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by Omzinesý
07 Apr 2019 12:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14769
Views: 1257673

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

I'm bored with simple phonotactics CVC but also "unstructured" allowing of all consonant clusters like in Georgian is boring. I wouldn't like to be SAE either.
How would be phonotaxis /consonant clusters that aren't like those?
I know this is a badly formed question.
by Omzinesý
03 Apr 2019 11:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 35
Views: 1493

Re: Gotesche Razde

I'm going to be frank, syntax is my weakest area, so any ideas you guys can through at me are welcome. How is the possession construction formed if the genitive case disappears? Most likely by the accusative case in addition to a preposition or pronoun that denotes possession. "for" might work well...
by Omzinesý
01 Apr 2019 14:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 35
Views: 1493

Re: Gotesche Razde

How is the possession construction formed if the genitive case disappears? Turkic languages (I guess Tatar as well) need a posssed marker in the end of the possessed word. How is Accusative used, that's though a marked-nominative language, so Accusative could have some extrafunctions, like vocative,...
by Omzinesý
26 Mar 2019 15:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mishero مِسْهَرو
Replies: 29
Views: 4439

Re: Mishero مِسْهَرو

Huu ised to be an accusative definite article in one of the first post, but I decided that Mis.hero does not have an accusative case. Now I decided that huu will be a reflecsive possessive suffix. (1) Ibrahiim yun-haa nun usal. Ibrahim he-DEF bread ate 'Ibrahim ate his [Abdallah's] bread.' (2) Ibrah...
by Omzinesý
24 Mar 2019 12:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mishero مِسْهَرو
Replies: 29
Views: 4439

Re: Mishero مِسْهَرو

The Mishero are a typical conquered people of the area. They have come from somewhere in the north and later adopted farming as their way of living. Their number is such small that they have never had remarkable impact on the macro history of the area, though. They live in periphery so they have sti...
by Omzinesý
24 Mar 2019 12:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mishero مِسْهَرو
Replies: 29
Views: 4439

Re: Mishero مِسْهَرو

Phonology and orthography Consonant phonemes p t tˠ k b d dˠ g ɢ m n ŋ ɹ ɻ j (w) (f) s ʃ h* z ʒ l r < ک ط ت پ ق ج ض د ب غ ن م ي ظ ذ (ف loanwords only) ه~ح ش س* و ژ ز ر ل > * /h/ is a voiceless glottal fricative syllable initially and a laryngeal voiceless fricative syllable-finally. That is also ref...
by Omzinesý
23 Mar 2019 11:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mishero مِسْهَرو
Replies: 29
Views: 4439

Re: Mishero مِسْهَرو

Pronominal prefixes revisited Verbs can have a subject prefix, an object prefix or some deictic prefix. Only one of them can appear per word. It is "optional", that is it does not appear in all constructions. Subject prefixes š- '1st person' b- '2nd person (indicative)' biš- '1st and second person ...
by Omzinesý
22 Mar 2019 18:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mishero مِسْهَرو
Replies: 29
Views: 4439

Re: Mishero مِسْهَرو

Nominalizations Mishero has three nominalizations. -ii 'Actor Nominalization' -uu 'Undergoer Nominalization' -aa/ee 'Action/everything-else Nominalization' Action Nominalization and Undergoer Nominalization are thus oriented to the semantic roles or actor (generalized agent, the most agentlike parti...
by Omzinesý
21 Mar 2019 12:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 35
Views: 1493

Re: Gotesche Razde

As you can see, the dative case is missing: it had been subsumed by the genitive case. This is quite similar to Modern Greek, which similarly lacks a dative case (although to be honest, I am not quite sure if Mariupol Greek shares the same state of affairs as Modern Greek, I can only assume it does...
by Omzinesý
20 Mar 2019 08:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mishero مِسْهَرو
Replies: 29
Views: 4439

Re: Mishero مِسْهَرو

The tense-aspect system So, there are three tenses (Present, Past, Future) and two aspects (Progressive and non-progressive). There is no perfective-imperfective distinction typical to Arabic and Farsi. The system quite well corresponds to that of English or Turkish. Because a perfective present is...
by Omzinesý
20 Mar 2019 08:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 36
Views: 45242

Re: Today I learned ...

Turkish tense-aspect system is basically alike that of English: progressive vs. non-progressive The plain non-progressive is interpreted as perfective in the past and future, when a past or future marker follows, and the habitual othervice, when zero tense marker follows. Habitual past is expressed ...
by Omzinesý
19 Mar 2019 21:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 35
Views: 1493

Re: Gotesche Razde

I wasn't to say that there is some problem with macron. It's also possible that macron is used in some styles and sometimes just dropped, like dots above <ë> in Russian. My suggestion with separate letters is relevant only if you want to have a strange oddity. Logical Stalin-made orthographies aren'...
by Omzinesý
19 Mar 2019 14:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 35
Views: 1493

Re: Gotesche Razde

Nice start! Is /ð/ an allophone of /θ/ like it is in all old Germanic langs? Does palatalization - it doesn't have to be phonemic - appear by contact influence? I personally hate that the only part of language people are able to comment is orthography, but I'm doing the same. Cyrillic orthography ha...
by Omzinesý
16 Mar 2019 14:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinesý's Slavic lang
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: Omzinesý's Slavic lang

Before going further with the morphology, I have to make the phonology. My understanding on Slavic phonologies - especially the development of affricates and sibilants with seem to vary between languages - is still quite limited. If somebody has good resources on its history, I would be glad to see ...
by Omzinesý
13 Mar 2019 12:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6968
Views: 841137

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

I have asked this before but what happens to the theme vowel in pl1 between Italian and Latin amamus => amiamo. Where does the i come from? This was just a comment on a discussion board, so not a proper source, but I found this: -iamo comes probably from the generalisation of the subjunctive presen...
by Omzinesý
13 Mar 2019 11:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinesý's Slavic lang
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: Omzinesý's Slavic lang

Do you plan on marking the direct object in another way then? Having nom=acc in the presence of other cases is really atypical. I could see the GEN-DAT extending to ACC easily, given Slavic case forms. I actually disagree. For example for Uralic languages, it is very typical to have plenty of noun ...
by Omzinesý
13 Mar 2019 10:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6968
Views: 841137

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

I have asked this before but what happens to the theme vowel in pl1 between Italian and Latin amamus => amiamo. Where does the i come from?
by Omzinesý
11 Mar 2019 19:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinesý's Slavic lang
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: Omzinesý's Slavic lang

Something on nouns There are 4 cases: Nominative, Genitive-Dative, Instrumental, and Vocative. The Slavic accusative is replaced by the nominative. Pronouns still have different accusative forms. The Slavic locative/prepositional and dative merge. (They are alike in many paradigms (though I'm still ...
by Omzinesý
11 Mar 2019 19:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11383
Views: 958058

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I’ve started work on an analytic language. I got irritated with my lack of conlanging progress and have nothing to show anyone, so I think an analytic language might be good to make just to do something different from the synthetic languages I like to create. I have tried making analytic languages ...
by Omzinesý
10 Mar 2019 12:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinesý's Slavic lang
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: Omzinesý's Slavic lang

OK, I see the difference between reduction/elision and contraction. This is not necessarily a strictly South-Slavic language. It just seems to be closest to what I want it to be.

Bulgaria is one of the possible locations. I've also considered Romania and South-Western Ukraine.