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by eldin raigmore
20 Jun 2019 21:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6967
Views: 840677

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

I don't know of any natlang that distinguishes them morphologically between them, but (i) there are linguists that distinguish them and there are languages where ad-sentential adverbs are an open class but ad-adjectival adverbs are a closed class. Btw I am pretty sure that some people have argued f...
by eldin raigmore
19 Jun 2019 15:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256962

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

^There is no such relationship in that other natlang that I speak (you win!). It just uses per, ie: number per number, or like percent. Good! And Thanks! And would you care to PM me the name of that other natlang? imo using ordinals for fractions is just silly [O.o] I’m sure it comes from “the thir...
by eldin raigmore
19 Jun 2019 15:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6967
Views: 840677

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

I decided this was more a “Linguistics” post than a “Conlangs” post. Are modifiers that modify modifiers, pretty much the same word-class as intensifiers? Do any natlangs distinguish two or more distributional word-classes of “adverbs”? For instance, perhaps: * ad-sentential and/or ad-clausal and/or...
by eldin raigmore
19 Jun 2019 14:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256962

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

In English “half” and “quarter” can be nouns or verbs or adjectives or adverbs. (Both ad-verbal and ad-adjectival adverbs.) ————— I don’t see why the names of unit fractions should be closely related to ordinal numbers. I’d be willing to bet there’s a natlang in which there is no such relationship; ...
by eldin raigmore
17 Jun 2019 17:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2913
Views: 285065

Re: Yay or Nay?

Micamo wrote:
16 Jun 2019 21:12
should I make a conworld thread for my litRPG novel attempt
Yay!

BTW is Neal Stephenson’s “Ream.De” a litRPG novel?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reamde
https://books.google.com/books/about/Re ... ead_button
by eldin raigmore
16 Jun 2019 18:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256962

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

Is it naturalistic for a language to have a separate piece of morphology added on transitive verbs for causatives, that is without a specified indirect object, and another for ditransitivation, that is, with a specified indirect object? I am practically certain that which you propose is both natura...
by eldin raigmore
14 Jun 2019 23:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 345948

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

If they’re like languages, then once one has mastered three or four of them, it should become a lot easier to master another. (Until about age 50 or so, maybe.) Also, anyone who’s lucky enough to be natively bimagical, should have an advantage at learning other magics that aren’t their native magic....
by eldin raigmore
11 Jun 2019 21:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammatical Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Grammatical Numbers

Me I like option d: lesser paucal; three to seven greater paucal; six to twelve lesser plural; five to a score greater plural; fifteen or more I don’t like having the lower bound for Lesser Plural be fewer than the lower bound for Greater Paucal. I would prefer that the lower bound for each grammat...
by eldin raigmore
11 Jun 2019 01:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammatical Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Grammatical Numbers

My horribly unnaturalistic idea: Two numbers: GT - Greater than LT - Less than or equal to These numbers are only marked on either transitive verb forms (where they relate the agent and patient) and possessive markers (where they relate the possessor and possessee): man-ERG dog kick-PST-GT "The men...
by eldin raigmore
10 Jun 2019 15:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6967
Views: 840677

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

Aside from stress, would there be any reasons a sound change would occur in most environments but not in roots of conjugated words, or at least not early on in the roots? Like maybe the final syllable of a multisyllabic root but not earlier in the same or at all in single syllable roots, but it occ...
by eldin raigmore
10 Jun 2019 14:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammatical Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Grammatical Numbers

elemtilas seems to be pointing out that the ranges could overlap. I think I agree. Creyeditor thinks that the “precise” vague meaning of one of the non-determinate I still don’t know whether that’s the right term grammatical numbers, should depend on what arithmetical counting numbers groups of that...
by eldin raigmore
10 Jun 2019 02:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6967
Views: 840677

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

Did anyone else’s grandma refer to “clobbered milk” in place of “clabbered milk”? Did anyone else’s grandma refer to “clouted cream” in place of “clotted cream”? —— Has anyone here ever heard of clobbering or clouting anything other than an opponent at fisticuffs? —— Could these dialectal variations...
by eldin raigmore
10 Jun 2019 02:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammatical Numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Grammatical Numbers

Not really a Quick Question, and not really a Yea or Nay, though sort of both. I am considering a conlang whose seven grammatical numbers are singular dual trial lesser paucal greater paucal lesser plural greater plural. These seven grammatical numbers all occur in natlangs, though as I understand ...
by eldin raigmore
09 Jun 2019 05:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon
Replies: 28
Views: 3637

Re: A Handy Tool for Building Your Dictionary/Lexicon

I want to remember to keep following this thread.
I need a tool like this. I hope I can figure out how to use it.
by eldin raigmore
05 Jun 2019 22:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 957570

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Today I finished reading the Wikipedia articles on all eighteen of the peoples whom they list as both matrilineal and (matrilocal or uxorilocal or duolocal). (They’re not all gynocratic nor matriarchal.) Of most interest to me were the Garo (not their autoethnonym; that’s Achik Mande) because they p...
by eldin raigmore
02 Jun 2019 01:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Benjaminmb’s conlangs
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Benjaminmb’s conlangs

I see! You’re referring to case-stacking.
This might be shown by suffix-uptake, or prefix-uptake, or tone-uptake, depending on how case is shown. Of course case is usually shown by a suffix.

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Cool!
by eldin raigmore
01 Jun 2019 21:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Benjaminmb’s conlangs
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Benjaminmb’s conlangs

Very interesting! .... Why so many genitives? And what’s the difference(s) between them? And for each case, do you know a natlang that has a similar case? (“No” is an acceptable answer, if it’s correct.) .... I’m impressed with the case system, so far. I look forward to seeing more nominal morpholog...
by eldin raigmore
01 Jun 2019 18:07
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions

6. What else would it make sense to use classifiers for, besides with numerals? I’m definitely going to use them as one way to form the plural without a numeral. 6. Some languages (mostly Austronesian) use classifiers in possessive constructions, but apparently these are not the same kind of classi...
by eldin raigmore
01 Jun 2019 17:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Help with making a Californian Language
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Help with making a Californian Language

What Lambuzhao and elemtilas said.

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I like your story-setting.
I think I’d prefer to see your conlang even if you don’t think it’s your best work.
by eldin raigmore
01 Jun 2019 17:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Landau Core Vocabulary
Replies: 72
Views: 11101

Re: The Landau Core Vocabulary

NEW WORDS: .... half-sister (older, of a half-sister, same mother) half-sister (older, of a half-sister, same father) half-sister (older, of a half-brother, same mother) half-sister (older, of a half-brother, same father) half-sister (younger, of a half-sister, same mother) half-sister (younger, of...