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by Omzinesý
07 Jun 2019 14:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

Verb pattern again 0 root - 1 MODE/FUT - 2 MOOD - 3 EPISTEMIC/IMP - 4 PERSON/PERFECT 1 There are four suffixes plus zero in the MODE/FUT slot . The zero markes form could be seen as 'realis nonfuture' Necessatice (must/should/has to) Potential (can) Volitional (wants to) and Future (will do) The tr...
by Omzinesý
07 Jun 2019 14:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 739
Views: 177681

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Im not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I started my current project in my Scrap Thread and Id like some moderator to move it to its own thread. It starts from the post Mon 29 Apr 2019, 12:18 (at some time zone I havent checked).
by Omzinesý
06 Jun 2019 08:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

The table of subject and object agreement will be completed later.

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		SG1	PL1INCL	PL1EXCL	SG2	PL2	SG3M	SG3F	PL3
SG1		-	-	-
PL1INCL		-	-	-
PL1EXCL		-	-	-

SG2					-	-	ghix	yix	^bix 
PL2					-	-	ghī	yī	^bī

SG3M							ghe	ye	^we
SG3F							ge	je	^be
PL3							ga	ja	^ba




by Omzinesý
05 Jun 2019 17:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1257127

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

A question on romanisation: I have in the spoiler IPA on the left, and my romanisation thus far on the right. Ones I'm not sure about or don't have a symbol for have a question mark. p p b b t t d d k k g g pʷ pw bʷ bw tʷ tw dʷ dw kʷ kw gʷ gw pʲ pj bʲ bj tʲ tj dʲ dj kʲ kj gʲ gj t͡s ts d͡z dz s s z ...
by Omzinesý
05 Jun 2019 15:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

Verb pattern again 0 root - 1 MODE/FUT - 2 MOOD - 3 EPISTEMIC/IMP - 4 PERSON/PERFECT 1 There are four suffixes plus zero in the MODE/FUT slot . The zero markes form could be seen as 'realis nonfuture' Necessatice (must/should/has to) Potential (can) Volitional (wants to) and Future (will do) The tre...
by Omzinesý
05 Jun 2019 15:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

The perfect is formed with different person suffixes. Furthermore, there perfect has an ABS-ERG alignment so that the verb agrees with S and O arguments only. In the table the SENSORY epistemic marker is also written because the vowel nasalizes in 2nd persons. SG1 -anja [ãɲa] (the EGOPHORIC form is ...
by Omzinesý
05 Jun 2019 14:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

A new morphology of the transitive verb suffixes. I ended up making them a full syllable long, which makes it easier to find enough suffixes, without using every consonant as a suffix. The solution looks simple but has portmanteaus. I find it the best of the solutions I have produced this far for th...
by Omzinesý
30 May 2019 18:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread Project XIII

A new project with old ingredients p t c k b d ɟ g m n ɲ (bm dn ɟɲ) s ɕ l ʎ (dl ɟʎ) ɾ (dɾ) j w ʁ (ɟj gw ɢʁ) All sonorants have a prestopped pair that appears as a consonant mutation in morphology. i u e ə o ä Length is distinctive except with /ə/. So there are the five basic vowel qualities /a, e, ...
by Omzinesý
30 May 2019 17:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

I'm still not happy with the verb agreement marking. Anyways, I go on with the verb. The verb template is: root-TENSE-MOOD-EPIST.C-PERSON The idea for the mood system is borrowed from Greenlandic. So there are finite moods for subordinate clauses as well, where many other languages would use conjun...
by Omzinesý
30 May 2019 16:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

The language has a split alignment so that the perfect (which does not equal perfective) has an absolutive-ergative alingment while the other tense/aspects have a nominative-accusative alignment. Morpholologically, there is though no difference between Nominative and Accusative. The difference is sy...
by Omzinesý
29 May 2019 18:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1257127

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

I still have problems with my cross-referencing morphology. There are 8 person/numeber/gender inflections for both the subject and the object: sg1, pl1exclusive, pl1inclusive, sg2, pl2, sg3masculine, sg3feminine, and pl3. That makes 8^2= 64 transitive cross-referencing portmanteau morphs. When 1st p...
by Omzinesý
25 May 2019 19:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

Something on nouns: Three genders - Masculine - Feminine - Plural (There are many pluralia-tantum words and singulatives are usual.) Five cases - Direct (The case of subjects and arguments) - Exclamative (The case of language-external topics/subjects that appear in the context of the speech partners...
by Omzinesý
21 May 2019 18:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

I'm still not happy with the verb agreement marking. Anyways, I go on with the verb. The verb template is: root-TENSE-MOOD-EPIST.C-PERSON The idea for the mood system is borrowed from Greenlandic. So there are finite moods for subordinate clauses as well, where many other languages would use conjun...
by Omzinesý
21 May 2019 18:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1257127

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

Does anyone know of any resources for learning about how relative clauses are handled in polypersonal/polysynthetic marked languages? Or failing that, can you write some ideas here if you know them off hand? I guess subject/object agreement doesn't have to affect relative clauses very much. - Finit...
by Omzinesý
21 May 2019 18:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6968
Views: 840789

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

Here's an elaborate explanation (in German). The main points, summarized in English: The simple past has its main use as a narrative past tense , especially in the written language. Reading/hearing a text that uses this form feels kind of like watching a film, where events are reported without rega...
by Omzinesý
21 May 2019 10:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6968
Views: 840789

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

Some people claim that there is a difference. I'm not sure if this is true though, for me some very frequent verbs use past tense (`war' and not `ist gewesen') and other verbs use the perfect (`hat gearbeitet' not `arbeitete'). The example usually claimed to differentiate is: Past tense ungrammatic...
by Omzinesý
20 May 2019 11:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6968
Views: 840789

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

In German, Simple Past (machte) and Perfect (hat gemacht) have same time reference and their difference lies in register.
Spoken language uses Simple Past forms of some verbs only. Do the Perfect forms and Simple Past forms of those verbs differ in meaning (war and ist gewesen for example)?
by Omzinesý
19 May 2019 09:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

<t>So you think there could be three kinds of egophoricity, 1) speaker having epistemic authority, 2) addressee having epistemic authority, and 3) somebody else having epistemic authority. <br/> <br/> First, I think it shouldn't be called egophoricity. "Ego" means "I" anyways. (tu-phoricity?) <br/> ...
by Omzinesý
18 May 2019 09:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

In imperatives, would first-person egophoricity be a for-real imperative, and second-person egophoricity be a request? Very few languages have first person imperatives. Imperatives are non-factual, by definition, so I think expressing epistemic authority (or any other epistemic category) over infor...
by Omzinesý
16 May 2019 18:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Development thread of my newest project
Replies: 30
Views: 232

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

A new version of verb inflection The intransitive inflection is easy and agglutinative. Epistemic slot -a 'Sensory' -i 'Egophoric' -u 'Fact' -o 'Reportative' Person slot -ya 'I' -zero with the egophoric form -hu 'you' -k 'he/it' -c 'she/it' -p 'they' The mood system is still coming. -p is Indicative...