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by Omzinesý
19 Feb 2019 15:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kahichali 2.0.
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Kahichali 2.0.

Kahicali (the first version https://cbb.aveneca.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2690 ) is still my most ambitious project. Its morphophonological processes are that complex that I myself get messed with them. The whole language suffered from what is called kitchensinkyness on this board. Anyways, it has goo...
by Omzinesý
16 Feb 2019 21:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14513
Views: 1196323

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

I'm assuming plain < ā > is already being used, so have you considered < a̋ > or < â >? I think I'll take the one with the circumflex. Thanks for that. And another question: can collective, singulative, singular and plural numbers exist and a same language? Would it be logical or naturalistic to us...
by Omzinesý
13 Feb 2019 19:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11319
Views: 915768

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I am somewhat unsure how to cyrillicize schwa. Schwa only occurs in unstressed syllables, usually as the second syllable of a two syllable word. You have a couple of choices. You could follow the Circassian example and use Yery <ы>, or you could follow the examples set by some Uralic languages like...
by Omzinesý
07 Feb 2019 22:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sint Verbal Morphology: Changes to Focus Marking
Replies: 10
Views: 4024

Re: Sint Verbal Morphology: Changes to Focus Marking

This is an interesting project! I'll read it more thoroughly when I have time.
Is there any info on the boring things like phonology?
by Omzinesý
07 Feb 2019 10:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tamin
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Tamin

Plural Marker is apparently -ya in Nominative and Genitive. Does it historically somehow appear in Dative too?
by Omzinesý
05 Feb 2019 14:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kôren language
Replies: 57
Views: 6045

Re: Kôren language

Copular clauses Nominal predicates can be formed either perifrastically, with copular stative ru . (1) Nos ru eli. 'I am a boy'. A denominal stative can also be formed from any noun. (2) Nos eliu. 'I am a boy.' Perifrastic predicates appear more likely in matrix clauses and synthetic predicates in s...
by Omzinesý
04 Feb 2019 16:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 66
Views: 13437

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

Evidentiality and mirativity and validationality are all related to alethic and/or epistemic mode or mood; but they aren’t the same as such modes or moods, and also aren’t the same as each other. Epistemic mood is about how sure the speaker is of what they are saying. Evidentiality is about how or ...
by Omzinesý
02 Feb 2019 12:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Miršian - a Finnic conlang
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Miršian - a Finnic conlang

There are too "meta-conjugations". Historically the verbs of 1st conjugation had an odd number of syllables. Historically the verbs of 2nd conjugation had an even number of syllables. 1st Conjugation Present sg3 and pl3 are both -b - word-finally devoiced [p] Past: sg1 and sg2 have Past Marker -si; ...
by Omzinesý
02 Feb 2019 11:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Full translated pieces?
Replies: 16
Views: 2704

Re: Full translated pieces?

An opinion out of the topic

Learning a language is learning out of translating. When you learn to think in a foreign language directly, you can say you know it. High school language studies was full of translation which was very inefficient.
by Omzinesý
31 Jan 2019 11:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 66
Views: 13437

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

My next project will be something morphologically complex. My latest projects have been morphonologically relatively simple, which allows me concentrate on syntax and still keep the lang consistent. Too complex projects tend to explode and I get messed with them. In Kahichali I just couldn't handle...
by Omzinesý
30 Jan 2019 11:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kôren language
Replies: 57
Views: 6045

Re: Kôren language

I'm considering argument-focus structures. Some possibilities: 1 (Pseudo-cleft) clauses - I have used them in too many langs, though the nominalizations are nice The writer of the book was A. A. Milne 2 Some particle appearing in the beginning of the clause - Simple solution. The same slot where Pol...
by Omzinesý
30 Jan 2019 08:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 66
Views: 13437

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

My next project will be something morphologically complex. My latest projects have been morphonologically relatively simple, which allows me concentrate on syntax and still keep the lang consistent. Too complex projects tend to explode and I get messed with them. In Kahichali I just couldn't handle ...
by Omzinesý
28 Jan 2019 15:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Īsmay - Phonology - Part I
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: Īsmay - verbal system continued

If the agent of a passivized transitive verb is unknown or unspecified, the verbs takes the agreement marker -b- , corresponding to the paucal markers in third person masculine and first person inclusive, glossed as unknown subject (US). (The diachronic provenience of this usage is uncertain.) Can ...
by Omzinesý
28 Jan 2019 14:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Īsmay - Phonology - Part I
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: Īsmay - verbal system continued

Passive Voice The default, unmarked grammatical voice could as well be called the active-passive when it comes to transitives, since passivization only requires dropping the ergative argument. This strategy is available without many restrictions. It is probably a relic of an earlier nominative-accu...
by Omzinesý
28 Jan 2019 14:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14513
Views: 1196323

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

Quick question: Let's suppose my lang has polypersonal verbal affixes. There is also a split ergativity in that animate nouns are nom-acc, and inanimates are erg-abs. Would is be naturalistic (and if not, fun and reasonable) to have the verbal affixes corresponding to animates arguments be prefixes...
by Omzinesý
27 Jan 2019 16:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Miršian - a Finnic conlang
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Miršian - a Finnic conlang

And the -s declension varbas 'toe' singular NOMINATIVE: varba-s ACCUSATIVE: varba-h GENITIVE: varba-h DATIVE: varba-h-sen LOCATIVE: varba-he-s ABLATIVE: varba-he-st APPROXIMATIVE: varba-he-mbas TERMINATIVE: varba-s-siq ESSIVE: varba-s-sa TRANSLATIVE: varba-s-saq COMITATIVE: varba-h-lin-na ABESSIVE: ...
by Omzinesý
27 Jan 2019 13:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Miršian - a Finnic conlang
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Miršian - a Finnic conlang

Something on verbs: 'to bear' sg1 kanda sg2 kandad sg3 kandu (kanda-u < kanda-vi) pl1 kandam pl2 kandat pl3 kandud (< kanda-ut < kanda-va-t) 'to become, to arrive' sg1 sa sg2 sad sg3 sab (< saa-pi) pl1 sam pl2 sat pl3 sab Some verbs, whose stem ends in /n/ also take -b in 3rd person. mene 'I go' me...
by Omzinesý
26 Jan 2019 12:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kôren language
Replies: 57
Views: 6045

Re: Kôren language

Pronouns Asu or nos 'I' (asu and not are dialectal variants) Ere 'you' Ao 'he/she/it/they' not present or visible' Sao 'he/she/it/they' present or visible' Pronouns do not have plurals. Compound pronouns can be formed. (1) Asu-Ere-Sao-Ao 'We (including you, them present and not present)' (2) Ere-Sa...
by Omzinesý
26 Jan 2019 11:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kôren language
Replies: 57
Views: 6045

Re: Kôren language

Nouns Noun pattern Noun stems are usually of the pattern CVCV or CVCCV. The last vowel is usually -a, -i, and -ô/o can be used for "normal nouns" without any own special meaning. -u rarely derives nouns because it's the stative suffix Diminutive -i Replacing the last vowel with -i, the word often b...
by Omzinesý
26 Jan 2019 10:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lkal sik
Replies: 13
Views: 1541

Re: Lkal sik

OK, seems that I at least need to grab Lambrecht and finally read it cover to cover. And if I don't find anything terribly useful, there's always the chance in conlanging to have a go at experimental typology and try to figure out yourself what sort of things work out better than others. How do you...