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by Omzinesý
12 Feb 2011 17:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5179
Views: 633748

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

roninbodhisattva wrote:A wee little thing

/b t dʒ k kʷ ʔ s h m n ɾ w/
/i a o/
dʒ is theonly sounded obstruent. Why?
by Omzinesý
11 Feb 2011 21:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Plurals without singular forms
Replies: 24
Views: 2952

Re: Plurals without singular forms

Omzinesý wrote: There are no complete pluralia tantum in Finnish. Kasvot are face and housut are trousers. But in combined words they are used as singulars, kasvovesi '(face water) toner' or housunlahje 'throuser leg'.
Häät are similar to kasvot or housut. Hääkakku 'wedding cake' for example.
by Omzinesý
11 Feb 2011 20:55
Forum: Translations
Topic: I see you
Replies: 294
Views: 51025

Re: I see you

:eng: I see you. :deu: Ich sehe dich. / Ich sehe Sie. (polite) :dan: Jeg ser dig :swe: Jag ser dig :nld: Ik zien jij/u/je. :lat: Video te :fra: Je te vois / Je vous vois :ita: Ti vedo :esp: Te veo :ron: Te vad :ell: Σου βλέπω. :pol: Widzę cię. :rus: Я вижу тебя. / Я вижу вас. :tgl: Nakikita kita. :t...
by Omzinesý
11 Feb 2011 20:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: Oh I can't! But you must!
Replies: 19
Views: 3326

Re: Oh I can't! But you must!

testyal1 wrote::eng: Oh I can't! But you must!
:deu: O, ich kann nicht! Aber du musst/Sie mussen!
Isn't it Sie müssen?
by Omzinesý
11 Feb 2011 17:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Truly Alien
Replies: 126
Views: 7955

Re: The Truly Alien

Yes how? It was a hypotethic idea.

If pronounsing two words overlapping with tones or without them is not a good idea, or even possible, I don't know.
I'll find something new that has nothing to do with demensionality, if I still answer.
by Omzinesý
11 Feb 2011 17:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: difficult to know.
Replies: 13
Views: 2737

Re: difficult to know.

Actually, English may be the only lanhuage at the list with just gerund used as 'nominal verb' or what it is. The Finnish form 'tietäminen' is inflecting fourth infinitive. If Inyuak is in a wrong place, correct it. Languages with a clear formal difference, They need a formal subject :eng: It is dif...
by Omzinesý
11 Feb 2011 16:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Truly Alien
Replies: 126
Views: 7955

Re: The Truly Alien

I understood this topic were done for language philosopy, and maybe (same time) sci-fi like hypotethic guesses. Of curse tones are a dimension, but I don't know language, where they would form their own meaning. If your phomemes tell about cat, there is no way to say the cat is black with tomes at t...
by Omzinesý
11 Feb 2011 16:28
Forum: Translations
Topic: difficult to know.
Replies: 13
Views: 2737

Re: difficult to know.

Actually, English may be the only lanhuage at the list with just gerund used as 'nominal verb' or what it is. The Finnish form 'tietäminen' is inflecting fourth infinitive. If Inyuak is in a wrong place, correct it. Languages with a clear formal difference, They need a formal subject :eng: It is dif...
by Omzinesý
11 Feb 2011 15:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Plurals without singular forms
Replies: 24
Views: 2952

Re: Plurals without singular forms

Helsinki, Indie (India), Chiny (China) - used only as plural grammatically Niemcy (Germany/Germans), Czechy, Włochy (Italy) - singular used as name of inhabitant; Czechy and Włochy have their own plural for nation name: Czesi (Czechs), Włosi (Italians) As I know, these are plurals in all Slavic lan...
by Omzinesý
11 Feb 2011 15:03
Forum: Translations
Topic: difficult to know.
Replies: 13
Views: 2737

Re: difficult to know.

So the is a formal subject in Norwegian 'nominal structure' as well.
by Omzinesý
11 Feb 2011 14:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Truly Alien
Replies: 126
Views: 7955

Re: The Truly Alien

Off-topic. I'm just thinking of if it could be theoretically usable to humans. That is philosophic and gets abstract. I didn't mean we should me make another mouth for ourselves. But it's clear that human brain capacity is not enough to understand so complicated clauses as they could be, so contain ...
by Omzinesý
11 Feb 2011 13:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Truly Alien
Replies: 126
Views: 7955

Re: The Truly Alien

Human speach isn't just one-dimensional, as you yourself pointed out in giving stress and tone as further dimensions. Speach, yes- It is not. But we were speaking about the languge. This is a philosophic topic, so there is difference between parole and lingua. If language is what you want to say an...
by Omzinesý
11 Feb 2011 13:18
Forum: Translations
Topic: difficult to know.
Replies: 13
Views: 2737

difficult to know.

English makes a clear difference between infinitive and gerund structures where the main verb finds place even in the beginning of the sentence or in the end. There are languages that don't. It is interesting to see how both kinds work. And which way is the most popular among conlangs. Languages wit...
by Omzinesý
11 Feb 2011 11:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Truly Alien
Replies: 126
Views: 7955

Re: The Truly Alien

I didn't bother to read all the conversation, sorry. So I explane my own idea, and wish it's not handled already. What about dimentional language? Human speaking moves only in time: in momont X one says K, in moment Y A, and in moment Z T, we got a notion, meaning a little pet with tail. European wr...
by Omzinesý
11 Feb 2011 11:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5179
Views: 633748

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p pˠ t tˠ tʷ k kʷ/ /ɸ s sˠ sʷ x/ /m mˠ n nˠ nʷ ŋ ŋʷ/ /ʙ ʙˠ r rˠ rʷ ʀ ʀʷ/ /l lˠ lʷ ʟ ʟʷ/ /i æ ø e a ɔ y ɶ o/ I have never seen a phonology with so many l:s. What's the diferesnce between ʟ and lˠ? Bilabial trill is asways a nice sound. How does a velarised bilabial trill sound? Rather terrible? The...
by Omzinesý
11 Feb 2011 11:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Grammar Changes in Languages
Replies: 20
Views: 1920

Re: Grammar Changes in Languages

That's an interesting topic. There are plenty of grammatical changes in Finnish. Many grammatical changes are of course phonetic in the first place. I have thought of consonant graduation quite a bit. It's originally an an phonetic change that weakens the first stressed syllable when the second not ...
by Omzinesý
10 Feb 2011 08:48
Forum: Translations
Topic: How are you?
Replies: 40
Views: 5557

Re: How are you?

:eng: How are you? :deu: Wie geht's (mit dir/Sie?) :nld: Hoe gaat het (met jou/je)? :gla: Ciamar a' tha thu / sibh? :ron: Ce mai faci? :esp: ¿Cómo estás? , ¿Cómo está usted? (formal) :fra: Ça va? :rus: Как дела? (Kak dela?) How's things? :pol: Jak się masz? Jak leci? (more informal) Co słychać? (les...
by Omzinesý
10 Feb 2011 08:21
Forum: Translations
Topic: Love
Replies: 10
Views: 2222

Re: Love

:fin: Finnsih has rakkaus and lempi. As I think it, lempi is always eros and rakkaus expresses all the kinds of love. To be sure, lempi is only a poetic word and it would sound rather odd if somebody really said Lemmin sinua as I love you.
by Omzinesý
10 Feb 2011 08:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Brainstorming: Mind-to-Language obstacles
Replies: 21
Views: 2567

Re: Brainstorming: Mind-to-Language obstacles

Seems to me that most English speakers don't realise that when someone says 'This is good' or something along those lines, they are speaking their opinion, not the truth. So many fucking arguements, jeez. People seem to have lost the concept of opinion, and are constantly looking for 'the truth' of...
by Omzinesý
09 Feb 2011 22:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5179
Views: 633748

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I have a nice phonology for a language I call Vta [ʙta]. It has only bilabial and alveolar consonants.

p[b/p] t[d/t]
s[z/s]
m[m] n[n]
v[ʙ] r[r]