derivation

All solid advice here. I'd like to add that if you work straight from the reconstructed PIE declension paradigms, you'll inevitably end up with some syncretism in the case endings (e. g., nominative plurals indistinguishable from genitive singulars in many of the declension classes) - it's kind of b...
by Tristan Radicz
22 Sep 2018 00:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 695
Views: 165257

Re: False cognates

You reckon búdh comes from búana? Where does the -dh come from, then? Not the same place as the fricative in bóthla, because that's the PIE -tlom instrument suffix. You think it's a -ithó abstract noun with the -i- mysteriously vanishing, maybe? I quoted the form *būþō ~*bōþōn after V. Orel's Handb...
by Tristan Radicz
21 Sep 2018 20:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 695
Views: 165257

Re: False cognates

And bothy (small house) isn't related to... well OK, I can't find a modern reflex that sounds like it, but it's somehow not related to Germanic *bo:thla (house). Isn't bothy (together with booth ) from Old Norse búð (< PG *būþō ~*bōþōn )? If this is the case, then both bothy and bold, bottle (and t...