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by Micamo
08 Aug 2016 20:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 685
Views: 89503

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

True, but the requirement for nominalization morphology on verb roots to appear in nominal positions is enough to prove that a category distinction does exist, though the language conspires to hide it well.
by Micamo
08 Aug 2016 19:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 685
Views: 89503

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

Salishan languages can be analyzed as having no nouns, only verbs. There are arguments against it, but i haven't read them. The main argument is that, although any noun can be zero-derived into a predicate in salishan languages (and wakashan), you can't do the same thing with verbs: A noun can occu...
by Micamo
08 Aug 2016 19:05
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Indicating a word's part of speech through morphemes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Indicating a word's part of speech through morphemes?

Conlangs: Probably, though I've never seen it specifically. Probably in some engelang somewhere. Natlangs: No. Closest you get are the obligatory gender-number affixes you see in families like Iroquoian and Bantu, but they aren't what you want for 2 reasons. 1. The affixes aren't used exclusively to...
by Micamo
30 Jul 2016 14:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11245
Views: 876905

Re: What did you accomplish today?

It cannot be a mood because the verb is deranked. If it were a mood, then you would see verbal case markers taking infixed person-markers. This "demonstrative verb" strategy deranks the verb, and thus verbal case markers do not possess infixed person markers. Plenty of languages require special non...
by Micamo
30 Jul 2016 03:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14406
Views: 1139648

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

What interesting things can I do with demonstratives, as opposed to just a simple distance distinction like this/that in English? A few things natlangs do: - Visible/Non-visible - Familiar/Non-familiar (similar to but not the same as definite/indefinite) - Moving/stationary - Directionals, like uph...
by Micamo
30 Jul 2016 03:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11245
Views: 876905

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I know you said you'd give a fuller explanation in the thread, but I'm not seeing how this could be meaningfully different from having a special relative mood form or something.
by Micamo
28 Jul 2016 00:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14406
Views: 1139648

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

HoskhMatriarch wrote:
Micamo wrote:Uhh

Options for what?
Marking modality.
Same options you have for marking anything else? Modality isn't a special category.
by Micamo
27 Jul 2016 11:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14406
Views: 1139648

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

What are all the tense aspects? I know there's simple, progressive, and...? There's no "all the tense aspects." That's like asking "what are all the verbs?" It's a semantic space that different languages carve up in different ways, and oftentimes two "aspects" labeled the same in different language...
by Micamo
27 Jul 2016 11:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14406
Views: 1139648

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

HoskhMatriarch wrote:What are options besides having moods and having auxiliary verbs?
Uhh

Options for what?
by Micamo
27 Jul 2016 00:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14406
Views: 1139648

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

Here are the places where infixes are definitively attested to go in a natlang. - After the first consonant - Before or after the first vowel - Before the final syllable - Before or after the final vowel - Before or after the stressed syllable - Before or after a stressed foot (either trochaic or ia...
by Micamo
26 Jul 2016 05:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 604128

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

It's kinda criminal I became one before them tbh
by Micamo
26 Jul 2016 03:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2886
Views: 260523

Re: Yay or Nay?

For the same reasons idat'uŋŋa isn't a new noun meaning "to your son"? The distinction between derivation and inflection can oftentimes be blurry, but taking this stance means *everything* is derivation. (Which is a stance some linguists take, but it makes the word useless.) And even if it were a fo...
by Micamo
25 Jul 2016 23:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2886
Views: 260523

Re: Yay or Nay?

pssst....

possessor agreement is inflection....
by Micamo
25 Jul 2016 22:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2886
Views: 260523

Re: Yay or Nay?

I say no, since the apostrophe doesn't represent a phoneme in the suffix.
by Micamo
23 Jul 2016 21:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14406
Views: 1139648

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

s > h definitely, s > h_w I'm not so sure. f > h_w would be more plausible honestly, but anyone who can jump in here and prove me wrong, please do so.
by Micamo
23 Jul 2016 07:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14406
Views: 1139648

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

Actually, I would expect that ATR harmony and nasal harmony might not be so likely to co-occur. It seems both that most languages have fewer nasal vowels than oral vowels and, where a tense-lax/close-open/ATR-RTR distinction in vowels is found, only one of the two series will distinguish nasality. ...
by Micamo
22 Jul 2016 12:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11245
Views: 876905

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Niyaabe isn't super developed but I made a thingy on it anyway Niyaabe, the city of light. Where the stories say there was once a vast disc of light hanging above like a massive lamp, keeping the city bright and warm like the middle of summer all day, year-round. Where the corn grew from just a seed...
by Micamo
22 Jul 2016 06:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11245
Views: 876905

Re: What did you accomplish today?

ps: though I'm morbidly curious: what happens if there simply were no births the week or month of the sacrifice? not stillborns, but no borns. Well, you saw what happened: The terms of the sacrifice impossible for the emperor to meet, their man-made god died, and the prosperity of Maską died with it.
by Micamo
22 Jul 2016 05:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14406
Views: 1139648

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

LinguoFranco wrote:Could you have multiple forms of vowel harmony in one language like say ATR and nasal harmony, or is that a no-no?
Yes, you can.