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by wakeagainstthefall
22 Apr 2012 19:22
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Status Constructus
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Re: Status Constructus

What if one were to use the status construct instead of a preposition to mean something along the lines of "on the subject of..."? Like in Latin, "De Rerum Natura" (on the nature of things.)
by wakeagainstthefall
22 Apr 2012 19:13
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Split Ergativity vs. pure (?) Ergativity
Replies: 33
Views: 3252

Re: Split Ergativity vs. pure (?) Ergativity

So that I don't have to post yet another thread, I'm going to ask another question here. I don't really like adpositions all that much (well, I guess postpositions are okay to me) but I really love cases. So, what if instead of using the adpostitions I used cases? Would it be too much? And would it ...
by wakeagainstthefall
22 Apr 2012 02:35
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Status Constructus
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Re: Status Constructus

If the possessor isn't marked, then how would you say, for example, "of the man" by itself?
by wakeagainstthefall
21 Apr 2012 16:20
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Status Constructus
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Re: Status Constructus

So it's pretty much the opposite then? Is that it?
by wakeagainstthefall
20 Apr 2012 13:21
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Split Ergativity vs. pure (?) Ergativity
Replies: 33
Views: 3252

Re: Split Ergativity vs. pure (?) Ergativity

What were your reasons for switching to a tripartite system?
by wakeagainstthefall
20 Apr 2012 03:43
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Status Constructus
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Status Constructus

How was it formed in biblical Hebrew? I don't quite understand. Is it anything like the genitive case in Greek and Latin? I read the wiki on it, but I didn't get it. Since my language looks for Hebrew influences, I'd like to see if it's something I'd want to incorporate into it. By the way, sorry fo...
by wakeagainstthefall
20 Apr 2012 00:53
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Split Ergativity vs. pure (?) Ergativity
Replies: 33
Views: 3252

Re: Split Ergativity vs. pure (?) Ergativity

Well, I didn't know what a tripartite system was until 2 days ago, so I kind of made it without knowing it. I also understood only a little bit about ergativity, but I thought it would make my language cool and unique, so I accidently ended up making an absolutive case and turned the nominative into...
by wakeagainstthefall
19 Apr 2012 22:17
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Split Ergativity vs. pure (?) Ergativity
Replies: 33
Views: 3252

Re: Split Ergativity vs. pure (?) Ergativity

So the why is the subject of a transitive verb (in my system) called ergative? Why isn't it nominative?
by wakeagainstthefall
19 Apr 2012 06:58
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Split Ergativity vs. pure (?) Ergativity
Replies: 33
Views: 3252

Re: Split Ergativity vs. pure (?) Ergativity

But I thought that the ergative case was marked, or can it not be?
by wakeagainstthefall
18 Apr 2012 02:31
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Split Ergativity vs. pure (?) Ergativity
Replies: 33
Views: 3252

Re: Split Ergativity vs. pure (?) Ergativity

I'm in the process of completely rebuilding my language right now, so I couldn't really do that at the moment. One case is unmarked and is the subject of the transitive verb, another case is the marked case as the direct object of the transitive verb (so nom-acc alignment so far,) but then there is ...
by wakeagainstthefall
17 Apr 2012 03:28
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Split Ergativity vs. pure (?) Ergativity
Replies: 33
Views: 3252

Split Ergativity vs. pure (?) Ergativity

I'm trying to figure out the alignment of my language now, since it was nominative/accusative but now has a different case that is the subject of an intransitive verb. What would I call this case?
by wakeagainstthefall
20 Mar 2012 06:12
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Ancient Greek Sailing
Replies: 7
Views: 2593

Re: Ancient Greek Sailing

Is there any connection between the name "Ionians" and the name of the Ionian Sea?
by wakeagainstthefall
18 Mar 2012 08:18
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Ancient Greek Sailing
Replies: 7
Views: 2593

Re: Ancient Greek Sailing

I looked at those long and hard. Do you know of any Greek poems about the sea from that time?
by wakeagainstthefall
18 Mar 2012 08:00
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Ancient Greek Sailing
Replies: 7
Views: 2593

Re: Ancient Greek Sailing

My purpose for asking is that I'm trying to decide what dialect of ancient Greek I should learn. I associate different languages with certain aspects of life or objects of the world, for example, I associate classical Latin with nature (I don't know why.) To me, ancient Greek represents the sea, but...
by wakeagainstthefall
17 Mar 2012 04:56
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Ancient Greek Sailing
Replies: 7
Views: 2593

Ancient Greek Sailing

At what point in Greek history did the most maritime activity take place?
by wakeagainstthefall
01 Mar 2012 23:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pronounciation Machine
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Pronounciation Machine

Is there a tool anywhere online where you can type a set of IPA letters together and it will pronounce it as one word?
by wakeagainstthefall
18 Feb 2012 06:55
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 302
Views: 145062

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

Maximillian wrote:
Avo wrote:I just rediscovered some posts on basic Italian I made for another forum few years ago, about articles and verb conjugation in the present and stuff. Would anyone be interested?
Yup [:)]
I second that.
by wakeagainstthefall
04 Feb 2012 05:35
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Organizing my conlang
Replies: 46
Views: 5276

Re: Organizing my conlang

Okay, work with me here. Is there another way that I can show a diphthong with a single letter? I can get rid of "ō" by simply putting "ozh," but I need to have a way to distinguish between i in pit and ee in seen. Sorry for not using IPA, I'm not on a computer. :P Hmm...in my dialect, there isn't ...
by wakeagainstthefall
02 Feb 2012 06:35
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Organizing my conlang
Replies: 46
Views: 5276

Re: Organizing my conlang

Okay, work with me here. Is there another way that I can show a diphthong with a single letter? I can get rid of "ō" by simply putting "oh," but I need to have a way to distinguish between i in pit and ee in seen. Sorry for not using IPA, I'm not on a computer. :P Edit: Or do I need to distinguish t...
by wakeagainstthefall
31 Jan 2012 04:29
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Organizing my conlang
Replies: 46
Views: 5276

Re: Organizing my conlang

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Latin ē makes the /ei/ sound while e is /e/, so what's wrong with the macron denoting a diphthong? I do however agree with the o accents being excessive. I never liked "ó" anyways. I'd like to keep the macron letters that denote diphthong sounds, partly because...